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Wed May 2, 2012, 08:15 PM

Minnesota State Patrol accused of giving hard drugs to Occupy in effort to discredit movement [View all]

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Video documentation by local activists and independent media shows that police officers and county deputies from across Minnesota have been picking up young people near Peavey Plaza for a training program to recognize drug-impaired drivers. Multiple participants say officers gave them illicit drugs and provided other incentives to take the drugs. The Occupy movement, present at Peavey Plaza since April 7th, appears to be targeted as impaired people are dropped off at the Plaza, and others say they’ve been rewarded for offering to snitch on the movement.

Local independent media activists and members of Communities United Against Police Brutality began investigating police conduct around the Plaza after witnessing police dropping off impaired people at the plaza and hearing rumors that they were offering people drugs.  We videotaped police conduct and interviewed participants, learning some very disturbing information about the DRE program.

Officers stated on record the DRE program, run by the Minnesota State Patrol, has no Institutional Review Board or independent oversight. They agreed no ambulances or EMTs were on site at the Richfield MnDOT facility near the airport where most subjects were taken. Multiple times, participants left Peavey Plaza sober, returned intoxicated, and said they’d been given free drugs by law enforcement. We documented on more than one occasion, someone being told they were sober by one officer, and then picked up by a different officer, and returning intoxicated.


http://www.occupymn.org/2012/05/minnesota-state-patrol-dre-program-targets-occupy-minneapolis/

The 35 minute video contains interviews with several witnesses and video of a State Patrol Officer offering drugs to Occupiers, let's make sure people know abou this and that the police are held accountable for once.

Update: I want to point out that the witnesses in the video are not just saying the police were giving away pot, they were giving hard drugs like heroin, cocaine and meth as well.

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