News About Chicago? (NATO Summit)

Discussion in 'Railways, Highways, Waterways' started by FliesWay2Much, May 19, 2012.

  1. FliesWay2Much

    FliesWay2Much Original Member

    'Curious if anyone has any personal or other reports about the suspension of the Constitution in Chicago for the NATO Summit. Today (May 19) is supposedly the first day of all the harassment. I did a quick search of Google News and didn't find anything specific other than ridership was noticeably lighter on Friday.

    FYI, not once have I read anything from official sources about the consequences of refusing a warrantless search or groping. This option is completely ignored and no spineless television or print reported has even asked the question.
  2. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    I wouldn't look to the mainstream media for news on this. The only thing you're likely to get, eventually, is "Protests turn violent" or some such (expletive deleted) that places the blame on the protesters rather than the heavily militarized police.

    You should try Truthout, Truthdig, Common Dreams, Counterpunch,, It', RT,, Glenn Greenwald at Salon, and I'll post others as I find them.
  3. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

  4. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    Pre-emptive strike, it looks like. Round everyone up before they have a chance to make mischief. By order of General Potemkin.
  5. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    They did a lot of the same crap (groundless preemptive raids) during the 2008 Republican National Convention in St. Paul. I blogged a lot of it contemporaneously in ThumperWatch, safely from the Minnneapolis side of the river:

    This is a pattern that we are going to see repeatedly until civil judgments make it too expensive. In St. Paul the police (esp. the Ramsey County Sheriff) where quite smug about their affordable $10M civil liability coverage. The victims and the lawyers need to consistently force them to spend that $10M (or whatever the coverage is for the current event) as as to drive premiums so high that local authorities can't afford their self-funded exoneration.

    This will only end when the combined costs of the policies and the excess judgments become too painful for local treasuries to fund.
  6. FliesWay2Much

    FliesWay2Much Original Member

    Interestingly, about the fifth thread down is a link to another Molotov Cocktail threat, which the Chicago police are using as an excuse to have raided the house and charged three individuals. Geez -- Molotov Cocktails are so....Bolshevik!

    You would think that the cops could be more creative when inventing charges. On the other hand, what dwelling in America does not have: gasoline, empty bottles, old rags, and matches?
  7. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Defenestration is much entertaining and less destructive. The Czechs knew how to do a revolution.
  8. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Chicago. Cops fully armed, with batons, pepperspray, firearms, Tasers, and more. They told the crowd -- peaceful, non-violent crowd -- to leave, then kettled them so they couldn't, and mass-arrested them.
    But whatever you do, don't use the term "police state"!

  9. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    And the mainsteam media is saying people were "faking injuries." Guess this protester had a handy bag of fake blood and fake teeth:

  10. CelticWhisper

    CelticWhisper Founding Member

    From what I've heard about kettling, it seems to me like it should be a firable/arrestable/criminal offense for all law-enforcement personnel involved.
  11. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    From Jack Balkwill of Liberty Underground News:

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