In case Hurricane Irene has started to affect your memory, here’s the series of events leading up to the increased police presence at some Philadelphia rec centers:
Mobs of teens initiate violent attacks in Center City. The city implements an earlier curfew and extends rec center hours to give said teens a place to go. Two separate rec center shootings leave seven people — all adults — injured.
After those shootings in West and Southwest Philadelphia, police will have an increased presence at rec centers hosting basketball leagues.
Between that and the impending hurricane, could we see a shooting-free weekend?