Cellphone video was caught of the moment New York City police apparently booted a bunch of Hasidic Jewish children and their parents from a park in the Willamsburg section of Brooklyn.
What are the details?
TheBlaze on Tuesday didn't immediately hear back from the NYPD regarding why the children and parents apparently were ordered to leave the park.
HERE WE GO AGAIN: Bill de Blasio Kicks Out Hasidic Children From a Neighborhood Park Days After Tens of Thousands A… https://t.co/Qwm6C3GUvz— Joel Fischer (@Joel Fischer)1591661938.0
The outlet said police booted out Hasidic children from Lynch Park in Williamsburg in a similar incident last Monday.
Meanwhile, tens of thousands of George Floyd protesters have been on the march in New York City — and across America — for over a week, which isn't the greatest way to flatten the coronavirus curve.
Here's what it looked like in Williamsburg the day before the alleged removal of Hasidic children and parents from the Williamsburg park:
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Not that it matters much, apparently, to far-left Mayor Bill de Blasio, who has made very public points of singling out gatherings of Hasidic Jews in the city when they broke social distancing rules — and ignoring social distancing rules when it comes to the protests.
"When you see a nation, an entire nation simultaneously grappling with an extraordinary crisis seeded in 400 years of American racism, I'm sorry, that is not the same question as the understandably aggrieved store owner or the devout religious person who wants to go back to services," the mayor said last week.
Indeed, here's what de Blasio said about a large Jewish funeral in Williamsburg in late April amid the coronavirus:
Something absolutely unacceptable happened in Williamsburg tonite: a large funeral gathering in the middle of this… https://t.co/7FTWumhwzy— Mayor Bill de Blasio (@Mayor Bill de Blasio)1588123765.0
My message to the Jewish community, and all communities, is this simple: the time for warnings has passed. I have i… https://t.co/LytWrXnvym— Mayor Bill de Blasio (@Mayor Bill de Blasio)1588124109.0
De Blasio later apologized — kind of — invoking ye olde "if" qualifier: "If in my passion and in my emotion, I said something that in any way was hurtful, I'm sorry about that. That was not my intention. But I also want to be clear: I have no regrets about calling out this danger and saying we're going to deal with it very, very aggressively."
Just not when the danger involves protests, it seems.