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Friday, January 13, 2012

Philly mayor has unique diagnosis for curbing his city's murder problem

Posted By on Fri, Jan 13, 2012 at 2:32 PM

New Orleans isn't the only metro area having an exceptionally bloody week. In Philadelphia, three 14-year-olds were gunned down by a 30-year-old man, according to Philly police, in a beef that started on Facebook. It prompted Mayor Michael Nutter to express his feelings to Philadelphia's Fox 29 News:

"The first way to stop this kind of stuff is for young people to be home, where they're supposed to be home, and for adults not to act like idiots and assholes."

Nutter had more to say:

“Seven young people, somewhere between 14 and 16 years old, on a Tuesday night, a school night, are out in a car going to somewhere to have a fight with some other teenager. That is completely insane, it is irresponsible. Parents have to know where their children are and what they are doing. Their little butts should have either been in bed, getting ready for bed, or doing some homework. Not out in a car, not in some other neighborhood, and not up to this kind of nonsense. I’m not your mom and I’m not your dad. We cannot completely legislate, or by policy, make people responsible for their children.

Nutter spokesman Mark McDonald told the press: "On rare occasions the mayor will assume a somewhat earthy tone.”

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