At least three county sheriffs said last week that they would not be enforcing Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s stay-at-home order as it drags on past the two month mark.
Democrat Genesee County Sheriff Chris Swanson said Friday that his police force will not ticket businesses that violate the state order because “businesses are dying” and he has discretion over how to enforce state decrees.
Livingston County Sheriff Mike Murphy said Tuesday that he didn’t find parts of the order very clear and that he would not enforce the decree, parts of which were only specified in press conferences.
“With limited resources, staffing and facilities, our priority focus will be on enforcing duly passed laws for the protection of Shiawassee County citizens,” Shiawassee County Sheriff Brian BeGole wrote in a public letter.
BeGole is the sheriff where Karl the Barber Manke’s shop is located, whom Whitmer has threatened to arrest or fine for reopening in defiance of her order.
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