FBI Raids Peace Activist’s Homes, Issues Subpoenas For Grand Jury



http://theuptake.org/2010/09/24/fbi-raids-peace-activist-homes-subpoena-them-for-grand-jury/


FBI agents raided six homes in Minneapolis and two in Chicago today, apparently looking for links to terrorist activity. The Minneapolis raids targeted peace activists who were active in protesting the 2008 Republican National Convention (RNC) in St. Paul ­ among them Jessica Sundin and Mick Kelly, organizers of the massive march on the first day of the RNC. Travel and phone records were reportedly taken from their homes.

At a home on Park Avenue in Minneapolis, FBI agents arrived early this morning with a warrant. The person who answered the door says that the FBI pushed past her and began searching every room of the home, from attic to basement, looking at CDs, DVDs, books, photos and papers. Before leaving, the FBI issued subpoenas for the peace activists to appear before a Grand Jury in Chicago on Oct. 12.

Above the Hard Times Cafe in Minneapolis’ Cedar-Riverside neighborhood, the FBI allegedly kicked in doors and entered Mick Kelly’s second-floor apartment this morning with guns drawn. Hours later, as many as half a dozen agents began carrying boxes down to their vehicles: a grey Chevy Impala on the street and two black SUVs parked behind the cafe.

The UpTake had cameras at the raid locations on Park Avenue and Cedar-Riverside and will be posting photos, videos and interviews from the scene soon. Members of the peace community are gathering at Walker Church today at 5:30pm to give advice and comfort to those who had their homes raided.

Click to see FBI’s Chevy Impala parked outside Hard Times Cafe in Cedar-Riverside neighborhood:

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