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Bank of America and Washington State Patrol monitored activists online

The relationship between Bank of America and the WSP, as well as their long-term investment in surveillance, is highlighted by an email sent on September 23, 2013. Kim Triplett-Kolerich, an intelligence analyst for Bank of America requested that WSP share any intelligence gathered on activists taking part in the Million Mask March with the bank. She began the email by identifying herself as a former officer and provided her former rank. "From time to time I will see items that I believe will be of use to my friends at WSP—especially during session," she told the officer. "May Day I will pick your brain for intel and I will give you a lot also," she wrote.

Triplett-Kolerich concluded her email by boasting that the surveillance tactics used by Bank of America to monitor activists online was superior to that of the WSP. "I will most likely find it first as social media trolling is not what WSP does best. Bank of America has a team of 20 people and that's all they do all day and then pass it to us around the country!!!"