Thursday, Sep 29, 2022 - 10:02:24
48 results - (0.003 seconds)

not enforcing:

latest news at page 1:
1
    "What about the hundreds of others, all of whom have violated the law on the face of it?" Cruz shot back. "It's not complicated. The law is very clear. Why does the DOJ pick and choose which criminal laws to enforce, and why does it seem to exactly follow the pattern of partisan preferences of the Biden White House?" \u201cSen. Ted Cruz on Biden DOJ response to protests outside SCOTUS homes: \u201cWhy does the Department of Justice pick & choose which laws to enforce, which criminal laws to enforce? And why does it seem to exactly follow the pattern of the partisan preferences of the Biden White House?\u201d\u201d — Steve Guest (@Steve Guest) 1659543566 In response, Polite said the Justice Department has increased the resources for U.S. Marshals to better protect the Supreme Court justices, but said he disagrees with Cruz's charge that the DOJ is not enforcing 18 U.S.C. §1507. "Final question: Was the one prosecution you referenced a [18 U.S.C. §1507] prosecution or was it something else?" Cruz then asked. "I don't believe it was under that statute,"...
    New York City officials have not enforced the city's vaccine mandate for private businesses, a major change that appears to be due to NYC Mayor Eric Adams. While the city maintained a strict approach to COVID-19 vaccine mandates for private businesses under former Mayor Bill de Blasio, Adams's administration has not emphasized this particular mandate and has reportedly not fined anyone since he took over in January 2022. URBAN EXODUS THAT BEGAN DURING PANDEMIC SHOWS NO SIGNS OF SLOWING DOWN "We have been focused on prioritizing education instead of enforcement when it comes to the private sector mandate, which is how we've been able to get more than 87 percent of all New Yorkers with their first dose to date," Adams's spokesman Fabien Levy told the New York Times. While De Blasio said in the final days of his administration that he would have city officials investigate businesses for compliance with the vaccine mandate, he also threatened to fine the businesses $1,000 for not complying. A Dec. 27-31, 2021, investigation found that only 31% of 3,025...
    On Friday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Jose Diaz-Balart Reports,” Sen. Jack Reed (D-RI) stated that Supreme Court nominee Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson will “bring the spirit, not just of enforcing the law, but seeking justice,” and will continue in the spirit of Justice Stephen Breyer of “capturing the spirit, as well as the letter” of the law. Reed said, “Justice Breyer’s legacy will be one of thoughtful, conscientious interpretation of the Constitution, capturing the spirit, as well as the letter, and — which is equal justice for all. That’s what’s engraved on the entrance to the Supreme Court. And I think Justice Jackson will continue in that spirit. She was a clerk for Justice Breyer. She was also a clerk for our distinguished…Judge here in Rhode Island, Bruce Selya, on the Circuit Court, and both of those gentlemen, I think, were great instructors, and so she will take the lessons she’s learned from them. And I think one thing she’ll add, which has never really been on the court, she was a public defender for a while. She’s not a corporate...
    Vaquitas are tiny cetaceans that live in the northern Gulf of California between mainland Mexico and Baja California. They are the smallest porpoises in existence, only reaching a maximum of five feet long and 120 pounds. Sadly, vaquitas are critically endangered as there only 10 are left in existence. The vaquita population has rapidly declined, mostly due to getting trapped in illegal gillnets. While fishermen do not intend to catch these adorable sea creatures, they are one of the unintended victims, known as “by-catch.” Gillnets are technically illegal in the Sea of Cortez as it is a “zero-tolerance area” where fishing is strictly banned. However, Mexico recently decided to loosen its enforcement of these regulations. According to AP New, on July 14th, Mexican officials announced that the upper Gulf of California would no longer be a “zero-tolerance area.” Instead, they will only fully enforce the fishing ban if there are more than 50 illegal boats in the area. According to the Center for Biological Diversity, with 20-50 boats, officials “will only commit 80% of its available enforcement capacity”...
    BOHEMIA, Long Island (WABC) -- A teachers union on Long Island says its school district is not enforcing the COVID-19 mask mandate among students.The allegations are being made by the Connetquot Teachers Association, which operates within the Connetquot School District."Some don't wear them all, some wear them below the chin, some wear them below the nose," Teachers Association President Tony Felicio Jr. said of the students. "But it's increasing."Felicio Jr. said the union has been demanding throughout the past few months that the Connetquot School District and the school board better enforce the wearing of masks among students and send a stronger message to the school community that the wearing of masks will be enforced."The message has been made," he said. "Teachers know it, that nothing is going to happen, OK, if a kid just decides not to wear his mask appropriately."ALSO READ | US begins offering free COVID-19 tests, but doubts persistEMBED More News Videos Free COVID tests are now available, delivered by USPS, but doubts persist. Connetquot High School school psychologist Dr. Brad Lindell was diagnosed with COVID...
