VIDEO: Mark Neiweem Beaten by Cook County Guards, Placed in Solitary (#NATO5)

By: Monday August 27, 2012 6:30 pm

I’ve written before about political prisoners of the Occupy movement and Kevin Gosztola of The Dissenter has also written about this case, but the latest development is an especially disturbing one. Mark Neiweem is one of 5 activists charged preemptively in the lead-up to May’s NATO protests in Chicago; he is accused of “felony offense of solicitation for possession of explosives or explosive or incendiary devices,” in part based on the testimony of two police infiltrators. According to new reports from Occupy Chicago, Neiweem, better known as ‘Migs,’ was beaten by Cook County Guards and, after his release from the hospital, immediately placed in solitary confinement.

 

Activists, Courtrooms Still Have Major Role in Foreclosure Fraud Fight

By: Thursday October 21, 2010 3:45 pm

Sheriff Tom Dart, explaining exactly why he won’t enforce foreclosure evictions from dicey actions by the banks says “This is not the lotto… this isn’t something where we’re rolling the dice and saying, possibly this has been done legally. Maybe it hasn’t but in the meantime, you and your children go find someplace else to live, plenty of homeless shelters out there. We can’t do that.”

Mega-Banks Seek to Shunt Foreclosure Fraud Scandal with More Fraud

By: Wednesday October 20, 2010 7:09 am

Bank of America seems to think that they can just substitute fraudulent documents for “real” ones to the courts, snap their fingers and have this whole foreclosure mess evaporate. Needless to say, nothing’s that simple.

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