NY sheriffs refuse to enforce Gov. Cuomo's 10-person holiday limit

by Jeffrey Swindoll · Nov 21st, 2020 9:20 am

Last Updated Nov 23rd, 2020 at 6:38 pm

Two county sheriffs in New York said they will not enforce Governor Andrew Cuomo's 10-person indoor limit for holiday gatherings.

Fulton County Sherrif Richard Giardino and Saratoga County Sheriff Michael Zurlo said they will not devote resources to monitoring attendance at family gatherings in their counties.

"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," Giardino said. "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 exists."

"I can't see how devoting our resources to counting cars in citizens' driveways or investigating how much turkey and dressing they've purchased is for the public good," Zurlo said.

🔦 A California sheriff also reportedly said she will not enforce Governor Gavin Newsom's coronavirus curfew.


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