Borders Matter to Dems! LOL! When the Border is Between NY and Rhode Island!

This story gave me a laugh (I know it is a serious issue)!  However, I can’t help chuckling about the Open Borders Dems who all of a sudden are becoming tribal about their people in their states. Civil liberties be damned!

Not sure how this fits into Frauds and Crooks, but what the heck, I’ll archive it in my ‘Politicians as frauds’ category.

From Bloomberg:

Rhode Island Police to Hunt Down New Yorkers Seeking Refuge

Governor Raimondo: We are going to find you!

Rhode Island police began stopping cars with New York plates Friday. On Saturday, the National Guard will help them conduct house-to-house searches to find people who traveled from New York and demand 14 days of self-quarantine.

“Right now we have a pinpointed risk,” Governor Gina Raimondo said. “That risk is called New York City.”

[….]

Rhode Island has just over 200 [cases of COVID-19 at the time this story was posted—ed], and it has begun an aggressive campaign to keep the virus out and New Yorkers contained, over objections from civil liberties advocates.

This is Judge Judy’s home in tony Newport, RI.

Raimondo, a Democrat, said she had consulted lawyers and said while she couldn’t close the border, she felt confident she could enforce a quarantine.

Many New Yorkers have summer houses in Rhode Island, especially in tony Newport, and the governor said the authorities would be checking there.

“Yesterday I announced and today I reiterated: Anyone coming to Rhode Island in any way from New York must be quarantined,” the governor said. “By order. Will be enforced. Enforceable by law.”

More here.

3 thoughts on “Borders Matter to Dems! LOL! When the Border is Between NY and Rhode Island!

  1. Not to be overly technical, but there’s a barrier between Rhode Island and New York. It’s called Connecticut. 🙂

  2. I got out of the US a couple years ago, and it amazes me how much less authoritarian my new country (Uruguay) has been in response to the current panic. Sure “public spectacles” here have been canceled through April 13th, but the malls all agreed to close voluntarily after the President suggested the do so. There’s no official stay at home order, but the Uruguayos have been doing so with a far greater degree of compliance than I suspect folks in places with official lockdowns have been.

    The police here have orders to not arrest people for being in the street. Their orders are to look for groups lingering together and politely encourage them to break up or go home.

    Seeing the news about how the “civilized” “first-world” countries are handling this panic… I’ll stick with Uruguay and its awkward place of neither being completely first nor third world.

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