Skip to comments.Morning Raid to Crush Chicago Churchgoers: Entire Neighborhood Has Cars Towed
Posted on 05/18/2020 4:19:33 AM PDT by chicagolady
What a travesty on so many levels.
As reported by CBS Chicago, Mayor Lori Lightfoot ordered a parking ban from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday in the neighborhood of Philadelphia Romanian Church in response to its intention to hold services.
On Sunday morning the tow trucks descended not just on churchgoers, but on residents and everybody else, and on a private lot used by parishioners. Read this from Second City Cop:
City tow trucks arrived and yanked the vehicles of every single resident, including numerous elderly people and a more than a few nurses coming in from the night shifts and impounded them for violation of the signs that got posted Saturday with under twenty-four hours notice. The city also closed the private lot that the church used for parishioners in some half-assed attempt to force church-goers to park on the streets, streets listed as temporary tow zones to snatch their cars, too.
So all the residents WHO HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH THE CHURCH are on the hook for tickets and towing and damages to their cars because we all know exactly how gently City tow drivers are with someone elses property.
Perhaps Lightfoot doesnt share the view that civil liberties come not from her hand or the hand of Governor JB Pritzker. The churchs pastor said this: The mayor is inciting hate against the church which is very sad. A lot of our members risked their lives to escape Communism, only to find it germinating in 2020 under Mayor Lightfoot in Chicago.
Philadelphia Romanian Church in Chicago He continued: We prayed for the mayor and the governor almost every evening since March 19. We will continue to pray for them. Yet, we are also aware of our constitutional rights. Their effort to intimidate us will make us stronger.
And lets hope Lightfoot will explain her sense of justice in punishing everybody in the neighborhood by having their cars banged up and towed to the citys infamous pound.
Find the rebels neighborhood and bulldoze it, thats sort of the thinking. Nobody should be surprised because Prtizker is doing the same. He threatened to withhold federal money from any municipality that defies his emergency order. Tough luck even for residents in those communities who support Pritzkers order. Some justice.
And some Chicagoans no doubt including some who had their cars towed indeed are on Pritzkers side. They even had their own protest, as reported by the Chicago Sun-Times, against churchgoers at Philadelphia Romanian and some other churches. This is really indicative of a clear, right-wing cult mentality that they have, one of the protesters said. They would rather keep themselves in business, keep themselves earning money, instead of caring about the residents of this neighborhood, which many of them, including the pastor, are not a part of.
A fascinating aspect of the shutdown is who have been among those most frequently standing up for civil liberties: cops!
Around the state, many police chiefs and other enforcement officials have said they wont enforce Pritzkers emergency order. The Illinois Sheriffs Association, in response to Pritzkers threats to those who wont enforce his order, said, It is outrageous that the Governor is threatening retaliation against these leaders and the men and women of their offices. He is insulting heroic police officers, corrections officers and local voters.
So, whatever you call whats become of Illinois, dont call it a police state because so many of our police want no part of any such thing.
And Second City Cop is a run blog by current and former Chicago police officers. They wrote the segment above, plus harsher language too salty to quote here. About Lightfoots towing they concluded:
It should also be a clarion call to the churches across the city as to how far the left will go to crush the faithful of all denominations. You are only useful to them as far as you obey orders and do what youre told. If you dont speak up now, expect the same to happen to you in short order.
Wow. The balls of the little politicians
I salute the ROMANIAN CHURCH! Thank you folks!!
Someone tries to tow my Challenger and I’m lucky enough to hear it, they’re gonna be in ICU long after this pandemic passes.
God’s Battalions !!
Check out “Street Parties are OK Now?”
Class action suit against Lightfoot?
Christians Must next vear cross tags to identify them as Christians.
Then, if they do resist, they vill get arm tattoos.
And don’t forget to vote Democrat again, Chicago!
This mayor should be facing a gazillion dollar civil rights suit, personally.
Im continually amazed violence has bot broken out.
Respect my authority.
This appears to cry out for action by AG Barr for prosecution under color of law.
Just a week or so ago a Federal judge slapped down the RINO Governor of Massachusetts on his order that gun shops be shut down.The judge ordered that they be reopened...specifically citing 2nd Amendment rights.
Is it ok to pray for an asteroid to hit City Hall during business hours?
Each tow is a separate hate crime charge against the mayor.
Well we all now know what makes the good mayor “feel good” on a Sunday am.....
A tungsten carbide grit hole saw with a portable drill will punch a non-repairable sidewall hole in a truck tire in ten seconds. Cripple the business operations of Lightfoots minions, as a counterpoint operation.
How many of those whose cars were towed voted for this traitorous Demonicrat mayor?
The mayor has committed a serious crime. It has used its power illegally to target individuals because of their religious beliefs. It should resign, but won’t. It now has credentials enabling it to run for governor.
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