South Carolina town seeks 9 p.m. kid curfew

Monday, July 14, 2014 8:35 AM
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HARDEEVILLE, S.C. — The police chief in Hardeeville wants a stricter curfew for children under age 17.

'The Island Packet' of Hilton Head reports anyone 17 or younger must be inside by midnight unless they are with a parent or guardian, are working or attending an event.

But interim Police Chief Sam Woodward says children are out at night causing trouble and he wants the curfew moved up to 9 p.m. Woodward says a series of 15 car thefts in Beaufort and Jasper counties between March and June might have been prevented with a stricter curfew.

Any change would have to be approved by the town council.

Under the current law, curfew violators get a warning. For a second offense, their parents or guardians can be fined $200.

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corgimom
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corgimom 07/14/14 - 08:10 am
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"Woodward says a series of 15

"Woodward says a series of 15 car thefts in Beaufort and Jasper counties between March and June might have been prevented with a stricter curfew."

Yeah, right. The little criminals don't care about curfew laws.

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myfather15 07/14/14 - 09:04 am
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"Yeah, right. The little

"Yeah, right. The little criminals don't care about curfew laws."

Agreed; but if they were located by police earlier, and returned to the home with the parents facing the consequences of a big fine, maybe the thefts could be prevented. Maybe the parents would actually start accounting for where their teens are at, instead of just letting them go anywhere!!

After working the streets for 18 years, I can't count the amount of parents that simply don't care where their teen is, as long as they're not at home bothering them, or preventing the parent from doing what THEY want to do!! As you know, parenting requires responsibility and severely limits the parents ability to do whatever they desire. They must think of their responsibility to their children and teens, before being concerned with SELF!! This is exactly the problem!!

If people were WILLFULLY responsible and acccontable for their children, we wouldn't need LAWS to make people do so!! But, since many are not, we need laws to protect others from THEIR children and teens!!

If people were WILLFULLY respectful of others, we wouldn't need half the laws we have!!

Just like the other day, I observed a woman parked in the middle of a northbound lane of traffic, just talking to a man standing in a yard. I observed this for several minutes, with NUMEROUS cars having to go around her, because she was parked in the road, talking!! When I stopped her for this, she had an attitude, saying "I didn't know it was against the law to park in the road." My response was, "Did you not see all the cars having to go around you, some even having to wait, because of vehicles traveling the opposite way and they couldn't immediately go around?" She actually said she didn't see them.

I told her that if she would think of others, more than what she wants to do, then we wouldn't have to have laws stating you can't park in the roadway!! It's just that simple!!

That's why we have to have so many laws, because people simply won't think of others; before themselves!!

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bdouglas 07/14/14 - 09:38 am
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The product of too many 15

The product of too many 15 year olds with 30 year old parents...

GiantsAllDay
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GiantsAllDay 07/14/14 - 09:58 am
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"The Island Packet of Hilton

"The Island Packet of Hilton Head reports anyone 17 or younger must be inside by midnight unless they are with a parent or guardian, are working or attending an event."
What's the definition of an "event"?

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