Obama's buddy Rahm setting up detention camps for Chicago NATO?
Call me foily, but somehow I have a hard time picturing "evacuation" as anything but a euphemism for "detain indefinitely without trial." CBS 2 in Chicago:
Is there a secret plan to evacuate some residents of Chicago in the event of major trouble during the NATO summit next month? CBS 2 has uncovered some evidence that there is. It comes from the Milwaukee area branch of the American Red Cross.
CBS 2 News has obtained a copy of a Red Cross e-mail sent to volunteers in the Milwaukee area.
It said the NATO summit “may create unrest or another [What other?] national security incident. The American Red Cross in southeastern Wisconsin has been asked to place a number of shelters on standby in the event of evacuation of Chicago.”
According to a chapter spokesperson, the evacuation plan is not theirs alone.
“Our direction has come from the City of Chicago and the Secret Service,” she said.
"But it's a Red Cross shelter! They're being treated for injuries! They're being detained for their own protection."
Pinochet used football (soccer) stadiums. Why putz around? Why not just use Soldiers Stadium?
NOTE Hat tip, Coyote Creek.
UPDATE In a later report, Red Cross flack Martha Carlos:
Carlos admits the agency has an agreement with shelters if some sort of event affected the city, "we're planning with a number of areas around Chicago what would happen if something occurred and we needed to go outside of the area."
A local Chicago television news station got a hold of a Red Cross email sent to volunteers in the Milwaukee area it reads "the American Red Cross in southeastern Wisconsin has been asked to place a number of shelters on standby in the event of evacuation of Chicago."
According to the station's website the direction came from the city of Chicago and the Secret Service. Carlos has denied that claim to WLS News.
Sloppy. The source of the direction, or the direction itself? And what do the Mayor of Chicago and the Secret Service say?