Of all people, Marilyn Katz, with her shady and violent background, has the unmitigated gall to write an article in the Chicago Tribune about the issue. Katz, who has been widely reported to be connected to both SDS and to Obama, was vicious while being part of SDS. Apparently during the Days of Rage riots, Katz
introduced protesters to a new weapon they could use against the police: a cluster of nails that were sharpened at both ends and fastened in the center. Police later reported being hit by golf balls with nails through them, as well as by excrement. Years later, Katz would insist that her “guerrilla nails” were merely “a defensive weapon” to prevent “possible bad behavior by the police.”
Meredith Jessup from the blaze.com has a great commentary on Katz’ stance.