Police officer warns: fining New Jerseyans for not wearing masks is a “slippery slope”

TRENTON, N.J. – Controversial legislation to fine maskless store patrons is moving through the N.J. Assembly, and at least once law enforcement officer says it’s a bad idea.

On Wednesday, Assemblyman Jay Webber shared a note he received from a police officer explaining the “insane” potential for bad outcomes were the proposed law adopted.

“This is a slippery slope that has not ending ever,” the officer wrote. “Be it coron or flu or something else in the future- we will be in masks forever.”

Convicted parties could end up paying fines between $50 and $500 per violation.