A paddleboarder was arrested in Malibu Thursday after ignoring lifeguards’ orders to get out of the ocean amid social distancing rules, authorities said. The lifeguards flagged down deputies for assistance, but the man ultimately chose to stay in the water alongside the Malibu Pier for about 30 to 40 minutes, Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials […]
As someone who has only been out 3 times (to the grocery store) in the last 6 weeks, I must remain objective and logical: if this dude was paddling alone in a section of ocean, wouldn't it be the cops approaching and arresting him who violated the social distancing radius? 🤔 https://t.co/MHPea1Ke7Rhttps://t.co/nhd5hLIJzK
“Kim Prather, who works at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, told the Los Angeles Times that the beach could be one of the most dangerous places in California amid the outbreak. She said she fears the virus is being washed into the ocean and transferred back into the air along the coast.”
Is there some mechanism she's proposing where it would tend to float to the top or hug the coasts? It seems like it would get diluted to nothing very quickly in the ocean and the air near surf is very turbulent.
Wonderful U.S. Filled with stupid donuteating police officers and even dumber citizens with no grasp of reality ❤ I really hope you guys make it through this elitist pandemic/anarcocapitalist take over from rich people who enjoys fucking under age people on weekends ❤❤ Much love and understanding to all of y'alls 🤠❤
The part of stay at home order people don’t talk about is not only is it to keep you from spreading or catching the disease, it’s to prevent other illnesses and injuries in order to keep the workload on the hospitals as low as possible. What if he got hit by a rogue wave and hit his head on the pier? Or he were to drown and someone had to do CPR on them? You’re allowed to go outside and exercise your body but within reasonable limits.
The problem is that we all can't be doing this. Times like this you really can't be thinking about individual liberties in the same manner. The beaches in parks can't be open for public use because that would require government resources to ensure social distancing was being upheld. You really need to focus in on the nurses and doctors who are essentially going to war with not nearly enough equipment to do so. We owe it to them to obey these state home orders. I promise you that if you disagree with what I'm saying, you would not be disagreeing if you had a loved one working in these hospitals.
Not sure why people are having such a hard time with this. They’ve made it pretty damn clear here in LA that the beaches are closed. We’d all love to be out surfing, swimming, and paddle boarding with the sunny weather we’ve been having.
When it comes to surfing, there are hundreds of people in the water, sometimes all chasing the same wave. That plus the mess of people parking and lingering on the sand gets out of control quickly. The first weekend of quarantine it looked like a damn festival at the beaches in Malibu.
This dude thought he could get a free pass to be out on the water by himself because everyone else was inside following the rules. He deserves to be penalized.
This might seem like adequate social distancing but the thing is that if something goes wrong and he needs rescuing, all his rescuers get pulled away from more pressing matters and get exposed to him. The water is closed because we can't dedicate resources to the safety of visitors.
I think the idea is more that life saving resources shouldn’t have to be used on every day accidents — if he nearly drowned, or hurt himself, or had to go to the hospital, etc. Yes, he’s social distancing, but if he had an accident it would put everyone who’d have to rescue him at unnecessary risk
Honestly the problem is and I am seeing it people are treating it like a vacation. And even if he wasn't immediately around anyone. He was going to gas station to fuel up for his excursion. Stopped by store to pickup some supplies ect.
Not to mention it pretty quick devolves into one person and then another and another and plenty of people wanted to be at beach. They just followed the rules.
Like I generally dislike cops and personally think the harassing arresting if anything is increasing the spread. Personally instead of interacting and then throwing in a crowded cell for a few hours then releasing because you aint got crap. And now they go around passing what they caught in prison to general populace.
That being said you can actually find articles about how vacation spots are becoming super hot spots. Because everyones treating this like a damn vacation.
I personally work in building supply retail. We are essential as people get burst pipe bad fuses ect. Or even just generally needing their home finished. As well as businesses and hospitals.
But honestly traffics jumped 200-300% because of the bored people treating it like a little vacation. And going and getting stuff to do remodel.
But the infuriating part is we put up sneeze shields require distancing and stuff. People are walking around the damn barrier to breath on us. Like ok your bored and to big of pos to follow health guideline and will put others at risk to alleviate your boredom.
Fine but at least be considerate keep your distance don't walk around the barrier put to protect employees. Personally if it wasn't a bigger health risk to public I would say they deserve jail.
Personally what I think they should do is anyone caught violating must out of pocket go get tested. If carrying the virus fine them 10,000-15,000 for putting public at risk.
Doesn't cause the jail problem don't financially incentivize police to go get money. As it would only occur with people that have it. With majority of money going toward testing.
Nobody was around because the beaches in that area are closed. Many coastal areas are doing this to prevent tourists and spring breakers from unnecessary travel and potentially spreading COVID.
Foolish remark about the virus being transferred back into the air from the ocean aside, intentionally violating an order to stay out of a public area that’s been closed is worthy of arrest. Anybody that reads the article can tell that the title is eye-rollingly misleading.
what makes this guy so special? How did he get there? How did he transport his board from his home to the water? What happens if he needs rescue and uses resources unnecessarily? When he goes home is he stopping places? Seems like a selfish individual to me.