How can we deny any longer that the application of Covid-19 related regulations are being applied along partisan lines?
You can't see a concert, go to a social club, even worshipping God in public is being locked away in a pandemic sized box and stuffed in our basements.
But if you live in New York City and want to protest White America, or the police, or rob your local CVS in the process, please feel free.
According to The New York Post, the man who Sean Hannity calls Comrade De Blasio, had this to say:
“This is a historic moment of change. We have to respect that but also say to people the kinds of gatherings we’re used to, the parades, the fairs — we just can’t have that while we’re focusing on health right now,” de Blasio told host Wolf Blitzer.
The exception came as New York’s rate of infections has remained consistent through the civil unrest over the Minneapolis police killing of George Floyd.
NYC cancels large public gatherings through the end of September
A late-June study from the National Bureau of Economic Research found no evidence that coronavirus cases jumped in 315 cities in the weeks after the first protests. Researchers determined that protests may have been offset by an increase in social distancing among those who decided not to march.
The City Hall shutdown will include big parades like the West Indian American Day Carnival in Brooklyn on Labor Day weekend, the Dominican Day Parade in Midtown Manhattan and the San Gennaro festival in Little Italy."
I think there's about half of Queens camping outside City Hall.
That's ok too, especially if you represent The Communist Party of America:
Yes, CPUS is indeed The Communist Party of the United States.
They must have friends in high places if they can risk creating a second wave of a pandemic which has shut the entire planet down.
De Blasio has maintained of course that these mass gatherings aren't contributing to Covid, according to The National Review:
While other areas, including Los Angeles, Seattle, and Miami-Dade County, Fla., have said protests in their cities may have contributed to the spread of the virus, New York has denied experiencing any surge in cases after weeks of protests sparked by the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody.
“Based on our health indicators, which measure hospital admissions, number of people in ICU and percentage of New Yorkers testing positive, we have seen no indication of an uptick in cases,” Avery Cohen, de Blasio’s deputy press secretary, told Fox News.
Coronavirus cases in the city have been declining for weeks after spiking in mid-April. There have been 32,283 deaths in New York, more than any other state.
The rule cancels street fairs, outdoor concerts, parades, and other big events, including the West Indian American Day Carnival in Brooklyn Labor Day weekend, the Dominican Day Parade in midtown Manhattan, and the San Gennaro festival in Little Italy.
While religious events and press conferences will also be exempt from the ban, the city will deny all permits for street fairs, events stretching larger than one block or requiring a sound system and events in parks it believes will “unreasonably diminish public use.”
“As New York has begun its reopening process, accessible open spaces are more important than ever,” said de Blasio in a statement. “While it pains me to call off some of the city’s beloved events, our focus now must be the prioritization of city space for public use and the continuation of social distancing.”
Why are we still locked down?
It is evident to me that this may just be a play on power, rather than public health.
One group gathering in the streets should mean all groups gathering anywhere, anytime they like.
But in the end, it isn't De Blasio's right to play God on public assembly.
Local governments across the country are taking our Liberties from us.
When are we going to take them back?