Thursday, October 27, 2011

Montgomery County Parents Reject County Executive Ike Leggett's Curfew Proposal // Council of PTA's Votes NO on Curfew

The Examiner today reports that Montgomery County's Council of PTA's has passed a resolution opposing County Executive Ike Leggett's youth curfew proposal:
Montgomery parents called County Executive Ike Leggett's controversial youth curfew proposal "unjustifiable," passing a resolution against the legislation. 
The Montgomery County Council of Parent-Teacher Associations said that the 50 percent decline in gang-related crime since 2008 showed existing strategies were already effective, and pointed to laws already on the books to check suspicious behavior. 
"Imposing a law on the entire population of Montgomery County youth when the culprit exists in a small segment of the county is unjustifiable," the resolution reads." As an organization representative of 50,000, these positions are a clear sign that our community is very much engaged in critical school and youth-related issues," President Kristin Trible said.
The resolution comes after other negative developments for the Leggett plan. Maryland Juice earlier this week reported that two Councilmembers introduced an alternative bill, while two County-appointed advisory boards representing areas targeted for curfew enforcement refused to rubber-stamp the curfew plan.

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