NATO 3 Innocent of All Terror Charges, Guilty of Felonies

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posted on Feb, 8 2014 @ 10:53 AM
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Cook County prosecutors' first-ever terrorism case collapsed Friday when jurors instead found three men who built Molotov cocktails in the days before the 2012 NATO summit guilty of mob action charges and explosives counts that could carry hefty prison sentences.

Prosecutors alleged that the so-called NATO 3 had plotted attacks on police stations, President Barack Obama's campaign headquarters and Mayor Rahm Emanuel's home. But defense attorneys, bolstered by undercover police recordings that prosecutors played in court, argued that the three were “goofs” who talked big and were goaded on by two undercover police officers.


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This case has probably slipped a lot of people's minds by now, especially with the palpable hatred many here had/have toward protesters in general but especially ones tied to Occupy or any Leftist group. This case however is one you should put your judgements aside on because it affects all Americans but most especially any who wish to protest anything. This case is about fear mongering, the police state and the surveillance state.

Back in May 2012, the NATO Summit was held in Chicago, Ill. Massive protests were planned and carried out, largely without incident barring one especially brutal crackdown by riot geared police following a demonstration by war veterans throwing their medals toward one of the buildings that meetings were taking place in. The most major incident however, involved the arrest of 9 protesters, later reduced to 3 on charges of domestic terrorism for the alleged planned use of Molotov Cocktails... before the summit or protests even began.

Two undercover Chicago police officers had infiltrated the group of 9 but focused mainly on the 3 that would later stand trial. News articles and blogs relating recordings the two undercovers made suggest that these 3 were completely incompetent and talked big but didn't ever really do anything toward their goals of violence, mostly were offhand comments prompted by the undercovers.

I think mostly this was an attempt by TPTB in Chicago to scare away protesters and activists considering the news broke the day before the summit was to begin. The defendants were recorded naming targets such as an Obama re-election campaign office, a bank, Rahm Emanuel's house and police precincts and they did purchase gasoline and poured it into beer bottles but I doubt they ever would have used them based on multiple articles I've read as I've followed this case some of which I linked below.

So I'm slightly inclined to agree that the lesser charges (still severe) they were found guilty of was a justified verdict however the charges of terrorism were completely assasanine and probably why this case was never picked up by federal prosecutors, it was completely ludicrous and really just an attempt to smear anarchist activists on the whole as well as discourage people from protesting.


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posted on Feb, 8 2014 @ 01:02 PM
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I like how that crusty old hag alvarez is saying they saved people from being hurt. No you made a fake plot and foiled it.

And @ "especially with the palpable hatred many here had/have toward protesters in general but especially ones tied to Occupy or any Leftist group."

I also noticed many people on this site talk about overthrowing the evil government and changing things or whatever, meanwhile they sit here and lambast those who are actually making some kind of stand. Self hatred maybe?



posted on Feb, 8 2014 @ 01:15 PM
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I know. Alvarez and Emanuel need to be investigated. I think those 3 probably are getting their Darwin awards in the form of incarceration but there was no excuse on the part of officials to try to make it into a terrorism case. Worse that they do this stuff all across the country with various activist groups. Really pisses me off.



I also noticed many people on this site talk about overthrowing the evil government and changing things or whatever, meanwhile they sit here and lambast those who are actually making some kind of stand. Self hatred maybe?


There are some that are irrational about differently minded people... there are similar goals among very ideologically opposite groups but some can't seem to look past that preferring instead to gobble up the nonsense literally created from the minds of 'journalists'. But this happens to all groups, it's not just one side guilty of it, but all.

To some degree my comment was barbed, but really the point of it is that this BS can happen to any of us, any group challenging the status quo. If you are engaged in any kind of activism, this can happen to you.



posted on Feb, 8 2014 @ 01:37 PM
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The situation has been repeated ad nauseum by such vaunted organisations as the FBI, CIA and others....
Infiltrate, agitate for violence, even supply the means(as in FBI supplying the first WTC bomb to the terrorists back in the 90s)
The make the collars either before or after the supposed act of terror.......which in fact was created by the law enforcement agency itself...from start to finish....



posted on Feb, 8 2014 @ 01:37 PM
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It's messed up but they all do it. And for some reason only a small amount of people are able to see that it's total nonsense. Seeing how well it works I can't fault the government for doing things this way. I can't even take this charade as an insult to my intelligence, considering that the majority of us are literally informed that it's a crock of crap and are for some reason willingly playing along.



posted on Feb, 8 2014 @ 01:40 PM
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AH. But the JURY was NOT fooled!
People are awakening from their powerless slumber....
Juries are aware of their right to annul or acquit....
These alledged terrorists may even have a case for entrapment.



posted on Feb, 8 2014 @ 01:47 PM
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I'd love to hear the recordings or read the transcripts, I don't think they're available as of yet though.



posted on Feb, 8 2014 @ 05:13 PM
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domestic terrorism for the alleged planned use of Molotov Cocktails


molotove cocktails hmm... right

This is terrorism

US Military "agent orange use"

Monsanto and Agent Orange
www.agentorangejustice.org.au...
Agent Orange maker back in Vietnam (Pushing GM seeds)
"Monsanto, the U.S. corporation controlling an estimated 90 percent of the world's seed genetics, is gearing up for a return to Vietnam.

Monsanto isn't a household name in Vietnam. But one of its former products, the killer Vietnam War-era military defoliant Agent Orange, remains infamous.

According to this impressive report by Vietnam's Thanh Nien news outlet, a contingency of activists feel the firm has no right doing business in the country, where the chemical is estimated to have killed 400,000, deformed another 500,000 and stricken another 2 million with various diseases.

These days, Monsanto's interests in Vietnam are strictly agricultural. The Vietnamese government, according to Thanh Nien's magazine Vietweek, is courting Monsanto to bring in genetically modified seeds that could boost crop yields."



posted on Feb, 8 2014 @ 05:18 PM
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When an activist crosses some arbitrary line its terrorism

When a Govt does the same its usually to further a fascist corporate agenda for resources



posted on Feb, 9 2014 @ 09:14 AM
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TheConstruKctionofLight
When an activist crosses some arbitrary line its terrorism

When a Govt does the same its usually to further a fascist corporate agenda for resources





Activists could not even being to approach the level of state-sponsored terror our government/police carry out both domestically and abroad.

The state was darn lucky I was not sitting on that jury. As long as criminals are *running* our country, I will not be part of the machine assisting them in maintaining an image of legitimacy.



posted on Feb, 9 2014 @ 07:43 PM
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So funny when a false flag actually happens and barely anyone talks about it.





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