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.
You won’t like what is planned for you, kulak.
Dead right there.
You won’t like gulag life.
I’m pretty sure that a few statue-wreckers could be dropped from multiple angles at a wristwatch-coordinated time, followed by egress from the set.
Your job as a freedom fighter is to live to fight another day.
The government wants these statues torn down.
The government is part of the Red revolution.
The cops will move in the direction of their paycheck and their pensions.
And FREEFOR (such as it is) doesn’t have a friend in the world – other than each other.
From over the transom.
Flank ’em and spank ’em.