Police arrest 3 during Ferguson protest in Chicago

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Chicago police arrested three people during a protest over the grand jury ruling in Ferguson, Missouri.

The jury’s decision to not indict Officer Darren Wilson for the death of Michael Brown has sparked protests in several major cities.

In Chicago, Richard Newburger, 57, has been charged with one felony count of aggravated battery to a police officer.

He was arrested Wednesday afternoon near State Street and Jackson Boulevard.

Two women, both 63 years-old, were also arrested during the protest.

One was charged with obstructing traffic and resisting a police officer.

The other woman was charged with obstructing traffic.

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12 comments

  • ksr

    Just a bunch of old worn out protesters from the past trying to relive their youth.Hope they prosecute to the max for battery charge. So much for peaceful protest for dead thug

    • Dorothy Goldsmith

      KSR, it is a shame that one holds larceny in their hearts for the least other do, If there was no point in protesting their reality in this day, They would have surely been home minding their business not your, you need a clearer perspective on live, not age specific taunts, because if any one know how to protest, peacefully it would be our peers.

  • Mintas Lanxor

    The blacks lost a lot of my respect after the O.J. Simpson case, when even most middle class blacks were cheering his acquittal. If you want impartiality from whites or other races, you can’t be partial yourself towards criminals in your own midst. In the case of Michael Brown, the guy had just committed a strong-arm robbery and assaulted a police officer when he was stopped by him, but blacks never mention that, treat him like some kind of icon for injustice and burn their own neighborhoods in the process. Using one’s own head and the ballot box has always been more effective in America than knee-jerk violence. I too am suspicious of whether Darren Wilson’s life had been endangered to the point where he had to kill M.B. , and I am suspicious of the grand jury decision to acquit the officer, but that’s much different from iconising a young thug who was foolish enough to confront a police officer in a white-racist community climate.

    • Dorothy Goldsmith

      We will all have to cherish life, especially after the death caused by another human being, God laws are unreasonable in our justice system and not respected by law enforcement, so to hell with your lack of concern and care for life out side of your own, in your small way. Repeating it does not make it right, but this too shall pass away from the countries thought on life preservation. Your life may mean less today because of it. Life is precious everyone, not those who can be painted into a corner and murdered.

    • Zebra Stripes

      I’m a middle class white person and I thought there wasn’t enough evidence to convict OJ. Now you can lose respect for white people, too.

  • TOPDOG1

    This is not a race problem, it is ever-ones problem. Wholesale empowerment by unwise and incompetent politicians have turned the police into gangs of Authoritarian thugs who murder, almost, at will and answer to no one.

    • Dorothy Goldsmith

      This is proving to be a race issue, numbers and situation, are documented. But one thing is for sure they will face their actions on down the road of life, and the joy is the person or people these murders have will face will not be at the hands or mind of the innocent and pain of the people they have hurt. They have entered another realm of desperation and evil they will never escape it.

  • Zebra Stripes

    Wow, do you mean in Chicago they don’t shoot people for aggravated battery? Thank God this guy wasn’t in Ferguson. He’d look like Swiss Cheese.