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Jan 04 2021

Cuomo May Get Power of Arbitrary Detention

The concept of habeas corpus protects us from unlawful imprisonment, so that we cannot be locked up by tyrants without due process. Andrew Cuomo and his friends on the Democrat-dominated New York State Assembly have a cure for it: COVID-19. A virus can justify imprisoning whomever they please — for health reasons.

New York State Assembly Bill A416 states the following, via Daily Wire:

The provisions of this section shall be utilized in the event that the governor declares a state of health emergency due to an epidemic of any communicable disease. Upon determining by clear and convincing evidence that the health of others is or may be endangered by a case, contact or carrier, or suspected case, contact or carrier of a contagious disease that, in the opinion of the governor, after consultation with the commissioner, may pose an imminent and significant threat to the public health resulting in severe morbidity or high mortality, the governor or his or her delegee, including, but not limited to the commissioner or the heads of local health departments, may order the removal and/or detention of such a person or of a group of such persons by issuing a single order, identifying such persons either by name or by a reasonably specific description of the individuals or group being detained.

Whole groups can be rounded up and detained. Joseph Stalin might have applied this to kulaks. Adolf Hitler might have applied it to Jews.

The bill says Cuomo has to let you go after 60 days unless he has a court order. Then he has to get extensions. For now.

This is for people who have not even been accused of committing a crime. Actual criminals are set free in the People’s Republic of New York — again because of COVID-19 — with predictable results.

Recall that Cuomo killed thousands by forcing nursing homes to accept coronavirus patients. He is among the last people who should be entrusted with the power to detain the sick and the allegedly sick by decree.

Freedoms aren’t normally lost all at once. Ours are going remarkably fast.

On tips from Dragon’s Lair and Lyle.


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