Philadelphia

Happy Days Are Here Again – Is Michael Nutter Philly’s Messiah?

Michael Anthony Nutter (born June 29, 1957) is the mayor-elect of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Elected on November 6, 2007, he will be sworn in on January 7, 2008. Nutter is a former councilman of the city’s 4th Council District, which includes the neighborhoods of Wynnefield, Overbrook, Roxborough, Manayunk, East Falls and parts of North Philadelphia, West Philadelphia, and West Mount Airy. He has served as the 52nd Ward Democratic Leader since 1990. He stands for everything Street did not, honesty, integrity and politics as usual!The NY Times deemed Nutter “the Seabiscuit of this year’s urban politics.”

“Mr. Nutter distinguished himself on the campaign trail with aggressive plans to declare crime emergencies in the city’s most violent neighborhoods, which could allow the police to close streets or set curfews. He also offered plans for an increased use of “stop, question and frisk” tactics to confront anyone the police suspect is carrying an illegal weapon. “

Responding to concerns by opponents about the risk of civil rights abuses and racial profiling, Mr. Nutter said bluntly, “My view is that people also have a civil right not to get shot.”
IT’S A NEW DAY FOR PHILADELPHIA I THINK SO, AND IT’S A SUNSHINY DAY

or more information : http://www.thenextmayor.com/ and to welcome Nutter to his new office, shake his hand on Tuesday 1/8/08 (also Happy Birthday to Elvis who would have been 73) http://www.nutter2007.com/index.php?/news/nutter_to_open_city_hall_to_all_philadelphians