    According to the Pew Institute, there are around 1.8 million electric vehicles on U.S. roads today. On Monday, the Environmental Protection Agency announced the finalization of regulations that would boost the current fleet of environmentally friendlier vehicles, resulting in 17% of cars on the road in the country either being an EV or plug-in hybrid. The vehicles impacted by the new standard are light-duty vehicles like passenger cars or trucks that weigh no more than 8,500 pounds manufactured in 2023 and beyond. There will likely be tighter restrictions implemented along the way, as the Biden administration set a goal for 50% of U.S. vehicles to be either EVs or hybrids. EPA Administrator Michael Regan praised his agency’s efforts, which he said resulted from taking science and stakeholders into consideration. “At EPA, our priority is to protect public health, especially in overburdened communities, while responding to the president’s ambitious climate agenda,” Regan said in a press release. “We take a giant step forward in delivering on those goals while paving the way toward an all-electric, zero-emissions transportation future.” According to the Department of Energy, more...
    (CBS4) – As mask mandates continue to be in effect in some Colorado counties, complaints of violations are coming in to area health agencies. Denver Public Health Inspections reports 60 businesses allowing people in indoor public spaces without face coverings. So far, the Tri-County Health Department has received 70 for Arapahoe and Adams County. Jefferson County reports just a handful. (credit: CBS) READ MORE: DIA: New TSA Line Configuration Was 'Highly Successful' During Thanksgiving WeekCBS4 visited a shopping mall in Jefferson County which has a mask mandate. On the doors, the sign reads, “Do not enter this facility without wearing a mask.” (credit: CBS) “I think it’s kind of irresponsible not to wear your mask given that you might infect somebody else,” said shopper Katie Sosa. She had a mask, and many others did not have them on inside. No one appeared to challenge them, and they were able to enter stores. “The mandate does require that they post signage saying that masks are required to enter a business, and we expect everyone who enters a...
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Los Angeles County leaders are calling out Sheriff Alex Villanueva for his decision not to enforce the county's vaccine mandate, saying he's putting deputies and the public at unnecessary risk.During a news conference on Tuesday, Villanueva said more than 4,000 sheriff's department employees are facing possible termination and said he worries there could be a mass exodus in the department. He also claims LASD is already severely understaffed."It's actually disrupting our ability to provide public safety services to Los Angeles County," the sheriff said.The Board of Supervisors passed an executive order requiring all county employees, including sheriff's deputies, to register their vaccination status by Oct. 1, but Villanueva believes a mandate is not the way to go."I'm looking at the risk that each person is baring, and the collective risk does not justify this type of an intrusion," he said. "I think that should be up to the individual."He went on to say the decision to issue a vaccine mandate is "arbitrary," pointing blame at the county's Board of Supervisors."There's only one county that's trying to...
    (CNN)Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva warned Tuesday of a possible public safety threat due to a "mass exodus" of deputies from the department and blamed the county's vaccine mandate. Villanueva accused the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors of poor policy-making and pointed to an executive order issued by the chair of the board in August that required all county employees to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 no later than October 1.Days after the county deadline, Villanueva said he wouldn't enforce the mandate. More than a quarter of LAPD and LAFDs sworn workforce remain unvaccinated ahead of citys vaccine deadline "I don't want to be in a position to lose 5, 10% of my workforce overnight on a vaccine mandate," Villanueva said last month. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department employs about 16,000 people in the nation's most populous county, just over half of whom are vaccinated against Covid-19, according to the department.Read MoreOn Tuesday, Villanueva said only about 42% of the department's sworn personnel have been vaccinated and 3,137 deputies are at risk of termination due to the...
    A new report says the state of California is not enforcing its vaccine mandate on state workers. According to the L.A. Times, at Cal Fire less than a third of workers have provided proof of vaccination. But the agency is only testing 75 out of 6,700  unvaccinated employees weekly. And at the DMV, there are 3,600 unvaccinated staff members working in offices across the state but only about 400 of them are getting tested weekly. Overall, 66 percent of state employees have provided proof of vaccination since the mandate took effect three months ago.
    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz slammed President Biden for not having any solutions on his "open border" policies and expecting the "corrupt, corporate" media to cover it up on "Hannity" Tuesday. CRUZ INTRODUCES BILL TO BRING IMMIGRANT PROCESSING CENTERS ‘WHERE DEMOCRAT ELITES HOST THEIR COCKTAIL PARTIES’ TED CRUZ: They have no solution because they've made a promise to the radical open borders left that they won't enforce the law so so their only answer is hide it. And so there's a reason why you're seeing flights at 2:30 in the morning, at 4 o'clock in the morning - because they want to hide it. And they're counting on the corrupt corporate media to be complicit in covering it up. And it's why I introduced the bill. You just reference it's called the "Stop the Surge Act", and it's very simple. All it does is create 13 new ports of entry. So right now, those 2 million illegal aliens, most of them are coming to the state of Texas, my home state. I said, "Look, if it's okay, if you're fine with...
