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Two Suspects from Broward County Targeted Rahm House, Obama HQ: Reports
NBC Miami ^ | Saturday, May 19, 2012

Posted on 05/19/2012 2:26:26 PM PDT by nickcarraway

Each held Saturday on $1.5 million bond

Two Broward County men were among three arrested this week in a nighttime police raid after they planned to attack four police stations, President Barack Obama's campaign headquarters and Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s house, according to court documents.

The men arrested Wednesday in an apartment building in the Bridgeport neighborhood. They're accused of trying to make Molotov cocktails ahead of the two-day summit that starts Sunday. They were each held Saturday on $1.5 million bond.

Brian Church, 20, of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; Brent Vincent Betterly, 24, of Oakland Park, Fla. and Jared Chase, 24, of Keene, N.H. and were being held on charges of conspiracy to commit terrorism, possession of an explosive or incendiary device and providing material support.

Six others arrested with them have been released without charges.

About a dozen NATO summit demonstrators have since turned up outside a south Chicago courthouse where the three activists are to appear on terrorism conspiracy charges.

The arrested were staying at the home of William Vassilakis. He was among those outside the courthouse Saturday and said the charges against the three men are "bogus."

Vassilakis called the police action a "scare tactic" to dissuade people from protesting.

State's Attorney Anita Alvarez and Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy are planning a press conference Saturday to detail the case. Their attorney, Sarah Gelsomino, said the men were "absolutely in shock and have no idea where these charges are coming from."

"The National Lawyers Guild deplores the charges against Occupy activists in the strongest degree," Gelsomino said in a statement decrying the charges. "It's outrageous for the city to apply terrorism charges when it's the police who have been terrorizing activists and threatening their right to protest."

The accused said they weren't making explosives but homemade beer.

"We were handcuffed to a bench and our legs were shackled together. We were not told what was happening," one of the men arrested, Darrin Ammussek of Philadelphia, told NBC Chicago. "I believe very strongly in non-violence, and if I had seen anything that even resembled any plans or anything like that, we wouldn’t have been there."

Police Supt. Garry McCarthy declined to discuss the incident when asked about it Friday.

"We’re not going to talk about it, it’s an ongoing investigation that is not completed, we are not going to talk about it," he said.

The arrests sparked a Thursday evening demonstration through Lincoln Park.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Politics/Elections; US: Florida; US: Illinois; US: New Hampshire
KEYWORDS: ammussek; browardcounty; chicago; communistparty; darrinammussek; deanmartin; illinois; joeybishop; leftwingnuts; nato; natosummit; nlg; occubots; occupy; occutardation; occutards; occuturds; peterlawford; rahmemanuel; sammydavisjr; vassilakis; williamvassilakis

1 posted on 05/19/2012 2:26:33 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

A political show?? Cast all paid union I’m sure.


2 posted on 05/19/2012 2:37:43 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: nickcarraway
This is nothing. Just wait till they "find" all the molotov cocktail making materials (aka beer bottles and gasoline for the mower), or "1000 round stockpile of ammo" (aka .22 brick) or worse, child porn (nude baby pictures) at hundreds of Tea Partier houses. /s
3 posted on 05/19/2012 2:42:27 PM PDT by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: Sacajaweau

William Vassilakis is on Facebook.

Interests include Occupy Chicago and National Lawyers Guild Chicago, among others.


4 posted on 05/19/2012 2:51:19 PM PDT by philetus (Keep doing what you always do and you'll eventually get what you deserve)
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To: nickcarraway

Stupid. Don’t these guys know they aren’t supposed to use Molotov cocktails on Democrats?


5 posted on 05/19/2012 2:53:35 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Cicero

Not funny.


6 posted on 05/19/2012 2:55:31 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: sam_paine
Your point is well taken, the Marxist Rat administration and "Chicago Way" government authorities wouldn't have done a thing unless they were ABSOLUTELY sure these guys would whack Rahm's house and more.

On the other hand they'll go after TEA party types when the have exactly the opposite conclusion about them.

7 posted on 05/19/2012 3:07:03 PM 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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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks nickcarraway. Occutards ping.
Brian Church, 20, of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; Brent Vincent Betterly, 24, of Oakland Park, Fla. and Jared Chase, 24, of Keene, N.H. and were being held on charges of conspiracy to commit terrorism, possession of an explosive or incendiary device and providing material support. Six others arrested with them have been released without charges. About a dozen NATO summit demonstrators have since turned up outside a south Chicago courthouse where the three activists are to appear on terrorism conspiracy charges. The arrested were staying at the home of William Vassilakis. He was among those outside the courthouse Saturday and said the charges against the three men are "bogus."

8 posted on 05/19/2012 3:08:57 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: nickcarraway

“The National Lawyers Guild deplores the charges against Occupy activists in the strongest degree,” Gelsomino said in a statement decrying the charges. “It’s outrageous for the city to apply terrorism charges when it’s the police who have been terrorizing activists and threatening their right to protest.”

Wow. I wonder if the Tea Party could EVER garner such representation!


9 posted on 05/19/2012 4:21:41 PM PDT by marstegreg
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To: nickcarraway

Scapegoats before the non-storm.


10 posted on 05/19/2012 4:58:27 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (Criminaliens or Crimigrants...0bamao's people?)
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Keep FR Running
Let's get to Yellow!

11 posted on 05/19/2012 5:35:43 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93)
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To: nickcarraway

BREAKING!

Downtown Chicago protestors are rioting at this time. Police under seige:

Go to:

http://secondcitycop.blogspot.com/


12 posted on 05/19/2012 6:32:06 PM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: marstegreg; Calpernia
NLG :
... The NLG has been intimately and openly involved with Fidel Castro, as well as with such terrorist groups as the Weather Underground, the Black Liberation Army, the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, and the Puerto Rican Armed Forces of National Liberation. 26 posted on Friday, March 18, 2005 1:57:11 PM by Calpernia

In other words, the NLG has been intimately involved with the same folks that rooted for Obama in 2008.

13 posted on 05/19/2012 7:44:56 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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And another bit of trivia is that the slutty gal Sandra Fluke, made famout not long ago for demanding everyone else be forced to pay for her friends’ contraceptives is a member of the NLG.


14 posted on 05/19/2012 7:52:11 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: SunkenCiv

Let’s see if this link still works:

“National Lawyers Guild & its Terrorist Network,” http://www.knology.net/~bilrum/nlgterr.htm


15 posted on 05/19/2012 7:57:07 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: piasa

In other words, the NLG has been intimately involved with the same folks that rooted for Obama in 2008.

You would think this attack would be a conflict of itnerest for these guys seeing as the attack was on “dear Leader”. I wonder who they REALLY represent since it doesn’t seem to be Obama. Who is the common link between all these groups?


16 posted on 05/21/2012 5:26:03 AM PDT by marstegreg
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To: piasa

In other words, the NLG has been intimately involved with the same folks that rooted for Obama in 2008.

You would think this attack would be a conflict of itnerest for these guys seeing as the attack was on “dear Leader”. I wonder who they REALLY represent since it doesn’t seem to be Obama. Who is the common link between all these groups?


17 posted on 05/21/2012 5:26:23 AM PDT by marstegreg
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