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01:02 PM on 10/13/12 
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http://www.democracynow.org/2012/10/...ore_grand_jury

http://rt.com/usa/news/refusing-grand-jury-plante-196/

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.
01:19 PM on 10/13/12 
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I haven't heard about this, but the quote in that link is inspiring.
03:50 PM on 10/13/12 
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Do they know what the grand jury is considering indicting the activists for?
03:52 PM on 10/13/12 
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Do they know what the grand jury is considering indicting the activists for?

Alleged involvement in some riots in Seattle, which, allegedly, the defendants all have alibis for.
08:19 PM on 10/13/12 
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You don't put yourself in good position to start with when you align yourself with anarchists.
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Yeah man we should totally suppress idealists. They should just be arrested and tried on phony charges because this is america the land of the free and the brave.
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You don't put yourself in good position to start with when you align yourself with anarchists.

whats so wrong with anarchy that people should be imprisoned for believing in it?
05:26 PM on 10/14/12 
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I don't see how this could stand up in court.
06:09 PM on 10/14/12 
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When courts are bullshit, anything can stand up. Patriot Act, anyone?
06:36 PM on 10/14/12 
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I don't see how this could stand up in court.

The details simply aren't out in the media, most of what is known is from Plante and her attorney.

But then again, why is it so quiet about this story?
07:01 PM on 10/14/12 
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The details simply aren't out in the media, most of what is known is from Plante and her attorney.

But then again, why is it so quiet about this story?

Because Austrian skydiver Felix Baumgartner broke the speed of sound.

That is pretty cool though. Ratings driving content is the problem.
07:07 PM on 10/14/12 
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Because Austrian skydiver Felix Baumgartner broke the speed of sound.

That is pretty cool though.
Ratings driving content is the problem.

Pussy Riot is in the news though, so this doesn't really make sense.
07:11 PM on 10/14/12 
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Pussy Riot is in the news though, so this doesn't really make sense.

Provocative name, I guess? Also, I'm guessing it's easier for Americans to admit foreign legal problems than American legal problems is my guess.
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Provocative name, I guess? Also, I'm guessing it's easier for Americans to admit foreign legal problems than American legal problems is my guess.

Yeah, that sounds about right. Although, I hate to admit that fact.



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