Chicago TimeBomb: Anarchy Looming as FOP Resists Vax Mandate?

“Chicago readers, stay safe, stay heavily armed, and prepared to be very dangerous.” ~ AmmoLand News.

Imagine this is what you see in the rearview mirror.
Could Chicago descend into anarchy if police officers defy a vaccine reporting mandate and end up off the job?

U.S.A.-(AmmoLand.com)- With nearly 640 people having been murdered so far this year in Chicago, and a showdown unfolding between Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Fraternal Order of Police President John Catanzara—who apparently decided to not speak anymore to the press Friday morning, including AmmoLand News—is the Windy City about to descend into anarchy as police officers resist a vaccine notification mandate and possibly be sent home?

Although Catanzara appeared on Fox News Thursday evening and again Friday morning, a receptionist at the FOP told AmmoLand News via telephone he is not speaking any further to the media as the showdown heats up.

Lightfoot and the city filed for an injunction against Catanzara, according to the Chicago Tribune. The newspaper described the legal move as “yet another escalation in the showdown.” Lightfoot, the Tribune recalled, announced two months ago that Chicago city employees would have to be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus by Oct. 15th, 2021.

It’s the same deadline set down for other government workers around the country. Police and firefighters in Seattle, for example, are also facing the same mandate. In Seattle, the police department has lost more than 250 commissioned officers over the past 19 months in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak and last summer’s violent protests during which members of the city council took positions against the police, and now one candidate for the position of city attorney is facing backlash for social media rants against police in the Jet City.

But in Chicago, Catanzara’s call to officers not to comply with Lightfoot’s vaccination reporting requirement. Those who do not comply face the potential of being sent home, and loss of their paychecks. According to ZeroHedge, Catanzara is predicting half the force could wind up off the job.

Source: HeyJackass.com (Screen snip)

The most important question facing the city may not be who wins this brawl between the city and the FOP, but whether Chicago residents will have to increasingly defend themselves amid the city’s spike in violence.

This month alone, according to the popular website HeyJackass.com, as of Friday 23 people had been fatally shot in Chicago so far this month. Another 161 had been wounded by gunfire.

Catanzara released a YouTube video explaining the FOP’s position, and public reaction to his statement has been strongly supportive. One man wrote, “In Poland a labor protest was the spark that took down communism. This is the spark. The airlines have started by not flying. This will reverberate across the land. John your (sic) doing the right things. Heroes in blue, just know you are in our prayers and you are respected by the citizens of Chicago and the United States. Solidarity.”

The Chicago Sun-Times reported that Catanzara went on a foul-mouthed tirade Wednesday, declaring “We’re in America, G-d damn it. We don’t want to be forced to do anything. Period. This ain’t Nazi f—ing Germany…”

His remarks reportedly brought condemnation from the Anti-Defamation League, the Sun-Times reported. That organization contended the comparison of mandatory vaccinations to what occurred in Nazi Germany 80 years ago is “deeply offensive.”

But this isn’t about what happened in Germany. It is about what could happen in Chicago if police are sent home for non-compliance with the vaccine mandate.

Will the city’s criminal element—which already has shown no sign of letting up on the slaughter—step up its mayhem? And will law-abiding, albeit embattled, Chicago citizens fight back?

More than 11 years ago, the city’s decades-old handgun ban was nullified when the U.S. Supreme Court on a 5-4 vote issued a gun rights victory ruling in the case of McDonald v. City of Chicago. That case was brought by the Second Amendment Foundation, which subsequently sued the city over its restrictive handgun policies.

At least nowadays, honest citizens can own handguns for personal protection in the city.

