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Attorney Claims FBI Violated FOIA in Marie Mason’s Case

masonBy Ryan Abbott,

WASHINGTON (CN) – An attorney whose client is serving 22 years for destroying private property claims the FBI denied her FOIA request, to cover up the government’s “Green Scare” program, meant to chill the speech rights of environmental activists.
     New York City attorney Susan Tipograph sued the Department of Justice in Federal Court, seeking records on her client, imprisoned activist Marie Mason.
     “The draconian sentencing of Marie Mason to nearly 22 years in federal prison has undoubtedly chilled the free speech practices of other animal rights and environmental activists,” Tipograph says in the complaint. (more…)

Never Forget, The F.B.I. Routinely Assassinated American Citizens…

From US Prison Culture

It’s worth remembering given how much the F.B.I. has been in the news this week regarding the Petraeus sex scandal that the organization used to routinely assassinate American citizens…

On Saturday, I led a bus tour in partnership with my friend Mia Henry of Freedom Lifted, LLC. One of our stops was the People’s Law Office where we were privileged to spend time listening to the great Flint Taylor. Flint shared his recollections of Chicago Black Panther leader Fred Hampton and also gave us some history about the Chicago Police Torture cases. I am so grateful to have been able to learn from Flint. This visit was a timely one because in just a couple of weeks, it will be the 43rd anniversary of the assassination of Fred Hampton. (more…)

Insane Clown Posse is Suing the FBI

From The Gawker

It’s been a little over a month since Insane Clown Posse, the Detroit-based horrorcore duo who’ve built a multi-platinum career out of rapping about butts, nuts, and sluts, publicly declared their intentionto sue the Federal Bureau of Investigation for labeling their fans a “loosely-organized hybrid gang.” Today, they began that bomb-ass super-fresh wig-flippin’ process.

Last October, the FBI’s annual National Gang Threat Assessment report classified Juggalos, ICP’s terrifically loyal fanbase best known for painting their faces like angry harlequins and spraying one another with sticky cola, “a criminal organization formed on the street” on par with the MS-13, Latin Kings, and the Aryan Brotherhood. (more…)

Bounty Hunters and Child Predators: Inside the FBI Entrapment Strategy

From Crimethinc.

Over the past month, the FBI has initiated a spate of entrapment operationsdesigned to frame anarchists as “terrorists.” Significantly, they have not targeted longtime organizers, but rather people who are relatively peripheral to anarchist communities.

In response, we’ve prepared a pamphlet suitable for a wide readership explaining how this entrapment strategy works, and an analysis exploring why the FBI has adopted it. Please circulate these widely. (more…)