From over the transom:
I was heartened by how quickly the last meme made it to post. However, this short email is entirely different. In looking at a number of antifa/BLM group actions, they all seem to be fanatics of cameras. Those cameras are a force multiplier for them, and they have significant personnel devoted to that task.
A question that I cannot yet answer is, “what is the alternate task these “camerapersons” have? If their role is hindered, what do they do?
Now, consider the following:
This will come to pass. Camera lenses also exhibit what is known as “retroreflectivity”, where a laser beam will bounce back to the source if it hits a lens. This is used in some devices to find lenses (items like this https://tplogic.com/beam-85/ )
Torrey Pines Logic is/was run by a guy who (full disclosure) I met at the rough onset of GWOT. His stuff then seemed to largely be Russian gear in a nicer case.
Consider as well that these antifa/BLM ruckuses are propaganda events above all else. The propaganda needs to be seen to be effective. A potential counter is to employ smoke or other technical means of optical interference. Something like https://store.enolagaye.com/us/p/eg18-high-output-smoke-grenades/?attribute_pa_color=black&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIof2O5-uH6gIVCTiGCh15FQEnEAQYASABEgI4NPD_BwETake a look at their “cloud size guide” for indications of magnitude. See also https://store.enolagaye.com/p/mil-x-smoke-grenade/ and https://store.enolagaye.com/p/sd75/ for possible civilian available means to be able to “break contact”.
A potential counter for aggressive cameras is either “silly string” or gel shave cream sprayed onto a hand held camera. Both are pretty harmless, the gel shave cream is probably easier to keep at hand with no questions. Spray cooking oil would do nicely as well. I suppose saline fluid thrown on a phone also would not be too awful.
Side note- since PD can readily get all the cell phone data (DRTBOXES) of who was there, why the has PD not used that to roll up the entire organization? THAT is a very interesting question. That data will reveal who was there, who they call/are called by. Police perhaps are the foil to the main actor, a dupe.
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It is my assessment that the rioters and insurrectionists will continue their activities to generate operational & readiness fatigue in metro police forces. They seem to be succeeding at that task.
They will likely use the symbolic nature of the 4th of July to pull an all-out “Tet offensive”, and the rest of the summer will be consolidation of gains and opportunistic pushes out to select suburbs.
Parties unknown (who fit the selected insurrectionist profile & MO) have already been seen scouting my own suburban enclave, 3 MUY (hat tip, Bracken) in a small SUV, 2 in front, MUY in back filming, driving slowly. They did not seem to be trying to be low key. All that was missing was bass music and the smell of weed.