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.

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Bianca R. Montes

Bianca Montes is the managing editor of Park Cities People and Preston Hollow People. She curates special sections for People Newspapers like the fall and spring society special sections and 20 Under 40, as well as Faith and Living Well print content, daily web posts, and social media. With a strong background in community journalism, she believes that a city’s arts and entertainment scene is one that should be loved and supported. From luncheons to galas to museum openings and on and off-Broadway revivals, you can find her out and about on Instagram at Bianca_TBD. She also can be reached at [email protected]

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