Spokane Police Abuses: Past to Present

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

Spokane’s dirty little secret — What Mitchell and Jessen are really all about

Posted by Arroyoribera on September 8, 2007

The Spokane firm Mitchell Jessen and Associates as well as several other CIA and Department of Defense funded outfits in the Spokane area are involved in the “reverse engineering” of training used to help U.S. personnel and “allied” foreigners Survive, Escape, Resist, and Evade (SERE).

As many recent investigative pieces have revealed, while SERE techniques are taught at the top-secret SERE/JPRA at the “White Bluffs” location just outside of Airway Heights, the reverse engineering of resistance techniques to develop more effective and ultimately illegal torture techniques is the creation of torture designers and consultants such as Mitchell, Jessen and others in the Spokane area. These two psychologists and others, including former U.S. military and intelligence personnel, have taken their taxpayer-provided training and turned it to making the U.S. one of the most hated nations on earth. The repercussions of the U.S.-created fiasco in Iraq and the surrounding region will be with us for hundreds of years to come.

If you wonder why so many U.S. military and intelligence personnel such as Maj. Gen. Antonio Taguba have come out against these practices and why U.S. officials will fight for years to avoid being tried for Geneva Convention violations and other human rights crimes, here are a few videos that help illustrate the concern, followed by a disclaimer from former CIA chief George Tenet:

And finally, this message from CIA-director George Tenet

The CIA, Torture, and George Tenet’s Body Language


Spokane Police connection to this story:


On Thursday, August 16, 2007 at 4:30 PM , a group of citizens — taxpayers, voters, war veterans, dissidents, and workers — gathered at the American Legion Building in downtown Spokane. The purpose of the event was to publicize and protest the presence of Spokane-based psychologists working with the CIA and the US Department of Defense to develop ever harsher techniques for torturing other human beings in the many-fronted U.S. wars of aggression, occupation, and subversion around the world.

An hour or so before that protest began, Spokane Police warned union picketers at a construction site a block away in front of the nearby U.S. Bank Building that violence was expected at the American Legion site and therefore suggested people stay away…

Of course, the PJALS-organized event went off without incident and certainly without violence. So what were Spokane Police doing issuing a warning to union picketers to be prepared for violence if they attended the anti-torture protest a block away?

If the Spokane Police acted on alleged “information” in issuing this warning to union picketers, did the information come from their own intelligence operations or was it passed to them by the FBI or other law enforcement intel units? Or was it classic law enforcement “cointelpro” tactics at work?

In either case, it was in the end bogus information.

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