January 31, 2012

@AnonOpsRomania: Reply to the fake journalist & fake anonymous video

The no0b journalist, "Cristian Badea", strikes again!
After insulting the romanian people with his rubbish articles from different newspaper site's, televisions, or time forgotten blogs, he even attempted of insulting us directly. How childish. But first let's see his so called "work":


As you can see, his work is quite something, isn't it? But do not let all those dazzling journalistic works get in the way of what's important here, his attempt at "trolling" us, we think. Why do we say that? Well, because in his recent post, on his well established and "active" blog/site thingy he posted something that gave us massive lulz.


An "official" Anonymous message from off-shore towards us. lol Because of this, we just had to let people on a few things:

1. There is no such thing as an official anonymous group, simply just more active teams than others
2. Anonymous is EVERYONE. But to be more specific the 99%, so i guess not everyone, but most people anyway.
3. Coincidentally we recognize the left upper logo in that video and from which group it was originally spread on youtube. This message/video is fake. (most likely made by other romanians) We can tell due to several things: It criticizes other anon's openly and it even makes statements how we don't represent them or don't have specific skills in "hacking" which leads us to say…
4. Anonymous is NOT a hacking group. Yes, each group usually has them, but not everyone is one, moreover, the term "hacker" is retarded, the media better stop using it. You make yourselves look no0bish. Not everyone is a hacker, there are normal people, there are d0xers, coders, crackers, encrypt3rs, etc. The likes of you can't even begin to imagine how many types there are.
5. Anonymous is NOT an organization, we are the people, regular citizens and as such we sometimes feel that it is our duty to draw attention towards certain things that might interest the population, like the bill that recently passed in the EU, including Romania, ACTA.
6. We searched and we found no other records of this video, except the one it was posted. Kinda suspicious and plain idiotic how it is placed the title in romanian but everything is voiced in english and impersonates a group from outside of the country. *facepalm*
We could continue on and on about it, but it would be pointless, the point was made.

Moving on….
AnonOpsRomania, in a couple of days after the creation of it's twitter account, it has certainly spiked some interesting talks here and there, but what we want all to know is that we are at this moment one of the three general active anonymous groups in Romania that made socializing accounts and went public with it's existence. Of course, there are many other groups in the country, some with which we still exchange intel, some which we've never met or talked too. This internet world sure is big and we most definitely DO NOT represent any other anon group in Romania, just our own.
We keep social talks with other Ops groups from the Balkan area and Europe in general, so we are constantly informed of every event, big or small.

Now, getting back to the fail journalist. We've originally planned on d0x'ing him, but half way some of us decided it's not worth it, so all this file is treated as a j0ke-d0x. Here is what we got so far on him:

Cristian Bandea
• Journalist at "Evenimentul zilei"
• Journalist at B365.ro
• Journalist at Realitatea Media
• Journalist at Cotidianul

Location: Bucuresti, Romania
Thoughts: A supporter of PIPA/SOPA as he has repeatedly said

"Stefan cel Mare" University of Suceava
Bachelor of Arts, English, Communication Studies
2003 – 2007
His fail blog/site:
Domain Name: cristianbandea.ro
Site's IP Address:
Server: http://rotld.ro
  Referral URL: http://www.hostvision.ro
Maintainance : www.rotld.ro
  Name Server: dns2.host-vision.com
  Name Server: dns1.host-vision.com
 Domain Status: OK
Site Ranking: 7,782,018 mil. (lol)
Host :abc04.abcdomenii.ro
Possible home addresses:

Phone Number: 021 3101849

Phone Number: 021 6734566

Phone Number: 021 2241117

Phone Number: 021 6271014

Phone Number: 021 7771888

Phone Number: 021 6281810

These are the people from Bucharest that we found under this name. We deemed all of this unworthy so we put everything to a halt here, since it was boring to us. Still from our understanding so far is that "Cristian Badea" might possibly be an alias. It is not all that uncommon amongst journalists. One of the names that he might really be is: Octavian Badea, though we are still uncertain since we haven't confirmed the above home addresses to see if it fits to the guy were looking for or not.

Anyway, before we end this, we better explain to all you nabs why the hashtags worked and why we didn't harm anything:
Our main mission is to raise awareness on certain things as time passes on, not destroy data without good reason, otherwise that would only TRULY backfire and make the gov more strict regarding us all, the citizens and the internet in general. On that day two other people already went into the server, and we just followed for the lulz. The reason why the hashtags worked was because we meddled inside it.

For those that know how to inject here's a few details to prove it:

Vulnerable link: http://www.sspr.gov.ro/index.php?comunicate&id=5'
Available columns: 10
@@version: 5.1.49-3-log
 account: db_ssprgov.admin
and to see the columns and tables names, you can already check the well known pastebin: http://pastebin.com/FZ1mBSAn

The last part, that they didn't deface it b.c. they don't know romanian is a joke, they were baiting us to follow them which we did and did enter, we just didn't deface in the end because the ones who were on the job that night, weren't black hatters and because like we already said, harming and being attention whores would only make things worse for us all. We'll only get on serious-business mode when it matters. :/

In any case, that's all for now. A short file on us and the fail journalist.

We are Anonymous,
We are legion,
We never forgive,
We never forget,
Expect us.


Anonymous: Operation Silva #OpSilva [15-02-2012]


Anonymous: Operation Silva #OpSilva [15-02-2012]
ENG*/ES (*translated)

* Anonymous information pages (OFFICIAL)


* Radio Online @ AnonUniversal



Anonymous: Operacion Silva #OpSilva [15-02-2012]
*Paginas Informativas de Anonymous (OFICIALES):


*Radio Online @AnonUniversal




Name of Operation: Silva
Twitter Hashtag: #OpSilva
Date and Time: February 15, 2012 - 8:00 am
IRC channel:  #opcolombia #opsilva #iberoamercia
News Twitters: Anonymous Anonymous Iberoamercia Ops Info
Blogs or page with the information: Anonymous Iberoamerica (Official) Info Ops Anonymous
Link the WebHive: http://www.anonibero.tk/
Reasons for the Operation:

Venezuelan Defense Minister Henry Rangel is again under fire for unholy ties with illegal actors. On Friday the Herald American newspaper said release documents showing that "Chavez has had direct information, at least since 2007, official closely linked that their revolution were linked to drug trafficking operations."
The document published by the newspaper, dated January 10, 2007 and addressed to President Hugo Chavez, the Venezuelan leader recommends that "very respectfully to open a thorough investigation and audit of their property to the citizen Henry de Jesus Rangel Silva, and cessation of work activities until it can rule out their participation in the above facts. "

The facts referred to in the letter occurred in the state of Tachira and are linked to the investigation that the prosecution charged forward against four officers and a civilian employee found carrying 2.2 tons of cocaine.

The accusation led to Rangel says that "there is sufficient evidence linking directly to Henry de Jesus Rangel Silva to the investigation and trial for the prosecution 7 ° and 22 ° of Lara to four officers and one civilian employee."

The sources consulted by the newspaper, who retained his anonymity, have said that the "cargo was one of several shipments that are conducted regularly from military installations, used as sanctuaries for storing supplied cocaine shipments from Colombia by the FARC."

Investigations led to the arrest of several military and Defense Ministry official Corner Edgar Alfonso Rangel, Rangel Silva's cousin.

Although Rangel Silva was never investigated, government officials dared to charge him before Chavez, when the head of the Directorate General of Intelligence and Prevention Services (DISIP), and request an investigation.

The paper also includes the defense minister was awarded this week in Venezuela for "his work in the fight against drug trafficking" and ensures that Rangel Silva did not return calls or emails from El Nuevo Herald.

Rangel targeted

The Herald's complaint is not the first warning that have been leveled against Rangel. Days after Chavez appointed him as his defense minister, WEEK published several e-statements about the closeness between Rangel and the FARC. That alliance, would have been in evidence in the computers of Raul Reyes, where he learned of a secret meeting between Rangel and 'Timoshenko' in March 2005.

At that time, was just the first colonel and Deputy Minister of Housing and the second a member of the Secretariat of the guerrillas. By then, although there was coexistence between the FARC and the Venezuelan government, there was a closeness between them. In any case, as shown by the boxes are not published to date, no direct link between President Hugo Chavez and subversive group.

Around the same time Rangel also met with Ivan Marquez, the other leader of the FARC. In an email to Tirofijo in making the report of the visit, Marquez said through Rangel, Chavez sends word that "does not look askance at the Colombian insurgency. It's the same struggle."

A year and a half later, in late 2007, takes place the famous meeting at the Miraflores Palace in which Chavez received Ivan Marquez and Rodrigo Granda. As at the time Chavez was allowed to be a mediator in the release of the hostages, the summit did not clandestinely and were pictures of it that went around the world. What was not known was that the report he sent to Tirofijo Granda Marquez and as a result of the meeting state that was present at all times General Rangel Silva "great friend of Timo (Timoshenko) who want to visit after the December 2 ".

Links News:

Original report by andrek_vendta:



  • Nombre de la Operacion: SilvaHashtag de Twitter: #OpSilvaFecha y Hora: 15 de Febrero de 2012 - 8:00amCanal de IRC: #iberoamercia #opcolombia #opsilvaTwitters Informativos: Anonymous Iberoamercia Anonymous Info OpsBlogs o Paginas con la Informacion: Anonymous Iberoamerica (Oficial) Anonymous Info OpsLink del WebHive:  http://www.anonibero.tk/Motivos de la Operacion:

    El ministro de defensa venezolano Henry Rangel vuelve a estar en la mira por sus lazos non sancto con actores ilegales. Este viernes el diario estadounidense Nuevo Herald asegura conocer documentos que muestran que "Chávez ha tenido información directa, al menos desde el 2007, de que oficiales estrechamente ligados a su revolución estaban vinculados con operaciones del narcotráfico".

  • El documento que publica el periódico, con fecha del 10 de enero del 2007 y dirigido al presidente Hugo Chávez, le recomienda al mandatario venezolano que "muy respetuosamente se abra una profunda investigación y auditoría de sus bienes al ciudadano Henry de Jesús Rangel Silva, y el cese de sus actividades laborales hasta que se pueda descartar su participación en los hechos antes mencionados".

  • Los hechos a los que hace referencia la carta ocurrieron en el estado de Táchira y están vinculados a la investigación que la Fiscalía encargada adelantó contra cuatro oficiales y un empleado civil por encontrarse transportando 2.2 toneladas de cocaína.

  • La acusación dirigida a Rangel asegura que "existen suficientes elementos que vinculan de manera directa a Henry de Jesús Rangel Silva con la investigación y juicio seguido por la Fiscalía 7º y 22º del Estado Lara a cuatro oficiales y un empleado civil". Las fuentes consultadas por el periódico, que conservaron su anonimato, habrían asegurado que el "cargamento era uno de varios envíos que se realizaban regularmente desde instalaciones militares, utilizadas como santuarios para almacenar cargamentos de cocaína suministradas desde Colombia por las FARC".

  • Las investigaciones realizadas condujeron al arresto de varios militares y al funcionario del Ministerio de Defensa Edgar Alfonso Rincón Rangel, primo de Rangel Silva

  • A pesar de que Rangel Silva nunca fue investigado, funcionarios del gobierno se atrevieron a acusarlo formalmente ante Chávez, cuando el general encabezaba la Dirección Nacional de los Servicios de Inteligencia y Prevención (DISIP), y solicitarle una investigación.

  • El diario también recoge que el ministro de defensa fue condecorado esta semana en Venezuela por "su labor en la lucha contra el narcotráfico" y asegura que Rangel Silva no respondió llamadas ni correos electrónicos de El Nuevo Herald.

  • Rangel en la mira

  • La denuncia del Nuevo Herald no es la primera alerta que se han lanzado contra Rangel. Días después de que Chávez lo nombrara como su ministro de defensa, SEMANA publicó varios correos reveladores sobre la cercanía entre Rangel y las FARC. Esa alianza, habría quedado en evidencia en los computadores de Raúl Reyes, donde se conoció de una reunión clandestina entre Rangel y ‘Timochenko’ en marzo de 2005.

  • En ese momento, el primero era apenas coronel y Viceministro de Vivienda y el segundo, un miembro del Secretariado de esa guerrilla. Para entonces, si bien había convivencia entre las Farc y el gobierno venezolano, no había una gran cercanía entre ambos. En todo caso, según lo demuestran los correos no publicados hasta la fecha, no había línea directa entre el presidente Hugo Chávez y el grupo subversivo.

  • Por esos mismos días Rangel se reunió también con Iván Márquez, el otro jefe de las Farc. En un correo a ‘Tirofijo’ en el que hace el reporte de la visita, Márquez dice que, a través de Rangel, Chávez manda decir que "no ve con malos ojos a la insurgencia colombiana. Es la misma lucha".

  • Un año y medio después, a finales de 2007, tiene lugar la famosa reunión en el Palacio de Miraflores en la que Chávez recibió a Iván Márquez y a Rodrigo Granda. Como en ese momento Chávez estaba autorizado para ser mediador en la liberación de los secuestrados, la cumbre no se hizo clandestinamente y hubo fotos de la misma que le dieron la vuelta al mundo. Lo que no se supo fue que en el informe que le mandaron Márquez y Granda a Tirofijo como resultado del encuentro señalan que en todo momento estuvo presente el general Rangel Silva "gran amigo de Timo (Timochenko) a quien quiere visitar después del 2 de diciembre".

Links Informativos:

Informe Original by andrek_vendta:


Anonymous - Operation Eureka #OpEureka [31-01-2012]

[tube] http://youtu.be/LedqfIa9f14[/tube]
ENG*&ES (*translated)


1 .- At the time of printing job, for any reason UNPROTECTED BLADE GRIP HAND (latex gloves), as they may make an investigation of fingerprints. (If you do not want no) Apply the same with the envelope where it will be sent.

