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In preparation of the May 2012 NATO/G8 meeting in Chicago, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the City Council enacted two ordinances for controlling protests and maintaining security in the streets of the city. Opponents called them the ' Sit Down and Shut Up ' ordinances.<br />
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Deputizing of law enforcement i.e. not only Chicago police, State of Illinois police, DEA, and FBI but also rent-a-cops like those of the Blackwater etc.<br />
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Obtain $1 million dollars in insurance to indemnify the city against third party claims resulting from any damages sustained during the summit.<br />
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Minimum fine for violating the city's parade permit ordinance would increase from $50 to $200. Maximum penalty would still be $1000 or days in jail.<br />
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Also, groups and demonstrators would be required to give the city a list of all signs, banners and anything else that could be termed an 'attention getting' device.that require more than one person to carry them. This might enable the city to hit participants with various fines that have the ultimate goal of intimidating people from openly expressing their opinions and, in some cases,  prevent them from joining the rally.<br />
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The images show people's reaction to what they consider to be a violation of the right to free speech and assembly.<br />
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Details derived from an article by the online newsletter of Firedog/Dissenter.
In preparation of the May 2012 NATO/G8 meeting in Chicago, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the City Council enacted two ordinances for controlling protests and maintaining security in the streets of the city. Opponents called them the ' Sit Down and Shut Up ' ordinances.

Some details:

Deputizing of law enforcement i.e. not only Chicago police, State of Illinois police, DEA, and FBI but also rent-a-cops like those of the Blackwater etc.

Obtain $1 million...
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