cancel the curfew

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It has been debated for who knows how long, that children under the age of 18 should not be allowed to be out past a certain time. Although each side has its own points to make, I think that we should be allowed to stay out later, or that maybe even the curfew should be canceled altogether. There are many problems created by this unnecessary curfew and there are many benefits that would result if it were to be canceled. To begin with, the curfew creates a huge problem for kids who have to stay out late for a school related activity or something of that nature. They are then forced to drive home and hope that a cop will believe their story. If not, they are forced to pay a ticket for breaking the law. So by this law, teens feel like criminals even though they did not choose to be out so late. I myself, have returned home after curfew for countless school related dances, sporting events, etc... This in itself is not right, and needs to be changed soon. A student would never consider quitting a sport or activity just because they could get a ticket on their way home, Dropping these school related events is not a choice, so a new alternative needs to be put into place. Another reason why the curfew is flawed is the reason it was established in the first place, to prevent crime. But this law has done little, if not nothing to decrease the amount of crime. The amount of crimes throughout the city has remained at a relatively constant rate since the curfew was put into effect. This is in part because of the thinking process associated with teenagers. Just because they aren't allowed to be out as late is not going to stop them from participating in illegal activities. They choose to either do it earlier and get home on time, or simply stay out past the curfew and risk getting caught (which is a possibility even if the curfew is not in effect). Also, the majority of
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