City Leaders Want New Curfew For Teens in New Mexico
The curfew talk was brought up again by the recent death of a 14-year-old Isaiah Albright in an Albuquerque park. He was shot at 2 a.m. and now officials are pushing for teen curfew to be allotted. Officials are trying to get a ordinance back up to date to keep teens safer. The ordinance prohibited anyone under age 17 from being out after 11 p.m. on weeknights or midnight on weekends.
Local leaders across New Mexico agree with this and hope it can be set into motion. Opponents of the idea, however, say it should be left up to parents to enforce curfews. Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry said he’s open to curfews but that they need to be part of a larger effort to keep teens safe.
A big issue with the curfew is that teens are saying they simply wouldn’t work and teens would just become sneakier around their parents. The ordinance will be put on the city council agenda.