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Curfew: Worth It Or Not - Curfew: Worth It Or Not The Curfew is not being enforced, imprisons you, and does not prevent kids who are over 17 to commit crimes. There is always no one to enforce the curfew, and it is hard to enforce. You feel as you are in a prison, you should have control over your own life, and government should not tell you what to do. Finally, kids 17 years and younger do not commit crimes. Curfew is not possible to enforce because you can not tell by just looking at someone and saying that they are 17 years or younger....   [tags: essays research papers] 475 words
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Teen Curfew - ... Many parents believe in the curfew not because they think their children are going to commit a crime but because it stops them from staying out of trouble and out of morgue. (Jennifer Morrison 2). The teenage population under 18 years-of-age accounts for one fifth of felonies, simply because of the insufficiency of home training and discipline in their life. (Hall, Maggie 1). Half of all underage crime occurs between 3PM and 6PM from when school is out until the children drift home. (Hall, Maggie 1)....   [tags: Social Issues, Gang Violence] 2455 words
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Teenage Curfew - Having a teenage curfew is ineffective and useless. Many people argue that the curfews are necessary because it will keep young people out of trouble. They also say that teenagers are more likely to get in trouble late than they would during daylight. Teens are looked at as the age group that causes the most trouble, and society targets them when it comes to matter for crime, however many people believe that teens are responsible for a large percentage of crimes and that having a curfew in effect will help lower crime rates....   [tags: Juvenile Crime] 699 words
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The Child Curfew Debate - A long time ago the area now known as our home, the United States of America, got discovered. This unearthing of new ground eventually brought about hope for many individuals seeking a new and diverse life. By the mid to late 1800s America attracted many Europeans. These immigrants strived for an opportunity to make a living with great possibilities, and without negative government interference. Anyone would consider it an understatement to claim that America, during this time, contained great hope for the future of its inhabitance....   [tags: Parenting Law Legal Children] 1897 words
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Teenage Curfew Leads to Trouble Not Safety - ... In the article, “All’s Fair in Love, War, and Curfews” it states “we oldsters know that the potential for trouble and craziness rises steadily with each minute's journey into the wee morning hours. It isn't so much that we don't trust our kids. It's that we don't trust the others who are out and about at that hour” (Guarendi). Teenagers could take all the precaution possible, but there are others out there that could end up hurting them. Curfew makes sure that students are home early enough to do homework and get enough sleep....   [tags: Crime ]
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paintball - The San Diego politicians are waging a War of Intolerance and you are the victims. They have passed laws that outlaw skate boarding, dancing, and even cruising. And there is no end in sight. There latest law of intolerance is the San Diego Juvenile curfew. The teen curfew forbids people under 18 from being out past 10 pm. In June of 1997, that curfew was ruled unconstitutional by a Federal Court. So what did the City Council do. They simply revised the curfew by adding some narrow exceptions. 20 days later we started to fight back....   [tags: essays research papers] 1584 words
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Juveline Curfews Do Not Reduce Crime - Juveline Curfews Do Not Reduce Crime When you hear politicians and police talking about getting tough on "juvenile crime," you may imagine a school shooting, like those that have occurred in Jonesboro, Arkansas, and Springfield Oregon. Others may recall TV clips of young people, sometimes covered by masks or paper bags to hide their identities, being dragged away in handcuffs, as the television speaks of charges ranging from rape to robbery. But in America today, more kids are arrested for curfew law violations then any other single category of crime, including all violent crimes combined....   [tags: Papers] 414 words
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The Importance of Youth Curfews - The Importance of Youth Curfews A short definition of a curfew is a time of night that if you are under 18 , 16 or whatever the age is, or you are not with an adult, you would be fined and taken home. Do we need them. This is a good question because there are so many different opinions. I will be trying to cover most of these opinions in the text you are about to read. Curfews, what are they. A curfew is a time of day or night, usually around 8 or 9 o’clock, where you have to be off the streets if you are under a certain age (around 16 or 18 would be normal)....   [tags: Papers] 391 words
