Dallas kids under 17 were free to stay out as late as they wanted without fear of being picked up or ticketed by cops.
But those days are over. Again.
The Dallas City Council on Wednesday reinstated the longstanding curfew — with some modifications — on a 10-5 vote. Council members Scott Griggs, Sandy Greyson, Philip Kingston, Adam Medrano and Omar Narvaez voted in opposition.
The curfew ordinance — first enacted in 1991 when crime was higher and gangs were considered a bigger problem — had become a target of civil rights groups who believed it unfairly targeted low-income minority kids without any crime-fighting benefits.