By Letter to the Editor on December 19, 2020.
Yesterday (Dec. 12) my son and I were driving south down Mayor Magrath and two tractors holding four idiots were blocking all three lanes. We followed them for about 15 blocks in the lineup of cars, and I was about to ask my son to call the police when I saw flashing lights in the middle lane. Traffic parted and the officer pulled over the righthand tractor, the left one skedaddling away.
My son said they can get tickets for impeding traffic, stunting (which only required that you are trying to attract attention to your vehicle, no masks (two people per tractor), and one with no seatbelt (tractors have one seat). They had a sign in the back window stating “Masks do not work! Stop the tyranny!” The only tyranny I saw was them, inconveniencing dozens of people trying to go about their business. I hope they got fined hard!
We need to follow pandemic protocols if we ever plan to defeat this virus. Bone-headed stunts and protests do not help.