Mayor Nutter Calls On Hip-Hop Artists To Help Battle Flash Mobs

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Promising to stop flash mob violence, Mayor Nutter is clamping down, with a temporary 9 p.m. curfew on Fridays and Saturdays for those under 18 in Center City and University City (see previous story). However, he is also looking for what he calls a more ‘holistic approach.’

Part of the strategy centers on bolstering the city’s police presence, but also on extending hours at recreation centers so young people would have a place to gather. City Hall is also enlisting the help of hip-hop artists to deliver a strong message against the violent outbreaks.

“Being as though they follow us, we’re going to redirect the flash mobs so they follow us in a positive direction,” said Corey Marks, better known as C.Y.

Another artist said one possible issue with the new approach is authorities pulling kids aside who were not causing trouble.

“Honestly, I think there might be some casualties. There might be some young kids with a job, walking home,” said Jamar Izzard or Izzo Ya’Know, of 100.3 The Beat. “The mayor says officers might ask where you’ve been, where you going, hopefully they let it be known, ‘I’m coming from work.’ Hopefully, they’ll be able to walk home.”

They agreed to address flash mob mentality on their shows and appearances in various Philadelphia neighborhoods.

Reported by Steve Tawa, KYW Newsradio 1060

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One Comment

  1. TC says:

    These comments prove we all have a long way to go …

  2. Stinky Pete says:

    While i normally consider myself anti-abortion, i’m not above offering retro-active abortion services to these cretins. Out to the 70th trimester.

  3. Jenny says:

    I think we should send all these bad kids off on a flotilla of boats. They will drink filtered ocean water and catch and eat fish. Their job can be to clean up junk floating around in the ocean. They will stay out there for a couple of years.

    Kids: We don’t want to see you back here any time soon. Bye.

    No after school programs for you. No hip hop artists for you. No murals for you. No jobs for you. No sports figures for you. No inspirational lecture series for you. No remedial education for you (although your testimonials to the fact that many of your teachers were totally incompetent will be duly noted, but then so are your parents…and even more importantly: so are you). We are giving up on you. We are sending you out on these boats to pick up plastic bags and bottles. No going away party for you, either.

  4. micoz says:

    The results of a decayed culture, poor education, lack of morals, and paucity of parents comes home to roost on the streets. Nobody was ever there to teach these kids right from wrong, and this is what you get: civilization in peril!

    There may be an ironic justice. The welfare state destroyed the black family, and now black poverty will destroy the welfare state. Government is going bankrupt, and the great self-righting mechanim of democracy may save us.

  5. Marx Lenin says:

    Maybe pres Obama should do his community organizing thing. Maybe he can send in Nancy Pelosi or even better yet send in Barney Frank just in case one of the rioters needs an unqualified, high risk home loan to buy a crack house. I am sure that more government entitlements will put the hood at easy.

  6. Joe Lucido says:

    If it helps to bring in the very people who have created this type of culture to help stem the violence, Then yes bring them in to help. The ones who will help.

    My fear is, your only going to get a few of the hip hop stars to help, and the other ones will probably condone this type of behavior. Have to sell those DVDs. You know, have to keep up the image.

    That image that I can do anything I want, whenever I want. Including killing police, raping and beating women, and even rioting. They have been fostering this image for a very long time, and now we are surprised when the youth actually goes ahead and does what these hip hop artists actually talk about in their music.

    This type of behavior is starting to go on all over the country, is the hip hop community going to help with this type of problem, are they going to help curtail this type of behavior?

    I guess we’ll see just where they stand in the next couple of weeks, if they do stand up and help, they should be commended for it, if they fail to help, well then I guess well know for sure if they want to be part of a solution or be the cause of the problem

  7. David Maxwell says:

    Good grief, what is it with democrats trying to fix a problem by employing the problem.? I don’t get it. Are your firetrucks filled with gasoline?

    1. Joe Lucido says:

      That sir, is a great analogy.

      Yes, I do think their fire trucks are filled with gasoline.

      How else can they keep the problem going so they can tell their voting block that they have the answers to all of man’s problems, so vote for me.

      If they actually solved a problem their would be no need for their services. And they would be out of a government job, without all those cushy benefits.

  8. RED says:

    Obama-nation has gotten so bad that even illegal aliens are not staying for work as there are not even jobs for them. Can economic times get any worse in the USA?

