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originally posted by: Vroomfondel
The town council in Champaign, Illinois, just had an emergency meeting to discuss measures to combat covid-19 that include, among other things: the ability to seize and obtain legal title to personal property, a ban on gun sales, and a ban on liquor sales.
How is taking someone's personal property going to help them combat covid-19?
originally posted by: Arnie123
With the exception of TP, Rice, Beans, Ramen and Hand sanitizer, you can still get fresh fruits, boxed dinners and even fresh steaks at the local grocery store.
originally posted by: MotherMayEye
a reply to: scrounger
I noticed some states are doing things, like, asking the public to report people out but aren't keeping enough distance from others, kids playing contact sports, etc. Some are fining people who eat or drink at restaurants and go to businesses that are prohibited from being open.
originally posted by: scrounger
To those who dont live in IL let me update you on some downright scary developments.
Our governor last week made an emergency order that ALL SCHOOLS be closed until march 30 starting on march 17.
This is in addition to banning all public activities (of 25 people or greater) state wide.
Now he has banned restaurants , bars, ect from having people eating/drinking on site.
For now (key words FOR NOW) drive though, take out, and delivery is OK.
for now does not apply to bowling alleys, movies, stores , ect.
all with "promises" of state aid (ironically paid for in part by feds) of all types to "help with the loss"
but what has me truly worried (and admit scared) is he is using THE POLICE to enforce this..
first it was only announced that CHICAGO (ironically, not) PD would be checking and in reality ENFORCING this.
though my contacts I found out that not only is chicago but rockton is immediately doing the same thing.
with the result is they COULD shut down anyone who defies it.
which means if one continues to resist be arrested.
I dont know how many more jurisdictions are following this but two already and one being one of the biggest in the state (btw I dont believe chicago is only one within cook county ) .
one friend of mine said off the record there was no order in his.
im sorry but how can anyone not think that given what has already been ordered under "state of emergency" and the speed (less than two weeks) , and that no major outbreaks had happened nor still have not that it will stop there.
How much of "keeping it contained/ us safe" would be necessary to restrict even further?
forced quarantine unless you have PROVEN you not infected?
random road checkpoints?
requiring all "non necessary" travel to be stopped and unless approved you must stay home?
restricting gas stations open to force limited travel?
Many other nightmare situations run though my mind and given what has already happened (that no one ever expected) that it is no longer a paranoid / tin foil hat theory.
Am I alone in being worried not only about IL but everywhere in the US ?
originally posted by: Cheddarhead
a reply to: scrounger
When did all this go down in Rockton? I was just there on Saturday morning making a dog food run at Farm & Fleet. Main Sreet was busy and the Wal-Mart was insane busy but I didn't see any police presence.