Inmates moved to make room for demonstrators
Paul Joseph Watson
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Police in Tampa have cleared inmates out of the Orient Road Jail in preparation for “a mass amount” of arrests of protesters at next week’s Republican National Convention.
“In an unprecedented move, Hillsborough County jail officials announced one facility is completely cleared and essentially reconstructed just for the Republican National Convention,” reports ABC Action News.
Metal detectors, temporary court rooms, and medical facilities with doctors present have all been set up in readiness for an influx of detainees.
“We’ll take their fingerprints and photographs. We’ll also collect property,” said Colonel Jim Previtera. “There are three scenarios, inmates will either get bonded out, go before a judge who will be stationed at Falkenberg Road Jail with a video feed into Orient Road Jail, or they’ll be released.”
The Department of Homeland Security and the FBI have released a bulletin warning of the threat posed by violent anarchists who may use explosives devices to cause havoc during the event.
However, as we have vehemently documented, the black bloc anarchist groups have been infiltrated for years and are often used by authorities as a smokescreen to provocateur violence as an excuse to crack down on peaceful protesters.
As Infowars highlights, “Anarchist agent provocateurs were used at the G20 Summit in Pittsburgh, at the London G20 and the Montreal G20, at the Olympics in 2010 in Vancouver, and at the North American Union summit inMontebello, Quebec, in 2007.”
As we reported earlier this week, since the RNC has been designated a “national security event,” it will become a showcase for the police state. The convention area will be surrounded by a network of “pre-crime” surveillance cameras that use behavior recognition software to spot suspicious activity.
Instead of being removed after the event finishes, the cameras will remain in place and more will be added to keep tabs on the general public.
As we reported back in July, garbage collectors in Tampa have also been trained to spot terrorists and other suspicious activity on their routes as part of a program dubbed ‘Waste Watch’.
Hurricane forecasters have warned that tropical storm Isaac could strike Tampa and lead to the convention being postponed or cancelled. The Republican National Committee has announced that it has no plans at present to cancel the event.
Paul Joseph Watson is the editor and writer for Prison Planet.com. He is the author of Order Out Of Chaos. Watson is also a regular fill-in host for The Alex Jones Show and Infowars Nightly News.