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Homes abandoned amid riot warnings in Chicago
WND ^ | April 21, 2012 | Aaron Klein

Posted on 04/21/2012 6:20:34 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks

In a sign of what may be coming, residents of a Chicago condo building located near the site of next month’s NATO summit have been asked to leave for the event or risk being caught in a storm of rioters.

WND first reported in August 2011 that radicals, some with ties to President Obama, were planning to riot during the NATO summit.

FOX Chicago News reported the people living in the 17-floor Library Tower building at 520 South State Street were warned in a letter from condo management that “we are STRONGLY recommending that all residents find places to stay during the conference from May 18 through May 21.”

The letter specifically warned of riots:

“In the event of a riot or the potential of one near the building, all access doors will be locked including the garage door,” the letter continues. “For everyone’s safety, we will be instructing anyone in the building to stay in his or her unit.”

While NATO summits often attract crowds of thousands of protesters, the national Occupy movement may add even more chaos to the expected mass protests.

Chicago will be the first American city other than Washington to host a NATO gathering.

Such meetings have previously drawn mass protests that turned violent.

The 1999 WTO event in Seattle devolved into widespread rioting in which more than 40,000 protesters, some using violent tactics, descended on the city, prompting police to use tear gas and rubber bullets. The clash became known as “The Battle of Seattle.”

Preparing for outbreaks, the Chicago Sun-Times In July 2011 quoted Superintendent of Police Garry McCarthy as saying he was prepping 13,000 officers under his command for mass arrests of protesters.

(Excerpt) Read more at wnd.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Philosophy; Politics/Elections; US: Illinois
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1 posted on 04/21/2012 6:20:38 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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To: 3D-JOY; abner; Abundy; AGreatPer; Albion Wilde; AliVeritas; alisasny; ALlRightAllTheTime; ...

These vile people are so nasty that now police want to evacuate buildings near their protests.

PING!


2 posted on 04/21/2012 6:21:41 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Occupy DC General Assembly: We are Marxist tools. WE ARE MARXIST TOOLS!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Who could have imagined that race riots would
be PLANNED in the White House and the
Dept. of “Just them”.


3 posted on 04/21/2012 6:22:11 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

LOL! You get what you pay for.


4 posted on 04/21/2012 6:22:21 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

They do the same in every prison in the country in the event of a riot.


5 posted on 04/21/2012 6:22:40 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
I have a question for MSNBC's no-star line-up:

How many homes had to be evacuated because of a Tea Party rally?

6 posted on 04/21/2012 6:24:35 PM PDT by Lysandru
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To: Lysandru

Who cares? Let ‘em riot.

Why is everyone so afraid of this?

If we constantly change venues, run away, act all sheepish, they’re only going to continue doing it! Now they KNOW they can get their way...like little children.

Rioting should be met with full on bloody FORCE by the authorities.


7 posted on 04/21/2012 6:27:20 PM PDT by LibsRJerks
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To: onyx; maggief; Liz; STARWISE; Velveeta; MinuteGal

Leave and it will be easier to break/enter/steal. Stay put, stay armed.


8 posted on 04/21/2012 6:27:37 PM PDT by hoosiermama
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To: onyx; maggief; Liz; STARWISE; Velveeta; MinuteGal

Leave and it will be easier to break/enter/steal. Stay put, stay armed.


9 posted on 04/21/2012 6:27:44 PM PDT by hoosiermama
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Occupy 2012 World Tour.

Thank gawd they have trust funds or they'd have to stay home and watch it on You Tube.

10 posted on 04/21/2012 6:27:49 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (void where prohibited.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

The letter should have read” Arm yourselves and meet in the lobby to repel boarders.”

People should be able to protect their property from savages. It was legal during the Indian wars in the west and should be legal now.

People do not buy property to abandon it when it is threatened by ignorant rioters.


11 posted on 04/21/2012 6:28:56 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I’m not a gun person(just never used one,not against them) but I am a law and order person.

Why the hell should these people have to pay the price for a bunch of damned losers? Just arrest them all.

The inmates are running the asylum.


