Calif. sheriff vows to ignore virus lockdown order because he's dealing with 'real criminals’
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The longer Democratic governors of blue states continue their onerous (and increasingly pointless) coronavirus lockdown orders, the more rebellious residents become.
And that includes members of law enforcement.
Toulare County Sheriff Mike Boudreaux said in a Twitter post Tuesday that he’s not going to enforce the state’s stay-at-home order because he’s too busy trying to deal with genuine law-breaking.
“As Sheriff I will not be citing people who violate the stay-at-home order. The reason is I must focus on true criminals,” he wrote. “I will not cite or arrest otherwise law-abiding citizens when I’m being ordered by Sacramento to release child abusers, burglars, and other criminals from jail.”
The declaration drew no small amount of praise from people who see the hypocrisy coming out of Democrats in the state capital.
Boudreaux’s announcement comes hours after the Tulare County Board of Supervisors voted 3-2 to reopen local businesses beyond the limits the state government has stipulated, allowing all local businesses and organizations, including dine-in restaurants, churches, hair and nail salons, movie theaters and shopping malls, to reopen effective immediately.
Riverside County Sheriff Chad Bianco, Fresno County Sheriff Margaret Mims, Merced County Sheriff Vern Warnke have also said publicly that they won’t be enforcing stay-at-home orders.
Boudreaux’s comments about having to release real criminals is spot-on. Using the coronavirus pandemic as their excuse, Left-wing judges and prosecutors all around the country, but especially in California, have order all sorts of criminals — murderers, child rapists, burglars — released from jails and prisons, as though they’ll be safer among the general population instead of simply being quarantined inside their cells or the prison itself.
“Of the nearly 4,000 inmates Illinois has released thus far during the COVID-19 pandemic, 146 were sex offenders, including three who were considered ‘sexually dangerous persons,’ defined by the state as ‘suffering from a mental disorder, which mental disorder has existed for a period of not less than one year, immediately prior to the filing of the petition hereinafter provided for, coupled with criminal propensities to the commission of sex offenses, and who have demonstrated propensities toward acts of sexual assault or acts of sexual molestation of children, are hereby declared sexually dangerous persons,’” MRCTV adds.
Sixty-four others have been sent away for murder.
In Washington Sate, Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee has ordered some criminals, including a pair of sex offenders and several gang members, out of jail.
As for cities in Tulare County, some of them are now fearful that Gov. Newsom (D) will pull emergency funding for ‘defying’ his ongoing lockdown-and-reopening orders.
But Boudreaux said reopening can and should be done safely.
“We need to recognize the CDC recommendation as to social distancing. I know that’s a key word we all use. We need to wash our hands. If you’re sick stay home. I don’t want it to appear as if we’re just flagrantly disregarding the information that’s out there. We’re not. But the data is not overwhelming to the point that we shouldn’t reasonably take steps foward in reopening business, because there’s far more in jeopardy” he said, according to KSEE.