I was/am.. flabbergasted(!!!) to say the least, when I read that the 15 year old girl who was punched & sprayed was disobeying a city curfew. not a parental curfew.. but.. A City Curfew? wow. wow. WOW! I looked around a little, and understand more than 700 cities impose curfews.. not just at hang spots for teens (malls etc) but anywhere on the street. (shock! horror!) Some places even have a DAYTIME curfew - school hours, dont be found out of school... I am simply floored by the whole idea. I tell you - it blows me away... I 'underwent' a curfew once - during a military coup in Transkei - well, ok twice - in Isreal too, but that didnt apply to 'me' - only Palestinian 'terrorists'.. <---another topic for another day/forum but.. but... but please tell me - how did that ever come to be? Curfew in cities of the USA? Who allowed that? It this an acceptable norm? Does it apply to all? Is it effective?