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Garden Grove declares 2-night curfew starting tonight

Today, Garden Grove City Manager Scott Stiles declared a citywide curfew, effective from 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 2, 2020, to 5:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 3; and from 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 3, to 5:00 a.m., Thursday, June 4.

During the curfew, persons must stay indoors, off of any public street, sidewalk, park, or other public place within the city of Garden Grove. Businesses must remain closed during the curfew days and hours.

“We are asking for the public’s cooperation in following the curfew orders so we can ensure the safety of our community, our businesses, and our first responders,” said Garden Grove City Manager Scott Stiles.

People traveling to and from work, seeking or giving emergency medical care, emergency responders, homeless, and news media are exempt from the curfew.

The City of Garden Grove joins cities around the country in expressing condolences to family, friends, and all those who mourn the tragic death of George Floyd by Minnesota police officers.

“Garden Grove fully condemns the senseless actions that led to the inhumane death of George Floyd that should never have happened, and must stop here,” said Mayor Steve Jones.

For the most updated information, visit the City’s website at ggcity.org, or on Facebook and Instagram @GardenGroveCityHall and Twitter @CityGardenGrove.

This article was released by the City of Garden Grove.

18 Comments

  1. We need to get rid of the dems and vote Republican . I am also fed up with California’s coddle the criminal laws

  2. Seriously, cannot wait to move out of this awful state. Garden Grove is just another minion in the libs plan to oust Trump, the pandemic burned itself out, now move on to something else. I’m embarrassed to live in this city and state, disgusting.

    1. Just leave already.

    2. Leave. I’m sure you would do all of us a favor by leaving.

  3. This would be a great opportunity for GGPD to demonstrate how riot control is supposed to be done! My hope is that GGPD comes down on this non-peaceful protest/riots with a very heavy hand. We have watched all week how supposed “peaceful protests,” have turned violent and deadly. It is nothing but SAD to see business boarded up on Main Street for fear of theft and damage. Impose the curfew, immediately arrest those that disregard the law and keep order!

  4. Oh my, rioters, looters, killers, Antifa agitators, with bricks in strategic areas, beating up and killing innocent people, are so concerned about the “poor Mr. Floyd, porno actor, full of drugs, criminal history, etc” that the regular people have to be curfewed, so the fledging economy can continue being destroyed. But you need to follow the MSM, Hollywood narrative
    Disgusting!

    1. You are absolutely correct. Not only was Mr. Floyd a convicted felon for armed robbery and having served 10 years in prison, the autopsy confirmed meth was present in his system. No, he did not deserve to die like that but, I am betting the cop used excessive force in order to restrain because of the record. Right wrong or indifferent, this is merely an excuse to ravage the country. Statistically, last year there were just over 10 million arrests. 1041 of those involved police officer shootings. 19 of those shootings involved unarmed white men. 9 of them were unarmed black men. Would be nice of the media to keep things in perspective but perhaps they are too busy overboard hype with covid19.

      1. What is wrong with you? What does meth have to do with anything? It doesn’t change the fact that regardless of his record or what he had in his system, he should not have been killed period. There were other cops that could have aided in restraining George but instead stood around like idiots watching a man die. There is no excuse for his death. It should not have happened. People of tired of seeing cops get away with murder. It’s a shame that people like you exist in this world.

        1. Leah,

          Thank you for reading Orange County Breeze.

          Although everyone seems to agree that George Floyd should not be dead, and that the method used to restrain him was excessive, we should all cool down until more information comes out.

          For instance, the other three police officers on the scene — who are all now charged with abetting the crime of second-degree murder, a stretch under Minnesota law — are not equally culpable. One probably shouldn’t have been charged at all. Another did indeed try to intervene, although not strongly enough to change Chauvin’s actions.

          Further, there is a gap in the record of George Floyd’s arrest as described in the first charging records that is truly curious and probably relevant.

          The drugs in his system may have been contributing factors not only to his death but also to his actions prior to hitting the ground. They will certainly muddy the waters when a trial takes place.

          For those whose major interaction with police amount to grousing about a traffic ticket or petting a mounted officer’s horse, it is difficult to think that someone who has taken an oath to defend life and property instead uses a badge as a cover for evil intent and bad behavior.

          For those who cannot leave their home without worrying that the police will stop them or drop them, it is difficult to think that someone might defend a police officer.

          We should all try to treat one another with a generosity that doesn’t include excusing bad behavior.

          Again, thank you for reading Orange County Breeze.

          Stay safe, stay healthy!

          Shelley Henderson
          editor, Orange County Breeze

  5. Can i still order food?

    1. David,

      Thank you for reading Orange County Breeze and for taking the time to comment on this article.

      If I understand the conditions of the curfew, all businesses in Garden Grove must shut down — including restaurants. You might try skirting the curfew to order food from a business outside the City boundary for delivery inside the City boundary, but that I think would be unfair to the delivery person.

      Again, thank you for reading Orange County Breeze.

      Stay safe, and stay healthy.

      Shelley Henderson
      editor, Orange County Breeze

  6. What about those taking the bus coming from work? Well have to end up walking the sidewalk and some of us work til midnight

    1. Ee,

      Thank you for reading Orange County Breeze, and for taking the time to comment on this article.

      Curfews generally allow for travel to and from work, with no side trips. Carry ID with you.

      I do not have a solution for the shutdown of public transportation. That is a major complication.

      If you are stopped and questioned by a police officer, be polite and obey orders. Answer questions shortly and truthfully.

      Beyond these rather obvious pieces of advice, all I an say is that conditions currently suck for just about everybody.

      Again, thank you for reading Orange County Breeze.

      Stay safe, and stay healthy.

      Shelley Henderson
      editor, Orange County Breeze

  7. Black Lives Matter!!!

    1. Juneteenth,

      Thank you for reading Orange County Breeze and for taking the time to comment on this article.

      Of course the lives of Blacks matter.

      I regret that Juneteenth this year will be marred by civil unrest, insults traded back and forth, and general angry communications.

      As a celebration of the end of slavery in the United States, it should be better known and better kept.

      Again, thank you for reading Orange County Breeze.

      Stay safe, stay healthy.

      Shelley Henderson
      editor, Orange County Breeze

  8. I feel every emotion possible. But the one emotion the strongest is anger with the
    Aggresive attitude with law enforcement
    The protesters are doing, and of course
    The looting and fires and graffiti.And why
    Police let them with no opposition.
    Frustation. Mr. Stiles i went to school with you at Pacifica and am proud of you
    And thx for serving our great city of
    GARDEN GROVE.

  9. Nothing happening in garden Grove, this is ridiculous. I’ll take my business to Westminster

  10. Its sickening how the liberals even orange county cities kissing there @ss

    Editor’s note: this comment was lightly edited due to foul language. Please figure out a way to express your thoughts without cussing.

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