Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Banning kids from the day

I'm not so sure this is a good idea.
Bexar County commissioners are considering a daytime curfew for juveniles.

A proposed curfew would affect minors under the age of 17 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The idea comes on the heels of the existing nighttime curfew, which was enacted in 1995 to deal with gang-related crimes. The curfew requires teens under 17 to be off the streets between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. on Monday through Friday.

But rapid growth in the county has prompted officials to consider making changes in an effort to crack down on juvenile delinquents.
(from KSAT-12)

I hope this curfew applies to school days only. The nighttime curfew may have been successful, but I would think some well-considered exceptions need to be written into this new code to ensure everyone under 17 in the county is not locked inside their homes during the day throughout the summer months. That's sure to cause more problems than it solves.

1 comment:

Dave said...

Mom: "Hey you kids, get off that Atari and get your butts outside and play!"

Kids: "Mom, that would be against the law."

And we think our youngsters are portly now?