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Ideas on violence in Little Rock from City Director Doris Wright

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DORIS WRIGHT: Suggests youth curfew.
  • DORIS WRIGHT: Suggests youth curfew.
City Director Doris Wright tells me today she was unable to attend Saturday's news conference about the nightclub shooting because she was out of town for a high school class reunion.

Also absent were Directors Erma Hendrix and Ken Richardson, who've not yet responded to my questions about their absences. Hendrix represents the ward in which Power Utra Lounge operated and their wards have felt a disproportionate part of the recent outbreak of violence in the city.

I asked Wright for her thoughts about events. Her response:

First this this type of behavior is unacceptable and hurts not only the victims but the entire city; Second, we as the governing authority need to enforce our laws already on the books; and third, we need to send a message to our parents that they must supervise their children. We can begin to send this message by implementing a curfew for our youth as a preventative and protective strategy. Then holding the parents accountable when the curfew is violated.
Little Rock already has a curfew ordinance that prevents those under 18 from being on streets without adults after 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and midnight Friday and Saturday. It is rarely enforced.

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