Proclamation of Gov Hughes on Emergency Regulations- July 14, 1967 (1)

Proclamation signed by Governor Hughes at 9:34 PM on July 14, 1967 declaring emergency regulations to be in effect in Newark. By declaring a "state of emergency" in Newark, Hughes was able to enforce a curfew, restrict travel in the city, and restrict possession or distribution of alcohol and firearms. The proclamation gave police and National Guard the right to take "all actions necessary to implement and effectuate these regulations." -- Credit: New Jersey State Archives

Proclamation signed by Governor Hughes at 9:34 PM on July 14, 1967 declaring emergency regulations to be in effect in Newark. By declaring a “state of emergency” in Newark, Hughes was able to enforce a curfew, restrict travel in the city, and restrict possession or distribution of alcohol and firearms. The proclamation gave police and National Guard the right to take “all actions necessary to implement and effectuate these regulations.” — Credit: New Jersey State Archives