Tampa Mayor Says Maskless Super Bowl Revellers “Will Be Identified”; “Handled” by Police

Identified maskless Super Bowl revellers as “bad actors,” now the virus Gestapo will be coming (or so she claims but it's DeSantis land)

Tampa Mayor Jane Castor on Monday referred to maskless Super Bowl revellers as “bad actors,” and vowed that they will be identified by law enforcement and dealt with.

In late January, the Democrat mayor extended the city’s mask mandate, requiring face coverings outdoors until Feb. 13. The ordinance was designed to show that Tampa “takes this pandemic seriously.”

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis issued an executive order last year, however, that effectively banned mask mandates because it prohibits local governments from fining people who don’t comply with the mandates.

Thousands of football fans were observed throughout the weekend defying Castor’s mask mandates ahead of Super Bowl Sunday.

During a press conference Monday, Castor, the first openly gay person to serve as Chief of Police of the Tampa Police Department, insisted emphatically that “simply wearing a mask dramatically reduces the spread of COVID-19.”  The Democrat noted that most of the people she saw “out and about enjoying the festivities associated with the Super Bowl” were wearing masks.

Castor went on to boast that there were tens of thousands of tourists in the area for the Super Bowl, but  “very few incidents.”

“I’m proud of our community but those few bad actors will be identified, and the Tampa Police Department will handle it, the mayor said. “There just has to be that level of personal responsibility,” she continued. “You can supply everyone with a mask, advise them of the science behind it, and expect that they are going to abide by the mask order.”

Some 200,000 masks were distributed ahead of the big game, the NY Post reported.

The chilling implications of Castor’s vow to “identify” non-compliant revelers were not lost on conservatives.

“If you think this impulse could never extend beyond masks, you haven’t been listening to the radical left lately,” said investigative journalist David Steinberg on Twitter.

“I guarantee you that, right now, some folks are scrolling through last night’s video to “help” her,” Steinberg added.

Police will have no trouble identifying at least two of the “bad actors.”

A video of Tampa Bay Quarterback Tom Brady walking into Raymond James Stadium without a mask on made its way onto social media Sunday, as did a photo showing Governor Ron DeSantis not wearing a mask at the game.

“Someone said, ‘Hey, you were at the Super Bowl without a mask,’” DeSantis told reporters Monday, according to The Daily Caller. “But how the hell am I going to be able to drink a beer with a mask on? Come on. I had to watch the Bucs win.”


A photo emerged on Twitter Monday night that appears to show Mayor Castor attending a sporting event without wearing a mask.  It wasn’t immediately clear when or where the photo was taken, but it appears to be a Tampa Bay Lightning hockey game judging from the tee-shirts seen in the photo. A man seated next to the mayor is wearing a mask.

Source: American Greatness

  1. Voz 0db says

    Ah… gay pride!

  2. ken says

    She can’t do sh*t! As stated, the governor says they cannot issue fines or jail,,, so that leaves her with harassing, beating, or torturing?

    What a stupid bimbo. Her sexual preference leaves her completely useless to the human race. And check out the fine examples of health behind her insulting any uniform. Yes these donut lovers are walkin and talkin examples of great health for sure.
    Damn shame WE have to buy them expensive SUV trucks so they can squeeze in.

    And Tampa voted this in as Mayor! No wonder this country is circling the toilet.

    Let’s see if she dons her strap-on and prosecutes DeSantis or Brady.

    1. ken says

      The article on 0-hedge never mentions the governor being present. Never mentions the fact that he has declared no fines or jail can be imposed.

      This is why we are going down the chute,,, We get only half the story or none at all.

  3. Mychal says

    If everyone else is wearing a mask what is the problem?



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