Mayor Nutter out for 2nd night of curfew

PHILADELPHIA - August 13, 2011

The Mayor says parents and teenagers are getting the message.

With thousands of teens out on city streets each weekend, there have been only 50 violators of the newly imposed curfew.

There was another large police presence in Center City Saturday night, and the 9:00pm curfew for those 17 and under remains.

"If your child is out after curfew, tall, short, nice, not so nice, the curfew is the curfew is the curfew, buy a watch," said Mayor Nutter.

Saturday morning found several violators and their parents unhappy.

"Directly after 9:00pm, you are not even giving them time, so by 8:59, they're supposed to be inside the house. That's ridiculous," said Shantel Powell.

Action News captured a caravan of teens who violated the new curfew being hauled in late Friday night.

Officers at the 6th Police District slapped parents with a warning, and after hours of waiting to be processed, children were released to their parents.

One man said that his 14 year old daughter was out with two 18 year old friends when she was handcuffed.

"I'm sure whatever Mayor Nutter tried to do wasn't suppose to have this effect on the good children in the city who are just trying to have some fun before they go back to school in a couple of weeks," said Ivan Hicks.

Mayor Nutter responded to those parents.

"We'll work with the parents, but we're not going to raise your kids for you, and good kids for the most part are going to follow the law, they're parents are going to pay attention to what's going on and they're not going to have a problem," said Mayor Nutter.

Some parents who had to pick up their kids took responsibility.

"I'm definitely going to dig into his situation as soon we leave here," said Keenan Chambers.

Peggy Konzerowsky and her daughter spent time at the Northern Liberties Recreation Center Saturday afternoon.

Before meeting with police officers in Love Park Saturday night, Mayor Nutter took to the bowling lanes in Juniata.

With cameras rolling and the pressure on, the Mayor got a strike his first time up. He wanted to show the 100 kids in attendance his skills and that there are positive activities for them.

"On a Saturday night, young people can be out, having a good time at a place where it's very positive and a good environment and we're going to continue to do more and more of these things," Mayor Nutter said.

At least 20 recreation centers around the city held extended hours to give teenagers something to do.

And for the parents who received warnings Friday night, they could be fined up to $500 if there is a second violation.

Philadelphia Parks & Recreation released a list of community centers with extended hours to give young people a place to go during the curfew:

Northern Liberties Recreation Center: 321 Fairmount Avenue

Friday, August 12th: Volleyball Tournament: games

Saturday, August 13th: Volleyball Tournament: games

Murphy Recreation Center - 300 Shunk Street

Computer Lab

3 on 3 Basketball

Foul Shooting Contest

Vare Recreation Center - 2600 Morris Street

Friday, August 12th - Basketball League - Power 99

Saturday, August 13th - Ping Pong and 3 on 3 basketball

Myers Recreation Center - 5800 Kingsessing Avenue

Friday, August 12th - Ping Pong, Basketball, Computer Programs

Saturday, August 13th - Ping Pong, Basketball, Computer Programs

Christy Recreation Center - 728 S. 55th Street

Friday, August 12th - Basketball, Computer Programs

Saturday, August 13th - Basketball, Computer Programs

Kingsessing Recreation Center - 5000 Chester Avenue

Friday, August 12th - Basketball, Computer Programs, Ping Pong

Saturday, August 13th - Basketball, Computer Programs, Ping Pong

Shepard Recreation Center - 5700 Haverford Avenue

Friday, August 12th - Basketball, Computer Programs

Saturday, August 13th - Basketball, Computer Programs

Gustine Recreation Center - 4863 Ridge Avenue

Friday, August 12th - Rankin-Anderson Basketball League, Movie Night

Saturday, August 13th - 3 on 3 Basketball tournament, art project (mosaic on outside of building)

Gathers Recreation Center - 2501-19 W. Diamond Street

Friday, August 12th - Art, Spark activities, softball challenge

Saturday, August 13th - Art, Spark activities, softball challenge

Athletic Recreation Center - 1401-27 North 27th Street

Friday, August 12th - Basketball, boxing, movie and games in the lobby, chess, table tennis

Friday, August 13th - Basketball, boxing, movie and games in the lobby, chess, table tennis

Vogt Recreation Center - 4131 Unruh Street

Friday, August 12th - Volleyball and basketball

Saturday, August 13th - Volleyball and basketball

Samuel Recreation Center - 3539 Gaul Street

Friday, August 12th - Indoor soccer and basketball

Saturday, August 13th - Indoor soccer and basketball

McVeigh Recreation Center - 400-64 D Street

Friday, August 12th - Ping pong tournament and game room activities

Saturday, August 13th - Ping pong tournament and game room activities

Feltonville Recreation Center - 231-37 East Wyoming Avenue

Friday, August 12th - Exercise room, video games, basketball

Saturday, August 13th - Exercise room, video games, basketball

Lonnie Young Recreation Center - 1100 E. Chelten Avenue

Friday, August 12th - Performing arts show

Saturday, August 13th - Movie night in gym

Happy Hollow Playground - 4740 Wayne Avenue

Friday, August 12th - Basketball and volleyball

Saturday, August 13th - Basketball and volleyball

Olney Recreation Center - 100 E. Godfrey Avenue

Friday, August 12th - Basketball - 3 on 3 games

Saturday, August 13th - Basketball - 3 on 3 games

Lawncrest Recreation Center - 6000 Rising Sun Avenue

Friday, August 12th - 3 on 3 basketball, ping pong tournament

Saturday, August 13th - 3 on 3 basketball, ping pong tournament

Simons Recreation Center - 7200 Woolston Avenue

August 12th - Movie in lobby, two groups of teens in gym for basketball

August 13th - Movie in lobby, two groups of teens in gym for basketball

Fox Chase Recreation Center - 7901 Ridgeway Avenue

Friday, August 12th - 3 on 3 basketball, indoor soccer, weight room, games

Saturday, August 13th - 3 on 3 basketball, indoor soccer, weight room, games

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