Department of Homeland Security Adviser Helped Coordinate Police Crackdowns on Protests in 18 Cities

Further Evidence of Coordination of Police Crackdowns on Occupy Protests

Rich H. writes:

I know this is supposed to be a dead subject, but look what I found in ten minutes of research today.

The man acknowledged to be the facilitator of the mayor’s conference calls is one Chuck Wexler. Chuck is the Executive Director of PERF, of which we were informed. What wasn’t included is Mr. Wexler is also a member of the DHS Advisory Council. You’ll find his name second to the bottom.

If it’s not good enough that Mr. Wexler was speaking with the mayors, don’t take my word for it, there’s probably dozens of links. Here’s one that may be considered valid. CBS.

In Mr. Wexler’s interview with The Boston Phoenix he has the following to say. It’s as interesting for what’s said and what isn’t.

“No purpose aside to simply exchange information.” “This was just information sharing.”

“There hasn’t been an issue we haven’t been involved in.” – When speaking of other policing issues he’s dealt with.

“We are pulled in to help when things happen, and we’ll keep doing that when it’s the right thing.” – Apprently the OWS movement doesn’t count as “when things happen.”

Oh, and let’s not forget about the arrests in Portland or what Wexler’s boss had to say about this.

“(We) have to be careful not to allow this movement to get any legitimacy. I’m taking this seriously in that I’m old enough to remember what happened in the 1960’s when the left-wing took to the streets and somehow the media glorified them and it ended up shaping policy. We can’t allow that to happen.”

Congressman Peter King, Head of the House Homeland Security Subcommittee.

Rich H’s characterization is a little over the top, since the Department of Homeland Security’s Advisory Council is an outside advisory group, and isn’t directly part of DHS:

The Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC) provides advice and recommendations to the Secretary on matters related to homeland security. The Council comprises leaders from state and local government, first responder communities, the private sector, and academia.

So Wexler’s role in coordinating police crackdowns does not provide direct proof of Rick Ellis’ claim that “each of [the police] actions was coordinated with help from Homeland Security”.

But since actions and decisions are often made through informal liaisons, by people wearing several hats, DHS could have played a role in coordinating the crackdowns even if no DHS official was directly involved.

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  • Randa

    Sonsabitches will not take us down.


    Lock me up in Guantanamo? Make my day. Make my bloody day. Sonsabitches don’t scare me with their latest “gonna lock you up in Guantanamo b.s.” Like Obama is not going to sign this nonsense? Make my day Obama.

    Sign on the bloody line you asshole. Sign away your American heritage.

  • Tatiana Covington

    How do we know that the whole Occupy thing isn’t just a DHS false flag to start with? Deliberately set up a la COINTELPRO to draw out the disaffected and destroy them.

    I’d be wary.

    • maz

      Ha, ha, ha. How do we know you are not COINTELPRO trying to throw cold water on a ground based movement?

      I’ll be wary of T. Covington.

  • Howard T. Lewis III

    Since Chuck Wexler has yet to say out loud who did 9-11, or any other of the recent attacks on the U.S. , and has assumed a position of authority instigating the injuring of legal, peaceful, unarmed demonstrators with potentially lethal force, he may be considered armed and dangerous and recommended for immediate arrest. Chuck Wexler is being set up as a jive-ass punk.

  • Thanks Joe Lieberman

    We can thank Senator Joseph Lieberman for many of the virulently unconstitutional and unAmerican tactics employed by the Department of Homeland Security.
    How low can you go Joe?

  • The word co-ordinated is not so inflexible to conclude Rich H was wrong. That is a foot in the door practice that will morph into everything else going into the room later after everyone relaxes.

  • Wilhelmus de Wilde

    see for possible solutions and positive free thinking:

    volume 2 issue 7, published 31 october 2011 : The American Dream in the 21st Century
    table of content

    Wilhelmus de Wilde