[Ed. – Sheriffs are one of the best endowments we have from British common law. County organization in general isn’t always a stellar example for us, but sheriffs have been a Godsend time after time.]
Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) has let COVID power go to his head these past several months, including last week, when he enforced gyms, bars and restaurants to close by 10 p.m. And worst yet, he is forcing families to make some tough decisions and limit their private gatherings, including those upcoming Thanksgiving dinners, to just 10 people.
It’s that last order that has really irked New Yorkers. And a handful of sheriffs are saying they won’t enforce the rule. We’ve already reported on Erie County Sheriff Tim Howard’s approach to the controversy.
“I have no plans to utilize my office’s resources or deputies to break up the great tradition of Thanksgiving dinner,” Howard said last week.
And now sheriffs from Fulton, Saratoga and Washington counties are following suit.