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NATO 3 acquitted of terrorism charges, convicted of arson charges
Three out-of-town activists have been convicted of mob and arson charges but found innocent of all terrorism charges. Jurors began deliberating the fate of Brian Church, 22, Jared Chase, 29, and Brent Betterly, 25, late Thursday night, and deliberated for nearly eight hours before reaching a verdict. The men were accused of making Molotov cocktails they allegedly planned to use in protests during the NATO Summit.
Bond was revoked for all three. [Sun-Times]
Let the games begin!
The Sochi Opening Ceremony was technically this morning, but there’s no reason you can’t follow along with some of our favorite tweets as it replays tonight at 6:30 p.m. [Voices]
36 percent drop in CPS suspensions
A revised student code of conduct has lead to a 36 percent drop in suspensions over the last several years. [Sun-Times]
Some cops get more OT than their salary
Eight Chicago Police officers were among City Hall’s top 20 overtime earners in 2013 — supplementing their annual salaries by more than $78,990. [Sun-Times]
Chicago crime’s YouTube problem
More and more residents are being charged after criminal activity came to light on YouTube. [Redeye Chicago]
Mapping movies and TV filmed in Chicago
Was your neighborhood in the spotlight? [DNAinfo Chicago]
How much an iPhone would cost in 1991
Obviously it’s a lot, but here’s exactly how expensive it would be. [TechPolicyDaily]
50 years later: The Beatles on Ed Sullivan
Why was the Beatles’ appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show so important? [Slate]
The Bright One
Richard Roeper explores Jay Leno and the different kinds of cool. [Voices]
Celebrities reading mean tweets, part six. Happy Friday! [YouTube]