Milwaukee Mayor Cavalier Johnson imposed a two-night curfew after three deadly shootings in the city that took place in mid-May. The curfew was from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., and it was the first time since 1967 that a curfew had been imposed in Milwaukee. The mayor said the curfew was necessary to quell the violence and restore order in the city.
The curfew was met with criticism from some residents, who said it would not solve the underlying problems that led to the violence. Others said it was an important step to take to keep people safe.
The curfew was lifted after two nights, and no major incidents were reported during that time.
A Look at Mass Shootings in the U.S. in 2022
The United States averages 1.5 mass shootings per day this year. In other words, there have been more mass shootings in the United States this year than there have been days in the year.
While this number is shocking and saddening, it’s not entirely surprising. Mass shootings have become more frequent in recent years, with the number of incidents increasing each year since 2013.
There are a number of factors that may have contributed to this increase, including the easy availability of firearms, copycat effects and mental illness.
Does the Milwaukee Mayor Have the Right to Impose a Curfew?
The Milwaukee mayor’s decision to impose a curfew was met with mixed reactions. Some people believe that the curfew was an important step to take in order to keep people safe. Others argue that the curfew is not an effective way to reduce violence and that it unfairly punishes innocent people.
What Do You Think?
Do you think that the mayor was right to impose a curfew? Did you support Mayor Johnson’s curfew, or do you think it was an abuse of mayoral powers? I’d love to hear your thoughts, so please feel free to share them on my Twitter feed or my Facebook page.