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