At least they've solving all the violent crimes first

New York: Police infiltrate protests
New York Times
"Undercover New York City police officers have conducted covert
surveillance in the last 16 months of people protesting the Iraq war,
bicycle riders taking part in mass rallies and even mourners at a street
vigil for a cyclist killed in an accident, a series of videotapes show.
... The officers hoist protest signs. They hold flowers with mourners.
They ride in bicycle events. At the vigil for the cyclist, an officer in
biking gear wore a button that said, 'I am a shameless agitator.' She
also carried a camera and videotaped the roughly 15 people present.
Beyond collecting information, some of the undercover officers or their
associates are seen on the tape having influence on events. At a
demonstration last year during the Republican National Convention, the
sham arrest of a man secretly working with the police led to a bruising
confrontation between officers in riot gear and bystanders." (12/22/05)