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City plan to snuff socialist infiltration hearing blows up in courtroom’s face

COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO-- If you attended today's evidentiary hearing about the police infiltration of a local student group, you are no doubt left wondering what happened. Where were the defendants and why was the judge so angry? The outcome was not what either side wanted, but still it was a huge false step for the city. The defense was not provided the police witnesses it requested, but the prosecution was prevented from quashing those subpoenas outright. As a truant co-defendant, I had a unique vantage point on today's anticlimax and I apologize I was unable to explain it in person. Today's hearing, it turns out, was supposed to exclude the defendants. The review of evidence relating to the police infiltration operation was intended to happen outside of public view. The lawyers signed the setting slips, not the defendants, who were kept uninformed of the October 17 hearing. The judge had specified lawyers only, to keep the details and identities of the undercovers confidential. Can courts exclude defendants from their own hearings? Not really, but anyway. It turns out the judge wanted privacy because she had no intention of conducting the hearing at all. Without an audience to offend, this judge planned to summarily quash the defense motions to make police administrators testify and that would be the end of it. Objections be damned, let the lawyers take it up on appeal. Push this hot potato off a year or two. However, through documents obtained directly from the courthouse, the defendants did learn about the hearing. So the defendants made plans to attend the hearing regardless of a judge's preferences, and they publicized the event for what it promised to be, a scandalous exposé of CSPD intelligence overreach. Subpoenaed to testify were El Paso County Sheriff Bill Elder, Colorado Springs Police Chief Peter Carey, Lieutenant Mark Comte of the CSPD Intelligence Divison, and Sergeant Clayton Blackwell, among others. Colorado Springs prosecutors did not inform the defense team that they had no intention of honoring those subpoenas. Instead they planned to motion to quash the subpoenas and truncate the hearing. The city attorneys did not file those motions beforehand nor give the defense any indication they were contesting the subpoenas. I can only surmise that the city prosecutors began receiving calls from the media about the anticipated testimony of the sheriff and chief of police, because it wasn't until late morning on the day of the hearing, after our press release went out, that the city emailed the defense team to say that "Sgt Blackwell is on vacation." Blackwell wouldn't be attending the hearing, they said, and by the way, his was the only subpoena delivered. To which I imagine our legal team said: WTF?! Now we needed a hearing to learn why the city thought it could unilaterally decide to whom to deliver our subpoenas. It's one thing to disrespect the rights of defendants. Our municipal court does it ALL THE TIME. Everyday, sadly. In fact, it's done it repeatedly to the very defendants in this case, before

FBI undercover rats on sovereign pals, says they planned to seize small county jails, except he was their lone soldier.

    DENVER, COLORADO- Very interesting testimony Friday at the trial of sovereigns Stephen Nalty and Steve Byfield. The prosecution's latest witness was FBI INFORMER Marshall Ringer. Not a sovereign citizen type turned by government agents, Ringer is a disgraced police officer hired by the FBI and inserted into the so-called "enterprise" to report its activities and propose courses of action conducive to arrests. Ringer calls himself a "self-employed security expert." His handler FBI Special Agent Ryan English calls him an "embedded confidencial human source". His targets gave him the title "Continental U.S. Marshall". They hoped he would recruit like-minded sovereigns to the cause of correcting what they saw as a corrupt judicial system. Ringer's FBI codename was "Earp". The accusations corruption hinged on the understanding that according to Article VI of the US Constitution, positions of public authority must take an oath secured by a bond. The "enterprise" had discovered that many Colorado judges and prosecutors and sheriffs and other elected officials didn't have oaths or bonds on file. If this expectation was indeed a misconception, and Article VI is inapplicable, you'd think the remedy might be to tell the would-be reformers, "no, that is not a requirement, here's why, etc." Strangely that was never done. Neither to their person, in a handout, or to reporters looking into this sad case. An undercover would present an excellent opportunity to huddle with the enterprise and say "hey guys, I was looking into this oath stuff and discovered that according to such and such law, or ruling or whatnot, oaths and bonds are no longer mandatory, end of story!" But "Earp" didn't. Nobody did. Nobody has yet to spell it out, even in this courtroom. When the defendants have tried to put Article VI into the trial record, they've been refused. So the issue is certainly a curious one. Instead of using an undercover to diffuse the oath-seekers by presenting the incontrovertible truth of their error, the FBI and the state prosecutors instead gathered evidence to ridicule their character. We're told they met in trailerhomes, they struggled to cobble enough money together to give their marshall a pair of handcuffs. They dreamed of putting together a network of De Jure judges to replace the corrupt ones currently alas De Facto. Tapes You might think the taped conversations of the sovereigns would be damning. The defendants certainly seem to be embarassed by them, but they're less incriminating than disarming. When "Earp" asked what was he to do with the officials he arrested, he was told, nothing, for now. Do not take any action on your own. Wait for instructions from the People's Grand Jury. Every time "Earp" goaded his colleagues about what he could do, they'd tell him to wait until matters could be addressed democratically and judicially. The most interesting information to come from the undercover testimony was about how the FBI wires up its informants. Colorado law requires that at least on person in a conversation consents to being recorded. As a result, every

