Should police be required to wear masks? Some cities say no

"The government has kicked the stuffing out of police and used the issue as political mechanics," said a former NYPD officer. "They have had no concern about the lives of officers, and they are seen as pretending to have concern with the mask issue. ... It's not a real good time to ask police for anything."

Man upset with mask ordinance charged with threatening to kidnap and kill Democratic mayor

"It sounded like the person was very upset about pretty much mask mandates and he said something about not being able to see his mother because of COVID restrictions on elderly homes," the mayor said. "He said he was going to kidnap me and slash my throat and he needed my address because I needed to see the hangman -- me and everyone who, something about tyranny."