2 .- When you send, see that there is no known or is a post office far away from your location so it does not identify you, wear a cap, sunglasses.

3 .- You can deliver the letter to the postman, but this does not know you. (If you say something paguenle stamps only)


Jose Gonzalez Morfin

Paseo de la Reforma No. 135,
Chamber Floor 1, Room 3
Col. Tabacalera
Mexico City, 06030


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* Anonymous information pages (OFFICIAL)

• http://facebook.com/AnonInfoOps
• http://youtube.com/AnonInfoOps
• http://twitter.com/Anon_Info_Ops
• http://anoninfoops.blogspost.com

* Radio Online @ AnonUniversal

• http://anonuniversal.caster.fm/

Let your friends and social groups, fighting for the freedom of all expression and information. And united as one divided by zero ...


1.- Al momento de imprimir el oficio, BAJO NINGUN MOTIVO AGARREN LA HOJA SIN PROTECCION DE MANOS (Guantes de latex), ya que podrian hacer una investigacion de huellas dactilares. (Si no quieres no lo hagas) Aplica lo mismo con el sobre donde sera enviada.

2.- Cuando la envies, procura que no haya ningun conocido o que sea una oficina postal muy lejana de tu localidad para que no se te identifique, lleva gorra, lentes.

3.- Se puede entregar la carta al cartero, pero que este no te conozca. (Si dice algo de timbres postales solo paguenle)


José González Morfín

Av. Paseo de la Reforma No. 135,
Hemiciclo Piso 1, Oficina 3
Col. Tabacalera
México DF, 06030



*Paginas Informativas de Anonymous (OFICIALES):

• http://facebook.com/AnonInfoOps
• http://youtube.com/AnonInfoOps
• http://twitter.com/Anon_Info_Ops
• http://anoninfoops.blogspost.com

*Radio Online @AnonUniversal

• http://anonuniversal.caster.fm/

Compartelas con tus amigos y grupos sociales, luchando todos por la libertad de expreción y la informacion. Unidos como UNO y Divididos por CERO...


# OpEureka

This operation of your business to you, a Mexican, because with the help of our PAN Senator Federico Döring Casar, and some study of law SOUP much talked about, wants to censor the internet, so we can not keep hands crossed.
On Friday, January 27, 2012, we launched # OpDöring, which was merely a peaceful protest against the initiative if so read on twitter, blogs, journals, and newspapers printed Döring not retract, so we start # OpEureka.
Therefore as the Mexican people, we can not just sit at the computer and wait for something to happen, we must put into action to assert our rights and our opinion, because it completely ignores Döring and insult us.
This is a call to all who want to assert their voice and make a better Mexico for our children and family.

In what is it?
This operation is very different from what we've done.
It has written a letter to the senate of the republic to request the immediate resignation of Senator Döring, how to achieve this operation is to print this letter and send it to the Senate (Name and Address where to send are below).
Just to follow this safety manual you from being arrested.

1 .- At the time of printing job, for any reason UNPROTECTED BLADE GRIP HAND (latex gloves), as they may make an investigation of fingerprints. (If you do not want no) Apply the same with the envelope where it will be sent.
2 .- When you send, see that there is no known or is a post office far away from your location so it does not identify you, wear a cap, sunglasses.
3 .- You can deliver the letter to the postman, but this does not know you. (If you say something paguenle stamps only)


Address to Send and name:

Jose Gonzalez Morfin
Paseo de la Reforma No. 135,
Chamber Floor 1, Room 3
Col. Tabacalera
Mexico City, 06030
Republic Square s / n.
Colonia. Tabacalera,
06030 Zip Code
Cuauhtemoc, Mexico City.

Knowledge is Free.
We are Anonymous.
We are Legion.
Not forgive.
Do not forget.
Wait for us ...


do Ring
Do Ring

Original Report:


#OpSubpoenaThis #CabinCr3w, @destructuremal: tinyurl.com/8y9h3oe #DHS #OCCUPY #OWS #PIGS

New York Authorities Demand Occupy Activist's Twitter Information: @destructuremal

demanding the Twitter information of Malcolm Harris' @destructuremal account, the subpoena appeared on Monday.

from the State of New York's District Attorney's office, the subpoena demands Twitter present any email addresses associated with and all tweets from @destructuremal to a criminal court on 8 February, 2012.

According to the document, if found guilty Harris could face up to a year in jail and a $1000 fine. @destructuremal went on to claim the request was part of a wider crackdown by the authorities on the Occupy movement. "How can they justify that scope? They clearly want to see what I was saying around Sept. 17th for unrelated reasons,"

Following Harris' public statements, Anonymous took an interest, tweeting messages of support and announcing the new OpSubpoenaThis campaign. "Subpoena on @destructuremal: tinyurl.com/8y9h3oe | #OpSubpoenaThis #CabinCr3w,"




January 30, 2012

Anonymous #Op Music

#Op Music

Universal Music is the biggest music company currently out there. Music companies are one of the biggest supporters of ACTA and I think we should show them that the internet is fine as it is without these laws. If we can get enough people to do whatever it is they can on the dot they might listen to us a bit more. Anything that slows down their business can be helpful and will be appreciated. This will only work if we can convince enough people to actually do this and damage Universal Music. We have approximately 13 days to spread the word. This is all in protest to any laws corresponding to the internet. We can launch any ideas of attacks on February 6th at 4 PM Pacific Standard Time. Current attacks would be anyone who can do hacking to hack the website and DDoS to slow down their business as well as clog up their email and phone lines. All work done is appreciated.


January 29, 2012

Anonymous #OpDownWithActa @MAIL

Find information: http://sprew.titanpad.com/1

Lets try to e-mail them and forward our message.
Down with ACTA!
HERE IS THE DOCUMENT TO FAX: http://www.mediafire.com/?a1y81mcde122lmw HERE IS THE PASTEBIN (with the fax numbers) : http://pastebin.com/3uQDye8S AND HERE IS THE WEBSITE TO USE TO SEND THE FAX : http://www.freepopfax.com/

Vice President of EU COMMISSION: Joaquín Almunia Fax: +32 02 29 80 999
Anne E. Jensen European Parliament Fax: 0032-2284 9798
contakt in Bruxelles: Europa-Parliament Fax: +32 (0)2 284 95 69
contact in Strasbourg: Europa-Parliament Fax: +33 (0)3 88 17 95 69

Recomended mail:
Countermail (Sends crypted mails, a Swedish service)

Hello! We would like to ask you to reconsider the ACTA bill.
As concerned global citizens, we call on you to stand for a free and open Internet and reject the ratification of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA),
which would destroy it. The Internet is a crucial tool for people around the world to exchange ideas and promote democracy. We urge you to show true global
leadership and protect our rights. We don't want to protect illegal downloads, we just think that there are other solutions and ACTA is too dangerous for privacy to be good for any European citizen.
Moreover, we think ACTA is not helping artists but the big companies who are stealing their works. Finally, this bill is mixing both Anti-Counterfeiting and Piracy which are two different issues.
This is a peaceful protest if you do not reconsider this bill there will be consequences, We Thank you for reading this...


#Anonymous #opDownWithActa ENGAGED @AnonOps


:: STOP ACTA! :: TARGET: STANDBY! ::Help: #Setup :: Do NOT use LOIC :: http://i.imgur.irc:://irc.anonops.licom/AexGR.jpg :: http://i.imgur.com/D5iQG.png :: pad for doxxing http://sprew.titanpad.com/1?




Anonymous message to Oakland - #OccupyOakland #PLF #d0x #LULZ #OpPigRoast

Citizens of Oakland -

Anonymous has been watching. Since the inception of Occupy Oakland, We have been actively monitoring your behavior, and exposing the identities and sensitive information of Officers of the Oakland Police Department; as they have continued to act in an unprofessional and violent manner. You tear gassed Us. You shot Us with your weapons. You arrested Us. You beat Us. You also did this to Our Friends, and to Our Families. We watched as you cut budgets, cut Our jobs, closed Our schools, Our parks, and Our libraries, while leaving your own salaries alone. We laughed in disgust as Deanna Santana said she would need to speak to her attorney before discussing her pay cut. The people on this list are supposed to represent the best of what the City of Oakland has to offer. If they are the best, why is there so much trouble within the Police Department, and in the City of Oakland?

We are shocked and disgusted by your behavior. Before you commit atrocities against innocent people again, think twice.

You should have expected Us.


Jean Quan - Oakland City Mayor

October 21, 1949 (age 62)
Born in Livermore, CA

Current Address:
2181 Braemar Rd
Oakland, CA 94602-2003

(510) 530-1027
(510) 530-8361

Previous Address:
1923 7th Ave,
Oakland, CA 94606
(510) 452-1480
Floyd Huen (Spouse)
William Huen (Son)
Lailan Huen (Daughter)

Place of work:
Oakland City Hall
1 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza
Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: (510) 238-3141
Fax: (510) 238-4731
1 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza
3rd Floor
Oakland, CA 94612
phone: (510) 238-3141
fax: (510) 238-4731
TTY: (510) 238-3254

Social Media:

Domain ID:D94073674-LROR
Created On:16-Jan-2003 20:28:18 UTC
Last Updated On:31-Oct-2011 23:30:56 UTC
Expiration Date:16-Jan-2013 20:28:18 UTC
Sponsoring Registrar:GoDaddy.com, Inc. (R91-LROR)
Registrant ID:CR73202244
Registrant Name:William Huen
Registrant Street1:2181 Braemar Rd
Registrant Street2:
Registrant Street3:
Registrant City:Oakland
Registrant State/Province:California
Registrant Postal Code:94602
Registrant Country:US
Registrant Phone:+1.5105308361
Registrant Phone Ext.:
Registrant FAX:
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Registrant Email:williamhuen@hotmail.com
Admin ID:CR73202268
Admin Name:William Huen
Admin Street1:2181 Braemar Rd
Admin Street2:
Admin Street3:
Admin City:Oakland
Admin State/Province:California
Admin Postal Code:94602
Admin Country:US
Admin Phone:+1.5105308361
Admin Phone Ext.:
Admin FAX:
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Admin Email:williamhuen@hotmail.com
Tech ID:CR73202256
Tech Name:William Huen
Tech Street1:2181 Braemar Rd
Tech Street2:
Tech Street3:
Tech City:Oakland
Tech State/Province:California
Tech Postal Code:94602
Tech Country:US
Tech Phone:+1.5105308361
Tech Phone Ext.:
Tech FAX:
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Tech Email:williamhuen@hotmail.com


DEANNA J. SANTANA - Oakland City Administrator

Age: 41
Birth Date: 11/16/1970

Current Address:
38722 Chimaera Cir
Fremont, CA 94536-3245

(510) 490-0373

Phone (510) 238-3301
FAX (510) 238-2223
Salary: $273,000
Associated Names:
Dana C Santana

Current Address:
38722 Chimaera Cir
Fremont, CA 94536

39258 Marbella Terraza,
Fremont, CA 94538
3358 Chelsea Cir,
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
39258 Mareella Ter,
Fremont, CA 94538
39258 Marbella Terraza Unit 3,
Fremont, CA 94538
2000 Walnut Ave Unit I101,
Fremont, CA 94538
Marbella Ter,
Fremont, CA 94538
550 Memorial Dr Unit 20b1,
Cambridge, MA 02139
205 Beatrice St,
Mountain View, CA 94043
463 Jean St,
Oakland, CA 94610
182 Bayside Ct,
Richmond, CA 94804
615 Canyon Dr D,
Oakland, CA 94605
205 Shoreline Ct,
Richmond, CA 94804
473 Jean St Unit 302,
Oakland, CA 94610
560 Memorial Dr Unit 307,
Cambridge, MA 02139
540 Alcatraz Ave Unit 301,
Oakland, CA 94609
550 Memorial Dr Unit 20b4,
Cambridge, MA 02139
330 Athol Ave Unit 1,
Oakland, CA 94606
303 Athol Ave,
Oakland, CA 94606
39258 Marbella Terraza Unit 3n,
Fremont, CA 94538
540 Memorial Dr Unit 307,
Cambridge, MA 02139
615 Canyon Oaks Dr,
Oakland, CA 94605

Ramon I Sanpedrogarcia (Age 47)
Anthony Walter Santacruz (Age 47)
Alfred A Santana (Age 39)
Gloria R Santana (Age 62)
Roger Santana
Possible Roommates / Associates:
Roger Laivier Armstrong (Age 43)
Ayla Ergun

City Administrator at City of Oakland
Government Agency; 1001-5000 employees; Government Administration industry
August 2011 – Present (6 months)
Deputy City Manager (Various Executive Management Positions)
San Jose
Government Agency; 5001-10,000 employees; Government Administration industry
May 1999 – August 2011 (12 years 4 months)
Various Positions: City Manager's Office and Police Department
City of Oakland
Government Agency; 1001-5000 employees; Government Administration industry
July 1995 – May 1999 (3 years 11 months)

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
MCP, School of Architecture & Planning
1993 – 1995
University of California, Berkeley
BA (2), Rhetoric & Ethnic Studies
1988 – 1992


Jane E Brunner - City Council Member, District 1

64 years old


Current Address:
5263 Locksley Ave
Oakland, CA 94618

Previous Addresses:
391 63rd St
Oakland, CA, 94618-1257 US
499 #220 14th St
Oakland, CA, 94612 US
568 Bellevue Avenue
Oakland, CA, 94610 US
8300 State Highway 104
Fairhope, AL, 36532 US
Burlington, MA, US
New York, NY, US

Work Contact:
(510) 238-7001

Kevin J Brunner
Wendel C Brunner
Kira Brunner
Wendell Conrad Brunner
Libby Schaaf
Dennis Power
Kira N Don

University of California, Berkeley - B.A.
University of California Hastings College of the Law - J.D.
Member, State Bar of California.
Status: Active
Year Acquired: 1988


Patricia Kernighan - City Council Member, District 2
62 years old

(510) 763-4486

Current Address:
728 Arimo Ave
Oakland, CA 94610-1153

Property Value:

Previous Address:
18th St, San Francisco, CA, US
Work Contact:
(510) 238-7002.

