Over-the-top news from Chicago: Police have detained three alleged anti-NATO protesters and charged them with terrorism and conspiracy to attack police stations, Obama's local campaign headquarters and the home of city Mayor Ramh Emanuel, according to MSNBC U.S. News website.
But get thisÂ—here are the evidence the Chicago police presented:
- 'A home brewery'. Reports MSNBC, "The beer operation, prosecutors added, was used to fill bottles with gasoline and use them as Molotov cocktails." Do these prosecutors even know what a beer operation is? It's a cooking pot used to heat grains, such as hops, and to sterilize bottles. Would it be logical to heat gasoline? Beer operations also use a bit of chlorine bleach for sanitation, and perhaps a hydrometer, which measures alcohol content in a liquid. Is there much alcohol in gasoline? A 'filling operation' for a Molotov cocktail? In the alternate universe inhabited by persons of common sense, that's called a funnel.
- 'A gun that fires mortar rounds, swords, a hunting bow, ninja-like throwing stars and knives with brass knuckle handles'. The defendants range in age from 20 to 24 years old. Kids, basically. Think of a local flea market. Swords, hunting bows, ninja stars, knives and brass knuckles are among the most common items sold. If a young person owns one of these items, that implies violent intent? Tell that to the National Rifle Association, which famously defends every U.S. citizen's right of gun ownership. Does gun ownership imply criminal intent? Why doesn't the Second Amendment, the 'Right to bear arms.' apply to these young men as well?
There is a bond of $1.5 million for each defendant. Let that sink in.
Then go take down any home decoration that looks remotely dangerous, and contemplate that some critics now rate civil liberties in the U.S. as lower than those in former Soviet-block countries.
Read the MSNBC articleÂ—and weep for Constitutional rights.
Where is President Obama, the Constitutional 'scholar'?