Community Groups Take to South Street to Protest Philadelphia’s Crackdown on Flash Mobs

CBS Philly, August 21, 2011

Protestors took to South Street Saturday night to voice their displeasure with Philadelphia’s new curfew laws, calling them draconian, and attacks against Democracy.

The community walk against the curfew was designed to draw attention to what the event’s organizers called a war on the African Community, rejecting the claim that the violence of flash mobs is being caused by black youth.

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Event organizers pointed to the amount of money that the city is pouring into having an extra police presence on weekends. A main speaker at the protest was independent mayoral candidate Diop Olugbala.

“Through this curfew the city spends more than $56,000 every single weekend. I mean how many youth can be employed from $56,000 being spent a weekend.” {snip}

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  • Theron Kerr

    I just wanted to include a link to a Pro-African website that tells this story through their eyes. It is a little long, but, when you get to the section where they describe their DEMANDS, you will realize that we need to pay closer attention to sites such as this.

    http://uhurunews.com/ Take some time and look around this site, and all of the other sites that are attached to it.

    First, you’ll puke, second, you will clean and reload your guns.

  • Tim in Indiana

    It seems to me this curfew is an attempt to keep blacks from embarrassing themselves (yet again) but they’re obviously too unintelligent to realize that. And if they consider this a “war” then it merely shows how coddled they’ve been for the past several decades.

  • Flashbusters

    If the curfew constitutes a war on the African-American community, what do the flash-mob depredations constitute?

  • Uniculturalist

    They reject the claim that the violence of flash mobs is being caused by black youth?

    I have yet to see a member of a flash mob who belonged to any other category.

    They have no business complaining about the $56,000 per weekend in curfew costs. They’ve done it to themselves.

    By the way, has anybody stopped to think how much money is being saved due to the reduction in thefts, vandalism etc?

    How many “youth” can be employed from that $56,000? Well, given their marginal utility in the labor market, I’d say about 56,000.

  • Anonymous

    It would seem BRA (Black Run America) is coming to a close. The ironic thing is that the ascent of black politicians to power is what has ushered in the end of BRA. No longer can politicians who take necessary measures to reduce crime be simply dismissed as “white racists”.

  • AM

    You have got to be kidding me with this crap. Blacks are just ridiculous, I don’t know if I can take this anymore.

  • Blaak Obongo

    NonWhite special-interest mobs are “community groups” and “protestors” who must be treated with utmost respect.

    White advocacy groups are “White supremacist hater racist Nazis” who must be shouted down, banned and locked up. This is called “Democracy.”

    “A main speaker at the protest was independent mayoral candidate Diop Olugbala.”

    Pretty much says it all doesn’t it?

  • CDE

    “organizers called a war on the African Community, rejecting the claim that the violence of flash mobs is being caused by black youth” We are truly living in an Orwellian society. HOW CAN THEY DENY IT, ITS ON FILM!?

  • Anonymous

    No. War is what their punk kids are waging. Curfew is a response.

  • Anonymous

    “rejecting the claim that the violence of flash mobs is being caused by black youth”

    Are they serious?!?

  • Anonymous

    Whites need to march on Philly with signs against the war being waged on the European Community by the African Community.

  • Anonymous

    With black people, it’s always about what they need to be given, or how others need to change to suit them. Then when they continue to fail they just demand more freebies and special treatment. They are a plague onto civilization.

  • Anonymous

    What about the war on the European American community in Philly?! Doesn’t that matter at all?

  • Epiales

    The $56,000/weekend expenditure was not necessary until the “youth” engaged in violence. The $56,000 is being spent on employment (police officers); it is not being used to pay the “youth” who engage in violence.

    If the youth wanted jobs, they could have applied for jobs during normal working hours. Attacking the customers of potential employers at night is not the right way to attract the attention of the employers.

    I really don’t understand the thought processes of some people.

