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Encouraging Safety and Responsibility for Baltimore’s Squeegee Kids

Stephen G. Hall
Sep 21, 2019 - 5:00

For any longtime resident of Baltimore or an out of town visitor, a common and well-known fixture of the city is the squeegee kid. Squeegee kids are teenagers and young adults who dart into traffic at intersections or gas stations and quickly clean car windows. Many of these children are attempting to make money during school and summer breaks while others use the activity as a source of income to supplement family expenses. The squeegee kids issue is not new for Baltimore, which has struggled for more than thirty years for an appropriate public response. Squeegee kids have existed in the city as far...

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