On Wednesday evening (September 15, 2010), Jeremy Dunbar received a call from his employment agency.
His agency informed him that people from the “Federal Government” (FBI) wanted to meet at the agency office the following morning before he clocks in at work.
This was an odd request, because he worked in a different location than where his agency’s office was located. He also didn’t want to miss work. His start time was before the open hours of his employment agency.
Jeremy declined to set up the meeting and immediately sought the counsel of an attorney.
An attorney has contacted the FBI and left messages inquiring why they wish to speak with Jeremy. At this time there has been no response from the “Federal Government.”
Unfortunately, this is not a new experience for Jeremy. The FBI have a history of harassing him at work.
On the morning of October, 23, 2003 two agents approached Jeremy Dunbar at his place of employment.
Two agents (Identified as Agent Millicent Tompa and Officer Erik Swanson) approached
him at work and requested to interview him regarding an investigation that they claimed centered around the suicide death of his ex-partner, Angie Davis. Angie was the mother of his then five-year-old daughter.
Historically, Jeremy has always chosen to exercise his right to not speak to police and government officials. Because of the nature of their supposed concern, he granted time to the two police agents and allowed them to briefly interview him at his work.
That was a mistake. In the middle of questioning about Angie, the agents made a 180 degree spin and turned the focus from Angie’s suicide to questions regarding philosophical and political opinions he or other people may have. They had used the suicide death of Angie to get their foot in the door, and turned it into an excuse to politically profile someone who had
done nothing wrong.
This is a not-so-great example of the great lengths the FBI and other police organizations will go to in order to intimidate people.
Visiting someone at their temporary job for FBI questioning could easily be viewed as unsettling by an employer who is not familiar with their employees.
Further, visiting someone who is not only mourning the loss of his child’s mother, but trying to stay emotionally stable enough to work and support his child is very shallow and callous, especially after a family crisis such as suicide.
Other examples of FBI and police intimidation include:
– Visiting your house, pounding loudly and continuously while “demanding” you to open the door, as if you have done something illegal, without a warrant.
– Using threats of “arrest for obstruction” of justice when refusing to talk to them.
– Not writing down the name and information of your attorney when you politely tell them that you are not interested in speaking to them without your attorney present.
– Not leaving your property immediately after you request them to. Sometimes even staying on your property for an extended period of time and ignoring your repeated requests for them to leave.
It is important to realize the power that we have as individuals to stand up for ourselves and for others.
If you are ever approached by the police: Remember that it’s best to say nothing, and be sure to tell the world about it!