According to the DRE (Drug Recognition Expert) website http://www.decp.org/ "IACP is the "credentialing" body and does not certify DREs. The "certification" is done by the respective State Coordinator who signs off on the DRE candidate. The candidate’s paperwork is forwarded to IACP who assigns the DRE a number, enters the DRE into the IACP database and issues the DRE a certification card... The academic training is conducted utilizing creative, participant-centered teaching techniques."
The connection between the evaluation and the Occupy Movement starts at about the 30 minute mark on the video. Personally, I think this is more about law enforcement drugging citizens than about them spying on Occupiers, but there does seem to be a bit of a duel purpose in the program.
May 2, 2012
Infowars Editor’s note: This video needs to go viral. It provides more evidence that the war on drugs is a criminal enterprise. It also shows how the cops are responsible for the drug problem in Minnesota and are using tax payer money to get young people high on illegal drugs. It is very interesting that the police are conducting their DRE op in Peavey Plaza where OWS people are active. After the OWS launched their Spring offensive, the feds responded by arranging a bogus terror plot on a Cleveland Bridge and have also apparently mailed themselves white powder to drum up terrorism fears. Both incidents have been pinned on the OWS movement by the establishment media.
The following video was posted by HongPong on Youtube.
Video documentation by local activists and independent media shows that police officers and county deputies from across Minnesota have been picking up young people near Peavey Plaza for a training program to recognize drug-impaired drivers. Multiple participants say officers gave them illicit drugs and provided other incentives to take the drugs. The Occupy movement, present at Peavey Plaza since April 7th, appears to be targeted as impaired people are dropped off at the Plaza, and others say they’ve been rewarded for offering to snitch on the movement.