NY Man Arrested In Hawaii For Ignoring Lockdown

At first blush, you might think “this is outrageous! Arrested for going outside! Where’s the ACLU?” But, read and consider

New York City man arrested in Hawaii after posting photos on Instagram

Hawaii officials arrested a man from New York on Friday for violating the state’s 14-day quarantine rule for tourists. Tarique Peters, 23, of the Bronx posted photos on Instagram showing him outside his hotel room after he arrived in O’ahu on Monday, according to a news release from the office of Hawaii’s governor.

According to the news release Peters allegedly left his hotel room the same day he arrived “and traveled many places using public transportation.”

“Authorities became aware of his social media posts from citizens who saw posts of him — on the beach with a surfboard, sunbathing, and walking around Waikiki at night,” reads the release. “This morning agents were able to confirm with hotel personnel that had seen Peters leave his room and the premises on numerous occasions this week.”

He was arrested and booked on Friday, and his bail has been set at $4,000.

$4000 bail? While uber-Progressive Hawaii hasn’t gone to the $0 bail system like others, such as California, they have been releasing prisoners. That said, is this outrageous, or was violating the 14 day quarantine rule a terrible thing to do? Cities and states were attempting to keep people from bringing more COVID-19 into their areas and spreading it, which is understandable, right? Especially in light of

Many studies show that Bat Soup Virus spread primarily from NYC (can you imagine had Trump tried to lock down NYC early on, allowing no travel from the area?). And

Hawaii now requires tourists to list their contact and lodging information, and sign an agreement for 14 days of self-quarantine. “By signing the legal document, they acknowledge they understand violating the order is a criminal offense and they are subject to a $5,000 fine and/or a year imprisonment,” according to the state’s department of transportation.

That was the term for entering Hawaii. Is this legal? Is it Constitutional, both federal and State? Good questions. But, if you are traveling from a hotbed of Coronavirus, perhaps you should consider your impact during what is a global pandemic. We aren’t talking about going out and about in your local area: we’re talking about traveling to another state and failing to follow any social distancing and other ideas, which I agree with. I do not wear a mask or gloves, but, I work to keep separate from others (and get really mad when people get too close to me. I’ve yelled at people while walking on the greenway). He knew the rules.

Also, this is a good reason to not post your photos immediately. Especially when criminals may be watching and realize you are not at home.

Anyhow, what are your thoughts?

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6 Responses to “NY Man Arrested In Hawaii For Ignoring Lockdown”

  1. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    can you imagine had Trump tried to lock down NYC early on, allowing no travel from the area?

    Or even better, blocked travel from Europe and Middle East to the US?

    China locked down the Wuhan province and has a much better record on Covid than the US. Is it Constitutional for a US President to ban travel from one state to another?

  2. formwiz says:

    Lots of Democrats tried it.

    And if the Reds did such a swell job, how did it get out into the rest of the world?

    They just stopped counting cases – and fatalities. IOW, they lied.

    Just like you.

  3. John says:

    Did he know the rules before he left? Did they notify him BEFORE he arrived in Hawaii or BEFORE he left home? Most tourists are only there for 10-14 days. I wouldn’t pay big bucks and travel to a destination only to find out on arrival that I had to spend my entire vacation looking at the 4 walls of my hotel room. Piss on Hawaii. If they are that concerned about quarantining visitors then the state should shut down flights from everywhere and make their hotels and airlines give refunds to those to whom they refused entry.

    • gitarcarver says:

      And john is back!

      Showing his ignorance of the Constitution again!

      Now he is hating on Hawaii after his state screwed the pooch on their response to COVID-19.

      Projecting again because of hate.

      After all, hate is all the left has.

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