Mayor Nutter Takes Flash-Mob Message to the Streets

By Michael Alan Goldberg


Amid the heaviest Center City police presence in recent memory and a freshly enforced curfew, Mayor Nutter hit the streets with Deputy Mayor Everett Gillison, Town Watch Integrated Services Director Anthony Murphy, top police brass, community activists and kids (about 30 people in all) last night at 10 p.m. in a show of unity and strength against the youth violence that has been plaguing the city of late. It was also about fighting stereotypes—trying to show Philadelphians that they shouldn’t fear every group of young black males who might be out on the street.

“They’re doing the right thing,” says Nutter, standing at 15th and Chestnut streets and gesturing toward the dozen or so black teens gathered alongside him. “They understand that when they get involved, when they pay attention to what’s going on, when they monitor their own behavior, they can be right here in this great city.”

Flanked by more than a dozen bicycle cops, Nutter and his crew walked down the same stretch of 15th Street, where a mob of youths had wreaked havoc a week earlier. Eventually making his way to Rittenhouse Square, the mayor waved and stopped to shake hands with people passing by on the sidewalk and sitting at tables outside restaurants along his 45-minute route.

“I thought it was a flash mob and the bike police were following them, and then I saw it was the mayor,” says one clearly relieved man standing outside Rouge.


“All we want is a safe city, an enjoyable city,” Nutter says. “And that’s what we’re gonna have tonight, that’s what we’re gonna have tomorrow night, that’s what we’re gonna have all through the rest of the summer. We want this partnership to continue—we want to show the city, the region, the state, the country, and the rest of the world that this is the City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection. You come here, you have a good time, you be downtown, you be out in the neighborhood, you be wherever you wanna be and do whatever you wanna do. Just follow the law and follow the rules and have a good time.”

8 Responses to “ Mayor Nutter Takes Flash-Mob Message to the Streets ”

  1. Tyrone says:


    If you listen to me “Flash Mobs”OR Group Attacks will be stopped and or deterred! First make it illegal for any store to operate without video cameras. From the mom & pop to the big big stores! FIRST:

    1. If a cop capture any one of the participants in the Flash Mob 0r Group Attackers). That person will be charge a thousand dollars for each of the other participants plus his or herself!

    2. The only way the person capture can reduce their fine is by identifying other participant in the “Flash Mob“..or Group Attackers!

    3. The videotape of the “Flash Mob be shown daily on every news channel until all are capture!

    4. If someone from the public identify a “Flash Mob” participant. That person would be paid two thousand dollar by the person he or she identify!

    5. NO jail time if the Flash Mob” “or Group Attackers participant DO NOT have a weapon…Instead the participant if not in school must get a high school diploma. If he or she has one they must get a college degree two or four year degree. Then paid their fines!

    6. If they drop out there fine must be paid in 6 months…..if not paid….. 5 days in jail then another 6 month to paid and another $1,000…repeat until paid!

    NOTE” Create a web page and publish the partcipants picture and their static…Whether they been capture or still at large! The Department of Correction must create a uniform program. Where Flash Mob & Group Attackers are sentence to wear a yellow uniform for the amount of time sentence or until fines are paid. These uniform will be wore everyday! The uniform will state the crime the participant is sentence to! It would also have the inmates number. Law Enforcement must learn that jail and prison is not a solution to all criminal acts! Matter of fact in my opinion jail and prison create a better criminal and the public pays many times over! First the public pays by the crime…Then by placing the criminal in jail or prison.. The public pay with there taxes! Then by having a criminal record the criminal can’t get a job…So the public taxes pay by way of welfare or more criminal activity! Politician must draft laws that protect Americans citizen.

