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Daytime curfew being considered in Commerce City ---Denver Post Article

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Daytime curfew being considered in Commerce City   ---Denver Post Article

Gateway News Overview: "While the prospect of a curfew seems on the surface to be a prudent measure of improving truancy, one has to ask a logical question here: "Is this really an effective measure or a blanket means of infringing on human rights?" What about youth who are being home schooled or have economic reasons for being home from school? Should they be unnecessarily detained? Would we outlaw water if it were being used in conjunction with crack cocaine? What do you think? Please BLOG & VOTE on this issue.

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When Commerce City cops see kids wandering neighborhoods during school hours, the officers can do no more than try to talk to the juveniles unless they're committing a crime.
But changes proposed by school-resource officers would extend the city's curfew to weekdays between 9 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. and allow police to drive truant teens back to school and issue a municipal citation with a fine as big as $499 attached.
The idea, police Cmdr. Chuck Baker said, is to address chronic truancy and the safety issues associated with students who ditch school.   (FOR COMPLETE ARTICLE SEE LINK BELOW)

FOR COMPLETE ARTICLE:   http://m.denverpost.com/denverpost/db_/contentdetail.htm?contentguid=C6N4oSEu&full=true#display

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