So… how’s that NATO summit going?

posted at 12:30 pm on May 20, 2012 by Jazz Shaw

Those darned Tea Party hoodlums are at it again. After all, who else would run around protesting Obama and Rahm Emanuel? Oh… these guys.

Three men — Brian Church, 22, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; Jared Chase, 27, of Keene, N.H.; and Brent Vincent Betterly, 24 of Oakland Park, Fla. — allegedly plotted to firebomb President Barack Obama’s campaign headquarters and Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s North Side home, as well as police stations and squad cars.

Undercover Chicago Police officers who infiltrated the group were with the suspects when they allegedly made Molotov cocktails — bottles filled with flammable liquid that are used as firebombs, sources said.

They were just a few of the thousands of people streaming into the Windy City to protest at the NATO summit taking place there now. And apparently these hoards of vocal citizens expressing their opinions were getting a warm welcome from… (emphasis mine)

When Billy Vassilakis and his girlfriend moved into their new place — a $600-a-month two-bedroom with carpeted floors and a linoleum-tiled kitchen in Bridgeport — they didn’t bother getting much furniture. They needed big empty rooms for visitors. Strangers were coming from across the country, a dozen at a time, to protest at the NATO Summit.

Vassilakis, a community activist who grew up in suburban Naperville, put his phone number on an Occupy Chicago housing board and met personally with any takers before deciding if they were welcome.

Of course the protesters are incensed over their treatment by police. Take, for example, the case of the guys who were busted for making Molotov Cocktails. It was obviously all a big misunderstanding, because they just had some home beer brewing equipment, right?

For the record, I’ve been a practitioner of home brewing of beer and mead since the Clinton administration. If your recipes involve gasoline and oily rags, I think I’ll pass on stopping by your place for a cold one.

In any event, there are more meetings, protests and mayhem on tap for today. Stay tuned. We’ll be lucky if Chicago gets out of this without any serious destruction or loss of life.


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ows by any other name.

rob verdi on May 20, 2012 at 12:32 PM

facists is another name that works.

rob verdi on May 20, 2012 at 12:33 PM

I suppose we can just call them leftists.

rob verdi on May 20, 2012 at 12:33 PM

Every article will have the Most protest were mainly peaceful line.

Never see it the other way…I know i’m just bitter.

tomas on May 20, 2012 at 12:33 PM

Let them rot in the Cook County jail for a while.

KillerKane on May 20, 2012 at 12:35 PM

Also this:

Suspects wielding hammers and batons attack diners at Tinley Park (Chicago Suburb) restaurant.

“Tinley Park police had five suspected assailants in custody, and Winston said 18 young men, all wearing hooded jackets and obscuring their faces with scarves and other coverings, stormed into the restaurant.

aquaviva on May 20, 2012 at 12:37 PM

speaking of homebrew, I whipped up a batch yesterday using cascade hops only, can’t wait to give it a crack. Even better I’ve got a dogfish head 60 minute clone thats been in the bottle for a week. By next Memorial day its GO time.

rob verdi on May 20, 2012 at 12:40 PM

Just another episode of, “As the Society Crumbles”. Hope everyone’s stocked up on ammo.

claudius on May 20, 2012 at 12:42 PM

Tea Party must be behind the whole thing…
/

OmahaConservative on May 20, 2012 at 12:43 PM

Gee , they cover their faces just like the Tea Party folks ! Cool !

Lucano on May 20, 2012 at 12:52 PM

Will they please hold one of these anarchist-attracting conferences in Ft. Worth… Texas’ castle doctrine in strong, and the Ft. Worth Police gives shop-owners medals for shooting criminals instead of serving warrants…

phreshone on May 20, 2012 at 12:54 PM

Reminds me to go out and do some target practice this week. Double taps.

JimK on May 20, 2012 at 12:56 PM

Putin doesn’t like NATO – ergo protests!

I’ve seen it all before – many times.

