By: Diane Benjamin
A comment made by radio host Steve Suess during his November 21st show needed an investigation. https://www.spreaker.com/user/cities929/november-21-2020
Fast forward to 87:00. Steve talked about an establishment in Normal that was shut down by Normal police for continuing in-door dining. He didn’t ask the owner for permission to use the name of the restaurant, so he didn’t. I found out by FOIA. It was the now out of business Maggie Miley’s.
This will not be the only location that couldn’t survive Pritzker’s proclamation that carry no weight of law. Anything spewed from his mouth is not law since our elected representatives never voted. At least one other state legislature has filed articles of impeachment against their Republican governor for doing the same thing.
What the FOIA shows:
Keep in mind this a SUNDAY:
Pam Reece doesn’t have to worry about losing her job because Pritzker won’t shut down City Hall. Last year Pam received Total Compensation of $237,367, she has no idea what it feels like to lose your business or to be unemployed because Pritzker deemed you dangerous. Mayor Chris Koos doesn’t either since his business isn’t affected.
10 minutes later the Police Chief responded, note this is a Sunday afternoon – not a late night party:
Below is a copy of the police report filed a short time later:
Maggie Miley’s was simply trying to stay in business. The local police and your tax dollars were used to put them out of business at the orders of Pam Reece. Again, they didn’t break any laws and obviously everyone present was socially distanced and staff was wearing masks.
The McLean County Health Department would have to prove in court that Maggie Miley’s was a danger and source for spreading COVID to shut them down. While other mayors and law enforcement officers around the State have declared they will not enforce Pritzker’s mitigation orders, Normal via unelected Pam Reece called out the police to enforce non-existent laws. Did Pam Reece do this on her own or did someone tell her to? Email her and ask: [email protected]
Remember this Normal when your taxes are raised because businesses no longer generate tax dollars and you have to make up the difference.
The Body Cam video has been FOIA’d.
Comments about government keeping us safe from a virus 99% survive will be deleted. If you don’t know why, read the Constitution.