An editorial, written by Rev. Michael Pleger, Rev. Otis Moss III, Rabbi Seth Limmer, Rev. Ciera Bates-Chamberlain, and Arne Duncan, offered an alternative response to the death of Seandell Holliday in Millennium Park. Rather than imposing new restrictions on youth with a citywide 10 pm curfew and a 6 pm Millennium Park curfew unless accompanied by a responsible adult, these religious and community leaders suggest that we need have more alternative activities for these young people including summer jobs. The City needs to create a public education campaign aimed at helping parents keep their kids safe and, most importantly, have both outreach workers downtown to engage with youth and police that are specifically trained to deal with young people. To read the full editorial, click here.

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