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Lawyers for NATO protesters allege improper arrests
Chicago Trib ^ | David Heinzmann and Jeff Coen

Posted on 05/18/2012 6:13:28 AM PDT by tcrlaf

Officers wearing Chicago Police uniforms raided an apartment in Bridgeport late Wednesday and detained at least eight activists without justification, lawyers working on behalf of NATO protesters alleged today.

Police refused to provide any details about the alleged raid or whether they were detaining people.

Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy was asked about the allegation after announcing at a news conference this afternoon that there had been “zero arrests, as far as protest activity today.”

Asked about the Bridgeport incident, McCarthy said only that there was an “inquiry” authorities were looking into and he would have to gather further information before commenting.

An hour later, his spokeswoman declined to answer any questions about the situation.

A spokesman for the National Lawyers Guild, which represents protesters, said lawyers were speaking with some of those detained at a police facility at 3340 W. Fillmore St. on the West Side.

“The Chicago Police Department has basically disappeared as many as eight activists,” said Kris Hermes, a spokesman for the National Lawyers Guild, adding “There’s absolutely no evidence of wrongdoing.”

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


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: arrest; chicago; nato; nlg; ows
Historically, useful-idiot Liberals ALWAYS end up as the victims of Socialist regimes.

Those prone to dissent cannot be allowed to dissent against the new order they helped install.

Rahm is pulling out ALL of the stops, to prevent potentially Obama-Damaging imagery, isn't he?

1 posted on 05/18/2012 6:13:40 AM PDT by tcrlaf
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To: tcrlaf
“The Chicago Police Department has basically disappeared as many as eight activists,” said Kris Hermes, a spokesman for the National Lawyers Guild, adding “There’s absolutely no evidence of wrongdoing.”

Disappeared is now a verb! Who knew?!!

2 posted on 05/18/2012 6:17:26 AM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. Be Andrew Breitbart.)
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To: exit82

I did. I think the usage traces its roots through Spanish, dating back to people being “disappeared” by dictators in Central and South America.


3 posted on 05/18/2012 6:22:35 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: 1rudeboy

LOL! If the missing are found, that means they “ have been reappeared”, another verb.

I’m so confused.


4 posted on 05/18/2012 6:26:03 AM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. Be Andrew Breitbart.)
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To: tcrlaf

While I’m lothed to trust occupiers claims, this does reek of suppression.


5 posted on 05/18/2012 6:28:59 AM PDT by LevinFan
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To: exit82
From the Oxford English dictionary:

  trans. euphem. To abduct or arrest (a person), esp. for political reasons, and subsequently to kill or detain as a prisoner, without making his or her fate known.Freq. with reference to Latin America.
 
 [Originally and chiefly after American Spanish desaparecido]

1979   21 Oct. 66   While Miss Iglesias ‘was disappeared’, her family's writ of habeus corpus, filed on her behalf, was rejected by the courts.
1987   E. Leonard iii. 37   Our two Nicaraguan doctors were disappeared, one right after the other.
1990   8 Aug. 17/1   Armed men arrive in a village and ‘disappear’ any activists, several of whom have later been found floating in nearby rivers.
1999   28 Sept. i. 2   By refusing to tell the families of the 1,198 people who were forcibly disappeared by the Chilean security forces what had happened to their loved ones they were subjecting them to ‘mental pain, suffering and demoralization’.

6 posted on 05/18/2012 6:35:22 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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“The Chicago Police Department has basically disappeared as many as eight activists,” said Kris Hermes, who failed high school grammar, and thus realized law school was her (his?) future.
7 posted on 05/18/2012 6:40:22 AM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s....you weren't really there)
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To: 1rudeboy

Thanks, friend. Looks like a Spanish language colloquialism became a real word.

Seems awkward when used in English though, especially when so many other English words would suffice.

I appreciate the information.


8 posted on 05/18/2012 6:40:33 AM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. Be Andrew Breitbart.)
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National Lawyers Guild

Communist front group. Let 'em rot.

9 posted on 05/18/2012 6:45:17 AM PDT by bassmaner (Hey commies: I am a white male, and I am guilty of NOTHING! Sell your 'white guilt' elsewhere.)
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Yep, this should be interesting unless the news of this gets disappeared as well.


10 posted on 05/18/2012 6:49:28 AM PDT by Texas resident (November 6 - Vote Against obama)
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To: exit82

Considering NDAA, get used to it.


11 posted on 05/18/2012 6:55:28 AM PDT by maine yankee (I got my Governor at 'Marden's')
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To: 1rudeboy

Thanks for the info.

Still, it just doesn’t roll off the tongue right.


12 posted on 05/18/2012 6:55:28 AM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s....you weren't really there)
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To: tcrlaf

Coming to a pre-TEA Party near you...


13 posted on 05/18/2012 6:55:28 AM PDT by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: tcrlaf; FReepers
This NATO/ØWS scum update from Second City Cop

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Channel 7 just broadcast a bunch of whiny Occupy people demanding the release of some protestors who were arrested last night in Bridgeport.
They are claiming peaceful protestors were detained and a building searched without a warrant.

What they aren't saying (and neither is Channel 7) is that these "peaceful protestors" were caught in the act filling bottles with gasoline
and sitting with a bizarre assortment of weapons ranging from crossbows to throwing stars.

-snip-

By the way, has anyone read anything about protestors throwing bags of excrement at the Board of Trade yesterday?
That happened, too, and we can't find any report of it. And the additional bags of excrement at Daley Plaza today?
Not a whisper in the media. Curious, isn't it?

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14 posted on 05/18/2012 7:00:16 AM PDT by tomkat (:^)
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To: tcrlaf
Historically, useful-idiot Liberals ALWAYS end up as the victims of Socialist regimes.

Those prone to dissent cannot be allowed to dissent against the new order they helped install.

Profound wisdom in this post.

15 posted on 05/18/2012 7:03:52 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it and the law is what WE say it is.)
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