Hochul’s tyranny derailed as judge strikes down her plan to put sick people in “camps”


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ALBANY, NY- For anyone who follows Law Enforcement Today, you know that we were never fans of former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

He came across as a typical mafioso don, drunk on his own power, thinking himself as a ladies’ man and walking over anyone who got in his way.

He was a bit of a punk. But he had one thing going for him…at least he was somewhat competent.

That brings us to his replacement, Kathy Hochul. He is, shall we say, way in over her head.

She proudly went around wearing a necklace that said “vaccinated” as if it were a badge of honor and thought herself worthy of sainthood for being a good soldier and leading the lambs to slaughter.

To say she is inept is an insult to truly inept people…she is that bad.

Thank God that even in New York, there are still judges who possess a bit of integrity and live up to their oath. They are few and far between in the Empire State.

Our story takes us back to the heyday of the COVID-19 pandemic. There were stories—old wives’ tales or conspiracy theories or the left’s newest word—misinformation—over so-called “Covid camps.”

Those who raised the specter of such camps were called  “Qanon conspiracy theorists” and “MAGA robots!” All of those who were sounding the alarm back then have now appeared to have been vindicated.

Back in 2020, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) under the auspices at that time of Deborah Birx published a protocol for something called “shielding camps.” That sounds a lot less dire than “COVID camps”…clearly. The camps were designed to house “sick” people, PJ Media reports in order to “protect” people. It was for the “public good.” You know, Orwellian, commie type stuff.

So it is probably helpful to let you all know exactly what a “shielding camp” is. PJ Media looked directly to the source…the CDC…for the definition.

Oh yeah, and don’t look for the word “voluntarily” anywhere in the definition, because as PJ Media notes, it’s not there:

The shielding approach aims to reduce the number of severe COVID-19 cases by limiting contact between individuals at higher risk of developing severe disease (“high-risk”) and the general population (“low-risk”).

High-risk individuals would be temporarily located to safe or “green zones” established at the household, neighborhood, camp/sector or community level depending on the context and setting. They would have minimal contact with family members and other low-risk residents.

You got that? “Green zones.” Right out of 1984.

But remember…this is all about “protecting the vulnerable,” signaling to your virtue that you must sacrifice for the greater good. Wear a mask? It wasn’t to protect you. It was to protect the vulnerable.

Remember when Rachel Maddow lectured on her program that if you got the vaccine, you could not therefore spread the virus? It stops with you. Good times.

Anyway, read on:

In theory, shielding may serve its objective to protect high-risk populations from disease and death. However, implementation of the approach necessitates strict adherence to protocol.

Inadvertent introduction of the virus into a green zone may result in rapid transmission among the most vulnerable populations the approach is trying to protect.

So, we were going to ship people who were “high-risk” off to the equivalent of COVID camps.

So the million dollar question is, who is it that decides who qualifies as “high risk?”

In New York, under Rule 2.13, that would be the public health commissioner, and oh by the way, you don’t even need to be sick to be shipped out to such a camp.

Now the good news is that the aforementioned New York judge just kneecapped Hochul’s tyrannical scheme, which would have vested in the state’s health commissioner the ability to strip someone’s liberty for basically no reason.

According to court documents, Rule 2.13 says, “[t]he commissioner has unfettered discretion to issue a quarantine or isolation for anyone, even if there is no evidence that person is infected or a carrier of the disease.

Further, the commissioner sets the terms, duration, and location of the detention, not an independent magistrate. [emphasis added]

The judge noted:

Involuntary detention is a severe deprivation of individual liberty, far more egregious than other health safety measures, such as requiring mask wearing at certain venues. Involuntary quarantine may have far-reaching consequences such as loss of income [or employment] and isolation from family.

Now the scary part. The New York legislature never voted on Rule 2.13. This is why so many constitutional conservatives have an issue with emergency powers vested in state governors, as well as executive orders issued by the president.

