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Flash mobs use to be fun and innocent but apparently it has taken a darken turn. And at Philadelphia this has become a problem where violence have been introduced.
I was surprise to read this article today: http://m.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/aug/8/mayor-talks-tough-to-black-teens-after-flash-mobs/

Philadelphia’s major Michael Nutter was really tough talking on this issue.

Note the following:

“If you walk into somebody’s office with your hair uncombed and a pick in the back, and your shoes untied, and your pants half down, tattoos up and down your arms and on your neck, and you wonder why somebody won’t hire you? They don’t hire you ‘cause you look like you’re crazy,” the mayor said. “You have damaged your own race.”

I was taken aback and my first thought was how this was like Bill Cosby talking…only it wasn’t. It was so politically incorrect and if a white person were to say it, someone would bound to cry “Racist!” Moreover, you should read the article and see what the NAACP and ACLU thinks about it, they are surprisingly not seeing this response as a bad thing.

While I am sure the mayor as a democrat would have policies I disagree with, may I add that the most surprising thing about Mayor Nutter’s response is the fact that he understands addressing the problem was going to take more than just the city government being the solution. Too often today in the community of minorities (I speak as one myself), the State is for all practical purposes the substitute for God. That is, it is trusted upon to be able to solve everything and assumed to be all powerful and all knowing. Which is why I think statists are going to be disappointed…since there is one God. Moreover, God has establish not only the state in governing but also two other institutions in their respective sphere: the family and the church.

In that respect, Nutter is to be commended for taking to the public his Role in protecting the public. He is pursuing heavily a policy holding families responsible, in particular the parents. He’s also taking this message to the church as well…the church needs to address sin, God’s holiness and Jesus redeeming Sinners, with the Spirit sanctifying them.

While nothing is perfect, I say good for Mayor Nutter for realizing and taking into account the churches’ and family role in addressing this problem.

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