Skip to comments.Unreal: Chicago Names City Street After Terrorist
Posted on 02/26/2017 4:09:47 PM PST by jazusamo
In truly progressive fashion, Chicago renamed one of its streets after a terrorist.
Earlier this month Alderman Robert Maldonado submitted a proposal to name three blocks of a city street after Oscar Lopez Rivera, the founder of the Puerto Rican terror group FALN, which was responsible for 120 bombings and armed robberies in the U.S. during the 70s and 80s that killed nine and injured hundreds of others.
On Wednesday, aldermen approved the measure honoring Lopez Rivera, the terrorist whose 70-year sentence was recently commuted by Barack Obama.
Aldermen also voted to approve an honorary street re-naming for Puerto Rican nationalist Oscar Lopez Rivera.
The small sign above an inner street in Humbodlt Park through the heart of Chicago's Puerto Rican community is just a few inches long, but the name that will soon be on it bears a deep and painful history.
"Oscar Lopez has become a unifying international figure within the fight for human rights," said Ald. Roberto Maldonado.
But Townhall columnist Joe Connor, whose father was murdered in the 1975 attack on the Fraunces Tavern in Manhattan, couldnt disagree more.
"My father was murdered by the FALN. Oscar Lopez was a member of the FALN, leader of the FALN. He is a terrorist and Chicago is honoring him," Connor said, reports ABC7 .
The idea that people will walk by and see this street sign and think that Oscar Lopez was some sort of great person its diabolical, Connor said, the Chicago Sun Times reports. The world is upside down here. Whats next for Chicago, bin Laden Boulevard? Charles Manson Court?
Maldonado said the honorary street "is a little thing that we're doing for him in the Puerto Rican community," but not all Puerto Ricans are happy about it.
Some even apologized to Connor for the aldermen's vote.
"On behalf of those and myself who find naming a street honoring Oscar Lopez Rivera appalling; we are truly sorry, Mr. Connor, and to all those who have been hurt with those radical and extremist ideas. As a Puerto Rican female, I am so ashamed that Oscar Lopez, leader of the FALN, and a convicted terrorist, will be getting a street sign honoring him," Janette Lopez wrote in a letter to the editors of the Chicago Sun Times.
"Im assuming Ald. Roberto Maldonado (26th) couldnt find anyone who truly deserved this honor. I am speechless. Shame on you Ald. Maldonado! Shame on all of you who supported this thoughtless designation!"
Chicago was the best bar and restaurant city in the USA. I don’t know if that claim is still valid. It sounds as if they are signing their own death warrants over there...pity!
Because the puerto rexican people are soooo $&@&)) oppressed suckiling off my labor, they need their own terror group
Chicago needs to occupied and their government removed.
Newsflash, Chicago becomes enemy combatants by supporting terrorism.
Ah, but he’s Puerto Rican. He is protected because he’s in a certified victim group.
Reminds me of the east coast sewerhole New York city when the city council honored commie spy Ethel Rosenberg for bravery.
When does the freedom of speech end and sedition/treason begin? I am asking seriously because I don’t know. It just seems like much of this is anti-government.
Oh, I thought they named a street after Michelle Obama...
Yep, it blows me away that elected slime can honor criminals, terrorists and traitors to obviously get votes from their constituents.
It’s where all the lefty liberals came from so it’s not so unexpected. Next they’ll name a street after some Nigerian fake.
The cross street will be named “Bill Ayers Way”.
The second cross street will be “Bernardine Dohrn Drive”.
Between the two will be the “Obama Roundabout”
Wait until they start naming streets after Barack Obama
They will be no-go zones like most streets named after MLK Jr.
Good question...I’m sure much of this is anti-government but these people have to have mush for brains.
Why would it be headlined “Unreal” it’s chicago it’s full of Leftists Terrorists and Thugs ....
Just as the Arabs of Gaza, Samaria, and Shomron name streets after their mass murderers. Those mass murderers, too, are poster children of the Marxist Left.
Given the fact that at least half the people of the U.S. are furious at the obscene behaviors and choices of their civic leaders and voted accordingly for Donald Trump for president, there is still hope for the U.S.
How long till Bill Ayers gets a police station named after him?
I’m less surprised by this stuff than I used to be, but remain just as outraged as ever.
Well said! There is hope for the U.S. with President Trump and I for one believe he’ll turn this insanity around.
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