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(en) US, LA, FBI & KKKops attack SCAF event

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Date Wed, 19 May 2004 17:19:43 +0200 (CEST)


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[LA-Anarchists] Re: FBI & KKKops attack us
From: S. R. To: la-anarchists@lists.mutualaid.org
Friends, I'm posting this since I haven't heard anything else
since I received this. Does anyone have any more current info?
In the future I hope people will post political arrests to this
forum ASAP, to help others to get arresttes freed.
My guess is that this event was targeted because of its focus on
the ALF and ELF. A woman comrade from Portland told me that they
had been similarly attacked in the past. The scale of this attack
surprised me. If my ride had not flaked, I may have been pinched myself.

I sincerely hope that everyone has been released at this point.
I am told that it is a common tactic in the SF Bay area to arrest
activists w/o charges and release them 3 days later as a means of
disrupting legitimate political activities.

I and others have experienced other COINTELPRO-type tactics in the
past. It pays to be paranoid about things like tail lights and seat
belts in SoCal because cops regularly use them as a pretext to write
tickets for revenue raising purposes [a stealth tax on the poor].

ON ANOTHER NOTE: I asked Mike N. of PART if anyone actually saw
KKKers at Hart Pk. They issued a press release which sounded like
police comments in indianapolis when the cops tried to shut down an
infoshop there not to long ago---this release could be a fake, issued
by the KKKops to fuck with us. No Klan marched in the park without
the cooperation of the cops and FBI.

I hope the organizers of SCAF will provide an update on their status;
and perhaps some security culture recommendations for future events.

For @,

Scott

@//(E)

Original Message

Subject: [scaf] [Fwd: activists in Southern CA under attack]
From: faradawn-A-riseup.net To: ocaf@lists.riseup.net

Just a brief update on the situation. I have so much more to say but am
still feeling pretty horrible- will write more later. Thanks to everyone
who has offered us space and support, in particular the AV and GC
collectives (you all are amazing).

Everyone involved with organizing Liberation Weekend (as well as some
participants) have been either arrested or are being followed by the
FBI.
Included in that list is myself, Nik Hensey, David Agranoff, and members
of anarchist collectives down here. More details below. Nik was arrested
Saturday on BS charges and as far as I know, is still being followed.
Rob Middaugh, a former political prisoner who was going to audio record the
conference and distribute it to other political prisoners was arrested
by the FBI on his way over to the conferenc e and is currently being held.
Agents showed up today in San Diego at the home of David Agranoff and
other SD activists. People on their way from Oakland to the conference
were stopped on the grapvine and arrested because of a broken
tail-light (which was infact not broken). They spent the night at the station.
They were asked if they were heading to the forum. Below is a brief description
of what happened to me yesterday. I'll send more later. Some believe that
I will soon be raided and taken into custody and potentially framed
(for what I'm still not sure).


For indymedia:
the current situation with me is: i'm safe at the house of a member of the
NLG but there are still vehicles surrounding the house. after dropping
off lib weekend speakers, members of SCAF headed down to OC for the
gathering.
we were being followed by 4 vehicles. because we didn't have a safe place
to go, we hung out at native foo ds- we had two attorneys with us. after
we left, we were immediately pulled over by police- 7 cars & a helicopter.
the arrested most everyone inside for not wearing seat belts (they also
searched my car)- there were 8 of us total. i was told that i did not
have the right to consult with an attorney. they ripped my cell phone away
as i tried to call one of them. 5 were taken to the station and released due
to jail solidarity- we were still being followed. after taking most home,
there were only two of us left but now we were being followed by 7
cars.
close to my friends house we were ordered to pull over by the fbi. they
ordered us out of my car and indentified themselves as fbi. the told me
there were ALF signs in my car (that the deputy "noticed" during the
illegal search) there were none in my car. the asked me about propane
tanks i had used for camping. the asked me about a brown jar with
liquid-there is none. f inally they asked me about ELF & ALF. several other
activists were followed and harassed this weekend. all entrances to
hart park, where the SCAF meeting was set to take place, were blocked off.
will keep people posted. support for everyone involved is needed and much
appreciated.


*a supporte network and defense committee is forming. a press
conference will be held in LA on Wednesday and in SD on Friday*


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