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Ex-FBI Agent Manis Unveils Book

Former FBI agent Wayne Manis has seen dark days in America. He went undercover to infiltrate the Political Far Left, a violent group in Chicago that plotted to blow up the Democratic National Convention in 1968. He was the only undercover agent in the force at that time. He had a few dangerously close encounters with the Dixie Mafia while working in Alabama in the 1970s. He chased fugitives across the Arizona desert in horseback, came face-to-face with hardcore members of the Ku Klux Klan and fought plenty of bad guys, including some of the most violent individuals in the "Silent Brotherhood/The Order" terrorist group and the Aryan Nations here in the Northwest in the 1980s. "Let me make something clear," he said. "I was never involved in the killing of anyone that didn't need it." Manis had his first book signing Saturday evening in the Human Rights Education Institute, where he talked about some of the experiences chronicled in his book, "The Street Agent"/Devin Heilman, Coeur d'Alene Press. More here. (Coeur d'Alene Press photo: Tess Freeman)




D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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