Moroccans want national curfew on children

Moroccan-Dutch have expressed desire to impose a national curfew for all children under the age of 9, in addition to a homework duty for young vandals and their parents. SMN (Association of Moroccans in the Netherlands) manager Farid Azarkan said that parents who let their children roam the streets after 8pm ought to be fined, to prevent delinquent behavior. The comments come after a report released by Statistics Netherlands said that many Moroccan-Dutch youth begin criminal behavior most often in youth. Azarkan added: “We must be creative and come with effective punishments. The way it is now, it doesn’t work. Also these young children are drawn into street groups and so somewhat later in life get involved in crime.”

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