Several hundred people gathered Tuesday night in east Columbus to protest a Missouri grand jury’s decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson for shooting and killing Michael Brown in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson.
Reynoldsburg City Council has approved a limited day-time curfew for students. The new law will make it a misdemeanor for suspended or expelled students to roam the streets during school hours. WOSU reports some community members say the curfew is not needed.
Tonight, the City of Columbus begins enforcing its curfew. Last year, about 60 teens were picked up for violating the city’s curfew ordinance. This year, there are a few changes. WOSU’s Kim Fox reports.
Only one week remains for the night curfew program that’s being operated by the City of Columbus and the YMCA. It’s an effort to remove young people who are on the street past certain hours.
Starting June 5th, the city of Columbus will crack down on young people who violate the city’s decades old curfew. Mayor Coleman says that children 17 years of age or younger who are picked up by police for being on the streets after hours will be taken to the YMCA. It’s a move he says that’s meant to keep children safe and off the streets.’