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Postby msfreeh » Wed Apr 02, 2014 7:27 pm

Understanding how taxpayer funded FBI agents control the FBI Brand while controlling the corporate owned/run media.

Note the link I posted below from the was tampered with.
see more info about the FBI Top Echelon program at conclusion of this post.

Because of the groundbreaking work of Salt Lake City attorney Jesse Trentadue and Forensic Investigator Angela Clemente we now know
a little more about the secret FBI Sensitive Informant/Top Echelon Informant programs. Yes that is plural.
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Taxpayer funded FBI agents have placed informants in low level to upper level management positions in radio,television and print media.
In place for over 60 years these informants provide the eyes and ears for the FBI Rapid Response Team set up to neutralize any negative press about the death squad activities of FBI agents.

This team has been successful in keeping the evidence out of the media of the FBI 's assassination of President Kennedy and Martin Luther King.
More recently the FBI has managed to cover up it's role in creating the 1993 1st World Trade Center bombing; Oklahoma City bombing; 911; Boston Marathon bombing; Omargh bombing in Ireland and the Mumbai Terrorist Attack in India .FBI agents also took the lead role in the coverup of the Lockerbie Plane bombing and the explosion of TWA Flight 800 over Long Island.

Some examples of the FBI control of media had the History Channel stop showing and selling it's documentary about the the FBI role in assassinating President Kennedy called THE GUILTY MEN see ... ed_Kennedy" onclick=";return false;

FBI agents created a media blackout of the 1999 trial in Memphis where a jury declared FBI agents had assassinated Martin Luther King see ... posed.html" onclick=";return false;

The FBI has used your tax dime to hire broadcast journalists to maintain the FBI Brand 24/7.

Here is an example.

Dallas FBI Supervisor Lori Bailey was pulled over DUI driving the wrong way on the freeway.Nothing happened to her and the charges
were dropped. see ... guilty-to/" onclick=";return false;

Prior to this event she had entrapped environmentalists in a group called Earth First to bomb power lines in the Arizona Desert
in FBI Operation Thermicon. ... 788970.php" onclick=";return false;

In today's news FBI supervisor Lori Bailey is featured by the FBI Press Managers.........

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02 APR 2014

Tami Kayea is a battalion chief with the Dallas Fire-Rescue Department.

Kayea was one of five women who spoke at Eastfield’s “Women of Courage” event on March 18, which was part of the college’s celebration of Women’s History Month.

The event also featured Eastfield student and U.S. Army Sgt. Krystal Lacey-Fuller, retired FBI agent Lori E. Bailey and two police officers from the TLC reality series, “Police Women of Dallas,” Police Sgt. Tracy Jones and police officer Yvette Gonzalez.

Brother of Murder Victim Seeks Details of FBI's u2018Sensitive Informant Program'

By Bob McCarty

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Salt Lake City attorney Jesse Trentadue filed a motion Monday asking a federal judge to determine whether he is entitled to limited discovery into the FBI’s u201CSensitive Informant Program.u201D

Trentadue Motion for Discovery 1-28-13 Click to download copy of motion (pdf).

In his motion, Trentadue described the program as one used by the bureau “to recruit and/or place informants on the staffs of members of the United States Congress and perhaps even federal judges, in the national media, within other federal agencies as well as the White House, on defense teams in high-profile federal and/or state criminal prosecutions, inside state and local law enforcement agencies, and even among the clergy of organized religions.”

Trentadue’s interest in the program stems from questions that have surfaced during his ongoing investigation into the death of Kenneth Trentadue, his brother who died in 1995 under suspicious circumstances while in custody at the U.S. Bureau of Prisons Federal Transfer Center in Oklahoma City, months after the Oklahoma City Bombing.

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With his latest legal maneuver, Trentadue hopes to convince Judge Clark Waddoups to compel the FBI to provide all documentation outlining what he describes in the motion as an “unlawful and unconstitutional domestic spying program.”

