Social Distancing Law Becomes the New Stop-and-Frisk in New York

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 06: An NYPD officer wearing a mask looks at the camera during a daily briefing in the Union Square subway station amid the coronavirus pandemic on May 6, 2020 in New York City. COVID-19 has spread to most countries around the world, claiming over 263,000 lives with over 3.8 million cases. (Photo by Alexi Rosenfeld/Getty Images)


NYPD has started arresting violators of social distancing rules — which ask New Yorkers to stay at least six feet apart . 35 of 40 people arrested by the NYPD for violating the socially distancing in Brooklyn were black which is odd considering Brooklyn is almost 50% white.  The Brooklyn DA has decline to prosecute these arrests.

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