You may have heard of my encounter with THUGS and with the FBI (here
and also here
). It just keeps coming. Saturday night (Sunday morning) at 1:00 AM I was awakened to the sound of breaking glass. My house and the house next door had been paintballed. While I was able to clean up the mess the next morning, the neighbors weren't so fortunate. They lost two windows, including the large plate glass window in their living room. Police arrived within minutes. The neighbors saw the responsible persons speeding away in the back of a pickup. As far as I know, they haven't been caught.
Fraser, MI is a pretty quiet little town of about 15K. About the only real crime we experience is the occasional teen busted for pot possession. It concerns me that since local law enforcement has been busy dealing with gas-related thefts and such, that other lawlessness is rising and is mostly unchecked.
It was with general unease that I headed up to my parents' place to a family gathering, but the day was pretty and the thoughts of spending time with family helped ease my concerns. All in all we had a very nice time, and I came home yesterday evening.
That's when I opened the newspaper and read about a missing Petoskey family who had been found. Apparently they pulled their Hummer
from Lake Michigan and the single mother and her two young sons were inside. My God! Still, no one in the papers is saying anything, but I just know it was 'THUGS'. Someone needs to warn people!
I then opened my email and found another communication from them, which I'll quote:
>'It was paintballs this time. Next time well be using other ammo. Your not doing your job. We want publicity. Those responsible for our gas crisis need to adjust their thinking or they'll end up at the bottom of the lake as well. Go to the papers with our actions. We want front page. We need everyone to be scared to drive these gas monsters, and until they stop, we will continue to make examples of them. THUGS'
I fished out FBI Agent Rogers' card and called him immediately. An Agent Schwartz answered and indicated he was heading over o meet with me. So anyway, here it is, almost midnight when the guy shows up at my door. I printed off copies of the latest email, and again managed to keep him from impounding my computer. I guess they're going to my ISP for e-mail records. Homeland Security is now involved too.
This all started because I wanted to do something positive for WWO. As it turns out, the FBI and Homeland Security are now looking to talk to the WWO folks (sorry guys!) about who may have been accessing the WWO site. You may get a call or a visit.
This is SOOO not what I wanted! My goal was to help concoct a plan for a peaceful transition from pre-oil to post-oil days. As a librarian and public servant, I got into this to help communicate with my community and provide information and support. I still really want to play that role, and will continue as long as I can. It just seems I'm in over my head.
Tags: fbi, homeland security, thugs, world without oil, wwo
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