Greenville City Council has made a teenage curfew permanent after a second reading of the ordinance.The curfew came about after fighting and disturbances at Falls Park in downtown Greenville. In the past few weeks since the temporary curfew was enacted, only a handful of teens have been cited for staying out late and the number of officers needed downtown on weekends has even dropped.
One disgruntled teen who preferred not to be identified expressed her opinion of the rule. “I don’t feel like I can enjoy downtown now without looking at my watch every 24 seconds,” she said. “Having to think of what I’m going to say to a police officer–we need to react to that and I think it scares a lot of teens.”
The temporary curfew was to expire at the end of the month.