Why a Curfew Is Unnecessary 

A proposed curfew would target Oakland's teenagers, but state statistics show that youth crime has plummeted in the city since the late-1990s.

Although there is little evidence that youth curfews work, Councilmen Larry Reid and Ignacio De La Fuente are continuing their push for one in Oakland. The councilmen contend that it would help Oakland police combat the city's high crime rate. But a…

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