Two days ago, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced his plan to stop parties at private residences because he perceives such parties as a violation of COVID-19 mandates.
Garcetti’s solution: To direct law enforcement to cut utility service at the residences.
Notice who is ordered to cut the power. Law enforcement.
With public perception already at an all time low, the Mayor of Los Angeles sets the stage to throw the police under the bus and lower their image even further.
LAPD, among other police departments across the country, are not anxious to amplify anger against the police. They’d rather focus on reducing real crime and not turn off home necessities.
They do not want to be responsible for cutting power to homes where residences may rely on electricity for medical devices that sustain life, like breathing apparatuses or dialysis machines. They do not want to be responsible for spoiling food in refrigerators or freezers, or denying power for air conditioning during the hottest months of summer.
LAPD sources told TMZ that cops will absolutely cite a homeowner for throwing an out-of-control party, but cutting someone’s power is not a burden they want to bear.
Garcetti has recently become concerned over the spike in COVID-19 cases in July, which seemed to accelerate after the standard incubation period after the protests he and California governor Gavin Newsome oversaw and tolerated in June.
— NËITHER (@iamneither1) June 8, 2020
Common sense seems on vacation in the halls of government in California.