This blog, especially my partner, has linked the Occupy Wall Street movement to some pretty sinister organizations. The image that has been created and perpetuated by the popular media portraying the Occupy movement as idealistic kids concerned about social justice for the downtrodden 99 percent is spurious. Hint. Someone who run afoul of idealistic kids doesn't have to go into the federal witness protection program but the FBI informant of a plot to blow up a bridge in northern Ohio has done just that.
Shaquille Azir, a small time Cleveland hood has entered the witness protection program after being outed by The Smoking Gun. The Gun outed Azir after it cross-referenced the FBI affidavit with Cuyahoga County criminal records which is pretty shrewd for a new media organization. Threats to Azir continue from Occupy Cleveland sympathizers and those close to the alleged terrorists. At a protest outside a July 25 hearing, the mother of defendant Connor Stevens described the informant as “worse than a sexual predator” and suggested he should be killed. The apple doesn't fall far from the tree. Stevens and his four co-defendants are accused of plotting to blow up the Brecksville-Northfield High Level Bridge, which connects two upper-class Cleveland suburbs.
Obviously the trial judge thinks Azir has more to fear than Conner Stevens mother and the fact an informant is forced to flee does not suggest a movement of idealistic kids.