Why Curfews Don't Work 

There's been a big push recently to enact a youth curfew in Oakland, but there's little evidence that they're effective; plus they waste police resources.

In the aftermath of the tragic daytime shooting of three-year-old Carlos Nava this summer, Oakland Councilmen Larry Reid and Ignacio De La Fuente renewed their call for a youth curfew in the city. Even though the suspects in Nava's killing are adults,…

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