Police "Plan" for 2nd #OccupyOakland Eviction Leaked

If by leaked, you mean, left strewn carelessly about the Coliseum.  Not sure, but I think that means that these were discarded directly after being read, and directly before the final staging.

This just in from Indybay:

OccOak - OPDs Operational Plans-Eviction 2 : Indybay 
by indybay.org Sat Dec 24 16:26:26 PST 2011

OPD's Operational Plans for Occupy Oakland - November 14, 2011 eviction documents
Wellll lookee... OPD left their operational plans all over the coliseum when they marshaled up for the second eviction of Oakland. 

(link and documents below)

Sure makes for an interesting read.  Very. 

Updates as I figure or find them out....

Full document at end.

Update  #1

As far as 'surgical arrests' go : OPD assigned its most violent cops -- repeat violators -- to be in charge of crowd control, including weapons of less-than destruction.

It is my understanding that, researching the following article,  Ali Winston petitioned for documents 

similar to those below 
(marked "Classified - For Law Enforcement Use Only") under the Freedom Of Information Act.  

OPD Used Violent Cops Against Occupy 

Records reveal that the department put officers with histories of using deadly force 
on the frontlines during Occupy Oakland protests.

By Ali Winston

On the morning of November 3, following the massive general strike in Oakland, police shot Occupy protester Scott Campbell with a beanbag round that left an ugly welt on his thigh. Campbell's only apparent offense was that he had decided to video-record a line of riot police at the north entrance of Frank Ogawa Plaza. Last week, news reports revealed that Oakland police had put two cops on administrative leave and were investigating their roles in the apparent unjustified shooting of Campbell. But the Campbell incident was by no means isolated.
Documents recently released by OPD, coupled with news reports of the Campbell shooting, indicate that the department appears to have systematically assigned cops with histories of using deadly force to deal with Occupy Oakland protests.

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- including who would be targeted (it is advised the most active activists should be taken out first), when, where, why and how.

Personnel rosters for the deployments on the two most violent confrontations between police and Occupy protesters — October 25 and on the evening of November 2 and the early morning of November 3 — show that Garcia was assigned to one of five so-called "Tango Teams," the radio code for OPD's tactical squads of five officers and one sergeant each, which were armed with shotgun-fired less-than-lethal rounds, tear gas, and flash-bang grenades. Among the officers assigned to those squads were five cops named as defendants in the 2003 civil suit filed after OPD fired wooden dowels and birdshot-filled beanbags at anti-war demonstrators during a protest at the Port of Oakland.

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    OPD Operations "Plan" for 2nd #Occupy Eviction Leaked

    If by leaked, you mean, left strewn carelessly about the Coliseum.  Not sure, but I think that means that these were discarded directly after being read, and directly before the final staging.

    This just in from Indybay:

    OccOak - OPDs Operational Plans-Eviction 2 : Indybay 
    by indybay.org Sat Dec 24 16:26:26 PST 2011

    OPD's Operational Plans for Occupy Oakland - November 14, 2011 eviction documents
    Wellll lookee... OPD left their operational plans all over the coliseum when they marshaled up for the second eviction of Oakland. 

    and here is file link: 

    Sure makes for an interesting read.  Very.  Updates as I figure or find them out.

    DHS warns of SCADA vulnerability; neglects to mention what it resembles or how closely | (the STUXNET files)

    An electronic device used to control machinery in water plants and other industrial facilities contains serious weaknesses that allow attackers to take it over remotely, the U.S. Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team warned. Some models of the Modicon Quantum PLC used in industrial control systems contain multiple hidden accounts that use predetermined passwords to grant remote access, the agency said in an advisory issued December 14. Palatine, Illinois– based Schneider Electric, the maker of the device, produced fixes for some of the weaknesses, and continues to develop additional mitigations. The programmable logic controllers reside at the lowest levels of an industrial plant, where computerized sensors meet the valves, turbines, or other machinery being controlled. The default passwords are hard-coded into Ethernet cards the systems use to funnel commands into the devices, and get temperatures and other data out of them. The Ethernet modules also allow administrators to remotely log into the machinery using protocols such as telnet, FTP, and the Windriver Debug port. According to a blog post published December 12 by an independent security researcher, the NOE 100 and NOE 771 modules contain at least 14 hard-coded passwords, some of which are published in support manuals. Even in cases where the passcodes are obscured using cryptographic hashes, they are easy to recover thanks to documented weaknesses in the underlying VxWorks operatingsystem. As a result, attackers can exploit the weakness to log into devices and gain privileged access to their controls.


    The source article is worth visiting for at least two reasons.  It gives us the link for "the  blog post published on Monday by independent security researcher Rubén Santamarta," and goes on to inform us, just after the end of the passage the DHS saw fit to quote:

    SCADA vuln imperils critical infrastructure, feds warn. 

