It’s all a day’s work, right? In one fell swoop, Cook County Associate Judge Thomas More Donnelly managed to benchslap the Chicago Police Department for their hypocrisy, uphold the free speech rights of the Occupy Movement and dismiss charges against 92 protestors who violated the city’s 11 p.m. curfew for Grant Park, reports the Chicago Sun-Times. It remains to be seen what will happen to the other 211 protestors that accepted plea deals prior to yesterday’s decision.
Last October, the Chicago Police asked the occupiers to leave the Federal Reserve bank. They moved to the Bank of America building. They were then asked to move again. They went to Millennium Park. They were asked to move again. They then settled into Grant Park.