#Colorado Springs Police Undercover Officer EXPOSED: Cops Infiltrated Colorado Springs Socialists

On March 26 the Colorado Springs Socialists (CSS) held a “March Against Imperialism”. About 15 people participated in this small demonstration meant to denounce militarism overseas. Six members of the group were arrested for jaywalking while marching. A court case revealed that two cops infiltrated the Colorado Springs Socialists. The case reminds us that all anti-fascist and anti-capitalist groups and projects always have to be aware that they can be infiltrated by cops and secret services.

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Image: Colorado Spring Socialists marching earlier this year. Image by Colorado Spring Socialists.

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Colorado Springs Police Undercover Officer EXPOSED: Cops Infiltrated Colorado Springs Socialists

On March 26 the Colorado Springs Socialists (CSS) held a “March Against Imperialism”. About 15 people participated in this small demonstration meant to denounce militarism overseas. Six members of the group were arrested for jaywalking while marching. A court case revealed that two cops infiltrated the Colorado Springs Socialists. The case reminds us that all anti-fascist and anti-capitalist groups and projects always have to be aware that they can be infiltrated by cops and secret services.

Two Socialists took plea deals; the other four took their cases to trial in municipal court. They currently have an attorney representing them, but they were defending themselves (pro se) during most of the process; they requested the evidence collected by police for their defense (discovery). Included in the discovery packets were several videos, including four body cam videos from the police.

After watching two of the videos – from Officers Krueger and Canaan – the Socialists were shocked; the videos clearly showed the fake arrest of a Colorado Springs Police Department or El Paso County Sheriff’s Office undercover officer. This UC had effectively infiltrated the Colorado Springs Socialists.

In one of the videos a cop says: “There’s two [undercovers] in there, and they’ll just take a ticket like everybody else,” a sergeant advises the others. “So hopefully we don’t have to start spraying [because] I don’t know which ones they are.”

After announcing “everyone’s getting a ticket!” two officers approach a big guy wearing a black Carhartt jacket with a black skull cap and mask, whom they prioritized since they suspected he had a knife in his pocket. Other protesters accepted their citations calmly, save one spouting off about his right to free speech and assembly, but the guy in the Carhartt reacts with profanity before muttering tersely, “I’ll cooperate, but pat me down at the car.”

Ultimately, Carhartt guy is put in the back of the police car, where other officers finally realize he’s a fellow lawman they didn’t initially recognize since he’s employed by the Sheriff’s Office. The “knife” in his pocket is actually an extra magazine for his concealed handgun. They trade jabs: “You really should hang out with a better crowd,” one says. “I know,” he replies, “Fuck the police, right?”

Luckily, long before these videos were available to them, several CSS members became suspicious of the behavior of both UCs, Mark Jackson and Aimee, and they were ejected from the group. Most notably: Mark and Aimee only showed up for actions in which there was the potential for violence, e.g., counter-protesting at a Trump rally. This video (above) is edited only for time. The full videos are below.




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