New York (and New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island) has banned indoor gatherings at private residences of more than 10 people. This useless shithead with a badge decided he needed to pipe up and comment on that:
“I have no plans to utilize my office’s resources or deputies to break up the great tradition of Thanksgiving dinner,” Timothy Howard, the sheriff in Erie County in western New York, said in a statement.
“My office will respect the sanctity of your home and traditions, and I encourage you to follow your heart and act responsibly, as well as do what’s best for your family.”
I am so god damned sick and tired of these Republican sheriffs trying to make a name for themselves by opening their ignorant cakeholes and starting in with the “but mah freedums!” talk when a law is passed that they don’t like. Fuck ’em, individually and collectively. Can’t they keep their griping and bitching confined to anonymous posts on racist message boards like normal cops?
Erie County, which is Buffalo, has been doing the worst of any large New York county after we got the first wave under control, so someone who didn’t know Sheriff Howard might have thought he could at least keep his dumb opinion to himself. But what do you expect from a sheriff who said that supporters of body cameras were like the doubting Thomases who who didn’t believe that Jesus came back from the dead?
Of all the elective offices in county government that should be abolished, sheriff is at the top of my list. That said, this is not just a problem with sheriffs. Syracuse PD doesn’t seem to like wearing masks and Cuomo spends a good part of pretty much every press conference begging the NYPD to do some enforcement — most of the enforcement in New York City is done by the tiny New York County Sheriff’s Department.
I’ll close with some wise words from Gov. Phil Murphy of New Jersey:
Reporter: What is your message to the people who apparently are tired of wearing the mask over their nose as well as their mouth, they think its uncomfortable and annoying, and it’s just too much for them to handle, so they’re just not doing it?
Gov Murphy: You know what’s really uncomfortable and annoying? When you die. That’s my answer.