WEST HOLLYWOOD (CBSLA) — The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department West Hollywood Station said Wednesday it would start citing people for not wearing face coverings.

The department said it took the step after receiving a number of complaints about people not wearing face coverings in West Hollywood.

According to the statement, deputies have been educating people on the importance of face coverings since the first public health order and would start issuing the $250 citations this month following Gov. Gavin Newsom’s June 18 order requiring them statewide.

The second offense will come with a $1,000 fine, the third a $2,000 fine. If caught a fourth time without a mask, the person will be hit with a $5,000 fine.

Each of the non-criminal administrative citations also come with a $50 processing fee.

“Our last option was to conduct enforcement by issuing an Administrative Citation, but the risk to community health is too great,” the statement said.

The West Hollywood station polices the city of West Hollywood and unincorporated communities of Franklin Canyon, Universal City — including Universal Theme Park, Studios, and Citywalk — and the Federal Enclave in West Los Angeles.

As of Wednesday, Los Angeles County reported it had more than 105,000 total cases of the novel coronavirus and 3,400 deaths.

Comments (60)
  1. Joseph Joseph says:

    This is unconstitutional!

    1. sam says:

      In other words, its illegal for government to take such power.
      Government is lawless and so theyre illegit.
      Government thinks it owns people when its really the other way around, we own government and tell our public servants what they can do, according to Constitution.
      US tax slaves should follow Jesus and revolt.
      WhatisTaxed c o m

      And good luck collecting fine for no mask, I won’t pay lying, stealing politicians.

      1. Alan says:

        Keep voting D卐M☭CRAT and expecting a different result?

  2. Enuf Alrdy says:

    All this BS for nothing but a politically weaponized flu! So sad.

  3. Enuf Alrdy says:

    They also aren’t telling you that they’ve changed how they count people with the flu. They’re now adding PROBABLES to the daily total! For every person they say tests positive they now add 15-20 probables to the daily total. It’s all made up nonsense and people really need to wake up to this massive hoax!

  4. Michael Hall says:

    EXTORTION, and on a populace already decimated by economic hardship. Really?? You’re going to charge someone who hasn’t worked in 3 months and can’t pay the rent $5000 for not wearing a face diaper? CDC guidelines DO NOT recommend wearing a mask if you are healthy. Otherwise healthy individuals have been collapsing at work due to breathing in their own Co2 for 8 hours straight. It’s time to accept the fact that many of us will end up contracting Covid, and over 90% of us will survive it just fine, with the majority exhibiting NO symptoms whatsoever. STOP THE FEAR-MONGERING. It’s time to get back to reality.

  5. If Drudge brought you here, I would suggest, for more news on California’s erosion of liberties, going to https://presscalifornia.com

  6. Geoff says:

    And what if I just don’t pay it? Then what is the big bad gov’t man going to do? Lock me in jail but let out more violent criminals because it wouldn’t be PC if they got sick. Just remember that the VAST majority of this county will not only never get Covid-19, they won’t even know someone who has, let alone died. This is just stupid, and another example of local governments doing nothing to help or work for their own people.

  7. Rumplestiltskin says:

    Hey A-Hole, EAT “S”IT AND DIE. Just who the fuque do you think you are. Wearing a mask is not law your fuquing moron. If you want to play fast and lose with our constitutional guaranteed rights then we’ll do so as well. When any government ceases to consider we citizens as anything but slaves to further the state’s aims, we may be forced to bring out our own style of policing, the likes of which they are not going to like !
    Cops are being shot and killed right and left and here you are trying to make a bad situation worse, because you believe you have the authoritative backing of the state. Both you and Newsom have bought into the hysteria to such a degree, we wonder if you actually do have a brain in that thick skull of yours.

    1. Deplorable lib Troller says:

      Has California forgotten the billion dollar purchase of made in china masks Newsom made when all this started . So if you wear one he makes money and if you don’t he He fines you and makes money . And there’s overwhelming evidence now proving that the face mask or coverings are nothing but a placebo.Just plain don’t work. So what is truly going on.

  8. LA NUKKA says:

    Nazis – good luck enforcing that + getting paid. The LAPD couldnt even contain protests + looting. Police are a joke – thank Garcetti.

    1. lanl12 says:

      You’re right, but I don’t blame the LAPD or LASO. Cops do what YOUR elected DEMOCRATS tell them to do. They’re only as competent and effective as the elected Mayors and City Councils.

