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Four Cops Injured, One Stabbed in Melee
5NBC News Chicago ^ | May 21, 2012 | Courtney Copenhagen

Posted on 05/21/2012 5:59:08 PM PDT by yoe

A Chicago police officer suffered a stab wound to the leg, Sunday, and three others were injured during a day of protests around the NATO summit.

Chicago police Supt. Garry McCarthy did not know what was used to stab the officer and became emotional when discussing the crowd with which his officers dealt.

"If you think it's easy to ask people to do what they did, it's not," he said, pausing to gain his composure. "Asking people to put themselves in harm's way, knowing that they're going to get assaulted, and to be able to stand there and take it, those guys were amazing."

Overall, officers arrested more than 45 individuals during a day of marches and protests (that turned violent in the evening hours)

[snip] Officers knew that a group of Black Bloc anarchists planned to storm McCormick place after a group of war veterans finished its demonstration there.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: 1968; anarchists; blackbloc; chicago; chicagonatoviolence; daysofrage; fakewarvets; mob; nato; obamasfault; occupiers; occupy; os; owsterrorism; pelosisfault; ruckussociety; stabbing
Obama also said of these thugs...."this is the American way"...dressed in black? wearing masks" carrying weapons? No Mr. Obama, this is the Van Jones, Valerie Jarrett, Rev. Jackson and Sharpton way....not the American way at all. This is the cusp of the Black Reveloution so long awaited by anti Americans like Obama and his Marxist/Socialist cronies. Obama is tearing this nation apart for his race...he hates America.
1 posted on 05/21/2012 5:59:10 PM PDT by yoe
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To: yoe

Chicago Way

Just Chicago being Chicago


2 posted on 05/21/2012 6:01:27 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: GeronL

Shouldn’t this officer toughen-up a bit instead of simpering like rep boner. The protesters only assualted the other officers...they didn’t kill them or anything.


3 posted on 05/21/2012 6:14:03 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: yoe
Chicago police Supt. Garry McCarthy became emotional when discussing the crowd with which his officers dealt. "Asking people to put themselves in harm's way, knowing that they're going to get assaulted, and to be able to stand there and take it, those guys were amazing."

Bull cheet. I've never seen a cop just "stand and take it" as this government official claims.

4 posted on 05/21/2012 6:18:14 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: dragnet2

Chicago: A war zone for Americans to visit without needing a passport.


5 posted on 05/21/2012 6:20:59 PM PDT by JmyBryan
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To: yoe

The Occupy movement, by being tied to Obama and the Dems, will insure that Obama loses. Trust me on this. I’m old enough to remember 1972 and what happened to McGovern.


6 posted on 05/21/2012 6:22:01 PM PDT by Signalman ( November, 2012-The End of an Error)
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To: dragnet2

I watched plenty of local news coverage—quite a bit of it live—over all four days. Those guys stood and put up with a LOT.


7 posted on 05/21/2012 6:31:33 PM PDT by M1903A1 ("We shed all that is good and virtuous for that which is shoddy and sleazy... and call it progress")
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To: yoe

Oh, for Frank Rizzo on the beat....


8 posted on 05/21/2012 6:38:57 PM PDT by Amberdawn
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To: M1903A1

If a cop and his partners just “stand and take it” when one gets stabbed, as this government official suggested, well then that makes them pretty damn stupid.

No sale.


9 posted on 05/21/2012 6:46:06 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: dragnet2

It’s called “following orders” and “don’t give ‘em what they want”.

They were being taunted, pelted with frozen water bottles, sticks, urine...anything to try and incite a repeat of 1968, which was just what the Occupiers and Black Bloc wanted. Restraint was what was called for...especially as half the protesters were holding up cameras and phones in hopes of a “bloody shirt” picture.

The cops swung clubs when it was called for...like when the mob charged the police line. Which, by the way, is the same melee in which the cop got stabbed.


10 posted on 05/21/2012 7:02:13 PM PDT by M1903A1 ("We shed all that is good and virtuous for that which is shoddy and sleazy... and call it progress")
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To: yoe

http://secondcitycop.blogspot.com/

This site is a super source for info on this giant clustersuck that rahm has unleashed on Chicago. These cops were asked to do the impossible. At one point they had 200 officers doing a training session when others needed help...Those war veterans to which the article referred where “returning” their medals by throwing them on the ground.

The Sentinel group published an article this am reporting that the protesters where throwing plastic bottles. Had I not read this second city cop site, my reaction would have been BFD. Knowing that the bottle were filled with human waste (not reported by the Sentinel or other MSM) changes things quite a bit.


11 posted on 05/21/2012 7:02:52 PM PDT by lovesdogs
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To: dragnet2
If a cop and his partners just “stand and take it” when one gets stabbed, as this government official suggested, well then that makes them pretty damn stupid.

