Vindication at the Gym

Source: Common Sense
by Paul Jacob

“In July 2020, police in Bellmawr, New Jersey arrested Ian Smith and Frank Trumbetti, owners of Atilis Gym, for resisting tyranny. A few months earlier, they had defied lockdown orders imposed by the administration of Democratic Governor Phil Murphy by reopening their business. Smith contended that the lockdown mandates were unconstitutional and especially harmed small businesses. … Now, in May 2024, almost four years later, all charges and summonses have been dismissed. But the gym has not recovered the $269,000 in fines and court costs it’s had to pay out.” (05/23/24)