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Date: 08/13/08 10:37 AM

44 Responses to Arkansas Town Has 24 Hour Curfew

  1. Profile photo of _Perfection_
    _Perfection_ Male 18-29
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    August 13, 2008 at 10:08 am
    Link: Arkansas Town Has 24 Hour Curfew - Some constitutional infringement is OK says the mayor. See ya later, constitutional rights, dignity.
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    hehehenerd Male 13-17
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    August 13, 2008 at 10:41 am
    This chick I know got caught by the cops the other night cause she was walking at like 2 a.m. She told them she `just needed some excersise you know what i think? She was looking for.................cookies
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    keg74 Male 30-39
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    August 13, 2008 at 10:43 am
    In this case I agree with the decision of the Mayor. Crime is rampant in that area of Arkansas so if the citizenry are not objecting to the temporary curfew then people who don`t live there should stfu.
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    YOUREWINNER Male 18-29
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    August 13, 2008 at 10:44 am
    While I would normally object to something like this, it really does seem like a legit, albeit desperate, method by the police to keep the people safe. If the article is really truthful about the amounts of crime and violence that takes place there, I really think this is necessary.
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    m00shy Female 18-29
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    August 13, 2008 at 10:46 am
    Sucks to be them.
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    opiebreath Female 18-29
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    August 13, 2008 at 10:46 am
    "The citizens deserve peace, that some infringement on constitutional rights is OK and we have not violated anything as far as the Constitution."

    ...What? So it`s okay that they`ve broken some constitutional rights in this circumstance, but they.. haven`t.. broken.. constitutional rights...?

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    smartbomb314 Male 13-17
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    August 13, 2008 at 10:48 am
    i bet they forgot to put this in their travel brochure...
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    Anish Male 13-17
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    August 13, 2008 at 10:55 am
    Oh no, the government is trying to control us all!


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    Avemtilla Female 13-17
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    August 13, 2008 at 11:01 am
    I live in Arkansas, I `ve never been around that city though, but I think that if the people there asked for the help, and the cops are giving it, and the citizens are ok with it, then hey! theres nothing unlawful about it. and they aren`t searching the people on the streets, or telling them they cnt be there, they are asking why they`re on the streets. simple questioning in regards to crimes that have been and are being and will be committed
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    alice_x Female 18-29
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    August 13, 2008 at 11:03 am
    thats crappy :-(
    and i agree with YOUREWINNER
    it seems like a desperate atempt to keep people safe,
    but all its done really is take their freedom
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    mangamonkey Male 18-29
    124 posts
    August 13, 2008 at 11:04 am
    good for them - civil liberties are one thing, being able to walk to the shops without being shot at is another

    once you have a society that isnt self destructing then you can get high and mighty with what does and doesnt contitute a crime against people rpeformed by the very people YOU CHOSE to protect you

    these people seem to be doing their jobs and getting results, the same people who disagre are the same people who say the government doesnt do enough to solve the problems

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    B-Hazard Male 18-29
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    August 13, 2008 at 11:04 am
    People that don`t live there being offended over this is kind of like when white people get offended over jokes that black people aren`t even offended by.
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    grandmasterz Male 18-29
    292 posts
    August 13, 2008 at 11:17 am
    I live in Arkansas and one guy summed it up pretty well on the news last night. He said that he considered it martial law and that only the national guard could do that. Crime has been pretty terrible in that region though.
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    andtothedrew Male 18-29
    252 posts
    August 13, 2008 at 11:19 am

    Just give them all guns and quarantine the place. Let the citizens fight back :P

    p.s: this is a joke.

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    WHOISIT12345 Male 18-29
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    August 13, 2008 at 11:32 am
    Female, 18-29, Europe
    338 Posts Wednesday, August 13, 2008 10:46:25 AM
    Sucks to be them.


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    CaptainPat Male 18-29
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    August 13, 2008 at 11:51 am
    Glad i don`t live there.
    yay, america is one step closer to becoming a total dictatorship. now, who wants to revolt with me?
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    B-Hazard Male 18-29
    2960 posts
    August 13, 2008 at 12:12 pm
    Meanwhile, over in Little Rock:

    Way to go, Arkansas.