Sort of like the Johnson/MacNamara rules of engagement in 'Nam" We had to get shot at before we could shoot back and visually ID enemy planes before we could engage them in air to air. A lot of names turned up on the wall because of that kind of idiocy.

12 posted on 05/21/2012 7:03:55 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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13 posted on 05/21/2012 7:04:02 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: lovesdogs

Some were frozen water bottles, which is as good as throwing a rock.

Scroll down on Second City Cop to see where the local cops uncovered a pre-made cache of urine-and-feces-filled water bottles several weeks before the convention.


14 posted on 05/21/2012 7:22:13 PM PDT by M1903A1 ("We shed all that is good and virtuous for that which is shoddy and sleazy... and call it progress")
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To: yoe

Where’s Melee? Oh, it’s suburb of Chicago...


15 posted on 05/21/2012 7:27:06 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (they have no god but caesar)
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To: dragnet2

My thought exactly. Since when must cops just stand there and take this abuse?


16 posted on 05/21/2012 7:40:55 PM PDT by keats5 (Not all of us are hypnotized.)
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To: yoe

If Obama had several sons, they would look like these psychopaths of the Black Bloc Movement and their communist allies. Hoods with hoodies, masks and weapons - NOT REPUBLICANS, I CAN ASSURE YOU.


17 posted on 05/21/2012 7:44:19 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Signalman

> I’m old enough to remember 1972 and what happened to McGovern.

So am I.
So am I, but this has stark differences.
1st, McGovern was never a sitting president.
2nd, the average Democrat pol back then was a bit to the right of the GOP-E today.
3rd, America was not compromised of 10s of millions of illegal immigrants and 10s of millions of other immigrants who have no love for America.
4th, and not to be ignored, America as a whole was far better educated and the schools were not seething beds of tenured Communists and other “progressives” out to radically transform America into a Socialist state...

There are more things to ponder and the above list is by no means all inclusive.


18 posted on 05/21/2012 7:49:41 PM PDT by bill1952 (Choice is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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To: yoe

This protest is certainly not in the peaceful vein of Martin Luther King and Ghandi. The Left just uses those two men as props.


19 posted on 05/21/2012 7:56:12 PM PDT by Crucial
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To: M1903A1

Read the article and it says police were tipped off to an IED in a backpack.

It contained a liquid that was sent off for testing.

Likely gasoline.


20 posted on 05/21/2012 7:56:18 PM PDT by Gabrial (The nightmare will continue as long as the nightmare is in the White House)
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To: M1903A1

Read the article and it says police were tipped off to an IED in a backpack.

It contained a liquid that was sent off for testing.

Likely gasoline.


21 posted on 05/21/2012 7:56:18 PM PDT by Gabrial (The nightmare will continue as long as the nightmare is in the White House)
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To: yoe

1968


22 posted on 05/21/2012 8:28:48 PM PDT by Mercat (Necessity is the argument of tyrants. John Milton)
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To: Gabrial

I was listening to the CPD radio frequency on Sunday. There were at least a couple of incidents of people apprehended near Grant Park that morning (before the protests got underway) carrying backpacks full of bricks, rocks, “feces bombs”, spray paint, and other riot supplies.


23 posted on 05/21/2012 8:29:37 PM PDT by M1903A1 ("We shed all that is good and virtuous for that which is shoddy and sleazy... and call it progress")
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To: yoe

The lefties have been trying to recreate 1968 for some time.

Watching those cops bashing heads with their nightsticks makes it look like they have succeeded to some degree.


24 posted on 05/21/2012 8:43:03 PM PDT by Iron Munro (If you want total security, go to prison. The only thing lacking is freedom - Dwight D. Eisenhower)
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To: lovesdogs
Had I not read this second city cop site, my reaction would have been BFD. Knowing that the bottle were filled with human waste (not reported by the Sentinel or other MSM) changes things quite a bit.

Here is a link to a story from second city cop about a stash of urine filled bottles discovered somewhere in the 010th District back in late April?well lookie here

25 posted on 05/21/2012 8:44:09 PM PDT by dznutz
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To: keats5

The protest organizers (IMO), the Black Bloc anarchists, and I think certain elements of the media too, would have loved a repeat of 1968. An opportunity to “wave the bloody shirt” for the news cameras all over again in support of their cause. You could see and hear it in the words of their media reps leading up to the summit and all these past few days. They were practically reading directly from Marxist scripts.

The answer, then, is to refuse to play their game...don’t give ‘em a frontal engagement, don’t let any of ‘em break away and try anything, just keep ‘em confined and walking in circles till they’re tired and yelled out. And when a confrontation’s inevitable, don’t take their bait and start the battle...force *them* to make the first move. THEN crush ‘em.

I have to say, overall this whole mess went FAR better than I expected.


