by Tyler Durden
Natural Blaze Editor note: A cautionary tale about the realization of private property. However, the treatment was overrated the typical police method.
Early in the pandemic “lockdowns” it was a sad sight so familiar to see people arrested for the confrontations that followed when entrepreneurs refused to wear a mask. But in Texas Although Gov. Greg Abbott lifted the mask mandate and opened the nation’s “100%” reserve Still happen, Apparently.
Mask mandate was lifted statewide on March 10, but just the next day on Thursday, a 65-year-old Texas woman found herself. He was dealt with on the ground by the police after she asked the Galveston branch of Bank of America to disguise.
Abbott left it to companies or any private property building to decide whether or not they want to order masks. The Republican governor explained in his announcement Early this month, “If companies don’t feel safe when opening them, they shouldn’t be asked to do so.” Here’s what happened when the woman in Galveston challenged the bank mask request on Thursday …
Galveston Police were called to the scene after the woman refused to comply when asked by bank staff, after which the officer’s body camera video was captured. Intense exchange:
“Ma’am, if they ask you to leave, you have to leave,” the officer said in the body cam video.
“My money is in this bank, and I will take it out.” Answer.
Well, you have to stick to their rules. The officer replied.
In many cases, mask requirements have been raised in the past few days since the mask was canceled Brag about social distancing measures And hide the restrictions imposed on private companies While citing the order of Governor Abbott.
This has led to ongoing confrontations like the one shown in the police camera video:
“Companies have the right to refuse service even if they are not wearing a mask.” The officer explains. “You need to go and get a mask and then take your money.”
She continues to protest, and the officer tells her, “We will do it easy or hard.”
“What are you going to do, arrest me?” Answer.
“Yes, to intrude places,” he says.
“This is not a public place. This is private business,” adds the officer, after more round trips.
Then the old woman shouted, hoping other customers would come to her defense, “Take a backup! An old lady gets caught here!”
She later recounted in an interview with FOX-26 Houston that she was simply there to close her account, and that she was unable to enter the car due to her driving of a large vehicle. When entering the bank, the bank employees told her, “Ma’am, you have to leave …” “I just want to close my account, I will get my money and then I will leave. I cannot pass through driving, I am pulling the platform.”
“Wow, people don’t wear a mask … that’s what they do ya!” Later, I heard screaming in the parking lot, handcuffed, as a police reserve arrived.
The woman, identified in several reports as Terry White, later contacted other customers of the bank – who appeared to support the officer’s move to arrest her – “A bunch of sheep”.
The police issued an arrest warrant on the basis of “trespassing” given that the bank asked her to leave due to the mask compliance issue.
Meanwhile, the city of Austin is actually fighting to keep the Public Mask mandate in place …
Stay masks: # Texas Lose in court, # AustinAuthorize the mask to remain in place for at least two weeks https://t.co/gn2A7J4Rcf
– KXAN News (KXAN_News) March 12, 2021
She also criticized the police, describing her as “depriving people of the human rights of people” before she was taken away. Local reports say she was taken to hospital with a leg injury in an altercation with the police.
Source: Zero hedge