A county in Maryland close to Washington, D.C., simply recorded the deadliest month in a long time. Native authorities officers are fed up with the surge in violent crime and introduced a curfew for younger folks, which can final for a month, in accordance with The Washington Occasions.
Prince George’s County Govt Angela Alsobrooks held a press convention Monday in regards to the new curfew would start subsequent weekend and final for 30 days. Anybody beneath 17 shall be forbidden from public areas between 10 pm and 5 am on weeknights until escorted by a mother or father. On weekends the curfew begins at midnight and shall be enforced by police.
Alsobrooks’ announcement comes as county police investigated 24 killings in August alone, a document excessive.
She mentioned an “eye-popping” 430 arrests of juveniles this 12 months is a doubling of final 12 months’s figures — including lots of violent crime is being dedicated by younger folks.
“At this level, these youngsters don’t simply want a hug, they should be held accountable,” Alsobrooks mentioned. “I do know it’s not a preferred factor to say, nevertheless it’s a good query: The place are their mother and father? The place are the aunties, the place are the uncles and different members of the family who’re chargeable for them?”
She warned there’d been a harmful spike in carjackings by “armed and harmful youngsters,” calling it a extreme downside.
The final time a youth curfew was applied within the county was in 1995. Punishments for folks are fines as much as $250.
Prince George’s County Police Chief Malik Aziz mentioned the variety of juveniles being repeatedly arrested is “deeply troubling.”
Gun weblog Bearing Arms identified:
“So I’ve to present Prince George’s County credit score for in search of methods to cut back homicides that don’t contain gun management, however I’m unsure interfering with the rights of a whole phase of individuals of whom a small proportion are unhealthy actors, however nonetheless account for lower than 1 / 4 of all violent crimes is the way in which to go.”
… and what occurs if the curfew doesn’t work?
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