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California Shuts Down Economy Again Due to COVID-19 Spike…Just Weeks After Massive BLM Riots

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The state of California is being forced to close their economy down yet again, as COVID-19 cases reportedly shoot upward.

Governor Gavin Newsom recently announced that all bars, movie theaters, and indoor restaurants can no longer operate in the state while indoor malls, barbershops, hair salons, gyms, churches, and other businesses are shut down in counties determined to be problematic such as Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura.

“This continues to be a deadly disease,” Newsom said on Monday.

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“We’ve made this point on multiple occasions and that is why we’re moving back into a modification mode of our original stay-at-home order,” he added.

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Meanwhile, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is threatening a full city-wide shutdown. He has claimed that his city is in danger of approaching the red level of an arbitrary COVID-19 warning system meant to instill color-coded fear into the hearts of his constituents.

“We are on the border of going to red,” Garcetti said during a briefing. “It is up to all of us to make sure that we don’t.”

“Outdoor activities are as we’ve learned in this considered safer, including outdoor dining, which remains open,” Garcetti added. “But if you do an outdoor activity, please do it either by yourself or with other members of your household.”

While the liberal bureaucrats of California are readily ordering people around, they fail to mention that cases are spiking weeks after widespread rioting and protesting from the Black Lives Matter (BLM) racial dominance movement.

Newsom, Garcetti and other public officials pushing the COVID-19 shutdown have refused to denounce protesters for gathering in huge groups flouting social distancing requirements.

“For those of you out there protesting, I want you to know that you matter,” Newsom said last month. “To those who want to express themselves… God bless you. Keep doing it. Your rage is real.”

“My first responsibility is to protect lives before everything else, which is why the Black Lives Matter moment is so important to me,” Garcetti said last month.

Republicans in the California legislature are pushing back against the shutdown from Newsom, which they believe is evidence of his failed response to the crisis.

“Restaurants and churches are not the source of our increase in cases,” four congressmen and state legislators from Northern California wrote in a letter opposing Newsom’s power-grab.

“Small businesses are hanging by a thread and this action puts all the burden of this crisis back upon them. Main Street is struggling for its very life, while Lowe’s and Home Depot are packed with people and having record years. No one can make any sense of these confusing orders,” the letter added.

American life will likely never recover, with the fabric of society torn irreparably by COVID-19 mass hysteria as well as racial riots, due to the weak leadership of spineless Democrats like Newsom and Garcetti.

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“Reimagine Los Angeles” Ballot Initiative Will Strip Almost $1 Billion From Law Enforcement, Court System

It’ll be on the ballot in November.

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The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved a ballot initiative that would strip almost $1 billion in funding from the county court system and law enforcement, giving the county’s voters the option of enacting a defunding of police that possibly outpaces anything enacted by any city in the country.

The “Reimagine Los Angeles” ballot initiative strips the courts and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department of around $890 million in funds, distributing ten percent of the city’s unallocated budget towards jail alternatives, social work, mental health treatment and other alternatives to the justice system.

Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva slammed the proposal of the ballot initiative, likening it to a defunding of the sheriff’s department that would recreate the apocalyptic atmosphere of the ‘Mad Max’ films.

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The sheriff later explained that he’d have to close police precincts and cut back on personnel available for police patrol in the event the initiative passes.

Supervisor Kathryn Barger was the only member of the county board to vote against placing the proposal on the ballot, citing the large personnel cuts its approval would force the county to make, the questionable legality and vagueness of Reimagine Los Angeles, and her general opposition to defunding the police.

Supervisors Hilda Solis, Sheila Kuehl, Mark Ridley-Thomas, and Janice Hahn all voted to approve it, and it’ll be up to Los Angeles County voters to determine its fate in November.

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