Who bombed Judi Bari?
June 12, 2002 6:16 AM   Subscribe

Who bombed Judi Bari? We'll likely never know because of FBI bungling. Pursue and blame the victim to stifle activist speech. So is this a running theme at the FBI?
posted by fleener (6 comments total)
The 4.4 million dollar settlement is very promising, though! Especially in our current politcal climate.
posted by djacobs at 7:42 AM on June 12, 2002

What with this and the recent revelations of Raygun and the UC prez, I would say YES, it is a running theme of the FBI. If you're on the "wrong" side of a social issue you're likely to be a target. Especially if you dis' Asscroft or Dubya or pRez Cheney these days.
posted by nofundy at 11:48 AM on June 12, 2002

Especially if you dis' Asscroft or Dubya or pRez Cheney these days.

Do you know of a recent case where someone has been illegally targeted by the FBI for criticising the current administration? The Bari case is the most recent confirmed case I'm aware of.
posted by homunculus at 12:50 PM on June 12, 2002

The FBI fought the release of the UC/Reagan papers for 17 years. It took years to get the Bari case to court so I guess if you wait another decade you'll might find out about current F.B.I misdeeds.
posted by rdr at 3:03 PM on June 12, 2002

Recent case: We have the Secret Service investigating interior decor. That's right, a poster on the wall of your residence results in a visit from the Secret Service.
posted by fleener at 4:41 PM on June 12, 2002

saw this buried in the wsj, sort of disturbingly by an article about the administration's new first strike strategy.
posted by kliuless at 8:25 PM on June 12, 2002

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