Mayor Eric Garcetti has encouraged residents to "snitch" on neighbors operating businesses and businesses around town who aren't complying with stay-at-home orders, promising unspecified "rewards" for everyone who does. "You know the old expression about snitches," Garcetti says. "Well, in this case, snitches get rewards. We want to thank you for turning folks in and making sure we are all safe."
Garcetti's focus on non-compliant residents comes after a crackdown on L.A. businesses, which found more than 500 hadn't complied with his "Safer at Home" order. At least four are facing charges, Garcetti says.
"If any non-essential businesses continue to operate in violation of the stay at home order, we’re going to act to enforce the safer at home order and ensure their compliance," he adds.
Here's the form that the City of Los Angeles is requesting citizens to report businesses that are non-compliant.
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