Monday, November 29, 2021

Louisiana Police Apologize for Blasting ‘The Purge’ Siren to Signal Coronavirus Curfew [VIDEO]

*The Crowley Police Department in Louisiana used “The Purge” siren to signal curfew hours amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Anyone familiar with “The Purge” franchise knows that every year, for a 12-hour period, the government makes all crime is legal once the alarm goes off in cities across the nation.

The police department in Crowley thought it would be a good idea to terrorize the Black residents with this same siren to announce a citywide COVID-19-related curfew.

Crowley Police Department chief Jimmy Broussard claims he was unaware that the siren is the same distinct alarm from “The Purge.” The department now plans on ditching the sire altogether, KATC reports.

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According to reports, the coronavirus curfew begins at 9 p.m. and lasts until 6 a.m. The use of “The Purge” siren generated more than 500 comments on Facebook.

Nearby Acadia Parish Sheriff, K.P. Gibson, issued a statement on behalf of his department, directing the blame solely at Broussard.

“Last night a ‘Purge Siren’ was utilized by the Crowley Police Department as part of their starting curfew. We have received numerous complaints with the belief that our agency was involved in this process. We were not involved in the use of the ‘Purge Siren’ and will not utilize any type of siren for this purpose. Calls regarding this matter should be directed to the Crowley Police / Chief Broussard and not the Acadia Parish Sheriff’s Office,” wrote Gibson.

One resident said, “So the police played The Purge sound in Crowley, Louisiana last night. F*kn dickheads.”

Check out some additional reactions from locals below:

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is a screenwriter and freelance reporter from Chicago -- currently living in Los Angeles and covering A-list entertainment for various outlets, including Emmys.com. She has worked for: Miramax, MTV & VH1, The Jim Henson Company, Hallmark Channel, Paramount Pictures, and for iconic indie film producer Roger Corman.

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