Governor of Florida grants clemency to all punished for COVID rules

Gov. DeSantis will pardon ALL Floridians being prosecuted for failing to wear masks or socially distance as he surprises couple on Fox with the announcement after they were arrested for not enforcing COVID rules at their gym

  • Ron DeSantis appeared on Laura Ingraham’s Fox News show on Wednesday
  • He spoke alongside gym owners Mike and Jillian Carnevale, arrested four times
  • The couple refused to enforce COVID restrictions in their Plantation gym
  • DeSantis announced on air they were being granted clemency for their arrests
  • He said all Floridians who were charged with COVID crimes will get a reprieve
  • The exact number of people affected by DeSantis’s clemency is unclear
  • In Miami-Dade County 2,100 incidents were recorded, e 4,000 in Naples
  • Florida‘s governor on Wednesday night announced live on air clemency for everyone in his state who is being punished for violating COVID rules.

    Ron De Santis, the Republican governor of the state, apparso su Fox News per fare l'annuncio.

    He was flanked by Mike and Jillian Carnevale, gym owners from Plantation, Florida, who were repeatedly arrested for refusing to enforce a mask mandate.

    The state itself didn’t have mask mandates, as DeSantis spoke strongly against them throughout the height of the pandemic, but individual counties and municipalities did have them, despite DeSantis inveighing against them.

    Adesso, people who were ensnared by the local rules will have their slates wiped clean, DeSantis said.

    Ron DeSantis appeared on Fox News on Wednesday night to make his announcement

    Ron DeSantis appeared on Fox News on Wednesday night to make his announcement

    DeSantis announced that he was granting clemency to the Carnevales (sinistra)

    DeSantis announced that he was granting clemency to the Carnevales (sinistra)

    Mike Carnevale was first arrested on July 27, for what their supporters, in a GoFundMe page to pay their legal costs, described as ‘taking a stand for the health and freedom of his community and country’.

    He was arrested twice more, in agosto 6, e agosto 7, for not enforcing facial coverings during strenuous exercise. Jillian Carnevale was also arrested on August 7.

    The couple will be granted clemency, DeSantis said, describing the punishment as ‘a total overreach’ – and the same deal will be granted to everyone in his state.

    STATES OPENED

    Multistate, a government-relations firm, crunched state data and gave each state a score based on their easing of COVID-19 restrictions.

    These states scored between 96 e 100 percent on the scale of being fully re-opened as of Wednesday:

    Alabama – 100

    Arizona – 100

    Arkansas – 100

    Florida – 100

    Georgia – 100

    Alaska – 96

    Indiana – 96

    Iowa – 96

    Nord Dakota – 96

    Oklahoma – 96

    Sud Dakota – 96

    Texas – 96

    Virginia dell'ovest – 96

    fonte: Multistate.us

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    ‘I’m glad you have Mike and Jillian on, and I’m also glad to be on to be able to say that effective tomorrow morning, I’m going to sign a reprieve under my constitutional authority,’ Egli ha detto.

    ‘So that will delay the case for 60 days against both of them, and then when our clemency board meets in the coming weeks, we’ll issue pardons not only for Mike and Jillian, but for any Floridian that may have outstanding infractions for things like masks and social distancing.

    DeSantis earlier this month lifted all of the state’s remaining COVID rules saying the state is ‘no longer in a state of emergency’.

    DeSantis was at a waterfront restaurant in St. Petersburg when he signed SB-2006a bill that allows him to override all local rules and bans vaccine passports from July 1 onward.

    Florida is among only five states that have opened fully, secondo a tally being kept by Multistate, a government-relations firm.

    Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas and Georgia all have 100 percent scores on the firm’s tally when it comes to being fully open. Eight other states are almost all the way open – con un 96 score. (Illinois is the lowest with 45 and New York is 52, while California is 50.)

    As for the clemency, Florida is the first state in the U.S. to issue such a clemency, and DeSantis has positioned himself throughout the pandemic as a pro-Trump bulwark against Democrat ‘authoritarianism’.

    The number of people affected remains unclear.

    For perspective, just in Miami-Dade County alone, c'erano 1,882 citations issued totaling $760,600, The Orlando Sentinel reported at the end of October.

    Un altro 215 citations totaling $109,650 were issued by the Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Department, comprising 45 per cento del $1,940,162 in fines tallied by DeSantis’ ufficio.

    In Naples, 3,996 citations worth $789,762 were issued, quasi 41 per cent of the total.

    Demonstrators march through Sanford, Florida on July 1 in a protest against lockdown

    Demonstrators march through Sanford, Florida on July 1 in a protest against lockdown

    Floridians have strongly pushed back against CDC guidelines during the pandemic

    Floridians have strongly pushed back against CDC guidelines during the pandemic

    Florida, hard-hit by the pandemic in the early days, was lax about restrictions by April 2021

    Florida, hard-hit by the pandemic in the early days, was lax about restrictions by April 2021

    Partygoers flocked to the state in March and April, to flaunt CDC guidelines without fear

    Partygoers flocked to the state in March and April, to flaunt CDC guidelines without fear

    Complessivamente, 52 fuori da 67 counties and 212 out of more than 400 municipalities responded to the Sentinel’s inquiry.

    In metro Orlando, no fines were issued.

    Orange County did report 13 arrests of people who violated the curfew when it was in effect, diceva il giornale.

    Florida, nel frattempo, has stood out from many other states when it comes to its hands-off coronavirus rules.

    Since the early days of the coronavirus pandemic in the United States, no two states have been more different in their approaches than California and Florida, per esempio.

    ha aggiunto Rudi, California Gov Gavin Newsom limited gatherings, closed bars and indoor dining at restaurants, implemented mask mandates and implored residents to stay at home.

    Comparativamente, Florida Gov Ron DeSantis has enacted few measures, lifting an ordinance that prevented people from operating businesses and restaurants as well as lifting COVID-19 related fines and penalties in September

    Despite these different approaches, both states ended up with roughly the same outcome. A DailyMail.com analysis showed that as of mid-February, over the preceding two months, the states have each seen cases, deaths and hospitalizations fall by about one-third.








    A protester in Volusia County, angered by a rule that masks must be worn inside schools

    A protester in Volusia County, angered by a rule that masks must be worn inside schools








    Ancora, not all is rosy. More recent data points a more mixed picture.

    Cases of variant forms of COVID have surged in Florida just weeks after the state was inundated with spring breakers, data has revealed earlier this week.

    Florida now has the distinction of being the home to the most variant COVID-19 cases in the country as state health officials reported more than 11,800 cases of COVID-19 variants on Wednesday, the Sun Sentinel reported.

    In mid-March 753 cases were reported from three ‘variants of concern’ – the B.1.1.7, the P.1, and the B. 1.3.5.1.

    That number swelled to 5,177 cases from five types of variants on April 15 and just two weeks later, the number of variant infections exploded to 9,248 in aprile 27, according to health data reviewed by WFTV.

    In Florida, 243 people have been hospitalized with variants and 67 have died.

    And since only one percent of all COVID-19 cases in Florida undergo testing to study their genetic coding, the number of variant infections is likely much higher than reported.

    There are fears that the spread of variants could make vaccines less effective, and prolong the covid pandemic as people who have already had the disease or been vaccinated risk being reinfected.