The maneuver comes almost four weeks after the FBI answered a federal court complaint Trentadue filed under the Freedom of Information Act to obtain copies of the manual the FBI uses to recruit and place u201Csensitive informants.u201D Citing national security concerns as the basis for their response, FBI officials answered that complaint by saying they u201Ccan neither confirm nor deny the allegations [of the Complaint] regarding its confidential informant program.u201D

Shown below, Trentadue’s definition of a “sensitive informant” is, perhaps, the most interesting aspect of his motion:

“…the term ‘Sensitive Informant’ is defined as anyone acting, directly or indirectly and with or without any compensation, on behalf of the FBI as a member of, person associated with or otherwise a participant in or observer of the activity or activities of an entity, organization, group, governmental agency or unit, association of organizations or individuals, public official, member of Congress, judge, cleric and/or religious or political organization AND who does not disclose or reveal to such entity, organization, group, governmental agency or unit, association of organizations or individuals, public official, member of Congress, judge, cleric and/or religious or political organization his or her FBI affiliation.

“A Sensitive Informant is, in other words, some one who is acting, directly or indirectly, on behalf of the FBI as an undisclosed participant in or observer of the activity or activities of an entity, organization, group, governmental agency or unit, association of organizations or individuals, public official, member of Congress, judge, cleric and/or religious or political organization.

“The term ‘Sensitive Informant’ likewise includes what the FBI's current terminology refers to as a ‘Confidential Human Source’ including any and all sub-categories of Confidential Human Sources such as, but not limited to, what the FBI refers to as a ‘Privileged Confidential Human Source,’ who is someone reporting confidential information to the FBI in violation of a privilege such as an attorney reporting his client's confidential communications, a physician reporting upon his patient's medical or mental condition, a cleric informing on a member of his or her church or other religious organization, etc.

In his motion, Trentadue requested the judge order FBI officials to answer 11 critical questions about the scope of their “Sensitive Informant Program” prior to a yet-to-be-scheduled hearing during which, according to Trentadue, FBI officials have said they will file a motion for summary judgment to prevent him access to the information he seeks.

Looking only for numbers of Sensitive Informants and not for specific names from the FBI, Trentadue’s questions target the time frame, “since January 1, 1995.” In short, he wants to know whether or not the agency has had Sensitive Informants inside a variety of government and non-governmental organizations.

Among the government organizations mentioned in his queries were the state and federal court systems, the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate, federal agencies other than the FBI, federal prosecutors’ offices, and law enforcement agencies at the municipal, county and state levels.

Among non-governmental agencies, he listed management positions inside news organizations, including but not limited to, the following: Associated Press, ABC, CBS, CNN, FOX, MSNBC, NBC, NPR, PBS, Reuters or Scripps-Howard; Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Miami Herald, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and/or Washington Post; The Daily Beast, Mother Jones, The New American, Newsweek, TIME and/or U.S. News & World Report.

Curiously, he also asked whether the FBI has had a Sensitive Informant(s) who was a cleric or member of the clergy in any religious organization.

Though I doubt the FBI will answer Trentadue’s questions, I’m convinced the attorney will continue fighting until he learns the whole truth about his brother’s death and, perhaps, about the Oklahoma City Bombing, too.

Untold Stories of the OKC Bombing Click to read other posts in my series, “Untold Stories of the OKC Bombing.”

To appreciate the full scope and breadth of Trentadue’s latest effort, I suggest you read the motion. It’s one of more than two-dozen posts I've published in my series, Untold Stories of the Oklahoma City Bombing. Included in the series are more than a dozen posts about Trentadue’s pursuit of the truth.

If you don't have time to peruse it all, simply read my Sept. 11, 2012, post, One-Hour Video Will Chill You, or watch the video below.

Reprinted with permission from

Bob McCarty is the author of Three Days In August: A U.S. Army Special Forces Soldier's Fight For Military Justice, a nonfiction book that's available in paperback and ebook via most online booksellers, including His second book, The CLAPPER MEMO, is coming soon.
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Postby survivaldealer » Tue May 13, 2014 9:32 am

The media should be hot on this. Public awareness is minimal. Public apathy is great.

Satan controls the media and the public education system and for the most part, universities.

Dumbed down citizens with no idea what is really going on is the reason people care so little about politics and government secret combinations that they vote in a president because of his skin color in spite of his having not a single qualification for the job.

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Postby msfreeh » Sat May 17, 2014 9:53 am

George Orwell sez Secret Service borrowing from the FBI playbook
Utah taxpayers allow FBI Agents to use their tax dime to keep evidence
out of mainstream media that FBI agents helped assassinate President Kennedy and Martin Luther King.How?
By agents using your taxes to hire members of mainstream media to run the $100 million annual budget FBI office of public relations.

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The U.S. Secret Service is looking for a few good people — to train them in how to handle the press.

