New Jersey Begins ENFORCEMENT of "Stay Home" Order; Violators Face Fines and even 6 Months JAIL

New Jersey Begins ENFORCEMENT of "Stay Home" Order; Violators Face Fines and even 6 Months JAIL
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Police will be cracking down on those who break Gov. Phil Murphy’s statewide “stay at home” order that bans public gatherings and closes nonessential businesses, New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal said Monday.  The Order to "Stay Home" was issued to curtail the spread of deadly coronavirus in the state.

Authorities will target businesses, like bars or stores, that stay open despite the governor’s demand, Grewal said during a news conference. They will also look for residents who, for instance, throw a party at their home and invite dozens of people.

“Law enforcement officers will have to break that party up, and there will be criminal consequences,” Grewal said. “The time for warnings is over. And the time to ensure compliance by using all of the tools available to us is here.”

Authorities may slap offenders with everything from a disorderly persons charge to an indictable offense, Grewal said. 

The exact charge will depend on the crime. But a disorderly persons offense is punishable by a prison term of up to six months, a fine of up to $1,000 or both, Grewal’s office has said.

The decision to ratchet up pressure on violators comes a day after Murphy said he was "really damned unhappy" to hear that some New Jerseyans have been ignoring the stay-home request, which is meant to slow the coronavirus's spread.  

"Folks need to be jolted," Murphy said Sunday. "All residents are to stay inside if you do not need to be out."

Issued Saturday, the order canceled gatherings of any number, including parties, weddings and religious ceremonies. But people can still go to the grocery store, seek medical care, exercise outside or visit close friends and relatives. Exceptions were also made for a series of jobs, including construction workers and home health aides. 

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    William Durant · 15 days ago
    The Beast Is Requiring 501c3 Churches To Bow To Their Demands And, They Do So Willingly. Shame On You! Shame On You Pastor's That Have Brought Your Congregations Under The Law ie, Corporate By-Laws. You Have Bowed To The Image Of The Beast! Repent Now Or God Will Remove The Candlestick...

    The Churches That Entered Into 501c3 Status, It's Payback Time! The Federal Government Is Demanding The 501c3's To Cooperate, The Debt Has Come Due! The Churches Had No Business Aligning Themselves With The Beast System; Its Judgment Time! Pastor's Did Not Trust And Believe God To Protect And Keep Them; Instead, They Looked To The Government To Protect Them! The Great Falling Away! Come Out From Among These Churches People And Repent! Pastor's Who Led The People Into This Way Will Be Held Accountable For Their Fearful And Unbelieving Decisions! Repent Now Pastor! Come Out From Among Them... Love Is Forever!
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    TSlinger · 16 days ago
    Within the last hour- today- in AZ. We are NOT on lockdown- publicly. One of my colleagues and teammates this last 12 years got a text form her husband. A coworker of his was stopped and told to go home. No details on the reason for the stop, but he works at a medically essential facility. He was allowed to proceed, and upon arriving at work, the company gave him a paper stating his employment and essential need. This Gestapo crap was funny on Hogan's Heroes, but I am suddenly not the least bit amused.
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    BoldlyReady · 16 days ago
    The One World gov gets closer and closer ........... which ALSO means the coming of the Lord Jesus is getting closer ............ gonna purge Bablylon.
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    lisa bankos · 16 days ago
    Anyone watch the town hall with the President that just ended. Would.likw to know your thoughts some of my family are saying I told you so went way overboard on the worries of this coronavirus
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      Mike · 16 days ago
      One more from a Dr. In Italy.
      Listen to the end for her warning to the other countries that are as far along as Italy.

      Watch "Italian doctor on how virus 'exploded', having coronavirus & how to fight it" on YouTube
      https://youtu.be/dkozG3IcXUU
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      Mike · 16 days ago
      Here's something else.

      This is NOT the flu…we should not talk about the flu – that is/was waaaay last week. Update accordingly – new evidence….the world is not shutting down for the flu – just sounds so ignorant. IMHO

      https://nypost.com/2020/03/22/new-jerseys-first-coronavirus-patient-released-from-hospital-on-oxygen/

      New Jersey’s first coronavirus patient says he has been released from the hospital but faces a tough road to recovery since the ordeal has left him on an oxygen machine.

      James Cai, a 32-year-old physician assistant, said he was finally discharged Saturday after testing negative twice for the virus that has ravaged his lungs.

