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UnrepentantLiberal Donating Member (747 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-16-11 03:38 AM
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'Occupy' crackdowns coordinated with federal law enforcement officials
Source: Minneapolis Examiner

Over the past ten days, more than a dozen cities have moved to evict "Occupy" protesters from city parks and other public spaces. As was the case in last night's move in New York City, each of the police actions shares a number of characteristics. And according to one Justice official, each of those actions was coordinated with help from Homeland Security, the FBI and other federal police agencies.

The official, who spoke on background to me late Monday evening, said that while local police agencies had received tactical and planning advice from national agencies, the ultimate decision on how each jurisdiction handles the Occupy protests ultimately rests with local law enforcement.

According to this official, in several recent conference calls and briefings, local police agencies were advised to seek a legal reason to evict residents of tent cities, focusing on zoning laws and existing curfew rules. Agencies were also advised to demonstrate a massive show of police force, including large numbers in riot gear. In particular, the FBI reportedly advised on press relations, with one presentation suggesting that any moves to evict protesters be coordinated for a time when the press was the least likely to be present.

The FBI has so far failed to respond to requests for an official response, and of the 14 local police agencies contacted in the past 24 hours, all have declined to respond to questions on this issue.

Read more: http://www.examiner.com/top-news-in-minneapolis/were-occupy-crackdowns-aided-by-federal-law-enforcement-agencies
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Tx4obama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-16-11 03:45 AM
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1. There is NO evidence of FED involvement, and the article doesn't have named sources. n/t
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quakerboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-16-11 03:56 AM
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2. Theres no evidence to the contrary
And NYC airspace was reported to be closed to press helicopters during the raid. To the best of my understanding that does require Federal level involvement.
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FreakinDJ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-16-11 05:23 AM
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6. More will be revealed
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-16-11 06:22 AM
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9. What about nationwide DNS server outage? Wouldn't that be Homeland security?
Edited on Wed Nov-16-11 06:22 AM by lonestarnot
Yes I am suspicious. :P
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leveymg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-16-11 04:12 AM
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3. This story hinges on the credibility of the reporter. Here's his bio:
Edited on Wed Nov-16-11 04:43 AM by leveymg


Rick Ellis

* Minneapolis Top News Examiner

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Rick Ellis has more than a decade's experience in online local news and nearly twenty years experience as a journalist. Beginning at the Chicago Tribune, he has worked for a variety of news outlets, including Patch/AOL, Yahoo and Internet Broadcasting. While he was the managing editor of NBC13.com, the web site won a regional Murrow Award for best big market news site.


Here's his Linked-in page: http://www.linkedin.com/in/allyourtv



Rick Ellis's Overview

Current

* Founder, Managing Editor at AllYourTV.com

Past

* Editor, Rosemount.Patch.com at Patch.com
* Special Features Editor/Weekend National Editor at Internet Broadcasting
* Managing Editor at NBC13.com

* Journalist, Columnist, Show Host at ON24.com
* Talk Show Host at Network Broadcasting

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Rick Ellis's Experience
Founder, Managing Editor
AllYourTV.com

April 2008 Present (3 years 8 months)

Brand development, web site traffic growth, web site UI and advertising revenue.

Partnership and affiliate relations. Serves as evangalist for the site, appearing on numerous radio shows each month promoting the company and its content.

Writes and edits several dozen pieces of original content each week. Leading up syndication efforts and exploring possible new markets.
Editor, Rosemount.Patch.com
Patch.com

November 2010 April 2011 (6 months)

Local editor for Rosemount.Patch.com. Covering the city of Rosemount, MN (a south suburb of the Twin Cities) for Patch.com, the AOL-funded hyper-local news company.
Special Features Editor/Weekend National Editor
Internet Broadcasting

Privately Held; 201-500 employees; Internet industry

February 2006 April 2008 (2 years 3 months)

My last position with IB was primarily concerned with business development and partner content, although I also devoted a substantial amount of time to creating new content for the network.

I have previously worked within Internet Broadcasting as a Weekend National Editor and Weekend News Manager.
Managing Editor
NBC13.com

August 2003 January 2006 (2 years 6 months)

As Managing Editor for NBC13.com, the NBCOO affiliate in Birmingham, Alabama, I managed the web site, hired and trained staff and rolled out numbr of new fetures nd sales initiatives. I also helped oversee a complete revamping of the web site. During that tenure, the web site won a Regional Murrow Award.
Journalist, Columnist, Show Host
ON24.com

Privately Held; 201-500 employees; Internet industry

June 1999 November 2000 (1 year 6 months)

Hosted three or four daily audio programs, interviews and roundtables. In addition, served as media analyst and reporter covering the entertainment/media beat. Also made daily appearances on video programs, and created a daily audio commentary. And in a lighter note, served as the writer/voice behind the ever popular "Stockie, The Stock-Picking Sock Puppet."
Talk Show Host
Network Broadcasting

August 1994 April 1998 (3 years 9 months)

Host of talk show for syndicated radio format. Also did voice-overs for tv and
radio spots, wrote copy and press releases and handled other-broadcast related
duties.

At the time I left, the show was heard in 40+ markets.


A quick Google search didn't reveal much more out there about Rick Ellis. Anyone here know or have more info on this person?


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lamp_shade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-16-11 04:44 AM
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4. Coordinated with? Oh give me a break. n/t
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truthisfreedom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-16-11 04:45 AM
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5. Gives me a queasy feeling.
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UnrepentantLiberal Donating Member (747 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-16-11 05:47 AM
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If this were about Bush would you be questioning the source?
All the Obama Administration has to do is call this story a complete fabrication. Wanna bet they don't?
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SammyWinstonJack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-16-11 10:57 AM
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11. plus+++++++
:thumbsup:
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UnrepentantLiberal Donating Member (747 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-16-11 05:47 AM
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7. dupe
Edited on Wed Nov-16-11 05:48 AM by UnrepentantLiberal
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cantbeserious Donating Member (270 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-16-11 06:15 AM
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8. Given His History - No Reason Not To Believe Obama's Administration Is Blameless
eom
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UnrepentantLiberal Donating Member (747 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-16-11 08:17 AM
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He raids medical marijuana businesses.
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UnrepentantLiberal Donating Member (747 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-16-11 08:17 AM
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10. dupe
Edited on Wed Nov-16-11 08:18 AM by UnrepentantLiberal
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