University of California, Hastings College of the Law J.D. 1977
University of Washington B.A. 1973
Member, State Bar of California.
Status: Inactive
Year Acquired: 1977

Paul Kernighan
Ariel G Davis
David A Gordon
Hannah K Gordon
Neil D Gordon

Married To:
Paul Michael Gordon
465 California St Ste 310
San Francisco, CA 94104
Univ of California Berkeley - Undergraduate
UC Berkeley SOL Boalt Hall - J.D.
Member, State Bar of California.
Status: Active
Year Acquired: 1977


Nancy J. Nadel - City Council Member, District 3

Age: 65

Current Address:
3228 Helen St
Oakland, CA 94608

(510) 655-9832


Chappell Nadel (deceased)
Nj Nadel
Sele Nadelhayes

Work Contact:

Alfred University B.A. in Fine Arts1966
S.F. State B.S. Geology 1979
UC Berkeley M.S. Engineering geoscience 1981

The Oakland Chocolate Company
3228 Helen St, Oakland, CA 94608
510 545-2462

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Libby Schaaf - City Council Member, District 4

46 years old

Current Phone:
(510) 479-7196

Current Address:
4385 Bridgeview Drive
Oakland, CA 94602 US

Previous Addresses:
Crest Rd, Oakland, CA, US
Emeryville, CA, US
Piedmont, CA, US

Elizabeth B Schaaf
Salvatore Schaaf
Dennis Power

Work Contact:
(510) 238-7004

Social Media:

Salvatore Fahey
4385 Bridgeview Dr
Oakland, California 94602
United States
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Administrative Contact:
Fahey, Salvatore sal_fahey@hotmail.com
4385 Bridgeview Dr
Oakland, California 94602
United States
Technical Contact:
Fahey, Salvatore sal_fahey@hotmail.com
4385 Bridgeview Dr
Oakland, California 94602
United States
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Ignacio R. De La Fuente - City Council Member, District 5

Born: January 1, 1949

Current Address:
3038 Davis St
Oakland, CA 94601-2022


Elvia E Delafuente (wife)
Sharaim B Delafuent
Ignacio De La Fuente Jr (rapist and ephebophile)

Work Contact:
Phone: (510) 238-7005
Fax: (510) 238-6129

City Council President
1 Frank Ogawa Plaza 2nd floor
Oakland, CA 94612 US
Administrative Contact, Technical Contact, Zone Contact:
City Council President
Lisa Ruhland
1 Frank Ogawa Plaza 2nd floor
Oakland, CA 94612 US
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On October 26, 2007, the councilman's son, Ignacio De La Fuente Jr., was sentenced to fourteen years in prison for the rape of three women, and a 15-year old girl. The councilman maintains his son's innocence, and claims there was a "conspiracy" within the Oakland Police Department to target his son, and publicize the charges, for the purpose of embarrassing the elder De La Fuente during his unsuccessful 2006 mayoral bid.

On December 23, 2010, a California Highway Patrol officer alleges to have observed De La Fuente speeding around 80 MPH and making unsafe lane changes while driving his 2006 Buick on the Nimitz Freeway, I-880, near the Fruitvale Avenue exit in East Oakland. A CHP spokesperson alleges that, after being stopped, De La Fuente was noticeably impaired and failed field sobriety and driver coordination tests. He was booked into the North County jail in Downtown Oakland before being released the same evening to the custody of his wife, Elvia. Prosecutors, citing a lack of evidence, declined to seek DUI charges against De La Fuente.


Desley Anne Brooks - City Council Member, District 6

50 years old

Current Address:
4726 Redding St
Oakland, CA, 94619 US

Property Value:

Previous Address:
Euclid Ave, Oakland, CA, US
S Burns St, Seattle, WA, US
S Brighton St, Seattle, WA, US

State: Washington
License status: Inactive
Year acquired: 1987

Darleen Andrea Brooks
Thomas A Brooks
Brenda Brooks
Allen Thomas Brooks
Jasmine M Brooks
Brenda J Dickey

Work Contact:
Phone: (510) 238-7006
Fax: (510) 238-6910


Laurence E. Reid (Council President) - City Council Member, District 7

Age: 63

Current Address:
10977 Moonlight Ct
Oakland, CA 94603-1672

Dorina Griffin Reid
Gerald Tyrone Reid
Kim Reid
Maureen Reid
Maureen P Dowdy
Tina M Edwards
Kim Mcguire

Work Contact:
Office: (510) 238-7007
Fax: (510) 238-6910


Rebecca Kaplan - Councilmember At Large

(510) 238-7008
Thank you for your support and being a true leader in the community.


Barbara Jean Parker - City Attorney

Age: 64

Current Address:
631 Kenwyn Rd
Oakland, CA, 94610 US

Ar A Parker
Betty Jean Parker (Sister)
Savannah A Parker (Daughter)

Work Contact:
Phone: (510) 891-9818
Work: (510) 238-3815
Main Office: (510) 238-3601
Fax : (510) 238-6500
TTY/TDD: (510) 238-3254

Our question to you Barbara - Why did you allow numerous targeted arrests to happen, with no charges filed? We expect more out of you. From your community involvement, one would think you would be front and center in the fight against the corruption in OPD and in our Government.


Howard Alanzo Jordan - Chief of Police (Interim)

Age: 46

Current Address:
24 Pineview Ct
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523-3569

Evangeline Jordan (Wife)

Work Contact:
Phone (510) 238-2384
Fax: (510) 238-2251

Our question for Chief Jordan - Why do you allow this to go on? You are supposed to protect the innocent, and help those who cant help themselves. You took an Oath, sir. You allow yourself to be used as a tool by those who are pulling the strings. This speaks to your character. Are you fit to be Chief? Are you able to still decide what is right and what is wrong for yourself, or will you continue to allow the perversion of Law and Justice?


We are the ghosts in the dark of night.
We are the voice that carries silently in the wind.
We are that feeling you get when the hair stands up on the back of your neck.
We live in the space between awake and your dreams.
We move in the shadows.
We are always watching.
We know who you are.
We are in your networks.
We are everyone.
We are everywhere.
We are the Final Boss of the Internet.
We are Anonymous.
We are Legion.
We do not forgive.
We do not forget.
Expect Us.


d0x by @VizFoSho




DoX of Jean Quan #UgNazi.com #OccupyOakland #Justice

UgNazi.com Bitches!

#OccupyOakland #Occupy #Justice #UgNazi #JoshTheGod
Don't let your peoples hopes fall.

Name: Jean Quan
Birth: October 21, 1949 (age 62)
SSN: 569-72-8335 (by @JoshTheGod)

Born in Livermore, CA
Current Location:
2181 Braemar Rd
Oakland, CA 94602-2003
Phone Number: (510) 530-1027
IP Address:

Floyd Huen (Spouse)
William Huen (Son)
Lailan Huen (Daughter)

-Place of work-
Oakland City Hall
1 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza
Oakland, CA 94612
Phone:             (510) 238-3141
Fax: (510) 238-47311

Frank H. Ogawa Plaza
3rd Floor
Oakland, CA 94612
Phone:             (510) 238-3141
Fax: (510) 238-4731
TTY: (510) 238-3254

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#OpAssange - guide to citizen activism

Greetings to all people everywhere

Over the next week events may take a course, which for some may seem unacceptable,

Completely unacceptable

Of course

We refer to the supreme court hearing regarding the european arrest warrant for Julian Assange, journalist and publisher of Wikileaks, this February first and second.

If the supreme court upholds the extradition of Julian Assange, may we offer a number of legal ways in which supporters of Julian and Wikileaks can show their support

Along with the outcome of the supreme court hearing , the passage of sopa and pipa should also be held in distain as governments seek to throttle the last vestiges of freedom from the internet we all know and love so dearly.

Firstly may we suggest revisiting Op Paperstorm.
In this operation which has been highly successful in past protests,
activist use facsimile message to protest by sending messages directly to politicians and law makers.

Make leaflets and paste them in prominent locations in your community

Spray paint your message so all can see on government buildings

Make adhesive stickers and place them again in prominent spaces

Second , we suggest flash mobs.

Flash mobs have been a way in which large numbers of people from all walks of life are able to protest against injustices by turning up at locations where their presence can be most felt.

Spend the day at the largest furniture store in your area, make your self comfortable and let your children run wild. Try out the beds, the comfortable chairs, in fact try everything.

If visiting a Swiss furniture outlet is not your thing, book a test ride in a Swiss car, see what it red lines at, and for how long.

The main purpose is to agitate.

Organize your people

Network, communicate

Use all of the social media to great a wave of activesm

Make your feelings known as to the gross injustices that take place in the name of justice




Stand as one be divided by zero

Make this an event to remember

As in the not to distant future, activism in the name of free speech will be deemed a crime punishable by citizenship removal and indefinite detention




SOPA Act and the hidden agenda behind all


The main objective of this law is to condemn the means by which down videos, movies or music. So people do not keep falling youtube videos then go to censor keepvid. for anyone to download movies are the main target media such as RapidShare or Megaupload.


Anonymous- creation of the CIA illuminati scam?

Anonymous-creation of the CIA illuminati scam?

[vid espanol/ES)

(LGN says: co-opted partly sure, but failed to hijack. & legion cannot be hijacked!)

(LGN says:also elite stole and misused symblols. and distorted the meaning) #wake up)




That means the leaves are always in companies, banks and organizations controlled by the elite? very simple: they are the wings of the god Horus of the Illuminati Satanic (the all-seeing eye) ... THEY lucifer

That Pastil prefer blue or red pill? if you take the blue pill will remain a bighorn sheep or semi elite mind controlled by the assault who just try to open your mind a little, and never will be free. Accepted red pill once and you should keep her head open because you accept that you can not deny or accept any information without having previously investigated.
I'm trying to free your mind, but I can only show you the door. You have to traversed

Look at this photograph "official" Anonymous showing one eye that sees everything, reflecting those who control

(LGN says: again,this is from the movie, not the collective. ) differenciation is key

Your logo hides the truth about who controls means that n and question mark on his head ¿Anonymity? Of course not! the elite have access to high technology and could find any person by means of satellites. Come to google maps and you'll see your neighbors and yourself panties hanging in the courtyard. The question mark means "you know who we are, you do not know, but we do know is Anonymous"

(LGN says: again, 2 sides play the game. greywalkers keep itbalanced, aka enforcers. both have played and no more game over. this is a decree given. and legion is here.)

LGN says: what path will we choose?



educate yourlself and raise your awareness by raising your level of knowledge thus also raise your conciousness thus no lacking in info and thus express fear. thats the elite;s game. no more game over.

open game,. willyou play?

 Devido perguntas. Não somos a favor dos "Illuminati" nem da Nova Ordem Mundial, vai totalmente contra a idéia Anonymous.

Because questions. We are not in favor of the "Illuminati" or the New World Order, goes completely against the idea Anonymous.



anonopshispano : Anonymous es Illuminati, dice un borracho - http://t.co/jbnr6Web //en serio, ya dejen de drogarse tanto.

anonopshispano: Anonymous is Illuminati, says a drunk - http://t.co/jbnr6Web / / seriously, stop taking drugs so much.




Rodney Kirkland, Sr. Oakland Police Department Badge #119

Rodney Kirkland, Sr. Oakland Police Department Badge #119


Officer Kirkland - What the fuck is wrong with you?

http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/20071282 minute 56.

The small 100lb girl you beat tonight has leukemia. She is also pregnant. I hope you are proud of yourself. You put her in the hospital.

We are shocked and disgusted by your behavior.

It's Too Late To Expect Us, We're Already Here!
Not Only Are We Legion, But We Are Family!


