The Mayor of Las Vegas is on CNN right now, arguing that the hotels and casinos in her city must immediately reopen, and who cares if people die from coronavirus in the process. This comes after the Governors of states like Georgia and Florida are prematurely reopening some businesses.
There need to be severe criminal penalties for public officials who prematurely reopen things. Multiple legal experts have spelled out that the law defines this behavior as negligent homicide. These public officials will be guilty of thousands of felony homicide counts, and they should never leave prison for the rest of their lives.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report