Posts Tagged ‘Lynn Watson (Undercover Cop)’
Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018
This document is a release of basic information about the former police infiltrator, Mark Kennedy. It describes his whereabouts, and his work and hobbies. It also includes a note on the former police infiltrator ‘Lynn Watson’. We hope it will bring them, and those like them, a sense of fear and insecurity. May it also provide those willing to act on such information with a good starting point….
Mark Kennedy infiltrated anarchist and activist groups and campaigns between 2003 and 2010 under the name of ‘Mark Stone’. As far as we know, he was involved with groups and individuals in the UK, Iceland, Germany, France, Denmark, the US and Spain where he gathered information for different police forces, sometimes unofficially, sometimes as part of formal international operations. He continued in similar roles for the private sector after leaving the police, and set up at least two of his own companies. (more…)
Undercover police officers spy on activists’ children and then demand right to ‘privacy’ and ‘family life’ (UK)
Thursday, March 24th, 2016
From The Canary:
The Undercover Policing Inquiry, chaired by Lord Justice Pitchford, resumed this week with legal arguments being made by the police which, if implemented, would essentially mean most of the inquiry being held in secret. Central to their position is a continuation of the policy of neither confirming nor denying (NCND) whether a person was an undercover officer.
However, whilst the lawyers for the police have been arguing that revealing the identities of officers would infringe their Article 8 right to privacy and family life, The Canary can reveal that police officers have been recording details of activists’ young children.
Mae Benedict put in a Subject Access Request to find out what information the domestic extremist units held on her. She believed she might have a file as she had been arrested in the past for environmental activism. She had also been close to the only known female undercover officer, Lynn Watson. However, she was shocked to discover her file left out details of “several arrests and a conviction” but contained details of her young child:
It made me furious that my kid is on a police file already, and mostly it was really intrusive. Instead of details of when I HAD been found guilty of a crime, the focus instead was on me as a parent, and, by default, my child as a child of mine. (more…)