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Tue Jul 7, 2020, 01:54 PM

After mocking stay-at-home order, Merced Co. sheriff changes tune as COVID-19 cases surge

In mid-May, Merced County Sheriff Vernon Warnke had a lot to say about California’s stay-at-home orders to slow the spread of coronavirus, none of it good.

He posted a defiant message to Facebook saying he refused to enforce the state’s orders because they meant “economic slaughter” and he believed government had no right to tell him or anyone else it was too risky to get a haircut or dental checkup.

“I truly believe that Governor Newsom’s motivation is to have the majority of the citizens (and illegal residents) dependant [sic] on governments assistance so he could maintain this control once this ‘pandemic’ is declared over,” Warnke wrote.

Two months later, with cases spiking and Merced County now on the state’s coronavirus watch list, the sheriff has changed his tune: “Wear your masks, do your social distancing, wash your hands … Please take it seriously."


https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2020-07-07/merced-county-coronavirus-case-spike

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DBoon Jul 7 OP
CaliforniaPeggy Jul 7 #1
Dan Jul 7 #2
Baked Potato Jul 7 #3
ailsagirl Jul 7 #4
TeamPooka Jul 7 #5

Response to DBoon (Original post)

Tue Jul 7, 2020, 03:00 PM

1. There's nothing quite like seeing people around you dying, to make you change course.

At least he finally saw the light.

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Response to DBoon (Original post)

Tue Jul 7, 2020, 03:15 PM

2. Sad smile

Death has a way of enlightening the stupid, or at least those that wish to survive.

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Response to DBoon (Original post)

Tue Jul 7, 2020, 04:09 PM

3. His job is literally Government assistance lol

This is a guy who made over $388,000 last year according to the Google.

He’s the only Sheriff from California to ride in Dump’s inaugural parade.


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Response to Baked Potato (Reply #3)

Tue Jul 7, 2020, 09:47 PM

4. That's truly nauseating

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Response to DBoon (Original post)

Tue Jul 7, 2020, 11:24 PM

5. Fuck That guy

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