MONSEY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – Police in Rockland County are cracking down on people who don’t obey emergency orders mandating social distancing.

Officers say they responded to a synagogue in Monsey after receiving complaints. They found 30-50 men praying together.

Eight were arrested for disorderly conduct. They now face up to $1,000 in fines.

Ramapo police say they will arrest more people if the gatherings continue.

In New Jersey, police say nearly two dozen people are facing charges for running illegal gambling rings, bars and hair salons.

Some are also accused of making terroristic threats.

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Comments (3)
  1. mika goldin says:

    Wow — Some people feel they are above the law — thanks for putting an entire community at risk — like ripples in a pond these 50 uncaring men (I assume they were men) put many many men, women and children at risk for illness or, at best, being carriers for this plague. Hard to believe! Grateful to the person who complained — probably saved a lot of lives!

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  3. Greg Webb says:

    What part of “Hassidic” or “Ultra-Orthodox” are you so terrified to mention?

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