Due Process of Law? What Due Process of Law?

Due Process of Law? What Due Process of Law?
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Isaiah and Elizabeth Linscott, and their daughter, have been forced into ankle monitors because they would not sign a legal document without any opportunity to have an attorney review it. They should cut off the ankle monitors and tell the state, “F(ornicate) you!” From WKYT-TV:

Hardin Co. couple gets ankle monitors after COVID-19 quarrel with health dept.

By WKYT News Staff | Published: July 18, 2020 | 8:17 AM EDT

ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. (WKYT/WAVE) – A Kentucky couple is wearing ankle bracelets after a run-in with the health department.

According to WAVE3 News, Elizabeth Linscott tested positive for COVID-19 in Hardin County last weekend.

After testing positive but without showing any symptoms, Linscott said the health department contacted her and requested she sign documents that will limit her traveling anywhere unless she calls the health department first. She said she chose to not sign the documents.

“My part was if I have to go to the ER, if I have to go to the hospital, I’m not going to wait to get the approval to go,” she said.

After refusing to sign the Self-isolation and Controlled Movement Agreed Order, the Hardin County Sheriff’s Department showed up with several people, and forced the Linscott family into ankle monitors, which will alert the sheriff if they travel more than 200 feet from their residence. The family has said that they will get an attorney to fight this, but, as with everything else, legal action takes time, and the two-weeks they will be stuck in those ankle monitors will have elapsed before their attorney — which they did not yet have as of publication of the WKYT article — can get them released from them. Due process of law? What due process of law!?

The Linscotts said that the Sheriff’s Department arrived without notice, which means that they had no notice that such an order would be filed against them, and that means they had no day in court, no legal representation to defend their rights. The Sheriff was there because the state wanted Mrs Linscott to sign legal documents without having the opportunity to have them reviewed by an attorney.

Mrs Linscott claimed that she never said she would not self-quarantine, but that “the Director of the Public Health Department told the judge, that I was refusing to self-quarantine because of this and that was not the case at all.” So, a judge held a hearing, and signed the orders for ankle monitors not only for Mrs Linscott, who had tested positive, but for her husband and daughter, who had apparently not been tested, without the Linscott’s ever being notified or having representation present.

When we surrender our rights over this virus, the door opens for the state to take away other rights, for other emergencies, don’t you know, for our own good!
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