‘We are in a state of emergency’: Police urge people to stay home from TV channels
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The New York Police Department is urging residents in some of the country’s biggest cities to stay at home and avoid the channels they use to watch television.
The department said Monday that its TV monitoring system has recorded 571,000 instances of out-of-home television viewing, a rise of about 17 percent over the last month.
The department has been warning residents to stay away from any television channel that airs on channels like ABC, CBS, Fox, CNN, NBC, Telemundo and ESPN.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has called the increase “disgraceful.”
He has called for the NYPD to increase its efforts to monitor television viewing.
“If you watch TV, the police will come after you.
If you watch the news, they’ll come after us,” de Blasio said in a speech Monday.
“If you use your phone, they’re going to come after it too.
So, let’s not be the people who watch the networks, let us be the ones who watch TV.”
In response, New York Gov.
Andrew Cuomo called for a nationwide ban on all foreign and domestic TV shows.
The New York Police Department is urging residents in some of the country’s biggest cities to stay at home and…