With almost no news circulating about this story, I thought I'd post it in here.
"Plante was one of a handful of people targeted in a series of raids administered by the FBI and the Joint Terrorism Task Force on July 25 of this year which the feds say were in conjunction with an investigation into acts of vandalism that occurred during May Day protests in Seattle nearly two months prior. As part of their probe, search warrants were issued at multiple residences of activists in the area, including Plante’s, demanding that dwellers provide agents with “anti-government or anarchist literature” in their homes and any flags, flag-making material, cell phones, hard drives, address books, and black clothing.
Only one week after the raid, Neil Fox of the National Lawyers Guild told Seattle Times that raids like this are create a “chilling effect” by going after lawful, constitutionally-allowed private possessions."
Alleged involvement in Mayday riots in Seattle spurred anti-terror police to investigate these individuals, but as Plante states: "it's about more than just broken windows." However, the raids were planned PRIOR to Mayday (in which Plante says she did not participate), which is what the warrant cited as reasoning for the raids.
The importance of this story stems from the media turning a blind eye to what the Grand Jury, FBI, and Joint Anti-Terror Force are doing.
Discuss, inform, whatever you guys do.
Here's a link to her full letter before she was imprisoned.
I updated my post to better describe the situation, also a new link from another news source.