On Wednesday, Democrat New York State assemblyman Nick Perry of Brooklyn took action to stop his bill, Assembly Bill A416, from becoming law. Perry’s bill would have given the governor of New York and local health department heads the authority to detain civilians if the civilians have “contact” or they are “suspected” of having a contagious disease. The bill would have allowed the government to detain civilians for lengthy periods of time. The bill literally states that the governor and health officials “MAY ORDER THE REMOVAL AND/OR DETENTION OF SUCH A PERSON OR GROUP OF SUCH PERSONS…” The bill has been introduced in previous legislative sessions, and the current version was referred to the Health committee on January 6, 2021.
Perry withdrew the bill after citizen journalists and Truthers rallied against the legislation on social media. Perry ranted about “Conspiracy theorists” in his statement killing his own bill. Clearly, this episode represents a victory for the Truth movement.
Nick Perry has issued a statement of defeat, and Big League Politics has obtained the text of Perry’s surrender statement. Assemblyman Nick Perry states: “Conspiracy theorists, and those who spread misinformation online are once again trolling on social media, posting concocted stories about A.416. To deprive these individuals the ability to use this issue for fuel to spread their fire of lies and mistruths, I will take the appropriate legislative action to strike the bill, remove it from the calendar, thus ending all consideration, and actions that could lead to passage into law…”