Wow. The Mayor of Los Angeles declared Martial Law:
All residents within the city of Los Angeles were ordered to remain in their homes effective immediately, according to a new emergency order issued Wednesday evening.
All travel, including travel on foot, bicycle, scooter, motorcycle, automobile, or public transit is prohibited.
Failure to comply with the order will constitute a misdemeanor subject to fines and imprisonment, according to the document. The mayor urged the Los Angeles Police Department and the city attorney to “vigorously enforce this.”
Walking is not an “essential activity” and is prohibited. But liquor stores will remain open – they are defined as “Essential”! That makes perfectly logical sense, well supported by strong scientific evidence – not.
Meanwhile, huge numbers of people are without incomes, in danger of losing their homes, unable to feed their families. And can’t even walk outside their own home. This is not a zero-sum game. How long until riots break out in Los Angeles?
Meanwhile, this afternoon a Judge ordered Los Angeles County to show its evidence for outdoor dining ban – and to provide a full risk vs benefits analysis. Closing all restaurants is not risk free either, he points out.
Update: California is on the verge of banning all “leisure travel” statewide.