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Jul 8, 2020

Respect the Law and Law Enforcement Officers

Michael Peyrefitte

While a state of emergency is in effect in the south side of the City, across the country, a nightly curfew for children remains in effect, despite the lifting of a national state of emergency on June thirtieth imposed for the COVID-19 pandemic.  All minors unaccompanied by an adult are required to be indoors between eight p.m. and six a.m.  Beyond the curfew hours, however, the citizenry is being asked to respect officers on duty in the execution of their assignments.  Minister of National Security Michael Peyrefitte expressed revulsion at the knowledge of officers being physically attacked and spat on while on the job.

 

Michael Peyrefitte, Minister of National Security

“You just cooperate with the police, you live your normal life.  I know there is a curfew in place specifically for children.  I think it’s from eight at night to six in the morning.  So if you’re a child, if you’re a minor, you must be accompanied by a parent during that time.  But in general, it always, I want to use a TV word, it always disgusts me when I see the police try to do their jobs and people just openly disrespect the police while they try to work.  I’ve seen police go into certain areas and they’re hit by civilians, they’re punched, they’re spat on and it really angers me.  Demonstrate, please, some for the police officers, some respect to the peace officers and you’ll be fine.  If you believe that you can disrespect the police because it’s cool, well then you will feel some pain, cooperate with the police, be a law-abiding citizen and you’ll be fine.”


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