WPLG: Florida man spit at boy who refused to remove his mask, police say

WPLG: Florida man spit at boy who refused to remove his mask, police say. “A Florida man has been arrested after police say he confronted a child wearing a mask at a restaurant and spit in his face when the boy refused to take it off. Treasure Island police say 47-year-old Jason Copenhaver approached the child’s table Sunday and asked the boy to remove his mask.”

New York Times: Wear Your Mask. Please. No, Not on Your Chin.

New York Times: Wear Your Mask. Please. No, Not on Your Chin.. “Rachel Kobylas longs for the days when her job as a code enforcement officer in the laid-back Florida town of Key West meant that she drove around making sure people turned off noisy power tools after 7 p.m. She went after overgrown grass, unpermitted construction and boats illegally parked on the street. That all changed this summer, when her main challenge became convincing the tourists, bartenders, T-shirt shop sales clerks and fishermen who flock along Key West’s sweltering streets in shorts and flip-flops that they should also be wearing a mask.”

Vice: Customers Who Refused Masks Assault Trader Joe’s Workers, Send One to the Hospital

Vice: Customers Who Refused Masks Assault Trader Joe’s Workers, Send One to the Hospital. “One of the customers ripped a mask off the face of the employee who’d asked them to wear masks, pummeled an employee over the head with a wooden paddle, and pulled the hair of a third worker, according to the police spokesperson. The employee who was pummeled with the wooden paddle (used by Trader Joe’s cashiers to signal that they’re ready to checkout a new customer) started bleeding from the head and had to go to the hospital, according to an employee who witnessed the incident. Trader Joe’s has still not publicly acknowledged the incident and did not respond to a request for comment.”

Travel Pulse: Delta Turns Flight Around After Multiple Passengers Refuse to Wear Masks

Travel Pulse: Delta Turns Flight Around After Multiple Passengers Refuse to Wear Masks. “Details are emerging over why a Delta Air Lines flight to Atlanta was turned around and returned to Detroit on Thursday, and once again face masks are the issue. According to reports, two passengers refused to wear face masks during the flight – a mandate for virtually every airline – and the plane returned to Detroit Metro Airport in suburban Romulus.”

Minnesota Reformer: Couple wears Nazi flags inside Walmart to protest face mask mandate

Minnesota Reformer: Couple wears Nazi flags inside Walmart to protest face mask mandate. “A couple wore Nazi flags wrapped around their faces into the Walmart in Marshall on Saturday in protest of the state’s mask mandate aimed at curbing the spread of COVID-19. Raphaela Mueller, a German descendant of a Nazi resister, saw the couple in the store and immediately felt nauseated, she told the Reformer. She approached a manager about the couple when the pair appeared in the check-out line. Mueller then took a picture of the woman giving the Nazi salute and then started recording the incident on her phone, which she posted to Facebook.”

San Francisco Chronicle: SF Muni driver beaten with bat after telling passengers to wear masks

San Francisco Chronicle: SF Muni driver beaten with bat after telling passengers to wear masks. “A San Francisco Muni bus driver was beaten with a bat Wednesday by passengers who refused to wear face masks at the driver’s instruction, officials said. Three men with no face coverings boarded the bus around 3:30 p.m. at 11th and Division Streets in the SoMa district, according to San Francisco police.”

Washington Post: ‘No mask, no entry. Is that clear enough? That seems pretty clear, right?’

Washington Post: ‘No mask, no entry. Is that clear enough? That seems pretty clear, right?’. “I’ll never understand what’s so hard about putting on a mask for a few minutes. It’s common sense. It’s a requirement now in North Carolina. But this is a conservative place, and there are only 900 people in this town. We try hard to get along. We’re a small general store, and we didn’t want to end up in one of those viral videos with people spitting or screaming about their civil rights. We put a sign outside — an appeal to kindness. ‘If you wear a mask, it shows how much you care about us.’ We found out how much they cared. It became clear real quick.”

CBS Sacramento: Woman Urinates On Floor After Refusing To Leave Verizon Store For Not Wearing Mask

CBS Sacramento: Woman Urinates On Floor After Refusing To Leave Verizon Store For Not Wearing Mask. “We’ve seen a lot of confrontations involving masks, including verbal fights, physical altercations and even coughing fits. But this one might top it all when a regular day at work turned into quite a show at the Verizon store off Galleria Boulevard in Roseville.”

News18: Maskhole, After Covidiots, is the Best Word to Define People with Reckless Behaviour in Pandemic

News18: Maskhole, After Covidiots, is the Best Word to Define People with Reckless Behaviour in Pandemic. “Four months into the lockdown and continuous messages on how to be safe, the mask is still not finding its place. And now we do have a word for such people who defeat the purpose of masks. Maskhole is the word that The New Yorker has devised for such individuals.”