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dasamster
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MyDying666
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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 12/8/2009 Category: Politics
Updated: 7 years ago Status: Voting Period
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dasamster

Pro

I don't know which one is best to debate. Your pick. Post your choice.

1) Resolved: Young aged people should be subjected to night-time curfews as a way to reduce crime.

2) Resolved: Children should be ‘bused' to schools outside of their neighborhood to ensure diversity within schools.

3) Resolved: Sex offender registries should be more well-known and advertised in the United States.
MyDying666

Con

I will choose topic #1 Resolved: Young aged people should be subjected to night-time curfews as a way to reduce crime.
Debate Round No. 1
dasamster

Pro

I affirm the resolution that young aged people should be subjected to night-time curfews as a way to reduce crime. My first contention is that there have been and currently are many curfew in place right now, as a precaution to reduce crime. Because of the rise in rates of juvenile crime from the 1980s through the mid-1990s, many of the nation's jurisdictions imposed youth curfews. A 2000 survey of 490 cities by the National League of Cities found that 69% had nighttime curfews and 14% had daytime curfews. For an example, in Washington DC, The Juvenile Curfew Act of 1995 (DC Code 2-1541 et. seq.) states that persons under the age of 17 cannot remain in or on a street, park or other outdoor public place, in a vehicle or on the premises of any establishment within the District of Columbia during curfew hours, unless they are involved in certain exempted activities. Another example, in San Jose, California, Minors who are 16 or 17 years old cannot be in a public place within the city without adult supervision between the hours of 11:30pm and 5:00am. Why are these set in place? They are set in place so that teens will stay out of trouble. In cities, like New York and Los Angeles, there is gang violence at night because there are less people on the streets. Not to mention, it is safer for both the juveniles and law enforcement. If law enforcement responds to any call during curfew hours, there is a high chance that there will be less people there, in effect, being safer.

My second contention is that it educates juveniles, both directly and indirectly. It indirectly teaches the juveniles to stay inside and not go out because juveniles go to school have have schoolwork to do, rather than running out on the street, causing havoc in public. It directly educates juveniles because the juveniles learn that violent and non-violent crimes han hapopen at night, and also it will educate them that there are alternatives to "chilling with their friends'. Gang activity stops after curfew hours begin, and if you address inappropriate behavior, you will minimize the opportunity for it to escalate into violence. In other words, if you catch youths early it is more likely they can become valuable members of society.

I would again like to thank the affirmative for starting this case issue, and I look forward to continuing in this debate.

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(1) http://www.libraryindex.com......
(2) http://mpdc.dc.gov......
(3) http://www.sjpd.org......
(4) http://usmayors.org......
MyDying666

Con

MyDying666 forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
dasamster

Pro

My opponent has forfeited this round. Please vote aff!
MyDying666

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MyDying666 forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by MyDying666 7 years ago
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I'm sorry Sam I really don't have time for this debate I have a lot of bio work to finish sorry.
Posted by dasamster 7 years ago
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18 hours, Em...
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