SEE IT: Police arrest woman in front of her child after she refuses to wear mask on subway

A police arrest of a mom for not wearing a face mask in a Brooklyn subway Wednesday — as her young child watches the struggle — was caught on video and went viral on social media.
The video, posted on Facebook Wednesday, shows the woman yelling and cursing at police officers in the Atlantic Ave.-Barclay Center subway station at about 11:50 a.m., her surgical mask pulled below her chin.
After she’s led up the stairs, an officer can be seen touching her shoulder. “Don’t touch me!” she screams, as she swings her arms, and within a few seconds, the officers surround her and bring her to the ground, while a cop leads her child away from the chaotic scene.
“Yo, yo, this is unnecessary,” a man can be heard saying, though it’s unclear if the remark is directed at the woman or the officers.
Moments later, a man says, “She’s got a kid with her! She’s got a baby with her!... She’s got her mask on! Her baby’s even got a mask on! That’s too much, man!”
Police said the woman, Kaleemah Rozier, 22, escalated the encounter.

“Officers approached the woman and politely informed her that she cannot enter the Transit system without properly wearing a face mask,” said NYPD Sgt. Mary Frances O’Donnell, a department spokeswoman. “She responded to the officers with vulgar language and repeatedly refused requests to properly wear her face covering over her nose and mouth.”

The officers then told her she’d be booted from the station, and as they escorted her out, an officer told Rozier, ““Do not do this in front of your kid, ma’am,” O’Donnell said.

Rozier swung her arms and hit an officer with her hand, the spokeswoman said, and that’s what led to her arrest. She was charged with resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and harassment, and given a desk appearance ticket.

The footage is the latest viral video showing cops clashing with New Yorkers over social distancing and coronavirus enforcement. The NYPD has been criticized after data revealed blacks and Hispanics were given summonses and arrested far more often than any other ethnic group as cops enforce social distancing and mandatory face coverings in public to stop the spread of the virus.

Mayor de Blasio reacted to the video on Twitter Wednesday night: “Face coverings are important to protect everybody — they’re not optional. But no one wants to see an interaction turn into this. We’ve made progress with de-escalation. This isn’t it.”

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