It seems there are many disturbances lately that spring from unorganized late-night gatherings involving large groups of youths. Sometimes these gatherings result in people being shot or assaulted.
I refer to the July 14 incident in the IHOP parking lot in Grandview at 1:15 a.m., where four young men were shot (7/15, Local, “Four injured in Grandview shooting”). At what point does an informal meeting of 150 or more kids in a parking lot go from being a “gathering” to being a mob? Isn’t this a clear case for a well-enforced curfew?