Maine sheriff: This is not a police state!

Good for him. Via Wirecutter

Maine’s Franklin County Sheriff Scott Nichols has a strong message for the Governor of Maine, Janet Mills, who issued “stay-at-home” orders with threats of police punishment if not followed. Sheriff Nichols issued a statement on the Franklin County Facebook page saying in no uncertain terms he will not follow the unconstitutional order.

“We will not be setting up a Police State. PERIOD,” he wrote. “The Sheriff’s Office will not purposefully go out and stop vehicles because they are on the road or stop and ask why people are out and about. To do so puts our officers at risk. This is not Nazi Germany or Soviet Russia where you are asked for your papers!”

I get the importance of staying in, I would be doing so even if no such order had been given here in Virginia. I do not wish to get sick, and my mother, in her 70’s and suffering from Diabetes and other health issues damn sure does not need to be out. We have gone out to get food, see her doctors, and for groceries, that is it. I have avoided Wal Mart and other large grocery chains to avoid crowds, I think that is smart. But this sheriff is quite correct. Again GOOD for him!

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