Sunday, May 20, 2012

Chicago Police Van Does A Hit and Run Over NATO Protesters (Video)

If you were watching CNN Sunday afternoon, you saw Chicago riot-geared police in a violent frenzy beating protesters with nightsticks. CNN missed a few things.  Boing Boing has good coverage of some of the alarming combat-geared police overreaction to the NATO protesters:

  Chicago Police van number 6751, accelerated as it passed through the crowd, striking several people and seriously injuring one victim who was later transported to the emergency room. The extent of the victim's injuries are not known. The driver of the van made no attempt to ascertain the condition of any of the people that were struck. Witnesses watched as the van passed through the phalanx of police surrounding the scene and drove away from the area. Had there been a civilian driving, they would certainly have been charged with a hit-and-run on a pedestrian in the roadway and taken into custody once they had been apprehended. No order to disperse had been given to the crowd.

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