Homeland Security Warned of Tea Party Extremism But DHS Report Called #Occupiers Peaceful Activists
It’s an Obama world.
The #Occupy radicals have put together quite a record of accomplishment since September:
– 9 deaths, 5 found dead in tents, One found dead after 2 days
– 2 murders (Not counting the protester who strangled his parents and stuffed them in a car)
– Tens of millions of dollars in damages, layoffs, vandalism, law breaking
– Multiple Rapes
– Thousands of arrests
– Public masturbation
– Child molestation and baby abuse
But forget the facts – Homeland Security saw the #occupy protests as a peaceful movement.
In 2009 Homeland Security released a report suggesting the tea party was a sign of right-wing extremism.
The Huffington Post reported:
A new report issued by the Department of Homeland Security that says right-wing extremism is on the rise throughout the country.
In the report (a full copy of which is below), officials warn that right-wing extremists could use the bad state of the U.S. economy and the election of the country’s first black president to recruit new members to their cause.
In the intelligence assessment issued to law enforcement last week, Homeland Security officials said there was no specific information about an attack from right-wing extremists in the works.
Fast forward to 2011…
The Department of Homeland Security published a report on the #Occupy criminal movement but described the hooligans as a “peaceful” movement. The report was leaked in a recent Wikileaks document dump.
As Occupy Wall Street spread across the nation last fall, sparking protests in more than 70 cities, the Department of Homeland Security began keeping tabs on the movement. An internal DHS report entitled “SPECIAL COVERAGE: Occupy Wall Street,” dated October of last year, opens with the observation that “mass gatherings associated with public protest movements can have disruptive effects on transportation, commercial, and government services, especially when staged in major metropolitan areas.” While acknowledging the overwhelmingly peaceful nature of OWS, the report notes darkly that “large scale demonstrations also carry the potential for violence, presenting a significant challenge for law enforcement.”
The five-page report – contained in 5 million newly leaked documents examined by Rolling Stone in an investigative partnership with WikiLeaks – goes on to sum up the history of Occupy Wall Street and assess its “impact” on everything from financial services to government facilities. Many of the observations are benign, and appear to have been culled from publicly available sources. The report notes, for instance, that in Chicago “five women were arrested after dumping garbage taken from a foreclosed home owned by Bank of America in the lobby one of the bank’s branches,” and that “OWS in New York staged a ‘Millionaires March,’ from Zucotti Park to demonstrate outside the homes of some of the city’s richest residents.”
But the DHS also appears to have scoured OWS-related Twitter feeds for much of their information.