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Oct 11, 2011 11:12 PM by Maddie Garrett

Church Point Also Questions Walking Curfew

The city of Church Point is also having second thoughts about its newly enacted walking curfew. Church Point just issued a proclamation a few weeks ago, imposed testing the walking curfew for two months.

It isn't a city ordinance just yet, and Mayor Roger Boudreaux said police officers are mostly issuing warnings, telling violators if it does become an ordinance tickets would be issued.

The mayor said they initiated the walking curfew after a string of car and home burglaries in the past few months, and want to crack down on illegal activity that tends to occur on the streets after 10:00 p.m.

But now that Ville Platte has lifted its curfew due to a law suit file by the ACLU, Church Point might consider doing the same.

"It's simply a proclamation, we didn't establish it as an ordinance yet. The council did approve it so we could see what exactly is going to happen. It's just a wait and see situation is what it is," said Boudreaux.

And if the courts do decide the curfew law is unconstitutional, because it discriminates against lower income people, Church Point will have no choice but to do away with the rule as well.

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