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Chicago police accused of planting evidence in ‘Molotov cocktail’ plot [View all]

Source: Raw Story

Police say men planned to target Barack Obama’s election headquarters but lawyers claim evidence was planted.

Lawyers for three protesters arrested on terrorist-related charges ahead of the NATO summit have accused police of entrapping them and encouraging an alleged bomb-making effort.

The three were arrested on Wednesday night when members of the Chicago police department battered their way into an apartment in the Bridgeport area of the city.


According to court documents released on Saturday, the three men considered targeting Barack Obama’s re-election headquarters and the home of Chicago nayor Rahm Emanuel.

The Chicago police department said the men, described as self-proclaimed anarchists and members of the “Black Bloc” movement that has disrupted international gatherings in the past, were arrested on Wednesday and charged on Friday with conspiracy to commit terrorism, providing material support for terrorism and possession of an explosive incendiary device.

Read more: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/05/20/chicago-police-accused-of-planting-evidence-in-molotov-cocktail-plot/



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Dan, one of the activists, described a horrifying experience where he had been held for a “number of hours” but did not know how long exactly because the police did not ever give the activists the time. They were not charged at any point during their detention, but Dan says he was threatened with felony conspiracy charges.
The police held them as long as they did so they could get them to falsely confess or snitch on someone in the movement, Dan adds.

Officers were rude. They would not provide the activists information on why they were being held in custody. They would not make a differentiation as to whether they were being detained in custody or whether they were under arrest and charged with something. The limbo was held over the activists’ head to terrify them and make them say something the police could use against activists here to protest NATO.
http://dissenter.firedoglake.com/2012/05/19/nato-3-came-to-chicago-to-commit-terrorist-acts-of-violence-cpd-fbi-secret-service-claim/
http://dissenter.firedoglake.com/2012/05/19/three-activists-arrested-in-night-raid-still-in-jail-ahead-of-nato-summit/
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The men's attorneys released photos of the home brew beer making equipment which the CPD contends was used to make Molotov cocktails. The Chicago Tribune reports that the National Lawyers Guild, "scoffed at accusations of bomb making and insisted the NATO protesters simply possessed beer-making equipment." A Molotov cocktail is a crude bomb made of gasoline in a bottle with a wick.
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/05/20/1093156/-3-NATO-Activists-Charged-with-Terror-Plot-After-Posting-Video-of-Police-Harassment-

The attorneys also released a photo of the apartment after it had been overturned by police after an unwarranted search, below:


In the video which has gone viral on Youtube one officer can be heard in the video saying, “We’ll come look for you, each and every one of you.” The police can also be heard saying:

CPD Officer 1: “You like that, he knows these guys know, ’68. You guys know all about ’68. What did they say back in ’68?”
CPD Officer 2: “Billy club to the fucking skull.”


http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/05/20/1093156/-3-NATO-Activists-Charged-with-Terror-Plot-After-Posting-Video-of-Police-Harassment-

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