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(IndyPolitics.org)   Indianapolis merchants solution to teen ne'er do wells downtown? Mandate ID bracelets and registration for all minors. Move along, underage citizen   (indypolitics.org) divider line 39
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2013-02-04 02:33:55 PM
5 votes:

SevenizGud: Stop rewarding welfare queens for queefing out an endless stream of criminals-in-waiting and soon there won't be ne'er-do-wells in the first place.


I don't know about Indy but in my downtown it's mostly white teens from the suburbs looking for some skateboarding cred. For some reason doing tricks on interstate overpasses is more appealing that the skate parks in the 'burbs. Probably has something to do with mom's minivan but I can't say for sure.

What I do know is most teenagers are pretty cool one on one and much smarter than they're given credit for. In groups they can be significantly less so.

/Fun with prepositions!
2013-02-04 02:38:43 PM
3 votes:
I already hate going to the mall, so this article validates my choice to prefer the internet for my shopping needs. More internet shopping = Simon's loss, which couldn't happen to a better bunch of retail fascists.
2013-02-04 02:25:25 PM
3 votes:
Why are they showing a picture of white hands in the article?
2013-02-04 02:23:29 PM
3 votes:
And when they wonder why some of the businesses that the teens do frequent (and spend their cash) go under, and the loss of those businesses drags them under as well, they'll blame anyone but themselves.
2013-02-04 02:22:23 PM
3 votes:
I'm usually of the opinion that teenagers aren't real people, but this is still a bit much.
2013-02-04 03:37:00 PM
2 votes:
Dear United States:

Seriously, WTF happened to you?  And when will it get better?

Sincerely,
Concerned Canadian Friend
2013-02-04 03:15:19 PM
2 votes:
Well they should be in after school programs but the money for that was cut. They should get jobs but those are taken by the people out of work. The community centers are overrun by gangs. What else are they to do?
2013-02-04 02:51:13 PM
2 votes:
Those high pitched sounds that supposedly only teens can hear? Can be classified as assault.

/torture is legal so assault is about all thats left anyways.
//funny thing, In Vancouver BC, a school accidentally installed some for after hours 'get the fark off the property' security.
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/story/2012/06/04/bc-m os quito-noise-schools-vancouver.html
///I've got an icepick to keep youths out of places. You stab it in their ear and no need for any power outlet to power it. /s
2013-02-04 02:33:04 PM
2 votes:
I'd rather they keep a tighter control on the geriatric population. They are way more annoying when they hang around in malls than kids hanging around in a mall. They take up more space with their rascals/walking implements, are rude (and you are expected to be polite because they are old), inspect and comment on the contents if ahopping carts etc. I prefer 6 teens in a corner with headphones to 6 old people with too much time on their hands. At least the teens will keep to themselves 9 out of 10 times.
2013-02-04 02:31:37 PM
2 votes:

Clock Spider Jerusalem: SevenizGud: Stop rewarding welfare queens for queefing out an endless stream of criminals-in-waiting and soon there won't be ne'er-do-wells in the first place.

Eh fark off most of the little shiats I see wandering around acting like little useless morons are from middle class subdivision homes.


When was the last time you walked around downtime Indy at night, in the Summer, after the Circle Center mall just closed?
2013-02-04 02:26:22 PM
2 votes:
I can't imagine the nerd rage that this would cause from the Gencon crowd!
2013-02-04 12:49:22 PM
2 votes:
Broadcast classical music in the area, that will keep them away.
2013-02-04 09:07:01 PM
1 votes:

Carn: How about instead of a bracelet, we use a collar and on this collar there's a bomb and if a  business owner farks up, we blow his head off!!!!


FTFY - how about the shoe on the other foot?
2013-02-04 05:29:35 PM
1 votes:

meat0918: And when they wonder why some of the businesses that the teens do frequent (and spend their cash) go under, and the loss of those businesses drags them under as well, they'll blame anyone but themselves.


ObscureNameHere: BarkingUnicorn: As a merchant, I wouldn't care if you think your teenagers are responsible enough to earn a wristband.  Let them show me a receipt for a purchase made from my store within the past week.

Riiight... because everyone carries around a FARKIN' WEEK'S WORTH OF RECEIPTS on them at all times.

