CointelPro Wives Club: Lived Lies w/Sleeper Agent Snitches

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CointelPro Wives Club: Lived Lies w/Sleeper Agent Snitches

Postby elfismiles » Sun Nov 22, 2015 11:32 am

CointelPro Wives Club: Lived Lies w/Sleeper Agent Snitches

Undercover police and policing
Saturday interview

http://www.theguardian.com/theguardian/ ... -interview

Lisa Jones, girlfriend of undercover policeman Mark Kennedy: ‘I thought I knew him better than anyone’
Rob Evans
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Friday 20 November 2015 05.56 EST

She thought they were a normal couple until she found a passport in a glovebox – and then her world shattered. Now she is finally getting compensation and a police apology for that surreal, state-sponsored deception. But she still lies awake and wonders: did he ever really love me?

• Police apologise to women who had relationships with undercover officers
http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015 ... r-officers

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Lisa Jones with Mark Kennedy on holiday in Italy in 2010

‘Mark always had a slight air of mystery. I knew there was something that one day he might open up about’ … Lisa Jones with Mark Kennedy in Italy in 2010. It was on this trip that she began to discover his deceptions

he most traumatising time of Lisa Jones’s life began when she agonised for months over the true identity of her boyfriend. They had been together for six years and she loved him “totally, completely, more than anyone”.

“He was the closest person in the world to me,” she says. “The person who knew me better than anybody else. I thought I knew him better than anyone else knew him.” But she had begun to suspect that he was lying about who he really was.

This is the first interview “Lisa”, who wants to retain her anonymity, has given to the media. Only now, five years later, does she feel ready to describe how she has been devastated by the deception. She speaks eloquently, though the pain is still evident. Her boyfriend, Mark, always had a slightly mysterious side to him. In their last few months together his behaviour was, at times, erratic; but at other times, their relationship was blissful.

Undercover police had children with activists
Read more... http://www.theguardian.com/uk/2012/jan/ ... -activists

In what she describes as a “constant see-saw from one state to another”, she oscillated between “desperately, desperately” wanting to believe the story he had told her about himself, and wondering whether he had completely deceived her about a fundamental part of his life.

Reduced to a “very fragile” state, she struggled with her dilemma: “Am I fighting to save this relationship or am I trying to figure out who he is? I am either putting my energies into this relationship or I am investigating him – I can’t do both.”

The truth was not disclosed to her by him. Instead she and her friends found out through their own detective work and a chance discovery.

REST HERE:
http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015 ... -interview


Undercover police had children with activists
http://www.theguardian.com/uk/2012/jan/ ... -activists

Police apologise to women who had relationships with undercover officers
http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015 ... r-officers

Undercover police and policing: Saturday interview
http://www.theguardian.com/theguardian/ ... -interview

BOING BOING / Cory Doctorow / 4:18 am Sun Nov 22, 2015
Activist tricked into 6-year relationship with undercover cop tells her story
https://boingboing.net/2015/11/22/activ ... ear-r.html

FLASHBACK: BOING BOING / Cory Doctorow / 2:39 am Sat Jan 21, 2012
Undercover UK cops infiltrated environmental groups, seduced women in the groups, fathered children with them, abandoned them
http://boingboing.net/2012/01/21/underc ... rated.html
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Re: CointelPro Wives Club: Lived Lies w/Sleeper Agent Snitch

Postby elfismiles » Sun Nov 22, 2015 11:42 am

They established that he was Mark Kennedy, an undercover policeman who had been sent to spy on her circle of activist friends. For seven years, he had adopted a fake persona to infiltrate environmental groups. Their unmasking of him five years ago kickstarted a chain of events that has exposed one of the state’s most deeply concealed secrets.

Back then, the public knew little about a covert operation that had been running since 1968. Only a limited number of senior police officers knew about it. Kennedy was one of more than 100 undercover officers who, over the previous four decades, had transformed themselves into fake campaigners for years at a time
, assimilating themselves into political groups and hoovering up information about protests that they had helped to organise.

More than 10 women have discovered that they had relationships with undercover policemen, some lasting years, without being told their true identity.

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