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Jefferson County Public Health files lawsuit against Bandimere Speedway after “Stop the COVID Chaos” rally

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JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. (KRDO) -- The Jefferson County Public Health Department filed a lawsuit Thursday against the Bandimere Speedway for violating public health orders during the "Stop the COVID Chaos" event.

"Stop the COVID Chaos" was held on September 1 and reportedly gathered more than 5,500 people at the venue, according to right-wing activist Michelle Malkin. Public health orders limit the capacity of venues to 175 people.

Supporters who went to the event chose not to wear masks even though Jefferson County requires masks outdoors when proper social distancing cannot be maintained.

The county public health department notified the venue ahead of the event about their concerns, stating "that large events, no matter their intent, remain subject to current Executive Orders and Public Health Orders as they are the law."

Jefferson County says it had no choice but to take legal action after Bandimere refused to comply with county and state health orders.

"Events like the Sept. 1 rally at Bandimere Speedway put everyone at risk," the public health department wrote in a statement. "As a community, we must work together to minimize the health impacts of COVID-19 both on an individual and economic level, which we can all do by continuing to be vigilant about public health precautions."

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  1. I believe it was Colin Krapernick that said to stand up for what you believe. I believe that is what these people were doing.

    1. There’s a difference between informed belief and plain ignorance, which is what these people demonstrated.

    2. The hypocrisy just oozes…

      In case you don’t know what that means:
      Hypocrisy is the practice of claiming to have moral standards or beliefs to which one’s own behavior does not conform; pretense.
      Like implying support for “Colin KRAPernick” now that 5,500 people have broken the rules for their own pleasure – which is something you do fully support.

    1. These people have a higher chance of dying in a car accident than dying from the virus.. you can stay home and “live” little snowflake.

  2. Good for them!! It’ll be an uphill battle for the Jefferson County DA to fight the 1st Amendment.

    1. There’s a good chance that the coronavirus will take care of a number of the perpetrators.

      1. More than a good chance. It’s inevitable. The problem is it will “take care” of a number of their parents, friends, coworkers, grandparents and neighbors as well. Not like they are going to be wearing masks when they get home either.

        Social irresponsiblility and freedumb.

  3. Good for them!!!! This has got to stop!
    The hypocrisy of this is beyond unbelievable! Are the protesters that causing violences, looting and setting things on fire, or standing in the middle of the highway being sued??? NO! But instead you go after a peaceful event wanting our freedoms back! If you are scared live in a bubble! But to let the rioters go on and sue over this?! I hope everyone sees what’s happening. Open your eyes people! And good for all of those that went to this rally and stood up for our freedoms!

  4. Good for them!!!! This has got to stop!
    The hypocrisy of this is beyond unbelievable! Are the protesters that causing violences, looting and setting things on fire, or standing in the middle of the highway being sued??? NO! But instead you go after a peaceful event wanting our freedoms back! If you are scared live in a bubble! But to let the rioters go on and sue over this?! I hope everyone sees what’s happening. Open your eyes people! And good for all of those that went to this rally and stood up for our freedoms! You can protest by setting things and fire and destruction, but not peaceful??

  5. They should’ve all been carrying blm signs, then the ‘health’ dept. wouldn’t say a word. Hypocrites! Millions of people are fed up with all the marxist idiocy and we will Remember in November! Keep it up, idjits. All the smart, educated, patriotic Americans are really looking forward to your meltdown!

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