Shawn Marshall Myers, a 42-year-old Maryland man, has been sentenced to one year in prison after being convicted on two counts of failure to comply with an emergency order related to the Wuhan coronavirus (covid-19) lockdown in his state.
Myers reportedly hosted two parties at his home during Republican Gov. Larry Hogan's statewide lockdown order, which prohibited all gatherings – except for those deemed "protests" – of more than 10 people.
District Court Judge W. Louis Hennessy presided over the trial, determining that Myers is, in fact, guilty of having had too many people at his house at one time. One of the parties supposedly had more than 50 guests present.
Had Myers gathered with these 50 people to "protest" the death of Breonna Taylor, or whichever black person's name was making the media rounds at that time, by burning down local businesses and torching people's cars, he would have gotten off scot-free. But because he had people over to his house during the lockdown, Myers will now have to go to prison where, ironically, he could end up "catching" the Wuhan coronavirus (covid-19).