  • germanshepherdtrainer

    with the increase in mob attacks one sure way to protect yourself and loved ones is to get a GERMAN SHEPHERD DOG. BLACKS HATE DOGS. i guarentee no person at the wisconsin fair or in chicago or philly would have been even approached let alone attacked if they had had a GSD. nor would they have been pulled from their car.

  • Lardashian Butts

    EVERYBODY knows blacks can resist (duhhh)…. But blacks DO NOT have the right to beat up on whites, flash-mob and rob stores, break windows, deface property, set fires, or cause any kind of mayhem whatsoever. This is the kind of thing tribal peoples do (you see it in the Muslim countries all the time) – and it is not acceptable in civilized countries. If blacks don’t like it, they need to go back to Africa and experience the paradise of a black-run society. Somehow the blacks in America don’t seem to have the intelligence to GET this concept.

  • Anonymous

    The community walk against the curfew was designed to draw attention to what the event’s organizers called a war on the African Community, rejecting the claim that the violence of flash mobs is being caused by black youth.

    ——————————————–

    Well, aren’t flash mobs caused by BLACKS with a cast of blacks? Or maybe they are just rehearsing and they are all actors? Yeah, that’s the ticket…Whitey will buy that for sure.

    The curfew should be 23 hours a day and last forever.

  • Anonymous

    “Through this curfew the city spends more than $56,000 every single weekend. I mean how many youth can be employed from $56,000 being spent a weekend.” {snip}

    Employed doing WHAT Candidate Ungawa? Why don’t we just try offering them $56,000 every weekend if they promise to stay home?

  • Anonymous

    The kids discriminated are those that are not black and had nothing to do with the all black flash mobs. The not-blacks are held to the same curfew that is being used to prevent unprovoked violent black flash mobs. This curfew is discriminatory in that Non-blacks, who were law-abidding, are being prevented from enjoying the parks. And its profiling to include youths of all colors when it was youfs of a single color that were disruptive and dangerous.

  • Bill R

    Question:I mean how many youth can be employed from $56,000 being spent a weekend.” {snip}

    Answer: NONE. If they wanted a job, they’d have a job of some kind. Most don’t.

    Those that try are not hired due to multiple drug or felony arrests.

    Typical black retarded reasoning though. Hundreds of BLACKS and only blacks rampage through Philadelphia’s tourist and white sections, terrorizing, mugging, robbing, etc WHITES as primary targets – asians or hispanics as secondary targets.

    The BLACK mayor puts in a curfew for at least the weekends, so WHITE tourists MIGHT come to Philadelphia anyway. What do the blacks do? They protest that the curfew is targeted toward blacks. Well, duh, yeah. The protests and whinings of blacks is wearing thin. Patience with blacks is wearing thin. Sympathy for blacks is almost gone. Belief that blacks might EVER become civilized is entirely gone.

    As the blacks get worse, and more arrogant and dangerous, we will have more curfews, then martial law, then fire hoses, tear gas and dogs. Finally, aggrieved and fed up whites will mass together in mutual protective groups and take action for themselves. And we will have come full circle. Did we REALLY have to go through 50 years of this lunacy only to arrive at the forgone conclusion of the wiser folks 50 years ago who best knew the black? They are hopelessly ignorant. They are hopelessly uncivilized. They only behave when they fear. They only work when they are forced to. The world over.

  • P T

    It’s officially official – The lunatics have taken over the asylum.

  • Brad

    Well, considering they have no skill sets to speak of, the going rate would have to be minimum wage. What services does the city require that only pays minimum wage? Not many. But he’s right, at minimum wage you could hire a couple hundred of these thugs. Oh wait, they don’t want minimum wage jobs, they want to be paid $15+ an hour even though they are practically untrainable. Use the money to hire more police, and in this economic environment, with unemployment at 10%, now is the time to raise the entrance requirements,and grab the best candidates.

