NYPD Anti-Terrorism Unit Monitoring Wall Street Protests
28 September 2011
The New York City Counter Terrorism Unit has been filmed watching the peaceful #OccupyWallStreet Protests.
The officers, part of the New York City Counter Terrorism Bureau which has a police force bigger than the FBI, were filmed monitoring the Occupy Wall Street protesters by independent journalists who have been forced to do the job of the corporate controlled media which has largely ignored the wall street protests.
Apparently, peaceful protesters who are rallying against the banks who created the economic crisis are now considered possible terrorists by a police force that has been largely used to monitor and intimidate innocent Americans.
Last Sunday 60 Minutes ran a piece on this counter terrorism bureau, essentially worshiping unconstitutional checkpoints and pushing the fear of another terror attack in their explanation as to why New York needs 35,000 counter terrorism units to combat cave-dwelling Muslims, not to mention the 2,000 and soon to be 3,000 cameras on every New York City street corner.
What the 60 Minutes piece failed to acknowledge was that this unit is actually being used against innocent, politically active Americans!
The fact that the corporate media is almost completely ignoring these protests while at the same time the NYPD Counter Terrorism Bureau is actively monitoring them, shows just how frightened the establishment is of grassroots activism and protests.
It is also important to note that while this protest was at first promoted and started by what some have labeled open socialists, the fact is that many of the protesters now occupying Wall Street are actually anti Federal Reserve Ron Paul supporters.