    An In-N-Out restaurant in San Francisco briefly closed on Oct. 14 after defying the city's health order requiring workers to ask customers eating inside to show proof of vaccination against COVID-19. Arnie Wensinger, In-N-Out's legal and business officer, told the Washington Examiner the restaurant chose to ignore the order, calling it a "clear governmental overreach." FOOD PRICES RISE TO HIGHEST LEVEL IN A DECADE AMID SUPPLY CRISIS "We refuse to become the vaccination police for any government," Wensinger said. "It is unreasonable, invasive, and unsafe to force our restaurant associates to segregate customers into those who may be served and those who may not, whether based on the documentation they carry or any other reason." Wensinger also said the restaurant has been allowed to reopen, but indoor dining is unavailable for the time being. He also said prior to shutting down that the restaurant properly and clearly posted signage to communicate local vaccination requirements.  The San Francisco Department of Public Health said the city's Joint Information Center Outreach Team visited the restaurant on Sept....
    The city of San Francisco temporarily closed an In-N-Out fast food restaurant over the company’s refusal to force customers to prove they are vaccinated against the coronavirus. The San Francisco Department of Public Health closed the Fisherman’s Wharf In-N-Out location on Oct. 14 after the popular burger joint did not check the vaccination status of customers, which violates an August mandate from the city requiring indoor diners to show proof of vaccination. In-N-Out, which operates 358 locations across the western United States, is owned by devout Christan Lynsi Snyder and is well-known for including Bible verses at the bottom of soda and milkshake cups. Los Angeles, USA - May 13, 2013: In-n-out Burger, fast food restaurant at Los Angeles Airport. Many cars are waiting in line to be served  in drive-through part of restaurant. CALIFORNIA MOM ON WALKOUT OVER SCHOOL VACCINE MANDATE: THE GOVERNOR IS 'OVERREACHING' "Our store properly and clearly posted signage to communicate local vaccination requirements," In-N-Out Burger’s Chief Legal and Business Officer, Arnie Wensinger said in a statement to Fox News. "After closing our restaurant,...
    Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has slammed the United States' recently announced alliance with Australia over its harsh COVID lockdowns, claimed it is no longer a free country, and even likened it to communist China.    DeSantis said the country had gone 'dramatically off the rails' with its draconian response to the pandemic.  'You know, you guys, look what's going on in Australia right now,' said DeSantis on Tuesday, speaking at the International Boat Builders' Exhibition and Conference in Tampa.  'You know, they're enforcing, after a year and a half, they're still enforcing lockdowns by the military.' The 43-year-old, who has railed against lockdowns in his own state and has banned mask mandates, said Australia was turning into a dictatorship.  'That's not a free country. It's not a free country at all,' he said.   Ron DeSantis, the Republican governor of Florida, on Tuesday appeared at a boat show in Tampa and suggested that the U.S. rethink its relations with Australia, given their strict COVID restrictions DeSantis: “In Australia right now, after a year and a half, they’re still enforcing lockdowns by the...
    New York workers who are fired for refusing to get vaccinated are not eligible for unemployment insurance, Gov. Kathy Hochul said on Saturday - just two days before the deadline for workers to get the jab.  New York City teachers and state health care workers in hospitals and nursing homes have to prove that they received at least their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine by Monday.  The only exception to the vaccine mandate is a valid, doctor-approved request for medical accommodation.   The governor made the ramifications clear during Saturday's announcement of a contingency plan to address potential staffing shortages in hospitals and other health care facilities statewide. Hochul specifically referred to hospital workers, but New York City is bracing for a similar situation, with about 13 percent of roughly 78,000 teachers are currently not vaccinated, an education department official said on Twitter.  New York State Gov. Kathy Hochul said state workers fired for being unvaccinated will not be eligible for unemployment insurance NYS hospital workers and NYC teachers have to receive at least one shot of the COVID-19 vaccine...
    During a recent investigation, it was discovered that 11 out of 15 New York City restaurants were not enforcing the city's proof-of-vaccine mandate despite the city's aggressive step to curb a surge in COVID-19 cases.  In a segment airing Thursday, INSIDE EDITION visited fifteen different restaurants at random to see if they're enforcing the city mandate.  Of the fifteen restaurants they visited, 11 did not enforce proof of vaccination and a matching form of ID for restaurant indoor dining.    During a recent investigation, it was discovered that 11 out of 15 New York City restaurants were not enforcing the city's proof-of-vaccine mandate despite the city's aggressive step to curb a surge in COVID-19 cases ViacomCBS Privacy Policy Of the fifteen restaurants INIDE EDITION producers visited, 11 did not enforce proof of vaccination and a matching form of ID for restaurant indoor dining When producers visited an eatery on the Upper East Side, they were seated indoors right away – with no questions asked.  At another popular East Side restaurant called Burger-Fi, the restaurant allowed a producer to...
