Monday, March 30, 2020

New Yorkers Who Break Social Distancing Rules Will Now Face Fines Up to $500

The totalitarian experiment in social obedience has just reached a new level.

New York City residents who break social distancing rules will be subject to fines up to $500, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Sunday.

The mayor said fines will be a last resort, but he has authorized coppers to give them out to people who are ordered to disperse but fail to do so.

De Blasio said fines of $250 to $500 would begin for people found congregating in public spaces who fail to disperse when ordered, or return after officers have told them to move along.

“You’ve been warned and warned and warned again,” the mayor said during a Sunday press conference, according to Politico.

“They’re going to give people every chance to listen, and if anyone doesn’t listen, then they deserve a fine at this point,” de Blasio said. “I don’t want to fine people when so many folks are going through economic distress, but if they haven’t gotten the message by now, and they don’t get the message when an enforcement officer’s staring them in the face ... that person then deserves the fine, so we’re going to proceed with that.”

And to really rub it in, Politico reports that as subway service cuts have led to crowded cars on some trains despite a massive drop in ridership, de Blasio also announced that NYPD and MTA workers would do checks of subway cars and force riders off cars that are too crowded.



  1. It would appear that the only people from whom we cannot "social distance" are those in the political class. Like 'roaches, they find all sorts of ways to disrupt your life and disgust you.

  2. Let them keep poking the bear, only a matter of time before it wakes up HUNGRY. Remember they are more of us than there are of them. Are there enough jails to keep house everyone arrested in a social distance manner?