4 flavors of lies

When I arrived at Independence Mall in Philadelphia this afternoon looking for the Occupy Nat Gat, instead I found many police and paramilitary units from many different different city, state and federal agencie.s. The first perhaps local officer I asked where the gather said:

“I think they have dispersed, I dont think they are anywhere.”

One hundred feet away another officer in a more exotic uniform started talking to me as I approached.

“You dont want to ask me anything.”

“Could you tell me where the occupy national gathering is.”

“No I can not tell you.” His expression was stoney cold.

“Thank you for being so helpful”, i replied in an earnest tone

I asked a younger bicycle riding cop another 200 feet away the same question.

“I really dont know, I have not seen them.” he said earnestly.

A couple of blocks later a park ranger said

“They are at 5th and Market.” Said in a dismissive knowledgeable way.  This address was where this series of questions had started.

Philly police putting on riot helmets, when there are no protesters anywhere near by.

I returned to 5th and Market and spoke the to vets who were there and they said “Occupy is at 6th and Race.” It was common knowledge they had been their all day, since they did not get the permit for Washington Park.

Every cop knew this was true. Everyone knowingly lied to me. My taxes pay for them to lie to me. Something is wrong here.

The Philly police have been preparing with several other agencies for weeks for this event.  They have sophisticated communications systems and they certainly know whee the people they have been brought in to watch and arrest if needed are.