U.S. Government Suppresses Free Speech

Jim Hobson


My name is Jim Hobson. I have a wife and two children, ages two and four, I'm a two-time honorably discharged veteran of the United States Army, a former North Carolina State correctional officer, a current researcher for America's homeless, and I hold Bachelors and Masters degrees in political science. My crime according to the U.S. Government: Exercise of My First Amendment Right to Free Speech.

On December 18 1997, while living in Helsinki, Finland as a graduate student, I accidentally discovered that the Finnish secret police had entered my home by means of our Finnish baby-sitter. There is indication that they may have drugged my three-year-old-daughter in the process. These socialist agents then proceeded to collect personal information on me and my family, and downloaded my written work from my computer. After making several audio tapes of these agents in my home, I approached the American Embassy for help; but, instead of receiving assistance, what I received was knowledge that the U.S. Embassy had fully sponsored and participated in this crime against my family and me. As a result, we were left completely helpless in a foreign land to fend for ourselves against harassment from both the U.S. Government and Finnish secret police.

Upon my return to the United States in April of last year, I found myself once again being followed, my mail being tampered with, and the repeated illegal entry of my home. In response, I contacted the American Civil Liberties Union, and agencies of the U.S. Justice Department to file complaints and ask for an investigation into this matter. Soon after taking this action, I was physically threatened by agents employed by the Federal Government.

These letters of complaint did not deter the Federal agents at all. In fact they became even more arrogant and continued to openly stalk me. I decided as a last legal resort to contact the Arvada Police Department here in Colorado this March to report this matter. The Arvada police responded to my initial complaint by: not investigating, blatantly lying to me, attempting to patronize me, and indirectly giving the Federal Government the full go-ahead in whatever they wanted to do to me! Less than two days after the filing of the report, I was physically assaulted by these agents, employed by our U.S. Government, and this physical harassment continues.

I would now like to ask those of you, who still believe in our First Amendment Right to freedom of speech, without harassment from the Federal Government, to write in support of my family and me. We fully intend to seek justice in this matter regardless of the U.S Government's unlawful activities employed against us. Please write or call: U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno, U.S. Department of Justice in Washington D.C. and ask: Why she is carrying out these crimes against my family and I when all we've committed is the exercise of free speech? And do ask, Why has she not launched an investigation into this matter, even after factual evidence has been presented concerning the Government's unlawful activities?

We Sincerely Thank You for Your Support!

Jim Hobson, 4321 S. Hannibal Way #151, Aurora, CO 80015, E-mail: hobson@diac.com

Janet Reno, U.S. Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice, 950 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20530-0001, PH. (202) 514&emdash;2000, E-mail: web@usdoj.gov


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