Baltimore City ponders 9 pm curfew for teens, final vote in June

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New bill may set Orwellian precedence in cities across America if passed

By Shepard Ambellas

BALTIMORE CITY, Maryland (INTELLIHUB) — The City Council approved a preliminary vote Tuesday for a future bill which, if passed in June, will enforce a strict new set of curfew laws within the city limits for teens under the age of 14, requiring them to be home before 9 pm while fourteen to sixteen-year-old kids will need to be in by 10 pm on school nights and by 11 pm on the weekends.

However, locals and civil rights groups are saying that the bill would be unconstitutional if passed and are not happy about the proposal at all.

According to reports, the bill’s final vote will be sometime in June and may set a precedence nationwide, sending a Orwellian message to the general populace of the United States.

Megan McCorkell writing for CBS Baltimore reported:

“If adopted, it would make Baltimore’s daytime and evening curfews one of the most extreme curfews in the country,” said Sonia Kumar, ACLU Maryland.

Kumar sent a letter to the council saying enforcement of the curfew expansion encourages unnecessary police stops for young people.

“I can’t look at you and say, `You’re over 14; you’re under 14; you’re 15.’ And moreover, I can’t look at you and know whether you are on your way home from school,” she said.

I wonder how long it will be before cities start caging up people?

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