A Los Angeles County public official was quoted by the Los Angeles Daily News as saying those who defy the public health order to wear a mask in public in response to the virus pandemic are guilty of an "act of domestic terrorism."
"If it were up to me, anybody not wearing a mask when they are out in public would be arrested … That's an act of domestic terrorism and should be treated like one," Lancaster, California, Mayor Rex Parris, recently said.
Parris' comment comes as his small town of 156,000, located in northern Los Angeles County, is in a county where cases on Monday recorded the worst day thus far of the COVID-19 pandemic.
It's perfectly understood for Parris to be frustrated considering the virus pandemic is ravaging the county, though equating non-compliant folks as domestic terrorism is absurd.
Parris' attitude should come as no surprise to readers as the county; nevertheless, the state, has enforced strict restrictions in recent weeks.
Public Health to Add Additional Safety Modifications to Health Officer Order - Targeted Safer at Home Order Comes After 5-Day Average of New Cases is 4,751. View https://t.co/CfWbZdkIZH pic.twitter.com/RAZRpJUcxK— LA Public Health (@lapublichealth) November 27, 2020
... so, by definition, California Governor Gavin Newsom is a domestic terrorist?
As a reminder to readers, a "revolutionary" study was published last week that demonstrates mask-wearing does very little to mitigate the spread of the virus.