Chicago mayor launches police raid to shut down black church’s Sunday services

Chicago mayor launches police raid to shut down black church’s Sunday services
Lori Lightfoot (Image: YouTube screen grab)

[Ed. – She felt so good after the raid that she treated herself to another haircut.]

Following through with Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s promise to take action against churches that violate social distancing rules, the Chicago Police Department issued $500 fines to three separate houses of worship that held services over the weekend, city officials said.

Police cited Elim Romanian Pentecostal Church, Philadelphia Romanian Church of God and Metro Praise International for their services.

Police also acknowledged temporarily banning parking near churches “as a precaution to prevent planned large gatherings from taking place.”

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“The Chicago Police Department has been working to ensure full compliance with the (stay-at-home) order,” the department said. “As part of this effort, we continue to ask everyone to help slow the spread of the virus by staying home and practicing social distancing so that once we have begun to recover and reopen, residents can return to their religious services in a safe manner.”

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