Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Activist assholes spread photos of undercovers by Internet

Occupy Chicago activists on Tuesday disseminated over the Internet photos of a man and woman — nicknamed “Mo” and “Gloves” — who they believe are the officers or informants whose undercover work led to the arrests of NATO Summit protesters on bomb charges.

The Chicago Police Department won’t confirm or deny whether the man and woman are cops or snitches — but police Supt. Garry McCarthy called the release of the pictures unethical and “personally disgusting.”

“I have never seen it done before,” McCarthy said.

Undercover officers infiltrated a group of activists living in a Bridgeport apartment before the NATO Summit, sources said. Three of the out-of-town men living in that apartment were charged Saturday on state terrorism charges for allegedly building gasoline bombs.

The trio intended to lob the Molotov cocktails at the Obama campaign headquarters downtown, Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s home, police stations and cop cars, prosecutors alleged.

Two Chicago men were charged Sunday in other alleged bomb plots. One sought materials to make a pipe bomb and another threatened to blow up a railroad overpass, Cook County prosecutors said.

All five suspects knew one another, although the three cases are unrelated, sources said.

Representatives of Occupy Chicago and the National Lawyers Guild say they believe “Mo” and “Gloves” infiltrated activist groups before the NATO Summit and egged on the five suspects to commit crimes.

The bomb cases are reminiscent of the Republican National Convention in Minneapolis in 2008 when an admitted FBI informant, Brandon Darby, infiltrated a group of protesters, two of whom later pleaded guilty to making gasoline bombs they planned to throw at police cars.

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6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Its also reminiscent of the Occupy Cleveland members arrested for plotting to blow up a bridge. As I remember they joked about how it would mess up traffic. That seems to be the real goal of anything Occupy related: inconveniencing the rest of the 99%...

Anonymous said...

Somebody posted this photo gallery on twitter today, they thought these guys might also be undercovers:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/pweiskel08/with/7246738258/

Anonymous said...

If it is..or isn't undercover police..does not matter. What matters is that these lawyers deserve a complaint to the ARDC for their unethical conduct. Did the release of the photo and public announcement that the people in the photograph jeopardize a police investigation? Obstruction? ARDC??? Attorney Sarah Gelsomino from the Peoples Law Office went on television and told lies about the police. ARDC? Supt. McCarthy or the FOP should make a formal complaint against this bitch and the rest of the scumbag liberal attorneys. Durkin..you are a fucking scumbag attorney!

Anonymous said...

If anyone threatens or harms these persons I will personally hold that asshole,Andy Thayer,responsible.Andy preaches about peaceful protest but there always seems to be problems.Pumping up business for the peoples law office Andy?Remember Andy, violence IS a two-way street.

I Voted For Obama said...

If "MO" and "Gloves" had anything to do with saving Rahm's house and Obama re-election campaign headquarters, they are heroes and should be treated as such.

I Voted For Obama said...

If "MO" and "Gloves" had anything to do with saving Rahm's house and Obama re-election campaign headquarters, they are heroes and should be treated as such.