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FOIA Records of Intimidation of Narco News Refused

Published: Mon 26 Mar 2007 03:08 PM
Conroy: ICE Refuses to Release Records of Intimidation of Narco News
March 23, 2007
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Dear Colleague,
The House of Death cover-up now appears to have extended its reach to The Narco News Bulletin. Authentic Journalist Bill Conroy, in his latest addition to this ongoing story, writes that fear of the exposure of embarrassing and harmful actions by ICE, as well as the U.S. Prosecutor involved, has led to further stonewalling of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request filed by Narco News nearly two years ago.
Conroy reports:
"A letter sent by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in response to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request seems to indicate that this reporter has been under investigation for nearly two years by ICE in retaliation for Narco New's exposure of that agency's complicity in mass murder in Juárez.
"...The questioning of a journalist at his home and workplace, absent a subpoena, and absent a clearly articulated reason for the interrogation, raises concerns that the action was, in fact, an attempt to harass the reporter for pursuing news coverage that was embarrassing to high-level government officials, such as Sutton, Garcia and even Attorney General Gonzales - who at this time is himself in the hot seat for firing eight U.S. Attorneys allegedly to prevent them from pursuing prosecutions not in line with the Bush administration's political interests."
The full article, as well as new information about the Zapatista's initiation of second stage of the "Other Campaign," and other breaking news from Latin America, can be found at Narco News:
http://narcosphere.narconews.com/story/2007/3/22/19323/6927
http://www.narconews.com
From somewhere in a country called América,
David B. Briones
Webmaster
The Narco News Bulletin
http://www.narconews.com

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