U.S. Judge Allows Police to Arrest Anyone Suspected of COVID-19; Man Released From Jail Because of Virus Arrested for Murder

By WND. A Michigan judge has issued an order authorizing a county health officer and police to arrest and jail anyone they suspect of being sick with the coronavirus.

The order includes a blank line for the names of anyone arrested to be filled out later, said the Great Lakes Justice Center, which called the order unconstitutional.

Judge Mark Trusock of the 17th Circuit Court issued the order in response to a request by Kent County Health Officer Adam London.

The judge ruled that any “carrier and health threat” presented with a copy of his order “may be involuntarily detained by a peace officer, transported to and detained in an Involuntary Isolation Facility selected by the Health Officer for observation, testing, and/or treatment.” (Read more from “U.S. Judge Allows Police to Arrest Anyone Suspected of COVID-19” HERE)


Florida Man Released From Jail Because of Coronavirus Arrested on Murder Charges

By ABC News. A week after a Florida man was released from jail as a preventive measure against the spread of the novel coronavirus, he was arrested on charges including murder.

Joseph Edward Williams was released March 19 following the issuance of an administrative order aimed at lowering the risk of COVID-19 spread within the Hillsborough County jail, police said. Williams, 26, was being held there on $2,500 bond for felony and misdemeanor drug charges.

Seven days later, Williams allegedly shot and killed someone in Tampa, said police, who didn’t disclose additional details on the victim or the crime.

Williams was arrested April 13 for second-degree murder, resisting an officer with violence, felon in possession of a firearm, possession of heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia, authorities said. A judge set bail at $250,000. (Read more from “Florida Man Released From Jail Because of Coronavirus Arrested on Murder Charges” HERE)

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