New Records Detailing FBI, Fusion Center Monitoring of Activists, Anarchists
Friday, October 4, 2013
DBA Press releases an additional 1,784 pages of Phoenix Police Department Homeland Defense Bureau (PPDHDB) records pertaining to Occupy Phoenix and other Phoenix area activist groups.
Access records here (filed under “records relating to PPD/ACTIC and other fusion center monitoring of activists, Part 4”).
These records complete a public records request filed by DBA Press and the Center for Media and Democracy in June of 2012 as part of a joint project, “Dissent or Terror: how the nation’s counter-terrorism apparatus, in partnership with corporate America, turned on Occupy Wall Street.”
Much of this final set of records – which were only recently released by PPD, on September 16, 2013– detail the efforts of counter-terrorism/law enforcement personnel involved in the Arizona Counter Terrorism Information Center (ACTIC) in tracking the activities of Phoenix area activists through the first half of 2012.
Some key points of interest include:
– FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force personnel, along with ACTIC and Scottsdale Police Department “terrorism liaison officers” actively investigated Phoenix area anarchists and other activists who were organizing a February, 2012 rally in protest of the murder of a Scottsdale man by Scottsdale Police Department officer James Peters.