Friday, July 30, 2010

Police Infiltrate Anarchists and Activists (Guelph, Kitchener, Toronto)

UPDATE: We obtained photos of Brenda.


via Anarchist News dot Org:

"From April 2009 until July 2010, two undercover police officers infiltrated activist groups in Guelph, Kitchener and Toronto, Ontario. They are members of the “Joint Intelligence Group (JIG)” that focuses on extremism and terrorism. Its specific mandate has been for the Vancouver Olympics and Torch Relay, and the G8/G20 summits. It is an RCMP (National Police) led group that includes police forces collaborating from across Southern Ontario including Guelph, Hamilton, Toronto, Ottawa, Barrie, Kitchener/Waterloo and the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP).
The names the two undercover intelligence police officers used were “Brenda Dougherty” and “Khalid Mohammad”*.

Brenda Dougherty = Filthy Rat Goof Pig

“Brenda” is in her early 40’s, white, 5’3” tall, with short white and blonde hair, glasses, and an English accent and a Canadian flag tattoo (on her back?). Her story was that she had a job with flexible hours as a home caretaker. She said she was born in Victoria, Canada and lived in England for most of her childhood and adult life. She said that she moved back because she was in an abusive relationship/marriage. She said she moved to Guelph because she had a friend who could get her a job here. She also said that she got accepted to the university of Guelph and began doing part time courses. She said she didn’t talk to her family. Her apartment appeared pre-furnished, and didn’t really look lived-in. She occasionally appeared at events with her “boyfriend”, “John”, a 5’7 or 5’8 beefy native dude with brown hair who wore sunglasses and a hat. He had a US Marine Corps tattoo on one of his biceps that read USMC and had numbers under it.


“Brenda” appeared in Guelph in April 2009 at an info-session at the University of Guelph for people interested in getting involved with the Guelph Union for Tenants and Supporters (GUTS). The primary activity of GUTS at this time was free food servings in the downtown each week. “Brenda” began cooking these dinners, usually at anarchist/punk houses. She attended almost every anti-authoritarian/anarchist public event and tried to get involved in as many groups as she could (which is not many, since there aren’t really any other public groups in Guelph). She spent some time at the Hanlon Creek anti-development occupation in Guelph in summer 2009, and always offered people rides to events and meetings. “Brenda” moved into an activist house in Guelph in spring 2010. She was always willing and able to do grunt work; she didn’t bring up ideas for projects but rather helped people with tasks. She didn’t act sketchy for quite some time; in fact she seemed fairly innocent and genuinely interested. Most people were not suspicious of “Brenda” as a cop. She was related to as a periphery friend to cook dinner with, a sympathetic neighbor, and a pleasant, charming person to be around.

Brenda was very active in organizing against the G20 summit with Southern Ontario Anarchist Resistance (SOAR) and Toronto Community Mobilization Network (TCMN). Leading up to the G8/G20, it has been reported that “Brenda” tried to convince people to go to SOAR meetings. It is difficult to give any details of her involvement with G20 organizing, as seventeen people are facing serious allegations and conspiracy charges because of these pigs.

“Brenda” disappeared the evening before the confrontational protests on Saturday, June 26. It has since been 100% confirmed that “Brenda” is actually an undercover intelligence officer. Fuck that bitch.

PS. “Brenda,” we found your dildo. You should come here and get it so you can go fuck yourself.

*An account of “Khalid’s” infiltration will be posted soon online."

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SnitchWire would be interested in obtaining photos of the mentioned informants as well as first-hand accounts and testimonials of individuals that interacted with these pigs. Please send relevant information to snitchwire@riseup.net. Remember, please don't reveal incriminating information that could be used against accused individuals being held or tried by the State. It is likely, in the opinion of SnitchWire, that one of these undercovers may have been the person present at an alleged organizing meeting for G20 demonstrations in which an audio wiretap was employed, and exposing these rats to the public is paramount to further resistance as with any snitch or undercover.


44 comments:

  1. pics of the dildo please

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  2. You can usually tell the undercovers, as they will be the ones pushing people towards violent protest tactics.

    Don't want undercovers? Renounce and condemn black bloc tactics. It's that simple.

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  3. Yeah, because police never infiltrate peaceful groups or groups that hate the black bloc.

    Get real, please. And stop reading Alex Jones.

