Bridgeport officials mull youth curfew

Bridgeport police officers are preparing for a possible youth curfew, causing parents to take sides on the controversial issue. Community activists originally called for a curfew following the murder

News 12 Staff

Jul 12, 2012, 10:19 PM

Updated 4,394 days ago

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Bridgeport police officers are preparing for a possible youth curfew, causing parents to take sides on the controversial issue. Community activists originally called for a curfew following the murder of 14-year-old Justin Thompson back in January. The policy would require everyone younger than 17 to be indoors by either 11 p.m. or midnight, depending on the day. Police Chief Joseph Gaudett says parents could face fines if their children violate the law, especially since the measure is intended to cut down on the number of teenager-involved crimes. City Council members say they plan on voting on the resolution next month. The American Civil Liberties Union says it will challenge the curfew, if passed. Meeting held on proposed Bridgeport curfew


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