(ConservativeInsider.org) – As vaccine mandates roll out across the nation, workers are leaving their jobs in droves as they’re unwilling to provide personal medical information to their employers. In Chicago, a major standoff is brewing between the city’s mayor and its police force.
On Tuesday, October 12, Chicago Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) President John Catanzara instructed officers to resist the vaccine mandate, which would force any police officers to take “no pay” status if they weren’t fully vaccinated by Friday, October 15. He emphasized that the city does not have the authority to mandate this, “let alone that information about your medical history.”
In response, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot (D) decried Catanzara’s speech, outlining that it’s illegal for the FOP to organize a strike. She went so far as to accuse the union president of inducing an “insurrection,” shared here by Forbes:
— Forbes (@Forbes) October 18, 2021
Lightfoot is urging police officers to follow their chain of command and stop questioning this mandate. However, many officers are wary of complying with such an intense mandate. Depending on how this situation plays out, police forces all over this country could follow suit in protecting their officers’ medical freedom or watching many veteran officers leave the force due to this restrictive mandate. Who will protect the citizens then?
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