Posts tagged "Occupy Rogers Park"

SLIDESHOW: Rogers Park group honors 500 victims of violence on Chicago's streets

On the day of the December vigil, Occupy Rogers Park hung 499 wooden stars on a tree at the east end of Lunt Avenue by Lake Michigan. Photo by Sarah Jane Rhee.
As the nation mourned the loss of children and teachers killed in the Newtown, Conn. school shooting, residents of Chicago’s Rogers Park neighborhood gathered to remember a different kind of massacre — the hundreds of people killed each year on the city’s streets. The Facebook invitation for the Dec. 15 vigil was titled “496 Stars:... Read more »

Will police's 'snatch and grab' tactic for NATO hurt communities already heavily policed? Some worry it will

Will police's 'snatch and grab' tactic for NATO hurt communities already heavily policed? Some worry it will
The Chicago Police Department, and the hundreds of state troopers coming into town to police this weekend’s NATO summit, have a plan. According to police superintendent Garry McCarthy, their tactic will be to “extract people who need to be extracted.” Commonly referred to as snatch and grab, the strategy will be used instead of tear... Read more »

Occupy neighborhood groups say protest provision will chill political speech of communities of color

Occupy neighborhood groups say protest provision will chill political speech of communities of color
Occupy neighborhood groups have sent out a stern letter to their local aldermen about Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s new protest provision, saying the measures will keep low-income communities from speaking out against budget cuts hurting their neighborhoods. “It is difficult to overstate the contrast between celebrating the life and work of Dr. [Martin Luther] King [Jr.]... Read more »
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