Sunday, December 19, 2010

OPD + FBI war on Oakland anarchists

This should come as no surprise...

Documents reveal the significant involvement of state and federal law enforcement in monitoring the various Oscar Grant protests in Oakland over the past two years.

Agents from the Drug Enforcement Agency, United States Secret Service, and the California Department of Justice were assigned to monitor crowd activities.
The Secret Service, the state Bureau of Narcotics Enforcement, and Bureau of Intelligence and Investigation took video of the protest. DEA and Oakland Police officers recorded the protest, while others dressed in plainclothes provided intelligence from within the crowd to OPD’s Emergency Operations Command Center.

FBI involvement in monitoring the Oscar Grant protests began as early as January 2009. A police report shows the FBI was providing intelligence to OPD on the movements of “black bloc” anarchists in Downtown Oakland. OPD forwarded information about anarchists to The Department of Homeland Security.


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