The COVID-19 pandemic continues to take over the entire world since 2020. However, there are those who refuse to maintain the safety procedures and social distancing in order to prevent the spreading of the virus.
Skateboarding star Nyjah Huston is one of them, as has been charged by Los Angeles prosecutors for helping to organize parties that were essentially COVID-19 parties.
As reported by the Los Angeles Times, Huston and Edward Essa were charged for parties, which took place at Essa’s home in the Fairfax area. Police are said to have cracked down on parties in the area since last year.
After their last party which took place in January, the city’s mayor Eric Garcetti ordered the L.A. Department of Water and Power to turn off electricity at their place of residence. Huston and Essa have both been charged with creating a nuisance, which is a misdemeanor.
L.A.’s top prosecutor Mike Feuer stated the following:
During this crisis, my office has held those individuals and businesses who have had large indoor gatherings, violating important public health and safety orders, accountable.”
Feurer further stated that defendants such as Huston are “connected to properties where we allege that large indoor parties were held in violation of public health orders.”
L.A has been severely affected by the virus since last year, as more than 20,000 residents have lost their lives and the numbers are unlikely to decrease anytime soon.