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May282016

Life under curfew for American teens: ‘it’s insane, no other country does this’

Tik Root | The Guardian | Photo: Eliana Aponte/Reuters

Around 11pm, on a temperate Friday last August, Officer Troy Owens was patrolling south-eastern San Diego. Peering through his driver’s side window into the darkness, he scanned the streets until his eyes stopped on the corner of 47th and Market. “Somebody trying to hide from me?” he wondered aloud. “Yup,” he answered, swinging the SUV around, and turning on the flashing lights.

Owens, who has worked for the San Diego police department for nearly 20 years, pulled toward the curb and got out of his car. As he approached, three teenagers slowly slunk out from behind an electrical box: a boy, David, 15, whose identity, along with those of other minors, is being protected, and two girls. Heads hanging, shoulders slouched, they knew they were caught. All three were soon searched, handcuffed, and put in the back of cars for the ride to the command post – a local Boys & Girls Club.

Were the teenagers picked up for using drugs? No. Drinking? No. Had they fled a store without paying for their goods? Hardly. Their crime: being out past curfew.

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    The life of youth is not only in under curfew in the American state, but also in the India held Kashmir. Why the UN consul is still silent on these growing issues? And why they are not taking the precautionary steps of saving their youth?
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    Life is a wonderful blessing they teach us how to overpower the difficulties with patience and perseverance. We can make our life more beautiful by reading the book of great scholars. Here i have read that American passed our life under curfew that is very difficult life. I hope that your ...
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