Sheriff Takes Murderous Stand Against Stay Home Order


Opposition is continuing to build around the U.S. against the basic public health-protecting stay-at-home orders implemented around the country in an attempt to stem the spread of the Coronavirus. Now, Riverside County, California’s Sheriff Chad Bianco has insisted that he will not enforce any stay-at-home order in his jurisdiction. At least 2,628 people have died in the state of California alone due to the Coronavirus, but Bianco tried to cast the stay-at-home order as nothing but unnecessary government overreach during a Friday appearance on Fox & Friends. That show’s advocacy against stay-at-home orders is especially troubling, since the president is a documented viewer of the program.

Bianco insisted to Fox host Steve Doocy:

‘It’s time to get back opening up our businesses and letting our people do what our normal business activities are. And, you know, you just can’t arrest somebody for going out and exercising in public or not wearing a mask. You know, at the same time they are trying to force me to release real criminals from jail. They want me to make criminals out of law-abiding citizens that are, you know, trying to support a family. It doesn’t make sense anymore.’

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Riverside County, California, which is near Los Angeles, has a population of almost 2.5 million people. It doesn’t take a mathematician to determine that even a small percentage of that population becoming infected with the Coronavirus could lead to a staggering number of deaths. Amidst the national rush to lift stay-at-home orders and reopen the economy, the University of Washington has revised their projection for the eventual total number of Coronavirus deaths in the U.S. up to over 134,000.

Calling for increased attention to the economic plight of people who have been struggling amidst the pandemic is one thing — plenty on both the left and right have done so. However, claiming — as Bianco did — that the stay-at-home orders are just government nuisances that don’t “make sense” is just willful ignorance, and the ignorance could put people’s lives in danger.

Bianco insisted to Doocy:

‘You know, my job certainly is essential, but so is the job that is putting food on somebody’s table. The government should not be picking and choosing who gets to open. It doesn’t make sense that a small business can’t open but we can all go shoulder-to-shoulder in Costcos and Home Depots and that’s OK. But, we can’t responsibly go into smaller businesses and, you know, do what we’re supposed to be doing by keeping apart.’

Authorities have already acknowledged the economic toll of the pandemic, an acknowledgement that Bianco seems to be willfully ignoring. The federal government approved an addition of $600 a week to unemployment benefits around the country, and they’ve also approved large sums of forgivable loans for small businesses meant to help keep people on the payroll. Bianco could be advocating for more help on that front, but instead, he appears to be willfully ignoring those opportunities and advocating for rushing ahead.

Even as cases and deaths in the U.S. have continued to climb, Trump has consistently tried to congratulate himself for a supposed job well done.