De Blasio Catches Flack for Telling NYPD to Arrest Large Gatherings of Jewish People

NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio singled out “the Jewish community” tonight, following a massive funeral for a rabbi who died of Coronavirus, and said that he has “instructed the NYPD to proceed immediately to summons or even arrest those who gather in large groups.”

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. This is about stopping this disease and saving lives. Period.

Many fired back on Twitter including Jewish conservative Ben Shapiro, who said that he “can’t imagine de Blasio saying this about any other community.”

I can’t imagine de Blasio saying this about any other community. It’s pretty amazing. And for the record, MANY of the leaders of the Jewish community have taken strong stands on social distancing.

Talk show host Dave Rubin called De Blasio an “awful human being.” He added that his “sister and her family just moved out of what was once the greatest city in the world.”

You’re an awful human being. And for the record I was ahead of the curve on it. Also, my sister and her family just moved out of what was once the greatest city in the world. Mazel tov. (Thats Jew talk.)

De Blasio called the funeral “absolutely unacceptable.” He said he went there himself “to ensure the crowd was dispersed.”