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Squidboy June 4th, 2014 12:08am

In an effort to curb violence the City of Baltimore is imposing a year round curfew of 9pm for children under 14, and 10pm weeknights/11pm weekends for 14-16 year olds. Would you want this curfew where you live?

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thursday Kansas
06/06/14 2:34 am

If I got a quarter every time Ive been stopped for curfew, I'd be able to bribe the police to leave me alone.Ive even been driven home since turning 18 because I didn't have my id while walking the dog.Jerks woke up my dad in the middle of the night.

cricket Baltimore, MD
06/05/14 8:56 pm

As someone that has worked in downtown Baltimore for over a decade, I am upset over the need for such a curfew, but I absolutely agree that there is such a need. Every night there are groups of "children" running through

cricket Baltimore, MD
06/05/14 8:57 pm

Downtown, terrorizing tourists, committing minor, sometimes major, crimes. I've had friends put in the hospital, my business vandalized, etc, by "children".

06/05/14 8:49 pm

Can we keep all of the youths inside after 530? I'm ok with this.

Lita2919 Pennsylvania
06/05/14 8:31 pm

Yes because I'm not 16 anymore :) kids these days are so damn immature...

singkitty In the cloud
06/05/14 7:25 pm

What kids under 14 doing out past those times without adults anyways? I wouldn't support this as a law, but I do love the restrictions some of the malls and local night life scenes have like these. I have zero patience for annoying tweens.

06/05/14 5:13 pm

The Plaza in KC has a curfew for teenagers. I like it.

FalloutBoy97 Ohio
06/05/14 1:59 pm

Hell no! If my hometown actually enforced its midnight curfew I would be mad. This is ridiculous.

rlc63 North Carolina
06/05/14 11:46 am

That's a bit too extreme. My kid has school functions that run later than that--football games dances etc.

tcadez Minnesnowta
06/05/14 6:48 am

We had a similar curfew in my hometown, but my hometown was about 2,000 people. It wasn't difficult to enforce. I don't know how that will work in a city like Baltimore.

Rosebud Ohio
06/05/14 6:38 am

That's ridiculous. Talk about a nanny state.

ATrain4 Everywhere
06/05/14 6:37 am

In my city, curfew is 11PM for anyone under 18, any earlier, no matter the age, seems ridiculous

itsOkay no longer answering here
06/05/14 5:37 am

So much for freedom in Baltimore, and public decency.

Liberty 4,032,064
06/05/14 2:52 am

Do they give out special armbands that let you stay out longer?

Liberty 4,032,064
06/05/14 2:51 am

Wow, no. That's absolutely insane.

Br@ndon Your Soul
06/05/14 1:09 am

Kids really have to reason to be out at night alone.

Ailuro49 Just MY own opinion
06/04/14 11:57 pm

I grew up in Calif. & we had an enforced curfew just like this; really it was NO big deal. Got stopped by the cops twice & asked who-what-where we were going & how long until we would be "off the streets". That was it, both times.

Zod Above Pugetropolis
06/04/14 10:07 pm

9 pm when it doesn't even get dark until 10 pm in summer? No, that seems ridiculous. What would even be the point?

DrCarpenter Ann Arbor
06/04/14 5:24 am

Nope. We had this. I believe it is 11PM here for anyone under 18.

BeachSt Coastal Virginia
06/03/14 7:53 pm

We have this. 11pm-5am for anyone under 18. Unless travelling to or from a school or work event or with a parent.

Bekka Just relaxing...
06/03/14 7:25 pm

Is this just for unescorted kids? Otherwise, what if you're out with your sick kid? Your homeschooled kid? Driving home late from a sports event?

singkitty In the cloud
06/05/14 7:27 pm

I'm pretty sure it means unsupervised kids.

Goldiemol dry side of WA
06/03/14 7:04 pm

We had that growing up but I believe it went to 18. Not sure though.

Whichendisup uniquely unoriginal
06/03/14 7:03 pm

in general I don't *want* it but not enough to fight over it bec I see a small bit of value in it. as long as I could give permission to my kid for being out past it I'd be ok with it.

Whichendisup uniquely unoriginal
06/03/14 7:09 pm

nevermind, should read the article first.

it's entirely too intrusive. something else needs to be done to help with their problems bec this doesn't seem like it's likely to be of help.

2katz I live in Nebraska
06/03/14 6:47 pm

When bad things happen involving kids, there's always the accusation, "Why didn't their parents know where they were??!" Yet everyone resists things that would help parents with this.

singkitty In the cloud
06/05/14 7:28 pm

I I think parents should PARENT their own kids. It's called being involved and saying no.

2katz I live in Nebraska
06/03/14 6:45 pm

I grew up in a town with a 10 pm curfew for under 16. The cops weren't nasty about it but if we were out after that with a good reason they would call to verify that with parents. It wasn't a bad thing.

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
06/03/14 5:46 pm

No, definitely not.

fredd TrumpLand
06/03/14 5:12 pm

No, don't like that. Particularly the bit about kids being off the street during school hours. Sometimes there is a legitimate reasons to be out of school, are they now going to need an escort?

Rob Be Safe Be Smart
06/03/14 5:16 pm

I don't see how curfews at 9pm have anything to do with school hours.

fredd TrumpLand
06/03/14 5:18 pm

Read the link.