    A group of at least ten Colorado parents is planning to sue the Tri-County Health Department over its mask mandate, which threatens teachers and administrators with arrest and fines if they do not enforce or follow the rule, CBS Denver reported on Tuesday. Last week, the superintendent of Littleton Public Schools “told the school board they could be held criminally liable for not enforcing the mask mandate,” according to the report. The health department reportedly said educators will be guilty of committing a class 1 misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in prison and a $5,000 fine if they do not enforce the mandate. “I’m not an anti-masker. I support anything that we can do. What I am against is abusing the power of teachers against their will, against the will of the children and against the will of people,” said Tara Kohl, who is among the parents filing the lawsuit. Her son is in third grade at Pine Grove Elementary School in Parker. Kohl told the station a teacher at her son’s school would not let him inside unless...
    CHICAGO (CBS)– A Christian school in Kankakee is facing a steep penalty for declining to enforce the mask mandate. Kankakee Trinity Academy, a pre-k to 12th grade school, will not be able to participate in events with other elementary and high schools in the state. READ MORE: Lake Central High School Locked Down Over Active Shooter Call; No Injuries, No Shots Fired The school will also lose access to some types of state aid. READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Thousands Of ComEd Customers Impacted By Outages After Storms Tuesday The weekly update shows there are now 81 COVID-19 school outbreaks across Illinois. Most of the outbreaks involve less than five cases. MORE NEWS: Former U.S. Senator Adlai Stevenson III Dies At 90 The list will be updated on Friday.
    Patrick T. Fallon/AFP, Getty Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva released a statement on Friday stating that his department, which he characterizes as “underfunded/defunded”, will not be enforcing the newly reinstated indoor mask mandate that goes into effect at midnight on Saturday night. “Forcing the vaccinated and those who already contracted COVID-19 to wear masks indoors is not backed by science,” Sheriff Villanueva said in his forceful statement, adding that the mandate “contradicts the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines. ” The Sheriff took a shot at the “Defund” movement and the L.A. County Board of supervisors over the department funding in his statement. “The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (DPH) has authority to enforce the order, but the underfunded/defunded Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department will not expend our limited resources and instead ask for voluntary compliance,” he wrote. Villanueva has clashed with the board over defunding multiple times, and last year said they were caving to “the mob” after a June vote to cut funding for police across the board in the county. Villanueva...
    The immigration crisis continues to rage on despite Vice President Kamala Harris’ visit to the border in El Paso last week, a trip she scheduled shortly after former President Trump announced his plans to see the crisis firsthand.   Fox News’ Sean Hannity joined "Fox & Friends" to preview his town hall, Wednesday at 9:00 p.m. ET, with President Trump and Texas Governor Greg Abbott and discuss the Biden administration’s priorities. AHEAD OF TRUMP BORDER VISIT, REPUBLICANS MOBILIZE EFFORT TO SEND LAW ENFORCEMENT RELIEF TO TEXAS, ARIZONA "The problem is severe. But Trump had fixed it," Hannity said. "This problem was resolved. Now we're about to hit a 25, 30-year high of illegal immigrants in the country." He criticized the vice president for the timing and brevity of her trip to the southern border.  REP. ANDY BIGGS: KAMALA HARRIS ‘VISITS’ BORDER – HERE'S THE REAL REASON SHE WENT "The only reason that Kamala Harris made an attempt at this photo op, which is what it turned out to be, is because Donald Trump announced that he was going to the...
    Florida's governor on Wednesday night announced live on air clemency for everyone in his state who is being punished for violating COVID rules. Ron DeSantis, the Republican governor of the state, appeared on Fox News to make the announcement. He was flanked by Mike and Jillian Carnevale, gym owners from Plantation who were repeatedly arrested for refusing to enforce a mask mandate. Ron DeSantis appeared on Fox News on Wednesday night to make his announcement DeSantis announced that he was granting clemency to the Carnevales (left) Mike Carnevale was first arrested on July 27, for what their supporters, in a GoFundMe page to pay their legal costs, described as 'taking a stand for the health and freedom of his community and country'. He was arrested twice more, on August 6, and August 7, for not enforcing facial coverings during strenuous exercise. Jillian Carnevale was also arrested on August 7.  RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Florida probe ordered by Gov. DeSantis CLEARS Palm Beach... It pays not to work in Biden's America:...
    Florida business owners Mike and Jillian Carnevale joined "The Ingraham Angle" Wednesday after being arrested multiple times for not enforcing a mask mandate. Gov. Ron DeSantis also joined the show to grant the couple clemency.RON DESANTIS: It’s a total overreach, Laura. This is exactly what we ordered against last summer many, many months ago, and so I was actually just recently briefed on this case, and we looked at it and so I’m glad you have Mike and Jillian on, and I'm also glad to be on to be able to say that effective tomorrow morning, I’m going to sign a reprieve under my constitutional authority. So that will delay the case for 60 days against both of them, and then when our clemency board meets in the coming weeks, we'll issue pardons not only for Mike and Jillian, but for any Floridian that may have outstanding infractions for things like masks and social distancing.  … The fact is it's not even right to be wearing masks when you’re exercising. The World Health Organization advises against it. It’s not healthy for people to be doing that in the first place, so it was a bad restriction, but these things with health should be advisory, they should not be punitive,...
