Data needed to take on truancy, 18 March 2008, WALB-TV, Albany, Georgia
Commissioners want to get serious with curfew violators including daytime violators who should be in school. They hope that will reduce gang activity.
Lott also wants to make sure that while enforcing the curfew, police do not violate anyone’s civil liberties by questioning young adults legally on streets who may look like teenagers.
Curfew plans being altered: Annapolis council would apply law to entire city, 21 March 2008, Baltimore Sun, Baltimore, Maryland
Rejecting the possibility of a curfew limited to public housing communities in Annapolis, city lawmakers are instead looking into enacting a citywide curfew for youngsters to help reduce violent crime.
In 2006, the National League of Cities found that more than half of the U.S. cities surveyed had implemented a daytime or nighttime curfew to deter youth violence, crime and gang activity.
Daytime curfew continues to keep kids in school, 26 March 2008, EastOregonian.info, Pendleton, Oregon
Pendleton Police and school officials report that after nearly three years the daytime curfew ordinance for students continues to be a success.
The ordinance, dating from 2005, prohibits students of Pendleton School District, ages 7 and older, to be in public places during school hours. The only exceptions are if the students are accompanied by a parent or guardian, traveling between school and home, or working on a school assignment.
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