Special Demonstration Squad

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Group.png Special Demonstration Squad  
(Intelligence agencyPowerbaseRdf-icon.png
AbbreviationSDS
Formation1968
Parent organizationMetropolitan Police, UK Special Branch
Membership• Pete Black
• Jim Boyling
• Bob Lambert
• [[..|...]]

The Special Demonstration Squad was set up in 1968 to "deal with the lack of police knowledge of what was happening on demonstrations", according to a film interview from The Guardian[citation needed]. It covertly infiltrated UK protest groups while working closely with the Crown Prosecution Service. MI5 were well aware of the group and exerted at least some control over it, though it apparently ran for 40 years without the knowledge of the most senior senior officers of Special Branch.[1]

Identities of Dead Children

The group has been criticised after it came to light that it used the names of at least 80 dead children to create false identities for its operatives[2] and that some SDS members engaged in sexual relationships with protest organisers and even had children with them in an effort to gain trust.[3] In 2008 the role of the SDS was taken up in part by the National Domestic Extremism Unit.[4]

Similar groups

The National Public Order Intelligence Unit, an agency that monitors "domestic extremists"[5] could be considered to currently occupy a similar role to the SDS.


 

Related Quotations

PageQuoteAuthor
Document:The Occult Technology of Power“Also at the (SDS) convention, men from Business International Roundtables… tried to buy up some radicals. These are the world's leading industrialists and they convene to decide how our lives are going to go… We were also offered Esso (Rockefeller) money. They want us to make a lot of radical commotion so they can look more in the center as they move to the left.”James Kunen
Kevin Flaherty“Since the assassination of John F. Kennedy, an international, crypto-fascist syndicate has been rapidly consolidating its grip on this planet. Changes to the global system have been implemented slowly, consistently and in a manner so subtle that only a tiny fraction of the population in the industrialized world ever noticed anything was wrong...

I view the output of established media as a slurry of manure and toxic waste; a propaganda product that requires heavy analysis and context fitting in order to recover the 5%-10% of useful information contained within an obfuscated mess.

What’s the solution?

The system is in collapse now. This is my best and only advice: Get into a situation that eliminates your reliance on luck and minimizes the impact of factors that are completely beyond your control. Do this immediately.”
Kevin Flaherty


References

  1. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2704877/Secret-police-unit-ran-40-years-without-officers-knowing-Rogue-squad-gathered-intelligence-18-justice-campaigns-including-Stephen-Lawrence.html
  2. Lewis, Paul; Evans, Rob (3 February 2013). "Police spies stole identities of dead children". The Guardian. Retrieved 12 July 2013.Page Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css must have content model "Sanitized CSS" for TemplateStyles (current model is "Scribunto").
  3. Lewis, Paul; Evans, Rob (24 June 2013). "Police 'smear' campaign targeted Stephen Lawrence's friends and family". The Guardian. Retrieved 12 July 2013.Page Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css must have content model "Sanitized CSS" for TemplateStyles (current model is "Scribunto").
  4. "Special Demonstration Squad". PowerBase. Retrieved 13 July 2013.Page Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css must have content model "Sanitized CSS" for TemplateStyles (current model is "Scribunto").
  5. Rob Evans and Paul Lewis, Undercover officer spied on green activistsThe Guardian 09/01/11, accessed 10/01/11