      “I have my fingers crossed that my lungs will come back,” Cai told The Post on Sunday in a text message, saying he was too weak to talk on the phone.

      With no underlying health issues, the Fort Lee dad was in good shape before he was hospitalized March 2 with the virus at Hackensack University Medical Center.

      But during his 19-day stint, the dangerous bug ravaged his lungs and he was placed on oxygen.

      Cai said was released to his home with a smaller oxygen machine — “like a purse I carry all the time” — and another, larger one for when he sleeps.

      “I am only 32 and I cannot rely on oxygen forever,” he said.
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      Mike · 16 days ago
      I'll also add.

      Sure Democrats will try to exploit any opportunity that comes along. But this just that. A lethal pandemic that happened along and you know who will take advantage of it. IMO
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      Mike · 16 days ago
      This is just a fraction of what's out there. No doubt in my mind were in deep shit! At least until a cure is found and made available to the masses.

      CDC analysis shows coronavirus poses serious risk for younger people | TheHill
      https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/488325-cdc-data-show-coronavirus-poses-serious-risk-for-younger-people
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      RMJ · 16 days ago
      This tag line of “The cure can’t be worse than the problem” is a load. I find it interesting that now that we’re 100% electronic trading, the market saw a small spike at the same time as India announced that they were locking down all 1.3 BILLION people for 21 days.

      So I ask you... WTF!

      The Town Hall was nothing but a 2hr propaganda / stock market intervention. They’re changing the narrative again... Stay home but go to work. We don’t shut America down. I’m also starting to believe that the Nation Strategic Stockpile is just a sheet of available resources that could be complied from around the country during a time of regional need, not a national one. I don’t believe we have 20,000 ventilators sitting in some warehouse, the technology changes way to fast with no national standardization so most wouldn’t be fully compatible with other infrastructure, etc.

      Putin today went and visited Pts for a photo op and was in full Bio-PPE. I find that interesting.
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    Broken Arrow · 16 days ago
    Just a suggestion, you would think if this was a bioengineered weapons virus, that it would be designed to outwit any therapeutic strategies?
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      Carl Goldsworthy · 16 days ago
      .....and there you have it. Your wealth completely under government control.
      A new commandment for Americans -
      "Thou shalt have no other gods before the Federal Reserve Bank" .
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    Gregg Walker · 16 days ago
    Interesting little tidbit about the head of WHO:

    https://www.nukepro.net/2020/03/head-of-who-is-not-doctor-and.html?m=1

    Communist and terrorist background.
    Probably just a coincidence.
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    BU · 16 days ago
    The way I see it you fall into 2 camps:
    1. This virus is out of control, it’s going to kill a number of Americans not seen since the Spanish flu( keep in mind last year 80,000 people died in America from the flu). We haven’t seen huge numbers of infected and deaths cause gov. Is lying...
    2. We are dealing with a dangerous BUT manageable virus for most of the country. It’s out of control in NewYork but we have many other states that will help NY. We will be going back to work in steady phases starting in 7 days. Within a month or 2, all we will see on TV are democrats pushing to impeach trump for his handling of “fill in blank”...
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      Getsum · 16 days ago
      I think it's quite clear from the individual responses who is in which camp.
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        BU · 16 days ago
        Yup. I think folks give waaay to much credit to the government.
        ask the government to identify the difference between their asshole and their elbow. the response will be give us 10 years and $500 billion.

        im not arguing we will lose rights due to power creep. That’s is the nature of government. But this didn’t some star chamber plan
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      Mike Fisch · 16 days ago
      I appreciate your realism, BU, but I think your analysis is missing a critical X factor: The powers-that-be want a deadly pandemic so they can enact martial law. This crisis has been managed (through apparent bumbling) throughout to ensure that objective - right down to bio-engineering a virus suitable for the job.

      At this point doctors are unlikely to use chloroquine for COVID-19 because it is not an FDA-approved use. The FDA seems in no hurry to test and approve it:

      https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/therapeutic-options.html
      "In the United States, several clinical trials of hydroxychloroquine for prophylaxis or treatment of SARS-CoV-2 infection are planned or will be enrolling soon."

