Lawrence is the heroin capital of New England. It’s by far the state’s biggest shithole, filled with massive amounts of poverty, criminality, and douchebaggery. Luckily Mayor Dan Rivera has his priorities in order.
Following a two-week warning period, the city is rolling out mask and face covering enforcement patrols Friday. Those caught without a mask or face covering in public, in violation of an executive city order, will be fined $300, Mayor Dan Rivera said Tuesday.
“Lawrence is a hot-spot for coronavirus cases,” Rivera said.
The city had 2,287 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 98 deaths as of Monday night, according to the state Department of Public Health. Police enforcement patrols will target public spaces and businesses across the city. The patrols will run daily, Monday through Friday, in two shifts. Rivera did not specify the times of the patrols.
“In order to stop the spread and keep everyone safe, you need to wear a face covering or mask whenever you are out in public,” Rivera said.
“We have been informing residents and the public for weeks now that you must wear a mask or face covering in Lawrence,” he added.
“This is a serious matter,” Rivera said. “Not since the Civil War have we had this level of crisis across our nation. So starting Friday, our police officers will be conducting enforcement patrols regularly.”
The order stipulates a mask or face covering must be worn by people when:
— Entering any building open to the public;
— Using public transportation, taxis or ride shares;
— Pumping gas or otherwise using outdoor self-service facilities;
— Engaging in any activity within a confined or enclosed facility where members of the public are present or have routine access;
— Common areas in residential businesses.
A homemade mask, scarf, bandana or handkerchief is acceptable, according to the order.
The order allows every store, workplace or other facility to refuse service and “expel” anyone who disobeys the rule. Anyone who remains in a store, workplace or other facility and refuses to wear a facial covering will be deemed a trespasser, Rivera said, and could be arrested or face civil prosecution. Despite the heightened safety protocol, social distancing of 6 feet should still be widely followed. The order does not apply to people who are doing outdoor physical activity, riding in a car, alone in a separate, single space, or indoors with their own family and household members.
Yes, that’s right. In a city filled with drug dealers, break ins, and actual crimes that hurt people, Mayor Grimace over here is reassigning cops who could be investigating those things to the “mask enforcement patrols.”
Question for Dan Rivera – how many of the people who died from COVID were here illegally? How many of them spread the virus? Because cleaning your city of people who really shouldn’t be here in the first place might’ve been a more effectively way to stop the spread than creating the Mask Gestap.
Oh right, we’re not allowed to ask those questions because Lawrence is a “sanctuary city,” where federal immigration laws magically stop existing. Ya know, real laws. Not made up “orders” that force people to wear masks while they’re pumping gas.
This is the same asshole who still wants golf to be banned because it makes people feel “unseen” when other people golf, and white privilege, or something.
So just so I have this straight. Golf presents no threat to spread the virus, but it should be banned anyway because people in Lawrence had loved ones die from the commie cold? Oh OK. Thanks for clearing that up. I guess we’re just not allowed to enjoy life at all as long as anyone else on earth is struggling. This is the elected leader of a city.
But like every tyrant drunk on power he is backed by the “Thanks for making me feel safe” patrol who voted him in in the first place.
Imagine thinking that your life problems should prevent other people from golfing?
Imagine calling golf a sport that’s just for white people even though their most favorite athlete is black?
Imagine living in the most crime infested city in Massachusetts, in a state where almost everyone who has died has been in a nursing home, and the priority of the police is to make sure healthy people are wearing masks while pumping gas?
This is what the “New Normal” looks like. Reject it and fight it at all costs.
Please consider supporting local journalism by donating to the Turtle fund:
Hello Turtle Riders. As you know if you follow Turtleboy we are constantly getting censored and banned by Facebook for what are clearly not violations of their terms of service. Twitter has done the same, and trolls mass reported our blog to Google AdSense thousands of times, leading to demonitization. We can get by and survive, but we could really use your help. Please consider donating by hitting the PayPal button above if you’d like support free speech and what we do in the face of Silicon Valley censorship. Or just buy our award winning book about the dangers of censorship and rise of Turtleboy: