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August 20, 2020

Lori Lightfoot Defends Policy of Outlawing "Protests" On Her Block and Her Block Only, Stating That She (Alone) Has the Right to Be Secure In Her Home

They're not even hiding it.

It's the duty of all Chicagoans to block the streets to Lori Lightfoot's home. She must not be allowed to use police force to keep protesters away from her palace while inflicting the "protesters" on the rest of the city, for political/ideological reasons.

People cannot allow this sort of open abuse of office and contempt for law and the citizenry to stand. Although, thusfar, they have allowed it, from high-ranking bureaucrats to tech moguls to tyrannical mayors and governors.

This cannot be allowed to stand, or this is the end of America.

Tar and feathers and a rail required.

Mayor Lori Lightfoot defended the Chicago Police Department's ban on protesters being able to demonstrate on the block where she lives, telling reporters Thursday that she and her family at times require heightened security because of threats she receives daily.

Lightfoot refused to elaborate on the specific threats, but said she receives them daily against herself, her wife and her home. Comparisons to how the Police Department has protected previous mayors' homes, such as Rahm Emanuel's Ravenswood residence, are unfair because "this is a different time like no other," Lightfoot told reporters.

"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," Lightfoot said.

Critics are calling this single block in Chicago where police have been ordered to disallow "protesters" "Fort Lori."

The order -- casually leaked by police, I imagine -- does not say that violent "protesters" will be arrested but "peaceful" protesters will be allowed.

It says that all "protesters," whether "peaceful" or violent, are to be shut down.

The Chicago Police Department has effectively banned protesters from demonstrating on Mayor Lori Lightfoot's block in the Logan Square neighborhood, ordering officers to arrest anyone who refuses to leave, the Tribune has learned.


The directive surfaced in a July email from then-Shakespeare District Commander Melvin Roman to officers under his command. It did not distinguish between the peaceful protesters Lightfoot regularly says she supports and those who might intend to be destructive, but ordered that after a warning is given to demonstrators, "It should be locked down."






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