    This is NO EXCUSE for racial attacks (black on white or vice-versa). What bothers me is that race relations between black and white has gone back 30 years due to Obama’s false promises and perceived “walking on water” to many blacks (and whites as well). Three years into his term, this nation is far worse than it was with Bush Jr at the helm. Many blacks thought all their problems were over (rent, mortgage, utilities, food, gas, etc.) with Obama in charge. Now many young, uneducated, frustrated, angry, hyphenated Americans are lashing out because they have not gotten what they thought was promised to them (remember the woman who said she will never need to worry about her mortgage again).
    So Hyphenated Americans feel righteous to attack anyone with something better than themselves. If attacking that stated person happens to be a “cracker” or white, then it is so much better (and accepted in the PC world, and with Eric Holder too). So this is “HOPE AND CHANGE”. How wonderful (NOT) a new era of race tensions are. My girlfriend was attacked by a “Hyphenated- American” with a baseball bat. She went to the hospital in an ambulance with a cracked skull. The cop on the scene DID NOT FILE A REPORT. Does Eric Holder’s influence affect the Phoenix Police too? If my woman was black (Hyphenated-Ameerican) and was hit on the head with a a baseball bat by a white woman, would the cop file a report? Damn right, it would have also been in the newspapers and on TV. We can’t even get a detective to call us back (any lawyers out there?) Does the Phoenix PD have it’s knuts snipped too by Eric Holder?

    If you are a legal person, call the Phoenix PD and mention Jean who was assaulted by a baseball bat (July 23rd, 2011). We all feel that it WAS a racially motivated attack that was ignored by the Phoenix Police Department. Why? We do not know, but given Eric holder’s stance, may influence police departments across this nation. This CANNOT continue to happen or none of us may respect our respective police departments to protect us ever again.

    My woman was struck with a deadly weapon (baseball bat) on her head. She bled and went to a hospital with a cracked skull. The PPD (Phoenix Police Department) was on the scene. Did not arrest the person with the bat, gave my lady a card with a detective’s name (who never returned calls), another detective called weeks later to mention a civil judgement against my woman! Can you believe that? Call the Phoenix PD and tell them this is an OUTRAGE!
    This WAS an assault with a deadly weapon that went under a carpet with the PPD. You can vent and reach them at: Non-Emergency – 602-262-6151

    Mention Jean who was assaulted July 23rd, 2011 by a baseball bat (there could not be too many in Phoenix THAT night). Ask them if it WAS a race related attack, and WHY THEY did not file a report. She went to the hospital in an ambulance, had a concussion, MRI, etc. The bottom line: she was savagely attacked in a possible racial crime, but the PPD would not even file a report. Please call them and tell them that you are outraged, and this sort of violence cannot be accepted. How can the PPD ignore hospital and medical transport logs and bills? There was an officer on the scene who gave a card. How can he be silent with all the blood all over the place? Please call the PPD (Non-Emergency – 602-262-6151). Tell them that ALL violence needs police. Ask them if Attorney General Erik Holder has ANYTHING to do with not pursuing hate crimes (black on white).

    This is only one case in one city. I believe in fair justice. Anyone who assaults anyone else with a deadly weapon (no matter on the race, religion, creed, etc) needs to be arrested, investigated, prosecuted by the law if applicable. Race should NOT be a factor on letting someone go free. For some reason, the PPD is putting this deadly assault under their carpet.

    Speak up and don’t let this sort of violence become a new trend in your city too. Violence is violence. Race is insignificant. People hurt and people die. All of us deserve equal protection from the police that we pay with taxes. If we can’t trust the police to protect us, then we need to arm ourselves. That presents problems too that our local police do not like.
    Carry a gun to save your life or someone else. Some states you do not even need a CCW Permit. I live in one of those states. GOD Bless all of you you who refuse to be a wimp or a puss. Your future is based on your own actions. Never be a victim. Refuse to ever be a victim, and strive to help others to never be a victim as well.

    If I was there when my G/F was hit, I would have taken that bat and made a home run. If I was there, I would be writing this from a prison. Wake up people. See what is happening.

    Home run on the woman who nearly killed my g/f? If only I was there……..

    I could tell you things………….

    Ask the Phoenix Police Department about Jean on July 23rd who was assaulted and hit with a baseball bat. Why did the cop on the scene not file a report?
    Call them please Phoenix PD:
    Non-Emergency – 602-262-6151

    1. Joe Lucido says:

      My thoughts and prayers are with you and your lady, I hope she makes a full recovery. My phone call to the PPD is also on it’s way as well.

      This man cannot get justice, because he is white, and we have a black Attorney General, effectively telling police Departments in this country not to report black on white crime.

      This is a travesty, and we need to help this guy, weather your black or white, we cannot stand for this any longer.