  2. Tyrone says:


    For the past couple of months “Flash Mobs” have been in the news Philly ,New York and Chicago. What bother me is how Mayor Nutter and Charles H. Ramsey Chief of Police handle police brutality against citizen! The country witness a white Philadelphia police officer shot himself, then blame the shooting on a black man. The public also saw a video beating of handcuffed unarmed black men. Chief Ramsey was worthless as a leader in correcting the police brutality!Then it’s the needless murder of Sean Bell! The Philly leadership is worthless in correcting and or stopping police brutality! They will just blame parent for Flash Mobs then impose a curfew!
    In New York white police murdered Amadou Diallo who was unarmed at the time of the shooting, and a firestorm of controversy erupted subsequent to the event as the circumstances of the shooting prompted outrage both within and outside New York City. Issues such as police brutality, racial profiling, and contagious shooting were central to the ensuing controversy. But nothing done to stop or prevent this evil from happening again!
    Police brutality seems like it’s becoming more and more prevalent with the availability of YouTube and LiveLeak videos. The reality is, however, that police brutality is likely just as prevalent as it has always been, but now vigilante citizens armed with camera and video recording cell phones can more easily document it.
    One thing’s for sure: when it comes to attracting attention for police brutality and excessive force, as well as corruption and other questionable practices, no police department across the United States has been as notorious as the Chicago Police Department, at least in 2007.
    And there’s a good reason for their notoriety. As a recent CNN article reported, statistics show that between 2002 and 2004, more than 10,000 complaints were filed against City of Chicago police officers. Of course, you must keep in mind that, according to FBI crime reports, the city of Chicago arrested nearly 600,000 persons in the same time period.
    A surveillance video at Jessie’s Shortstop Inn Tavern shows a man brutally beating a female bartender, and this man turned out to be 12-year Chicago police veteran Anthony Abbate. After beating the woman and causing her personal injury, Abbate reportedly threatened to arrest any of the bar patrons who reported him. According to news reports on the incident, the Chicago Police Department tried to hide the offense, first by offering the victim money not to prosecute, then by charging the officer with a misdemeanor count without informing the State’s Attorney’s Office. It came out in the investigation that Abbate had prior DUI-related offenses, as well as arrests for drag racing and driving on a suspended license before he became a cop.
    So the truth is these “Flash Mobs’ ( which I hate) is just as mad as police brutality in America! Police officer in America operate with know respect for policy or protocol!

  3. Tyrone says:


    Jackson, Mississippi (CNN) — On a recent Sunday morning just before dawn, two carloads of white teenagers ” Flash Mob” drove to Jackson, Mississippi, on what the county district attorney says was a mission of hate and pure evil: to find and or hurt or kill a black person.
    In a parking lot on the western side of town they found their black victim. A hard working American citizen that loved his country and his family!
    James Craig Anderson, a 49-year-old auto plant worker, was standing in a parking lot, near his car. The teens allegedly beat Anderson repeatedly, kicking him in his head and chest yelling racial epithets, including “White Power!” according to witnesses.
    Hinds County District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith says a group of 12 white teens then climbed into their large Ford F250 green pickup truck, floored the gas, and drove the truck right over Anderson, killing him instantly.
    Killing the black man! Not just beating a black man killing him! To date the Mayor of Jackson has not attacked the parent or blame them for not watching their children better! There was no going to church and critcizing all white teens! You didn’t here the Mayor criticizing the dress or all white teens hateful tatoos! There was no telling them they where a disgrace to their race! No teen was told to pull up your pants!
    No only innocent black people are critcize for things they never participated in! I wonder will the Mayor of Jackson have a curfew that punish all white teens? Will he start a Stop & Frisk program that will really just target white teens?
    Mississippi officials say it was a racially motivated murder. What the gang of teens did not know was that a surveillance camera was focused on the parking lot that night, and many of the events, including the actual murder of Anderson, were captured live on videotape. There is good reason that the DA sees this as a hate crime:
    Shortly after he allegedly drove the truck over Anderson, Dedmon allegedly boasted and laughed about the killing, according to testimony given by some of the teens to detectives.”I ran that nigger over,” Dedmon said in a phone conversation to the teens in the other car.
    He repeated the racial language in subsequent conversations, according to the law enforcement officials.”He was not remorseful he was laughing, laughing about the killing,” said district attorney Smith.
    The white control national media said nothing about the crime. Now the Philly Flash Mob has been in the news for months! Fox News especially is running Mayor Nutter attack on black parents and all black teens!

