Friday, March 30, 2012

No Parade Change

  • A city of Chicago administrative hearing judge has upheld the denial of a march permit for NATO protesters.

    Administrative Law Judge Raymond J. Prosser delivered his ruling late this afternoon, backing the city's claim that a parade through the heart of the Loop on the first day of the NATO summit would create an unnecessary public safety risk.

    The city has proposed moving the parade start to Columbus Drive in Grant Park and skirting the Loop on its path south to McCormick Place, where members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization will be meeting May 20-21.

    The protesters, led by organzer Andy Thayer, had been given a permit for an identical march in the city for May 19, which was to be the first day of the G-8 summit. But after President Barack Obama moved G-8 to Camp David, Thayer's group sought to move its march to May 20 for the first day of the NATO talks.
Of course, this isn't the last word. Expect lawsuits at the federal level, who look upon local authorities' attempts to quash First Amendment issues with a jaundiced eye.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have a feeling that no judge is going to reverse this order; those protesters will just have to pack it up and move it the fuck out of Chi, which is going to be a good thing, considering that the City is so woefully unprepared to deal with this.

3/30/2012 12:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does anyone else besides me get the feeling that the mayor can do whatever he fucking feels like? Hold on to seats boys and girls there s an ass raping coming our way. Don't tense up it hurts more.

3/30/2012 12:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does it really matter to police? They are going to march (aka walk, protest, create disruption on purpose) anyway.

3/30/2012 12:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CIVIL DiSOBEDIENCE is a must, disregard the permit that's the whole point of a protest. There aren't enough police to stop shit..look at the record killings combined with the low moral of the CPD thanks to "The Racoon".

3/30/2012 01:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Obama can not afford another clash with rioters and the police like in 1968. It might ruin his perfect reputation.

3/30/2012 01:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let them march in 007 or 011.

3/30/2012 01:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This city is one big corruption comedy show. This "judge" appointed by Rahm to do exactly what he did. Like the ridiculous police board or the CPS school board . Man I cant get outta here fast enough.

3/30/2012 04:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wait a minute. You guys sound like you are unhappy that Andy Thayer and his band of misfits have been denied the chance to yell and scream and cost the City millions. I'm not.

3/30/2012 05:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let them march in 007 or 011.

3/30/2012 01:55:00 AM

I agree. Let them educate the people who actually vote.

3/30/2012 07:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Speaking of marches. The st Jude march is coincide with the cinco de miler race at lakefront. The finish line is near the memorial.

3/30/2012 07:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Parade is now going down 4228 N. Hermitage Ave. Send all the Liberals down that street!

P.S. knock on the door or ring the bell. The occupants loves visitors!

3/30/2012 08:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Silence Dogood said...

It's funny how this denial came on the same day the feds announced more money is being given to the city to help with security costs.,0,1010670.story

3/30/2012 09:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Let them march in 007 or 011.

3/30/2012 01:55:00 AM

Holy Shit !!
That would be fun to watch.

3/30/2012 09:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The protesters will just flash mob daily center. Up yours rahm stop them if you can!

3/30/2012 09:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thought I saw Andy Thayer on the news speaking about how they will be marching with or without a permit.

Does anyone think they would honor the permit to begin with?

Will try and do whatever they want.

3/30/2012 10:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who is going to stop them from marching on Sunday? The beat cars?

3/30/2012 10:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

they don't need no stinkin permit
they will march and city will pay for police and cleanup after the pigs , city charges Beverly area business and city for services why not fine every person that marches in a protest without a permit

3/30/2012 10:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They will march with or without a permit.

Our limited manpower will not be able to stop them and they will show the Mayor what a goof he really is.

Sure, mass arrests may be made and we will look like 1968 all over again. You cannot stop this demonstration and Rahm knows it.

Frankly, I hope they shut down the entire Loop Area so that Rahm looks like the Jackass that he is!

I would not endanger myself or my partner by trying too hard to get injured with this folly, just observe and watch, after all, we have all those Blue Light Cameras to Catch the real offenders, right Rahm?

3/30/2012 11:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"CIVIL DiSOBEDIENCE is a must, disregard the permit that's the whole point of a protest."

--3/30/2012 01:21:00 AM

Q.-- If this is so, why waste time applying and reapplying and dragging it through court again and again?

A.-- Shrill, pathological attention-seeker. Gets to be on TV every time.


Andy, Andy, Andy, whole world revolves around Andy and his lousy "protest."

