Curfew for teens ordered after fatal ...

Curfew for teens ordered after fatal shootings

There are 28 comments on the WPRI Providence and Rhode Island story from Apr 30, 2008, titled Curfew for teens ordered after fatal shootings. In it, WPRI Providence and Rhode Island reports that:

The mayor of Central Falls has imposed a curfew for teenagers in the aftermath of two fatal shootings that have shaken the Rhode Island community.

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Dylan Ryder

Coventry, RI

#1 Apr 30, 2008
this is redicolous and i think this is a stupid eebsite
Justin

Barrington, RI

#2 Apr 30, 2008
yea i dont think tht the curfew will work at all cuz if someone wants to kill some one they wont listen to the curfew
Steve

AOL

#3 Apr 30, 2008
Dylan & Justin must be in public school. They can't spell, or put a sentence together.
ANONYMOUSTOO

Providence, RI

#4 Apr 30, 2008
You must be a know it all. How's that white picket fence living?
Steve

AOL

#5 Apr 30, 2008
I rest my case.
erickson

Newport, RI

#6 Apr 30, 2008
man rip helder gone but never forgotin
Tammy

Uniontown, PA

#8 Apr 30, 2008
Justin wrote:
yea i dont think tht the curfew will work at all cuz if someone wants to kill some one they wont listen to the curfew
I agree with you 100%.Didnt they hear of shootings in the day light as well.
Nancy

Wakefield, MA

#9 May 1, 2008
What about Central Falls wanting retaliation from kids in Pawtucket???
Nancy

Wakefield, MA

#10 May 1, 2008
It wasn't the CF kid who died, it was a kid from Pawtucket!!! Grow up people.
Paula

Taunton, MA

#11 May 1, 2008
You know it's a sad that this generation of kids has to use guns to settle their disputes. Cowards use guns and other forms of violence to settle disputes.
Later on in life these kids will be wondering why no employer will hire them and complaining how the world is so unfair to them.
They could use a lesson from Nelson Mandela or Martin Luther King--violence never solves any of societies' problems.It shows much more restraint and courage to walk away than it does to lash out at others.
Love is always the way.
Rebecca-RI

Providence, RI

#12 May 2, 2008
Love is definitely not always the way, but neither is limiting teens even more than before. Teens need ways to express themselves, although, guns are not anywhere near the answer. As far as curfew goes though, it's ridiculous and needs to be revised. If the CF cops can be out and everywhere to enforce curfew, they should have been able to be out and everywhere protecting the people in their streets.
Aggervated with people

Johnston, RI

#13 May 2, 2008
This is to rebbeca teens do need ways to express them selves but they also need alot of guidance. If the parents don't want to control their kids then they need a curfew. Why does a child under 18 need to be out walking around after 9:00 at night. They have no reason. I lived in that city for 18 years. I was proud of that city. We never had the problems like this then. If there was a fight it was a fist fight. The problem is kids now a days want the easy way for everything from work to solving problems. The curfew is a great idea but I think they need to be more strict. First offence a warning. Second offence $100.00 dolar fine Third offence a night in jail. Fourth offence a week in jail. I would pay for that myself. Maybe it will teach them a lesson in reality.
jacinda

Quinton, AL

#14 May 3, 2008
good job
jacinda

Quinton, AL

#15 May 3, 2008
i like that
jacinda

Quinton, AL

#16 May 3, 2008
i don't like that
Paula

Taunton, MA

#17 May 6, 2008
Rebecca-RI wrote:
Love is definitely not always the way, but neither is limiting teens even more than before. Teens need ways to express themselves, although, guns are not anywhere near the answer. As far as curfew goes though, it's ridiculous and needs to be revised. If the CF cops can be out and everywhere to enforce curfew, they should have been able to be out and everywhere protecting the people in their streets.
Rebecca love is always the way. Part of expressing love is discipline which many kids who get into trouble lack. Kids need lots of love but discipline as well. Kids should not be out and about at all hrs of the night.What is there really to do after 9:00 anyways.Hey the curfew may even decrease some of the skyrocketing teen pregnancy.

It's a shame that some parents don't do their job and everyone else has to pay the price.

