Last weekend, nine people, most of them juveniles, were arrested after a fight that started in a bathroom in the mall’s food court turned into a large disturbance in the parking lot. Police struggled to disperse hundreds of young people, though many of them were believed to be innocent bystanders. Ms. Bevins and Mr. Marks met with mall officials afterward and pressed them to adopt a policy like that at Towson Town Center (which is owned by the same parent company) that requires minors to be accompanied by a parent or adult guardian on weekend evenings. That’s a reasonable approach, so long as it is enforced equitably, but it’s not clear that it would make much difference. Crime statistics reported by The Sun’s Nicholas Bogel-Burroughs showed little change in the number of calls for service at the Towson mall after it instituted its youth escort policy, though youths do make up a larger percentage of those arrested at White Marsh than they do at Towson or at the Avenue, which also restricts unaccompanied youth in the evenings.