People are tiring of the lockdowns ordered by state governments and some are practising what you might describe as civil disobedience. And it seems even some police are fed up with being the hatchet men used by governors and mayors to enforce what many believe are unconstitutional lockdowns.
When Jersey’s Atilis Gym decided to open on Monday, in defiance of Gov. Phil Murphy’s order, the police were apparently sent in to shut it down. Note: those using the gym were required to social distance.
A large crowd had gathered by this time and many were thinking they would be ticketed or even arrested. According to Fox29, the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office warned that people who patronize a business not allowed reopening could face a fine of $1,000 or six months in jail.
But then things took a dramatic change when one of the officers told the crowd:
“Formally, you are all in violation of the executive order. On that note, have a good day. Everybody be safe.”
The police then left with cheers from the crowd. But later the police did issue a summons to the gym owners. Undoubtedly, there was some behind the scene’s pressure. READ: Victorious cheering as cop tells crowd at NJ gym it’s violating executive order — but adds, ‘Have a good day’ and walks off AND South Jersey gym reopens in defiance of governor’s order, owners cited
But this is not the only place where it appears police are starting to react. A Michigan Sheriff told Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D), that he would not be enforcing her lockdown orders. READ: Michigan Sheriff Won’t Enforce Whitmer’s Stay-at-Home Order
Several Pennsylvania sheriffs are also doing the same: READ: As more PA sheriffs say they won’t enforce closure orders, Gov. Wolf threatens disobedient counties, calls them ‘cowardly’