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Town succumbs to ACLU, cancels curfew

3 years 2 months 2 weeks ago August 01, 2013 Aug 1, 2013 Thursday, August 01 2013 August 01, 2013 9:41 PM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Trey Schmaltz

CLINTON- The city rescinded its 11 p.m. curfew Thursday, the deadline a judge gave the city to respond to a lawsuit arguing the law is unconstitutional.

The two-month-old curfew bans people from milling about on city streets from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana filed the suit on behalf of town resident Tommy Mead. It says Mead is often out at night and needs to know that he can come and go without risk of arrest.

Town leaders told WBRZ News 2, they are not interested in a court fight.

The police chief has said the curfew reduces crime.
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