The Social Distance Snitch: De Blasio Wants Cell Photos Of COVID Crimes

Eric Scheiner | April 19, 2020
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“So, now it is easier than ever,” NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio says in a short video posted to his Twitter account Saturday. “When you see a crowd, when you see a line that’s not distanced, when you see a supermarket that’s too crowded — anything — you can report it right away so we can get help there to fix the problem.”

“And now it’s a simple as taking a photo. All you got to do is take the photo and put the location with it, and, bang, send a photo like this and we will make sure that enforcement comes right away.”



Just in case that message wasn't creepy enough, de Blasio continued with the 1984 vibe.

“Text the photo to 311-692 and action will ensue. Enforcement will come to get the help we need,” de Blasio added.

“Sending that photo in is going to help make sure that people are kept apart and that’s going to stop the disease from spreading and that’s going to save lives.”

Many on social media responded the de Blasio’s call in ways you might expect.