Government Waste: DHS Documents Reveal Widespread Surveillance of Occupy Movement

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Federal documents reveal the Department of Homeland Security conducted daily monitoring of peaceful Occupy protests and encampments in 2011. The memos, obtained by the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund (PCJF) through FOIA, show that the DHS routinely observed "Occupy-type" protests, including those deemed "peaceful" by federal agents. In 252 pages of department exchanges, agents overwhelmingly report "uneventful," "peaceful" and "orderly" demonstrations.

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