    Gwinnett County, GA Solicitor General Brian Whiteside (D) said Tuesday on MSNBC’s “The Beat” that he will not be enforcing the new Georgia voting law by not prosecuting people handing out food and water to voters. Whiteside said, “Well, basically, we’re not going to prosecute someone who is not campaigning or has partisan paraphernalia on them — someone who is nonpartisan, not campaigning, we will not prosecute them for simply giving food and drink out. This happened continuously last year where people who were not campaigning basically brought food and water to people to help them due to the heat and the hot conditions.” He added, “There is no rational basis for the law. When you commit to a criminal law, there has to be a basis that there will be harm to a party or to property. There is no harm in someone being humane. There is no criminal nexus here to be humane.” Follow Pam Key on Twitter @pamkeyNEN
    Former chief of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Chad Wolf said Tuesday that President Joe Biden’s border policy is the reason for the migrant chaos at the border with Mexico even after he was briefed by the Trump administration on the dangers of an open borders message. Wolf also said Biden is focused on how many illegal aliens can be brought into the country as opposed to enforcing federal immigration law: “The administration is treating this as though it’s a capacity issue and not an illegal behavior issue, and that’s a fundamental difference,” Wolf said in the interview with National Public Radio (NPR). “It’s – if we throw enough resources or people or money at it, we can address a capacity issue. Well, if you do it that way, you’re only encouraging more and more to come.” “CBP would, in a sense, warn them, hey, if you remove this, this is the consequence for that, and we will see a significant uptick,” Wolf said. Wolf also pushed back against Biden and his administration claiming the problem they face is...
    A video that was trending on Reddit’s r/PublicFreakout page on Tuesday shows a patron who says he was refused service and thrown out of a Trader Joe’s after asking another customer to wear a mask. Featured Video Hide
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Chicago has not been enforcing recycling laws for big buildings, according to a Better Government Association report.Investigative reporter Madison Hopkins joined ABC 7 Chicago Saturday to talk about what's going on.She also did a 2019 investigation on the recycling regulations on Chicago's 77,000 big buildingsThe Inspector General released a report finding that Chicago has made no attempt to enforce its rules requiring big buildings to recycle, according to the BGA.The IG audit, and BGA investigation, looked at how the city has enforced a 2017 ordinance that all buildings with five units or more offer recycling services for tenants. While recycling has been required for decades, this rule upped fines for building owners who flouted the law and put in place new reporting requirements for trash and recycling haulers. Three years later, neither goal has been accomplished, according to the BGA.RELATED: COVID-19 pandemic causes massive pile-up of single-use plastics, through restaurant takeout and PPE"We found that the Department of Streets and Sanitation has only ever inspected a tiny percentage of the nearly 77,000 buildings this affects. What's more,...
    On Monday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends,” Orange County, CA Sheriff Don Barnes said that his office will not enforce California’s newest coronavirus restrictions because the restrictions aren’t fair to law enforcement or county residents and don’t pass constitutional muster. Barnes also argued that it’s contradictory to restrict the ability of law enforcement to do its job, but then demand they “arrest lawful residents of the county who are just trying to make ends meet, and are doing so by following the rules.” Barnes said, “It’s been a long year for everybody. We know that. It’s been very impactful upon all of the businesses and residents of Orange County and California. But I just don’t think that it’s something that falls in line with a law enforcement priority. We have many other responsibilities that we’re dealing with, many responsibilities really aren’t ours that we’re dealing with, homelessness, mental illness, substance use disorder. And to lay on this one more additional expectation, I think is not only fair — or unfair to law enforcement, to the residents...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Chicago has struggled for years to increase a miserable recycling rate, but a new report shows to make matters worse, city officials aren’t doing enough to enforce existing rules for large apartment and condo buildings or businesses. A report from City Inspector General Joseph Ferguson’s office found Chicago Department of Streets and Sanitation workers can’t even issue citations to building owners who don’t live up to the city’s requirement to provide recycling services to tenants. The Department of Streets and Sanitation itself is responsible for the city’s blue cart recycling program, which is only available for single-family homes and residential buildings with no more than four units. But nearly 500,000 Chicago households live in buildings with five or more units, where property owners are required to provide private trash and recycling hauling services, accounting for 41% of the city’s overall households. In addition, nearly 60,000 businesses also are required to hire private garbage and recycling haulers. Violators face fines of $500 to $5,000 a day after receiving a 30-day notice from the city to come into compliance....
    Submit your letter to the editor via this form. Read more Letters to the Editor. Enforcing mask mandate could save many lives Hey, here’s an idea: Put a cruiser or even some police on foot on streets like Grand or Otis or other places in Alameda that people like to walk, jog, and bike. Then, actually issue citations to those not wearing masks. The police could save dozens, if not hundreds, of lives, all with very little effort. No one takes things like this seriously until the government does. Please start doing so, for our health care workers’ sakes if no one else. The police could be heroes. Kimberly Bostrom Alameda Don’t forget dental staff during vaccine rollout As a practicing pediatrician, I urge the county to include dentists, dental hygienists and their staffs early in plans to vaccinate against coronavirus. Dentists and their staffs are unappreciated essential health care providers to the community and are even more at risk than many other essential workers including other health care workers. Their work requires prolonged contact with unmasked patients. In addition,...
