Simon Black has connected some doozies this week. From Black at sovereignman.com:
Are you ready for this week’s absurdity? Here’s our Friday roll-up of the most ridiculous stories from around the world that are threats to your liberty, risks to your prosperity… and on occasion, inspiring poetic justice.
Jail time in Colorado town for not wearing a mask
Englewood, Colorado, a major suburb of Denver, has made it a crime to leave your home without wearing a mask.
And ‘crime’ means crime. They’re not talking about a fine or slap on the wrist.
Anyone over six years old must wear a mask at all times, anywhere in public or in private businesses. And the punishment for breaking the law is up to a year in jail.
By comparison, Colorado sentencing guidelines provide similar penalties for felonies like illegal weapons possession, forgery, theft, and failing to register as a sex offender.
For authoritarians, any silly little law they can think of comes with a year in prison.
It’s like an automatic stamp, new law, BOOM– year in prison.
Just your weekly reminder that there is no crime so trivial that the government won’t throw you in a cage over.
Leaving tire marks on the road is now a hate crime
Canadian police are searching for a suspect in a Ford Mustang accused of a “gesture of hate.”
The car peeled out and left tire marks on a crosswalk.
But this wasn’t just any crosswalk. This was a gay pride rainbow crosswalk.