OldEnglish on May 20, 2012 at 1:00 PM

We’ll be lucky if Chicago gets out of this without any serious destruction or loss of life.

Remington has an insurance policy concerning such things. It’s called an “870″.

GarandFan on May 20, 2012 at 1:01 PM

a community activist who grew up in suburban Naperville

Isn’t that like a junior community organizer?

AUINSC on May 20, 2012 at 1:02 PM

Obama to Chicago Police: “Don’t act stupidly. Ease up on the ‘Freedom Fighters’”.

SnarkySam on May 20, 2012 at 1:03 PM

Yeah…

… Just like the TEA Party.

Seven Percent Solution on May 20, 2012 at 1:04 PM

Interesting, I’ll have to check the front page of the NY Times for the rest of the story, maybe the lead-in on the 6:30 TV news.
I forgot, violence on the left gets media protection, it’s a matter of sympathy.

arand on May 20, 2012 at 1:08 PM

Yeah, have been watching the political Sunday morning line up and there was discussion about Romney and his Bain Capital years during which the candidate, using HIS money, made a profit but was unable to rescue all of the steel companies in the group. Talk of Solyndra investment, using MY money…crickets.

There was much feigned shock on one show about the “Romney campaign” considering a racial ad blitz on Rev Wright. (of course it was a Super PAC that floated the idea which Romney rejected). Proof that BHO is a compulsive liar who for 16 years had a bio which claimed he was “Kenyan born.” Again…crickets.

ANY mention of the mess in Chicago? Please.

Nana on May 20, 2012 at 1:12 PM

Suspects wielding hammers and batons attack diners at Tinley Park (Chicago Suburb) restaurant.

“Tinley Park police had five suspected assailants in custody, and Winston said 18 young men, all wearing hooded jackets and obscuring their faces with scarves and other coverings, stormed into the restaurant.

aquaviva on May 20, 2012 at 12:37 PM

The lack of information on what the hell was going on is amazing.

Blake on May 20, 2012 at 1:17 PM

We have anarchy and mob attacks everywhere because the president has not said one word or taken one concrete action to say it’s not OK.

No leadership.

The country is rudderless and pirates are on board attacking the passengers.

0bama is the biggest disgrace this nation has ever birthed.

cane_loader on May 20, 2012 at 1:21 PM

What, you don’t like Gas in your Beer?

That’s the best way to get Fired Up for the Big Game!

jaydee_007 on May 20, 2012 at 1:21 PM

I lifted my personal ban of not watching local news for this weekend for the pure entertainment value of it. An impromptu protest march seemed to break out around 10:00p central time

While watching WFLD, local FOX affiliate, after the Cubs/Sox game last night, a live report claimed a protestor had allegedly been run over by a police van and some young tattooed female could not get on camera fast enough to claim the police were running them all over. About a half-hour later WGN cut in on programming with video showing an idiot protestor hanging onto the hood and running in front of a Chicago police van as it drove slowly up the street while another protestor had time to run around the back of the van from the passenger side to the driver side, trying to slash the tires. Link to WGN’s raw video here.

Other interesting things of note:

Rahmbo sightings have been scarce, except he crawled out of his whole to greet Bammer and Moochy when they arrived in town last night, having been choppered from O’Hare to McCormick place.

Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy, on the other hand, has maintained a noticeable presence, especially in front of the cameras, seemingly drawn to them like a moth to a flame. He’s been interviewed it seems at every street clash.

