| Aug 31, 2012
| 4:54 PM
Last week, I joined the Connecticut delegation at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., It was my fourth convention and in many respects the most important.
Certainly we experienced the usual trivial aspects of convention life —...
| Dec 13, 2011
| 8:21 AM
A jaywalking Occupy Orlando protester was taken down by an Orlando police officer after he ignored the cop's orders and fled Monday night, police said.
Louis Levite, 47, was charged with resisting arrest without violence and was given a jaywalking...
| Oct 28, 2011
| 6:14 PM
Occupy Orlando demonstrator Tina Houser said she can't figure out the Orlando police.
"You never know what the cops are going to do," said Houser, 21.
For the first few nights of the two-week-old protest at downtown's Sen. Beth Johnson Park, Houser...
| Feb 9, 2012
| 12:11 PM
Lawyers for the city of Chicago told a federal judge today they have reached a $6.2 million settlement with more than 800 plaintiffs in a class action lawsuit stemming from the mass arrests of protesters during a 2003 demonstration against the Iraq war....
| Apr 4, 2012
| 5:13 PM
After weeks of disagreement, the city of Chicago and anti-war demonstrators have settled on an alternate route for a protest march on the first day of the NATO summit in May.
The city today granted a parade permit to the Coalition Against NATO/G8 War and...
| Jun 6, 2012
| 10:35 AM
The City Council today approved paying more than $12 million to settle two wrongful arrest lawsuits stemming from the Chicago Police Department’s handling of a 2003 anti-Iraq War march.
In one settlement, the city will pay a total of $11 million...
| Nov 11, 2011
| 11:38 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel today marked what he called "a different kind of Veteran's Day," urging Chicagoans to honor the small number of volunteers who have allowed the rest of America to remain safe and free.
Emanuel, Gov. Pat Quinn, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin and...
| Feb 10, 2012
In Wisconsin, a group of environmentalists plans to bicycle to Chicago's G-8 and NATO summits to protest an economy that relies too heavily on fossil fuel.
In California, a nurses union has a permit for a Chicago march the day before the summits to...
| Feb 10, 2012
When Chicago agreed Thursday to pay $6.2 million to settle a lawsuit over police conduct at a war protest nine years ago, both city officials and demonstrators were looking ahead to the May gathering of world leaders in Chicago.
About 800 people were...
| Jan 18, 2012
| 7:23 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel easily won approval Wednesday for two measures that will tighten parade rules, increase fines for violating the restrictions and give him unfettered power to spend money on two international summits coming to Chicago in May.
| Oct 16, 2011
| 8:33 PM
With two international summits coming to Chicago in just seven months, the city got a chance to conduct a trial run early Sunday in arresting a large group of protesters without it escalating into violence.
Throughout Saturday evening, police remained in...