In response to a string of mob attacks that have brought about vandalism and violence in Philadelphia over the past few months, Mayor Michael Nutter unveiled a curfew for the city's youth yesterday.
Children under 13 must be home by 10pm, while teens between 13 and 18 will have a midnight curfew. Teens caught violating the provisions could be fined between $100 and $300, while parents get a warning for the first infringement and could face up to $500 in fines for subsequent violations.
In an impassioned speech at the Mount Carmel Baptist church, Nutter called for community leaders and volunteers to step up to help youths, remarking that it is parents' responsibility to raise their children properly. He also laid blame to the teens saying that in participating in these mobs, "You damage yourself, you damage another person, you damage your peers, and quite honestly you damage your own race."
Mayor Nutter joins Ali Velshi on American Morning today to explain why he instituted the curfew and to weigh in on the violent incidents that have occurred throughout the city.
Last weekend, Congressman Leonard Boswell and his grandson thwarted a home invasion at their family's rural farm house after an intruder entered through an unlocked door, physically assaulted Boswell's daughter and demanded money at gunpoint.
Today on American Morning, Congressman Boswell, who is 77-years-old, walks Kiran Chetry through what happened during the confrontation and weighs in on the identities of the individuals suspected in the crime.
Dominique Strauss-Kahn was granted bail Thursday after being indicted on seven charges related to the alleged assault of a New York City maid last weekend. He has to surrender his passport and is under home detention. The next court hearing is Monday, June 6th, What happens next in the case? CNN's American Morning speaks with CNN senior legal analyst, Jeffrey Toobin.
Dominique Strauss-Kahn resigned as the head of the International Monetary Fund late last night right before his bail hearing today. Strauss-Kahn is accused of sexually assaulting a hotel maid in New York City. He said he needed to "devote all of his energy to proving his innocence." Strauss-Kahn has been unde protective suicide watch for two days and his defense attorneys are proposing a bail deal. In it, they are offering a one million dollar bail, Strauss-Kahn would be confined to home 24 hours a day, 7 days a week under electric monitoring and daily phone check-ins with the court. He has already turned over his passport and would also hand in a United Nations travel ID. The alleged victim's lawyer says the 32 year mother is "very alarmed" about the possibility of Strauss-Kahn receiving bail. CNN's American morning speaks with the victim's lawyer, Jeffrey Shapiro about the details of the case.
What happens next in the prosecution of IMF Chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn in the criminal and civil cases? The case goes in front of a grand jury Friday and will determine whether this case goes forward. Strauss-Kahn is currently on suicide watch and his defense may argue this was consensual sex. CNN's American Morning speaks with Paul Callan, Criminal Defense Attorney & former prosecutor about the case.
Ten sets of remains have been found along Long Island beaches, and police say it could be the work of multiple killers. Lou Palumbo, retired Nassau County police officer spoke to CNN's American Morning on why he is not surprised about the discoveries.