So, Trump supporters a few days ago decided to ‘protest’ mandatory mask requirements at a Trader Joe’s. They assaulted employees and blockaded the entrance to the building, preventing everyone else from shopping or working, all while not wearing masks. First of all Trump supporters don’t shop Trader Joe’s and it’s highly unlikely they ever will. Trader Joe’s customer base are mostly Democratic, and if you’ve ever been inside a trader joe’s, their large selection of healthy, non-gmo, organic, fair trade, gluten free, <feel free to conjure up more buzz words here>, is more than enough to discourage any Trump supporter.
These people are interfering with a business’s operation and everyone else’s simply because they are triggered by the mask mandate at a place they will never shop at! (Did it not occur to them that they don’t even have to shop there?). To make this worse, Fresno’s Police did nothing, proving themselves as absolutely useless. They were present at the scene, witnessing everything these Trumpites were doing. No arrests, no warnings, no charges, nothing that would deter the violence.
In Fresno PD’s uselessness, Trader Joe’s actual had to close down that location. If this is going to be standard procedure with Fresno PD, they need to be, dare I say, defunded. Fresno PD made it clear they won’t enforce any policies in relation to COVID-19 (suggesting that Fresnans use their better judgement. Unfortunately, probably 40% of Fresnans think COVID-19 is a hoax, and are very much responsible for Fresno’s horrifying COVID-19 statistics), but it’s quite clear that there were crimes committed not related to COVID-19, as the Trumpites again, assaulted people and blockaded Trader Joe’s.
Now, these people have actually celebrated the attention they’ve gained from their sickening deeds, and, this ‘protest’ was coordinated by a Facebook group titled Coalition for Individual Liberties; yeah right. Maybe after COVID-19 is over and masks aren’t mandatory anymore, they’ll exercise their “God Given Individual (sic) liberties” to not wear seatbelts and uninstall the airbags in their vehicles. I’m linking their group not to promote their trash, but so they you may 1) Be aware of the people in the group. Maybe you’ll see friends you haven’t seen in years in this group. 2) Report them, if Facebook gives a damn (they will soon if groups like these start ramping up their violence).