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.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Wednesday February 5, 2014 2:27 pm|
|By: Kevin Gosztola Tuesday February 4, 2014 9:02 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.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Thursday January 30, 2014 6:15 pm|
An undercover Chicago police officer Mehmet Uygun took the witness stand and gave testimony in the trial of the “NATO 3.” His testimony came days after another undercover officer provided testimony for the jury.
|By: Brian Sonenstein Thursday January 30, 2014 9:15 am|
|By: Kevin Gosztola Monday January 27, 2014 3:15 pm|
The sign or “shield” is about three feet by three and a half feet in size and made out of recycled wood. It is painted red and has letters, which read, “Austerity Ain’t Gonna Happen.” The “A” in the word “ain’t” is an anarchist symbol. It looks more like a sign that might have been carried in a march, but prosecutors in the trial of the “NATO 3″ maintain it was going to be used as a weapon.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Saturday January 25, 2014 10:30 am|
For over three days, an undercover Chicago police officer Nadia Chikko, who infiltrated activist communities with another undercover officer, was on the witness stand in the trial of the ‘NATO 3,’ who face state terrorism and other felony conspiracy charges. She left the stand in the afternoon on Friday and another Chicago police officer from the department’s intelligence unit took the stand to testify about attaching a GPS tracking device to the defendants’ vehicle.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Tuesday January 21, 2014 11:09 am|
Kevin Gosztola will be covering the trial of the Nato 3 at the George N. Leighton Criminal Courthouse in Chicago
|By: Kevin Gosztola Monday January 20, 2014 7:05 pm|
Three activists known as the “NATO 3″ are scheduled to go on trial tomorrow in Chicago. They were arrested days before a North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) summit in the city in May 2012 and later indicted on terrorism and other felony conspiracy charges.
The trial will be significant as it involves an untested state terrorism law. The defense has also suggested it is significant that the state of Illinois, not the federal government, has prosecuted the case.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Friday January 25, 2013 4:11 pm|
Three Occupy activists known as the “NATO 3,” who came to Chicago to protest at the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) summit last May and were arrested and later indicted on terrorism charges, are challenging the constitutionality of an untested Illinois anti-terrorism statute under which they were charged.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Wednesday June 20, 2012 2:45 pm|
Lawyers representing three individuals who came to Chicago in May to protest at the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) summit and who were indicted just over a week ago on terrorism-related charges have obtained a copy of the indictments. The list includes eleven alleged crimes; but no physical evidence has been shown yet.