Disciples of the Dragon the R-13 FACTOR II OR THE BEAST REMAINS THE SAME
To further the attack of the independent media The Dallas police accompanied by FBI. They raided the offices of the Dallas Observer for pornographic material they left with 2 tons material which included 4 type writers, credit cards, and wiring from the walls.
The editor was charges with possession of pornography, this charge was later found groundless by a local judge, then was charged with obscenity , this too was dismissed.
He (the editor) was finally charged with inciting a riot, he was convicted and sent to prison for three years. By this paper was virtually destroyed.
The San Diego Street Journal had run a series exposes on the local business elite in 1969. The paper then suffered unwarranted raids, 20 street vendors where charged littering, and obstructing sidewalks.
An FBI operative Berry Godfrey led a bureau financed gag of thugs called Secret Army Organization (SAO) The SAO entered the building at night stealing $4,000 worth of equipment. This wasn't the only act by the SAO More on them later in this article.
On Oct. 8 1968 in Jackson Mississippi at a paper called the Kudzu had 18 staff member were beaten by a local sheriffs. In 1970 the FBI made daily no warrant searches of the offices.
The offices of Houston's Space City were bombed, burglarized, on July 1969 later a steel crossbow arrow was shot through the front door on April 1970 staffers at the paper called the police. The police refused there calls for help.
UPS Underground Press Service reported that 60% of alternative papers where facing harassment and repression from the CIA. The effect of this was in the early seventies 200 to 500 alternative/underground news paper existed with a readership of 2 million conservatively other estimates ranged to about 4.6 million the larger paper circulation was LA Free PRESS 90,000 the Berkeley Barb and Black Panther Paper where 85,000 and the East Village other 65,000 yet by 1978, only 68 papers remained. The Church Committee found 200 newspapers, magazines an news services where own by the CIA.
The 1968 Chicago Democratic convention that is now notorious for the riots that happen There. The government actions in this event are now denounced by experts, used 7,500 U.S. Army troops 1,000 FBI agents 20% of journalist covering the event were arrested or attacked by law enforcement. The commission on the cause and prevention of violence called it a "Police Riot".