Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced a new 30-day stay-at-home advisory she believes will help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 cases as a resurgence of the virus is happening in Illinois, as well as other states. The ‘stay at home’ advisory is expected to begin on Monday, she said on Thursday.
Still, the hypocrisy of Lightfoot and other Democrats is astounding.
It’s almost a daily event in Chicago and little is done to help mitigate the spread of gang violence in a city overwhelmed by tragedy. It’s not
According to the FBI crime report, there have been 335 murders reported in Chicago from January to June 2020, a huge increase from the 244 murders tallied during that time period a year ago. Arson in Chicago is up even more: a 52.9% increase from 2019. These numbers have also increased significantly in the past several months as we head into the final month of the year.
Lightfoot, a Democrat, is emboldened by the media’s President Elect Joe Biden, who is making a lockdown part of his first priority as President in January, he announced. At a news conference Thursday afternoon she said the city would also be imposing other restrictions on gatherings and public activities.
She said she “calls on all Chicagoans to follow clear measures to protect their community and help us flatten the curve.”
Democrats talk about flattening the curve of COVID-19 but in comparison are eerily silent on violence in their cities. For instance, just look at Lightfoot’s city of Chicago, where children are often caught in the crossfire of gangland style killings. Those crimes waves have increased and the residents are left to pick up the pieces.
She noted Thursday that “Chicago has reached a critical point in the second surge of COVID-19, demanding that we undertake this multi-faceted and comprehensive effort to stop the virus in its tracks.”
I say OK, I don’t want to see the virus resurge to critical levels but put the same passion in taking care of the people of Chicago and protecting innocent children from the gangs that have taken control of certain areas of Lightfoot’s city.
I’m actually more concerned about the moral decay, lack of hope and failure of Chicago’s politicians to actually do something for the people of their city.
These lockdowns will do nothing more than increase poverty, despair and hopelessness. Remember at the beginning of the year, when the medical experts got Americans to buy into the 15 days to flatten the curve, which eventually turned into months and economic disparity.
Many people lost their businesses and moreover, Americans lost their rights. Also, ask yourself this question: Doesn’t Pfizer have a vaccine ready to distribute that they allege is 90 percent effective based on phase three of the trials?
If that’s so why are so many Democrats, including Biden pushing for lockdowns? They didn’t bother saying anything about the celebrations in the streets after the election? Didn’t bother pointing out the dangers of spreading the violence when riots and protests swept the streets of America this summer?
These Democrats, in fact, have politicized this epidemic as a means of targeting President Donald Trump. They have done so with a vengeance and at the expense of the American people.
I worry we’re just at the beginning of this new experiment in socialized Democracy and the use of fear over COVID-19 – combined with the help of a complicit media – is the weapon they will use to quickly erode our freedom.
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Hunter Biden Indicted on Federal Gun Charges Amidst Special Counsel Investigation
In a significant development, Hunter Biden, the son of President Joe Biden, was indicted on Thursday on federal gun charges as part of Special Counsel David Weiss’ ongoing investigation. The indictment alleges that Hunter Biden made false statements during the purchase of a firearm, among other charges.
The charges against Hunter Biden include:
• Making a false statement in the purchase of a firearm
• Making a false statement related to information required to be kept by a federal firearms licensed dealer
•Possession of a firearm by a person who is an unlawful user of or addicted to a controlled substance
According to the indictment, the alleged incident occurred on or about October 12, 2018, in the District of Delaware. Hunter Biden is accused of knowingly making a false and fictitious written statement during the acquisition of a Colt Cobra 38SPL Revolver. According to reports from Fox News, the statement, submitted on Form 4473, falsely certified that he was not an unlawful user of, and addicted to, any stimulant, narcotic drug, or controlled substance.
Furthermore, the indictment further states that between October 12, 2018, and October 23, 2018, in the District of Delaware, Hunter Biden knowingly possessed the same firearm despite being an unlawful user of and addicted to controlled substances. This marks the first set of charges brought by Special Counsel David Weiss against Hunter Biden since being granted special counsel status.
The investigation came to public attention when it was reported by Fox News in 2021 that police had responded to an incident in 2018 involving a gun owned by Hunter Biden.
Reports state that, Hallie Biden, the widow of President Biden’s late son, Beau, who was in a relationship with Hunter at the time, discarded the gun. Hunter’s gun was thrown away in a dumpster near a market, located close to a school. It was subsequently revealed that Hunter Biden had purchased a gun earlier that same month.
Hunter Biden’s legal troubles do not end with the gun charges. Earlier in July, an original plea agreement collapsed, which would have seen him plead guilty to two misdemeanor tax counts for willful failure to pay federal income tax, thus avoiding jail time on a felony gun charge. Instead, he pleaded not guilty to two misdemeanor tax charges and one felony gun charge.
Attorney General Merrick Garland appointed David Weiss as special counsel to oversee the Hunter Biden investigation and related matters. The White House has declined to comment on these developments, which continue to draw significant public and media attention.
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