Two Top New York Law Enforcement Officers Say They Will Not Make Arrests For Parties Exceeding 10 Members

Democrat New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo acts sometimes like he is the king of the state and not the governor.

He was slapped down days ago by President Donald Trump for his decision to want to independently verify the effectiveness and safety of the coronavirus vaccine and some New York Sheriffs have taken aim at him.

It happened after the governor decreed that, as Thanksgiving and Christmas approach, the state would not allow gatherings of more than 10 people, WGRZ reported.

“New York follows the science. We know indoor gatherings and parties are a major source of COVID spread. To slow the spread, NYS will limit indoor gatherings at private residences to 10 people. This limit takes effect Friday at 10pm,” he said.

One of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s latest mandates aimed at helping to stop the spread of coronavirus has gotten a lot of people talking.

It restricts how many guests you are allowed to have in your own home and limits the number to 10 or fewer.

This has caused consternation among those who believe the edict crosses the line between the need to take measures to curb the virus, and individual liberties, especially with Thanksgiving fast approaching.

But you need police to enforce such a decree and, at least two top law enforcement officials, have declared that they will not be conducting raids to help the governor.

“We’re seeing upticks in violent crime in this county, domestic violence, overdoses. … I have limited resources here so I have to prioritize what I’m addressing,” Michael Filicetti, the sheriff of Niagra County, said.

“As far as counting cars in a driveway or going up and knocking on someone’s door, I don’t know how we can feasibly do that,” he said when asked if his officers would support such an operation.

And if a neighbor called to report such a gathering, he said, he does not foresee his office taking any legal action.

“If we responded to that type of complaint, we can certainly advise a homeowner of what the new protocol is. But as far as taking enforcement action, I just don’t see that,” the sheriff insisted.

“All along we have been assisting and are willing to assist the State Liquor Authority and our department of public health in terms of enforcement against businesses that are licensed and know the requirements placed upon them,” the sheriff said. “And that’s whether they agree with them or not.

“But that’s a totally different situation than the privacy of your own residence, which involves a very different dynamic,” he said.

Erie County Sheriff Tim Howard also said that he and his office would not take part in any enforcement of families celebrating Thanksgiving.

“I have no plans to utilize my office’s resources or Deputies to break up the great tradition of Thanksgiving dinner. This national holiday has created longstanding family traditions that are at the heart of America, and these traditions should not be stopped or interrupted by Governor Cuomo’s mandates. 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 best for your family. On behalf of everyone at the Erie County Sheriff’s Office, I want to wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving,” the sheriff said.