Police & prosecutorial discretion IS a thing, for good and ill. But consider the states like California, Florida and Texas (where I am) with their rates exploding. Officials are getting antsy about facing the consequences of their own actions and inactions as the floodwaters of victims rise. And those officials who have been critical of reopening are doubtless getting angrier in turn.Technically, But this is all about conversations with a person on the street trying to be a nozzle. It is about someone waving a fake card in your face with a fake threat, and countering with an other fake threat to get them to stand down. Legalistic posturing.
It isn't like any cop and prosecutor you're likely to find are going to engage these laws concerning whether some lady can get a burrito without a mask.
If shams like this continue, I would not be surprised at all to see some city or county official in one of those states start arresting and possibly prosecuting people for this, if for no other reason than to set an example.* Demonstrating the gravity of the situation to “maux-rawns“ who think they’re being clever, but are in reality just drawing out a slo-mo disaster.
My guess is Texas would be first to do so. I mean, back in the 1990s, we actually had a few arrests for fake IDs and bars losing liquor licenses over underage drinking.
* Especially since the DOJ has started looking into this. Some of the cards & flyers are using DOJ seals and whatnot.
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