Occupy Boston Daily Digest for 4-14-12

Stories of the Day: Chicago police are preparing to use Long Range Acoustic Devices (LRAD) on protesters during the G-8/NATO Summit. LRAD devices send sounds, warnings and tones that are painful to the human ear.  According to the ACLU of Pennsylvania, a bystander during the Pittsburgh protests in 2009 has sued the city of Pittsburgh for hearing loss and pain resulting from the use of LRAD. Read more here. And one of the more extreme government abuses of the post-9/11 era targets U.S. citizens re-entering their own country. With no oversight or legal framework whatsoever, the Department of Homeland Security routinely singles out individuals who are suspected of no crimes, detains them and questions them at the airport, often for hours, when they return to the U.S. after an international trip, and then copies and even seizes their electronic devices. For the story of a documentary filmmaker who is trying to produce a trilogy of War on Terror films and has repeatedly been subject to this treatment, click here. And Occupy Returns to its Roots with “Sleepful Protests.” And Occupy Wall Street Finally Occupies Wall Street!

Other Occupies/Protests:  A press release from Occupy Chicago states: Mental Health Clinic Facing Closure Occupied by Patients and Advocates. Dozens of people who use Chicago’s mental health clinics along with other advocates have barricaded themselves into the Woodlawn Clinic at 6337 S. Woodlawn, one of 6 clinics facing closure. They intend to remain there until Mayor Emanuel agrees to keep all of Chicago’s public clinics open, fully funded and fully staffed. For more, click here.

“There are two ways to be fooled. One is to believe what isn’t true; the other is to refuse to accept what is true.” Søren Kierkegaard

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