Police body cameras reveal Colorado Springs law enforcement used arrests to infiltrate a student socialist group.

COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO- Police body worn camera footage accidentally discovered to defendants in the March 26, 2017, protest cases, has revealed a mysterious side story at the Colorado Springs Socialists’ “March Against Imperialism”. At that march, six participants were cited for marching in the street. Meanwhile, a curious seventh was detained, driven off, but not cited. CSPD Officer Krueger’s body-cam recorded what happened and more. What happened at the March 26 rally, beside the police dispersing a fully legal assembly? This video documents that the CSPD tried to give deeper cover to a team of El Paso County Sheriff’s plainclothes operatives, by giving one of them the credibility of an arrest. In truth, it worked for three weeks and several socialist actions, until the undercover team spooked everyone with their excessively sketchy zeal. As the March 26 evidence was released to defendants, the contradictory police reports began to accrue. Then a file labeled KRUEGER BODY-CAM emerged. 1. Krueger-cam The first thing you see is the twenty or so protesters, clad in black, waving red flags, rallying on the steps of Colorado Springs City Hall. Speakers are railing against capitalism and imperialism. CSPD Officer Krueger comes upon this scene, among the reinforcements called, because fourteen of the protesters, mostly masked, were observed to have marched on the street. (Marchers had followed Nevada to Bijou to Tejon to Colorado back to Nevada, trailed by the cruisers of CSPD Officers Mark Keller and Roberto Williamson. Returning to City Hall, participants were told by CSPD Sergeant Clayton Blackwell that they could protest on the sidewalk but would be ticketed if they stepped back into the street.) As the rally goes on, the officers hear that orders have changed and everyone is going to be ticketed. On camera, Officer Keller relates a possible motive: "LT wants everyone identified." (Most of the protesters are masked. Arrests will give police the pretext to register everyone's identity, whether the person walked in the street or not. By "LT", Keller may be refering to Lieutenant Webber, who dispatched officers to the scene, or Lieutenant Mark Comte, in charge of CSPD intelligence.) As officers discuss whether to rush the group or detain two or three protesters at a time, CSPD Sergeant Blackwell discloses to his men: “There’s two UCs in there, and they’ll just take a ticket like everybody else." Blackwell adds, jokingly: "So hopefully we don’t have to start spraying ‘cause I don’t know which ones they are.” Officer Keller tells Krueger and Canaan he thinks one of the protesters is concealing a knife. He fingers a masked protester wearing a Carhartt jacket. Though Krueger and his partner, CSPD Officer Dustin Canaan, were informed about undercovers, they don't know that they are being tasked with arresting one. Officers Krueger and Canaan are formally instructed that when the move is made to issue citations to the protesters, they are to apprehend "Carhartt". In fact, the first planned arrestee of March 26 is “Carhartt”. Aka the sheriff’s undercover. Officers encircle the rally as Sergeants Ingram and Blackwell

