Editorial: LA mayor pushes residents to rat out those who violate stay-at-home order: ‘Snitches get rewards.’

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LOS ANGELES, CA.- Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti is one of the poster children for an out-of-control government on steroids. Garcetti is encouraging residents to “snitch” on violators of his executive order. 

Government out of control. Look, let’s get this out of the way. Coronavirus is bad. It seems to be a very easily transmitted virus. We have seen a lot of people become sick, and sadly many people have died.

With that being said, how much of YOUR rights are you willing to sacrifice? Let’s remember, Dr. Fauci has said that this may indeed be a “seasonal” virus. So, with that being said, are we willing, once or twice a year to have the government quarantine us in our homes out of the interest of “public safety?”

Garcetti is now encouraging residents to turn into “coronavirus narcs,” asking them to report businesses that violate the city’s stay-at-home order.

“If any non-essential businesses continue to operate in violation of the stay at home order, we’re going to act to enforce the safer at home order to ensure their compliance,” Mayor Lame Brain said at a Tuesday press conference.

Garcetti is using the Los Angeles Police Department as a modern-day Gestapo, with 144 businesses having had a visit from the LAPD asking them to uphold the rules, with another 386 businesses visited by other entities. He said that four businesses were referred to the city attorney’s office and would face misdemeanor court filings.

“You know the old expression about snitches—well, in this cases, snitches get rewards,” he said. “we want to thank you for turning folks in and making sure we are all safe.”

The week before last, the Mafia Mayor threatened to shut off water and power to businesses that violated his order, although he stopped short of making the same threat against residents—for now.

“You know who you are. You need to stop it,” Garcetti said. “This is your chance to step up and shut it down, because if you don’t, we will shut you down.”

Spoken like a true commie there, Mr. Mayor. Stalin and Mao would be proud of you.

Garcetti has faced some people who are questioning his decision to move a portion of the city’s growing homeless population to suburban recreation centers. Of course, Garcetti takes HIS problem and DUMPS them somewhere else.

Breitbart reported:

There has been fear for weeks that coronavirus would spread quickly among the homeless populations, who could be more vulnerable to the worst effects of the illness because of existing pre-existing illnesses and immune deficiencies.

Mayor Eric Garcetti has been moving homeless people to recreation centers in residential areas, arguing that it is safer for homeless people to be indoors.

However, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines oppose relocating homeless people to large “congregate” spaces indoors, saying that social distancing outdoors, plus improved access to sanitation and other services, is preferable during the pandemic.

Los Angeles isn’t the only city where residents have turned into government snitches.

In New York City, police arrested the owner of an illegal Brooklyn “speakeasy” type establishment, where at least a dozen people were found drinking and gambling after a resident called 311 to drop a dime.

In Chicago, a yoga studio which believed it qualified as an essential business due to the fact that its owner believed it was an essential health and wellness service—was closed after the city, after receiving tips from several residents, disagreed. The teacher, Naveed Abidi, said that he thought he could keep the studio open if the space was sanitized, class size limited, and students maintained sufficient distance from each other.

“If we were naughty with the government’s order, then we’re very, very sorry,” said Abidi, who faces a fine of up to $10,000. “We’re not here to cause problems, we’re here to practice our poses.”

$10,000? Remember, this is Cook County, Illinois, where murderers are routinely released without bond and where the jail is releasing prisoners due to COVID-19. Priorities, we guess.

In Naugatuck, Connecticut, a resident, Gwen Becker was “mortified” when she drove by a golf course and saw people gathered near a food truck and eating at tables together. The humanity! So, she took a video, which her friend posted to Facebook, whereby the mayor of the town shut down the golf course.

It’s really an interesting dichotomy. Someone can get shot on a city street in the middle of the afternoon, and nobody sees nothin! Open a golf course during a nationwide panic over a virus and—BOOM—no golf for you!

One has to think that in the current situation, police departments are over-run with calls, aside from the fact that many of them are currently operating shorthanded due to staff being out sick with the virus. We reported the other day that over one-sixth of the New York City Police Department was either out sick or forced to home quarantine from the virus.

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In Las Vegas, the police department had to notify residents a couple of weeks ago to stop calling the police department to report so-called non-essential businesses that were open. At the time, Nevada’s governor had not yet signed a formal executive order forcing businesses to close. He was only asking them to close.

Since then, Gov. Sisolak has issued an order mandating non-essential businesses close.

In Denver, a team that was enforcing that city’s shelter-in-place order issued five citations—including to Hobby Lobby and Game Stop and had issued more than 600 warnings to businesses and individuals as of last Tuesday.

Police in Newark, New Jersey, who clearly have a lot more to deal with in that city, shut down 15 businesses in one night and cited 161 people for violating Gov. Murphy’s restrictions. Meanwhile in Maryland, State Police said they’d conducted nearly 6,600 business and crowd compliance checks.

Let’s take this to an absurd place where it concerns these executive orders and utilizing law enforcement agencies to enforce them.

Over the years, we have had a number of mass shootings throughout the country. The right to keep and bear arms, as guaranteed under the Second Amendment is quite obviously a contentious issue in the country.

What happens the next time we get such an incident, and some virtue-signaling, social justice warrior governor decides that, in the interests of “public safety”, we are now going to shut down all gun stores? After all, the “safety” of the public is paramount, just as it is now, right? You see where this is going?

Absurd? Absolutely. But yet, people are currently willing to let the government trample on their constitutional rights, among them the First, Second, Fourth and Fifth Amendments. Ever hear of the saying, “Power corrupts…absolute power corrupts absolutely?” This is what we are currently facing.

In 2012, the Department of Justice under President Obama sued three states—Arizona, Alabama and South Carolina. All three states had passed a law at the time that required all immigrants to carry their documents with them at all times, for production on demand by police officers.

These laws were compared to Nazi Germany, where Jews were required to carry papers. In our current situation, “essential” employees are being “asked” to carry a letter from their employer, noting that their particular job is indeed essential and requires them being out in public.

 

My own employer, which falls under an essential industry, has instructed all employees to print a copy of the letter and carry it with us driving to and from work.

Just as the Gestapo demanded papers from people in Nazi Germany, are we now going to get to the point where we are going to force our dedicated police officers to be put in the same situation? Hopefully not.

This July 4, our country turn 244 years old. Many times throughout our history, our country has faced challenges which threatened to tear us apart and which threatened to undermine our Constitution.

One of the reasons we were able to plow through is because there were people who refused to sacrifice our constitutional rights and our liberty for temporary periods of safety and security.

It just seems that right now, there are too many people willing to give up our rights, and more than a few people who are willing to take them.  This is a scary time for our country.

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