Posted on August 23, 2011

Philadelphia Extends Youth Curfew After Flash Mobs

Patrick Walters, Yahoo! News, August 22, 2011

A stricter curfew for minors will be extended two weeks, because the measure has been successful in helping to curb violent attacks by teen mobs that had severely injured several people in recent months, city officials said.

The 9 p.m. summertime curfew was put in place earlier this month downtown and in the University City neighborhood–home to the University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University. Mayor Michael Nutter’s administration is extending it two weeks, until the regular school-year curfew takes effect.

His spokesman Mark McDonald said the curfew is sending “a very strong message.”

“It’s a success, a relative success,” McDonald said Monday. “We will pick up any child who violates the curfew. . . . We are enforcing it. And going forward we are enforcing it.”


The special summertime curfew applies to all children under age 18, with a handful of exceptions, such as youths traveling to jobs.

The regular school-year curfew starts Sept. 6. Under that city ordinance, youth ages 13 to 17 are subject to a 10:30 p.m. curfew on weekdays and a midnight curfew on weekends; children up through age 12 have a curfew of 9 p.m. on weekdays and 10 p.m. on weekends.


14 responses to “Philadelphia Extends Youth Curfew After Flash Mobs”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Of course mainstream “Yahoo” makes no mention of race when referring to “teen” attacks.

    What is actually needed is a blacks-only curfew. Instead, they “ruin things” for everyone.

  2. Seek says:

    News flash: Curfews work. That’s pretty much why the City of Philadelphia has imposed this one in the first place. The alternative is for whites to continue to be assaulted, robbed and maybe raped. Even a black mayor knows that if he does nothing, he risks being the laughingstock of the nation, with business and tourist dollars drying up. Mayor Nutter might secretly sympathize with mobs, er, community groups. But he’s not stupid — not THAT stupid anyway.

  3. AR contributer says:

    i would like to know if there is a site similar to the one documenting the flash mobs which would document the list of VICTIMS of the attacks such as the victims of the WI state fair attacks. if anyone can help or start a site i think it would be good to keep these events in the public consciousness.i feel it is important that these attacks not be forgotten.

  4. Question Diversity says:

    Children 12 and under must be in by 9 PM on weekdays and 10 PM on weekends? When I was 12 and younger, I didn’t have a set curfew, because I knew better than to ask for one. Just thinking about asking to be out that late outside of parental or adult guardianship would have gotten my posterior turned the color of an healthy apple.

    As an aside, while these curfews are to deter black mahogany mobs, I get the feeling that the attempt to enforce these curfews will spark a black riot — Black riots almost always start on the heels of some police enforcement gone awry.

  5. Question Diversity says:

    More Philadelphia funnies:

    If you’re a politician or community activist or just a citizen who thinks that black men commit violent crime because they don’t have enough recreational opportunities, I advise you not to read this article, for it might make your brain blue-screen.

  6. Jesse Inman says:

    Curfews in general may work, but they are a disgrace in a free country. It’s just another example of Big Brother knowing better than mom or dad.

    If my kids want to stay out all night AND IT’S OK WITH ME . . . then it’s nobody’s business. Now, what if my kds are committing crimes? Trust me, I’ll hold the jail door open as you boot them up. But my kids AREN’T committing crimes because I’ve taught them respect for the law, themselves and their fellow man.

    Unfortunately, this is another example of the welfare state producing wards of the state who then go forth and beget litters of future wards.

    Actually, this isn’t a victory for “curfews” so much as it is a victory for a city with no blacks. Putting a curfew on the little beasts isn’t as good as say, deporting them to Zimbabwe, but it is a start. Maybe it will catch on. Many small towns and villages in the Old South (including Miami Beach!) used to have signs warning blacks to be out of town before the sun went down. It worked then and would work again.

  7. Middle American Jew says:

    As for a website for the victims – I think it should be matched by posting any available photos of the attack animals and an effort to hunt down the perpetrators – either working with law enforcement or privately.

    Any black arrested and with a public mugshot – the photo and name (and ultimate sentence) goes up on the site.

    The victims deserve great sympathy and my heart goes out to them. They also deserve justice.

    A victims-only web site makes us look like sheep.

  8. olewhitelady says:

    A show of force always makes an impact with blacks. Put a lot of cops on the street, and many will worry that they’ll be stopped. Then their drugs, paraphenalia, or weapons will be found, or it will be discovered they have outstanding warrants. Then, instead of smoking crack or having sex, they’ll be in jail for the night, at least. There’s even the possibility of getting tased, billy-clubbed, or shot.

    Recently, at a black event in Cincinnati, some thug pulled a gun on a cop and was shot dead. This city has had its share of black riots over such incidents, but there was none this time. My guess is that there was a huge number of police at the event, given what’s been happening lately.

  9. Anonymous says:

    As the “civil rights attorneys” twisted the law into shards over the last half- century, it seems to me entirely plausible that some white-loving attorneys can bend it back into some non- hideous shape;

    It is time for those who impose such blanket curfews to PROVE that white kids need to be included. On the basis of voluminous, indisputable evidence,i.e; videos, etc., white kids do NOT need to be included; this has a DISPARATE impact on INNOCENT kids.

    Surely it can be done. When the hucksters and Marxists destroyed American Law, they did so against- somehow- against conservative judges, and a white public that had not yet lost it’s mind.

    Time to roll the trolls back, and reinstitute sane, fair law.

    Let criminals be contained. Let whites roam free in their land, peaceably!

  10. BLACKMOBwatcher says:




  11. SoCA Realist says:

    I say Mayor Nutter IS a nutter, not because he’s enforcing a strict curfew — that is the right thing to do and NEEDS doing – but because he hasn’t hired an army of personal bodyguards. He’s gonna get dispatched by one of “his own” for doing the right thing. I predict this man will, unfortunately, meet an early end.

  12. Paleface 6 says:

    On the subject of putting up a website with the pictures of criminals, Thug Report does a pretty good job of it. It’s after the fact, meaning that the thugs have already been arrested, but since the best predictor of future behavior is past behavior, it’s still useful…and a lot of fun to read. A lot of the brainiacs listed come to bad ends before getting caught.

  13. Question Diversity says:

    12 Paleface 6:

    I know the person who runs Thug Report, a fellow St. Louisan. He personally led the effort to resist extending light rail into the white flight county in suburban St. Louis in the 1990s, and did it twice. Twice he had four figure budgets, against the supporting side with six figure budgets, and twice he (and we) won at the voting booth.

    He used to have a radio show, and when I first heard him, he was sort of neo-connish on race. It’s all different now.

    One other thing about him? He’s Jewish.

  14. patthemick says:

    Why wouldn’t they just do flash mobs earlier in the day? I mean all the victims do is stare dumbly as they loot the places. Maybe they’ll be able to get home and finish their homework now.