Kate Bossi and Jessica Williams aren’t your typical fire-breathing-revolutionaries. Bossi is a Sunday school teacher and a grandmother. Williams is all of 5’2” and has two school-age children. These two New Hampshire women join a growing number of ordinary Americans confronting draconian and confusing COVID diktats still imposed by governments and businesses.
Police arrested Bossi at a public meeting of the Timberlane Regional School Board on May 20 because she wasn’t wearing a mask. In a video posted to YouTube, Bossi’s daughter, Jackie Wydola, can be heard saying, “Mom, I love you,” as three masked Plaistow, N.H., police officers loom over Bossi and force her arms behind her back.
Last month, the chair of the Governor Wentworth Regional School Board called the police on Williams because Williams was sitting by herself in a school auditorium unmasked. Wolfeboro Police Chief Dean Rondeau responded to the call but didn’t arrest Williams.
“I don’t think a judge would look kindly on removing a member of the public from a public meeting for not wearing a mask,” Rondeau said.
“My constitutional and statutory right to attend a public meeting of a public body supersedes the school district’s ability to force me to wear particular articles of clothing against my will,” Williams said in an interview, from an outside table at the Lone Wolfe Brewing Company in Wolfeboro. It’s May, a day after the Centers for Disease Control abruptly reversed course and acknowledged the obvious: vaccinated people don’t have to wear masks. Yet a man and woman at the next table, about 12 feet away, were wearing masks while they waited for their food.
“It’s absolutely insane,” says Don Bolduc, a retired brigadier general and the only Republican currently in the U.S. Senate race to unseat Democrat incumbent Maggie Hassan. “The whole idea that you can think it’s smart for people, especially children, to be wearing
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