The echoes of Nazi Germany should be far too uncomfortable for any common sense American who comes across this bit of news from New York as that city’s socialist mayor who has long been accused by some of deep-rooted anti-Semitism, openly threatens to arrest the family and friends who want nothing more than to pay their respects for a departed loved one.
Many New Yorkers did not mince words about what they thought of the mayor’s alarmingly authoritarian response.
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De Blasio Threatens “Jewish Community” With Mass Arrests After Funeral Gathering
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (Democrat) issued a warning to the “Jewish community” that he would arrest them for gathering in public as they did for a rabbi’s funeral in the Williamsburg neighborhood Tuesday night. De Blasio personally intervened in the funeral gathering as a violation of social distancing rules for the COVID-19 Chinese coronavirus pandemic.
“My message to the Jewish community, and all communities, is this simple: the time for warnings has passed. I have instructed the NYPD to proceed immediately to summons or even arrest those who gather in large groups. This is about stopping this disease and saving lives. Period.”
— Reuven Blau (@ReuvenBlau) April 29, 2020
You’re an awful human being. And for the record I was ahead of the curve on it. Also, my sister and her family just moved out of what was once the greatest city in the world. Mazel tov. (Thats Jew talk.) pic.twitter.com/o7XLR7YBSc
— Dave Rubin (@RubinReport) April 29, 2020