J Robert Smith
- April 17, 2020
- 4 min read
At least one protester, Monica Faith Ussery, 51, of Holly Springs [North Carolina], was charged with violating the [Governor Roy Cooper’s] executive order.
“I have a right to peacefully assemble,” she said as officers led her away, her hands bound with a zip tie. “God bless America.”
— The News & Observer, April 14, 2020
[Gov. Gretchen] Whitmer’s order generated a great deal of pushback. It includes a prohibition on large retailers selling allegedly nonessential items, such as paint and outdoor supplies, meaning stores like Home Depot had to tape off those sections from customers. Lawncare services have been temporarily shuttered. With very few exceptions, the order prohibits people from traveling between residences [snip]Continue reading