Banks Cooperating With Each Other and Police to Track Occupy Protesters

BankstersMax Abelson reports in the San Francisco Chronicle:

The world’s biggest banks are working with one another and police to gather intelligence as protesters try to rejuvenate the Occupy Wall Street movement with May demonstrations, industry security consultants aid.

Among 99 protest targets in midtown Manhattan on Tuesday are JPMorgan Chase and Bank of America offices, said Marisa Holmes, a member of Occupy’s May Day planning committee.

Events are scheduled in more than 115 cities, including an effort to shut down the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, where Wells Fargo investors relied on police to get past protests at their annual meeting this week. “Our goal is to kick off the spring offensive and go directly to where the financial elite play and plan,” she said.

After evictions and arrests from Manhattan’s Zuccotti Park to London that began last year, the movement against income inequality and corporate abuse will regain strength, said Brian McNary, director of global risk at Pinkerton Consulting & Investigations.

He works with international financial firms to “identify, map and track” protesters across social media and at their assemblies, he said. The companies gather data “carefully and methodically” to prevent business disruptions.

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  • Okarin

    nice way to show occupy bashers that occupy is getting the big wallstreet banks worried, they just need support

  • Andrew

    Of course they are.  OWS are terrorists who have kept millions and millions of people from getting to work.

  • GoodDoktorBad

    Banks to Police:

    “Do your jobs, bitches -while you still have them…..the money for your city budgets is here in our banks …. and don’t you forget it”

  • Redacted

    Why aren’t they tracking those tricorn hat wearing domestic terrorists that call themselves the “Tea Party”?

    Oh right, because the Koch brothers.

    • Kedge Drahl

      I don’t like the Koch Brothers. I am a Tea Party Member. Our group is wise to those of his Ilk. Your statement is a bit broad I think. We support the Constitution of this Country. We support all the Amendments of the Constitution and the principals it represents. I have spoken out against Agenda 21 and Banksters too. If carrying a sign, urging people to understand their government,  registering people to vote and  protesting in public makes me a Domestic terrorist in your eyes, I’m sorry I offended your sensibilities. My Opinions stand however. I would urge you to find out about UN. agenda 21 and how it’s being implemented under our noses. Also, popvox.com is a site where you can see what Laws actually are being worked on. For Arguements sake, take a moment, assume I’m wrong and look for yourself. I think you will be very angry when you read what is happening on the Hill.

      • Unsympathetic Reality

        Fuck the constitution. Stupid nationalist.

  • Methemember

    Its ironic because it should be Protesters and Police co-operating to track down bankers.

    • Unsympathetic Reality

      “I can hire half of the poor to kill the other half.” -Jay Gould.

  • Vincent Vega

     Get rid of the fed. Solve the problem.

    • Jin The Ninja

      lol. so ending the fed will in some way, force ethical practices to be adopted by multi national financial institutions? don’t misunderstand, end the fed! great! but it’s merely a single drop in the ocean of corruption (also known as the blood sea of capitalism).

      • Unsympathetic Reality

        Hey there Jin, it’s old Anarchy Pony here, great post by Dimitry Orlov here: 
        http://cluborlov.blogspot.com/2012/05/making-internet-safe-for-anarchy.html
        The internet is not actually an activist’s friend.

        • Jin The Ninja

          hey buddy! wondering where you were!

          • Unsympathetic Reality

            I got tired of arguing with jerks on the internet, I kind of needed a vacation.

          • Calypso_1

            thought you got 120 in the county clink ; )

          • Unsympathetic Reality

            They’d never take me alive.

          • Jin The Ninja

            absolutely nothing wrong with that. probably good for general mental health. but glad to have you back!

          • Unsympathetic Reality

            Dunno if I’ll be staying actually. But I missed my favorite Ninja. 

      • Unsympathetic Reality

        Also, happy May Day.

        • Jin The Ninja

          thank you, u 2.

