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Posts Tagged ‘NATO’

WMAQ Studio Window Shattered as NATO Protests Ensnare Chicago

A window on WMAQ‘s street-level studio was shattered Saturday morning.

It is unclear whether the damage was connected to the NATO summit in Chicago but it occurred as thousands of demonstrators filled the city’s streets over the weekend to protest the actions of the collected world leaders.

The NBC station reports that security guards on patrol at the time responded to the sound of shattering glass but did not see anyone when they arrived at the scene of the crime. Read more

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Chicago Mayor Institutes No Handcuffing Policy for Reporters, Following Incident with WGN’s Dan Ponce

Following an incident in which Chicago police handcuffed WGN reporter Dan Ponce, Mayor Rahm Emanuel said this week that he doesn’t “believe in handcuffing reporters.”

“Whether I like what you write or whether I like what you report, you have an essential role in telling the truth,” Emanuel said to a group of reporters on Monday, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.  “I want to say this: You won’t be handcuffed. That I can assure you today.”

A little over a week ago, Ponce and WMAQ photographer Donte Williams were handcuffed outside of a hospital as they attempted to report on the murder of a six-year-old girl.  Police detained the pair while they were situated on a median in a street alongside the hospital. Read more