It’s the nagging fear many have about our out of control government: what would happen if martial law was declared and the government took the rights of citizens? New York City just found out, at least temporarily.
Eleven states as well as Washington D.C. declared states of emergency in the wake of the massive record-breaking snowstorm which blanketed the East. But New York City went a step further. Totalitarian governor Andrew Cuomo declared “martial law” in New York City by ordering all people to stay inside under police enforcement. He issued an absolute travel ban for anything that is not an emergency vehicle.
Note that he even went a step further than an emergency. If you are having an emergency, but do not have an emergency vehicle, you will be arrested.
Only a half step away from Nazi Germany:
The New York Police Department put out a blunt announcement on Saturday: “After 2:30 p.m. and you’re on the road, we will arrest you.”
Even liberal New Yorkers, who vote for bigger overbearing governments, were outraged.
“Threatens arrest citizens for being on the streets 1 day due to snow. Illegals are free to roam the other 364.”
“Haha. Arrest away then fella’s.”
“Calm down chief!”
“Shouldn’t you help them get to their destinations safely instead of arresting them?”
“What if this person is trying to get home from a job as an emergency worker?”
“I get that the roads need to be clear for 911, but isn’t that a bit extreme?”
“You are gonna have to arrest me, and I’ll take it to court. This is appalling. I want to leave NYC!”
“You all drive Prius’s How in the world are you going to arrest me & my 4×4 with them?”
“You have made NYC go full Fascist!”
“Russia now has more freedom than NYC!!!!!!”
“*** martial law over a snowstorm. I pity us when there’s an actual emergency.”
A spokesperson for the New York Police Department went into damage control and said the ban just means no vehicles on the roads. Walking, running, and bicycles are permitted. “They can pedal all they want,” said the spokesman
But the police did request people not to walk so people could do their job.