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Occupiers freak out over Chicago police pullover, conspiracy theories fester


A trio of Occupy livestreamers were reportedly pulled over by Chicago police. They practically wet their pants, claimed to have been “raided,” and stoked conspiracy theories about things being “planted” in their apartment. In the end, though, one flustered member of the group acknowledged that they were fine and were proceeding to upload their agitprop to the Internet (using evil corporate products, of course.) raided by 12 cars, cuffed, searched, interrogated.

— Jiraffa (@Jiraffa) May 20, 2012

We are ok, the feds and cops just blew it targeting journalists. keep press free!!! Uploading videos.

— Jiraffa (@Jiraffa) May 20, 2012

@timcast and @lukewearechange went live as we were cut off by unmarkeds. Still live.

— Jiraffa (@Jiraffa) May 20, 2012


Omfg just got stopped by 12 cop cars interrogated and searched me @timcast @Jiraffa fishy things going on now with our apartment

— Luke Rudkowski (@Lukewearechange) May 20, 2012

Had guns drawn on me searched and interrogated while handcuffed

— Luke Rudkowski (@Lukewearechange) May 20, 2012


Watch how the story gets embellished:

We are hearing rumors that @TimCast and @Lukewearechange havebeen arrested by CPD in a raid……any one confirm??? #NoNATO

— Civilian Media (@civilianmedia) May 20, 2012

Tim, Luke and other streamers pulled over and cuffed earlier. Cops attempted to smash electronics. #nonato

— OccupythePort (@occupytheport) May 20, 2012

@MMFlint Tim Pool + Luke Rudkowski pulled over by cops w/ guns drawn at nato protests.They also raided where staying.Fear something planted

— OWS_ellie ॐ (@OWS_ellie) May 20, 2012

.BREAKING: TimCast and other streamers HOUSE RAIDED. They JUST GOT PULLED OVER. Cuffed by police, car searched.

— OccupythePort (@occupytheport) May 20, 2012

Reports from Chicago tonight that the #OWS live stream equipment was destroyed by cops as Timcast and others held at gunpoint.

— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) May 20, 2012


Update 1:29am : On their livestream, one of the Occupiers tells @OccupyLA that the apartment they were staying at was not raided with guns drawn, but “our vehicle was.” Occupiers suggest to each other that the police stopped them in order to deprive them of sleep so they don’t protest tomorrow…and to send them into chaos:

"very powerful tactic to send your enemy into chaos… currently what we are experiencing…" – timcast is more of a drama queen than obama!

— el Sooper (@SooperMexican) May 20, 2012

The narcissism. It burns.

After the car stop, the livestreamers are now driving around aimlessly. The driver tells Occupier viewers on his livestream: “I don’t know where I’m going.”


Here’s a screencap of one of the freakout yoots. Note the cover on one of the phones:

Ain’t that the truth.

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