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  4. I knew this lady. It's possible, but then again, not a shred of evidence was presented here to support this accusation. I know two people from Guelph were arrested. Was she roommates with either one?

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  5. Someone wrote a French translation and submitted your piece on the Quebec-Indymedia. In French, and English also I guess, the "bitch" and "dildo fuck yourself" bits, and some more, are rather sexist.

    As a validator on that Indymedia site, I'm not supposed to allow sexist stuff. Maybe in English, it doesn't sound as bad, but it's not anarchist or progressive to use gendered terms to insult the alleged undercover.

    What's the dildo thing got to do with what she may or may not have done?

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  6. @iMic I am more than in agreement with you that the terms used in the article are sexist, and the article above was not written by anyone at SnitchWire but posted to anarchistnews.org and reposted in full here. Typically, content reposted here will be noted before the post begins (usually with a hyperlink to where we found it). If it wouldn't be too much trouble, I'd appreciate if the Quebec site was updated as saying SnitchWire was not using sexist language but merely posting the statements of others. That said, the statement was posted anonymously and thus could've been written from a number of perspectives.

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  7. @SnitchWire

    Good to know :) We haven't posted it yet.

    a) legal implication of revealing potential undercover police,

    b) if it's false, someone is hurt (being accused, in a group, on being a snitch is painful) and it hurts the social movement,

    c) the insults are so gender charged that we might, for that reason, keep it blocked outright.

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  8. Just FYI

    I am not sure what the ramifications of this could be in Canada, however, here in the US we have been posting the identities and photos of informants as well as information on security culture since the start of 2009. Nobody involved with SnitchWire has ever been prosecuted and to my knowledge, bad jacketing has never began from this site. I think if the State sends an informant and the cover is blown, there isn't really anything illegal about saying "that person is a police officer." Nobody is ever threatened.

    We also post most information relating to informants in radical movements, uncensored. This information, while not presented in the best of language, is still potentially useful information.

    Thanks for reading.

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  9. Yeah, no, these two fuckers are the real McCoy.

    Too bad for the superfluous sexist comments, but these two stinking rats need some exposure, indeed.

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  10. this made me cry from frustration and disappointment. i talked to this woman a lot during the g20 mobilization and when i heard she was a snitch my heart fell. what motivates people to do this kind of thing? money? power? a sense of 'justice'? are their ears closed during all of the meetings they attend about what justice really is?

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  11. a pig is a pig. and that's that. - wendy o'williams

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  12. Canadian flag tattoo? Boyfriend with a US Marine tattoo? In retrospect that should have been a red flag.

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  13. On whether you can get in trouble for outing undercovers: We once had definite proof (civilian witnesses who worked in their police office) that some of the anti-choice attacking women in front of a clinic were police officers. We did not know whether they were on duty as undercovers or not. ( I suspect not; I suspect they were just supporters of the anti-abortion fanatics.) We consulted a prominent left-wing lawyer who has experience in such matters. He suggested we not out them unless we were prepared to be charged with impeding police in their duties if they were indeed undercover. (And, of course, even if they were not undercover, they might convince their superiors to say they were.)

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  14. yeah, the info presented here is useful, but can we please stop with the sexist insults at the end. how's that helping anything?

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  15. Yo, do you expect me to work for a world where i can count on manarchists to use this kind of gender violence as part of our collective/community building and self defense? fuck you!

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  16. ten to one this was posted by a woman.

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  17. i worked with brenda a fair amount over the last years. though i had suspicions i didn't listen to them because of how nice of a person i found her. as to the idea that the above article shouldn't be reposted because it's sexist, that is ridiculous.
    brenda broke a lot of hearts partially by using a traditional approach to femininity that made a lot of people trust her; emotional openness, willingness to do 'grunt work', remaining rather quite during meetings, and coming to fun/social events.
    i think instead of not re-posting this article written about her because some of the language is 'sexist', we should consider how we assign trust in commmunities, what it's based on, and how the sketchy things about people (like canadian flag tattoos) can be overlooked because of how & why we relate to them.

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  18. Sexist comments are never "superfluous" and they're not really helping with the "exposure". I'm so tired of these...

