Baltimore, Maryland - June 05, 2014: North Bond Street, where much of the HBO television series "The Wire" was filmed, has undergone heavy renovation, but the surrounding neighborhood is still sketchy. In an attempt to make Baltimore safer and target youth crime and violence against children, Baltimore's city council passed a stricter curfew for youths. For children under 14, the curfew is 9pm. For children 14-16, the curfew is 10pm during the week, and 11pm on the weekends and summer. Proponents of the bill say children violating the curfew will not be cuffed and the criminal justice system will not be involved. Critics of the bill worry this bill will turn into Baltimore's version "stop and frisk," and how individual police officers will handle curfew violators. Children interviewed said that if they see a curfew officer, they'll most likely run -- evading an officer, an act that might warrant a justified arrest.
CREDIT: Matt Roth for The New York Times
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