  • Taisto

    They truly are the enemy. Time to get violent.

  • Lilbear68

    occupy will be relegated to a minor blip in history. no one is really listening no one really cares.
    no one is going to listen till occupy takes the next step like what happened in london or in the civil rights riots during the 60’s………..no one listens till ya start setting stuff on fire

  • Rwolf

    NEXT: Will U.S. Deem 1st Amendment Activities—SUPPORT Terrorism,
    Hostilities, Belligerents?

    Where U.S. Government appears headed with the Patriot Act, The
    National Defense Authorization Act of 2012 and recently introduced “Enemy
    Expatriation Act” that would allow U.S. Government to Strip Americans of
    Citizenship without evidence or a conviction—is getting Congress to grant U.S.
    Government (The Executive Branch) the Power to arbitrarily arrest, charge,
    Indefinitely Detain Americans that participate in 1st Amendment activities (on
    the premise) certain 1st Amendment Activities appeared intended or were used to
    support or provoke hostilities, combatants, belligerents; terrorism and or
    threaten National Security. It is foreseeable millions of Americans would
    increasingly not attend political meetings, peaceful protests or make comments
    on the Internet out of fear they might be arrested, lose their job; be put on
    Homeland Security’s NO Hire List, especially if they work for a government
    agency or contractor—that happened in Nazi Germany.

    Soon Americans won’t be able to arrange or attend a
    1st Amendment protected meeting or other activity e.g., a doctor or business
    appointment without government/police knowing about it. U.S. Government is on
    the threshold of having surveillance cameras and drones most everywhere. TSA is
    expanding its checkpoints on highways, bus and train stops and ports. U.S.
    Government is actively monitoring without warrants—journalists, U.S. Citizens’
    social networks, emails, phone calls, Internet Activity and faxes. One can only guess how much
    radiation is transmitted into the bodies of Americans by U.S. Government and
    Police covert scanning (without warrants) private homes—Americans walking on
    the street; driving vehicles; especially repeated scanning of “Persons of
    Interests”—potentially damaging their health. Had the Nazi police
    or Gestapo had X-ray scanners, no doubt the Nazis would have manufactured any
    reason or no reason to repeatedly x-ray at checkpoints, anywhere—persons the
    Reich deemed politically or socially undesirable, until either a targeted
    person was too ill to travel or dead.

    Most Americans haven’t awakened to the fact they are subject to an
    array of recently passed Fascist Laws including The National Defense
    Authorization Act and perhaps soon—the Enemy Expatriation Act that U.S.
    Government can unleash against the public. Congress gave U.S. Government the
    power to arrest and indefinitely detain Americans without probable cause or
    bringing charges:  Detained U.S.
    Citizens now have no right to an attorney or trial or right to learn the
    charges against them—if any. If that isn’t Fascism what is?

    It is foreseeable U.S. activists in the future that occupy government
    and other property (and) violate State or Federal laws will be charged by U.S.
    Government for conspiring or provoking violence; supporting hostilities;
    International and or Domestic Terrorism and may be incarcerated in Indefinite
    Detention or prosecuted under United States Code 18 Sec. 2331 (appear intended
    (i)“to intimidate or coerce a civilian population; (ii) to influence the policy
    of a government by intimidation or coercion…” Any
    Violent-Occupation or Protest even if caused by agent provocateurs, potentially
    can play into the hands of individuals, law enforcement and corporations that
    may want America turned into a Police State: Almost any criminal or physical act
    can be used by U.S. Government or Police to charge a person or group with
    advocating, supporting or committing terrorism. Considering these
    laws—only idiots or provocateurs would advocate violence or destruction of
    property.
     

    U.S. terrorist laws are broad
    and vague and can be used by Government or Police against anyone, which makes
    it easy to set up or frame anyone for being involved in or connected to
    terrorism—perhaps for no other reason a Citizen or group dared challenge or
    question government policy.

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