Douglas County puts new curfew into p...

Douglas County puts new curfew into place

There are 64 comments on the KUSA Denver story from Jul 27, 2007, titled Douglas County puts new curfew into place. In it, KUSA Denver reports that:

" 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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One who really cares

Denver, CO

#22 Jul 28, 2007
they should make it at 10:00 because there just out there painting fences and getting in all kinds of trouble.
And if they put it to 10: the would cut down on a lot of crimes.
KLS

Denver, CO

#23 Jul 28, 2007
That is a violation of our constitutional rights!
Sam

Medford, OR

#24 Jul 28, 2007
Better reads the bill of rights again. And some are saying only Douglas county should have a say? Nation wide problem, heck, some adults should have curfews! I imposed a curfew on my daughter, she didn't like it when she was 15, but now she has a teenager of her own, and tells me I was right--what goes around comes around...
TeamGooD

Broomfield, CO

#25 Jul 28, 2007
Blah wrote:
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.
Adams County:
- 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. Sunday through Thursday
- Midnight to 5 a.m. Friday and Saturday
- 18 years old and younger

Arapahoe County:
- 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. Sunday through Thursday
- Midnight to 5 a.m. Friday and Saturday
- 18 years old and younger
- Exceptions: school functions or permit from parents

Boulder:
- 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. Sunday through Thursday
- Midnight to 5 a.m. Friday and Saturday
- 16 years old and younger

Unincorporated Boulder County:
- No curfew except for Superior:
- Under 16 years old: 10:30 p.m. 5:00 a.m. Sunday through Thursday

Denver:
- 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. Sunday through Thursday
- Midnight to 5 a.m. Friday and Saturday
- 18 years old and younger
- Exceptions: coming and going to work, traveling interstate, accompanied by parents/guardian

Jefferson County:
- 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. Sunday through Thursday
- Midnight to 5 a.m. Friday and Saturday
- 18 years old and younger DUMB @$$
THC

San Francisco, CA

#26 Jul 28, 2007
KLS wrote:
That is a violation of our constitutional rights!
add it to the list !

I've read all the posts, some very good comments. I'd like to suggest that maybe finding "family" games, rockies games ($4 for rockpile), barbecues, movies, popcorn, minature putt putt with your kids, their friends or even with your neighbor's etc. There are all sorts of things todo with your children and family after 10:00pm. Try being a parent and an active partner in your childs life instead of "grounding" them or giving them the keys to the bmw and putting authority over pleasure.

We as adults and adolesants have to deal with the un-organized beurocratic re-occuring laws and regulations every damn day, and i hate having some legislator who's kid F*k's around late at night tell me what my kids are and aren't allowed todo. Lets bring back laughter and fun times to the kids and most importantly ourselves. The law has certain lines they can't cross, one of them is family time.

The score would be:
1 for the people.
0 for the law

just a suggestion.
TeamGooD

Broomfield, CO

#27 Jul 28, 2007
THC wrote:
<quoted text>
add it to the list !
I've read all the posts, some very good comments. I'd like to suggest that maybe finding "family" games, rockies games ($4 for rockpile), barbecues, movies, popcorn, minature putt putt with your kids, their friends or even with your neighbor's etc. There are all sorts of things todo with your children and family after 10:00pm. Try being a parent and an active partner in your childs life instead of "grounding" them or giving them the keys to the bmw and putting authority over pleasure.
We as adults and adolesants have to deal with the un-organized beurocratic re-occuring laws and regulations every damn day, and i hate having some legislator who's kid F*k's around late at night tell me what my kids are and aren't allowed todo. Lets bring back laughter and fun times to the kids and most importantly ourselves. The law has certain lines they can't cross, one of them is family time.
The score would be:
1 for the people.
0 for the law
just a suggestion.
clap - clap well put, I totally agree!
getalife

Denver, CO

#28 Jul 28, 2007
KLS wrote:
That is a violation of our constitutional rights!
Minors have no rights.

Since: May 07

Wellington Colorado

#29 Jul 28, 2007
You all speak about beurocratic laws forbidding you from "spanking" or disciplining your kids. Well, parents did it to themselves.

Ask yourself why people don't trust law enforcement or why parents don't want schools touching thier kids. It's all because a few have gone over the line when enforcing the rules, just as some parents have. So, just as society has marked law enforcement as being untrustworthy and violent, the beurocrats have deemed parents unable to discipline their kids within a reasonable manner, thus the current laws against child abuse.

So, the next time you see a cop go over the line while enforcing the law and you make a comment about ALL police officers being dirty remember, you yourself are paying the price for those parents who went over the line and you don't think it's fair so why blame all cops for a few other's actions.

