ACLU to Detroit: Skip fireworks curfew for minors
Fri, 20 Jun 2014 11:17:22 GMT —
The American Civil Liberties Union is objecting to a curfew that requires children to be with parents on the night of the Detroit fireworks show.
The ACLU's Michigan branch calls it an unconstitutional ordinance that turns kids into prisoners at home. With a few exceptions, those under 18 must be with parents or guardians if they're in public after 6 p.m. Monday.
The ordinance says the curfew is good for the safety of people who watch the fireworks along the Detroit River, although the restriction applies everywhere in Detroit. The ACLU is urging police not to enforce it.
The ACLU has released a statement from 16-year-old Michael Reynolds, who says the curfew means kids can't play in parks.
An email seeking comment was sent to the emergency manager's spokesman.