12 posted on 04/21/2012 6:32:23 PM PDT by Mears (Alcohol. Tobacco. Firearms. What's not to like?)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Run away and then come back 3 days later to find your house burned to the ground. Whadda country!!! This “hopey changey” America sure does suck.


13 posted on 04/21/2012 6:33:10 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (It's time for the 47% to start paying their "fair share" of income taxes.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

What a bunch of wussies. If they warned of pending riots around here, we all would cowboy up for the potential opportunity to take out a few hundred thugs while protecting ourselves, our familes, and our friends.


14 posted on 04/21/2012 6:37:11 PM PDT by meyer (Fluke - the new "F" word)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Luckily law-abiding citizens in Chicago are well-armed and can repel any attack. Right?


15 posted on 04/21/2012 6:37:18 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

I’d rather walk in a Detroit blackout.


16 posted on 04/21/2012 6:38:48 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek

A “blackout”?? There you go again, waving the race card bait.


17 posted on 04/21/2012 6:40:20 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

How about Law Enforcement and the intelligence community PROTECT THE LAW ABIDING PEOPLE!

Oh wait, they don’t really do that anymore. Unbelievable.


18 posted on 04/21/2012 6:41:20 PM PDT by subterfuge (BUILD MORE NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS NOW!!!)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

Yeah I’m a regular old race card tar baby.


19 posted on 04/21/2012 6:41:36 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Should have held it in Detroit. It would have only improved the city.


20 posted on 04/21/2012 6:48:14 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("Talent Without Ambition Is Sad - Ambition Without Talent Is Worse")
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Chicago = Chi-Congo.


21 posted on 04/21/2012 6:49:02 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("Talent Without Ambition Is Sad - Ambition Without Talent Is Worse")
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To: SkyDancer

In Detroit the locals will shoot back.

Win Win all around.


22 posted on 04/21/2012 6:50:11 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: SkyDancer

Illinois....Home of Linked-con.


23 posted on 04/21/2012 6:51:54 PM PDT by hoosiermama
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I thought they moved the conference to camp david


24 posted on 04/21/2012 6:51:54 PM PDT by americas.best.days...
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I thought they moved the conference to camp david


25 posted on 04/21/2012 6:54:40 PM PDT by americas.best.days...
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To: hoosiermama

Sorry, don’t know what linked-con means.


26 posted on 04/21/2012 6:56:51 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("Talent Without Ambition Is Sad - Ambition Without Talent Is Worse")
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To: SkyDancer

What do you call a Chicago building full of Obama Supporters?

Cook County Jail


27 posted on 04/21/2012 6:57:07 PM PDT by hoosiermama
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To: cripplecreek

I guess Chicago doesn’t have a “stand your ground law” and are forcing these folks to retreat in advance of any self-defence needs.


28 posted on 04/21/2012 6:58:08 PM PDT by umgud (No Rats, No Rino's)
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To: SkyDancer

Play on Lincoln.


29 posted on 04/21/2012 6:59:16 PM PDT by hoosiermama
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To: Venturer
People should be able to protect their property from the savages.

They are free to stay, but they may not be able to leave. If it was my place, I'd stay for the weekend.

30 posted on 04/21/2012 7:00:11 PM PDT by Doe Eyes
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Turn Soldier Field in to a giant holding cell.


31 posted on 04/21/2012 7:00:32 PM PDT by Chipper (You can't kill an Obamazombie by destroying the brain...they didn't have one to begin with.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I heard that ironically, bernadette dorn lives in that building.


32 posted on 04/21/2012 7:03:49 PM PDT by hoosierboy (I am not a gun nut, I am a firearm enthusiast!!!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Interesting that Chicago was chosen as the site, in an election year. Not sure how this would help the Dems, though. It appears to be all they have left in the playbook.
33 posted on 04/21/2012 7:05:19 PM PDT by Major Matt Mason ("Journalism is dead. All news is suspect." - Noamie)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I wonder if there’s supposed to be a subtext to this: “Make sure to vote for 0bama in November - be a real shame if there was another riot, knowhatimean?”


34 posted on 04/21/2012 7:07:32 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Maybe Chicago needs a color coded riot threat level warning system, you know, like code yellow, carry a weapon, code orange, don’t go outside, code red, run for the hills because NATO is coming, NATO is coming!