    On Saturday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends,” Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones said that he won’t enforce the state’s coronavirus curfew or any current or future coronavirus orders. Jones explained that his department still has “the same types and amounts of calls for service as we always have” to deal with and he doesn’t want his sheriffs “to be instruments of…oppression. I want folks to call us when they need help, knowing that we are going to show up and make their lives better and make the situation better, and this is the opposite of that.” Jones said, “Well, we won’t be enforcing that, or any of the other orders that are in existence now or might be coming. A couple of reasons for that: Really one is practical. We still have the same types and amounts of calls for service as we always have, from the mundane to the exciting. But there’s also kind of a theoretical aspect of it. I mean, my kids, my family, my extended family are all suffering during this, like...
    A California sheriff says she will not enforce Gov. Gavin Newsom’s new coronavirus curfew, according to reports. Newsom announced a number of measures on Thursday, including limited stay-at-home orders and overnight curfews for nonessential work between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. every Saturday until Dec. 21. Fresno Sheriff Margaret Mims, however, said she wouldn't be penalizing residents who didn't follow the curfew, FOX 26 reported. Sheriff Margaret Mims (Official photo) "We've got a lot of things to do, including taking guns away from gang members, stopping narcotic trafficking, and saving children from internet predators," Mims said during a video briefing Thursday afternoon. “We’re not gonna make criminals of normally law-abiding citizens.” The department will not set up any checkpoints or pull over people to verify their reason for being out past curfew, Mims added. Other law enforcement agencies plan to take a similarly hands-off approach to the curfew. Merced County sheriff's deputies, Madera police, Visalia police and Kings County deputies all plan to continue business as usual rather than refocus on the curfew. “We’re gonna continue to do our law...
    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo criticized New York state law enforcement for refusing to enforce the governors mask mandate, and refusing to enforce the governors mandate on 10 person limits for indoor gatherings, the New York Post reported. “A lot of police officers don’t wear a mask … well, how are you then supposed to enforce other people wearing a mask when they see you not wearing a mask?” Cuomo asked, the New York Post reported. Cuomo knocks police who say they wont enforce 10-person gathering limit https://t.co/mg7fBI740K — WGXC: Radio for Open Ears (@WGXC) November 18, 2020 The governors criticism is mostly in response to a handful of county sheriffs in the western part of New York who have responded by stating they won’t be enforcing the governors indoor cap of 10 people for the Thanksgiving holiday. (RELATED: Mayor Bill De Blasio Says People Should Avoid ‘Big Meals Together’ As New York City Cases Spike) “I don’t believe that person is a law enforcement officer,” Cuomo explained. “I don’t want a law enforcement officer who says, ‘I’m only...
     The Trump campaign publicly criticized the Commission on Presidential Debates over its announcement that at the final debate, President Donald Trump’s and Joe Biden’s mics would be muted during each other’s opening two-minute answers on topics. Debate commission co-chair Frank Fahrenkopf spoke with Brian Kilmeade on Fox News Radio Tuesday to defend the decision. “It’s not a new rule,” he said. “The campaigns agreed early on, going back to June of this year when we announced what the formats were going to be for the… debates. And they both agreed to live with it. It provides, very clearly, that the first four minutes on each of the six segments — each candidate gets to speak for two minutes without interruption. So that’s the rule. And that’s been the rule.” “But you’ve never killed audio,” Kilmeade said. Fahrenkopf said both candidates “violated that rule” at the last debate, and added, “We’re not changing a rule. All we’re doing is saying you’ve already agreed to no interruptions for that two minutes on each of the six segments, and therefore when someone...
    Gov. Andrew Cuomo took another swipe at the NYPD during a conference call with reporters on Wednesday where he said cops 'weren't doing their jobs' enforcing social distancing rules  Gov. Andrew Cuomo took another swipe at the NYPD on Wednesday, this time for not enforcing social distancing rules, after blaming the police department for the fast rising crime across New York City, as he touted his pandemic response book despite widespread criticism of it.  On Wednesday, Cuomo hosted a conference call for reporters instead of putting on his usual daily press conference.  He pontificated about what the NYPD should be doing to enforce social distancing rules at bars and restaurants, then defended writing a book about the pandemic, saying other people had written about him without him.  Asked whether or not he would be donating the proceeds of book sales to charity or keeping them, he hesitated then eventually said: 'I will be making contribution to a COVID-related entity.  'A lot of it depends on whether or not the book sells so I hope you guys buy it.'   Cuomo...
