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Wondering

Cabot, AR

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#1
Sep 1, 2008
 
is there a law against walking after dark?
lifeline

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#2
Sep 1, 2008
 
No there isn't, unless the Corning Police decide they want to make one. They make up laws as they go along. I seen 2 just the other day with no seatbelt on (but if that was an ordinary citizen it would be automatic ticket. Funny isn't it.) Also seen one speed through Flash Market cause the light was turning red. (Automatic ticket for normal citizen.) I keep having to remind myself that this is Corning and if they get a little power they tend to think they are above the law of the land. Its sad that the mayor and chief allow this to happen, but then again it is Corning.
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Sep 1, 2008
 
lifeline wrote:
No there isn't, unless the Corning Police decide they want to make one. They make up laws as they go along. I seen 2 just the other day with no seatbelt on (but if that was an ordinary citizen it would be automatic ticket. Funny isn't it.) Also seen one speed through Flash Market cause the light was turning red.(Automatic ticket for normal citizen.) I keep having to remind myself that this is Corning and if they get a little power they tend to think they are above the law of the land. Its sad that the mayor and chief allow this to happen, but then again it is Corning.
When i walk, i have my cell phone with me, and my lawyers phone # on speed dial, cause Yes, they have the reputation of making up their own laws .....So, lets hear it from the police station..any law officer want to discuss this with us??
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#4
Sep 1, 2008
 
What age?

There is a curfew.
DNTCARE

Enterprise, AL

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#5
Sep 1, 2008
 
lifeline wrote:
No there isn't, unless the Corning Police decide they want to make one. They make up laws as they go along. I seen 2 just the other day with no seatbelt on (but if that was an ordinary citizen it would be automatic ticket. Funny isn't it.) Also seen one speed through Flash Market cause the light was turning red.(Automatic ticket for normal citizen.) I keep having to remind myself that this is Corning and if they get a little power they tend to think they are above the law of the land. Its sad that the mayor and chief allow this to happen, but then again it is Corning.
Lets give them ballbats!!!
Corning gal

Clarksville, AR

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#6
Sep 2, 2008
 
there isn't a law against it I don't guess, but I do know for a fact they will stop you and run your names to see if you have anything show up.
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#7
Sep 2, 2008
 
Corning gal wrote:
there isn't a law against it I don't guess, but I do know for a fact they will stop you and run your names to see if you have anything show up.
Thats bull crap, and an invasion of privacy when you cant even walk after dark without being stopped and asking what your doing or who you are...
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Cabot, AR

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Sep 2, 2008
 
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Thats bull crap, and an invasion of privacy when you cant even walk after dark without being stopped and asking what your doing or who you are...
It's more than an invasion of privacy, it's a blatant violation of our American Civil Rights. As a taxpayer who contributes to the salaries of these police officers I am deeply offended that the Nation-wide motto "To Protect and To SERVE" is not the motto of our current police force. I enjoy taking walks through my neighborhood after dark when it has cooled down a bit and am often intimidated by local police who will circle the same block 2 and 3 times, slowing their police car down to a slow crawl right next to me to give me a long hard stare - never has any officer asked me if I needed Assistance (which it is their job to provide)! I have never felt Protected nor Served by them in any way, in fact - I have felt just the opposite. I don't believe they understand that their jobs are classified as "Public Servants", and instead these officers would actually be offended at the mention of that fact. They don't view themselves as being in Service TO us, but rather as being in authority Over us. But this won't change until the Public demands that our rights be upheld, and insist that the services we pay for are provided.
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Cabot, AR

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Sep 2, 2008
 
Hey wrote:
What age?
There is a curfew.
curfew, dont u mean martial law?
Average Adult

Austin, AR

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#10
Sep 2, 2008
 
Hey wrote:
What age?
There is a curfew.
You state that there is a curfew but do not define it. You asked "what age" so can I assume you know of a curfew law in effect that has a specific age limit and what hours the unattended minor can be walking the public streets?
Corning gal

