Opinion| Mayor DeBlasio is one of the most talked about Mayors in the nation. This is for good reason, he is the Mayor of the nation’s most iconic city, New York.
De Blasio has a long history of being accused of persecuting conservatives and especially Jews within the 5 Boroughs.
First the Mayor threatened the Jewish community for daring to have a funeral:
Something absolutely unacceptable happened in Williamsburg tonite: a large funeral gathering in the middle of this pandemic. When I heard, I went there myself to ensure the crowd was dispersed. And what I saw WILL NOT be tolerated so long as we are fighting the Coronavirus
— Mayor Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) April 29, 2020
However, A few weeks later, this Black Lives Matter rally was AOK with the Mayor:
— Julie Ann Pietrangelo (@JulieAnnPie) June 14, 2020
Do you remember when the city welded shut a park in a Jewish neighborhood while permitting a HUGE BLM rally in the city?
Then the local Jewish community decided to fight back:
— Satmar Headquarters (@HQSatmar) June 15, 2020
Now Mayor Deblasio is trying to explain why there seem to be multiple sets of rules for different members of the community. Rules, where appear to me to be based on race, and or religion:
“The protests were an entirely different reality, a national phenomenon, that was not something that the government could just say ‘go away’ — it’s something that came from the grassroots… [they] obviously had profound meaning…” said De Blasio.
“It’s really apples and oranges,” he added.
Got that? Only one group of approved people have 1st Amendment rights in de Blasio’s New York.
"The protests were an entirely different reality, a national phenomenon, that not something the government could just say 'go away'… [they] obviously had profound meaning…"@BilldeBlasio defends banning religious gatherings but not Black Lives Matter protests pic.twitter.com/MqDtVBsLCn
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) July 1, 2020
Perhaps the Mayor needs to be reminded of the ‘equal protection’ clause of the US Constitution as according to Wikipedia:
The Equal Protection Clause is located at the end of Section 1 of the Fourteenth Amendment:
All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws. [emphasis added]
Call me crazy but it sure sounds to me like this is not the case in the city of New York right now. Perhaps it has never been and things were skewed in the opposite direction. However, I thought we were striving for equality in America, not trying to make two wrongs make a right.