Video footage of the appalling incident shows an overweight man rudely interrupting one of the eulogies to announce that the too-close chairs needed to be put back, and everyone needed to remain six feet apart, before the service could continue.
"Excuse me, sorry!" the man loudly interjected while marching into the sanctuary. "You'll have to put the chairs back, I'm afraid. You can't move the chairs [this close]."
The masked and weeping family members obeyed the man's commands, put their chairs back into place "properly" distanced around the room, and the service continued – but not before the overweight man looked over his shoulder a second time upon exiting to be sure that everything was covid-compliant.
"A son moves his chair next to his mother to comfort her at the funeral of her late husband, a member of staff says they've 'been told' and asked to separate," tweeted Darren Grimes along with video footage of the incident.
"It really does highlight the cruel lack of humanity and decency in the way in which we're forced to live our lives today."
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We wish we could say that this type of cold, police state aggression is only occurring across the pond. However, right here in Idaho, a state that claims to be "conservative," a woman was hauled off in handcuffs by local police after she was caught playing with her children at a local park.
Police officers in Meridian, a suburb of Boise, were caught on tape dragging a young mother out of Julius M. Kleiner Memorial Park for defying the potato state's Wuhan coronavirus (covid-19) lockdown orders from back in April.
"Local police officer arresting a Mom for being at our peaceful protest at. The. Kleiner Park. Playground," wrote activist Erin Whitt Timmerman in a Facebook post about the heinous incident.
"In the first 10-20 seconds of my video you can also see an officer stiff arm a mom holding a 2 mo old baby What is this world coming too (sic) ..." Timmerman added.
The woman, who was later identified as 40-year-old Sarah Brady, reportedly received a trespassing charge for unauthorized entry into the playground, to which she could face a fine of $1,000 and/or a jail sentence of up to six months.
As is often the case when these types of things happen, local police later apologize when footage or reports go viral, drawing lots of negative attention. But the Meridian Police Department doubled down on its tyrannical decision because there was a sign and caution tape around the playground equipment.
"These are very trying times and the Meridian Police Department supports the public's right to assemble for peaceful protests, however the right does not include damaging public property or ignoring closures of City property and facilities," the department said in a statement.
This would seem to be par for the course in police state Idaho, where police officers in the northern part of the state issued a citation to a couple that they accused of holding an "illegal" yard sale during Gov. Brad Little's unconstitutional lockdown order.
Peter and Christa Thompson actually faced potential jail time for their "crime," which they said was not a yard sale but rather a cleaning day to sort out Christa's father's belongings on the front lawn.
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