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LA Mayor Garcetti threatens water & power shut-offs for nonessential businesses that don’t close

LA Mayor Garcetti threatens water & power shut-offs for nonessential businesses that don’t close

LA County Sheriff halts efforts to close gun stores. Teen death, originally said to have been COVID-19 related, may have another cause.

As we are about midway through the second full week of the 15-Day Presidential Coronavirus deadlines, the fast-paced life of California has certainly certainly slowed down.

The Golden State is third in the number of Wuhan Coronavirus cases, behind New York and New Jersey, with 2,662 cases and 96 deaths. Meanwhile, some politicians have taken it upon themselves to enact drastic policies to ensure that the number of cases don’t rise substantially.

For example, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced actions against nonessential businesses that fly in the face of American sensibilities, such as threatening to shut off water and power if they remain open.

“Garcetti said his office was still receiving daily reports of nonessential businesses that continued to operate as normal — behavior he called “irresponsible and selfish.”

He also announced a “Safer at Home” business-ambassadors initiative that aims to bring about greater compliance from businesses that are ignoring the city’s order to close.

Such businesses should also expect to get a warning call from local prosecutors before the city takes more aggressive action, including turning off their water and power, he said.

This tactic has been met with a great deal of reflection about the government intervention, the level of the city and state’s current response to the coronavirus, and what Los Angeles politicians should have prioritized before the crisis began.

Just imagine people like Garcetti in charge of programs like nationalized healthcare. I would imagine it would look like Italy’s system, where an age limit was established for intensive care.

Then there is the case of the LA County Sheriff who deemed gun-shops as nonessential after 1,700 prisoners had been released from County facilities due to the thread of coronavirus. He had to walk back a planned shutter of those stores.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff told FOX 11 on Tuesday night that enforcement efforts to close down local gun stores have been suspended after intervention from the county’s legal counsel.

Sheriff Alex Villanueva told FOX 11 reporter Bill Melugin that county counsel Mary Wickham issued an opinion that gun stores can be classified as essential businesses under the Governor’s statewide executive order.

The decision on the gun shops wasn’t the only action that was reversed, either. Los Angeles County health officials backtracked on their announcement that a child died from coronavirus, indicating the case needed to be re-evaluated.

During their daily briefing, the county health department said the unidentified child from the city of Lancaster was among four new deaths.

Hours later, after Governor Gavin Newsom had cited the death of the teenager as evidence the virus can strike anyone, the county issued a new statement.

“Though early tests indicated a positive result for COVID-19, the case is complex and there may be an alternate explanation for this fatality” and the case will need evaluation by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the statement said.

It is always hard to make difficult decisions during a crisis, especially one involving a novel virus. But it is interesting that when it came to public health prior to the pandemic, such as the outbreak of typhus in the Los Angeles area, there wasn’t a robust effort to address the homeless problem that was the root cause.

One can only hope that Californians are using their time in isolation to re-evaluate their election-day choices.


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2smartforlibs | March 25, 2020 at 5:41 pm

All you can think is Wide open borders and Sanctuary city.

democrat mayor making life worse.
democrat governors outlawing potential chinese virus treatment (Nevada and New York so far)
democrat speaker of the house delaying vote on relief package that is full of pork anyway (kennedy center, are you F-ing kidding me?)
NYPD 66th Precinct issuing summonses to tired truck drivers for parking in residential zone after they delivered supplies to the city.

I have more examples of our failed government working AGAINST the American people, but I’ll stop here.

Vote these traitors out.

    The Friendly Grizzly in reply to CKYoung. | March 25, 2020 at 5:52 pm

    Stuff like what the cops are doing to the truck drivers will be what sets off the next civil war. One tire iron or strap tensioning bar hitting one skull and it will get out of control, and fast.

    4fun in reply to CKYoung. | March 25, 2020 at 9:14 pm

    Vote these traitors out.
    I’m thinking it’s way too late for that. Like as not we’re now the slaves of the government.
    This porkulous “rescue” bill has so much pork by both parties that essentially you’re lucky they’re leaving you anything from the sweat of your brow.
    Bow down and kiss the ring serf.

      CKYoung in reply to 4fun. | March 25, 2020 at 9:54 pm

      I would agree if hillary had won. I don’t want to seem as if I worship any golden calfs, but look at the significance of PDJT’s win. Never held elective office of any kind. He had a nice, comfortable life. The msm was against him. The GOPe were against him. He won for a reason, I believe it was to wake people up before we lost our nation. We are definitely in a fight, but we’re going to win. There are too many of us who have seen some of the rest of the world and know we have something very special here. I’m in this to the end, there is no fallback position, only a final protective fire line (figuratively speaking).

      We are held hostage by a generation of narcissists (raised by a prior generation of liberals.)

