Infiltration of environmental and left-wing movements

Mark Kennedy

Mark Kennedy, leading a double life - Photo: Confessions of an Undercover Cop

Mark Kennedy, a British undercover police officer who went rogue after burying himself deep in the environmental movement, is just one of several police officers whose actions and conduct are coming under scrutiny.

The Guardian newspaper in Britain has just reported that two undercover police officers had children with activists, a disclosure likely to intensify the controversy over police operations to infiltrate and sabotage environmental and other protest groups.

In the story entitled, Undercover police had children with activists, two undercover police fathered children with activists only later to disappear from the lives of their offspring.

Kennedy’s case blew up in the media in 2011 and raised questions about why the police had spent so much time, effort and money infiltrating environmental and left-wing groups. The undercover police officer spend seven years in his role as Mark Stone, an activist. In the end, none of the activists he befriended were jailed for any criminal action.

In the following documentary, Confessions of an Undercover Cop, Kennedy attempts to explain the police actions and his own personal problems posed by leading a double life.

Confessions of an Undercover Cop

Cutting Edge: Confessions of an Undercover Cop from Antiespecista on Vimeo.

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