New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy has decreed that no more than 10 people can meet for Thanksgiving dinner and one police chief is refusing to enforce his order. Howell Township Police Chief Andrew Kudrick Jr. said on Fox and Friends that he wouldn’t be enforcing the order.
“When we’re hurting in society nowadays, our friends and families are the ones that provide us support and lift us up. And I wasn’t going to have my police officers going knocking on doors and ruining somebody’s holiday just to check how many people are inside their house. It’s not happening.”
The whole idea that the police should be doing this kind of thing in the first place is nuts and it’s good to see a police chief refusing to do it. We expect our soldiers to refuse to only follow lawful orders and we should expect even more from our officers since we already give them a certain amount of discretion to decide what laws to enforce. If we give our officers the power to decide whether to give you a warning ticket or not, a police chief should certainly be able to prioritize pursuing real crime as opposed to families that want to eat dinner together.
Meanwhile, governor Phil Murphy, who previously DEFENDED thousands of people gathering at will in the streets in protest, was having dinner with his family, without wearing a mask, when he was confronted by some of his constituents.
While I am definitely not a fan of confronting people that are having dinner, “Oh my God, Murphy, you are such a d*ck” sums up the way Phil Murphy has governed so perfectly it’s hard to be critical.