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L.A. Businesswoman Fighting Back After Police Accuse Her Of Breaking Stay-At-Home Rules

On April 3, Mishali, 30, became one of the first four people criminally charged

In the eyes of the city of Los Angeles, Natali Mishali is a coronavirus scofflaw.

After California Gov. Gavin Newsom and L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti ordered all non-essential businesses to shut down in mid-March, her DTLA Smoke Shop remained open. On April 3, Mishali, 30, became one of the first four people criminally charged with violating orders meant to slow the spread of the virus. The other businesses included another smoke shop, a shoe store and a discount electronics retailer.

“Non-essential businesses remaining open at this time jeopardize public health and safety, and my office is committed to vigorously enforcing the mayor’s order,” Los Angeles City Atty. Mike Feuer said in a statement.

With that, Mishali became just one part of a growing culture war over the question of when the U.S. economy should be reopened.

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