As the city took Catanzara to court, Lightfoot issued a statement, quoted by WLS News:

“As Chicago’s Mayor, I cannot and will not stand idly by while the rhetoric of conspiracy theorists threatens the health and safety of Chicago’s residents and first responders. President Catanzara has time and again deliberately misled our police officers by lying about the requirements of the policy and falsely claiming that there will be no repercussions if officers are insubordinate and refuse to follow a City and Department directive or order. Notably Catanzara has urged officers to reject the City’s vaccine policy and has repeatedly instructed police officers to refuse to comply with the City’s lawful directive which requires all City employees to report their COVID 19 vaccination status by October 15. By doing so, and by predicting that 50% or more officers will violate their oaths and not report for duty, Catanzara is encouraging an unlawful strike and work stoppage which carries the potential to undermine public safety and expose our residents to irreparable harm, particularly during an ongoing pandemic.”

As noted by WLS, the FOP immediately fired back on Twitter:

“President John Catanzara has never engaged in, supported, or encouraged a work stoppage. @LoriLightfoot is the only one who has said she will send our dedicated Officers home without pay if they choose to reject her unlawful orders. Hold the line, CPD, like you always do.”


About Dave Workman

Dave Workman is a senior editor at TheGunMag.com and Liberty Park Press, author of multiple books on the Right to Keep & Bear Arms, and formerly an NRA-certified firearms instructor.

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Boris Badenov
Boris Badenov(@boris-badenov)
1 month ago

Perhaps if the ADL and their followers would STOP voting for the wanna be Fascists thing might get better, of course that would require some sense and I’ve yet to see much from the leftists of that part of the species.

JimmyS
JimmyS(@jimmys)
1 month ago

If the cops did anything positive for the amount of violence in Chicago, it already would have happened. A typical tactic of corrupt government is to proclaim a need for more money to throw at the problem. The problem here has never been too few police. The problem is that the Illinois and Chicago governments have been obviously corrupt since before Prohibition.

Henry Bowman
Henry Bowman(@henry_bowman)
1 month ago

Police swear an Oath to uphold the CONSTITUTION, not pledge loyalty and unquestioning / unlimited obedience to the mayor, governor, or even POTUS.

Lightfoot is a tyrant, a communist, and completely worthless. I will not elevate her by calling her a person, individual, or human being. Commies aren’t people. No cop should EVER obey a commiecrat or any other tyrant – in fact, they should be arresting them!

Montana454Casull
Montana454Casull(@rld454c)
1 month ago

Its OK Chicago Lori Lighthead’s blew eyes will be watching over all the criminal activity . One eye will be pointing north and the other south . Blew eyes Lori lighthead says you don’t need police officers to control crime because the vaccine is a cure all .

Bobtail
Bobtail(@bobtail)
1 month ago

Let the phucking place burn. Lessons are learned better when they hurt.

Arizona Don
Arizona Don(@arizona-don)
1 month ago

Chicago is an example of how restrictive gun laws do not work for the betterment of society! However, make no mistake it will falsely be used as an example of why gun confiscation is necessary. That is mostly why those in charge want nothing done to stop the carnage in Chicago. The current administration means to come after “your” guns! Law enforcement are pawns in their goal.

Buster
Buster(@buster)
1 month ago

Perhaps the 13% will reduce themselves to .13%?

Rowboat
Rowboat(@nathan-hale)
1 month ago

Somehow I think that history will record this particular time as the Vax Wars., if indeed that we will still have a history.

GoBoy
GoBoy(@huel)
1 month ago

I support the Chicago Police and their FOP.
Also the FOP president is correct, this is America not nazi Germany

hippybiker
hippybiker(@hippy-biker)
1 month ago

Take careful note. The6 don’t advertise these so called Vaccine’s on the “Boob Tube.”
Wonder why? By law, they’d have to list the side affects! Food for thought!

Boris Badenov
Boris Badenov(@boris-badenov)
1 month ago
Reply to  hippybiker

And the ingredients. Then the next thing, it’s not going to be out under Pfizer, it’s going to be another name, one that hasn’t made it to these shores, quite yet. My guess is to protect Pfizer against the massive lawsuits about to hit.

BigJim
BigJim(@bigjim)
1 month ago
Reply to  hippybiker

Walgreens likes to advertize it as available at their stores. Are they in compliance or are they an “accessory.” I wonder how the lawsuits will turn out down the road

swmft
swmft(@swmft)
1 month ago

police will need to isue huge numbers of fiod cards and let go, people in city hall will be calling for police protection not sure if the laughter on other end of line will be understood

Dr. Strangelove
Dr. Strangelove(@dr-strangelove)
1 month ago

Another great article, Dave. One little suggestion, Get a SAF or GOA hat for your profile pic.

