Do anticipated campaign donations and other political benefits count as personal gain?O Really wrote: ↑Sun Apr 12, 2020 6:50 pmCalifornia, at least SoCal, shut down the beaches in steps. They were open for "limited" use after most parks were closed; then when there were too many people were at the most popular ones, started closing down the convenient beach parking lots (yeah I know, "convenient beach parking lot" sounds like an oxymoron to a Floridian), then stopped allowing "gathering" or sitting, and eventually closed for all uses. All based on how crowding was being managed and/ or distancing compliance. I'm pretty sure that if we'd had the conditions that were in Clearwater, Ft. Lauderdale, etc. that Newsom would have shut them down quickly.
Unless DeSantis kept the beaches open for personal gain (which of course his cult leader Trump would have done), I wouldn't even joke about his decision being criminal. But given what he knew or should have known, and given his lack of meaningful action until Trump told him what to do, I'd see major negligence.
Seriously, I get it, but it's still strange that self-serving informed decisions can be made that kill hundreds or thousands without consequence when the impassioned killer of one gets the death penalty.