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Sun Apr 29, 2012, 03:20 PM

Oh Look... The Pinkertons Are Back... 'Banks Cooperate To Track Occupy Protesters' - SFGate

It'll be just like old times, eh ???

Banks cooperate to track Occupy protesters
Max Abelson - Bloomberg/SFGate
Friday, April 27, 2012

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The world's biggest banks are working with one another and police to gather intelligence as protesters try to rejuvenate the Occupy Wall Street movement with May demonstrations, industry security consultants said.

Among 99 protest targets in midtown Manhattan on Tuesday are JPMorgan Chase and Bank of America offices, said Marisa Holmes, a member of Occupy's May Day planning committee. Events are scheduled in more than 115 cities, including an effort to shut down the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, where Wells Fargo investors relied on police to get past protests at their annual meeting this week.


"Our goal is to kick off the spring offensive and go directly to where the financial elite play and plan," she said.

After evictions and arrests from Manhattan's Zuccotti Park to London that began last year, the movement against income inequality and corporate abuse will regain strength, said Brian McNary, director of global risk at Pinkerton Consulting & Investigations.

He works with international financial firms to "identify, map and track" protesters across social media and at their assemblies, he said. The companies gather data "carefully and methodically" to prevent business disruptions.

Banks are preparing for Occupy demonstrations at the North Atlantic Treaty Organization's Chicago summit on May 20 and 21 by sharing information from video surveillance, robots and officers in buildings, giving "a real-time, 360-degree" view, said McNary, who works on the project.


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More: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2012/04/27/BUTK1O9L88.DTL&type=printable






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Reply Oh Look... The Pinkertons Are Back... 'Banks Cooperate To Track Occupy Protesters' - SFGate (Original post)
WillyT Apr 2012 OP
RKP5637 Apr 2012 #1
Zalatix Apr 2012 #2
cantbeserious Apr 2012 #3
RKP5637 Apr 2012 #5
me b zola Apr 2012 #15
woo me with science Apr 2012 #4
Initech Apr 2012 #6
onethatcares Apr 2012 #7
zeemike Apr 2012 #8
hootinholler Apr 2012 #10
zeemike Apr 2012 #14
hootinholler Apr 2012 #16
saras Apr 2012 #9
gratuitous Apr 2012 #12
saras Apr 2012 #17
gratuitous Apr 2012 #18
WillyT Apr 2012 #11
annabanana Apr 2012 #13
marmar Apr 2012 #19
myrna minx Apr 2012 #20
hobbit709 Apr 2012 #21
bvar22 Apr 2012 #22
countryjake Apr 2012 #23

Response to WillyT (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 03:22 PM

1. More evidence of the corporate police state! n/t

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 03:22 PM

2. Perhaps we should fight back with surveillance drones?

 

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 03:23 PM

3. The 1% Have The Resources To Screw The 99%

eom

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Response to cantbeserious (Reply #3)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 03:43 PM

5. And they will spare no cost, and the corps own much of the

political process and congress. And frankly the WH. It's become an outrageous system.

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Response to cantbeserious (Reply #3)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 10:26 PM

15. ...and make warm fuzzy commercials to tell us

just exactly how much we enjoyed the screw. "Be the first on your block to bend over and squeal in delight! Your neighbors will be so envious of you."

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 03:36 PM

4. DU Rec. nt

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 04:00 PM

6. Occupy II: The fuckers strike back.

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 04:19 PM

7. kinda reminds a person of

the 1930s in this country.

It never stops and wealth never concedes a thing.

Good luck with our future.

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Response to onethatcares (Reply #7)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 06:20 PM

8. And goes back even farther than that

That is how the Pinkerton's got their start...busting union in the latter half of the 19th century

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Response to zeemike (Reply #8)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 07:54 PM

10. Pinkerton goes back to the Civil War

Pinkerton himself provided some security for Lincoln.

You are correct that Pinkertons as they were called were involved in union busting attempts. They were handed their asses at Homestead.

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Response to hootinholler (Reply #10)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 10:19 PM

14. Have you heard of the Molly Maguires?

there was a movie by that name about a true case involving sending in an agent provocateur to get them to commit a murder so they could be arrested....so even back then they used the AP to bust things up....money is power and what is money if you can't use it for power...
It was a great movie by the way...stared Sean Connery...and some other great actors that I have forgot.

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Response to zeemike (Reply #14)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 10:50 PM

16. Rings a bell

But, no I don't recall them. I'll have to see if I can find it.

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 07:00 PM

9. It reminds me of the early seventies, but there's a crucial component missing.

 

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Response to saras (Reply #9)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 08:58 PM

12. I am NOT wearing that again

If you missed it in the 1970s, you missed it.

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Response to gratuitous (Reply #12)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 02:39 AM

17. I was referring to the leftist bomb a day - where were you planning on wearing them?

 

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Response to saras (Reply #17)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 08:45 AM

18. Oh! I thought you were talking about 1970s fashions

Which claimed far more casualties.

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 08:54 PM

11. One Last...


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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 09:12 PM

13. kicking to remind people that the Pinkertons were NOT the good guys. . .n/t

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 08:53 AM

19. k/r

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 09:05 AM

20. Al Swearengen on the Pinkertons. NSFW

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 09:13 AM

21. Turn about is fair play. Identify and track the pigs.

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 12:52 PM

22. If you have nothing to hide,

....then you have nothing to fear.
The Ownership Class LOVES the Workers,
and only wants what is best for them.





You will know them by their WORKS,
not by their excuses.
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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 06:51 PM

23. K&R!

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