They are taking a stand…
The Illinois State Police has recently issued a statement saying that they will not be arresting or jailing anyone who violate Governor J.B. Pritzker’s lockdown orders.
Pritzker had stated recently that business owners would be charged with misdemeanors and face fines up to $2,500 or time in jail.
However, the ISP has stated that they will do no such thing. A statement from the ISP reads, “During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Illinois State Police (ISP) continues to focus on community caretaking, educating citizens and businesses and urging voluntary compliance. As part of that effort, the ISP will act incrementally to urge compliance of the executive order.”
“Consistent with this community spirit and with state law, policy guidance and discretion, the Illinois State Police will not issue any criminal misdemeanors to individuals for violations of temporary emergency rules or executive orders.”
“The Illinois State Police will only apply those emergency rules to entities such as corporations, LLPs or other business entities consistent with state and constitutional law. No individual will be arrested or taken to jail for a violation of the Executive Orders or emergency rules. We encourage all citizens to continue to do their part to maintain public health as we move forward in the days ahead with Reopening Illinois.”
It’s time for people to take it into their own hands. Governors and mayors are starting to get too power hungry and it’s unacceptable.
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