what happened to the square?

what happened to the square?

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my 2 cents

Batesville, AR

#1 Feb 22, 2013
When I was a kid the square was a great place to socialize. We would meet and hang out and make plans for the night. What happened to the square that I know with 20-50 cars at all times om friday and saturday? Is there any good way to bring it back?
mom

Longview, TX

#2 Feb 22, 2013
my 2 cents wrote:
When I was a kid the square was a great place to socialize. We would meet and hang out and make plans for the night. What happened to the square that I know with 20-50 cars at all times om friday and saturday? Is there any good way to bring it back?
My husband says the same thing about the square. He said it was good clean fun. I wish our kids had somewhere like that they could go to.
sad but true

United States

#3 Feb 22, 2013
Facebook and texting. why go to the square to see what people are going to do for fun when everybody texts or posts that there's nothing to do.
meeeeÄ™

United States

#4 Feb 23, 2013
Probably because the cops of Dewitt stalk people now.
my 2 cents

Batesville, AR

#5 Feb 23, 2013
I have heard alot about the cops being real strict amd having an early curfew. Is this true? Either way it is the duty of each passing generation to keep a tradition alive.
funny

United States

#6 Feb 23, 2013
my 2 cents wrote:
I have heard alot about the cops being real strict amd having an early curfew. Is this true? Either way it is the duty of each passing generation to keep a tradition alive.
amen
outraged

Cabot, AR

#7 Feb 24, 2013
A good group of teens(16-19) were up there Friday night. Good kids...not shit starters, and the police drove em away. They came up walked up drove up and questioned them about their gathering and so forth. Then left, few minutes later another one, then kept driving by 2 at a time watching waiting. I mean yes its good to know we have observant officers, willing to get all up in our kids buisness to insure safety in our community, BUT when they almost harass, and nearly interrogate the kids, good kids, at 9:00 on a weekend, I think it's too much. They act like they are gonna break into one of the stores, or drink in public underage, or beat the hell out of each other. I mean hell we survived all the drama on the square, so......? What's the problem? Its not like we have anything in this little ass town for them to do. No bowling, movies, hangouts, arcades, nothing! So cops, back off! When the bad kids or the good ones decide to go bad and do something illegal, you'll b able to EARN your pay.(even if they have a light over their license plate)
hmmmm

Cabot, AR

#8 Feb 24, 2013
Lets see...every weekend there is trash all over the square (from these so called good kids)..cops pulled 4 MIPS..not to long ago..and most of the time they are there cause they are called there by a citizen..so get your facts straight before opening your trap
outraged

United States

#9 Feb 24, 2013
I had facts straight cop, saw it with my own eyes,
mama

United States

#10 Feb 24, 2013
The cops are just nit-picking. Nobody can have fun anymore! And this town sooo boring! We need something for the kids to do.we used to have so much fun on the square
Saddening

Jacksonville, AR

#11 Feb 24, 2013
It honestly breaks my heart that these kids will never get to experience the great times we all lived on that square. The square brought us all together, the nerds, the jocks, the cheerleaders, the potheads, everyone!! Now the kids just ride gravel roads with a select few friends and have sex and do drugs. It's sad! I feel like we have the new group of cops to thank for that.:(
my 2 cents

Batesville, AR

#12 Feb 24, 2013
How does a community tell their law enforcement team to give the kids some space and let them be? If they are on the square at least they can know where they will be. It was such a great experience for me and has lead my life to great success and I want each generation to feel the pride that I did for growing up in dewitt ar.
my 2 cents

Batesville, AR

#13 Feb 24, 2013
Saddening wrote:
It honestly breaks my heart that these kids will never get to experience the great times we all lived on that square. The square brought us all together, the nerds, the jocks, the cheerleaders, the potheads, everyone!! Now the kids just ride gravel roads with a select few friends and have sex and do drugs. It's sad! I feel like we have the new group of cops to thank for that.:(
This is so true. It really broke barriers and allowed many different kinds of people to get to know one another.
hmmm

Cabot, AR

#14 Feb 24, 2013
I bet it will be a great experience to identify the body of one of your children who gets killed drinking and driving..oh that's right it will never happen to yalls kids will it..y'all need to thank the local law enforcement for caring..not like the cops of the past..what about y'alla kids involved in that wreck where they left the scene of an accident..yep that was the cops fault right
my 2 cents

Batesville, AR

#15 Feb 24, 2013
If kids are being irresponsible then the police and their gaurdians should by all means get that child back on the right path. If police are being power hungry and not allowing kids to be kids then they are the ones who need to be put in their place. There is a balance between good law enforcement that protects the community and over zealous law enforcement that ruins a community.
been there

Conway, AR

#16 Feb 24, 2013
laws are meant to be enforced and not meant to be selectively enforced,the police dont tell you how to do your job so dont tell them how to do theirs.dont yall remember the killing on the square years ago because of kigs needing somewhere to hang out.its funny how people think everything is rosey until their life is effected.and by the way,if you dont like the laws go to your law makers and petition to have them taken off the books,not just sit back and complain about the police enforcing them.
outraged

Cabot, AR

#17 Feb 24, 2013
they (the cops) don't pay our salary like we (tax payers) do theirs so they ain't and can't say shit about our jobs. But we should definitely have an input on theirs. And .... What laws are being broken by standing outside of your parked vehicle( not drinking or driving) on the square talking to your peers at 9:00 on Friday night? And these Particular kids I was referring to in my first post.... It was their first gathering. Not the 4 MIPS you were speaking of dear "protector of the police."
outraged

Cabot, AR

#18 Feb 24, 2013
And further more... Are u a native dewittian? Because it's sure hard to believe that anyone from generations of square riders would b bashing this post as you are.
yathink

Dallas, TX

#19 Feb 24, 2013
I am pretty sure that all of the police officers pay taxes too. So in a way I would say that they help pay a portion of their on salaries. At least the ones that live in Dewitt do
anywho

Marble Falls, TX

#20 Feb 24, 2013
Sounds like a cop wife or an outsider hmmmm. The gravel roads that go everywhere and no where is where u would like the kids to hang out at? Where are our kids supposed to go out and have good clean fun since you know soo much? There's not a lot to chose from. So instead you keep sitting in your free government housing and tell us what we need to do with our children:)

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