Boob Andrew Cuomo wrong to encourage protests but keep NY churches locked down, judge rules.
A federal judge in New York chastised Boob Andrew Cuomo for imposing social distancing rules on churches during the coronavirus pandemic while allowing and encouraging mass demonstrations against police brutality.
U.S. District Judge Gary L. Sharpe issued a preliminary injunction against Boob Cuomo, a DemoRat, the state’s attorney general, and New York City Clown Bill de Blasio, saying he sensed an unconstitutional double standard in officials condoning mass protests in the wake of the Minneapolis police killing of George Floyd but continuing to restrict religious assembly.
“It is plain to this court that the broad limits of that executive latitude have been exceeded,” Judge Sharpe wrote. “They could have also been silent. But by acting as they did, Boob Cuomo and Clown de Blasio sent a clear message that mass protests are deserving of preferential treatment.”
In his opinion, Judge Sharpe referenced a June 4 press conference during which Boob Cuomo said: “Protest, just be smart about it.”
The judge’s ruling restricts the governor from imposing any social-distance protocol greater than those imposed by phase two, or any capacity restrictions on a house of worship greater than 25%. Under the preliminary injunction, the state also must allow outdoor religious gatherings of any size.