So apparently, it’s not enough that Mayor Bill de Blasio is wanting to go full on tyrant with his ridiculous coronarvirus restrictions, he wants to turn all of the folks in your neighborhood into the gestapo too.
As if this country isn’t already divided enough, right?
Mayor de Blasio is setting up “coronavirus checkpoints” and he’s using the NYPD to try and recruit civilian volunteers to help run them. Right now, the checkpoints are set up to stop every sixth or eighth car that enters the city, along with randomly stopping folks who use mass transit.
The goal is to quarantine travelers and anyone who is busted could face a $10,000 fine.
Here’s more on this from The Daily Wire:
The off-duty “volunteers will be assigned to Penn Station or Port Authority Bus Terminal,” said a memo sent out to NYPD members, the New York Post wrote. “The civilian members of the NYPD who volunteer will be charged with collecting forms from out-of-state travelers and ‘reminding’ them of the mandatory 14-day self-quarantine.”
There are nearly 20,000 members of the NYPD civilian staff.
On Wednesday, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that the city will be setting up checkpoints at tunnels and bridges to find travelers from 35 COVID hotspot states; if it’s discovered that they have come from one of those states, they will be told to quarantine for two weeks.
De Blasio threatened a $10,000 fine if visitors from those states do not self-isolate. The 35 states include: Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Mexico, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin.
Did you ever dream of the day when you’d see this kind of hysteria over a virus, especially one with a 99 percent survival rate? It’s pure and utter insanity. Yet, thanks to the successful fear mongering campaign of the leftist media, people are submitting to tyrannical mandates like this.
This isn’t the America we used to know. It’s changed. The real question is whether or not we can restore it back to what it once was. That’s not an easy one to answer. If it is possible, it will take all of us joining together under the common banner of liberty. Let’s hope there’s still enough juice left in this country to pull off a miracle.