    ICE agents complain about being compared to Nazis and claim they are not racist and only 'look for people who are removable' in the new Netflix docu-series Immigration Nation.  The series will air on Netflix on August 3rd. It is the culmination of three years of interviews by the filmmakers with ICE a number of agents, some of whom defended their jobs and some who said they had grown tired of the tasks they face.  None give their full names, but one says he is sick of being compared to Nazis.  'To be called a Nazi, you know, a racist, you know, it's just ignorant. It's ignorant. 'We don't pick and choose groups of people based on race, color, religion. We just look for people who are removable,' he said, according to Newsweek which was given an exclusive first look at the footage.   Another agent said he was 'used' to the Nazi comparisons ICE agents receive but said he was happy with his job.  Scroll down for video 
    WEST HOLLYWOOD (CBSLA) — Deputies with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s West Hollywood Station began enforcing face covering orders. “I don’t want to write any citations,” Capt. Edward Ramirez said. “I certainly hope that people choose to comply, but we have that as an option, as extra teeth to what we’re currently doing.” Ramirez said that since Gov. Gavin Newsom issued a statewide face covering order in June, deputies have been educating residents about the requirement. But, due to the recent alarming spike in coronavirus cases, the city of West Hollywood decided to crack down on those not wearing face coverings in public. “In the city of West Hollywood, we do have an elderly population,” he said. “We do have a population, some who’s immune systems are compromised, and we’re not willing to take that risk with our community.” The enforcement team will be out on designated days and times, and when they come across someone not wearing a face covering, deputies will first ask if they have one. If they don’t, deputies will provide them with one and...
    Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said Monday that he will not enforce the county’s order to shut down beaches over the July 4th weekend, according to Bill Melugin of Fox 11. Villanueva told Melugin that his department was not consulted before the order was put in place. (RELATED: ‘Shocks And Pisses Me Off’: Obama Reportedly Slams Trump Calling Coronavirus ‘China Virus’) “We were not consulted on the beach closure, and will only assist our beach cities in closing parking lots and traffic enforcement on PCH. In regards to enforcing the beach closure, we will not be enforcing it because we are ‘Care First, Jail Last,’” Villanueva told Melugin, according to a tweet. BREAKING: L.A. County Sheriff Alex Villanueva tells me he will NOT enforce the beach closure order for 4th of July weekend. Says LASD was not consulted, and they’ll only enforce closing parking lots/traffic on PCH. Says “We are Care First, Jail Last” in shot at county. @FOXLA — Bill Melugin (@BillFOXLA) June 30, 2020 Full statement: “We were not consulted on the beach closure, and will...
    Los Angeles County in California has issued a decree ordering all beaches closed for the Fourth of July holiday weekend citing a spike in COVID-19 cases, but it is unclear who will be enforcing the dictate after the county's sheriff declared it won't be his department. What are the details?The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health announced Monday in a news release that from Friday through July 6 at 5 a.m., all L.A. County beaches would be closed "to prevent dangerous crowding that results in the spread of deadly COVID-19" and "for that same reason, the department is prohibiting fireworks displays in the County" over the weekend. The memo noted that the same day, the county had seen "more than 2,900 new cases of COVID-19, the largest one-day case count since the pandemic began." The order prohibits people from not only the beaches, but "piers, public beach parking lots, beach bike paths that traverse that sanded portion of the beach, and beach access points." According to Deadline, defying the order "is punishable by law to include, but...
    NYPD officers aren't enforcing the ban on illegal fireworks to show "what NYC will look like" if the cops are defunded, according to police sources. A scourge of loud, disruptive fireworks has erupted in the five boroughs in the lead up to the July 4 celebrations, prompting thousands of calls and complaints to the department. Cops have received thousands of complaints about fireworksCredit: AP:Associated Press A person records with a phone a fireworks display in an empty park on June 24Credit: Getty Images - Getty Complaints about nightly rogue fireworks have skyrocketed in recent weeksCredit: Getty Images - Getty On Monday, NY Governor Andrew Cuomo addressed the issue during his daily press briefing, saying "it sounds like the wild west" and emphasized the danger of the pyrotechnics reeking havoc on the city. But after a month of peaceful protests, looting, and riots, frustrated New York cops are reluctant to enforce the fireworks law after coming under an avalanche of criticism. George Floyd's police custody death in Minneapolis prompted nationwide protests, which culminated in Mayor Bill de Blasio announcing his intention to...
    Connecticut residents have largely been following state mandates during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic though there have been some concerns about out-of-state visitors. This week, Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey announced that that travelers coming from select states into the metro region will be subjected to a 14-day quarantine to help ensure there isn’t a new spike in COVID-19 cases. According to Johns Hopkins University, Connecticut currently has among the lowest seven-day average infection rates in the country, after being a hotbed for the virus when the pandemic first came to the United States from China and Europe. States with a daily positive test rate higher than 10 per 100,000 residents or a state with a 10 percent or higher positivity rate for COVID-19 tests over a 7-day rolling average are subject to the mandatory quarantine. States currently with an infection rate that will require a 14-day quarantine: Alabama; Arkansas; Florida; North Carolina; South Carolina; Washington; Utah; Texas. In response to the mandatory quarantine, Connecticut State Police made an announcement on social media proclaiming that out-of-state...
