Philly’s independent mayoral candidate speaks out against curfew arrests

    First Karen Brown, now Diop Olugbala. Seems the people who have the biggest problem with Mayor Michael Nutter’s use of a curfew to help stop teen violence are those running against him.

    Olugbala is criticizing Nutter’s plan to used tighter curfews and enforcements and more police to prevent flashmobs. He says he’d rather see that overtime money going toward job and opportunity creation for the city’s youth.

    Olugbala has organized an event Sept. 9 during which time young people will have “an opportunity to voice their concerns about education, public safety, and other key issues.”

    The Youth Empowerment Conference at New Consolation Church is open to all youth, and Olugbala has invited Nutter, D.A. Seth Williams and Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey to the event

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