Governor Has Harsh Words For Sheriffs Who Don’t Enforce Gathering Mandate

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ALBANY – New York’s Governor has harsh words for Sheriff’s who don’t enforce his Thanksgiving gathering mandate, this as Sheriffs in the Empire State are pushing back against the order.

Governor Andrew Cuomo this month issued an executive order limiting gatherings to ten people.

He says if law enforcement officers do not enforce the “law” they are violating their Constitutional duty.

“You don’t have a right to pick laws that you think you will enforce, and you don’t enforce laws that you don’t agree with,” Cuomo said. “That’s not a law enforcement officer, that’s a dictator, so you’re not a law enforcement officer.”

On Monday, the New York State Sheriff’s Association in a statement said that the governor’s mandate is impossible to carry out.

They say it’s ironic that Cuomo would call a sheriff a “dictator”.


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  1. If the Sheriff refuses to enforce the order, he can be placed under civilian arrest and removed from office for violating his oath of office. The NY State Sheriffs association needs to learn how to do THEIR JOB.

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