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Police force's attitude towards Anonymous worldwide

Discussion in 'Education, Research and Inside Reports' started by Ann O'Nymous, Mar 21, 2008.

  1. Re: Police force's attitude towards Anonymous worldwide

    Belfast, N. Ireland police are cooperative and friendly, up for a laugh with us, but are baffled as to why we bother. they think we're gonna get bored and give up soon.
  2. academianon Member

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    In Winnipeg they're 100% supportive. Except for one of the days where they probably were just a bit surprised to see us.

    On March 15th we were positioned on the boulevard of an really busy roadway, and so they kicked us off. They were a little freaked about our masks and I just don't think the officer had been made aware of us yet.

    This past Saturday they were really supportive, they drove by on bike and in car quite often, but I think their presence is frequent in that part of the city anyhow. So other than that one day all they've really done is drive by us and stop for a sec to ask how long we'd be there, etc. Very nice though.
  3. ScudMuffin Member

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    Need to remove Birmingham from Hostile and move to Mixed. We have problems with fliers on major protests only, that is due to Birmingham City Council being an arse. Birmingham is looked by West Midlands Police, a fair and just bunch of coppers.
  4. Ten Tigers Member

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    Nashville - Not present for most of the day. When they showed up, they were friendly and professional, reminded/warned us about the noise, but otherwise left us alone.
  5. Hodgewocket Member

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    VPD were good on the 15th of March(I missed Feb 10th, and April 12th), on the 10th of May they showed up with two squad cars, and two Bike policemen.

    They then baracaded the door to the org, and told us if we crossed a line in the sidewalk(the sidewalk is doublewide down there) that we'd be ticketed and have our masks removed.

    The left after about 1/2 an hour, or 45 minutes when they realised we weren't doing anything other than standing there holding signs.
  6. Eiswem Member

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    x2, City of Perth Police were exceptionally good! :D
  7. genoramix Member

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    so basically epic win pretty much anywhere...(ok complete indifference in Lausanne Switz, but we were only 5, so...)

    Co$ is really starting to ....collapse....

    We gotta keep the good protests coming!!!

    buh bye LRH:p
  8. genoramix Member

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    so basically epic win pretty much anywhere...(ok complete indifference in Lausanne Switz, but we were only 5, so...)

    Co$ is really starting to ....collapse....

    We gotta keep the good protests coming!!!

    buh bye LRH:p
  9. A Nonymoose Member

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    Mountain View, California - Neutral/Supportive
    They MVPD started out as True Neutral and were very professional about the job they were doing. I think we managed to sway them with successive boxes of cookies and thank-you cards :) At the April protest my friends and I were tailed as we walked from the protest to the PD to deliver our care package and after explaining Fair Game and the Saga of Mudkips Carasov to an officer we got a rolling escort back to our vehicles :D
    They didn't even bother to come out to the last protest until the Scilons BAAAAWW!!!'d about us because our events have been so tame.
  10. MellowDee Member

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    I was heavily harassed and ticketed by Los Angeles/Hollywood police. Very obviously on Scientology's payroll. I vote hostile.
  11. anonymous612 Member

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    Damn, MVPD accepts cookies? Clearwater PD keeps refusing caek and pizza.
  12. Selleck Member

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    Kansas City, MO

    Off duty cops on Scientology payroll are ASSHOLES. The first one told us to get the fuck away from her and refused to answer questions. The second parked his off duty car on the sidewalk and told me if I pissed him off he would find any reason to arrest us. Also told us he didn't need to know the law, the law was whatever he said. At the last protest he tried to demask an anon, only to find another mask under the first.

    The real cops always come and tell them off duties to chill, and they are quite nice, but if the off duties fell and broke a hip, I wouldn't mind it at all.
  13. DrAdlaiAtkins Member

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    I'd say NYPD is cooperative, although there are city laws that are a hindrance (see masks, cages, permits etc) The officers have usually behaved exemplary, even as they enforce some shitty policies.
  14. musketeerwang Member

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    Edinburgh, today: much win from the police who have recovered from their recent downstat banning of the word "cult" by backing our right to use it, and to protest in general. Scilons bawwwing to the max to them all day. At this rate it will be them being arrested for wasting police time. I hope.
  15. tazor Member

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    Albuquerque, NM
    Never see cops except driving by on route to a call. They would probably be nice to us anyway. Our mayor doesn't like $cientology!
  16. MarcabEmpress Member

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    Today leaving a flash raid, we stopped to chat with couple of nice policemen. I gave them a flier with info about June 14th with the quote "Somebody some day will say 'this is illegal'. By then be sure the orgs say what is legal or not." Not maybe what will endear co$ to LAPD!

    One of the cops had been to a monthly rally on duty and enjoyed it and has read our info on line. Basically, rank and file LOVES us.
  17. Local Member

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    I would rank Nashville's police as being quite friendly, in fact. That we haven't had much interaction with them on protest days is only because we have had frequent communication before hand. That and the Scifags stopped hiring off duty officers after they realized that the officers were all to happy to talk to us and be friendly. They now resort to some cranky old private security guard who won't partake in any ceak.

