ACLU Wants to Rein in Spying on Citizens by Chicago Police Dept.

April 27, 2011  |  

(Chicago Sun Times) — Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel was urged Tuesday to rein in police spying after the city agreed to pay and publicly absolve an international peace and justice organization investigated in the run-up to a 2002 business conference in Chicago.  The Quaker-based American Friends Service Committee was one of several groups investigated by the Chicago Police Department prior to the Trans-Atlantic Business Dialogue.  The major business meeting had triggered violent protests across the country. The Daley administration was determined to avoid similar unrest in Chicago.

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