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NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio Tweets About Arresting Jews Who Don’t Socially Distance, Internet Reacts

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio Tweets About Arresting Jews Who Don’t Socially Distance, Internet Reacts

“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.”

On Tuesday night, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio oversaw the police breaking up a Hasidic funeral for a rabbi who died of the Wuhan coronavirus.

De Blasio lashed out at the Jewish community (but made sure to also say “all communities” to probably try to save his butt) in a tweet, which has set off anger and condemnation from all fronts.

Some people had a problem that de Blasio went after the entire Jewish community including ADL CEO Jonathan Greenblatt and NYC Councilman Kalman Yeger:

Others on Twitter couldn’t help but notice his words echoed of those in history.

Never forget that de Blasio was late to the game.


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deBlasio: Officially tone-deaf on everything

2smartforlibs | April 29, 2020 at 8:39 am

Will he be seizing their belonging and loading them on trains next?

I think Jews should obey the law too.

    Now we’ll find out whether the NYPD officers will be true to their oath or “just following orders”. If ever there was a right time to do the right thing, it is now. And that goes for all of us.

    “Law”? What legislative body proposed, debated and passed this “law”?

    buckeyeminuteman in reply to BillyHW. | April 29, 2020 at 9:43 am

    I’m betting you believe Muslims should be above the law though, as they seem to be in all this hullabaloo.

    beagleEar in reply to BillyHW. | April 29, 2020 at 11:51 am

    Yes, they should.
    Let me know then diBlasio says the same thing about all Blacks, Whites, Latinos, Trans etc etc etc communities when a small group of them does xxx, yyy, or zzz.

    beagleEar in reply to BillyHW. | April 29, 2020 at 11:51 am

    Yes, they should.
    Let me know then diBlasio says the same thing about all Blacks, Whites, Latinos, Trans etc etc etc communities when a small group of them does xxx, yyy, or zzz.

    Concise in reply to BillyHW. | April 29, 2020 at 1:15 pm

    ya vol mein herr. Now, where are your papers?

    Milhouse in reply to BillyHW. | April 30, 2020 at 1:21 am

    I think Jews should obey the law too.

    Indeed, and almost all of us do. All synagogues in NYC have been closed for six weeks now, and it’s been very difficult since Jewish services cannot be conducted without the presence of ten adult Jewish men. Some people have been holding private services illegally in private homes, and some have been doing so legally, by standing outdoors, at proper distances, with face masks, or even by having everyone on a block come out to their porches at the same time (that obviously only works if there are enough Jewish homes on the block).

    And almost all funerals (there have been far too many of those) have been held with a bare minimum of people, all standing apart from each other and wearing face masks. That was the intent in this case too; the community even coordinated with the NYPD to do crowd control and remind people to spread out. Masks were handed out to those who didn’t come with their own. But more people than anticipated turned out for it, and while most people did follow the requirements some unfortunately didn’t.

    Here’s the synagogue’s official statement:

    April 29, 2020

    We regret that the funeral today of our Rabbi of blessed memory ended in chaos and in controversy, and we feel that it’s incumbent on us to explain what happened.

    Our Rabbi was revered by thousands as a holy, humble and caring person, and they wanted to participate in the funeral. We came up with a plan to have many streets closed, so that people participate and walk the coffin while following the social distancing rules and wearing masks. People walk the streets daily, thus, a funeral – we thought – shouldn’t be different, as long the rules are followed. Unfortunately, this didn’t pan out, and NYPD had to disperse the crowds.

    We shall note that everyone followed the police officers’ orders and the vast majority had masks. Yet, the confusion and chaos led to scenes of large crowds.

    We understand Mayor Bill de Blasio’s frustration and his speaking out against the gathering. As said, we thought that the procession will be in accordance with the rules, and we apologize that it turned out otherwise. It also hurts that this led to singling out the Jewish community, and for that we apologize to all Jewish people. We know that the mayor’s reaction came from his concern to the health of safety of our community and the entire city, and it wasn’t ill-intentioned. We share that concern. Health and live takes precedence to anything else, and we shall all follow those rules.


