Montgomery County Executive Confident Youth Curfew Can Pass

ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett says he is confident that a bill designed to establish a youth curfew has enough support to pass the county council.

Leggett on Tuesday met with council members to discuss the plan. During the meeting, Leggett pointed to a large fight in Silver Spring in July that involved about 70 people and led to a woman being stabbed.

The proposed measure would ban anyone under 18 in public places starting at midnight on weekends and 11 p.m. during the week. First offenders would be fined $100.

The plan is strongly opposed by Democratic Councilman Phil Andrews, who heads the committee that is scheduled to hold a work session on the bill on Thursday.

No vote is expected until at least November.

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  • SEMomma

    Since males commit most of the violent crimes after dark, we should simply place a curfew on all males, of every age. Girls and women can then move about safely and freely.

    If curfews will be imposed, let’s be sensible about it! I’d much rather be wandering alone at night with a bunch of teen girls around, then men of any age.

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