    December 14, The Register – (International) 

    Hard-coded passwords are a common weakness built into many industrial control systems, including some S7 series of PLCs from Siemens. Because the systems control the machinery connected to dams, gasoline refineries, and water treatment plants, unauthorized access is considered a national security threat because it could be used to sabotage their operation.

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    Remind anyone of anything ?

    From Schneider Electric (which forms, according to Wikipedia , a cornerstone of AREVA:

    Total safety: The cornerstone of our business 

    Although electricity is the most flexible energy to generate, transmit and use, 
    it can be hazardous if not properly managed. From homes to nuclear power 
    plants, Schneider Electric’s mission is to ensure the safety of people and 

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    In fact, Modicon PLC's were, at least as of 2006, in use at
    • at least one nuclear plant in Virginia 
    • two in Korea ("The DPS [Diverse Protection System] configuration is based on a Modicon PLC, which is now supplied by Schneider Electric." notes the NRC, adding helpfully "The use of multiple vendors and digital platforms promotes system diversity among the echelons of defense."
    • in Bruce Nuclear Generation Station at Tiverton, Ontario 
    • and no doubt many more I have not the determination, at present, out of obscurity to dig,  given the penchant this industry has into the same, to bury.  Witness how neatly the following company avoids, in their boasts, the very proper nouns that would pinpoint what nuclear power plants, likely Canadian, are now at risk:

    Synopsis of Nuclear Reactor Retubing Controls Automation System Project

    Situation: A nuclear power generation company committed to upgrading its operations with new reactors.
    Issues: Aging reactors subject to problems such as water leakage, corrosion, and contamination (fine powdery particulate—iron oxide activated to isotope FE55—as a result of corrosion) that are potentially hazardous and costly to deal with.
    Requirement: Upgrade of 2 reactors (including re-tubing operations).
    Technology: Unity Pro IEC 61131-3 application software/Modicon Quantum PLC platform; GE Iconics Series HMI; Ethernet; Kepware OPC driver; Kollmorgen drives; PICS™ simulation.

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    Occupy West Coast Ports Blockade | News Roundup | Updated

    UPDATE:  Oakland Port AM shift shut down!


    Useless got to eat, so pay me!
    We Shut Down the Port of Oakland, for the Morning
    One my way to the Port of Oakland this morning — at the tender hour of 5 a.m. — I stopped by Oscar Grant Plaza to get a picture of the city’s sprinklers filling the plaza with water. As long as they keep the soil a muddy saturated mess, no one can put up tents right?The convergence at 5:30 at West Oakland is well attended (for 5:30), and I join a small group of bicyclists who (along with a bus or two) will be the first wave. Hyphy Republic is there and we caught up a bit.This might not be the best picture, but it adequately represents the state of my vision as we rode along:The first picket of the morning:The first riot police of the morning. They are in full “ready to fuck up your shit mode,” legs spread clubs poised, lips curled. I hate when they do that:While we march in circles — keep it moving, so it’s a legal picket — these guys sit in idling white vans:But then they left. If there’s anything more beautiful than riot cops suddenly getting in their van and leaving, it’s the light creeping across the Bay, bluing the sky and warming your face.
    @millicentsomer and @sanginaem take some pre-sunrise pictures: We continue being a picket. At some point, these ladies happened:Just a nice quiet community picket with a thousand close friends:Don’t forget the tents! The sign says “This Tent Kills Fascists”:The Port is just so damned photogenic: Someone brought a lot of coffee and soup. I love these people:Suddenly, the riot cops are back, now between us and the berth. They don’t say anything, they just loom.But they’re in a tricky position when no one does anything to provoke them. The legality of a community picket is a sort of ambiguous thing, but for the police to attack us to force us to move would be a certain kind of decision, one that they decided not to make. @millicentsomer and @sanginaem overheard (by the nearby bathroom) a policewoman saying “we’re going to get our helmets and we’re going to try to get them in the terminal,” but none of the occupiers ever tried to enter the terminal. And then the police file out. We give them room to leave:But the police never get violent, the ILWU never crosses the picket line, and things stay peaceful. Lots of pleasant conversation. The port is shut down. TBC.

    Ok maybe one:

    The news so far, from many points of view.  Beware. Many claim to speak for 'the movement' and 'the 99%' only to go on to say 'Do not do this; it hurts business.'  Now who do you think that they are with?

