[Ppnews] Government Harassment of Leslie Pickering - Burning Books
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Sun Mar 31 12:10:55 EDT 2013
Leslie James Pickering has been politically active since the mid 1990s
and is best known for his role as Spokesperson for the Earth Liberation
Front Press Office
authoring a number of radical histories, including Mad Bomber Melville
currently resides in his hometown of Buffalo and runs Burning Books
<http://burningbooksbuffalo.com/> with Theresa Baker-Pickering and Nate
Back in early September, he got word that an old, west coast
acquaintance received a phone call from the Buffalo field office of the
FBI, asking a number of questions about him. A couple of weeks later, a
half-sheet of USPS cardstock was "accidentally" left in his mailbox,
detailing a mail cover on him and his residence. Last month he found out
that a local institution was served a federal grand jury subpoena for
records on him covering the last 2 years, and when he went to board a
flight early this month he was suddenly given Secondary Security
Screening Selection (SSSS) status, when he'd never before had any
trouble with airline security.
Leslie has good legal help, locally, and has filed FOIA requests to
relevant agencies. He also has strong local media support, some of have
also filed FOIA requests. Due to all this government pressure, he is
also no longer allowed to cross the border into Canada.
More information will be released soon including how we can help!
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