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County Executive Urges Action on Youth Curfew Bill; ACLU, Civil Rights Coalition Join Leggett in Denouncing Proposed “Loitering” Bill

County Executive Ike Leggett recently urged the County Council to bring to a vote the proposed youth curfew bill which has been at the Council since July. In response, the Council has scheduled the measure for a vote on December 6. The bill is designed to protect underage youth from becoming victims of crime or becoming involved in late-night crime and anti-social activities.

Police announced another late night mass theft incident in Silver Spring over the last weekend involving underage youth. Read more....

In addition, the County Executive, the Montgomery County chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union and the Montgomery County Civil Rights Coalition strongly opposed the “loitering” bill proposed by Councilmember Phil Andrews, a measure which the County Attorney has already called “likely unconstitutional” and which is opposed by the Police Department. See the County Executive’s testimony. See the testimony of the ACLU and the Civil Rights Coalition.

Go to www.montgomerycountymd.gov/curfew for more information.

CATEGORIES: County Executive
POSTED AT: Tuesday, November 22, 2011 | 10:24:00 PM |
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