L.A County/Long Beach Won't Impose Curfew; Facing ACLU, BLM Lawsuit
Updated: Jun 5, 2020
For the first time in four days, the City of Long Beach and the County of Los Angeles will not be imposing a curfew, facing a federal lawsuit by The A.C.L.U and Black Lives Matter - L.A challenging the constitutionality of the curfew orders.
Long Beach is joining several cities across the United States, who have abounded their curfew orders in the wake of the George Floyd protest.
Sources say the lawsuit was a factor in not continuing the curfew and that the city outside of Sunday's unrest hasn't faced any thing that warrants another day of governmental imposing.
What they're saying:
Melina Abdullah, a co-founder of BLM-L.A. said "The City and County of Los Angeles are attempting to use these curfews to suppress Black Lives Matter – L.A.’s right to protest,” and “They are attempting to suppress our ability to fully mobilize and focus full attention on the true issue of concern in the protests — police violence against Black people.”
LA County Superviser Janice Hahn Tweeted, " I believe the curfews in LA County were needed Sunday night and Monday night — but now it seems like they are being used to arrest peaceful protesters. I don’t think they are needed anymore".
Read the lawsuit:
The defendants in the lawsuit include:
Eric Garcetti, mayor of Los Angeles
Michel Moore, chief of Los Angeles Police Department
Alex Villanueva, sheriff of Los Angeles County
Eric McBride, chief of San Bernardino Police Department