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    Fresno Co. Sheriff Won’t Enforce CA Lockdown Order, Too Busy Rearresting Released Criminals

    Fresno Co. Sheriff Won’t Enforce CA Lockdown Order, Too Busy Rearresting Released Criminals

    “We’ve got our hands full trying to re-arrest people that are released due to zero-dollar bail”

    https://twitter.com/FresnoSheriff/status/1258501217254170624

    After waves of bad press and public pushback, New York City plans to revise its bail reform law.  One California sheriff is faced with a similar law in her state, and she has stated that her department will not be enforcing lockdown orders.

    Apparently, they are consumed with rearresting alleged offenders released on a zero-dollar bail reform measure to chase down law-biding citizens for not social distancing or to find out if they are “essential.”

    Fresno County Sheriff Margaret Mims appeared on the Trevor Carey Show and was asked about the way her office was coping with the Wuhan coronavirus and the attendant lockdown orders.

    The Washington Examiner reports:

    The sheriff of Fresno County, California, said she is unable to enforce the state’s stay-at-home order because she’s too busy rearresting accused criminals who were released due to the state’s new “zero-dollar bail” policy.

    “I’ve heard multiple sheriffs around the nation state they will not enforce their governors’ shelter-in-place orders,” Sheriff Margaret Mims was asked in an interview on the Trevor Carey Show, according to Breitbart News. “Is that your position?”

    “That is my position,” Mims responded. “We do not stop the public to find out what they’re doing when they’re not sheltering in place. We don’t ask those questions. We don’t ask if they’re ‘essential.’ We’ve got our hands full trying to rearrest people that are released due to zero-dollar bail. So we’ve got other things that are on our mind that are more important than stopping normally law-abiding citizens.”

    In 2018, then-Gov. Jerry Brown signed SB 10 into law, which made California the first state to abolish cash bail for pretrial incarcerations.

    It was estimated that 7,000 bail bond industry jobs and 3,200 small businesses would be lost when the bill went into effect, according to the Sacramento Bee.

    On top of the prisoners being released on bail, the state of California has been releasing inmates from jail, including “high risk” sex offenders, in a move it says is aimed at stemming the spread of the coronavirus.

    A lot of sheriffs across the country are refusing governors’ and mayors’ calls to treat law-abiding citizens like criminals; meanwhile, Democrats want to empty the jails and prisons of actual criminals.

    Maybe to make room for all those “criminal” barbers, paddle boarders, restaurant owners, surfers, and hair stylists.

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    drednicolson | May 16, 2020 at 9:38 pm

    Leftilibrals don’t mind real crooks. Crooks can be bought or pressured as needed. It’s the principled, lawful citizens who aren’t beholden to them that they fear and loathe and want to criminalize.

    The measure is not “How many people are wearing masks?” but “How many people?”

    Menards today was packed, and I’d estimate 1/3 with masks, and 3/3 in good mood, stepping aside to let others past, standing spaced out in line, smiling (I think), and plowing huge waves of money into the active economy. Wal-mart was likewise running at a fair rapid clip, just as quick as they could get people through the line and take their money.

    Wear your mask in public, wash your hands like a rabid raccoon, avoid touching stuff that has been touched by others, and watch the US economy spring back. Let the libs hide in their basements and wail about the upcoming end of the world. We’re busy making the world work.


       
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      cktheman in reply to georgfelis. | May 16, 2020 at 11:36 pm

      “Wear your mask in public”. No.

      And – I will refuse to do business at places that require it. If y’all want to virtue signal and wear a mask that provides no protection, go for it, but I will not be forced.


       
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      Wrathchilde in reply to georgfelis. | May 17, 2020 at 7:53 am

      My only problem with this is the direct support to China.

      Get out of WallMart and stop buying cheap Chinese crap.

      Other than that, it’s great to see people starting to re-engage. I’m not worried about others wearing their masks, don’t really see a need to MOPP-4 to get gas and food.

    “Let the libs hide in their basements and wail about the upcoming end of the world.” The consequences of the libs “safe spaces” culture?


     
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    randian | May 17, 2020 at 8:30 am

    It’s the businesses enforcing masks that are the problem. If masks are in fact effective, then it doesn’t matter whether customers wear them so long as your employees do. As open-air transmission (retail businesses aren’t tight confined spaces like homes are) of this virus is extremely rare and I don’t have an immuno-suppressed family member to worry about there’s no reason for me to bother with a mask either (unless I was elderly, which I’m not).

    It’s interested to hear DeSantis talk about overreaching governors, while he does nothing to stop overreaching local mandates in Florida. A number of municipalities are requiring masks anywhere in public. Whole Foods is requiring masks of all customers even where no mandate exists.


       
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      Mac45 in reply to randian. | May 17, 2020 at 12:16 pm

      The main reason why businesses jumped on the mask, social distance bandwagon, is liability. Attorneys have not been making any money for the last few months either. These establishments are now terrified of an avalanche of frivolous lawsuits.


         
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        jb4 in reply to Mac45. | May 17, 2020 at 12:32 pm

        I agree on businesses. But what about K-12 schools, colleges, churches, restaurants, stadiums, after-school businesses like karate and dance, most sports activities, any places where people congregate? Why has no one proposed some legislation or even talked much about it, including Trump? It might be even more important than Pelosi’s $3T barrel of pork.

        Talking about liability, I wonder if “sovereign immunity” would protect Cuomo and NY state, NJ and others from being sued for stuffing known dangerous people in nursing homes – proven by advance data from S. Korea, Italy and the nursing home in WA? My reading is that immunity does not apply if your action violates their constitutional rights. Staying alive would seem to be one.


           
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          stpaulchuck in reply to jb4. | May 18, 2020 at 5:58 am

          Children under 12 don’t die (unless they have serious underlying issues). More importantly THEY DO NOT INFECT ADULTS. this is a proven fact. Don’t know why. The doc’s don’t exactly know why. But there it is.


     
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    stpaulchuck | May 18, 2020 at 5:56 am

    I beg you guys and gals to get on the Fresno Sheriff site and send this lovely lady a “thank you” for being the kind of woman she is. I already did. We need lots more like her.


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