FBI Bulletin on Anti-War Protests, FTAA Protests. (docstoc.com)

April 15, 2004 12:00 am

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On October 15, 2003, the FBI issued Intelligence Bulletin no. 89, entitled &quot;Tactics Used During Protests and Demonstrations.&quot; Bulletin 89 advised that &quot;mass marches and rallies against the occupation in Iraq&quot; were scheduled to occur on October 25, 2003, in Washington, D.C, and San Francisco, and although the FBI had no information indicating that &quot;violent or terrorist activities [were] being planned as part of these protests, the possibility exists that elements of the activist community may attempt to engage in violent, destructive, or disruptive acts.&quot; The protest tactics identified in Bulletin 89 included, Internet activity to recruit, raise funds, and coordinate activities; false documentation to gain access to secure facilities; marches, banners, and sit-ins; vandalism, physical harassment, and trespassing; drawing large numbers of police officers to a specific location in order to weaken security at other locations; use of homemade bombs; and intimidation of law enforcement through videotaping, without distinguishing between First Amendment-protected activity and criminal acts. Memorandum for Glenn A. Fine, Inspector General <i>Re: Constitutionality of Certain FBI Intelligence Bulletins, </i>April 5, 2004

On November 15, 2003, the FBI issued Intelligence Bulletin no. 94, entitled &quot;Potential for Criminal Activity at Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) Annual Meeting.&quot; It noted that the FTAA annual meeting &quot;historically… draws large scale demonstrations, both peaceful and by those individuals or groups who wish to disrupt the meeting.&quot; The bulletin referenced a previous bulletin as providing &quot;guidance on tactics used during protests and demonstrations&quot; that could &quot;assist… in preparations for the FTAA annual meeting.&quot; Memorandum for Glenn A. Fine, Inspector General <i>Re: Constitutionality of Certain FBI Intelligence Bulletins, </i>April 5, 2004

More: www.docstoc.com/docs/19849237/CONSTITUTIONALITY-OF-CERTAIN-FBI-INTELLIGE…

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