    Anytime there is a question about the legality of something (wearing masks, sidewalk chalk, etc.) I send off an email and in a few days I get a researched response from their case prep department. All the officers in the area hear about it at the daily briefing so on protest day everyone knows exactly what is and isn't legal. If any trouble comes up I have 2 or 3 cell phone numbers of officers in the area who I can call.

    While fliering Nashville we were approached by an officer who was going to ask us not to put up fliers on telephone poles. When we talked to him about what we were doing and why he decided that it was a worthwhile cause and encouraged us to continue.

    All in all I don't think any Nashville anon has had any interaction with the police that wasn't friendly and helpful. They have asked us to turn down our music, but we've since been in contact with the department and we've clarified exactly what the noise law is and what we can get away with.

    So yeah, bump Nashville up a notch.

    -Local
  18. Legione Member

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    Chicago Police are very nice NOW, even though they were pretty stupid in March and lied to us about masks for a long time.

    In May, they were great, one officer complimented our dedication after he had to follow us on our walk around the city, and they were all pretty nice.
  19. goldfish Member

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    For the most part the COL bobbies on the ground have been great (and accepting of caek) how ever it is the orders from above that they are carrying out which would be the problem, I was talking to an officer (around a corner from the main protest) and He seemed very supportive of what we where doing. Most of the gifts are going to those higher up in the force (then again why speak to the monkey when the organ grinder is in the room. seems to be what scilons are doing)
  20. Re: Police force's attitude towards Anonymous worldwide

    Los Angeles..... Most of my protesting has been in the evenings and afternoons at the Celebrity Centre. The Police there have been very cooperative. But beware. CO$ has a "black and white' so make sure the officer you are talking to is a real officer..... at the Hubbard Exhibit (which i havent been to in awhile) The police are usually cooperative. it is a different district then at the Celebrity Centre and Big Blue... I havent had any problems with the Rescruitment Center/BookStore or the Building accross the street where they set up their tables for stress tests.

    Pasadena..... I have done some protests in Pasadena. 99% of the time no problem the police responce is positive. Only once did I get a bad experience (when a female officer came and advised me if I did anything wrong there would be no warnings she would put me in jail) otherwise i have had no negative response from any other officer.
  21. Re: Police force's attitude towards Anonymous worldwide


    I am surprised. I have been to two of the Anonymous protests and saw very professional police (with the exception of the afternoon at the shrine). And I have protested Hubbard College, Celebrity Centre, Hubbard Exibit and the Recruitment/Bookstore manytimes And I have never had a bad experience with the police. Most of the time the police have cautioned the $cilons.

    Many LAPD officers have asked for information. I have given them links to whyaretheydead and xenu several times.

    No offence but perhaps it was the way you approached or responded to the officers?
  22. anoynymause Member

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    Halifax, Canada, cops were cooperative. On 3/15 there were like ten patrol cars and vans at first (probably because of the self-adressed bomb video on youtube, lulz), but they later left. A few times they were called over for completely untrue/idiotic reasons, but they were always listening to what we had to say, while still defending the scilons' (and general public's) rights.
  23. IWishIWas Member

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    I'd rate Austin as mostly neutral.

    The cops are nice enough, but seem much cozier with the Scis than with us. Today, there was an officer of some sort sitting inside the building the whole day; we don't know if it was Austin PD or an off-duty cop on the payroll.

    Feb 10 we had 10 officers and a paddy wagon, Mar 15 we had four officers, Apr 12 and May 10 we had two officers, and today it was either one or none.

    I'm really hoping that the officer inside today was a paid security person and not an APD officer, but I'm going to call on Monday and talk to someone about why they're allowed to be so cozy with the Scis if they're on duty.
  24. Ann O'Nymous Member

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    Coming from a country where the notion of off-duty officers seems just foolish, I wonder why no simple solution has been implemented to distinguish the on-duty officers from off-duty ones (e.g. a fluorescent armband).
  25. anonymous612 Member

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    Clearwater PD has remained brilliant. Their pre-protest speech on Sea Arrgh was shortened down to "Raise your hand if you've been here before. Okay, behave." And there were no issues with them, although they escorted away a homeless dude that was bothering our ladies.
  26. Re: Police force's attitude towards Anonymous worldwide

    U beat me to it 612, I was about to post the same thing.

    Florida Anons love them some Clearwater Police!

    The CPD is there specifically looking out for our well being and supporting our 1st Amendment right to peaceful assembly.

    But from what I've heard, the Orlando Police SERIOUSLY need to take a page from their Clearwater brothers in blue.
  27. Ten Tigers Member

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    Nashville's latest: The police weren't even there. They drove by a couple of times, and stopped once to ask us to turn down the music, as they were rounding the corner, but other than that, we had no interaction with them at all. They aren't worried about us in the least. This is a good thing.
  28. Lorelei Member

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    Atlanta, of course, started off with ranks of mostly amused (in Feb) then semi-hostile (in Mar) stormtroopers, and two Anons got v&. We were hassled for noise violations, innocent drive-by-ers got popped for honking, there was unmasking pressure. Then some OG / namefagged folk started in-person chatting, and a miracle occurred. From April until June, fewer and fewer police, no stormtroopers. Lots of chit-chat back and forth, though no officers have accepted caek or drink.

