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Chicago keeps closing the stable door after the horse has bolted

It’s a pity that you have to embarrass city officials into action when it should be the health and concern for us citizens that spurs action.

People cheer as Tobi Lou performs on the second day of Lollapalooza at Grant Park on Friday afternoon.
Pat Nabong/Sun-Times

When Mayor Lori Lightfoot was asked on Sunday about unmasked Lollapalooza attendees packing CTA trains this weekend she responded with: “Do not get on public transportation in this city without a mask. Do not. And we are looking at conversations with the CTA to look at enforcement. I do not want people getting on public transportation... without wearing a mask. It’s not wise.”

I’m still not sure the mayor will act on this but, after all this time, Lightfoot had that to say.

This behavior has been taking place on CTA ever since masks were mandated with absolutely nothing being done. It takes place daily and gets worse on weekends when baseball games have taken place.

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This weekend, video and pictures documenting maskless CTA riders have been plastered all over the media so, of course, City Hall acts as if this is were the first time they have been made aware of this.

It’s no wonder to some why there is zero trust in city officials and institutions when it comes to matters such as this. Just as with the Anjanette Young incident, it’s a pity that you have to embarrass city officials into action.

Michael Pearson, Englewood

Is ShotSpotter Really Racist?

I read in amazement that activists are saying that ShotSpotter is racist. Are you kidding me?

I was not aware that it detects a person’s race. Maybe it also detects your age, gender and eye color? The neighborhoods that need the most protection have activists in them that just don’t seem to want residents to have any degree of protection.

Joseph “Joey” Battaglia, retired Chicago Police officer, Southwest Side

Getting into Yankee Stadium

While Gene Lyons makes valid points regarding COVID-19 vaccinations, he made a mistake about Yankee Stadium requiring people to be vaccinated in order to be admitted.

They let Anthony Rizzo in, and he’s refused to be vaccinated!

Pamelyn Massarsky, Evanston