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Philly Mayor Michael Nutter condemns flash mob violence

Philly Mayor Michael Nutter AP Photo, file

Philly Mayor Michael Nutter takes to pulpit to condemn flash mob violence
Philly Mayor Michael Nutter
AP Photo, file

(CBS/AP) PHILADELPHIA - Philadelphia's Mayor Michael Nutter is calling out all teenagers involved in the violent flash mobs that have left several people injured in recent weeks. On Sunday, Nutter took the pulpit at his own church, Mount Carmel Baptist Church in West Philadelphia and condemned the acts of the marauding teens.

Nutter, who is Philadelphia's third African-American mayor, said the violent teens have hurt other people, hurt themselves and "damaged the race," since many of the teens participating in these violent acts are also African-American. He also added that the parents of these teens need to be more involved and not just a "human ATM."

Several people have been seriously injured in the attacks downtown. On Monday, Nutter is planning to lay out a detailed plan for dealing with the problem.

  • Edecio Martinez

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