Riverside County, California, Sheriff Chad Bianco released a video on Friday, Dec. 4,  declaring that he will not enforce California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s latest closure orders, which he said will devastate hospitals, businesses, schools, and civil liberties.

“These closings and requests to stay home are absolutely ridiculous.The metrics used for the closings are incredibly flawed and not representative of the actual numbers, and are disastrous for Riverside County,” Bianco said in the video.

Bianco also confirmed that his police department staff will not be forced to threaten the livelihood, safety, and security of local residents. Instead, they will rely on citizens to protect themselves and others with “common-sense” precautions, but not with dictatorially imposed rules.

During his speech he was very critical of Newsom, “He expects us to arrest anyone who violates his orders, cite him, and take his money, shut down their businesses, make them stay home and take away their civil liberties, otherwise he threatens to punish us all.”

In addition, Bianco highlighted Newsom’s hypocrisy in constantly refusing to follow his own rules that he imposed on all Californians. 

“While he forces citizens to stay home, lose their jobs, and stop seeing their families, he has been seen eating dinner and traveling in luxury,” Bianco said, referring to the scandalous situation in which the governor was seen eating dinner at a fancy restaurant with a dozen other people just after he banned meetings of more than three people inside Californians’ homes.

Newsom, decreed a curfew for all of California that went into effect on Saturday, Nov. 21 at 10 p.m. until Dec. 21, with the possibility of being extended. The curfew involves a ban on driving after certain hours, imposes an obligation to wear face masks, and imposes social gatherings.

But the sheriff’s video responded to new announcements made by Newsom on Thursday, Dec. 3, reporting that he completely bans the opening of salons, indoor and outdoor meals in restaurant, and limits retail capacity to 20% in most counties. 

Bianco questioned the governor’s authority to determine which jobs are essential and which are not, noting that “all jobs are essential to someone.” 

Then there are the supporters of the prison mandate such as Rex Parris, the mayor of Lancaster, California, who claims that those who refuse to wear a mask in public are committing acts of “domestic terrorism.”

If it were up to me, anyone not wearing a mask when in public would be arrested. That is an act of domestic terrorism and should be treated as such,” Parris said.

But Bianco is not alone, the citizens of California tired of the oppressive measures of the Democratic rulers, also refute the restrictive measures imposed and went out repeatedly to demonstrate their rights in a peaceful way throughout the state.