Bridgeport Council Passes Youth Curfew

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) _ Bridgeport’s city council has approved a curfew for city youth.

The Connecticut Post reports the ordinance will ban anyone under 18 from being out on the street without a parent or guardian between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m. Sundays through Thursdays and between midnight and 6 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

Parents of those found in violation of the curfew can be fined between $25 and $90
Mayor Bill Fitch says he plans to sign the ordinance on Monday. The council plans to review its effectiveness after six months.

David McGuire, a staff attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut, says that group will help fight the curfew, which he says criminalizes innocent behavior and fails to address the real problem of violent crime.
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Information from: Connecticut Post, http://www.connpost.com

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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