Bay Ridge Couple Forced Off NYC Ferry In Handcuffs Over Refusal To Wear Masks – Gothamist (politics before safety of others and selves)

A Brooklyn couple was pulled from a city ferry in handcuffs on Saturday night after refusing the captain’s order to wear a mask or leave the boat. The husband and wife, who were headed home to Bay Ridge after a night in Manhattan, each received a summons for disorderly conduct, according to an NYPD spokesperson. For more than an hour on Saturday, the middle-aged duo stood defiantly on the top deck of an NYC Ferry, rejecting the captain’s orders to disembark at Brooklyn Bridge Park around 8 p.m. They insisted they had a constitutional right to ride mask-free, claiming they both suffered from a medical condition exempting them from Governor Andrew Cuomo’s requirement that New Yorkers wear a face covering in public to stop the spread of coronavirus.

Source: Bay Ridge Couple Forced Off NYC Ferry In Handcuffs Over Refusal To Wear Masks – Gothamist