December 12, 2014 2:00 pm -

[su_right_ad]Laura Krasovitsky was visited in her dorm room by a Philadelphia police detective because of posts in a Facebook group. Philly Declaration reports:

“The detective told me he was there because of specific language I used in the notes I posted on the ‘Ferguson to Philly’ Facebook group after the town hall meeting of Dec. 2. He had the notes printed out,” Krasovitzky says.

Krasovitzky, who says she is active in several causes but has been mostly focused on work with Students Organizing for Unity and Liberation [su_thin_right_skyscraper_ad](SOUL), which has been heavily engaged in actions responding to both the Ferguson and Staten Island non-indictments. SOUL staged a die-in attended by hundreds last week, and was represented at a December 2 town hall meeting held by community organizers in response to the verdicts. That community forum produced a list of “movement demands” – and language contained in that list brought Detective Ray Rycek to her dorm room at 11:00 AM.

He wanted to know about language in the notes which Krasovitzky had posted to the page, notes the student organizer had collected from various participants in a related working group from the Calvary meeting, she says, which described “targeting” the Christmas Village at Love Park, “targeting” disgraced and rehired Philly cop Jonathan Josey, and “targeting” Commissioner Charles Ramsey in an upcoming protest action. The Dignitary Protection Division detective told Krasovitzky that this was considered threatening, and questioned her regarding any plans for violence against the Commissioner or other persons.

Before eventually asking if she was being detained and upon being answered in the negative stating that she had nothing further to say, she completed a form which the detective had brought with him, containing Krasovitzky’s personal information including, address and date-of-birth. On the form, in which she responded to concerns over “notes posted…in regards to targeting abusive cops (e.g., Jonathan Josey), Charles Ramsey…and the Christmas Village,” the Penn senior and prolific activist was quoted by the detective:

“We are peaceful. We would not harm the Police Commissioner, visitors of the Christmas Village, or abusive cops. I have nothing further to say.”

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

19 responses to Cop Goes To UPenn Student’s Room To Question Her About Facebook Post

  1. neworleans878 December 12th, 2014 at 2:27 pm

    I would have immediately told him to either get a search warrant or arrest me.

    Without either, he could kiss my ugly white a**.

    Funny how they don’t usually do this to groups or people threatening the President, ain’t it?

    • John Henry December 12th, 2014 at 2:57 pm

      Exactly! Everything you say will be used against you. For something that serious, I would have deferred to a lawyer. That police detective is trying to build a case. At least she did right by going public with it, because they will be back. The police hold grudgers, and they never let them go.

      • tracey marie December 12th, 2014 at 3:58 pm

        especially when asked to leave and refusing to be intimidated

      • GreatLakeSailor December 12th, 2014 at 5:39 pm

        My guess is that this hack-ass gumshoe’s primary mission was intimidation, not building a case. If a prosecutable case falls out of this officially sanctioned bullying, that’s just icing on the cake. He knows fukkin’-well she is not planning violent acts nor encouraging others to commit violent acts. What she’s doing is far more dangerous to the Authoritarian status quo – Organizing.

  2. tiredoftea December 12th, 2014 at 2:33 pm

    Obviously, spying on our facebook posts is much more important than curbing the excesses of police. From USAID infiltrating Cuban rap to undercover cops drawing guns on protesters in Oakland to this, our government has turned on us and democracy is a shame that’s limited to voting for least worst politicians and singers and dancers on TV.

  3. tuckerb December 12th, 2014 at 2:47 pm

    Wouldn’t it be wonderful if the powers that be responded as quickly to the sexual abuse and Campus rapes that continue unabated and unprosecuted? But no, this is a much more critical and alarming issue….

  4. edmeyer_able December 12th, 2014 at 2:56 pm

    As horrific as this was we can be thankful that her door wasn’t broken down and “flash bang” grenades didn’t proceed his entrance. And no this isn’t a …/s post.

    You really have to wonder how many of the protesters in the other LL thread will be contacted by the SS….

    • whatthe46 December 12th, 2014 at 4:48 pm

      they already knew she wasn’t black. so no cause for fear there.

  5. tracey marie December 12th, 2014 at 3:57 pm

    let’s see, palin says lock and load and puts targets on gabby gifford and gabby get’s shot…no visit

    the kkk says they will shoot to kill the protesters…no visit

    the kkk threatens a reporter…no visit

    teabaggs threaten the President, online, on radio, on camera….no visits

    • Larry Schmitt December 12th, 2014 at 8:00 pm

      And they use much more direct language than “targeting” with regards to the president.

    • burqa December 12th, 2014 at 9:08 pm

      They should all get visits.
      Maybe not the Klan, because about half of them are either FBI agents or FBI-recruited agents….

  6. Kyle Neuer December 12th, 2014 at 8:22 pm

    Be careful what you say in social media, folks. Big Brother Is Watching.

    • burqa December 12th, 2014 at 9:06 pm

      Indeed. It cracks me up when they bust some kid who committed a burglary and then posted pictures of it on the net. They make it pretty easy for the fuzz that way.

    • Bobbie Jo Justice December 12th, 2014 at 10:25 pm

      Our forefathers would be shooting by now.

    • whatthe46 December 13th, 2014 at 12:48 am


    • Olivia December 16th, 2014 at 7:31 pm

      piglets can shovel manure.

  7. Bobbie Jo Justice December 12th, 2014 at 10:24 pm

    drop dead pigs. Hey pigs, why don’t you go question Rep. Floyd about his threat against transgender people.

    • James Hopkins December 12th, 2014 at 11:33 pm

      Don’t forget about the Bundy ranch incident in which the people from the ranch had high powered sniper rifles pointed at law enforcement and not a single thing was done about it.

  8. Olivia December 16th, 2014 at 7:30 pm

    anybody being confronted by pigs and or piglets, say nothing. you are not under any obligation, free speech is not illegal. do not give them anything.