NY Sheriffs Refuse To Enforce Gov. Cuomo’s Unconstitutional Thanksgiving COVID Order
Fulton County, NY – The Sheriff of Fulton County has announced his deputies will not be enforcing Governor Cuomo’s unconstitutional Thanksgiving coronavirus order limiting family gatherings to 10 people or less.
After Governor Cuomo announced last week that residents of New York must limit their Thanksgiving family gatherings to 10 people or less many felt strongly that he was overstepping his boundaries and clearly abusing his power.
Sheriff Richard Giardino, a former D.A. and county judge in New York, announced that his deputies would not be going to homes in Fulton County to ensure residents were not celebrating the holiday.
We have limited resources and we have to set priorities, so obtaining a Search Warrant to enter your home to see how many Turkey or Tofu eaters are present is not a priority. We won’t be doing that. The only way to enter your residence is if we have a warrant, we are invited in or an exigent or emergency circumstance exist. We have three patrols a shift for 500 square miles, monitoring Family Dinners aren’t our priority.
– Sheriff Giardino
Sheriff Tim Howard of Erie County also announced that he would not be enforcing Governor Cuomo’s unconstitutional order limiting Thanksgiving gatherings.
“I have no plans to utilize my office’s resources or deputies to break up the great tradition of Thanksgiving dinner. This national holiday has created longstanding family traditions that are at the heart of America, and these traditions should not be stopped or interrupted by Governor Cuomo’s mandates.”
– Sheriff Howard
People have a right to choose how to spend the holiday with their families and no governor has the right to say what you can or cannot do in your home.