De Blasio: NYPD will stop issue summonses, arrests for lack of face coverings

De Blasio: NYPD will stop issue summonses, arrests for lack of face coverings
De Blasio defies Trump in Hamburg. (Image: Screen grab of CBS 2 NY video, YouTube)

[Ed. – It’s welcome news, but the fact remains that this man is so fundamentally flawed as a leader that he saw no problem in resorting to over-the-top gestapo-inspired tactics in the first place.]

Mayor Bill de Blasio says the NYPD will focus its social distancing enforcement on large gatherings moving forward.

This comes as New Yorkers are expressing confusion over the city’s rules.

In Central Park on Friday, it felt like summer and it looked like a beach in Sheep Meadow.

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“People are together, there’s no masks,” one man said.

“How many rules are there? I think there’s only a couple, right?” another person said.

“Can we go out? How often can we go out? When to wear a mask, when not? I feel like there’s no standard,” said Fei Fang, of Midtown.

“Do we get fined if we don’t have a mask on or not? I don’t know. I don’t know who’s enforcing it,” said Roger Wu, of Midtown.

“One person says this, another says that, so it does get a bit confusing,” said Chris Burns, of the Bronx.

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