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Calling It A Success, Nutter Extends Earlier Curfew For Two More Weeks

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The Nutter administration will extend an earlier curfew in targeted areas for another two weeks, declaring the tool has been effective in preventing violent incidents. The city will also extend special programming for the city’s youth.

Mayor Nutter’s spokesman Mark McDonald says the earlier curfew, coupled with more organized activities for teenagers, has received broad support from both the business community and parents.

“We’ve heard extensively from both segments. Deputy Mayor Everett Gillison has spoken at a number of community meetings and gotten very positive feedback for the balanced approach that we took,” says McDonald.

McDonald says increased enforcement of the earlier curfew will also continue. As for a weekend protest that the curfew targeted African Americans, McDonald says Philadelphia has had a curfew since 1955 and the earlier curfew applied to all youth in the targeted areas of center city and University City.

Reported By Pat Loeb, KYW Newsradio

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  1. Put away your race cards. says:

    My friend’s son and his friends were picked up for breaking the curfew. All of the children were WHITE. They are not aiming for just black youth, but all youth.

  2. diana says:

    Sorry but at the we are going they will be running the country! Look at the guy who started the protest. Hes running for mayor and he condones what they did and expressed that the curfew was aimed at blacks!!!! what would martin luther king say to what they where doing!!!! He wanted peace and everyone live in harmony!!!! He would be ashamed!!!!

  3. mike says:

    As a resident of Philadelphia living two blocks off of South Street PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE keep the curfew in effect! This is not about race, it is about irresponsible minors of all walks of life who think they can do as they please without consequence. I feel much much safer walking home from my job at night knowing the curfew is in effect.

    A few bad apples spoil the bunch. Responsible teens need to learn to speak out against the violence and engage in curbing it instead of whining that the law is unfair. Act like adults and the citizens of this city will begin to treat you like adults.

  4. didi says:

    The curfew is directed at the right kids. We’ve all seen the videos.
    In response to the other poster, no these kids will not be running
    the country, some of them probably cannot read!

  5. bob sampson says:

    how about all the white kids that got arrested??? stop with the race card!! get over it!!! unless you actually lived in the time of 1940 -1970 where you couldnt walk in the front door of a busniess or had to sit at the back of the bus!! its a disgrace!! keep on keeping yourselves in the dark with the race card!! wake up you jokers!!

  6. Phillyboi says:

    I’m surprised the ACLU hasn’t gotten involved yet. They really should since this whole illegal curfew is aimed specifically at black youth. Just another excuse for the cops to hassle black kids. And we wonder why they arecbitter

  7. diana says:

    IT IS WRONG TO STOP CURFEW BECAUSE IT IS THERE FOR A REASON!!! KEEP CURFEW GOING ALL THE TIME!!! PEOPLE DON’T WANT TO COME OUT WITH KIDS HUNGING AROUND LOOKING FOR TROUBLE!!! IT MAY NOT BE ALL KIDS CAUSING TROUBLE BUT A GOOD MANY CHILFREN ARE!! THEY ARE CAUSING PROPERTY DAMAGE , THE FLASH MOBS, ROBBERIES
    AND MURDERS. AND SELLING DRUGS AND GOD KNOWS WHAT ELSE !!!REMEMBER THESE CHILDREN WILL SOMEDAY BE RUNNING THE COUNTRY!!

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