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Old 08-10-2014, 01:11 AM   #1
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Default Go home kids: Baltimore launches strict evening curfew for youth

i support this 100% and think it should be a federal law. ..the hours are pretty much the same hours i had as a kid.
just the other night i was driving down a street (doing the speed limit) and had a kid about 6 or 7 run out in front of me. it was fucking damn near midnight !!! fortunately i'm always on the look out for cats and dogs bolting out in the street from behind parked cars.

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BALTIMORE - As dusk crept over Collington Square Park, in east Baltimore, the children's chatter of questions began.
"What time is my curfew?" "What if I'm out with my brother and he's 18?" "If I hide, can I still stay out and play?"
A 23-year-old man with thin, cascading braids who goes by the name Dreads interrupted the chorus of voices: "It's 8:05! You all have 55 minutes left!"
A new youth curfew law, among the strictest in the nation, took effect in Baltimore on Friday night. It requires unaccompanied children under the age of 14 to be indoors by 9 p.m. and for 14, 15 and 16-year-olds to be indoors by 10 p.m. on weekdays and 11 p.m. on weekends and during the summer.
Children found out on the streets can be picked up by police and escorted to one of two recreational centers set up by the city until parents or guardians pick them up.
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blakes says the rules will help keep kids out of harm's way in a city that has long struggled with high crime. But civil liberties groups, including the American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland, say the rules are too vague and make negative interactions between police and children all but inevitable.
"I think there is a widely acknowledged lack of trust between members of the public and the police department in Baltimore. Discussion of this falls against that backdrop," said Sonia Kumar, an ACLU staff attorney.
She said she was also concerned about how police would react if they stop a child who is not carrying a photo identification, or if the child attempts to run away.
Other critics noted that the rec halls that were serving as collection centers for the kids by night were closed for activities and events during the day.
Baltimore, which served as the staging ground for the celebrated HBO police drama "The Wire," has one of the highest rates of violent crime of any U.S. city, with 218 homicides reported in 2012, according to FBI data.
But there are signs that crime in this city of some 625,000 is starting to ebb. The number of murders this year is down 14 percent compared to the same period last year.
'A LOT GOES ON AT NIGHT'
While the curfew attracted strong opposition at a public forum last week, many parents approached on Friday night said they thought it was a good idea.
"A lot goes on at night that they don't need to be involved with," said Alyssa Jackson, 20, as she tended to her 9-month-old daughter Madison on one knee. Jackson said her mother had set a similar curfew for her as a child, and she planned to do the same for her own daughter.
Jackson's friend, Emmanuel Lawson, a fellow Baltimore native, nodded his head in agreement. "Honestly, it just eliminates the possibility of people acting a fool," he said of the curfew.
But Kim Johnson, a single mother of five boys who works a night shift doing custodial work, wasn't so sure.
"What if the baby gets sick in the middle of the night and my 16-year-old needs to go to the store to get something?" said Jackson, 34, as she pushed her child on a swing shortly before the curfew took effect.
She said she was especially worried about the city's threat of fining parents up to $500 if children are found unattended.
For hours after the curfew went into effect, the two recreation centers set up by the city were mostly quiet.
At one point, a woman arrived at the center on the city's west side saying she had come to collect her 11-year-old grandson.
"I think it's good," she said of the curfew. "The kids shouldn't be out on the streets when it gets dark."
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Default Re: Go home kids: Baltimore launches strict evening curfew for youth

Cats and dogs mow em over. It's the deer, elk and moose ya have to worry about.

It's a good idea kids have no business being out at all hours of the night.
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It assumes all of the kids in Baltimore have an inside to go to.
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Default Re: Go home kids: Baltimore launches strict evening curfew for youth

I guess this means that Jon has to go home earlier and get in the shower with his dog.
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I guess this means that Jon has to go home earlier and get in the shower with his dog.
And that is the poor, scared dog running away from home that @MasterOfPuppets is watching out for from bolting out in front of him while driving.

During the summer when we were kids, we had to have our bikes home by dark, but then were free to gallivant all over town to our hearts desire. There weren't as many wackos out there as there are now, though. We were usually home by 10:00 PM anyway because we were worn out from all our activities throughout the day.

During the school year, we had to be home much earlier. We had curfews and bedtimes.
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I guess this means that Jon has to go home earlier and get in the shower with his dog.
I moved away from Baltimore a long time ago. I can shower with my dogs whenever the mood strikes me.
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Default Re: Go home kids: Baltimore launches strict evening curfew for youth

It's not an unreasonable hour, but there are always those boundary conditions. What if you've got a parent who works nights and their teenager is out after curfew? You going to make the parents come down to the police station? You going to ticket the parents?

Then, you have kids who work nights and might be on the way home on public transportation and reasonably out walking home past curfew.
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It's not an unreasonable hour, but there are always those boundary conditions. What if you've got a parent who works nights and their teenager is out after curfew? You going to make the parents come down to the police station? You going to ticket the parents?

Then, you have kids who work nights and might be on the way home on public transportation and reasonably out walking home past curfew.
1. maybe a 3 strike system. first time a warning. second time a fine. third time a stay at the juvenile detention center.

2. in school you need a hall pass to be outside of class. something similar could be issued for teens that need to be out beyond curfew hours.
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Whatever it takes to make our kids safer from preditors, I'm for.
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Whatever it takes to make our kids safer from preditors, I'm for.
pappy , nowadays the kids are the predators.

'Knockout game': Teens attack innocent people just for fun

http://www.today.com/news/knockout-g...fun-2D11648773
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