Rodney Kirkland, Sr.
Oakland Police Department
Badge #119
37 years old

Youth & Family Services
Police Services Agency

Total Compensation:

Current Address:
1439 72nd Ave
Oakland, CA 94621-3109

Home Phone:
Cell Phone:
(510) 823-8063
City/State:Oakland, CA
County:AlamedaTime Zone:Pacific (4:58 am)
Licensed by:Sprint Spectrum L.p
Other Formats:5108238063

Previous Address:
Macarthur Blvd, Oakland, CA, US
4623 Virginia Ave, Oakland, CA, US
26th Ave, Oakland, CA, US
Macarthur Blvd, Unit A, Oakland, CA, US
63rd St, Oakland, CA, US
Taylor Ave, Alameda, CA, US
Richmond, CA, US
Taylor Ave, Unit A, Alameda, CA, US
Jersey City, NJ, US
Bremerton, WA, US
Spartanburg, SC, US
South Bend, IN, US
Mishawaka, IN, US

Shanicqura M Kirkland (age 37)


Family Members:
Walter Kirkland
Ruthena Kirkland (age 61)
Kendall K Kirkland (age 41)
Gerard Kirkland
Scott M Kirkland
Rethina Kirkland

Lincoln High School (1989-1992)


Valley Bible Church
1477 Willow Avenue, Hercules, CA 94547
510 799 3171

Social Networks:


We are the ghosts in the dark of night.
We are the voice that carries silently in the wind.
We are that feeling you get when the hair stands up on the back of your neck.
We live in the space between awake and your dreams.
We move in the shadows.
We are always watching.
We know who you are.
We are in your networks.
We are everyone.
We are everywhere.
We are the Final Boss of the Internet.
We are Anonymous.
We are Legion.
We do not forgive.
We do not forget.
Expect Us.


d0x by @VizFoSho @tangell0


Aspen Institute Homeland Security Group #DHS, #PERF, #Occupy, #Kroll, #BillBratton #UCDavis #OWS #Anonymous #doxcak3 #cabincr3w #osint


"DHS to go local? So advises the Aspen Institute Homeland Security Group" By @marymad
DHS should shift focus to working on local / homegrown threats says Aspen Homeland Security Group http://publicintelligence.net/dhs-to-focus-on-providing-intelligence-on-domestic-threats via @heavenleeops
Source: http://chirpstory.com/li/3947

Aspen Institute Homeland Security Group
A bipartisan group of homeland security and counterterrorism experts
The Aspen Institute's Homeland Security Program works to heighten public awareness as to the nation's continued vulnerability to terrorism, and to persuade the nation to take the necessary steps to close the gap between how secure we should be and how secure we actually are. For more information, please visit www.aspeninstitute.org/policy-work/homeland-security.
Leadership & Staff:
Chief William Bratton - Chairman of Kroll, Altegrity Security Consulting
Michael Chertoff - Secretary of Homeland Security under George W Bush
Jane L Harman - US Representative from California
Source: http://littlesis.org/org/88299/Aspen_Institute_Homeland_Security_Group

The Aspen Institute Homeland Security Group
Hearing before the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence
Homeland Security and Intelligence:  Next Steps in Evolving the Mission
18 January 2012
American expectations of how their government secures the United States have evolved substantially, especially during the post-9/11 decade.  From the post-World War II, 20th-century evolution of the national security architecture in the United States, focused on countering overseas nation-states with conventional forces, we now face requirements to protect at home.  And not only to protect, but to prevent:  the new, domestic security architecture is targeted more at securing borders, infrastructure, and cyberspace with defensive measures as it is at pursuing any single adversary with offensive measures.
The growth of our expectations of domestic security, and the evolution of threats away from traditional state actors toward non-state entities -- drug cartels, organized crime, and terrorism are prominent examples -- suggest that the DHS intelligence mission should be threat agnostic.  Though the impetus for creating this new agency, in the wake of the 9/11 attacks, was clearly terrorismbased, the kinds of tools now deployed, from border security to cyber protection, are equally critical in fights against emerging adversaries.
The DHS enterprise is more complex than other agencies responsible for America’s security, and its intelligence mission is correspondingly multifaceted.  Its intelligence missions range from providing homeland security-specific intelligence at the federal level; integrating intelligence vertically through DHS elements; and working with state/local/private sector partners to draw their intelligence capabilities into a national picture and provide them with information.  DHS, as it works to sharpen these missions, benefits from both a legislative mandate and a competitive advantage in a few areas that are unique within the federal intelligence community:
• Securing borders and analyzing travel -- from threats such as terrorists, drug cartels, and alien smugglers -- including integrating travel data with other federal information;
• Protecting critical infrastructure, from advising transportation partners on how to secure new transport nodes to providing sectors with after-action analysis of the infrastructure vulnerabilities exposed by overseas attacks; and
• Preventing cyber intrusions, from red-teaming vulnerabilities in the US private sector to sharing best practices among corporate entities.
Many agencies conduct all-source analysis of threat based on more traditional models of intelligence. As DHS grows its intelligence mission, though, we should understand that its development will benefit from unique data and responsibilities that other agencies do not share.  The foundation for a separate DHS intelligence mission includes a few key elements:
• Access to unique, homeland-relevant data, such as CPB and ICE information;
• Responsibility for securing the border and critical infrastructure;
• Access to personnel who have intimate tactical knowledge of current issues and trends in these areas; and
• Responsibility for serving state/local partners as well as private sector partners in key infrastructure sectors.
In an age of budget constraints, pressure on DHS to focus on core areas of responsibility and capability -- and to avoid emphasis on areas performed by other entities -- may allow for greater focus on these areas of core competency while the agency sheds intelligence functions less central to the DHS mission.  Analysts and managers in Washington’s sprawling intelligence architecture often speak of the value of competitive analysis -- analysts at different agencies, for example, looking at similar problems to ensure that we miss no new perspective, no potentially valuable data source.
There remains room for this type of analysis, but there are enough agencies pursuing the terrorist adversary to allow DHS to build a new analytic foundation that emphasizes data, analytic questions, and customer groups that are not the focus for other agencies.  Analysis that helps private-sector partners better understand how to mitigate threats to infrastructure, for example, should win more resourcing than a focus on all-source analysis of general threats, such as work on assessing the perpetrators of attacks.  Conversely, all-source analysis of terrorist groups and general terrorist trends should remain the domain of other intelligence agencies.
In contrast to intelligence agencies that have responsibilities for more traditional areas of national security, DHS’s mandate should allow for collection, dissemination, and analytic work that is focused on more specific homeward-focused areas.  First, the intelligence mission could be directed toward areas where DHS has inherent strengths and unique value (e.g., where its personnel and data are centered) that overlap with its legislative mandate.  Second, this mission direction should emphasize areas that are not served by other agencies, particularly state/local partners whose needs are not a primary focus for any other federal agency.
In all these domains, public and private, DHS customers will require information with limited classification; in contrast to most other federal intelligence entities, DHS should focus on products that start at lower classification levels, especially unclassified and FOUO, and that can be disseminated by means almost unknown in the federal intelligence community (phone trees, Blackberries, etc.). Partnerships and collaboration will be a determining factor in whether this refined mission succeeds.   As threat grows more localized, the prospect that a state/local partner will generate the first lead to help understand a new threat, or even an emerging cell, will grow.  And the federal government’s need to train, and even staff, local agencies, such as major city police departments, will grow.  Because major cities are the focus for threat, these urban areas also will become the sources of intelligence that will help understand these threats at the national level, DHS might move toward decentralizing more of its analytic workforce to partner with state/local agencies in the collection and dissemination of intelligence from the local level.
This new approach to intelligence -- serving local partners’ requirements, providing intelligence in areas (such as infrastructure) not previously served by intelligence agencies, and disseminating information by new means -- reflects a transition in how Americans perceive national security.  For this reason, state/local agencies, as clients for DHS intelligence, should also be involved in the development of requirements for what kinds of intelligence on emerging threats would be most helpful, from changing tactics for smuggling aliens into the United States to how to understand overseas terrorist incidents and translate them into analysis for the US.
Similarly, different private sectors in the United States, from the hospitality industry to transportation, should drive requirements for DHS, in addition to serving as sources for information about what emerging vulnerabilities these industries are seeing.  DHS should utilize existing public private partnerships to both drive requirements and aid distribution.
After the Mumbai attacks, for example, DHS intelligence might have partnered with private sector entities in the hospitality industries -- and state and local police agencies responsible for major hotel centers and ports -- to develop unclassified graphics and text explaining how the terrorists entered ports; how they breached perimeter security at facilities in the city; how security within facilities struggled during the ensuing battle; and how the attacks compared with other attacks in recent years against public buildings.  Most or all of this information would have been available in public media, and it can be displayed in interactive, graphic format, with support from analysts who specialize not in international terrorism but instead in engineering, building security, port security, etc.  The requirements for any product would have been driven by the hospitality industry and major city police chiefs.  None of this bears any resemblance to what more traditional intelligence agencies have done since in post-WWII world of foreign intelligence; this type of analytic product is more closely aligned with the new, and growing, world of homeland security intelligence.
By focusing intelligence collection, dissemination, and analysis in these areas, DHS could grow an intelligence architecture that builds on its core strengths, avoid competition with agencies in other areas, such as general terrorism analysis; and provide unique product and partnerships that other agencies not only lack but are will not view as their core competencies.
Because homeland security intelligence requires a new understanding of products, customers, and delivery, training managers and analysts must reflect a way of doing business that is fundamentally different than the business practices taught at agencies that have focused historically on foreign intelligence.  DHS might consider the development of a homeland security training institute that develops this training -- from new ways to portray information geospatially to different paths for developing requirements from state and local partners -- as an entirely new enterprise.  This training should include a separate element responsible for research, for bringing in American and foreign scholars who look at this issue, and for ensuring that doctrines for collecting, reporting, and analyzing knowledge in the homeland security environment is captured in one place and documented.
The creation of DHS led to a rapid growth in a workforce, and a thirst for analytic product, that required the US Government to move quickly, before the foundations of homeland security intelligence were established and before we had the luxury of a full post-9/11 decade to understand where we need to go.  We have an opportunity now to step back and review how much this new enterprise differs from traditional analysis, and how we can succeed, beyond what we understood even five years ago, in delivering new, innovative product to different customers.  And in how we can develop simple processes through which they deliver clear requirements to analysts in Washington and at fusion centers across the country.  This review provides that opportunity.
Source: http://www.aspeninstitute.org/sites/default/files/content/docs/pubs/HS-HPSCI-hearing-011812.pdf


Department of Homeland Security
"Homeland Security Advisory Council Members" last reviewed / modified on November 2, 2011
Chief William “Bill” Bratton (Vice Chair), Chairman of Kroll, Altegrity Security Consulting
Chief William Bratton (vice-chair) was recently named the Chairman of Kroll, part of Altegrity Security Consulting. Bratton began his law enforcement career in 1970, and has served as Los Angeles Police Department Chief, Chief of the New York City Transit Police, Boston Police Commissioner, and New York City Police Commissioner. He is also the only executive to serve two terms as the elected President of the Police Executive Research Forum. Chief Bratton's professional honors include the Schroeder Brothers Medalthe Boston Police Department's highest award for valor.

Clark Kent Ervin, Director, Homeland Security Program, The Aspen Institute
Clark Kent Ervin is the Director of the Aspen Institute’s Homeland Security Program. Before joining the Institute in 2005, he served as the first Inspector General for the United States Department of Homeland Security. Prior to his service at DHS, he was the Inspector General for the U.S. Department of State. Mr. Ervin was Associate Director of Policy in the White House Office of National Service in the administration of President George H.W. Bush and has practiced law twice in the private sector.

Raymond Kelly, Police Commissioner, City of New York
Raymond Kelly is the Police Commissioner of the City of New York. Commissioner Kelly formerly served as Senior Managing Director, Global Corporate Security, at Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc. Before that, he served as Commissioner of the U.S. Customs Service and as Under Secretary for Enforcement at the U.S. Treasury Department. He also served on the executive committee and was elected Vice President for the Americas of Interpol.

Chuck Wexler, Executive Director, Police Executive Research Forum
Chuck Wexler is Executive Director of the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF), a Washington, D.C.-based policing think tank. He leads a staff that conducts policing research, provides management services and consulting for police agencies, and develops senior police executives to be tomorrow’s police chiefs. PERF’s research has a direct impact on policy and practice in policing around the world.   Prior to working at PERF, Mr. Wexler worked as operations assistant to the Police Commissioner in Boston.
Source: http://www.dhs.gov/files/committees/editorial_0858.shtm#1

Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) Working Group
Homeland Security Advisory Council Spring 2010
Secretary’s Tasking of HSAC
Recognizing that there have been many successful cases of local law enforcement working with communities to fight violent crime, at the February 2010 HSAC Meeting Secretary Napolitano tasked the HSAC to “…work with state and local law enforcement as well as relevant community groups to develop and provide to me recommendations regarding how the Department can better support community-based efforts to combat violent extremism domestically – focusing in particular on the issues of training, information sharing, and the adoption of community-oriented law enforcement approaches to this issue.”
Specifically, the initial recommendations will focus on the following issue areas:
• Best Practices:What are some best practices that demonstrate how information driven, community-based efforts can be effective in reducing violent crime within a community?
• Information Sharing:What type of information and intelligence should DHS be providing state and local authorities so that they are better able to leverage existing community-oriented policing efforts to identify and address ideologically-motivated violent crime?
• Training and Other Support:What type of training, technical assistance and funding support is required so that local authorities are better able to integrate information driven, community-oriented policing activities into overall efforts to establish safe and secure communities?
Source: http://www.dhs.gov/xlibrary/assets/hsac_cve_working_group_recommendations.pdf


Police Executive Research Forum

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.
Source: http://littlesis.org/org/86883/Police_Executive_Research_Forum

Chuck Wexler | @CWexlerPERF | 9:04 AM - 1 Nov 11
PERF’s new report on “Managing Major Events” is being used as a guide to handling Occupy protests: http://www.policeforum.org/dotAsset/1491727.pdf
Source: https://twitter.com/#!/CWexlerPERF/status/131401281368625153

"Critical Issues in Policing Series - Managing Major Events: Best Practices from the Field"
Source: http://www.policeforum.org/dotAsset/1491727.pdf

"Former Seattle Police Chief Norm Stamper on Paramilitary Policing From WTO to Occupy Wall Street" November 17, 2011
We host a discussion on policing and the Occupy Wall Street movement with Chuck Wexler, director of the Police Executive Research Forum, which helped organize calls among police chiefs on how to respond to the Occupy protests, and with Norm Stamper, the former police chief of Seattle, who recently wrote an article for The Nation magazine titled "Paramilitary Policing from Seattle to Occupy Wall Street." "Trust me, the police do not want to be put in this position. And cities really need to ask themselves, is there another way to handle this kind of conflict?" Wexler says. Stamper notes, "There are many compassionate, decent, competent police officers who do a terrific job day in and day out. There are others who are, quote, 'bad apples.' What both of them have in common is that they 'occupy,' as it were, a system, a structure that itself is rotten. And I am talking about the paramilitary bureaucracy." We are also joined by Stephen Graham, author of "Cities Under Siege: The New Military Urbanism," and by retired New York Supreme Court Judge Karen Smith, who worked as a legal observer Tuesday morning in New York after the police raided the Occupy Wall Street encampment. "I was there to take down the names of people who were arrested... As I’m standing there, some African-American woman goes up to a police officer and says, 'I need to get in. My daughter's there. I want to know if she’s OK.’ And he said, 'Move on, lady.' And they kept pushing with their sticks, pushing back. And she was crying. And all of a sudden, out of nowhere, he throws her to the ground and starts hitting her in the head," says Smith. "I walk over, and I say, 'Look, cuff her if she's done something, but you don’t need to do that.’ And he said, 'Lady, do you want to get arrested?' And I said, 'Do you see my hat? I'm here as a legal observer.’ He said, 'You want to get arrested?' And he pushed me up against the wall." [includes rush transcript]
Source: http://www.democracynow.org/2011/11/17/paramilitary_policing_of_occupy_wall_street

