Saturday, April 28, 2012

Cops Mistakenly Hand Over Anti-Protest Guides to Anarchist

After filing a Freedom of Information Act request with the Richmond Police Department for police training documents, Mo Karn received much more than expected in return: she got homeland security and crowd control guides that show how the police target protests. Read More The Richmond Police Department’s Emergency Operations Plan includes a section on “civil disturbances.” While this sounds innocuous, “civil disturbances” are defined so broadly as to include what the police call “dissident gatherings.” “The City of Richmond is a target rich environment” for antiwar protesters, the document says. Undercurrents is an award winning alternative news service producing videos of people taking inspiring actions.

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