From THE CHICAGO CURRENT:
The Chicago Police Department sent an undercover officer to a meeting of the American Friends Service Committee, a Quaker-affiliated group whose mission is to "foster understanding and reconciliation, promote economic development and food security, educate the public on issues such as nuclear disarmament and the realities of military service." The infiltration came in 2002 as Chicago was preparing to host the Trans-Atlantic Business Dialogue, a meeting that had led to riots in other locations.
Yesterday, the city settled a lawsuit brought by the ACLU and the service committee, paying them $12,500. The city's law department continues to maintain that it was appropriate to send an undercover cop to a service committee meeting.