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Baltimore sets youth curfew to curb crime
Toronto Sun ^ | May 13, 2014 | Reuters

Posted on 05/13/2014 5:38:41 PM PDT by rickmichaels

ANNAPOLIS - Baltimore has become the latest U.S. city planning to set curfews for teenagers to curb rising crime, with critics calling the move legal overreach.

The Baltimore City Council voted late on Monday to require children under 14 to be off the streets by 9 p.m., and those under 16 to be home by 10 p.m.

Parents can be fined $500 if their children are caught on the street after the curfew.

Democratic Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said she would sign the law next month, calling it a much-needed tool. The curfew would take effect in July.

(Excerpt) Read more at torontosun.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption
KEYWORDS: baltimore; curfew; teencurfew
The feral young hoodlums referred to in this article are, for reasons of political expediency, not to be described as anything other than "youths."
1 posted on 05/13/2014 5:38:41 PM PDT by rickmichaels
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To: rickmichaels

Midnight basketball is cancelled????


2 posted on 05/13/2014 5:43:14 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Fegelein! Fegelein! Fegelein!)
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To: rickmichaels

Bring back spanking!


3 posted on 05/13/2014 5:46:53 PM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: rickmichaels

“with critics calling the move legal overreach.”

Now cry me a river. Curfews are nothing new. It was 9 PM in the town where I attended High School, and it was enforced. When the whistle blew at the mill, you had better be at least heading for home. AND if there were more than three in a group, you were split up.

All sports were done by 9 PM if later, they made exceptions for that night.


4 posted on 05/13/2014 5:49:51 PM PDT by crz
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To: rickmichaels

Liberalism is running amuck in Maryland.
$15/hour fast food jobs is the answer. /s


5 posted on 05/13/2014 5:50:37 PM PDT by FreedomGuru (Time for torches and pitchforks.)
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To: rickmichaels

Like that’s going to do anything.


6 posted on 05/13/2014 5:54:20 PM PDT by wastedyears (I'm a pessimist, I say plenty of negative things. Consider it a warning of sorts.)
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To: rickmichaels

Each and every parent in Baltimore should be ashamed the city even needs to pass this law....

My children after they were 16 years old had to be home by 8:00 on school nights and midnight on weekends..any younger you were home by 6:00 unless they was a good reason....


7 posted on 05/13/2014 5:56:59 PM PDT by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: rickmichaels

Each and every parent in Baltimore should be ashamed the city even needs to pass this law....

My children after they were 16 years old had to be home by 8:00 on school nights and midnight on weekends..any younger you were home by 6:00 unless they was a good reason....


8 posted on 05/13/2014 5:57:00 PM PDT by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: FatherofFive

I’m not sure a $500 fine is going to impress the single moms. Maybe debiting their EBT cards, but the ticket is just going in the round file. I mean, what is the city going to do? Arrest mom? Seize her assets? Take the kid away?

Just another feel good, useless ordinance.


9 posted on 05/13/2014 5:57:30 PM PDT by VanShuyten ("a shadow...draped nobly in the folds of a gorgeous eloquence.")
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To: rickmichaels

Smartphones a Social Media has really changed the game as far as enforcement. The “youths” travel is large groups and move spontaneously from one part of a city to the next. Cops show in one part of town, the kids move somewhere else.


10 posted on 05/13/2014 5:59:04 PM PDT by IamConservative
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To: rickmichaels

I was raised not to do anything stupid. My dad always said nothing good happens after midnight. Boy was he right.


11 posted on 05/13/2014 6:00:09 PM PDT by ealgeone (obama, borderof)
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To: rickmichaels

But since they are overwhelmingly black, and this law specifically targets them..isn’t it thus racist.


12 posted on 05/13/2014 6:08:28 PM PDT by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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To: rickmichaels

And just how many of these little proto-thugs are actually going to be carrying proof of age, or even ID for the cops to check? Don’t worry - it’s the People’s Republic of Maryland. Once they noodle out how to issue government-mandated identification papers to them, they’ll find a way to expand it to the general populace, state-wide. A mark on the forehead or the back of the hand will do nicely for that Godless cabal in Annapolis. On the other hand, the second the first underage gang-banger is stopped for ‘walking while black’, the ACLU will start a virtual left-wing Hatfields vs. McCoys feud in court, and the whole thing will collapse into a pile of ash.


13 posted on 05/13/2014 6:14:23 PM PDT by Viking2002
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To: rickmichaels

Since it’s Obama’s sons causing most of the trouble, are they the only ones that will have the curfew?


14 posted on 05/13/2014 6:20:55 PM PDT by Veggie Todd (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. TJ)
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To: ken5050

Not if innocent kids are made to suffer along with them.


