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BREAKING: Internal Homeland Security memo warned that the violent Occupy movement might get violent

Rolling Stone has the latest on the fascist police state we live in under The Evil George Bush (emphasis mine):

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 most ominous aspect of the report, however, comes in its final paragraph:

“The growing support for the OWS movement has expanded the protests’ impact and increased the potential for violence. While the peaceful nature of the protests has served so far to mitigate their impact, larger numbers and support from groups such as Anonymous substantially increase the risk for potential incidents and enhance the potential security risk to critical infrastructure (CI). The continued expansion of these protests also places an increasingly heavy burden on law enforcement and movement organizers to control protesters. As the primary target of the demonstrations, financial services stands the sector most impacted by the OWS protests. Due to the location of the protests in major metropolitan areas, heightened and continuous situational awareness for security personnel across all CI sectors is encouraged.”

In other words: These idiots could be dangerous. Keep an eye out.

Silly Homeland. OWS is overwhelmingly peaceful!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SJjfei_hi1E

Overwhelmingly peaceful.

Overwhelmingly peaceful.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IRwIVnUAr2o

Overwhelmingly peaceful.

Overwhelmingly peaceful.

Overwhelmingly peaceful.

Overwhelmingly peaceful.

Overwhelmingly peaceful.

Overwhelmingly peaceful.

Overwhelmingly peaceful.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZ2B4KjUBPA

If only the Tea Party was this “overwhelmingly peaceful,” huh?

Imagine if somebody burned down your house and the local news tried to downplay it by pointing out that all the other houses in the neighborhood were still standing. Well, you don’t have to imagine it. That’s exactly what happens every time OWS breaks the law. It doesn’t count because, well, it just doesn’t.

P.S. The latest “overwhelmingly peaceful” event:

P.P.S. And another: