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Undercover cops spied on Occupy LA in search of ‘domestic terrorists’

Posted By admin On December 12, 2011 @ 8:51 am In Featured Stories,Tile | Comments Disabled

Jason Kandel
Reuters [1]
December 12, 2011

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Undercover police officers infiltrated Occupy LA’s tent city last month to spy on people they suspected of stockpiling human waste and crude weapons for resisting an eventual eviction, police and city government sources said.

Authorities also used security cameras mounted outside City Hall, where the camp was located, and monitored publicly available Internet chatter and video on social-networking sites such as Twitter, sources said.

Evidence gathered through the surveillance led to more than 40 arrests for drug use, public intoxication and other offenses in the weeks before police shut down the camp on November 30, one senior official in the Los Angeles Police Department said.

That official and most other sources spoke to Reuters on condition of anonymity because of department policy barring police from publicly discussing undercover operations.

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[1] Reuters: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2011/12/11/undercover-cops-spied-on-occupy-la-in-search-of-domestic-terrorists/

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[3] ‘Occupy’ Protesters Listed As Domestic Terrorists: http://www.prisonplanet.com/occupy-protesters-listed-as-domestic-terrorists.html

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