Skip to comments.Chicago Mayor Defends Enforcement Priorities [semi-satire]
Posted on 05/30/2020 10:28:25 AM PDT by John Semmens
Mayor Lori Lightfoot's decision to shift police resources to conducting raids on churches that hold services in defiance of her edict that this not be permitted has led to questions regarding her priorities. As is well-known, there are dozens of shootings in the City every week and a lengthy list of unsolved murders. This past Sunday, though, five police cars loaded with officers descended on Chicago Cornerstone Baptist Church to break-up Pastor Courtney Lewis' sermon and disperse the parishioners.
Lightfoot justified the raid saying that "the City's residents have learned to live with the constant murders, but COVID-19 is a new and much more deadly threat. This disease has no known cure. It has already killed more than 100,000 people in this country. My lockdown order is intended to combat this greater threat. I must also point out that people are also less likely to be murdered on the streets if they stay at home like I told them to. Once we have a vaccine for the virus, police resources will be freed up to go back to grappling with murder cases. Until then, freedom of religion is suspended in my City for the duration of the pandemic."
Meanwhile, in response to civic disorder mimicking that taking place in Minneapolis, the Mayor has directed police to "not use force to disperse any large gatherings, especially if looting or arson is taking place. Resources must be conserved to suppress gatherings occurring in churches that are violating the lockdown."
In related news, CNN senior political analyst John Avlon branded President Trump as a "hypocrite" for not attending church. "If he doesn't go to church himself how can he defend the right of others to go to church?" Avlon asked. "I hope voters will see this kind of inconsistency as a good reason not to reelect the man."
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I thought it was 100 million(/S)
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