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Posted: 3/29/2012 7:23:13 AM EDT
Had lunch with some high ranking state police the other day. One who works in the Chicago area, he was at a meeting where they were talking about imposing martial law in the city while the NATO conference was going on! Obey your Democratic overlords!
Link Posted: 3/29/2012 7:24:37 AM EDT
I welcome them with open arms.  Thank you for the good news.
Link Posted: 3/29/2012 7:25:03 AM EDT
oh the drama!
Link Posted: 3/29/2012 7:31:38 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/29/2012 7:33:19 AM EDT

I feel bad for CPD, who has to do the heavy lifting for Manny 3-fingers with what sounds like not nearly enough manpower.

but you know, they had the democratic convention here a few years ago and absolutely nothing happened.  
I suppose know the nato thing is different, but I bet this whole thing is a fizzle.

Still, I think i'll make sure my GF is out with me in fox valley that weekend.
Link Posted: 3/29/2012 7:37:53 AM EDT
It's May 20-21
Link Posted: 3/29/2012 7:44:52 AM EDT
Democrats are so about freedom.  NOT!!

If you are a Democrat, quit bullshitting your self.
Link Posted: 3/29/2012 7:45:52 AM EDT
How can that even be possible?
Link Posted: 3/29/2012 7:47:04 AM EDT
Dont shoot until you see the blue of their... nevermind thats the UN
Link Posted: 3/29/2012 7:47:46 AM EDT
Maybe it'll coincide with the coming trey-trey urban unrest and the torching of detroit!
Link Posted: 3/29/2012 7:48:11 AM EDT
I won't even see the smoke from the fires if they burn the whole place.
Will this result in less troopers downstate running radar?
Link Posted: 3/29/2012 10:17:32 AM EDT



I won't even see the smoke from the fires if they burn the whole place.

Will this result in less troopers downstate running radar?
Not sure about that, but it was mentioned that use of the national guard is being considered.

Link Posted: 3/29/2012 10:26:34 AM EDT
Rob is just protecting the city from his base.....
Link Posted: 3/29/2012 10:28:27 AM EDT
ah the good old 99%ers.

Link Posted: 3/29/2012 10:30:56 AM EDT
Should make for a good time.

If it did happen, I wouldn't cry a tear if citizens rioted and burned the place to ashes.  

Sic Semper Tyrannis
Link Posted: 3/29/2012 10:34:34 AM EDT
They need their community organizer back.
Link Posted: 3/29/2012 10:39:02 AM EDT
I would imagine that kind of planning is standard for an event of that significance/size.

Given the nature of the event, there will be protests and potentially some rioting.

It's called contingency planning.  In case they need to declare martial law due to civil unrest, at least they've planned for the necessary resources and actions to take so as to minimize the danger to the peaceful public.

Proper planning prevents piss poor performance.
Link Posted: 3/29/2012 10:57:31 AM EDT
What does "martial law" mean in this context?  Are the people in the area going to be subject to the State's military code (assuming it has one; most States do to govern State-only military forces, whether they exist in reality or on paper only)?  Or is it just that travel around the conference will be restricted with the NG potentially being used as part of the security force?  Or is it something in-between those two extremes?  Normally when I think of martial law I think of military rule or people being subject to the laws of the military, whether they like it or not.
Link Posted: 3/29/2012 11:04:12 AM EDT
Wouldn't that significantly increase civil liberties in Chicago?
Link Posted: 3/29/2012 11:13:44 AM EDT
There is what they would like to do and what they're restrained from doing under the Constitution.

If the Democrats could they'd have us living in a fascist socialist state. No doubt about it, stay within the lines subject.
Link Posted: 3/29/2012 11:15:25 AM EDT
Wouldn't that significantly increase civil liberties in Chicago?

THIS MADE ME LAUGH. I see that you understand how things are in Shitcago.
Link Posted: 3/29/2012 11:18:21 AM EDT
Hopefully they will leave the stupidness to McCormick place area.
Link Posted: 3/29/2012 11:20:20 AM EDT
I won't even see the smoke from the fires if they burn the whole place.
Will this result in less troopers downstate running radar?

It might. The Great City of Chicago asked the suburbs to donate some police manpower. They all declined. The next logical step would be to have Mike Madigan order Gov. Quinn to send in the state police.
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