Casinos Can Reopen Next Week, Rochester in Turmoil
Written by Tom Tharp on September 3, 2020
Governor Cuomo announced earlier today that casinos across New York may reopen on Wednesday September 9th. Attendance will be limited to 25 percent capacity and there will be no table games unless there are partitions between players. Social distancing will be expected between players at the slots. Batavia downs has a maximum capacity of 3000 people so 750 will be allowed in the building at one time. The president of Batavia downs gaming Henry Wojtaszek, says that new air filters, plastic barriers and arrows on the floor have all already been installed.
Rochester is in the national news today after video showing the arrest of Daniel Prude, a man who was restrained during his arrest by an officer putting his knee on his back and neck and passing out during the arrest went viral. Prude died a week later. Community leaders in Rochester are calling for the resignation of the mayor, the chief of police and the firing and arrest of the officers involved. Reverend Lewis Stewart of First Church of God in Rochester said that if they don’t get the justice they demand then they will impose their own justice, the peoples justice. State Attorney General Letitia James says her office is taking over the case.