New Jersey police chose not to shut-down a local gym that publicly defied the Governor’s shutdown instructions; warning people they were in “violation of an executive order” but telling them to “have a good day” before departing.
“We are and only were here for everybody’s safety today. We planned for the worst and hoped for the best, and it seems like that’s what we have out here today,” the officer said to the crowd.
“Formally, you are all in violation of the executive order. On that note, have a good day. Everybody be safe,” said the officer.
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GYM SAYS ‘ENOUGH’: NJ Gym Defies Governor’s Order, Opens for Business, Says ‘We Will Not Stand Down’
A local workout facility in New Jersey is publicly defying the Governor’s lock-down order Monday; opening for business while telling reporters “we will not stand down.”
“We made the decision to open,” said Ian Smith, the owner of Atilis Gym. “We will not stand down!”
“Governor Murphy has presented zero plans and I think my business partner and I have a plan to keep people safe,” said Smith.
“We put together a plan and the plan was first that members only so we knew who were in our doors at all times and when, something big corporations are not doing … we’ll be able to track all of that very easily. We’ll be taking temperatures at the door, according to CDC recommendations. Anybody at the time who is a 100.4 or more will not be allowed in until their fever has subsided for at least 48 hours,” Smith said.
Smith went on to say, “We got spray bottles for each individual person so that anything that they touch will be disinfected before and after use … We’ve gone above and beyond and we have listed all of the steps and it’s so far beyond what the other stores are doing that, at this point, if the governor chooses to shut us down, it is absurd.”
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WEST COAST CHAOS: San Fran Residents Worried by Rise of ‘Mentally Ill Homeless’
San Francisco residents continued their ongoing struggle with rampant crime and a surging housing crisis this week, with locals and business owners begging city officials to clampdown on the terrifying rise of a “mentally ill homeless” population.
According to CBS San Francisco, Bay Area residents are reporting a drastic “uptick” in assaults and robberies across several neighborhoods throughout the city, particularly North Beach.
“Residents of San Francisco’s North Beach neighborhood packed a community meeting on Monday night to voice their concerns about the concurrent increases of both homelessness and crime in the area,” writes CBS. “Over the weekend, San Francisco police said a mentally ill homeless man viciously attacked a man walking in Washington Square Park with his young son.”
“We’ve got increased homeless problems and people who heretofore haven’t been violent or aggressive, and now are. And everybody is at their wit’s end,” said one official.
“We’re not seeing preventative action. We’re seeing a lot of reaction,” said another resident.
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