One doesn't need to be a rocket scientist to see why Young's files would be seized. He is the middle man organizing press releases involving criminal activity by wackos in the Animal Liberation Front. In order to seal the charges on the braggart calling in to notify the public that an ALF terrorist & vandal used Peter Young they leave a computer or hard evidence on phone bills of such networking. Young can whine all he wants but he feathered his nest as the middle man to increase HIS visibility within the dark side of the animal rights community. Now he is getting the Police attention he deserves .
Voice of the Voiceless (Blog)
Breaking: FBI Raids Utah Activist House for the Second Time
by Peter Young
Aug 13th, 2010http://www.voiceofthevoiceless/breaking-fbi-raids-utah-activist-house-for-the-second-time/
The FBI raids my home for the second time in five months.
Today I awoke at 9am to FBI & ATF agents raiding my home in Salt Lake
City. This is the second time my home has been raided in an A.L.F.
investigation in five months.By 9 A.M. I usually have 3 hours of chores done and wouldn't be caught dead in bed at that hour, but I digress>
Ten agents with the FBI and ATF corralled myself and my roommates into
the living room, handed us a search warrant, and spent the next five
hours removing belongings from our home.
The warrant indicated they were seeking evidence in recent Animal
Liberation Front arsons, including two in Utah.
View the search warrant here.http://www.voiceofthevoiceless/2010/08/new-warrant.pdf
The warrant called for seizure of the following (language borrowed
directly from the warrant):
“Documents, correspondence, or computer files relating to:
• communications regarding criminal acts or plans to commit criminal
acts in the name of animal rights;
• claims of responsibility for criminal acts, including correspondence
between Walter Bond and animal rights extremist groups, such as the
Animal Liberation Front, the North American Animal Liberation
Press Office, and www.voiceofthevoicelesscuckoo
birds..Smart police work which should provide the link between Peter Young & "Lone Wolf" a bragging arsonist .
• individuals or groups involved with illegal animal rights extremist
• the arsons at the Tandy Leather store and Tiburon restaurant in Salt
Lake County, Utah, and the arson at the Sheepskin Factory in the
Denver, Colorado area;
• animal rights extremism tenns, such as “go vegan,” “straightedge,”
“A.L.F.,” or the moniker “Lone Wolf;”
• correspondence between Walter Bond and Peter Young;
• mechanisms, tools, and field guides/instruction manuals used to
facilitate illegal animal rights extremism acts; and
• evidence that Walter Bond lived at the residence in 2010.”
(Note: Walter Bond is in jail in Colorado, accused of burning down a
Sheepskin Factory store in Denver).
The warrant also sought “evidence of accelerants used in the arsons in
Utah”, computers, phones, and all electronic storage media.
Every member of the house was taken outside by an FBI agent
individually and asked if they wished to “cooperate”. As every member
of the house responded with some variation of “no comnent”, an FBI
agent asked questions including: if they had information to provide
about Walter Bond or the “Lone Wolf” arsons, inquiries about other
roommates, and offers to have seized items returned quickly in
exchange for informing on Walter Bond and others. One female at the
house was told “you could really help us” by accepting an informant
role and secretly providing information about me.
(In a post next week, I will cover my experiences with the FBI using
women as paid informants to target male activists.)
Also mentioned repeatedly by agents during their attempted
questionings was their belief that Walter Bond was a one-time resident
of the house (the assertion is completely false).
Every person questioned was told in various ways that, while Walter
Bond was the ostebsible target of the warrant, an unstated target was
myself. One roommate was told - “I know what the warrant says, but you
know who we’re really here for. We want Peter Young”.
During their attempted questioning of me, an FBI agent stated he
realized the chances of me cooperating were “not very good”, but that
it was “time for (me) to grow up” and “put this behind (me)” by giving
them information for their investigation. I was also told erroneously
that because I was not under arrest, I did not have the right to speak
to an attorney.
As stated, this is the second raid of the residence - an established
Salt Lake City activist house - in five months. The first sought
evidence in the 2004 Animal Liberation Front raid of the University of
Iowa, in which 401 animals were rescued. The FBI attempted to link me
to the action, both tangentially, and by assumptions of vey poor
footing. They successfully argued probable cause to a judge who
granted a warrant, and in March the FBI spent 7 hours searching my
The warrant indicated that the Voiceof the Voiceless reporting done on
the recent A.L.F. “Lone Wolf” arsons may be a factor in the raid. The
warrant specifically calls for seizure of “documents, correspondence,
or computer files” relating to “communications between Walter Bond
and…. Voice of the Voiceless”.
When the raid concluded, the FBI severely damaged the rear of their
vehicle when exiting the driveway by hitting a pole.