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NYT Fails To Note Terrorists Ties To ‘Occupy’

From the New York Times:

NYT caption: People gathered outside Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s house to protest clinic closings and support mental health care for veterans.

3 in Chicago Face Charges of Terrorism in Protests

May 19, 2012

CHICAGO — Tensions were increasing here on Saturday, the eve of a NATO summit meeting, after three men were accused of planning attacks on President Obama’s re-election campaign headquarters, the house of Mayor Rahm Emanuel, police stations and financial institutions in downtown Chicago, according to prosecutors.

The men, who were among thousands of people from out of town who traveled to Chicago for a weekend of NATO-related protests, were charged with criminal acts relating to terrorism, conspiracy to commit terrorism, and possession of explosives. Bond for the three men — Jared Chase, 27, of Keene, N.H.; Brent Betterly, 24, of Oakland Park, Fla.; and Brian Jacob Church, 22, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. — was set at $1.5 million each. The state’s attorney, Anita Alvarez, said that this was the first time she knew of that defendants had been charged under the state’s antiterrorism statute. She declined to comment on possible federal charges.

During a news conference on Saturday, officials said that there was no imminent threat to the city, describing the defendants as self-identifying anarchists.

Nowhere does The Times bother to note that all three of these individuals are member of the ‘Occupy Wall Street’ movement. Just like they do not bother to note that the "people" in their photograph above are three policemen and Medea Benjamin of Code Pink.

Jared Chase is a member of Occupy Boston, and his Facebook page outlines his involvement with Occupy movements in Washington, D.C., Miami and Chicago, as well. Brent Betterly is a member of Occupy Ft. Lauderdale. And Brian Jacob Church is also a member of Occupy Ft. Lauderdale.

This information is readily available, and it is being reported by other news outlets. But the New York Times did not think it was ‘news that was fit to print’ for some reason.

“The individuals we charged are not peaceful protesters, they are domestic terrorists,” Ms. Alvarez said. “The charges we bring today are not indicative of a protest movement that has been targeted.” …

Why aren’t they?

Ben LaBolt, a spokesman for the Obama campaign, declined to comment and referred questions to the Chicago Police Department…

Notice that The Times realizes who is behind these people. Even though they won’t ever admit it.

The three defendants, prosecutors said, had already assembled four Molotov cocktails from empty beer bottles, with cut bandannas as fuses. The Molotov cocktails were to be used in attacks against police stations, which would divert attention from other attacks around the city, they said.

The defendants also had plans to buy several assault rifles and build a pipe bomb at the time of their arrests, prosecutors said. Throwing stars, swords with brass-knuckle handles, a hunting bow, a shield with protruding nails, gas masks and a map with details of escape routes from the city were also said to have been found in the apartment.

But lawyers for the defendants said that it was a case of entrapment, and that a man and a woman who were either informants or undercover law enforcement officials had come up with the plans and provided the materials for explosives

Isn’t that what they always say?

This article was posted by Steve on Monday, May 21st, 2012. Comments are currently closed.

3 Responses to “NYT Fails To Note Terrorists Ties To ‘Occupy’”

  1. Chinnubie says:

    What a close one, boy I’m glad the cops are informed enough to realize what these people are all about. Had they been relying on the New York Times for their information, I guess some people and places would have caught on fire or been blown up.

  2. River0 says:

    The truth is a slippery slope. Once you admit one truth, others are likely to follow; and before you know it, the whole edifice of Liberalism/’progressivism’ slides down the hill to the bottom… where it hits the brick wall of reality and shatters into a million pieces.

    Remember what happened when Gorby tried just a little “glasnost” (restructuring)? One the Marxists admitted they needed a some honesty and restructuring, it all went down the drain.

  3. artboyusa says:

    Riot cops on bikes…most self-contradictory image ever.

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