By Alex Constantine
A hawk in a dove's nest: Anacapa Sciences, Inc. is a military contractor situated in the commercial district of Santa Barbara, CA, a few blocks from the downtown shopping district (Photo: Alex Constantine) I first encountered Anacapa Sciences, Inc. while researching the career of Evelle Younger, California attorney general, 1971- 79 (see first entry below). The company is still in business, so I searched the web for the address in Santa Barbara -- 301 East Carrillo Street. The Google street view is of an unassuming, staid two-story stucco office building -- ostensibly, it could be a small accounting or law firm -- at the corner of E. Carrillo and Garden Streets.
ARMY - $5,157,392 NAVY - $3,941,976 AIR FORCE - $3,420,441 National Highway Traffic Safety Administration - $988,000 NASA - $50,383
Prodded by cat-killing curiosity, I Google-searched for other occupants -- and was startled to discover that the ground-floor office is leased to LOIS CAPPS, the Democratic congresswoman from the 23rd District of California. Small town. The congresswoman fills a vacant seat in the House of Representatives left by her late husband, US Rep. Walter Capps. Walter was an activist who cut his political teeth as an anti-war dissident. He was claimed by a heart attack at Dulles Airport in October 1997, nine months into his term.
But Rep. Capps isn't the only Anacapa Sciences, Inc. neighbor of interest. Next door, at 1028 Garden Street, we found the Spiritualist Church of the Comforter, a cult that channels spirits of the dead. The Spiritualist Church has a long history in the Santa Barbara area. I had to see Anacapa up close, so I drove down to Carrillo Street, circled the block, slowed in front of the building -- and the firm's security guards were already aware of me. Computers must track any vehicle suspiciously circling the block and signals security personnel inside. A guard with the largest, fiercest German shephard I'd ever seen was waiting for me in the open garage. Man and beast glared conspicuously as I coasted by.
What exactly is Anacapa Sciences, Inc.? Only a pocket of the intelligence community situated on a quiet, shady commercial street. Most Santa Barbara residents would likely oppose the firm's presence, if they had even heard of it:
Transcript of Mae Brussell’s broadcast from KLRB, Carmel, California, August 4, 1978
Anti-"Terrorism" and Government Surveillance
... The following is information was supplied by Jim Horwitz of Los Angeles. ... Jim Horwitz has a newsletter, Vol. 4, No. 6, about Evelle Younger. Younger’s "Organized Crime Collector School (he advertises himself as a "spy czar") is actually an anti-terrorist Red school. Our country is no longer chasing communists. We’re doing trade with Russia and China. They are looking for "terrorists," and they will become the excuse to open our mail and break into newspaper offices, keep people under surveillance and do anything they want under the cover of "terrorism." Anacapa Sciences, Inc. is a mystery firm hired for politically and paramilitary-motivated campaigns to get dissidents. In Zaire, it is General Motors which is sending in troops. Private corporations work with the Department of Defense and the CIA so we don’t have to declare war, and the FBI doesn’t have to half its underground work. Mr. FBI Webster sent 80 informers to monitor the terrorists’ work. Then the private corporations get money from the government, and the FBI can look at you and say, "We only have 80 agents on this subject." But Anacapa, whose cover is organized crime, is setting up national, as in "Gestapo"– national training schools. They will work with local police officers. Hitler worked with Interpol. Hitler had the best police system. It was not only national, but included Vienna, Poland, Hungary and Romania, and then it became international. Swat teams are formed under all this and they want more swat teams for urban counter-insurgencies and for the militarization of the police forces, with headquarters to be in Los Angeles, California. Daryl Gates, chief of the Los Angeles Police Department was under the influence of Ed Davis. In San Francisco, Charles Gains is the Chief of Police. Gains ran the FBI counter-intelligence program in Oakland against the Black Panthers, before he was made Chief of Police in San Francisco. Oakland is the third police center in America. Anacapa is linked with the CIA. It shares with them their anti-terrorist money. Anacapa’s project director is Jack Kinney of Air Force Intelligence, who is also a top secret National Security Agency executive. Anacapa is also tied to officers of Nay Intelligence, the Defense Intelligence Agency, and has reciprocal relations with the CIA. Evelle Younger’s influence reaches through the Organized Crime Collectors School. ... Younger works with the Organized Crime Collectors School and Anacapa, and also with a group in Washington D.C. called the "Psychological Assessment Associates (PAA). PAA is a deep cover CIA’s proprietary that worked with behavior modification-like experiments. ... http://www.newsmakingnews.com/mbtrans8,4,78mormon.htm
... One of the most unique private outfits linked to LEIU is the California-based Anacapa Sciences Incorporated. Anacapa Sciences is a Santa Barbara consulting firm that establishes political intelligence operations. It helped computerize the LEIU files, and designed the urban terrorism course for California's Western Regional Organized Crime Training Institute. The course clearly includes training on how to monitor the lawful political activity of dissenters. San Francisco Bay area reporter Bill Wallace found that Anacapa's founder and corporate director, Douglas Harris, assisted in developing criminal intelligence courses for California, Michigan, Texas, Canada and the Drug Enforcement Administration. Graduates of Anacapa's political intelligence courses have already established an impressive track record of trampling on the constitutional rights of persons challenging the status quo. After Anacapa set up a program for the Texas Department of Public Safety, the Department was accused of amassing files on the Dallas anti-nuclear group Citizens' Association for Safe Energy. California graduates of Anacapa-spawned courses infiltrated and assisted in the arrest of members of the non-violent anti-nuclear Abalone Alliance during a demonstration at California's Diablo Canyon nuclear reactor. The Abalone infiltrators were part of a police unit set up by Anacapa with a $30,000 grant from the Law Enforcement Assistance Administration report, reported Wallace.
