Youth Curfews

Youth Curfews

Montgomery County is considering imposing a year-round curfew on kids under 18 as a way to address crime and gang-related violence.

Montgomery County is considering imposing a year-round curfew on kids under 18. The measure is intended to address crime and gang-related violence, but critics say it is a misguided approach that won't work. We look at the Montgomery County proposal, and how curfews already in place in the District and Prince George's county are working.

Guests

Abigail Burman

Student, Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts; Silver Spring resident

Daniel Okonkwo

Executive Director, DC Lawyers for Youth

Marc Elrich

Member, Montgomery County Council (D- At Large)

Tailor Coble

Senior, School Without Walls; Participant, WAMU's summer Youth Voices program

Tony Hausner

Founder and chair, Safe Silver Spring

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