/the stupid -- it burns so brightly...



We had the same thing here in St. Louis at two different malls. When there was talk of a curfew all the teenagers said the stores would lose gazillions because they'd lose all those thousands of sales. Long story short - curfews went into effect, the sales numbers went up and stayed up. One of the malls is currently expanding their curfew.

Also, no one said carry the receipts around. Unless you're a total idiot, you have some sort of organizational system at home.
2013-02-04 04:25:29 PM
1 votes:

wiseolddude: Broadcast classical music in the area, that will keep them away.


www.collativelearning.com

Approves.

/hot link
//not obscure i know.
2013-02-04 04:25:04 PM
1 votes:
<i>there's a specific classification for things like malls, shops, hotel lobbies, etc. </i>

That's a public accomodation.  And the same idea applies as public space.  One cannot ban a class of people from a public accomodation on your private property.  Essentially, you can't own a store and say - "Everyone come in and shop here!  Except teens.  And old people.  And of course the blacks."
2013-02-04 04:16:41 PM
1 votes:

Silly_Sot: Dear idiots: This proposal is for entry/use of PRIVATE PROPERTY. I realize that whiny little crybabies are too inherently stupid to understand how this is an important distinction, but controlled admission to private property is not an inherent violation of fundamental human rights. If you disagree, how about letting anybody who desires it to have unrestricted access to your own home, any hour of the day or night. You can't DARE lock anybody out, since that would violate those fundamental rights and freedoms, right?


So, here's the thing: private property does not mean it's a private space. If it were, you would be trespassing every time you walked into a store. I forget the terminology, but there's a specific classification for things like malls, shops, hotel lobbies, etc. where they're not strictly public, but are still subject to rules regarding barring access to people based on certain criteria. Maybe some FarkLawyer can explain it to you.
2013-02-04 04:08:53 PM
1 votes:
Dear idiots: This proposal is for entry/use of PRIVATE PROPERTY. I realize that whiny little crybabies are too inherently stupid to understand how this is an important distinction, but controlled admission to private property is not an inherent violation of fundamental human rights. If you disagree, how about letting anybody who desires it to have unrestricted access to your own home, any hour of the day or night. You can't DARE lock anybody out, since that would violate those fundamental rights and freedoms, right?
2013-02-04 04:03:54 PM
1 votes:

liam76: While existing laws would apply to minors on public property, private members of IndyBands would be able to ensure parental responsibility as a requisite of entry to their property.

  If any of those "private members" are considered public accomidation, and I had a kid int he age range, I would be driving there the day after this goes into effect to get in on the lawsuit.


Typically laws regarding age discrimination specifically apply only to those who are over 18.
2013-02-04 03:48:01 PM
1 votes:

mdeesnuts: TFHL: Indianapolis merchants solution to teen ne'er do wells downtown? Mandate ID bracelets and registration for all minors. Move along, underage citizen

At first I was all like, HELLL NAW

FTFA: When downtown merchants opt into the IndyBands organization, they would prohibit minors admittance to their establishments without adult supervision after 7:00 p.m. Adult supervision would constitute one of two states: actual parental presence or wearing a wristband,

Then I was like, you want to go in the store, put the braclet on.


You first.
2013-02-04 03:39:32 PM
1 votes:

DROxINxTHExWIND: BarkingUnicorn: As a merchant, I wouldn't care if you think your teenagers are responsible enough to earn a wristband.  Let them show me a receipt for a purchase made from my store within the past week.

Thats a swell way to treat potential customers.


Which way are you referring to? :-)  In all seriousness, I wouldn't try either.   I have to get a wristband and make sure my teen wears it? Fark you, merchant, you'll never see my money.
2013-02-04 03:07:16 PM
1 votes:

meat0918: And when they wonder why some of the businesses that the teens do frequent (and spend their cash) go under, and the loss of those businesses drags them under as well, they'll blame anyone but themselves.

2013-02-04 03:06:42 PM
1 votes:
While existing laws would apply to minors on public property, private members of IndyBands would be able to ensure parental responsibility as a requisite of entry to their property.

