Politicians: Snitch On Your Neighbors

Dana Nessel
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Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel is asking Michigan residents to rat out their neighbors if they believe they are violating the governor's order to remain at home to help slow the spread of coronavirus.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) issued a stay-at-home order on Mrach 24, which bans all work and travel, except for "essential" reasons. The ban extends through April 13.

Nessel has now taken the order a step further by urging citizens to call law enforcement on their neighbors if they believe the are not complying.

In a statement on Wednesday, Nessel said, "These are unprecedented times and my office is working with Gov. Whitmer’s office, local law enforcement agencies and other parties to ensure these executive orders are being followed."

She added, "The orders are in place to protect the public health and welfare of Michigan’s residents, and consequences will result to those found to be in willful violation. By working together through this public health emergency and staying home, we can help slow the spread of COVID-19 across the state."