Activists cry foul over FBI probe

The Washington Post reports:

FBI agents took box after box of address books, family calendars, artwork and personal letters in their 10-hour raid in September of the century-old house shared by Stephanie Weiner and her husband.

The agents seemed keenly interested in Weiner’s home-based business, the Revolutionary Lemonade Stand, which sells silkscreened baby outfits and other clothes with socialist slogans, phrases like “Help Wanted: Revolutionaries.”

The search was part of a mysterious, ongoing nationwide terrorism investigation with an unusual target: prominent peace activists and politically active labor organizers.

The probe — involving subpoenas to 23 people and raids of seven homes last fall — has triggered a high-powered protest against the Department of Justice and, in the process, could create some political discomfort for President Obama with his union supporters as he gears up for his reelection campaign.

The apparent targets are concentrated in the Midwest, including Chicagoans who crossed paths with Obama when he was a young state senator and some who have been active in labor unions that supported his political rise.

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1 thought on “Activists cry foul over FBI probe

  1. Norman

    Welcome to the new United Police States of America. All things considered, the F.B.I. is coming off as the gang that can’t shoot straight, or perhaps the Keystone cops. Just who gives them the right to usurp the Constitution & the Bill of Rights? Or has the various departments of the U.S.Government gone rogue? This truly is going to be a rough bumpy decent into chaos!

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