Chicago Police Start Preemptive Arrests on Eve of NATO Summit

No NATOAnyone in the Windy City, please chime in. Via RT:

Authorities in Chicago are gearing up for a weekend of anti-NATO activity in the Windy City, but it’s already being reported that law enforcement there might be a little too eager to begin arrests. The home of known activists was raided Wednesday.

The National Lawyers Guild confirms that law enforcement agents broke down the door of a 6-unit apartment building in the Chicago, Illinois neighborhood of Bridgeport at around 11:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Once inside, they entered the apartment of known activists with guns drawn and then cuffed the residents.

For two hours, tenants were shackled and questioned by officers with the Organized Crime Division of the Chicago Police Department. The Chicago Tribune writes that police reports detailing the incident have been obtained by the newspaper and confirm that nine people were arrested in the raid for allegedly making or possessing Molotov cocktail explosives. Police sources add to the paper early Friday, however, that none of the suspects had been charged…

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8 Comments on "Chicago Police Start Preemptive Arrests on Eve of NATO Summit"

  1. My money says it was 8 peaceful protestors and 1 infiltrating FBI agent

  2. I have bottles in my refrigerator, tampons in the bathroom and gasoline in my lawn mower.  I guess I’m next.  

  3. Mr Willow | May 19, 2012 at 6:12 am |

    Because why wait for anyone to do anything illegal (or even disagreeable)? The possibility exists that they will, so they are all guilty. 

  4. Wow amazing… So much for freedom of speech huh? I suppose these law enforces needed a good reason to arrest the activists (or flat of like minded people who just happen to be of the anti-establishment sort) When you have a major anti-terror (whatever that means) budget you gotta spend it some how, show the tax payers that terrorism is being combated and that the whole thing isn’t a waste of time, money and lives.

  5. I wonder how loud the pigs will squeal when the protesters finally get around to making some preemptive arrests on the various heads of governmental security agencies.

  6. Anarchy Pony | May 19, 2012 at 11:43 am |

    Now if only the Earth would suffer a geological catastrophe and swallow the city whole. Sorry residents of Chicago, but sometimes you gotta make sacrifices.

  7. Why don’t protest movements make “law enforcement reform” part of their platforms? Get First Amendment-friendly people into city go’vt and change their actual marching orders? Sometimes it’s hard for me to fathom that the police can abuse the public they serve on such a large scale, and not worry about maintaining their budgets, etc. 

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