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Flash Crowds and Curfews

Posted Tuesday, July 12, 2011

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Flash Crowds and Curfews Recent incidents of flash crowds of teens gathered in public places are causing so much concern in Northeast Ohio that the Cuyahoga County Sheriff has opened a tip line and elected leaders are seeking legislative solutions. On the next Sound of Ideas, we'll talk about the response to what some call a serious community problem, one with potential for violence, and what others call an over-reaction driven by fear and ignorance. Tuesday at 9 on 90.3.


Community/Human Interest, Courts/Crime - Fire/Law Enforcement, Parenting/Child Care


Ken Montlack, City Council member, Cleveland Heights
Jack Davis, Police Captain, Cuyahoga Falls
Dan Flannery, Director, Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education, Case Western Reserve University
Stanley Miller, Executive Director, Cleveland Branch NAACP
Bob Reid, Sheriff, Cuyahoga County

Additional Information

Cuyahoga County Sheriff, Cleveland Heights, meeting to deal with flash mob activity, The Plain Dealer
Cleveland Heights passes emergency curfew to curb accelerating problem with flash crowds, The Plain Dealer
Age curfew in Falls has rockin first week, Akron Beacon Journal

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