New York City is apparently discovering that fining people for violating COVID related rules actually yields rather large fines (but some are still calling foul.) According to the city’s Twitter page, the city yielded more than $150k in fines over its first weekend of secondary lockdowns.
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio puts on a mask during a news conference outside the Mosaic Pre-K Center on the first day of school, Monday, Sept. 21, 2020 in New York. The city public schools delayed reopening for two weeks. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
For those that may not be in New York City, parts of New York City (mostly concentrated in Brooklyn and Queens are under what you could say secondary lockdowns. Particularly in Jewish-dominated neighborhoods, people are largely and widely refusing to wear masks because of so called religious infringement by the city government. The fines range from $1k for not wearing a mask and as high as $15,000 for not following rules related to gatherings.Editorial commentary about the situation unfolding in New York City.
Among the most notable? An apparent rave in Queens over the weekend that spawned more than 110 guests that had attracted the attention of government officials.