WEST POINT, Miss. (WTVA) - Residents of West Point have not been afraid of sharing their opinion on the curfew. They are shocked by the amount of crime in their hometown.
"I'm shocked because I hadn't really realized that there is a bunch of burglaries' going on," said Canieceia Dantzer, a West Point resident.
Others do not think that the curfew will do much for the city.
"I don't know if it is going to do any good though. People gonna be out there gonna be out whether a curfew or not," said Keith Eubanks, a resident.
Police say that that the 11 p.m. curfew has been in place, but has not really been enforced. They plan to change that this summer.
One resident said that juveniles should not be the ones punished for the crimes that many others commit.
"It's not fair to just blame it on the juveniles or children cause their is adults that do pretty much the same crimes," said Dantzer.
Some residents say that parenting has been the problem.
"They don't know where the children is and they gonna leave it to law enforcement to try and find out where they are at," said Eubanks.
Police say that they plan to enforce this curfew for minors a lot more heavily over the summer.