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Should Occupy Wall Street carry guns to protect itself from government tyranny? (Cover keyboards)
The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | December 23, 2012 | Will Bunch

Posted on 12/23/2012 11:13:20 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

This is a story you just knew was coming eventually:

According to internal documents newly released by the FBI, the agency spearheaded a nationwide law enforcement effort to investigate and monitor the Occupy Wall Street movement. In certain documents, divisions of the FBI refer to the Occupy Wall Street protests as a "criminal activity" or even "domestic terrorism."

The internal papers were obtained by the Partnership for Civil Justice fund via a Freedom of Information Act Request. The fund, a legal nonprofit that focuses on civil rights, says it believes the 112 pages of documents, available for public viewing on its website, are only "the tip of the iceberg."

"This production ... is a window into the nationwide scope of the FBI’s surveillance, monitoring, and reporting on peaceful protestors organizing with the Occupy movement," wrote Mara Verheyden-Hilliard, the fund's executive director, in a press release Saturday.

According to the documents, the FBI coordinated extensively with private companies, including banks, that feared they could be affected by Occupy protests. Occupy, which took root in New York City's Zuccotti Park in September 2011 and spread to cities across the country, targeted corporations and other forces it believed to perpetuate social inequality...

(Excerpt) Read more at philly.com ...


TOPICS: Heated Discussion
KEYWORDS: banglist; firearms; occupy; ows
Yeah, that's why everyone with a press pass loved Occupy and treated the Tea Party like the KKK.
1 posted on 12/23/2012 11:13:26 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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“Make no mistake: The government was not spying on the Occupy movement because they thought it would be violent; they were spying on the Occupy movement because they were afraid it would be successful”

lol...Amongst the Occupy filth, I doubt there’s an IQ higher than 90.


2 posted on 12/23/2012 11:20:18 PM PST by Psycho_Bunny (Thought Puzzle: Describe Islam without using the phrase "mental disorder" more than four times.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Free the money from the rich NOW!


3 posted on 12/23/2012 11:22:08 PM PST by Dallas59 (America died a little bit more on 11/6/2012)
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4 posted on 12/23/2012 11:38:17 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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OWS is on the same side as government tyranny


5 posted on 12/23/2012 11:42:43 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: GeronL

Top down bottom up .


6 posted on 12/23/2012 11:47:58 PM PST by sopwith (don't tread on me)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Certainly the so-called Occupy movement doesn’t believe in guns, do they?


7 posted on 12/24/2012 12:03:32 AM PST by onedoug
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Certainly the so-called Occupy movement doesn’t believe in guns, do they?

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So what was that smart ass closing remark meant to imply? Is it that he assumes we, the right to carry advocates, would apply his dictatorial gun views when it came to the Occupy crowd and deny them the right to carry if they were so inclined? His twisted mind can not assume anything different.

8 posted on 12/24/2012 2:27:06 AM PST by iontheball
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There seem to be more than a few sites that support OWS, Ron Paul, and gun rights.... and more than 1 of them keeps this schmuck's picture on their pages.

Here's one posted here on FR...

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2971715/posts

9 posted on 12/24/2012 5:32:55 AM PST by Yehuda
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To: iontheball
Bunch is a liberal jackass. He is fond of erecting absurd strawmen. The cops did not evict OWS for their political views. They evicted OWS for health hazards and violating basic laws against encampments in urban parks and public areas. Bunch never bothers to incorporate that into his strawmen.

The Tea Party never faced this kind of issue from the cops. Yet Bunch is the first to paint Tea Partiers as extremists (he ran hard with the false claim about that census taker being killed by anti-government types when it was a staged suicide, and also was fond of using bogus stories to show them as racist).

10 posted on 12/24/2012 5:48:10 AM PST by dirtboy
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The Occupy movement was merely the government’s left-wing astroturf. Any monitoring on their part was to make sure the Occupiers were doing what they were told to.


11 posted on 12/24/2012 5:59:58 AM PST by GenXteacher (You have chosen dishonor to avoid war; you shall have war also.)
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To: Psycho_Bunny

Another group of leftist jerks whining and crying. These fools don’t have a clue as to even what they want.


12 posted on 12/24/2012 6:44:55 AM PST by popdonnelly
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To: iontheball

FR sure has changed since the old days.


13 posted on 12/24/2012 8:19:17 AM PST by onedoug
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Should Occupy Wall Street carry guns to protect itself from government tyranny?

Because OWS just isn't complete until they are ARMED NAZIs.

All OWS is missing now is their own version of hitler. Oh wait, we just had an election...

14 posted on 12/24/2012 8:40:40 AM PST by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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