Here's some good news : As many as 500 troopers from the Illinois State Police will assist the Chicago Police Department in handling thousands of protesters expected to descend on Chicago during the May 20-21 NATO summit, City Hall sources said Friday. The 500-trooper contingent would represent nearly 40 percent of the statewide total, raising questions about how the State Police would be able to juggle their other responsibilities to patrol state expressways and tollways and perform other emergency functions.
The Chicago Police Department, and the hundreds of state troopers coming into town to police this weekend's NATO summit, have a plan. According to police superintendent Garry McCarthy, their tactic will be to “extract people who nee... Read Post
We are so doomed : Chicago police and federal officials have provided some of their most candid comments to date on how they expect to handle potentially violent protests surrounding the upcoming G-8 and NATO summits here in the spr... Read Post
Guess who else noticed what the city was saying? If Chicago lacks the police manpower to secure the NATO summit and a protest march to McCormick Place on the same day, City Hall has no business hosting world leaders, protesters argu... Read Post