Protests Not Allowed On Mayor’s Street (Yet City Can Suffer)
PROTESTS NOT ALLOWED: The Chicago Police Department has banned protests near Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s home.
REASON: In July protesters rallied near the Mayor’s residence and due to threats she reportedly receives daily, heightened security was put in place.
WHY IT’S HYPOCRITICAL: Protests have been allowed to dominate business and residential areas since May.
Vandalism of property, arson, blockades, looting, violence, and organized acts of terrorism have all been watched by certain Democrat officials. Often supported without condemnation.
Now that the wildfires of anarchy are seemingly uncontrollable, officials that could have and should have stopped it earlier are protected. Yet businesses, properties, and people’s daily lives continue to suffer.
BANNED: What’s most hypocritical is that according to a report, not even peaceful protests are allowed near the Mayor’s home.
Protests Not Allowed Since July
Back in July, a report surfaced saying that the police had banned protests from the Logan Square neighborhood, where Mayor Lori Lightfoot lives.
It referred to a directive from Melvin Roman, the Shakespeare District Commander, written to officers under his command. It stated that once the order to move was given by police officers, any protesters who remained should be arrested.
The directive did not differentiate between peaceful or violent protests.
The Mayor should just put signs up saying “Protests Not Allowed.”
Against The First Amendment
Some might say that this move by the Mayor and Chicago Police Department is against the First Amendment, it isn’t. It only seems that way because of the chaos, violence, and ignorance shown by some elected officials.
By law, officials can define times and places protests take place. If done so neutrally and reasonably.
However, the keyword is peaceful. A violent protest is not legal.
The Mayor’s Opinion
Mayor Lori Lightfoot said: “I think that residents of this city, understanding the nature of the threats that we are receiving on a daily basis, on a daily basis, understand I have a right to make sure that my home is secure.”
If only every resident of Chicago could use taxpayer’s money to make sure their homes, businesses, and property were secure.
She continued: “I’m not going to make any excuses for the fact that, given the threats I have personally received, given the threats to my home and my family, I’m going to do everything I can to make sure they’re protected. I make no apologies whatsoever for that.”
Remember, this is the Mayor who while the rest of Chicago was in lockdown, was out getting her hair done.
It is pure hypocrisy.