The Metroblog shares some thoughts on the New Orleans juvenile curfew.
This gets me to thinking...do curfews work at all? I mean, I remember getting home well after 9pm on weeknights when I worked my last two years in high school. If I had worked in the back of an actual sit-down restaurant, I probably wouldn't have gotten home before midnight. Then there is the neat fact that I always enjoyed going to a 9:30pm movie or something.
I mention this because there are curfews all over the place these days. What does it say that kids commit crimes, and adults commit crimes, but we choose to create additional crimes to nail the kids with. Then we let the kids get away with anything while they're at school, long as their parents complain.
Think about it you go out this Saturday night...