Finally, there was the big hoo-hah about SOS Hillary Clinton, the die-hard Cub fan, attending the game and staying all the way until the bottom 9th when the Cubs hit a couple home runs and couldda tied the game. Funny, wasn’t NY Sen. Hillary Clinton a die-hard Yankees fan?

stukinIL4now on May 20, 2012 at 1:22 PM

aquaviva on May 20, 2012 at 12:37 PM

The Tinley Park incident appears to be a “pro-democracy” group that stormed the restaurant with the intent of beating the living sh!t out of another group that they claimed were White Nationalists. They’re even proudly claiming credit for it:

5th Annual White Nationalist Economic Summit Smashed; Several Hospitalized

On Saturday, May 19th a group of 30 anti-fascists descended upon Ashford House restaurant in the Chicago suburb of Tinley Park where the 5th annual White Nationalist Economic Summit and Illinois White Nationalist Meet-and-Greet was taking place. The White Nationalists were targeted inside the restaurant and physically attacked, causing several injuries and completely shutting down their meeting. The anti-fascist group was privy to anonymous inside information. This fascist event had been in secret planning for six months. The attendees have attempted to cover up the true intent of the event with mainstream media reports initially reporting the white nationalist conference as a wedding party and then as an Irish heritage meeting. The event was advertised on http://www.stormfront.org, an established white nationalist fascist internet forum.

Anti-fascists oppose any organizing by racists and fascist(sic) in their communities. Fascist and white nationalist organizing has resulted in a number of horrifying incidents, from the recent J.T. Ready shootings in Arizona to the Benjamin Nathaniel Smith shooting in the West Rogers Park neighborhood in Chicago, as just two examples.

These anti-fascists are committed to shutting down and attacking any racist, nationalist, or fascist organizers or individuals that they encounter.

You see, it’s all done in the name of democracy, so it’s kinda okay, right? /sarc

I wonder if their bloggers get paid according to how many times they can call someone or something fascist.

JimLennon on May 20, 2012 at 1:22 PM

Eek, when I copied and pasted the block quote, I didn’t notice that the Stormfront link got copied and pasted, too. Sorry about that, y’all.

:-(

JimLennon on May 20, 2012 at 1:25 PM

Did anybody see this link of a video showing a crowd of people swarming a police van? And what it appears to be a guy attempting to slash the tire of that van?
http://www.chicagotribune.com/videogallery/70037775/News/WGN-video-Incident-between-police-van-and-protester

Kokonut on May 20, 2012 at 1:34 PM

Undercover Chicago Police officers who infiltrated the group were with the suspects when they allegedly made Molotov cocktails — bottles filled with flammable liquid that are used as firebombs, sources said.

Obviously these clowns didn’t sign up for the Ayers/Dohrn seminar on terrorism and bomb-making.

If they had, they either would have:

1. Gotten away with it.
2. Burned themselves up…and gotten away with it.

Dr. ZhivBlago on May 20, 2012 at 1:35 PM

These anti-fascists are committed to shutting down and attacking any racist, nationalist, or fascist organizers or individuals that they encounter.

“Anti-fascists” acting like fascists. Who didn’t know that would happen?

“I do not agree with what you have to say, but I’ll defend to the death your right to say it.” – Voltaire (attributed)

Resist We Much on May 20, 2012 at 1:38 PM

Popcorn’s ready.

Livestream’s here: http://www.nbcchicago.com/on-air/as-seen-on/live-video-129648223.html?fullSite=y

petefrt on May 20, 2012 at 1:40 PM

Smiles all around during brunch at the Ayers today…

Bruno Strozek on May 20, 2012 at 1:43 PM

put them in the old section of the cristiansburg jail (county lockup)
you ain’t really lived till you are in a cell for 2 that is about 2 feet by 6 feet and all metal with the sounds to go alone with it.
this should be used in a movie.

for shame that a civilized state like virginia would put people in there and even have them sleep on a floor with a 1/2 inch mat because of overcrowding

we will never win the war on drugs
so decriminalize it unless violence or weapons are envolved
control it, tax it

did banning booze and beer in the 30′s work, heck no
comon peeps wake up

losarkos on May 20, 2012 at 1:46 PM

(and they wonder why I do not go drinken in chicago)

fill it up, let em party with protein patties at the cook cty jail!

losarkos on May 20, 2012 at 1:47 PM

You see, it’s all done in the name of democracy, so it’s kinda okay, right? /sarc

I wonder if their bloggers get paid according to how many times they can call someone or something fascist.

