New York Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio posted a video on Twitter Saturday, calling on the public to report places that are not enforcing social distancing.
De Blasio thanked those who are abiding by the guidelines, then said: “We still know there [are] some people who need to get the message”.
“That means sometimes making sure the enforcement is there to educate people and make clear we’ve got to have social distancing,” the New York Mayor said. “So, now it is easier than ever”.
“When you see a crowd, when you see a line that’s not distanced, when you see a supermarket that’s too crowed–anything– you can report it right away, so we can get help there to fix the problem,” de Blasio announced.
He went on to say: “And now it’s as simple as taking a photo. All you gotta do is take the photo and put the location with it, and bang, send the photo like this and we will make sure that enforcement comes right away.”
“Text the photo to 311-692 and action will ensue,” de Blasio said. “Enforcement will come to get the help we need. Or you can use the 311 app, send that photo there and you’ll make sure, immediately, there’s follow up. Look this is important. It’s about saving lives. Sending that photo in is going to make sure that people are kept apart and that’s going to stop the disease from spreading, and that’s going to save lives.” Video Below
Mayor Bill de Blasio’s official message:
— Mayor Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) April 18, 2020
In response to de Blasio’s video message to New Yorkers, twitter users responded with harsh criticism toward the New York mayor.
— Hitlery Rodent Clinton (@Bankrupturbooki) April 18, 2020
Your communist roots are showing. I noticed you said “enforcement” and not law enforcement. Is that because the cops in your own city hate your guts?
— Jordan Schachtel (@JordanSchachtel) April 18, 2020
“BUT TRUMP IS A DICTATOR!”
— The John P. Arshon (@JohnParshon) April 18, 2020
I just can’t believe that you’re asking people to snitch. This is so un-American.
— Lexi (@penngirl72) April 18, 2020
@realDonaldTrump can you put this governor in check. This is America, not 1940’s Germany
— McKayla J (@McKaylaRoseJ) April 18, 2020
The Soviets and Nazis would be proud.
— Ben Jammin 🇺🇸 (@xBenJamminx) April 18, 2020
Just sent you a picture of Congress.
— In Pursuit of Truth (@IPOT1776) April 18, 2020
Here’s one from last night. pic.twitter.com/Di2iEbXqNz
— JimRockaway (@JimRockaway) April 18, 2020
This is why no one likes you
— Molly Jong-Fast🏡 (@MollyJongFast) April 18, 2020
You want New Yorkers turning on New Yorkers and cause fights ? What are you doing!? this is an awful idea at this time. People will be miss interpreting what people are doing. It will cause violence.
— adam schlesinger (@adamsgottheshot) April 18, 2020
Says the same guy who issues a stand down order while Ant!fa is destroys the subway system, supports bail reform that puts violent criminals on the streets and allows his officers to be attacked.
— Sloane (@OC_Expat) April 18, 2020
This is how the Nazi’s convinced Germans to turn in their Jewish neighbors.
— Joy McMullan (@JoyceMcMaga) April 18, 2020
Everyone FLOOD this with texts of what you think of it.
— 🍃🌸🌸flatcat (Jessica)🌸🌸🍃 (@fIatcat65) April 18, 2020
— LibertyJ (@LibertyJen) April 18, 2020
Who’s the fascist now?
— Schültzie (@muffnbear) April 18, 2020
— Jesse Bowman (@jessepbowman) April 18, 2020
How about we snap pictures of illegals and text them to ICE instead?
— Warrior Angel ✝️✡️🇺🇸 (@CiraVO) April 18, 2020
You were encouraging people to “live their lives” and go to Chinatown parades!
Now you are going to arrest people when Karen sends you a video? 🤡🚬 pic.twitter.com/MglzX7cW7c
— Mexican O’Crazio Cutie Pie 🥧 (@jetrotter) April 18, 2020