Paterson mulls adult curfew after crime spate

(AP) - Curfews might not be just for kids anymore in one city in northern New Jersey. Officials in Paterson are considering one for people of all agesin a bid to curb violence after a spate of deadly

News 12 Staff

Aug 19, 2009, 12:03 AM

Updated 5,454 days ago

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(AP) - Curfews might not be just for kids anymore in one city in northern New Jersey.
Officials in Paterson are considering one for people of all agesin a bid to curb violence after a spate of deadly shootings.
Several experts say they believe it would be the nation's firstcurfew of its type to include adults. The state ACLU says it wouldopen Paterson to legal action.
The curfew would last for two months and would bar people fromloitering outside from midnight to 7 a.m. Violators would face upto a $2,000 fine and 90 days in jail.
Officials are still working to make sure the plan can withstandlegal challenges.
If the City Council passes it Sept. 1, a second vote and apublic hearing are needed for it to take effect.


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