      We all deserve justice when we are attacked. It does not matter weather your Black, White, Hispanic, or any other race, color or creed.

      What is happening to our country, we need to take it back from the ideologues.

    2. Aldo The Apache says:

      Go down to 620 W. Jefferson street and ask for the public records room. Fill out a form and you will be able to get a copy of the 911 tape, radio traffic and request the report. The detective’s card or the victim’s rights form should have a DR number on it. There are very strong victim’s rights laws in Arizona. If you still don’t get anywhere have the victim — not you, the victim — call attorney Steve Twist who has done a lot of work with victims rights. Good luck.

  9. Joe Moonraven says:

    Why ask them, aren’t they the ones that taught them to be juvenile idiots through thier music?

    1. Harry says:

      Hip Hop IS a mob of black youth terrorizing. One didn’t create the other. Welfare created both. The Dems constant drum beat of “you are a victim…you can’t achieve on your own” etc etc

      1. Maggie Fanelli says:


  10. nobama says:

    Shoot to kill.

  11. gwb/nyc says:

    Urban governance second only to Detroit.

    1. akulkis says:


      No, it’s even WORSE than Detroit.

  12. T. Spalding says:

    If this keeps up, blacks are going to lose their reparations. The intersection of white guilt, political correctness, liberal do-gooderism, and a degenerate culture, resulting in a sense of entitlement. Of course, it’s all the fault of whites.

    1. fretsward says:

      Quit pretending you have some type of control. Just ask a Mexican i l l e g a l a l i e n if you are relevant. At the rate they are coming and changing this country, you’re going to need reparations as well.

  13. moron says:

    huh huh

  14. Renee Davis says:

    The irony of these comments is hte fact that white kids buy more hip hop than blacks. Your kids are financing this bullshyt. I’m black and don’t know ANYBODY that buys that garbage. Get some pizazz white guys; your women and kids are getting bored, and sinking money into this culture (go anywhere and you’ll see young dopey white girls following behind these same morons, often with a baby in tow)

    1. Proving them wrong says:

      your post makes total sense up until the point you fail to realize that its mobs of black youth carrying out these mass acts of violence, not “dopey white kids!” and that would be the irony of your comment!

      1. fretsward says:

        And your post reads like the typical pretender who’d rather come with all guns blazing at these kids, having the temerity to claim it as mass violence when hordes of i l l e g a l a l i e n s have k i l l e d more American citizen through m u r d e r and drunk-driving crashes than all US military casualties of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. You don’t even have the stomach to call that mass violence. Just be careful who you disdain, especially in this country, one that will allow millions of foreigners who don’t belong here to replace these kids, take away their opportunities to make a living, and then be the first to want to sentence them to the extreme.

        Put them back to work. What can any civilized country expect when they have basically told their own citizens that they are not good enough to work for their companies, but they can sure are good enough to place their lives on the line to defend the rights of those who would discriminate against them as soon as they returned from battle.

        The bane of the sanctimonious hypocrites as sanctimonious hypocrites.

  15. THE ARBITER says:

    HIP HOP IS PART OF THE FRIGGIN’ PROBLEM! Asking these rap IMBECILES to “help” is like asking SCARFACE to lead a session of NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS! Are you freakin’ kidding???? THAT’S what’s wrong with this country. I felt the same way when the IMBECILE in CHIEF announced that his ipod was full of JAY-Z ! Jay-z is a DEMONIC idiot ( see youtube video called JayZ deception), who calls himself J-HOVA as if he is GOD. He preaches in favor of drug abuse, sex abuse, whoring, killing and just about anything else that would be bad for society. Asking Rappers to help? How about DYING. That would HELP.

  16. klownselor says:

    This behavior is what would be expected from this generation. They create nothing. They are destroyers.

    1. Aldo The Apache says:

      How do you paint if you have no brushes?
      How do you build if you have no hammer?

      The greatest generation survived the Great Depression and defeated Hitler, Tojo, and the Soviet Union. They built the greatest country on Earth as our birth right. Through our decadence, sense of entitlement and porcine appetites we turned a shining city on a hill into a pig sty full of trash.

      We have abandoned this generation of young people and shouldn’t expect anything less than what we are getting. Give nothing, get nothing. Get ready for the rodeo folks, it’s going to be a doozy.

