We’ve now uploaded several excerpts of Monday’s Silver Spring Citizens Advisory Board meeting, where the proposed youth curfew ordinance was discussed. The clips can be played in sequence as a playlist, or viewed individually. In the prior post, we shared several interviews with curfew opponents after Monday’s Citizen Advisory Board meeting. In this post, we share statements made to the board by Thomas Nephew, Leah Muskin-Pierret, and Jim Zepp.
Thomas Nephew is a member of the Montgomery County Civil Rights Coalition.
“Even as revised, even with all the other good ideas that I fully support — working with youth… police substations– even with those revisions a measure like this punishes all kids in the future for the misdeeds of a few in the past. “
Leah Muskin-Pierret is a Montgomery Blair High School student and co-founder of “Stand Up to the Montgomery County Curfew.”
“I’m 17 and in about two and a half hours I will become either a violent criminal or a helpless victim. Or so goes the logic.”
Jim Zepp is a director of the Justice Research and Statistics Association (JRSA).
“The police have made the case that a curfew can be a tool in their toolbox. They have *not* really made the case that it’s going to be an effective tool for solving Silver Spring’s problems.”