From our ongoing story involving an APD undercover involved in the D12 port action in Houston.

Why did undercover Austin Police Department Detective Shannon G. Dowell provide material support for an activist protest that resulted in them being charged with a felony in Houston?
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Shannon G. Dowell appears before Judge Joan Campbell regarding his involvement in the Occupy the Ports Action in Houston.
Pretrial Hearing
August 27, 2012

THE WITNESS: Yes, ma’am.
THE COURT: I’m going to ask you to raise your right hand.

SHANNON DOWELL,
having been first duly sworn, testified as follows:

DIRECT EXAMINATION BY THE COURT:

Q. What did you bring in response to the subpoena?
A. I have a little note that I made regarding a meeting that I had. I’ve got a note I made here regarding a meeting, it’s two copies of it, Judge. I brought a thumb drive that had photos that I lost en route.
Q. You lost it in and or out? What does that mean?
A. En route to here.
Q. En route?
A. Yes, while I was coming here.
Q. So it fell out of your car?
A. Probably my pocket. I would imagine it’s in the gutter in front of the hotel I was in.
Q. You stayed in a hotel in Houston last night?
A. Yes, ma’am.

Download the full Court Transcript here. Undercover Detective Shannon G. Dowell explains why he brought so little evidence with him to Judge Joan Campbell.

Background on the Detective Shannon G. Dowell and the Gulf Port 7

#D12 Gulf Port 7: Judge Joan Campbell Is Not Amused With Detective Shannon Dowell

Also good, this one is about the undercovers still being embedded

and a sketch of butch

Submitted by: Occupy Austin

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13 Responses to Austin, TX: APD Undercover Involved in the D12 Port Action in Houston

  1. jackiews says:

    More info, updates from Steve Cottrell, Occupy Philly:
    Natalie Atwater, one of the Gulf Port 7, standing in front of undercover Detective Shannon G. Dowell during a national NDAA demonstration on Feb. 3rd 2011. Later this day Occupy Austin was evicted from City Hall with 2 hours notice, the OA encampment began October 6th 2011.

    Why did undercover Austin Police Department Detective Shannon G. Dowell provide material support for an activist protest that resulted in them being charged with a felony in Houston?

    The obvious answer is, because he was ordered to do it as part of the coordinated effort to intimidate and demonize anyone engaged in dissent.

    That begs the question: why are those ordering the extreme repression doing so? Is it for fear that those engaged in dissent will promote a climate which encourages those who are aware of official criminality to expose it? If that’s the case, those who are ordering the repression must have a lot to hide.

    One of the 7 arrested is Eric Marquez, an Iraq War veteran who has been in jail since December because he is unable to make the $5000 bond. Eric is in jail while Shannon G. Dowell, the undercover who maliciously entrapped him, walks free.

    Please make this as widely known as possible. Tyrants only win if the people are silent.

    steve

    Background on the Detective Shannon G. Dowell and the Gulf Port 7:

    http://my.firedoglake.com/kitoconnell/2012/08/29/d12-gulf-port-7-undercover-austin-narcotics-detective-enabled-houston-felonies/

    #D12 Gulf Port 7: Judge Joan Campbell Is Not Amused With Detective Shannon Dowell
    http://my.firedoglake.com/kitoconnell/2012/08/30/campbell-not-amused/

    Download the full Court Transcript here:
    http://occupyaustin.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/Ronnie-Garza-PTH.pdf

    http://www.statesman.com/news/local/austin-police-infiltrated-occupy-austin-2447850.html

    http://www.austinchronicle.com/blogs/news/2012-08-30/apd-infiltrates-occupy/

    http://www.kvue.com/news/APD-efforts-in-Occupy-Austin-questioned-168210006.html

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