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The New York City Police Department has arrested more Black people for violating social distancing laws than whites for the same violations.
A review of court records showed that 88 percent of social distancing summonses went to Black people or Hispanics.
The shocking disparity is evident in cellphone video clips of NYPD officers using excessive force to take down Black people who cops claim are not social distancing.
The NYPD insisted the arrests are made "evenly and fairly" across the board.
But internet videos show Caucasian people and others sunbathing on packed beaches not far from where police officers patrol the beach. No arrests are made.
Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzales said his office is reviewing the videos of violent street takedowns by his officers to determine if disciplinary measures are necessary.
"We're not targeting any particular neighborhood," said Assistant Chief Jeffrey Maddrey, commanding officer of Patrol Borough Brooklyn North.
He conceded in a phone call with reporters that "none of these videos look great."
Thousands of Americans are defying draconian stay-at-home orders and protesting forced home detainment by local governments amid the flu-like coronavirus pandemic.
Update: The NYPD will stop enforcing social distancing rules after numerous videos of police arrests of Black people went viral.
District attorneys in the New York City boroughs of Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens will stop making arrests and prosecuting violators.
Police have arrested at least 120 people and issued nearly 400 summonses for social distancing violations between March 16 and May 5.
This is a city built by DeBlasio, lawlessness, violent prisoners released from jail and empowerment of criminals to resist arrest and assault NYPD cops. What will be left of NYC by the time he leaves in 2 years?@nypost @NYDailyNews @FoxNews @NY1 @dbongino @InsideBlue360 @ pic.twitter.com/WybO0H651t
— SBA (@SBANYPD) May 11, 2020
— Tariq Nasheed ?? (@tariqnasheed) May 8, 2020
— Tariq Nasheed ?? (@tariqnasheed) May 6, 2020
This racial targeting was aimed exclusively at BLACK PEOPLE.
It was not “minorities”... “people of color”...
It was only groups of B L A C K people targeted.
Over 80 Percent of Social Distancing Summonses Went to Black or Hispanic People, NYPD Says https://t.co/4d4C04Siq9
— Tariq Nasheed ?? (@tariqnasheed) May 9, 2020