Raids on OWS coordinated with Obama’s FBI, Homeland Security & others

Update: ‘Occupy’ crackdowns coordinated with federal law enforcement officials
Minneapolis Top News Examiner
November 15, 2011

Over the past ten days, more than a dozen cities have moved to evict “Occupy” protesters from city parks and other public spaces. As was the case in last night’s move in New York City, each of the police actions shares a number of characteristics. And according to one Justice official, each of those actions was coordinated with help from Homeland Security, the FBI and other federal police agencies.

The official, who spoke on background to me late Monday evening, said that while local police agencies had received tactical and planning advice from national agencies, the ultimate decision on how each jurisdiction handles the Occupy protests ultimately rests with local law enforcement.

According to this official, in several recent conference calls and briefings, local police agencies were advised to seek a legal reason to evict residents of tent cities, focusing on zoning laws and existing curfew rules. Agencies were also advised to demonstrate a massive show of police force, including large numbers in riot gear. In particular, the FBI reportedly advised on press relations, with one presentation suggesting that any moves to evict protesters be coordinated for a time when the press was the least likely to be present.

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71 thoughts on “Raids on OWS coordinated with Obama’s FBI, Homeland Security & others”

  1. what sort of “official” ? this article has no sources, no names sited, only vague shady insinuations. This isn’t journalism, its an empty smear.

  2. Gotta love American hypocricy. “Liberating” people around the world and bringing your own “brand of justice” at the end of a gun. See how you like it when those same guns are turned on your wives, mothers and daughters, then you will know how you’ve made other countries feel for decades.
    When one of your nutty Republicans gets elected to office next election, I really really hope they do put up that electrified fence, but want to make sure it is facing the right way, to keep you Yanks out of my country.

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