Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker is making a name for himself as one of the worst governors in the country. He is honestly among the likes of Gavin Newsom, the wicked witch of the North Gretchen Whitmer, and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.
This guy has now threatened to imprison any business owner who reopens their business with a year in prison. A year in prison! What the actual heck is going on there?
As I've mentioned recently, there have been numerous police enforcement agencies which have plainly refused to carry out certain orders issues by their governors, and rightly so.
The Illinois State Police issued a statement in response to the tyrant Governor Pritzker's threat:
“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."
— IllinoisStatePolice (@ILStatePolice) May 20, 2020
This is exactly what local law enforcement should be doing, and honestly, these lockdown need to come to an end now, because these idiotic governors are going to push the wrong people too far and things are going to get really bad really fast.