Police Chief To Forcibly Break Up Christmas Dinners
A county in England says it will forcibly break up Christmas dinners if they don’t follow restrictive lockdown orders.
David Jamieson, West Midland’s police commissioner, says he will send officers to any rule breaker homes. West Midlands is the second-largest county in England at nearly 3 million residents. It’s second only to London. West Midlands is currently under Tier 2 COVID restrictions, which means households can’t mix with other households.
“If we think there’s large groups of people gathering where they shouldn’t be, then the police will have to intervene. If, again, there’s flagrant breaking of the rules, then the police would have to enforce,” Jamieson told the Telegraph.
“It’s not the police’s job to stop people from enjoying Christmas. However, we are there to enforce the rules that the government makes, and if the government makes those rules then the government has to explain that to the public.” He continued.
The day prior, Jamieson’s police force raided a church service, which some likened to Communist China-style enforcement.
All of this rhetoric goes to show what happens when citizens allow politicians to gobble up immense amounts of power. All of this is likely to come to a head not only in England, but all throughout Europe.
Jane Kennedy, the PCC of Merseyside, said that COVID restrictions are infuriating people.
“We’re sitting on a time bomb here. We’re getting very near the stage where you could see a considerable explosion of frustration and energy. Things are very on the edge in a lot of communities and it wouldn’t take very much to spark unrest, riots, damage.” She said.
Author: Jim Satney
PrepForThat’s Editor and lead writer for political, survival, and weather categories.
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