Tabitha Fringe Chase

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Tabitha Fringe Chase (a.k.a. Tabby Chase; born July 24, 1977)[1] is one of the first US activists investigated by the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force[2] to come forward publicly alerting the media to the targeting of activists under the USA PATRIOT Act.

The FBI domestic terrorism investigation began in 2004.[2] She and her attorney Ken Driggs were interviewed by the FBI in 2005.[3] Her redacted FBI file was obtained in 2006 by the American Civil Liberties Union via the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).[2] The FBI has never commented to the media on her investigation, nor have they ever officially closed the investigation. The investigation itself was centered entirely upon her political affiliations[2] with no direct indication of any wrongdoing on her part. No reason for the investigation to have ever begun was released either in the FOIA or to the media.[2]

She was one of two persons who disrobed publicly in protest of the proposed “baggy pants ban” in Atlanta in 2007, creating a media row that helped to stall the legislation in committee.[4] She is a former employee of The Chamber and The Clermont Lounge. She is a street medic, a member of the IWW #690 (sex trade workers), a former stripper, a former dominatrix, a bartender, a former fetish club promoter in Atlanta, Georgia with Agoraphobia Productions, a vegan, and web designer.[5]

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  1. ^ ACLU FOIA request PDF
  2. ^ a b c d e ACLU FOIA request PDF, This is what FBI harassment looks like, ACLU Georgia Uncovers Pentagon Spying Files, America's Least Trusted
  3. ^ This is what FBI harassment looks like, ACLU Georgia Uncovers Pentagon Spying Files, America's Least Trusted
  4. ^ Saggy trouser ban hit by race and liberty row, Atlanta weighs in on baggy pants debate, Baggy trousers upset Atlanta residents
  5. ^ America's Least Trusted: How a Clermont stripper ended up under FBI surveillance

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