New Orleans Institutes Curfew, but why?

January 9, 2012

 Last week, the New Orleans City Council instituted a strict curfew for kids 16 and younger in the French Quarter. The idea was, they said, to protect kids.  The Los Angeles Times reports that some are criticizing the curfew as being a ploy to keep low income blacks away from the tourists of the quarter. Otherwise, why would it not be citywide? READ “Blacks in New Orleans cry foul over French Quarter curfew”

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  • Courtney January 9, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    I’ve seen minors selling hand-made trinkets, playing music and tap dancing.

  • jimbob January 9, 2012 at 3:26 pm

    hmmm Courtney – and just what kind of work does a minor do in the French Quarter????

  • Courtney January 9, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    When Newt Gingrich suggested allowing children to work in their schools it was absolutely wrong. Now that there is a curfew set that would curtail the opportunity for children to work, it’s a problem. Hypocrisy much?