  17. Kenneth says:

    You all think that hip hop is to blame? Nope. Look to the major record labels for the cause of the problem. You think the artist make anything even close to what the record excecs make?? I wonder what the color of their skin is… They are the real whites. You may not want to beleive it, but they control what we watch, what to eat, what to buy, how to act. A rapper cant just go on MTV or get on the radio, make CDs that sell millions of copies.Gradually the industry programed the black youth to objectify women, and make money the only thing that matters in life. Its happening all around us. Hell, National Geographic makes a show about gangs, Can you imagine how the MS-13 feel about their gang on national television? Were back to the days of the gladiator with the UFC. Now every swinging D wants to be a fighter. Its madness. Its all happening right in front of our eyes and nobody notices.

  18. wakeup says:

    The silence from Washington on this story is very telling.Guess what 80 percent of the country? No one cares what happens to you. That’s why they don’t care what they do to you. They’re probably annoyed that this is even in the news.

  19. rewardmyhatetoo says:

    Aw! They get free hip hop? So when the whites retaliate and beat the living hell out of hundreds of blacks in the streets, what do we win?

    1. fretsward says:

      Fantasy doesn’t count in this regard. You can’t even stop the tsumani of i l l e g a l a l i e n s from invading your country, and have sold every American down the river with your greed and pretentious skin game. The chickens will eventually come home to roost.

  20. TrueColours says:

    Enlist the help of the hip-hoppers. . . “That’s a freak gasoline fight accident” Derek Zoolander
    Nice try Mayor Mike but I don’t think it’s a good idea to use the hip-hoppers who got you into this problem in the first place. . .now try to think real hard of a new idea. You can do it.

  21. teachable says:

    I also love how the hop hop artists are helping. By asking if maybe there are some who were arrested unfairly???


    There’s your “message”, idiots. How hard is this?

  22. russ says:

    Al Sharpton is loving this!

  23. russ says:

    Let’s see. Hip-hoppers helping the government = less profit. Hip-hoppers capitalizing on the riots = more profit. What do YOU think the hip-hoppin’ out of their pants rappin’ thugs are going to do? Glamorizing this behavior is how they gettin’ rich.

  24. Mark says:

    Asking a Hip Hop artists to help is like asking Satan to help sinners stop sinning. I love what the one Hip Hop artist, that was not named, said “some kids were falsely arrested. They were just walking home from work”. Right, sure, that’s the ticket.

  25. wade says:

    Black people used to be so cool; adding many enrichments to american culture.

    1. namenotcolor says:

      because people used to be a lot cooler. now some people are all irritated and upset by the labels of the left’s identity politics.

  26. wade says:

    Black people used to be so cool with so many cultural enhancing contributions. What happened? It’s always malice and antagonism now.

  27. wade says:

    Black people used to be so cool. The past generations were rich with cultural contributions. And now what?

  28. Ag Mines says:

    Let us always judge all people on the Content of their Character and these African-American Youths clearly fail that test as established by Martin Luther King.

    The Media, NAACP, and Social Justice Groups should remind people of MLK Speech and shame these youths into knowing they have failed his legacy in such ways.

    So far, theses organizations that have been on the forefront and vanguard for social justice but have remain silent on Black Teen Mobs stealing from businesses, beating people of other races and gender up, and intentionally breaking the laws in well-organized attacks.

    Shame on them and President Obama would agree without a doubt and need to speak out on such crime and intentional beatings that will just foster more attacks’ until the nation speaks up against it and holds those responsible accountable.

    President Obama, Mayor Nutter and Former Mayor John Street, Supreme Court Justices Thurmond Marshall and Thomas, Secretary of State Condi Rice, Andrew Young, and so many more African-Americans have shown the path to excellence, contributions to society, and a better America.

    Finally, someone is standing up to shame youths about his or her behavior and teaching them to change to be better Americans. More people of all races need to stand up and shame anyone participating or creating such riots before they end up like London, and the Media should lead the way.

    If not, only conceal carry of guns by individuals will be needed to protect themselves and their families since no police force can during such flash mobs of crimes.

    1. Jesse James says:

      Obama wont say a damn thing. He don;t care ..don’t you get it yet ?
      He’ll blame whitey and insist if he can just TAX us more this wouldn’t happen

    2. englanddg says:

      If you want to shame them, let them starve. Or, as you said, take their chances at getting shot.

      You don’t “shame” anyone by giving them fish without consequence, then being curious why they are confused when they demand more fish and you say no.

      Also, it’s a bit silly to live up to “Dr. King’s Legacy”…no one cares about Dr. King anymore. Certainly not the upcoming generation. Placing 60s leaders, no matter how wonderful they were, on platforms is stupid. “current trend” > “Dr. King” every time.

      Dr. King was a great man, but he spoke nothing more then a simple truth. One today’s politicians and leaders, and most importantly everyday people, are afraid to speak. Why?

