FBI harrassment of anti-war activists

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  1. helgaleena

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    One of these guys happens to be a relative of mine by marriage. Feds took their files and computers away and trashed the place. In the trash, dropped notes.

    Papers left behind by FBI decried by antiwar activists | StarTribune.com





    Papers left behind by FBI decried by antiwar activists


    • Article by: JAMES WALSH , Star Tribune
    • Updated: May 18, 2011 - 9:20 PM
    Instructions and questions seemingly misplaced in a Minneapolis apartment raise questions, activists say.


    Documents left behind by the FBI in antiwar activist Mick Kelly's apartment are shedding light on why heavily armed special agents raided the homes and businesses of Kelly and 22 others last September.
    They believed that Kelly -- at 5-feet, 10 inches and 145 pounds -- was "DANGEROUS," according to an operation order Kelly's partner found. Kelly legally owns a handgun and a rifle.
    But what the misplaced paperwork really shows, several activists said on Wednesday, is that they have been targeted based on their political beliefs, their travels and the people they have met rather than any alleged support for terrorism.
    "It reads like something out of the 1950s," Kelly said, pointing to questions left behind for agents to ask -- including whether Kelly belongs to a socialist group or knows others who do. He does -- and that's not illegal, he said.
     
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    Yikes! Send your "relative by marriage" my deepest sympathies. I still have many different chips on my shoulders (including the FBI's assertion that I'd purchased my first home with drug money --- NOT!) from having them first surround my four-plex and intimidate all my renters because I was quite vocal and active regarding the USA's illegal war in Viet Nam. Then when that died down the FBI and San Francisco's "finest" repeated similar techniques of intimidation for being politically active in the LGBT movement -- before Harvey Milk and Mayor Moscone were murdered in their city offices and for several years AFTER the fact.

    Seems history is simply repeating itself in an endless loop.
     
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    I was reading just this morning about something similar in an entirely unrelated case:

    For Anarchist, Details of Life as F.B.I. Target

     
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    I feel that the Fuggs had their number. And J. Edgar's ghost is still in charge.
     
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    Well, J. Edgar's ghost is certainly still in drag.
     
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