Philadelphia Curfew Law
Shouting “shame” at councilmembers, opponents blasted Mayor Nutter for a curfew that they believe does little to solve the problem of flash mobs and that will, in their view, only encourage police harassment of minorities.
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.
The Nutter administration has extended its new weekend curfew for teens, even as it works with City Council to tweak the permanent curfew law.
Several community groups have been texting and tweeting, attempting to get the word out about the protest, Saturday at 8:30 PM, that begins with a rally at Broad and South Streets.
City officials are hinting at a possible permanent re-write of Philadelphia’s curfew law because of successful enforcement this weekend of the temporarily tighter curfew hours.