Are D.C. Police Spying On Protesters?

Are D.C. Police Spying On Protesters?

D.C. activists have long suspected that police were infiltrating their meetings. Now, lawyers for an anti-sweatshop say they have evidence, courtesy of social media.

Activists in Washington have long suspected that members of the Metropolitan Police Department, or MPD, were infiltrating their meetings and protests. Now lawyers representing the group United Students Against Sweatshops say they have evidence: a trail of Tweets and Tumblr posts that appear to document the double life of a local police officer, who routinely posed as a protester named "Missy Thompson." Kojo explores a story of activism, cyber-sleuthing and undercover police work.

Guests

Mike Elk

Writer, In These Times

Jeffrey Light

Attorney representing United Students Against Sweatshops (USAS)

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