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Another FBI Set UP - Convicted ‘eco-terrorist’ freed amid claims FBI Hid Evidence
01-09-2015, 10:03 PM (This post was last modified: 01-09-2015 10:04 PM by JPMsecretagent.)
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Another FBI Set UP - Convicted ‘eco-terrorist’ freed amid claims FBI Hid Evidence
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9 years in prison....crazy! How many other lives have these crooks ruined?


BY DENNY WALSH AND SAM STANTONDWALSH@SACBEE.COM
01/08/2015 1:09 PM 01/09/2015 2:35 PM

Until this week, the federal government officially considered Eric Taylor McDavid a threat to the nation, a radical eco-terrorist who plotted to bomb or torch the Nimbus Dam, a U.S. Forest Service lab and cellphone towers in the Sacramento region.

The former college student and house-framer from Foresthill was so dangerous that, after a 10-day trial in Sacramento in 2007, he was sentenced to nearly 20 years in federal prison in a case touted by the FBI as a shining example of its success in fighting domestic terrorism.

Then, the government changed its mind, conceding that thousands of pages of evidence that should have been given to McDavid’s defense attorney years ago – including love notes to a young woman who turned out to be an FBI plant – had instead been secretly held in an FBI file in Sacramento until recently. The best course of action, the government ultimately decided, was to set McDavid free.

Despite Thursday’s guilty plea, his supporters say McDavid was never guilty of anything more serious than falling for a comely 18-year-old woman he met at an Iowa meeting in 2004, a woman who later prodded him to take violent action against government targets with promises that they would later consummate a romantic relationship.

The woman, named in court documents and at the trial only as “Anna,” turned out to be an FBI informant and played a critical role in McDavid’s arrest, as well as his release Thursday.

Although her identity was never formally confirmed, some activist websites have posted her name and she once posed for photos for an Elle magazine piece on the case. Court documents spell out in detail how “Anna” provided money, transportation, housing and food to McDavid and his two co-defendants over an 18-month period, evidence his lawyers say shows the entire case was about entrapment rather than stopping terrorist attacks.



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01-09-2015, 10:50 PM (This post was last modified: 01-09-2015 11:07 PM by JPMsecretagent.)
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RE: Another FBI Set UP - Convicted ‘eco-terrorist’ freed amid claims FBI Hid Evidence
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This "Anna" what a pos... Agents directly involved in these cases need to see prison time.


Environmental Activist Who FBI Entrapped & Charged with ‘Eco-Terrorism’ is Released Over Withheld Evidence
By: Kevin Gosztola Friday January 9, 2015 12:19 pm


According to a habeas petition filed in 2012 [PDF], McDavid made a pretrial request under the Freedom of Information Act for “all files the FBI maintained on him.” The FBI claimed their were none. He made a similar request years after his trial. This time the FBI produced “approximately 2,449 pages,” most which seemed to have never been seen by his defense. All seemed to be “generated before McDavid’s trial.” They offered a more complete picture of “Anna,” the informant who the FBI deployed against him (and other activists). They also revealed other informants had been working on McDavid’s case, which his defense had not known.

Between November 6 and December 12 of last year, the government disclosed more documents showing McDavid had sent love letters to “Anna.” The government concealed the love letters and other correspondence until providing McDavid one letter and ten emails in November. Records showed the FBI provided the withheld correspondence to a “special unit” to “analyze…for behavioral insight into Eric McDavid,” according to McDavid’s attorneys.

“Anna” had admitted at trial that the FBI had trained her to exploit “McDavid’s romantic feelings” by explaining to him, “We need to put the mission first. There’s time for romance later.” But she was able to downplay the extent to which McDavid loved her at trial because the government was concealing evidence.

The government also did not provide McDavid with a document showing that the FBI had put in an urgent request for a “polygraph exam” on “Anna” in November of 2005. The Assistant US Attorney concurred and the request indicated the “purpose of the requested polygraph examination [was] to confirm the veracity of [confidential witness] reporting prior to expenditure of substantial efforts and money based on source’s reporting.” It was then “inexplicably canceled.”

