This photo is courtesy of Brett Jelenek, who is creating onsite video and photo recordings of events in Chicago. It was taken on May 18, 2012 according to Brett. I call it “A Warm Chicago Welcome” or “You shall not pass.”
Not only were there premptive warrantless arrests, but folks were shuttled about in unmarked cars, held for as long as 48 hours, and according to Attorney Deutsch (see link to his embedded interview, here) all charges are fabricated and provocatuers planted phony “evidence.” Pretty strong statements. So if you are hearing that three “terrorists” were arrested, understand that this is more likely than not media hype to justify the actions of CPD (Chicago Police Department), FBI, and Homeland Security in Chicago. One of the fellows arrested is an EMT student, all of them bunked at the home of a young guy who was brewing beer long before they came to Chicago.
I love the National Lawyer’s Guild Press Release. You should all read it here.. Don’t expect to find it in the Boston Globe, after all. Don’t expect these pictures of the huge military presence in Chicago to show up in the Globe, either.
You can spend your juice throwing sand at one another’s senate candidates and calling one another names. Boring. I don’t even read those posts any more. I am far more concerned about seeing the NDAA in action in Chicago. Frankly, I think you all should be concerned, too.
And, yes, folks I consider friends are on the ground in Chicago. That includes livestreamers and photojournalists. Paul Weiskel has a flickr set up, for those who want more images. I love the Robin Hood hats, and the “Robin Hood Understood” sign. Don’t you?
As for me, I am monitoring from home, working to build my spouse up as much as possible for the next round of chemo, which begins on 5/23 and goes to 5/25 – while maintaining the house and working on an appeal. But it really would be a good thing if “the whole world” was watching what was happening in Chicago. And the Twitterverse is ablaze with photos and updates.