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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) blasted members of the NYPD for refusing to enforce restrictions on indoor gatherings ahead of Thursday’s Thanksgiving holiday.

Last week, Cuomo issued updated COVID-19-related restrictions — which included a 10-person limit on indoor gatherings — to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus.

His latest remarks come on the heels of New York City Police Commissioner Dermot Shea’s recent announcement that the NYPD has no plans to break up indoor gatherings despite the state limit being 10 people per home.

According to a Wednesday New York Post report, Cuomo blasted police for turning a blind eye to such gatherings, and for allegations that many officers themselves refuse to wear masks.

“A lot of police officers don’t wear a mask,” he said. “[W]ell, how are you then supposed to enforce other people wearing a mask when they see you not wearing a mask? ‘I violate the law but you can’t.’ No! Nobody said you were above the law! I don’t believe that person is a law enforcement officer. I don’t want a law enforcement officer who says, ‘I’m only enforcing the law that I like or think should be enforced.'”

Last week, Shea told NY1, “We’re not planning on breaking up Thanksgiving celebrations. … We have to be smart. We’re encouraging everyone to use common sense here and to get New York City through this. No one in large gatherings, we think at this point that’s common sense.”

According to the New York Post, several New York state sheriffs announced a refusal to enforce Cuomo’s mandate on Thanksgiving gatherings.

One such law enforcement official is Fulton County Sheriff Richard Giardino, who took to Facebook and wrote, “Frankly, I am not sure it could sustain a Constitutional challenge in Court for several reasons including your house is your castle. And as a Sheriff with a law degree I couldn’t in good faith attempt to defend in Court, so I won’t. … 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.”

Washington County Sheriff Jeff Murphy, Erie County Sheriff Tim Howard, and Saratoga County Sheriff Michael Zurlo also echoed Giardino’s sentiments, according to the outlet.

In a news release, Zurlo said, “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.”

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17 Comments
  • Cotton says:

    This moron is a pathetic joke … the NYPD are police officers, and apparently this imbecile cuomo has no idea his tyrannical unconstitutional attempts to break the law, ISN’T THE LAW !
    He seems upset he cannot be a dictator due to law officers and citizens being smart enough to know he is breaking the laws of the constitution and not caring he is attempting to overstep his reach with his mandates that have people leaving his state is masses …
    He needs to be impeached and jailed !

  • hpinnc says:

    No they’re not as stupid as you Governor. I think you have diarrhea of the mouth. Why don’t you let it rest a little bit. You seem to have a stupid opinion every time you open your mouth, Unlike you our law enforcement knows you have to use a little COMMON SENSE sometimes, along with law & order. I doubt you would know what that is.

  • pjt says:

    Actually, YOU are not a real governor.

  • Redeemed Democrat says:

    Cuomo being elected is like Joe Biden being elected. The only possible method is fraud fraud fraud.

  • Steve Fye says:

    Sheriffs are elected just like you CuHomo and they take the oath just like you Cuhomo. The difference being they’re following the constitution, not the dictates of a pompous Italian mobster.

  • mike dar says:

    Governors Aren’t Real Governors when against any science and advise they put the sickest in with the weakest where the place objects to it happening the most- Nursing homes.

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