Wednesday, August 24, 2011

meeting on proposed curfew and silver spring crime tonight

From friend of JUTP Darian Unger:

Dear friends and neighbors,

All are welcome to participate in a meeting tomorrow (Wednesday) night to discuss both crime and the proposed curfew in Silver Spring. The public meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Silver Spring Civic Building.

The meeting will be a chance to learn and hear from advocates and experts on several sides of the issue. County officials, police, and several community advocacy groups will all provide background information and offer their different positions. As a public committee meeting of the Silver Spring Advisory Board, there will of course be opportunities for you to ask your questions and share your opinions.

All are welcome.

If you have any questions, suggestions, or concerns about the meeting, you're very welcome to email me or give me a call at 301-588-3499.

Hope to see everyone there. As y'all know, the only thing I want to hear about the curfew is that we've abandoned it in favor of actual solutions, but perhaps this meeting is the first step to getting there.

(It's to be seen whether fears of "teen crime" in Silver Spring and elsewhere will dissipate next Monday, once The Youth are back in school and not looting and pillaging, but I'd bet that the urgency with which County Executive Leggett wanted to pass a curfew will die soon after.)

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