Dad Handcuffed for allegedly violating social distancing
A father was arrested and cuffed in front of his 6-year-old daughter at a park in Brighten, Colorado, Sunday afternoon, after he allegedly violated the stateâ€™s social distancing guidelines and refused to show his identification to the police.
The sign at Donelson Park said â€śClosedâ€ť but in smaller print reads, â€śin groups of no more than 4 persons, parks remain open for walking, hiking, biking, running and similar activities.â€ť
Mooney, who was there with just his wife and daughter, argued that it was the officers who were violating the social distancing guidelines.
â€śDuring the contact, none of the officers had masks on, none of them had gloves on, and theyâ€™re in my face handcuffing me, theyâ€™re touching me,â€ť he said....
Interestingly, the day before the national lockdown order was proclaimed here in Britain, on Monday 23rd March, the local council arbitrarily closed all the local parks on Sunday night, as apparently too many people had been in them that day.
Unfortunately for them, PM Boris Johnson, did say that people could exercise in parks, though 2m (6 ft) social distancing would apply. (Restaurants, bars, etc, and, of course, churches had already been closed on the previous Friday).
There were apparently some complaints to the council, as after a week the parks were reopened, (though childrenâ€™s playgrounds and sports facilities were locked up). The other neighbouring councils had not closed their parks.
Now â€śprefectsâ€ť, or occasionally police, go up and down and harass even single people sitting on a bench, or sun bathing, or a family (same household) having a picnic. What have we come to in Western democratic countries!! This is far worse than the 2nd World War, with all its restrictions!!