There are multiple examples of Democrats using the COVID-19 pandemic to push radical, partisan agendas.
After all, it was Rahm Emanuel who said, "You never let a serious crisis go to waste."
Democrat mayors, for example, have been banning the sales of guns during the pandemic, directly limiting our Constitutionally guaranteed Second Amendment right.
Nancy Pelosi was even called out for attempting to shove pro-abortion policies into the taxpayer funded coronavirus stimulus package.
Now, Democrat-heavy California has arrested a man for paddle-boarding… by himself.
He was alone… in the ocean… where he realistically wouldn't have posed a threat to anyone.
The lone California man was not realistically in danger of contracting COVID-19 or spreading it to someone else.
But that didn't stop California police from arresting him.
Donald Trump Jr. called out the alarming moment of big government on Twitter:
Indeed, Democrat mayors and governors have openly admitted to releasing criminals back into the public.
There have been fears that prisons and jails may be breeding grounds for the COVID-19 virus.
Instead of implementing new safety measures or better hygiene practices, the states have opted to release these criminals.
That's why Donald Trump Jr. called them out.
The loan paddle boarder, however, did not harm other people.
The local KTLA5 station has more on the police crackdown that many are furious about:
A paddleboarder was arrested in Malibu Thursday after ignoring lifeguards' orders to get out of the ocean amid social distancing rules, authorities said.
The lifeguards flagged down deputies for assistance, but the man ultimately chose to stay in the water alongside the Malibu Pier for about 30 to 40 minutes, Los Angeles County sheriff's officials said in a Facebook post.
Deputies summoned their patrol boat from Marina Del Rey, and the man swam to shore once it arrived, officials said.
He was subsequently arrested on suspicion of disobeying a lifeguard and violating Gov. Gavin Newsom's stay at home order, a misdemeanor.
He was booked at the sheriff's station in Calabasas before being released with a notice to appear in court, deputies said.
Officials did not release any identifying information on the man. He could face a $1,000 fine, up to six months in jail, or both.
It is unclear whether the man was able to hear the lifeguards from the shore.
While it's important for citizens to respect authorities, it also appears that actual criminals such as pedophiles are being released into the streets to prevent COVID-19 outbreaks in prisons.
These two extremes have observers raising their eyebrows.
Many have openly expressed concern about the constitutionality surrounding many edicts by left leaning governors.
Video of the man paddle boarding can be seen below:
As prisons and jails are letting some criminals go, now all criminals are wanting to be released.
Mobsters, killers, and rapists are all pleading to be released from prison because of the novel coronavirus.
This is happening on a local, state, and federal level, and defense lawyers are actually issuing lawsuits to try to get them out of jail.
The New York Post has more details on this effort:
Thousands of local, state and federal inmates are pushing to get out from behind bars, calling the jails and prisons “petri dishes” for the coronavirus.
Everyone from killers, drug traffickers and gang members to mobsters, fraudsters and accused rapists are making a bid to get out of the clink.
They are aided by defense lawyers suing for their release, usually citing underlying health issues that make them at risk of catching the deadly disease in crowded conditions.
One inmate at the state prison in Sing Sing died and at least eight federal prisoners in different facilities have fallen victim to the virus, prompting US Attorney General William Barr to push officials to increase the use of home confinement.
Defense attorneys argue coronavirus could be a death sentence for inmates like 81-year-old Rosie Baker, who has kidney disease and diabetes and has been incarcerated for nearly 23 years. Baker and her son Vance were convicted in the June 1997 murder-for-hire of her lover, Dr. Daniel Hodge, as the mother and son’s $2 million Medicaid fraud scheme was unraveling in Brooklyn.
Many are agreeing with Donald Trump Jr.'s complaint.
While the paddle boarder didn't hurt anyone, the people behind bars did.
Why should we endanger the rest of society when preventable measures can be implemented in prisons to prevent the initial infection and subsequent spread of the novel coronavirus.
It is not a good precedent to set, and the ramifications may be beyond our understanding.