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Video of undercover cops at the breakaway march 2/16/03
by Otto Nomous
Tuesday Feb 18th, 2003 7:29 PM
This video documents undercover cops in action during the breakaway anti-war action in San Francisco on February 16th, 2003.
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This video documents undercover cops in action during the breakaway anti-war action in San Francisco on February 16th, 2003. There are three undercover cops shown here. The first two were easily identifiable while I was shooting video at the event. I was able to find a third one after reviewing the footage.

Cop #1: You can see a black cop with a moustache wearing a headband which covered his ears (seemed like an attempt to cover up a likely earpiece). He's wearing a black leather jacket and green camouflage pants. He was a no-brainer to spot (perhaps since I was actively looking out for them) as he followed the crowd on the sidewalk at a distance with a frozen cop expression on his face the whole time. At one point he is seen holding a long wooden stick. He is clearly shown behind police lines during later arrests and pointing out things to uniformed cops. This is the same undercover that people pointed out from the January action.

Cop #2: This one was wearing a beanie, black hooded fleece sweatshirt and light blue jeans. He was videotaping the crowd while always keeping a safe distance. He was also very easy to point out and became noticeably uncomfortable as people started taunting hiim.

Cop #3: I noticed this one while reviewing the footage of the arrests at Market and 8th. I saw what appeared to be a white guy dressed in a navy blue hooded sweatshirt and light blue jeans helping uniformed cops with arrests. It seemed like he could have been wearing a baseball cap underneath the hoodie. I didn't find a shot of his face until I reviewed a footage of cops on horses on a rampage that happened before those arrests. He seems to be at least in his forties with a white moustache.

It is very likely there were other undercovers that I wasn't able to identify but perhaps others were able to. For those of you that documented the event using the visual medium, look carefully through your video footage or photos for these or any other undercover cops and publish them here.
§Undercover cop #1
by Otto Nomous Tuesday Feb 18th, 2003 7:29 PM
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§Undercover cop #2
by Otto Nomous Tuesday Feb 18th, 2003 7:29 PM
undercovercop7.jpg
§Undercover cop #3
by Otto Nomous Tuesday Feb 18th, 2003 7:29 PM
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undercover pig numero unobroderick harrison aka raloweSaturday Mar 1st, 2003 12:33 PM
undercovercop6 a horse cop?flargThursday Feb 20th, 2003 4:53 PM
the undercover cop in another videobe awareWednesday Feb 19th, 2003 7:00 PM
Look at the shoesnahvonWednesday Feb 19th, 2003 3:14 PM
Technical infoOtto NomousWednesday Feb 19th, 2003 9:40 AM
More Cop#1 sightingOtto NomousWednesday Feb 19th, 2003 9:08 AM
A Black CophahaWednesday Feb 19th, 2003 1:15 AM
Where's Waldo?Otto NomousTuesday Feb 18th, 2003 10:43 PM
incidental informationtv watcherTuesday Feb 18th, 2003 10:35 PM
"only to stab them in the back"Quote of the DayTuesday Feb 18th, 2003 10:01 PM
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