Many people have strong opinions about mask mandates, but video of a woman allegedly being ticked by a police officer — in America — for non-compliance is raising major red flags.
Fox News contributor Charlie Hurt was shown footage of an officer writing a fine for a woman in a Vancouver, Washington supermarket for not complying with the state’s mask laws.
“This is ridiculous. This is America. Soon, is it going be like Australia?” the informed woman asks the officer.
All while the crime rate – for real crimes – soars.
Washington placed a statewide mask mandate into effect last month “for everyone over five years of age in most public indoor settings regardless of vaccination status.”
It’s one thing to impose mask mandates, but issuing fines from public officials to soccer moms takes it to another level.
Hurt suggested that the mandate and action by police “is a concerted and a clear effort to demoralize law-abiding citizens and criminalize law-abiding citizens.”
Hurt, clearly disturbed about the constitutionality of the incident, noted that folks on the left who were bothered by racial profiling should be deeply bothered by this too since it can ultimately lead to law-abiding citizens being arrested at any time, for any reason.
“This is where it gets really, really scary if you ask me. There comes a point, when you are able to criminalize all Americans, then suddenly the state is in the position of being able to arrest anybody they want for any reason they want, ” Hurt said.
“And my big point that I would like to make to our friends on the left is this. If you are concerned about racial profiling, if you are concerned about the treatment of people who are charged with crimes, then you should be terrified by this because it is a recipe for disaster and it is the way people’s constitutional rights are stripped from them. You know, irregardless [sic] of whether or not they have committed a serious crime or not, or are a danger to society or anything.”
Hurt’s comments and the woman being ticked can be watched below:
The Federalist’s Mollie Hemingway weighed in saying it makes sense that Democrats would ‘weaponize’ the pandemic for their political agenda. She added, “a lot of people are wondering, where in the world are the Republican leaders” to stop the perpetual and increasing restrictions?
“The American people are ready to fight,” Hemingway said. “They’re wondering where their leaders are.”
With California Governor Gavin Newsom’s recent victory against recall efforts that many leftists view as support for more lockdowns and mandates, the contentious debate is not likely to quell any time soon.
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