FBI Raid Victims Given New Grand Jury Subpoenas


Three of the nine Minneapolis peace activists whose homes were raided by the FBI on Sept. 24 received notice of new subpoenas to appear before a Grand Jury in Chicago some time after Thanksgiving. Details are being determined between the victims’ attorneys and Patrick J. Fitzgerald of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Chicago. The subpoenas will likely include the option of immunity, which would force the activists to testify or face jail time. The activists in question are Sarah Martin, Tracy Molm and Anh Pham.

Supporters rallied in the fresh cold Minneapolis evening last night in solidarity with the activists and to enlist further community support. A delegation of activists from Minneapolis is in Washington, D.C., today to seek “Dear Colleague Letters” and other action from the Minnesota Congressional Delegation.

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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