New York Democrat's bill allowing governor to detain individuals dangerous to 'public health' sparks backlash
After a Democrat’s bill allowing the governor or his surrogates to detain anybody who is allegedly threatens to public health "by a single order ... in a medical facility or other appropriate facility" was released, it immediately was backfired online.
"The provisions of this section shall be utilized in the event that the governor declares a state of health emergency due to an epidemic of any communicable disease," the bill reads.
Bill titled A416 sponsored by New York State Assemblyman N. Nick Perry will be referred to the Assembly's Health Committee on Wednesday.
"Read the bill that will allow New York to detain problematic state residents during a 'health emergency,'" Fox News host Laura Ingraham wrote on Twitter.
So disturbing. NY bill allows for the *removal and detention* of anyone who “may be a danger to public health.” Yes, that’s purposely undefined. Yes, it will be used, at least one day, to forcibly remove you or your children from your home for whatever reason the state sees fit. https://t.co/6fgl0RP8fx— Allie Beth Stuckey (@conservmillen) January 3, 2021
"So disturbing. NY bill allows for the *removal and detention* of anyone who 'may be a danger to public health.' Yes, that’s purposely undefined," conservative podcast host Allie Beth Stuckey wrote on Twitter. "Yes, it will be used, at least one day, to forcibly remove you or your children from your home for whatever reason the state sees fit."
This is straight up detention camp stuff in NY! A Bill giving @NYGovCuomo, Health Commissioner or any “designated” official full “power” to remove any person/group of people from their home if deemed contagious. It’s horrifying. Wake up NY & Fight! A416 https://t.co/mU2cWDm1oD— Liz Joy (@LizLemeryJoy) January 2, 2021
"[T]his bill was initially introduced to address public health concerns related to the containment of the Ebola virus after it was discovered that Ebola-infected persons had entered the United States," Perry told Fox News in a statement. "I am an American who understands our Constitution is sacred, and provides us with the right to agree or disagree, and hold different positions on issues that may relate to our civil and constitutional rights."
This is a bill up for consideration in New York State in regards to COVID-19.— Dr. David Samadi, MD (@drdavidsamadi) January 2, 2021
Read every word of this and tell me what you think of it: pic.twitter.com/mCkwgwPemJ
"There is no intent, no plan, or provisions in my bill to take away, or violate any rights, or liberties that all Americans are entitled to under our Constitution, either state or federal," Perry continued.