One of the most ridiculous things that happened during the void pandemic was the wearing of face masks.
While it seemed like a good idea to begin with, it was quickly realized that masks, whether they were cloth or a generic surgical mask, did very little to prevent you from getting the virus and in fact, caused far more problems to the respiratory health of those wearing them.
What it was successful at, however, was covering up the identities of those wearing the masks, allowing people to suddenly have their faces covered when they enter banks and stores and one Los Angeles boutique has had enough of the theft and has banned face masks.
In the window of the Beverly Grove branch of Kitson chain stores, owned by Frazer Ross, a sign reads: “Due to [the] safety of our staff and assets of [the] store, we do not allow the wearing of face masks.”
The store owner released a statement, giving the reasons for his actions.
“At Kitson, we prioritize the safety of our staff and customers. We noticed a disturbing trend of individuals wearing masks to avoid identification in various situations including, but not limited to, shoplifting, verbal harassment and physical assault,” said Ross.
“The mask mandate may have begun as a health precaution, but we believe it is now being used by some people for nefarious purposes. To that end, we enacted our own mandate of sorts. We do not allow [the] wearing of masks in the Robertson store during regular business hours. Those people who wish to wear masks are free to set up an appointment for a person [sic] shopping experience or visit our website. We also offer curbside pickup.”
During an interview with Fox News, Ross said he had personally witnessed theft and violence and was expressing the sentiments of his employees – some of which have even been threatened with weapons and have been subjected to “strangling, getting pepper-sprayed and being threatened with scissors” – all by criminals who are wearing face masks and who will likely just get away with their crimes.
“They come in the store with a mask on,” Ross said. “You know they’ve got a bucket hat, a hoodie and a mask and you can’t see their eyes. In a lineup, you’d never be able to identify them.”
The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) has also warned that criminals wearing face masks are responsible for an “increase in violent street robberies.”
A northern California Nordstrom store was recently ransacked by over 80 masked individuals, looting everything they could get their hands one and because they are fully hidden from being identified, it is unlikely that there will ever be any arrests made.
There is no reason for someone to be wearing a face mask inside a store, anyway and even the Centers for Disease and Prevention (CDC) has admitted that the face masks do not stop transmission.
It is time to stop with the covid theater.