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Are D.C. Police Spying On Protesters?

Activists in Washington have long suspected that members of the Metropolitan Police Department, or MPD, were infiltrating their meetings and protests. Now lawyers representing the group United Students Against Sweatshops say they have evidence: a trail of Tweets and Tumblr posts that appear to document the double life of a local police officer, who routinely posed as a protester named "Missy Thompson." Kojo explores a story of activism, cyber-sleuthing and undercover police work.

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