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revenue for the Covid-19 cooties

Discussion in 'General Chit-Chat' started by visual800, Mar 28, 2020.

  1. visual800

    visual800 Very Active Member

    Aug 4, 2010
    montgomery, alabama
    Well, it happened in our illustrious broke azz city. Curfew after 10pm or you will be fined $500. I knew sooner or later it would turn into revenue for the city. So from 6am till 9:59pm you can go where ever you want, do whatever you wanna do BUT you better not do it at night. This goes right along with writing traffic violations, nothing but revenue. (Dont get me wrong if your doing 50mph thru a school zone you should get a ticket) Seriously WTH good is a 10pm curfew going to do?

    At least the night shift police have something creative to do now. Every other month another officer is charged with domestic abuse, selling drugs or theft, so obviously they are bored. I see this as just an opportunity to raise revenue and nothing more
  2. bob

    bob Major Contributor

    Nov 4, 2005
    I question the constitutionality of these sorts of local edicts. Guidelines are fine but are these annoying proclamations actual law or what? Whatever they are, they seem to infringe on everyone's civil rights.
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  3. Mr. Signboy

    Mr. Signboy New Member

    Feb 5, 2020
    Seattle, WA
    That’s pretty odd, what city are you in? I’m in the greater seattle area where we recently got the “stay at home order”. The difference though is that it’s very loosely enforced. I can’t imagine how stay in after 10 is supposed to help anything, except the city’s bank account like you said...
  4. Texas_Signmaker

    Texas_Signmaker Very Active Signmaker

    Oct 21, 2016
    Frisco, TX
    I dont see how a curfew has anything to do with coronavirus.
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  5. rjssigns

    rjssigns Major Contributor

    Jun 4, 2007
    Home Office
    If you think curfews are Draconian or infringing your rights just wait and see what happens if coronavirus cases keep ramping up. You really aren't going to like it.
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  6. Gino

    Gino Premium Subscriber

    Jun 7, 2006
    Why do parents put a curfew on their kids ?? To keep an eye on them. It's much easier to police only a few people, rather than many. Besides, with everything closed up, what do you need to go out for late at night ??

    8jsstead of thinking the worst, just try to understand, the people running the local show need some down time, too.
  7. Johnny Best

    Johnny Best Very Active Member

    Dec 9, 2015
    buffalo ny
    With all the Huddle House places closed up I bet those night shift cops don't know what to do with themselves.
  8. visual800

    visual800 Very Active Member

    Aug 4, 2010
    montgomery, alabama
    I compare it to the "red light cameras" they were only put in place for revenue. they dont report to your insurance compnay and they cant do anything if you dont pay them. I think actually there was a ruling in our city to remove them as they were "unconsatituional." Its all about revenue
  9. Notarealsignguy

    Notarealsignguy Very Active Member

    Feb 20, 2020
    Its also to protect the police and fire. In police alone, over 200 in New York and 170 in New Jersey have coronavirus, 3 dead in nyc.
  10. Pat Whatley

    Pat Whatley Major Contributor

    Sep 29, 2003
    Wetumpka, AL
    The curfew in Montgomery is because people are idiots. Most of y'all would not believe what goes on in places like Montgomery whenever anything out of the ordinary happens. Covid 19, stay home, be safe.....these people's first thought is "Oh ****, I'm off work tomorrow. I'm gonna go hang out in a parking lot with 2000 other people until 2:00 in the morning!" Night clubs were PACKED. Anything open was PACKED. It sounds like exaggeration but it's not. The large local housing project had a neighborhood barbecue complete with DJ. There's a gas station that had to shut down because traffic was backing up onto the interstate because so many people were trying to hang out in the parking lot. Montgomery isn't normal, people here aren't normal. Now, during the day Home Depot and Lowe's are PACKED with all the state workers who got handed a four week paid vacation....they'll be on pickup only status by the end of the week.
  11. BluetailGFX

    BluetailGFX Journeyman

    Dec 3, 2018
    The curfews are to fight against possible break ins and looting. Not the viral spreading.

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