There have been sustained riots in Charlotte for over a week now, but the government in the area have made a large announcement today. This will hopefully go a long ways to solving the violence that has been occurring.
They have put their foot down by saying that anyone caught rioting, looting, destroying property, or otherwise being violent in any unlawful manner will have their government benefits permanently revoked, per BaltimoreGazette.com.
This punishment will even extend to minors who get involved. Parents of those underage people caught will also be held accountable and may lose their state benefits.
“Parents are responsible for their children. If they are allowing them to engage in lawless behaviors there will be consequences for them as parents,” city official Wilson Stewart said during a 30-minute press conference.
“Many of the individuals we have detained are high school students. We urge parents out there to know where their children are at all times until tensions are quelled,” he continued. “Have them adhere to the mandatory curfew. Make them aware that participation in looting, destruction of property, and violently demonstrating on any level will come with severe penalties.”
While we will have to wait and see if this announcement will have an effect on the rioting, it hopefully will show these people that their actions have consequences.
A curfew has also been implemented, with those violating it receiving severe punishments.
People need to know that they are safe and law and order needs to be re-instated.