It removes the representative portion of our government from the equation and vests the decision making in one individual, in this case the inept, clueless governor of New York, Kathy Hochul, along with her (unelected) Department of Health.

In the case of New York, Mary T. Bassett, the commissioner of health, was appointed by Hochul about one month after she took over for Cuomo. And she’s a real beauty, a regular social justice warrior. PJ Media published her bio and it has all the buzzwords such as “equity” and “social justice.”

Because now qualifications do not matter, as long as you check off the right boxes.

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced Mary T. Bassett, MD, MPH, has been appointed Commissioner of the Department of Health. With more than 30 years of experience promoting health equity and social justice, both in the United States and abroad, Dr. Bassett’s carrier has spanned academia, government and not-for-profit work. Her appointment is effective December 1.

Academia and non-profit? That should have set off the alarm bells right there.

The lawsuit filed against the Hochul administration, the state of New York and the Department of Health came from Attorney Anne Cox, who filed a pro-bono lawsuit that took the dictatorial wind out of Hochul’s sails.

The following video explains the steps taken by the Hochul administration to keep their Marxist rules in place and their plans to actually use local law enforcement to round people up and force the into these camps.

We stated a long time ago that the time may come when police have to decide if they are going to enforce the whims of a psychopath like Hochul or stand up and defend the oaths they swore to. This would have been a perfect test case. Thank God the judge took that decision out of the hands of police officers and sheriffs statewide in New York.


 Earlier this year, we wrote about a similar scheme in Washington State. For more on that, we invite you to:


The following contains editorial content which is the opinion of the author, a retired Chief of Police and current staff writer for Law Enforcement Today.

OLYMPIA, WA- Remember when Adolf Hitler had people whom he believed to be inferior put in concentration camps?

How about when Democrat Franklin Delano Roosevelt had Japanese-Americans forcibly removed from their homes and placed in internment camps? Hitler and Roosevelt, meet Washington Gov. Jay Inslee (D).

According to Gateway Pundit, Washington State is looking to amend a state law which would allow the state to involuntarily detain state residents as young as 5-years-old in what amount to COVID-19 internment camps for failure to comply with the state’s vaccine mandates.

Under WAC 246-100-040, it provides a revision to include COVID 19 protocol under that state’s Communicable and Certain Other Diseases Act which outlines “Procedures for isolation or quarantine.”

Under the measure, local health officials would be given “at his or her sole discretion” the ability to “issue an emergency detention order causing a person or group of persons to be immediately detained for purposes of isolation or quarantine.” This is absolutely chilling.

The bill would require health officers provide documentation verifying that unvaccinated residents subject to detention have “denied requests for medial examination, testing, treatment, counseling, vaccination, decontamination of persons or animals, isolation, quarantine and inspection and closure of facilities” prior to forcing such people into confinement in quarantine facilities.

There is no provision in the measure for any type of hearing or due process. This seems to be a clear violation of the United States Constitution.

The proposed measure would also compel law enforcement officers to assist in the arrest of non-compliant Washington residents. Police officers should outright refuse to enforce such a measure which is a clear violation of their oath of office.

The measure states:

“…a local health officer may invoke the powers of police officers, sheriffs, constables, and all other officers and employees of any political subdivisions within the jurisdiction of the health department to enforce immediately orders given to effectuate the purposes of this section in accordance with the provisions of RCW 43.20.050(4) and 70.05.120.

Under the “emergency detention order,” it legalizes the isolation and detainment of American citizens who fail to voluntarily comply with COVID gene therapy shots “for a period not to exceed ten days.”

The emergency detention order is only to give people a chance to comply with getting the vaccination. Apparently in Washington state, “my body, my choice” only applies to those who wish to murder their unborn children.

In something of an oddity which raises many more questions than it answers, the measure was certified on October 25, 2019—months before the first COVID-19 case hit the United States, which was ironically diagnosed in Seattle on January 20, 2020.

The state board of health in Washington is slated to hold a virtual public meeting on January 12 to discuss the application.

