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Teen control, it's getting worse.

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posted on Jul, 31 2006 @ 11:43 AM
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Teen control, it's getting worse. Before today, teens from 16 years old and less in Washington were already forced to a curfew at 12:00PM. Now, with the new law, the curfew for teens will be at 22:00PM.

Police State... already here. Sorry but at 16 years old, i was out till 3 in the morning...

Link Metropolitan Police Department of Washington




posted on Jul, 31 2006 @ 12:02 PM
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10pm what the hell... Long gone are the days when children where encouraged to spend time out side, to socialize with friends, to be a normal human being huh? To tell a kid at 16 they have to be indoors at 10pm while they have a car and can drive is ridiculous to say the least, kids under ... 12 I could understand.



posted on Jul, 31 2006 @ 12:53 PM
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Hmm...that sucks. I for one will probablly ignore it, but eh. I thought it was alright to be past curfew if you had someone 18+ with you? Could be wrong.



posted on Jul, 31 2006 @ 09:35 PM
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Crime in DC is disatrously high and lots of the crime is thought to be from the young, so it seems to make sense for a city to have an ordinance like this.


I mean, what 16 year olds are wandering around DC at midnight in the first place anyway?



posted on Aug, 1 2006 @ 04:03 AM
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WTF??
a curfew????
When the hell did this happen?



posted on Aug, 1 2006 @ 04:15 AM
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Originally posted by Nygdan
Crime in DC is disatrously high and lots of the crime is thought to be from the young, so it seems to make sense for a city to have an ordinance like this.


I mean, what 16 year olds are wandering around DC at midnight in the first place anyway?


Yes, Exactly. How many things did any of us do when we were 'young and stupid'? On the downside, laws like this could only serve to incriminate innocent youth with no thoughts of violence or law breaking.....

When I was that age, would I have listened to any type of law like this (no matter what my intentions)?

>.......Nope.



posted on Aug, 1 2006 @ 04:39 AM
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If the crime rate is very high and teenagers in this age group are responsible, then these measures would be warranted. BUT if there is some other element responsible, or there is evidence to suggest that these crimes are committed by the more 'hardcore' teens, the ones that would not care about a curfew, then this is just another ridiculous move by a bungling bureaucracy.

And it's not like a curfew is going to keep kids from staying out past ten if there's a half-decent party on. It sure wouldn't keep me.



posted on Aug, 1 2006 @ 09:01 AM
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Originally posted by Nygdan
Crime in DC is disatrously high and lots of the crime is thought to be from the young, so it seems to make sense for a city to have an ordinance like this.


So now they get to break a whole new law? Really, it won't stop criminals and instead it'll make more people criminals.


Originally posted by Nygdan
I mean, what 16 year olds are wandering around DC at midnight in the first place anyway?


Loads of kids do it. It's a great way to socialize, without everyone else around. We used to go to skate parks in Coventry when I was 15/16 at like 1am on weekends. We did no harm and it meant we could do what we wanted, without all the younger kids there.

Maybe people should bother to give younger people something to do? I mean, over here there was a shocking rise in crime as youth centers declined.



posted on Aug, 2 2006 @ 04:50 AM
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I agree in this curfew. I mean, KIDS of 16 shouldn't be in the streets after 10pm anyways. Socializing? i think not!! Drinking, Smoking pot and taking drugs and not to mention house breaking etc.

Hell yes!! Curfew away!! I have to agree with these type of controls cos I can promise you, it doesn't seem as though the parents have much control on their kids!!



posted on Aug, 2 2006 @ 11:30 AM
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shearder, why can't they be out that late?

Can you please link to any study, which has shown teenagers who go out at night somehow are worse for society? In fact, I'd like to see any study which would show that would stop crime some how.

Can people not work it out? If they are going around mugging, killing, etc, a curfew won't stop them.



posted on Aug, 2 2006 @ 11:44 AM
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Originally posted by Odium
If they are going around mugging, killing, etc, a curfew won't stop them.



EXACTLY! A curfew will only punish the innocent ones, because the ones out doing the crimes could care less about a curfew! And don't the cops have anything better to do than to make sure that, the 15 year old getting a hamburger because he's hungry at 10:30 at night on a friday night , is not on the streets... Jeesh.. my goodness... !!! Those politicians really don't put a lot of thought into their decisions... this one will only do more bad than good!

And the penalty is "detainement".. LOL... good waste of taxpayers money!!!!!!!!! Glad I don't live there.



posted on Aug, 4 2006 @ 02:22 AM
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I believe if everything needed a "study" there would be no one on the streets committing crimes due to conducting "studies".

