Scroll down for update...
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.
Welcome to the New World Order. Tech company are rushing to develop AI social distancing "enforcement" tools for the government.
California software developer Landing AI has created video surveillance software that calculates the distance between people and sounds an alarm if they get too close to one another.
"Landing AI has developed an AI-enabled social distancing detection tool that can detect if people are keeping a safe distance from each other by analyzing real-time video streams from the camera," the company said in a statement.
A similar technology is already in use by Amazon in its warehouses, with the company threatening to fire employees if they violate social distancing.
Police departments are arresting citizens who violate the social distancing rules during the coronavirus pandemic.
Police in Westport, Connecticut are testing a "pandemic drone" that monitors citizens' temperatures from almost 200 feet away and detects coughing and sneezing as well as heart and respiratory rates.
NurPhoto via Getty Images
Candace Owens got a personal taste of what life is like living in a police state. Owens, 30, was stopped by police for not wearing a face mask in a Washington, D.C. Wholefoods supermarket.
D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser signed an executive order on April 8 requiring all store patrons to wear a mask or face covering in public beginning April 9. But the order didn't go into effect until Monday, April 13.
Owens and her husband, who shop daily in Wholefoods, were stopped by a police officer for not wearing masks on Tuesday, despite the low coronavirus death toll in the Washington D.C. area.
The pro-Trump conservative activist took to Twitter.com to vent her frustration at being threatened with arrest in the District of Columbia where her friend, President Donald Trump famously said he will not wear a face mask.
Owens was shocked at how easily some Americans are willing to give up their liberties and freedom in government-controlled police states.
"WOW. Just had a police officer called over to me and my husband at Whole Foods bc we were not wearing masks. We come to this @WholeFoods EVERY DAY. Apparently beginning yesterday, it is now illegal to come in without a mask. Total deaths in D.C from Covid? 69.
WTF if going on?"
Her tweet led some of her followers to question whether they still live in a free country.
Thankfully, our governor here in Georgia has not ordered draconian measures to battle the coronavirus, which to date has killed less people in America than the common flu.
The CDC offers the following tips to avoid spreading the flu or Covid-19 virus:
1. Do not touch your face with unwashed hands
2. Wash your hands frequently for at least 20 seconds
3. Avoid close contact with sick people
4. Sneeze and cough into a tissue or your elbow
5. Stay home if you are sick
5. Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces
6. When in doubt consult with a healthcare professional
Martial law is defined as temporary military control over designated regions on an emergency basis.
On Friday, April 19 -- four days after 2 bombs ripped through the finish line at the Boston Marathon, Martial law was imposed on the residents of Boston by military authorities searching for a skinny 19-year-old kid.
Boston residents were forced to remain inside their homes -- or ordered to evacuate their homes at gunpoint. The cost to shut down the entire city of Boston, including buses, trains, schools, grocery stores, gas stations and shopping malls, will tally in the hundreds of millions of dollars. The massive military show of force failed to find Dzhokhar Tsarnaev by the time the day-long lockdown was lifted.
Read more »