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    Here's a roundup of today's events so far:

    Occupy activists aim to close US ports today 
    vast minority  2011-12-12 07:31 
    A BID to block the West Coast ports of the USA is being launched by Occupy activists on 
    Monday December 12. 
        Says the West Coast Ports Blockade site: "The ports play a pivotal role in the flow and growth of capital for the 1% in this 
    country and internationally. 
        "For that reason alone it is the ideal place to disrupt their profit machine. The workers on these ports have always 
    understood that; they have consistently staged shutdowns for political reasons, honored community picket lines, and led the 
    labor movement. 
        "A general disruption of commerce, in protest of the nationally coordinated attacks on Occupy movements alone is 
    warranted, but additionally, the specifically targeted attacks on workers at these ports by the 1% further necessitate this call 
    to action." 
        Adds the Occupy Los Angeles site: "As part of the Dec. 12 Boycott and March for legalization and good jobs, the Occupy 
    movement will protest at one or more facilities belonging to SSA Marine, a shipper owned by Goldman Sachs, with 5 
    terminals and a warehouse in the Harbor area. 
        "SSA Marine was recently fined for building an illegal road to the site of its massive, dirty coal terminal project in WA. It was 
    also caught recently not alerting workers to the threat of explosive cargo in Oakland. 
        "SSA/Goldman Sachs symbolize the ruin that corporate greed has brought into our lives. The 1% are depriving port truck 
    drivers and other workers of decent pay, working conditions and the right to organize, even while the port of LA/LB is the 
    largest in the US and a huge engine of profits for the 1%. 
        "The 1% have pursued a conscious policy of de-industrialization that has resulted in 'trade' at the port meaning that there 
    are 7 containers coming in for every one going out. The 1% have driven migrant workers into a 'grey market' economy and 
        "The 1% use police brutality and repression, jails and prisons to suppress, divide and try to silence the 99% and all who 
    oppose their insatiable greed. To put an end to all that, we call on the 99% to march, boycott, occupy the ports, and STRIKE." 
        For latest news, the Twitter hashtag is #occupytheports 
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    Occupy attempting to block Port of Oakland

    Last update 9:30, 12/12/11 
    by Amy Hollyfield

    OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) -- Hundreds of Occupy demonstrators have descended on the Port of Oakland in an attempt to shut it down. There was a few tense moments as police in riot gear formed a line near the protesters, but they took no action and soon returned to their staging area.

    The protesters say today's action, which includes attempts to shutdown all business at the Port of Oakland, Long Beach, Portland, Seattle and Alaska, is happening without the support of many union workers and truck drivers.

    Protesters say the action is needed because the wealth gathered by the ports isn't making it to the 99 percent. But port leaders say that isn't true and today's action will only hurt the "working class men and women of the port."

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    It's a day of action in Long Beach, Oakland, Portland and Seattle. Protesters in solidarity with the Occupy Wall Street movement have coordinated blockades at the ports up and down California's coast. Long Beach had as many as 400 demonstrators march on the Port of Long Beach.

    They targeted a dock facility leased by SSA Marine, a shipping company that is partially owned by Goldman Sachs, according to the Associated Press.


    Protesters attempt to block an entrance to the Port of Oakland on December 12, 2011 in Oakland, California. After a general strike coordinated by Occupy Oakland shut down the port on November 2, this time hundreds are expected to affect all West Coast ports as Occupy movements in Los Angeles, San Diego, Oakland, Portland, Seattle and Tacoma have so far joined the demonstration

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    'Occupy' Protesters Disrupt Ports in Oakland And Portland

    Last update 12:58 12/12/11 

    "Occupy" protesters on the West Coast moved Monday to disrupt ports in Los Angeles, San Francisco and elsewhere. The action fizzled in Los Angeles, as the AP reports: 

    "Heavy rain dampened the protest and the demonstrators, who were flanked by dozens of police, have now moved off, effectively making a peaceful end to a four-hour protest." 


    The "Wall Street on the Waterfront" protests seem to have had more success in Oakland. KQED says that a crowd their reporter estimated to be 1,000 strong marched through the streets of West Oakland this morning. At the port, protesters were able to disrupt operations:

    "Caitlin Esch, who is at the port now, says at least three of the six gates at the port are effectively blocked, with nothing moving in or out as protesters clog up the entrances. Trucks are lined up, some trying to drop off, some trying to pick up."


    "Hundreds Occupy Portland protesters effectively shut down two of the Port of Portland's busiest terminals, preventing about 200 longshore workers from going to work today."

    "The demonstrations began about 6 a.m. and have been largely peaceful so far."


    "The protesters say American ports have become 'economic engines for the elite.' They are most upset by giant West Coast port operator SSA Marine and grain exporter EGT, which they say epitomize the big corporations that make up the '1 percent.'"

    "Goldman Sachs owns a major stake in SSA Marine, and the bank has been a repeated target of Occupy protesters since the movement began."

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