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California State Capitol protest #endthelockdown. (Photo: Facebook)

Californians Trying to Get Back to Work Have Been Criminalized by Governor

Why are healthy people being quarantined?

By Katy Grimes, May 2, 2020 10:12 am

‘The First Amendment is my permit’


When the California Legislature reconvenes after being recessed for 7-8 weeks during the statewide COVID-19 lockdown, expect to see a complete political meltdown. And finger pointing. And overreactions. And an ongoing lack of leadership. And then watch the legislation and ballot initiatives to raise taxes on the very people who lost their businesses and jobs because of Governor Gavin Newsom’s authoritarian statewide lockdown.

The protests across the state Friday made very clear that California’s residents are fed up with the stay-at-home orders and need to get back to work – if their businesses are even still there. A good one-third of the signs at the State Capitol protest were about the governor – one sign said, “He freed the felons and imprisoned the free.”

State Capitol lockdown protest. (Photo: Facebook)

Most of all we need to ask why police were in riot gear at the protest. We need to ask why they arrested a handful of moms and dads at a protest asking the governor to open up the state. These people are being destroyed by the governor’s order. They want to get back to work.

Notably, police were far less aggressive and few arrests were ever made at Black Lives Matter rallies, which were destructive and violent. Same with the Antifa protests where property was destroyed and Antifa thugs physically attacked bystanders and reporters. Police appeared to have been given stand down orders at those protests. Why go after a bunch of patriots? Were those the orders of the governor?

Are moms and dads and taxpayers low hanging fruit? Law enforcement in riot gear at the Capitol – they seem to only do this when the Tea Party shows up, or moms opposing mandatory vaccines, or taxpaying citizens who just want their businesses and jobs back.

California Globe is receiving photos and videos of aggressive police. In one video, a pastor and police Chaplin in Murietta, CA was recorded; he wasn’t pushing police, but people said that police pulled him across their line and arrested him. Some said police recognized him from another protest.

The police formed a line to force people away from the Capitol building as some chanted, “The First Amendment is my permit,” referencing the permit denial from the Capitol CHP for the event.

We don’t recall ever seeing this at a Black Lives Matter protest.

Re-Open California StateCapitol protest. (Photo: Doug Tatara)

Convicted criminals are being let out of jail, making room for arrested restaurateurs, hairstylists, barbers, joggers, beachgoers and surfers. Apparently, people trying to go to work are criminals now. And healthy people are being quarantined.

County jails are letting out thousands of criminals, who are then committing new crimes against people and property while responsible taxpaying citizens are being arrested for protesting an irrational statewide lockdown order.

Re-Open California StateCapitol protest. (Photo: Gregory Dixon)

We had our own problem with police as we broadcasted a live radio show from a RV in the auto caravan protest. A police officer directing traffic stopped us at an intersection near the Capitol and held us there for 30 minutes, while letting hundreds of other vehicles go ahead. We finally had to just drive past him when we saw an opening. He eventually stepped aside, but this was after several rebuffed attempts to speak with him. We wondered why and what his orders were.

The day before the protest, Californians woke up to news of a leaked memo in which Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered all beaches and state parks closed starting Friday, after scolding beachgoers who flocked to Southern California beaches amid a summer-like heatwave last weekend.

Doctors report that when the coronavirus is exposed to sunlight the virus is slowed and even killed. The governor apparently doesn’t adhere to this “science.” Nor has he ever acknowledged the 98% recovery rate from the virus. He also has yet to acknowledge the USC and Stanford studies published recently which show that the death rate from the virus is likely to be as low as 0.18%.

As California Globe reported last week, flattening the curve is already behind us, so why is the state still on lockdown? The U.S. Justice Department could take legal action against governors who maintain tough rules over coronavirus that Attorney General William Barr said infringe on constitutional rights even after the pandemic subsides, Bloomberg News reported Tuesday.

Stringent rules such as stay-at-home orders and shutting down businesses are only justified up to a point, Barr said in an interview Tuesday on “The Hugh Hewitt Show,” the NY Post reported.

