This letter was mailed on June 25. We do not expect a response, so we will gather outside the U.S. Attorney’s office at 4 PM on Friday, June 28. Join us at the protest.
NATIONAL CAMPAIGN FOR NONVIOLENT RESISTANCE, 325 E. 25th Street,
Baltimore, MD 21218, 410-366-1637 or mobuszewski at Verizon.net
June 25, 2013
Neil H. MacBride, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia,
United States Attorney’s Office
2100 Jamieson Ave
Alexandria, VA 22314
Dear Mr. MacBride,
As a group of concerned citizen-activists, representatives from the National Campaign for Nonviolent Resistance visited the U.S. Attorney’s Office on May 21. We were graciously granted a meeting with Eugene Rossi. At the meeting we presented a petition under the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, this being a criminal complaint requesting a war crimes indictment against President Barack Obama, CIA Director John Brennan, and other government personnel for the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (drones) which are used for extrajudicial and illegal purposes, causing the deaths of thousands of people in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq, Yemen, Somalia, and other places around the world.
Unfortunately, we have not received a response from your office, though we were informed that our petition did reach your desk. Common courtesy would dictate a response.
We are not legal scholars. But it is rather obvious that when the Central intelligence Agency uses killer drones to assassinate people legal questions must be asked. Moreover, when four U.S. citizens are assassinated without any pretense of due process, this must be investigated. We believe these assassinations are illegal, and thus should be investigated and given judicial scrutiny. Our criminal complaint raises many reasons for legal scrutiny.
As a well-educated legal scholar, you must be aware that the killer drone program raises many Constitutional issues. So your silence on this issue is inexplicable.
Please respond to our petition. We would be available to discuss this matter at your convenience. Thanks for giving consideration of our request.
on behalf of the National Campaign for Nonviolent Resistance
Ellen Barfield, David Barrows, Joy First, Malachy Kilbride, Jack McHale, Phillip Runkel, and Manijeh Saba
Donations can be sent to the Baltimore Nonviolence Center, 325 E. 25th St., Baltimore, MD 21218. Ph: 410-366-1637; Email: mobuszewski [at] verizon.net. Go to http://baltimorenonviolencecenter.blogspot.com/
"The master class has always declared the wars; the subject class has always fought the battles. The master class has had all to gain and nothing to lose, while the subject class has had nothing to gain and everything to lose--especially their lives." Eugene Victor Debs