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« on: August 21, 2006, 10:44:30 pm »
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No. They are stupid and do not accomplish anything.

For example, the 16 and unders covered by Mankato's largely unenforced curfew never tipped a parked car, set it on fire, set up 4 other large bonfires in the general vacinity throwing anything they could get their hands on into it (including some bikes and destroyed parts of fences) and tossed empty beer bottles at cops and police cars requiring the SWAT Team from Minneapolis to be flown down and the National Guard to be called up to restore order. It was adults in Mankato that did that.

Bismarck had a curfew, but it was also mostly unenforced. Over 90% of the time when adults complained about kids being out late it was because they were at some Christian event actually.
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« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2006, 10:48:41 pm »
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I hate the fact that law-abiding citizens like myself can't stay out later.  If it were practical, I'd have licensing, but that'd be too much of a hassle, so for now, I'll live w/ it and say yes.
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« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2006, 10:52:53 pm »
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I've never been a fan of things like teen curfews or adult swim.  They could just create a section of the town designed (or possibly exclusively) for adults or desginate a section of the pool for 18/21+
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« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2006, 11:00:01 pm »
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THE TEENS WILL BE CORRUPTED! THEY'LL CORRUPT YOU!  OH NO! Lock your doors and windows!  Teenagers could be outz!!111!!!1

Oh wait they are almost entirely U.S. citizens with no criminal record and with no reasonable suspicion of them doing anything wrong?

Stupid curfews.
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« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2006, 11:01:35 pm »
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I despise curfews... Why should someone like myself who doesn't cause trouble be forced to go home by ten o'clock?
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« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2006, 11:05:29 pm »
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Those who break laws wont be stopped by curfews. Those who obey laws will be. Talk about dumb.
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« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2006, 11:42:52 pm »
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Teen curfews are stupid and unconstitutional as well.
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« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2006, 10:10:58 am »
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By government or by parents?

For the former, no.  For the latter, yes.
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« Reply #8 on: August 22, 2006, 10:21:34 am »
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On school nights, I'm all for it.  Kids should be home doing their homework and/or getting enough sleep for the next school day, barring any approved job which releases them by 10pm.
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« Reply #9 on: August 22, 2006, 10:31:20 am »
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On school nights, I'm all for it.  Kids should be home doing their homework and/or getting enough sleep for the next school day, barring any approved job which releases them by 10pm.

And what about the summer?
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« Reply #10 on: August 22, 2006, 10:36:09 am »
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On school nights, I'm all for it.  Kids should be home doing their homework and/or getting enough sleep for the next school day, barring any approved job which releases them by 10pm.

And what about the summer?

That's up to the local administrators.  To me, I say they can be out to 11pm if they are over 16.
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« Reply #11 on: August 22, 2006, 10:41:55 am »
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17 year olds can only be out to 11? Fascist!

When I was 17 I was once out in Minot, ND until 2 AM (that was how long the show/"concert" I was at lasted), meaning I got home at around 4 AM. So were tons of other kids. No problems at all.
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« Reply #12 on: August 22, 2006, 10:51:03 am »
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17 year olds can only be out to 11? Fascist!

When I was 17 I was once out in Minot, ND until 2 AM (that was how long the show/"concert" I was at lasted), meaning I got home at around 4 AM. So were tons of other kids. No problems at all.

Coming from you, that's a compliment.  Smiley

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« Reply #13 on: August 22, 2006, 11:05:46 am »
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No they are completely stupid.

This should be a parents job to deal with when there children should be home not the states. A horrible infringement upon the rights of citizens especially since this is a job that parents should be doing themselves.
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« Reply #14 on: August 22, 2006, 11:06:25 am »
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Do these apply if the teen is with an adult?
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« Reply #15 on: August 22, 2006, 11:14:42 am »
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On school nights, I'm all for it.  Kids should be home doing their homework and/or getting enough sleep for the next school day, barring any approved job which releases them by 10pm.

Who are you to intrude, prude?
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« Reply #16 on: August 22, 2006, 11:40:29 am »
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Do these apply if the teen is with an adult?

I think all states recognize 18-year olds as "adults," so once they reach that age, the curfew doesn't apply.
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« Reply #17 on: August 22, 2006, 12:15:09 pm »
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I think all states recognize 18-year olds as "adults," so once they reach that age, the curfew doesn't apply.

I don't know if this is true or not, but someone told me the age of majority in Ohio is 21, at least regarding moving out of one's home. I don't know how that could be, but that's what I was told.
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« Reply #18 on: August 22, 2006, 12:47:48 pm »
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Do these apply if the teen is with an adult?

Not if it's a parent or whatever. But I imagine 18 year old friends don't count.
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« Reply #19 on: August 22, 2006, 12:56:22 pm »
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Do these apply if the teen is with an adult?

Not if it's a parent or whatever. But I imagine 18 year old friends don't count.

Teens with parents tend to be emancipated in the minds of the state, as well as the federal government.

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« Reply #20 on: August 22, 2006, 01:16:05 pm »
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I don't support teen curfews.
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« Reply #21 on: August 22, 2006, 01:25:12 pm »
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Obviously not. Thank God that idea hasn't swept over here. (Under 18s need by law to be out of nightclubs by midnight though - not that that's enforced either, though they might not let you in after a quarter to midnight.)
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« Reply #22 on: August 22, 2006, 02:07:59 pm »
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Strongly oppose. It should be up to the parents.
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« Reply #23 on: August 22, 2006, 05:46:43 pm »
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Of course not
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« Reply #24 on: August 22, 2006, 06:46:13 pm »
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Terrible idea.
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