Tag Archives: Curfew Sweeps

[Video] Curfew Sweeps Explained

By Keegan Kyle   As San Diego police have cut staffing and eliminated specialized units in recent years, they’ve funneled more resources toward enforcing the city’s 10 p.m. curfew on kids. Today, police regularly swarm inner-city neighborhoods, arrest minors out … Continue reading

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City Heights Class Cautions Girls About Falling Prey To Sex Trafficking

By Nicholas McVicker and Susan Murphy It’s graduation day for these 30 girls in City Heights. The teens have spent the past six weeks learning to make better choices after being arrested for curfew violations. “I was actually at a … Continue reading

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Better Safe Than Sorry: Youth Discuss Curfew Sweeps

By Erin Timony, Anais Bernard Oscar Perez, Trevor Seines and Dylan Rohn Once a month in City Heights, police sweep the neighborhood in search of underage kids who are in violation of San Diego’s 10 p.m. curfew. Their efforts have … Continue reading

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San Diego’s Major Curfew Push: A Reader’s Guide

Two minors are detained at the corner of 54th Street and University Avenue during a March 2010 curfew sweep. | Photo Credit: Sam Hodgson By Keegan Kyle   No recent police initiative has received more praise from San Diego’s elected … Continue reading

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Letter: Are Curfew Sweeps Worth Dividing the Community?

By Diana Ross Diana Ross is the collaborative director for the Mid-City Community Advocacy Network. You can reach her at dross@midcitycan.org. Mid-City CAN knows that children’s safety is important. In 2009, we conducted 105 house meetings with more than 1,500 … Continue reading

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Police Gathering Curfew Stats, But Not the Key Ones

Police picked up Jobana Castellon during a curfew sweep in 2009. She said she was just walking home from an event designed to develop leadership skills in the Latino community. | Photo Credit: Sam Hodgson By Keegan Kyle The San … Continue reading

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When Juvenile Crime Happens

By Keegan Kyle When defending the heavy focus on curfew sweeps in neighborhoods like City Heights, a tactic we’ve been exploring lately, proponents often say that most violent crime happens during curfew hours. The community needs the sweeps, residents, police … Continue reading

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Graphic: San Diego’s Curfew Push

By Keegan Kyle San Diego police have arrested hundreds of kids in recent years by conducting regular curfew sweeps in the city’s urban core. The sweeps have been widely publicized since their inception. What hasn’t received much attention is the … Continue reading

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Readers Debate Curfew Sweeps

By Keegan Kyle My story last week about San Diego’s increased use of curfew sweeps stirred a passionate discussion. Proponents have long said the sweeps are responsible for a recent drop in juvenile crime, but our analysis of five years of … Continue reading

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Letter: Curfew Sweeps Are Protecting At-Risk Children

By Theresa Quiroz, Resident Theresa Quiroz  has been a community advocate for 16 years. She is treasurer of the City Heights Community Development Corporation, Co-Chair of the Affordable Housing Coalition of San Diego County and a board member of the Ridgeview … Continue reading

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