Friday, September 05, 2008
[From http://majikthise.typepad.com (she rules!)]
An anarchist recognized a would-be infiltrator from the local Sheriff's office at a demonstration in a St. Paul park yesterday, the Minnesota Pioneer Press confirms. The anarchist thought a black-clad man at the demo looked familiar.
The mole was asked to leave. He got into an unmarked sedan.
When the anarchist checked the photographs she recognized the familiar-looking guy as one of the officers who had raided the Convergence Space on Smith Ave. the previous week.
The Pioneer Press traced the license plate of the unmarked sedan to the Ramsey County Sheriff's Office.
Court documents also show that the police relied heavily, in some cases exclusively on the testimony of paid informants to lay conspiracy charges against certain defendants.
Keep these facts in mind when assessing claims that anarchists are responsible for various misdeeds at protests. If the authorities can infiltrate, they can also instigate.
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