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NATO 3 Sentencing Raises Questions About Police Spying in Chicago

Mark Cassello | Posted 06.29.2014 | Chicago
Mark Cassello

On Friday, April 25, 2014, the three young men dubbed the NATO 3 -- Brent Betterly, Jared Chase and Brian Jacob Church -- received sentences for the offenses of "mob action" and "possession of an incendiary device with intent to commit arson."

Failure to Convict NATO 3 Protesters as Terrorists Undermines Broader Police Entrapment Trend

Kris Hermes | Posted 02.10.2014 | Crime
Kris Hermes

The OWS movement that inspired Church, Chase, Betterly, and millions of others showed us that we can and should resist these practices.

NATO Protesters Avoid Terrorism Conviction

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 02.07.2014 | Crime

CHICAGO (AP) — A jury acquitted three NATO summit protesters Friday of breaking Illinois' rarely tested state terrorism law, but did convict them on...

Are These Guys Terrorists Or Just 'Bumbling Fools'?

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 02.07.2014 | Crime

CHICAGO (AP) — The question of when a planned protest becomes conspiracy to commit terrorism was the focus of closing arguments Thursday in the tria...

NATO 3 Attorney: Protesters 'Not Even Close' To Terrorists

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 03.23.2014 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) — Prosecutors said Tuesday that three protesters charged with terrorism wanted to firebomb various locations during the 2012 NATO summi...

Trial Beginning For 'NATO 3' Protesters

Reuters | Posted 03.23.2014 | Chicago

By Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO, Jan 21 (Reuters) - Opening statements are due to begin on Tuesday in the trial of three men accused of plo...

'NATO 3' Trial Nears

Sun Sentinel | Mike Clary | Posted 08.16.2013 | Miami

After Brian Church completed a course in emergency medicine at Broward College, he told his mother he was headed to Chicago for hands-on experience he...

Motion Seeks Dismissal Of 'NATO 3' Terror Charges

AP | Posted 01.26.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- Lawyers for three men accused of plotting to attack President Barack Obama's campaign headquarters with Molotov cocktails during last year'...

The NATO 5: Manufactured Crimes Used to Paint Political Dissidents as Terrorists

Kris Hermes | Posted 03.27.2013 | Politics
Kris Hermes

A high-stakes game is being played in the United States today called, "To Catch a Terrorist." The public need not worry, though, as the risks are surprisingly low.

10 Takeaways From the Anti-NATO Demonstrations, Part 4

Mark Cassello | Posted 08.19.2012 | Chicago
Mark Cassello

One month after the NATO summit, what have we learned? A new generation of youth who did not grow up in the shadow of the Cold War are beginning to ask questions about NATO, and the demonstrations offered them potent answers.

10 Takeaways From the Anti-NATO Demonstrations, Part 3

Mark Cassello | Posted 06.12.2012 | Chicago
Mark Cassello

Almost two weeks after the NATO summit, what have we learned? Among a long list, all media coverage failed and the 99 percent fought each other.

10 Takeaways From the Anti-NATO Demonstrations, Part 2

Mark Cassello | Posted 08.06.2012 | Chicago
Mark Cassello

When the NATO summit descended upon Chicago with the full weight of the global military industrial complex, what did we learn?

NATO Terrorism Suspects Say Undercover Cops Set Them Up

Posted 05.22.2012 | Chicago

Attorneys representing five men charged with attempting to build bombs or make terrorist threats during the NATO summit in Chicago allege their client...