The NATO Summit protesters charged with plotting terrorist acts in Chicago planned to attack President Barack Obama’s campaign headquarters and Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s home — and firebomb police stations and squad cars to divert attention, according to sources and prosecutors.
This could well be another example of the encouragement and subsequent entrapment of dimbulb fringees on the edges of political movements. We don’t know. Maybe they really were planning such acts. If so, and if the prosecution can prove it, then they are screwed.
The police appear to have operated in their usual thuggish manner, which may help in getting the charges reduced or dismissed.
Two tenants were handcuffed for more than 2 hours in their living room while police searched their apartment and a neighboring unit, repeatedly calling one of the tenants a “Commie faggot.” A search warrant produced 4 hours after police broke into the apartment was missing a judge’s signature, according to witnesses.
However, it’s always useful to remember what Saul Alinsky said in the late 1960’s about the Black Panthers.
“It’s just idiocy for the Panthers to talk about all power growing from the barrel of a gun when the other side has all the guns.”