IL: Chicago police tweak mass arrests policy ahead of Democratic National Convention

Source: ABC News

“Chicago Police Superintendent Larry Snelling on Tuesday touted the nation’s second-largest police department as fully prepared to handle crowds of protesters expected during the Democratic National Convention, including new ways to handle possible mass arrests. Law enforcement agencies have been planning for more than a year for the August convention that is expected to draw an estimated 50,000 visitors and massive protests. … More than 50 organizations plan to protest in Chicago, which has denied permits for demonstrations near the United Center convention site. That has sparked lawsuits and groups vowing to march whether or not they have permits.” [editor’s note: As Mayor Daley noted in 1968, “the policeman isn’t there to create disorder, the policeman is there to preserve disorder” – TLK] (06/04/24)