Detroit Halloween Curfews in Place to Prevent Violence, Problems

By Peter Neumann

Detroit Halloween Curfews in Place to Prevent Violence, Problems

October 28, 2013 Updated Oct 28, 2013 at 5:28 PM EDT

DETROIT, Mi. (My TV20 News at 10) --- The city of Detroit has taken steps to reduce violence, crime and other problems during Halloween celebrations.

Two enacted curfews target minors and the use of gas canisters.

Here is the entire statement from the City:

"The City of Detroit will enforce two emergency ordinances during the Angels’ Night period this week. One ordinance is an emergency curfew for minors and the second is a gas container ordinance.

The emergency curfew ordinance requires that all minors age 17 and under must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian (with identification) from 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 29 to 6 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 30, and from 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 30 to 6 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 31.

During the emergency curfew hours, minors will be allowed to travel to and from work or educational or training programs, but they must carry proof of employment or attendance. Minors violating the curfew will be ticketed and held until picked up by a parent or guardian. The parent or guardian also may receive a parental responsibility violation ticket.

A second emergency ordinance prohibits the dispensing of fuel into portable containers in Detroit from October 27 at midnight through October 31 at 11:59 p.m. except for certain emergency situations for those 18 years of age and older."

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