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“Law and order”

Friday, Jan 15, 2021

* From Rep. Anne Stava-Murray’s (D-Naperville) official Facebook page…

* Daily Herald

A Facebook page maintained by Downers Grove Democratic state Rep. Anne Stava-Murray as a forum for her legislative work has apparently been deactivated.

The account’s disappearance followed a lengthy online squabble over a post Stava-Murray made following her vote in support of a criminal justice reform bill the state legislature approved and was sent to the governor’s desk Wednesday as well as a bill she proposed to remove police officers from schools. […]

The post received largely negative responses from those who responded to it, many complaining the legislator wasn’t following the will of her constituents. […]

Posters began attacking the representative on her personal Facebook page after her legislative page was shuttered.

* It’s now back online…


Apologies for the “thin blue line folks” moniker that has seemed to offend many. I should have been more specific like:…

Posted by Representative Stava-Murray on Thursday, January 14, 2021

Yeah. It was just a “squabble” with some “negative responses.” Do better, Daily Herald.

* Meanwhile…


…Adding… Press release…

Duckworth to Facebook: Stop Advertising Military Gear Next to Posts about the January 6th Insurrection

Following last week’s violent insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, combat Veteran and U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), a member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation and the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), who served in the Reserve Forces for 23 years, sent a letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg calling on him to immediately remove advertisements from companies promoting and selling products that could equip white nationalists, neo-Nazis and other domestic extremists groups. Duckworth is demanding that Facebook take responsibility for giving organizations and individuals that engaged in insurrection and seditious conspiracy a platform and operational tool. She is also calling on Facebook to immediately conduct a review into its role in supporting, aiding or hosting individuals and organizations that attacked the United States Capitol and to strengthen its corporate governance by adding to its Board of Directors a subject matter expert in violent online extremism and domestic terrorism. Duckworth was joined by Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) on this letter.

In part, the Senators wrote: “Facebook must hold itself accountable for how domestic enemies of the United States have used the company’s products and platform to further their own illicit aims. Whether through negligence or with full knowledge, Facebook is placing profit ahead of our Nation’s democracy. Advertisements of semi-automatic rifles and body armor appearing alongside of news coverage of the January 6, 2021 deadly violent insurrection are outrageous.”

They continued: “Facebook must disavow and actively shun customers that sought to block the execution of the Electoral Count Act. We hope that you share our outrage over the chilling reality that violent insurrectionists and seditionists inflicted death and injury against law enforcement that renders the peaceful transfer of power an impossibility.”

- Posted by Rich Miller        

21 Comments
  1. - Mal - Friday, Jan 15, 21 @ 2:19 pm:

    Those types love to stalk when you don’t agree with them yet they won’t tell the Trump supporters to comply.


  2. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Jan 15, 21 @ 2:29 pm:

    “Blue Lives Matter until they stop me in an insurrection of the government.”

    “Police should not uphold their oath when I’m breaking laws and want to aid in a coup.”

    The Back the Blue and Blue Lives Matter allow institutional and systemic racism under a veil of “law and order”, but at the end of the day it’s a bunch of folks who want rules for others “not like them” and they can’t have law and order stop their overturning of an election.


  3. - Annony1 - Friday, Jan 15, 21 @ 2:31 pm:

    Why would we need a state law to tell schools they can’t have SROs. That should be left up to the school boards. Ridiculous bill.


  4. - Mary Ann From Streeterville - Friday, Jan 15, 21 @ 2:33 pm:

    The left probably will not like being deplatformed when Republicans get the chance to do it to them. It’s not like America hasn’t had red scares before.


  5. - 47th Ward - Friday, Jan 15, 21 @ 2:35 pm:

    Be sure to bring bail money with you to Springfield Mary Ann.


  6. - Rich Miller - Friday, Jan 15, 21 @ 2:36 pm:

    ===when Republicans get the chance to do it to them===

    If leftists violently storm the US Capitol en masse to overturn a legitimate presidential election, they’ll deserve whatever they get.

    Until then, take a breath.


  7. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Jan 15, 21 @ 2:39 pm:

    Insurrection isn’t acceptable by any partisan, it’s insurrection all the same.

