Mandatory Curfew For Teens Crime

872 WordsDec 6, 20154 Pages
In today’s society, many people fear that if teens are out late they are participating in mischief or that they are more likely to be involved in criminal activity. Many feel that by creating a city wide curfew for teens crime would be reduced. However, in reality, most crimes are committed during the day by adult offenders, not by individuals under the age of 18. A curfew for teens would not be the right way to go. When I got my driver’s license, I was so excited to finally be able to experience “freedom.” One of the things my friends and I enjoy is meeting at the local grocery store parking lot after it closed and playing cornhole and listening to music. There is no mischief, no crime, just a group of friends hanging out and having fun. The local police even come by and throw cornhole with us. During football season my group of friends always enjoyed going out to eat after a big win and sometimes even after a loss. We stayed out and talk about what had happened during our game. Sometimes we stayed out till almost 1:00 a.m. In some cases, especially if we had lost, being with friends and talking about the big plays, as well as the mistakes we made, were important to us. These were some of the greatest nights of my life. There were no thoughts of crime or getting into mischief; it was all about being with friends and talking about the game. I will always remember these times. If new curfew laws were enacted, the new generation at our school would not be able to enjoy
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