Bad idea. Telling the kids when they should be home is the parents responsibility.
If the kids vandalize or otherwise break the law, they should be punished for that. Laws like this will effect 15-16 year old kids that wanted to go to a rock show that didn’t get out until 2am for no crime other than being out past curfew. And that’s bad.
To the poster who suggested this will only affect bad kids… I disagree so vehemently, I cannot even see the ground your position rests on. Agents of the state (police) will use any authority given them to its absolute limits regardless of things like circumstance and common sense. Counting on cops to be judicious and sage in their use of force is ridiculous.
Especially in Jersey.[/quote]
Just because some kids have parents who are mentally challenged or don’t have the nads to tell their kids no, it doesn’t mean the government needs to step in and rescue everyone regardless of whether they need rescuing. This is the same logic that I fear one day the government will apply to tell us all what can and cannot eat in the name of addressing the obesity epidemic.