It’s time everywhere for honest police organizations to side with the People and do what they are supposed to do in the first place: protect and serve them!
Starting Monday, every resident of the third-largest county in the US will be subject to a fine if they are caught in public without some kind of face covering, county executive Judge Lina Hidalgo announced on Wednesday. The mandate applies to everyone over the age of 10 and will last at least 30 days, and maybe longer.
Hidalgo went even further and said that “acceptable” coverings include a “homemade mask, scarf, bandana or handkerchief” but not N-95 respirators or medical masks, as those are needed by health workers.
“This is about personal responsibility,” she told reporters, adding that while the police will have discretion just as they do in enforcing her stay-at-home orders, there will be a fine of up to $1,000 with the goal of “getting residents to comply.”