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Old 01-07-2015, 01:46 PM
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They should just play that hi-frequency music that people over 25 can't even hear - that is alleged to work well.
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Old 01-07-2015, 01:48 PM
 
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I thought that was Abercrombie & Fitch?
Abercrombie and Stench just like to spray their toilet water that seems to attract stupid teens like a moth to light.
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Old 01-07-2015, 01:49 PM
 
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A business or a mall will die if safety and the appearance of safety for shoppers cannot be maintained.
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Old 01-07-2015, 02:19 PM
 
Location: Glen Burnie, MD
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They recently began enforcing one of these policies at a local mall. The policy states that anyone under 16 must be with an adult after 5PM, every day, not just weekends.

I find major concerns with these policies. It punishes the majority of well-meaning teens for the actions of a small minority of troublemakers. Also, what else are these teens going to do? The high school here has after school programs, but school lets out at 2, so almost all of them are over by 3. I would personally rather see these teens in the mall than on the streets, I would take mall rats over hood rats any day.
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Old 01-07-2015, 02:22 PM
 
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....The policy states that anyone under 16 must be with an adult after 5PM, every day, not just weekends.....
I agree with this policy. Anyone under 16 should be doing homework.
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Old 01-07-2015, 02:23 PM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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Good! Teens, especially thug teens, make mall visits extremely unpleasant. Theyre obnoxious, loud, immature, and rude. Nothing worse than punk teens trying to show off in front of one another while youre trying to shop. All the while theyre filming each other with their iPhones. I wanna punt those teens and their phones right into the mall's fountains.
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Old 01-07-2015, 02:24 PM
 
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Bound to happen sooner or later ;it is private property.
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Old 01-07-2015, 02:32 PM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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Is hanging out in malls more of a suburban thing? I know I am talking about the dinosaur era, but when I was a teen back in the 60's, I lived in Chicago where there were no malls in the inner city. My friends and I hung out at each others houses after school or went home because there were no other places for us to go. Sometimes there were great after school activities at our schools. A lot of us had jobs to go to.

That's why this is kind of foreign to me and I am asking about it. My suburbanite sister and BIL who raised my two nieces are both in now in their mid twenties tell me that the mall is just the place for kids to be and has been for a very long time. But to socialize and not to stage fights in.

I can see where malls would be attractive places to hang out if there is nothing else to do.
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Old 01-07-2015, 02:34 PM
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They recently began enforcing one of these policies at a local mall. The policy states that anyone under 16 must be with an adult after 5PM, every day, not just weekends.

I find major concerns with these policies. It punishes the majority of well-meaning teens for the actions of a small minority of troublemakers. Also, what else are these teens going to do? The high school here has after school programs, but school lets out at 2, so almost all of them are over by 3. I would personally rather see these teens in the mall than on the streets, I would take mall rats over hood rats any day.

Boy am I glad I don't live where you live.
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Old 01-07-2015, 02:47 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn,NY
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Local mall where I live has had several flash mobs/brawls and instituted policy to keep unaccompanied teens out but it was not enforced and eventually removed. More security and perhaps police around the complex in malls that have had problems like this seems to be the only answer.
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