Report: Police Went Undercover to Watch Occupy LA – Even though All Occupy meetings were public and open
It was easy said one officer; “it wasn’t like they were hiding or anything.” Asked why they needed the 12 undercover officers to infiltrate “open meetings”: “well at first we weren’t sure they were open, so we infiltrated them, you know, to be sure.”
Nearly 300 people were arrested during the pre-dawn raid at City Hall Park.
Police are downplaying the significance of the undercover work since Occupy meetings were public and easily tracked.
- Report: Police Went Undercover to Watch Occupy LA (abcnews.go.com)
- Lurking within tent: Undercover cops in Occupy LA camp prior to raid (rt.com)
- LAPD went undercover in Occupy L.A. camp before raid (latimesblogs.latimes.com)
- Report: Undercover cops infiltrated Occupy LA – USA Today (usatoday.com)
- Live Blog for #Occupy Movement: Undercover LAPD Infiltrated Occupy LA (dissenter.firedoglake.com)