  • LOUDMOUTH57

    Protesting will not make the curfew go away. However the protest, in the interest of “fairness” will cause the city to enact curfews in (white) “privileged” low crime areas. The city of brotherly love must be fair and not only target “underprivileged” (black) high crime low income areas. White kids who mind their own business and do not get involved with flash mobs will be picked up by the police and their parents will be fined. The police state is caused by a few but gets extended to all.

  • Anonymous

    Absolutey insane. Those white people who are protesting this will one day face a black flash mob and the mob will not be asking them what their political bent is before they rape, pummel, and rob them.

    I just cant hardly understand this from white people. Have we gone insane?

  • Melinda Van Tijn

    I find it hard to believe that anyone protesting this curfew even knows what the term “draconian” means. Is the media putting words in their mouths?

    “Diop Olugbala?” This is some wannabe “Uhuru” tribesman “African Patriot” who believes that even Obama is not African enough. Why doesn’t he run for mayor of Nairobi? Philadelphia is not in an African nation despite its outward appearance.

    This is so typical of blacks. They have a black mayor, but because he isn’t willing to claim the city for blacks and speaks the truth concerning the makeup of Philly’s flash mobs, they feel that they can throw him under the proverbial bus; God knows, they hate the truth.

  • Question Diversity

    Can we now officially call Nutter’s speech/sermon a few weeks ago a fail?

    The community walk against the curfew was designed to draw attention to what the event’s organizers called a war on the African Community, rejecting the claim that the violence of flash mobs is being caused by black youth.

    Sure, the video clearly proves it’s call Cambodian teenagers.

    “Through this curfew the city spends more than $56,000 every single weekend. I mean how many youth can be employed from $56,000 being spent a weekend.”

    The typical “job” “created” by ARRA/Stimulus runs well into the six figures Federal expense per job, so that 56 grand will probably hire one 17-year old for about two months.

  • Anonymous

    If these people reject that the flash mobs were all black, then they did not see the videos of the all black mobs robbing stores.

  • Anonymous

    Philadelphia is the city where members of the New Black Panther Party intimidated voters in 2008. One involved in that incident was on video at another time on a megaphone calling for the killing of white men, women, and babies. Did the Obama Administration hit him with hate crimes. NO. He and the NBPP get away with intimidation with little punishment. So the flash mobs have upped the ante. And their friends will now demand their civil rights to punch whites, intimidate whites, send whites to the hospital, etc. The ACLU has become the American Criminal’s Liberty Union.

  • Detroit WASP

    Why do blacks think they can solve social problems with poems?

    Blows my mind!

  • what a joke

    Are the Libs and older Blacks so out of touch that they think that the young blacks would stop Flash Mobs & “Beat Whitey Nights” if they just had a minimum wage job??

    Are they really that far gone?

  • Anonymous

    “we need a resolution and a revolution” to what? Blacks or African people (latest name?) are so pandered and catered to in this country. A disproportional amount of tax dollars have been spent on black problems with no end in sight. It is time for the public to shake off the brainwashing about blacks as victims. It has been 50 years since the so called civil rights movement, trillions have spent and wasted, and instead the blacks have regressed in many ways. This craziness will end when the hispanics become the majority which is soon. There will not be enough free tax dollars for the blacks.

  • Anonymous

    I like what Mayor Nutter is doing.Why don’t the Black adults do something..start their own neighborhood watch..They are in a place of anger” I believe there is so much sexual abuse unreported, untreated and repeated. I certainly don’t believe they want jobs,I believe the men want direct payouts like the women get..

  • Uptown

    It is always nice to know what community groups we are talking about. The Press often omits this detail. Here is what the Uhuru Solidarity Movement, a self proclaimed organization of Euro-American and other allies who organize in material solidarity with the African Liberation Movement, tells us.

    “On Saturday, August 20th, 2011, as part of the Black is Back Coalition for Social Justice, Peace and Reparations International Day of Action Against the Wars on Africa and African People, the International People’s Democratic Uhuru Movement, Independent Mayoral Candidate Diop Olugbala, and Uhuru Solidarity Movement participated in a coalition-led demonstration and rally on South Street to oppose the anti-African, anti-democratic 9pm youth curfew imposed by Philadelphia mayor Michael Nutter and the city.”

