New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York Legislature have crafted a laughably unconstitutional bill which would allow Cuomo to arrest and detain anyone who has the Chinese Wuhan Virus, as well as anyone who was in contact with the detainee.
The bill A416, obviously meant to deal with the Wuhan virus, allows for the detention of any carrier of a disease (or contacts that person has had) to be detained in a medical facility or “other appropriate facility or premises designated by the governor.” The governor or his designee can simply have anyone locked up under this if he puts out the order. Talk about troubling and dangerous.
The language is so ambiguous it can give license to lock up anyone, even those without illness, if they just had “contact” with someone who might have been ill and “cases” could mean anything including asymptomatic people. This isn’t even close to being constitutional and violates almost everything you can imagine.
The bill reads like it was penned by Heinrich Himmler. Any citizen with the Chinese Wuhan Virus can be arrested and “detained” solely on the basis of some politician’s “opinion.”
The governor can determine, on his own opinion, if you get locked up. (H/T – CBD)
What say you, New York? Are you going to allow this to happen, or will you resist this Nazi?
You can read the bill by clicking here. I’d suggest you take a moment to read this disaster of a bill, especially if you live in New York. If you live in a blue state, legislation may be coming your way, too.