The elite law enforcement agency has been beset by bad news over the past two years, including several incidents of agent misconduct, questions about whether the service is suffering a leadership failure and a heap of congressional investigations.

The Secret Service monitored Brenda Allen and her family for months. The surveillance came after an altercation with her neighbor, who worked for former Secret Service Director Mark Sullivan.​

The Secret Service monitored Brenda Allen and her family for months. The surveillance came after an altercation with her neighbor, who worked for former Secret Service Director Mark Sullivan.​

The agency has been trying to recover from a series of unflattering reports since 2012, when a dozen agents were implicated in bringing prostitutes to their hotel while on a presidential trip to Cartagena, Colombia. This week, The Washington Post revealed that agents protecting the White House perimeter were ordered to abandon their posts for at least two months in 2011 to help provide security for the Secret Service director’s friend, an assignment they called “Operation Moonlight.”
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Postby msfreeh » Tue May 20, 2014 10:48 am

Book details FBI use of the. media

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Postby msfreeh » Wed Jun 04, 2014 8:32 am

Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Operation Mockingbird was a secret campaign by the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to influence media. Begun in the 1950s, it was initially organized by Cord Meyer and Allen W. Dulles, it was later led by Frank Wisner after Dulles became the head of the CIA. The organization recruited leading American journalists into a network to help present the CIA's views, and funded some student and cultural organizations, and magazines as fronts. As it developed, it also worked to influence foreign media and political campaigns, in addition to activities by other operating units of the CIA.

In addition to earlier exposés of CIA activities in foreign affairs, in 1966 Ramparts magazine published an article revealing that the National Student Association was funded by the CIA. The United States Congress investigated, and published its report in 1976. Other accounts were also published. The media operation was first called Mockingbird in Deborah Davis's 1979 book, Katharine the Great: Katharine Graham and her Washington Post Empire.[1]


1 History
1.1 Directorate for Plans
1.2 Guatemala
1.3 First exposure
1.4 Church Committee investigations
1.5 "Family Jewels" report
2 See also
3 Further reading
4 References
5 External links


In 1948, Frank Wisner was appointed director of the Office of Special Projects (OSP). Soon afterwards OSP was renamed the Office of Policy Coordination (OPC). This became the covert action branch of the Central Intelligence Agency. Wisner was told to create an organization that concentrated on "propaganda, economic warfare; preventive direct action, including sabotage, anti-sabotage, demolition and evacuation measures; subversion against hostile states, including assistance to underground resistance groups, and support of indigenous anti-Communist elements in threatened countries of the free world."[2] Later that year Wisner established Mockingbird, a program to influence foreign media. Wisner recruited Philip Graham from The Washington Post to run the project within the industry. According to Deborah Davis in Katharine the Great; "By the early 1950s, Wisner 'owned' respected members of The New York Times, Newsweek, CBS and other communications vehicles."[3] Wisner called this propaganda network the "Mighty Wurlitzer".[4]

In 1951, Allen W. Dulles persuaded Cord Meyer to join the CIA. However, there is evidence that he was recruited several years earlier and had been spying on the liberal internationalist organizations he had been a member of in the late 1940s.[5] According to Deborah Davis, Meyer became Mockingbird's "principal operative."[6]
"I’m proud they asked me and proud to have done it" - Stewart Alsop [7]

After 1953, the network was overseen by Allen W. Dulles, director of the CIA. By this time, Operation Mockingbird had a major influence over 25 newspapers and wire agencies. The usual methodology was placing reports developed from intelligence provided by the CIA to witting or unwitting reporters. Those reports would then be repeated or cited by the preceding reporters which in turn would then be cited throughout the media wire services. These networks were run by people with well-known liberal but pro-American big business and anti-Soviet views such as William Paley (CBS), Henry Luce (Time and Life Magazine), Arthur Hays Sulzberger (New York Times), Alfred Friendly (managing editor of the Washington Post), Jerry O'Leary (Washington Star), Hal Hendrix (Miami News), Barry Bingham, Sr. (Louisville Courier-Journal), James Copley (Copley News Services) and Joseph Harrison (Christian Science Monitor).[8]

The Office of Policy Coordination (OPC) was funded by siphoning off funds intended for the Marshall Plan. Some of this money was used to bribe journalists and publishers. Frank Wisner was constantly looking for ways to help convince the public of the dangers of Soviet communism. In 1954, Wisner arranged for the funding of the Hollywood production of Animal Farm, the animated allegory based on the book written by George Orwell.[9]

