Posted 6 months ago on Oct. 15, 2013, 7:16 p.m. EST by OccupyWallSt (1) from Plainfield, NJ
It’s one thing to assume there are undercover cops in and around OWS, but really chilling to get hit with the news about Wojciech Braszczok. Braszczok apparently wasn’t one of the many plain clothes officers who would pop up for a street protests, he was a covert operative (often going by "Al" or "Albert") doing extensive spying inside a peaceful movement concerned with Wall Street greed.
Braszczok was recently outed as being an undercover cop after he allegedly participated in a brutal attack on an a man in an SUV.
The news about his prolonged undercover surveillance is still going around Occupy circles, but already there are lots of questions. What’s the reason for this very creepy tactic? Is there any legal justification for such spying? Who supervised Brasczok’s work? What were the guidelines for the operation? Who got the reports from this spying? Where did those reports go? Is there any accountability for this? If Braszczok broke the rules, are there any consequences? Was he working to sabotage or provoke? How much taxpayer money was used?