Milwaukee Red Cross Told To Prep For Chicago Evacuation During NATO Summit

CBS News
Chicago
4/25/2012

Is there a secret plan to evacuate some residents of Chicago in the event of major trouble during the NATO summit next month? CBS 2 has uncovered some evidence that there is. It comes from the Milwaukee area branch of the American Red Cross.

CBS 2 News has obtained a copy of a Red Cross e-mail sent to volunteers in the Milwaukee area.

It said the NATO summit “may create unrest or another national security incident. The American Red Cross in southeastern Wisconsin has been asked to place a number of shelters on standby in the event of evacuation of Chicago.”

According to a chapter spokesperson, the evacuation plan is not theirs alone.

“Our direction has come from the City of Chicago and the Secret Service,” she said…

The article, with an audio recording, continues at CBS News Chicago.

Related:   Why aren’t we all talking about the “secret plan to evacuate some residents of Chicago in the event of major trouble during the NATO summit next month”? at Althouse.

What’s going on?

You know I’m already agitated about the potential for Chicago folk to come up to Milwaukee to vote in the Scott Walker recall election. (Remember: “Chicago is up in the house!”/”Everyone left is from Chicago”?) The Wisconsin courts, conveniently, have blocked the voter ID law.

…And now there’s this secret evacuation plan, with the City of Chicago and the Secret Service — the Secret Service, will there be prostitutes?! — working together? And Milwaukee is the evacuation zone?

Sorry to verge into the conspiracy-theory area of thinking, but why isn’t this evacuation plan story big news?

ADDED: Instapundit links and says “Well, I did have a post last week, though this sounds bigger.” That link goes to this:

Residents of a Chicago condo whose building will be in the eye of the NATO storm are being warned that they should move out for the weekend … or risk being trapped inside by rioters.Wow.

 

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