    Jacob Mertz – Secretary.

    Meanwhile thousands of people congregated in the parks, and in public places where the Thunderbirds and Blue Angels could be seen, and the mayor said nothing about them. The parks are crowded every nice day, in the very same neighborhood where this funeral took place, and the police do nothing, the mayor says nothing. Only when it’s Jews who desperately want to say goodbye to a mentor does he find his voice.

I think DeBlasio should obey the law and stop going to the gym and all his unnecessary travel.

    Milhouse in reply to parthos. | April 30, 2020 at 1:07 am

    Um, he did stop when the order came into effect. I don’t know where you heard otherwise.

    Why he has found it necessary for the last 5+ years to have his police escort drive him to Park Slope every day, causing extra traffic and burning fossil fuels, when there are plenty of gyms within easy walking distance of either Gracie Mansion or City Hall, is another and very legitimate question. But it’s not against the law.

      legalengland in reply to Milhouse. | May 2, 2020 at 1:42 am

      “Um, he did stop when the order came into effect. I don’t know where you heard otherwise.”

      Unnecessary travel reported by the DM:

      Also, the incongruity of standing for a funeral vs every object one must touch in a locker room and weight rooms, while sweating and breathing heavily for an hour straight, is quite amusing, considering DeBlasio’s gung ho attitude on choking out synagogue attendance. It’s just not very convincing to be lectured to by a guy who was squeezing in gym visits right up to the edge of legality in anticipation of the order taking effect. Meaning: he was still going, even as he knew gyms were ALREADY a problem, thus the pending order that he stated he knew to be coming.

        Milhouse in reply to legalengland. | May 3, 2020 at 3:08 am

        The point is he didn’t break the law, as parthos claimed. He stopped his gym visits as soon as his order came into effect.

        Why he has been coming all the way to use that gym every day is another and very good question, but it has nothing to do with the current situation. I used to pass by that gym quite often in the mornings, and would always see a few cops idling outside waiting for him.

“The time for warnings has passed, so y’all better start sewing those yellow stars to your clothing.”
Mayor Bill De Nazio

    pfg in reply to Exiliado. | April 29, 2020 at 9:36 am

    “ACHTUNG, ACHTUNG! 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 . . .”

    . . . And to bring them to the Metro station at Hudson Yards where the trains are waiting.”

      pfg in reply to pfg. | April 29, 2020 at 9:42 am

      Text of notice posted in Kiev after the city had fallen to German troops,

      “All the Yids of the city of Kiev and its vicinity must appear on Monday September 29, 1941 by 8 a.m. at the corner of Melnikova and Dokhterivskaya streets (next to the cemetery). Bring documents, money and valuables, and also warm clothing, bed linen etc. Any Yids who do not follow this order and are found elsewhere will be shot. Any civilians who enter the dwellings left by Yids and appropriate the things in them will be shot”.

      Then, Babi Yar.

This is what they cal an “unforced error.”

The appearance of bigotry is a natural consequence of identity politics. de Blasio never considered the possibility because, being an egomaniac, it never occurred to him that he could be wrong.

ahad haamoratsim | April 29, 2020 at 8:56 am

DeBlasio and his wife broke the social distancing order out of boredom. Chris Cuomo broke quarantine to take his wife to Easter services in another town. And on and on. So my message to the non-Jewish community is – – –

OH Deplorable | April 29, 2020 at 9:12 am

DeBlasio is mirroring the sentiment of the Democrat Party. The Democrat Party is anti-Jewish. Yet so many Jews cling to a party that only tolerates them because of the money they toss their way. The Democrat Party controlled the Presidency and the Congress back in the late 1930s up through the mid-1940s when boatloads of Jewish refugees were denied entry in the United States.

