They weren’t from the area. Out of towners coming in without warning outside of curfew, breaking the law.
Yes and that’s great, so long as they follow local guidelines, which they did.
These Oath Keepers were lawless criminals, despite their pasts.
From a law enforcement perspective, gangs coming in to loot after curfew or gangs coming in to shoot after curfew is the same thing.
Local police set local curfew. Everybody stays inside. Off the streets. If people are roaming around for any reason, they get arrested.
Looting, shooting, skipping down the street whistling Dixie, drawing chalk on the ground and playing hopscotch, doesn’t matter. Fancy name, oaths, doesn’t make a difference.
Simple. Go outside for a walk. Cop says, “Hey, there’s a curfew. Go home now.” You go home.
October 24, 2005 – Hurricane Wilma.
I was in West Palm Beach doing recovery work from Katrina.
There was a curfew. I had to stay in the motel after dark and couldn’t leave ’til sunrise for a few days. Free to move during day light so we could continue working.
Curfew’s pretty simple. No daylight, you go inside.