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  •  Considering that some of the activities (0+ / 0-)

    associated with OWS were illegal, even if non-violent, it's not surprising or out of line in my view that the FBI would investigate. I just skimmed through the document. Much of it seems to primarily reflect information sharing among law enforcement agencies. Some of the concerns are legitimate, and some responses seem reasonable. I did see at least one report of a violent incident directed against an Occupy group.

    However, there does seem to be a certain amount of fear, and a mix of accurate information, rumor, speculation, and inaccuracy, and conflation of different groups with varying agendas. Parts of the document don't give me a lot of confidence in the intelligence, professionalism, or competence of law enforcement investigations, and it's easy to see how some agencies could over-react. And some of the monitoring activities seem unnecessarily intrusive.

    "I have more than two prablems" - The Coach Z

    by AaronInSanDiego on Sun Dec 23, 2012 at 11:14:09 PM PST

    •  They weren't violations of Federal Law, (1+ / 0-)
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      which is all the FBI has any just cause to be investigating.

      "Furthermore, if you think this would be the very very last cut ever if we let it happen, you are a very confused little rabbit." cai

      by JesseCW on Mon Dec 24, 2012 at 01:02:49 AM PST

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