Report Your Neighbors to Police Says Oregon Governor

On Friday, the Democratic Governor Kate Brown of Oregon drew attention after stating that residents should call the police when they observe their neighbors celebrating Thanksgiving with too many people.

Report Your Neighbors to Police Says Oregon Governor

On Friday, the Democratic Governor Kate Brown of Oregon drew attention after stating that residents should call the police when they observe their neighbors celebrating Thanksgiving with too many people.

In response to the increasing infection rate of the Covid-19 pandemic, Brown announced restrictions last week that limit household gatherings to no more than six people. Penalties for violating the rule can result in fines up to $1,250 and 30 days in jail.

The Marion County Sheriff’s office issued a statement following the governors announcement indicating that they will not enforce the order, “We recognize that we cannot arrest or enforce our way out of the pandemic, and we believe both are counterproductive to public health goals.”

In an interview with Maggie Vespa of KGW, Brown said that “those who don’t enforce these measures put every single one of us at risk. That’s unacceptable.””

When asked how she felt about comments critical of her restrictions, Brown replied, “Look. All of this is irresponsible. These are politicians seeking headlines, not public servants trying to save lives. … We continue to make decisions based on science and data.”

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