    Painting a partisan picture to the acts and their acceptance is how those fooled became insurrectionists for a “leader”


  8. - JS Mill - Friday, Jan 15, 21 @ 2:40 pm:

    =The left probably will not like being deplatformed when Republicans get the chance to do it to them.=

    Spoiler alert- it isn’t “the left” deplatforming traitors, or the right wing or republicans. These are private businesses making business decisions they think are in the best interest of their multi-billion dollar businesses.

    Some people call that “the market”, usually republicans.

    ON another note, is there any chance these pro-police (which I typically count myself as one) folks sees the irony in threatening another person in the interest of law and order?

    Probably not.


  9. - LakeCo - Friday, Jan 15, 21 @ 2:46 pm:

    Spot on, JS Mill.
    It’s almost as though some of these Republicans, upset with the results of “let the market decide,” want more government regulation of the businesses that are deplatforming insurrectionists…


  10. - Rich Miller - Friday, Jan 15, 21 @ 2:50 pm:

    ===“let the market decide,”===

    We must outlaw net neutrality! lol How’d that work out?


  11. - Commisar Gritty - Friday, Jan 15, 21 @ 2:58 pm:

    Anyone who thinks Zuck or Jack is a leftist needs a time out


  12. - Dotnonymous - Friday, Jan 15, 21 @ 3:01 pm:

    It’s not like America hasn’t had red scares before.

    You mean red MAGA hats…I hear what you’re really saying…but do you?


  13. - Grandson of Man - Friday, Jan 15, 21 @ 3:13 pm:

    If anyone has seen some of the stuff in Parler, it’s easy to see why there is de-platforming.


  14. - Chambanalyst - Friday, Jan 15, 21 @ 3:16 pm:

    Social media is trash; all of it. So little good comes from it relative to all of the negativity and bad things that come from it.


  15. - Amalia - Friday, Jan 15, 21 @ 3:26 pm:

    Is the Chicago FOP head gone yet? Fingers crossed.


  16. - thoughts matter - Friday, Jan 15, 21 @ 3:30 pm:

    I cannot understand people who go on a public Facebook page and post comments like those. It’s not your buddies page, it’s not messenger or text messages. These pages are meant to inform constituents of their politicians opinions and to get feedback. These comments aren’t informative feedback about concerns the constituents have and they certainly wouldn’t persuade me to see things their way.
    We aren’t ever going to come together as long as people think it’s okay to post like this and never think beyond cussing people out. Grow up.


  17. - 1st Ward - Friday, Jan 15, 21 @ 3:33 pm:

    I am curious as to how the ILGOP attacks the criminal justice bill in the next election. Anecdotal but the amount of “Thin Blue Line” circles that went up the day after the bill passed on peoples profiles surprised me. Plenty of non-Trump supporters too. It reminded me of what I saw with the Fair Tax. Messaging on both sides will be key.


  18. - Rich Hill - Friday, Jan 15, 21 @ 3:35 pm:

    This post combined with Rich’s post on state workers being told to work for home say a lot about the state of this nation.


  19. - Rudy’s teeth - Friday, Jan 15, 21 @ 3:39 pm:

    Some folks skipped the chapter on deportment. Hence, ugly comments.


  20. - Commisar Gritty - Friday, Jan 15, 21 @ 3:44 pm:

    @Amalia John Catanzara, head of ChiFOP let out a mealy mouthed apology so all’s forgiven in coplandia. I do give partial credit to IL/Nat’l FOP for both releasing simultaneous statements smacking him down, but I don’t have much faith he’s leaving anytime soon.

    You may recall John C’s comments after Jason Van Dyke was found guilty. He said it was (paraphrasing here) “a political witch hunt to put an innocent man in jail to feed the democratic machine to get re-elected.” Anyone who watched the footage saw Van Dyke just hop out of the car and unload his clip. He didn’t seek cover, he didn’t assess the situation, he just started unloading his clip.

    I know that FOP’s job is to protect their own, but they could have protected a lot more of their members by not making the public despise them with press releases like that. ChiFOP is compromised until they let go of him.


  21. - Watcher of the Skies - Friday, Jan 15, 21 @ 4:20 pm:

    Just look through the pages of the lunatics responding to that post. All kinds of “Stop the Steal” garbage, praise of Josh Hawley, etc. I always remind people that most people who shout about “law and order” lean heavily on their idea of the latter word and never mean “rule of law.”


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