Lawyers for three out-of-state men accused of plotting to firebomb police stations and other political targets during the NATO summit in Chicago complained Tuesday that their clients have been held in solitary confinement in Cook County Jail, calling their treatment “cruel and unusual.”
Michael Deutsch, an attorney for the National Lawyers Guild, said after a brief court hearing that the suspects, dubbed the “NATO 3” by supporters, have been held since Saturday in “hospital-white” cells 24 hours a day and not allowed to communicate with anyone.
“They are totally in isolation from everyone else in the jail and each other,” Deutsch told reporters. “They have nothing to read. They have no writing material. It’s a kind of sensory deprivation situation.”
These are the plain ole regular Occutards who supposedly engaged in a firebombing plot, not the whacked out losers who call themselves “anti racist action” who make the former plain ole regular Occutards look sane by comparison. Even though they’re currently residing in the same edifice.
If they move these screwballs from solitary to gen pop, then the punishment is no longer cruel and unusual, it will be cruel and usual.