LAPD Went Undercover at Occupy

    Police arrive for a control raid of the Occupy LA camp at a park near City Hall in downtown Los Angeles, California on November 30, 2011. More than 1,000 anti-Wall Street protesters defied a deadline to leave a park near Los Angeles City Hall Monday morning, as police vowed to evict them "as gently as possible" to clear out a two-month old camp. The midnight deadline passed without police charging the encampment, but are expected to make their move tonight. AFP PHOTO / ADRIAN SANCHEZ-GONZALEZ (Photo credit should read ADRIAN SANCHEZ-GONZALEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

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    They should have just sent the Hipster Cop. The Los Angeles Police Department sent nearly a dozen undercover detectives to the Occupy L.A. encampment before this week's raid. None of them slept at the camp, but they tried to blend in and learn whether anyone planned to resist eviction or use weapons against the police. They learned that some protesters had prepared bamboo spears, according to City News Service, which first reported the story. (No spears were used.) An LAPD official downplayed the significance of the information, saying because all the meetings are public, it was easily attained.

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