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Jackson revisiting proposal for teen curfew

(AP) - A West Tennessee city plans to consider a proposal for a nighttime curfew on teens.

Jackson City Councilman Scott Conger said bringing the issue up for discussion was 1 of his campaign promises. City officials voted down a similar proposal in 2010.

Under Conger's proposal, most youths who are at least 16 would not be allowed outside in public places after 10 p.m. on weekdays without an adult, The Jackson Sun reported. The curfew would be in effect until 6 a.m.

On weekends, youths would be allowed to congregate at public places until 11 p.m. Restrictions for those who are at least 17 years old would start an hour later.

Feelings about the curfew are mixed. Some say it would be hard to enforce; others say it could deter crime.

 

Information from: The Jackson Sun.

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