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LAPD went undercover at Occupy LA
CBS News, AP ^ | Dec. 3, 2011 | Staff

Posted on 12/03/2011 11:44:00 AM PST by La Enchiladita

Los Angeles police used nearly a dozen undercover detectives to infiltrate the Occupy LA encampment before this week's raid to gather information on the anti-Wall Street protesters' intentions, according to media reports Friday.

None of the officers slept at the camp, but they tried to blend in during the weeks leading up to the raid to learn about plans to resist or use weapons against police, a police source told the Los Angeles Times. The source spoke on the condition of anonymity because the case is ongoing.

The undercover work yielded information that some protesters were preparing bamboo spears and other potentially dangerous weapons in advance of an expected eviction, none of which were used, according to the City News Service, which first reported the story.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; US: California
KEYWORDS: antonio; lapd; occupy; occupyla; ows; villaraigosa
Nasty assignment. I can hear their thoughts in the squad room (please don't pick me, please)....

Note that the article manages to leak one officer's name.

The little occupiers must feel confused though. After being publicly supported and enabled by the mayor and his minions for two months, more than two dozen now face criminal charges.

1 posted on 12/03/2011 11:44:12 AM PST by La Enchiladita
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To: La Enchiladita

How did those undercover officers deal with the smell????


2 posted on 12/03/2011 11:59:33 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: La Enchiladita

Just like an ows’er to bring a bamboo spear to a gun fight.


3 posted on 12/03/2011 12:18:04 PM PST by muddler (Diligentia, Vis and Celeritas)
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To: La Enchiladita
This occurs at every level of law enforcement, especially where investigations involving groups of individuals are involved.

Got group?

Beware of newcomers/outsiders/strangers

4 posted on 12/03/2011 12:18:04 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: dragnet2

Yup. Any outfit with more than one member is subject to infiltration.


5 posted on 12/03/2011 12:28:18 PM PST by SnuffaBolshevik (In a tornado, even turkeys can fly.)
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To: La Enchiladita
Nasty assignment. I can hear their thoughts in the squad room (please don't pick me, please)....
Reminds me of old police movies where the vice squad had to dress as prostitutes. "My turn? Noooooo, not again!"
6 posted on 12/03/2011 12:35:20 PM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: La Enchiladita

The poopy heads were arming themselves with bamboo spears? LOL!


7 posted on 12/03/2011 12:35:43 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: SnuffaBolshevik

Yep...However, even investigations involving one individual are subject to infiltration and or covert setup.

Happens all the time.


8 posted on 12/03/2011 12:37:08 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: SaraJohnson

The poopy heads were arming themselves with bamboo spears? LOL!
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Can be dangerous weapon if applied properly.

Think ‘Punji Sticks’ from Vietnam.


9 posted on 12/03/2011 12:45:45 PM PST by xrmusn ((6/98) If govt involved, the more outlandish a scheme appears, the truer it probably is.)
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To: La Enchiladita

Maybe they could now tell us what this protest is all about. I have yet to hear or read a clearly articulated “what they are protesting and what they expect to gain”.

This is kind of like obama’s change speech. Lots about change, but nothing about what is going to change from what to what.


10 posted on 12/03/2011 12:55:41 PM PST by JakeS (This would be a good time to read John chapter three 1-21)
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To: La Enchiladita

If there were a dozen undercover police at the event, they represented about 25% of the crowd. What, 50 people show up?


11 posted on 12/03/2011 1:01:07 PM PST by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: dragnet2
Happens all the time.

You think the police also infiltrate law-abiding TEA Party groups?

12 posted on 12/03/2011 1:02:53 PM PST by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

Absolutely, in addition, investigative reporters and others with whatever motives, move right into these types of groups. The larger the groups, the more they are infiltrated or internally monitored for intelligence.


13 posted on 12/03/2011 1:37:04 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: dragnet2

Call me stupid, but I see little “law enforcement” necessary around the Tea Party groups.


14 posted on 12/03/2011 1:49:35 PM PST by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: Zuben Elgenubi
I agree with you, however law enforcement for whatever reasons or motives have gone into and investigated every political organization ever existed.

Especially those that are new, or gain a lot of sudden attention, like the Tea Party did. Many times they move into these groups just to monitor for intel purposes, they're monitored to watch who is funding them, determine who the players are behind the scenes etc. But it's not just law enforcement. As I said, investigative journalist, political competition, private investigators etc, routinely infiltrate these types of organizations.

Of course, many times it's not the local police conducting these operations, but other law enforcement organizations, like the FBI for instance.

Along with protests/political groups, even companies are routinely infiltrated by competitors/law enforcement, private investigators and others with whatever motives.

15 posted on 12/03/2011 2:04:52 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: dragnet2

In the 60’s, the single largest source of CPUSA’s revenue was the money the FBI was paying its informants.


16 posted on 12/03/2011 3:31:05 PM PST by ArmstedFragg (hoaxy dopey changey)
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To: ArmstedFragg

Not surprised at all.


17 posted on 12/03/2011 3:47:19 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

>> You think the police also infiltrate law-abiding TEA Party groups?

Attend, not infiltrate.


18 posted on 12/03/2011 3:52:01 PM PST by Gene Eric (Save a pretzel for the gas jets.)
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To: dragnet2

Are government organizations infiltrated too? ;)


19 posted on 12/03/2011 4:41:53 PM PST by MV=PY (The Magic Question: Who's paying for it?)
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To: dragnet2

The FBI UC guys were easy to spot: dry cleaned jeans, and they smelled better. Some, if not all of that probably applied here too.


20 posted on 12/03/2011 5:09:29 PM PST by ArmstedFragg (hoaxy dopey changey)
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To: La Enchiladita

They got fumigated after coming off duty. tough gig.


21 posted on 12/03/2011 5:43:34 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: ArmstedFragg

Most LE agencies, investigative journalist, PI’s, etc have become much better, more sophisticated since the 60s, in regards to blending in, playing/dressing the part, gaining intelligence, not drawing attention to themselves, using better covers, pre-planed plausible denials, others use very creative door opening pretexts, are able to extract info, etc.


22 posted on 12/03/2011 6:50:10 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

**** “ Call me stupid, but I see little “law enforcement” necessary around the Tea Party groups. “ ****

May not be necessary but they do come in handy ... had a Sheriff hold my sign for me while I went to the Porta Potty ... when I came back, he Thanked ME

TT


23 posted on 12/03/2011 6:54:04 PM PST by TexasTransplant (Radical islam is real islam. Moderate islam is the trojan horse.)
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To: MV=PY

Yes.


24 posted on 12/03/2011 6:59:32 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Zuben Elgenubi
You think the police also infiltrate law-abiding TEA Party groups?

A group of people who don't like the government and who probably have a higher rate of gun ownership than any other political group?

You bet the Tea Party groups are monitored.
25 posted on 12/03/2011 10:43:26 PM PST by af_vet_rr
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