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Democrat Oregon Gov. Kate Brown called on her constituents to snitch on their neighbors if they’re found to be defying her new Covid-19 orders.

In a local interview, she reasoned that calling the police for a lockdown violation was comparable to reporting a noise nuisance.  

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“This is no different than what happens if there’s a party down the street and it’s keeping everyone awake,” she commented on Friday. “What do neighbors do [in that case]? They call law enforcement because it’s too noisy. This is just like that. It’s like a violation of a noise ordinance.”

Last week Brown ordered a two-week freeze on indoor and outdoor gatherings that forbids more than six people from two different households from socializing together statewide. Violators of the mandate can be charged with a Class C misdemeanor and face a up to $1,250 in fines and/or thirty days in jail.  

“We are eight months into the pandemic. We all have Covid fatigue. But we must stay vigilant. As the holidays approach, the best way to show our love this season is to rethink how we celebrate. I’m urging all Oregonians to limit their holiday get-togethers and wear a mask!” Brown posted last week.  

Critics were quick to attack the stringent new restrictions. Tootie Smith, the elected chairwoman of the Clackamas Board of County Commissioners slammed Brown’s executive order. 

“This is a travesty that’s happening in our state,” she told Fox News. “How dare Gov. Brown thinks she’s going to come out, send police into people’s homes and arrest them and fine them for having a Thanksgiving meal with their family.”

“Look, all of this is irresponsible,” Brown retorted. “These are politicians seeking headlines, not public servants, trying to save lives. My top priority as governor is to keep Oregonians healthy and safe. That’s where I’m focused.”

She’s leaning on local authorities to uphold her agenda. “I’ve already directed the superintendent of state police to begin to work with local law enforcement to legally enforce the informal social gathering orders,” Brown said. 

But her order hasn’t been well received by the law enforcement community, the Marion County Sheriff’s office released a statement on Friday addressing the freeze. “We recognize that we cannot arrest or enforce our way out of the pandemic, and we believe both are counterproductive to public health goals.”

As Oregon’s Covid cases continue to spike consecutive days in a row, Brown’s messaging remains firm. 

“This is about saving lives and it’s about protecting our fellow Oregonians,” she remarked. “We have too many sporadic cases in Oregon. We can’t trace these cases to a particular source. We have to limit gatherings and social interactions.”


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Mort
Mort
10 months ago

THIS is the kind of garbage that will start a 2nd Civil War !
This overbearing government RULING OVER The People instead of SERVING The People.

Jerry Moore
Jerry Moore
10 months ago
Reply to  Mort

Are you deplorable democrats ready for losing a communist civil war you dumb morons will louse while your phony politicians hide
So long you dumb bastards

Yestremski
Yestremski
10 months ago
Reply to  Jerry Moore

I back up ever word you said. These dumb democrats don’t realize that this is the way Hitler started his rain of terror and authoritarianism. It’s called socialism and Communism

Rich
Rich
10 months ago
Reply to  Mort

this is also why half of oregon wants to annex to Idaho and get away from the crap going on there

...M
...M
10 months ago
Reply to  Mort

I couldn’t agree more. Between these unconstitutional restrictions and the lack of force over the rioters/looters, there seems to be no other choice other than an armed conflict. I’m ready.

Arjay
Arjay
10 months ago

It’ NOT up to the gubbermint to “keep us healthy and ‘safe'”!!

The role of gubbermint is to PROTECT OUR RIGHTS, LIBERTIES and FREEDOMS!!

PERIOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

AD Roberts
AD Roberts
10 months ago
Reply to  Arjay

You are right. And in truth, they are NOT really concerned about our health. This is an illusion that they use in order to TAKE CONTROL. And if you let them, it will just get worse.

Yestremski
Yestremski
10 months ago
Reply to  Arjay

Yes, their job is to protect us from our real enemy’s like China for one. But that’s not what they are doing. It’s the Deep state working against us and for their own one world order rulers

Chas
Chas
10 months ago

Heil hitler !

ANI4ANI
ANI4ANI
10 months ago
Reply to  Chas

Exactly! an old NAZI edict. H youth encouraged & rewarded 4 turning Family/neighbors/classmates..