    COLLEYVILLE, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Tarrant County is now under a mandatory mask ordinance for both customers and employees at businesses throughout the county due to the surge in COVID-19 cases. However, it is up for individual cities to decide whether or not they will comply. The Mayor of Colleyville has chosen not to follow the mandate from County Judge Glenn Whitley. Mayor Richard Newton told CBS 11 he feels if the city were to enforce it, the police department wouldn’t be able to keep up. Colleyville Mayor Richard Newton (CBS 11) “We don’t want our police department in a situation where they’re being asked to do something that they can’t do. And then they’re blamed on not doing their job and so if we do not want to participate in that. The county has the authority. They can execute and enforce that that’s perfectly fine. And no issue with that we just choose not to participate. So basically, we’re just not taking action. We haven’t created proclamation. We are just not taking action,” Mayor Newton said. When asked why his...
    COLLEYVILLE, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Tarrant County is now under a mandatory mask ordinance for both customers and employees at businesses throughout the county. However, it is up for individual cities to decide whether or not they will comply. The Mayor of Colleyville has chosen not to follow the mandate from County Judge Glenn Whitley. Mayor Richard Newton told CBS 11 he feels if the city were to enforce it, the police department wouldn’t be able to keep up. Colleyville Mayor Richard Newton (CBS 11) “We don’t want our police department in a situation where they’re being asked to do something that they can’t do. And then they’re blamed on not doing their job and so if we do not want to participate in that. The county has the authority. They can execute and enforce that that’s perfectly fine. And no issue with that we just choose not to participate. So basically, we’re just not taking action. We haven’t created proclamation. We are just not taking action,” Mayor Newton said. When asked why his police department can’t enforce the mandate,  he...
    SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY (CBS13) — Gov. Newsom is pushing for stronger accountability from counties across the state by threatening to pull funding if they disregard state guidelines designed to prevent the spread of COVID-19. “We cannot continue to do what we have done for the last number of weeks. Many of us understandably developed a little cabin fever. Some, I would argue, have developed a little amnesia, others, frankly, have taken down their guard,” Newsom said. The state is providing money to support local governments as long as they meet criteria and follow guidelines. That includes enforcing the state mask order which requires people to wear face coverings when in public. But some counties say they won’t enforce the rules. READ: Dr. Fauci and Gov. Newsom Offer Stern Reminders For Californians To ‘Socialize Safely’ And ‘Physically Distance’ When it comes to San Joaquin County, an area currently not in compliance with state requirements when it comes to hospitalizations, the chair of the board of supervisors says enforcing the rules takes resources that they don’t have. So, the county is expanding education...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Miami’s top cop said his officers will tread carefully in enforcing the new rule requiring face masks to be worn by everyone in public to curb the spike in coronavirus cases. In an exclusive interview, Miami Police Chief Jorge Colina told CBS4’s Peter D’Oench that his officers will be equipped with masks that they can give out to people who are not wearing them. The second phase would be to give people warnings and issuing misdemeanor citations would be a last resort. “So if they see someone with a mask (but not wearing it) they are going to go over and say please put it on and help us keep you safe. That’s the message and we will take it from there,” said Colina. Download The New CBS4 News App Here The chief said he’s worried about recent pubic hostility towards police spurred in part by protests and demonstrations. “Whether we like it or not, or whether it is fair or not, there is resentment towards law enforcement just because you wear this uniform and...
    An American Airlines passenger was kicked off a flight Wednesday after he refused to wear a face mask. This comes just days after major airlines announced that there would be stricter enforcement of their mandatory face covering policy. Airlines for America, an industry trade group representing major airlines, announced last month that they support new measures "requiring customer-facing employees and passengers wear a cloth face covering over their nose and mouth throughout the journey — during check-in, boarding, in-flight and deplaning." The coronavirus safety guidelines of mandatory face coverings weren't enforced until this week. "Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization representing the leading U.S. airlines, announced that its member carriers will be vigorously enforcing face covering policies, putting rigor around rules requiring passengers and customer-facing employees to wear facial coverings over their nose and mouth," the statement released on Monday read. "This is one critical element of the multiple layers that A4A carriers are implementing to mitigate risk and protect passengers and crew." Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Hawaiian Airlines, JetBlue Airways,...
    If he’d known his seatmate wouldn’t be required to wear a mask, this passenger says he would never have boarded the plane. After 55 days self-quarantined in California, Tony Scott decided to fly to Texas and quarantine with his son. “I haven’t seen him for like, six months, and I’m a consultant — I can work from anywhere,” Scott, 53, tells The Post. Asthmatic, African-American and with a history of lung issues, Scott says it was American Airlines’ mask-wearing mandate for passengers during the coronavirus pandemic that made him feel comfortable flying at all, and he still took the additional precautions of buying himself a first-class ticket and bringing extra masks on board with him. But when he got on the May flight, he found his seatmate unmasked. “She was having a snack — no big deal,” Scott says of his neighbor, whom he says was Caucasian and likely in her late teens. American Airlines’ mask policy specifies that those who are eating or drinking, are young children or have a medical condition — but no one else — are...
1