Tonight I lose My Freedom. "Stay Home/Work Safe" ordered by County Judge Lena Hidalgo.

Feb 2020
1,783
663
Houston
Judge Hidalgo has order me to:

All individuals currently living within Harris County are ordered to stay at their place of residence except for Essential Activities as defined in this order. All persons may leave their Residences only for Essential Activities, or to provide or perform Essential Governmental Functions, or to operate Essential Businesses, as defined in Section 2. For purposes of this Order, Residence includes homes, hotels, motels, shared rentals, and similar facilities.To the extent individuals are using shared or outdoor spaces, they must at all times as reasonably as possible maintain social distancing of at least six feet from any other person when they are outside their residence.

Exception examples:


b.Individuals experiencing homelessness are exempt from this Order except that, to the extent individuals are using shared or outdoor spaces, they shall, to the greatest extent feasible, maintain social distancing of at least six feet from any other person.Individuals experiencing homelessness are strongly urged to obtain shelter.

How very liberal of her to exempt the homeless from a stay home order. What a brilliant idea she has for them: "obtain shelter." If only they had thought of that.

It goes on to say that all businesses not essential must close. It later specifies examples of businesses that are and are not essential:

Nearly every possible place a person might want to go is listed as essential.

Those which must close are specified:

g.Gyms, fitness centers, swimming pools and other facilities that are used or intended to be used for any type of training, martial arts, sport or recreation shall close.


h.Hair and nail salons, spas, licensed massage businesses and tattoo parlors, concert halls, live performance theaters, arenas, stadiums, movie theaters, game rooms, bowling alleys, arcades, indoor and outdoor flea markets and swap meets, indoor malls, indoor shopping centers, and bingo halls shall close.

"licensed massage businesses" in Houston means one of the thousands of happy ending massage parlors that police allow to operate openly.

  • Faith leaders may minister and counsel in individual settings, so long as social distance protocols are followed.Religious and worship services may only be provided by video and teleconference.Religious institutions must limit in-person staff to those necessary for preparing for or conducting video or teleconference services, and all individuals must follow the Social Distancing Guidelines, including the six-foot social distancing.
No church for you unless your church consists of televangelism.

Nothing is mentioned about enforcement.

Hidalgo is not a "Judge" in the sense that she wears a robe and can issue bench warrants and court orders. The Harris county executive is called "County Judge" because we're weird I guess.

This order will be enforced the same way new gun laws are enforced. Voluntary cooperation by the law abiding and being ignored completely by criminals.
 
Feb 2020
1,783
663
Houston
My plan was to stay up until midnight to see how it feels to be under an order of a county judge instead of a being a free American.

The order takes effect at midnight, I forgot to mention that. For the next hour and a half, we can get all the handjobs at massage parlors that we can afford.

But I'm getting sleepy, I might not make it.

So, I'll go to sleep free, wake up a slave.

So it goes . . .
 
Nov 2013
1,557
442
El Paso, TX
Same where I live. I am curious if there is any legal basis for judges taking such action?
 
Jul 2018
3,351
1,079
Earth
Judge Hidalgo has order me to:

All individuals currently living within Harris County are ordered to stay at their place of residence except for Essential Activities as defined in this order. All persons may leave their Residences only for Essential Activities, or to provide or perform Essential Governmental Functions, or to operate Essential Businesses, as defined in Section 2. For purposes of this Order, Residence includes homes, hotels, motels, shared rentals, and similar facilities.To the extent individuals are using shared or outdoor spaces, they must at all times as reasonably as possible maintain social distancing of at least six feet from any other person when they are outside their residence.

Exception examples:


b.Individuals experiencing homelessness are exempt from this Order except that, to the extent individuals are using shared or outdoor spaces, they shall, to the greatest extent feasible, maintain social distancing of at least six feet from any other person.Individuals experiencing homelessness are strongly urged to obtain shelter.

How very liberal of her to exempt the homeless from a stay home order. What a brilliant idea she has for them: "obtain shelter." If only they had thought of that.

It goes on to say that all businesses not essential must close. It later specifies examples of businesses that are and are not essential:

Nearly every possible place a person might want to go is listed as essential.

Those which must close are specified:

g.Gyms, fitness centers, swimming pools and other facilities that are used or intended to be used for any type of training, martial arts, sport or recreation shall close.


h.Hair and nail salons, spas, licensed massage businesses and tattoo parlors, concert halls, live performance theaters, arenas, stadiums, movie theaters, game rooms, bowling alleys, arcades, indoor and outdoor flea markets and swap meets, indoor malls, indoor shopping centers, and bingo halls shall close.


"licensed massage businesses" in Houston means one of the thousands of happy ending massage parlors that police allow to operate openly.

  • Faith leaders may minister and counsel in individual settings, so long as social distance protocols are followed.Religious and worship services may only be provided by video and teleconference.Religious institutions must limit in-person staff to those necessary for preparing for or conducting video or teleconference services, and all individuals must follow the Social Distancing Guidelines, including the six-foot social distancing.
No church for you unless your church consists of televangelism.

Nothing is mentioned about enforcement.

Hidalgo is not a "Judge" in the sense that she wears a robe and can issue bench warrants and court orders. The Harris county executive is called "County Judge" because we're weird I guess.

This order will be enforced the same way new gun laws are enforced. Voluntary cooperation by the law abiding and being ignored completely by criminals.
If you were to violate the curfew in some of the Middle East countries they would throw your ass in prison for a couple of years.

Coronavirus: Kuwait curfew violators to stand urgent trial as two cases reported

If convicted, offenders could face up to 3 years in jail
Published: March 24, 2020 13:09
Coronavirus: Kuwait curfew violators to stand urgent trial as two cases reported

Saudi public prosecutor warns against sharing videos of curfew violations
Saudi public prosecutor warns against sharing videos of curfew violations
 
Mar 2020
1,429
371
Land of Freedom
I am from Orange County, California. The last conservative holdout in California and the pride and joy of the late but greats, Ronald Reagan and The Duke, John Wayne.
 
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Mar 2013
10,747
11,948
Middle Tennessee
Oh PAAAAAAAALLLLLLLEEEEEEEEEEEZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ Do us AAAALLLLLL a big fucking favor !!! Go out into the world !!!! Ignore the warnings !!!! Get infected bring that shit home to YOUR family and DIE !!!
 
Jul 2018
3,351
1,079
Earth
Can you imagine being penned in your hut in India for 21 days? Be glad that you are in Texas.

India announces coronavirus lockdown for its entire 1.3 BILLION population from midnight
  • Indian PM Narendra Modi announced a 'total ban on venturing out of homes'
  • He said India had to face a 21-day health lockdown or be set back by 21 years
  • India has reported 482 confirmed cases of the coronavirus and nine dead
Updated: 17:16 EDT, 24 March 2020
India announces coronavirus lockdown for 1.3 BILLION