Today’s guest is “Juss”– a close & intimate friend of four Occupy-Cleveland activists arrested on trumped up charges of conspiring to blow up a bridge. It’s a frightening real life crime drama in the post-9/11 age. A 20 year old who got into a car to go spray paint graffiti on a bridge ended up in solitary confinement for 10 years, because the driver (he’d never spoken to before) turned out to be an FBI informant. The cracks in the FBI case are large, but that did not slow the chariots of justice from trampling down these four young Occupy activists.
The Cleveland 4 are four Brandon Baxter, Connor Stevens, Doug Wright and Joshua “Skelly” Stafford. They were arrested on April 30th, 2012, accused of plotting a series of bombings, though no transcripts of wire taps with the FBI informant confirmed the plot ever existed.
“Juss” reveals the real story– that the FBI, working with an informant, created the scheme, produced phony explosives, and coerced these four into participating, without ever informing them what they were supposed to be conspiring to do.
Think it couldn’t happen to you? Listen to “Juss” and think again.
Doug is serving 11.5 years, Brandon 9 years 9 months, and Connor 8 years 1 month. Joshua got 10 years in solitary confinement.
The Cleveland 4 continue to fight against the government’s attempt to brand them as terrorists, and to expose the techniques of entrapment employed by the FBI and their informants.
The Cleveland 4 would greatly appreciate your letters of love, support and care. They can be written at:
Connor Stevens #57978-060
PO Box 8000
Bradford, PA 16701
Douglas Wright #57973-060
United States Penitentiary Hazelton
P.O. Box 2000
Bruceton Mills, WV 26525
Brandon Baxter #57972-060
Federal Correctional Complex USP 1
P.O. BOX 1033
Coleman Florida 33521
Joshua Stafford #57976-060
P.O Box 300
Waymart Pennsylvania 18472
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