Kim Berardi re-appeared before the Seattle Federal Grand
Jury on July 14th to answer questions about her involvement
and associations within the animal rights movement. The ridiculous
questions ranged from where she stayed and organizations involved
during a series of anti-fur protests back in 1999 to whether
or not she has any remote knowledge of recent underground
earth and animal liberation activities in the North West.
Ultimately, the series of questions focused on what appears
to be the government's attempt to gather intelligence on the
associations of well-known aboveground activists.
Despite Kim having an unhelpful "memory condition"
(as described by Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrew Friedman)
she remains free and the Feds have once again demonstrated
to the movement that they've got a big handful of nothin'.
So remember, these grand jury proceedings and federal probes
thrive on secrecy and intimidation. Assert your right to remain
silent and keep the movement informed of every move the Feds
make and every question they ask. Someone's freedom is depending
For more background on how Grand Juries are used to curtail
Rosebraugh's Grand Jury Experiences
Lynn's Grand Jury Experience
Parme's Grand Jury Experience
to Fight Grand Jury Harassment
to Crush A Grand Jury the No Compromise Way
Tools of Government Repression
Improper Use of the Federal Grand Jury