October 13, 2009
Shortly after leaving my house today at 5:00, I was pulled over by an unmarked black SUV, and approached by two FBI agents from Cedar Rapids, Iowa. They served me a subpoena to appear before a federal grand jury in Davenport, Iowa on Thursday, October 15th. They identified themselves as Tom Reinwart and Melissa Henderson, and gave the Cedar Rapids, Iowa FBI office as their contact information (Phone number 319-366-2461). I was also notified recently that a federal agent had contacted my high school with a subpoena for my attendance records from 2004, presumably in relation to the same event. While it is still unclear what the grand jury is investigating, our basic internet research has found that there were some acts of animal rights vandalism in Iowa during the time period in question.
A scan of the subpoena is attached here.
We have no information yet of other activists being subpoenaed. If you have any information about this grand jury or have been subpoenaed as well, please contact Earth Warriors are OK! at 612-29-EWOKS (612-293-9657)
or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stay safe, stay strong, and fuck grand juries!
Coldsnap Legal Collective