Is it wrong for the police to arrest people who are not social distancing? | The Tylt
Police departments across the nation have been criticized by both sides of the aisle for their uneven and heavy-handed enforcement of social distancing policies. In recent weeks, videos have been posted on social media showing police officers roughly arresting people. In one case, a New York Police Department officer is seen beating a man while kneeling on his head as the officer arrested him for violating local social distancing policies. Conservatives have cried foul at rough enforcement from police wearing riot gear during protests calling for states to reopen. However, government and health officials say that some level of requirement is needed—these policies are in place to protect and save lives. People who choose to violate these orders are actively putting others at risk, not just themselves.
Is it wrong for the police to arrest people who are not social distancing?
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