If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(The Raw Story)   Police admit to infiltrating Occupy Austin, may have acted as provocateurs to get protesters to commit a felony   (rawstory.com) divider line 122
    More: Scary, Harris County, felony, Occupy Wall Street, Solon, objections  
•       •       •

7275 clicks; posted to Main » on 01 Sep 2012 at 6:03 AM (2 years ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



122 Comments   (+0 »)
   
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

Archived thread

First | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | » | Last | Show all
 
2012-08-31 09:42:39 PM  
That is not allowed. They can join, but they can't encourage or assist with illegal acts.
 
2012-08-31 11:43:56 PM  
Is the "Obvious" tag out back getting beaten by the cops?


At the hearing, Dowell told the judge that he had could not produce subpoenaed documents because emails he had sent about the operation from his work computer had been deleted and he had lost a thumb drive containing photos when it dropped out of his pocket and fell in the gutter.

The Statesman reports that Judge Campbell expressed frustration with Dowell, while Garza's attorney remarked, "I think he decided it was time the dog ate his homework."


*oh-snap.jpg*
 
2012-08-31 11:44:01 PM  
Color me shocked.

Law enforcement did this sort of shiat in the 60's, no surprise they're doing it now.
 
2012-08-31 11:50:12 PM  
Cop boots.
 
2012-08-31 11:51:15 PM  
COINTELPRO is alive and well.
 
2012-08-31 11:54:32 PM  

feckingmorons: That is not allowed. They can join, but they can't encourage or assist with illegal acts.


They should get a firm slap on the wrist, then.
 
2012-08-31 11:59:13 PM  

propasaurus: feckingmorons: That is not allowed. They can join, but they can't encourage or assist with illegal acts.

They should get a firm slap on the wrist, then.


After a thorough investigation by their friends colleagues
 
2012-08-31 11:59:36 PM  

Weaver95: COINTELPRO is alive and well.


About as surprising as water being wet.
 
2012-09-01 12:28:39 AM  
Wanna find the cop?

Suggest a sane plan of action. The one who says "We can blow shiat up too." or other such illegal and stupid acts? That guy is your cop.
 
2012-09-01 12:32:15 AM  

Lionel Mandrake: propasaurus: feckingmorons: That is not allowed. They can join, but they can't encourage or assist with illegal acts.

They should get a firm slap on the wrist, then.

After a thorough investigation by their friends colleagues


Whoa, whoa... seems a bit harsh, don't you think?
 
2012-09-01 12:37:09 AM  
they did this at every major protest i know about. look at their boots. cops are the biggest assholes on the planet. the only good cop is a dead cop. or a cop on TV. they have awesome PR. still, they are total assholes in real life.
 
2012-09-01 12:39:03 AM  

King Something: Cop boots.


I see your cop boots and raise you cowboy boots
 
2012-09-01 12:49:01 AM  
www.rawstory.com
www.comicbookmovie.com
 
2012-09-01 12:57:26 AM  

SilentStrider: Weaver95: COINTELPRO is alive and well.

About as surprising as water being wet.


Well, thank goodness they've run out of real crimes to deal with, and have the free time to create their own.
 
2012-09-01 01:11:17 AM  
Dicks.
 
2012-09-01 02:11:43 AM  

feckingmorons: That is not allowed. They can join, but they can't encourage or assist with illegal acts.


Tell that to the Black Panthers, who got their first weapons and weapon training from an FBI informant.
 
2012-09-01 02:25:16 AM  
Lots of us on here called this way back when.
 
2012-09-01 06:05:12 AM  
Occupy Occupy
 
2012-09-01 06:05:51 AM  

feckingmorons: That is not allowed. They can join, but they can't encourage or assist with illegal acts.


s3.amazonaws.com
IT'S AN ENTRAPMENT!
 
2012-09-01 06:10:05 AM  
2 to 12 years for putting a plastic pipe over your arms to make it harder to drag you around? Really the fark you say?
 
2012-09-01 06:10:28 AM  
set up by the fuzz you say?
 
2012-09-01 06:12:56 AM  

feckingmorons: That is not allowed. They can join, but they can't encourage or assist with illegal acts.


Forget it Jake, it's Austin. They can take blood for testing at SWSX without warrant or cause.
 
2012-09-01 06:14:45 AM  

timujin: feckingmorons: That is not allowed. They can join, but they can't encourage or assist with illegal acts.

