California Sheriff: ‘I Refuse to Make Criminals Out of Business Owners’

California Sheriff: ‘I Refuse to Make Criminals Out of Business Owners’

Riverside County Sheriff Chad Bianco

HANNAH BLEAU

6 May 2020

Riverside County Sheriff Chad Bianco reaffirmed his stance on not enforcing stringent stay-at-home orders, telling the Riverside County Board of Supervisors this week that he refuses to “make criminals out of business owners, single moms, and otherwise healthy individuals for exercising their constitutional rights.”

Eight weeks ago, officials, including Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) “participated in something never done before in our nation’s history,” Bianco began.

Government “ordered residents into their homes, closed their businesses, made them wear masks, forbid them from going to church, and eliminated constitutional freedoms put in place over 200 years ago,” he explained.

“In the name of a public health crisis, our civil liberties and constitutional protections were placed on hold,” he continued.

Officials, Bianco said, have asked a lot of residents over the last two months as part of a greater effort to flatten the curve and prevent hospitals from being completely overwhelmed by coronavirus patients.

“It worked,” he said, listing a series of statistics. . .

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Business owners and police. Not exactly the odd couple

Well, if we can have sanctuary cities for law breakers, his stance makes sense.

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. . . if we can have sanctuary cities for law breakers, his stance makes sense.

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We can call this "sanctuary cities for law abiders!"

The Sheriff should conduct his office in compliance with lawful orders in his jurisdiction or resign.

The comparison ro Sanctuary cities, of course, misses the mark. No one is expecting ICE or the FBI to enforce the stay-at-home orders in Riverside county.

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As a grandchild of an old time Harlem Detective from the days of prohibition, my point about what Police actually do is rooted in a century of hands on at this point.

dvdjs . . . .

The Sheriff should conduct his office in compliance with lawful orders in his jurisdiction or resign.

Bold mine.

(“Orders” that contradict the Constitution are of course not “lawful”.)

I see you crafted this post using semantics so as to easier exempt sanctuary cities (often defended by you here).

Would you mind linking me to where you have said anything like this about sanctuary cities?

So your post against sanctuary cities would have to be worded something like . . .

The Sheriff should conduct his office in compliance with lawful laws in his jurisdiction or resign.

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