We Are Change Members Detained by Chicago Police At Al Gore Event
Al Gore gave the keynote speech at todays Bio International Convention being held in Chicago at McCormick place. Tickets to attend the keynote speeches were over $1,000 so members of We Are Change Chicago decided it was best to try and film Mr. Gore’s motorcade as it left McCormick place. WACC held a banner that read, “WE LOVE THE PLANET NOT THE BANKERS…SHAME ON YOU AL GORE.” WACC is critical of Gore because he insists on politicizing climate change to impose a global carbon tax while personally becoming wealthy in the process. (Please watch Invisible Empire for more information on the people who control Gore. Listen to these interviews with Dr. Tim Ball, retired professor and climatologist for more information on the fraud Gore is carrying out.)
As members of WACC made their way down 31st street near the Lake Shore Drive entrance ramp and McCormick place frontage road (they suspected Gore was using) Officers from the Chicago Police Department stopped and asked what the group was doing. After a pleasant conversation where WACC and the CPD agreed on many of the issues discussed in this article the commanding officer arrived and stated that everyone needed to hand over their bags, get out their Identification and to not move. While the groups identification was being written down the commanding officer noticed that a video camera had been recording all of the events. He then stated that it was illegal to record audio of an officer and that WACC member Steve Krok would be arrested if recording continued. Krok was then placed in handcuffs and put in the back of an unmarked police car. After the eight members of WACC had their information taken down Krok was released and not charged with anything. He was then told if audio of the days events showed up on the internet he would be charged with a felony.
The Illinois Wiretap Statue was summed up best by criminal defense attorney Lou Meza, who also practiced constitutional law for ten years, “The Illinois wiretap statute on eavesdropping is overly broad, even draconian, and while infrequently prosecuted, is yet another mechanism which may be used to quell sincere efforts to place public checks and balances on police agencies. In an era where media and technology are merging into a system of digital surveillance which empower state agencies to record the most mundane aspects of our daily lives, the public right to do the same in the public interest is being diminished. Historically, public video recordings of police activities have placed a substantial check on rogue officers engaging in police brutality and excessive force throughout the United States. Still, there are a number of states which have employed eavesdropping statutes such as the one used in Illinois which make it illegal to record an officer while on duty, whether in public or not. The term ‘eavesdrop’ however, is used to describe a secret or surreptitious act of recording. The statute itself is misleading. The guerilla media tactics of We Are Change are done in public, openly and peacefully. There is nothing secret or surreptitious about it. Our ability to record a public act, of a public servant, is perhaps the last weapon we have against what is increasingly becoming a state devoid of civil liberties.”
You can read the statute here
Since felony charges would be filed if we posted the audio from today, lets just relive the magic that happened last time this bum was in town!