15 posted on 05/13/2014 6:26:27 PM PDT by MNDude
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To: ClearCase_guy

What if they are going to the Orioles game? Games are not over by 9 pm.


16 posted on 05/13/2014 6:32:19 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: rickmichaels
Parents can be fined $500 if their children are caught on the street after the curfew.

Baltimore is a predominantly black city. How many intact black families are there in Baltimore? Most are headed by women. So the 'parents' in this case are mostly black women. Thus the law is targeted at minority females and is both racially and sexually discriminatory - unconstitutional on its face.

17 posted on 05/13/2014 6:35:58 PM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Top of the 9th now.


18 posted on 05/13/2014 6:36:12 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: 17th Miss Regt; ken5050

It isn’t a racist law, because the mayor signing it is also black (and female, to boot). See how it works?


19 posted on 05/13/2014 6:39:28 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1!)
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To: VanShuyten

Several years ago we had a school truancy program run in a couple of the districts in the Houston suburban schools. It was strongly supported by the JP’s. If a student missed more than an allotted number of days, the parents were hauled in front of the JP. Several received substantial fines, many were referred for mandated weekly family counseling and some parents spent a few nights in jail. Attendance did improve and some families managed to get their act together. Unfortunately, the program was scuttled after two years due to a lack of financial support. But that was back when kids actually had a male father and a female mother.


20 posted on 05/13/2014 6:39:30 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: Viking2002

It’s been ages since I’ve been to Baltimore at night — do they still have “squeegie kids”? You know, the 8-12 yr olds who ride around on their bikes all night, stopping at intersections to clean your windshield whether you agree to it or not. If you don’t pay, they start banging on your car with the stick-end of the squeegie, trying to dent and scratch the paint.

Ahhh, brings back my youthful weekends spent in Fells Point! LOL


21 posted on 05/13/2014 6:42:59 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1!)
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To: workerbee

"Do you think these guys know The Commodores?"

22 posted on 05/13/2014 6:46:44 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: rickmichaels
Now will the Amish teens' parents will be home as a two parent family? Or will little Trayvon and little LaCynthya be home alone while their egg and sperm donors be out but not together.

LaCynthya is a real name. I saw a missing person flyer at the local WalMart.Those Amish are creative with names.

23 posted on 05/13/2014 6:50:55 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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To: Popman

Each and every parent in Baltimore should be ashamed the city even needs to pass this law....

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Amen! You can go into some neighborhoods, though, at 2 AM, and see even little children outside on the sidewalk. It’s as if the parents have no common sense.


24 posted on 05/13/2014 6:53:25 PM PDT by Bigg Red (1 Pt 1: As he who called you is holy, be holy yourselves in every aspect of your conduct.)
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To: rickmichaels
Hmmmm. Once upon a time in America, PARENTS set curfews on kids. Of course, now that libtards have destroyed the family, who else but government can or will?

Certainly, the "Baby Daddy's" can't be bothered to control their multiple, feral offspring (which, to be fair, is hard to do from an alcohol/drug induced stupor, or prison).

25 posted on 05/13/2014 6:59:11 PM PDT by Sicon ("All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others." - G. Orwellou)
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To: Sicon

Actually long-past Baltimore had curfews and truant officers as mentioned earlier. You can ask my mom. Guess which society was a lot more civil?


26 posted on 05/13/2014 7:11:14 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: rickmichaels

Omar don’t scare...


27 posted on 05/13/2014 7:13:26 PM PDT by strider44
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To: Dilbert San Diego

I presume the law only applies to children not accompanied by parents.


28 posted on 05/13/2014 8:15:44 PM PDT by doug from upland (Obama and the leftists - destroying our country one day at a time)
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To: Grams A
A female mother and male father, and they were married? That would be the trifecta of morality.
29 posted on 05/13/2014 10:53:39 PM PDT by itssme
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To: crz
“with critics calling the move legal overreach.”

Now cry me a river. Curfews are nothing new. It was 9 PM in the town where I attended High School, and it was enforced. When the whistle blew at the mill, you had better be at least heading for home. AND if there were more than three in a group, you were split up.

All sports were done by 9 PM if later, they made exceptions for that night.

And that somehow negates the fact that it's a legal overreach?

30 posted on 05/14/2014 2:40:29 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: rickmichaels

This is how they control us. Instead of going after the real problem they treat us all like criminals. Kind of like the airport and Muslims.

Good thing we are not ‘racist’

Mr Orwell please pick up the red phone.


31 posted on 05/14/2014 2:56:40 AM PDT by Altura Ct.
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