After Yadullah Muhammad of Upland, a 22-year-old man who was shot and killed late Wednesday. Sunday morning, 2-year-old Terrence Webster was shot in the head as his family was returning home after visiting relatives and on Friday, Raymar Holmes, 26, was found lying in the 1300 block of Crosby Street with gunshot wounds, the Mayor Wendell Butler of Chester County, PA has declared a state of emergency.
The State of Emergency goes into effect Saturday evening and will remain in effect for the next five days with the possibility of 30 more days. As part of the State of Emergency, Chester City officials will dispatch what they're calling "saturated patrol units" and enforce a curfew in five of the worst sections of the city.
How does a state of emergency effect law abiding citizens and what liberties does it take away from them. A state of emergency is a governmental declaration that may suspend certain normal functions of government, alert citizens to alter their normal behaviors, or order government agencies to implement emergency preparedness plans. It can also be used as a rationale for suspending civil liberties. ...en.wikipedia.org/wiki/State_of_emergency
When a city is in crisis such as Chester is in right now, does it need a state of emergency, how about Chicago, why with all of the homicides and shootings has there not been declared a state of emergency there by Mayor Daley and other areas that are having this problem?
Of course when you look at the lost of human lives that have been taken and a two year old baby boy, we all want measures to be taken to stop the black on black crime in the neighborhoods.http://cbs3.com/topstories/Chester.Mayor.Declares.2.1761494.html