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  19. in being part of a movement for peace and justice it helps to be peace, i wish i could come up with one of the clever/stunning quotes i have read recently, but certainly i like the idea of expressing compassion and understanding for everyone especially those we disagree with or fear. Police, those in government and in various levels of power are our brothers and sisters just like those who are poor, marginalized and oppressed by the police and government and those in power. I have enjoyed the bit of involvement I have had with some of the G20/G8 TCMN activities, and I found a lot of kindness and peacefulness among some of the activists and some of the police I have interacted with. I believe there is a lot of hope in the varying degrees of peace, love and compassion we all carry inside... for all of us!

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  20. Stop acting like first class wankers and undercover agents wouldn't be needed. You stand for nothing good in this world, don't like it here that badly? Leave, and take your whiny little black bloc terrorist wannabes with you. I'm sue the Taliban has a place for thinkers like the lot of you.

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  21. We have a serious rat infestation in the Ottawa activist community. I have taken steps that outed one involved in the RBC Arson but there are several more. I could sure use help outing them.

    I have put up a blog with most of the info I have gathered about the RBC Arson and I am working on another piece trying to out two cops.

    www.janescharf.com/blog/

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  22. "p.c" warriors= boring.

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  23. This rat argued for "diversity of tactics" at organizing meetings and swore at people who were against the use of violence. Makes ya think.

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    1. Ya makes you think that the cops were targeting the radical militants so therefore assumed the role of one in order to better infiltrate them. Or are you trying to imply more, like "cops promote militant tactics"? If so you should educate yourself on the history of cop strategies and there you will see they work hard to promote collaborator reformist pacifists while criminalizing and denouncing militants...

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  24. Also: online she was a big proponent of the ottawa bank firebombing attacking community activists that critiqued it.

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  25. BTW folks, Jane the mayor has been acting against the wishes of the defendants in the RBC case. she has also been accusing everyone, from the legal support group to their friends and co-workers of being cops. take the Mayor with a grain of salt

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  26. WOW, some interesting thoughts and ideas going on here, no proof just she's gone and she was an informant. Lets get her. Glad I was able to see this site before I spent much more time investigating your little organization. Enough paranoia to go around as it is.

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  27. What do dildos and being fucked have to do with gender? I'm a gay man with dildos who fucks himself with them.... That comment is sex-negative, I admit (who doesn't like being fucked by dildos?). But the dildo comment is definitely not sexist, unless gay men don't exist....

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  28. ...or straight men who like being fucked with dildos, I suppose....

    Anyway, the point stands that men do fuck themselves with dildos just as happily as women do....

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  29. Outing rats is to important to not do. Also we must take the opportunity for further growth when we are confronted with examples of the "isms" we spew from time to time. Being knee jerk defensive helps nothing. It would be a miracle to not have injested the built in prejudices and phobias that are a big part of deadly capitalist industrialist system. We must constantly improve are capacity to care and support our comrades of different sexes,colours, etc. and swallow hard and examine our words when people we respect challenge us. Warriors should never stop learning and improving I think. Primate.

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  30. They hide in communities they swore to protect , rat goofs I'm happy when s cop dies they lie and are deserving a Bad fate

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  31. Wimps hide behind anonymousMay 19, 2011 at 6:15 AM

    Wow bunch of brave people hiding behind anonymous commments. Maybe you should take some time and wipe the cheezie dust off from your fingers, deorange your keyboard and step into the light. Just as bad as the people you are ridiculing!

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  32. Rob R. Johnson, Edmonton, AlbertaMay 22, 2011 at 6:01 AM

    @ Wimps hide behind anonymous?
    What's your name you fucking pussy? I'll fuck you up.

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    1. Police officer from Ontario who was at G20March 8, 2012 at 8:26 PM

      Hey Rob R Johnson of Edmonton, Alberta....why so aggressive?? Let people speak their mind.

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  33. hahaha how is "bitch" and "dildo" sexist terms? Use your brains.

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  34. Interesting Article in the Globe and Mail that links the names of the officers, confirmed by the defendents lawyers that these are indeed the names of the officers, to snitchwire.

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  35. http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/how-police-infiltrated-groups-planning-g20-protests/article2244253/page1/

    Artical confirming...

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  37. "Brenda Dougherty" - Wonder if she is the created offspring of "Niel Dougherty" another suspected RCMP agent provocateur who way back in 19776-77 had infiltrated the student movement at University of Waterloo and used the CPC-ML to divert and fragment the left during the incidents around the Chevron student newspaper. Claimed to be from Scotland and had a mystical past. Btr ask people like Randy Barkman about this rat.

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