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Jul 19, 2019

Will a New Curfew Work? COLA Thinks Not

Shawn Saldano

At a press conference on a range of issues this morning, Cola also touched on the reinstituted curfew that came into effect on Thursday night, COLA President Shawn Saldano scoffed at the idea that the imposed restriction on movement of teenagers below the age of eighteen will actually work. 


Shawn Saldano, President, COLA

“It’s a band-aid methodology.  Listen to me, how will the curfew, it’s just like the vending people.  How would that deter crime?  How will the curfew deter crime?  Tanya Stephens says this explicitly in her song, “providing no job and tell us not to cry is like beating a child and telling them not to cry.”  We are building so many roads, so many bridges but we are not building an opportunity for our people to be engaged and positively endorsed.  These are the reasons why we have so much crime and violence.  This is nothing happening overnight.  It’s nothing happening overnight.”

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