Are there curfew alternatives to keep kids safe?

A Chicago clergy member and an activist weigh in.

Are there curfew alternatives to keep kids safe?
People enjoy the Cloud Gate (The Bean) in Millennium Park in Chicago, Dec. 30, 2012. A 17-year-old boy has been charged with second-degree murder after a 16-year-old boy was fatally shot Saturday, May 14, 2022, near "The Bean" sculpture in downtown Chicago's Millennium Park, which is among the city's most popular tourist attractions. AP Photo
Are there curfew alternatives to keep kids safe?
People enjoy the Cloud Gate (The Bean) in Millennium Park in Chicago, Dec. 30, 2012. A 17-year-old boy has been charged with second-degree murder after a 16-year-old boy was fatally shot Saturday, May 14, 2022, near "The Bean" sculpture in downtown Chicago's Millennium Park, which is among the city's most popular tourist attractions. AP Photo

Are there curfew alternatives to keep kids safe?

A Chicago clergy member and an activist weigh in.

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Following the fatal shooting of a 16-year-old boy in Millennium Park on Saturday, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced her plan to impose a 6 p.m. weekend ban for minors in the park and an earlier citywide curfew for teens. Now, the mayor is asking the City Council to approve the extended curfew.

Reset discusses alternative activities to curb violence with a clergy member and an activist who oppose the plan.

GUESTS: Neil Bhateja, board member of the National Youth Rights Association

Rabbi Seth Limmer, vice president of the Central Conference of American Rabbis