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Man gets 1 year in jail for holding large parties against COVID-19 rules

A martyr for liberty or just a dumbass who was endangering public health? Or both? This dude is 42 and looks like he’s 62. I’m generally of the opinion that a core principle of anarchism must necessarily be tolerance for stupid people. Otherwise, what objection would there be to fascism?

ABC News

a man looking at the camera: Shawn Myers, 42, was arrested in Charles County, Md., for holding large parties against COVID-19 rules.

A Maryland man has been sentenced to one year in jail after he hosted two parties against the governor’s COVID-19 large gathering orders, prosecutors said.

Following a bench trial, Shawn Marshall Myers, 42, was convicted of two counts of failure to comply with an emergency order, according to a Friday statement from the Charles County State’s Attorney’s Office.

On March 22, officers responded to Myers’ home in Hughesville for a report of a large party violating Gov. Larry Hogan’s state of emergency and large gathering orders, prosecutors said.

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Officers found about 50 people at Myers’ home and they told Myers that his party violated the current rules, prosecutors said.

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