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Friday, September 09, 2016

Despite 'Mall Brawls,' NAACP Calls Mall's Curfew Discriminatory

Starting September 16, the Towson Town Center in Maryland will require a curfew for anyone 17 years old and younger, a measure the NAACP and other organizations call discriminatory.

“I think that they need to take a look at how to handle this in a different kind of way, other than just to say they are going to stand at the door and bar people. It’s illegal to do that,” saidTessa Hill-Aston, president of the NAACP Baltimore branch.

The mall’s general manager said the age policy was not spurred by any particular incident, and is meant to improve shoppers’ consumer experience.

Off duty police and public safety officers will check IDs at every mall entrance after 5:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.

Towson Town Center’s curfew requirements are neither unique nor new — nor have other examples been deemed discriminatory.



Anonymous said...

if the company that owns the mall can restrict smoking on the property or restrict someones 2nd amendment rights while on the property i don't think the naacp has a leg to stand on, they can restrict entrants by age as well.

Anonymous said...

the NAACP is just another US Nazi group.

Not Quite Understanding said...

The owners can refuse service to anyone for any reason. Now if the individual stores want to allow minors in after the curfew then they can open the back door that faces the parking lots.

Anonymous said...

Vote Trump. Let's end this garbage now.