“Emanuel predicts city will overturn Occupy ruling” @ Chicago Tribune

Posted on October 1, 2012

John Byrne — September 29, 2012: “The city will reverse a Cook County judge’s ruling that tossed out the mass arrests of Occupy Chicago protesters in Grant Park, Mayor Rahm Emanuel predicted Friday, saying his administration’s enforcement of a park curfew is on “firm ground as it relates both to public safety and First Amendment rights.”

Cook County Circuit Judge Thomas M. Donnelly ruled Thursday that the city unfairly singled out protesters for violating the park’s 11 p.m. curfew in October 2011, when police arrested hundreds of people. And the judge said the curfew itself was a violation of the public’s right to free assembly………………….”

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