Class Action Suit Coming?
As far as we can tell, the Department did everything correctly. Then the Department members follow the policy as written and do a damn good job at it. And one judge undoes it all while putting officers' personal assets at risk:
- In the latest legal fight between protesters and local authorities, a Cook County judge on Wednesday threw out the charges against 92 Occupy Chicago demonstrators arrested in Grant Park last year, saying the law used against them was unconstitutional.
The city had arrested and charged the protesters last October for not leaving the park after it closed at 11 p.m.
But Cook County Associate Judge Thomas More Donnelly wrote in a 38-page ruling that the curfew law violates the right of free assembly.
In his ruling, the judge said the city treated the Occupy Chicago rally differently than the Obama 2008 presidential election victory celebration in Grant Park. The judge noted that the Obama rally also violated the curfew, but no one was arrested at that event.
So since no one was arrested at the Obama victory party, every action since then is a freebie in terms of closing the parks?
We guess that only follows as no one is arrested for murder 75% of the time in Cook County, therefore murder is legal in most cases and the numbers rise as a result.
This also means that arresting Obama supporters is kind of an obligation now if we ever want to take back the streets and parks.
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