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. Read the rest of this entry »
This morning two FBI agents approached Dr. Toxic, a local friend and parent who has been involved in animal rights and other radical activism, and tried unsuccessfully to get him to talk. His account of the incident is below. This sort of visit is typical FBI harassment and clearly meant, as he points out, to push buttons and intimidate people.
If you are approached by law enforcement, remember that you DO NOT have to talk to them, even if they say you do or that you should. We encourage anyone who has been visited to consult a lawyer (call 888-NLG-ECOL if you need to find one), *and* to tell people about it. The FBI uses isolation as a way of coercing people into cooperation, and it behooves us all to expose their activities so we can build community support for targeted individuals.
If you have been approached or harassed by law enforcement, we also encourage you to let us know by emailing email@example.com.
Here’s what I recall about my encounter with the FBI today: Read the rest of this entry »
Update as of 3/18/10: Carrie was released today! The US Attorney unexpectedly filed a motion stating that her testimony was no longer needed, and now she’s out of jail and on her way back home. She’s excited to finally be free, and wants to express her gratitude to everyone for their support throughout this process.
Thanks to everyone for having shown so much solidarity over the past four months of Carrie’s incarceration. We’re relieved to finally have her back, and want to invite everyone to the SCSC dinner tomorrow to celebrate her return. Join us in welcoming Carrie home, and to discuss legal updates around Scott’s case.
When: 3/19, 6:30-8pm
Where: PPNA Building, 821 E 35th
***********Davenport Grand Jury Update***********
A second person, Scott DeMuth of Minneapolis, has been subpoenaed to the federal grand jury in Davenport, Iowa. Scott, along with previously subpoenaed anarchist Carrie Feldman, plans to resist the grand jury. His statement, as well as support info, is below. Read the rest of this entry »
Update from Carrie, who was subpoenaed to a federal grand jury in Iowa on October 15th:
Today I had my first appearance before the federal grand jury in Davenport, Iowa. I was represented by a federal public defender (although he could not be present in the grand jury with me). After reading a brief statement expressing that I would not testify, I was released with a subpoena to reappear before the grand jury again on the 17th of November at 9:00 A.M. Read the rest of this entry »
This is a statement from an EWOK! member who was subpoenaed to a federal grand jury in Iowa today:
October 13, 2009
Shortly after leaving my house today at 5:00, I was pulled over by an unmarked black SUV, and approached by two FBI agents from Cedar Rapids, Iowa. They served me a subpoena to appear before a federal grand jury in Davenport, Iowa on Thursday, October 15th. Read the rest of this entry »
Additional details are contained in the statement below but, in short, two anti-I-69 activist were unexpectedly arrested on Friday April 24th, are facing serious charges, and $30,000 is needed to bond them out. For more info, to download the arrest warrants, and to DONATE, go to http://mostlyeverything.net or email freetigaandhugh(a)mostlyeverything.net. Read the rest of this entry »
According to various news sources, Bryan Lefey (aka Bryan Rivera) and Katherine Christianson have both been sentenced for their roles in a 2000 ELF action at a US Forest Service research facility in Rhinelander, WI. Read the rest of this entry »
Bryan Rivera and Katherine Christianson have taken plea agreements in the Rhinelander, WI, case and are awaiting sentencing. Bryan plea, viewable here, does not appear to involve cooperation, while Katherine’s, viewable here, requires her full cooperation with the State.
Below is a newspiece from an Eau Claire, WI paper, regarding the sentencing of cooperating Rhinelander defendant Aaron Ellringer. If you have any information regarding the plea agreements and sentencing of either of the remaining defendants- Katherine Christianson and Bryan Rivera aka Bryan “Rat Dog” Lefey- please contact EWOK! by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Note that this and many news articles refer to a nonexistent fourth co-defendant because of the multiple names Bryan Riverahas gone by.
Co-op store owner sentenced to four days in jail
By Kevin Murphy, Special to the Leader-Telegram, 12/30/2008 11:22:01 PM
MADISON – An Eau Claire man will spend four days in jail for trespassing at a U.S. Forest Service facility near Rhinelander while the people he drove there damaged research projects and equipment valued at $500,000. On July 19, 2000, Aaron Ellringer drove four people at their request to a research facility, where they damaged 500 trees and vandalized vehicles. Read the rest of this entry »