The Fraternal Order of Police Picket against the Olympics in Chicago
More than a dozen visitors from around the world will spend about a week sizing up the City of Big Shoulders and its readiness to host the 2016 Olympic Games. But not all Chicagoans are playing along.
A number of groups are planning protests - either to say “no thank you” to the Olympics entirely, or to pressure the city to make a deal. The latter is the case with the Chicago chapter of the Fraternal Order of Police.
In response to the FOP's plans to picket, Mayor Richard M. Daley has said he has no apologies to make to any public employees. Mark Donahue is the president of the Fraternal Order of Police, Chicago Lodge 7, and joined us to talk about why his union is taking to the streets.