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Philly mayor sets 9 p.m. weekend curfew for minors after violent flash mob attacks

Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter Monday announced a tighter weekend curfew for minors after a recent epidemic of flash mob violence. Mike Dunn/KYW

(CBS/KYW) PHILIDALPHIA - Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter has announced a tighter weekend curfew in Center City and University City, as he continues grappling with the threat of violent "flash mobs."

Earlier this month, CBS station KYW reports, Nutter condemned violent attacks saying, "I'm disgusted by this. This is just asinine, destructive behavior we can not tolerate," Williams said.

Nutter laid out a plan Monday to control the mob violence by instituting a temporary curfew for two key areas - Center City and University City - on Friday and Saturday nights, according to KYW.

Anyone under 18 in those areas must now be off the streets by 9 9 p.m., KYW reports.

Nutter also emphasized the importance of parental responsibility. When parents come to pick up curfew violators, the mayor said, they'll be told to keep track of the child.

"If you don't even bother to pick up your child, we are immediately calling the Department of Human Services, and you can then be taken to court for other violations including neglect of your child," he warned.

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