Berea Children Can Be Fined Or Jailed For Breaking Curfew


BEREA, Ky. (AP) - A central Kentucky city has passed a curfew
for children under 18.
Under the new law, children may not be in public in Berea
between the hours of 1 a.m. and 6 a.m. Exceptions include children
with a parent or guardian, or those leaving a school or church
function or their workplace.
The curfew was approved Tuesday by city officials. Berea Mayor
Steve Connelly says it is needed to curb juvenile crime in the
city. He blames youths for recent vandalism, public drinking and
other crimes and says keeping them off the street late at night
might stop some of the crime.
First-time violators of the curfew get a written warning, while
a third offense can bring a fine of up to $500 and the possibility
of jail time.
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Information from: Richmond Register,
http://www.richmondregister.com


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  • by gail Location: ky on Feb 22, 2008 at 05:04 AM
    I totally agree with this... And agree with letting the parents start whooping thier juvenile tails as well! It wouldn't have gotten to the point the government would have to put a curfew if they hadn't made us stop busting their behinds when they misbehaved! As far as the ones in Bath co... Those officials should start looking into doing this as well because there is a bunch of delinquents residing in that county!
  • by rhea Location: prestonsburg on Feb 22, 2008 at 04:57 AM
    good going steve connelly kids shouldn't be on the streets after 1am unless they are attending a function. If parents cant keep their children home then maybe police should.
  • by david Location: somerset on Feb 21, 2008 at 05:58 PM
    lol thats a joke,
  • by David Location: Berea on Feb 21, 2008 at 05:21 PM
    The curfew sounds like a good idea but needs some work. From this article your telling me that we are going to put our kids in danger by placing them in jail? If your child broke curfew, would you put them in jail? I don't think so. This city needs to get its act together.
  • by up here Location: kentucky on Feb 21, 2008 at 02:50 PM
    WHATEVER!! WHERE IS THIS TOWN FROM THIS IS NOT THE OLD DAYS COME ON YOU ARE ASKING FOR KIDS TO DISOBEY AND THE PARENTS WILL STUCK PAYING THE BILL~!!!!! THIS MAYOR IS A JOKE
  • by steve on Feb 21, 2008 at 02:50 PM
    More laws more freedom just got taken away you cant eat you cant smoke whats next is this the old soviet union? I think we need to be catching these dope heads and meth labs drunk drivers instead of harassing kids this is ridiculous.
  • by Larry Location: Richmond on Feb 21, 2008 at 01:42 PM
    Great, now the school kids will have to be home at certain time. That will help prevent troulbe between the others too. Think about what happen a while back, when some teenager got in trouble from the skating rink. that really willl help. I am all for it.
  • by ranlee Location: Mt Sterling on Feb 21, 2008 at 01:33 PM
    Kind of hard to understand, are they really having the kind of trouble in Berea that they need a curfew for the the Kids? I've been to Berea a couple times and it looked kind of dead as far as big city type problems.
  • by ME Location: HERE on Feb 21, 2008 at 12:49 PM
    HAHA HAHA HAHA HAHA
  • by Logan Location: Owingsville on Feb 21, 2008 at 12:35 PM
    I think that is so stupid! Kids is gonna get out here and do what they want! I mean come on! It's like there in a prison now..And I am so glad they dont have that here in Bath CO! But yeah watever

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