It used to be that you couldn’t persecute people in the United States based solely on how they felt. Now, it seems that Democrats want to do that to anyone that doesn’t go along with what they want.
Now, in certain instances, it does make sense to wear masks in public right now. The problem is that people sometimes let their emotions get the best of themselves and they commit some kind of minor offense.
It does not mean that they should have their lives ruined.
Jane Castor, the mayor of Tampa, Florida, has vowed to identify and prosecute people who did not wear masks when celebrating the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Super Bowl victory.
During a press conference the day after the Super Bowl, Castor stated that police in Tampa would be using video footage from the celebration to “identify” people who violated her mask mandate.
“We had tens of thousands of people all over the city, downtown, out by the stadium and very very few incidents. So I’m proud of our community but those few bad actors will be identified and the Tampa Police Department will handle it,” Castor began, noting that the “majority of the individuals that I saw out and about enjoying the festivities associated with the Super Bowl were complying” with her outdoor mask mandate.
“There just has to be that level of personal responsibility. You can supply everyone with a mask, advise them of the science behind it and expect that they are going to abide by the mask order,” she added.
Her order, signed ahead of the Super Bowl celebration, required people to wear masks both inside and outside where social distancing was not possible. It’s unclear whether Tampa Police are able to enforce that order, as Florida Governor Ron DeSantis had previously signed an executive order making “it difficult for local governments to enforce mask policies because it prohibits them from fining people who don’t comply,” the Orlando Sentinel reported last week.
Castor, a Democrat, seemingly ignored the prohibition on fining people for not wearing masks in signing her executive order.
“In hopes of curbing so-called superspreader events, Castor had signed a largely voluntary executive order requiring people wear face coverings during the Super Bowl festivities, even while they’re outdoors. She pleaded with people to celebrate safely, noting the city could issue fines of up to $500,” the Sentinel wrote.