New Curfew For Baltimore Youth

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The bill was passed Monday evening with a 11-2 vote. Now, children and teenagers are required to be indoors as early as 9 p.m. The new curfew will require youth under the age of 14 to be indoors at 9 p.m. and teenagers 14-16 to be inside at 10 p.m. Before that the curfew was all youth under 17 were to be indoors at 11 p.m. on weeknights and midnight on the weekends.

As with a lot of things you have people who are against this curfew change. Some believe that this will only cause problems between police and teenagers, such as unnecessary stops. On the other hand you have people for it; who believes this will protect teens. Those who do not follow the new curfew law will be taken to curfew centers to be picked up by their parents and parent could be fined. There will be year-round connection centers that will provide resources for those who violate the curfew. Before the vote, the young people changed “no youth curfew”. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake plans to sign the bill into law.

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