      Well, look at brother Jackson and Sharpton for your answers…no one wants them at your heels.

      I think what bothers me most about your post (though I agree with the spirit) is this concept that it’s healthy to show “role models” to kids that are lofty, when the reality is, the true “role models” are their parents, the other adults they associate with in the community, and the peers…in that order.

      Stop telling kids “see, Obama did it, so can you” and start telling them “here’s HOW you do it, work hard, buckle down, and no, you can’t get on facebook tonight”

  29. disone4sho says:

    We will continue to dress like we do. We are black not white, we have our own culture (saggin’ sidewayz hat, sleeved out tatoos, and our our slang) We don’t want to dress white, they held us down for years and its time for us to come up, ya heard? Black will be the new white… watch.

    1. Bob says:

      You are nothing more then low life street trash. No one held you down, or your parents. You use it as an excuse to be ghetto. Get a life, get a job, and for God’s sake, don’t reproduce.

    2. Truth says:

      Dressing the way you do and talking the way you do is not a culture dumb-ass! Get an education!

    3. Hater says:

      Keep doing what you’re doing and black will be the new red as in American Indian……………………..yo

    4. dats4sho says:

      you’ve been the new white for decades and you’re ugly at it

    5. klownselor says:

      Spoken like a real idiot. You still don’t get it. Nobody cares about your color or your culture or your slang or your ink or your dress. The only one who thinks you are special is you. You are a one act play in an empty theater. If you want to waste your time shouting…go ahead.

    6. Proving them wrong says:

      held you down, eh? i didn’t know you were personally kidnapped from africa? i didn’t know you were personally forced to work a plantation? i didn’t know you were personally pulled from your home and beaten for attempting to vote. all that holding down makes you about 420 years old, right? my money says you’re a 20-something youth who blames everyone and everything for your own shortcomings! so, you keep wearing your “sidewayz” hat, rocking that “held me down” mentality, and see how far it gets you.

  30. sickandtired says:

    Hey Nutter,

    lets get beanie siegel as a spokesperson, as a rapper pleading guilty to tax evasion in philadelphia it does not look like he’s going anywhere anytime soon.

  31. Toby says:

    I dress like a bum and act like a food. Now respect me or I’ll beat and rob you!!

    Why is it the ones who foster, encourage, or cause the problems end up being asked to help fix them. It isn’t working in DC, it won’t work in Philly.

  32. rufus levin says:


  33. WillieJohn says:

    The Mayor shouldn’t have asked for anyones help
    –because it shows weakness
    –it shows he’s lost control
    –if he can’t handle it
    –get somebody in there who can

    1. rufus levin says:


  34. Mimsey says:

    Where are the clergy to help out? They are firmly ensconsed in their pulpits every Sunday morning listening for the Amens from the congregation and the ‘right on brother’ instead of taking their pious butts out onto the street where they should be doing the Lord’s work.

    What you are witnessing is the result of Lyndon Johnson’s War on Poverty. The black family has been wrecked by government program after government program, they don’t work for anything but are told by the politicians they are entitled to everything free and have also been poorly educated if at all. And the best Nutter can do is turn to Hip Hop; he should resign.

  35. NowListenUp says:

    CY, I am sure, doesn’t give a rip. It’s thugs like CY that have influenced all of this bad behavior. This mayor is a joke. Wanna end flash mobs? Ban Facebook and Twitter, period. These social networks do MORE harm than good.

    1. FlashMobbingIsAHateCrime says:

      Yeah, punish the rest of law-abiding society for the misbehavior of a poorly-educated but highly-radicalized minority. Great idea. I’d say a better idea would be to launch drones and collect high resolution visual evidence evidence and make it a felony offense to be part of a flash mob and a capital offense to commit battery during one. In fact, we should start calling this what it is: a hatte crime. Start sending people en masse, to prison.

  36. Bill in Tennessee says:

    Are you kidding? The hip-hop stars CREATED this mind set, and would risk their commercial viability if they “punked out” and called for calm. In the “no snitching” and “no actin’ white” (for excelling in school), “I’m entitled to and demand welfare” culture they have created, what else would you expect?

  37. byyoutchka says:

    I’d like to thank the thugs, actually. In their own way, they are waking up the sleeping majority who are FINALLY saying “enough”. I guess free money, free food, free cell phones, free internet, free breakfast-lunch-dinner, free college, free EVERYTHING, isn’t enough. The working, tax-paying whites have had enough of paying for the hip-hop lifestyles. Funny thing is, most of them aren’t smart enough to even read this. Live it up now – change is coming in 2012, thugs.

