Maybe the Siren From 'The Purge' Isn't the Best Way to Announce a Curfew Right Now

The Hill — Police in a Louisiana parish were seen in a video using a siren that sounded like one from the dystopian thriller "The Purge" to warn residents of a curfew in recent days.

Video obtained by local Scripps affiliate KATC showed squad cars in Crowley, La., patrolling empty streets and blaring the siren used in the movie to signal the start of the Purge, a yearly tradition during which all laws are suspended for a brief period.

You know, I promise y'all that I am not an expert on virtually anything, and I guarantee you I could not come up with many good ideas on how to enforce the law during an unprecedented time in this country. HOWEVER, I do believe I could have saved the meeting where the decision was made to blast the siren from The Purge throughout Crowley, La. to alert people of the new curfew rules.

Like, we really couldn't have come up with anything better than the most terrifying siren of all-time? We're all on social media now. Send out this tweet: "Curfew is from 9:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. Stay in your house." Done deal.

And even if you do decide it's necessary for cops to drive around alerting people, how was it the one sound synonymous with one of the most recognizable horror movies of this generation that was settled upon? There are no other acceptable sirens to use?

Even if I knew about the curfew and what time it was supposed to start and I heard the Purge siren, my immediate thought would not be, "Oh, it's 9:00 p.m. The curfew is starting." It would be, "Oh, the United States is under attack."

I think we're all on edge enough as it is right now. We can do without the horrifying apocalyptic sirens to let everybody know it's bedtime.