"The cop group coordinating the Occupy crackdowns" Shawn Gaynor | 11.18.11 - 11:23 am
Source: http://www.sfbg.com/politics/2011/11/18/cop-group-coordinating-occupy-crackdowns

Asher Wolf | @Asher_Wolf | 12:28 AM - 19 Nov 11
#PERF links to news about #OWS on their website (screencap.) Article link: http://www.mercurynews.com/bay-area-news/ci_19343773 http://yfrog.com/kh48436496j
Source: https://twitter.com/#!/Asher_Wolf/statuses/137809494074867712

"#PERF Round-Up" By timeoutcorner 19/Nov/2011 01:14:45 AM PST
Tweets about #PERF from the beginning.
These are the collected tweets regarding the Police Executive Research Forum, or PERF. This is the NGO affiliated with Homeland Security, which just so happened to have 'written the manual' in 'how to deal with Occupy Wall Street'.
Source: http://www.chirpstory.com/li/3121

"Confirmed: Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) coordinating Occupy raids" by aigeanta | SAT NOV 19, 2011 AT 06:07 AM PST
Source: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2011/11/19/1038054/-Confirmed:-Police-Executive-Research-Forum-(PERF)-coordinating-Occupy-raids

"PERF Executive Director Chuck Wexler, relies on "DHS Partnership" to "solve problems"" byjamess | SAT NOV 19, 2011 AT 02:15 PM PST
Source: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2011/11/19/1038189/-PERF-Executive-Director-Chuck-Wexler,-relies-on-DHS-Partnership-to-solve-problems

"Evidence: non-profit policing organization orchestrating nationwide anti-occupy crackdown" sosadmin | Sat, 11/19/2011 - 16:24
Source: http://privacysos.org/node/370

"PERF - Police Executive Research Forum Company Directory" BY: A GUEST | NOV 20TH, 2011
Source: http://pastebin.com/yi1etM9q

"chuck wexler iacp (perf)" BY: DOXCAK3 | NOV 19TH, 2011
Source: http://pastebin.com/RvgR7gEg

"every perf work dox" BY: DOXCAK3 | NOV 20TH, 2011
Source: http://pastebin.com/jWy0LDcc

"get to know the PERF" BY: DOXCAK3 | NOV 20TH, 2011
Source: http://pastebin.com/yZAEp1dh

"Anonymous hacks cops coordinating Occupy evictions - PERF goes down" Michael Stone | NOVEMBER 20, 2011
Source: http://www.examiner.com/anonymous-in-national/anonymous-hacks-cops-coordinating-occupy-evictions-perf-goes-down

"PERF 990 Filings" by Feminist Whore | MON NOV 21, 2011 AT 05:34 AM PST
Source: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2011/11/21/1038600/-PERF-990-Filings

"Interview: Police Executives' Research Forum Director Chuck Wexler" By KHADIJAH BRITTON | November 23, 2011
Source: http://thephoenix.com/Boston/news/130475-interview-police-executives-research-forum-direc/

"What I Think of PERF" AYESHA KAZMI | 23/11/2011 at 21:25
Source: http://americanpaki.wordpress.com/2011/11/23/what-i-think-of-perf/

"A PERF-ect Storm" By KHADIJAH BRITTON  |  November 26, 2011
Source: http://thephoenix.com/boston/news/130305-perf-ect-storm/?page=2#TOPCONTENT

"Missing the point: PERF and the surveillance industrial complex" sosadmin | Mon, 11/28/2011 - 14:55
Source: http://www.privacysos.org/node/376

"A Story of PERF-idy" Posted on 29/11/2011 by Andrew McInnes
Source: http://timeoutcorner.wordpress.com/2011/11/29/a-story-of-perf-idy/

"Occupy LA Raid: Los Angeles Police Reportedly Went Undercover At Encampment Prior To Raid To Gather Information" Associated Press | First Posted: 12/3/11 02:08 AM ET
Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/12/03/occupy-la-raid-undercover-police_n_1126858.html

Law Enforcement Tactics vs. Occupy
"Op-Ed: Disorderly Conduct? How Protesting Became a Crime in NYC" Alex Vitale | October 26, 2011 4:04 AM
Source: http://www.thirteen.org/metrofocus/news/2011/10/op-ed-disorderly-conduct-how-protesting-became-a-crime-in-nyc/

"Paramilitary Policing From Seattle to Occupy Wall Street" Norm Stamper | November 9, 2011
Source: http://www.thenation.com/article/164501/paramilitary-policing-seattle-occupy-wall-street

"New York Police in Riot Gear Clear ‘Occupy’ Protesters From Zuccotti Park" By Esmé E. Deprez and Alison Vekshin - Nov 15, 2011 2:09 PM PT
Source: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-11-15/u-s-mayors-crack-down-on-occupy-wall-street.html

"Update: 'Occupy' crackdowns coordinated with federal law enforcement officials" by Rick Ellis | NOVEMBER 15, 2011

"Surprise, Homeland Security Coordinates #OWS Crackdowns" By WONKETTE JR. | 8:55 PM NOVEMBER 15, 2011
Source: http://wonkette.com/456282/surprise-homeland-security-coordinates-ows-crackdowns-nationwide

"Oakland Mayor Jean Quan Admits Cities Coordinated Crackdown on Occupy Movement" Posted on November 15, 2011

"Mayors deny colluding on 'Occupy' crackdowns: City leaders say they traded notes on protesters but sweeps were no coordinated scheme" By Jim Gold updated 11/15/2011 7:17:28 PM ET
Source: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/45312298/ns/us_news-life/

"Officials around U.S. shared advice on Occupy protests" By NIGEL DUARA The Associated Press | Originally published November 15, 2011 at 9:42 PM | Page modified November 16, 2011 at 11:48 AM
PORTLAND — Don't set a midnight deadline to evict Occupy Wall Street protesters — it will only give a crowd of demonstrators time to form. Don't set ultimatums because it will encourage violent protesters to break it. Fence off the parks after an eviction so protesters can't reoccupy it.
As local governments expressed concern over safety and sanitation at the encampments over the last month, officials from nearly 40 cities turned to each other on conference calls. They shared what worked and what hasn't as they grappled with the leaderless movement that began Sept. 17 when scores of people demanding a crackdown on corporate greed staked their claim to a Manhattan park and sparked a nationwide movement.
Some of that advice may have led to Tuesday's clearing of the original encampment at Zuccotti Park in New York, where police rousted protesters and a judge ruled that their free-speech rights do not extend to pitching a tent and setting up camp for months at a time.
While riot police sweeping through tent cities in Portland, Ore.; Oakland, Calif.; and New York City over the past several days may suggest a coordinated effort, authorities and a group that organized the calls say they were a coincidence.
"It was completely spontaneous," said Chuck Wexler, director of the Police Executive Research Forum, a national police group that organized calls on Oct. 11 and Nov. 4. Among the issues discussed: safety, traffic and the fierceness of demonstrations in each city.
"This was an attempt to get insight on what other departments were doing," he said.
From Atlanta to Washington, D.C., officials talked about how authorities could make camps safe for protesters and the community. On Oct. 11, police chiefs who had been dealing with the encampments for weeks warned that the homeless would be attracted to the food, shelter and medical care the camps offered.
There were more tidbits, including the midnight deadline.
Portland police did exactly that when they evicted protesters during the day from two downtown parks over the weekend. Officers came armed with pepper spray, beanbag rounds and stun guns but didn't need to deploy them.
Going in at midnight "would have been a confrontation that really wasn't necessary," police spokesman Sgt. Pete Simpson said.
It was advice that came after the Oakland, Calif., protest was shut down Oct. 25 in a confrontation that turned violent. One protester, Iraq war veteran Scott Olsen, was badly injured.
In that city, where vestiges of the protesters' encampment were peacefully removed on Monday, city officials took part in strategy sessions with other big cities dealing with similar demonstrations.
Interim Police Chief Howard Jordan said he participated in a call organized by Wexler's group and has talked with officials in the New York Police Department's civil-disturbance unit and high-ranking police officials in San Francisco.
He said a theme was how the atmosphere at the camps had shifted from a haven for peaceful protest to one for criminal behavior.
"Some chiefs had been tolerant of the progressive movement, but that all changed when the criminal element showed up," Jordan said. The Oakland camp's removal became an urgent issue after a 25-year-old man was fatally gunned down on Thursday.
"We don't need any more evidence than that," Jordan said. "We had to step it up."
Mayors of midsized and large cities held calls similar to the police group's twice last week, one of which was organized by the U.S. Conference of Mayors.
Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn did not participate in any conference calls with other mayors of Occupy cities, said spokeswoman Julie Moore. She did say that in the early days of the encampment, which started here Oct. 3, staff of the city Office of Intergovernmental Relations had separate conversations with their counterparts from Portland, San Francisco and Chicago.
About 65 or 70 arrests have been made since the protest started, Sgt. Sean Whitcomb of the Seattle Police Department said, and most have been peaceful. Protesters initially camped out at Westlake Park, but police made nightly sweeps and McGinn urged protesters to set up base outside City Hall. Protesters ultimately moved to Seattle Central Community College, where they have set up a tent city, but continue to hold protests at Westlake.
Some police departments didn't have to rely on the conference calls. Like most police agencies, they are constantly exchanging information.
Los Angeles police Cmdr. Andrew Smith said his department gets updates as much as several times a day from various sources, including other law-enforcement agencies and media outlets that are monitoring the Occupy protests.
Smith said he was unaware of other agencies' plans to evict protesters.
Whitcomb said he wasn't sure if Seattle police took part in the national consultations but said he wouldn't be surprised if commanders had taken part. "Ultimately we're acting on information that we have here, not with what's going in Boston or New York or Los Angeles," he added.
But New York City's action appeared to have emboldened Los Angeles, where Police Chief Charlie Beck said officials were working out a timeline to evict Occupy protesters from their camp outside Los Angeles City Hall.
City officials across the nation have said that the demonstrations have cost them millions of dollars. Seattle estimated Friday that the protest had cost $500,000. Businesses near Zuccotti Park in New York say protesters have cost them a combined $500,000 in profits.
The protest movement has "hurt the quality of life in every part of the city," said Oakland Mayor Jean Quan.
"In the past few days, the balance has tipped," said Portland Mayor Sam Adams.
On Monday, a few hundred New York residents and business owners organized a protest of the protests, wearing white masks and chanting: "Leave here now."
Even before the police descended on Zuccotti Park overnight, some early proponents of Occupy Wall Street had suggested that it was time to move on.
On Monday, Adbusters, the Canadian anti-corporate magazine that conceived of the movement, indicated that the protesters should "declare victory" and head indoors to strategize.
Additional material from The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post and Seattle Times staff
Source: http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2016775808_occupy16.html

"Police Crackdowns on OWS Coordinated among Mayors, FBI, DHS" Posted on 11/16/2011 by Juan Cole
Source: http://www.juancole.com/2011/11/police-crackdowns-on-ows-coordinated-among-mayors-fbi-dhs.html

"Build Up To A Raid: NYPD Planned Occupy Wall Street Eviction For Weeks" By Garth Johnston on November 16, 2011 10:00 AM
Source: http://gothamist.com/2011/11/16/anatomy_of_a_raid_nypd_planned_ows.php

"Caught on Camera: 10 Shockingly Violent Police Assaults on Occupy Protesters" Joshua Holland | November 18, 2011
Source: http://www.alternet.org/occupywallst/153134/caught_on_camera%3A_10_shockingly_violent_police_assaults_on_occupy_protesters/?page=entire

"FBI Claims It Does Not Have Any Documents on Occupy Wall Street" Jason Leopold | Tuesday 22 November 2011
Source: http://www.truth-out.org/fbi-headquarters-says-it-does-not-have-any-documents-occupy-wall-street/1321994542#.TsxPwPXhxEo.twitter

"The shocking truth about the crackdown on Occupy: The violent police assaults across the US are no coincidence. Occupy has touched the third rail of our political class's venality" Naomi Wolf | Friday 25 November 2011 12.25 EST
Source: http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/cifamerica/2011/nov/25/shocking-truth-about-crackdown-occupy

"Naomi Wolf’s ‘Shocking Truth’ About the ‘Occupy Crackdowns’ Offers Anything but the Truth: Naomi Wolf's latest theory veers wildly from the known facts." Joshua Holland | November 26, 2011
Source: http://www.alternet.org/story/153222/naomi_wolf%E2%80%99s_%E2%80%98shocking_truth%E2%80%99_about_the_%E2%80%98occupy_crackdowns%E2%80%99_offers_anything_but_truth/

"Updated: The Shocking Truth About Naomi Wolf's Factless Assertions" By karoli | November 26, 2011 09:30 AM
Source: http://crooksandliars.com/karoli/shocking-truth-about-factless-assertions