  38. says:

    At least this mayor has the guts to speak out to his own black people and tell them they are tarnishing the image of good black people. This is rare among blacks and I’m sure they will call him an Uncle Tom mother you know what for speaking the truth. Pull up your pants, get a job, learn to speak proper English like everyone else who was raised here, take responsibility for your actions and your children’s actions, stop draining our economy dry by suckling on the taxpayers teat, and be an American first and an African American second. Then we would be proud to have you as a neighbor, instead of being disgusted at your mere presence. Sad but true

    1. bob says:

      COSBY – is that you BILL?


        Yes We Can Build a YES WE CAN!

  39. Liberty Meteor says:


    1. Edward Boothe says:

      A two year old with a box of crayons is about as much an artist as these so called “Hip Hop artistis”

      1. Ben says:

        I think you’re being too kind……….at least the 2 year old ‘creates’ something that makes people smile…..the mumbling buffoons do not……….

  40. Tamara Kreisler says:

    Kudos to Nutter for at least trying. It’s a shame more black leaders to not speech out to the young black and older population of blacks who seems to think the world owes them because of the skin color. It’s shame the Jesse Jacksons and Al Sharptons of the world are not out preaching to the blacks about responsibility, integrity, etc… instead they preach hate, unfair, the world owes you, and social justice.

  41. OneDay says:

    Stupid is as stupid does! Ask for help from the group of people that promote “CHE”.(with out the education of knowing that CHE hated black people) sing about killing police,beating down ho’s! Yeah, that’s the positive influence these uneducated thugs need!

  42. that is not it says:

    For the last time. STOP calling these rioting animals “flash mobs.” No matter how many times you people write these stories and try to convince people that they are “flash mobs,” they aren’t. Flash mobs are people that go out and dance and do goofy stuff in public. What these “urban youth,” are doing is called RIOTING.

    1. jeff b says:

      I wouldn’t even call them urban youth. They are simply “thugs”

    2. antonio says:

      A flash mob (or flashmob) is a large group of people who assemble suddenly in a public place, perform an unusual and pointless act for a brief time, then disperse.

  43. VokMan Rishad says:

    lol, like hip hop idiots ahsm I mean “artists” and I use the term losely, are going to care.

    1. Whispering Squash says:

      So, the good mayour is asking the help of the rappers? That’s like asking the pyromaniacs to help out the arsonists. I don’t guess the citizens will admit it yet or don’t want to face reality, but the rappers and hip hoppers are a major part of the problem..

  44. cb says:

    Where are the poverty pimps Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton? If it were a group of white marauding teens rampaging the black community and beating up on African Americans, they would be on national TV chanting “No justice, No peace!” There is no accountability in the African American community. Look at what happened in Chicago and Milwaukee this year. Look at the videos on You tube of black females rioting in stores and restaurants. Who on the national level is holding blacks accountable for such behavior? As long as this type of behavior exists, no one will hire them, no one will take them seriously, no one will give them credibility.

  45. sickandtired says:

    I wonder if there is a way for these comments to beemailed directly to mayor nutter, so he can see how stupid he looks to the city of philadelphia. KYW1060.COM, Would you do us the honors?

  46. SailorV says:

    Brilliant! Coddle the rioters with the same poison they were brought up on. Absolutely brilliant on so many levels.

  47. Marmaduke says:

    This article reminds me of what Sam Kinnison said about the “Rock Against Drugs” campaign in the 80’s.
    He said “Rock against drugs?!…ROCK CREATED DRUGS!! That’s like saying Christians against Christ!!

    Thug mentality…”F*(K the Police”, remember that? Disrespect for women and the family unit. Violence, Drug and Money loving…Entitilement and anger with no sense of responsibility Hip Hop along with the Black Commuinty has been and will continue to be the scourge on ANY free society!

    1. tj1776 says:

      Truer words were never spoken!

    2. Roger says:

      I agree that the whole hip hop, cop hating, women hating culture, has been a major cause of these kids mentality. But i do think that it is wise of leaders in the black community like the Mayor, to ask that these entertainers change the message. Some will help out. Some will become more violent to sell more records. But it still doesnt hurt to ask.

    3. Brady says:

      Liberals call themselves Christians but look at their actions and they are “Christians” agains Christ.

    4. fishtaco says:

      Hip Hop artists glorify the things you mention because it makes them money. It also makes money for people around them, including management, record companies, promoters, venues, etc, etc… It is likely that we are all invested in corporations that profit, in some way, from Hip Hop artists.

      So, blaming Hip Hop artists for this behavior is like singling out cows, ranchers and potato farmers for the obesity epidemic.

