After 15 days in jail, 31 year old Danny L. Johnson, Chicago NATO protestor and member of Occupy Los Angeles and Occupy Walk USA, was released the evening of Tuesday, Aug. 14 from Cook County jail on an ankle bracelet home arrest e-monitoring program. Activists in Chicago and around the country helped post his bail Monday, Aug. 13, and establish a Chicago address for Johnson to be released to. Johnson returned to Chicago Monday, July 30 to turn himself in after learning that dropped charges acquired when was arrested in Chicago for protesting the NATO Summit earlier in the year, were reinstated by Cook County State Attorney Anita Alvarez through a grand jury indictment. On June 29 a bench warrant was issued for Johnson’s arrest on two felony counts of battery on an officer -although original dropped charges were one felony count of battery on an officer and one misdemeanor count of obstruction of traffic.
Some are saying the charges were re-filed by Alvarez under pressure from Mayor Rahn Emanuel, and, according to local Chicago activists Adesina, as part of a “political agenda to use every avenue available to criminalize NATO protestors.” . . . Read complete Report
Except for Friday night when both sides got a little antsy last weekends Occupy Chicago – NATO demonstrations was all and all a peaceful show of force. We patched into those brave alternative press video-journalists who, mostly at their own expense and the donations of other patriots, bravely took to the streets so that those of us unable to attend could participate virtually by watching it live streamed all across the world. I feel this new wave of alternative media was an amazing success and THEI will continue to bring you live reports as the coming summer of lively people “demonstrations” continues.
The stories I am hearing about the so-called “NATO 3″ is that they are being held in solitary confinement. . . . EDITOR
According to one reported in Green Wave May 23rd, 2012;
“Defense attorney Thomas Anthony Durkin questions whether the police had legal justification to initiate the investigation. “Was there really a serious threat coming from these people that they were aware of?” he said. “I haven’t heard any evidence to support that. My client did not come here from Florida in order to do violence.”
Speculation that the location of the Bilderberg Group’s annual meeting would be chosen to coincide with this year’s U.S. presidential election appears to have been accurate with the likelihood that Bilderberg will hold their confab in Chantilly, Virginia from May 31st to June 3rd, 2012.
Rumors that Haifa, Israel would be the location of the conference appear to have been misguided. The Westfields Marriott Washington Dulles hotel, a short distance from Dulles International Airport, some 30 miles outside Washington, D.C. and where Bilderberg previously met in 2002 and then again in 2008, is fully booked from Thursday May 31st up to and including June 3rd, but has rooms available either side of those dates, suggesting almost certainly that it will be home turf for Bilderberg’s crucial 2012 get-together. . . . Read Complete Report
The Illinois Department of Transportation is testing an emergency plan to shut off access into and out of downtown Chicago. The plan uses a network of highway security gates that are designed to shut down all traffic coming in and out of Chicago in the event of a terrorist attack.
The Illinois DOT is warning truckers that it’s best to avoid the city during the NATO Summit in Chicago May 20-21. There will be a number of driving restrictions and rolling street closures, and the Illinois DOT is testing highway barricades that will block access to all major highways in and out of Chicago.
These barricades, which started being installed on Chicago highways back in 2005, are deigned to restrict or cut off access to roads during an emergency like a bioterrorism attack.
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