Spokane Police Abuses: Past to Present

The People of Spokane vs. Law Enforcement Abuse, Impunity, Corruption, and Cover-up

Who is Jason Oakley?

Posted by Arroyoribera on July 21, 2007

Well, I’m glad you asked.

Jason Oakley is an FBI agent operating out of the FBI’s Spokane Field Offices in the basement of the Rock Point Towers at 316 W. Boone, at the corner of Boone and Washington, just north of downtown Spokane. The Spokane FBI Office sports a large rooftop communication and intelligence gathering apparatus at that same location.

Oakley is likely the FBI agent running those persons — variously referred to as spies, informants, and analysts — who have infiltrated activist organizations in Spokane.

Reporting on an ACLU report about FBI spying on Spokane area groups and activists, reporter Jim Camden wrote in the May 25, 2007 edition of the Spokesman-Review that, “Federal agents kept track of antiwar demonstrations by the Peace and Justice Action League of Spokane at least since 2002, at one point apparently getting information from a “spy” in the group…” and that “the FBI gleaned information from the group’s Web site, including that PJALS mentioned the launch of a new public radio station, and had other material dealing with a protest in the local office of then-U.S. Rep. George Nethercutt”. The radio station referred to is KYRS Thin Air Community Radio 92.3 FM Spokane.

Oakley most recently has been harassing and monitoring young activists of the ASAP organization and other local activists.

On May 24, 2004, Oakley told David Brookbank, who was attempting to file a civil rights complaint, that “I don’t know anything about civil rights. I do terrorism.” Oakley then stated that he was the only person in the office available to help and took Brookbank’s report. Oakley, the Spokane FBI Field Office, and the Seattle Offices of the FBI all subsequently denied ever having received such a complaint from Mr. Brookbank. This despite the fact that in a front page Spokesman-Review article on May 6, 2004, then Spokane Deputy Police Chief Al Odenthal had said that the Spokane Police would be turning the case over to the FBI.

Not surprisingly, Mr. Oakley and the FBI are liars. In Jim Camden’s May 25, 2007 Spokesman-Review article, FBI special agent Rich Kolko is quoted as saying, “We don’t purge records. If we write something down, we keep it.” Yet the FBI denies having any notes from Brookbank’s meeting with Oakley, despite the fact that Oakley wrote the notes on a gray legal pad and despite telling Mr. Brookbank when he asked for a report number that “the report number is your name and the date”.

Should you sight Jason Oakley (or his spies, informants and analysts), please notify Spokane area organizations and blogs.

(For further information on the FBI in Spokane, please see FBI Watchlist — Spokane Edition).

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ACLU Calls for Independent Oversight of FBI (7/13/2007) http://www.aclu.org/safefree/general/30569prs20070713.html

ACLU Freedom of Information Request http://aclu-wa.org/library_files/FOIA-%20DFISR.pdf

National Security Letters http://www.aclu.org/safefree/nationalsecurityletters/29064leg20070319.html

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