New York City Erects Checkpoints to Warn Travelers to Self-Quarantine or Face $10,000 fines
Article from For Liberty by Norm Leahy.
New York City has established checkpoints and begun stopping non-residents to warn them they must self-quarantine for 14 days of facing fines of up to $10,000.
Cars were stopped randomly and occupants asked if they spent more than 24 hours during the previous 14 days in any state on New York’s restricted list.
Anyone who answered yes had to fill out a traveler health form.
The city says the stops are “quick and educational.”
New York state, along with New Jersey and Connecticut, has created a list of states considered “hotspots” of coronavirus infection. Visitors or residents returning from those states must self-quarantine of face penalties.
Earlier in the year, when New York state was a coronavirus hotspot, Rhode Island stopped cars with New York plates and in some cases, sent officers door-to-door to identify New York residents.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said those actions were “clearly unconstitutional” and threatened to sue Rhode Island if it continued to single out his state’s residents. Rhode Island ended its policy after Cuomo’s threat of legal action.
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Shades of Nazi Brown Shirts perhaps? Get ready for it.
I commented and it didn’t take it. Are you biased?
When the surcharge on every truckload of goods going into or through New York City hits the retail market the “good citizens” of New York will be organizing to lynch DeBlasio.
You can anticipate the surcharge to start at $10,000 and quickly escalate as more and more companies and drivers flat out refuse to make deliveries without a sufficient financial inducement, representing the lost time and and an aggravation fee for dealing with the rank incompetence of DeBlasio and his New York Nazis.
The Real….Escape From New York…
But illegal aliens are quite welcome to come in, and move about freely as they wish. Those protesters and rioters being bussed in also get a pass too!
Is NYC trying to keep people out? Or keep people in? Last I heard, people were leaving NYC in droves.
I don’t believe this is legal!!!! When does the governor or mayor have the right to fine people if they come into their area without quarantining.??????