A Miami curfew that is now in effect has both Fl. citizens and the U.S. at large talking this week, as the Daily Mail reported this Thursday, Feb. 28, that minors — meaning all kids under the age of 17 — are no longer going to be allowed on the streets of Miami any longer after hours. The curfew is believed to have been put into place to protect children and raise overall city safety and awareness following several deadly shootings in recent months.
All kids age 16 and younger are now required to be home from 11 p.m. to 6. a.m. from Sunday through Thursday, and from midnight to again 6 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. The new Miami curfew became official this Wednesday. Although the curfew is often put in place during the summer months, Miami residents believe that city officials and the police department have instituted the curfew once more due to the prevalent gun violent and tragic youth shootings since the start of 2013 in the area.
At least eight residents were shot in Miami recently — that includes three teens, two which were killed from the shootings, added the report.
“I’ve had young people come in and tell me that ‘I’ve had two or three friends killed, I’m not going to live until 21,’” said one police officer. “And that’s just how they feel. That’s just how it is. It’s almost as if they are immune to the violence now.”
The city police department has said the Miami curfew is “nothing new” and not in response to the recent shootings, but will now be utilized during the school months as well as the summer months for children and adolescent safety.
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