Hey, Kids, Stay Inside Tonight. Or Else.

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Twice last summer the Dallas Police Department warned it would enforce, on a limited basis, the once-litigated and gosh-how'd-we-ever-survive-without Section 31-33 of the Dallas City Code, which spells out when the under-17's can run amok on city streets during nighttime hours. Or, more to the point, when they can't: not after 11 p.m. on weekdays and midnight on weekends.

Well, you guessed it: It's that time o' the year again, with DPD once more instituting its Nighttime Curfew Initiative beginning tonight and running through the next few days ... at least, till the next time. Let's go to the heads-up:
The Dallas Police Department will begin one of many nighttime curfew initiatives that will be conducted throughout the summer. Over 30 Dallas officers will be hitting the streets tonight aggressively looking for those teenagers who are in violation of the curfew law. The operation will be conducted Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights. If anyone under the age of seventeen (17) is out between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m., on Thursday and 12:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m., on Friday and Saturday, they will be cited for the violation and brought to police headquarters to be processed and then released to their parent or guardian.
Incidentally, June 12 marked the 20th anniversary of the council passing the nighttime curfew for kids. I bought it this T-shirt.
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10 comments
LaceyB
LaceyB

can we extend this to "parents who let their children roam, while drinking at bars/events" or "adults who act like children in public, while not thoroughly intoxicated"?

Maybe that's more of a "clean our streets" initiative?

J. Erik Jonsson
J. Erik Jonsson

If I were an investigative journalist, I might draft up a Public Information Act request for all police records related to curfew enforcement.  And then I might see if it's being disproportionately enforced on minorities.

TimCov
TimCov

Hey, If the parent had the kids working hard all day doing manual labor (aka chores), you wouldn't have to worry about a curfew. 

Jamess95
Jamess95

^^^^ That bitches picture is what looks thoroughly intoxicated. She looks like she's the one out drinking and then wants to use the reverse race card. If anything needs to be cleaned it should be your face. Go get laid.

Diane Birdwell
Diane Birdwell

If you lived in Dallas, you would be smart enough to realize that whites are the minority, so logic dictates that they BETTER be mostly minorities.

That idea of selective enforcement is really old news.... Like when people complain that most of the referrals, the suspensions and the "expulsions' in DISD are directed at minority kids---well, damn, if they are 92% of the population, what else do you expect???

Oh wait, same group of kids here.... see? LOGIC, my friend.

LaceyB
LaceyB

But investigatory journalists don't always feel the need to worry about the race card. It's getting pulled far too much these days (on account of JWP).

Guest
Guest

If parents did there jobs, we wouldn't have to worry about their kids, period. 

LaceyB
LaceyB

...said the curfew-nabbed, illegitimate son to his on-a-nasty-whack-attack father.

Guest
Guest

For example, if my parents did their jobs, I would know the difference between "there" and "their." 

LaceyB
LaceyB

Pfft. Kid liker. How much do you "like" little boys?

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