Ideas on violence in Little Rock from City Director Doris Wright | Arkansas Blog

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Ideas on violence in Little Rock from City Director Doris Wright

Posted By on Wed, Jul 5, 2017 at 11:02 AM

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.

Tags: , , ,


Favorite

Comments (8)

Showing 1-8 of 8

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-8 of 8

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

Readers also liked…

  • Among the last words from Kenneth Williams: 'Finger Lickin' Good Fried Chicken'

    What's purported to be a final-words essay from condemned prisoner Kenneth Williams was distributed today by Deborah Robinson, a freelance journalist in Arkansas.  He reflects on his execution, his victims, reactions of inmates and big servings of fried chicken, which he says are given to all inmates on execution days.
    • Apr 27, 2017
  • The LR chamber does the public's business. Is it accountable? Blue Hog on the case.

    Matt Campbell, lawyer and Blue Hog Report blogger, has sent a Freedom of Information Act request to Jay Chessir, director of the Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce, and Mayor Mark Stodola related to the publicity stunt yesterday  built around withdrawing from the mayor's rash pronouncement that the city would seek an Amazon HQ2 project even though the city  didn't meet the company's criteria.
    • Oct 20, 2017
  • Presidential thriller, co-author Bill Clinton, coming to bookstores in 2018

    June 2018 is the expected publication date for a novel collaboration by former President Bill Clinton and crime writer James Patterson.
    • May 9, 2017

Slideshows

  • Arkansas vs Ole Miss at War Memorial stadium in Little Rock, Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018. After leading for much of the game, Arkansas lost 37-33 when Ole Miss scored the game winning Touchdown with less that 2 minutes left. 
  • Margaret Clark Adventure Park
    New sculptures, preschoolers play area dedicated in Riverfront Park in Little Rock.

Most Recent Comments

 

© 2018 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation