Michigan’s Gov. Whitmer Issues Order Telling State Agencies to Enforce Her Earlier Orders
Article from For Liberty by Norm Leahy.
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) issued an executive order earlier this month demanding state agencies more strictly enforce the earlier executive order she issues in response to the coronavirus epidemic.
The most recent order says state agencies must make “enforcement of COVID-19-related laws“ and previous executive orders “a priority.”
According to the Detroit News, some law enforcement leaders are questioning Whitmer’s latest order:
In the past week, the Clare County sheriff took to Facebook to decry what he sees as inconsistencies in Whitmer’s executive orders that granted freedoms to some regions and industries but restrictions on others posing a similar or lower risk for spreading the coronavirus. He expressed frustration with what he called “unconstitutional bull—-.”
Sheriff John Wilson said his Facebook post was in response to two Whitmer orders that opened Detroit’s three casinos at 15% capacity while a Clare County youth livestock auction was nearly canceled because of ongoing restrictions.
Whitmer’s order specifically instructed the State Police to “enforce violations of COVID-19 executive orders and epidemic orders in the same manner as it would enforce any other violation of law, using enforcement discretion as appropriate.”
The Michigan State Police say they “absolutely” will enforce the governor’s order.