Spokane Police Abuses: Past to Present

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Archive for July 26th, 2007

Unanswered questions for Spokane reporters, activists and citizens

Posted by Arroyoribera on July 26, 2007

Have “high-value detainees” been flown into Fairchild, Felts Field, Spokane International Airport, the helicopter landing pad at Spokane’s SERE/JPRA site or other Spokane locations to be subject to interrogation and torture? What involvement exists between the Spokane Police Department and the Spokane County Sherriff’s Department with the SERE/JPRA program? How many SPD and SCSD personnel are graduates of SERE/JPRA and other government or private coercive interrogation training programs? (Aerial photo of SERE/JPRA site at 11604 Newkirk Road)

What is the level of collaboration in surveillance of U.S. citizens, Spokane area activists, members of the media, and others by government agencies in the Spokane area–FBI, DEA, ATF, USCIS (formerly INS), Spokane Police Department, Spokane County Sherriff’s and others–as well as involvement of contracted companies and organizations such as SERE Solutions, Inc.

Why has the 12th Special Forces Group–which supposedly hasn’t existed for more than a decade–been listed for years in the DEX phone directory listing (click on thumbnail below for page 25 of the 2005 Spokane Qwest Dex phone entry and look at bottom of left column) for the U.S. Army Mann Hall Army Reserve Center in Spokane, Washington? The specific listing is for Detachment B4 and B5 Co B 3rd BN 12th Special Forces Group. What is the non-existent 12th Special Forces Group and its personnel actually doing in Spokane? (Hint: Think SERE, think torture, think human rights abuses).

2005 Qwest DEX entry for 12th Special Forces Group in Spokane, WA

Why is Ciber, Inc. at the same Mann Hall Army Reserve Center in Spokane? Ciber, you may know, is the same folks involved in, among many other things, the electronic vote fraud scandals of 2000 and 2004. Why when one calls the Mann Hall Army Reserve Center at 489-6441 does one get a message for Ray at Ciber, Inc.?

How many Spokane Police Officers are former U.S. military, what sort of training do they have, and how much of that training may help explain their attacks on protesters, killings of citizens, and other lawless behavior? (As an example, see the bio of 27 year Spokane Police Department officer Skip Pahvlischak, an instructor for this Team One Network tactics and weapons training ). http://www.teamonenetwork.com/TeamOneCatalog2007.pdf


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Ward Churchill: Know Your Rights

Posted by Arroyoribera on July 26, 2007

“It’s not about break, it’s not about bend, it’s not about compromise. It’s not about negotiating your rights. If you negotiate your rights, you have no rights.”

Ward Churchill, University of Colorado Professor, July 24, 2007


Video — Perpetual War: State Sponsored Terrorism (Speech by Ward Churchill)

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