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Two Arizona Sheriffs Refuse to Enforce Governor's Stay-at-Home Order

•, Arizona Capitol Times

There have been 360 COVID-19 deaths in Arizona that has a population of more than seven-million people and, typically, most of those deaths were among the elderly or those who already were weak from other illnesses. -GEG
Two Arizona sheriffs are refusing to enforce Gov. Doug Ducey's stay-at-home order as the state continues to deal with the coronavirus.

Mohave County Sheriff Doug Schuster and Pinal County Sheriff Mark Lamb both said they aren't going to hand out fines, citations or arrest people who disobey the governor's mandate that has been extended through May 15.

Mohave County is in northwestern Arizona with Pinal County located south of Phoenix. Of Arizona's 15 counties, the state's two most populous — Maricopa and Pima — have the most COVID-19 cases by far.

"I'm not going to make criminals out of law-abiding citizens," Schuster told Phoenix TV station KTVK. "As a sheriff, I cannot in good conscience issue citations or arrest people for not social distancing."

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