This is the fourth in a new series called “The Ford Files.”
“The Ford Files” details several of the black marks on mayoral candidate Kathleen Ford’s political record, including today’s feature when …
Kathleen Ford proposed a city-wide curfew.
“The City Council rejected a proposed juvenile curfew … after more than 35 residents said it would punish law-abiding kids and trample on constitutional rights.
” ‘People should be innocent until completely proven guilty,’ Laurel Dickman a 16-year-old Gibbs High School student, told the council. ‘Even though we’re not 18, we’re still citizens of the United States.’
“Even council member Jay Lasita, who proposed the idea, ended up voting against it.
“That left council member Kathleen Ford standing alone on the … vote, even after Lasita introduced several amendments to soften the law.” — St. Petersburg Times, 10/20/00