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Purpose To persuade against the idea of having curfew laws Thesis My main points of the speech are to show that curfew laws are too expensive to keep are unconstitutional and should be dealt with by parents and dont show a correlation with teenage violence Introduction A Imagine yourself as a teen driving home after curfew all of sudden your pulled over by the police and either arrested or ticketed for curfew violations Then you think to yourself I wasnt doing anything wrong This has become an increasing problem in America today 1 This topic is relevant to everyone in this class because most of us are still teenagers and still understand how ridiculous it was to have to deal with curfew laws a couple of years ago 2 I have researched this topic extensively and have evaluated my scholarly source to determine that these laws should be reconsidered 3 I will talk about these 3 main points in chronological order starting with these curfew laws are very expensive and they eat up taxpayers money that this law is unconstitutional and should be left up to the parents and having this law does not decrease teenage crime Transition Which brings me to my first point Body A The first reason Im against the curfew laws is that it is expensive and it is paid for by the tax payers 1 In a survey done by the America Civil Liberties Union states that of the cities surveyed half of the cities said theyve increased costs to enforce curfews Watzan 199920 2 In Parental Responsibility and Curfew Laws it shows that in Chandler Arizona theyve cited more paperwork court appearances and time spent by officers in dealing with youth curfew that theyve had to hire more officers and purchase more cars which all turns into tax payers money Welz 2000 3 According to the American Civil Liberties in San Jose California officials said curfew enforcement hiked
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