On July 2, the U.S. Supreme Court denied certiorari in the case of Price v. City of Chicago, although Justice Thomas would have granted the petition. The American Constitutional Rights Union, joined by Students for Life in America, filed an amicus brief in support of the Petitioners, who were challenging the constitutionality of a Chicago ordinance limiting the speech rights of anti-abortion protesters.
Far-left rioters attacked law enforcement officials in Chicago on Friday night who rushed in to protect a statue of Christopher Columbus that the rioters were trying to destroy.
On Sunday, Chicago’s first openly gay mayor, Lori Lightfoot, mounted a raid on a black South Side church for holding services in defiance of her coronavirus lockdown orders.
Chicago Cops Spend Holiday Weekend Busting Social Distancing Violators While City Has Highest Murder Toll in 5 Years
This Memorial Day weekend Chicago Police were busy chasing after social distancing violators all across the city while at the same time Chicago experienced it’s highest murder rate in 5 years.
Horowitz: As murder skyrockets and criminals are released in Chicago, mayor threatens political dissenters with arrest
This juxtaposition of perversion is probably the most powerful display of the America we knew and loved being turned upside down beyond the worst nightmares of our early founders. “We will shut you down, we will cite you, and if we need to, we will arrest you,” announced Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot in a public address on Saturday. “Don’t make us treat you like a criminal, but if you act like a criminal and you violate the law and you refuse to do what is necessary to save lives in the city in the middle of a pandemic, we will take you to jail. Period.”
Democrats are determined to use one of these gargantuan and utterly unconstitutional bailout bills to mandate nationwide vote by mail. And they want the ballots to be mailed out automatically to everyone whose name is listed in the voter registry, whether they request one or not and whether they are dead or alive. This, of course, will be big boon to the Chicago machine, which routinely has dead people voting in city elections.
ACRU Senior Fellow and Policy Board member J. Kenneth Blackwell spoke to Lou Dobbs on the continuing crime crisis in Chicago and the unfair accusations against its police department.
Drown the police in paperwork if they make a street stop, and what do you get? Fewer stops and more violent crime, including a near doubling of the murder rate.
ACRU Policy Board Member Ken Blackwell speaks to Fox News on the protests in Chicago.