Three years after the Borough Council of Waynesboro, Pa., passed a youth curfew law, police there are stepping up their efforts to enforce it and deal with adult loiterers at the same time.
There are constitutional issues to be dealt with, for sure, but we support the effort. If downtown streets become a hangout for those with nothing else to do, it will only make it more difficult to attract new businesses and residents.
The new enforcement effort, which began earlier this month, is called Operation Broom Sweep. It was launched in response to Borough Council complaints about young people loitering in front of downtown businesses.
More than a dozen people were cited for violations, including loitering, littering, trespassing, curfew violations and riding bicycles, skateboards and scooters on the sidewalk.