      Imagine what horror the generation raised by the narcissists will bring. (We have samples in christina pelosi and hunter biden).

    ronk in reply to CKYoung. | March 26, 2020 at 1:02 am

    “democrat governors outlawing potential chinese virus treatment (Nevada and New York so far)”

    will be interesting to see what happens if this makes it the court system, the drug has been approved for treatment of lupus, and FDA has approval authority for use of drugs

    Lanceman in reply to CKYoung. | March 26, 2020 at 2:21 am

    California’s elections are not legitimate. You aren’t going to ‘vote out’ the people who ‘count’ the votes with nobody there to stop them. I would imagine most large democrat-run cities are the same. Remember black precincts with 120% turnout. And if you question it you’re a racist. We’re truly screwed.

On a related note, our health department proudly announced our first death yesterday od coronavirus….only to retract it later after the autopsy was completed. He died from sepsis, pre-existing and under treatment.

The government is way too big when it starts pulling this kind of crap. Drunk on power and out of control.

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to windbag. | March 25, 2020 at 6:03 pm

    Why our founders believed

    “No government is good government”

    but since it’s a necessary evil for some things such as national defense of borders, etc. the reason why it should be kept small as possible and power distributed too many states.

    Until after the Civil War, U.S. citizens considered the proper English for referring to our nation was
    “The United States ARE…..”

notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital | March 25, 2020 at 5:57 pm

Maybe that CA Teen was a Democrat busy licking…….

Guy reportedly hospitalized with coronavirus after licking toilet

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital. | March 25, 2020 at 6:05 pm


    A California social media prankster claims he was hospitalized with the coronavirus — just days after posting a video of himself licking a toilet bowl….
    posted footage of himself in a hospital bed on Sunday, according to the Daily Mail.

    “I tested positive for Coronavirus,” the 21-year-old from Beverly Hills tweeted….

    It comes just two days after the prankster, who goes by the social media handle GayShawnMendes, posted a video himself on Friday running his tongue across a public toilet…..

notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital | March 25, 2020 at 6:00 pm

Why are all these “Italian” Mafiosi allowed to
steal so many elections……..

Never mind, just found a horse’s head in bed……..

As long as one is abrogating civil rights by fiat, why stop with freedom of assembly? Go for free speech, and arms too.

county counsel Mary Wickham issued an opinion that gun stores can be classified as essential businesses under the Governor’s statewide executive order.

This could possibly be something of long-term consequence. I know LEOs who who have no problem with “keep and bear” as a fundamental right, but none are very high up the command chain.

I would just post a “closed for renovations” sign on the door, have some ladders and paint and other stuff around. Oh, a friend stopped by, we were just talking and stayed 6 feet apart.

    redc1c4 in reply to Liz. | March 26, 2020 at 2:15 am

    and then they cite you for not having a permit from Building and Safety.

    those bastards can never find illegal construction when it’s being done, but i guarantee you they will find an open business.

Right. He’s gonna shut off these resources. Personnel are tight in the best of circumstances. Yet he’s gonna get street crews to go the street, address by address, and shut off utilities.

All bluster.

we’re a speshul kind of st00pid out here in #Failifornia…

I thought Mew York wanted to try the medications?

What is wrong with these people?

These people will vote democrat if it’s the death of them. Literally nothing can stop them from voting for Dems. They’re suicidal.

    redc1c4 in reply to rdmdawg. | March 26, 2020 at 2:13 am


    i live here i Lost Angels, and these idiots believe the same lies, over and over, no matter what is on the ballot.

    “but it’s for the chilren!!!”

This is a good practice run. This will come in handy during a massive earthquake, fire or an election that Democrats don’t like.

notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital | March 25, 2020 at 8:21 pm

“Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.” – Mark Twain

notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital | March 25, 2020 at 8:25 pm


These Criminal Leftists NEVER STOP!

Time to BURN Harvard to the ground and salt its Satanic Earth.

Harvard Summit to Discuss Regulating Homeschooling

    We homeschooled for sixteen years. The roster of “experts” galls me to no end, especially the one speaking against HSLDA. Robert Reich is now “Professor”? Barf.

      notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to herm2416. | March 27, 2020 at 8:43 pm

      What many normal people don’t realize is that they are indeed the “experts” on so many things. They just need some time to think it through and connect things together.

    Isn’t homeschooling already regulated? Homeschooling parents I know have to have a plan with the department of education and keep records and follow a curriculum, etc.

      herm2416 in reply to Milhouse. | March 26, 2020 at 7:27 am

      State by state, not federally. In my state, I’m considered a private school, so mitts off. I still administered achievement tests, mostly because I wanted to see my teaching weaknesses, as I already knew their strengths. I made my own curriculum after two years, much more challenging than most formulated curriculums. I also kept grades and began their transcripts once they reached high school. The two oldest were finished at 16, the youngest at 15. They took classes at the local college until they were old enough to go to college full time. The youngest just graduated last year Summa Cum Laude from a private Catholic school in South Bend.

You would think that sending someone out to shut off services, would be nonessential.

Darwin Akbar | March 26, 2020 at 8:52 am

Putting quislings on the payroll to rat out businesses trying not to collapse is evil.

To save L.A. cut off utilities to city hall.

Los Angeles owns the water and power department so they can order such things. They voted for it, now they are going to get it good and hard.