From You Should Probably Know.
“On the night of December 6, while concerned friends and neighbors met to discuss ways to help a local homeownwer save her house, the pictured individuals came to try and stop us. They are two undercover police officers from the St. Louis Police Department. They came half-way through the meeting and stood in the corner (not saying a word), simply spying on the meeting and the people at it. After a while they went outside to hold signs.
Dear Police, YOU FAILED! STAY AWAY FROM US!
Our motivation for releasing this information is to let others know about these particular individuals, that the tactic of infiltration for purposes of information gathering is actively being used by the St. Louis Police Department, and that this behavior fits into the general role of the police in regards to liberating social movements.
As those of us who participated in occupy or have been inspired by it branch out to different fields and tactics of struggle (the reclamation and defense of space, the blockading of capitalist infrastructure, etc.) we will need to remember the role of police in trying to control, weaken and stop us. Whether in uniform, undercover or in our own heads, we must try our hardest not to listen to the voice of nor be observed by the ears and eyes of the State. Knowing that this is impossible to stop completely, we must also find ways to continue to organize publicly without succumbing to total paranoia and suspicion.
For a world that’s cop free. For revolutionary trust.”