TV News LIES

Thursday, May 25th

Last update05:20:13 AM GMT

You are here News Domestic (USA) Austin police infiltrated Occupy Austin

Austin police infiltrated Occupy Austin

E-mail Print PDF

Soon after Occupy Austin protesters began their months-long demonstration at City Hall last fall, Austin police officials assigned at least three undercover officers to infiltrate the group to gather intelligence on any plans that might break the law.

The officers also may have crossed a fine line in undercover police work: They helped plan and manufacture devices — often called "lock boxes" — that allowed Occupy members to tie themselves together during a protest in Houston, according to interviews and court records. The use of the devices, which makes it harder for police to break up human chains, resulted in Houston police filing felony charges against seven protestors who had attempted to block a port entrance in Houston on Dec. 12.

It's not clear who first proposed making the lock boxes. But during the hearing, attorneys and Austin Police Detective Shannon Dowell — who wore a long black beard and was known to Occupy members as "Butch" — disclosed that Dowell had purchased PVC pipe and other materials with Occupy Austin money and delivered the finished lock boxes to movement members.

TVNL Comment: Police are there to protect us, not inspect us! When police try to set you up to commit crimes so that they can arrest you...they are the enemy.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


'One of a kind' landslide buries part of California's iconic coastal highway

Iconic CA highway landslideA massive landslide buried a section of California's iconic Highway 1 in Big Sur, according to...

Texas will allow adoption agencies to reject parents on religious grounds

Texas adoption bill includes religious exemptionThe Texas Legislature passed a bill extending religious liberty protections to the child welfare system, which...

CA teacher cites Bible in letter to school paper, says gay people 'deserve to die'

San Luis Obispo HS teacher: Gays deserve to dieIn a letter to the student newspaper, a San Luis Obispo High School teacher quoted a...

Supreme Court ruling wipes out Republican-drawn House districts in N.C.

Supreme Court ruling wipes out NC redistrictingThe Supreme Court ruled Monday that racial considerations pervaded the way North Carolina lawmakers drew congressional...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!