Monday, November 27, 2017

During this holiday season, West Towne Mall welcomes you with Christmas music (all the time) and a youth escort policy (weekends only)

YEP, everyone under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guaridian (21 and older) after 4 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.

Curfew for unaccompanied youth at East and West Towne malls takes effect Friday..  (Wisconsin State Journal, 7/27/2017)
Mall ownership has said tenants and customers have complained that many unescorted youths on weekend evenings cause disruptions, shoplift or start fights. 
Some city and police officials have voiced caution or skepticism about the policy. The American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin opposes the policy. 
From January 2014 through June 2017, about 20 percent of calls for service to police came from the time period covered by the curfew, according to Madison police data.

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