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Mon Dec 24, 2012, 11:16 PM Dec 2012

F.B.I. Counterterrorism Agents Monitored Occupy Movement, Records Show

Source: NY Times

WASHINGTON — The Federal Bureau of Investigation used counterterrorism agents to investigate the Occupy Wall Street movement, including its communications and planning, according to newly disclosed agency records.

The F.B.I. records show that as early as September 2011, an agent from a counterterrorism task force in New York notified officials of two landmarks in Lower Manhattan — Federal Hall and the Museum of American Finance — “that their building was identified as a point of interest for the Occupy Wall Street.”

That was around the time that Occupy Wall Street activists set up a camp in Zuccotti Park in Lower Manhattan, spawning a protest movement across the United States that focused the nation’s attention on issues of income inequality.

In the following months, F.B.I. personnel around the country were routinely involved in exchanging information about the movement with businesses, local law-enforcement agencies and universities.

Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/25/nyregion/occupy-movement-was-investigated-by-fbi-counterterrorism-agents-records-show.html?hp

F.B.I. Counterterrorism Agents Monitored Occupy Movement, Records Show (Original Post) choie Dec 2012 OP
OWS represented a national security risk, didn't you know? 99th_Monkey Dec 2012 #1
This shouldn't really surprise anyone Dyedinthewoolliberal Dec 2012 #2
that`s a given... madrchsod Dec 2012 #3
I've read lots of stories of Occupy being monitored, but never have I read a reason why bloomington-lib Dec 2012 #4
The Owners are always nervous Rex Dec 2012 #5


(19,326 posts)
1. OWS represented a national security risk, didn't you know?
Mon Dec 24, 2012, 11:36 PM
Dec 2012

If you don't believe me, just ask Goldman Sachs, who donated $4.6 to the NYPD
to "do whatever it takes", to protect the 1% from torches and pitchforks.



(65,616 posts)
5. The Owners are always nervous
Tue Dec 25, 2012, 01:24 PM
Dec 2012

about their plutocracy crumbling to the ground and things like OWS will be the primer. And since the FBI has always been controlled by the Owners (thanks to Hoover), they are the 1%ers private police force. And always will be, thankfully they do have a secondary role in America.

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