Open-borders de Blasio threatens to put up fencing to keep people off his closed beaches

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Far-left New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio refuses to reopen beaches under his jurisdiction on Memorial Day for swimming even though state beaches plan to reopen with some restrictions.

The open borders, sanctuary city champion may even build a wall, or more particularly a fence, to keep people out.

The mayor and failed 2020 Democrat presidential candidate acknowledged the beach closures in an interview with Fox News host Maria Bartiromo who held his feet to the fire on various key issues yesterday.

Said the authoritarian de Blasio on Bartiromo’s show Sunday Morning Futures, “Our beaches get very crowded very quickly. We’re not going to allow it…We’re not opening on Memorial Day as we normally do. For folks in local communities who walk on the beach, walk on the boardwalk, they can still do that. But no swimming, no lifeguards, no congregating,”

The mayor added that he is deploying the NYPD and the Parks Department to enforce his edict on what would otherwise be the traditional opening of the beach season.

“If people are smart about, and listen to the rules, great. If not, we actually may have to put fencing to keep people off the beach. I don’t want to do it, but if I have to, I will. We are so far from being out of the woods here in New York City. We’re still the epicenter. Until we’re safe, no beaches open,” he declared.

Watch the entire, wide-ranging Bartiromo-de Blasio interview here.

In a city undergoing a physical, person-to-person crime wave, it seems like a particularly bad idea to divert police resources to the functional equivalent of Baywatch. This is likely another reason why rank-and-file cops have a very low opinion of Bill de Blasio. Moreover, crowded subways are still operational.

It’s very likely that when it comes to summer fun, area residents may tell the mayor to pound sand as things heat up.

Here’s a sample of the social media reaction to the de Blasio beach closures:

https://twitter.com/Oceanus_11693/status/1261368484006711297

According to The Hill, there are 190,000 cases of COVID-19 in the city with about 16,000 confirmed fatalities, with nursing homes has a primary hotspot.

Mayor de Blasio has also threatened to shut down bars and restaurants for violating social distancing rules after people started congregating outside of these establishments.

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