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    Re: Should government be able to impose a curfew on adults?

    Quote Originally Posted by TeleKat View Post
    No!

    I could not muster a stronger no on this if I tried.
    Would you just allow the crowd to burn cars and loot stores and homes?

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    Re: Should government be able to impose a curfew on adults?

    QUOTE=lizzie;1063657659]If the people would act like adults rather than apes, there would be no need for it at all. I don't like th dea of curfews, but to think the cops can actually arrest all the nuts out there, when serious rioting and destruction is going on, is naive thinking. Authorities respond to the level of threat. If people cant act in a civilized manner, they don't deserve to be treated as such.[/QUOTE]

    One method that over history has proven very effective has been to shoot looters. Of coutse, sometimes you get a Syrian situation or a Tianenmen Square. Both are very embarrassing to those with the responsibility to protect the population.

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    Re: Should government be able to impose a curfew on adults?

    No our government is overstepping it's bounds there. What if people need to get to and from work? I think the police forces need stripped of all this military grade crap. They can't even use it right. Here is something even more alarming, if our military has such a surplus of crap that they give it to small towns to "fight terrorist threats" than don't you think the military needs its funding cut just a wee bit? Just sayin'.
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    Re: Should government be able to impose a curfew on adults?

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    Would you just allow the crowd to burn cars and loot stores and homes?
    When did I say that? I said the government should not be able to set a curfew. Setting a curfew doesn't stop people from burning cars....

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    Re: Should government be able to impose a curfew on adults?

    Not only do I disagree with the premise of a curfew, but I have never seen any evidence that they lower crime rates. In fact, all the research I have seen shows that they have no real effect on crime at all.

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    Re: Should government be able to impose a curfew on adults?

    Quote Originally Posted by TobyOne View Post
    I'm not thrilled with it either but if I were a store owner in Ferguson I would be for it. Solid maybe.
    Why? Is a five hour (midnight to 5AM) no looting period really that much of a help to your business? When the local gov't/police decide that to protect the folks and to preserve order requires keeping everyone locked down then they gain too much power.
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    Re: Should government be able to impose a curfew on adults?

    Quote Originally Posted by TeleKat View Post
    When did I say that? I said the government should not be able to set a curfew. Setting a curfew doesn't stop people from burning cars....
    You are right. It doesn't. It makes it less probable there will be looting, if the curfew is enforced. You can reduce crowds. But it cannot totally prevent it. Shooting them does. Is that better?

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    Re: Should government be able to impose a curfew on adults?

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    Shooting them does. Is that better?
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    Re: Should government be able to impose a curfew on adults?

    Quote Originally Posted by TeleKat View Post
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    In other words, curfews are okay under circumstances of civil unrest and local authorities should be relieved of their duties. That is where we began.

    PS: shooting looters is a relatively widely accepted method to stop looting. The question is whether it is legitimate to defend or protect property at the expense of the perp. Some societies say yes and others no.

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    Re: Should government be able to impose a curfew on adults?

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    In other words, curfews are okay under circumstances of civil unrest
    No. Curfews are never ok. The government has no right to lock people in their homes. The government can (and should) strongly advise that all citizens stay in their homes after dark when civil unrest is occurring, however they have no right to punish us for simply leaving our homes. No matter what is going on.

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