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Curfews: What's the Point? - Curfews: What's the Point. The 14th amendment of the United States Constitution states that any state shall not “deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws" (Legal). However, many cities and states in the US currently enforce curfew laws that deny young teens under the age of 18 their right to be in public places or to drive after certain hours. These laws are punishing minors for exercising their constitutional rights in the same way that adults do without such punishment; they are mostly causing no harm, and do not deserve to be discriminated against by the government in the way they are....   [tags: social issues] 913 words
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Teen Curfews are NOT Necessary - Teen Curfews are NOT Necessary “In one study the average adult surmised that teens amount for forty-three percent of all violent crimes, when in reality the number is only a mere thirteen percent, and this number is made up of only half a percent of minors.” (Stoup, Page 1) Teenagers should not be forced to follow a ridged time schedule because of a curfew. Curfews severely reduce the amount of time that minors have to do things like youth events or church groups. Some people believe that youth are inexperienced drivers that cause accidents and that a curfew would limit these accidents....   [tags: miscellaneous]
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The Chicago Seven Trial - ... As the violence escalated actions were taken by which eight demonstrators were accused of incitement to riot and conspiracy which brings us to the beginning of the Chicago Seven Trial. Eight demonstrators and eight police men were initially chosen from events that had happened during Convention Week. The eight demonstrators that were charged for incitement to riot and conspiracy were Rennard C. Davis, David Dellinger, John R. Froines, Thomas H. Hayden, Abbot Hoffman, Jerry C. Rubin, Bobby G....   [tags: Trial Review]
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Penetanguishene Charter Violation - In Penetanguishene, the law now says that anyone under 16 out after 12am will be taken home. This was on VR News tonight, the reasons they listed--a skate park had been graffitied and a park bench was slightly burned in a fire. These all seem a little light to me, I guess to a town of less than 9000 people, it's very severe, but is that an excuse to defy the Constitutional rights of Canadians. I have so many problems with this, I don't know where to begin. I think I'll start with the Charter, section 15....   [tags: essays research papers] 503 words
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Advantages and Disadvantages of Noncustodial Sentences - Advantages and Disadvantages of Noncustodial Sentences Non-Custodial Sentences A non custodial order is a sentence given to an offender who has committed a less serious crime. The offender is given community orders rather than imprisonment. If the offender breaks any of the below orders then they will be re-sentenced and this is likely to result in them being given a heavier order or even a prison sentence. The types of non custodial orders available are; * Community rehabilitation order (previously called 'probation order' and unhelpfully changed to this inferior new name) * Community punishment order (previously called 'community service order' - ambiguous but at least not absurd) * Community Punishment and Rehabilitation Order (previously the obtuse but at least not farcical 'combination order') * Curfew order * Attendance centre order * Supervision order Community Rehabilitation Order This order involves being supervised by a probation officer....   [tags: Papers] 2293 words
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Pushing the Limits - Pushing the Limits Late one Friday night in the fall of 1995, while I was hanging out with the girls, my laughter stopped short as Jenny Williams’ large grandfather clock struck one time loudly throughout the old farmhouse. Our laughter and fun came to a halt. My parents’ curfew as well as my school driver’s permit curfew had long expired. Curfew would not have been an issue that night because most fifteen-year-olds would have been at home in bed. Because of my right to drive, my pride in being one of the few freshmen with their school permit came with its own benefits as well as consequences....   [tags: Personal Narrative Papers] 1146 words
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Cars - Cars One of the most important steps in becoming an adult is your first car. When you have a car, you don’t need to rely on other people for rides to and from where you want to go. You also learn a great deal, thus making you a more responsible person. I live in Putney, a small town in southeastern Vermont, but I worked and went to school in Brattleboro. Brattleboro is a slightly larger town about a half an hour south of Putney. Since we had to keep stopping to pick up kids, the bus ride to school took an hour....   [tags: Personal Narrative Driving Transportation Essays] 1479 words
