By Big League Politics.com Mon., Aug.03, 2020
A hispanic Key West couple has been jailed after a citizen snitch filmed them violating state quarantine edicts and then reported them to authorities.
Jose Interian, 24, and Yohana Gonzalez, 26, were arrested on Wednesday and charged with violating emergency management disaster preparedness rules and violating isolation rules for a quarantine. They had reportedly tested positive for COVID-19 but did not isolate themselves like lepers following the diagnosis, which is no longer permissible in post-freedom America.
“There were complaints from the neighborhood of them continuing to be outside, going about normal life functions,” said Greg Veliz, Key West’s city manager.
Big League Politics has reported about how government officials are imposing strict penalties on individuals who refuse to submit to mandated quarantines and contact tracing:
Nine partygoers are facing subpoenas after refusing to submit to invasive contact tracing measures from authorities that would invade their privacy rights.
The situation stems from a party that was held in Rockland County, New York on June 17, drawing a crowd of roughly 100 people, most of whom were in their 20s. The party was a violation of state edicts issued by Gov. Andrew Cuomo that were in place at the time banning gatherings of over ten people.
Eight guests at the party ultimately tested positive for coronavirus, which prompted county officials to send contact tracers to harass others who attended the party. The young people were not about to comply with the harassment from the snoopers.
“My staff has been told that a person does not wish to, or have to, speak to my disease investigators,” said Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert, who serves as Rockland County health commissioner, on Wednesday.
“They hang up. They deny being at the party even though we have their names from another party attendee,” she said about the individuals who have been contacted for allegedly being at the party.
County officials issued subpoenas on Wednesday to eight people who they believe attended the problematic party. These people will face $2,000-per-day fines unless they comply and assist the county’s Orwellian surveillance program.
Government officials hope to make an example of these people for refusing to surrender to fear and living their lives.
“I will not allow the health of our county to be compromised because of ignorance, stupidity or obstinance, or anything else,” Ed Day, the Rockland County executive, said at a news conference.