  4. Tyrone says:


    I thought he had a gun! That is all the explaining a police officer needs to justify murdering a unarmed human being A AMERICAN CITIZEN! Especially if that person is black! The police department backs the police shooting and the media explain that police officers have to make split second decision. In other words it TOO-BAD-SO-SAD ain’t nothing you can do about it! The court system will also back the police shooting AND THAT IS IT! Sean Bell was murdered because a cop claim he overheard someone say that”they were going to get a gun. Not one of the five cops on the scene that participated in the murder saw a gun. They fire over fifty bullet hitting all three of the black men inside the car. Killing Sean Bell!

    In his ruling, Justice Cooperman stated that testimony by Guzman and Benefield ( the survivor) did not make sense. He also cited the fact that they had a pending 50 million dollar lawsuit against the city. After the ruling was made, the family, led by Sharpton and several others went to Bell’s graveside in Port Washington, Long Island for a memorial service. Ones again with “no justice and no peace”! To think the victim of a unarmed shooting in the opinion of a judge was justify. Justify because the victims had a pending 50 million dollar lawsuit. The cops in the Sean Bell case walked because the judge said it was reasonable for them to be scared of three black men in a car. This paranoia defense has been used to forgive the murders of black people for a long time. You would think it was a court system in Afghanistan or a kangaroo court in a third world country. Not the America that claim to be exceptional or rather great!

    Police shot to death an unarmed black18-year-old in his grandmother’s Bronx apartment, questions continue to swirl around the aggressive police tactics that led to the fatal confrontation. Ramarley Graham died after Richard Haste, 30, a white New York police officer, entered his grandmother’s apartment and shot Graham in the chest while he attempted to flush a bag of marijuana down the toilet. Graham was unarmed and police did not have a warrant to enter the home. Graham’s death has sparked street protests in Wakefield, a low-income neighborhood with a large African-American and Caribbean immigrant population, with many decrying the police actions as brazenly illegal. Well this case has not gone to court yet. Immediately the police officer was put on desk duty.

    But let me look in my crystal ball. Al Sharpton will hold a press conference with the family then he will march and chant “no justice no peace”! The media will attack Al Sharpton for making the situation worse. Taking away the important of the incident and focusing on how people respond to the murder of a unarmed human being. And criticizing Sharpton and the protestors!The cop will be found NOT GUILTY and black people will wait for the next police shooting! Shamefully and regretfully I may be right! What is also shamefully and regretful the American court system knows I’m right too!

    Proportionately more Blacks are killed by police is no surprise to most people, certainly not to any police officials; And certainly not to the family and friends of the slain. Consider the top 5 urban centers of New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, and Philadelphia are also among the most segregated according to recent census data and also among the highest in racially-related police shootings.

    Ten Reminders to Survive Police Encounters:
    1. If you are alone in a moving vehicle and stopped by law enforcement, pull over slowly and park in a “very public” area that is in view of others and is well lighted. Do not speed or gesture outside the window in any threatening manner.
    2. Use your mobile phone to quickly alert someone what is happening. Even calling an answering machine and letting it record what is happening is a good way of documenting the events.
    3. Turn your car off and place your hands on the wheel. Open your window slightly…enough to talk to the cop and hand him your license and registration. This will stop him from poking his head in the car claiming he smells or sees something. Please note that if an officer requests you to roll your window down you should likely comply.
    4. If you are in a car with other passengers and are stopped by police, let your passengers know that you will do all of the talking.
    5. If not told to you, politely ask why you are being pulled over before he starts questioning you.
    6. Never confess you broke the law by telling him/her you were speeding or didn’t see a traffic sign.
    7. Know that you do not have to consent to a search and practice saying, “I do not consent to a search” (this includes subway train searches as well, although places such as the airport, border checkpoints, and some arenas are the exception).
    8. It is all right to answer a question with a question to determine if you are free to go such as “Officer am I free to go?”
    9. If you are arrested, you have the right to speak to an attorney. It is your right to say “Officer I have nothing more to say to you until I speak to my attorney.”
    10. NEVER run from the police! NEVER. NEVER. NEVER. If you run from the police they have probable cause to arrest you and they may shoot you.