      1. Marmaduke says:

        Your logic is so off base it is almost scary. I can tell you WITHOUT a DOUBT that I nor any company I invest in profits from ANY hip-hop ANYTHING. Your failure to legitimately deal with the problem (and the black COMMUNITY is loaded with them) continues to point fingers at others rather than PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY! A VAST MAJORITY of hip-hop music does nothing but poison any society that listens to it. How many examples do you need? And you are right, Hip Hop music CONTIRBUTES mightily to what negatives are in said community but without personal responsibility; which blacks have very little of, this is the end result. If you would like thousands of examples then go talk to the 66% of black children born out of wedlock!

  48. ff1980ff says:

    The insanity of it all is that this is the result of liberalism breaking down the black family unit. The hip hop culture and rap glorify the appalling lack of standards in the black community. Now same people are being asked to send a positive message? That is like asking a bank robber to guard the vault. The black community is finished as a civilized part of humanity as long as it depends on liberal Democrats to support their existence. The black male as the head of the family unit has been replaced by big daddy government and the younger males are out of control with no role models.

    1. Red says:

      Well stated. I wrote a paper about this in college (one parent families) in the late 1980s, at it was NOT very popular among my classmates as I had to read it out-loud.

  49. sickandtired says:

    You’s need to stop gang bangin and flesh mobbin and stuffs, cause yall could bees successfuls like us rapperrs oh I mead Hip Hop artests, just quits school like wees did and start poppin lyricsses and yall be able to buy all the guns and drugs and porn biatches thats yall need…Was that a good speech Mr. Mayor, I rapped it to my own beats

    1. wade says:

      You need. At least one profane word to each five nonprofane words for that to be convincing.

  50. georgeisn6 says:

    Proof positive DARWIN was wrong, There is no such thing as evolution.

  51. Regulas says:

    Yes, lets get the same people who put lyrics in their trash music like kill white crackers and the pigs. That will surly help, stupid liberals.

  52. teaj says:

    find a way to pin this on whitey? what else is hip hop about?

  53. Linda D Bryant says:

    While I do not condone this behavior– I do understand where it is coming from—

    Mayor Nutman needs to consider the funding that has been removed from most of the summer youth programs and other recreational outlets which would give
    these kids something constructive to do!

    An idle mind–is the PLAYGROUND OF THE DEVIL!!!

    iT is also the responsiblity of the PARENTS to know where their kids are and
    what they are doing!!!

    Children do not come with an instruction booklet. Parents must invest time
    and a great deal of energy to raise decent kids. Our children are behaving
    worse than animals–and they will be treated as such until they wake-up and
    realize that their violent actions will not be tollerated!!!!

    1. Regulas says:

      spoken like a true liberal. I say summer job programs like chain gangs is more in order here.

    2. PVS says:

      RESTLESSNESS!!! I feel that way too, I think I will rob, steal, hurt people, intimidate, hate, did I mention steal? Yah, they owe me. The judge will let me off because I am RESTLESS!!!!
      Decades of failed social programs are the reason for this, not RESTLESSNESS!!!

    3. SailorV says:

      Twang. Twang. The wayward wind is a restless wind. A restless wind that years to wanter. Really? “Restless” is not the word you’re looking for when describing heartless marauding rioters.

    4. rufus levin says:


    5. wade says:

      I had no community recreational center at all when I was a kid. I am a well behaved adult now regardless. Good parenting and grandparenting is where the credit is due. If you think money will solve all this then please use your money.

    6. natb1 says:

      Nothing can fix that either.

  54. NooYawkah says:

    I’m not even from Philly, know nothing about city politics, and even I can guess that the difference between Rendell and the others is that he was white.

  55. kilroyjc says:

    Isn’t the hip-hop lifestyle responsible for this type of behavior? pants falling down, thuggery, etc?

    And now he is asking the same people who fill these youths heads with garbage to HELP???!?!??!

    1. sickandtired says:


    2. DetritusScreener says:

      Exactly, it’s the culture that is causing this idiot behavior. Now he is asking the perpetratures to help solve the prblem. Isn’t this giving in to terrorism?

      1. wade says:

        Wow! Brilliant! Terrorism is exactly what it is. If the tea party can be call terrorists without a huge whining lawsuit then this certainly can be called with accuracy what it appears to be.