JimLennon on May 20, 2012 at 1:22 PM

Well, for once they actually used the word correctly and not just as a leftie swear-smear. Stormfront -is- an openly fascist organization, ironically one that hates capitalism and classical liberalism just as much as the masked punks do:

http://www.la-articles.org.uk/fascism.htm

ebrown2 on May 20, 2012 at 1:50 PM

Progressive liberalism is a cancer that is eating away at our country. We are reaping the benefits of having namby-pamby career politicians and liberal judges.

ultracon on May 20, 2012 at 1:57 PM

Didn’t you see the lefty on FOX yesterday pointing out that the Tea Party had armed citizens in the crowd?

The mayor of Chicago said that the city would make out like a bandit on this NATO meeting.

As a former occupant of this White House, his ideological blindfold will make him a great Judas goat to lead all followers right off an economic cliff.

IlikedAUH2O on May 20, 2012 at 1:57 PM

Video on what’s been going on in Chicago. These are from WFLD and WGN TV–I don’t trust the other 3 networks.

Chicago police mow down protestors

Or is this what actually happened?

Rahmbo and the missus greeting POTUS and FLOTUS at AF1. Check out Mrs. Rahmbo’s wedgies.
Rahmbos greeting the Bammies

Snow plows and salt trucks used as barricades

Protestors were at the Petrillo Bandshell in Grant Park earlier applying the clown get-ups and they should be on the move. No video yet, but if I see any I’ll post the links.

stukinIL4now on May 20, 2012 at 2:04 PM

Got a taste of these punks when they were here in St Paul for the RNC…….awww for the good old days when unions loved the country…you could turn them loose on scum like this and a few ball bats later, you would have the streets back…now the unions are part of it

crosshugger on May 20, 2012 at 2:05 PM

these hoards of vocal citizens

A hoard is a secret stash.

A horde is a large crowd of people.

bgoldman on May 20, 2012 at 2:07 PM

We’ll be lucky if Chicago gets out of this without any serious destruction or loss of life.

Remington has an insurance policy concerning such things. It’s called an “870″.

GarandFan on May 20, 2012 at 1:01 PM

“Tinley Park police had five suspected assailants in custody, and Winston said 18 young men, all wearing hooded jackets and obscuring their faces with scarves and other coverings, stormed into the restaurant

…do they have a ‘stand your ground’ law?

KOOLAID2 on May 20, 2012 at 2:07 PM

I’d bet you that 99% of them don’t know what the acronym NATO stands for or it’s mission.

These are straight up nihilist thugs.

Good luck with the CPD boys and girls. If you knew anything about history (again highly unlikely) you’d know CPD has a long and rich history of showing mercy to anarchists.

CorporatePiggy on May 20, 2012 at 2:09 PM

Wait. What?

NATO protesters?

I thought this was the Welcoming Committee to celebrate Twerp’s return to Illinois. No wonder my sign seemed weirdly different from everybody elses. Dammit. I messed up again. (And, I found out she didn’t even make it all the way up to Chicago. Color me embarrassed.)

Fallon on May 20, 2012 at 2:09 PM

Ugh. To me, fascists/anti-fascists are just different sides of the same coin.

Blake on May 20, 2012 at 2:10 PM

Should all be over in about 24 hours. We’re supposed to get thunderstorms around 9:00-10:00pm tonight and it’s supposed to rain all night so I guess no protestor sleep-out in the parks.

stukinIL4now on May 20, 2012 at 2:11 PM

Will they please hold one of these anarchist-attracting conferences in Ft. Worth… Texas’ castle doctrine in strong, and the Ft. Worth Police gives shop-owners medals for shooting criminals instead of serving warrants…

phreshone on May 20, 2012 at 12:54 PM

In the major Texas cities this kind of ‘protest’ would last a matter of hours and then cease.