    beagleEar in reply to OH Deplorable. | April 29, 2020 at 11:57 am

    When the DNC sets up Jewish Fun Camps, Jews will tip the guards as they hand over titles to all of their property. Those camps will be voluntary, but of course they’re so much fun that if you don’t go you must be crazy, and if you’re crazy you go to the fast-processing camp.
    But at least they’ll have that high-speed rail they were sputtering about.

texansamurai | April 29, 2020 at 9:56 am

can’t believe ANY politician in the largest city in this country would have the gall to make such a statement–jesus

can’t imagine the consequences of such an action were it to happen here but it damn sure wouldn’t be pretty

has the mayor taken leave of his senses entirely? agree time for NYPD to show some steel and tell the mayor where to go

amatuerwrangler | April 29, 2020 at 9:59 am

Now we can see if the United States of America still exists as originally designed. As said above, will NYPD follow orders or will they hold true to the Constitution they took an oath to defend? Will there be splits in the ranks around this?

A lot will be learned about all sorts of people in the next few days.

Could somebody refer to a statement by the jewish leaders about large scale gatherings. Have the jewish leaders agreed or opposed deB’s orders? Are the jewish leaders saying yes we agree that large scale gatherings should not occur but don’t call us out on it, and don’t call us jews?

White… Jew privilege. There is precedent.

NYC needs a two-party system, but most conservatives there are long gone, except on Staten Island and in a few other places. The red Kaiser Wilhelm III leaves other people’s mass gatherings alone, and even encouraged them early in the COVID-19 saga..

    Sisu in reply to RAM500. | April 29, 2020 at 11:12 am

    There is no and hasn’t been a NYS “conservative party” for several decades; just a “step-child” of the Republicans. The optimist in me hopes that “representative government” exists somewhere in NYS – but I’d like to know where. … We live under multiple levels of illegitimate government, corrupted by municipal unions and a highly transient (mostly “downstate”) population since the 1800s.

“Multiculturalism” is only a means to “tyranny”. … All in nature “diverges” there is strength and benefits for all in allowing “diversity” to flourish. … Forcing all to “one philosophy of life” is neither “multiculturalism” nor a sustainable strategy for survival. … Let’s all use de Balsio as the “poster boy” for a new movement – No election has a winner unless all of: 51% of the eligible electorate vote, one candidate receives at least 33% of the vote of All Eligible Voters and said candidate has never advocated the benefits of socialism / communism. … As to the “pandemic” – the public needs actionable information; Not “overlords” telling us how to stay healthy.

What’s next, Bill (William), yellow stars? Cheers –

Now issue a similar public statement for Muslims…

(Sarcasm warning)

And Jews vote 70% for Democrats including socialists. What was the demographic vote for DeBlasio?

Religious bigotry is reserved for Christians. How dare they celebrate their holy days. Arrest the pastors! Just don’t even think of trying to do that to Jews.

Almost every “Red State” would have evangelicals that would welcome Jews and not have anything like this happen, but for some reason people won’t vote with their feet. You get used to the oppression and tyranny until it is too late or too difficult to leave. Meanwhile they call those who believe in liberty “Deplorables” and want gun control. The 2nd Amendment worked on Purim, and works today.

What can you say of a Jew that really wanted to stay in Germany after Krystallnacht and voted for the National Socialists? Or in NYC today and vote for the Squad?

NYC is into fashion. Fashions change. Holocaust is so last century, Islamophobia is the new thing to virtue signal over.

Are the Mosques closed? Why are the muslim refugee meat packing companies centers for spread?

That said, a post “Jews should obey the law” was heavily downvoted. But should Jews obey the law or not? If the law is unjust, then NO ONE is obligated to obey or enforce it. If the law is just, it applies to everyone, and the Jews aren’t immune, from the law or the virus. Out here in the free states like South Dakota, we would figure out how to do it safely, maybe give the HClQ/Zn to protect them, maybe have masks or distancing, or other methods to insure the virus would not spread, especally to the other vulnerable (maybe separate out the elderly).

