Utah police departments ASK criminals to ‘cease’ crime until further notice… because coronavirus

Utah police departments ASK criminals to ‘cease’ crime until further notice… because coronavirus

Several Utah police departments have pleaded with criminals to stop their “nefarious” behavior in light of increasing amounts of coronavirus cases in the US. Is this all one big joke?

It’s difficult to tell how seriously the US government is taking the coronavirus when politicians are urging people to quarantine themselves indoors, but state officials are using the virus as a punchline.

The Salt Lake City Police Department responded to the coronavirus by asking “all criminal activities/nefarious behavior to cease until further notice. We appreciate your anticipated cooperation in halting crime & thank criminals in advance.”

Replies to the tweet imply the department’s request was a poor attempt at humor — why a police department feels the need to be joking through an official account remains a mystery, especially during the national state of emergency. Worse still, the department’s history gives an uneasy context to everything.

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