The mayor has been trying to join the far-left’s crusade against law enforcement and his newest idea is to fine cops who do not wear masks while on duty.
NYPD officers who do not wear masks should face “penalties,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said Wednesday.
“Our officers should be held to the same standard as all citizens, all public standards,” de Blasio said during a press conference.
The mayor does speak the truth while saying officers are not above the law, but the ‘trend’ of cops not wearing masks is so small and truly does not represent the force in its entirety.
It would be obvious that a cop should be fined in a state with a mandatory mask law just as every citizen would be, there is no reason to call them out specifically on this topic.
“If they don’t, there should be penalties,” he added of the governor’s executive order issued in April requiring face coverings when social distancing isn’t possible.
Residents, lawmakers and press have raised concerns about the lack of mask-wearing by NYPD members since the start of the pandemic.
On Tuesday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and state Sen. Brad Hoylman called on Police Commissioner Dermot Shea to enforce the executive order among the rank and file.
“Wearing a mask is the law,” Cuomo said. “But the police officer who’s supposed to enforce the law doesn’t wear a mask.”
The governor of the state of NY also seems to have been persuaded by the idea that cops are the public’s enemy.
Most cops in the big apple wear masks while on duty, unless a high intensity chase is involved in their work, in which case they will take off their mask to only be human for a bit and get the chance of breathing.
Journalists have also accused cops of not wearing masks during private social gatherings in which for the most part they are with their day to day acquaintances.
The governor tapped the NYPD to help enforce a mask crackdown on the NYC subways system with a $50 fine in mid-September.
Just days into the enforcement, one cop called a straphanger who questioned his lack of face covering a “male version of Karen.”
The city’s top cop has repeatedly claimed the issue has been exaggerated, claiming that it is yet another way of getting at the authorities and some sort of ambush on law enforcement.