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Full text of FBI letter and ALF refusal to speak to class in Quantico

Here's the full text of ALF press officer Jerry Vlasik's reply to the FBI's letter begging him to speak to their "class"-and the FBI soliciation.
July 4, 2006
> Dear Mr. Bringuel:
>
> While I appreciate your offer to speak to "police
> executives" from
> around the world at the FBI Academy in Quantico, VA,
> I must decline to
> do so. My role as Press Officer with the North
> American Animal
> Liberation Press Office is to explain and support
> the liberation of
> animals who are imprisoned, tortured, exploited, and
> murdered by the
> billions; the role of the Federal Bureau of
> Investigation and other
> state police agencies is to target, harass,
> imprison, or otherwise
> "neutralize" those who break unjust laws that
> perpetuate the oppression
> and slaughter of innocent, defenseless animals.
>
> Because our goals are ideologically and
> diametrically opposed, there is
> no reason to believe that any information I impart
> to your classes will
> be employed in any manner other than to further your
> own illicit goals
> of suppression of liberation activities. I have no
> intention of aiding
> and abetting your agency by providing information
> and insights that
> might be used against activists.
>
> I am aware that others from the animal
> rights/liberation movement have
> cooperated with your agency, but I am not interested
> in doing so. As you
> are no doubt aware, I have chosen in the past to
> speak to members of the
> U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee
> on the subject, but
> they constitute an elected body that presumably can
> be educated to
> effect change that might benefit animals. Your
> agency has goals
> pertaining only to the maintenance of the status quo
> (or - as you state
> it so characteristically - the "social order") by
> quashing those who
> challenge immoral and unjust laws.
>
> Perhaps one day the state will recognize its
> obligation to stop the
> oppression of non-human animals - not unlike
> governments that have been
> forced to recognize the rights of various human
> groups in places like
> Algeria, South Africa, Viet Nam, and here in the
> United States where
> black humans suffered (and continue to suffer) from
> inhumane treatment
> by whites.
>
> Some nations have stopped the most cruel practices
> of veal crates,
> chicken battery cages, and cosmetic testing on
> animals - while others,
> like Barcelona, are legislating rights for some
> non-human primates.
> Until that day when non-human beings are afforded
> the right to be free
> of human domination, I will support those who risk
> their freedom for the
> animals and will continue to educate the media about
> why some activists
> decide to go underground to liberate animals and
> stop the horrific
> crimes perpetrated daily - and with your express
> blessings - against
> non-humans.
>
> Sincerely:
>
> Jerry W. Vlasak, MD
> Press Officer
> North American Animal Liberation Press Office
> www.animalliberationpressoffice.org
>
>
> "When a person places the proper value on freedom,
> there is nothing
> under the sun that she will not do to acquire that
> freedom. Whenever you
> hear a person saying he wants freedom, but in the
> next breath she is
> going to tell you what she won't do to get it, or
> what he doesn't
> believe in doing in order to get it, he doesn't
> believe in freedom. A
> person who believes in freedom will do anything
> under the sun to
> acquire...or preserve his freedom."-- Malcolm X
>
>
> Bringuel, Andrew wrote:
>
> > Dr. Vlasak;
> >
> >
> >
> > My name is Andrew Bringuel and I am an
> instructor/researcher at the
> > FBI Academy at Quantico, Virginia. I teach a
> course that deals with
> > understanding the motives and tactics of activist
> groups/individuals
> > and the government's response options. The class
> is taught to police
> > executives from the United States and around the
> world through the
> > FBI's National Academy program.
> >
> >
> >
> > The class studies both historical and
> contemporarily significant
> > groups in order to understand their motives and
> tactics. They also
> > look at ways government can respond to maintain
> social order while
> > resolving conflict. The class is taught as a
> graduate level course
> > through a partnership between the FBI and
> University of Virginia. I
> > bring in different speakers representing many
> different world views.
> > I am looking to establish a speaker's bureau so I
> have a ready group
> > of available speakers for future classes.
> >
> >
> >
> > I believe your insights as a leader in the animal
> rights community
> > would be beneficial for the students. I have
> hosted Anthony Nocella
> > and Charlotte Laws. Both provided valuable
> insight and felt the
> > experience to be a positive one. I don't have
> much of a budget for
> > guest instructors but I can pay $600 for your
> expenses and time. The
> > block of instruction would be 2 hours and I am
> looking for a speaker
> > for the 2^nd quarter of 2007 (February/March).
> >
> >
> >
> > Let me know if you are interested or if you have
> any questions.
> >
> >
> >
> > Thank you,
> >
> >
> >
> > Andy Bringuel
> >
> > 703 632-1927
Three Cheers for Jerry W. Vlasak 11.Jul.2006 05:56

Enemy

Thank you for turning down the FBI's offer to provide the FBI with more tools to crush liberty.

I wish everyone else would do as you have done and say "F' off" to the FBI.

Walking The Talk 11.Jul.2006 16:32

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Thank you for your true commitment. We need thousands more such as youself.