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The Justice Department has quietly asked Congress for the ability to ask chief judges to detain people indefinitely without trial during emergencies — part of a push for new powers that comes as the novel coronavirus spreads throughout the United States.
originally posted by: Bhadhidar
Boris Johnson just locked down Britain.
Wonder how long before the whole of US in locked dow too?
Do not assume that the lockdowns and shutdowns of business and trade that are collapsing economies around the world, are because of the COVID19 virus.
originally posted by: Wookiep
We very well may get to the point of no return on this. I, along with many others on here have been saying it. But there is a collective phenomenon of thought going on here from both isles of the political spectrum that say we need to "sacrifice freedoms for safety", right now, which is insane IMO. Even if we take "freedoms" out of the equation entirely, the "solution" could and WILL cause a LOT more suffering than the virus itself.
originally posted by: carewemust
a reply to: burntheships
In Illinois, most citizens are ignoring the lockdown, but unfortunately about half the businesses are closed.. including all restaurants and bars 24 hours a day until April 7th.
People, especially in the service industries, are not working and are getting angry.