Skip to comments.Police spies court case suggests sexual relations with activists were routine
Posted on 01/17/2013 2:18:58 PM PST by posterchild
Hundreds of political activists were bedding down in a field near the Drax power station in North Yorkshire. It was August 2006 and eco-activists had erected tents beside the UK's single biggest carbon emitter.
As night fell on the inaugural Climate Camp protest the campaigners near the coal-fired station had no idea that their camp had been infiltrated by three undercover police officers.
Mark Kennedy, now the most famous of police spies, and, it now seems, a woman constable known as Lynn Watson were that night inside tents sleeping with activists.
The third, an officer using the alias Mark Jacobs, would soon be doing the same with two women in Cardiff, where he posed as a truck driver to monitor small group of anarchists.
The controversy over the use of sex in covert policing is too easily caricatured as wayward constables "sleeping with the enemy". But the evidence that has surfaced so far suggests police have been routinely developing close relationships with activists, and not just fleeting sexual encounters but long-term and intimate relationships that have endured several years.
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disgusting and hopefully illegal
It all depends on where you stand in line........
A song by N.W.A. comes to mind...
I don’t know about the law in the UK, but wouldn’t this activity destroy any chance of making a case against activists who turn into terrorists? Fruit of the poison tree and all that. Or have we just thrown out the Rule of Law?
No harm; no foul.
No harm; no foul.
no surprise to me, that the police in big cities are overly friendly of the youth communists. I would go further and say that it would surprise me if they ever wanted to develop any cases. Think of the “occupy” movements - did police do much to hinder them regardless of what rapes and other laws the “occupy” commies did? It is more like the police enable and support these kinds of folks - it is us they don’t tolerate.
Years back when the FBI infiltrated the KKK and Biker gangs, the people who did the infiltrating instigated and participated in the acts they were there to spy on.
I remember one of those cases, the informant became the leader, and then struggled to persuade the group to become more aggressive, and to obtain explosives, which he located for them.
It seems like there was something similar within the last couple of years.
‘...but wouldnt this activity destroy any chance of making a case against activists who turn into terrorists?”
If your’re at the point of sleeping with/having a long term relationship with the people you are investigating, seems to me you may as well influence them not to turn into terrorists if you can at this point. I mean, it would be better than influencing them to become terrorists or worse criminals, which seems like how some of these ‘deep cover’ operations sometimes go.