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  •  Pinkertons in 1870s (10+ / 0-)

    according to this book on google books. Page 59 if the link doesn't work. An interesting early income for the Pinkertons was catching runaway slaves. Heck, just following the laws, right?

    I'll type the part I want to highlight here, forgive typos please:

    ...Following the Molly Maguires template, Pinkerton offered employers detectives who could provide internal surveillance by infiltrating political groups....


    Though its deployment of vast networks of informants and agents provocateurs, ...

    ... and also provided the template for North American state security agencies.

    Pinkerton using agent provocateurs since the 1870s, and themselves the model for state security agencies. Explain anything?

    The Internet is just the tail of the Corporate Media dog.

    by Jim P on Thu May 03, 2012 at 09:18:53 PM PDT

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