Quit blaming an entire group for just a few people's actions and these kind of laws will not get passed. Parents need to demand their disciplinary rights back but also demand that the penalty for crossing the line to abuse be extremely harsh.
Dani

Aurora, CO

#30 Jul 28, 2007
THC wrote:
<quoted text>
add it to the list !
I've read all the posts, some very good comments. I'd like to suggest that maybe finding "family" games, rockies games ($4 for rockpile), barbecues, movies, popcorn, minature putt putt with your kids, their friends or even with your neighbor's etc. There are all sorts of things todo with your children and family after 10:00pm. Try being a parent and an active partner in your childs life instead of "grounding" them or giving them the keys to the bmw and putting authority over pleasure.
We as adults and adolesants have to deal with the un-organized beurocratic re-occuring laws and regulations every damn day, and i hate having some legislator who's kid F*k's around late at night tell me what my kids are and aren't allowed todo. Lets bring back laughter and fun times to the kids and most importantly ourselves. The law has certain lines they can't cross, one of them is family time.
The score would be:
1 for the people.
0 for the law
just a suggestion.
You are exactly right. And this kind of family time would go a long way to righting so many of the wrongs suffered today.
Elsie

Denver, CO

#31 Jul 28, 2007
THC wrote:
<quoted text>
add it to the list !
I've read all the posts, some very good comments. I'd like to suggest that maybe finding "family" games, rockies games ($4 for rockpile), barbecues, movies, popcorn, minature putt putt with your kids, their friends or even with your neighbor's etc. There are all sorts of things todo with your children and family after 10:00pm. Try being a parent and an active partner in your childs life instead of "grounding" them or giving them the keys to the bmw and putting authority over pleasure.
We as adults and adolesants have to deal with the un-organized beurocratic re-occuring laws and regulations every damn day, and i hate having some legislator who's kid F*k's around late at night tell me what my kids are and aren't allowed todo. Lets bring back laughter and fun times to the kids and most importantly ourselves. The law has certain lines they can't cross, one of them is family time.
The score would be:
1 for the people.
0 for the law
just a suggestion.
I disagree. I just finished (Yes!) raising three kids to adulthood, by myself. They had curfews, and I was glad the city backed me up on them. An underaged kid doesn't have any business being out on the streets late at night - there is NO WAY, or a very slim chance, that he/she is doing anything worthwhile or beneficial to his/herself or society as a whole at that time.
If their parents won't watch them, let the law take care of it.
Been there, seen that...
THC

San Francisco, CA

#32 Jul 28, 2007
mcavs wrote:
You all speak about beurocratic laws forbidding you from "spanking" or disciplining your kids. Well, parents did it to themselves.
Ask yourself why people don't trust law enforcement or why parents don't want schools touching thier kids. It's all because a few have gone over the line when enforcing the rules, just as some parents have. So, just as society has marked law enforcement as being untrustworthy and violent, the beurocrats have deemed parents unable to discipline their kids within a reasonable manner, thus the current laws against child abuse.
So, the next time you see a cop go over the line while enforcing the law and you make a comment about ALL police officers being dirty remember, you yourself are paying the price for those parents who went over the line and you don't think it's fair so why blame all cops for a few other's actions.
Quit blaming an entire group for just a few people's actions and these kind of laws will not get passed. Parents need to demand their disciplinary rights back but also demand that the penalty for crossing the line to abuse be extremely harsh.
Good point, however Society (cops, teachers, parents) all go over the line sometimes. However, District Attorneys' go well over the line just to make a name for themselves. I don't know anything about judical authority, but if judges control the courts, shouldn't they be regulating the out of control tactics district attorney's practice.

Using population to better themselves (DA's) within their counterparts is not justice, it's "beurocratic unethical legal practice".

More importantly,(DA's, judges, police) have the upperhand to make laws none existant or sentencing more lenient to their immediate families and other relatives. And that is big horse*hit.

It really pi**es me off to hear my friends, who have fathers or mothers on the bench or are (DA's) brag about how they got caught doing something and say "Oh well, i won't get in trouble, my parent works for the courts", and it get's washed away.

Explain that corruption ?

Thats another example of why society is disgusted with the judical system.
parent

San Francisco, CA

#33 Jul 28, 2007
Elsie wrote:
<quoted text>
I disagree. I just finished (Yes!) raising three kids to adulthood, by myself. They had curfews, and I was glad the city backed me up on them. An underaged kid doesn't have any business being out on the streets late at night - there is NO WAY, or a very slim chance, that he/she is doing anything worthwhile or beneficial to his/herself or society as a whole at that time.
If their parents won't watch them, let the law take care of it.
Been there, seen that...
WHAAAAAT ! You disagree with what that man had to say about spending time with your family ! I guess since you raised your kids to adulthood, you should save your money for bond not college.
parent

San Francisco, CA

#34 Jul 28, 2007
THC ! It's nice to know that there is another family out there that enjoys doing the "small things" in life to encourage happiness and fun.

