Are curfews necessary to clamp down on looting? ACLU says no

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Hundreds of people prepare to get arrested for violating curfew while protesting the death of George Floyd in downtown Los Angeles, Calif. on June 2, 2020. Photo credit: Harrison Hill-Staff via USA TODAY NETWORK.

LA County announced today that there will be no curfew. Most cities are expected to follow suit. Sheriff Alex Villanueva already announced that even if there was a curfew, his deputies would not enforce it. 

On Wednesday, the ACLU of Southern California announced an emergency lawsuit challenging the curfews that were in effect for days. It’s now likely a moot point. But there are still questions about the constitutionality of curfews, and why the ACLU would sue LA County.

Credits

Guest:
Ahilan Arulanantham - ACLU of Southern California - @ahilan_toolong

Host:
Steve Chiotakis

Producers:
Christian Bordal, Jenna Kagel, Rebecca Mooney