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.
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.