More Protest News (UPDATE)
Four protesters have been arrested after a demonstration outside a downtown Chicago building that houses a federal immigration court.
Dozens picketed Tuesday, one of many protests planned in the days leading up to the NATO summit. The gathering of heads of state begins this weekend.
- Four peace protesters arrested yesterday for trespassing at President Barack Obama’s campaign headquarters each pleaded guilty today to a misdemeanor trespassing charge and were released with sentences ranging from time served – about 36 hours – to court supervision.
A fifth defendant, Rogers Park resident Chris Spicer, 29, pleaded not guilty to trespassing but will remain in jail after he declined to pay a $100 bond...
Despite extraordinary police resources devoted to the NATO Summit, Chicago neighborhoods will get a 15 percent increase in police protection this weekend, thanks to 12-hour shifts and the decision to cancel days off, Police Supt. Garry McCarthy said Tuesday.
Normally, Chicago Police officers work three shifts or “tours” of eight-hour shifts. Starting at midnight Friday and continuing through Monday, officers will switch to 12-hour shifts. And nobody will be allowed to take days off.
So the days off are canceled, Friday, Saturday and Sunday? No word on start times though. The order still seems to be under construction and "fluid" in nature.
UPDATE: Saturday & Sunday only at this point. 12 hour days Friday, but no idea how they're dividing up manpower or manning extra cars. Monday is completely up in the air as the anarchist websites claim they're sticking around for a bit after Sunday.