When citizens of free countries began to see leaked videos of Chinese citizens being chased down and surrounded by law enforcement officers wielding clubs and wearing hazmat suits, they were grateful to be living in a free country. But how free are we really? In Michigan, Democrat Governor Whitmer is threatening citizens with large fines or even arrest if they dare to travel to their private vacation homes to avoid living in coronavirus hotspots. In New York City, Communist Mayor deBlasio is asking citizens to snitch on each other by snapping photos of neighbors and turning them into law enforcement for violating social distancing restrictions.
The United States isn’t the only country ignoring the rights of citizens with draconian lockdown measures, stories coming out of Australia are equally frightening.
A couple of days ago, we told you about an Australian couple who posted photos from a vacation they took last year.
It didn’t take long for word to get out to Victoria Police that the couple was seen in—gasp!—vacation photos on social media during a coronavirus lockdown on citizens that prevented them from any non-essential travel.
A few days later, on 9 April, the couple was shocked to find a police officer at their door.
Jaz Mott said the officer “just handed me the fine and walked off,” which didn’t leave a whole lot of time to explain that the couple was being fined for “infringement” of the lockdown order there banning nonessential travel.
Now, in another case of extreme government overreach related to the coronavirus pandemic, Australian police took excessive measures to break up a 3-man rooftop party on Australia’s Gold Coast region.
“The building is surrounded,” Queensland police said to the men over the PolAir helicopter loudspeaker as two additional officers with a police dog led them off the premises.
New York Post reports – The suspects were allegedly in breach of social distancing restrictions and trespassing on the property.
Remember when scenes like these would have been unheard of in free countries around the world?