As suspected, there were spies among the peaceful protesters at the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. Comes now a report indicating that the DC Metropolitan Police Department (MPD), not to be confused with the Capitol Police, activated a hitherto unheard of unit to surveil, perhaps illegally, those who protested the stolen election.
After nearly a year and a half of public speculation about suspected agent provocateurs on Jan. 6, the media has suddenly learned of this report, which was issued back in January 2021 by the MPD.
The report, oddly entitled “First Amendment Demonstrations”, indicates
that an undisclosed number of “plainclothes” MPD ESU “members” were embedded into the crowd to “document the actions of the demonstrators and MPD’s response to any civil disobedience or criminal activity.”
In 2016, the MPD purchased 2,800 body-worn cameras.
It is unclear who the MPD ESU “members” were. However, they are never referred to as “officers” or “police.” Of the 37 “Specialized Units” listed as part of the MPD, an ESU is not among them. In order for other security personnel to recognize embedded ESU members among the protesters, they wore a specific “bracelet on their left wrist identifying them as MPD personnel,” the report stated. …
“While it is admittedly an important type of unit to have in the nation’s capital, electronic surveillance requires warrants,” [J. Michael Waller, senior analyst for Strategy at the Center for Security Policy,] told The Epoch Times. “The word surveillance itself implies intrusive rather than passive monitoring of people, in which case it would be required for the police to get warrants to conduct electronic surveillance on people. What kind of warrants were asked for and under which jurisdiction? Were they issued? If not, why? Are such warrants necessary for the type of surveillance this unit was doing and how does it work? This raises a huge amount of questions about an entirely new kind of surveillance unit by the police chief of the nation’s capital.” …
Has the MPD ever activated this unit to surveil BLM, antifa, pro-choice, anti-Trump, or anti-SCOTUS “First Amendment Demonstrations” in DC? Has the ESU documented potential “civil disobedience” or “criminal activity” among left-wing protesters?
Who were the “members” of this unit? Were they perhaps “members” of the Democrat Party, BLM, antifa, community organizations, or DC not-for-profits?
Were they volunteers of some sort, along the lines of a militia?
Who funded this effort, especially considering that the unit doesn’t seem to exist in the MPD organization chart?
Was there some sort of left-wing “donation” similar to Zuckerbucks (allegedly intended to help administer the 2020 election but which perhaps only helped to steal it)?
Does this report explain the alleged 14,000 hours of videotape of Jan. 6 events to which authorities continue to deny access, even to Jan. 6 defendants?
Or is there another huge cache of surveillance video sitting somewhere at the MPD, apart from the 14,000 hours turned over to the Jan. 6 congressional witch hunt?
Were all these hours of surveillance video perhaps made without warrants, which may explain the reluctance to release them?
The Epoch Times article mentions “Sedition Hunters,” a group that focuses upon isolating photos of Jan. 6 protesters and crowdsourcing to learn their identities.
Now is the time for those who believe that the election was stolen and who now realize that many of the events of Jan. 6–especially with regard to violence and vandalism–may have been orchestrated by the same cabal that orchestrated the stolen election to copycat Sedition Hunters.
Are there any clever techies out there who can write a program to scan photos and videos for rainbow-colored wristbands?
Find the bracelets and you may learn the identities of the “members” of this spy unit, if the authorities won’t respond to FOIA requests.
Time will tell if anyone makes any FOIA requests in response to this report. If so, it will be interesting to see how the MPD responds.
Most likely, at least some taxpayer money funded this surveillance effort. (Was it funded by the Democrat-run House? Nancy Pelosi? Or did her Capitol Police just collude with the MPD on the effort?)
It would behoove the authorities to be transparent about how this unit was formed, its purpose, when it was formed, and, especially, whether the unit is only activated against protesters who do not align with the politics of those who run DC on the local or federal levels.