Observe Occupy: Watch the tactical evolution of their 'revolution'
During the NATO Summit, Chicago law enforcers are facing the cutting edge of what the Occupy Wall Street Movement call 'a revolution'
The long-anticipated NATO Summit has arrived in Chicago. The Chicago Police Department has planned and trained extensively for anticipation of protests, to insure the NATO meeting can take place, protestors can make their point peacefully, and the city of Chicago can experience a financial boon in today’s tough economy.
For the Chicago Police Department, “It’s all over but the shoutin’,” as the saying goes.
Our thoughts prayers and hope for safety and success goes out to every member of the Chicago Police Department, while facing this difficult challenge.
The Professional Protestor
Chicago is facing the cutting edge of what the Occupy Wall Street Movement call “a revolution.”
Politicians must pay attention to the “revolution,” while it behooves law enforcement nation-wide to pay a great deal of attention to the “evolution” of the movement’s tactics.
From the Occupy Wall Street web site it describes the movement as follows:
“Occupy Wall Street is a leaderless resistance movement with people of many colors genders and political persuasiveness. The one thing we all have in common is that we are the 99% that will no longer tolerate the greed and corruption of the 1%. We are using the revolutionary Arab Spring tactic to achieve our ends and encourage the use of nonviolence to maximize the safety of all participants.”
Even though they state they are dedicated to nonviolence law enforcement has discovered violence follows the movement.
Opportunity for Law Enforcement
Note how the competing — peaceful versus violent — groups operate.
1.) Dress and how they change from clown suits to black garb of the anarchist.
Footage Beyond The News Coverage
The list goes on, because protester tactics continue to evolve. Sometimes they evolve to counter law enforcement, but sometimes they evolve, because of the international collaboration of these groups. You can see the international influence of the “leaderless resistance movement” and read about their “revolutionary Arab Spring tactics.”
Thanks to the thousands of recorders operating in Chicago and at every event — as well as the willingness of many to post what they have recorded — all of law enforcement will be able to watch and learn. What happens in Chicago— beginning today and for the duration of the NATO Summit — will enable law enforcement better be able to protect the sanctity of the constitution while facilitating those that wish to peacefully assemble on both sides of the police lines.
Make no mistake about it. It is also just as important for law enforcement to prepare for those, who would interject violence into these demonstrations. The right to assemble violently is not a right protected by the constitution.
The line between a peaceful assembly and violence has always been and always will be best occupied by the honorable members of the thin blue line.
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