The Baltimore County Council is considering a resolution encouraging White Marsh Mall to adopt a curfew for underage teenagers on Friday and Saturday evenings. The request would be a response to a fight over the summer during which police arrested seven minors and two 19-year-olds.
A racist flyer comparing Baltimore bus riders to apes and encouraging the cutting of what it called the “Ghetto Bus Line” to White Marsh Mall, after a recent fight in the parking lot, drew boycott threats online — and swift condemnation from mall officials expressing their disgust.
The Baltimore County executive, Don Mohler, harshly criticized a proposal from two county legislators to cut late-night weekend bus service to White Marsh Mall after a fight on Saturday led to the arrest of nine people.
The Baltimore City Council president and a representative of a Northeast Baltimore district said Thursday that they were strongly opposed to a proposal to cut bus service to White Marsh Mall after a fight over the weekend. They believe some supporters of the proposal are motivated by racism.
Baltimore County Council members Cathy Bevins and Davis Marks asked the MTA in a letter Wednesday to stop sending buses to the White Marsh Mall area after 11 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays after a fight over the weekend that led to the arrest of two adults and seven juveniles.
It's an age-old scene being played out across the U.S. this month as consumers head to stores for new clothing, shoes, supplies and equipment before the start of classes. Buying is expected to heat up this week in Maryland during the state's annual tax holiday.