      Why the lack of urgency? Because stopping the pandemic early would not achieve the elites' goal.
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        Getsum · 16 days ago
        At this point doctors are unlikely to use chloroquine for COVID-19 because it is not an FDA-approved use. The FDA seems in no hurry to test and approve it"

        Just had a doctor in NYC treat 500 people with it and had zero hospitalizations. Don't think you're right on that point. Link:

        https://www.citizenfreepress.com/breaking/ny-doctor-has-remarkable-results-with-hcq-500-patients-zero-hospitalizations/
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          Mike Fisch · 16 days ago
          It's an off-label use, so it's up to the doctor's discretion. That's one doctor who has done it, but I don't think it's common practice yet.
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            Charles Yearwood · 16 days ago
            Mike, I would try that drug myself if I had to. Screw the FDA. I hope more doctors get the same idea and try it.
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      Doomhound · 16 days ago
      Is anyone from this audience really in camp 2? If so, you haven't been paying attention.
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        BU · 16 days ago
        I have been on this like a hawk since it was in China. This will not become the Spanish flu in the US. “We have the technology”.
        my opinion changed drastically when the antimalarial drug showed real promise. It’s cheap, been out for decades, and is readily available.
        we have also take drastic steps with social distancing and closing down businesses.
        Hal provides some good intel but some of the most eye popping articles prove to be wrong or at least not nearly as bad. That’s not a swipe at how my point is he’s not my sole source for information. And I don’t get any of this from CNN Fox News MSNBC or any of the main stream media.
        We are rallying around this as a nation. The flu is all but ignored and the Highest number of deaths in recent times was last year at 80,000 deaths. As I write this we are at 588 deaths... so yeah I’m in camp 2
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      Gregg Walker · 16 days ago
      That’s one good thing about this virus! We haven’t had to listen to blabber mouthed Dems talking non- stop about impeachment! I’m afraid I will miss this distraction.
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        Anne1776 · 16 days ago
        Martial law was and is their end game. Now they got it they're thrilled.
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        Anne1776 · 16 days ago
        It's not a blessing to have martial law enacted.
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          BU · 16 days ago
          Of course not but Martial Law across the US... not going to happen this go around... if you live in a Dem. controlled state full of generational welfare recipients, well you might have Martial law because those people are going to riot.( I actually tried to help one of these folks. He lived in my house for 2 months until we kicked him out. The most uneducated, ignorant person I have ever known).
          these folks are going to burn down businesses and the army will need to stop it. But that’s not all of America....
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            Getsum · 16 days ago
            Where I am, there are not that many of these twits. The ones that are here know the normal people are armed to the teeth and simply wont tolerate that behavior. I was told when I moved here that if I was ever digging a hole and found bones to fill the hole and shut your mouth...the guy wasn't joking either.
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              Charles Yearwood · 16 days ago
              Getsum, unfortunately where I live there are too many of those scum. I'll do whatever is necessary to protect myself and won't care about anything else.
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    Gregg Walker · 16 days ago
    So they will release non-violent prisoners from jails and lock up now violent citizens for ‘not respecting’ the governor!
    Did he throw a tantrum??
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      Liz Nunya · 16 days ago
      Makes no sense to lock people up for disobedience and let real criminals out to prey on the citizens. Keep your weapons close folks!
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      Anne1776 · 16 days ago
      Write now, this is the only contact I found so far, it's to the Governor , not AG :
      Office of the Governor | Contact Us: https://www.state.nj.us/governor/contact/
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    Carl Goldsworthy · 16 days ago
    Globalism ?
    https://www.history.com/topics/middle-ages/pandemics-timeline
    1492: The Columbian Exchange

    Following the arrival of the Spanish in the Caribbean, diseases such as smallpox, measles and bubonic plague were passed along to the native populations by the Europeans. With no previous exposure, these diseases devastated indigenous people, with as many as 90 percent dying throughout the north and south continents.

    Upon arrival on the island of Hispaniola, Christopher Columbus encountered the Taino people, population 60,000. By 1548, the population stood at less than 500. This scenario repeated itself throughout the Americas.
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      BRIAN KEANE · 16 days ago
      syphyliswent back the other way
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        Carl Goldsworthy · 16 days ago
        If you want a plant for your garden, you get for one that will thrive in YOUR environment. Human beings ain't no different. Digging up plants and just planting them anywhere does not work.
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    Grim · 16 days ago
    In the coming days, weeks and months, we'll all be seeing exactly why our treasonous, authoritarian masters so desperately want to disarm us. While many of the recent policies to stop the spread of the virus are certainly good ideas, it's much too dangerous to ever let them supersede our basic Constitutional rights. As you all know, once the government takes something away, they almost never voluntarily return it. In the end, if the government gets it's way, this whole debacle won't have been primarily about the virus. Instead, it will have been about their long-awaited, golden opportunity to place their jackboot on our necks and keep it there forever.
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      Charles Yearwood · 16 days ago
      Grim, good points. But most likely we'll have to shoot those boots to keep them away from us.
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        Grim · 16 days ago
        To quote Mao Zedong: "Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun."
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          Charles Yearwood · 16 days ago
          Grim, to quote me: " Self-defense against evil comes out of the barrel of a gun."
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      Doomhound · 16 days ago
      You guys and your FEAR PORN sheesh. Fine, I'll leave you alone to your mental masturbation. Gross.
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      Doomhound · 16 days ago
      Who exactly is going to disarm us? Your local cops? The US military? Have you ever even met any Marines?

