(Charlotte Observer) The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department and Charlotte City Council are discussing whether to create "public safety zones," city areas where people with past arrests would be prohibited from entering.
Under the controversial proposal, Chief Kerr Putney could designate a high-crime area as a safety zone in response to crimes such as drug sales or discharging guns that were committed on public property.
Someone who has been arrested for crimes in the area could be issued a notice that they are no longer allowed to enter, for as long as the safety zone is in effect. Entering the zone after being prohibited would be a misdemeanor.
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