That is the red-blue divide. The Red state deplorables engineer solutions to problems as they come up, then solve the general case (WY is mild but still had protests over the governor’s orders!). The blue cities pass one draconian law after another that usually doesn’t solve the root cause, or even mitigate the problem but they feel good that they did something.

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to tz. | April 29, 2020 at 1:51 pm


    EEOC Sues on Behalf of Nearly 200 Somali Muslims Who Claim Religious Harassment, Termination From Meatpacking Plants

    Meat processing across the Midwest largely done by immigrants

    For Somalis, hope falls to the cutting floor
    Refugees entrapped by popular meat industry

    A meat-packing plant in Fort Morgan, Colorado learned just what happens when you give hundreds of Muslim refugees a job.

    Milhouse in reply to tz. | April 30, 2020 at 1:25 am

    Are the Mosques closed?

    Yes, they are. This fantasy that the law treats Islam better than other religions really has no basis in fact.

      legalengland in reply to Milhouse. | May 2, 2020 at 12:47 am

      Mosques all over the world are defying lockdowns ( ), from India, Bangladesh, and Pakistan to Greece, Berlin, and Belgium, so I would venture to guess mosques in America are no exception, but mainstream media isn’t touching that subject with a 100 ft pole. Now, a mosque in New York has actually publicized that it’s remained open, but no MSM have picked up the story, even as the mosque promoted their tarp-lined worship room featuring only a few muslims praying in publicity photos, claiming that no more than 10 ever come at one time. I’m not saying the low attendance is BS, but there’s really nobody to call it out, even if it is. Mosques are generally very closed-off and secretive, stopping outsiders at the entrance as a rule, so there’s not a lot for the media to dig into, even if they wanted to.

      The fact that this mosque is touting it’s not closed to members on a daily basis–despite defying a state executive order banning “non-essential gatherings of individuals of any size for any reason”–might suggest mosque leaders feel somewhat free of scrutiny by the press. It might even suggest such a sparingly-covered story could provide great cover, should any detractors decide to look deeper into much larger gatherings being held at the mosque. Providing a picture that doesn’t portray the full size of the prayer room, with only 9 people in view in the photograph, is great visual persuasion in a medium like photojournalism, and would provide indispensable sway, should any controversy befall the mosque.

      But the fact that the only press currently covering the story with any reach are outside the mainstream ( ), I’d say there is considerable bias, both in the press and by democrat officials, knowing how closely the democrats watch media coverage, and how closely the two work hand in hand. Meanwhile, there have been multiple synagogue arrests in New York, and in other states, police blockaded church drive-thru services, and Easter services were hammered by police with nails poured out on the asphalt.

      It’s not hard to imagine how much play the mosque story would get if the MSM wanted it to. But, really, you don’t have to imagine at all if you look at how little coverage a related story has received, where a prominent Syrian muslim cleric issued a fatwa to celebrate the annihilation of Chinese people everywhere for spreading coronavirus ( ).

        Milhouse in reply to legalengland. | May 3, 2020 at 3:13 am

        The mosque in question is in Syracuse, not NYC, so it has nothing to do with De Blasio or his attitude.

        I have seen no evidence at all that mosques in NYC are open.

        Meanwhile there are quite a few synagogues that are secretly open; you have to know where they are, and at what times, and slip in discreetly through the back door. I did contemplate finding one of these and attending, but all the rabbis are saying not to so I decided to toe the line. Plus I’d have to take the subway to get there, which is more of a risk than the synagogue itself.

Is it possible that Mayor de Blasio, through his performance along with Gov Cuomo’s super smart policy of intentionally exposing vulnerable people in nursing homes leading to a number of very foreseeable deaths, will in combination create the conditions for many N.Y. State residents to vote for PDJT in protest?

