Thank you, Quazi!
Here, they used a much different tactic. Fenced it off, and let anyone leave, and no one but medics, cops, and fire inspectors in. No food gets them gone in short order.
And I suspect since 2010, the VPD have a new, more "traditional" way of handling riots. we gave them room five years ago. Won't happen again despite the ultra left council
"Small people talk about people, average people talk about events, great people talk about ideas" Eleanor Roosevelt
Not that facts necessarily matter to you, it was the mayor you curse that is who implemented the curfew.
People in apartments don't have yards.
The curfew was citywide and NOT just "hot spots," another false fact you assert.
However, I was incorrect that employees could go to work if they had an ID and letter from their employee. As for businesses, some could remain open but nearly all ordered closed (or rather no customers allowed to get there).
As to "motive," protests were specifically mentioned in the curfew law:
(b) Prohibited Conduct. Except as specifically provided by subparagraphs (i) - (vii) above:
(i) no person located within the City of Baltimore may be in a public place during the Curfew Period, whether in a vehicle or on foot;
(ii) no person within the City of Baltimore may engage in a march, parade, assembly or demonstration on a public place, whether during the Curfew Period or during Other Hours unless the event has a previously issued permit;
This was NOT just for hot spots. It was a citywide, summary house-arrest/confinement lock down of nearly 700,000 people by an edict of the mayor, ie the mayor conservatives are claiming was giving free run to looters and arsonists. In fact, she basically arrested everyone in the entire city.
Safety vs human dignity ? We are out of balance here , with far too much emphasis on safety and too little on dignity ..
It's a fundamental violation of liberty for the government to tell its citizens they can not be out in the public past a certain time.
Who was it who said if people pick safety over freedom, they will have neither?
And I think it was Eisenhower who said the safest place is being in jail (though actually it isn't.)
In Baltimore, nearly 700,000 people were placed under house arrest on behalf of safety because of looters and arsonists in one area of one neighborhood - in the name of public safety.