1 Month Ago This Mayor Threatened To Arrest People Leaving Their Home, Now Look What She’s Doing
During the month of May, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot warned residents of her city that if they violate the stay at home order during the coronavirus pandemic you’ll be arrested and “We will shut you down.”
However, if you are in Chicago to protest the death of George Floyd you are more than welcome to flood the streets.
Lightfoot has instructed to Chicago police officers to “no longer use force to disperse large gatherings.”
“Until further notice, large gatherings will only be monitored until the crowd disperse on it’s own. Please ensure that all supervisors under your command are made aware of this instruction,” top brass wrote in a memo to commanders and officers.
As of Sunday, 240 protestors have been arrested in the city, Lightfoot did request the National Guard to aid the police department.
“At the request of Mayor Lori Lightfoot, I am activating the Illinois National Guard to support the City of Chicago in protecting our communities and keeping people safe,” Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker said.
“This is an immensely challenging moment for our city, our state, and our country, one born from decades and centuries of systemic racism. To those peacefully expressing the pain, fear, and rage of this moment, I hear you. Your voices matter. We must address the profound injustices in our society and bring about real and meaningful change.”
Lightfoot said that the 375 National Guard troops deployed to the city would “help manage street closures and will not interfere with peaceful protestors exercising their first amendment rights.”
The mayor’s policy toward protestors has changed since May 2nd when she said:
“We will shut you down, we will cite you, and if we have to, we will arrest you,” Lightfoot said May 2, according to WMAQ-TV. “Don’t make us treat you like a criminal, but if you act like a criminal and you violate the law and refuse to do what’s necessary to save lives in the middle of a pandemic, we will take you to jail. Period.”
The coronavirus is still out there and liberals for weeks have said we can’t open the country because of a “2nd wave.” Now, these same liberal leaders have had a change of heart about “protestors.”
If you were a small business owner trying to save your business Lightfoot wanted to throw you in jail however, she’s decided she won’t stop rioters from burning down your stores.