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Big-city Dems who had imposed strict coronavirus lockdowns now let George Floyd rioters flout rules
By Gregg Re Fox News
The coronavirus lockdown is seemingly down and out, as many Democrats in charge of big cities – including several who once insisted on strict quarantine measures – line up to champion the nationwide mass demonstrations over the in-custody death of George Floyd, sans social distancing.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo lashed out at protesters calling to reopen the state earlier this month, saying at a news conference, “you have no right to jeopardize my health … and my children’s health and your children’s health.” Cuomo’s directives have been enforced throughout the state: A New York City tanning salon owner told Fox News he was fined $1,000 for reopening briefly last week, calling the situation “insane” and saying he already was “broke.”
On Friday, though, Cuomo said he “stands” with those defying stay-at-home orders: “Nobody is sanctioning the arson, and the thuggery and the burglaries, but the protesters and the anger and the fear and the frustration? Yes. Yes, and the demand is for justice.”
In April, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio told the Jewish community that “the time for warnings has passed” after he said a funeral gathering had violated social distancing guidelines. On Sunday, the mayor asserted, “We have always honored non-violent protests.”
Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey, meanwhile, had warned that in-person worship services would be a “public-health disaster,” disregarding constituents’ concerns that he was violating their First Amendment rights. Now, his administration has been distributing masks to rioters, even though public gatherings of 10 or more are still ostensibly banned. Frey also allowed a police station to burn, saying it was necessary . . .
. . . The mayor of Washington D.C., Muriel Bowser, vowed $5,000 fines or 90 days in jail for anyone violating stay-at-home orders. This weekend, though, Bowser defended the protests: “We are grieving hundreds of years of institutional racism. … People are tired, sad, angry and desperate for change.” . . .
This is a perfect example of anarcho-tyranny. Non-elite people like you and me have had our careers disrupted, we cannot worship, and our ability to engage in ordinary activity has been severely curtailed.
Simultaneously, riots are happening while our leadership is unwilling to suppress them because they think they will gain politically from them. The other explanation for their inaction is that they will be hurt politically by combating the riots. Either way, the lawless elements win at the expense of the people.
Is it the elites that are having their necks kneeled on until they are dead? Where are the lines in this conflict?
Oh no…what about city with civil unrest that are governed by Republican? Oh, yeah, they must be Never Trumpers, or they were hiding in bunkers in city hall to avoid the situation?
That was Trump himself.
The Atlanta mayor at least mentioned the 'rona and said anybody who was out in the crowds should get a COVID test.
If there is anything good coming out of this mess, it’s that the city and state government officials now have bigger and smellier fish to fry than what’s happening at the local church.
After this, they had better not arrest any more people in churches or beauty salons, etc.
I think they have their hands full with arrests for at least the upcoming week.
It was brought to my attention today that with the courts all closed there’s nowhere to put people who have been arrested.
In virtual jails?
On this note, it is worth mentioning that the governor of GA took control of the stay-at-home rules for the entire state and nullified the powers of local leaders to impose rules with respect to COVID-19. The most local leaders can do with respect to COVID-19 is make requests to people. The Atlanta Mayor though did impose a curfew on the city.
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