Welcome, NATO, To Chicago's Police State...

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    The NATO summit will come and go, but Mayor Emanuel has authorised a 'new normal' of militarised social control in Chicago.


    With NATO delegates arriving Saturday night, the City of Chicago has been turned into a police state. Courtesy of Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who several months ago began implementing new draconian anti-protest measures, Chicago has gone on security lockdown. Starting early Friday night, 18 May 2012, the Chicago Police Department began shutting down – prohibiting cars, bikes, and pedestrians – miles and miles of highways and roads in the heart of Chicago to create a security perimeter around downtown and McCormick Place (where the NATO summit is being held).

    Eight-foot tall, anti-scale security fencing went up all over that perimeter and downtown, including Grant Park; and the Chicago police – as well as myriad other federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies, such as the FBI and the US secret service – were out in force on riot-geared horses, bikes, and patrols – batons at the ready. Philadelphia Police Department is sending over reinforcements to help out; Chicago has also asked for recruits from police departments in Milwaukee and Charlotte-Mecklenburg, NC. Meanwhile, F-16 warplanes "screamed through the skies as part of a pre-summit defense exercise" and helicopters hovered incessantly.

    The Chicago Police Department has spent $1m in "riot-control equipment" in anticipation of the Nato summit. According to the Guardian, "The city of Chicago's procurement services website shows that in March [2012] $757,657 was spent on 8,513 'retro-fit kits' to be fitted to police helmets. In February [2012] 673 of the same kits, which include a face shield and ear and neck protectors, were purchased for $56,632." Plus, the Chicago Police Department will be deploying its two, new, expensive long-range acoustic device (LRAD) sound cannons – which it bought at $20,000 a pop. These are the type of devices that were used by the Pittsburgh police to deliver high-pitched alarm tones during the G20 summit meeting there in 2009...

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    So is ANARCHY and destruction of public and private property something that Ron Paul supports?

    This is all a result of the "Occupy Wall Street" losers. These people were allowed to trash areas of various American cities, so now they feel empowered to trash any and all American cities of their own choosing.

    What would you prefer? That these anarchists be allowed to rumble up and down the streets of Chicago, raping and pillaging and plundering and burning?

    Better yet, why not escort all of the NATO people out into the streets of Chicago and let them defend themselves against these thugs. That would be fun to watch, eh?

    Hey, how about these punk-ass losers go GET JOBS. Now THERE'S a concept worth looking into!
     
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    I personally enjoy watching a little riot police batting practice, regardless of who the mayor is.
     
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    It's hard to get a handle on the incoherent anarchy rabble these days. Apparently there is an affiliation between NATO protesters and OWS or maybe it's all the same coalition. NATO should be OWS's best friend. It gives the left wing president plausible deniability when he bombs civilians in order to advance the agenda of the muslem brotherhood.
     
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    'Anarchists' aren't the ony ones protesting NWO Globalist Elite assholes.
     
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    I started a thread on this earlier, no one on the left wanted to participate..........wonder why??

    Some of the protesters threw urine on the cops, they are so classy!!
     
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    seems to be working - no reports of rioting so far - right or left.

    how they react (law enforcement) is usually the news event, not the preparation.
     
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    Hope for the best, prepare for the worst.
     
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    Why is there so much violence in Chicago? I thought Democrats ran that town.
     

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