FBI Denied 16 Year Old American Due Process Under Patriot Act

Wral.com is a local TV station in North Carolina, they have the details:

Sixteen-year-old Ashton Lundeby’s bedroom in his mother’s Granville County home is nothing, if not patriotic. Images of American flags are everywhere – on the bed, on the floor, on the wall.

But according to the United States government, the tenth-grade home-schooler is being held on a criminal complaint that he made a bomb threat from his home on the night of Feb. 15.

The family was at a church function that night, his mother, Annette Lundeby, said.

“Undoubtedly, they were given false information, or they would not have had 12 agents in my house with a widow and two children and three cats,” Lundeby said.

Around 10 p.m. on March 5, Lundeby said, armed FBI agents along with three local law enforcement officers stormed her home looking for her son. They handcuffed him and presented her with a search warrant.

WorldNetDaily has the update:

Ashton was then taken to a juvenile facility in South Bend, Ind., charged with making a bomb threat in Indiana from his home computer.

Allowed little access to see her son over the last two months, facing a court date that keeps being pushed back and given no information by FBI agents sitting behind a gag order on the case, Lundeby now says the USA Patriot Act has unjustly imprisoned an innocent boy and stripped her son of due process.

According to the WRAL-TV report, because a federal judge has issued a gag order in the case, the U.S. attorney in Indiana cannot comment on Lundeby, nor can the FBI.

Bloggers movement gains momentum for Patriot Act Repeal – Citing Ashton Lundeby case.

A hearing is scheduled for May 27 but Ashton’s mother says it has already been pushed forward several times.

Mrs. Lundeby says that for three of the weeks of her son’s detention she was refused the right to speak with him with authorities providing no explanation.

The use of the Patriot Act to detain an American teenager without charges and without the right to have the complaint against him aired in a public forum has generated an internet backlash against the Patriot Act and specifically its inconsistency with the U.S. Constitution.

Look up “free Ashton Lundeby” online, and the entries are increasing.

Justmytruth provided the contact information for the facility where Lundeby is being held, for those inclined to write and demand his freedom:

Dawn Buss, Superintendent

South Bend Juvenile Correction Facility

(574) 232-8808

4650 Old Cleveland Rd.

South Bend, IN 46628

21 thoughts on “FBI Denied 16 Year Old American Due Process Under Patriot Act

  1. It was only a matter of time before it happened to a US citizen on US soil. That it has happened on President Obama’s watch is chilling.

  2. That is becoming more clear by the day, Bluedahlia. Our government has taken on a life of its own and the machine must be preserved. This whole dance about war crimes investigation is getting no traction because the guilt doesn’t just belong to the Bush Administration.

    The machine is terrified that the public will discover just how they play the game. They do what is best to support Washington and the people rate a very distant 2nd.

      • The kid’s mother asked him not to make the prank phone calls anymore, and she assumes that’s the end of it. How about cutting off the internet feed? Dumping the computer? Get a clue, woman!

        I don’t agree with the way the government handled this, but I won’t be surprised if they prove he did what he’s accused of doing.

  3. I can’t even image how terrified this boy must be. Wondering am I ever getting out of here. All over what they are concluding is that his IP address was stolen. With the right computer savvy could happen to anyone of us.

  4. Thank you Lady Freedom for this find….All of us are being monatered, including old witch’s…The reason for less posting and dropping many site link’s..Blessings all, we need them….

  5. The truly puzzling aspect of this is why did they feel they had to resort to such extreme measures? Once they had the IP address and could mount this arrest, standard investigation should have been more than sufficient.

    The only reason I can come up with is the possibility the kid is tied in, not with foreign terrorists, but with our own home grown right wing types. Given his background, I would find that more likely.

  6. Back at ya Lady Freedom, Thank you for the hug’s and well wishes..The Bear and I are thriving well….Have dropped out of most everything…Only working on enviroment and wild life issues…For the most part..

    About your post here, know I am being monatered, my phone line and internet.Going to call and pitch a fit this morning..Blessings and hugs back at ya..

  7. Medjhiesco, what is strange is that they were getting pranks calls prior to this, the person was using his IP address to do it.

    I think they don’t want to admit they were wrong, the FBI would have egg all over their collective faces again. They have witnesses that confirm he was in church at the time of the supposed call.

    An extensive search of the home came up with absolutely nothing. Plus, add to that he is home-schooled. He doesn’t have as much access to building a large friend base as a person who is attending public school. His main means of meeting people is at church, that he attends with his family.

    It just doesn’t make any sense to me at all. This reminds me of the ludicrous “terrorist” watch list that has over a million names.

  8. Great to hear that Witch1. I’m spending alot of time getting my plants ready to put in my garden. It keeps me out of trouble 🙂

  9. Thanks for the update, Freedom. It is sounding more and more like a ‘Lucy, you have some splainin to do’ moment is long overdue.

  10. My yard work is nearly done, Lady Freedom…Only have 3 hanging basket’s and some vegi. plant’s to do..Bought some pretty wave petunias for them and will be all done in the next day or so..Still hugging my great trees and bought another new pyramidal type..I do love working out side…Happy planting….Blessings…Off to call and let the powers that be know I am not happy with their tapping my phone and internet..BTW it’s only been happening the past 2 month’s…P.B. & J

    • Good to see you, Great Lady. After the long winter, I’m glad you’re able to get out and make the world a prettier place. (((hugs)))

  11. The beauty of the Internet. Good job, 5th. That link explains a great deal. Maybe home schooling wasn’t such a good idea for Junior. It sounds like what he was looking for was attention and his shuttered life just wasn’t working for teaching him things like appropriate.

  12. Thank You Dear Lady Z and back at ya….Blessings..P. S. the phone guy is coming out this afternoon..Told them I don’t give a shit if they tap the damn phone but demand they be quiet about it..LOL…My RV park thinking….Do as you choose but be quiet while doing “it”….

    • Ha! That’s hilarious, Great Lady.

      If you get a chance, check back for tonight’s music night. There’s a new feature for posting music in your comments — should be a lot more fun than waiting for this lazy Critter to post music! 😀

  13. Just walk away. Maybe she is addicted already. Just sing a song. But FBI is like one of the bests in the world so its purely just performing its job i believe. : )

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