Two Coronavirus Related Crimes People should be Outraged By


While the people of the country are rightly incensed at the shooting of Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia and the fact it took the online releasing of a video capturing a portion of the event to press murder charges on the two men (father and son) who participated in the act two months after the fact, there are two other crimes, committed more recently that should also generate just as much outrage.

The first crime concerns the murder of Calvin Munerlyn in Flint, Michigan on May 1, 2020.

Why was Mr. Munerlyn, a security guard at Family Dollar Store murdered?

Because he told a family group of three that they needed to wear a mask before they entered the store.

One of the family members argued with him and spat on him before all three left to tell two other family members who later went to the Family Store to kill Mr. Munerlyn.

After a week on the run, the two killers have been arrested and charged with first-degree murder. Others have been charged with tampering with evidence and obstruction of justice.

Mr. Munerlyn was killed for just doing his job in helping to protect people from getting the Coronavirus.

The violent actions taken against him may make opponents of the death penalty (like this writer) pause and wonder if there should be an exception for the person who committed this vile crime. 

The second crime occurred at a McDonalds in Oklahoma City on May 6, 2020, when a customer shot a McDonald’s employee and injured three others after being told to leave (per social distancing guidelines) the dining room area. After getting into a fight with the McDonald’s staff, she left and returned with a firearm and started shooting.

Fortunately, no one was seriously hurt.

What is outrageous is this person was mad because people were enforcing the health safety guidelines during a public health emergency.

People should be outraged that individuals or small groups would resort to such violent measures when the victims are only doing all they can to ensure THEIR safety.

There is no justification for such heinous acts and the people who commit such injustices for being asked to wear a mask or leave a no entry dining room area should get the maximum punishment possible.

We are a nation of laws not a state of anarchy.





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David Gordon
Living in Arizona since his family moved to Tempe from New York in 1982, David Gordon has three degrees from Arizona State University and the University of Phoenix in History, Political Science, and Secondary School Administration. A highly qualified Social Studies instructor and Certified School Principal, Mr. Gordon owned his own charter school, Grand Canyon College Preparatory Academy from 1997-2016. The school served students in grades 6-12 in the East Valley of Maricopa County. Many of the graduates of GCP earned college credit for free while still attending high school, some completing the first year of college before graduating. Among the speakers at the school's graduations were noted figures in Arizona Politics like Harry Mitchell, David Schweikert, Juan Mendes, Andrew Sherwood, and John Huppenthal. Mr. Gordon also participated in the revisions of the Arizona History and Social Studies standards. In January 2017, Mr. Gordon started the political blog Twenty-First Century Progressive Bull Moose. It has a global following and routinely comments on the political events of the day. Mr. Gordon also helps administer the Facebook page Living Blue in Arizona. He is also currently writing a series of Young Adult science fiction novels which incorporate the themes of time travel and its impact on history. Mr. Gordon is very happy to be asked to join the Blog for Arizona team and hopes to spread the progressive word to make Arizona a better place for everyone.

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