On Wednesday December 18th a San Diego activist had their house raided by the FBI, Joint Terrorism Task Force and local law enforcement. It is unclear exactly why this individual was targeted but based on the statement made on Facebook earlier today it is clear that the individual is being targeted because of their ideological beliefs and alleged involvement in the animal rights movement.
In light of recent events, ECLA asks that all activists share this incident to ensure that our community is informed of possible future harassment and to brush up on security culture to make sure that we can keep our movement safe. Remember, Nobody Talks, Everybody Walks. Even if that means sacrificing your own personal comfort temporarily. Now more than ever we as a movement, need to stick together and not give in to intimidation and harassment tactics by the federal and local authorities.
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PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT FROM THE SAN DIEGO ACTIVSIT WHO’S HOUSE WAS RAIDED:
“Hye many of you know me so heres what happened to me yesterday morning.
my house was raided By the FBI, JTTF, and local
sheriffs. The agents shouted FBI opened up we have a search warrant, as we (my mom and I) got pulled outside they
stormed the house, we also have three companion animals, luckily the dogs were with us, but the
cat was upstairs. As soon as we got back inside I said I want to see the warrant,
one agent told me that I would have it momentarily. The two main agents
that I could tell, were agent Debbie Fry and agent Kyle Bremersiemeu.
Those were the first two agents that talked to me and said they wanted to
talk to me. Before we went upstairs I again asked to see the warrant and
they again said I would have it momentarily. They
introduced themselves and then said that they were both from the FBI
offices in San Francisco. I told them as soon as they started talking that
I would not answer any questions without my lawyer present. They started with Nicole we’ve been
following you for a little while now, showing me pictures of myself
getting gas. She told me that she knew I moved to Portland with another friend that they have been
keeping an eye on. She showed me pictures of different incidents and told me that it
was me. She showed me a picture from a surveillance camera of a car that
looked like mine and said that it was mine. She said that yes these are
just surveillance camera pictures but the FBI has better pictures of the
incidents and can tell that its my car. Then she showed me another picture
of two people in black and she told me that one of them was me. I was not
being responsive and kept looking at the ground. Than agent Debbie said you and this other persyn have been going on a lot
of trips and when you were back in Oakland, we searched your car. She
showed me pictures of what she told me were bolt cutters, and muriatic acid
found in my car. She also said she had attained mink hair found in my car and brought up two animal activist that were recently arrested in Illinois. I kept looking outside and agent Kyle and Debbie kept bringing up the other persyn.
They told me that when said persyn was still with me that they were seeing other womyn behind my back. Agent Kyle
noticed I kept looking outside and said why are you looking outside, you cant runaway now. Finally they stopped and we were taken back downstairs. While downstairs I asked to see the warrant again and again they told me I
would see it momentarily. So we sat in the living room while they conducted the search. Then
they told me I also had a warrant for my finger prints and my DNA. I told
them I didn’t want to do that and then one agent womyn told me that she
would force me to do so because it was ordered by a judge. So they finally left my house around 12:45 pm and upon leaving I asked for
the agents cards and they ignored me and kept talking
to my mom. I said again I wanted their names and they told me they would
write it on the back of a card.
IN Solidarity with everyone of us that they are trying to silence.
The warrant was for anything relating to businesses of animal industries, mink, clothes, books/ zines pertaining to mink, bobcat, and animal rights, maps, and for my car.
you can repost it everywhere”
If you get nothing else from this article, remember:
NOBODY TALKS, EVERYBODY WALKS!