The stay at home orders and the social distancing guidelines are in place to help slow the infection rate of the coronavirus. They are in place to help save the lives of people that would otherwise perish if they get infected. For those people that are ignoring the orders to stay at home, they are screaming with a loud voice that they do not care about the health of others around them. One group after another is finding out the hard way that these orders are not optional.
Police in every city are taking the order seriously. One group in Hyde Park Los Angeles found out the hard way as they tried to throw a birthday party for a one-year-old child. This family and others blatantly ignored the order to stay at home and put a lot of people at risk of infection. The police showed up in force and put the party goers in their place as they were forced to disperse.
The 32 law enforcement agents pulled their batons and bean bag guns as they marched toward the group of people. They were not playing games. Any resistance would be met with force. The people that think they are above the law are finding out that they have to obey for the safety of every person.
The spread of the coronavirus is not going to stop at the odd address. It will infect every person. The world knows that not every person is going to die, but there will be some that do. For a group of 40 people to assemble against the law only shows a lack of concern and compassion for the vulnerable people. The police were there to keep the sick safe.
Many in the crowd got a wakeup call as they got angry with the cops. The police called for back-up and before long there were enough police to enforce the unlawful gathering to disperse. The police formed their crowd control line and slowly started marching towards the people. They were all pushed out into the intersection as they were forced to obey the law. The police enforced the law and even had the helicopter in place should there be a need to track a violent person.
The crowd became angry and yelled at their frustration at the direction of the police. Some selfish people even held kids and refused to move. They effectively used their kids as shields during the moment. But as the line grew closer they were pushed back and into an obedient line. One the people were moved back far enough they were warned that they would be arrested if they did not go home.
They stated that the police were going to use “less lethal munitions, which pose serious risk of injury for those of you who remain.” The video shows that the police had their weapons out and ready to fire. The people had no choice but to comply with the demands of the officers.
The whole situation could have been avoided if the parents of the child would have simply delayed the party for one month or two. There is no reason to risk the lives of many people for the sake of a party that the kids will not remember when he or she gets older. The parents were foolish for trying to press their will over the laws of the city.
No one wants to shut a city or state down for any length of time. The president was even hopeful that things could return to normal sooner than was expected. But that is just not the case. The virus continues to spread, and nothing is slowing it down enough to warrant the removal of social distancing and stay at home orders. President Trump will remove all restrictions when the time is right. For now, people have the responsibility to obey their elected officials. People need to band together to fight the enemy that no one can see. Only through cooperation can lives be saved and the virus beaten.