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Salisbury City Council to Discuss Proposed Curfew

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David Phillips, Salisbury, Md., thinks curfew is a good idea. David Phillips, Salisbury, Md., thinks curfew is a good idea.
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Dauwan Harmon, Salisbury, Md., thinks there should be limits to curfew. Dauwan Harmon, Salisbury, Md., thinks there should be limits to curfew.
SALISBURY, Md.- The Salisbury City Council will meet Monday to discuss a proposed curfew by the Salisbury Police Department that would impact everyone under the age of 17 in the city.

Under the purposed curfew, anyone under the age of 14 would not be allowed to hang out in public places without an adult between the hours of 11 p.m. and 6 a.m. 

There would also be a daytime curfew that would impact anyone 16 and under. These minors would not be allowed to hang out in a public place between the hours of 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on days they should be in school.


David Phillips, who has been a Salisbury resident for the majority of his life, thinks the city could use a curfew.

"Anything after about midnight isn't very good," he said. "It's understandable if they want them off the street because there's really nothing out there for someone under the age of 21 or 18." 

Although Phillips thinks this curfew is a good idea, he said it should not be up to police to do all the enforcing.

"You have your parents that aren't too worried about it as long as they know where there kid is, so really it's going to be up to the parents to decide whether the kids should be out past that late," Phillips said.

Dawaun Harmon is a father of eight who also believes a curfew is needed.

"I mean for kids that are basically not doing anything but causing havoc on the streets or not listening to adults and trying to conduct themselves as teenagers, then a curfew is needed for kids that age," Harmon said.

Although Harmon thinks this is a good idea, there are reasons why he doesn't think a curfew should be extremely strict.

"They need to have freedom, or else when you let them out they are just going to go buckwild," Harmon said.

Under the proposed curfew, minors picked up by police while breaking the curfew will be taken home, to school, or to a designated area where they can be picked up by their parents. Salisbury City Council President Jake Day said he is concerned about what police will do if there is no parent available.

According to the proposed curfew, it would be unlawful for a parent to knowingly, or by insufficient control, allow their children to break curfew. A first time offense is a municipal infraction and any subsequent infractions could lead to a fine of up to $500 or community service.

The City Council will hold a work session to discuss this topic on Monday at 4:30 p.m. in the Government Office Building's council chambers.
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