Kansas City considers tougher teen curfew

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City council members are considering making the city's summer teen curfew permanent.

The current 9 p.m. curfew goes into effect Memorial Day and lasts until Labor Day.
      
Just two weeks ago,  police arrested several teens late in the evening who were causing problems on the Country Club Plaza.
       
Council members said they will consider extending it year-round at the city's five entertainment districts: the Plaza, Downtown, Westport, 18th & Vine and Zona Rosa.
      
But one Kansas City councilman thinks the crackdown goes too far.

"Prom season is coming up ... and you can be a member of our armed forces and you can enlist at 17 with a guardian's permission," Councilman John Sharp pointed out. "They couldn't be out ... I think the great bulk of young people who are out are people we can be proud of."

The council plans to discuss the proposal on Wednesday.

 

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