State Using Involuntary Confinement for COVID Patients
(UnitedVoice.com) – It’s no secret that the stay-at-home order in the Wolverine State is the most oppressive in the country. But Judge Mark Trusock in Kent County just took things to a whole new, and unconstitutional level.
A Kent County court order allowing for the detention of people who've tested positive for COVID-19, or who are symptomatic, will only be used for those who refuse to self-quarantine. As of now, it hasn't been used, county officials say. @wzzm13 pic.twitter.com/KWK28L8S8y
— John Hogan (@JohnHoganWZZM) April 17, 2020
After the director of the county health department, Dr. Adam London, submitted a petition to the court, Trusock signed an order that seems more appropriate for a police state than the United States of America. Legal professionals at the Great Lakes Justice Center have published an open letter taking exception to this gross overreach pointing out Constitutional flaws.
The letter points to the Fourth Amendment as one of its points of contention:
“ …no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized [emphasis added].”
The court order, however, allows police and health officials to involuntarily detain (aka arrest) anybody for 24-72 hours for refusing to self-isolate under the governor’s mandate. The problem is, blanket orders, by definition, cannot describe the “person…to be detained” therefore they cannot be in line with the Bill of Rights.
Progressive Liberals in Congress have used this pandemic to hold relief efforts for Americans hostage to their Socialist/Communist Agenda and blue-state governors are using it to excessively curtail civil liberties. This judge’s order is just the latest blatant and outrageous attack on the Constitution.
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