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Our Thoughts: Curfew
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Probably since the dawn of time and when humans began to walk upright teens have wanted to congregate with other teens. This is an age old custom as many of us who are slightly older might remember; we hung out at car hops and drive-ins. 

In those days, if a policeman told you to move on, you did what you were told. Today many teens are not as cooperative and cities have been forced to put in place curfews to assist parents in the management of their teens.

The city of Conyers has enacted such a curfew. Teenagers under the age of 16 are not allowed to be out on city streets after 11 p.m. without being accompanied by an adult, except for certain exceptions.

Two weeks ago, police in Conyers renewed a crackdown in the ordinance enforcement; it turns out many of the teens whose parents were issued citations were from nearby Newton County.

We suggest that you monitor your teens if they choose to go to a late movie. Make plans to pick them up right after the show is over.

As parents it is your responsibility to see that your children obey the law. Don’t leave them with a bad taste in their mouth because the police are doing their job. Have your children off the streets of Conyers by 11 p.m. That is just as much your responsibility as parents to do this as it is your children’ to follow the law.