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    Rhode Island Police to Hunt Down New Yorkers Seeking Refuge

    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/artic...seeking-refuge

    By Prashant Gopal and Brian K Sullivan March 27, 2020, 5:14 PM EDT

    Cars stopped, homes to be checked to enforce quarantines, Officers halt cars on the interstate to start the crackdown

    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.”

    New York is the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in the U.S., on Friday reporting a total of 44,000 cases.

    Rhode Island has just over 200, and it has begun an aggressive campaign to keep the virus out and New Yorkers contained, over objections from civil liberties advocates.

    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.”

    Raimondo signed an executive order Thursday that applies to anyone who has been in New York during the past two weeks and through at least April 25. It doesn’t apply to public health, public safety, or health-care workers.

    National Guard members will be stationed at the T.F. Green airport, Amtrak train stations and at bus stops. The citizen-soldiers will be following up with people at local residences. The maximum penalty for not complying: a fine of $500 and 90 days in prison.

    The local chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union blasted the new rules, objecting to the collection of motorists’ contact information in particular.

    “While the Governor may have the power to suspend some state laws and regulations to address this medical emergency, she cannot suspend the Constitution,” Rhode Island ACLU executive director Steven Brown said in a statement. “Under the Fourth Amendment, having a New York state license plate simply does not, and cannot, constitute ‘probable cause’ to allow police to stop a car and interrogate the driver, no matter how laudable the goal of the stop may be.”

    Just before 1 p.m. Friday, state police were set up on Interstate 95 northbound, at the rest stop closest to the Connecticut border. A mile or two before that, motorists could see signs ordering all New York passenger vehicles to pull over at the rest stop.

    One trooper could be seen there, checking license plates as cars went by. At the stop itself, a number of officers were assembled around a tent, ready to question vehicle occupants.



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    And, all of a sudden, lefty democrat governor LIKES borders.

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    Probably could sell some Escape From New York Snake Plissken T shirts

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    Quote Originally Posted by oyarde View Post
    Probably could sell some Escape From New York Snake Plissken T shirts
    Escape from Wu York.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anti Federalist View Post
    And, all of a sudden, lefty democrat governor LIKES borders.
    It's different. Those are mostly Americans leaving ew York.

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    From the comments on this:

    So, we have police stopping cars from NY, National Guard going door to door and possible fines and arrests for crossing the border of RI, but we can't do this for the southern border for people who aren't Americans? okie dokie

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    What about Californians?
    “The nationalist not only does not disapprove of atrocities committed by his own side, but he has a remarkable capacity for not even hearing about them.” --George Orwell

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    In terms of a full spectrum candidate, Rand is leaps and bounds above Trump. I'm not disputing that.
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    Are the Road Island staties the ones that dress like like reject Canadian mounties or is it Penn ? They should be easy to spot by these NY disease spreaders .



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    Quote Originally Posted by Anti Federalist View Post
    Escape from Wu York.
    When life itself seems lunatic, who knows where madness lies? - Miguel de Cervantes, (Don Quixote)

    Quote Originally Posted by Voluntarist View Post
    The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the Federal Reserve Notes of patriotic central banks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anti Federalist View Post
    Escape from Wu York.
    Dude, seriosly, photoshop a poster of Escape from New York. LOL
    When life itself seems lunatic, who knows where madness lies? - Miguel de Cervantes, (Don Quixote)

    Quote Originally Posted by Voluntarist View Post
    The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the Federal Reserve Notes of patriotic central banks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anti Federalist View Post
    Escape from Wu York.
    Last edited by Pauls' Revere; 03-28-2020 at 06:33 PM.
    When life itself seems lunatic, who knows where madness lies? - Miguel de Cervantes, (Don Quixote)

    Quote Originally Posted by Voluntarist View Post
    The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the Federal Reserve Notes of patriotic central banks

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    So a buddy of mine down in Mass, who owns a home up on down-east Maine, got an email from the "health officer" of the small town his home is in. (this is surprising as the town doesn't even have a single cop , never would have figured they had any such thing as a "health officer").

    Anyway, this email, which I have a copy of, in no uncertain terms, told him to stay the $#@! home and don't come up here from Mass.

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    https://www.boston.com/news/local-ne...ntine-incident

    On Maine island, several people with guns allegedly cut down tree to block driveway and force quarantine
    The individuals were targeted because of their out-of-state license plate, according to a state representative.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kcchiefs6465 View Post
    What about Californians?
    We're a sanctuary state. I'd love to see Gavin's reaction if they all drove here.
    When life itself seems lunatic, who knows where madness lies? - Miguel de Cervantes, (Don Quixote)

    Quote Originally Posted by Voluntarist View Post
    The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the Federal Reserve Notes of patriotic central banks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pauls' Revere View Post
    Great movie!

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    Quote Originally Posted by James_Madison_Lives View Post
    Great movie!
    I wanted to use AF's idea of "Escape from Wu York" but I don't have the photo shop skills.
    When life itself seems lunatic, who knows where madness lies? - Miguel de Cervantes, (Don Quixote)

    Quote Originally Posted by Voluntarist View Post
    The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the Federal Reserve Notes of patriotic central banks



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