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The Crisis at Kent State University - The Vietnam War marked an era of heartbreak and tragedies. On of the most significant of these is the crisis at Kent State University in Ohio. This was a direct result to President Richard Nixon’s decision to send troops into Cambodia without interacting with congress. Protests were held before the crisis at hand and rallies followed. The Mayor of the city of Kent, Leroy Stratom, called in the National Guard, who, on May 4th, killed four students. The question that remains unanswered is why the National Guard fired on a crowd of young people and who was really responsible....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Basic Rights - Basic Rights When the Declaration of Independence was written over 200 years ago we called ourselves free. Then came the issue with black people being slaves. Then after Abraham L. signed the emancipation proclamation, we again called ourselves free. But then women were banned from voting, after that was fixed we once again call ourselves free. But one minority still is not and they are America's young adults. The problem is that youth in America have fewer rights than adults and have their rights violated more often....   [tags: Papers] 1230 words
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The United States' Treatment of Japanese Americans During World War II - ... With so many Japanese Americans living in one area, fears of sabotage and espionage fueled of feeding Japanese war machines. In addition, the military feared sabotage of military and civilian facilities, even the water supply in California was a potential target. In January 1942, the war department reported, “on the Pacific, not a single ship had sailed form our Pacific ports without being subsequently attached.” Before the Pearl Harbor attack in December 1941, the United States citizens and government was concerned about the alliance of Japan with Nazi Germany....   [tags: U.S. History] 1201 words
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Narrative Essay: Our Police State - Our Police State After our marching band's performance at a football game was cancelled because of lightning, about six or seven of the band members (including a few student leaders) sat around shooting the breeze, not fighting, not smoking, not drinking, not being loud. An unmarked police car rolled up and our conversation stopped as we turned our attention to him. In an acrid and condescending tone, the policeman pointed a finger to the exit of the parking lot and said, "Out." "Okay, just give us a moment to figure out what we can do," we replied....   [tags: Personal Narrative 123 essays] 754 words
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Orality and the Problem of Memory - Orality and the Problem of Memory It’s Friday night. You are out with your friends and glance at your watch only to notice you are already twenty minutes past curfew. An images pops into your mind of both your parents sitting in front of the door waiting to greet you. Seeing as how you are late, this is the last thing you want to occur. You are afraid. You do not want a face-to-face confrontation. You know what this type of communication will entail – emotion, anger, punishment, involvement – you directly living the consequences of your experience....   [tags: Hobart Schiffman Communication Essays] 1483 words
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Palestinian Christians: The Unknown Victims - Palestinian Christians: The Unknown Victims Johnny Yousef George Thaljieh has become known as the "Martyr of the Nativity Church." He was not a suicide bomber or even a stone thrower, just a 17-year-old kid who belonged to the small Palestinian Christian minority that is often forgotten in what is seen as a war between Muslims and Jews. There was a shooting that day in late October 2001, as there often is between Beit Jala and the Jerusalem suburb of Gilo, but none near the Nativity Church. As his mother says, “Nothing was done to make the Israeli sniper think Johnny was a threat.” He had just been to church and was playing with his 4-year-old cousin in Manger Square when the bullet struck him with a fatal blow....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Kent State - Thirty Years Later- Kent State Thirty years later, just after noon, the Victory Bell again rings through the green grass of Kent State University's Commons. The bell rings twenty-seven times; one toll for each of the four students killed and nine wounded by the Ohio National Guard May 4, 1970, and 14 times in solidarity for the two students murdered and twelve wounded by Mississippi Highway Patrol at Jackson State University May 15, 1970 Kent State University officials stopped holding Commemoration ceremonies in 1975, but dedicated students have kept the ideals represented by the Kent State shootings alive....   [tags: essays research papers] 2493 words
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Dialogic and Formal Analysis of Thomas Gray's Elegy (Eulogy) Written in a Country Churchyard - Dialogic and Formal Analysis of Thomas Gray's Elegy (Eulogy) Written in a Country Churchyard By combining the formal and dialogical approaches, patterns and voices within the text seemingly interplay and overlap to reveal a deeper sense of the author's intentions. While the formalistic analysis focuses on the text and the unfolding themes within, the dialogical analysis recognizes "...the essential indeterminacy of meaning outside of the dialogic - and hence open - relationship between voices" (HCAL 349)....   [tags: Elegy (Eulogy) Written in a Country Churchyard] 583 words
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