Will the Curfew in El Paso Be Reinstated?
El Paso County Judge Ricardo Samaniego recently issued some mandates for El Paso that didn't seem to hold up legally. He still wants the curfew though.
El Paso County Judge Ricardo Samaniego recently had what he called a "good conversation" with Texas Governor Greg Abbott's chief of staff, Luis Saenz, about his request to reinstate a curfew in El Paso.
The previous curfew called for persons deemed non-essential to stay at home from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m and fined violators $500, according to apnews.com.
According to our news partners at KVIA, here's what Judge Samaniego said about the new curfew:
"This (new proposed) curfew is very different, because it doesn't interfere with any businesses essential or non-essential travel from these businesses after nine o'clock or after 10 o'clock," Samaniego said. "It's only for individuals that are doing recreational (things), are hanging out in the in the park." - KVIA
Ooooookayyyy. Is it just me or, does the new curfew order basically say that you can't go out between the hours of 10 pm and 5am unless you have somewhere to go?
As "hanging out at the park", most parks close at 10 pm or 11 pm anyway. I know I got a ticket for being in one after 10 pm when I was a kid
I'm not sure the old curfew really made all that much difference but, what do I know?
The new curfew idea doesn't seem like it will make any difference at all other than putting a few fines into the state's bank account.