NYC to send hundreds of police officer on the streets to enforce Trump’s CDC rule of 6 feet apart; Chicago mayor says people who go outside to exercise will be arrested

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Hundreds of cops are being deployed to a task force assigned to tell people to stand away from each other.

Starting Monday, 660 cops — 536 officers plus supervisors — will check parks, pedestrian plazas and other places people gather, such as health care facilities, supermarkets and drug stores, to make sure people are at least six feet apart.

The formation of the task force comes amid concerns that too many New Yorkers, particularly young people, are ignoring coronavirus social distancing guidelines.

Cops hope they won’t have to arrest anyone as they’ve done at a handful of restaurants that failed to shut down their seating sections.



Man Accused of Coughing on Wegman’s Worker Charged with Terroristic Threat

Man who allegedly coughed on Wegmans worker and said he had coronavirus charged with terroristic threat

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BY JUSTINE COLEMAN – 03/25/20 10:01 AM EDT

A New Jersey man who allegedly coughed on a Wegmans employee and said he had coronavirus was charged Tuesday with a terroristic threat, among other charges, officials said.

George Falcone, 50, from Freehold, N.J., was charged with terroristic threats, obstructing administration of law or other governmental function and harassment after the incident occurred Sunday, New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal (D) said in a statement.

On Sunday, a Wegmans employee reportedly asked Falcone to step back after he was “standing too close to her” and an open display of prepared food. She covered her food while asking him, according to the attorney general’s office.

Falcone allegedly leaned forward within three feet of her and purposefully coughed, while laughing and saying he was infected with the virus…

Chicago Mayor Says People Who Go Outside To Exercise Will Be Arrested

CHICAGO (CBS) — Visibly frustrated with reports of gatherings throughout Chicago, Mayor Lori Lightfoot delivered a stern warning to those who continue to get together during the COVID-19 pandemic: We will shut it down and you may be arrested.

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“Stay at home. Only go out for essentials. You have to readjust your thinking. Be smart,” Lightfoot said. “Not only will our police be deployed to shut them down if you are not abiding by these orders we will be forced to shut down the parks and lakefront. The situation Is deadly serious and we need you take it deadly seriously.”

Lightfoot added that spending long periods of time outdoors, anywhere, is not allowed. And neither is going into closed spaces, like playgrounds.

“You cannot go on long bike rides. Playgrounds are shut down. You must abide by the order. Outside, is for a brief respite, not for 5Ks. I can’t emphasize enough that we abide the rules.”