Candace Owens got a personal taste of what life is like living in a police state. Owens, 30, was stopped by police for not wearing a face mask in a Washington, D.C. Wholefoods supermarket.
D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser signed an executive order on April 8 requiring all store patrons to wear a mask or face covering in public beginning April 9. But the order didn't go into effect until Monday, April 13.
Owens and her husband, who shop daily in Wholefoods, were stopped by a police officer for not wearing masks on Tuesday, despite the low coronavirus death toll in the Washington D.C. area.
The pro-Trump conservative activist took to Twitter.com to vent her frustration at being threatened with arrest in the District of Columbia where her friend, President Donald Trump famously said he will not wear a face mask.
Owens was shocked at how easily some Americans are willing to give up their liberties and freedom in government-controlled police states.
"WOW. Just had a police officer called over to me and my husband at Whole Foods bc we were not wearing masks. We come to this @WholeFoods EVERY DAY. Apparently beginning yesterday, it is now illegal to come in without a mask. Total deaths in D.C from Covid? 69.
WTF if going on?"
WOW. Just had a police officer called over to me and my husband at Whole Foods bc we were not wearing masks. We come to this @WholeFoods EVERY DAY. Apparently beginning yesterday, it is now illegal to come in without a mask.
Total deaths in D.C from Covid? 69.
WTF if going on?
— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) April 14, 2020
Her tweet led some of her followers to question whether they still live in a free country.
Thankfully, our governor here in Georgia has not ordered draconian measures to battle the coronavirus, which to date has killed less people in America than the common flu.
The CDC offers the following tips to avoid spreading the flu or Covid-19 virus:
1. Do not touch your face with unwashed hands
2. Wash your hands frequently for at least 20 seconds
3. Avoid close contact with sick people
4. Sneeze and cough into a tissue or your elbow
5. Stay home if you are sick
5. Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces
6. When in doubt consult with a healthcare professional