If you want people to rise up and protest against coronavirus restrictions, keep arresting moms in front of their kids, because that will do it:
— Brad Bigford, NP (@mursebigford) April 22, 2020
Here’s another angle:
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Mother arrested in Meridian, Idaho for letting kids play in park
This has gotten out of control
Stop arresting free Americans for being outside with their families
— Rogan O’Handley ?? (@DC_Draino) April 22, 2020
The woman, Sarah Brady, was charged with “trespassing on a closed playground“:
Brady was booked into the Ada County Jail Tuesday evening. Technically, it wasn’t for violating the governor’s order, but instead for trespassing on a closed playground. Both crimes carry a maximum penalty of six months in jail and/or a $1,000 fine.
According to reports, this was part of a “playdate protest” against the state’s stay-at-home order:
A woman has been arrested after moms staged a ‘playdate protest’ in Meridian over @GovernorLittle’s stay at home order. After being told many times to leave, she turned her back to an officer, telling him to “Do it": https://t.co/ppz0zFiMaA #idpol #idahoCovid19
— James Dawson (@RadioDawson) April 22, 2020
What are we even doing? Cops escalated this and gave her EXACTLY what she wanted, which will now have the opposite effect on what the governor intended:
This here is precisely how your turn reasonable people against you.
I saw another angle of this video also. The mom was polite and civil. She was arrested in front of her kids. https://t.co/z6wu9nygOl
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) April 22, 2020
In another incident in Idaho, a mother of 6 was given a citation for having a garage sale:
— Amy Curtis (@RantyAmyCurtis) April 22, 2020
The Rathdrum Chief of Police explained the citation in a lengthy Facebook post:
In Michigan, you can’t grow your own food. In Idaho, you can’t sell stuff to feed your family. This is not America.