School of the Americas Watch - FBI/JTTF Documents Released
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Excerpts from documents released by the ACLU May 4, 2006:
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RELEASE - 3/29/2006
Subject: SCHOOL OF THE AMERICAS WATCH 1111100 TO PRESENT
"The enclosed documents were reviewed under the Freedom of Information/Privacy Acts (FOIPA), Title 5, United States Code, Section 5521552a. Deletions have been made to protect information which is exempt from disclosure, with the appropriate exemptions noted on the page next to the excision. In addition, a deleted page information sheet was inserted in the file to indicate where pages were withheld entirely."
ROUTINE - 11/27/2001
Attn: SSRA [redacted]
"The protestors marched in what has been labeled a "Mock funeral procession" from Heritage Square shopping area to the Main gate of Ft.Benning. This is a distance of approximately 500 yards. The Army had constructed a 10 foot chain link fence with barb wire at the main gate blocking access to the military reservation."
PRIORITY - 10/14/2003
To: Counterterrorism Division
Attn : Domestic Terrorism Operations Unit,
Special Events -
SSA [redacted] Info
"This event draws protestors who object to human rights violation conducted in these countrys, and more specifically, to the event in which a group of Catholic missionaries were murdered in Central America."
PRIORITY - 10/23/2003
Attn: Domestic Terrorism Operations Unit, Special Events - SSA [redacted]
Attn: SSA [redacted] Info
Attn: Counterterrorism Domestic Terrorism
ROUTINE - 12/29/2003
Attn: Domestic Terrorism Operations Unit;
Attn: SSA [redacted]
"Overall, the crowd was peaceful in their actions and the SOA WATCH leadership appear to foster that type of environment."
RECORD OF INFORMATION FURNISHED OTHER AGENCIES - 9/29/2004
"Individual, who is not in a position to testify, provided the following information:
"Individual advised that [redacted]
"Individual outlined [redacted]
ROUTINE - 11/30/2004
Attn: Domestic Terrorism Operations Unit
"This year's protest was peaceful as it has been for the most part over the past fifteen years. The only changes of note was the inability of the police to use hand wands to check for metal and weapons. The Eleventh District Court of Appeals had ruled this was a violation of the protestors constitutional rights."