Why can't minors be accompanied by another adult during Detroit's Halloween curfews?

Stephanie - posted on 11/19/2013 ( 2 moms have responded )




Every year Detroit observes a special Halloween curfew (October 30 & 31) from 6:00PM-6:00AM. Minors must be accompanied by their parent or guardian (with identification) not another adult.

Do you support the rule that minors can't be accompanied by another adult except their parent or guardian and if yes, why?

Why can't they be accompanied by another adult?


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I understand WHY the rule is in place: It is to protect children from predators. Halloween is a VERY easy time to take a child. Everyone is in costume, and everyone has candy. It is easy for adults who are not parents to lure innocent children away. If later that night, the child is reported missing, police can ID parents with their children, but if it is just some random adult, they can't prove that adult shouldn't be with that child. Another reason is that young adults will "chaperone" minors into trouble--accompanying them between parties or about town causing trouble. If the law did not specify parents/legal guardians only, there would be no repercussions.

That said, I do not agree with the law. A lot of parents have to work on Halloween--especially in a city like Detroit--thus their children are forced to miss Halloween celebrations. I do feel that if they have this law, there should be a legal loophole for parents who cannot accompany their own children. They could have a form signed and processed giving another person the authority to accompany their child for the evening.

Raju - posted on 11/19/2013




Because minors will be feeling more secured in the company of their close relatives

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