Don't Hold Parties in LA or the Mayor May Shut Off Your Water

Mish

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcett is tired of parties that violate Covid rules.

Eric Garcetti announces he is authorizing the city to shut off water and power to any houses or businesses that are hosting any parties or unauthorized large gatherings. It will begin Friday night, and LAPD will respond, then contact DWP to cut it off

Questions Abound

  • What if the house is rented?
  • How are people supposed to wash their hands? 
  • Is this even legal? 
  • What if there is a fire?

Mish

Comments (88)
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FromBrussels
FromBrussels

TOTAL CONTROL ! The way of things to come....with or without Covid !

Casual_Observer
Casual_Observer

It's a public health emergency. They should be arresting people more. A couple got arrested in Florida after being told to quarantine.

PecuniaNonOlet
PecuniaNonOlet

At this point, it should be a foregone conclusion that cv19 is not going to be put under control in the US. Even with a vaccine, we will have too many anti-vaxxers that will refuse to take it so it will continue to circulate until it burns through. Spanish flu started in April 1918 and kept going past December 1919 until it petered out.

We have 3 times the population of 1918 in the US, so my rough math says it will take at least 3 years if not longer to burn through. The real question is whether this years flu season will be made worse by cv19 or really, really, worse.

Trump has succeeded in one thing, having the world build a wall around the US to keep us all in.

“The ironing is delicious.” -Bart Simpson.

Russell J
Russell J

They/you can't stop this virus so you/we may as well learn to live with it, get on with life. It's just the reality of this situation, doesn't matter if you agree or not. This has been clear for months.

mkestrel
mkestrel

The only winners will be the lawyers

IA Hawkeye in SoCal
IA Hawkeye in SoCal

I'm glad I don't live in L.A. County, I have a birthday party to go to this weekend. (My friends wouldn't call off a party over this WuFlu anyway).

I was in L.A. County last week, and the attitude is quite different from the Inland Empire. In the IE, the bars and indoor malls are closed. Honestly that's about it.

I had lunch in Burbank, and it was a ghost town. They closed off the downtown streets to move all the restaurant tables outside, but it wasn't that busy. Then I found out why. There is NOT a restroom open ANYWHERE! Every restaurant, Starbucks, Yogurtland, gas station, etc had their restroom closed. How are you supposed to wash your hands in "virus times" with closed restrooms? We also did not find this out until after we enjoyed the "50% off beer and sake" special. Later out of desperation, we pulled into a random laundromat and luckily were able to relieve ourselves there.

Los Angeles County is an epicenter of problems. The nazi-like handling of the virus situation, the horrible politics, the homeless, etc. Life and the climate are pretty good if you live out off the 15 freeway like I do, but my goodness Los Angeles is an atrocious place.

TonGut
TonGut

Can we just calm down? If two young people are within 6’ without a mask and they both know and consent to the risk, it’s their right, let them be. We were young once. Should we outlaw kissing on the first date too? And 2nd and 3rd? Heck by the time you find out they’re a bad kisser your too far in.

The quicker we achieve heard immunity on the backs of the less vulnerable, the better. Us older folks know the young and already protect ourselves from them.

rojogrande
rojogrande

Beyond Covid, the gang related shooting of 3 people (one dead) at the party, probably has something to do with the new policy.

Tony Bennett
Tony Bennett

"Is this even legal? "

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details, details ... always with the details ...

KidHorn
KidHorn

All they had to do is hang a BLM banner off one of the balconies and they would have been left alone.

CautiousObserver
CautiousObserver

The people in that party are not going to change their social behavior because power and water get cut to that house. They are going to have a party on the lawn with propane BBQ's, bottled drinks, and a Porta-Potty if they have to. Further, they are not going to change their behavior unless law enforcement makes them, and that is simply not worth the effort, legal issues aside.

There is a lesson here. Government should not be paying the bill for medical care for a person to recover from COVID-19. The rest will take care of itself. People can choose to participate in risky activity if they want to, and if they do then they can suffer the consequences if they are unlucky. The only things government should do is give the best safety guidelines it can and help ensure readily available care at a fair cost (i.e. help relieve capacity constraints), so people can obtain and pay for care if needed. It's that simple.

jfpersona1
jfpersona1

I know it's wrong.

Given a moment for rational thought, I would not agree with myself...

But my immediate reaction to the question "What if there is a fire?" was 'Good Riddance'.

Jojo
Jojo

There seems to be no limit to what can be ordered under so-called health orders. This is dystopian. The power & reach of health orders needs to be reconsidered. Do we really want a health order to wield so much power?

Mr. Purple
Mr. Purple

"Don't Hold Parties in LA or the Mayor May Shut Off Your Water."

Don't pay your taxes in LA or the Mayor will throw you in jail. And if you resist, he'll kill you.

This is noteworthy?

RonJ
RonJ

Yale epidemiology professor Dr. Harvey Risch said that 75,000 to 100,000 lives could be saved if hydroxychloroquine was widely used. These L.A. parties shouldn't even be an issue, and wouldn't be except for the overtly political and media attack on a particular drug.

frozeninthenorth
frozeninthenorth

UP here in Canada, we watch you crazy Americans and wonder! We wonder, were you always that crazy? Is this a new thing, then again you elected Trump. so really we should not be surprised.

The idea of walking into a store without a mask is not even reasonable here. No one does (well there are always one or two crazies...its not an American monopoly), they are considered socially deviant for not wearing a mask.

Alberta ordered 40 million masks. for a population of 4 million. Quebec, Ontario no one questions that simple inconvenience. Sure the young one party, and exceed the allowed numbers, but they cops show up and hand out $700 fines.

At the end of the dayI always wonder is this a media bullshit story, when in fact the vast majority of Americans seems ok with wearing masks?

Sucks to be you


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