Sheriff Villanueva deserves our praise on this one.
It’s good to see that some law enforcement officials still have a spine, and stand up for what is right, rather than just being armed thugs for the state.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff tells sources that he will not be enforcing these tyrannical mandates.
What i find interesting is the reason he cites, namely a sizable reduction in his workforce because of the mandate. He knows people are going to quit immediately if he follows through with this.
Pay attention guys, YOU have power, and this is a perfect example of that. Employers have to know that they will absolutely face critical shortages if they attempt to overstep their bounds.
I am not telling you to quit, make them fire you, so you can file a lawsuit against them later, and let them know that you will be filing a lawsuit at a later date.
Let them know that their compliance with tyranny comes at a dear price.
And as always, #DoNotComply
Here’s what he had to say:
LA Sheriff Villanueva says that he will not enforce a vaccine mandate, saying employees are willing to get fired over it. "I don't want to be in a position to lose 5, 10% of my workforce overnight on a vaccine mandate." pic.twitter.com/9DNJTeJUoY
— Alene Tchekmedyian (@AleneTchek) October 7, 2021
— Monkey D. Rogee 🏴☠️ 🍜 (@catholiclawyer) October 8, 2021
The Hill had more on the story:
“The issue has become so politicized,” Villanueva said on Thursday.
“There are entire groups of employees that are willing to be fired and laid off rather than get vaccinated, so I don’t want to be in a position to lose 5 percent, 10 percent of my workforce overnight on a vaccine mandate”
The sheriff also cited the “defunding effort” and referred to it coupled with the vaccine mandate as “the worst of two worlds.”
Thank you,Sheriff Villanueva, for your leadership and not enforcing the draconian mandates. It’s so good and reassuring to know that there are men in LA who will fight with us and for us. I love you and God bless💙💙💙
— Alexandria Aninou (@Kefalonitissa) October 8, 2021
"As law enforcement officers and healthcare workers are being forced to choose between getting a vaccine or losing their job, Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said he will not enforce the city’s vaccine mandate."
— Pirate Beachbum (@piratebeachbum) October 8, 2021
On Wednesday, the Los Angeles City Council approved an ordinance requiring vaccine passports for indoor restaurants, bars, gyms, and salons. Pharmacies and grocery stores were exempt from the mandate.
“The ordinance will go into effect beginning on Nov. 4 and is believed to be one of the strictest COVID-19 vaccine-related mandates in the U.S. Bars, gyms, entertainment venues and shopping centers will all be subject to this new requirement,”