In the latest crackdown on liberties, The Mayor of Washington, DC just threatened residents that they could face 90 days in jail and a $5,000 fine if they leave their homes during the coronavirus outbreak.
“Our message remains the same: stay home,” Mayor Muriel Bowser, a Democrat (I know, shocking, right?), said in a statement Monday. The stay-home order has exceptions for grocery shopping and workers who are deemed essential
The stay-at-home order goes into effect on April 1, 2020 at 12:01 am.
The latest unconstitutional order is similar to orders in neighboring Maryland and Virginia, but residents in D.C. were set shocked since only 401 of the nation’s 160,000 confirmed cases are in the area.
Monica Hopkins, executive director of the ACLU of the District of Columbia, told The Post “we would be deeply concerned” if anyone actually was arrested for violating the order.
“What we would hope for is voluntary compliance with the stay at home order and discretion on the part of officers to break those sort of things up and send people home,” Hopkins said.
Guard has already been in place to do this for weeks!
At a time when local authorities are working hard to reduce the number of inmates in county jails to reduce the spread of COVID-19, the organization that runs the California courts has just taken a big step in the opposite direction.
The California Judicial Council, in a hurried Saturday meeting, decided to extend the deadlines for criminal hearings and trials, forcing people who have been arrested but not convicted of a crime to be locked up for as much as three additional months before they can have a judge hear their case.