FBI Raid Protestors Get Temporary Victory

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Unbeknownst to supporters rallying in front of the U.S. Attorney’s office in Minneapolis was an agreement reached between the FBI raid protestors’ lawyers and the U.S. Attorney’s Office that those targeted in the raids did not have to appear in Chicago as previously ordered. However, the charges were not dropped and no immunity was offered. The nine Minneapolis activists who were given summons by the FBI still remain under suspicion, pending the FBI’s analysis of the computers, phones and records that were confiscated from their homes last month. Antiwar activists and other supporters of the six victims of the FBI raids in Minneapolis on Sept. 24, rallied in front of the U.S. Attorney’s office at the Federal Building yesterday. Petitions of support were delivered to a person claiming to be a representative of the U.S. Attorney.

Bill Sorem

Bill Sorem is a longtime advertising professional who started with Campbell Mithun and ended up with his own agency. After a tour as a sailing fleet manager in the Virgin Islands he turned to database programming as an independent consultant. He has written sailing guides for the British Virgin Islands and Belize, and written for a number of blogs. In 2010, he volunteered as a citizen journalist with The UpTake and has stayed on as a video reporter.

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