    3. OneDay says:

      The thugs doing this are 100% responsible. The junk jams are just a part of the issue. When weak minds listen to music that instigates anger and hate, and society down plays and just ignores the real issues, and black youth get a pass on everything because of color, this is the result. The attitude of entitlement is a real killer! Then again, I’m sure people can’t help but notice, Africa, Haiti, and any country that is dominate black. they hold no accountability. If this has anything to do with racism, what is they know that the rest of us don’t? A black teen has no more issues with “racism” then does the rest of America.

    4. DrOC says:

      Yes to both questions….I think we should look at this as placing the onus of responsibility to the same individuals who have filled the vacant minds of these youths with social impopriaties. They must help these kids realize that their music is art and not a guide to proper social behavior. Who knows maybe they themselves can see the impact of their so called art and how it has been the hitchthiker’s guide to the galaxy for these individuals. The nuclear family in many Black American societies have been minute and an exteny maybe obselete…which really is the root of most of these problems. Their so called leaders are not doing enough and to some degree promote the garbage dumped on these vacant minds. I fear that they are lost and govt intervention is all we can do…We must learn from this and start over with the future generations…

    5. hadenough says:

      I agree. Listen to the words of these people -Kanye West, etc. They are inciting young black African American males especially to riot.

      1. klownselor says:

        This is what happens to the uneducated…they become followers. Just ponder this for a moment: If listening to music can make you poison your body or kill your own race, what possible contribution to society could you make?

    6. Ben Roosevelt says:

      wow are you serious? whats next asking game writers to make a game to teach kid how to stop violence and flash mobs. Is he that dumb to think that writing song will make a differences? Does he have a bunch of monkeys thinking of these idea… sorry but that will just an insist to monkeys

    7. Jesse James says:

      %1000 dead on. No politician has the guts to call it what i is .

    8. natb1 says:

      They certainly provided heavy contributions to their delinquency!

      By the time children are in their double digit years….there character is SET and FIXED.

    9. rangerrebew says:

      Fill their heads now? No. They are already filled with the hip hop garbage.

    10. curtis says:

      Hey, you are absolutely right.

      Hip-hop, rap, “political correctness,” multiculturalism, Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, stupid, thuggish behavior by professional athletes, anti-education attitude, are all part of the cultural package that cripple blacks and make them despised by other races.

      Why are blacks the only group in the world who think being a pimp or gangster is something to be proud of?

      Blacks need a total clean-up of their dysfunctional culture.

    11. taipan says:

      No this is reverting to TRIBAL behavior as ANY color people will do who remain unevolved and unassimilated into modern society. Poverty and the trap that it provides keeps them from evolving. The answer is not to GIVE them anything, but to TEACH them everything.

  56. mike says:

    Yea, maybe Snoop or NWA could make appeals to the rioting youths, that should be effective

  57. What the!? says:

    Asked a rapper for help? Who do they think is partially responsible for the decade of deterioration of the African America Family and ethics has gone through.

  58. no artists says:

    Hip Hop artists are a major part of the big problem. These kids don’t listen to their parents, their preachers, their teachers, their grandpa, or the police. They listen to “artists” who spew violence and hatred and having these same “artists” say good things is ridiculous because when the leave the studio to record the good message, they are the same people as before and continue sprewing the same old message. Many young people are dead or crippled by trying to live the life these “artists” promote.
    You are just giving the “artists”more publicity and more ways to recruit followers.

    1. Jon says:

      Yup. You basically stole my thunder. Couldn’t agree more.

    2. blackup says:

      yes because ALL rap acts are violent and misogynistic and only rap about violence. your blanket opinions only cause to amplify the problems in todays society.

    3. taipan says:

      Well if their preacher is Al Sharpton or Rev. Wright I hope to HECK they don’t listen to them. These “leaders” should be drawn and quartered for what they do to their OWN race and it’s potential future.

      Obama as POTUS has set race relations in the US back 50 years or more, and our economy back 30 or 40.

      HOPE it CHANGES in ’12. That was the REAL message in ’08.

  59. georgeisn6 says:

    We have a hip hop president why is he not out in the streets hip hoping?

    1. SailorV says:

      There is a big difference between hip hopping and hip hoping. By jove, I think you got it right in the President’s case!

    2. rufus levin says:


    3. taipan says:

      Cuz he’s hip hopping to the BANK.

  60. HaveSome says:

    While you’re at it why not as Muslim Terrorists to teach tolerance and love for your fellow man.

    Do the math. Rendell was the last good mayor in Philadelphia. John Street and Nutter have driven this city into a sesspool. Wilson Goode (before Street) virtually wrecked Philadelphia. Are you seeing the connection? What is different between Rendell and the other three mayors? And they are all Democrats so that’s not it.
    I’ll give you two guesses.

  61. LOL says:

    what a joke……

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