‘NATO 3′ Sentenced to More Jail Time After Prosecutors Rabidly Invoke Boston Bombing

By: Friday April 25, 2014 9:53 pm

The “NATO 3″ were sentenced by a judge today for mob action and possession of an incendiary device with intent to commit arson offenses. They each were given prison sentences, but they were much shorter than what prosecutors from the state of Illinois wanted. Brian Jacob Church, Brent Betterly and Jared Chase, came to Chicago [...]

Chicago Tribune Stands Behind State’s Fantasy of Radical Terror, Even Though ‘NATO 3′ Acquitted of Terrorism

By: Tuesday February 11, 2014 11:22 am

Few terrorism cases are lost by the government prosecutors in the United States, whether at the federal level or, in rare instances, at the state level. However, last week, a jury came to a verdict in the “NATO 3″ trial that acquitted three young men of all the terrorism charges they had faced. It was [...]

Podcast: ‘MICATS 3′ Trial & Building ‘Community Power’ Against Tar Sands Oil Companies

By: Sunday February 9, 2014 10:39 am

Three members of a coalition in Michigan fighting against the transportation and refining of tar sands oil were found guilty by a jury of the charges of trespassing and resisting and obstructing an officer. They had not been allowed to raise the issue of the risk tar sands oil poses to the environment during the [...]

In Spite of Political Prosecution, Jury Acquits ‘NATO 3′ of All Terrorism Charges

By: Friday February 7, 2014 10:10 pm

A jury found the “NATO 3″ not guilty of all state terrorism charges including material support for terrorism, conspiracy to commit terrorism and possession and manufacturing of an incendiary device with the intent to commit terrorism. They were found not guilty of possessing an incendiary device with the intention to commit arson and not guilty [...]

Prosecutors Crank Up the Fear, Call ‘NATO 3′ Terrorists in Feverish Closing Arguments for Jury

By: Friday February 7, 2014 10:31 am

The jury in the trial of the “NATO 3″ in Chicago is now deliberating after nearly three weeks of proceedings. They face charges that include material support for terrorism, conspiracy to commit terrorism, possession of an incendiary device, solicitation to commit arson. The jury will decide whether the three young men are what Illinois state [...]

Kevin Gosztola Reports From The NATO 3 Trial, February 6

By: Thursday February 6, 2014 1:03 pm

Closing arguments begin today. Follow Kevin Gosztola (@kgosztola) on Twitter for live updates from the courtroom of the “NATO 3″ trial in Chicago. Read more about the NATO 3. Donate to support Kevin’s coverage of this trial. Tweets by @kgosztola

Ahead of Verdict in ‘NATO 3′ Trial, A Look at the History of Police Repression in Chicago

By: Thursday February 6, 2014 8:55 am

Civil liberties lawyer, author and director of the American Civil Liberties Union’s (ACLU) Project on Political Surveillance, Frank Donner, wrote in his book, Protectors of Privilege, about the political surveillance operation of the Chicago police in the 1960s and 1970s: Because their exalted “mission” to protect internal security contrasts so sharply with the dreary reality [...]

When Prosecutors Showed the Jury a Pipe Bomb Making Recipe in the ‘NATO 3′ Trial

By: Wednesday February 5, 2014 5:01 pm

If any single moment exemplifies what is horribly wrong with this trial, the moment when Illinois state prosecutors had a pipe bomb making recipe admitted into evidence and showed it to the jury while an explosives technician from the Chicago police department was on the witness stand is such an example. A defense attorney had [...]

Judge Evokes Dystopian Scene of Terror, Declines to Acquit ‘NATO 3′ of Terrorism Charges

By: Wednesday February 5, 2014 11:33 am

The prosecution rested and the defense decided it would not call witnesses and put on a case in the trial of the “NATO 3.” Immediately, defense attorneys moved for a directed verdict on multiple terrorism and arson charges, which the defendants face. Brian Jacob Church, Brent Betterly and Jared Chase traveled from Florida to Chicago [...]

‘NATO 3′ Trial: Only Person to Talk About ‘Terrorizing’ Chicago Was an Undercover Cop

By: Tuesday February 4, 2014 8:52 am

An undercover Chicago police officer involved in targeting and arresting three young men on trial in the state of Illinois for terrorism and other felony conspiracy charges admitted on the witness stand that he was the only one to ever explicitly say anything about “terrorizing” the city during a NATO summit. Brian Jacob Church, Brent [...]

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