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  • Brian Fox, Fairbanks
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A few weeks ago, Alaska State Trooper Gary Tellep killed an acquaintance of mine, Thom Gruenig. I do not believe the troopers’ story of what led up to that event.

In 1999, Thom and I did a broadcast on his Experiment Alpha show (on KSUA radio) that exposed government corruption and abuses, including in the Fairbanks area. That broadcast upset many people in law enforcement and government at large. It was accurate and repeated worldwide.

Shortly after, I started getting harassed and followed by multiple entities connected to the people described on the air. In various events that involved Troopers, they have refused to answer questions about their presence, though law states I have the right to know, especially on or around my property. Even their directors and commissioners evade my questions.

I believe there is a conspiracy by intelligence and law enforcement in Alaska, a sort of cult with an oath of silence.

I do not see how Thom Gruenig would have killed his mother. There is more to it, but I will respect the Gruenig family and hope that they and others demand the truth. Don’t just accept what the state of Alaska has to say.


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