Tell that to the Black Panthers, who got their first weapons and weapon training from an FBI informant.


Training, pfft...the FBI was directly complicit in murder in the Bulger case.
 
2012-09-01 06:17:27 AM  
Amusing. Pollitcally correct, liberal Austin. A town run by liberals, doing something like this. Amusing.
 
2012-09-01 06:18:35 AM  
The real issue is why the fark do people continue to be surprised at these things and give cops the benefit of the doubt in the first place?
 
2012-09-01 06:18:44 AM  

gaspode: 2 to 12 years for putting a plastic pipe over your arms to make it harder to drag you around? Really the fark you say?


I'm waiting for completely arbitrary and unlimited punishment for any crime or appearance of having committed a crime to be codified into law. Selective enforcement can only help the owners of society so much.
 
2012-09-01 06:23:07 AM  

hasty ambush: Amusing. Pollitcally correct, liberal Austin. A town run by liberals, doing something like this. Amusing.


It may be Austin, but it's still Texas. And you know, the city where Rick Perry does his three months every year bring Governor.
 
2012-09-01 06:26:18 AM  
So, this like, totally absolves OWS of all the crimes they've ever committed everywhere.

/This is what OWS sympathizers believe
//Cops should serve the sentence in place of the people they provoked.
 
2012-09-01 06:27:51 AM  
"We obviously had an interest in ensuring people didn't step it up to criminal activity," he (Police Chief Mannix) said. "There is obviously a vested public interest to make sure that we didn't allow civil unrest, violent actions to occur."
That is so very obvious.
 
2012-09-01 06:30:46 AM  
I'll bet that guy who pooped in public was really a cop.
 
2012-09-01 06:35:22 AM  

skipjack: So, this like, totally absolves OWS of all the crimes they've ever committed everywhere.

/This is what OWS sympathizers believe
//Cops should serve the sentence in place of the people they provoked.


Except that most Occupiers don't commit crimes, only a handful. And it seems among those handful, some aren't really even Occupiers. But keep regurgitating that fearful protect the status-quo rhetoric, buddy.
 
2012-09-01 06:36:28 AM  
Austin cops:
The Eyes And Ears Of The World Are Upon You

Lawful citizens:
Awesome little digital cameras are $20-$40 bucks now. Get two, so when you're shaken down for your pics, you can surrender the one you weren't using.
 
2012-09-01 06:36:52 AM  

skipjack: So, this like, totally absolves OWS of casts doubt on the credibility of the police regarding all the crimes they've ever committed everywhere.


Yeah, that's about right.
 
2012-09-01 06:52:07 AM  
batcookie:
Except that most Occupiers don't commit crimes, only a handful. And it seems among those handful, some aren't really even Occupiers.

Ah, the "no true Scotsman" defense. Yeah, that'll work.

...except for the guys who wanted to blow up that bridge in Cleveland, who were definitely, really OWS supporters (except for the FBI guy who infiltrated them). The building they used in Cleveland was leased by one of the wannabe bombers.
 
2012-09-01 06:52:56 AM  

skipjack: So, this like, totally absolves OWS of all the crimes they've ever committed everywhere.

/This is what OWS sympathizers believe
//Cops should serve the sentence in place of the people they provoked.


So, this like, totally absolves Tea Party of all the crimes they've ever committed everywhere.

/This is what Tea Party sympathizers believe.
//Cops should serve the sentence in place of the people they provoked.
 
2012-09-01 06:55:42 AM  
*Obviously* any cop that encouraged criminal behavior was actually a member of OWS *all along*, and was retroactively enrolled in the Police Academy by Obama and his magical time machine.

Geez people, didn't you see The Departed? Criminals infiltrate the police all the time! OWS was no grass roots effort, but a skillfully crafted conspiracy decades in the making, just waiting for a bla... er, I mean liberal enough President
 
2012-09-01 07:03:29 AM  

cirby: batcookie:
Except that most Occupiers don't commit crimes, only a handful. And it seems among those handful, some aren't really even Occupiers.

Ah, the "no true Scotsman" defense. Yeah, that'll work.


Well, the Edwardian spy who claims to be loyal to William Wallace and encourages people to saw their balls off ``for freedom'' might not be a true Scotsman.
 