It works so well for air pollution and all, I’d think the progressive leadership of the city would jump right on it. Think of the fines and fees, the power to jerk people around, it would be a municipal bureaucrat’s dream.


35 posted on 04/21/2012 7:11:40 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
these damn things should be held in the middle of a damn dessert with long open fields of fire...
36 posted on 04/21/2012 7:21:01 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: hoosiermama

Oh, okay.


37 posted on 04/21/2012 7:22:37 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("Talent Without Ambition Is Sad - Ambition Without Talent Is Worse")
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To: Doe Eyes

Hopefully the middle class in the city will realize that Mao was not really all that cool.


38 posted on 04/21/2012 7:26:21 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Even if there are no riots, like the G8 event in Pittsburgh a couple of years ago, holding this kind of event in a working city with the kind of security that these vips demand is the height of inconsideration.

It basically shut down Downtown Pittsburgh for 3 days, grinding commerce to a halt, and making life very difficult just for those who had business anywhere near town or had to use public transport.

Why can’t they hold this kind of craziness in Washington DC or New York where the security infrastructure is already in place? Or better yet, just fly these foreign dignitaries into a military base out in the Nevada desert or the Alaskan tundra where their security can be assured, and only the heartiest protesters will be out in the desert or permafrost with their signs.


39 posted on 04/21/2012 7:26:32 PM PDT by I_Like_Spam
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To: hoosiermama
"Leave and it will be easier to break/enter/steal. Stay put, stay armed."

That was my first thought too...how convenient for local burglars to know when everyone will vacant their condos for three or four days.

40 posted on 04/21/2012 7:28:59 PM PDT by Mich Patriot (We can't have economic progress...there is a slug somewhere that needs to be saved. MP)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

If they’re that nasty, the cops should stock up on fire hoses, capsicum paint balls, sound cannons, and that new-fangled “pain ray” and turn it all loose on the rioters just to see which works best.

If none of ‘em work particularly well, go for live ammo...


41 posted on 04/21/2012 7:30:20 PM PDT by Little Ray (FOR the best Conservative in the Primary; AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

***descended on the city, prompting police to use tear gas and rubber bullets. The clash became known as “The Battle of Seattle.” ***

You could stop this rioting by simply replacing the rubber bullets with hardball and shoot to kill.


42 posted on 04/21/2012 7:30:29 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

At first read I thought they were going to abandon Larry Holmes. Whooo, thankfully, not true.


43 posted on 04/21/2012 7:31:35 PM PDT by AGreatPer (Any Republican. Just NO Obama.)
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To: americas.best.days...

They moved the G-8 Conference to Camp David.


44 posted on 04/21/2012 7:33:03 PM PDT by windcliff
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To: Chode; mickie
These stupid "Summits" which are useless any which way you slice 'em should be held on a naval ship offshore somewhere with armed Coast Guard boats ringing the circumference.

But then, the participants wouldn't be able to partake of the fine dining and fleshpots of the host city they're enjoying themselves in.

These elitists of the word couldn't care less how much it costs the strapped local taxpayers to provide protection for their sorry backsides....whether it's a NATO Summit, an Economic Summit or a Beer Summit.

Leni

45 posted on 04/21/2012 7:38:22 PM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: americas.best.days...

Me too.


46 posted on 04/21/2012 7:39:19 PM PDT by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: MinuteGal
"Word" should be "World".

My mind's in a blender...it's JELLO....

Leni

47 posted on 04/21/2012 7:42:23 PM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

And the good news is ... it’s Chicago, the Food Stamp President’s home town ... it’s just so appropriate. The residents of Chicago (known as sheeple) are used to minor inconveniences such as this, whether caused by mobs, the mob or the government mob.


48 posted on 04/21/2012 7:45:46 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (There's a pill for just about everything ... except stupid!)
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To: MinuteGal
100%
49 posted on 04/21/2012 7:47:14 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: windcliff

Thats right,thanks.

I liked the guy in the article.He accepts it as part of living in a big city, like how he’s inconvenienced during
the Thanksgiving day parade.


50 posted on 04/21/2012 7:51:19 PM PDT by americas.best.days...
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