Personal Liberty Digest™ will be upgraded this weekend to reflect a dynamic new look and mobile-friendly viewing to enhance your experience! Plus, we'll be providing even more of the compelling content you've come to expect, delivered in a whole new way!

  Comments Subscribe to Personal Liberty News Feed Subscribe to Personal Liberty
 

Philadelphia Targets Youth Flash Mob Attacks

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 9 (UPI) — Mayor Michael Nutter has warned youths they will face the full force of the city’s criminal justice system if they assault anyone in Philadelphia.

Nutter issued the warning during an announcement of earlier curfews and increased police patrols designed to prevent attacks by groups of roving youths, the Philadelphia Daily News reported Tuesday.

“If you assault a fellow Philadelphian, a visitor or anyone else in this city, you are going to jail,” Nutter said. “The full force of the Philadelphia justice system will come down on your shoulders, and unfortunately your life will be forever changed.”

The announcement follows a spate of violent attacks in Center City, a business and club district in downtown Philadelphia.

In the most recent incident, a gang of minors punched, beat and robbed bystanders. One man was hospitalized with a fractured skull after being savagely kicked.

District Attorney Seth Williams said parents will be held responsible if their children violate curfew and commit acts of violence and the children could end up in prison.

“There will be no diversionary programs, no community service for people who commit random acts of violence,” Williams said.

UPI - United Press International, Inc.

Since 1907, United Press International (UPI) has been a leading provider of critical information to media outlets, businesses, governments and researchers worldwide.

Facebook Conversations

Join the Discussion:
View Comments to “Philadelphia Targets Youth Flash Mob Attacks”

Comment Policy: We encourage an open discussion with a wide range of viewpoints, even extreme ones, but we will not tolerate racism, profanity or slanderous comments toward the author(s) or comment participants. Make your case passionately, but civilly. Please don't stoop to name calling. We use filters for spam protection. If your comment does not appear, it is likely because it violates the above policy or contains links or language typical of spam. We reserve the right to remove comments at our discretion.

Is there news related to personal liberty happening in your area? Contact us at newstips@personalliberty.com

Bottom
close[X]

Sign Up For Personal Liberty Digest™!

PL Badge

Welcome to PersonalLiberty.com,
America's #1 Source for Libertarian News!

To join our group of freedom-loving individuals and to get alerts as well as late-breaking conservative news from Personal Liberty Digest™...

Privacy PolicyYou can opt out at any time. We protect your information like a mother hen. We will not sell or rent your email address to anyone for any reason.