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Wells Fargo protest catches cops "recruiting" prisoners for GEO Group

On the 9th of March, activists showed up outside the Wells Fargo bank
branch at Ga Ave and T street to give out fliers. Every Friday there are protests or outreach sessions outside Wells Fargo branches as a project of Occupy DC's Criminal Justice project.

At about 6 PM, a
police "jump out squad" started searching three men about a block away,
then over a dozen cop cars responded to a fight that may have been a
diversion to protect the original targets of the police.

The fliers given out emphasized the role of Wells Fargo in investing in
the GEO Group's private prisons. The folks giving out the fliers warned
that depositor's money would be diverted into paying billions in fines
Wells Fargo is paying for illegal foreclosures.



People were also told face to face that Wells Fargo, by paying to lock
up Black and Brown men and women, is literally investing in slavery,
getting about $30,000 per head for each prisoner from DC. One woman
complained that Wells Fargo took her home, so she's suing them.



The police who showed up at about 6PM to search and detain people for
what appeared to be beer, were deemed to be recruiters for Wells Fargo's
GEO Group investments. In this sense, they occupy the exact same
position in creating Wells Fargo's investments that slave hunters/buyers
had in creating the Plantations.



A few minutes into what appeared to be searches of people who had NOT at
the time been placed under arrest, two teenage women started fighting
on the other side of busy 7th street. Some of the jumpouts diverted to
the fight, but not all of them. Instead, backup police cars started
arriving like flies on a horse dropping. One of the original protesters
estimated 12 carloads of cops for a fight between two people at 7th and T
streets!



No matter who wins the fight, if anyone is arrested and catches a felony
charge, Wells Fargo wins. Wells Fargo, though GEO Group, will get
$30,000 for each person convicted of a felony and shipped off to Rivers
Correctional facility or any of the other GEO Group prisons used by the
DC courts.



Therefore, anyone with an account in Wells Fargo is being asked to move
their money, as one depositor told protesters she was in the process of
doing right now.

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Added: Mar-10-2012 Occurred On: Mar-9-2012
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  • jump out squad??? lol How bout some cops saw some guys walking down the street with an open beer, got thier names and sent them on thier way with no tickets, no arrest.. And a staged fight?? lol D.C. is in the top 10 list for annual murders, gotta believe that there are plenty of fights to go around.


    I wonder what would happen without big banks.. hmmmm no loans. which pretty much helps run everything in the country. Pretty sure even you Elmer Fudd have a loan, or at least your mom doe More..

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    • @gammyland Those pigs have no right to be grabbing someone's nuts, etc over a fucking can of beer. What would happen without big banks? Smaller banks, accountable to the community and small enough not to be "too big to fail" would replace them!

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    • @dcdirectactionnews they have no right?? Pretty sure in DC it's illegal to have an open container. Arrestable offence. So I guess the cops SHOULD've just arrested them, and taken them to jail. I missed the part where they grabbed someone's nuts, then again I'm not pre-disposed to be looking for that stuff.

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    • @gammyland NO government has a right to make those kind of laws. Laws are rules of engagmeent for police to engage in armed confrontations with people. To forcibly stop someone while publicly carrying arms is an armed assault, and can only be justified in response to armed aggression. Otherwise, armed resistance is justified, just as it is against an armed robber.

      Don't you remember the massive uprising in Mt Pleasant in 1991, caused when a rookie cop shot a Salvadoran man after handcuffing him More..

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    • @dcdirectactionnews So I should be able to walk into a kindergarden class with no clothes on?? I guess I don't understand you phylosphy on what laws a gov't can make, and what laws they can't. Is every law wrong, or just the ones you disagree with? We aren't talking about carrying a gun, we are talking about walking around with an open beer.

      And since a rookie cop in 1991 fucked up in Mt Pleasant, that translates to DC in 2012 with veteran cops?

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    • @gammyland lol your no better than these faggot cops. they treat people like animals and you justify it? fuck these pigs and people dislike it. whats going on is wrong its not hard too tell.

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  • you think the founding fathers imagined prisons for profit?

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    • @Rumpull4skin don't know, but I'm pretty sure they didn't plan on the majority of American's willfully going into extreme debt, signing loans they didn't read, or expecting the gov't to take care of them with the fucked up.

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    • @gammyland and the public education system renders the majority of Americans virtually illiterate.

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  • The words Private Prison really have a bad sound to them. lol, say LiveLeak.

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  • 50 cops for one fight. wow. the united states is pathetic. remember everyone, no one is above the law not even the law itself

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