Inside Edition takes heat for outing NYC restaurants not enforcing vaccine mandates…most are not!

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Mainstream media “snitches” have discovered that 11 restaurants in New York City aren’t enforcing the city’s highly controversial vaccine mandate requiring that diners hand over proof of vaccination before being let indoors.

During an investigation this week, the same week that NYC’s restaurant vaccine mandate went into effect, Inside Edition — a news outlet that’s ostensibly not state media — visited 15 restaurants to determine whether they were complying.

“At Mercer Kitchen in the SoHo neighborhood, staff did everything by the book. They asked for ID along with proof of vaccination. And when an Inside Edition producer told the hostess he didn’t have his vaccine card on him, she said she couldn’t seat him inside,” the outlet happily reported Thursday.

But the happiness quickly evaporated as Inside Edition’s investigators began discovering privately run restaurant after restaurant after restaurant that wasn’t enforcing the local government’s arguably authoritarian mandate.

“At BurgerFi, a popular burger joint, there are new signs on most of their tables saying, ‘Show us your vax.’ But nobody at the restaurant asked our producer to show them anything. … In total, just four out of the 15 restaurants we visited asked to see both proof of vaccination and a matching ID,” Inside Edition bemoaned.

Watch the outlet’s full report below:

The report triggered annoyance and anger.

Had Inside Edition been investigating murders, rapes, robberies, burglaries, vandalism, arson or any number of crimes, perhaps the public wouldn’t have been so bothered.


It’s not clear yet how the local government will respond.

Writing on Twitter, one left-winger did note that, judging by the lack of compliance in NYC, it seems “it is impossible to mandate this.”


She may be correct.

Enforcing a vaccine mandate on restaurants requires deploying countless inspectors to regularly perform investigations like the one conducted by Inside Edition. Except the city’s inspectors would have to visit every single restaurant in the city.

Now extrapolate this out to the entire country as per President Joe Biden’s recently announced business vaccinate mandate, and the impossibility of the task explodes.

Sharona Hoffman, a professor of law and bioethics at Case Western Reserve University, put it best in remarks last week to Cleveland station WEWS.

“It’s going to be difficult to enforce because we’re now reaching employers all over the country. There is no centralized system right now for employers to report that [they] have 100% of their employees vaccinated,” she said.

If you don’t have an easy way to report that, how are you going to catch people that are not complying? What are you going to do about it?” she then asked.

The only way would be to follow Inside Edition’s lead and personally visit every single business in America. But despite the federal government’s gargantuan budget, it’s not clear even it could afford that many inspectors.


(Video: WEWS)

The challenge of enforcing a federal vaccine mandate is further exacerbated by growing noncompliance from law enforcement officials and lawsuits from GOP governors.

At least two sheriffs in just Arkansas alone publicly declared this week that they won’t enforce the president’s “dictator-like” mandate.

“As law enforcement officers, our first duty and what we swear an oath to, is to support the Constitution of the United States, and the Constitution of the State of Arkansas. It is in that defense and the defense of individual liberty that the Cleburne County Sheriff’s Office has not, and will not mandate the COVID vaccine for any of our employees. Just like with the flu shot, their choice to get vaccinated or not is theirs and theirs alone, and we respect their decisions,” one of the sheriffs wrote.

Meanwhile, Arizona became the first state to formally sue the BIden administration this week, and dozens of other Republican-led states are threatening to do the same.

“In a 14-page complaint filed with a federal district court in Arizona, Attorney General Mark Brnovich argued Mr. Biden’s new vaccine requirements unconstitutionally discriminate against U.S. citizens because undocumented immigrants apprehended by federal law enforcement are not subject to a federal vaccination requirement,” according to CBS News.


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