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Fri May 4, 2012, 04:43 PM

Homeland Security Documents Show Massive Nationwide Monitoring of Occupy Movement


I for one am glad the PCJF is on this:

"These documents show not only intense government monitoring and coordination in response to the Occupy Movement, but reveal a glimpse into the interior of a vast, tentacled, national intelligence and domestic spying network that the U.S. government operates against its own people," stated Mara Verheyden-Hilliard, Executive Director of the PCJF. "These heavily redacted documents don't tell the full story. They are likely only a subset of responsive materials and the PCJF continues to fight for a complete release. They scratch the surface of a mass intelligence network including Fusion Centers, saturated with 'anti-terrorism' funding, that mobilizes thousands of local and federal officers and agents to investigate and monitor the social justice movement," Verheyden-Hilliard stated.

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A sampling of documents reveals:

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A DHS "Significant Incident Report" reflected step-by-step reporting on a ceremonial meeting on the Rainbow Bridge in Niagara Falls, New York by a small group of OWS members from the U.S. and Canada. According to the monitoring report, the people at the meeting included Occupy Toronto, Occupy Niagara, Occupy Buffalo and Occupy Philadelphia. Multiple law enforcement agencies met in advance on December 29 and "stood ready to assist" during the January 1, 2012 meeting.

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On November 9, 2011 -- two days after a dramatic street protest by 1,500 seniors and Occupy Chicago against social service cuts -- the NOC Fusion desk sent out a request from the Chicago police department seeking information from "state Fusion Centers" and requesting coordination and information-sharing about Occupy encampments and arrest charges in New York, Oakland, Atlanta, Washington, D.C. Denver, Boston, Portland OR, and Seattle. This request was subsequently recalled by officials in DHS, who directed that it should instead proceed through "law enforcement channels." Boston Police Intelligence/Homeland Security reported that they were following up in direct communication with Chicago. In an apparent effort to facilitate the coordination but to take it off the books of the DHS, the Duty Director of the NOC wrote that he would reach out to "LEO LNOs (liason officer) on the floor" to assist. As we described in a previous report, LEO is FBI's nationally integrated law enforcement, intelligence and military network.

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DHS went so far as to keep the Pentagon's Northcom (Northern Command) in the intelligence loop in advance of the November 2nd port protests organized by Occupy Oakland and supported by ILWU workers. In a "Significant Incident Report" DHS officials were "advised that this closure is a combination of Longshoremen dissatisfaction of working conditions...and to show support for the Occupy Oakland Protest."

DHS monitored and reported on Occupy protests from Atlanta to Washington, D.C. to El Paso to Detroit, among many other cities around the country.

The DHS was in direct communication with the White House for approval of public statements denying DHS's involvement in Occupy actions.

DHS's Office for State and Local Law Enforcement, which collaborates with "non-federal law enforcement and private associations" issued its "Weekly Informant" for December 5th including an update from the Police Executive Research Forum about Occupy. The PERF is the group that organized a series of multi-city law enforcement calls to coordinate the response to Occupy.



More and PDFs of the newly obtained redacted documents at the link.

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hootinholler May 2012 OP
Vincardog May 2012 #1
2pooped2pop May 2012 #16
msongs May 2012 #2
BadgerKid May 2012 #7
hootinholler May 2012 #9
Dawson Leery May 2012 #3
hootinholler May 2012 #12
rhett o rick May 2012 #4
hootinholler May 2012 #6
rhett o rick May 2012 #5
LASlibinSC May 2012 #8
hootinholler May 2012 #10
felix_numinous May 2012 #11
NorthCarolina May 2012 #13
hootinholler May 2012 #15
fascisthunter May 2012 #14

Response to hootinholler (Original post)

Fri May 4, 2012, 04:50 PM

1. Of course they are monitoring Occupy. Occupy could be the spark that ignites the fire that

starts their financial house of cards on fire.

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Response to Vincardog (Reply #1)

Sat May 5, 2012, 12:36 AM

16. + 1000 n/t

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Response to hootinholler (Original post)

Fri May 4, 2012, 04:51 PM

2. in the view of our elected politicians WE are the real enemy. FBI spying anyone? nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #2)

Fri May 4, 2012, 05:10 PM

9. Does the neocon DHS have an enemies list?

They haven't changed tactics since the Minn convention some houses were raided pre Mayday protests.

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Response to hootinholler (Original post)

Fri May 4, 2012, 04:53 PM

3. Law "enforcement" agencies were originally created to protect property owners.

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Nothing has changed.

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Response to Dawson Leery (Reply #3)

Fri May 4, 2012, 07:12 PM

12. So was the constitution

But this activity without probable cause is worrisome and probably illegal.

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Response to hootinholler (Original post)

Fri May 4, 2012, 04:57 PM

4. What pisses me off is that they are using my tax dollars. The oligarchs are using my tax

dollars to spy on me.

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Response to rhett o rick (Reply #4)

Fri May 4, 2012, 05:01 PM

6. I wonder how PERF is funded n/t

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Response to hootinholler (Original post)

Fri May 4, 2012, 04:58 PM

5. Occupy is pointing out that our Emperor has no clothes. They can not allow that.

They will do whatever it takes to squash Occupy.

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Response to hootinholler (Original post)

Fri May 4, 2012, 05:09 PM

8. Thank-you for the link!

Curiouser and curiouser...

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Response to LASlibinSC (Reply #8)

Fri May 4, 2012, 05:11 PM

10. You're welcome. And Welcome. n/t

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Response to hootinholler (Original post)

Fri May 4, 2012, 05:20 PM

11. Let them monitor all they want

may their machines clog up with useless data. I hope that someday these monitors see the futility of their existence and get a life.

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Response to hootinholler (Original post)

Fri May 4, 2012, 07:46 PM

13. Tea Party protestors, clearly mentally deficient AND they carried guns

to political events, including those where the President was speaking, and yet they were pretty much left alone. OWS on the other hand has this administration, and the government, scared for some reason....what gives?

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Response to NorthCarolina (Reply #13)

Fri May 4, 2012, 09:47 PM

15. And there's that Ready fellow. n/t

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Response to hootinholler (Original post)

Fri May 4, 2012, 07:50 PM

14. because Populism is a true Threat to the Status Quo

if it weren't, they wouldn't pay this much attention to it... power elite are afraid of losing grip on Americans as a whole.

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