Of all the cities ravaged by riots over the last week, one of the worst is New York City.
Rioters have destroyed and looted businesses. They have smashed windows and vandalized property.
Mayor Bill de Blasio has shown himself to be a feckless leader through all of this. He should resign.
He is now justifying protests but still won’t allow religious gatherings.
The Washington Free Beacon reports:
De Blasio: Large Group Protests Are Acceptable, Religious Observances Are Not
New York City mayor Bill de Blasio (D.) told a reporter for a Jewish newspaper that “400 years of American racism” justify his decision to permit mass protests but not prayer services.
“Four hundred 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,” de Blasio told Hamodia‘s Reuvain Borchardt.
De Blasio said his allowances for the protesters and his curtailment of religious services did not amount to a double standard, and he criticized Borchardt for asking if his solidarity with the protesters affected his decision.
“I’m going to tell you that anyone who thinks there are different rules for different people, again, is not trying very hard to see the reality,” de Blasio said. “And I’m just not going to hold back. If you guys want to really work hard to miss the reality, be my guest.”
This is astounding.
Hamodia reporter asks why protest is allowed when prayer services aren’t.@NYCMayor @BilldeBlasio: “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”
— Matthew Chayes (@chayesmatthew) June 2, 2020
Mayor de Blasio should step down.
He has allowed thousands of lives to be ruined, because he sides with the rioters politically.