2012-09-01 07:37:05 AM  
"If you're not careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed, and loving the people who are doing the oppressing." -- Malcolm X
 
2012-09-01 07:42:50 AM  
Police admit to infiltrating Occupy Austin, may have acted as provocateurs to get protesters to commit a felony

That's CRAZY talk, submitter! The police would NEVER do do this. You guys should all adjust your TINFOIL HATS!
Oh . . . the police are admitting this?

You know, while were on the subject: can someone explain exactly WHY the police response in this country to Occupy demonstrators (or the G8 summit or political demonstrations in general) is so completely batshiat over-the-top? You'd think the cops were expecting a wave of fire-bombings and total anarchy rather than a peaceful demonstration by a bunch of disorganized hippies.
 
2012-09-01 07:48:53 AM  

NutWrench: can someone explain exactly WHY the police response in this country to Occupy demonstrators (or the G8 summit or political demonstrations in general) is so completely batshiat over-the-top?


Cops get so few chances to use their toys....
 
2012-09-01 07:52:53 AM  
Not happy!

I do not pay taxes so a public servant can subvert protests groups. Our police forces have been planting people in groups LONG TERM and this is just wrong.

What a job some of these cops have - bonking hippy chicks and bumbing about for years, rather than actually doing the job we pay them to do.

The UK cops fathered kids whilst pretending to be nice people
 
2012-09-01 07:56:39 AM  

propasaurus: feckingmorons: That is not allowed. They can join, but they can't encourage or assist with illegal acts.

They should get a firm slap on the wrist, then.


Maybe even some paid time off so they can contemplate the bad thing they did.
 
2012-09-01 07:57:42 AM  
Another victory for the good guys! I want ANYONE who shows open dissent against the State to feel the full force of Justice. These young americans who are protesting are often the groups that harbour terrorist agendas and should be targeted and treated as a burgeoning criminal entity.


First they put the frog into the pot, then they every so slowly turn up the temperature a little bit, over time. Give the frog a few distractions along the way and voila, you have frog legs~
 
2012-09-01 08:03:12 AM  

fusillade762: Is the "Obvious" tag out back getting beaten by the cops?


At the hearing, Dowell told the judge that he had could not produce subpoenaed documents because emails he had sent about the operation from his work computer had been deleted and he had lost a thumb drive containing photos when it dropped out of his pocket and fell in the gutter.

The Statesman reports that Judge Campbell expressed frustration with Dowell, while Garza's attorney remarked, "I think he decided it was time the dog ate his homework."

*oh-snap.jpg*


Somehow, I'm certain that a decent computer forensic specialist could find that missing data rather quickly.

/have had to do it in various civil cases against the police
//they almost always use the "dog ate my homework" bit
///95% recovery rate. The amusing ones were the recovered e-mails where the officer claiming that data had been lost was found to have sent e-mails telling other officers to delete the data
 
2012-09-01 08:22:29 AM  

NutWrench: Police admit to infiltrating Occupy Austin, may have acted as provocateurs to get protesters to commit a felony

That's CRAZY talk, submitter! The police would NEVER do do this. You guys should all adjust your TINFOIL HATS!
Oh . . . the police are admitting this?

You know, while were on the subject: can someone explain exactly WHY the police response in this country to Occupy demonstrators (or the G8 summit or political demonstrations in general) is so completely batshiat over-the-top? You'd think the cops were expecting a wave of fire-bombings and total anarchy rather than a peaceful demonstration by a bunch of disorganized hippies.


I think the WTO riots in Seattle in the late 90s kind of spooked police agencies about these things.
 
2012-09-01 08:23:44 AM  
Developing ways to weed out the pigs seems like it'd be a really fun way to contribute to one of those organizations. For instance, I think there was an article here a while back about a guy who used to require all members of his little organized crime group to have huge, kinky orgies. That's going a bit far for a political group, but ideas are ideas.
 
2012-09-01 08:25:17 AM  
It's tough to be a hero.

/gyro
 
2012-09-01 08:33:20 AM  
Throw the cops in jail instead. What a bunch of assholes.
 
2012-09-01 08:34:40 AM  
This reminds me of a similar story. In DC 90% of the campers were reporters for WAPO. Nothing better than manufactured news..
 
2012-09-01 08:41:15 AM  
How come the police never infiltrate groups of real criminals in the banks, corporate boardrooms & brokerage firms?

Silly question, I know.
 
Displayed 50 of 122 comments

First | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | » | Last | Show all

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »






Report