DOMESTIC SPYING ON FOOD NOT BOMBS
investigation, I was able to obtain the private phone number of "Food
Not Bombs" organizer, Keith McHenry, who unknowingly was a great asset
to this investigation"
San Francisco Police Captain Dick
Food Not Bombs co-founder Keith McHenry
called a friend in Boston on September 26, 1988 to share his excitement
that the group would be sharing food at protests in three cities on the
same day. An informant overheard Keith give Starhwk his home phone
number at the end of a meeting in Berkeley and shared it with the
Intelligence Unit of the San Francisco Police Department.
The conversation was re-interpeted by the police to claim Keith
was plotting to shut down the local military base. Keith was not part of
the planning for the October 15, 1988 protest against the U.S. war on El
Salvador. He only intended to provide food.
A police officer
dressed as Keith threw a barricade at a line of riot police. At the end
of the protest riot
police smash Keith to the sidewalk and arrest him for throwing the
barricade. (It is the first violent arrest on the video)
This is just one of many examples of how surveillance is used to disrupt
legal dissent in the United States.
ADDITIONAL NEWS REPORTS AND DOCUMENTS ON COVERT EFFORTS TO STOP FOOD NOT BOMBS
Page 2 of the 1988 warrentless wiretap memo
Bombs - P.O. Box 424 - Arroyo Seco, NM 87514 USA - 1- 800-884-1136 firstname.lastname@example.org