A Washington-based physician’s assistant, Scott Miller had his medical license pulled in October after he provided some 2,000 critically-ill patients with Ivermectin, vitamins and other therapeutics for the virus. Miller is concerned about the number of innocent people who will have to leave Washington if the so-called “emergency” legislation is passed.

“I was up at 5:30 this morning. I got a call from a woman in Ohio whose husband is day eight [Covid-infected] just crying asking me, ‘Can you please help, we are desperate.’

It is devastating knowing that I could have easily treated him as I had hundreds of people outside Washington prior to the emergency suspension of my license for prescribing life-saving therapeutics,” Miller said.

Miller noted that he has reached out to providers across the country asking their help in saving innocent lives, and noted that state medical investigators should probe why hundreds of thousands of Americans go to the hospital and never return home.

“Supplemental oxygen and six milligrams of Dexamethasone has proven to be a catastrophic failure in mitigating acute respiratory distress syndrome. Yet, that is the primary treatment protocol across the country, even as patients decompensate and are statistically condemned to mechanical ventilation.”

Miller was even more concerned about forcing such a mandate as forced vaccinations on children, noting that if a “local health department official deems you to be out of compliance, you can be detained against your will.

He called the measure “the most reprehensible overreach of emergency power I have ever seen out of everything that has been imposed on us.”

Miller further complained that the same people who make the rules “go out to dinner with their friends without masks and get on planes and fly to vacations…but they don’t adhere to these mandates.

We see pictures of them celebrating holidays in person with their families. ‘Do as we command, not as we do.’”

Miller said he has given mask exemptions to a number of high-risk children with underlying conditions, such as respiratory and neurological issues.

However he said such exemptions are no longer accepted in either the workplace or in schools, nor will it “stop the contact tracers from detaining the non-compliant.”

“I had written several medical exemptions and mask exemptions for patients with known history of vaccine injury and respiratory issues.

In this new unrecognizable America, medical providers are not only barred from appropriately treating their patients for Covid, but no they are no longer able to provide legitimate medical exemptions, including those that have positive antibody tests.

“Any provider found writing medical exemptions is at risk for being investigated.

State medical investigators will often ignore medical history, charge providers with disseminating ‘disinformation/misinformation,’ and be deemed unfit to have a medical license.”

Miller said Washington state “has prioritized launching investigations into any practitioner that is courageous enough to properly care for their patients,” while noting that any diversion from the CDC guidelines, “they are at high risk of losing their license and livelihood.”

The health board’s meeting to discuss the proposal is being held over a Zoom call rather than in person. That hasn’t stopped a number of people from pressuring two Republican members of the board to do the right thing.

Meanwhile, Washingtons Fuehrer, Inslee is said to be assembling a so-called “strike team” which would be in charge of running the concentration camps. Oh, they’re called “quarantine facilities,” but let’s face facts…aside from the gas chambers, and some other details, they’re not all that much different than Auschwitz. Put it this way, a lot closer to Auschwitz than January 6, 2021.

According to a job posting in September:

“Isolation & quarantine strike team consultants” will earn $3,294 to $4286 a month for their services, basically confirming the state’s plans to open CCC’s—Covid Concentration Camps.

In an even more dystopian display of the absolute madness that this plan entails, people who are basically kidnapped to the facility are being referred to as “travelers,” since the camps are “intended” to house people “traveling” through the state, since Washington residents are “expected” to quarantine in their homes.

However that isn’t what WAC 246-100-040 says. Rather it says:

  • At his or her sole discretion, a local health officer may issue an emergency detention order causing a person or group of persons to be immediately detained for purposes of isolation or quarantine in accordance with subsection (3) of this section, or may petition to the superior court ex parte for an order to take the person or group of persons into involuntary detention for the purposes of isolation or quarantine in accordance with subsection (4) of this section…[emphasis added]

Hopefully some day, America will have its own version of the Nuremburg trials and scum such as Jay Inslee will pay the price. Our Founding Fathers must be rolling in their graves.

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