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Philly Mayor Tells Parents ‘Not To Act Like Idiots & A**holes’…

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Following a shooting Tuesday night in the Juniata section of the city that left three teens dead, Mayor Michael Nutter today had strong words for the shooter, calling him “a dog.”

The outraged mayor also had strong words for the parents of Philadelphia’s youth, telling them “not to act like idiots and a–holes.”

While Nutter says he is gratified about the quick arrest in the multiple shooting, he is fuming that the victims were out on Tuesday night apparently looking for trouble.  And he blames their parents.

“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,” the mayor said.

“Their little butts should have either been in bed, getting ready for bed, or doing some homework,” Nutter added.  “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.”

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  1. “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,” the mayor said.
    “Their little butts should have either been in bed, getting ready for bed, or doing some homework,” Nutter added.  “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.” Well said Mayor Michael Nutter,i agree 1000%. When are parents going to take FULL responsibility for their brats!? If i was a gambling man..and i am not. I would be willing to bet ,that these children are probably from some single parented household mmmmmmmmm.

    • That’s so unnecessary. Some two-parent households deal with some of the same nonsense from kids that single-parent households do. So to make this blanket statement is a bit ignorant.

  2. Yes , the Mayor may have a unique way in expressing himself but I couldn’t agree more. Parents have to be more involved with knowing what their children are doing it and with whom. When I was a teenager my parents always took the liberty of asking me where I was going and with whom and would give me a curfew to return. There was no debate, that is what it was and if I didn’t return at that expected time I would be punished, all of my free will would be stripped until further notice. Consequences and repercussions are not given to the youth noawdays they tend to think they can get away with whatever and move on with life. Parents have to parent their children and not try to be their friends, that is where the lack of respect for other elders come in, because they lack the respect for their own parents, talking back, cussing, listening to this poisionous music, watching videos, playing video games, joining gangs, be self destructive with absolutely no correction and no consequences and repercussions. There is a war going on and its on our youths and if we don’t wake up and step in to intervene this ware will be won, and your child might end up dead or in jail, wehave to step up and be the village to raise these kids.

    • The responsibiity begins in the home. If the parents don’t have the ability to raise their kids or provide home training, what do you do? I have a relative who told her daughter not to get a tatoo. A few weeks later, she found out that she had gotten a large one when she saw her without a top. The kid recently sold her laptop, unbeknowst to the parents, and bought the new air jordans. The mom’s response is usually to yell, curse and scream after finding out about the latest incident. The kid listens, then makes up her own mind about what she is going to do.

  3. He’s blunt, but right. The assumption is that everyone who has children is a “parent,” “mother,” or “father.” In some instances, they are simply capable of creating children. The real work is in loving, nuturing, supporting, educating and raising children. That is more than a notion. Children deserve nothing less, but let’s face it, some people are not equipped to do that well and there are some many negative influences out there today. We have the glamorization of thug life, a tendency to resolve conflicts by killing someone, poverty and desperation.

  4. Being a single parent does n’t cut it in our community if you know what I mean. Oh and if you sell your stuff that I bought to get other stuff that you buy your own stuff which may include your rent elsewhere.

    • Being single parent is not a free pass

    • I KNOW THAT’S RIGHT JUSTME…BE GROWN GET YOUR OWN PLACE/PAY YOUR OWN BILLS..thats the problem with some parents THEY’RE TOO BEING THEIR FRIENDS AND NOT THE PARENTS!! WHO IS SUPPOSE TO SET RULES LEAD AND GUIDE THE UN-KNOWING CHILDREN. NOT BE FREINDS they have friends in the streets. I also like what Ginger said society GLAMORIZE the thug life too much TV and poison music, BUT IT DOES START AT HOME AND NO PLACE ELSE.

  5. The ass whopping should start early. Time-outs don’t work!

    • AAAAAAMEN…

  6. Mayor Nutter I total concur….

  7. I am tired of the Black Bougeoise Clean up the Black Race Committee blaming everything on single Black and poor parents. Some of the best parents raise some of the worst children and some of the worst parents raise some of the best children. When do you hear whites talking about bad parenting unless when referencing Black people? How come whites don’t speak of white-on-white crime when it is more prevalent amongst white people? All the school shooters were white, middle class and from two-parent homes. Most of the young whites involved in drugs, alcohol, suicide, violence and car accidents are from middle class two parent homes.
    We are so quick to blame any bad situation in our community on poor Black single parenting. As one that has counseled, taught, mentored and evaluated black youth, I’ve concluded that problems with our youth have little to do with single parenting and a lot to do with our unity as a people. Well to do Blacks can hide the dysfunctions of their families and not be counted statisitically when accessing services. Poor Blacks reach out constantly to Blacks in positions and are often met with disdain and contempt. I witness it all the time. Embarrassed Blacks in positions assume they’ve made it and don’t want to be reminded of their link to all Black people. We failed to secure our communities after we fail for the Integration Smokescreen that robbed us of our economics, spirituality, culture and the education and socialization of our youth. Integration divided us and now Blacks in positions of power realize that they cannot produce change and use Black single parenting as scapegoats for their inadequacies.
    It takes a village to raise a child.

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