City Cracks Down On Nuisance ‘Squeegee Kids’

The issue of young residents aggressively approaching motorists at traffic lights to ask them if they can clean their windshields for money has been a problem in Baltimore City for decades and reached a tipping point this past summer when a driver was shot multiple times.

At a glance

  • The so-called “Squeegee Collaborative” effort begins Tuesday with enforcement at six hot spot corners.
  • Critics say stopping the youths will lead to them committing crimes get money.
  • The programs also include an “earn and learn” program that will pay the kids to participate in a work-training programs.
  • The enforcement process will be violators get a warning, then a warning and a “referral to service,” with the third violation leading to a citation or panhandling or solicitation.

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