As the Liberal narrative of Mike Brown continues to unravel, it seems that officials have had just about enough of those taking advantage of the situation. In order to put an end to the criminal looting that has been occurring just about every night over the past week, officials were forced to finally place a curfew on the town.
The news came about by Governor Jay Nixon who explained that a curfew was being place on the town and would remain in effect from midnight every night until 5 a.m. declaring a state of emergency. “This is not to silence the people of Ferguson, but to address those who are drowning out the voice of the people with their actions,” Nixon detailed. “We will not allow a handful of looters to endanger the rest of this community. If we’re going to achieve justice, we must first have and maintain peace.”
The governor went on to add, “This is a test. The eyes of the world are watching.”
As many are concerned that the announcement was a direct violation of protester’s First Amendment rights, Capt. Ronald S. Johnson was quick to refute the accusations. “We won’t enforce it with trucks, we won’t enforce it with tear gas, we will enforce it with communication. We will be telling people, ‘It’s time to go home.’”
Trying to get across their intentions, Nixon stated that the curfew wasn’t in effect with the desired purpose of shutting up those who wished to speak out, but rather those who were coming crimes (i.e. looting). After praising, “the courage and resolve of peaceful protesters,” he went on to say, “[s]mall groups took to the streets with the intent of committing crimes and endangering citizens.”
He finally concluded that the curfew was intended, “to contain those who are drowning out the voice of the people with their actions.”
So what do you guys think – is this the right thing to do as far as the public’s safety is concerned? Does this trample upon the constitutional rights of the people though? Let us know in the comments below.