So... you're mad that a police force was keeping tabs on a protest?
Documents show the spying abuses of the FBI’s “Campus Liaison Program” in which the FBI in Albany and the Syracuse Joint Terrorism Task Force disseminated information to “sixteen (16) different campus police officials,” and then “six (6) additional campus police officials.” Campus officials were in contact with the FBI for information on OWS. A representative of the State University of New York at Oswego contacted the FBI for information on the OWS protests and reported to the FBI on the SUNY-Oswego Occupy encampment made up of students and professors.
The FBI talked to other police about information they gained. What is the big deal here?
Interesting quotes that I've found:
[Redacted] mentioned there was a discussion on the internet regarding the Occupy Wall Street movement about when it is okay to shoot a police officer
Considering the amount of anti-police hate on these forums, it is clear that the police have reason to be on edge. These are the reports that are getting handed out about OWS, and the threat that they see.
[Redacted] provided information concerning cyber threats in the financial industry, including what banks and their customers can do to thwart such treats and effective reporting of cyber threat incidents
Correct me if I'm wrong, but these are things that law enforcement officials should be talking about. And considering that DOS attacks were all the rage at the time, I think that is an important discussion to have with bank officials.
Unless you guys can find something worse in there, I frankly expect the FBI to be involved in talking to banks about potential hacktivists and the effects that would have on their customers.
Protesters plan to Shut Down Ports on West Coast
I remember this incident. Good to know the police properly was telling port officials about this incident. I'm kind of interested that the FBI got involved in spreading the information, but thats a good thing. This line above was the first publication of the Domestic Security Alliance Council in the pack of documents
Numerous incidents have occured in the past which show attempts by Anarchist groups to disrupt, influence, and or shutdown normal business operations of financial districts
To document liason contact with [REDACTED] Security for Zions Bank, recgarding possible threat possed by the hactivist Anonymous... IA [REDACTED] informed [REDACTED] that the CEOs of Goldman Sachs and JP Moragan Chase had been "doxed" by an actor claiming Anonymous affiliation. IA [REDACTED] explained that doxing is Internet slang for maliciously releasing public information regarding an individual on the Internet.
I forgot about the doxxing incident, but I think I remember it now. I don't think that one was actually related to OWS, but those sorts of things are obviously going to be discussed by the police.
I'm up to page 41 of this thing, and most of these things are mundane stuff. I'm kinda happy to see the Police actually telling people about these sorts of things, and trying to get the banks prepared for hactivism or the protests.
The protestors actions shut down the port of oakland for more than 14 hours. If this movement were spread to the port of Long Beach, the second busiest port in the United States, the disruption of port operations resulting in cargo reaching their required destinations late could have much more serious effects on the supply chain network in the United States
On 10/24/2011 writer disseminated two intelligence products from the Campus Liaison Program to sixteen (16) different campus police officials. The information described the animal rights extremist website NEGOTIATION IS OVER and the call therein for violent action against undergraduate and graduate students studying the life sciences.
[Redacted] adviced that a small group of OCCUPY WALL STREET protesters had established an encampment on the grounds of SUNY-Oswego. That group is primarily comprised of stuents, but also occasionally includes professors. The group has been camping in tents and demonstrating peacefully. [REDACTED] asked whether any other campuses were experiencing the same encampments and wanted to know whether when these protests were scheduled to end.
[REDACTEd] also adviced that another unrelated group appeared on campus, apparently trying to 'latch on' to the existing OCCUPY WALL STREET protesters. The unrelated group was from a religious/evangelistic group known as LIVING WATERS. They had an anti-abortion campaign entitled "180" and demonstrated on campus. Members in of the LIVING WATERS protest group were not cooperative with campus public safety officials and repeatedly disregarded the stated rules for protesting. [snip]
This one is interesting. It seems like they conclude here that the OWS protesters (in this specific campus) were peaceful, but they had to keep an eye out for the two unrelated groups taking advantage of the movment: "NEGOTIATION IS OVER", and "LIVING WATERS". If they are trying to pick apart groups and see which ones are the ones to worry about, that is a good thing
, and demonstrates good effort on the part of the FBI.
During the early morning hours of October 23, 2011, officers from the Portland Police Department responded to a "chemical bomb" call at Lincoln Park, 79 Pearl Street, Portland ME which is home to the Occupy Maine movement.
This is a reported incident against the Occupy movement. The "chemical weapon" ended up being some sort of smoke that irritated the throats of a few individuals.
An identified [REDACTED] as of October planned to engage in sniper attacks against protestors in Houston Texas, if deemed necessary. [snip] [REDACTED] planned to gather intelligence against the leaders of the protest groups and obtain photographs, then formulate a plan to kill the leadership via suppressed sniper rifles
Another incident that was probably aimed against the Occupy movement. Good thing the FBI was on the case then, OWS? Sounds like they caught the guys who were planning this, and the incident never happened as planned.
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