It is very sad incident, especially coming so soon after Police Week, where many members of law enforcement and their families gathered to memorialize police who gave their lives in service of their community. It is reported that Black Bloc chanted “What do we want? Dead Cops”.
If these reports are true, people of all political stripes should denounce this group.
Separately, these protests are preventing people from coming to work – so people who claim there is no property damage are sidestepping the cost to Chicago companies. There are real economic costs – from Frederick, MD’s $20k
cost to police the G8 or the lost productivity in Chicaco.
Thank God no dead cops this day. Let’s all pray this group’s chant doesn’t come true.