  5. Tyrone says:


    This time it’s a Ohio school same story different amount of victims! Another majority white school another white teen outcast. Another teen that felt bully!Get ready to hear accuses “he was from a broken family or dysfunctional family. Then the white control media will tell the public . How great the majority white neighborhood is . There will be no discussion of white on white crime or the failure of the white students . That was warn by the suspect that he was going to kill someone and didn’t tell anyone. No rather the media will tell the public how beautiful the homes in the neighborhood are. And how great the lawns are kept. They will tell the public there is a need for gun control TALKS..Which they know WILL NOT! There will be no mention of bad neighborhoods or irresponsible parenting. Or the availability of guns in white neighborhoods! Nobody will blame the entire white race like the media does whenever something happen in black neighborhoods

    A third student died in the white suburban Cleveland high school shooting that left two other students dead when a teenager allegedly opened fire in the cafeteria on Monday. Demetrius Hewlin, a black student from Chardon High School, and who was previously listed in critical condition, passed away, according to hospital MetroHealth System. His family released the following statement: “We are very saddened by the loss of our son and others in our Chardon community. Demetrius was a happy young man who loved life and his family and friends. We will miss him very much but we are proud that he will be able to help others through . We ask that you respect our privacy during this difficult time.”
    Shaken residents offered condolences and prayers to the families of those killed and wounded at 1,100-student Chardon High School in suburban Cleveland. All three of the dead were students, as are the two people wounded. This gets more tragic, the whole area is suffering, our prayers go up to God to give all strength, healing and closure,” said one of hundreds of Facebook postings on a memorial page. The community offered grief to students, staff and others at area .
    White on white crime is destroying the very fabric of our nation and producing an entire class of white career criminals. While the media is quick to report every little statistic and/or event relating to the black on black crime phenomenon, the words “white on white crime” are spoken with a frequency of slim to none, and slim disappeared when he was two months old, murdered by his depressed mother, wrapped in plastic, and buried in the backyard. Day in and day out we see the phenomenon of white crime in the news. A schizophrenic white mother kills her children because she thought that Jesus was talking to her through the can opener telling her she had to do it in order for them to make it to heaven.
    White kids arm themselves to the hilt with shotguns, assault rifles, and pistols in order to kill as many people as possible as part of their school project before they commit suicide. A couple of white guys who have spent a major portion of their lives in and out of jail are released and go to a posh neighborhood, murders a doctor’s wife and their two daughters and then sets the home on fire. A man holes himself up in a church one Sunday morning and starts trying to take out people who come to worship before being taken out by snipers. A white woman breaks into a home of the couple that adopts the baby that she surrendered to Child Protective Services. A wrestler murders his family before committing suicide himself. White people are too absorbed playing video games to feed their children. A white woman leaves her baby to die in the car left if the sun with the windows rolled tight because she wanted to get her hair done. White pedophiles attack little white children. White teachers have affairs with their ten year old . Catholic ministers are assaulting their young parishioners. A white man commits treason and outs an American spy in order to score political points. All of these are instances of the always overlooked phenomenon of white on white crime.

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    A white volunteer community watch captain who shot an unarmed Florida teenager to death last month had been the subject of complaints by neighbors in his gated community for aggressive tactics, a homeowner said. George Zimmerman has not been charged in the Feb. 26 shooting of Trayvon Martin, 17, who was walking back from a store in his family neighborhood. The shooting of Trayvon Martin is in line with how America see young black men. It is also understandable! There is usually nothing done to a cop that murders unarmed black males. The American court system give the cops a past. Black people are seen as less then human and criminals! So this shooting of Trayvon was going to happen. White people see that the court system cares nothing for justice for black people. America is being train to think less of a black person life! This so-call white “Watch Captain” have witness many many white cops shoot unarmed black males! The cop is back to work before the body is in the ground!

    Ones again there will be another black family crying. Ones again a press conference with the family and Rev. Sharpton . Then a marching then chanting “No justice no peace”! Then waiting for the next black unarmed person to be murder! Nothing will change! Trayvon will be added to the group of unarmed black people murder! Not one politician will say anything. Now saggy pant that such a evil some politician have gotten law past against saggy pants. But the murder of unarmed American citizen NOTHING!

    While black men and women are fighting and dying for their country in Afghanistan. Back in their country white cops and white citizen are murdering unarmed black men and women. You won’t hear nothing from Nancy Grace. She only cover white people! She nor any white pundit will openly condemn the shooting of a unarmed black American citizen. That happen to be black! Dr.Phil won’t be covering the story either…No whites on TV go with the stereotype too!

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