The Daily Mail reported that two women in Texas were placed under arrest by undercover police for simply providing beauty services at home, which was a violation of lockdown measures.
Ana Isabel Castro-Garcia and Brenda Stephanie Mata were alleged to have been running treatments despite the strict shelter orders in effect.
Local law enforcement said they conducted investigations after receiving anonymous tips from the Laredo Police Department app.
They claim that the women used social media to target customers.
Castro-Garcia was arrested in in an apartment block after she met with an undercover officer disguised as a customer looking for a nail service.
Police claim she “admitted to running a nail salon inside her residence and promoting the business on social media, going against the mayoral decree currently in place.”
Mata was arrested in a street block after reportedly agreeing to provide an eyelash service at her home for an undercover cop.
“Both of the violators independently solicited customers via social media. On both cases, an undercover officer working on the COVID-19 task force enforcement detail made contact with each solicitor to set up an appointment for a cosmetic, beauty service that is prohibited under the emergency ordinance,” the police declared in a statement.
Both women were taken to Webb County Jail and each has been charged with violating an emergency management plan, a Class B misdemeanor that comes with a punishment of up to 180 days in jail, a $2,000 fine or both, according to a Laredo Times report.
‘We remind the community that there is an emergency management plan in place in order to control the spread of the novel COVID-19 virus. Laredo police officers continue to address violations of the order with enforcement,” the department stated.
1.3 million people have filed for unemployment claims in Texas since the middle of March thanks to the Wuhan virus shutdowns that Texas and numerous other state governments have implemented.
Governor Greg Abbott unveiled a limited re-opening plan, but it still leaves a lot to be desired.
The arrest of these two women shows why he must take decisive action on the matter.
Portland Experiences Over a 100% Increase in Shootings After Anti-Gun Violence Police Force is Disbanded
In July of 2020, the city of Portland experienced 15 homicides.
According to Portland police, this is the most killings the city has experienced in one month in over three decades.
So far in 2020, 24 people have died due to homicides in Portland.
Oregon Live reported that the most recent killing took place on July 28, 2020 when a 34-year-old woman was stabbed at a Northeast Portland home after coming back from a vigil mourning the death of 27-year-old Tyrell Penney, who was murdered in a shooting on July 29.
In July 2020, there have been 63 shootings, while there was 28 in July 2019 per a Police Bureau report.
Although homicides, assaults, burglaries and vandalism have increased this year compared to 2019, total person-to-person and property crimes have plummeted compared to previous years, according to the bureau’s report.
Police Chief Chuck Lovell said on July 30 that he’s very worried about the uptick in violence and is shifting officers from patrol units to the detective division in order to shore up follow-up investigations.
He also explained that the bureau had to cut its Gun Violence Reduction Team in accordance to new policy changes the City Council ushered in. The team, which counted on 34 members, was disbanded on July 1 in response to budget cuts to police units that have allegedly targeted a disproportionate number of blacks during routine traffic stops.
Like many cities in the country, Portland is starting to embrace leftist radicalism on matters of law enforcement by considering moves to defund the police.
Oregon is already one of the more anti-gun states in the country, so lawful individuals in Portland don’t have many options at their disposal for self-defense. With police being gutted, regular citizens have even fewer options at their disposal for security.
This has obviously not registered with political elites and represents why many Americans will likely leave cities in masse in search of jurisdictions that actually bother to provide basic law enforcement infrastructure.
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