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Forum Post: Homeland Security Coordinated 18-City Police Crackdown on Occupy Protest

Posted 3 years ago on Nov. 16, 2011, 5:36 p.m. EST by forgivetac (0)
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Posted on November 16, 2011 by WashingtonsBlog National Coordination Goes Against Protection of Local Accountability According to Oakland Mayor Jean said that 18 cities coordinated police crack downs on Occupy protests.

Wonkette reports that Homeland Security likely organized the crack downs:

Remember when people were freaking out over the Patriot Act and Homeland Security and all this other conveniently ready-to-go post-9/11 police state stuff, because it would obviously be just a matter of time before the whole apparatus was turned against non-Muslim Americans when they started getting complain-y about the social injustice and economic injustice and income inequality and endless recession and permanent unemployment? That day is now, and has been for some time. But it’s also now confirmed that it’s now, as some Justice Department official screwed up and admitted that the Department of Homeland Security coordinated the riot-cop raids on a dozen major #Occupy Wall Street demonstration camps nationwide yesterday and today. (Oh, and tonight, too: Seattle is being busted up by the riot cops right now, so be careful out there.)

http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2011/11/homeland-security-coordinated-18-city-police-crackdown-on-occupy-protest.html

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[-] 2 points by powertothepeople (1264) 3 years ago

Exactly. DHS is now being used for the only real purpose it ever had.

Squelching dissent and doing an end run around the 4th amendment vis a vis the Drug War (at airports, in particular).

[-] 1 points by mandodod (144) 3 years ago

Homeland Security is hiring. Go to JobsUSA.

[-] 1 points by powertothepeople (1264) 3 years ago

But when you do, keep in mind "I was just following orders" is not a defense.

[-] 1 points by mandodod (144) 3 years ago

Sorry, I was just saying that a lot of folks are looking for work and the Federal Gov is hiring. Homeland Security is always hiring. Border Patrol, TSA... Tons of jobs!

[-] 1 points by powertothepeople (1264) 3 years ago

It's sad to me that the emerging police state is becoming one of our biggest "industries".

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