Remember what happened when Looooseanna’s thugs hit Houston post-Katrina and tried to set up shop. If they weren’t shot dead by the incensed local gangs, they were treated to HPD’s brand of hospitality and collectively thrown in jail for hundreds of years. They soon went back home to Loooooseana…

CorporatePiggy on May 20, 2012 at 2:14 PM

Good luck with the CPD boys and girls. If you knew anything about history (again highly unlikely) you’d know CPD has a long and rich history of showing mercy to anarchists.

CorporatePiggy on May 20, 2012 at 2:09 PM

Lessons of the 1968 Democratic National Convention, as told by SF author Larry Niven:

#1: Do not throw feces at an armed man.

#2: Do not stand next to someone who is throwing feces at an armed man.

JimLennon on May 20, 2012 at 2:16 PM

So, at what point does Rahmbo go Rambo on these violent protesters…. is he going to just let it all play out, or allow Chicago P.D. to season the nightsticks?

cane_loader on May 20, 2012 at 2:24 PM

They should have held the NATO summit in the Big Easy. Those protestors not rendered unconscious by the Hurricanes at Pat O’Brien’s and the Hand Grenades at Tropical Isle, and not picked off like low-hanging fruit by the local ghettoites, would get a taste of N.O.P.D. they would never forget.

Nothing says “y’all come back, y’hear?” like being bounced off a streetlamp pole by one’s hair.

cane_loader on May 20, 2012 at 2:27 PM

0bama is the biggest disgrace this nation has ever birthed.
cane_loader on May 20, 2012 at 1:21 PM

Or perhaps NOT birthed.

;-)

LegendHasIt on May 20, 2012 at 2:42 PM

Stand your ground law in Chicago? NOPE.

Illinois is about as welcoming of guns as your local courthouse is.

Free Indeed on May 20, 2012 at 2:45 PM

Why didn’t they schedule this during final exam week?

crosspatch on May 20, 2012 at 2:46 PM

Or perhaps NOT birthed.

;-)

LegendHasIt on May 20, 2012 at 2:42 PM

Hey, you found the Easter Egg!

Don’t say I never gave you nothin’!

lol

cane_loader on May 20, 2012 at 2:51 PM

Just another episode of, “As the Society Crumbles”. Hope everyone’s stocked up on ammo.

claudius on May 20, 2012 at 12:42 PM

Don’t just stock up on it, use some of it to keep your skills sharp.

Nathan_OH on May 20, 2012 at 2:59 PM

Just wait. Once Obozo has collapsed our economy, this Leninist movement will only gain steam.

KMC1 on May 20, 2012 at 3:08 PM

Somebody say that there are rain showers forecast for Chi town….at least the smelly creeps will get a bath

crosshugger on May 20, 2012 at 3:27 PM

They should hold these things on cruise liners out in the middle of the ocean. It would end the drama and make security a lot easier.

tommyboy on May 20, 2012 at 3:29 PM

Hey, a bomb just flew out of Wrigley Field. Oh no wait, that was just White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers launching one over the left field bleachers out onto Waveland Avenue. There’s at least one place in town today that’s NATO-free.

stukinIL4now on May 20, 2012 at 3:39 PM

as AG Eric Holder works the crowd and distributes Get Out Of Jail Cards to his peeps….

hillsoftx on May 20, 2012 at 4:09 PM

facists is another name that works.

rob verdi on May 20, 2012 at 12:33 PM

Oh well, let’s think about this.

Soviet Socialists
National Socialists (Workers Party)
Democratic Socialists

Birds of a feather and such…

As has been pointed out;

“The word “democrat” is a compound of two Greek words (demos and kratia) which together can mean “the people’s rule” — but is just as accurately translated the “rule of the mob” or “mob rule”.

