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New Curfew Prompts Debate about Parenting, Violence

The shooting took place at 47th and Wyandotte, KCMO. Photo courtesy of flickr user Old Shoe Woman.

By Sylvia Maria Gross and Susan B. Wilson


KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The city council took an aggressive step to try and stop large numbers of young people from congregating on the Plaza and other entertainment zones last week. The new weekend curfew appears to be working, at least if this weekend is any indication. But some people are concerned that the curfew is aimed more at protecting the Country Club Plaza than young people.

Hear from Mayor Sly James, Police Chief Jim Corwin, Police Commissioner Alvin Brooks, Reverend Sam Mann, former city council candidate Brandon Ellington, as well as young people on the Plaza.

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Sylvia Maria Gross is storytelling editor at KCUR 89.3. Reach her on Twitter @pubradiosly.
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