This was a very good decision.
During a recent interview with Fox, Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones admitted that he will not enforce any coronavirus curfew because it would be oppressive and doesn’t want police officers to be looked at in a negative light by the public.
According to Brietbart, Jones stated, “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 everybody’s family. And it really has had an oppressive effect on everybody’s family, and I really don’t want our women and men of the sheriff’s office to be instruments of that 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.”
Adding, “[I]f we’ve learned nothing else over this last year, folks are crying for police to be more responsive to their community. Enforcing these rules, that are not criminal laws, is really the opposite of that.”
You can watch a clip of Sheriff Jones’ comments here.