I think that about sums it up.

oldleprechaun on May 20, 2012 at 4:16 PM

…do they have a ‘stand your ground’ law?

KOOLAID2 on May 20, 2012 at 2:07 PM

With what? This is Chicago, one of the cities in the country still defying the Supreme Court ruling that firearms ownership really is an individual right.

Would love to see them try something like that here in AZ. That would be amusing. Pretty easy to prove that somebody coming at you with a police baton or other improvised weapon places you in fear for your life.

AZfederalist on May 20, 2012 at 5:40 PM

Just another episode of, “As the Society Crumbles”. Hope everyone’s stocked up on ammo.

claudius on May 20, 2012 at 12:42 PM

Don’t just stock up on it, use some of it to keep your skills sharp.

Nathan_OH on May 20, 2012 at 2:59 PM

Every week, whether I need it or not.

claudius on May 20, 2012 at 5:42 PM

Watching local WGN live at some protest action around 22nd and Michigan, not too far from McCormick Place. Cops in riot gear facing off against protestors with horse patrol backing them up. Some billy clubs are flying.

stukinIL4now on May 20, 2012 at 5:58 PM

WGN reporter on the scene estimates about fifteen hundred protestors are still there, though are trying to disperse. They’re surrounded by police–there are a lot of ‘em–who are just trying to contain the crowd. And Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy is right there with ‘em in the middle of it. I’m not aware of any previous SIs who were ever on-scene like this.

stukinIL4now on May 20, 2012 at 6:08 PM

Police are on bull-horns trying to disperse the crowd which let out cheers at some thunder-claps. Weather service is warning of severe thunderstorms with wind and possible hail, but I’m about 30 miles outside the city and while the wind is picking up, it isn’t storming here yet and the radar doesn’t look so menacing. I’m old enough to remember the 1968 DNC riots and this is nowhere near as violent as that was.

stukinIL4now on May 20, 2012 at 6:19 PM

Police in riot gear are putting on their gas masks. WGN anchors report that there are no reports of protest activity on the police scanners in other parts of the city right now.

stukinIL4now on May 20, 2012 at 6:25 PM

Police are moving in, trying to force the protesters west down 22nd St. Some protesters are stuck between the police and a building. It’s getting restless and arrests are being made.

stukinIL4now on May 20, 2012 at 6:40 PM

Awe, look at the cute little anarchists, in the photo. Aren’t they precious? It makes me almost relish the day I get to meet them in the streets. Good times. ; )

Bmore on May 20, 2012 at 6:44 PM

Police on the front lines are switching out with fresh officers, they’re getting water. Temp was in the 90s but the approaching storms have dropped it back into the low 80s. Reporters say that NATO attendees likely have no idea what’s going on outside unless they’re watching it on TV.

stukinIL4now on May 20, 2012 at 6:54 PM

Nice looking group on TV now.

People waving ‘Palestinian’ flags, USSR flags, signs saying “Create Green Jobs Now!”, ‘End war!”, “Evil Bankers”, “Legalize Marijuana!””NATO murderers!”, etc. etc.

Haven’t seen NAMBLA or the Westboro church people yet but surely they are there.

CorporatePiggy on May 20, 2012 at 6:57 PM

All local Chicago stations except for CBS2 which is into 60 Minutes right now are covering the clash at Michigan and Cermak (22nd St). The big wagons are starting to pull in to cart off protesters. No storms yet. Meanwhile the actual NATO attendees are heading for Soldier Field for photos, with the Prez of course, who will be attending the working dinner being held there. However, no reports on that.

stukinIL4now on May 20, 2012 at 7:13 PM

Storms fizzled. TV stations all went on to regular Sunday night programming but say they’ll cut in if anything develops. Protesters and police still out on the street. Watching a report on activities at the actual summit. One thing I do agree with the protesters on–NATO stop trying to tell my country what to do and get lost.

stukinIL4now on May 20, 2012 at 7:48 PM

The failures of rich white families have come home to roost.

emerson7 on May 20, 2012 at 8:38 PM

I think I might have more respect for the demonstrators if they didn’t wear masks, attempting to protect their identities in case they might want to apply for a job some time in the future. Well, maybe not. Those I heard interviewed hadn’t a clue.

polarglen on May 20, 2012 at 8:43 PM

Hey, don’t be so hard on these progressive kids they are just truing to move FORWARD!

