Well, this is sort of a scary story: Marshall Garrett, one of the protesters who was arrested during Saturday’s Occupy Wall Street march for trying to hold a General Assembly in Citibank, told the Village Voice what went down that day. Apparently a plainclothed cop had been very well informed of the situation ahead of time and hidden himself in the crowd.When hanging out with idiots, act like an idiot they always say.
Here’s what Mr. Garrett told the paper:
But what was unknown to us and to a lot of people that day, including those in Times Square, was that there were undercover cops already there, paid to be disruptive and to be loud. One undercover cop present [at Citi] was louder than the entire group.
Apparently these blabbermouths are unable to keep a secret.
Now, it didn’t require a lot of researching to figure out Occupy Wall Street’s plans for Saturday. They had broadcasted a lot of the information out on their website, OccupyWallSt.org. But when it came down to which banks would actually be targeted for protests, you would have needed to be in Washington Square Park that day in order to be given instructions.Hello! Anyone home? I have my beefs with Bloomberg for his hands-off approach, but at least Commissioner Ray Kelly has a functioning brain. Gee, let's see. We have the largest police force on the planet, very well-schooled on infiltrating the mob, terrorist groups, etc. Do these freakazoids think they're so clever they can outwit the NYPD? This should make these stoners even more paranoid, wondering who they can or cannot trust.
So either the Washington Square Park police were able to find out and radio ahead to plainclothes detectives which locations to situate themselves in, or the Occupy Wall Street movement has a couple of NYPD detectives moving inside of their ranks already. Or, Option C, as presented in the blog Red Green and Blue: the kids that were planning the runs on the bank just talked too much about it on social networks.Idiots.