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Cops Cite Fake Trend To Justify Treating Teens Like 'NATO Protesters'

• Reason Magazine
The Chicago Police Department (CPD) yesterday announced that it's using anti-riot-style policing to stop a supposed criminal trend dubbed "wilding."

Police Supt. Garry McCarthy warned gravely that "kids [are] coming up and causing mayhem downtown" and that "over the weekend we had at least five or six examples of large groups of kids coming off the CTA that we escorted around basically like NATO protesters, which is the tactic that we used last year that was so effective."

That's not their only tactic, though. The situation is so serious, the law enforcement agency is also "having police prisoner vans ready and very visible in case arrests need to be made,"....

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