This was all planned.
They wanted to come out brutal in the beginning and then step back a little bit so you feel like they’re not being as brutal. It’s like spraying the cold hose water on yourself before jumping in the pool and then making the pool feel very warm.
New York City police will no longer enforce mask-wearing by the public unless there is “serious danger,” Mayor Bill De Blasio announced at a Friday news conference.
The decision comes after criticism of the NYPD this week over a video showing officers handcuffing and pinning down a 22-year old mother who was not wearing a mask properly. The police department has also come under scrutiny over its enforcement of social-distancing policies resulting in a disproportionate number of summonses to people of color.
“Absent a serious danger to the public, NYPD will not take enforcement action for failing to wear face mask covering,” the mayor said. “NYPD will continue to enforce the ban on non-essential gatherings, prioritizing dispersing groups of six-plus adults”
An NYPD spokesperson said in a statement to NBC News that the change in enforcement on masks is “essential.”
“In this unprecedented pandemic, trust and collaboration is more critical than ever as we all work together to ensure public safety,” the statement said.
The video that went viral this week showed that the mother, Kaleemah Rozier, and her child both had masks, but their faces weren’t covered during the incident at a Brooklyn subway station, NBC New York reported.
The NYPD said at the time that Rozier “repeatedly refused requests to properly wear her face covering over her nose and mouth” and that officers acted “appropriately and with respect.”
Yeah, that didn’t look very respectful. I don’t think anyone thought that was respectful.
These rules will go away. Everything is going to be lightened up for the summertime. Then, come the fall, when they start mass-hoaxing a new death rate for the virus, all of this will come back even stronger than before. Basically, what you’re witnessing right now is just preparation for what is going to come, in terms of the brutality of this new police state.
You should get ready. As ready as you can get.