The illogical NYPD arrests people because they were on the street during self-isolation but later they were put in a cell with 20 other prisoners
In their eagerness to obey officials' orders for self-isolation and social distance, New York City police slightly go too far. Obviously, the officers are aimed at cleaning the streets, having forgotten, for which it is necessary to keep people at a distance from each other.
"NEW YORK CITY police officers arrested three people in Brooklyn over the weekend after they allegedly “failed to maintain social distancing,” court documents reviewed by The Intercept show. The three individuals appear to be among the first in the city to be arrested over the Covid-19 mitigation measures — despite city officials promising that those disregarding the lockdown would face fines at most. Violating social distancing is not a crime per se, but each of the individuals arrested was charged with obstructing governmental administration, unlawful assembly, and disorderly conduct."
A couple of New Yorkers became victims of officers who clearly do not understand the rules for combating coronavirus. According to the arrested woman, she was first told that it was necessary to get out of the street, but they were not allowed to fulfill the demand and were arrested.
"In a criminal complaint, police claim an informant observed a group of about 25 people “hanging out” in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood last Friday night and that the defendants “refused to leave the location and disperse” despite the informant repeatedly asking them to do so. But one of those arrested, a 37-year-old woman, disputed the facts described in the complaint, telling The Intercept that she had been in a parking lot with her boyfriend, who was also arrested, when she saw a group of people nearby dispersing into the street apparently after police ordered them to do so."
She was later taken to the dirty cell with two dozen other “rebellious” ones and locked up.
"The woman was taken to the local precinct and then to central booking, where she shared a cell with two dozen other women for the next 36 hours. Only women who already had masks when they were arrested were allowed to keep them. There was no soap and the cell was dirty, but at one point an officer went around distributing drops of hand sanitizer to the women held there."
Internet users have already described the actions of the police as an attempt to curry favor with the authorities and even a way to leave people uninhabited for photos for social networks, because the prison cells are jam-packed, while the police "did the duty."