Self-named snake in grass Jason Warf presses charges against Occupy Jack

OCCUPY COLORADO SPRINGS has an asshole problem, fortunately it's just one asshole, and it's not Occupy Jack Semple. Colorado Springs Occupiers passed a no-snitch policy Tuesday, in line with Occupies nationwide, but that doesn't stop Jason Warf, as permit holder for his personal "occupy" franchise, from calling the police on activists trying to make the Acacia Park encampment about more than Warf's media-whore ego. Fellow occupiers are forbidden to speak and act as anything other than solitary individuals, whether addressing City Council about the 1st Amendment, or answering media questions about what they hope to achieve with OWS. Whereas Jason Warf, self-officialized spokesman talks only about divisions and who's not part of his movement. So now Warf has called the police on four-times arrested Jack Semple and is personally pressing charges of trespass, for infringing on his city permit, the same charges he's filed against Raven Martinez, and an unverified number of others. If the GA can't fire Warf from his own permitted movement, we can repeal his Occupy license. The city may be okay with granting Jason Warf a permit to muck up real protest, but I'm certain that Occupy Wall Street would pull any permit he thinks he has for his pro-Capitalism, pro-war, pro-police snitch camp. PS. BTW, the asshole reference was to Mr. Warf's circulating a memo of instructions of how to rid protest movements of assholes. It was a guideline for snitching basically, but some of the methods of confrontation seemed like they could be used to address Warf, especially if HE thinks they are commendable. Unfortunately the ultimate "intervention" step was already attempted without success, his shit smells that good. BTW P2, Jason Warf dubbed himself a "snake in the grass" when observed sulking far off in the park, videotaping what he considered the transgressions of others. Can someone send me a large photo of Mr. Warf which we can use for a warning poster? And please no pics of anuses.

Peaceful protest movement infiltrators Mark Kennedy, Lyn Watson, cops Karen Sullivan, Daniela Cardenas unmasked

Social justice activists across the US are uniting January 25 to protest the infiltration of peaceful protest groups by law enforcement and intelligence agencies. As European environmental organizations reel from the revelation that high-profile activist "Mark Stone," really PC Mark Kennedy, served undercover for London's MET for seven years, the Guardian has confirmed another unnamed infiltrator, identified by activist sources as "Lyn Watson." A longtime Leeds Common Place volunteer, Watson is reportedly serving at another undercover location. Kennedy is in the US evading the blowback of many EU and UK former comrades. As US lawyers fend off grand jury inquiries against chiefly Palestinian-rights advocacy groups, the Minneapolis based Anti-War Committee has obtained confirmation that FBI agent "Karen Sullivan" had been disrupting from their midst since the 2008 RNC. A "Daniela Cardenas" is considered to be her accomplice. While accounts vary between MET officer Mark Kennedy "going native" and privatizing his surveillance services, there are reports that Kennedy had been sexually intimate with a number of the activists he had been infiltrating. The role of "Lyn Watson" becomes critical because her reports would reflect that the authorities knew of and did not halt officer Kennedy's improper conduct. Green activist are debating the merits of releasing details about the infiltrators. Save Iceland made this excellent statement about Kennedy. UPDATE UK: To prevent further details from going public, the comments section has been disabled for the original Guardian article which refuses to name, or unscramble to photograph of Officer A, aka Lyn Watson. A subsequent UK Indymedia article has been deleted together with its thread. Discussion persists at another IMC in Sheffield now suffering under a common ISP hobble of sites designed to serve secure pages through HTTPS, having its certificate called into doubt. As a result visitors are warned by their browser that the site cannot be trusted until they finally desist from clicking through. For the benefit of those timid souls we reprint the comment thread, as of 4PM GMT. Hold on ... 13.01.2011 09:54 It says she disappeared in 2008, but someone is quoted saying "she was present at Drax and Heathrow climate camp actions, against Coryton oil refinery and various anti-capitalist gatherings and protests" ... but the Coryton blockade was last year. Or was there some other Coryton action I wasn't aware of? Shame the Guardian took representations from the cops and no one else. They've even decided against a comments section - maybe in case someone decided to put her name up. I might be missing some key piece of info or argument here, but I really think people have GOT to post her identity up here - people will want to know what info the state now definitely has on them etc. proof-reader Her activist name was... 13.01.2011 10:12 Lyn Watson. Haven't got a photo though. Someone there was a earlier coryton blockade 13.01.2011 10:26 ,,, on fossil fools day. yeah, i don't see a problem in posting her (false) name... though in general i'm not sure what feeding this story is doing for our movement... though i am