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    habbazoot Male 13-17
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    August 13, 2008 at 12:18 pm
    i think yourewinner is right; if the crime there is absolutely horrible, then go for it. but if its for anything else, i would object
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    Nidonemo Male 18-29
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    August 13, 2008 at 12:34 pm
    The crime is THAT bad?
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    xiquiripat Male 18-29
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    August 13, 2008 at 12:39 pm
    Martial law in Arkansas, Hey that rymed. Seriously though I`m pretty sure that "some infringement on constitutional rights is OK and we have not violated anything as far as the Constitution" is a contradiction or really fuzzy thinking.
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    jasonlowe Male 18-29
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    August 13, 2008 at 12:43 pm
    "Some constitutional infringement is OK says the mayor. See ya later, constitutional rights, dignity."

    Wait, we have dignity in Arkansas?

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    unsub Female 18-29
    925 posts
    August 13, 2008 at 12:52 pm
    How are you supposed to get to work or school without violating the curfew?
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    thedobkins Male 30-39
    239 posts
    August 13, 2008 at 1:18 pm
    I had an air compressor stolen out of the back of my truck last night at 10 pm, and it was in my DRIVEWAY! I think we could use a little law around HERE (Missouri)! Crime in certain neighborhoods definitely needs to be checked, and if it steps on somebody`s toes, a little, I say WHAT THE HELL!!!!
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    LBlues Male 18-29
    713 posts
    August 13, 2008 at 1:50 pm
    Any law that doesnt follow the constitution is NEVER ok. Its bad enough that the government always tries to find loop holes. Our horrible goddamn lying country.
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    RandyTheFool Male 18-29
    820 posts
    August 13, 2008 at 2:19 pm
    Crime is up, so they issue a 24 hour curfew? The people want less violence, so it`s time to take away peoples rights to walk the streets and be free Americans instead of simply cracking down with more police in the troubled areas of the town or putting more police officers on the streets?

    I can think of a dozen different solutions for this problem that won`t infringe on any citizens rights.

    That`s Smart. Yep, S-M-R-T, smart!

    oh, and "thedobkins", I`m sorry about your air-compressor, but you left it out in the open. Common sense, man. I mean really, that kind of thing happens anywhere you go.

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    Zerocyde Male 18-29
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    August 13, 2008 at 2:39 pm
    This is a tough issue. On one hand, if you aren`t doing anything wrong, then you don`t have anything to worry about, so shut the drat up and quit whining. On the other hand, ignoring the constitution usually = ... um, hello... bad?! lol
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    narlycharlie Male 13-17
    130 posts
    August 13, 2008 at 3:15 pm
    I fail to be convinced that this is the only possible solution to this problem.
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    lacydeshae Female 18-29
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    August 13, 2008 at 3:59 pm
    I live in Little Rock and Helena is off the chain. The mayor is the same guy who let all of the dogs out of the towns make shift pound and dropped them off in the woods. Helena is always into something so THEY ARE GROUNDED!! HAHAHA.
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    _Perfection_ Male 18-29
    1789 posts
    August 13, 2008 at 4:05 pm
    It`s a good thing no convictions will stand BECAUSE of the violation of constitutional rights, putting aaaaalll those criminals back on the streets. Yeah, they`re taking desperate measures, but pick some that will actually make a difference.
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    sheriffcable Male 18-29
    44 posts
    August 13, 2008 at 4:19 pm
    lol Well thats going to attract business and tourism! Well, its good to see local government getting interested in shredding the constitution. Its going to go a lot faster faster now that the feds don`t have to do it all themselves.
    Hartford, CT is also toying with the idea of a permanent 9:00PM curfew for anyone under 18 in order to curb crime. Its great because we all know that if a child disrespects the law enough to be a criminal delinquent he/she will be thrilled to comply with police state measures. And in case they`re not, there will just have to be escalated police presence, patrolling the streets checking IDs like in East Berlin. After being treated like animals for a few years we will have nothing but law biding 19+ year-olds. And if not- we`ll just have to have a permanent curfew like in Arkansas there.
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    TalcumX Male 50-59
    561 posts
    August 13, 2008 at 4:46 pm
    Let me take a stab at this and say it`s not a white neighborhood.
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    SilverThread Male 30-39
    3433 posts
    August 13, 2008 at 6:18 pm
    If the MAJORITY of the Citizens think it`s a good idea guess what...the ACLU can have a big cup of STFU and deal with Democracy. The fact is the *AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES* Union should be happy that the Law abiding Citizens CIVIL LIBERTIES are being protected by the Police. You know, the whole Civil liberty to sleep in peace at night without fear of burglary or stray bullets or drug dealing on the streets.