The fact of the matter is, and i do NOT in anyway say that all teens are "criminals", keeping them off the streets protects THEM!! It is also a way for society to ensure the next generation does not make the same mistakes as this current generation that just does not seem to give a sh1t about the youth and is just about as bad as the thugs on the streets in front of their kids - smoking dope, screwing around, selling drugs etc.

So it's cool, a 15 year old going out at 10 to buy a hamburger. Cool. Ther's no problem there. But is he going to walk to MikyD's or stop over for a "pull" somewhere. It ALL depends on HOW the kid was raised and where and how his or her morals were wrought.



posted on Aug, 4 2006 @ 10:07 AM
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Originally posted by shearder
I agree in this curfew. I mean, KIDS of 16 shouldn't be in the streets after 10pm anyways. Socializing? i think not!! Drinking, Smoking pot and taking drugs and not to mention house breaking etc.

Hell yes!! Curfew away!! I have to agree with these type of controls cos I can promise you, it doesn't seem as though the parents have much control on their kids!!


Man, I agree with you 100%. Hell, if it were up to me, most teenagers would be in gulags.




posted on Aug, 4 2006 @ 10:32 AM
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you really want to curb DC's crime rate?

Try locking up all the lying ,stealing politricksters.. they are the real criminals.

This is insane..pure lunacy. this measure will only stop people that wouldnt be doing these crimes in ther first place.. the people that will commit these crimes wont bat an eyelash at the curfew. Stupid LAW made by stupid people. PERIOD!



posted on Aug, 4 2006 @ 10:49 AM
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I agree with the curfew. It is meant as a means to keep younger criminals off the street at a time during the day when crime appears to be high, and keep the innocent off the streets for their own safety.

Also, the curfew is not extremely restrictive.



Washington Post

Young people accompanied by parents or responsible adults will still be allowed on the streets during curfew hours. Other exceptions include traveling on interstate highways through the city or between work and home. Young people are also allowed to be on the sidewalks in front of their own homes.


During the last week of June, 44 juveniles were arrested for serious crimes in Washington D.C. By moving the curfew time to 10pm, hopefully the number of serious crimes by juveniles will decrease since there will be (hoepfully) fewer teen-agers out and about.



posted on Aug, 4 2006 @ 02:46 PM
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I think its utter madness, to punish the inncocent teenagers who are just out to have fun, coming home from a party or what ever. And if you think all kids out past 10pm are out smoking drugs or drinking then why not get a seperate police unit to crack down on these kinds of things and actally target the people responsibly.

But if the curfew stays then the only crime that will go down would be muggings because there is no other teenagers to mug, but if they wont be mugging people they will move onto other things such as criminal damage or even burgalry.



posted on Aug, 4 2006 @ 02:53 PM
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Originally posted by DCFusion
I agree with the curfew. It is meant as a means to keep younger criminals off the street at a time during the day when crime appears to be high, and keep the innocent off the streets for their own safety.



And what happened to "innocent until proven guilty?" IMO, it is up to parents to handle their children until they actually break a law...and I don't mean some silly curfew. I love how they think they can legislate parenting.

Every kid on the streets past 10 isn't necessarily "smokin drugs" or breaking any law at all. Sometimes we were looking for places to have unprotected sex...



posted on Aug, 5 2006 @ 03:24 AM
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Okay, so a kid is wandering the streets after curfew. That's a crime, right?

Well...show me the victim. Oh, right! There isn't one!

A crime without a victim is not a crime at all.

Now, if, while out late at night, the kid commits some kind of crime, then file charges for THAT.



posted on Aug, 5 2006 @ 03:32 AM
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THat sucks to be in DC.
Try to do that in NY, there is now way in hell people would let them.
Its so common sense stupid, i dont understand how they can get away with this
sh!t and people just let them.

I think Anthony A. Williams has to have his head removed from his ass. WHat the hell is he doing checking for colon cancer ?

[edit on 5-8-2006 by R3KR]



posted on Aug, 6 2006 @ 02:32 PM
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My personal beliefs is that 18 should be the magical year for everything. Raise the driving licence age to 18, lower the drinking age to 18, 18 year olds should buy handguns, ect.

I still think you should be able to get a learners permit when you are 16, and that should allow you to drive if an over 18 adult is in the car with you, but 16 is a strange age to be behind the wheel of a 1/2 ton killing machine.

If you are old enough to vote, go to war, or star in your first pornography, then I think you are old enough to drink and learn firearms safety. Just my 2 cents.

P.S. Also, I almost forgot. What got me started on this rant to begin with, curfew should be in place for under 18 in certain places, for their safety as well as crime prevention. 18 and above should be exempt as well as anyone in the presence of 18 or above. present adult(18) should except all responsibility for minors in their company.

[edit on 6-8-2006 by Nicotine1982]



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