Happy Birthday? LA Mayor Admits to Being a Tyrant for Cutting Utilities of House That Held Party
If you don’t know from your own experiences, I am sure you have heard that the state of California can boast some of the hottest days of summer, especially in the southern part of the state. And while the state luckily doesn’t get the muggy humidity of some southern states, the heat can still be unbearable, which makes amenities like electricity and air conditioning a near must-have.
But apparently, that heat, even at its most dangerous, is of no concern to Democratic leaders who pride themselves on getting precisely what they want. You know, those like Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti.
Garcetti, like many Democratic leaders of late, has not let the spreading coronavirus, or the uproar that it seems to provoke in some, go to waste. Instead of making decisions based on what is best for their communities and areas of jurisdiction, those like Garcetti have used it to gain an exceptionable amount of power, locking down the entire city for months on end.
But now Garcetti has become even more flagrant in his regard to use that power as he just shut the power off to a home in Hollywood Hills who were disobeying his draconian rules, during the hottest part of the summer no less.
According to the mayor, “all public and private gatherings of any number of people” are currently banned and have been for some time. however, this particular house has been reported to have held a number of large parties or “un-permitted large gatherings.” Apparently, the house and its tenants had been given several warnings about throwing such large parties on the property, as it is a clear threat to the city’s health and a “flagrant violation” of the mayor’s orders.
As NPR reports, the mayor had given a broad warning to all “properties hosting ‘un-permitted large gatherings’ could have their water and power service shut off as a consequence,” about two weeks before.
But it seems these warnings did little to convince the house tenants to lay low for a while.
And so on Wednesday, Mayor Garcetti announced that the utilities to the home would be shut off.
He said, “With more than 2,000 Angelenos – and over 170,000 Americans – lost to COVID-19, we need every resident to undertake critical safeguards to stop the spread of this virus. That includes not hosting or attending parties that put themselves, their neighborhoods, and many others at risk. Despite several warnings, this house has turned into a nightclub in the hills, hosting large gatherings in flagrant violation of our public health orders. The City has now disconnected utilities at this home to stop these parties that endanger our community.”
However, I highly doubt this has much to do with the safety of the community. Instead, it’s much more likely that it has to do with someone disobeying his all-powerful commands.
Why do I think that?
Well, while people are having their electricity shut off in the middle of summer’s scorch, “peaceful protests” for one thing or another, where thousands of thousands gather in close proximity, are allowed at every turn.
In fact, in early July, Mayor Garcetti even admitted that these protests, of which he has no problem with, likely contributed to the recent spikes in the virus throughout the city, according to the Daily Mail.
But even still, they are allowed to continue. Hell, the mayor has even attended some himself, walking shoulder to shoulder with hundreds of others. There is no social distancing going on, and not even everyone is wearing a mask.
Parties, many of which happen outdoors, however, are strictly forbidden, as are indoor church services, dining in restaurants, and even outdoor basketball and volleyball courts.
Per the mayor’s orders, I can walk down the street – looting, rioting, screaming obscenities – as close as I want to another human, without a mask no less. But I can’t go to the basketball court with a few buddies for a game of HORSE.
Makes a lot of sense, doesn’t it? Not.
And it seems I’m not the only one who has noticed these inconsistencies. Alleged TikTok star Bryce Hall, a tenant of the recently de-utilized home, is still defying the mayor’s orders. He’s just doing it somewhere else.
As NPR reported, Hall “made headlines over the weekend when he celebrated his 21st birthday with a massive party at a different rental property.” In addition, Hall claims that going with power for a while has taught him to be a bit more grateful and so he is now donating a portion of his merchandise proceeds to No Kid Hungry to help those in need.