On FOX Across America with Jimmy Failla, Fox News Senior Judicial Analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano discussed whether New York City police can arrest restaurant owners who stay open past 8 P.M. despite the decree by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio.
"If you listen to Governor Cuomo, for whom I have the highest regard and to whom I get very high marks for clarity, knowledge, understanding of the of the law, understanding of the medicine, communicating, communicating empathy, communicating sympathy and understanding. Nevertheless, he thinks he can issue a decree and then issue the punishment for that decree and then send the police to arrest you if you violate that decree. But that's not America. Yeah, that's not America. Mayor de Blasio, the mayor of New York City, said if we see a restaurant that's open after eight o'clock tonight, we're going to arrest the owner. Well, you can't it's not a crime to be open. It may violate your decree. It may not make sense from a health point of view, but it does not subject a human being to arrest by the police."