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Jersey City May Impose Nation's First Curfew for Adults

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by Revmitchell, Aug 19, 2009.

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    PATERSON, N.J. — Curfews might not be just for kids anymore in one northern New Jersey city.

    Seeking to curb violence after a spate of deadly summer shootings, Paterson officials are considering an unusual ordinance that would prevent people of all ages from gathering outside in public late at night.

    The measure could be the nation's first citywide, non-emergency curfew to include adults, several experts said.

    "We're trying to think outside the box," said Mayor Jose Torres. "This was triggered predominantly by fear among city residents over the shootings that have been occurring this summer."

    A 29-year-old Paterson man was gunned down in his car last week in the latest chapter of a tit-for-tat battle between rival groups, according to police who decline to describe them as gangs. The battle has generated community fear, even though overall shootings and violence remain low by historical standards.


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