What a weekend!
49 PEOPLE SHOT– 10 DEAD— Courtney Gousman (@cgousman) May 26, 2020
Illinois is under a stay at home order due to the pandemic, yet Chicago just saw its deadliest Memorial Day Weekend since 2015. How does this happen?
We have got to do better. @WGNNews @WGNMorningNews pic.twitter.com/r4vVWQxdWK
But instead of fighting crime, Chicago Mayor Sends POLICE To RAID Black Church
On Sunday, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot mounted a raid on a black church for holding services in defiance of her coronavirus lockdown orders. https://t.co/TYFNKSWPCD— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) May 25, 2020
Yep, Chicago’s first openly gay mayor, Lori Lightfoot, mounted a police raid on a black South Side church for holding services in defiance of her coronavirus lockdown orders. Meanwhile, at least eight people were killed and 24 injured in shootings this weekend in Chicago, police data show. It’s the city’s deadliest Memorial Day weekend in four years, despite stay-at-home orders.
Lightfoot reportedly sent three marked squad cars and two unmarked cars full of officers to the Chicago Cornerstone Baptist Church in the South Side’s Woodlawn neighborhood. Woodlawn is just south of Hyde Park, the area in which the Obamas lived for a short time before Barack became president.
The police banged on the church doors which were locked during the service because of the threat from gun violence. (ABL reports)
“The pastor was in the middle of his sermon when he heard loud banging on front doors. It was the police…the men of the church were instructed not to open the doors during the services — per protocol.”
The church pastor has appealed to President Trump to intervene and protect what he sees as the church’s First Amendment rights. This comes just days after the President declared churches to be “essential” to American everyday life.