Democracy Now: Curfew in NOLA as Police, National Guard Patrol Streets

New Orleans has been on lockdown with large numbers of police and National Guard patrolling the streets, many armed with assault rifles. On Wednesday, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu announced a curfew for all residents.

Mitch Landrieu: “Let me be clear, we are going to have a zero tolerance for lawlessness during this emergency and to make sure that this city is secure. In that regard, we are going to join with Jefferson Parish that just decided to institute a curfew now that this storm is going to be with us for some time and is going to begin to stress the system we have to make sure that the streets are clear and safe and so, today, its going to begin, it will be a curfew from dusk to dawn and will stay in effect until otherwise notified.”

~ by wheresthemic on August 30, 2012.

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