Paterson officials rethink curfew

September 28, 2009 8:32:35 PM PDT
Paterson officials are again considering a city curfew to try to stem a wave of violence. But the proposed ordinance would apply only to juveniles and not adults.

Support for an all-inclusive curfew fell apart a few weeks ago amid concerns that it might violate constitutional rights and be ineffective for crime-fighting.

The city council is set to discuss a recent wave of violence at a special meeting Tuesday.

Twelve people have been killed so far this year in New Jersey's third largest city.

The most recent homicide victim was 22-year-old U.S. Navy veteran Frank Wilborn. He was shot in a robbery of his girlfriend's home early Saturday morning.

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