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Should City Dictate Kids' Curfews?

(CBS/AP) Remember curfew? Mom and dad usually imposed an hour to be back home -- or else!

But in Jackson, Miss., City Council may be stepping in this time.

The Clarion-Ledger reported the council would consider a new curfew measure at its upcoming meeting.

Under the proposed new law, children ages 17 and under would have to be home by 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and by midnight on Friday and Saturday.

Parents face a $25 fine the first time a child is picked up for violating the curfew, and each subsequent offense increases the penalty by another $25.

The proposed curfew passed the council's Planning Committee last week by a 3-1 vote.

Councilman Tony Yarber, an elementary school principal, cast the lone vote against the measure. Yarber said the curfew sounds good, but the details have not been worked out.

What do you think of this curfew? Is it fair to parents? Does your community have a curfew for kids? Is it enforced? Let us know what you think.
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