• Matt Esnayra

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

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