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LOCKED UP: NYC bar owner arrested for defying COVID restrictions

The owner of a New York City bar was arrested for defying coronavirus restrictions and providing indoor service past the city’s deadline.

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Lock down or get locked up…literally.

The owner of a New York City bar was arrested for defying coronavirus restrictions and providing indoor service past the city’s deadline, the Associated Press reports.

Deputies arrested Danny Presti, the co-owner of Mac’s Public House on Staten Island Tuesday after a sting in which plainclothes officers went inside and ordered food and beverages, the city sheriff’s office said.

The bar is located in an area designated by Governor Andrew Cuomo as an “orange zone” because of soaring COVID-19 cases, and was therefore not supposed to be serving patrons indoors.

But, the owners declared the bar an “autonomous zone” in attempts to combat the restrictions, continuing to serve and operate past the 10 p.m. curfew for restaurant service in the city.

As a result, the restaurant has been fined thousands of dollars.

According to a release from Sheriff Joseph Fucito, deputies went inside – undercover – Tuesday and ordered food in exchange for a mandatory $40 “donation.” Uniformed deputies then went in and issued tickets for state and city violations.

Presti was uncooperative and thus, charged with obstruction of governmental administration in addition to the charges from unauthorized food and beverage service, the sheriff said.

One of the bar’s attorneys told the Staten Island Advance that “these sheriff’s officers are ‘wannabe’ cops. This is what happens when little people get a little power.”

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14 Comments

  1. Patricia Grosskopf

    December 2, 2020 at 2:56 pm

    Think it’s sad the cops actually did this !!! Wtf is our country coming too. I say All bar n restaurants in All states should reopen. What are they gonna do, lock everybody up???? This Bullshit has got to stop Now !!!!!

  2. Vicki Wunderlich

    December 2, 2020 at 2:58 pm

    Congratulations!! You ACTUALLY have an American Patriot in New York!!! I’m super proud that he had the gumption to stand UP even though he was wrongly punished for it.

  3. Laxmom

    December 2, 2020 at 2:58 pm

    Fight this all the way. Demand a jury trial…no jury in this country would convict this man!
    This is the United States of America and we are a free people. NOTHING suspends our constitutional rights, not a flu nor a tyrannical government…NOTHING!!!!!

  4. Debbie Hartman

    December 2, 2020 at 3:02 pm

    Are you kidding me. What country are we living in? This country has gone bonkers!!!

  5. chuck

    December 2, 2020 at 3:05 pm

    Well martial law is starting to take effect under the Democrat control. Now you see where this is going especially when the Democrats get complete control of the White House in Congress. Say goodbye to America

  6. ExSF

    December 2, 2020 at 3:13 pm

    This happened in New York. Isn’t there some real crime occurring somewhere?

  7. Brad Bunnell

    December 2, 2020 at 3:18 pm

    This just in. NYC Mayor is number one on Missing List. News at 6…

  8. Dennis Duffy

    December 2, 2020 at 3:21 pm

    We these…”Scumbag” Cops

  9. Michael Gerke

    December 2, 2020 at 3:24 pm

    Those deputies need to be hung for treason

  10. Freddy

    December 2, 2020 at 3:37 pm

    But they are releasing jaibirds because of covid. This is so fucking ridiculous.

  11. Real American

    December 2, 2020 at 4:01 pm

    Well done Danny Presti. He had the courage to stand up against tyranny and place his pursuit of happiness over COMMIE Cuomo’s idiot edicts. I will support any small business owner in any state doing the right thing. If the leftists nazi’s in this country want a civil war myself and 74 million real Americans are ready.

  12. scott

    December 2, 2020 at 9:15 pm

    Here in lies the problem, peons holding power over autonomous people. We’re all big boys and girls and we can go out at night and have a fucking drink if we’d like to take the risk of getting kung flu

  13. Ty Oleson

    December 3, 2020 at 10:05 am

    The Governor of New York defies covid-19 restriction
    and gets away with it. Oh he did apologize for it Thats fair right?

  14. Nuneyer Bidness

    December 3, 2020 at 11:34 pm

    Sheriff is asshoe

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Biden ‘allies’ concerned with Hollywood lawyer’s ‘aggressive public defense of Hunter Biden’

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Hunter Biden’s Hollywood attorney buddy Kevin Morris is reportedly upsetting President Joe Biden’s “allies” with his very public defense plan for Hunter. Among the defenses is a plan to question the validity of, and story behind, the New York Post’s exclusive 2020 story on Hunter’s laptop found at a Delaware repair shop.

Another issue of concern, according to a New York Times report, is that Morris gave Hunter a loan totaling over $2 million to pay off his tax debts and take care of his living expenses. “It potentially echoes the cash he received while serving on the board of a Ukrainian oligarch’s company and pursuing deals with a Chinese tycoon, the Times said.”

But President Biden’s supporters want his scandalous son to stay out of the public eye and avoid going to trial. Morris’ tactics, however, are making a big splash. For one, he was recently accused of “spying” on filmmakers who are making an independent movie “My Son Hunter.” The movie allegedly paints an unflattering portrait of the Biden family.

The Times said Morris may try to use footage he shot on the movie’s set located in Serbia to try and “undermine” the film and the laptop. Another potential issue for the Bidens is how Morris came to  be in possession of Hunter’s controversial artwork.

Morris is rumored to be an art collector, and according to one source, Morris might have received Hunter’s art as a gift. The Times cited two people familiar with the story.

Everything is exacerbating the scrutiny the White House has already been under, when it comes to Hunter’s scandals. Hunter and Morris met at a fundraiser for then-candidate Joe Biden’s presidential campaign.

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Oklahoma Governor Signs Bill Banning Nonbinary On Birth Certificates

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On Tuesday, Republican Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt signed a bill banning the use of nonbinary as a gender option on state birth certificates.

The new law, SB 1100, requires all birth certificates in the state to only allow male or female as gender options.

The law says that it “requires the biological sex designation on a birth certificate to be either male or female and prohibits a nonbinary or any symbol representing a nonbinary designation including the letter ‘X’ beginning on the effective date of this act. The measure declares an emergency.”

“People are free to believe whatever they want about their identity, but science has determined people are either biologically male or female at birth,” said Oklahoma Rep. Sheila Dills, the House sponsor of the bill, in a statement. “We want clarity and truth on official state documents. Information should be based on established medical fact and not an ever-changing social dialogue.”

“As the war on common sense continues, we must stand up and put a stop to this nonsense regarding biological sex,” said Michael Bergstrom, R-Adair, the principal author of the bill. “It’s not a complicated issue – biologically, you’re either a male or female. There should be no other option to choose from on a birth certificate. I’m thankful my colleagues in the House of Representatives also saw the need to stand behind science and approve this measure.”

Stitt’s signing of the bill comes after he signed an executive order in November 2021 directing the Oklahoma Health Department to stop issuing or changing birth certificates with nonbinary as a gender option.

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