About the LEIU; "Organized Crime" as a Cover for Political Spying
... The Law Enforcement Intelligence Unit was formed in 1956 at a San Francisco meeting of representatives of 26 law enforcement agencies from seven western states. LEIU was later expanded to encompass agencies from many other states. The official purpose of the group was
Re: Police Intelligence Training, Anacapa Sciences, Roy Godson & Iran Contra
Dr. Harris has designed and evaluated many innovations in intelligence analysis, including both manual and computer-based techniques, and has conducted training in these techniques since 1971. He has conducted intelligence analysis courses and workshops for agencies in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Venezuela, Serbia, and Singapore, and for the United Nations. He has also developed web-based training to support distance learning in intelligence analysis. He has formal training in psychology, statistics, engineering, and naval science, with a Ph.D. from Purdue University.
Human Factors and Ergonomics Society: fellow; president (1983-1984); associate editor and editorial board of Human Factors (1968-1987); Jack Kraft Innovator Award (1975); most outstanding article Ergonomics in Design (2002); Distinguished Service Award (2003) Fellow, American Psychological Association and American Psychological Society Director and Vice President, Board of Certification in Professional Ergonomics (1994-1998). National Research Council: Chair, Committee on Human Factors; Chair, Panel on Organizational Linkages (1985-1993); Member, Com http://www.anacapasciences.com/staff/dharris/index.html
ANACAPA SCIENCES, INC. P. O. Drawer a Santa Barbara, CA 93102
Anacapa offers a variety of programs designed to train investigators, analysts, and people who run investigative units in all the techniques required to successfully investigate and prosecute complex crimes. While not limited to law enforcement personnel, much of their catalog certainly leans in that direction. Selections include such things as analytical investigation methods (five- days of link analysis, event and commodity flow charting, financial profiles and case development), criminal intelligence analysis, financial manipulation analysis, advanced intelligence analysis (this course uses computers and highlights the analytical skills using the computer network analysis method.) Anacapa holds its courses on a worldwide basis and falls into the medium ($400 - $1,000) price range. http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:VUSaETwj7IcJ:www.beyondweird.com/survival/sschools.html+%22anacapa+sciences%22+and+spies&cd=3&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us
Arizona DPS/RMIN Barbados Financial Intelligence Unit Department of Homeland Security, Vermont Service Center Drug Enforcement Administration, Puerto Rico Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Customs Service Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Police Department Federal Bureau of Investigation Financial Information Center (FinCEN) Florida Department of Law Enforcement Georgia Bureau of Investigation Henderson, Nevada, Police Department Jamaica Ministry of National Security Louisiana State Police New Mexico Investigation Support Pierce County, Washington, Prosecutor's Office Pittsburgh Police Department Singapore Police Department Sioux City, Iowa, Police Department South Carolina State Police Suffolk County, New York, Police Department Tennessee District 2 Homeland Security Trinidad and Tobago Special Anti-Crime Unit United Nations (Bosnia and Herzegovina) United States Army CID United States Drug Enforcement Administration, Puerto Rico United States Embassy (Cyprus) United States Embassy (Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania) United States Internal Revenue Service United States Marshal Service http://www.anacapatraining.com/clientlisting/index.html
Includes "Navy surveillance systems," "Design of topside combat systems," "Requirements for small anti-submarine warfare ships," "Tactical visualization aids for integrated electronic warfare," "Special Operations," etc.
INCLUDES: Crowd Management Research and Development. " ... funded by the military ... " Computer-aided intelligence analysis. "Developed the Criminal Network Analysis (CNA) program desktop computers. The program produces network diagrams and flow charts from fragmented information inputs, in response to specific analytical requests of users." Nuclear weapons security. (Navy Personnel Research and Development Center) Development of intelligence systems. Developed criminal intelligence systems for the U.S. Department of Justice (Immigration and Naturalization Service) and for the U.S. Department of Treasury (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms) Critical Thinking Training for Intelligence Analysis. (Air Force). Techniques for investigation and intelligence analysis. (California Department of Justice and Anacapa Sciences, Inc.)Intelligence analysis techniques for Singapore Police. (Republic of Singapore Police) Intelligence management. Developed management techniques for commanders of law enforcement intelligence units (California Department of Justice), etc. http://www.anacapasciences.com/projects/completed/lawenforcement/index.html