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Earlier, 10 PM Curfew Extended

Monday, August 28, 2006

Earlier, 10 PM Curfew Extended

Young people age 16 and younger must be off the streets between 10 pm and 6 am, seven days a week.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Government of the District of Columbia
Executive Office of the Mayor
Office of Communications

Contact (media only):
Vince Morris, (202) 727-5011
Sharon Gang, (202) 727-5011

(Washington, DC)  Mayor Anthony A. Williams announced today that he has extended the 10 pm curfew for youth 16 and younger that was put into place last month as a tool to aid in fighting crime.  <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /?>

“The earlier curfew hours that we instituted last month have been helping to protect our young people," said Mayor Williams.  “The Chief and I heard from parents and from others who felt that the earlier curfew is working and who encouraged us to extend it.  I hope that with the start of the school year, parents will continue to urge that their children participate in organized, safe activities when they are not in school.” 

In accordance with the Council-passed Enhanced Crime Prevention and Abatement Emergency Amendment Act of 2006, which gave the Mayor the authority to set alternative curfew hours, notification has been given to Advisory Neighborhood Commissions and the public.  The alternative curfew hours will expire at 11:59 pm on Thursday, September 28, 2006. 

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