Paging Lucy Shoup aka Lucy McDonald

Who was the Maryland State Trooper infiltrating Silver Springs area peace groups? Unmasked by an ACLU case which represented several dozen activists labeled by "Lucy" as terrorists, even the LA Times article would not reveal her true identity. But certainly there should remain photographs of the undercover officer participating in actions from 2005-2007... The agent's cover name "Lucy Shoup" was accidentally left un-redacted from records made public by the Maryland State Police. An activist at Red Emma's bookstore suspected that an "Ann Shoup" on their email list might be the agent in question. Now 32 activist groups in the area have confirmed that "Lucy," going by "Shoup" or "McDonald," pretended to participate in their activities in order to keep tabs on their members. She used the email addresses ann_378@hotmail.com and shoupy_shoup@yahoo.com. The ACLU of Maryland is asking other activist groups to check their records for traces of this agent, and urging all to file FOIA requests to disclose the breadth of this eavesdropping. Among the major groups targeted: the ACLU, the American Friends Service Committee, Amnesty International, the Campaign to End the Death Penalty, the International Socialist Organization, the NAACP, and United Catholic Charities. Among the 57 individuals labeled as "terrorists" by this agent are the Dominican sisters who perpetrated the Colorado nuclear missile silo Plowshare action, Ardeth Platte and Carol Gilbert. Here is a sample of one of the infiltrator's email: July 28, 2005 Due to a change in marital status, my name and e-mail have changed and I will no longer be using or checking my old address. Please send anything to me (pledge, Save Vernon Evans, etc) at shoupy_shoup@yahoo.com. Whoops, forgot to tell you my name is Lucy Shoup, has a nice ring, doesn’t it? Thanks, I will see you soon. She used the same pretext to avoid giving a physical address: August 2, 2005 That would be great to be on the list serve for progressive news, alerts, etc., as well as the Baltimore activists’ alert. I’m in the process of moving, so I will give you my snail mail soon. I may just get a p.o. box to make life easier. See you soon, Lucy.

Undercover surveillance has uniform too

DENVER- DNC day 0, Undercover observers.   Could this NOT BE A COP? My goodness the cops had undercover uniforms too! White shirt, tan cargo shorts, white socks, running shoes, camera and backpack. This bicyclist was helping to track Unconventional Denver as they veered from the permitted parade route along 16th Street Mall. Another barrel bellied gentleman was recording the Sunday antiwar rally. There were hundreds of police video cameras out there, not held at the ready for something to happen, like the other videographers, but constantly pointed. Wouldn't that be recording a bunch of nothing, unless you're simply trying to document faces? I have another theory, which comes of imagining dozens of surveillance cameramen each shift, clocking out and depositing multitudes of digital videotape cassettes, marked by location, time, and perhaps incident. Would that seem to be a nightmare to organize? I'm thinking these cameras were up to something else. These two square pegs were videotaping the Sunday UA Lincoln Boulevard standoff. The person in the foreground is an example of what real participants look like. His camera is waiting for something to capture. The rear two have cameras aloft, whether they're paying attention our not. The yellow shirted boy scout gestured to this third duffer behind them. I'm not sure the signal except that he stepped back as I photographed. I wonder if these cameras held aloft haven't been retrofitted to give live video feeds, instead of recording unto individual DATs. I bet they're transmitting wireless signals to a communications truck nearby, where not only are the images being recorded into a data bank, likely they are being monitored for a real-time sense of what's happening in the crowd. That might explain why the cameramen were seldom seen panning or changing their angle. It might also be possible that they were receiving their instructions through the camera viewfinders. Now this guy isn't wearing the day uniform. What's he doing? I include him just for contrast. He's wearing the black colors of a provocateur or plant and sure enough when the antiwar march came its closest to the Pepsi Center, suddenly he broke his silence. Where before he's stood back, observing the morning rally. Now he was moving through the marchers offering instructions. Many of the organizers were trying to create something of a circle in front of the Pepsi Center entrance. This "marcher" who held no banner, and wore no political message, was now helpfully urging everyone to continue past.

One of these things is not like the other.

One of these things just doesn't belong. Can you tell which thing is not like the others, By the time I finish my song? Beside the haircut. DENVER- Here are the clues: nondescript dark clothing, no distinguishing logo, requisite black backpack and cargo pants. See anybody else who brought layered clothes and a backpack to the couple hour long training event? Amidst dozens of cameramen, reporters and videographers covering the self-defense training, he was the only person who insisted on videotaping everyone's faces. He wasn't participating, he wasn't asking for photo releases, and his was also the only handycam not aimed at the cops. Taking videos is one thing. But look out for these types trying to instigate trouble. They'll be throwing stones at windows, or grabbing you to thrust you into nearby uniformed police. These are the agent provocateurs who'll try to start trouble.

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