Flash Mobs

Photo Of Crime Scene Tape (John Li/Getty Images)

Opinion: Media Covers Up Violence Of Flash Mobs

Flash mobs were once innocent social experiments, but now are all too often racial attacks. Unfortunately, the media continues to paint a rosy picture and fails to report the violence and crime they cause.


file photo (KYW's Tim McLaughlin)

Philadelphia City Council Delays Vote On Youth Curfew Bill

City Council has delayed until at least next week a final vote on controversial revisions to Philadelphia’s curfew law prompted by flash mob violence.


(File photo: a stringent curfew was temporarily instituted immediately following some incidents of mob violence in Philadelphia. Credit:  Cherri Gregg)

Philadelphia Lawmakers Move Ahead on More Restrictive Curfew Law

The vote came despite objections from the ACLU, which called the bill unconstitutional.


Mayor Nutter Sends Curfew Plan To City Council

On Thursday, the Nutter Administration unveiled its plan to permanently tighten the city’s curfew law with earlier hours. Several changes are in store, including different curfew hours for different ages.



Community Group Hosting Event To Highlight Well-Behaved Teens

The event – which includes speeches and a mini talent show – is Saturday at 11am at West Cobbs Creek Park.


(Mayor Michael Nutter visited the Kingsessing Rec Center with police officials as the city offered a $20,000 reward in the shooting of six people there. Credit: Steve Tawa)

Philadelphia Boosting Police Presence At Recreation Centers After Shootings

The Nutter administration is beefing up the police presence at certain city recreation centers in the wake of recent violence there.


(Flash mob event.  File photo)

Experts Offer Street-Wise Advice In Wake Of Recent Philadelphia ‘Flash Mob’ Events

What if you’re just walking down the street, minding your own business, and one of these flash mobs breaks out around you? What do you do?


(One of three juveniles, identity obscured, arrested in connection with last month's "flash mob" attacks in center city Philadelphia.)

Three Philadelphia Juveniles Admit Roles In Last Month’s Flash Mob Attacks

Three juveniles, ages 17, 16, and 11, were in court on Thursday to make “admissions” — in the juvenile justice system, the equivalent to a guilty plea.


(Surveillance video captured portion of a mob attack in center city Philadelphia.)

Philadelphia’s Flash Mob Fallout Getting Attention Overseas

For better or worse, this summer’s flash mob fallout in Philadelphia has brought the Nutter Administration a lot of worldwide attention. Officials believe it is for the better.


Mastery students pass out flowers to pedestrians to say they are sorry for their classmates' actions. (credit: KYW's Mike DeNardo)

Mastery Students Pass Out Flowers To Apologize For Violent Incident

The students want people to know that it was not acceptable when six Mastery students were caught on video sucker-punching a man walking on 4th Street last month.


Stigall Show Log 8.15.11

Chris reviews the Ames Iowa Straw Poll. He discusses what comes next for the candidates with Jeff Roe and Michael Bronstein on the Monday Morning Matchup and gets the latest of the Phillies with Manager Charlie Manuel.

Talk Radio 1210 WPHT–08/15/2011

Mob Suspects

Teen Suspects In Old City ‘Mob Attack’ Surrender To Police

There are new developments in Philadelphia’s fight against mob attacks. Three juveniles involved in a recent attack have surrendered to police.


Stigall Show Log 8.10.11

Chris reviews the recall elections in Wisconsin, talks to CBS 3’s Ben Simoneau about flash mobs and to Larry Kane about privatization of the states liquor stores.

Talk Radio 1210 WPHT–08/10/2011

(Philadelphia hip-hop artists "C.Y." and "DJ Damage," center, meet with a young fan near City Hall on Monday afternoon.  Credit: Steve Tawa)

Philadelphia Officials See Hip-Hop Artists Dampening, Not Fueling, Mob Violence

“Whatever I can do that motivates the kids to support me, I want to help support them to do something positive,” the artist known as “DJ Damage” says.


(Mayor Nutter, left, discussing ways to curb violent flash mobs with local artists such as C.Y (Corey Marks) in the middle. Credit: Steve Tawa)

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

Part of the new strategy to curb violent flash mobs, City Hall is enlisting the help of hip-hop artists to deliver a strong message.