Date Obtained: Feb 9th, 00
Record
available for review at 216-333-1810

Incident Report Ė Supplement
(added from Homeland Defe
Bureau Agent: T.C. Sikes
Intervie

Profile on SLANSKI:
Born: March 12, 1986

Comments:
Converted from Catholic. Conversion
probably pragmatically motivat
eye to career advancement.

AGENT SIKES
Good morning, Officer Slanski. My name is Claire Sikes. Iím with the Feds, and th
cozy bed to wrap up this mess.


SLANSKI
Mess? I guess thatís o


AGENT SIKES
OK, letís just step through the formalities.


SLAN
Thatís not an FBI badge.


AGENT SIKES
No, itís not. Officer Slanski, do you understand that this
incident on the seventh of February?


SLANSKI
I do.


AGENT SIKES
And do you understand that what yo
truth will constitute perjury and be punishable as such?


SLANSKI
Do I need a lawyer here, or a union rep?


AGENT SIKES
Do you understand?


SLANSKI
I do.


AGENT SIKES
So. February seventh.


SLANSKI
I was walking my beató


AGENT SIKES
Walking? Isnít there a civilian patro


SLANSKI
I like to do it myself every few days. People will tell you stuff if they know you.


AGENT SIKES
Very commendable Iím sure.


SLANSKI
I got a 10-48 to the Star Chamber so I got


AGENT SIKES
Star Chamber?


SLAN
Thatís what they call the building. They used to print the Star out of there, back when there were newspapers.


AGENT SIKES
But the building is empty now.


SLANSKI
Yes.


AGENT SIKES
And locals call it the Star Chamber.


SLANSKI
(no res


AGENT SIKES
Officer Slanski? You seem to be taking a long time to answer the question.


SLANSKI
Iím trying to guess how much you know already.


AGENT SIKES
I know.
Why donít you assume I know everything, and go from there? It will save time.


SLANSKI
No, itís just called the Star Bui
space. Thatís the Star Chamber.


AGENT SIKES
Which is a Önightclub?


SLANSKI
Itís just a place. Sometimes people get together there. Sometimes they play some music. Itís not very organi-
zed, as far as I


AGENT SIKES
As far as you know? I would think it would be your job to find out exactly how organized it was.


SLANS
I guess Iím not a very good


AGENT SIKES
Actually, you know, I was looking
boss, districts under your supervision have consistently reported violent crime rates 15 to 20 percent belo
parable districts matched by demo-profiles.


SLANSKI
Thereís good people in the district.


AGENT SIKES
Curiously, your districts also consistently under-report violations of the Freedom Act.


SLANSKI
Itís pretty sleepy out here.


AGENT SIKES
Criminal speech, negligent morale, that sort of thing.


SLANSKI
People just w


AGENT
The difference is, citizens tend to report violent crime, whereas usually law enforcement office
Act investigations. But you donít have much of an arrest record on that score.


SLANSKI
Thereís a lot of law-abidin


AGENT SIKES
(no response)


SLANSKI
(no response)


AGENT SIKES
Did you know any of the dead?


SLANSKI
What?


AGENT SIKES
The dead. There were 112 people loc
They were murdered over the course of 2 days, hunted down and torn to bloody pieces. Iím asking if you knew
any of them.


SLANSKI
Yeah.


AGENT SIKES
Do you find yourself wondering if they would have been alive if you had shut that place down? I mean, if I was you,
thatíd be all I could think


SLANSKI
(no response)


AGENT S
You answered the 10


SLANSKI
When I got there a couple of feds were already stringing quarantine tape.


AGENT SIKES
Could you hear anything?


SLANSKI
Screams. Screaming and yelling. People beating on the doors


AGENT SIKES
By Feds you mean people like me.


SLANSKI
Yes.


AGENT SIKES
What was


SLANSKI
Crowd control. Some phone calls got out. We had people showing up trying to get into the Star building.


AGENT SIKES
And your job was to keep them back.


SLANSKI
People had kids in there. Brothers and sisters.


AGENT SIKES
And according to these notes, you did your job very well.


SLANSKI
It wasnít my wife or kid dying in there.


AGENT SIKES
But you were ďsick about the fucking feds and you wanted to kill someone.Ē


SLANSKI
The psychologist?


AGENT SIKES
Donít be paranoid, Officer Slanski. The psychologist turned ov


SLANSKI
Of course she did.


AGENT SIKES
Apparently she isnít as willing to look the other way as you are when it comes to subversive thoughts. About some
things, maybeóbut in the face of a terrorist incident which had just taken the lives of 112 AmericansÖ.


SLANSK I
ím not a fucking politician. I just said it made me sick to hear those people in there. There wasnít anything we could
have done? I canít believe there wa


AGENT SIKES
Try.


