Saturday, December 27, 2014

Nutter on Flash Mobs: Parents Must Keep Close Eye On Kids

Reacting to the latest "flash mob" gathering on South Street over the weekend, Mayor Nutter today said he wanted parents to keep watch over their kids.

Nutter on Flash Mobs: Parents Must Keep Close Eye On Kids

Reacting to the latest "flash mob" gathering on South Street over the weekend, Mayor Nutter today said he wanted parents to keep watch over their kids.

"Parents have an obligation to know what their children are doing and where they are," Nutter said. "It's one thing [for kids] to get together. It's another thing to cause disturbances."

Nutter said the administration would soon reveal new plans to deal with the flash mob problem. Hoardes of kids descended on South Street Saturday, fighting, jumping on cars and knocking down pedestrians.

"We'll be announcing something shortly, in terms of future steps to be taken," Nutter said. He would not specify when the anouncement was coming.

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