26 posted on 05/21/2012 8:44:30 PM PDT by M1903A1 ("We shed all that is good and virtuous for that which is shoddy and sleazy... and call it progress")
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To: yoe

I’ve been lucky to have been able to see most of America, though never Chicago. Turns out, I’ve been extra lucky.


27 posted on 05/21/2012 9:51:53 PM PDT by Jay Santos CP ("Idiocracy"... It's no longer just a movie.)
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To: yoe

Yeah I don’t prescribe to such violence. But can you really trust what the government and the media tell you? The new smoke and mirror machine will make the Soviet Union propaganda machine look tame. The House just approved the new NDAA giving the State Dept and Pentagon and others free reign and billions to BS us with contrived propaganda and lies, and to remove the previous laws and restrictions that had been in place for years. Welcome to Amerika. http://www.businessinsider.com/ndaa-legalizes-propaganda-2012-5


28 posted on 05/21/2012 10:31:14 PM PDT by apoliticalone (Honest govt. that operates in the interest of US sovereignty and the people, not global $$$)
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To: Don Corleone

We had to get shot at before we could shoot back and visually ID enemy planes before we could engage them in air to air. A lot of names turned up on the wall because of that kind of idiocy.

______________________________________________________

Thank you for your service, sir.

My dad had a friend who was badly injured in Vietnam; the thanks he got was being spit upon in O’Hare airport (I’m from Chicago).

Politicians should not conduct wars.

It’s not fair to send people into harm’s way and then tie their hands. Let them do the job you asked them to do.


29 posted on 05/22/2012 4:55:52 AM PDT by proud American in Canada
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To: M1903A1
It’s called “following orders” and “don’t give ‘em what they want”. They were being taunted, pelted with frozen water bottles, sticks, urine...anything to try and incite a repeat of 1968, which was just what the Occupiers and Black Bloc wanted. Restraint was what was called for...especially as half the protesters were holding up cameras and phones in hopes of a “bloody shirt” picture. The cops swung clubs when it was called for...like when the mob charged the police line. Which, by the way, is the same melee in which the cop got stabbed.

True, but still the wrong message. Eventually, these thugs will have to be met with overwhelming force/violence or they'll keep getting bolder. Until they start getting put down, it will only spread like a cancer until it overwhems this "Nation of Laws". This type restraint is just kicking the can down the road until it turns into all-out war.

30 posted on 05/22/2012 5:07:44 AM PDT by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: Signalman

Signalman, I pray to God that you’re right. If 0bummer gets another 4 years, we’re completely finished as a Nation. As it is, it’ll take many years to recover/restore this once-prosperous and proud Nation. If we ever can.


31 posted on 05/22/2012 6:46:51 AM PDT by carriage_hill (All liberals & most demoncraps think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
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To: trebb

Oh, I agree completely...unfortunately, when part of their strategy is to play the media like a violin, and elements of that same media are in open collusion with them, I don’t see what other option there was...outside of moving the whole summit somewhere else, which the average Chicagoan would have preferred!!

They were trying to manipulate the Chicago Police on an unbalanced battlefield...so the city had to manipulate them their own way.


32 posted on 05/22/2012 7:55:03 AM PDT by M1903A1 ("We shed all that is good and virtuous for that which is shoddy and sleazy... and call it progress")
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To: M1903A1

What,no “vomit bombs”?


33 posted on 05/22/2012 9:03:04 AM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (I love you so much,Pumpkin. You're the best cat in the world.)
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To: proud American in Canada

It’s absolutely disgusting how your father’s friend was spat on. I hope someone kicked that person’s a**.


34 posted on 05/22/2012 9:06:48 AM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (I love you so much,Pumpkin. You're the best cat in the world.)
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN

Too much work, I’m sure.


35 posted on 05/22/2012 10:04:15 AM PDT by M1903A1 ("We shed all that is good and virtuous for that which is shoddy and sleazy... and call it progress")
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To: yoe
"Four Cops Injured, One Stabbed in Melee" What part of the body is the Melee? Did it hurt?
36 posted on 05/22/2012 11:31:55 AM PDT by ataDude (Its like 1933, mixed with the Carter 70s, plus the books 1984 and Animal Farm, all at the same time.)
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To: bill1952

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37 posted on 05/22/2012 2:18:02 PM PDT by boxlunch
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To: apoliticalone

You can trust the governmentm especially this government of Obama, to understate how vile Black Bloc anarchists are and what they do. And no, in spite of the name, these scumbags are usually pasty white “boys and girls,” often foreign, and all of them propagandists themselves.


38 posted on 05/22/2012 4:28:36 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN

“It’s absolutely disgusting how your father’s friend was spat on. I hope someone kicked that person’s a**.”

___________________________________

Me too! I’m going to private reply you in case you don’t see this. I’m not great at catching pings. :)


39 posted on 05/25/2012 10:04:05 PM PDT by proud American in Canada
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