One part of the daytime curfew situation perplexes me: why is it needed when school is in session, but not during the summer?
School zones, curfew also return Monday, 24 August 2008, Greenville Herald-Banner, Greenville, Texas
The City of Greenville’s daytime curfew also goes back into effect Monday. Children under 17 should be off city streets between the hours of 9 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. school days. Juveniles are also forbidden from being on local streets between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m. Sunday through Thursday and between midnight and 6 a.m. on weekends.
I understand that part of the rationale for a daytime curfew is to give authorities a legal reason to question anyone who looks young enough to still be in school. I’m assuming a truancy law applies only to enrolled students, so that … there has to be a reason why the person looks as if he is skipping school? But, why isn’t the crime rate up enough during the summer to justify a daytime curfew when all the kids are ‘out?’