    Awesome Cop has gotten on his loud hailer and joked about wanting to see himself on YouTube again. Officers have also asked protesters what "caek" is, only to be told, anticlimactically, that it's, you know, cake. That you eat. Stuff with icing, innit? Yes, cake.

    Neighborhood oldsters came to view the pirates in June, and the cops attempted to hand off Anon fliers to them, then kept them for themselves. Cops also visibly tickled watching Anons dancing around and singing.

    Scilons have been hiding, mostly. They have an alternate hive, but activity there has been nearly nil, too. Maybe we're close to getting across the message that Atlanta (and Athens) DO NOT WANT them. :hooray:
  29. Bokeh Member

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    Amsterdam, Netherlands:

    Police is pretty relaxed as-is. Very rule abiding (they will nitpick on small mistakes with registering flash raids etc) but in general they're pretty relaxed and know what we're doing here. They also got a police station about 10 meters next to the org which is pretty fun if the scifags call and call again and call again :p
  30. Gaius_Baltar Member

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    The Montreal police never really bothered coming to out protest.
    They actually trust us enough to keep everything peacefull and abide to the law.
    Though we had to call them for the last protest since some random guy who was very drunk and/or high showed up and pretended to be with us.
    There was some boob grabing by him, which was quite the finnal straw.

    The cops showed up fairly quick and arrested the bastard.
    The police were very polite and seemed to be rather neutral with us and the Co$, but leaning a bitt towards our side.
  31. g3k Member

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    Orlando has been retarded. I would say the general police attitude is hostile, or they lack one completely.

    The last protest, from what I heard, there was a lack of cops there. Likely from the news story that broke about violating rights, etc. I didn't go, but the impression I got from others is that they've given up on trying to suppress our rights. The true test will be this weekend at Spy vs Sci
  32. Killawog Member

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    Tustin (OC, CA) had cops hanging on hand for the entirety of the protests back in April and May (actually followed us to our cars and helped us avoid PI tail in May). Then they cruised by for the June protest. We think the Scions called them initially and their presence has steadily dropped off.
  33. anonymous612 Member

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    Ahh, since I don't think they've been mentioned, Tampa Police Department (encountered raiding the Yborg, usually) is difficult but not ridiculously so. Ybor is a party area surrounded by an area of somewhat higher crime than normal, so masked men in the evening = OMFGWUT.

    The far more annoying problem, from what I recall, is the Ybor Centre rent-a-cops.
  34. vegnej Member

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    Sunderland UK cops have been OK as in coming round at the protest to speak to us. Having said that from day one they enforced petty rules. First no masks, they said we might scare people, so what about Muslims who wear burkhas, is that not scary for kids. Of course if masks were not to scare people why would we have Halloween LOL. Next they said no photos of the scilons, so now because they baawwed we can't take photos of them, anyway will see what their attitude is on the 12th.!
  35. HeavenlySins Member

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    Does that mean you can request that the scilons not take photos of you? I don't know UK laws, but if they can stop you from doing it it may not hurt to try the same on them...
  36. anonymous1312 Member

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    Plymouth police have been friendly but appropriately neutral. Only concern is disparity between Stu reporting 4 assults with video evidence and being told it was a civil matter and Scilons made up assault report resulting in 4 police turning up at his flat, precipitating his arrest.

    We think maybe a scilon sympathiser or 2 maybe but most police just doing their job, which is to remain neutral and uphold the law. It's a shame it isn't necessary to report being a supporter of scientology in ones job as Scilons always put scientology first, with no regard for legal issues or rules related to their other jobs. Names will be cross referenced and situation being monitored.
  37. Edweird Member

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    Phoenix AZ: Helpful and professionally supportive.

    We have included the Phoenix police department protest taskforce from day one, frankly I think we would have had alot of problems without their presence. When we had issues with the Scilons stalking us after the protest we consulted the taskforce leader, who now follows us back to our parking location. Since this change the postgame drama has been at a minimum (excluding the few of us who park elsewhere).
  38. Randomness Member

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    Stu didn't report assault, scilons did and trumped up from the truth (they walked into his killdozer).
  39. Mouseyhair Member

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    Amsterdam: cooperative but hesitant at times. Some really like what we do, others just think we're annoying. Excellent communication in any case.

    Some cops took pictures of us from the second floor of the police station (right next to the Org) to document what anon is like when they think we don't know we're being watched. They got a very nice snapshot of two male Fawkes faking a slow-motion makeout session in front of the Scilons. A++ lulz.
  40. Re: Police force's attitude towards Anonymous worldwide

    Don't know how well known this site is but it could be of some use to us, you can provide ratings and feedback on cops at this site:
    RateMyCop.com - Home
    Maybe we can use this site to show instances of police abuse, negligence, or in good cases, our thanks and comendations.

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