(Tea Party 247) – It is unbelievable what law enforcement across the Western world has been reduced to.
The idea of police is to protect us from those who seek to do us harm or to steal what is not rightfully theirs.
Now, in the “new normal” that is the coronavirus lockdown, people are being arrested for paddleboarding, taking their kids to the park, or simply walking their dogs.
This is pure insanity.
A Canadian man who simply took his dog for a walk outside his apartment was fined $880 for violating quarantine laws.
As if that weren’t crazy enough, the fine was increased to $1200 after the incident attracted media attention, Summit News notes.
Retired carpenter Pat McHenry of Sarnia, Ontario, took his pooch outside to his apartment building parking lot so the dog could have a bathroom break. McHenry took the stairwell instead of the elevator to avoid other tenants.
Upon returning, McHenry was met outside his unit by two police officers who handed him an $880 ticket for “breaching a COVID-19 safety precaution.”
But that wasn’t the end of the story.
After a Rebel Media contacted Sarnia Police and visited their headquarters in an effort to obtain a comment, McHenry received a second visit from the cops.
“I had a knock on my door, it was a very loud knock and I knew intuitively that it was the police because nobody knocks on your door that loud,” said McHenry.
One of the officers told McHenry that he had “good news” for the 72-year-old; His original $880 fine had been withdrawn.
However, he immediately presented McHenry with a new $1225 fine for violating the Quarantine Act.
This is insane! This is the behavior of a tyrannical dystopian regime, not a free nation like Canada. Police retaliating against a citizen for taking their story to the press? How corrupt can you get?
In a matter of months, the coronavirus has turned our world upside down. Whatever semblance of liberty we had left in the Western world seems to have disappeared.
Churches are banned from gathering, people are encouraged to snitch on their neighbors, our movement is strictly monitored and controlled.
Would you ever have imagined back in December that we’d be living in this sort of dystopia by spring?