As if police don’t have better things to do. Now municipalities participate in the frenzy to get paid on mask mandates.
Thus, as Reason reported, we now have “mask traps”.
It’s been less than two weeks since Miami-Dade County announced it would be fining people for not wearing masks in public. Already, Florida media outlets are filled with stories of people cited for wearing masks improperly, lowering masks to sip a drink, or removing their face coverings once outside of a store.
On Thursday, the Miami Herald reported that the Miami-Dade Police Department has issued 162 citations for violating the county’s mandatory mask ordinance, which comes with a $100 penalty.
One woman, Johanna Gianni, says she removed her mask in the parking lot of a Publix grocery store in North Miami Beach, when a police officer approached her and wrote her a ticket for not wearing a mask. Gianni told the Herald the parking lot was nearly empty and that she felt set up by police.
She’s not the only one.
The ABC affiliate Local10 reports that Dean Gonzalez was fined while leaving a North Miami Beach Publix because his mask didn’t cover his nose. The encounter was captured on video; in it, an officer can be heard telling Gonzalez that improper mask usage is as bad as not wearing a mask at all. Gonzalez accused the cops of setting up a “mask trap” and said that they threatened him with arrest if he didn’t sign the ticket he was issued.
The Herald article includes several other examples of people being fined while wearing masks, including a customer at a barber shop who lowered his mask to take a sip of water right as a police officer entered the business.
Don’t even think Leftists politicians don’t understand the damage enforcing these silly mask mandates will have on police.
Out of curiosity, how many tickets do you believe will be written to black folks not wearing masks?
The article continues,
NBC Miami reports that Miami-Dade police conduct 500 random compliance checks each day to enforce the county’s public health ordinance.
The Herald also identified one Wawa convenience store where eight people were cited over two days for not wearing masks, suggesting that police are indeed setting up “mask traps.”
Pretty simple calculus. President Trump removes bureaucracy, and Democrats figure out ways to add it back.
Why the mask mandates? According to published propaganda, mask mandates have proliferated across the US in order to combat the spread of COVID-19. This is a complete lie. Mask mandates serve two purposes: (1) gain willful compliance, and (2) an additional source of revenue.
And there is the added benefit of demonizing police, forced to enforce these Draconian mandates. Don’t comply and get arrested.
I say, “GET ARRESTED!”. I’m willing to do it. Because in the end you will win the case, and get a fat settlement.
The mask wars will soon be over. Because more and more Americans wake up daily to the ruse of the Wuflu. Further, they know who to blame. Democrats.
Democrat politicians will test the mask mandates, particularly the fundraising ability of the order. And they will fail, as most things Leftist do.
But for now, avoid the Miami-Dade “mask traps”.