OWS activist arrested after bombmaking materials, weapons found in home
An Occupy Wall Street activist and his girlfriend have been arrested after police found a cache of weapons and explosives in their Greenwich Village apartment.
Morgan Gliedman - who is nine-months pregnant - and her baby daddy, Aaron Greene, 31, also had instructions on making bombs, including a stack of papers with a cover sheet titled, "The Terrorist Encyclopedia,'' sources told The Post yesterday.
People who know Greene say his political views are "extreme," the sources said.
Cops found the stash in the couple's West Ninth Street home Saturday when they went there to look for Gliedman, 27, who was wanted for alleged credit-card theft.
A detective discovered a plastic container with seven grams of a white chemical powder called HMTD, which is so powerful, cops evacuated several nearby buildings.
Police also found a flare launcher, which is a commercial replica of a grenade launcher; a modified 12 gauge Mossberg 500 shotgun; ammo; and nine high-capacity rifle magazines, the sources said.
Cops also allegedly uncovered papers about creating homemade booby traps, improvised submachine guns, and various handwritten notebooks containing chemical formulas.
The couple's arrest Saturday was a sharp turn from their privileged backgrounds.
Gliedman, who grew up on Park Avenue, graduated from Dalton in 2002. Her dad, Dr. Paul Gliedman, is director of radiation oncology at Beth Israel Hospital, Brooklyn Division.
Paul Gliedman - who was included in New York magazine's list of top doctors in 2011 - received his medical degree from Columbia University.
Morgan's mother, Susyn Schops Gliedman, is a realtor with Prudential Douglas Elliman.
Greene attended Harvard as an undergraduate and did his graduate work at the university's Kennedy School of Government.
Naomi Wolf of The Guardian has a story about how the FBI, the banks, and local governments spied on and cracked down on OWS protestors around the country:
The Partnership for Civil Justice Fund, in a groundbreaking scoop that should once more shame major US media outlets (why are nonprofits now some of the only entities in America left breaking major civil liberties news?), filed this request. The document - reproduced here in an easily searchable format - shows a terrifying network of coordinated DHS, FBI, police, regional fusion center, and private-sector activity so completely merged into one another that the monstrous whole is, in fact, one entity: in some cases, bearing a single name, the Domestic Security Alliance Council. And it reveals this merged entity to have one centrally planned, locally executed mission. The documents, in short, show the cops and DHS working for and with banks to target, arrest, and politically disable peaceful American citizens.
If you follow the link above, you will find a summary of the FOIA docs obtained by the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund. (There is also a link to the docs themselves.)
What Wolf and the PCJF continuously refer to as "peaceful" protests and protestors and therefore not in the purview of the FBI (and the ominous cooperation of a bank trade association and Wall Street) is belied by the arrest of the New York couple, as well as other arrests during the short lifespan of OWS. It begs the question; if a small group of determined revolutionaries are bent on overthrowing the government or destroying civil society, should the government just pat them on the head and tell them to give it their best shot?
No doubt the vast majority of protestors were peaceful, ignorant and naive college kids and other Americans exercising their right of free speech. But they were being used by the gimlet eyed radicals as human shields when the radicals provoked the police into responding. The fact that federal authorities monitored, infiltrated, and arrested dozens of the radicals who hijacked OWS for their own purposes shouldn't surprise us. Why it has surprised the left is beyond me. Apparently, it should be illegal for the FBI and the government to protect itself from attack - and protect other innocent Americans who might be harmed if some of the plots of the radicals came to fruition.
OWS has disappeared. It can't even be revived by its media cheerleaders. But the radicals remain and will no doubt look for other opportunities to carry out their nefarious schemes.