ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — The Montgomery County Council has delayed action on a youth curfew plan proposed by County Executive Isiah Leggett.

Lawmakers voted 6 to 3 on Tuesday to delay the vote. The curfew would make it generally illegal for anyone under 18 to be outside after midnight on weekends and 11 p.m. during the week. It was proposed over the summer after a gang fight in Silver Spring.

Council members have said that crime in the county is not dire enough to warrant the curfew.

Leggett said in a statement Tuesday that the Council’s refusal to take a vote on the measure shows “a failure of leadership.”

Tabling the measure means it can be brought up again and voted on during the next 18 months.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Comments (5)
  1. robertryan says:

    Citizens, then don’t complain when crimes are being committed by mexican & black low lifes such as the flash mob raid on a convenience store recently. You want to coddle them, then we all pay the price. County council are a bunch of liberal jack -offs.

  2. PAUL E. MICELLI says:

    Shows a “lack of responsibility” by the Council. . . .do nothing until someone is badly hurt or KILLED!!

  3. MD VOTER says:

    The council does not want to address the problem because of PC. Keep these punts off the streets and maybe people will return to the malls, shopping centers and even the Inner Harbor. I don’t see this happening because all government officials are afraid to make a decision that will effect their re-election.

  4. Sharon says:

    NEWS FLASH ! White kids steal just like the mexicans and blacks. The only problem is when your kids are in stores stealing the patrons are usually looking the other way because they have small minds like you…our kids don’t steal, therefore, they don’t need to be watched. That is a bunch of bull@#%. CASE CLOSED. When you were a kid, who didn’t steal a nickel from mom’s purse or stole a cookie from the cookie jar when you were told not to. That’s what most kids do. The majority do steal even if it is something as simple as a cookie.

  5. robertryan says:

    Sharon, You can hardly equate stealing cookies & a nickel to what these Black & Mexican gangs are doing. Try burning, destroying property, burning as a comparison. Maybe if your lazy race would have a couple of real concerned parents in the home & make sure you take an interest with them in school, they wouldn’t be the savages they are.

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