Documents obtained also showed that “extensive government surveillance of McDavid prior to Anna’s influence over him failed to reveal any predisposition to commit the charged offense.”

“If the government had provided the missing information to Eric’s trial counsel, as should have been done, counsel would have used it to question Anna’s veracity and to show Eric was entrapped. He never would have had to spend nine years in prison,” Mark Vermeulen, attorney for McDavid, declared.

“Anna” was a pink-haired 17-year-old who the FBI recruited after she infiltrated a Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) protest as part of a paper for a class project at a Miami area community college. Her work impressed a police officer in the class, which led to the FBI “grooming her” to infiltrate protests “against the G8 Summit in Georgia in 2004, and against the Republican and Democratic National Conventions in New York and Boston” that same year.

The FBI had her disguise herself as a “street medic,” despite the fact that she had no medical experience at all. She was tasked with going undercover to keep her “eyes and ears open for anyone that would possibly get ready to commit vandalism, property destruction or harm to another individual.” In other words, she was to uncover thought crimes that could be exploited to the FBI’s advantage.

When “Anna” met McDavid, he was a 24-year-old college student. He left his home in northern California to backpack across the country and attend various conferences and protests. There was nothing “Anna” found to be threatening about him. The two even developed a “physical relationship” with each other. But, since McDavid and friends he was living with, who would be charged as “co-conspirators,” fit the profile of individuals the FBI wanted “Anna” to target, she kept after them.

“Anna relentlessly pressured McDavid and his friends to plan ‘an action,’ literally herding them together for this purpose,” his lawyers maintain. “She implanted ideas, hounded them, and plied them with money, food, and shelter. When the group showed a lack of enthusiasm for her schemes, she would hound them to stay focused, and pout, sulk, belittle and berate them, calling them names like ‘dilly-dallyers.’” And the “FBI’s behavioral analysis unit trained her to make Eric ‘wait’ until ‘after the mission,’ before she would consummate their love in reward for his faithfulness to her plan.”

Through “Anna,” the conspiracy was manufactured:

…[B]y working assiduously to provide the logistical means and encouragement for the group to meet, and reuniting them when they drifted. The FBI/Anna purchased plane tickets, arranged car trips, rented the cabin where the group lived before their arrest, bought food, provided all necessary living supplies, and ultimately provided the recipe and the chemistry set they used to try to mix an explosive (unsuccessfully as it turned out), along with the money to purchase the materials for a device (which was never built)…

To ensure McDavid’s conviction, Jenson was coerced by the government into lying about what had really happened in return for a guarantee that he would not face the same lengthy sentence as McDavid.

The government also benefited from two key developments at trial: the district court instructed the jury that “Anna” had not been a “government agent” and also that the “first contact” McDavid had with “Anna” was in July 2005, after “Anna” had already started to romantically induce him to engage in an environmental terrorism plot.

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Nice tattoo "Anna"...not

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Before being arrested, Lauren, Eric, and Zachary, were being constantly monitored by the FBI. An FBI operative known as Anna was a key member of the alleged cell, and provided housing for the three in a cabin which, unbeknownst to them, was rented by the FBI and was specially equipped with audio and video surveillance equipment. Anna also wore a concealed wire in order to record conversations with the three. Anna was paid $75,000 plus expenses by the FBI over the course of the two years during which she infiltrated various anarchist groups and events.

http://www.bombsandshields.com/2006_01_01_archive.html

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01-12-2015, 12:38 PM
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Former FBI whistleblower Dr. Frederic Whitehurst Tells All on The Alex Jones Show
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Alex talks with Frederic Whitehurst, who joined the FBI in 1982 and served as a Supervisory Special Agent in the FBI crime lab from 1986-98. He achieved a great deal of media attention during the 1990s for blowing the whistle at the FBI Lab. He investigated, uncovered and reported scientific misconduct which forced the FBI crime lab to agree to forty major reforms, including undergoing an accreditation process. During this period, Whitehurst was forced to defend himself from retaliation by the FBI by hiring Kohn, Kohn & Colapinto, a Washington, D.C. law firm specializing in defending whistleblowers

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