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FOIA requested documents reveal guideline to militarize local police, combat protest

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Richmond Cops Mistakenly Hand Over Anti-Protest Guides to Anarchist

by Will Potter on January 5, 2011

After filing a Freedom of Information Act request with the Richmond Police Department for police training documents, Mo Karn received much more than expected in return: homeland security and crowd control guides that show how the police target protests.

The police filed for an emergency court order yesterday to prohibit Karn from publicizing any of the documents, which should never have been released. The cops’ reasoning? “Defendant Mo Karn is a known and admitted anarchist.”

The documents, however, have already been published online. And buried in the training guides are insights into three trends in law enforcement that have been occurring not just in Virginia, but nationally: the demonization of protest, the militarization of police, and turning local cops into “terrorism” officials.

Continued: http://www.greenisthenewred.com/blog/richmond-police-protest...

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