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FREEZE! Drop the Drumstick!

11/16/20, 11:06 AM

FREEZE! Drop the Drumstick!

Last Friday, 11/13/20, Oregon Governor Kate Brown issued a Statewide two-week “FREEZE” or another round of COVID lockdowns that includes some interesting new restrictions.

Governor Brown stated this time, law enforcement will be utilized to enforce her edict/restrictions which go into effect November 18.

Brown stated that she has directed the Oregon State police (OSP) to begin coordinating with local law enforcement agencies to police the restrictions on in-home gatherings that violate the six-person limit. She added, potential violators could be subject to arrest or cited.

Today, Ranch Matters reached out to Jefferson County Sheriff Jim Adkins and asked him for his thoughts regarding Governor Brown’s utilization of law enforcement.

Adkins stated this is a “fast and breaking story”

The Oregon Sheriff’s Association along with the Oregon Association of Chiefs of Police will be conferring with Governor Brown’s newly appointed Oregon State Police Superintendent Terri Davie later today.

 

According to Adkins, his preferred response is centered around “continuing with an educational stance” rather than enforcement. However, there are some questions related to his authority as a County Sheriff when a State of Emergency is declared by the Governor.

Lastly, Adkins said getting accurate/factual and honest information is paramount for him to make intelligent decisions.

HAVE WE ENTERED INTO A LEGAL QUAGMIRE?

Please check back for updates as more information becomes available.

Ranch Matters Staff