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City of Cincinnati may impose curfews at special events

CINCINNATI (Deb Dixon) -- A different kind of curfew with more cops and more citizens on patrol are just a few ideas to stop random teen violence.
The kind that happened on the fringe of the Taste of Cincinnati Memorial Day weekend.  Some want to ensure future summer events are safe.

The six assaults that were random beatings involving teen violence is something the city said will simply not be tolerated.  Some of those responsible have been identified according to Lt. Colonel James Whalen talking to Cincinnati's Law and Public Safety Committee.  Now there's talk of a new kind of curfew.

City Council Member, Christopher Smitherman, said, "Because I do believe at certain periods of time downtown that a parent should be accompanying a minor who is coming downtown to partake in whatever that event is.  So, I like that idea."

When it comes to those young people responsible, Lt. Colonel Whalen promised accountability.  The idea for a curfew for teens is still in the early stages and it would cover upcoming festivals.  Council's law and public safety committee heard about it for the first time Monday.  Full council would have to approve the plan.

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