‘Teens off streets by 9pm or parents get $500 fine’: Baltimore Mayor

By Shepard Ambellas

Parents outraged as new curfew law sweeps Baltimore

(Photo credit: mystgrit/Flickr)
(Photo credit: mystgrit/Flickr)

BALTIMORE (INTELLIHUB) — Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has managed to set the toughest curfew laws in America, cracking down on unruly teens who like to stay out past 9 pm.

In total police state fashion, kids under 14-years of age will need to be inside their homes no later than 9pm, while kids 14 to 16-years of age can indulge in outdoor activities for an hour later and even two during the summer months when school is not in session.

Although the mayor is proud of the new law, expected to rake in record revenue for the city once fully enforced, parents seem to have a different point of view and in some cases are down right angry. In fact, some have even heard rumors of youth camps/jails. But rest assured, the loving mayor dispelled the hearsay.

The Baltimore Sun reported:

On Saturday morning, Rawlings-Blake knocked on doors in Ednor Gardens-Lakeside to inform residents of the forum and answer questions, accompanied by Councilman Brandon M. Scott, Maj. Richard Worley, commander of the Northeast police district, and several community liaisons. They passed out literature that sought to dispel some “myths” about the measure, including the notion that the curfew centers where children will be taken are like youth jails.

Shockingly, some, like myself now question if this type law will set precedence for the entire U.S. as economic and border tensions arise.

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shepard bio photoShepard Ambellas is the founder and editor-in-chief of Intellihub News and the maker of SHADE the Motion Picture. You can also find him on Twitter and Facebook. Shepard also appears on the Travel Channel series America Declassified.

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