Update: Nutter took the mic at 12:05 to announce enforcement details to quell the weekend acts of violence in Center City.
Some of the strategies include keeping some rec centers open until 10 p.m. to provide an alternative for yong people, and changing the curfew. If you’re under 18, your weekend curfew is now 9 p.m. in Center City and University City, though Nutter says anyone walking home from the movies minding their own business at 9:15, for example, won’t find trouble. Parents will face penalties, as well, if their teens act up.
“This is not a game, Nutter says. “This is not fun.”
WHYY’s Lizz Fiedler will have more details later.
Original report: The day we’ve all be waiting for is here. After plans and talks of plans, Mayor Michael Nutter will take to the mic at noon to discuss violence in Center City.
He’ll be at Dilworth Plaza with the heads of some city agencies and a handful of community leaders to take an official stance on the matter of the recent so-called flashmobs and announce a plan for dealing with them.
Fox29 will carry the press conference live here.