For almost nine months now, Americans have suffered in some version of extra-isolation on account of this infernal COVID-19 pandemic, and it’s only getting worse.
We’re deep in the second, (or maybe even the third), wave of the virus now, and everything is expected to get worse as the cooler fall and winter months drive us back indoors.
There are also the holidays to worry about as well, as families will be looking to gather, travel, and visit with one another.
In New York State, Governor Andrew Cuomo is looking to mitigate the risks that his citizens take by limiting the amount of folks who can gather for Thanksgiving. Local law enforcement officers aren’t so keen on the idea.
In a scathing Facebook post on Saturday, Fulton County Sheriff Richard Giardino questioned the legality of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s newly instituted 10-person cap on parties and other gatherings in private residences.
“Frankly, I am not sure it could sustain a Constitutional challenge in Court for several reasons including your house is your castle,” the sheriff wrote in the Saturday post.
“And as a Sheriff with a law degree I couldn’t in good faith attempt to defend it Court, so I won’t,” he said.
And there’s plenty more where that came from.
Washington County Sheriff Jeff Murphy said there will be no Thanksgiving enforcement, and on Monday, Saratoga County Sheriff Michael Zurlo also threw cold water on the state order.
“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 in a press release.
Cuomo’s COVID-19 response has left much to be desired, and New York’s citizens have been incredibly vocal about expressing their qualms with his leadership as of late.