  If any of those "private members" are considered public accomidation, and I had a kid int he age range, I would be driving there the day after this goes into effect to get in on the lawsuit.
2013-02-04 03:00:30 PM
1 votes:

Vectron: 12349876: Oh_Enough_Already: Why are they showing a picture of white hands in the article?

Because this isn't about ghetto liquor stores, this is about a fancy downtown mall with rich white teen stores like Hot Topic and Abercrombie and Fitch.


Really? Whenever I read about problems in Indianapolis its because of "teens" (blacks).

The Indianapolis Star: Our Loyalty to Violent Black Felons Trumps Our Loyalty to Our Readers, Public Safety, and Human Decency


Link talks about a black man, in this fashion: "He was wearing a blue polo shirt with thin yellow and white stripes, and blue pants".

Sounds to me like he took a lesson from Wall Street.  Dress classy, and they won't publish/punish you.
2013-02-04 02:58:31 PM
1 votes:

vudukungfu: wiseolddude: Broadcast classical music in the area, that will keep them away.

Barry Mantilow and Carpenters.


The Carpenters have caused more suicides than any metal band.
2013-02-04 02:54:31 PM
1 votes:

12349876: Oh_Enough_Already: Why are they showing a picture of white hands in the article?

Because this isn't about ghetto liquor stores, this is about a fancy downtown mall with rich white teen stores like Hot Topic and Abercrombie and Fitch.



Really? Whenever I read about problems in Indianapolis its because of "teens" (blacks).

The Indianapolis Star: Our Loyalty to Violent Black Felons Trumps Our Loyalty to Our Readers, Public Safety, and Human Decency
2013-02-04 02:54:14 PM
1 votes:

DROxINxTHExWIND: Oh_Enough_Already: Why are they showing a picture of white hands in the article?

Because the guy who hires hand models is a racist who gave his cousin the job.


He gave his cousin a hand job?
2013-02-04 02:47:55 PM
1 votes:

Oh_Enough_Already: Why are they showing a picture of white hands in the article?


Because the guy who hires hand models is a racist who gave his cousin the job.
2013-02-04 02:42:31 PM
1 votes:

Dirtybird971: Broadcast classical music in the area, that will keep them away.

we're the British using some high pitched frequency that only kids can hear?


It's a high-pitched frequency, but it gives me a farking headache. The system is based on the premise that you lose the higher ranges of hearing as you age. I'm only 27 and it drives me nuts. It's right in the pain-range.

Sometimes I have students who use that tone as their ringtone in order to sneak it through class. Blows their minds when I hear it.
2013-02-04 02:37:29 PM
1 votes:
You know who else kept track of people with things on their arms.
2013-02-04 02:34:35 PM
1 votes:

Oh_Enough_Already: Why are they showing a picture of white hands in the article?


Because this isn't about ghetto liquor stores, this is about a fancy downtown mall with rich white teen stores like Hot Topic and Abercrombie and Fitch.
2013-02-04 02:31:27 PM
1 votes:
WTF did I just read?
2013-02-04 02:30:31 PM
1 votes:
Why don't we just use shock collars with those training fences like for dogs?
2013-02-04 02:29:49 PM
1 votes:
Chilling, if only because Simon Properties is everywhere. If they like the idea, it could potentially spread quickly. Move along, citizens, indeed.

/wonder what the ACLU would say?
2013-02-04 02:27:18 PM
1 votes:
Remember to neuter or spay your neer-do-wells!
2013-02-04 02:27:13 PM
1 votes:

wiseolddude: Broadcast classical music in the area, that will keep them away.


Unfortunately, it does not. Our local transit district has been doing this for the past few years at the main downtown station with no discernible effects. They play a lot of opera too, but the youths just hang around the area anyway.

IMHO, part of the reason it's not working is a lot of the young people who congregate at the transit station have earbud or headphones in place, listening to their own music, which, of course, blocks out the opera.

Or maybe they like Carmen or some of the other operas played. I dunno. :/
2013-02-04 02:23:30 PM
1 votes:
Good!
2013-02-04 02:22:16 PM
1 votes:
Why not yellow stars?  It worked so well last time.
2013-02-04 02:21:33 PM
1 votes:

wiseolddude: Broadcast classical music in the area, that will keep them away.


Broadcast 18kHz sine waves.  That'll keep 'em away.
 
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