Monday, February 23, 2009

FBI Arrests Suspected Terrrorists

Four Animal Rights Activists Are Arrested
Published: February 21, 2009

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Federal authorities say they have arrested four animal rights activists in connection with incidents involving University of California researchers.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation on Friday announced the arrests of the four on suspicion of violating the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act. Those arrested were Nathan Pope, 26, of Oceanside; Adriana Stumpo, 23, of Long Beach; Maryam Khajavi, 20, of Pinole; and Joseph Buddenberg, 25, of Berkeley.

The agency says Mr. Pope, Ms. Stumpo and Ms. Khajavi tried last February to break into the home of a researcher at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Federal investigators say Mr. Pope, Ms. Stumpo and Mr. Buddenberg put out fliers focusing on researchers at Santa Cruz days before the homes of two university scientists were firebombed.

The four activists are also accused of harassing and intimidating researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, at their homes. Link

Last fall, there were several attempts to intimidate and even kill researchers from the University of California, Santa Cruz. The FBI considers these terrorist activities and became involved in finding the responsible parties. Four animal rights activists have now been arrested and hopefully we won’t have to worry about them for awhile.

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