Not enough to carry the state but enough to be noticed.

Maybe Warren Wilhelm Jr. should’ve kept his birth name.

I’d like to think the public is paying attention and will soundly reject authoritarian pseudo-socialist democrats in November but I lost all faith in the electorate in general after 2008/2012 and I never had any faith in the NY voter. They deserve everything their repulsive little mayor can come up with.

Unfortunately, this could be added to the end of 90% of all Jewish comments on this issue: “..of course, I’ll still vote for you.” He and the rest of the Left know this to be true. As a consequence, you, similar to the situation of the blacks, mean nothing to them.

If “de Blasio” is going to go full National Socialist, he should revert to his birth name, before he changed it for political effect — William Wilhelm. It’s much in keeping with goose-stepping, Jew-hating edicts.

    guyjones in reply to guyjones. | April 29, 2020 at 5:01 pm

    Corrected — this idiot’s birth name is “Warren Wilhelm.” Still effective, for a goose-stepping, National Socialist moron.

    Milhouse in reply to guyjones. | April 30, 2020 at 1:28 am

    He didn’t change it for political effect. He changed it long before he went into politics, to spite his father.

11rhymesandreasons | April 29, 2020 at 5:34 pm

You can only say “the Jews” as in “every Jew”, Bill, when referring to the holocaust, pogroms, Spanish inquisition, etc.

Now here’s a typical lefty for you.> This is Bill De Blasio less than a year ago:

“I think the ideological movement that is anti-Semitic is the right-wing movement. . . I want to be very, very clear, the violent threat, the threat that is ideological is very much from the right. I think we could all agree, I think we can put the Nazis and the Fascists on the right side of the spectrum, and they are the ultimate, unfortunately in this world history.”

Notice he gets in the other N and F words.

So the mayor keeps the subways running but wants to close open space funerals? Seems like socialist / communist logic to me.

    Milhouse in reply to kjon. | April 30, 2020 at 12:22 pm

    The mayor does not keep the subways running. He has nothing to do with the subways. But in fact they do need to keep running. Otherwise essential workers would have no way to get to work.

    And attendance at funerals do need to be kept to a minumum, and for those who do attend to wear masks and stand apart from each other; the difference is that it is essential for the workers on whom the city depends to get to work, but it is not essential for people who have no actual role to play in the funeral to attend in person.

    The plan here was to do that. The NYPD put up barriers and were to keep order, the organizers had masks to distribute, and everyone was supposed to stand apart from each other. But more people showed up than were expected, and they crowded together. The police should have prevented that. They should have limited entry to the closed-off area the same way they do for Times Square on New Year Eve. And of course those who showed up after it was already at reasonable capacity should have turned around and gone home, or stood at the edge of the crowd. There was no need for each person to see the procession. But this was not a planned breach, it was a spontaneous breakdown of a well-intentioned plan. And the mayor blew up at it, while ignoring the thousands crowding the parks and watching the air show.

Be that as it may, de Blasio is still a putz.

And, in this day and age, it’s not an unreasonable assumption that an opportunistic Dhimmi-crat would seek to change his or her name to gain ethnic “street cred,” for political effect.

    Milhouse in reply to guyjones. | April 30, 2020 at 11:38 pm

    That he is, but not for his name. The important thing about his parents is not that his father had a German name and his mother an Italian one, but that they were both communists and raised him to be one.

    And no, it’s not unreasonable, but before accusing someone of it one should make sure it’s true. As it happens neither De Blasio nor Beto O’Rourke did so.

    “Kevin de León” does appear to have done that, though only subtly, by adding the “de” and the accent. Wikipedia puts it politely: “Kevin Alexander Leon, known professionally as Kevin de León”. Not literally for political purposes, since he did it long before he first contested an election, but presumably because it would help him in his planned career as a community activist.

    But how is that different from all the people who were born with ethnic names and anglicized them in order to get along better in an Anglo world?