"No, the Crackdown Against Occupy Wall Street is Not the Work of the Shadowy Elite" E.D. Kain | 11/26/2011 @ 1:21PM
Source: http://www.forbes.com/sites/erikkain/2011/11/26/no-the-crackdown-against-occupy-wall-street-is-not-the-work-of-the-shadowy-elite/

"Naomi Wolf’s ‘Shocking Truths’ on #OWS Crackdowns are False" Angry Black Lady | November 27, 2011 4:37 pm
Source: http://www.balloon-juice.com/2011/11/27/naomi-wolfs-shocking-truths-about-ows-crackdowns-are-truthless/

"Undercover Cops at Occupy Protests" Sue Basko | November 30, 2011
Source: http://occupypeace.blogspot.com/2011/11/undercover-cops-at-occupy-protests.html

Occupy UC Davis
"Police officer pepper-sprays seated, non-violent students at UC Davis" By Xeni Jardin at 8:35 pm Friday, Nov 18
Source: http://boingboing.net/2011/11/18/police-pepper-spraying-arrest.html

"The roots of the UC-Davis pepper-spraying" Glenn Greenwald | SUNDAY, NOV 20, 2011 4:09 AM PST
Source: http://www.salon.com/2011/11/20/the_roots_of_the_uc_davis_pepper_spraying/singleton/

"UC Davis Pepper Spray Incident, Four Perspectives" Uploaded by waxpancake on Nov 21, 2011
Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WO4406KJQMc

"Former LAPD chief to head pepper-spraying probe" November 22, 2011 | Posted by Cory Golden
The former chief of the Los Angeles Police Department, William Bratton, will head up a review of Friday’s arrest and pepper-spraying of unarmed Occupy UC Davis protesters.
UC President Mark Yudof asked Bratton to report back within 30 days. Yudof did so in response to separate requests from UCD Chancellor Linda Katehi and Assembly Speaker John Pérez, D-Los Angeles.
“My intent,” Yudof said in a news release, “is to provide the chancellor and the entire University of California community with an independent, unvarnished report about what happened at Davis.”
Bratton’s report will be presented to an advisory panel of students, faculty, staff “and other UC community members.” Its members have not yet been named.
That panel will make recommendations to better ensure the safety of nonviolent protesters to Katehi. She, in turn, will present to Yudof a plan for implementing changes, according to the news release.
One of the country’s best known lawmen, Bratton, 64, led the LAPD from 2002 to 2009. He previously served as police commissioner in New York City and Boston.
More recently, Bratton has launched a global security firm, Altegrity Risk International, and been tapped by British Prime Minister David Cameron for advice in curbing gang violence in that country.
Bratton’s selection to lead the review may prove to be a controversial one with student protesters.
Speaking in an August interview with The Telegraph newspaper, after rioting in England, Bratton said police should have “a lot of arrows in the quiver.” He advocated a doctrine of “escalating force” with weapons including rubber bullets, Tasers, pepper spray and water cannons, the paper reported.
“In my experience, the younger criminal element don’t fear the police and have been emboldened to challenge the police and effectively take them on,” Bratton told The Telegraph.
In Los Angeles, he earned praise from city officials for the falling crime rate there, as well as a grudging respect from some critics for outreach to the black and Latino communities.
When Bratton announced his resignation, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa credited him with transforming the LAPD “into a beacon of progress and professionalism, a department seen as a partner, not an adversary, no longer bound by the misdeeds of the past.”
Bratton’s time in Los Angeles was not without controversy for the department, including a clash with unarmed protesters.
The city paid $13 million to settle lawsuits and took disciplinary steps after officers at a May 2007 immigration rally fired foam rounds into a crowd, instead of at the ground in keeping with policy, and struck protesters and journalists more than 100 times with batons, the Los Angeles Times reported.
“I’m certainly not proud of the event, but I am proud of the report,” Bratton told the Times on Tuesday, adding, “I am looking for a similar report that will give a truthful and objective, candid account of the events” at UCD.
Bratton will lead one of four planned investigations related to the UCD incident.
The Yolo County District Attorney’s Office is also investigating whether excessive force was used; the UCD Academic Senate is planning a probe; and Katehi said Tuesday that an outside firm would be providing a departmentwide review of UCD’s police.
Yudof also named UC General Counsel Charles Robinson and UC Berkeley School of Law Dean Christopher Edley Jr. to lead a systemwide examination of how all 10 campuses deal with nonviolent protests.
“We are moving forward to identify what needs to be done to ensure the safety of students and others who engage in non-violent protests on UC campuses,” Yudof said. “The right to peaceful protest on all of our campuses must be protected.”
Source: http://www.davisenterprise.com/local-news/crime-fire-courts/former-lapd-chief-to-head-pepper-spraying-probe/

"Occupy Davis-Something Doesn't Smell Right" by Horace Boothroyd III | TUE NOV 22, 2011 AT 07:01 PM PST
Source: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2011/11/22/1039241/-Occupy-Davis-Something-Doesnt-Smell-Right

"Courts, police say pepper spray 'defensive' only" Bob Egelko, Chronicle Staff Writer | Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Source: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/11/22/BAH11M2VU0.DTL&tsp=1

"Letter From Reynoso Indicates UCD Police Not Cooperating With Investigation" by David Greenwald | Wednesday, 25 January 2012 04:20
A letter from former Supreme Court Justice Cruz Reynoso sent to UC President Mark Yudof indicates there will be delays in the original timeline. The delay means that Justice Reynoso is now "targeting February 21, 2012 for the release of the report of the Task Force."
Mr. Reynoso indicates the changes result "primarily from our negotiations with the Federated University Police Officer's Association (FUPOA) for access to non subject officers."
"The timing of the release of the Task Force report is dependent on the fact-finding report from Kroll," the former Justice continued. "The Task Force feels it is imperative to have the most complete view possible of the events that took place last November. This includes interviews from subject and non subject officers as well as students and faculty."
Cruz Reynoso's letter indicates that, while Kroll has conducted a number of interviews with students and faculty, they have "not had access to subject and non subject officers."
He further indicated, "Through several rounds of negotiation the General Counsel's office has made an agreement with FUPOA for access to non subject officers. Interviews with non subject officers are taking place this week."
In short, the police, after extensive negotiations, have allowed those officers who are not subjects of the investigation to interview with Kroll, but not those officers involved.
This calls into serious question the veracity of any investigation - if it does not include interviews with those officers actually involved in the pepper spraying of students.
One of our initial concerns about the investigation by William Bratton and Kroll was that they have full access to records and subpoena power.
UC Davis News Service Spokesperson Andy Fell, back in late November, assured the Vanguard that "both campus and UC will cooperate fully with them and make available to them any documents they need, subject only to legal restrictions such as those governing student records, personnel files etc."
He continued, "As a private contractor, Kroll doesn't actually have subpoena power. But they are going to get whatever they want. "
Cruz Reynoso concluded his letter indicating, "While the timeline for the release of the report has been delayed for a few weeks, I am very pleased that an agreement was reached for access to non subject officers as this is a critical component in understanding not only the frame of mind, but a complete understanding of the events that took place, including the view of police officers."
As we noted at the time, the lack of access to personnel files is not a small factor, however, as the investigators may need to examine some of the police personnel files to understand their history.
The Vanguard remains concerned, despite claims that "they are going to get whatever they want," that when push comes to shove a promise can be revoked, or information hidden under the guise of police personnel files or other confidential matters.
This concern is now playing out as the investigators are apparently finding it difficult to get the police to talk, and without such interviews the results of the investigation will be incomplete.
Source: http://davisvanguard.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=5030:letter-from-reynoso-indicates-ucd-police-not-cooperating-with-investigation&Itemid=114

"POLL: OK That the UC Spent $100K on Post-Pepper Spray Consultant? They didn't want to put out misinformation on such a big issue, so they hired a consultant at a rate of $375 per hour." By Justin Cox Email | January 27, 2012
Vote in the poll below this story.
UC Davis’s approach to the on-campus Occupy camp shifted dramatically in the days after the now-famous pepper spraying. A consultant that was hired by the UC system in the incident’s aftermath might have something to do with that, based on a report in the Davis Enterprise.
Prior to that big moment, authorities had a firm no-camping policy and police approached the Occupation in riot gear, armed with pepper spray. After the incident, police hardly came around at all. And the students were allowed to reoccupy the following Monday. They also vacated during winter break and reoccupied once again at the start of the winter quarter.
Cory Golden reported today in the Enterprise that the UC system paid $100,000 for a crisis-communications consultant to help cope with the pepper spray fallout. Golden also pointed out ties between that consultant and the firm that is "independently" investigating the incident.
Until 2010, that same consultant, a division of Marsh Risk Consulting, had ties to Kroll Inc.— the outside firm hired by UC to provide an independent account of what happened that day on the Quad.
Lynn Tierney, the UC’s Associate Vice President of Communications, told Golden that they didn't want to put out misinformation on such a big issue, so they hired the help at a rate of $375 per hour. Check out the Enterprise story to see what else UC Davis spent during the fallout.
What do you think of the UC's decision to hire the consultant? Vote in the poll below.
Source: http://davis.patch.com/articles/poll-ok-that-ucd-spent-100k-on-post-pepper-spray-consultant

Kroll Inc.
"SNAPSHOT: Kroll Inc." BY: DEINOS77 | NOV 21ST, 2011
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Kroll could tell you what it does, but then it would have to charge you. The risk consulting company offers advisory services in a number of key areas: business intelligence, data security and recovery, due diligence, employee background screening (through Kroll Background America), investigations and disputes, litigation technology (through Kroll Ontrack), risk and compliance, and security consulting and systems design and engineering (through Kroll Security Group). Founded in 1972 by Jules Kroll, the firm has offices in more than 55 cities in 27 countries. Altegrity acquired Kroll in 2010 from insurance broker Marsh & McLennan Companies in a deal valued in excess of $1 billion.
Kroll is one of four businesses operated by the international screening and security systems company. Kroll's fact-finding and computer forensics expertise diversifies Altegrity's global investigative offerings (driven by Altegrity Risk International) in such areas as data loss and identity theft. The integration of Kroll with Altegrity is being led by William J. Bratton, a former Los Angeles police chief, who joined Altegrity in 2009 and today serves as Kroll's chairman.
Bratton, who managed police forces in both Los Angeles and New York, faces a number of challenges at Kroll. Before joining Altegrity, Kroll suffered declining revenues in its background screening business due to weak demand for employment and mortgage-related background screening. Kroll sought to regain its financial footing by divesting a number of lackluster assets. In 2010 the company sold Kroll Laboratory Specialists, its substance abuse testing division, to Inverness Medical Innovations for $109.5 million. (Kroll Laboratory Specialists was subsequently renamed Alere Toxicology Services, or ATS.)
In 2009 the company dropped its Kroll Government Services, a provider of background investigations and employment screening to US government agencies, to private equity firm Veritas Capital. The previous year Kroll put its Corporate Advisory & Restructuring Group on the sale rack. The Group advised stakeholders of financially- troubled companies.
At the same time, Kroll has expanded its international presence by forming a market intelligence operation serving Latin American businesses. The move followed a step-up in its European activities via three acquisitions: a FPR Limited, a UK-based employment screening company; Ibas Holdings, a Norwegian data recovery company; and Talbot Hughes McKillop, a corporate restructuring business in London.
HISTORY: Jules Kroll, a former assistant district attorney in Manhattan, began Kroll Associates in 1972. The firm initially specialized in internal fraud investigation, and its reputation grew during the 1980s. By the early 1990s Kroll Associates was receiving such high-profile assignments as finding Iraqi ruler Saddam Hussein's hidden assets and improving the World Trade Center's security after its first attack in 1993.

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William “Bill” Bratton             Chairman
Philip Casey                       President and CEO
Don Buzinkai                       CFO
Jeff Kubacki                       CIO
Source: http://pastebin.com/NZ6JietA

