Jack Ryan (FBI agent)
John C. "Jack" Ryan (born 19 June 1938) is a former FBI agent and police officer. He had been an FBI agent between 1966 and 1987 before being fired for refusing to investigate nonviolent activists. He lost his job in September 1987 ten months short of retirement. He was thus ineligible for a full pension and had to live in a homeless shelter. In a report by the LA Times, he stated his belief that the Bureau could reinstate him to a position which would not conflict with his personal beliefs that U.S. involvement in Central America is "violent, illegal and immoral."
- Antony Schmitz, The Spy Who Said No, Mother Jones Magazine, April 1988, pp. 16-19.
- Bud Schultz, Ruth Schultz: The price of dissent: testimonies to political repression in America p. 372 
- Zinn, Howard, 2003, The Twentieth Century: A People's History, HarperCollins Publishing, New York, NY
- FBI Agent Fired for Beliefs Tries to Reclaim Job - Los Angeles Times Dec. 1987
- Hodge, James and Linda Cooper, 2004, Disturbing the Peace: The Story of Father Roy Bourgeois and the Movement to Close the School of the Americas, Orbis Books, Maryknoll, NY
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