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  •  I believe you have it surrounded. (2+ / 0-)
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    emal, mrkvica

    The diarist in his/her every first summary shows the downplaying and apologist theme of the posting.   For example,  the first summary should be "The first report is a warning to local law officials that a large scale protest is being planned  WHICH CAN AND MOSTLY LIKELY BRING ON PLANNED VIOLENCE." My CAPS and addition.

    The first report is not some innocent annoucement of protests more approrpriate to the back pages of the NYT, as it states the  group (with their training on how to deal with violence)  thought  "that violence and/or illegal activity is expected by event organizers".

    I read usdayofrage.org, and they emphasized nonviolence, and HOW TO STOP VIOLENT protesters.  They in no way were expecting violence, but were training people how to stop it if it occurred.  

    On this the FBI began to create the nexus of associationg OWS with violence and illegal activities, which resulted in your bold quote--the assoication of OWS with Aryan Nation and ultimately terrorism.  In some ways, the reports add up to create the intended narrative about OWS resulting in the violent crackdown of protesters using non-violent civil disobedience.  

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