"Nutter" crime plan
Philadelphia Mayoral candidate Michael Nutter is going to unveil crime plan. It involves declaring a "crime emergency," under which he'd have some power to do away with inconveniences such as the Bill of Rights.
"Three months ago, Nutter publicly urged Mayor Street to declare a crime emergency. Street has repeatedly rejected this idea, focusing on violence-reduction programs and other efforts.
If such a declaration was made, the city would be empowered to limit or prohibit sidewalk or other outdoor gatherings; halt or limit cars and trucks within targeted neighborhoods; establish a curfew; and prohibit anyone from publicly selling, carrying or possessing any weapons."