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.
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'.
"We’re going to close the unproductive tax loopholes that allow some of the truly wealthy to avoid paying their fair share. In theory, some of those loopholes were understandable, but in practice they sometimes made it possible for millionaires to pay nothing, while a bus driver was paying ten percent of his salary, and that’s crazy." -Reagan
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.
“The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists to adapt the world to himself.
Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” ― George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman
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.