The future of three college students in Massachusetts has been postponed due to punishment for attending a party. The crime they committed at the party? Posting for a photograph outdoors while not wearing facemasks.
The students are about to finish their freshman year attending the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. The girls’ parents said the students were cut off from virtual learning after not only being suspended but were also barred from taking their finals exams. As a result, they must redo the entire semester.
“There was a photo sent to the administration of these girls outside off-campus on a Saturday. This is why they lost a whole semester of their schooling” one parent told CBS’s Boston affiliate, WBZ-TV. The New York Post reports it is unclear “when the photo was taken and whether the young women had been vaccinated at the time they attended the party.”
One of the fathers explained the punishment “negates this whole semester, $16,000 of money and they have to reapply for next semester. But they missed housing registration.” UMass Amherst did not immediately respond to The Post’s request for comment, but did say in a statement that students received “a number of public health messages this semester that emphasized the importance of following public health protocols and the consequences for not complying.”
However, The Post reports that although restrictions due to COVID-19 were high in February, “by April when UMass hockey team won the national championship, athletes were seen celebrating some without masks, as they arrived back on campus to a large crowd according to a report.”
BUSTED: NYT Reporter Attacks Non-Mask Wearing Republicans, While Not Wearing A Mask
2020 has brought out a level of hypocrisy in liberals such that there needs to be an invention of another word that means “so much hypocrisy” that it makes regular hypocrisy look mild in comparison. Enter, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist for the New York Times, Matthew Rosenberg. Rosenberg is also a CNN national security analyst who gained notoriety for his writings promoting the Russiagate hoax to the Trump-hating mainstream media.
In another attempt to bully Republicans and make conservatives look bad, Rosenberg’s efforts backfired. Tweeting from an event for a Republican, he posted a photo of a ‘Trump 2020’ pin alongside a ‘Vote Marjorie’ pin and wrote, “Souvenirs from a night spent packed into a room with Marjorie Taylor Greene and a crowd of her most devoted supporters in Dalton, GA. Masks very much optional – and unworn. As Taylor put it, she’s for ‘the unmasking of America.”
Forced to sit amongst the non-mask-wearing Republicans and Trump supporters who sat in front of a ‘God Bless Our Nation’ flag, Rosenberg expressed his contempt for their behavior. As he furthered the fear-mongering with his tweets, and his “sanctimonious display and attempts to smear Greene and her supporters” there he sat…NOT wearing a mask.
Photos from Green’s campaign account reveal Rosenberg sitting amongst the very crowd he chastises for not wearing a mask, while not wearing a mask. As The National Pulse reports, “The double-standard speaks to the mainstream media’s willingness to peddle blatant lies in an attempt to smear Trump-supporting Republicans” is exactly right.
FAT FINE: NYC to impose up to $1000 in fines for not wearing mask
Mayor Bill de Blasio: “Anyone who refuses to wear a face-covering will be told that if they don’t put one on, they will be fined"
After the largest coronavirus spike New York City has seen since June, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Tuesday that he will implement fines for city-goers who refuse to wear face coverings.
And he’s not messing around.
If you’re caught without a mask, the according fines could be as high as $1000, according to NPR.
City personnel will hand out free masks to anyone who is not wearing a face covering, the mayor said.
“Anyone who refuses to wear a face-covering will be told that if they don’t put one on, they will be fined,” de Blasio said. The new implementation will be effective immediately and on a large scale.
“Our goal, of course, is to give everyone a free face mask and get them to wear it. We don’t want to fine people,” said de Blasio.
While the city is seeing a tremendous increase in cases throughout its entirety, the main uptick is occurring primarily in nine zip codes in Brooklyn and Queens, including areas with tight-knit Orthodox Jewish Communities. Health officials are emphasizing outreach to these communities, according to NPR.
The cases in these nine zip codes account for 25% of the city’s overall cases, even though they only host seven percent of the overall city’s population, according to New York City’s health commissioner Dave Chokshi. This concentration will become a key focus in efforts to decrease the transmission of the disease.
To enforce this new mandate, every agency in the city will play a role, according to the mayor, including the Sheriff’s Office and the New York Police Department.