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Judi Bari Case: FBI Objects to Jury Seeing Constitution!
29 May 2002
Modified: 05:10:09 PM
When the jury in the Judi Bari trial requested copies of the First and Fourth Amendments this week, the FBI showed its true stripes by objecting.
FBI objects to the Constitution

When the jury in the Judi Bari trial requested copies of the First and Fourth Amendments this week, the FBI showed its true stripes by objecting. The jury asked for copies of the amendments to the U.S. Constitution to consider during deliberation, but Department of Justice council attorney Joseph Sher and City of Oakland attorney Marie Bee asked the judge not to grant their request.

The judge overruled the motion to oppose and read those amendments to the jury, but did not give the jury an actual copy of those amendments for them to return to the deliberation room.

Why would the FBI, a federal agency governed by the Constitution and its amendments, object to the jury having access to the law of the land? Perhaps because the FBI so often violates the Constitution.

"Their agents obviously haven't read the Constitution, so why would they want anyone else looking at it?" said Darryl Cherney, co-plaintiff in the civil rights lawsuit, now in its sixth week.

Four FBI agents and three Oakland police officers are on trial for allegedly denying equal protection under the law to Bari and Cherney, who were nearly killed when a bomb exploded in Bari's car. The FBI named the two as the primary suspects in the case, failing to follow up on leads and death threats Bari had received prior to the bombing. The lawsuit also alleges the FBI and police used the bombing to begin a smear campaign against Bari and Cherney, characterizing them as terrorists. The two were organizing for Redwood Summer at the time of the bombing.
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Read the Constitution
29 May 2002
For some mysterious reason most so-called "progressives" - and the increasingly uneducated American population - don't bother reading the Constitution till after they're arrested.

Real activists - including most libertarians - study the Constitution because, although flawed by some bogus Amendments, it proves that "our" government ain't our government. We're living in an occupied nation, and the invaders - such as transnational banks, corporations and the Mossad - need a good kick in the butt.
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