Denver’s pandemic police in the health department are going mad with power as they enforce Gov. Polis’s rules and mask mandate that carries a fine up to $1,000 and nearly a year of jail time.
In just over two weeks, health officials cited 115 businesses for a range of violations that would total nearly $115,000 in fines.
This is how Democrats like Polis think they can defeat COVID-19, by taking people’s hard-earned money and putting them in jail.
Channel 4 printed the list of businesses and violations here, and it’s not limited to people who aren’t wearing masks.
Businesses are fined because a patron’s mask slips below the nose, or a lone employee in the back of the house gets caught with the mask pulled below their chin.
The pandemic police are measuring table spacing in outdoor cafes, and the distance between strippers and their customers at the, ahem, gentlemen’s clubs.
“Customers less than 25 feet from dances,” that’s how the citation reads for the Diamond Cabaret.
We couldn’t find a specific reference to strippers in Polis’s “Safer at Home” guidelines, but performers are required to maintain a minimum of 25 feet from patrons.
According to the footnote, that’s because the CDC says “activities like singing may project respiratory droplets in greater quantity and over greater distance …”
We thought “activities like singing” were already illegal in strip clubs long before the pandemic hit, but we digress.
Gyms are like catnip for the pandemic police, who are also busting bars for allowing last call to linger past 10 p.m.
Patrons caught mingling at bars and restaurants or dancing within six feet of other couples are also bringing the heat to business owners.
A cannabis consumption bar was busted for on-site consumption of smoking products.
And it’s not just bars, restaurants or stores getting raided by social distancing detectives, three employees in a real estate office were busted for not wearing masks.
Remember when stay-at-home orders and pandemic regulations where all about flattening the curve to guard against overwhelming hospital resources?
Now it just looks like the rules are designed to make money for the state through excessive fines, and spreading the virus even further by locking people up in jail for mingling or dancing too close.