Mayor Daley's demand:
"I want parents all over to know where their kids are . . . at all times. It isn't up to the Chicago Police at 11 p.m. to walk around and look for your kids. . . . It's up to you to take responsibility."
"Police are gonna enforce the curfew. ... Police are gonna start cleaning the corners. Don't complain to them because, if there's a drive-by shooting, you'll complain afterwards."
That means, don't even send your 13-year-old to the gas station to get you cigarettes at midnight. It's for their own good.
You know, it's always disconcerting to see grade school kids and teenagers hanging out on corners and in the parks past 11 p.m. in the city, especially in neighborhoods where crime statistics say carefree summer nights aren't so carefree.
At that time of night, kids need to be home where it's safe, or at least safer.