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03-25-2007, 03:04 PM
Assholes!! NYPD Spied For GOP Convention Undercover officers sought potential protesting threats http://media.theday.com/gbl/media/dynamic/lrgimages/nothing.gifBy Jim Dwyer , New York Times News Service Published on 3/25/2007 in Home (http://www.theday.com/default.aspx) »Nation, World (http://www.theday.com/news/Nation_World.aspx) »National News http://media.theday.com/gbl/media/images//misc06/ico_print.gif Print This (http://www.theday.com/re_print.aspx?re=4a44aa1a-cd13-4a91-bf1d-6c5ee9539867)http://media.theday.com/gbl/media/images//misc06/ico_email.gif E-mail Link (https://campus.theday.com/frm_emailthis.aspx?re=4a44aa1a-cd13-4a91-bf1d-6c5ee9539867)http://media.theday.com/gbl/media/images//misc06/ico_sendletter.gif Send Letter (https://campus.theday.com/frm_emailthis.aspx?re=4a44aa1a-cd13-4a91-bf1d-6c5ee9539867) http://media.theday.com/gbl/media/images//misc06/ico_correction.gif Send Correction (l.mcginley@theday.com?subject=Correction for article NYPD Spied For GOP Convention)

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New York — For at least a year before the 2004 Republican National Convention, teams of undercover New York City police officers traveled to cities across the country, Canada and Europe to conduct covert observations of people who planned to protest at the convention, according to police records and interviews.

From Albuquerque to Montreal, San Francisco to Miami, undercover New York police officers attended meetings of political groups, posing as sympathizers or fellow activists, the records show.

From these operations, run by the department's “RNC Intelligence Squad,” the police identified a handful of groups and individuals who expressed interest in creating havoc during the convention, as well as some who used Web sites to urge or predict violence.

But potential troublemakers were hardly the only ones to end up in the files. In hundreds of reports stamped “NYPD Secret,” the Intelligence Division chronicled the views and plans of people who had no apparent intention of breaking the law, the records show.

These included members of street theater companies, church groups and anti-war organizations, as well as environmentalists and people opposed to the death penalty, globalization and other government policies. Three New York City elected officials were cited in the reports.

In at least some cases, intelligence on what appeared to be lawful activity was shared with police departments in other cities.

Police records indicate that in addition to sharing information with other police departments, New York undercover officers were active themselves in at least 15 places outside New York — including California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, Montreal, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas and Washington, D.C. — and in Europe.

The broad outlines of the pre-convention operations are emerging from records in federal lawsuits that were brought over mass arrests made during the convention, and in greater detail from still-secret reports reviewed by The New York Times.

Paul J. Browne, the chief spokesman for the Police Department, confirmed that the operation had been wide-ranging, and said it had been an essential part of the preparations for the huge crowds that came to the city during the convention. Under a U.S. Supreme Court ruling, undercover surveillance of political groups is generally legal, but the police in New York — like those in many other big cities — have operated under special limits as a result of class-action lawsuits filed over police monitoring of civil rights and anti-war groups during the 1960s. The limits in New York are known as the Handschu guidelines, after the lead plaintiff, Barbara Handschu. Christopher Dunn, the associate legal director of the New York Civil Liberties Union, which represents seven of the 1,806 people arrested during the convention, said “The police have no authority to spy on lawful political activity, and this wide-ranging NYPD program was wrong and illegal.”http://media.theday.com/gbl/media/images/misc06/ico_endstory.gif

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03-25-2007, 06:31 PM
Reminds me that thing Alex Jones did on his documentary at the GOP convnetion where he was on a horn talking about 9/11 Truth infront of a huge row of NYPD and people. LOL. That shit was hecka funny.

Then someone was there taking pictures and he called him out infront of everyone. LOL

03-25-2007, 07:18 PM
yeah... I bet Alex Jones was one of the people they were spying on

GO Alex Go !!