According to Alex Constantine (Mockingbird: The Subversion of the Free Press by the CIA), in the 1950s, "some 3,000 salaried and contract CIA employees were eventually engaged in propaganda efforts". Wisner was able to constrain newspapers from reporting about certain events, including the CIA plots to overthrow the governments of Iran (see: Operation Ajax) and Guatemala (see: Operation PBSUCCESS).[10]

Thomas Braden, head of the International Organizations Division (IOD), played an important role in Operation Mockingbird. Many years later he revealed his role in these events:

"If the director of CIA wanted to extend a present, say, to someone in Europe—a Labour leader—suppose he just thought, This man can use fifty thousand dollars, he's working well and doing a good job - he could hand it to him and never have to account to anybody... There was simply no limit to the money it could spend and no limit to the people it could hire and no limit to the activities it could decide were necessary to conduct the war—the secret war... It was a multinational. Maybe it was one of the first. Journalists were a target, labor unions a particular target—that was one of the activities in which the

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Postby msfreeh » Thu Jun 12, 2014 8:29 pm

another reason to become a smart criminal justice consumer

as always funded by your tax dimel

2 reads

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Frederick Whitehurst FBI Lab scandal Whitehurst ... -" onclick=";return false;
The FBI's Unabomber Cover-up began long before the Whitehurst Report ever exposed the FBI Lab Scandal and it goes much deeper. Evidence Planting ...
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SITE KEYS: Unabomber, FBI File, Whitehurst FBI Lab Scandal Whitehurst Report ... Judge Robert Vance Frederick Whitehurst MKUltra FBI File, Senator Baucus, ...
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SITE KEYS: Unabomber, Senator Jim Jeffords (I-Vt), Senator, James, Jeffords, ... Vermont Senator, Senator Jeffords, FBI, Investigate Frederick Whitehurst ...
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2nd read

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Former FBI agent: Unabomber planned to kill again
By Mike Luery
Published On: Jun 11 2014 05:32:54 PM PDT
Updated On: Jun 11 2014 07:49:55 PM PDT

A former FBI agent revealed chilling new information Wednesday on the serial killer known as the Unabomber.

"It’s just a matter of time before he was going to mail another bomb and kill again," said Terry Turchie, assistant special agent in charge of the Unabom Task Force.

Watch report: FBI agent reveals information about serial killer 'Unabomber'

Turchie sat down with KCRA 3 on Wednesday for an exclusive interview, revealing many secrets from his new book, "UNABOMBER: How the FBI Broke Its Own Rules to Capture the Terrorist Ted Kaczynski."

Kaczynski struck twice in Sacramento.

First, he killed a computer store owner named Hugh Scratton in 1985.

Then, Kaczynski sent a mail bomb that killed California Forestry Association President Gil Murray 10 years later.

Altogether, "he killed three people," Turchie said. "He put a bomb on an airplane."

Turchie hunted down the killer after four years on the Unabom Task Force.

The FBI used the name Unabom because Kaczynski’s targets appeared at first to be universities and airlines.

Turchie was one of the FBI agents on the scene when Kaczynski was captured at his Montana cabin in April 1996.

In his book, Turchie reveals what FBI agents found in that cabin.

"Ted Kaczynski had a bomb under his bed, wrapped and ready to mail," Turchie said.

Turchie said Kaczynski’s new target lived in a Southern state – but that was just the beginning of what would have been a new reign of terror – with a dozen more victims.

"When we searched his cabin, we took over 50,000 pages of notes out of his cabin," Turchie said. “You could see he was doing a lot of research into specific targets with specific names of people, all of which we had to get out to and notify right away."

Kaczynski eventually was brought to Sacramento for trial -- and ultimately, he pleaded guilty to the bombing spree, including the killing of Murray, from a mail bomb that destroyed the group’s Sacramento office in April 1995.

“We were all stunned and probably in shock for a long time,” said Donn Zea, who worked with Murray.

