Thursday, February 16, 2012
Required Reading for Chicago Residents
Spent my train ride to work today reading the Chicago Reader's excellent articles on the upcoming shit-storm about to hit our fair city. If you haven't been keeping up with the NATO/G8 Summit stuff, now is a good time to start.
Here's my favorite part: "Some police are also concerned about being called to assist with demonstrations or melees without the proper equipment. One officer told us he's prepared to buy his own tear gas. The helmets that crowd-control cops use in Chicago are actually designed for motorcycle safety, not riot intervention, so the second watch commander we spoke with is considering buying another helmet with his own money. He says he's also going to conduct his own training exercises with the officers under his command."
I see no way this goes smoothly.