      Nothing is forever. What the government takes away, it can give back.

      Or wait...is alcohol prohibition still happening? Is weed still illegal everywhere? Are the Japanese still in internment camps? Are black people still picking cotton for zero wages?
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        Grim · 16 days ago
        It's obvious from your uninformed, belligerent and confrontational behavior, that even if someone provided you with the truth, you wouldn't believe it and simply attack them. I for one, don't feel like *casting my pearls before swine*, so I'll simply advise you to do some research and you'll eventually discover the truth for yourself.
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      Gregg Walker · 16 days ago
      Great point. People might want to gather other types of items that can be used as weapons now, while they are available.
      If these scum find a way to take our guns, have backups. Bats, machetes, all sorts of tools - can become good weapons at least for close quarters. Something to consider.
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      Mike Fisch · 16 days ago
      Yes that’s it.
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    Jill Hart · 16 days ago
    https://www.naturalnews.com/2020-03-23-could-be-10-million-americans-infected-with-the-coronavirus-right-now.html Though only at 582 deaths (3/24/20) at the moment by mid April we will be looking at tens of thousands. That is just the math. And possibly millions if Trump puts everyone back to work.
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      DD7 · 16 days ago
      Once I saw that this virus stays on surfaces for as much as 17 days, I pretty much concluded that practically everyone at some point will be exposed.
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        Charles Yearwood · 16 days ago
        SFC, I called BS on that 17-day crap. No way it could survive that long. CDC is full of it.
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      Judith Rollings · 16 days ago
      Of course millions are infected. It has been circulating since last fall. Most who had it have recovered (but of course some will die as of ANY flu, virus, etc). Almost everyone has been or will be exposed. I see nothing wrong with going back to work after the peak.
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        Mike · 16 days ago
        CDC analysis shows coronavirus poses serious risk for younger people | TheHill
        https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/488325-cdc-data-show-coronavirus-poses-serious-risk-for-younger-people
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          Mike · 16 days ago
          coronavirus patient released from hospital on oxygen.

          "This is NOT the flu…we should not talk about the flu – that is/was waaaay last week. Update accordingly – new evidence….the world is not shutting down for the flu – just sounds so ignorant. IMHO"

          https://nypost.com/2020/03/22/new-jerseys-first-coronavirus-patient-released-from-hospital-on-oxygen/

          New Jersey’s first coronavirus patient says he has been released from the hospital but faces a tough road to recovery since the ordeal has left him on an oxygen machine.

          James Cai, a 32-year-old physician assistant, said he was finally discharged Saturday after testing negative twice for the virus that has ravaged his lungs.

          “I have my fingers crossed that my lungs will come back,” Cai told The Post on Sunday in a text message, saying he was too weak to talk on the phone.

          With no underlying health issues, the Fort Lee dad was in good shape before he was hospitalized March 2 with the virus at Hackensack University Medical Center.

          But during his 19-day stint, the dangerous bug ravaged his lungs and he was placed on oxygen.

          Cai said was released to his home with a smaller oxygen machine — “like a purse I carry all the time” — and another, larger one for when he sleeps.

          “I am only 32 and I cannot rely on oxygen forever,” he said.
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            Gregg Walker · 16 days ago
            He was fine until he went to the hospital. Hmmm.
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              Anne1776 · 16 days ago
              Most likely it's not accurately stated, and he meant something like: "Suddenly I was very ill, and that day I went to the hospital." That fits other covid19 stories of seeming well until you don't.
              But point well taken, hospitals are not always a great place to get well.
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        Mike Fisch · 16 days ago
        Look at the US numbers for resolved cases. There are more deaths than recoveries. Some who recovered have permanent lung damage. It began to come here in January, not last fall. This is a pandemic like the Spanish flu, not just any flu.