State prosecutors indicted three NATO protesters yesterday, invoking a never before used state terrorism statute passed after 9/11. But the prosecutors told Cook County Judge Adam D. Bourgeois Jr. that they were not ready to show the indictments, which the judge said he found “strange.”
Prosecutors would not explain why they didn’t show the indictment. Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez has told the media before that the three protesters were reputed anarchists who planned attacks on President Barack Obama’s campaign headquarters and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s home. The defense claims that they know almost nothing about the evidence the state compiled. The defense suspects that what evidence there is was accumulated by police officers working as informants.