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Feb 9, 2012 9:36 AM by AP

ACLU suit attacks Ville Platte curfew

VILLE PLATTE, La. (AP) - The American Civil Liberties Union has amended its complaint against Ville Platte and the city's late-night walking curfew.
The amended complaint alleges that while the curfew has been suspended, the danger has not passed.
The Advocate reports the amended complaint was filed Monday.
Arthur Sampson, president of the Evangeline Chapter of the NAACP and the plaintiff in the case, says he remains fearful that the city will reinstate the curfew for the same arbitrary and irrational reasons as it instituted it in the first place.
The ordinance allows the mayor to call for a temporary 30-day walking curfew prohibiting foot traffic from 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. to crime within the city.
The council voted in October to suspend the curfew in response to the ACLU's lawsuit.

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