Enterprise, AL

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#11
Sep 3, 2008
 
You don't have to be a minor for them to stop you and run your name
The curfew is for minors and it used to be 11 or 12, not for sure which
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Austin, AR

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#12
Sep 3, 2008
 
Corning gal wrote:
You don't have to be a minor for them to stop you and run your name
The curfew is for minors and it used to be 11 or 12, not for sure which
I understand that the police will stop and question anyone - of any age - at any time, whether or not they have the legal right to do so. I want to know if there is a Curfew Law in Clay County and what the Ordinance Number of that Law is. I want to read the exact wording of that Law and know what the age specifications are as well as what the Hours are that this Law is in effect. I have the right, as a Citizen of Clay County, to know what the laws are in order to comply with them. Vague "rumors" of supposed "laws" are meaningless in court. Every time the police attempt to enforce a "rule" that they have made up they are violating a citizens Civil Rights and should be held accountable in a court of LAW - a place were made up rules do not apply. The Police Department in Clay County should start paying large settlements to every citizen whose rights have been violated in this manner. Taxpayers - get ready to pay up.
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Humansville, MO

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Sep 3, 2008
 

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be allowed to ask anybody anything that they want. People under 18 should be home by 9 during the week and 12 during weekends unless with a parent.
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Enterprise, AL

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#14
Sep 3, 2008
 
I do believe that if you are under 18 there is a curfew that restricts "being out".(Or there was when my husband was growing up here.)

As for the specifics....don't have them.

Maybe someone with more research can answer that question.
Corning gal

Enterprise, AL

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#15
Sep 3, 2008
 
they should wrote:
be allowed to ask anybody anything that they want. People under 18 should be home by 9 during the week and 12 during weekends unless with a parent.
Not talking about minors, so if I wanna go for a walk after dark then I should be stopped and have my name run over the scanner for the whole town to go, huh wonder what they did? Omg
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Enterprise, AL

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#16
Sep 3, 2008
 
there is a curfew for kids under 18 it's 10pm
old guy

New Orleans, LA

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Sep 3, 2008
 
maybe wrote:
there is a curfew for kids under 18 it's 10pm
Im NOT UNDER 18, and ill be dammed if they stop and ask me anything if im minding my own business after dark on my street walking the dog!!!!
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Pocahontas, AR

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Sep 3, 2008
 

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Well, it's not just the walkers....

We were stopped the other night. It was around 10:00. My husband was driving the vehicle and crossed over into the turning lane and turned there at the car wash. He didn't use a blinker.

He is guilty of not using a blinker.

The officer that stopped us....asked for drivers license, proof of insurance and registration. He was provided that information.

He then asked for identification of every person in the vehicle that was over 18 years of age. WHY???? No one else in the vehicle should have been asked anything. When one girl stated that she did not have her id on her, she received a lecture on how she shouldn't have left home without it. Then quizzed on her name, ssn and date of birth.

After running everyone's identification....he had the nerve to ask one of the ladies (single from out of state) what she was doing in the Corning area. HELLO!!!! She is visiting with friends and its NONE OF YOUR DAMN BUSINESS!!!!!
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#19
Sep 3, 2008
 
Our police dept. is getting ridiculous. They think everyone that is out after dark in Corning is up to no good. They aren't worried about keeping our streets safe. All they are worried about is POWER!!!! It is ok for them to run stop signs, avoid the traffic light and cut through Flashmarket or Taylor's, or not wear their seatbelts. It is not every police officer, just a few and they know who they are and so does the citizens of corning. As an adult you should be able to take a walk, ride a bike, or drive around town without being harrassed and questioned like you are a criminal or thug. It is just a POWER trip with them and I can't believe our mayor and chief are allowing them to do this to the good citizens of this town. No wonder our town is dying day by day. No jobs, nothing for children or teenagers to do and now the adults are even being treated like criminals. I am not saying we don't have some bad apples in this town, but stopping and harrassing everyone they run into is downright unjust. Remember you were hired to PROTECT and SERVE, not RULE and JUDGE!!!!
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#20
Sep 4, 2008
 
we need "Law and Order"

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