Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones went on Fox News Saturday to explain why he is refusing to enforce the coronavirus curfew in the state of California. In fact, it also refuses to enforce any other current or future COVID-19 restrictions.
The California sheriff refuses to enforce the curfew on COVID
Jones told Fox & Friends that his department still "has the same types and amounts of service calls that we always have". He added that he does not want his sheriffs “instruments of … oppression. I want people to call us when they need help knowing that we will show up and make their life better and make the situation better, and that is the opposite of that. "
"Well, we're not going to enforce that or any of the other orders that exist or might come now," explained Jones. “A couple of reasons for this: Really one is practical. We still have the same types and amounts of service calls as always, from the mundane to the exciting. "
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"But there is also a theoretical aspect," he added. "I mean, my children, my family, my extended family are all suffering from it, as is everyone's family. And it has really had an oppressive effect on everyone's family, and I really don't want our men and women to be instruments in the sheriff's office this oppression are. "
"I want people to call us when they need help, knowing that we will show up and make their lives better and make the situation better, and that's the opposite of that," the sheriff said.
"[I] If we haven't learned otherwise in the last year, people are demanding that the police be more responsive to their community," Jones concluded. "Enforcing these rules, which are not criminal laws, is really the opposite of that."
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California has some of the toughest coronavirus lockdown measures in the country thanks to the state's Democratic governor Gavin Newsom. This is because New York sheriffs are also refusing to enforce Governor Andrew Cuomo's strict coronavirus orders for Thanksgiving.
This piece was written by James Samson on November 21st, 2020. It originally appeared in LifeZette and is used with permission.
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