Saturday, November 3, 2012

Exclusive: Hackers unearth FBI report on ‘KopBusters’ filmmaker Barry Cooper | The Raw Story

Exclusive: Hackers unearth FBI report on ‘KopBusters’ filmmaker Barry Cooper | The Raw Story:

'via Blog this'The FBI’s “Situational Intelligence Report” on Cooper is marked “unclassified,” and recipients were specifically instructed to take “precautions” to prevent it from falling into the media’s hands. It came to light after hackers stole a trove of documents from police in Arizona and published them online in an operation they called “Chinga La Migra” (or “Fuck the Border Patrol”).
It describes Cooper’s first stunt in Odessa, Texas, where he and a local benefactor set up a fake marijuana grow house and delivered an anonymous tip to a local pastor, in an effort to bait police into an improper raid. Cooper hoped to use the stunt as a springboard to launch a reality show he called “KopBusters.” His benefactor, Odessa resident Raymond Madden, sought to embarrass the local police to help prove his daughter Yolanda was wrongfully accused of dealing drugs by the same officers. She has since been released from prisonafter accepting a plea bargain.
“Barry Cooper and his associates at have shown the technical ability to stage this type of action,” the FBI’s assessment reads, “and the knowledge to hire ‘actors’ to execute this type of ruse in order to further substantiate their false claims.”
“Based on available data and media coverage of this ruse, FBI El Paso currently assesses the actions of Barry Cooper and his associates at as low,” the assessment concludes. “The success of the assessment/disruption is dependent upon local law enforcement participating in the coordination to disrupt and dispute any claims filed on Barry Cooper and his associates at”
Charges stemming from the bizarre incident in Odessa were eventually dropped after a local prosecutor decided that Cooper and associates had not actually violated the law — but that didn’t stop the elite Texas Rangers from arresting Cooper’s wife outside their home in Austin, causing Barry to turn himself in days later, setting up a dramatic press conference at the state’s capitol.
Cooper is still awaiting trial in Williamson County on the charge of Making a False Report to a Peace Officer: a Class B misdemeanor. He faces up to six months in jail. That trial is set to begin in August.

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