Charlotte Curfew Changes Possible Tonight

Charlotte Observer Staff Reports, Monday, Nov. 28, 2011

Charlotte City Council could vote tonight on a proposal that would toughen the city’s curfew law.

The proposal could forbid youths 12 and younger from being out in public between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m., every day of the week. The current law is from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. Sunday through Thursday nights and from midnight to 6 a.m. Friday and Saturday nights.

Another change in the law would permit minors to be out in public with adults 21 or older. Currently, the law defines “adults” as 18 and older.

City council member Patrick Cannon has been lobbying for a change in state law that would allow Charlotte to extend the curfew through 17-year-olds. The push for a change in Charlotte’s curfew law picked up steam after crowds of mostly young people started fights and disobeyed police during the final night of Food Lion Speed Street uptown last May.

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