No Curfews for Teenagers

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Teenagers should not have curfews set by the cities. People have been talking about this topic since 1976 in Detroit. Some cities have put a curfew in place and they have kept it or they have taken it away. The majority of cities with curfews have taken away the curfew because they did not work. Somebody can really decide if curfews for teenagers are good or not, there are pros and cons. People have found that there are more cons than pros, which drives teenagers to challenge their parents. There are many stories on the internet that give examples of good and bad situations that cities have put a curfew on teenagers. Some places that have put curfews on teenagers are Montgomery County, Philadelphia and the town of Bridgeport. In Montgomery County there was a predictable bill that would not let teens under the age of 18 be out passed 11 on weekdays and midnight on weekends. Expectation would be made for teens coming home from work, attending a school or church activity, or others accompanied by parents or some 18 and older. If a teenager caught after the curfew, they will be taken to the nearest police station. Some of the proposed items that were thought about instead of a curfew were creating more nightlife options, which will keep teens out of crime. Setting curfews are like punishing all young people for the misdeeds of a few teens. (Reed) In Philadelphia, Mayor Nutter just extended a 9p.m. curfew on Friday and Saturday nights. The curfew had been in place before the flash mob mayhem began which was 9 p.m. for children under 13 and 10:30 for children between 13 and 17 on weekdays. On the weekends, everyone had to be home by midnight. This curfew has not changed any of the violence that is going on in Philadelphia. So what i... ... middle of paper ... ...n. "Teens Need Things to Do, Not a Curfew - Greater Greater Washington."Teens Need Things to Do, Not a Curfew - Greater Greater Washington. N.p., 13 July 2011. Web. 13 Nov. 2013. . Zimmerman, Jonathan. "Curfews Don't Keep Kids out of Trouble." - NewsWorks. N.p., 12 Oct. 2011. Web. 07 Nov. 2013. . McGuire, David. "Curfew an Ineffective Distraction from Real Solutions." Connecticut Post. N.p., 25 July 2012. Web. 12 Nov. 2013. . Hatter, Kathryn. "The Effects of Teen Curfews." Everyday Life. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Nov. 2013. .
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