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November 19, 2011 8:24 PM Subscribe
Who's coordinating crackdowns on Occupy Wall Street?
posted by stagewhisper (271 comments total)
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The San Francisco Bay Guardian reports that, although there was rampant speculation about Homeland Security's role in Occupy Wall Street crackdowns across the nation given multiple police force's paramilitary actions
, the Feds are not directly involved. Instead, planning has been facilitated by an affiliated non-profit organization called Police Executive Research Forum
, aka PERF.
But what exactly is PERF?"The Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) is a national membership organization of progressive police executives from the largest city, county and state law enforcement agencies. PERF is dedicated to improving policing and advancing professionalism through research and involvement in public policy debate. Incorporated in 1977, PERF's primary sources of operating revenues are government grants and contracts, and partnerships with private foundations and other organizations."
PERF publishes studies, such as Future Technology Needs in Law Enforcement
, a Partner Paper with Lockheed Martin (pdf)
And books such as Chief Concerns: Exploring the Challenges of Police Use of Force
which was "generously supported by Motorola Inc."
There is currently a crowd sourced
investigation into #PERF underway, and it looks like they may be the next big Anonymous target