FBI documents just obtained by the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund (PCJF) pursuant to the PCJF’s Freedom of Information Act demands reveal that from its inception, the FBI treated the Occupy movement as a potential criminal and terrorist threat even though the agency acknowledges in documents that organizers explicitly called for peaceful protest and did “not condone the use of violence” at occupy protests.
The PCJF has obtained heavily redacted documents showing that FBI offices and agents around the country were in high gear conducting surveillance against the movement even as early as August 2011, a month prior to the establishment of the OWS encampment in Zuccotti Park and other Occupy actions around the country.
“This production, which we believe is just the tip of the iceberg, is a window into the nationwide scope of the FBI’s surveillance, monitoring, and reporting on peaceful protestors organizing with the Occupy movement,” stated Mara Verheyden-Hilliard, Executive Director of the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund (PCJF). “These documents show that the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security are treating protests against the corporate and banking structure of America as potential criminal and terrorist activity. These documents also show these federal agencies functioning as a de facto intelligence arm of Wall Street and Corporate America.”
“The documents are heavily redacted, and it is clear from the production that the FBI is withholding far more material. We are filing an appeal challenging this response and demanding full disclosure to the public of the records of this operation,” stated Heather Benno, staff attorney with the PCJF.
So I read this, and I got mad:
The U.S. Justice Department said it will not pursue criminal charges against Goldman Sachs Group Inc or its employees related to accusations that the firm bet against the same subprime mortgage securities it was selling to clients.
The decision not to prosecute Goldman, a firm held up by critics as a symbol of Wall Street greed during the 2007-2009 financial crisis, highlights the difficulty in prosecuting crisis-related cases.
“difficulty in prosecuting crisis-related cases” Isn’t that adorable? I wonder why it’s so difficult to prosecute these pig fuckers…
“The department and investigative agencies ultimately concluded that the burden of proof to bring a criminal case could not be met based on the law and facts as they exist at this time,” the Justice Department said in a statement late on Thursday.
Because the fucking banksters write the goddamn laws, and our worthless and corrupt congress cashes the checks and does what they’re told.
The Banksters own the American government, and until we take our country back from these motherfuckers, not a single one of them will ever face justice, because under the laws these sons of bitches have written, they haven’t done anything wrong.
Burn them all. Burn them to the fucking ground, and salt the earth where their ashes fall.
Uncle Sam & Wall Street just fucked us again.
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Jesus on the Occupy Wall Street movement. Or not.
I’ve had this exact scene in my head when I hear known Christians spouting off hate for OWS.. So spot on. One of my wife’s Facebook friends (huge tattoo of Jesus on his leg) felt the urge to post about the lazy whiners looking for a free meal on multiple occasions. Classic.
If Jesus we amongst us now, he’d be in Zuccotti Park with a sign that says
"Fuck Wall Street, the 1% are dicks" - True Story.
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.
MSNBC on NYPD Police Brutality during Occupy Wall St.
Let us Not Forget
The 7 values of Wall Street.
Welp. There goes the city.
Good ol’ Fleet Week in San Fra- Wait, that’s not the United States Navy…
On their way to Oakland to protect the Protesters.
What is sh*t just got real.
There is no honor in hurting unarmed people.
When the Police are criminals, who then defends the innocent?
The Police in Oakland need to be wary of Anonymous.
They already have their eye on the New York Police.