The COVID Crisis Continues

Los Angeles Sheriff Refuses To Do His Job

Endangering plans to open Los Angeles schools, rogue sheriff Alex Villanueva announces that he will not enforce the new mask mandate.

Carl J. Petersen
5 min readJul 19, 2021

You can resume activities without wearing a mask or staying 6 feet apart, except where required by federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules, and regulations, including local business and workplace guidance.


In a perfect world, my fully vaccinated family and I would no longer need to wear masks in public. Unfortunately, we share a country with people who are more interested in following the dictates of Trump’s cult of personality than acting in a way that benefits the common good. From the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, they have denied the seriousness of the threat, refusing to wear masks, resisting measures to control the spread, and lashing out against leaders who dared to step up to the challenge before them. With the solution in front of us, the vaccine has now been politicized and we are all facing yet another surge and a variant that spreads more easily.

Given Biden and Newsom’s lack of political will to confront Trump’s mob and establish a vaccine passport, the lifting of the mask mandate for the unvaccinated was doomed to fail. Anyone who is anti-social enough to oppose a vaccine that has been proven to reduce the spread of this virus cannot be trusted to voluntarily comply with regulations created to save lives. Without a way of checking vaccine status, the lifting of masks for the vaccinated was a defacto lifting of masks for everyone.

The results have been deadly. Cases of COVID-19 have spiked after weeks of heading in the right direction. Even worse, the reluctance of some to vaccinate has allowed the virus to mutate and evolve bringing us one step closer to having the vaccines become ineffective. Denying…



Carl J. Petersen

Parent, special education advocate and former LAUSD School Board candidate. Still fighting for the children.