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Postby msfreeh » Mon Jun 16, 2014 7:39 am

organization that assassinated President Kennedy and created 911
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How the FBI is transforming to tackle crime and terrorism in a digital age

June 16, 2014 By Derek du Preez

One of the most interesting moments for me at Pegasystems’ annual user conference in Washington DC last week was getting the opportunity to hear the FBI’s FBI1CFO, Richard Haley, talk about how the century old organisation is in the process of transforming itself in order to fight crime in a digital age. Being a Brit, most of my understanding of the FBI comes from what I have seen on US TV shows and films, and so it was quite cool to hear and see somebody in real-life at the top of the chain (and note – not the CIO) talk about how changes in digital technologies are impacting the way that the Bureau is run. And let me tell you, it’s not very Hollywood. Not only is the organisation having to shift its processes from paper to digital, but a huge cultural transition is going on that requires that agents no longer keep their contacts and sources close to their chests, but share data with other organisations that may have some helpful clues

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Postby msfreeh » Tue Jun 24, 2014 9:18 am

Rule #1
There is always a back story

Taxpayer funded FBI agents allowed the Mafia to exist to assist them in assassinating activists,politicians since 1925, to claim plausible denial and create misdirection.
But as a smart criminal justice consumer you already knew that.

Google FBI JFK assassination mafia
Google FBI MLK mafia assassination
Google FBI RFK assassination mafia

You also know the name of the police officers who shot and killed Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy, eh?

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another puff piece/film about the Boston FBI Septic Tank ... ger-review" onclick=";return false;

Whitey: United States of America V. James J. Bulger review
Review Tony Sokol 6/24/2014 at 8:36AM
Joe Berlinger presents more than just evidence in Whitey: United States of America V. James J. Bulger.

The good news is that anyone who’s a fan of gangster bios on the History or Biography Channel is going to love this movie. The better news is that it’s a much more pointed vision of history than the usual TV overview of mob stories. Whitey: United States of America V. James J. Bulger gives testimony and indicts more key players in the Whitey Bulger circle than the courts ever could. Joe Berlinger couldn’t get cameras in the courts, but his in-depth cross examination brings the feds to the stand.

According to the documentary, Whitey was only concerned with two things: He didn’t want anyone to think he ever whacked a woman and he didn’t want anyone to think he was a rat. The rat thing, well, if you’re from where Whitey Bulger’s from, being a rat is the worst thing there is. If news spread that Whitey went to jail a rat, that would mean his entire life in the volcano was for nothing and he was less than nothing in that world. The only reason he said anything at all, according to the documentary, was on account of love. Whitey would have taken the rap for everything, real and imagined, if only to save his girlfriend from going to jail. He was a changed man. Seventeen years on the run can do that to a guy. Whitey would plead guilty for love.

That’s what Whitey would have you believe, but not our heroic documentarians. Whitey was in bed with the Feds and they see that corruption as a rot that taints the whole justice system. According to the documentary, the FBI and the Justice Department thought they were using Whitey as an informant. The way Whitey saw it, the Feds worked for him. They were his paid lackeys. And they were paid pretty well. Whitey helped the Feds take out the Italian “Mafia” for him. The Feds wanted to score points after Hoover botched the whole “Mafia” thing and Whitey wanted Boston for himself.

Whitey fed the Feds. He fed them Jerry Angiulo. He fed them anything that was eating into his own territory. Even if it were his own people. Whitey’s handler was a federal cop named John Connelly and the pair had an “unholy alliance” that was wholly profitable to both sides. Everybody made money and all the pinches were made that were convenient to make. Federal cops left Whitey alone to do what he wanted, so long as he what he wanted was to get a leg up on the Italian mobs.

The Feds had hundreds of pages on how Whitey was helping them. Seven hundred and seventy pages, to be exact. That’s a pretty big file, right? No. Not in informant cases on the scale of Whitey Bulger. Those things go upwards to tens of thousands of pages, sometimes hundreds of thousands of pages. Something is obviously wrong in law enforcement. These guys can’t get their stories straight

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Postby msfreeh » Thu Jul 03, 2014 6:53 pm

FBI informant David Headley created the Mumbai Terrorist attack

FBI informant Amed Salem created the 1993 World Trade Center
explosion/terrorist attack

FBI informant Whitey Bulger was given 40 pounds of C4 explosives by the Boston FBI office .Bulger passed the explosives on to the Irish IRA
and used by them in the Omargh bombing

Oklohoma City bombing alleged architect Timothy McVeigh had a
FBI handler names Larry Potts

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EXCLUSIVE: ‘Behind The Scenes’ Look At The Heart Of Security For 4th Of July Celebration
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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — CBS 3 was granted rare access by the FBI to its Command Center, for an exclusive “behind the scenes” look at the Joint Operations Center which is at the heart of security for the 4th of July Celebration.