    Goddamn ACLU has it`s head up it`s ass in so many ways it isn`t about Civil Liberties, it`s a tool to defend the unlawful members of society. It`s become a means of legitimizing anarchy, not the cool kind of anarchy that emo high school kids talk about at lunch, but the kind where I kill you and rape your corpse because I effing can and I do it without fear of social reprisal because the ACLU thinks I should have the Civil Liberty to express myself in a nontraditional way.

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    Cheese84o6 Male 13-17
    394 posts
    August 13, 2008 at 8:19 pm
    yea seriously, cry me a river, nobodies been shot, and nobody has been taken in for being outside and not breaking the law, anyone who would fight this is probably a terrorist or gang member who is avoiding being caught with weapons or drugs. So the ACLU as always can go kill themselves.

    I`m one for rehabilitation, and I`m against the death penalty, but sometimes I think criminals should just be shot on sight.

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    kenny_f Male 13-17
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    August 13, 2008 at 8:25 pm
    "They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety"
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    merielle Female 18-29
    64 posts
    August 13, 2008 at 10:40 pm
    this happened in japan, but we didnt get to go on the news and we didnt even have the right to sue because it was the military that put all active duty/civilians on lockdown for TWO weeks.

    i dunno why anyone would complain about something like this. stfu.

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    Mitchster Male 18-29
    544 posts
    August 13, 2008 at 11:30 pm
    And I though that my city`s curfew was bad.
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    Suicism Male 18-29
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    August 14, 2008 at 1:21 am
    What the irony of the whole argument made by Benjamin Franklin in his quote "Those who would trade freedom for security deserve neither" really comes down to is this conflict:

    On the one hand, you shouldn`t preemptively punish ALL people regardless of their responsibility for specific or as-yet-to-be committed crimes against other individuals` rights to life, liberty & property, but at the same time those whom such sweeping legislative or executive actions are intended to target generally have no respect for the same fundamental rights of others! It`s like clamoring for a citywide ban on rampantly predatorial venomous snakes, and then somebody imploring you to take a step back and cordially request that all snakes henceforth play by Human rules! Both roads lead to victimization of the innocent, on the one hand in the sphere of personal (snake) liberty and on the other due to violation of these principles by those (venomous snakes) who do not observe them.

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    NicoNico Female 18-29
    444 posts
    August 14, 2008 at 1:38 am
    I don`t live there, not my problem. If they try that here, however, I`m moving. I`m all for protecting the Constitution, but as long as it`s restricted to that area for a short period of time, then they can go for it.

    Okay, I have to say this. Storytime, kids! My parents got married in the early 80`s. Their honeymoon was spent visiting his family in Bolivia. At that time, a crappy dictator was in power. If you were out after a certain time at night, you were shot, no questions asked. Tell me, do we really want this for our country?

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    quick_sand8 Female 40-49
    466 posts
    August 14, 2008 at 6:46 am
    When the thugs outnumber and have more weapons then the police, and innocent people are victims of violent crimes, you gotta do what you gotta do. Who NEEDS to walk down the street at 2am anyway! Sorry, but "freedom" also means that innocent people have the right to go to sleep and not have to worry some crack head is breaking into their home. So, more power to the Mayor!!!
    They`ve taken the streets back from the thugs, and that is why someone would complain, they can`t sell their crack, maybe they`ll have to get a real job like the rest of us!!!!!!!
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    BoredomSux98 Female 18-29
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    August 14, 2008 at 8:36 am
    more power to `em.
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    buttersrules Male 30-39
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    August 14, 2008 at 8:38 am
    Democracy in action. Definately the land of the free.
    <hits head on desk.>
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    AnwarNova Male 18-29
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    August 14, 2008 at 4:59 pm
    What the hell right? I mean afterall, the Constitution is just a piece of paper.
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    AnwarNova Male 18-29
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    August 14, 2008 at 5:02 pm
    "Those who give up their freedom for security, deserve neither freedom nor security" I believe that was Benjamin Franklin, in a time when there wasn`t crime but WAR
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    lazypuffston Male 13-17
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    August 14, 2008 at 7:57 pm
    I live in Arkansas. I don`t believe the Crime is that bad. This is a bit Irrational.

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