The following is a guest post from a close comrade of ours at Berkeley outing a professional informant who works for Amanda Carlton at the so-called Center for Student Leadership at UC Berkeley.
The administration’s surveillance of campus activists continues at UC Berkeley. On November 19, 2010, I observed someone who looked out of place at the “snake-upation”—a clean-cut white male in his mid-twenties who looked like a frat boy, marching slightly behind or off to the side of the roughly 60 people who participated in that action. He wasn’t talking to any of the demonstrators; he wasn’t chanting; he wasn’t carrying a sign or banner. I saw him taking pictures of the demonstrators and I then saw him talking with the pigs. Initially, I thought he was one of the ABC private security guards UCB hired for that week to surveil campus. I confronted him and asked him if he was a cop; he said no, which I later found out to be a truthful answer.
On the first week of Spring semester 2011, I saw this person walking on campus with a group of people whom I recognized as administrators, including Amanda Carlton. A few weeks ago, I saw him walking out of Sproul Hall.
On the night of 3/2/11, while/after UCPD was arresting activists inside Wheeler Hall (and allowing non-activists to exit the building), I saw this person inside Wheeler standing next to Amanda Carlton (if you recall, Amanda Carlton is the administrator-narc who infiltrated GAs back in Fall ‘09).
Then, on 3/3/11, I spotted this person hanging out in the crowd outside of Wheeler at night. He was moving in and out of the crowd and texting frequently (I presume these texts were sent to either Carlton or the pigs, or both). I pointed this person out to a trusted friend, who then struck up a small conversation. This person admitted that he worked for Amanda Carlton, and that his job was to observe and report on developments at the action. In short, he’s a UC employee whose job duties include surveilling demonstrations and student activists. (Perhaps this bureaucrat-informant is part of UCB’s “protest management” project? See the profile of Stacy Holguin, a person who’s currently involved in harassing student activists through the student judicial process, who admits her job duties include “protest management on Sproul Plaza.”
In addition, one of the Wheeler 9 told me that this bureaucrat-informant was with Carlton inside Wheeler on 3/3/11.
So, folks should be on the lookout for this guy. He’s got a buzzed head, blondish hair, blue eyes, light white skin, a muscular build, about 5’6”-5’9”; he usually wears Jack Purcell shoes and khaki pants; in general he dresses “preppy,” e.g., wearing tight-fitting sweaters.