The parts of Oakland I’m familiar with aren’t worth saving.
Back around the time of the March for Justice, they had undercover vans coming to Freeper events in the DC area.
During the Clinton years I’d say they had much, much more interest in us rather than in any hooligan groups.
It sounds ridiculous, but...it’s true.
Heck, it might even be true today, too.
It looks like he was “really serious” with the gangsta side aiming technique. For that alone, he should be fired.
Funny. Over at the DUmp, they're all convinced that the most disruptive protestors are really undercover cops.
Gangsta grip and all.
Since the police were allegedly attacked for no other reason than they are police, the object of the scorn of protestors seems to be rebellion against authority as opposed to police brutality. This is why I suspect that there are professors at Berkeley who were hippie protestors in 1960s, corrections welcome, such professors possibly instigating these protests.
Now they know how the Tea Partiers felt.
I like how the cops acted. Taking down a street thug assaulting a ‘person’, police or otherwise is arresting a criminal. Period.
Police often have snatch & grab teams who pick up and take out of the mob the violent instigators and/or fire-bomb and stone throwers.
Interesting that the mob wanted to attack “police officers”, undercover or not. Shows that they were not afraid of the police, but a drawn gun changes things. Next time the officer should let one protester grab him and then blow his brains out, all over the rest of the mob.
I guarantee that mob won’t attack even a bedbug during a protest.
I covered these communist/anarchist mobs for decades and wherever the police intell operations were good, the instigators were neutralized and violence prevented against persons and stores. Where it was not (i.e. DC, Oakland, Berkeley, Seattle-WTO, Chicago, etc). the rioters go away with robbery and arson.
There are ways to handle a riotous mob and there are way to ensure that they get away with things. It all depends on the police chief, his intelligence teams, and the mayor who gives them support for their law enforcement operations.
In most of the leftist cities around the country, the mayor is usually so radical/Marxist that the police force has been neutered into issuing parking tickets and the red mobs have a free hand (as you saw live from Ferguson, Mo., recently).
Not much of a cover, being white guys with crew cuts. But then this isn’t Hoover’s FBI either.