Police to increase presence in Center City over the weekend

    It’s the weekend in Philadelphia, do you know where your teenagers are?

    Mayor Michael Nutter has released a statement directed at Philadelphia’s youth and their parents, giving them a little bit of advice for the weekend: don’t even think about starting a flashmob.

    “To the few who think they can get away with acting violently and disrespecting our city, you will be caught, and there are serious consequences,” the statement reads.


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    Police will have an increased presence in Center City this weekend, and they’ll be enforcing the curfew, which is 10 p.m. for people under 13 and midnight for teenagers 13 to 18.

    Parents are on the hook, too: “There is no excuse for young people to be able to participate in coordinated, violent behavior if parents are doing their job.”

    Nutter also advises the public to look out for people wearing “iPledge” shirts; they’re designated community leaders volunteering to keep the area safe.

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