The Secret Service begins to harass Kevin Walsh

  This is the first letter Kevin Walsh posted to the Arizona Secular Humanist Listserver saying he was being harrassed by the Secret Service.

From: thekoba@a...
Date: Sun Jun 6, 2004 1:01 am
Subject: secret service

My mother just informed me that the Secret Service tried to reach me through her, telephoning her office. Apparently they and some police were at my home earlier today also. I have a clear conscience, but so, evidently, does Jose Padilla, and it hasn't kept them from imprisoning him without charges. I don't know what they've done to him while they've had him locked up, but I know what's been happening at Guantanamo and Abu Ghraib, and I know death is preferable. This may be just an attempt to frighten me into silence. If so, it will not work. I am determined that the only way they will ever silence me is to kill me. I know I made the right decision when I decided to have weapons with me at all times. The taser frightens me far more than the Glock. It may be nothing, but, if this is the last anyone hears from me, that's why.

--Kevin Walsh

"I have an acquaintance from Fallujah. He tells me, 'The good thing we have that you don't in Baghdad is that you do not see any American soldiers on our streets. We do not allow that in Fallujah.'"

--Hussein al-Musawi, quoted on p. A20, 4/3/04 edition The Arizona Republic


Kevin Walsh was a political prisoner who was jailed in a mental hospital by the Secret Service for his anti-Bush statements. Kevin Walsh had committed no crimes and the Secret Service had no evidence to charge Kevin Walsh with any crimes.