Dallas’ Youth Curfew Will Expire For Now, but the Conversation Isn’t Over

A Dallas ordinance some council members and local leaders said disproportionately targeted minority youth has expired.

Known as the youth curfew ordinance, which required youth to be off the streets at 11 p.m. weekdays and midnight on the weekends, was allowed to expire when it came time for its three-year renewal. At the time, City Manager T.C. Broadnax said police were going to see how things went without the curfew, and then reassess, the Dallas Morning News reported.

While some council members expressed disdain with the ordinance “over-policing” and causing racial disparities for things like drug offenses, District 13 council member Jennifer Gates said, “if there is over-policing, it should be sent to her district. That’s what she says her constituents tell her they want,” D Magazine reported in FrontBurner, its local news blog.

Continue reading D’s article by clicking here.

Bianca R. Montes

Bianca Montes is an award-winning journalist with a background in crime and government reporting and an obsession with all things culture and arts. She serves as the Managing Editor for Park Cities People and Preston Hollow People, curating content for the Living Well and Faith sections, as well as producing the Fall and Spring society sections and 20 Under 40. From luncheons to galas to exhibition openings to new Dallas restaurants, you can find her out and about on Instagram @Bianca_TBD or @peoplenewspapers You can also reach her by email at [email protected] For the latest news, click here to sign up for our newsletter.

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