Ltbdb
Ltbdb(@bdbaker23windstream-net)
1 month ago

AMEN!

Rowboat
Rowboat(@nathan-hale)
1 month ago

These brave Patriots are the first casualties for standing up for freedom of choice and the principles that America was founded upon.
The sheep are easy to identify- they’re the ones STILL wearing their useless masks !

JSNMGC
JSNMGC(@jsnmgc)
1 month ago
Reply to  Rowboat

The Chicago Police are not “Patriots,” they are “Redcoats.”    They have been enforcing unconstitutional gun laws for over half a century. Hundreds of thousands of people who work or go to school in Chicago are freedom-loving, pro 2nd Amendment, Americans who want a smaller, better, less oppressive, less expensive government. They include nurses on the north side, business people in the Loop, and students going to school in the Hyde Park neighborhood on the south side. They are more afraid of Chicago cops than they are rapists and muggers. That’s why almost none of them carry. If there is a more than 40% chance… Read more »

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Rowboat
Rowboat(@nathan-hale)
1 month ago

What the “woke” fail to realize is what the RECORD numbers of gun sales mean !
These new gun owners are not just buying for personal defense, rather we are also preparing for civil war !!!!
Remember the names of the Communists that have sold out our country.
They WILL be held accountable ; they should be very afraid.

Wild Bill
Wild Bill(@wild-bill)
1 month ago
Reply to  Rowboat

A revolt of one and you are a criminal. A revolt of less than a hundred and you are a gang member. A revolt of thousands and you are a member of a national gang. A revolt of millions, you need logistics, secure comms, command structure, crew served weaps, and military discipline.
Anybody got that stuff?

GoBoy
GoBoy(@huel)
1 month ago
Reply to  Wild Bill

And you are full of shit sir. Read what the guy from Poland said. You sound like Biden.

Rowboat
Rowboat(@nathan-hale)
1 month ago
Reply to  Wild Bill

The Afghans have it .

Rowboat
Rowboat(@nathan-hale)
1 month ago
Reply to  Rowboat

Sounds like a good starting point !

Tank
Tank(@voodoo6actual)
1 month ago

Descend into more programmed chaos & tyranny. Of course no one’s to blame for the situation the political ideology that created the problem.

Classic Hegelian dialectic tactics 101. Problem, reaction & solution.

Hegel’s Dialectics

https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/hegel-dialectics/

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Quatermain
Quatermain(@quatermain)
1 month ago
Reply to  Tank

Sometimes things cannot be repaired until they break completely.

Alan in NH
Alan in NH(@alan-in-nh)
1 month ago

The good people of Chicago will have to take back their neighborhoods themselves, or die. Use the opportunity if the police aren’t looking and take out the gang bangers with extreme prejudice, before they do it to you.

Dr. Strangelove
Dr. Strangelove(@dr-strangelove)
1 month ago
Reply to  Alan in NH

How many good people are left in Chicago if they keep electing Marxists like Lori “The Goblin” Lightfoot?

Jonesy
Jonesy(@61deacon64)
1 month ago

True. Mayor Beatle Juice is about as useful as Tits on a Boar Hog !!

Rebel VA
Rebel VA(@frank)
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonesy

yeah, the baby died, whatever was left ran down it’s momma’s leg!

Mr.Right1776
Mr.Right1776(@mr-right1776)
1 month ago

It’s ok ms.beetlejuice will just get her social justice warriors to stop the criminals from breaking the law.

GoBoy
GoBoy(@huel)
1 month ago
Reply to  Mr.Right1776

Hahaha

Boris Badenov
Boris Badenov(@boris-badenov)
1 month ago
Reply to  Mr.Right1776

Hey, it works, San FranFreakShow is paying them not to be thugs. I’m sure the results will be stellar.