Tyrannical Somerville Mayor Joe Curtaphony is up to his old tricks.
— Joseph A. Curtatone (@JoeCurtatone) April 27, 2020
So the government forced businesses to shut down, took away people’s ability to make a living, stripped them of their freedoms without their consent, continued to tax them anyway, never provided them with masks, and now they’re forcing citizens to pay $300 for the crime of not wearing a mask in public?
This is the same city that wants to open safe zones for junkies to inject heroin. Ya got that? The city sanctions places for addicts to ingest an addictive drug that will slowly kill you, but they draw the line on healthy people breathing in public.
It’s the same Mayor who wanted the charges dropped against protesters who blockaded a I-93 five years ago, preventing ambulances from getting to the hospital. He’s willing to forgive that imminent threat to public health, but isn’t willing to forgive healthy people who wanna go for a job while still being able to breathe fresh air.
If you still think this is about public safety and not a bunch of power hungry tyrants seeing how much they can get away with, then you are a moron.
Keep in mind, this guy is a “liberal,” in a city where a lot of people are struggling to get by. A city where there are no shortage of kids who qualify for free and reduced lunch. A city run by a mayor who is against voter ID laws because poor people can’t afford to pay for an ID. He’s now going to force poor people to give him $300 after taking their jobs away from them over a virus.
Maybe instead of making citizens pay fines for being free Curtaphony could reimburse the city with the costs they paid to his attorney to file a lawsuit against Kirk Minihane because he was too stupid to realize that Kirk is not Kevin Cullen. Ya know, the lawsuit that was dismissed for being a complete waste of time.
But of course they do shit like this because they are elected by people like this who will thank them for it:
Meka works at Mass General Hospital. Again, I respect these people but it’s not up to healthcare workers to dictate policy. It’s their job to treat the sick, not to prevent sickness in the first place.
And if you think I’m ever running with a mask on, you can kiss my ass. The virus doesn’t spread outdoors, and even if you do get it you’re almost definitely not gonna die. I hope Somerville Police make it a point NOT to ticket a single person for this. It’s one thing if the supermarket, which is also indoors and far more likely to spread in, forces you to do it. They’re a privately owned business. But when the government not only mandates it, but punishes you for not complying, you have tyranny.
See that? It’s drunk on power. He’s doing it because he can. My question is, where is the ACLU on this? Our civil liberties are being taken from us by people have viewed the constitution as a barrier between them and complete power for years. And all it took was a virus for people to just pretend that it no longer exists.
I was on board with lockdown shit early on because it was only supposed to be 2-3 weeks to flatten the curve. In case you haven’t noticed by now, there is no end date. No matter how much things improve, and how much we learn about the virus not spreading outdoors, the more restrictions we still end up getting.
“Now’s not the time to ease up, now’s the time to double down,” @JoeCurtatone tells @RadioBoston when asked about fines that will be imposed on those without face masks starting Wednesday #coronavirus #COVID19 #Somerville
— Jordan Frias (@FriasJ88) April 27, 2020
“Now’s not the time to ease up.”
Does that sound like someone who’s done taking your freedoms yet? Does a guy who sues Kirk Minihane because he was dumb enough to get catfished seem like the kind of guy who should be in charge of health related decisions?
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