Worry About A “Police State” Here In Maine? Well, Don’t
As if the anxiety level wasn't bad enough, when the Governor issued a "stay at home" order yesterday, people's imagination went through the roof.
We were ordered to stay at home, but who was going to make us stay there? Would the military be patrolling the streets? Would one wrong move put us in jail?
Across Facebook, certain police agencies and Sheriff's Departments here in Maine did a great job spelling it out as to exactly how the situation would be handled going forward.
.We thought that the Franklin County Sheriff's Office out in western Maine did a good job at putting our minds at ease: "The Sheriff’s Office will not purposefully go out and stop vehicles because they are on the road or stop and ask why people are out and about. To do so puts our officers at risk. This is not Nazi Germany or Soviet Russia where you are asked for your papers!"
A little closer to home, the Hancock County Sheriff's Department told us this: "First and foremost, lets quash some rumors out of the gate. There are absolutely, positively NO plans to participate in random motor vehicle stops and/or check points to actively look for and arrest violators of the Governor’s order."
Bottom line is that Governor Mill's and the entire population here in the great state of Maine are expecting us all to do our part - STAY HOME! Help flatten the curve. Save the elderly and those at high-risk. Save your parents, your children, your neighbors, those at your church, your place of work, in your town and in your city.
Stay home. Stay safe.