Douglas County puts new curfew into place

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" If your child is under 18, they have to be home by midnight on the weekends. Minors in Douglas County are now facing a new curfew.

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Betty

Wheat Ridge, CO

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Jul 27, 2007
 
Oh please, where are they supposed to go to toke up? They can't very well do it at home.
SoilentGreen

Denver, CO

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Jul 27, 2007
 
Fitter, happier, more productive,
comfortable,
not drinking too much,
regular exercise at the gym
(3 days a week),
getting on better with your associate employee contemporaries,
at ease,
eating well
(no more microwave dinners and saturated fats),
a patient better driver,
a safer car
(baby smiling in back seat),
sleeping well
(no bad dreams),
no paranoia,
careful to all animals
(never washing spiders down the plughole),
keep in contact with old friends
(enjoy a drink now and then),
will frequently check credit at (moral) bank (hole in the wall),
favors for favors,
fond but not in love,
charity standing orders,
on Sundays ring road supermarket
(no killing moths or putting boiling water on the ants),
car wash
(also on Sundays),
no longer afraid of the dark or midday shadows
nothing so ridiculously teenage and desperate,
nothing so childish - at a better pace,
slower and more calculated,
no chance of escape,
now self-employed,
concerned (but powerless),
an empowered and informed member of society
(pragmatism not idealism),
will not cry in public,
less chance of illness,
tires that grip in the wet
(shot of baby strapped in back seat),
a good memory,
still cries at a good film,
still kisses with saliva,
no longer empty and frantic like a cat tied to a stick,
that's driven into frozen winter shitt
(the ability to laugh at weakness),
calm,
fitter,
healthier and more productive
a pig in a cage on antibiotics.
Blah

Denver, CO

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Jul 27, 2007
 
Kids shouldn't be out that late anyways, there is no reason for it. This wouldn't have been a problem, but no, there are too many dumb a$$ parents in Douglas county that let their kids run amuck after hours so the Sheiff had to do something about it. Don't completely punish the kids for curfew violations, start charging their parents for not having a handle on thier kids, charge them for endangering their kids safety. Then MAYBE there won't be a problem with kids running around causing problems, vandalizing crap because they think it's "fun"
Mark

Rancho Cucamonga, CA

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#5
Jul 27, 2007
 
Leave it up to todays parents to need a law to come out because they cant make their kids come home at a decent time. Along with a curfew violation, they should get their bad a.. whipped. Kids today have no discipline!!
gwats

Monument, CO

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#6
Jul 28, 2007
 
My Fellow posters nailed it.... DC had to pass this law because the parents of Douglas County can't be bothered with controlling their own bratty-a** kids. Just because they LOOK grown up does not mean they ARE grown up.
Stereotype Supporter

Greeley, CO

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Jul 28, 2007
 
That's no outo sido from diez o'clocko to cinco o'clocko, got it?
devolving

Denver, CO

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Jul 28, 2007
 
SoilentGreen wrote:
Fitter, happier, more productive,
comfortable,
not drinking too much,
regular exercise at the gym
(3 days a week),
getting on better with your associate employee contemporaries,
at ease,
eating well
(no more microwave dinners and saturated fats),
a patient better driver,
a safer car
(baby smiling in back seat),
sleeping well
(no bad dreams),
no paranoia,
careful to all animals
(never washing spiders down the plughole),
keep in contact with old friends
(enjoy a drink now and then),
will frequently check credit at (moral) bank (hole in the wall),
favors for favors,
fond but not in love,
charity standing orders,
on Sundays ring road supermarket
(no killing moths or putting boiling water on the ants),
car wash
(also on Sundays),
no longer afraid of the dark or midday shadows
nothing so ridiculously teenage and desperate,
nothing so childish - at a better pace,
slower and more calculated,
no chance of escape,
now self-employed,
concerned (but powerless),
an empowered and informed member of society
(pragmatism not idealism),
will not cry in public,
less chance of illness,
tires that grip in the wet
(shot of baby strapped in back seat),
a good memory,
still cries at a good film,
still kisses with saliva,
no longer empty and frantic like a cat tied to a stick,
that's driven into frozen winter shitt
(the ability to laugh at weakness),
calm,
fitter,
healthier and more productive
a pig in a cage on antibiotics.
Throughly enjoyed...thanks for a morning laugh
DarkHill

Fort Collins, CO

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Jul 28, 2007
 
Mark wrote:
Leave it up to todays parents to need a law to come out because they cant make their kids come home at a decent time. Along with a curfew violation, they should get their bad a.. whipped. Kids today have no discipline!!
I will testify infront of the grand jury that this statement is 100% accurate.
ddd

