Minneapolis Police Consider 8 P.M. Curfew After Youth Mob Attacks...April 2, 2012
There have been six mob attacks, in all, since February. Now, police are now wondering if an 8 o’clock curfew keeping anyone 17 and under from two downtown streets will stop the violence.
Nicollet Mall is a destination for many. Outdoor patios where drinks and food are served are a draw not only to people who live here, but also tourist.
Since February, when the sun goes down, later in the evening, mobs of teens take advantage of the darkness and attack.
A video captured on 6th Street and Nicollet shows how the mob of teens viciously attacks innocent people.
Police have made four arrests, but continue to search for others. They’ve beefed up patrols and monitor video from cameras that cover the entire downtown area.
Minneapolis Police have asked the city attorney if it can impose a curfew of 8 p.m. along the mall and Hennepin Avenue.
For some, talk of an earlier curfew for 17 year olds and under won’t stop the violence.