In my teen yrs I lived in CF for 2 yrs and let me tell you no-one went around shooting anyone.Matter of fact, you could walk around at night with no fear.It's pathetic that the elderly and other law-abiding citizens have to feel like hostages in their own community because of out-of-control teenagers.

Hey you know what would be a great idea!? Instead of sending our troops oversees to defend other countries we should have them defending our streets! National guard or other military should patrol our run down out- of- control cities.Police presence (discipline) is needed in our communitites again.I bet we would see a big turn around.Unfortunately the people who have the power to make these sort of decisions don't have to live in these areas or for that matter have to send their kids to these schools.

Since: May 08

Lilburn, GA

#18 May 6, 2008
Aggervated with people wrote:
This is to rebbeca teens do need ways to express them selves but they also need alot of guidance. If the parents don't want to control their kids then they need a curfew. Why does a child under 18 need to be out walking around after 9:00 at night. They have no reason. I lived in that city for 18 years. I was proud of that city. We never had the problems like this then. If there was a fight it was a fist fight. The problem is kids now a days want the easy way for everything from work to solving problems. The curfew is a great idea but I think they need to be more strict. First offence a warning. Second offence $100.00 dolar fine Third offence a night in jail. Fourth offence a week in jail. I would pay for that myself. Maybe it will teach them a lesson in reality.
Not a bad plan there! If the parents aren't going to parent their kids, then the police will have to. Kids don't need to be out roaming the streets at night (or in the daylight,for that matter) They need to be in activities during the day, and at home/work/sports/whatever at night. And idle mind usually finds something to do that isn't 'good'.

I have no problem with a curfew, and for those few guys that did have a problem with it, THEY are the reasons the curfew is needed.

Since: May 08

Lilburn, GA

#19 May 6, 2008
Paula wrote:
<quoted text>
Rebecca love is always the way. Part of expressing love is discipline which many kids who get into trouble lack. Kids need lots of love but discipline as well. Kids should not be out and about at all hrs of the night.What is there really to do after 9:00 anyways.Hey the curfew may even decrease some of the skyrocketing teen pregnancy.
It's a shame that some parents don't do their job and everyone else has to pay the price.
In my teen yrs I lived in CF for 2 yrs and let me tell you no-one went around shooting anyone.Matter of fact, you could walk around at night with no fear.It's pathetic that the elderly and other law-abiding citizens have to feel like hostages in their own community because of out-of-control teenagers.
Hey you know what would be a great idea!? Instead of sending our troops oversees to defend other countries we should have them defending our streets! National guard or other military should patrol our run down out- of- control cities.Police presence (discipline) is needed in our communitites again.I bet we would see a big turn around.Unfortunately the people who have the power to make these sort of decisions don't have to live in these areas or for that matter have to send their kids to these schools.
well said!
concerend

Lincoln, RI

#20 Aug 27, 2008
I think all citys should have curfews. I believe that many kids and teens would benefit from curfew. If it could be like this,Any one age16 or younger can not be out after 900pm on school nights. This could be a start and then we could work on the rest if all cities and towns work togethere. There could be exception werethe child would have to be with the parent of the under age curfew.
Confused

Fort Huachuca, AZ

#21 Aug 27, 2008
School Nights? It really does not matter what night it is. Well to these kids at least. I remember when I was growing up during the late 70s early 80s there was one word you barely ever heared "Murder" it was something we shuned other states for like "Oh dear there was another murder in New York" never did you hear "Another murder in Providence, Rhode Island". It was just unheared of.

I remember summer nights playing manhunt, not a care in the world, well except for being found lol. That does not matter to kids nowadays they think manhunt is the newest video game. Needless to say I can't blame kids for wanting to stay inside anymore, who would want their kids outside with all this crap going on.

So Curfew of not these kids allready proved to you they do not care. They kill eachother without remorse and you think they care that the street lights are coming on?

We need to figure out were the hell these kids are getting guns from in the first place and worry less about what time they need to be inside.

Anyone that sells a gun to a child is guilty of murder as soon as that money hits their dirty hands.

All I am saying is, get to the problem at the source and stop putting band-aids all over it.

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