Denver, CO

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Jul 28, 2007
 
Mark wrote:
Leave it up to todays parents to need a law to come out because they cant make their kids come home at a decent time. Along with a curfew violation, they should get their bad a.. whipped. Kids today have no discipline!!
Curfews aren't new. They used to be 10:00 even on weekends and when the news came on they would ask "parents, it's 10:00, do you know where your kids are? They just haven't been enforced.
Mtnchk

United States

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#11
Jul 28, 2007
 
Ahhh, I'm not reading anything in the new ordinance pertaining to 'emancipated minors!' Those being individuals under the age of 18 who are legally recognized as adults, separate from the responsiblity of parents & guardians....

Any thoughts??
Bill

Herndon, VA

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#12
Jul 28, 2007
 
The big problem is parents aren't allowed to discipline their kids anymore. You ground your kid (big punishment), and the kid sneaks out anyway without the parent knowing it. The parents can't spank their kids anymore (even though there is a State law allowing it) because they get convicted of child abuse (I know, it's happened to me).

You want kids off the streets at a decent time? Allow parents to discipline their kids once again without fear of being convicted of BS child abuse by all these damn liberals.
Sam

Ashland, OR

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#13
Jul 28, 2007
 
Agree 100% Bill, these parents send the kids to their room for punishment and in the room is cable tv, internet, video games, telephone, (their own line) and call that punisment. Give me a break. Then these spoiled brats get in the real world, and cannot function.
Scott

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#14
Jul 28, 2007
 
I love how everyone from places other than Douglas county post messages about how parents in Douglas county can't handle their children. For those of you in Aurora and Denver posting these commments...take a look in your own backyard. There are a lot worse things happening in your counties with minors after curfew. Not all parents in Douglas or any other county for that matter need a law but curfews have been around forever and that aren't bad back-up for parents. If you have a teenager, you know that even the best kids can have a lapse in judgement. This law is there to remind kids and assist parents and other residents. As you can see every county around here has a curfew law. This just seems like a prefect opportunity for those outside Douglas county to take a pot shot at the "perceived" spoiled, rich kids.
Bill

Herndon, VA

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#15
Jul 28, 2007
 
Scott, read the article. Parents can be fined if the kid is out after curfew. If you've grounded them to their room, and assume that they are there, and don't go make a bed check every half hour, and then the cops show up pounding on your door at 3:00 in the morning to give you a ticket because they picked up your kid (it's happened to me as well), what are you going to do? Ground them again? If you spank your kid and then fight it in court, you will be convicted (I know). The "people" on the juries these days think any form of punishment on a child is abuse. Let the kid stay in jail overnight isn't an option anymore, they are to full of non-curfew violators.
Dani

Aurora, CO

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#16
Jul 28, 2007
 
Scott, you're right that it's not just a Douglas County problem - but the other statements are right about the general kids/parents/government issues. Kids need discipline. Parents need the rights to handle their kids without fear. There's no fine line between discipline and abuse as the govt with their social worker advisors would have us believe. Every reasonable person can clearly see the difference between the two. I believe parents should be held responsible for their kids actions until the age of 18 and the govt should remove the blurred lines they created that make it impossible to hold anyone accountable.
USA

Henderson, CO

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#17
Jul 28, 2007
 
Minors who are out for legitimate purposes will need to prove so to law enforcement officials.

What happened to innocent until proven guilty?
bill

Boulder, CO

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#18
Jul 28, 2007
 
I don't think the information is correct - my understanding is that curfew does not apply for anyone 18 and over
Question

Arvada, CO

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#19
Jul 28, 2007
 
If you're carrying your graffiti materials with you, are you deemed to be *on your way to or from work*?
And, BTW, does anyone know of anyone ever arrested for graffiti? And if so, what happened to them?
Wondering

Evergreen, CO

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#20
Jul 28, 2007
 
In these times, not every person who preys on kids is from your community. If anyone thinks it can't happen just look at how many have vanished.Because this will be put into effect,doesn't mean you are not responsible for their safety and well being.Times have changed.Everyone feels it can't happen in our neighborhood.Think again.Talk to your kids about being out there in the dark.If someone feels that they are being threatened they just might not call the police and that could make for tragic circumstances.Be safe.....
livin_grateful

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#21
Jul 28, 2007
 
FYI: That fitter happiness is from Radiohead's "O.K. Computer"

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