I'm all for your post and wish people like "elsie" wouldn't try to be the negative of such a positive comment and excellent "suggestion" to family togetherness.
THC

San Francisco, CA

#35 Jul 28, 2007
Elsie wrote:
<quoted text>
I disagree. I just finished (Yes!) raising three kids to adulthood, by myself. They had curfews, and I was glad the city backed me up on them. An underaged kid doesn't have any business being out on the streets late at night - there is NO WAY, or a very slim chance, that he/she is doing anything worthwhile or beneficial to his/herself or society as a whole at that time.
If their parents won't watch them, let the law take care of it.
Been there, seen that...
Well you said it yourself ma'am. Since you couldn't watch your kids you had the law there to help you.

Was your "control" of your kids that "out of control" where you had to call the cops to go find them up to no good ?

I remember your type of family when i was a kid. Your house was the one that had the cops there all the time to bring your kids home, and all the parents in the neighborhood would gossip'd about how out of control your kids were etc. In addition, we always heard you yelling and beating your kids with the wooden spoon.

Yep, no wonder why you disagree with my family time suggestion. o'well, no harm done. But if i were you, i'd take Mr. or Mr.s "parent's" topic suggestion to heart, you should save your retirement money for bond not for x-mas presents or college for your 18yr old "adult" kids.
Elsie

Denver, CO

#36 Jul 28, 2007
THC wrote:
<quoted text>
Well you said it yourself ma'am. Since you couldn't watch your kids you had the law there to help you.
Was your "control" of your kids that "out of control" where you had to call the cops to go find them up to no good ?
I remember your type of family when i was a kid. Your house was the one that had the cops there all the time to bring your kids home, and all the parents in the neighborhood would gossip'd about how out of control your kids were etc. In addition, we always heard you yelling and beating your kids with the wooden spoon.
Yep, no wonder why you disagree with my family time suggestion. o'well, no harm done. But if i were you, i'd take Mr. or Mr.s "parent's" topic suggestion to heart, you should save your retirement money for bond not for x-mas presents or college for your 18yr old "adult" kids.
You said: The law has certain lines they can't cross, one of them is family time.

No, you misunderstand. I DID spend family time with my family - they knew they were expected to be home at a certain time, and I expected and enforced it. I was amazed by the number of other kids who did not have any curfew of any nature enforced by anyone, and THAT is why I believe curfew laws are important. And, congratulations on the vivid imagination, but you do NOT know me at all - I have NEVER had the police at my house. And, my children are all educated (on their own dime) and well employed. Not always a good idea to think the worst of people - you'll often get what you ask for.

I understood your prior post as saying that curfew laws were superfluous, and I disagree. Not everyone is the exemplary parent you or I like to pretend to be - that's simple society at work. Some people have to have a law shoved in their faces and enforced to understand that they should be doing the right thing. I said, and I will say again, the law does no harm, because there are very, very, very few reasons any underaged kid needs to be out after hours on their own. In a perfect world, Ozzie & Harriet would handle it on their own, but this simply is not a perfect world.
THC

San Francisco, CA

#37 Jul 28, 2007
Ma'am, i don't pretend to be an exemplary parent, i work and extend any opportunity to be an exemplary parent. I don't know you, but your satist remarks about something so positive disgusts me and obviously others. Keep your negativity and support to disarm freedom from family to yourself. I'm done with you ! I appreciate the others for their support to my SUGGESTION, not LAW !
Unbelieveable

Louisville, CO

#38 Jul 28, 2007
Shackle the little rich bastards. Make sure you keep them in DOUGCO though. Don't want the little bastards in other counties bragging about their "stuff."
parker

Englewood, CO

#39 Jul 28, 2007
Scott wrote:
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.
Douglas county is a great place to live and raise kids. The families here are very family oriented. I think the maybe all thoes out there bashing Douglas coutny parents should take a look in your own back yard. Jealously is a terrible thing. You only wish your kids were as well behaved as ours. If we went on a percentage basis on youth crime and number of kids graduating and going to college I'm sure we would be looking pretty good you jerks.
ddd

Denver, CO

#41 Jul 28, 2007
USA wrote:
Minors who are out for legitimate purposes will need to prove so to law enforcement officials.
What happened to innocent until proven guilty?
In most jurisdictions, innocent until proven guilty doesn't apply anymore. You must bring proof of your innocence, if they will take it. The former judge in Douglas County would not allow any proof that you were not guilty.
right-on

Denver, CO

#42 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!!
Oh so true!!!

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