Skip to comments.Video: Rhode Island National Guard To Conduct House-To-House Searches, Texas National Guard House-To-House Coronavirus Checkups
Posted on 03/28/2020 9:50:43 AM PDT by USA Conservative
On March 13th Around 400 National Guard personnel have been activated across six states to support operations to stem the spread of novel coronavirus, the National Guard Bureau said in a press release.
The governors of Florida, Iowa, Louisiana, New York, Rhode Island, and Washington have all activated components of their Army and Air National Guard. Guardsmen in California and Maryland are also expected to join their states efforts today.
Things have become even more serious and some conspiracy theories suggested that we are on our way to martial law.
Martial law is the imposition of direct military control of normal civilian functions by a government, especially in response to a temporary emergency such as invasion or major disaster, or in an occupied territory.
Gov. Greg Abbott announced Tuesday that he is activating the Texas National Guard in response to the novel coronavirus outbreak in the state, which had at least 76 positive cases as of Tuesday. While there is no need to deploy troops yet, he said, Guard members will be standing ready.
I am grateful to the men and women of the National Guard for their dedication to serving their fellow Texans, and want to assure the public that this is a precautionary measure to make sure the Texas National Guard has the capability to serve at a moments notice where they are needed most, Abbott said in a statement.
Reports emerged that The Texas National Guard is heading out to neighborhoods in the Dallas area. According to KXAN, the National Guard members are reportedly on a medical mission going door-to-door to see who may have come in contact with a coronavirus patient.
The Rhode Island police and National Guard are going to begin searching houses for people who came to their state from New York and demand that they self-quarantine.
An executive order signed by Raimondo on Thursday imposes a mandatory quarantine on anyone who enters RI through passenger vehicle, train or bus from New York. The travellers must provide their information to law enforcement and self quarantine for two weeks as well as anyone who has been to New York in the last two weeks.
The American Civil Liberties Union has blasted the order on Fourth Amendment grounds.
While the Governor may have the power to suspend some state laws and regulations to address this medical emergency, she cannot suspend the Constitution, Rhode Island ACLU executive director Steven Brown said in a statement. Under the Fourth Amendment, having a New York state license plate simply does not, and cannot, constitute probable cause to allow police to stop a car and interrogate the driver, no matter how laudable the goal of the stop may be.
The Fourth Amendment (Amendment IV) to the United States Constitution is part of the Bill of Rights. It prohibits unreasonable searches and seizures. In addition, it sets requirements for issuing warrants: warrants must be issued by a judge or magistrate, justified by probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and must particularly describe the place to be searched and the persons or things to be seized.
Fourth Amendment case law deals with three main issues: what government activities are searches and seizures, what constitutes probable cause to conduct searches and seizures, and how violations of Fourth Amendment rights should be addressed. Early court decisions limited the amendments scope to physical intrusion of property or persons, but with Katz v. United States (1967), the Supreme Court held that its protections extend to intrusions on the privacy of individuals as well as to physical locations. A warrant is needed for most search and seizure activities, but the Court has carved out a series of exceptions for consent searches, motor vehicle searches, evidence in plain view, exigent circumstances, border searches, and other situations.
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Now, do I understand the necessity? Yes. But does it portend a dangerous precedent? Absolutely.
Let the New Yorkers come forward voluntarily and let them get tested and self-quarantine. But not this...
I find this very hard to believe.
Show me the warrant, officer.
Will there be an anal probe? I stop at the anal probe.
This is not a conspiracy theory it is the very definition of a police state. for a virus that is not killing any more than a seasonal flu so I guess every year we should just lock things down for six months and let the government control us because we might get sick
Will the National Guard spread the caronavirus? Uh, oh.
If we saw ICUs dealing with the 300,000-600,000 flu patients dying every year, wed freak out, too, but we dont and are happy with the deaths.
We dont have mechanisms to know all those who have or have had COVID-19, so the few few with it in hospitals makes us think it kills everyone who gets it. It doesnt, at all.
A governor can sign any piece of paper...the question is (besides if it's Constitutional, or not) is enforcement...Rhode Island, due to size, may have the ability to patrol it's entry points much easier than say, Arizona, Texas, etc.
Cartman got the anal probe, but was he fully conscious?
The idea that going door to door to establish potential contacts is NUTZ!
It would accomplish NOTHING, because the information is UNRELIABLE!!
Just because the ACLU thinks this is unconstitutional does not make it so.
I agree...You need a warrant.
What are they doing, looking for NY license plates?
Gov. Greg Abbott announced Tuesday that he is activating the Texas National Guard in response to the novel coronavirus outbreak in the state, which had at least 76 positive cases as of Tuesday.
What exactly does at least 76 positive cases mean?
If you dont want to answer the door, you are not obliged to. Just as a cop needs probable cause to search your car, they will still ask. Nothing illegal about that.
Folks around here are so sure of their rights they have no idea of their rights.
What if the search consists of knocking on the door and asking if “so and so, who agreed to self-quarantine is in?”
We could use ankle bracelets, but we don’t have enough.
So the liberals who favor sanctuary for illegals are hunting down refugees from New York. Hypocrites.
I never hesitate to give my opinion. This shows how quickly the politicians revert to their true mode of action: fascism — the state, and nothing but the state.
Now the folks are prepared for the next time when the guard is activated. Only it will be for a lesser crisis. The time after that, for an even lesser crisis.
Effectively, we are under martial law.
The politicians have killed the economy and endangered our lives. They are incompetent to help us in a crisis, but they are very eager to seize power and rule with an iron fist.
The march to totalitarianism seems inevitable. Government starts out as benevolent, then amasses power, and to keep its power, tightens the screws on the public. The public complains, and government gets a wrench to do further tightening. At some point it crosses the threshold for fascism, but no one calls it that because it took so many years to get there.
The US Constitution was the best we could do. Politicians did everything they could to subvert the Constitution, invalidating its provisions, while professing mendaciously that they respect the Constitution. Example: unreasonable search. If they find you with more cash than they think you should have, they take it. For them, the Constitution is an annoying obstacle, that they just walk around.
Cant say about other states, but Iowa NG isnt enforcing any quarantines. Theyre distributing PPE and medical supplies from fed stockpiles and other purchased and donation sources.
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