FBI Confidential Informant Also Said to be Provocateur

by | Jun 9, 2006 | Stress Blog | 22 comments

Attention radical leftist types: That friend of yours who’s always trying to get you to act like an asshole is a cop.


According to activists from Des Moines, Philadelphia, Miami, Sacramento, and other locations, a young woman named “Anna” allegedly infiltrated peace and justice rallies and anarchist meetings, and even attempted to join protests against the Democratic National Committee (DNC) ahead of the DNC’s national convention last year as a paid FBI confidential “informant.” Activists say that she has tried to provoke conflict at various advocacy events and violent incidents with police to get people arrested. In other words, Anna is not just an informant, she may be a provocateur.Although she is known among activist groups as either Anna Davies or Anna Davidson, others know her as Grai Damiani. She focuses her efforts largely on “anarchist” groups.

In January 2006, Eric McDavid, Lauren Weiner, and Zachary Jenson were arrested in California and charged with knowingly conspiring to use fire or explosives to damage property. Their arrest was the direct result of work by Anna, who was “deeply embedded within the subjects’ cell,” according to FBI documents.

McDavid’s attorney, Mark Reichel, states that Anna was always pushing McDavid to do something criminal, taught the three how to make the bombs, supervised their activities, and repeatedly threatened to leave them if they didn’t start doing “something.”

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