According to a new ACLU report, pro-active California police haven't just been spying on anti-war protesters. They've been leading them:
Two Oakland police officers working undercover at an anti-war protest in May 2003 got themselves elected to leadership positions in an effort to influence the demonstration, documents released Thursday show.
The extent of the officers' involvement in the… march May 12, 2003, led by Direct Action to Stop War and Others, is unclear. But in a deposition related to a lawsuit filed by protesters, Deputy Police Chief Howard Jordan said activists had elected the undercover officers to "plan the route of the march and decide I guess where it would end up and some of the places that it would go."
Full report here.