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Editor's Note: The following account describes how the FBI works covertly to get people whom they target for COINTELPRO fired from their jobs. The FBI can get anyone fired from their job, without the person ever knowing that it was the FBI who was behind this crime. Instead, the person is simply given a fraudulent excuse for the firing. The FBI may also interfere with a person's employment so that even if they don't get the targeted person fired from their job, they can make life so difficult for the person that they quit a job which they may have been perfectly suited for and content with prior to the FBI's covert sabotage.

There are several cases in which the FBI sabotaged the employment of their own agents, when these agents discovered crimes being committed within the Bureau and reported them to their superiors. Instead of being commended for their efforts, they were treated like traitors and targeted for destruction.

This author understands that no organization (especially one as corrupted as the FBI) should ever have the type of authority that this agency does. Authority which allows these criminals to completely circumvent the Constitutional rule of law whenever it is convenient.

Prior to 1908 the United States got along fine without the FBI, as state and local police handled all policing activities. And the United States can get along without the FBI in the present day. In fact much better without the Bureau, considering its use as a domestic spy and covert terrorist whose egregious violations of the U.S. Constitution have only grown worse since passage of the Patriot Act.

Moreover, the FBI has never respected the rights of American citizens and never will. In fact, if a state or county police officer violated the civil rights of an American citizen the way that the FBI or some of its Intel brethren do, these officers would be subjected to criminal prosecution for having done so. However, FBI agents are seldom if ever made accountable for such egregious violations of the Constitutional rule of law which they commit under the color of law.

While many people hearken back to the days of J. Edgar Hoover's FBI, believing that in the modern day this agency is a "kinder and gentler" organization, nothing could be further from the truth. The FBI is even worse than it was in the days of J. Edgar Hoover and with far more sophisticated satellite technology in which to not only violate the privacy of American citizens, but to also torture them by way of electromagnetic weaponry. In fact, the FBI is such a bad influence on our legitimate policing agencies that it should be abolished.

Published on Monday, June 10, 2002 by the San Francisco Chronicle
Ex-UC Chief Calls FBI Actions Despicable
Clark Kerr reacts to Chronicle report on bureau misdeeds

by Seth Rosenfeld

Clark Kerr, ousted from his job as president of the University of California following student protests in the 1960s, says he is greatly disturbed by documents revealing that the FBI campaigned to get him fired.

"I always had a high opinion of the FBI, so it came to me as quite a shock that they would step outside their boundaries the way they did," Kerr said Sunday in an interview at his El Cerrito home. "I think they did me some damage."

Kerr gave his first public response to a Chronicle report that revealed wide-ranging and unlawful covert operations at the university involving the head of the CIA and Gov. Ronald Reagan.

Kerr, 91, a renowned educator who led UC to academic excellence, also said that the FBI harmed the integrity of the university by intruding into campus affairs and exacerbating internal disputes.

"What bothers me is that the FBI would want to go so far outside its proper jurisdiction and get involved in the internal affairs of the university," Kerr said.

The Chronicle's report was based on FBI records obtained after a 17-year legal battle under the Freedom of Information Act. The FBI refused to turn over many records on the grounds that they concerned law enforcement, but five federal judges found that many of the FBI's activities were unlawful and ordered more than 200,000 pages of the files released.

An FBI spokesman had previously declined to comment on The Chronicle story. Edwin Meese III, who was Gov. Reagan's chief of staff, had said that to his knowledge the FBI gave Reagan no special help, and the bureau's contacts with him were proper.

The documents show that the FBI:

-- Sent the White House a report on Kerr containing allegations that he was disloyal -- even though the bureau knew they were false.

-- Schemed with then-CIA Chief John McCone to leak derogatory reports about students and faculty to Edwin Pauley, a senior member of the university's Board of Regents, who used them in his efforts to oust Kerr.

-- Gave a secret briefing about alleged subversion on campus to Gov. Reagan,

who had vowed to fire Kerr during his 1966 campaign for governor.

Kerr was dismissed by UC's governing Board of Regents on Jan. 20, 1967, at the first board meeting attended by the newly elected Reagan.

Kerr acknowledged that by then some regents and Reagan were angry with him because of continuing student protests at UC Berkeley.

"Then the FBI came in and added some fuel to the flames," he said. "What happened might have happened anyway, but it was more likely with FBI support."

Kerr said the FBI's secretly giving the late regent Pauley reports about liberal faculty, students and regents harmed the university's integrity.

"Organizations are based on trust, and when you start passing around private, derogatory information, it's destructive of trust," Kerr said in other remarks to The Chronicle. "It's harmful to the university to have one member of the board be provided derogatory information on others."

Kerr's dismissal followed a series of protests, including the 1964 Free Speech Movement, in which Berkeley students challenging the university's ban against campus political activity staged the nation's first major college protests of the era. The FSM was followed by the "filthy speech movement" and anti-Vietnam War demonstrations.

But Hoover and other top FBI officials had been unhappy with Kerr for years.

Soon after Kerr became UC president in 1958, the head of the San Francisco FBI office wrote Hoover a memo reporting on a plot by an aide to conservative state Sen. Hugh Burns to get Kerr removed from his job. "Dr. Kerr," an FBI report on the plan said, "has always given the impression that he is a 'liberal' in the educational field."

Kerr said he was disturbed by the FBI's apparently having taken sides against him because of his political views.

"I think it's despicable," he said. "It's certainly undemocratic. It's the kind of thing you would expect more from the intelligence agencies of Russia than you would from the U.S."

In early 1960, Hoover became furious over an essay question on UC's English aptitude test for high school applicants that asked: "What are the dangers to a democracy of a national police organization, like the FBI, which operates secretly and is unresponsive to public criticism?"

Hoover blamed Kerr for the question, even though the university president had nothing to do with it. The following year, Hoover wrote on a memo to his top aides, "I know Kerr is no good."

In those days, when many officials feared that communists had infiltrated the U.S. government, such remarks "would have been very damaging," Kerr said.

In December 1964, President Lyndon Johnson was considering Kerr to be his secretary of Health, Education and Welfare, and requested a routine background report on Kerr. A federal court in the FOIA case later found that the FBI used the report as a pretext to undermine Kerr. The FBI sent the White House allegations that Kerr was disloyal, even though the bureau had investigated and found them to be untrue.

"That was damaging to me, not pointing out that it was not true," Kerr said.

"That amazes me," he added. "That was really a very aggressive action, to spread it around the government."

After the false FBI report to the White House, and his dismissal as UC president in January 1967, Kerr never received another White House appointment.

"All this going on really sort of surprises me," Kerr said. "I shouldn't say surprises me. It disturbs me."

Kerr said he was unaware of the FBI's efforts against him until he was contacted by The Chronicle.

He had requested his FBI files under the Freedom of Information Act in the late 1970s, Kerr said, but an FBI official told him that "they couldn't send me anything."

"My guess is," Kerr said, "they were trying to keep it quiet."

©2002 San Francisco Chronicle
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