SLANSKI
(no response)


AGENT SIKES
Hard.


SLANSKI
(no response)


AGENT SIKES
Two days later you were called back to the scene. Describe what happened


SLANSKI
You know what happened.


AGENT SIKES
Yes, but Iím very thor


SLANSKI
Crowd control again. A bunch of guys in bunny suits went into the building with some very serious equipment.


AGENT SIKES

What kind of equipment?


SLANSKI
I donít know. Flamet


AGENT SIKES
And then?


SLANSKI
Then nothing. Thatís it.


AGENT SIKES
(no resp


SLANSKI
There was an agent.


AGENT SIKES
Yes.


SLANS
Like you. Same badges.


AG ENT SIKE S
Yes.


SLANSKI
And thatís it. She ran the clean-up. Went inside, saw what she came to see I assume, pul
and left.


AGENT SIKES
Not quite


SLANSKI
Listen, I really donít need to k


AGENT SIKES
Yes. I have pictures of your little girl. Would you like to see them?


S LANS KI
(no res ponse)


AGENT SIKES
I like this one the best.


SLANSKI
(No response)


AGENT SIKES
The other agent wasnít quite like me.


SLANSKI
Fuck.
I wasnít trying anything. I


AG ENT SIKES
(no response)


SLAN SKI
She smelled strange. Coppery. She brushed by me as s
in my mouth just for a second.


AGENT SIKES
Anything else?


SLANSKI
(no response)


AGENT SIK ES
Jeff, I canít help you if you arenít 100


SLANSKI
She was crying.


AGEN
But that wasnít the strange


SLANSKI
And her tears were orange.


AGENT SIKES
Thatís right, th


S LANSKI
I didnít mean to see that!


AGENT SIKES
I know.

And, Iím sorry.

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Date Obtained: Feb 9th, 0000
Recorded Phone Conversation
available for review at 216-333-1810

Incident Report Ė Supplemental
(added from Homeland Defense files per the reciprocal filesharing protocols mandated in the Document Sharing and Profiling Act)
Bureau Agent: T.C. Sikes
Interviewing: Police Sgt. Jeff Slanski

Profile on SLANSKI:
Born: March 12, 1986 Height: 6í0Ē Worship: New Evangelical

Comments:
Converted from Catholic. Conversion
probably pragmatically motivated, with
eye to career advancement.

AGENT SIKES
Good morning, Officer Slanski. My name is Claire Sikes. Iím with the Feds, and they have yanked me out of my
cozy bed to wrap up this mess.


SLANSKI
Mess? I guess thatís one word for it.


AGENT SIKES
OK, letís just step through the formalities.


SLANSKI
Thatís not an FBI badge.


AGENT SIKES
No, itís not. Officer Slanski, do you understand that this is an official inquiry into events surrounding the terrorist
incident on the seventh of February?


SLANSKI
I do.


AGENT SIKES
And do you understand that what you say today is held to be under the force of oath, and any deviations from the
truth will constitute perjury and be punishable as such?


SLANSKI
Do I need a lawyer here, or a union rep?


AGENT SIKES
Do you understand?


SLANSKI
I do.


AGENT SIKES
So. February seventh.


SLANSKI
I was walking my beató


AGENT SIKES
Walking? Isnít there a civilian patrol for that?


SLANSKI
I like to do it myself every few days. People will tell you stuff if they know you.


AGENT SIKES
Very commendable Iím sure.


SLANSKI
I got a 10-48 to the Star Chamber so I got there as fast as I could.


AGENT SIKES
Star Chamber?


SLANSKI
Thatís what they call the building. They used to print the Star out of there, back when there were newspapers.


AGENT SIKES
But the building is empty now.


SLANSKI
Yes.


AGENT SIKES
And locals call it the Star Chamber.


SLANSKI
(no response)


AGENT SIKES
Officer Slanski? You seem to be taking a long time to answer the question.


SLANSKI
Iím trying to guess how much you know already.


AGENT SIKES
I know.
Why donít you assume I know everything, and go from there? It will save time.


SLANSKI
No, itís just called the Star Building. But underground, where the printing presses used to be, thereís a big open
space. Thatís the Star Chamber.


AGENT SIKES
Which is a Önightclub?


SLANSKI
Itís just a place. Sometimes people get together there. Sometimes they play some music. Itís not very organi-
zed, as far as I know.


AGENT SIKES
As far as you know? I would think it would be your job to find out exactly how organized it was.


SLANSKI
I guess Iím not a very good cop.


AGENT SIKES
Actually, you know, I was looking at the stats for your districts. Over the last eight years, when you have been shift
boss, districts under your supervision have consistently reported violent crime rates 15 to 20 percent below com-
parable districts matched by demo-profiles.


