Two New Mexico Sheriffs Say They Will Not Enforce Governor’s Public Health Mandates

New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham, Wiki
Both the Roosevelt and Lea County Sheriff’s Office have posted statements on Facebook declaring that they will not enforce the public-health mandates set by New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham and the Department of Health. Both of the sheriff’s offices said they will support the rights of business owners to open their businesses, but added that the businesses should do so “discreetly and responsibly” and and suggested they should limit the number of patrons inside. Governor Grisham responded by issuing a statement claiming that the sheriffs were “choosing to ignore the importance of saving lives” and that any non-essential businesses that reopen, violating the public-health order, could incur consequences with both criminal and civil penalties. -GEG

Both the Roosevelt and Lea County Sheriff’s Office have posted statements on Facebook declaring that they will not be enforcing the public health mandates set by New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH).

In the statements, they recognize the hardship that local businesses have faced and that they see the need to re-open businesses. Both posts acknowledge that New Mexico State Police have a responsibility to respond to complaints about COVID-19 concerns.

The post by the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office also points out that “if they do not receive a complaint, they do not respond.”

Both of the sheriff’s offices said that they will support the rights of business owners to open their businesses — but that the businesses do so “discreetly and responsibly.” Both posts suggest that businesses should keep doors closed and locked while limiting the number of patrons inside.

Roosevelt Sheriff Malin Parker said he supports local county businesses opening up with the same guidelines big box stores have, and he feels the frustration mounting from his constituent’s.

“Has it become a threatening situation?” said Sheriff Parker. “I don’t think so not yet, but I feel like we’re on the cusp of that threatening situation, you know, people are, I guess, for lack of a better term, they’re tired of being told what they have to do. People are just getting so, morally compromised it’s just, it’s turning into a much worse situation than they believe that the actual sicknesses in, at least in our part of the states where the numbers are so low.”

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6 months ago

I hereby declare that every politician on planet earth is NOT ESSENTIAL. Furthermore, they are bad for the mental and physical health of human beings. They should all be hung, but at the very least, locked in their homes until the stop pretending that they are masters and everyone else is their slave.

1 month ago

Dictatorial lady. Can you imagine having to LIVE with her ? I “HOPE” the stupid voters realize what they have done in voting for this LOON.