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Police Charge Into Demonstrators at ALEC Conference in Chicago

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Published on Aug 8, 2013

In the first part of this video we see police using metal barriers to hem in demonstrators in front of The Palmer House Hilton Hotel in Chicago, site of the 40th annual conference of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC).

Moments later a police commander shoves a demonstrator from behind and makes a grab at another, prompting a short tugging match.

Suddenly, the police charge into the crowd and toss onlookers to the pavement in an effort to make arrests.

Nowhere in these videos do we see overt assaults directed against the police or any situation where police officers or others are threatened with harm by the actions of the demonstrators.

What is ALEC?
Through ALEC, behind closed doors, corporations hand state legislators the changes to the law they desire that directly benefit their bottom line. Along with legislators, corporations have membership in ALEC. Corporations sit on all nine ALEC task forces and vote with legislators to approve "model" bills. They have their own corporate governing board which meets jointly with the legislative board. (ALEC says that corporations do not vote on the board.) Corporations fund almost all of ALEC's operations. Participating legislators, overwhelmingly conservative Republicans, then bring those proposals home and introduce them in statehouses across the land as their own brilliant ideas and important public policy innovations—without disclosing that corporations crafted and voted on the bills. ALEC boasts that it has over 1,000 of these bills introduced by legislative members every year, with one in every five of them enacted into law.
http://www.alecexposed.org/wiki/What_...

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