Monday, March 30, 2020

Unlawful Assembly

Because of the reckless disregard of public safety and after repeated requests and warnings, I worked with our state attorney, Andrew Warren, to obtain a warrant for unlawful assembly and violation of public health emergency rules, both of which are second degree misdemeanors.  Our goal here is not to stop anyone from worshiping, but the safety and well-being of our community must always come first.

-- Hillsborough, FL Sheriff Chad Chronister at a news conference announcing charges against megachurch pastor Rodney Howard-Browne of the River at Tampa Bay Church for holding Sunday services in violation of county orders, Tampa Bay Times, 30 March 2020

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