Undercover police spied on protesters at Occupy LA (reuters.com)

December 11, 2011 12:00 am

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The Los Angeles Police Department infiltrated the Occupy LA encampment with undercover officers, used video surveillance, and monitored internet chat and social-networking sites in order to spy on protesters’ activities. The LAPD defended the surveillance operation as a necessary response to reports of protesters advocating violence against police and said a “key concern” was the presence of individuals belong to or affiliated with “radical organizations.”


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