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Police Brutality During Chicago NATO Summit


Chicago cops joined forces with NATO's killing machine.

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by Stephen Lendman

NATO arrives everywhere violently. Chicago was no exception. Residents were terrorized for days. 

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Many are still recovering. For some, it's from hospital beds. Others are behind bars. Chicago cops upheld their odious reputation. The city is notorious for being America's police repression capital.

On May 25, the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) Chicago chapter assessed days of police brutality. More on that below.

Former NLG leader Arthur Kinoy (1920 - 2003) spoke for like-minded activists, saying:

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"We, as lawyers, are fighting to keep the First Amendment alive in the legal arena. The people are fighting to keep the First Amendment alive in the streets, in their homes, in the factories, in the legislative halls, in the political arena."

Given today's climate in America and other Western societies, the struggle is sorely tested. Police brutality during Chicago's NATO summit highlighted a repeated problem nationwide. 

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