Arrest of pro-lifer could land Chicago police in hot water
Eric Scheidler, executive director of Pro-Life Action League, tells OneNewsNow his group conducted a pro-life demonstration at Chicago's Navy Pier during Planned Parenthood's annual fundraising banquet at the site on the evening of April 15. With the permission of security personnel, Scheidler walked up Navy Pier, merely observing the event, walked back toward the pro-life demonstration – but then was arrested by Chicago police, jailed for four hours, and charged with misdemeanor trespassing.
Scheidler, Eric (Pro-Life Action League)"One of the things that really upset me about the whole experience, besides the injustice of the arrest, was that the police confiscated the memory card from my GoPro® camera," he explains. "This [recorded] footage showed my getting permission to go onto Navy Pier and then my getting arrested."
And that recording, he argues, completely exonerates him of any charge of trespassing.