It is funny that the Chicago police UNION employees have to arrest their commie brothers. I wonder if they have mixed emmotions about it.

esnap on May 20, 2012 at 9:08 PM

How precious. A group of the idiot protesters from this afternoon are now protesting in front of the Art Institute where FLOTUS is hosting the NATO wives and the protestors think they’re discussing the Afghanistan war which is actually the discussion topic for the actual NATO reps who are at the working dinner with POTUS down the road apiece at Soldier Field.

stukinIL4now on May 20, 2012 at 10:07 PM

November is going to be scary ugly when 0bama is defeated. Be prepared for the worst.

Wolftech on May 20, 2012 at 11:47 PM

FTL REPRESENT WOOTIE WOOOOOT

Oakland Park is adjacent to Ft. Lauderdale, just fyi.

John Kettlewell on May 21, 2012 at 6:24 AM

The failures of rich white families have come home to roost.

emerson7 on May 20, 2012 at 8:38 PM

Exactly. Wealth produced by white western civ has produced the most petulant, ignorant, and violent generation in millenia. Only wealthy whites can afford to not work and protest all the time.

tom daschle concerned on May 21, 2012 at 8:32 AM

Arm yourselves.

StompUDead on May 21, 2012 at 9:53 AM

They should hold these things on cruise liners out in the middle of the ocean. It would end the drama and make security a lot easier.

tommyboy on May 20, 2012 at 3:29 PM

I agree. Then the only problems would be at the docks, and the participants wouldn’t have to set sail from one place anyway. Plus there’s always helicopters.

There’s one more big benefit to hosting a “sea meet”: security risks are a lot easier to make go away when the only witnesses are sharks. Boat full of armed masked scum incoming? Treat them like pirates. As a I heard a Navy guy say “Boom-boom, blub-blub, bye-bye.”

MelonCollie on May 21, 2012 at 11:30 AM

…do they have a ‘stand your ground’ law?

KOOLAID2 on May 20, 2012 at 2:07 PM

In $hitcago? The only ones who get to “stand your ground” are pimps and poison-peddlers.

MelonCollie on May 21, 2012 at 11:33 AM

“Tinley Park police had five suspected assailants in custody, and Winston said 18 young men, all wearing hooded jackets and obscuring their faces with scarves and other coverings, stormed into the restaurant.

Turns out that the scrum was about White Power intramural dispute

Chicago Police don gas masks

Communication issue with Chicago Police

Friends – the total number of protesters in Grant Park were less than the number who attend music concerts there – less than 2,000. OWS / Nato Protestors are nothing more than Paper Tigers.

CiLH1 on May 21, 2012 at 11:43 AM

http://www.secondcitycop.blogspot.com

The view from the blue line.

Daisy_WI on May 21, 2012 at 11:46 AM

Reminds me to go out and do some target practice this week. Double taps.

JimK on May 20, 2012 at 12:56 PM

Second rule ~~ double tap. Don’t forget the first rule ~~ cardio.

Freelancer on May 21, 2012 at 11:48 AM

It’s called “entrapment”, but in some cases the cops can get away with it:

” … it was undercover officers known by the activists as “Mo” and “Gloves” who brought the firebombs to a South Side apartment where the men were arrested.”

I hate to burst anyone’s balloon, but this is all bling and no sting.
~(Ä)~

Karl Magnus on May 21, 2012 at 12:03 PM