“Why are you so obsessed with the Jews, Bill?”
It seems like every week NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio has a tweet targeting Jews during the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic.
On Tuesday, he announced that the NYPD shut down a Brooklyn Yeshiva for violating social distancing rules and they’re issuing a “cease and desist order.”
The Shut Down
NYPD received a tip from a neighbor:
Neighbors watched with alarm as the children, few of them wearing masks, filed into the building, crowded into classrooms and played on the roof at recess in violation of public health orders that have kept schools across the state closed since March.
“It was definitely a regular day for them, like business as usual,” said Joe Livingston, who lives across from the school building in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn. “That’s dangerous.”
The police brought the school day to an abrupt end around noon, after a neighbor who had seen the children playing on the roof called 311, officials said. Officers found about 60 children at the school, and quickly sent them all home, Sergeant Mary Frances O’Donnell, a police spokeswoman, said.
However, a photo on WhatsApp supposedly showed the students wearing masks and following the social distancing guidelines.
The community responded:
Avrohom Weinstock, associate director of education at the Agudath Israel of America, an Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization, said there were “no excuses” for a yeshiva to violate the stay-at-home order, even though many Hasidic families feel under strain.
Mr. Weinstock said his organization had been in touch with the school’s administrator who told them “no formal classes were held.”
“He said that individual students were studying together on their own accord, and with masks and extreme social distancing in place,” Mr. Weinstock said. “I can’t comment on the facts as we were not present, but felt it was important to convey another side to this story.”
One neighbor told the New York Times he witnessed classrooms with “dozens of students.” Another complained that the kids did not wear masks and called it “unfair” since “everyone’s wearing masks but not them.”
De Blasio’s Lack of Self-Awareness
Earlier today the NYPD shut down a Yeshiva conducting classes with as many as 70 children. I can’t stress how dangerous this is for our young people. We’re issuing a Cease and Desist Order and will make sure we keep our communities and our kids safe.
— Mayor Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) May 18, 2020
This is the man who encouraged those in NYC to enjoy their time out and about the city as the coronavirus spread. Remember, researchers found that NYC is to blame for the outbreak in America.
This is the man who openly broke these rules last month.
This is the man who personally oversaw the police breaking up a Hasidic funeral for a rabbi last month. He also “instructed the NYPD to proceed immediately to summons or even arrest those in large groups.”
This is the man who is hated by the NYPD, which has said over and over that they’re sick and tired of enforcing the social distancing rules instead of concentrating on actual crimes.
Needless to say, the internet responded again to de Blasio’s tweet:
Do people who can read and write frighten you?
— Seth Mandel (@SethAMandel) May 18, 2020
No, only the ones that read and write Hebrew.
— James Moses Angleton (@JMosesA) May 19, 2020
Kids are largely not harmed by the virus. Your own city health department confirms this. Try again, Hitler.
— Jordan Schachtel (@JordanSchachtel) May 19, 2020
You “can’t stress it it enough.”
You also can’t prove that it’s true.
But when you have the cops and unimpeded dictatorial power, stressing is good enough huh
— Ron Coleman (@RonColeman) May 18, 2020
Why are you so obsessed with the Jews, Bill?
— Bryan E. Leib (@Bryan_E_Leib) May 19, 2020
FFS Mayor, couldn’t you just have left it at “school”?? Is the subliminal Jew blaming really needed. Seriously get a new person to tweet for you, the twit doing it isn’t doing you any favors.
— StopAntisemitism.org (@StopAntisemites) May 19, 2020
— Kyle Mann (@The_Kyle_Mann) May 18, 2020
— Cernovich (@Cernovich) May 18, 2020
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