"Welcome to the murky world of Kroll Inc - the private CIA" By Ben Hills - June 25, 2005
They helped track down billions of dollars of treasure looted from Kuwait by Saddam Hussein. They finally proved that "God's Banker", Roberto Calvi, found hanging under London's Blackfriars Bridge with bricks in his pockets, was murdered. They were hired by Prince Charles to find the "Princess Di tapes".
Move over James Bond, this is the real-life fantasy world of the thousands of former cops and spooks, bodyguards, forensic accountants, journalists and criminal lawyers who made up what claims to be "the world's foremost independent risk consulting company", Kroll Inc.
Not for nothing did a former executive of the company describe Kroll as "like a private CIA".
"Of course, there's lots of boring stuff too - corporate profiles, background checks on employees, data recovery," says a rival in the business, "But these are the ones that get the adrenaline going."
In the process, inevitably for a company employing large numbers of former CIA, FBI and Special Forces people, the company has occasionally been accused of misconduct - the bugging scandal in Brazil is just the latest in which Kroll Inc has been embroiled.
Founded in 1972 by a New York assistant district attorney, Jules Kroll, the company expanded aggressively across America and internationally into 60 countries. In Australia, Kroll formed an ongoing partnership with the accountancy firm Ferrier Hodgson.
Its customers were a who's who of the business world: Ford, Citibank, Hilton hotels, drug company Pfizer and Nestle among them. It has also worked for the US government.
Although its bread and butter work was legal corporate intelligence, such as profiling takeover targets, in countries such as Brazil, and now Iraq, where kidnapping is rampant, Kroll also specialised in "close body work" - bodyguards, protection and ransom.
In May last year, Julius Kroll received an offer he could not refuse. Marsh & McLennan, the New York insurance broker which claims to be the world's largest, took over Kroll for an eye-popping $US1.9 billion ($2.46 billion), more than $US100 million of which was pocketed by its founder.
Capitalised at $US6 billion, and with 60,000 employees in more than 100 countries - including Australia - Marsh & McLennan was the colossus of the industry, claiming a 40 per cent share of the global market for insurance broking.
But the company saw insurance as a mature market and wanted to expand into the related risk-management industry. No one could have foreseen when the takeover deal was signed in May last year that the sky was about to fall in.
Last October, New York's crusading district attorney, Eliot Spitzer, filed suit against Marsh & McLennan, accusing the company of having, for years, colluded with big insurance companies to "cheat customers in an elaborate charade of price fixing and bid rigging".
The three insurers he named were the giants American International Group, Zurich America Insurance Company and Ace Ltd. Adding spice to the story was the relationship between them: AIG was headed by the 79-year-old insurance industry legend Maurice "Hank" Greenberg; his son Jeffrey ran Marsh & McLennan, and; another son, Evan, was boss of Ace.
Spitzer claimed that Marsh & McLennan jacked up insurance premiums - thus increasing its commissions, and the profits of the insurers - with "fake bids, collusion, improper steering of business, payments by insurers to avoid solicitation of competing of competing quotes, and threats against those resisting participation in the fraudulent schemes".
The company "acted, in short, less like a broker with a fiduciary obligation to its clients than as the linchpin of a racket", Spitzer said.
Marsh & McLennan's shares tumbled more than 25 per cent, despite pledging it was "committed to getting all the facts, determining any incidence of improper behaviour and dealing appropriately with any wrongdoing".
Jeffrey Greenberg was forced to resign. His replacement was a man the company had inherited a few months earlier when it took over Kroll Inc, Michael Cherkasky, who was uniquely placed to steer the company through the scandal which threatened to destroy it.
For 16 years, Cherkasky was a white-collar crime buster for the New York District Attorney's office; Spitzer, now prosecuting Marsh & McLennan, was his protege. In 1994, Cherkasky joined Kroll - gamekeeper become poacher - working his way up to the chief executive's office.
Within three months, Cherkasky had overseen a clean-out of Marsh & McLennan's board, and the sacking of most of the executives deemed accountable for the corruption. In January, he persuaded Spitzer to drop the civil charges against the company by pledging to pay $US850 million to clients around the world - including Australia - that Marsh & McLennan had defrauded.
Criminal charges are still pending against 10 former executives of Marsh & McLennan and the insurance companies. In February, Kathryn Winter, the 50-year-old managing director of Marsh Inc, pleaded guilty to fraud in the Manhattan State Superior Court. She faces up to four years' jail, depending on how keenly she co-operates with Spitzer's investigators.
Cherkasky personally apologised to 120 of his biggest clients, and showed thousands of staff the door in a bid to restore the ailing giant to profitability.
He is now engaged on an even greater challenge - to convince outraged clients who had been deserting the company in droves, that Marsh & McLennan is serious about its reforms.
Source: http://www.smh.com.au/news/business/welcome-to-the-murky-world-of-kroll-inc--the-private-cia/2005/06/24/1119321904732.html

"A Corporate Sleuth Tries the Credit Rating Field" By JANET MORRISSEY - Published: February 26, 2011
FEW people ever penetrate the dark side of money, but Jules Kroll is one of them.
Fortunes plundered, ransoms paid, deals cut — the uncovering of such secrets, and the million smaller confidences that are his history, have made Mr. Kroll a rich man.
It was nearly 40 years ago, when he practically invented the business known as corporate intelligence, that he first came to the attention of crafty boardrooms. At a time when “private eye” still conjured images of cheating spouses and seedy hotels, Mr. Kroll built a sort of private C.I.A. and went corporate. If a Fortune 500 company or an A-list investment house wanted the dirt, it hired Kroll Inc. to dig it up.
Which is why his latest venture seems at once so unusual and yet so very Kroll. At 69, an age when other multimillionaires are working on their backswings, he is getting into — of all things — the credit ratings business.
Yes, credit ratings: gilt-edged triple-A’s, middling double-B’s, ignominious D’s. You might wonder why anyone pays attention to them anymore. After all, the financial crisis of 2008 and 2009 laid bare the conflicts at the heart of the ratings game. The world learned that the three dominant services — Moody’s, Standard & Poor’s and Fitch — had stamped sterling ratings on mortgage investments that turned out to be nearly worthless. It was a lesson that nearly brought down the financial system.
Ratings agencies, to many, seem like Wall Street’s enablers. What is Jules Kroll thinking? This is the man the Haitian government hired to track down financial assets linked to Jean-Claude Duvalier. The man Kuwait hired to ferret out the oil wealth of Saddam Hussein. One of Mr. Kroll’s cases, involving kidnapping, inspired the movie “Proof of Life,” and plans are in the works for HBO and Scott Rudin, the producer of “The Social Network,” to make a pilot for a television series loosely based on his exploits.
Mr. Kroll says that if he can do all of that, why, he can get to the bottom of an investment security, too. He and his son Jeremy, 39, are staking the family name on a venture called Kroll Bond Ratings. They say the business will marry hard-nosed credit analysis with their trademark corporate sleuthing. Maybe the leading ratings agencies — a triumvirate some liken to an oligopoly — can learn a thing or two from the gumshoes of Wall Street.
“They never really looked under the covers, which is what I have done all my life,” Mr. Kroll says. “If they were in any other business, they would be out of business.”
THE pertinent question for Mr. Kroll is why anyone should listen to him on the subject. The fundamental problem with the dominant agencies, their critics say, is that they are paid by the companies whose securities they evaluate, under the so-called issuer-pay model.
Some small ratings services have challenged the establishment by having investors — that is, the people who actually buy securities — pay for ratings. But for all his talk about shaking up this industry, Mr. Kroll is hewing to the status quo. Like Moody’s, S.& P. and Fitch, Kroll Bond Ratings will be paid by the issuers, just as the big three are.
Wall Street types tend to look askance at credit ratings no matter who is providing them. Not even Warren E. Buffett, whose Berkshire Hathaway owns about 12 percent of Moody’s, says he depends on ratings in making investment decisions. Mr. Buffett prefers to make his own judgments on companies, he said last year while appearing before the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission.
But ratings services, despite their apparent failures, still play a crucial role in the capital markets. Virtually every investor, big or small, is affected by what they do. And even the pros have to pay attention, because ratings often figure into the investment guidelines of big money management firms, banks and insurance companies.
Some wonder if Mr. Kroll is out of his depth this time.
“What does he know about giving me a rating on a security?” asks Richard X. Bove, an analyst at Rochdale Securities.
Others aren’t so quick to write off Mr. Kroll. Michael F. Price, the prominent value investor, is bankrolling Kroll Bond Ratings. So is Frederick R. Adler, one of New York’s most successful venture capitalists. And William L. Mack, the big real estate investor. The venture capital firms Bessemer Venture Partners, RRE Ventures and New Markets Venture Partners have invested a combined $24 million in it. And Mr. Kroll has personally staked $5 million.
That is pocket change by Wall Street standards. But Rob Stavis, a partner at Bessemer, says Kroll Bond Ratings could well pay off. “We often go after industries where there are significant incumbents when we believe they’re ripe for disruption,” he says. His firm was an early investor in Skype.
Mr. Kroll, for his part, is thinking big — as he always has. He wants to grab 10 percent of this $4 billion-a-year industry within five years.
But even that seemingly modest goal may be a reach. Moody’s and S.& P. each have about 40 percent of the ratings market. The remainder is spread among Fitch and several lesser-known agencies.
“I think it’s a tough industry to break into, but if anyone can do it, it’s Jules Kroll,” says Michael Charkasky, the chief executive of Altegrity, which acquired Kroll Inc. last year. (Mr. Charkasky had worked for Kroll for more than a decade.)
IN the aftermath of the Panic of 1907, a self-taught financial analyst named John Moody pioneered the idea of assigning ratings to public securities. For much of its history, the industry he founded was a relative backwater — a steady if unglamorous moneymaker that tended to attract wonks or analysts who might not land jobs at a Goldman or a Morgan.
Then, in 1975, the Securities and Exchange Commission promulgated rules that anointed a handful of Nationally Recognized Statistical Ratings Organizations. The S.E.C. argued that assessing the safety of investments was so important to the soundness of the nation’s banks and brokerage firms that only respected ratings agencies should be allowed to do the job. In the early 1980s, there were seven of these organizations. By the mid-1990s, mergers had reduced that number to three. The S.E.C. has since added seven, bringing the total to 10.
Kroll Bond Ratings is one of them.
It is certainly an uncomfortable time for ratings agencies, big or small. A report by the Congressional panel that chronicled the financial crisis called the big three services “essential cogs in the wheel of financial destruction.”
But the S.E.C. wants to wean the financial industry from its dependence on all ratings. In February, the commission unveiled a plan to strip references to ratings from rules that govern securities offerings, the first of several such moves the S.E.C. must make under the Dodd-Frank Act. The commission is also supposed to create its own Office of Credit Ratings to police the agencies, although the S.E.C. has delayed that move because of a tight budget.
”It’s a bit daunting, but I’ve always enjoyed a challenge,” Mr. Kroll says of his venture.
JULES KROLL loves a good story. The bookshelf in his 12th-floor office in Midtown Manhattan is stocked with titles that speak to a life spent weighing risks — books like “The Threat Closer to Home: Hugo Chávez and the War Against America” and “Surviving and Thriving in Uncertainty: Creating the Risk Intelligent Enterprise.”
But Mr. Kroll has plenty of his own stories to tell. Like the time in 2003 when Edward S. Lampert, the billionaire hedge fund manager who controls Sears, was kidnapped on the Connecticut Gold Coast. Mr. Kroll was brought in to help the F.B.I. and pointed out that someone — it turned out one of the kidnappers — was using Mr. Lampert’s credit card to buy pizza.
“These guys were real geniuses,” Mr. Kroll says dryly. Mr. Lampert was later released unharmed.
Over the years, Mr. Kroll has helped to secure the release of about 185 other kidnap victims, mostly overseas.
He clearly relishes his cloak-and-dagger image. In 2005, for instance, he paid $27,000 at a charity auction for a walk-on part on “CSI: New York.” He gave away the role so a friend could raise more money for another charity.
But Mr. Kroll has never quite fit the corporate mold. He sold Kroll Inc. in 2004 to Marsh & McLennan, the giant insurance brokerage firm, for $1.9 billion in cash and pocketed about $117 million.
In 2008, Mr. Kroll resigned as chairman and made an unsuccessful bid to buy his old company back. When that failed, he and Jeremy struck out on their own and opened K2 Global Consulting, whose name refers to the two Krolls. K2 provides anticorruption, due diligence and forensic accounting services that compete with the old Kroll. It will do much of the due diligence for Kroll Bond Ratings. (Marsh & McLennan sold his old company to Altegrity in 2010.)
Jeremy Kroll is being groomed for the family business, but his father says he never pressured his children to follow in his footsteps.
“I’ve seen too many situations where families and business split families apart,” Jules Kroll says. (Mr. Kroll’s daughters, Dana and Vanessa, have worked off and on for Kroll. His son Nick is an actor and comedian who recently appeared on Comedy Central.)
Jeremy Kroll, who studied languages and fine arts at Georgetown, took a series of odd jobs after college. He went to Italy to paint for a year. Later, he scouted film locations and cleaned toilets for a film company before joining his father’s company in 1996.
At Kroll, he handled things as diverse as missing-person cases and corporate litigation. And he quickly picked up his father’s work ethic: in 2001, he insisted on leading a team into Bosnia to complete a United Nations case that involved finding stolen money in the Bosnian banking system, even though, several weeks earlier, Kroll auditors had been beaten and taken hostage by Croats. “I couldn’t ask people on my team to go there if I wasn’t willing to go there myself,” Jeremy Kroll says.
One of his paintings hangs at K2’s headquarters. It is a gloomy, abstract self-portrait that he painted in Florence. In the painting, one eye is muddled over. Jeremy says it represents people who see only one side of things. “There’s always more to the story,” he says.
Kroll Bond Ratings hopes to pick apart some of the trickiest investments ever devised. Those include securities backed by residential mortgages as well as other “structured” products. Such investments, many of them linked to risky home loans, were at the heart of the financial crisis.
When they rated those securities, the dominant agencies often relied heavily on the banks that underwrote them. Indeed, the two camps often worked hand-in-glove.
Mr. Kroll vows that his venture will dig deeper, all the way down to the individual mortgages behind such investments. That would be a daunting task, given that thousands of individual home loans often back a single mortgage security.
“I wouldn’t do a rating unless that information was available — otherwise, how the hell are you going to make a judgment?” Mr. Kroll asks.
But already, his ratings venture has had some embarrassments of its own. Last year Mr. Kroll bought Lace Financial, a boutique credit rating service, to kick-start his firm. No sooner was that deal made than the S.E.C. fined Lace $20,000 for playing down a potential conflict of interest and failing to disclose steps that led to rating upgrades favorable for a big client.
Mr. Kroll dismisses the episode. “This was all just procedural stuff,” he says. Lace’s old management has since been replaced. Mr. Kroll has also recruited some heavy hitters from established agencies — that is, from the same agencies that have come under so much criticism. Among his hires are Jim Nadler, who headed the structured finance group at Fitch, and Kim Diamond, a former managing director at S.& P. For K2, Mr. Kroll has hired former C.I.A. agents, forensic accountants, academics, litigators and investigative journalists.
But breaking the grip of the big three won’t be easy. “It’s tough to break into any industry where the three incumbents have 97 percent of all ratings,” says Brett R. Gordon, an assistant professor of business at Columbia Business School.
Spokesmen for Moody’s, S.& P. and Fitch say their companies welcome competition. But Daniel Noonan, a managing director at Fitch, points out that his agency has 50 offices in 36 countries. Moody’s and S.& P. are even bigger. Start-up companies lack the geographical reach and industry expertise of the established players, Mr. Noonan says.
Kroll also faces competition from new entrants like Meredith Whitney, a banking analyst who is getting into the ratings business, and Morningstar, of mutual fund fame, which recently acquired an agency called Realpoint.
Sean Egan, the president of another small ratings service, Egan-Jones Ratings, says Mr. Kroll is playing by the old, discredited rules. The issuer-pay model lets companies shop around for the best ratings, putting pressure on the agencies to inflate their grades, Mr. Egan says.
“If a firm is being paid primarily by one side, it’s very difficult to argue that they can adequately represent the other side,” says Mr. Egan, whose firm has investors subscribe to its service. “One cannot serve two masters.”
Mr. Bove, the analyst at Rochdale, says of Mr. Kroll: “If he thinks he’s going to make his name by knocking down the ratings of one security after another, who’s going to pay him?”
BUT if Jules Kroll can deliver accurate credit ratings, he just might have a shot. Michael Millette, the head of structured finance at Goldman Sachs, says he would consider turning to Kroll. In the old days, if a security wasn’t rated by the big three, investors wondered why. To many, such securities seemed a bit dodgy. Now, in the post-crisis world, “that’s all changed,” Mr. Millette says.
Mr. Kroll is, naturally, undaunted. “I would be foolish not to tell you there is a hill to climb here,” he says, “but we’re not climbing a cliff.” He says that the big three agencies lost considerable investor confidence during the financial crisis, and that the sector is ripe for new blood. And, anyway, he says, he would rather be right than popular. “Our name is on the line,” he says.
This article has been revised to reflect the following correction:
Correction: March 6, 2011
An article last Sunday about Kroll Bond Ratings misidentified one of its investors. It is New Markets Venture Partners, not NewMarket Capital Partners.
Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/27/business/27kroll.html?_r=1&pagewanted=all

