California Has “Stay at Home” Order in Place, While Criminals Receive Slaps on the Wrist for Theft

California Governor Gavin Newsom announced a statewide “stay at home” order on Thursday 19, 2020 as part of the state’s latest attempt to stave off the spread of the Wuhan virus .

The order will be in effect immediately and there is no set timetable for expiration at the moment.

Per the state’s instructions on the order, “Everyone is required to stay home except to get food, care for a relative or friend, get necessary health care, or go to an essential job.” Anyone who does leave their home must leave at least 6 feet between themselves and others, according to the state’s guidelines.

Newsom warned that as many as 56 percent of all Californians will contract the virus within the span of two months if the state does not take action.

David Cole, a weekly columnist at Taki’s Magazine, called out this order.

He Tweeted, “The state that decriminalized property crime has now made it an actual crime to step outside. At this moment, the penalty for leaving your home is greater than that for shoplifting or theft under $950. A new low for CA. #californialockdown #GovernorRainMan

Cole is referring to a recent policy in California where theft of property worth $950 or less has been downgraded from a felony to a misdemeanor.

California clearly does not have its policy priorities straight.

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