Skip to comments.Miami Police Setting Up 'Mask Traps,' Issuing $100 Fines to People Wearing Masks Improperly
Posted on 07/28/2020 2:37:47 PM PDT by conservative98
It's been less than two weeks since Miami-Dade County announced it would be fining people for not wearing masks in public. Already, Florida media outlets are filled with stories of people cited for wearing masks improperly, lowering masks to sip a drink, or removing their face coverings once outside of a store.
On Thursday, the Miami Herald reported that the Miami-Dade Police Department has issued 162 citations for violating the county's mandatory mask ordinance, which comes with a $100 penalty.
One woman, Johanna Gianni, says she removed her mask in the parking lot of a Publix grocery store in North Miami Beach, when a police officer approached her and wrote her a ticket for not wearing a mask. Gianni told the Herald the parking lot was nearly empty and that she felt set up by police.
She's not the only one.
The ABC affiliate Local10 reports that Dean Gonzalez was fined while leaving a North Miami Beach Publix because his mask didn't cover his nose. The encounter was captured on video; in it, an officer can be heard telling Gonzalez that improper mask usage is as bad as not wearing a mask at all. Gonzalez accused the cops of setting up a "mask trap" and said that they threatened him with arrest if he didn't sign the ticket he was issued.
The Herald article includes several other examples of people being fined while wearing masks, including a customer at a barber shop who lowered his mask to take a sip of water right as a police officer entered the business.
NBC Miami reports that Miami-Dade police conduct 500 random compliance checks each day to enforce the county's public health ordinance.
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Why during this most serious biohazard pandemic
requiring masks and gloves EVERYWHERE,
with the most contagious virus (allegedly) EVER,
is there not one (1) biohazard bin or box
to collect these allegedly contagious, biohazard masks???????
Been looking for months, none seen.
But: piles of masks are flying along highways, parking lots,
Wow....Something more lucrative than speed traps.
Well, this is a good way to get the other half of the population to hate cops too.
All your mask cops are belong to us.
Beat me too it.
Hey cops.. Maybe you don’t want to alienate the few supporters you have left.
I see the used masks in grocery carts and in parking lots.
Our county passed a wear the mask resolution but zero enforcement powers to the police. Just a see we did something, now go use common sense action,
good old joke.
Masks are ding their jobs (rolling eyes)
“Mask Trap” — the new “Speed Trap” and a LOT more lucrative.
Profiteering is a bigger problem than brutality or racism.
If only the weekends were 7 days long, we’d have this thing beat!
No worries good FRiend!
Desantis and the FL AG need to stop now .
This is unconstitutional and harassment.
Where is the calvary ?
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