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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks alongside his wife Chirlane McCray during a memorial service for George Floyd at Cadman Plaza Park in the Brooklyn borough of New York, on Thursday, June 4, 2020. Floyd, an African American man, died on May 25 after a white Minneapolis police officer pressed a knee into his neck for several minutes even after he stopped moving and pleading for air. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Mayor Bill de Blasio has to win the award as the worst mayor in the country, although Mayor Jenny Durkan in Seattle is giving him a run at the title.

After de Blasio endorsed massive protests, even marching/participating in some, he still had not opened parks in Jewish neighborhoods according to reports, despite reports that parks in other areas were open. The city denies that report.

People had protested against parks being closed and on Monday, the city was caught on video welding the gates at the Middleton Playground shut so people couldn’t get in. That report set people off a raft of criticism, and the city backed off welding it shut and just put up chain locks instead.

But people had enough at this point and cut the locks to the park. People didn’t see how the closure was justified in contrast with the massive protests.

At least some of the other parks in other neighborhoods appeared to be open leading to more questions of inequity of application of rules. Many believed it was anti-Semitic.

The elected officials weren’t done with just the one park, they have been going around to other parks and opening them up, as well.

In response, Mayor de Blasio threatened them with arrest.

So people can protest by the thousands. But kids, the least likely to get it, can’t play outside in the sun, also very statistically rare to get it outside, reportedly. Plus vitamin D helps fight the virus.

Did we say again worst mayor ever?

But they’re not letting that stop them.

HT: Twitchy