Updated: May 20, 2020
Can’t get much more authoritarian than this!
The National Guard assisted Rhode Island police with house-to-house searches on Saturday to seek out anyone who has traveled from New York and force them to self-isolate.
Senior Master Sgt. Janeen Miller, the police department's public affairs superintendent, told Insider that authorities were acting on behalf of the state's health department.
Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo issued an executive order on Thursday establishing interstate stops and stationing officers at bus stops and train stations to identify New Yorkers and order them to self-quarantine.
"The Rhode Island National Guard has already been collecting contact information from passengers of mass transit, such as bus, trains, and planes," SMSgt Miller said.
Wow. Nothing like treating people like potential criminals just because they live somewhere else. Who are we kidding though? That’s EXACTLY how Moms Demand Action and their allies treat law abiding gun owners. While I understand the idea behind it (make sure people are staying put and following the 14 day isolation), sending the military along with the police to hunt down people and force them to do something is pretty “fascist“, don’t you think? These days, the constitution is worthless over a damn virus in some states. Just remember who she (Raimondo) is buddies with.
“I want to be crystal clear about this: If you're coming to Rhode Island from New York you are ordered into quarantine. The reason for that is because more than half of the cases of coronavirus in America are in New York," Raimondo said, adding that it's not meant to be discriminatory.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo called the order "reactionary" and unconstitutional, saying he'd sue Rhode Island if the policy isn't rescinded but believed they could "work it out."
So now Cuomo cares about the constitution? LOL!! Let the tyrants fight it out and grab the popcorn. And this tweet from Rhode Island’s Governor ages we’ll (American citizens from New York need not apply):
If you’re a New Yorker who fled to Rhode Island, you’ve been “red flagged”. It’s for safety.......