"A Spy in the Jungle" by Mary Cuddehe - August 2, 2010
Last February I got an offer from Kroll, one of the world's largest private investigation firms, to go undercover as a journalist-spy in the Ecuadorian Amazon. At first I thought I was underqualified for the job. But as it turned out I was exactly what they were looking for: a pawn.
The call came one night while I was sitting in a parking lot in Cancún, trying not cry over the spare tire that had mysteriously gone missing from my rented baby blue Atos. The E-Z Rent-a-Car agent, a skinny teenager who seemed genuinely sorry, said the replacement would cost $200. I knew the magazine I was on assignment for could never afford such a fee, meaning I would barely break even on the story--yet again.
But just then my cell phone rang. It was a private-investigator friend from Mexico City calling about a "research" job in the jungle. I would have to go to Ecuador to work with a group that does espionage for Fortune 500 companies. Was I interested? "I'm sure you could use the money," he said, bluntly.
A week later, I was on a plane to Colombia. The Kroll recruiter my friend put me in touch with didn't seem eager to talk over the phone, suggesting it would be easier to meet in person. He invited me to join him for a long weekend at a luxury hotel in Bogotá. And this trip, unlike Cancún, would be all expenses paid--and triple luxe.
I arrived after dark at the hotel, located on a quiet street in a modern, glassed-in building. I hadn't heard from Sam, my Kroll contact, in days. But not knowing where or when I would meet him only heightened the intrigue. Who were these shadowy people and what was this job that couldn't be discussed over the phone?
I needn't have worried. As soon as I walked in, the receptionist slid a note over the front desk with a number for Sam. A bellboy who took me to my room to rest for a few minutes gave me a purple flower and offered me a glass of red wine. By then I was imagining Sam as the Hollywood amalgam of a spy--dashing, dangerous, rugged yet refined, as effortless in a board meeting as in a bar fight. But when the elevator doors opened into the lobby, the man I saw just looked like a guy from L.A. in a black shirt and jeans.
Which is more or less what Sam was. A formerly broke freelance writer, he had risen through the alternative-weekly ranks reporting on race and hip-hop. That night, we drank tequila, smoked cigarettes, and went salsa dancing, and Sam confessed that before moving to Kroll full-time, he had worked as a researcher for Larry Flint on a pre-election campaign to take down George W. Bush. "After that, I couldn't work in journalism anymore," he said. The thought didn't seem to pain him, I noticed. Sam was going gray, looked to be in his mid-40s, and carried himself with the ease that comes with professional achievement. He had obviously grown used to the comforts of Kroll's upper management. And the message seemed to be that these were comforts I could grow used to as well.
The next morning, we met in a large suite at the hotel. Just like my smaller room, it was cozy and low-lit and featured a stocked kitchenette, a plush white bed, a flat-screen TV, and expensive French bath products. Over several hours, Sam explained my assignment, should I choose to accept it.
In Lago Agrio, Ecuador, he told me, one of the biggest environmental lawsuits in history is being fought out in a jungle court. A group of citizens represented by American trial attorneys and an NGO called the Amazon Defense Coalition are suing Texaco on the grounds that the company polluted routinely and wantonly during the 20-odd years it operated there.
In Crude, a documentary about the case that Sam played for me, footage shows residents living in shacks that surround sludge pools, bathing in filthy streams, and seeking relief at clinics for terrible skin rashes. While the documentary comes across as a pretty slanted and shoddy piece of filmmaking, it was impossible not to feel depressed watching it on my shiny MacBook Pro in the comfort of a ritzy hotel. According to Karen Hines, a representative for the plaintiffs, Texaco dumped 330 million gallons of oil--far more than the BP spill--around Lago Agrio, poisoning their water supply and sickening them with cancers and other diseases.
In Texaco's defense, however, Sam explained that it's not entirely obvious who should be responsible for the damage. Texaco built and operated the wells at the center of the dispute back in the early 1970s. But the state-run oil company, PetroEcuador, has owned a 62.5 percent share in the wells since 1977. For that reason, when it came to cleaning up the sludge, the government assigned just 133 of the 321 sites to Texaco; PetroEcuador took responsibility for rest. Texaco spent $40 million in its cleanup efforts, and when the work was done, analysts from a Quito university came to collect oil and water samples. By 1998, all of Texaco's sites had been approved, and the Ecuadorian government signed a full release.
By then, the first lawsuit was already being argued in U.S. courts. That suit, filed in New York in 1993, was eventually dismissed, but it paved the way for the current suit, filed in Ecuador in 2003. This time, Chevron is the defendant--the California-based oil company purchased Texaco in 2001. Chevron rests its defense on four pillars: Chevron itself never operated in Ecuador; the Ecuadorian government already released Texaco from these claims; a 1999 Ecuadorian law allowing individual citizens to file claims is being applied retroactively and unfairly; and, finally, the plaintiffs have committed fraud.
Until fairly recently, it seemed that Chevron would prevail. But starting in 2006, a series of dramatic changes took place. First Rafael Correa, the leftist economist, won the presidency.  (He has reportedly called the pollution "a crime against humanity," and in an interview with Democracy Now! Said, " Our oil company [PetroEcuador] has also done a lot of damage in the rainforest, but it is very clear that the problem comes from the Chevron-Texaco period.") Months later, William Langewiesche wrote a sympathetic profile of the lead local plaintiffs' attorney for Vanity Fair. Before you could say "cause célèbre," photos of Daryl Hannah with Lago Agrio oil dripping from a splayed hand were circulating everywhere.
The case truly began slipping away from Chevron when the Ecuadorian court assigned a single independent expert to assess the environmental damages. The expert settled on a $27.3 billion figure that Chevron alone would be held responsible for covering. A judgment could come as early as the first quarter of 2011, and at this stage, many believe Chevron will lose.
Sam explained that once the company realized it was losing the PR battle, if not the whole war, it regrouped and hired Kroll. Based in New York, Kroll has a global network of employees, vast resources, and powerful connections. I heard one story about the son of a New York heiress who was snatched by his father and taken somewhere in the Middle East. After  months of fruitless searching, his mother turned to Kroll. The firm soon discovered that father and son were going to Cuba, where Kroll was able to negotiate the father's detainment. Given this reach, I knew Kroll could hire someone with a medical background, legal training, or at least some familiarity with Ecuador. But there was a reason they wanted me.
With one Google search, anyone could see that I was, in fact, a journalist. If I went to Lago Agrio as myself and pretended to write a story, no one would suspect that the starry-eyed young American poking around was actually shilling for Chevron.
My assigment, should I choose to accept it, involved a health study that took place around 2007, when a Spanish human-rights activist named Carlos Beristain went to Lago Agrio. After interviewing 1,000 residents, Beristain concluded that the community suffered abnormally high cancer rates, and his study became a key part of the court-appointed expert's report. But Chevron thought something was fishy: Beristain had failed to disclose the names of all his assistants or of the people interviewed. To Chevron, the names were key to proving that the interviews were real, not merely the concoction of a hotshot activist trying to make complex issues simple--and, perhaps, enhance his own fame. But the court refused to compel the release of the names, strengthening Chevron's suspicions that the survey had been rigged. Was it possible that the plaintiffs had colluded with Beristain to handpick the interviewees? Kroll wanted me to find out.
"You know you're irreplaceable," Sam told me on my last night in Bogotá. We were sitting outside a fancy Peruvian restaurant. Inside, about a dozen Kroll employees--all, it should be noted, as nondescript and un-spy like as Sam--were dining on fish and passion fruit cocktails. The smoke from Sam's cigarette curled in the lamplight, giving the moment a film-noir feel. But by then the excitement had mostly worn off, and I wasn't sure I could do this and live with myself. "There is no other Mary Cuddehe," Sam continued. "If you don't do this job, we'll have to find another way." Then he told me how much he could pay: $20,000 for about six weeks of work. Plus expenses.
Part of me wanted to say yes. I was thrilled by the idea of a six-week paid adventure in the jungle, and I was curious about the case. Had the health study been fixed? Were the plaintiffs colluding with Beristain? Was Chevron desperate and paranoid, merely trying to smear its opponents? Despite my curiosity, I knew I had to say no. If I'm ever going to answer those questions, it will have to be in my role as a journalist, not as a corporate spy.
Source: http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2010/08/a-spy-in-the-jungle/60770/

"Altegrity names William Bratton as Chairman of Kroll" Media Release Sept. 16, 2010
Source: http://www.altegrity.com/Media-Detail.aspx?dpid=160

"Kroll Chairman William Bratton participates in launch of the Aspen Homeland Security Group" Media Release Sept. 16, 2011
Source: http://www.altegrity.com/Media-Detail.aspx?dpid=302

William Bratton

"Who is Bill Bratton?" by Susan from 29 | SAT NOV 19, 2011 AT 03:34 PM PST
Source: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2011/11/19/1038204/-Who-is-Bill-Bratton

"Bill Bratton Casually Reveals To Cenk Uygur That LAPD Coordinated With The CIA" - Tommy Christopher | 4:12 pm, January 26th, 2012
Former LAPD Police Chief and Collaborate Or Perish! author William Bratton seems to have dropped something of a bomb on Current TV’s The Young Turks, telling host Cenk Uygur Tuesday night that his LAPD “had interactions with the CIA” to “to make them aware of our capabilities and our needs.”
While the CIA’s coordination with the NYPD has been big news, Bratton’s bombshell has proven a silent but deadly, barely registering with the news media.
The Central Intelligence Agency’s role in advising the New York City Police Department following the attacks of 9/11 has been making news lately, most recently with the revelation that the Agency’s general counsel did not approve the assignment. An Associated Press investigation revealed that the CIA helped the NYPD target innocent Muslims for surveillance:
"In a series of investigative reports since August, the AP has revealed that, with the CIA’s help, the NYPD developed spying programs that monitored every aspect of Muslim life and built databases on where innocent Muslims eat, shop, work and pray. Plainclothes officers monitored conversations in Muslim neighborhoods and wrote daily reports about what they heard.(Raymond) Kelly, the police commissioner, has vigorously defended the NYPD’s relationship with the CIA. Testifying before the City Council in October, Kelly said the collaboration was authorized under the 1981 presidential order, known as No. 12333."
On Tuesday night’s TYT, host Cenk Uygur asked Bratton, who is also a former NYPD police chief, if the CIA had overstepped its bounds in its coordination with the NYPD. Mr. Bratton explained, “In dealing with information intelligence as it relates to terrorism, the CIA has a lot of information that is appropriate for use by American police forces,” within the law, and pointed out the intelligence firewalls that contributed to the 9/11 attacks.
Uygur then asked Bratton  ”So, did you guys work with the CIA in Los Angeles when you were the police chief?”
Chief Bratton replied, “We had interactions with the CIA in the sense of meeting from them from time to time, certainly, just in order to make them aware of our capabilities and our needs. There is nothing that precludes that, and nothing wrong with that.”
He went on to compare the police-CIA pairing to a surgical team. “It’s like going into a surgery and the doctor that’s going to perform the surgery is not going to talk with the anesthesiologist?” said Bratton. “I don’t know that I’d want to be in that operating room.”
That’s a fair point, but I also don’t want my appendix to be taken out by a guy who lists “Wetwork” in the “skills” section of his resume´.
Unlike some liberals, I’m something of a realist (rather than an alarmist) when it comes to national security, particularly as it relates to intelligence. While Bratton’s argument has its appeal, such coordination between police and the CIA carries with it the inherent difficulty in maintaining oversight. Keeping track of what CIA agents are doing is a bit like judging a Ninja Beauty Contest: if they’re doing their job, you won’t see them.
Here’s the clip, from Current TV’s The Young Turks:
Source: http://www.mediaite.com/tv/bill-bratton-casually-reveals-to-cenk-uygur-that-lapd-coordinated-with-the-cia/