Melanie Arter wrote in an April 24 CNSNews.com article:
An Idaho woman was arrested in front of her kids on Tuesday for letting them play on the playground in violation of social distancing orders.
The Meridian Police Department responded to “several calls” and arrested and charged Sara Brady with one count of misdemeanor trespassing.
Video of her arrest shows other parents and children were at the playground as well.
“Upon arrival, officers saw that metal signage and caution tape announcing the playground closure due to COVID-19, was removed. Additionally, officers observed numerous individuals gathered on the closed playground area. Officers informed those gathered several times that the play structure was closed, and that they were welcome to utilize other areas of the park if they chose,” the Meridian Police Department said in a statement.
Police say that Brady was arrested “after being told to leave the playground multiple times” because she “refused to leave.”
In her attempt to portray Brady as trying to do something normal and getting arrested for it, Arter is hiding the full story behind Brady and her arrest. As an actual news outlet reported, Brady "wasn't on the playground simply so her kids could play. Brady is an anti-vaccine activist with connections to several far-right groups in Idaho, and she was participating in an organized protest on Tuesday against the governor's stay-at-home order."
Arter also omitted that Brady issued an apology to the officer who arrested her: ""I never thought a knee-jerk comment made to you out of frustration, by me wanting my kids to play in a park would create such a divide amongst our friends, family, community, the state of Idaho, the nation and the world, a divide that seems impossible for me to mend. ... I let the stress of me being in a house with my four young kids, one with special needs, got the best of me that day." However, she also falsely denied she was part of an organized protest at the playground.
CNS' attempt to mainstream a fringe activist follows in its continuing WorldNetDaily-ization, as well as its continued insistence on publishing the increasingly fringe-right columnist Michelle Malkin.