How can you stand yourself?

3/30/2012 11:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why have the NATO meeting at
McCormick Place and tell the
Metra and South Shore Line
riders f*ck you,if you won't
be able to board your trains
home because they won't be
running under McCormick Place because Barry's "associates" will be
there and we don't want no
assasination attempts on our hands (Secret Service).
And besides, their safety and security means more to us than your getting home.

3/30/2012 11:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this is going to get overturned in about 30 seconds when it gets in front of a real judge.

3/30/2012 11:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said... The protesters will just flash mob daily center. Up yours rahm stop them if you can!

...or maybe they will flash mob 4228 N Hermitage in the middle if the night with dark hooded sweatshirts and bottles (of iced tea) in hand then disappear towards the Metra train tracks on Ravenswood making good their escape. Hmm...public information.

3/30/2012 05:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We know what to do,discussing it on the blog is not one of them. We need to discuss things NOW in SMALL trusted groups out of earshot of bosses. We have been painted into an unwinnable corner and have to make a statement. NATO is the opportune time.,Know your General Orders and don't be dumb enough to try and think no one is watching.

3/30/2012 06:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'll never understand why everyone says what a world class city Chicago is. Sure, downtown is beautiful and impressive, but 70% of the city is a run down ghetto.

3/30/2012 07:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Silence Dogood said...

"God forbid we should ever be twenty years without such a rebellion. The people cannot be all, and always, well informed. The part which is wrong will be discontented, in proportion to the importance of the facts they misconceive. If they remain quiet under such misconceptions, it is lethargy, the forerunner of death to the public liberty.... And what country can preserve its liberties, if its rulers are not warned from time to time, that this people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms. The remedy is to set them right as to the facts, pardon and pacify them. What signify a few lives lost in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time, with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure."

Thomas Jefferson

We took an oath to uphold the Constitution of the U.S.

Where does it say in that document that you need a permit to protest the government?

We already complain that people like Daley and Rahm want people to get permits to exercise their 2nd Amendment right to bear arms, don't we?

What's next? A permit to exercise your First Amendment rights?

We may agree or disagree with them, but they should not need a permit to protest.

3/30/2012 08:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


WBBM Radio today, the usual shrill, abrasive, nasal whining of endless complaint from Andy Thayer.

Today it's "We're going to meet with the city and we will grudgingly accept the FREE use of the Petrillo Bandshell WITH NO INSURANCE REQUIREMENTS. Either that or we go to Federal court."

He actually said "grudgingly."

If Occupy has the money to rent offices, Occupy has the money to pay for use of city facilities and meet liability insurance requirements just like anyone else.

Fuck this asshole.

3/30/2012 08:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

dissent is the highest form of patriotism
this andy guy knows the camera's
will be on and the mayor knows any show of force will be pouring gas on a fire
i guess as long as they march and donot damage property what can rahmbo do?

3/30/2012 10:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Andy Thayer's OTHER unbelievable demand is -- get this --

"The City of Chicago will back us up if the Secret Service keepsus too far away from McCormick Place to be heard there."

That's right. The Chicago Police Department is going to form a spearhead for Occupy -- a massive flying wedge -- and charge a Federal security perimeter to engage in a pitched battle with other law enforcement agencies.

Do you have a crack problem, Andy?

3/31/2012 09:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"dissent is the highest form of patriotism
this andy guy knows the camera's
will be on and the mayor knows any show of force will be pouring gas on a fire
i guess as long as they march and donot damage property what can rahmbo do?"

3/30/2012 10:10:00 PM

Hi Andy. Repeat, repeat, repeat this material. Cameras on, whole world is watching, no one can do anything, etc.

How do you stand yourself?

Oh -- taking out the garbage, obeying stop signs, etc. is a
"higher form of patriotism" than you will ever understand.

3/31/2012 09:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Guidelines for this discussion --
If a posting does not clearly state that "Andy Thayer is a piece of shit," it was probably written by him.

Half of the material on here seems to be produced by one person at Occupy, intended to divide and demoralize police, "you can't do anything to us, cameras are there, whole world is watching," over and over and over again. Piano with one key.

Plonk plonk plonk plonk plonk.

3/31/2012 09:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe most but not all the "Administrative Judges" are tools. My buddy had a gun case before one of them and was treated very fairly.

3/31/2012 10:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm going to get a permit and have a pet parade.

4/03/2012 04:48:00 PM  

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