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Hundreds Turned Away from Towson Town Center As Teen Curfew Takes Effect


Towson Town Center

Teenagers in Towson may need a couple more weeks to adjust to their mall’s new youth supervision requirements.

Curfew is Lifted in Baltimore

Peaceful march on MLK Blvd., Sat., May 2.
Peaceful march on MLK Blvd., May 2.

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake released a statement on Sunday morning ending the citywide 10 p.m.- 5 a.m. curfew that was implemented after Monday’s unrest. Here is the full statement:

Bars, Restaurants Shift Hours and Band Together as Curfew Takes Toll

Brewer's Art opened at 2 p.m.
Brewer’s Art opened at 2 p.m.

The 10 p.m. – 5 a.m. curfew implemented in Baltimore following Monday’s riots is being credited with helping to keep peace. But as it enters its third night, the ban on being out is also beginning to take a toll on bars and restaurants. 

New York Times Examines Baltimore’s Strict New Curfew Law

Photo by Andrew Collins/via About.com
Photo by Andrew Collins/via About.com

Baltimore’s new curfew law is one of the strictest in the nation. It calls for kids under age 14 to be off the streets by 9 PM; those aged 14 to 16 can stay out until 10 PM. The law is intended to reduce crime and improve safety, but it’s been criticized as overly strict and unfair. And now the New York Times is weighing in on the debate.