What about following the science Mr. Governor? Or the Bill of Rights? Governor Newsom and many of the state’s Mayors are violating the civil and Constitutional rights of the state’s residents, which prompted AG Barr’s warning.

A learned friend posited, “wasn’t it Newsom himself who cast the dye regarding local control and ‘sanctuary’ with state laws when he announced as Mayor of San Francisco that he’d marry gays in violation of state law? Or violate federal immigration laws? I don’t think he gets to pick when he believes in subsidiarity.”

Many at the protest said it is the governor who is breaking the law.

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14 thoughts on “Californians Trying to Get Back to Work Have Been Criminalized by Governor

  1. I’m with those who say the governor is breaking the law. Of course his edicts and clampdowns aren’t surprising in this upside-down environment where healthy people are quarantined and productive, law-abiding people are arrested, fined, and threatened with jail sentences. The Bill of Rights means nothing if this isn’t reversed, and fast. Of course Gruesome and the Gang would like nothing more than that the Bill of Rights should mean nothing. But it is only our current cabal of “progressive” politicians, bureaucrats, and a go-along, cooperative main press, who are apparently auditioning for cushy jobs as politicians’ aides, who want this. Not the real citizens of this state. This has gone way beyond outrageous. As you know.

    1. My husband and I are born and raised native Californians who have always thanked God for being born into this paradise. We are also small business owners of 30 years. Never once considered leaving. We just bought a house in Arizona and are fleeing this dictatorship. So sad.

      1. I wish you weren’t leaving but I can’t say I blame you. I am a native Californian too. Yes, it is very sad what has happened to our beautiful state. Wish you the very best in your new home.

  2. No way out folks….permissive this and easy way that…..for the kids……for the roads, trust us…..smelt over tomatoes……vote by pigeon…..2.89 gasoline in a 1.40 world…foreign students over Californians…..rotted out utilities…..fire protection administered by HELL.

    You let it happen…..you deserved better….

  3. Seen reports that up 30 people were arrested by chp for exercising their Constitutional rights. What a disgrace.

  4. The msm has mostly ignored this protest except to say we didn’t social distance. There was no support for our constitutional rights at all. I still thought it was a beautiful thing and my daughter said it made her feel happy. The protest showed me that there are still people willing to stand up for what is right at any cost. But it also showed me how many rights we have lost and how many people are willing to give more up. The Revolutionary War was fought during a small pox epidemic. Good thing those brave patriots didn’t hide in their houses.

    1. April, it WAS a beautiful thing — and I loved that your daughter said it made her happy!

  5. So why aren’t all those protesting actually WORKING and PAYING to get Newsom, his hair gel, his gravel voice and his trusty sidekick X., RECALLED???

    Enough is enough… The people are sick & tired of their jackboots on our throats and ramming their progressive, illegal-immigrant centric policies down OUR throats…

    And Padilla is worthless and needs to go, too….

    High time McClintock got his time at the helm of the USS California….

    1. We the people gathered enough votes to recall Newsome. However, the State AG and other Newscum puppets refused to accept them! Conspiracy to defraud the people of California? I was born and raised in California and I never thought this great state would turn into what it’s become. It’s sad. My personal opinion is the Gov is a power hungry control freak who cares more for criminals than law abiding citizens.. He is aiding and abetting criminals and thus he is one himself. He needs to go!

  6. Love you and your reporting Ms. Grimes but DYE in this case is spelled DIE, there is a big difference, ask any Die Maker, it is a specific Trade whey one often dyes their garments to look fresh…..

  7. Maybe we should attempt another recall of governor Newsom. I am sure this time we could get 1.5 million petitions signed and the $5 mil to subsidized the efforts. What do you think?

  8. If the politicians dont follow the law and prisoners are arbitrarily set free then there is no more law. California is now under a stae of COMPLETE ANARCHY. If the very government that was set up under our Constitution wants to disregard our Constitution then they have declared their own liquidity . We are now free to do as you please, there are NO LAWS existing in California, only cops with guns and a wannabe governor with a mouth.

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