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Lightfoot threatens to shut down
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Posted By: AltaD, 3/25/2020 4:31:59 PM

Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Wednesday made an extraordinary threat — to shut down Chicago parks, Millennium Park, the downtown Riverwalk and the entire lakefront — if residents and visitors continue to thumb their noses at the statewide stay-at-home order aimed at slowing the spread of the coronavirus. Lightfoot instructed Chicago Police officers to shut down large gatherings and threatened to use what she called “every lever at my disposal” to compel compliance. She was moved to action by the large gatherings she saw along the lakefront, the crowds at Chicago playgrounds and basketball courts and the warm weather luring stir-crazy Chicagoans outside even though they’re supposed to be staying home.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Rotten in Denmark 3/25/2020 4:37:57 PM (No. 357899)
DRats are best when people are suffering. New ways to beat us down. Typical big city LIEberal.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: MMC 3/25/2020 4:39:35 PM (No. 357902)
Dear Mayor- The deaths by gunshots in your district, outstrip virus - don’t take away free space to walk and get fresh air.. most people social disatance- leave the waterfront alone.. your virtue signaling is lost on most..
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Reply 3 - Posted by: or gate 3/25/2020 4:46:09 PM (No. 357909)
King lightfoot has spoken. Anyone care?
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Illinois Mom 3/25/2020 4:46:26 PM (No. 357910)
FTA: 'Lightfoot instructed Chicago Police officers to shut down large gatherings and threatened to use what she called “every lever at my disposal” to compel compliance." Interesting because she has ordered that those same police officers are not allowed to shut down large gatherings of "teens" that they know are up to no good and becoming "flash mobs" that loot local stores. No stopping of those gang members who can't shoot straight and usually kill small children and grandparents.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: judy 3/25/2020 4:48:53 PM (No. 357912)
The democrat states want to stay in shut down mode...enjoy...Stay in shutdown mode... The rest will live happily ever after!!
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Clinger 3/25/2020 4:55:10 PM (No. 357918)
So Lori, what's your next move when people gravitate to an even less wide open healthy space? You see pumpkin, you need to be a step ahead in positions of responsibility. You didn't foresee this? Common that wasn't all that difficult.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Strike3 3/25/2020 4:57:11 PM (No. 357921)
Lightintellect already runs the worst city in the country, what is she worried about? Somebody needs to follow her to a social function and take lots of pictures.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: NorthernDog 3/25/2020 4:59:19 PM (No. 357924)
Wait until the first super-nice springlike day with temps in the upper 70s. No one will be sitting inside.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: unionriverman2316 3/25/2020 5:13:12 PM (No. 357932)
Democrat political scum love it the more they can control us dooofuses. ME has a dem lightweight woman gov who just shut the state down.....so she thinks. I will risk the virus to strut my freedom. She can take a long walk off a short dock. These fools are much more dangerous in my book.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: stablemoney 3/25/2020 5:26:14 PM (No. 357946)
You cannot make people do much of anything. Any adult should have learned that from their kids.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: DCGIRL 3/25/2020 5:28:25 PM (No. 357949)
What's with these democrat Governors? One won't allow medication for the virus, many are letting prisoners out of jail, halted gun sales, shutting off water and electricity to non essential businesses. Now this Governor doesn't want people to get fresh air. This is crazy.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: skacmar 3/25/2020 5:31:23 PM (No. 357953)
Sounds like a lot of Democrat Mayors are taking advantage of the virus hysteria to become little dictators in the name of heath and safety. Yes, we want everyone to be safe and healthy and observe "social distancing". However.... If people are observing social distancing and enjoying the outdoors, what is the harm? Should everyone stay shuttered in their apartment buildings afraid that their neighbor is going to come over to infect them on purpose?
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Reply 13 - Posted by: earlybird 3/25/2020 5:33:08 PM (No. 357955)
Shooting deaths should go down.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Buzzman 3/25/2020 5:37:52 PM (No. 357965)
Hey Lightfoot, This is America. You do not control the American Constitution. F**k you C**T. We will decide what we need to do. Not you. Sorry about being abrasive but I am SO TIRED of leftists tyrants trying to run the country. I'm an American and proud of it. I know what true liberty means. I'm not afraid to water the tree of Liberty.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: snapper451 3/25/2020 6:03:46 PM (No. 357993)
In my business career we talked about unintended consequences that occurred and how they affected our product sales. The Chinese / corona virus is having the unintended consequence of exposing the incompetence of many of the big city Democrat Mayors like Lightfoot and deBlasio (Comrade Bill). It also will take out several other incompetent politicians, we hope.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: Urgent Fury 3/25/2020 6:09:49 PM (No. 357995)
You'd think people would remember this kind of thing during the next election, but they don't.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: bad-hair 3/25/2020 6:21:29 PM (No. 358002)
Is she going to use every lever at her disposal to shut down the weekend gun shows on the South side? Tell your gangstas to shelter in place Lori. They might get sick.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: trappedinmn 3/25/2020 6:30:33 PM (No. 358006)
Add MN governor Tim Waltz to the list of tyrants imprisoning the citizens. Now we are “Locked down” until April 10, subject to $1000 fine or 90 days in jail. Unemployment will now skyrocket and small businesses will be further punished. Where is the common sense? (We also have very small numbers reported sick and only one death.). It’s almost like the dem tyrants are all on the same page, working no doubt by schedule to totally destroy the economy. And in November, MN will line up to vote for whoever is at the top of the dem ticket. So sad.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: Midnight Rambler 3/25/2020 6:53:10 PM (No. 358022)
FTA: If you have to play basketball, play by yourself with your own ball.” I think she's telling people to go play with themselves.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: Namma 3/25/2020 6:57:37 PM (No. 358026)
Did ms lightinthefoot shut down the bath houses. Just asking
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Reply 21 - Posted by: texaspast 3/25/2020 7:00:09 PM (No. 358029)
442 shootings and 90 deaths by gunshot in Chicago this year. Five Chinese Virus deaths in Chicago this year. Perhaps you need to re-evaluate your priorities, mayor.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: RuckusTom 3/25/2020 7:18:55 PM (No. 358044)
Are international and inter state flights coming into and going out of Chicago? If so, why? Why are the locals being subjected to government overreach while outsiders get a free pass?
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Reply 23 - Posted by: JediJerry 3/25/2020 10:11:45 PM (No. 358109)
Go ahead and shut it down. If he would do as much on reducing gun violence around town as he does on this just imagine the lives that could be saved.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: Trigger2 3/26/2020 1:44:17 AM (No. 358223)
Why threaten? Do it. The Chicago entitlement crowd always thinks they're special and don't have to comply with anything plus they don't care how many people die; they'd just replace them with more jihadi and illegal criminals.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623 3/26/2020 2:35:05 AM (No. 358242)
If she was only as concerned about homicides in her city.
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