VIDEO: Hundreds On Motorbikes, ATVs Ignore Stay-At-Home Order, Attend Funeral

Sandy Malone

There were hundreds of mourners clogging the streets of Queens despite the city's "stay at home" order.

Queens, NY – Hundreds of mourners on motorbikes and all-terrain vehicles (ATV) completely ignored the city’s “stay at home” order to attend a funeral in Queens last Friday (video below).

The funeral gathering occurred at about 10:30 a.m. on April 3 at the Leahy McDonald Funeral Home located at 111th Street and Atlantic Avenue in Jamaica, the New York Post reported.

The New York Police Department (NYPD) Sergeants Benevolent Association (SBA) tweeted videos of the high-speed funeral procession, complete with the casket on a trailer pulled by a three-wheeler, and motorbikes popping wheelies in the roadway.

One of the videos showed mourners gathered together in the streets in violation of all social distancing guidelines while masked officers directed traffic resulting from the funeral procession.

“Happening Now more Lunacy! 400 plus bikers gathering crowds in 102 PCT heading to funeral,” the SBA tweeted. “NYPD having to call a level 1 mobilization. On the way to 72-02 Astoria Blvd 114 PCT. Only in DeBlasio’s city, during a pandemic.”

Even the motorbikes and ATVs were clustered so tightly on the roadway that at times, there was less than two feet between them, the video showed.

A pickup truck with “RIP Nene” and birth and death dates written on the back window drove by in the video but it was not known if “Nene” was the person for whom the funeral was being held, the New York Post reported.

There were two officers directing traffic and another eight stationed at the funeral home as the procession went by, the video showed.

But the officers in the video appeared to be staying away from the gathered mourners as much as possible, the New York Post reported.

A spokesperson for the funeral home said the police had come inside the facility but had not issued any tickets.

NYPD told WPIX that police were told about the funeral the night before, but hadn’t been told how big it would be.

She said there were two NYPD vehicles playing a social distancing message over their speakers at the event.

NYPD said that no summonses were issued during the funeral procession, WPIX reported.

Social media went wild with criticism of the city for allowing the funeral to go on during the coronavirus pandemic, directly flouting both city and state guidelines for staying at home except for essential items.

An NYPD source told Blue Lives Matter that just looking at those officers directing traffic in masks, as hundreds of people without masks on motorbikes and ATVs crawled past them, made him cringe.

“Like hell I would direct traffic for that right now,” he said, outraged.

The source told Blue Lives Matter that the department is “impotent” to stop groups from gathering despite the “stay at home” order and it’s frustrating for officers to be sent in to deal with the crowds.

Especially because NYPD doesn’t actually want the officers to do anything proactive about the problem, he told Blue Lives Matter.

“What cop is going to really try to stop it when they know that if something goes south, they’re going to be left hanging?” he asked.

Watch video of the funeral gathering and procession here below:

Comments (46)
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Davidtwmay24
Davidtwmay24

Hope they all get the virus and die..

This is something we all have to do together to stay healthy and safe and its groups like these that are going to increase the death toll and prolong the pandemic

Jim H. - Virginia US
Jim H. - Virginia US

I've never seen ATVs in a funeral procession before. They are probably unlicensed, uninsured, and not street legal like a lot of those bikes. That's not cool. It is no fun getting hit by a nut doing wheelies with no insurance or money.

hoss377
hoss377

And that is why you have intelligent people,and idiots,prime reason NYC is in the state it is in.

Excalibr4
Excalibr4

There is no hope for NY. Who the fuck is NENE?

DR226
DR226

Find the organizers and fine them for each vehicle in this procession. To bad someone with a truck load of golf balls weren't in front of them and accidentally spilled the load... LOL

JBoH
JBoH

It's New York City...I don't blame the officers at all. The bikers are happy...Darwin is happy and this problem will work itself out...soon.

