FBI considered Occupy movement potential threat, documents say
An officer warns people they will be arrested for blocking a sidewalk during the Occupy Wall Street protest in New York.
December 27th, 2012
08:00 AM ET

FBI considered Occupy movement potential threat, documents say

By Dominique Debucquoy-Dodley

The FBI extensively monitored the Occupy Wall Street movement around the United States, using counterterrorism agents and other resources, according to recently released FBI internal documents.

The heavily redacted documents indicate that FBI counterterrorism agents were in close communication with law enforcement agencies, businesses, universities and other organizations across the country about the Occupy Wall Street movement, even before Occupy Wall Street set up a camp in New York's Zuccotti Park in September 2011.

In August 2011 the FBI informed New York Stock Exchange officials of a "planned Anarchist protest titled Occupy Wall Street" scheduled for September 17, 2011. The FBI also notified several New York businesses of the impending protests, according to the document.

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  1. maxanshelsegal

    Reblogged this on Fun and Good.

    January 7, 2013 at 10:53 pm | Reply
  2. hffgjgfgjhgg

    THE FBI SHOULD BE OUTSOURCED TO INDIAN AND CHINESE LABOR BYE BYE PENSIONS TOOLS AND TROUBLE MAKERS WHO GET TO RETIRE AFTER 25 YEARS OF DOING NOTHING BUT HURTING EVERYONE NO MORE.

    December 28, 2012 at 8:33 pm | Reply
  3. hffgjgfgjhgg

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    December 28, 2012 at 8:27 pm | Reply
  4. hkghjfhfgjgh

    (...)YOU REEP WHAT YOU SOW SO WHEN YOU PLANT BS NOTHING GROWS BUT MOLD. OR THE NRA(...)

    December 28, 2012 at 2:01 pm | Reply
  5. hkghjfhfgjgh

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    December 28, 2012 at 1:58 pm | Reply
  6. Denverboy

    Occupy a National threat...are they just throwing good money after bad or what...I see Americas right to free speech and protest is now a matter of National security....WOW...How our Colors run....America Land Of The Free home of the WATCHED......Big Brother.....

    December 28, 2012 at 10:58 am | Reply
  7. RAFIQ AHMED KHAN SUDUZAI

    Pakistan is a nuclear terrorist country and people of pakistan intelligence agencies are nuclear terrorist because they get born after #$%$ their own mothers be ware of them and tell this to the whole world if you want to save the world .that is why i "love" pakistan

    December 28, 2012 at 8:32 am | Reply
  8. str8vision

    It's not just the Occupy Wall Street crowd but anyone and everyone who has ever openly "disagreed" with any policy set forth by the U.S. government. Research Homeland Security "Fusion Centers". Ever submitted an online comment that depicts the U.S. government, the budget/deficit, Congress, the President, a war or "anything" the government controls or does in a negative light? Are you ex-military? Own a firearm and or purchased ammunition? A Fusion Center has you on file then, welcome to the U.S. government's potential "domestic terrorist" club. Millions of members and growing each day....

    December 27, 2012 at 7:04 pm | Reply
    • Portland tony

      If the government has all this friggin' information, they should put it to use and get some of the "crazys" of the street before they shoot the hell out of schools and malls!

      December 27, 2012 at 10:16 pm | Reply
  9. UncSamWntsU

    George Patton is a paid ccp troll. Whenever there is an article about China and free speech, or about the US citizens, here he is. Stop being angry about China's lack of freedoms, and fight your govt to get them.

    December 27, 2012 at 5:34 pm | Reply
    • Servile Sheep

      And you're an idiot. So is Portland Tony.

      Two d!ckless Clovers who deserve each other.

      December 28, 2012 at 12:17 am | Reply
      • wjmccartan

        This maggot has already posted under my name and as it seems no matter how small the profanity I use it doesn't get posted, so you mental midget who mother is a seagull and father is a slug, take a long walk off a short pier!

        December 28, 2012 at 11:10 am |
    • Foodpimp

      Ccp is in Iceland. Internet spaceships baby!

      January 7, 2013 at 10:48 pm | Reply
  10. Portland tony

    On the fringe of every peaceful movement, there are a few radicals who are not content with non-violent change. As it was in the '60's and '70's, there's always a few willing to cross that line. The FBI 's job is to ensure those few do not get their way!

    December 27, 2012 at 10:05 am | Reply
  11. George Patton

    The Occupy Wall Street Movement a potential threat? Hardly!!! The only threat this country faces is the threat from the M.I.C. in Washington D.C. and it's Tea Party cronies! This, President Dwight D. Eisenhower already warned us about back in Feb. 1959 but very few people paid any attention to it!

    December 27, 2012 at 9:34 am | Reply
  12. michaelfury

    And whoever pulled this off? Does the FBI consider them a threat?

    http://pulverizedtonearpower.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/pulverized-to-near-power/

    December 27, 2012 at 8:14 am | Reply

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