FBI raiding homes of Occupy activists

FBI raid wall street protestors

A US newspaper has revealed that the FBI has been raiding the houses of anti-Wall Street protesters in Oregon and Washington in what the agency describes an “ongoing violent crime investigation.”

The Oregonian newspaper reported that heavily-armed domestic terrorism units of the FBI have been raiding the homes of activists in Seattle and Olympia, Washington and Portland, Oregon over the last month.

The report said that at least six homes have been raided in the two states since July 10.

The FBI has described the raids as part of an ongoing violent crime investigation, linked to last year’s Occupy May Day protests, during which a number of minor acts of vandalism allegedly took place.

In one of the raids, eyewitnesses reported as many as 80 agents in body armor, wearing military fatigues, and armed with assault rifles participated in the raid.

“I just heard lots of pounding at 6 o’clock, and I got up and I saw the whole thing,” said one of the eyewitnesses, adding, “I saw them screaming to get in. They were using the battering ram, and then finally the door just opened.”

FBI spokeswoman Beth Anne Steele told the newspaper, “The warrants are sealed… and I anticipate they will remain sealed.”

The paper said the agents were searching for “anti-government or anarchist literature or material” and “documentation and communications related to the offenses, including but not limited to notes, diagrams, letters, diary and journal entries, address books, and other documentation in written or electronic form.”

The Occupy Wall Street movement began when a group of demonstrators gathered in New York’s financial district on September 17, 2011 to protest against corruption, the unjust distribution of wealth in the country, and the excessive influence of big corporations on US policies.

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Source: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2012/08/14/256121/fbi-raids-homes-of-occupy-activists/

12 comments

  1. @CHRIS
    Stop with the political two party disinformation- the banks own both sides.

    • You are absolutely right, RightMeow; the banks own both sides! The two parties are only here to give the American people the illusion that we have a choice, when, in fact, we don’t have any choice. The presidents are chosen long before the elections by the global elite.

  2. If they were looking for Anti-Government plots they might want to start with the Republican party. Mitch McConnell has been saying that his number one job was to see President Obama be a failed president. Then Eric Cantor led Republicans in the whole game of chicken with the debt ceiling. I’ve heard that there was a group of 14 Republicans who met on the night of Obama’s inauguration planning on how they were going to undermine him. The FBI might also want to investigate ALEC for RICO violations as they are using republican elected officials to move their agenda in many States. The Voter ID laws are theirs. I could go on an on with plots that republicans have that undermine our country. How about elected official signing pledges that they put at a higher priority than fulfilling the duty to their constituents.

    Kind of makes you feel ashamed to live in a land where justice is a game. -Dylan

  3. Hearing world are wash brain. i feel sorry for hearing community… hearing people world are dirty business…

  4. Since when is “anti-government or anarchist literature” illegal?

  5. You are right, Zoom!!! Scary times we are living in…

  6. Wake up America… our country has been hijacked

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