SLANSKI
Thereís good people in the district.


AGENT SIKES
Curiously, your districts also consistently under-report violations of the Freedom Act.


SLANSKI
Itís pretty sleepy out here.


AGENT SIKES
Criminal speech, negligent morale, that sort of thing.


SLANSKI
People just want to watch TV.


AGENT SIKES
The difference is, citizens tend to report violent crime, whereas usually law enforcement officers are driving Freedom
Act investigations. But you donít have much of an arrest record on that score.


SLANSKI
Thereís a lot of law-abiding folks in my district. Just bad luck, I guess.


AGENT SIKES
(no response)


SLANSKI
(no response)


AGENT SIKES
Did you know any of the dead?


SLANSKI
What?


AGENT SIKES
The dead. There were 112 people locked in an underground nightclub you permitted to operate in your district.
They were murdered over the course of 2 days, hunted down and torn to bloody pieces. Iím asking if you knew
any of them.


SLANSKI
Yeah.


AGENT SIKES
Do you find yourself wondering if they would have been alive if you had shut that place down? I mean, if I was you,
thatíd be all I could think about.


SLANSKI
(no response)


AGENT SIKES
You answered the 10-48 and went immediately to the Star Chamber.


SLANSKI
When I got there a couple of feds were already stringing quarantine tape.


AGENT SIKES
Could you hear anything?


SLANSKI
Screams. Screaming and yelling. People beating on the doors, but the feds had already padlocked all the doors.


AGENT SIKES
By Feds you mean people like me.


SLANSKI
Yes.


AGENT SIKES
What was your role?


SLANSKI
Crowd control. Some phone calls got out. We had people showing up trying to get into the Star building.


AGENT SIKES
And your job was to keep them back.


SLANSKI
People had kids in there. Brothers and sisters.


AGENT SIKES
And according to these notes, you did your job very well.


SLANSKI
It wasnít my wife or kid dying in there.


AGENT SIKES
But you were ďsick about the fucking feds and you wanted to kill someone.Ē


SLANSKI
The psychologist? You have a bug in the fucking office of the police psychologist?


AGENT SIKES
Donít be paranoid, Officer Slanski. The psychologist turned over her records voluntarily.


SLANSKI
Of course she did.


AGENT SIKES
Apparently she isnít as willing to look the other way as you are when it comes to subversive thoughts. About some
things, maybeóbut in the face of a terrorist incident which had just taken the lives of 112 AmericansÖ.


SLANSKI I
ím not a fucking politician. I just said it made me sick to hear those people in there. There wasnít anything we could
have done? I canít believe there wasnít anything.


AGENT SIKES
Try.


SLANSKI
(no response)


AGENT SIKES
Hard.


SLANSKI
(no response)


AGENT SIKES
Two days later you were called back to the scene. Describe what happened then.


SLANSKI
You know what happened.


AGENT SIKES
Yes, but Iím very thorough, so Iíd like to hear you tell it. Tell me what happened yesterday.


SLANSKI
Crowd control again. A bunch of guys in bunny suits went into the building with some very serious equipment.


AGENT SIKES

What kind of equipment?


SLANSKI
I donít know. Flamethrowers and shit.


AGENT SIKES
And then?


SLANSKI
Then nothing. Thatís it.


AGENT SIKES
(no response)


SLANSKI
There was an agent.


AGENT SIKES
Yes.


SLANSKI
Like you. Same badges.


AGENT SIKES
Yes.


SLANSKI
And thatís it. She ran the clean-up. Went inside, saw what she came to see I assume, pulled out the decon unit
and left.


AGENT SIKES
Not quite like me.


SLANSKI
Listen, I really donít need to know anything here. Iím not a great cop but I like the job, I like the guys, I like my family.


AGENT SIKES
Yes. I have pictures of your little girl. Would you like to see them?


SLANSKI
(no response)


AGENT SIKES
I like this one the best. She looks adorable.


SLANSKI
(No response)


AGENT SIKES
The other agent wasnít quite like me.


SLANSKI
Fuck.
I wasnít trying anything. I was just being polite, I just opened the car door for christís sake.


AGENT SIKES
(no response)


SLANSKI
She smelled strange. Coppery. She brushed by me as she got in the car and it was like I had a penny
in my mouth just for a second.


AGENT SIKES
Anything else?


SLANSKI
(no response)


AGENT SIKES
Jeff, I canít help you if you arenít 100 percentó


SLANSKI
She was crying.


AGENT SIKES
But that wasnít the strange part.


SLANSKI
And her tears were orange.


AGENT SIKES
Thatís right, they were.


SLANSKI
I didnít mean to see that!


AGENT SIKES
I know.

And, Iím sorry.

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