      Those who’ve read the history of the Chinese and Russian revolutions have seen this play before. If/when you want to take total control of the citizenry, you disarm them (gun control) and then destroy and replace effective police departments their own brown-shirt Stazi/KGB/FBI goons.

      None of this is by accident or coincidental. Voters still have a chance to outlaw and replace the Communists who control City and State bureaucracies and management, but that window is closing fast, and I can’t imagine how our 18-year-olds and college-indoctrinated morons will overcome decades of Communist propaganda. This is fascinating to watch, if only we weren’t in it.

  9. lanl12 says:

    This “law” doesn’t apply to blacks – or those who self-identify as trans-black, or friends of the Mayor or City Council, BLM, Anarchists, or other Democrats. This law only applies to Trump supporters and other Republicans.

  10. doni609 says:

    Oh spare me. Just when one thinks that the morons in charge of these CA hellholes can’t get any more ridiculous, they come up with something even more idiotic. When that state breaks off and falls into the Pacific the US will be so much better off.

    1. lanl12 says:

      Unfortunately, Congress will continue to bail out these hellholes until we flip The House again.

      I know MANY sweet well-intentioned Democrats who’ve done irreparable damage to our country. The threat comes NOT from Schumer, Pelosi, or our local Democrat politicians, but from the DEMOCRAT PARTY, which should have been outlawed after the Civil War for the same reasons that Germany outlawed the Nazi Party after WWII. Today, there’s no difference between the DNC and Communist Party platforms. They are the same animal. http://www.cpusa.org/about-us/

  11. Htos 1av says:

    Not happening, NOT getting fined/arrested, all Man made” laws are null in time of war, and war was declared ON ME!!! Choose wisely……

  12. Vic Vision says:

    There’s ‘citing’ and there’s ‘fine collecting’. Two different things. Good luck with that.

  13. orlandocajun says:

    No problem…come November Hollywood will get another opportunity to vote for their favorite Democrat again.

  14. James Cook says:

    Covid Hoax. Refuse the vaccine

  15. Joseph Joseph says:

    These masks are designed to filter bacteria which are much, much larger than the virus!
    So, the masks offer almost no protection from the virus!

  16. Neo says:

    “I can’t breathe” when I am forced to wear a mask.

  17. KC says:

    You know how you can see you’re breath in the air in the winter at night when it’s really cold outside? Those are respiratory droplets from your lungs. They come out every time you exhale. If you have Covid, it’s in those droplets. Wearing a mask eliminates 95% of it. Wearing a mask helps protect all of us, and it’s not a big sacrifice when you’re standing near strangers in public. This isn’t a political issue, or a cultural one. It’s science. Science doesn’t pick sides.

  18. kevin shannon says:

    Apparently their is an exception for any male performing oral servicing of other males.

  19. Peter says:

    Tyranny has come to America because the sheeple allowed it or in some cases demanded it. Now your mayors and governors act like little kings and queens issuing edicts and fiat orders for you slaves and subjects to submit to. How pathetic. And the sheriff is violating his oath of office. What a disgrace he must be. Time to tell them to get bent. Do not comply and sue them if cited! Time to abolish the government and replace it with one that follows the constitution as Jefferson said.

  20. Blather says:

    This is NOT law. Call up the 2nd Amendment militia and arrest these treasonous sheriffs and send them in heir underwear back to their bosses (politicians) to warn them they are next if they keep extorting people for nonsense.

    Oh, wait. You don’t have a 2nd Amendment Militia conveniently not mentioned by the NRA (Nobody Reads Amendments).

  21. Charlotte says:

    So who is enforcing this community organizers? My understanding is that 5he police force is being dismantled

  22. Frankolio says:

    I would just use the ticket as toilet paper.

  23. Holly Martin says:

    I can barely believe this double standard. All the protesters in the streets in Hollywood and West Hollywood for weeks–many without masks and now they are fining? I want the protesters to come back and not one wear a mask and then let’s see what they do with that. This local government is a total disgrace.

  24. Steve says:

    I’m not wearing a mask for Islam and that’s what this insidious agenda is all about.
    Notice how they are slyly changing the wording. From mask to face covering.
    This is a CHRISTIAN NATION and Jesus Christ never told me to wear a face
    covering and I never will regardless of what any of the tyrants decree.

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