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NYRA-Mizzou Speaks-Out Against Curfew

Written by NYRA May 20, 2003

NYRA-Mizzou member, John Wells, joined more than a dozen individuals in speaking out in opposition to a proposed curfew law in Columbia, Missouri. Under the proposed law, curfews would affect people under 17 and last between 11 p.m. and 5:30 a.m. Sunday through Thursday. On Friday and Saturday, they would be between midnight and 5:30 a.m. A maximum fine of $1,000 could be imposed. The NAACP, the ACLU, and several concerned citizens joined NYRA in opposing the proposed curfew. Based on the issues raised at the meeting the measure was tabled until a later meeting to allow further debate and discussion. NYRA-Mizzou intends to continue its opposition work. Read articles here and here.

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