No response was ever received. The FBI's Somerset, NJ field office, located in the same not-very-large building as a Wackenhut Corporation office, closed the next year.
A letter dated September 16, 1996 to FBI Director Louis Freeh resulted in an unsigned, undated form letter postmarked September 30, 1996. Of twelve items on the page, the only one checked was "The FBI cannot assist you with your complaint / inquiry."
Click here to see scans of that form and the letter to which it responds.
76 Market Street, Apt. D5
Perth Amboy, NJ 08861-4445
April 1, 1995
Federal Bureau of Investigation
100 Davidson Avenue
Somerset, NJ 08873
I phoned your office on March 24 to follow up my previous letters of February 24 and March 15. Your agent, who did not identify himself, told me your office had decided that my complaint does not fall within your jurisdiction.
That is nonsense. Investigation of torture complaints and enforcement of the federal civil rights laws most certainly are within your jurisdiction, as is investigation of all interstate criminal conspiracies.
My three recent letters to President Clinton, copies of which were included with my February 24 letter to you, mention the United Nations Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, signed by President Reagan in 1988 and ratified in November, 1994. It provides that complaints of torture must be investigated and torturers must be brought to justice. Government officials are not immune, nor are private persons or agencies acting at their instigation. This is federal law.
I have also mentioned Title 18, Section 241 of the United States Code, which reads, in its 1988 revision, as follows: "If two or more persons conspire to injure, oppress, threaten, or intimidate any inhabitant of any State, Territory, or District in the free exercise or enjoyment of any right or privilege secured to him by the Constitution or laws of the United States, or because of his having so exercised the same; or If two or more persons go in disguise on the highway, or on the premises of another, with intent to prevent or hinder his free exercise or enjoyment of any right or privilege so secured -- they shall be fined not more than $10,000 or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both; and if death results, they shall be subject to imprisonment for any term of years or for life."
This law has not been rescinded. It is still very much in force. It binds all persons. It protects all inhabitants.
The break-in of my apartment on March 2, in which my telephone was disabled, is the most recent of many such outrages that have occurred since 1982.
I have reviewed my computer files for the first time since October, 1992. Though interfering agents had either erased or encrypted a number of documents, I was able to restore most of them from backup disks. I note that I sent six letters to various FBI offices between December, 1987 and April, 1990, and that I wrote to US Attorneys Offices or to the Justice Department ten times. My letters all concerned the same criminal conspiracy of which I write today. Utterly unable to obtain the equal protection of my country's laws, I have made three unsuccessful attempts at obtaining political asylum in European countries.
My letter of March 15 informed you that American intelligence agents had used brain-invasion technology in the service of an international vice ring, brainwashing and seducing young girls in and around Bethanie refugee camp in Rijsbergen, Holland, inducing them to perform fellatio for CIA operatives. I told you of one girl, Jalilah, who had apparently been transported for this purpose from Denmark to the United States and then to Holland. Do the people of this nation know that their tax money supports such atrocious moral degeneracy? Isn't it obvious that the national security apparat is out of control, and that brain-raping psychopaths pose a threat to all the values and standards we cherish? This is intolerable. Whatever you may think of liberal human rights advocates and whistleblowers like me, how can you distance yourselves from this issue?
No-one is above the law. The Intelligence Community operates under the Constitution, which, with its Bill of Rights, is the supreme law of the land.
If you are not responsible for investigating complaints of torture and conspiracy against rights, please tell me who is.
James H. Graf
cc: Congressman Robert Menendez
United Nations Center for Human Rights
Letter to US Attorney General Janet Reno June 23, 1997
Letter to Department of Justice January 30, 2005
A Nation in Denial
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