Blueblood16
Blueblood16

More people who think they are above the law. And for those bitching about the police....can't make you happy no matter what they do or don't do. These jerks are the reason this will take so long to end it. People who think only of themself and do whatever they want no matter if it kills others.
If they catch it i hope its bad enough that they regret doing it.

Bigyoda20
Bigyoda20

Need to see more of this and people going to work etc. If you believe the lies, the “stay-at-home” bullshit to end this, all I have to say is BAAAA BAAAA go hide good little sheep 🐑

Forbidden
Forbidden

for the people actually know the person and are attending the funeral fine. but for everybody else...I hope they get the rona.

Semper_Fidelis
Semper_Fidelis

Dangerous Freedom is better than no Freedom at all. The police should have helped ensure no accidents and no one interrupted the funeral procession. While this Flu Pandemic goes on and on and on. People should still have Liberty to gather and assemble. No one lost their Constitutional Rights. I fully support their right to gather. It's their responsibility to distance themselves at the funeral or not. Their responsibility to ensure clean conditions exist. My prayer for the group is that no one comes down with the flu. Hopefully anyone with symptoms stayed home. Semper Fi.

CrybabyDemoLibTard
CrybabyDemoLibTard

Semper_fideles...”No one lost their Constitutional rights”. Ironic coming from someone in military. Everyone knows the Constitution does not protect military. But the Democrats will do everything in their power to take everyone’s rights away so they can rule us all...the haves and the have nots!

TwiztidRich
TwiztidRich

As long as they kept their distance from one another I can understand this. 🤔

Stanracer
Stanracer

There are a lot of "special" people out there to which the laws do not apply, apparenty. And you know who you are. Shame on you.

bryantrent
bryantrent

Crazy

Doylesdad
Doylesdad

These urban bikers are ruining cities. Until cops are allowed to deploy spike strips to stop them, this is what you get.

Judid292
Judid292

For everyone bitching.... look at the deaths of the Chiefs of Police for Ambridge and Aliquippa, PA. respectfully. They had processions for each one. Tons of EMS on foot and not.
I don’t think any of them should be criticized nor reprimanded, it’s a personal choice and right.

  • a Snowflake Democrat
charlesjandecka
charlesjandecka

Bikers know how to respect their dead!

Once several years ago at Sunset Memorial Park (North Olmsted, Ohio), a biker was laid to rest. A group of his mourning friends did not leave his grave site, remaining at his side until after the sun had set.

Old Sniper
Old Sniper

Does anyone find this familiar?

"No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, NOR BE DEPRIVED OF life, LIBERTY, or property, WITHOUT DUE PROCESS of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation."

(emphasis added). For those that have freedomphobia and don't recognize the text, that's the Fifth Amendment of the US Constitution. Every single one of the "stay home orders" is a blatant violation of the Constitution. Laws that "allow" this sort of thing? The Constitution is also known as the Supreme Law of the Land. Supreme. As in, nothing overrides it. Modify? Nope. Marbury v Madison, US Supreme Court, 1803 states that any thing "repugnant to the Constitution is NULL and VOID" (emphasis added).

Travel? The Lemuel Penn case (US Supreme Court, US v Guest, 1966) confirms that travel is protected under the Constitution.

The answer is education and recommendation, not illegal "orders" and attempted tyranny. Especially not illegal orders that will not be tolerated much longer and have a very good chance of igniting conflict.

Det_John_Kimble
Det_John_Kimble

Snowplow would clear the streets fast. Just sayin

Buckwheat5257
Buckwheat5257

And people think its just because NY is so crowded that they are "hard hit" by COVID-19; its also because there are a lot of stupid people there as well. Unbelievable.

Terminaters168
Terminaters168

Could this be the reason blacks are infected by covid-19 at a higher rate we must remember the covid-19 virus is racist after all

NoBackupNearby
NoBackupNearby

The "flooding the streets, popping wheelies, operating unregistered motor vehicles illegally on the roadways, ignoring traffic control devices"...It's the same B.S. they do every Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Weekend in South Florida; it now looks like they're just trying now to apply the same illegal crap to a different venue...a funeral.


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