City of Columbia Passes Emergency Curfew

Columbia City Council passed an emergency curfew for minors in the Five Points area Tuesday morning. The restriction also includes Maxcy Gregg Park and M.L. King Park.

Council passed the ordinance by a 7-0 vote, in the wake of the beating of an 18-year-old eight days ago.

The new law prohibits anyone age 16 or younger from being in the Five Points area between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m. The regulation goes into effect immediately, and lasts 60 days.

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A minor could be in the area if they are with a parent or guardian.

The ordinance was passed after 18-year-old Carter Strange was assaulted in Five Points. Eight suspects, seven of them juveniles, were arrested in connection for the crime.

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