    So, there you have it. Unimpeachably objective sources upon whom all can rely, especially the troglodytes who view the AmRen website.

  • Anonymous

    The quotes from these black dullards are simply breathtaking in their irony and stupidity.

    But come on, folks, what WOULD you expect from people who’s native IQ is no more- often less than- 70?

    BTW, they don’t know they started a war on whites?

    Wow, do they have a wakeup coming.

    Of course, they will bring that hammer down upon themselves, and HARD, as always. Just keep murdering, beating, raping, stealing. See what it gets you.

    I coined a new phrase for blacks yesterday:

    “Slappin’ and dapppin”, shuckin’ and jivin,’ robin’ and rapin,’ killin’ and dyin.’

    (It’s all Africans ever knew, all they can ever do, but to cause suffering, and to suffer).

  • Californian

    There is a real issue here insofar as flash mobs (on top of drive-by shootings and related criminal activities) are pushing governments towards more repressive law enforcement. And America is getting into this state of permanent marshal law, if we toss in such things as the PATRIOT ACT and drug war. Yet what is the alternative, at least for flash mobs? Are they just the first stage in a more general form of urban insurgency? Used to be the long hot summer with riots and arson, but perhaps because of social networking these sorts of disturbances are taking a much more subtle form. Instead of a general offensive, so to speak, you have a series of hit and run raids. And how much of this is being motivated by anti-white agitprop from academia and media and race hustlers?

    Stay tuned, we have not yet seen the end of this.

  • rockman

    civil war is not far off. Our black citizens feel with Obama and Holder in office the sky is the limit now. They can do anything and skate on the law

  • Anonymous

    Diop Olugbala? A native of Phiadelphia then? Philadelphia, Nigeria, that is.

  • Jun

    Can I take this objection to mean then that the black community approves of “flash mobs,” and the dsstruction and injuries they cause? Perhaps its the fault of the TV cameras when they film the disgusting behavior. The mob isn’t really black. It’s the cameraman distorting the colors.

  • MrGJG

    The girl at the end was spot on when she unwittingly said, “We need a resolution and we need an evolution”.

    Unfortunately, the only way the former occurs is when the latter occurs.

  • Cid Campeador

    “On Saturday, August 20th, 2011, as part of the Black is Back Coalition for Social Justice, Peace and Reparations International Day of Action Against the Wars on Africa and African People, the International People’s Democratic Uhuru Movement, Independent Mayoral Candidate Diop Olugbala, and Uhuru Solidarity Movement participated in a coalition-led demonstration and rally on South Street to oppose the anti-African, anti-democratic 9pm youth curfew imposed by Philadelphia mayor Michael Nutter and the city.”

    Will the campaign against Wars on African People extend to the Boers? YEA RIGHT!

    When the Pope’s son celebrates his Bar Mitzvah.

  • Bernie

    White Southerners always told us: blacks only respond to violence. This is the truth but the rest of us refused to listen. Whether it is through the police or non-black retaliation, one strong show of force will stop the black flash mobs for good.

  • Anonymous

    Are they going to make an exception for the weekly midnight physics club?

  • Question Diversity

    http://goo.gl/DLgCu

    How did that turn out? Not well, I bet.

  • Anonymous

    Look at these flash mobs? Who can deny the violence is real?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=798vspzm05E

  • Anonymous

    I have Theron, thanks for the link. In fact, arguing with them is quite amusing although, I seem to have angered them ( or maybe overloaded their systems)because their comment window is wiped clean. Guess they can’t find a retort strong or intelligent enough to use against me. These people would rather wallow in their own lies and deceit rather than live in the truth. Ignorance is Bliss to these people apparently. However, it was alarming to find that one of those people whom I’ve been exchanging verbage with happens to be a white person. Or so they say.