An anti-vaxxer got arrested in Idaho. She had organized an act of defiance, leading a mob of similarly inclined parents and their unfortunate children to take over a closed playground, ignoring social distancing rules, and then, as we’ve come to expect from a flock of Karens, sternly arguing with the police who came to shoo them away. “Officer, you don’t want to do that,” they karened karenly, as the police lost patience with her refusals. Of course, being a white woman doing stupid things, she didn’t have to worry — she was gently handcuffed and led away, rather than getting the usual stranglehold, tased, and/or shot routine she would have experienced if she were a different color. I wish the police would deal with everyone as politely and deferentially as they did Sara Brady.
“Officer, you don’t want to do that.”
My god, the privilege is astounding but unsurprising pic.twitter.com/ggNnS11p2e
— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) April 23, 2020
It’s disturbing to see someone who is fervently anti-vaccination shepherding so many kids around. There is no vaccine for the coronavirus, but there are other childhood diseases about, and this anti-science mother seems determined to flout even the simplest restrictions to make sure her kids get to wallow in everything.
I’m no fan of the cops, but even I am feeling a little sympathy for the officers who were enforcing the closure of the park, because now Ammon Bundy and his gang are harassing the police who were involved. He’s also complaining about Governor Brad Little for all the wrong reasons — Little is an unpleasant transphobe, but in this one case he’s in the right, enforcing a stay-at-home order for his state that the right-wing loons like Brady and Bundy are eager to violate.