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Curfews in the USA?
kyupol at 3:00PM, Aug. 16, 2008
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This is disturbing…

Reminds me of Ferdinand Marcos.

Martial Law? Anyone?


16 youths off Hartford, Conn. streets in sweep

1 day ago

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Police took 16 young people off the streets on the first night of a curfew crackdown in response to escalating violence, officials said.

The curfew in the Connecticut capital bans anyone under 18 from loitering on the streets after 9 p.m., unless they are with a parent or guardian.

Police Chief Daryl Roberts said curfew violators were taken to their homes and enforcement of the long-standing curfew went without incident Thursday night. He said there were no reported shootings in the city of 125,000 residents.

Police have said the curfew ordinance will be enforced for 30 days.

The announcement followed a violent weekend during which 11 people were shot. Seven of the victims were wounded in gunfire that erupted after Saturday's West Indian Day parade. A 21-year-old man was killed, and the wounded included a 7-year-old boy and 15-month-old girl.

City officials initially said that curfew violators would be detained at community centers, but backed off that plan after the American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut said it would violate youths' rights. But officials said violators could be placed in state custody if they are picked up by police and there are no responsible adults at their homes.

An ACLU attorney, David McGuire, said the group opposes juvenile curfews because they violate the fundamental rights of innocent people. He said there were no immediate plans for legal action against the city.

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Puff_Of_Smoke at 3:41PM, Aug. 16, 2008
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Liberty. lol.
I have a gun. It's really powerful. Especially against living things.
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Inkmonkey at 7:32PM, Aug. 16, 2008
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Your penchant for marginalizing real problems by comparing them to these kinds of things never ceases to astound…
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Croi Dhubh at 12:08AM, Aug. 17, 2008
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Many, many cities have curfew laws for people under 18 years of age because of gang problems and other huge issues they faced. The laws simply state if you are under the age of 18 years of age, you cannot be hanging around town. If you are going to and/or from a business/home/work, you are fine.

There is nothing wrong with the laws, which is why they have never been ruled as unconstitutional and never will be.
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Fenn at 1:35AM, Aug. 17, 2008
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That's hardly martial law. Panic much?
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lothar at 6:22AM, Aug. 17, 2008
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they're Kids ! why should they have any rights ?
now if they were targeting adults or a certain group of adults, that would be a different story. but they havn't done that … Yet . trivialities like these obfuscate the real issues of heavy handed government. under 18 curfews have been goin on forever, kids that age shouldn't be out fucking around at night anyway , because they are stupid and cause trouble for normal people ! and if they don't like it , they can always just GROW UP !
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bravo1102 at 8:22AM, Aug. 17, 2008
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I saw the result when I was in court the other day. The kid got the fine, which he has to pay (not the parents, though he can borrow the money).

Second offence the parents get locked up in jail for 30 days.

Kyupol do you know what martial law entails? It's not quite a curfew on minors. (under 18 you do not have full rights under the law. Can't be bound in legal contract (must be respresented by a guardian) or represent themselves in court. This is also covered under the laws of regentcy for titled landowners. It's always been that way going back a few thousand years. The age has differed from culture to culture especially if the minor in question is responsible for their own household)

Let's live the movie Wild in the Streets Drop the voting age to 15 and elect a celebrity musician president.(Hannah Montana maybe?)
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Signz at 8:28AM, Aug. 17, 2008
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……… well this was a let down of a topic
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bravo1102 at 9:47AM, Aug. 17, 2008
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……… well this was a let down of a topic

Damn law-abiding/law-making adults!
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