Yep. You read that right. Due to the “emergency situation” being caused by the inclement weather, citizens of King are not allowed to be out of their homes between midnight and 5 a.m., or to engage in any purchase or consumption of alcohol. From local news station WXII12:
A state of emergency has been declared in King due to severe weather that started Friday morning.
There is a curfew in place for the duration of the state of emergency. Unless a person is a member of the King Police Department or the Emergency Management Program, everyone located within the city must be inside a house dwelling from midnight to 5 a.m.
There will be no sale, consumption, transportation or possession of alcoholic beverages, except for possession or consumption on a person’s own residential premises. There will also be no sale or purchase of any type of firearm, ammunition, explosive or any possession of such items off a person’s own premises.
How do I know that this is completely and utterly unnecessary? Because I go to Wake Forest University, which is in Winston-Salem, right down the road from King. Not only is the situation here not that serious at all, but the night that King decided that a curfew was absolutely necessary for the safety of its citizens, I was in downtown Winston-Salem hanging out with members of both Wake Forest Young Americans for Liberty and Salem College Young Americans for Liberty.
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