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35 of the 40 people arrested for social distancing violations in Brooklyn were black

May 8, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

People wearing masks and gloves observe social distancing in Central Park as temperatures rose amid the coronavirus pandemic on May 3, 2020 in New York City, United States. COVID-19 has spread to most countries around the world, claiming over 248,000 lives with over 3.4 million cases.

An initial glimpse into social distancing enforcement in New York City shows that the majority of those arrested in Brooklyn were black, according to the first statistics made public.

(CNN)An initial glimpse into social distancing enforcement in New York City shows that the majority of those arrested in Brooklyn were black, according to the first statistics made public.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said that the NYPD's April data for social distancing summonses should be released Friday.

He said the NYPD has been enforcing social distancing laws that didn't exist three months ago and the officers have been educating people, warning people, and getting compliance from people on social distancing.

In a tweet on Wednesday Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, a former NYPD captain, said police need to get "out of the business of social distancing enforcement, because this isn't enforcement. "

De Blasio said Friday the city will limit the number of people who can go into some parks to help with social distancing.

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