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Young persons in hooded tops gather on a housing estate east of Bristol city centre February 1, 2007, Bristol, England.
Orange County conducted its first countywide curfew sweep last Friday. Hundreds of officers from about 20 agencies picked up 67 teens for breaking curfew. In most cities, unsupervised minors are banned from being out in public without a guardian between 10pm and 5am – even if they have parental permission. The OC sweeps were part of program to reduce truancy and keep kids out of gangs. And there are more coming. Are curfew laws fair? And is this “scared straight” approach working?
Ed Arevalo, Investigator, Anaheim Police Department, Gang and Safe Schools Detail