Special Agent in Charge Ed Hanko told CBS 3’s Walt Hunter in an exclusive interview, “While we know in this city there are no specific threats,we nevertheless have to be vigilant and prepared.”

Hanko and Center Director Agent Thomas Duffy showed Hunter screens in the room which will take live intelligence feeds from all over the world.

Still other monitors will broadcast live pictures from cameras around the region.

“Basically from this one room, we can reach out anywhere in the world,” Agent Duffy explained.

When the room is fully staffed, dozens of FBI agents, associates and Philadelphia Police will be on alert, checking out anything suspicious.

“It may be 200 to 300 leads we have, everything has to be resolved,” Agent Hanko explained.”We just can’t missing anything.”

Only a hundred yards from the Federal Building on Independence Mall those celebrating the 4th most likely will have no idea tucked away inside the command post, agents and police will be working around the clock to make sure they are safe.

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Postby msfreeh » Tue Jul 08, 2014 8:10 am

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FBI 's Tainted Key Witness Creates Big Problems in Mobster Case for NY U.S. Attorney’s Office ... s-office//" onclick=";return false;

This piece originally appeared in Gang Land News on June 26 and is being reprinted with permission. It’s the most recent story Gang Land News has published about the case since disclosing that prosecutors gave sweet plea deals to two Gambino family gangsters on the eve of trial in January rather than allow their lawyers to question the FBI’s key witness about the reason he agreed to cooperate.The witness was arrested on charges of soliciting sex from a person he believed was a 15-year-old girl, a charge that normally carries a mandatory-minimum penalty of 10 years to life.

U.S. Atty. Preet Bharara/doj photo
By Jerry Capeci
Gang Land News

The office of U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara quietly announced last month that it was dismissing charges against the last three defendants in the snake-bitten labor racketeering case that the FBI made against Genovese gangster Carmine (Papa) Smurf Franco and 28 others. All told, prosecutors have dropped the charges against 10 of the 29 defendants in the indictment.

Throwing in the towel before trial against more than a third of the defendants in the 16-count indictment wasn’t the way things were supposed to turn out. When the arrests were announced, the case was hailed by Bharara and New York FBI boss George Venizelos as a major blow against the Mafia’s control over the waste hauling industry in New York and New Jersey. Instead, this foray against the mob rivals the losing ways of the luckless Mets.

In a two paragraph court filing, prosecutors told Manhattan Federal Judge P. Kevin Castel they were deferring the prosecution of the owner of a Jersey City garbage company and two truck drivers charged with stealing about 130 tons of cardboard between March and July of 2012. The trio, Thomas Giordano, 43, the owner of Galaxy Carting of New Jersey, Michael Russo, 51, and Louis Dontis, 59, were set for trial next month. The charges are slated to be officially dismissed later this summer.

The three men were tape recorded by FBI informer Charles Hughes in dozens of conversations in which they allegedly discussed truckloads of stolen cardboard, and a surprisingly simple, relatively lucrative mob scam. Drivers snatched the cardboard from sites in Brooklyn, Bayonne and beyond. It was then put up for sale by Giordano at a market price that ranged between $106 and $125 a ton, according to an FBI summary of talks that Hughes recorded from March of 2009 until January 8, 2013 – a week before the indictment was unsealed.

But in an apparent effort to keep their key witness, undercover operative Hughes, off the stand, prosecutors have decided to drop the charges. A major concern is that Hughes would have to admit that he became a government witness only after he was arrested for soliciting sex with a girl he believed was 15 years old.

In January, prosecutors gave super sweet plea deals to Gambino mobster Anthony Bazzini and mob associate Scott Fappiano, who faced 20 years if convicted, rather than subject Hughes to a biting cross-examination about that by their lawyers.

But prosecutors had no leverage to wangle guilty pleas from the alleged cardboard thieves. “They rejected plea deals of zero-to-six months early on,” said one source.

“There was no way they were going to plead to anything,” said one defense attorney whose client accepted a plea offer before it became known that Hughes was a convicted sex pervert. “My guy got a really nice disposition, but he’s not happy. And there’s one other guy I know who’s upset that he didn’t hold out until the end,” the lawyer added.

Sources say that following his arrest in August, 2008, Hughes, now 44, was detained until March of 2009, when he was released on bail and wired up by the FBI to see if he could deliver on a claim that he had worked in the waste hauling industry in his teens and could make cases for the feds. News that his cooperation stemmed from a sex-solicitation arrest surfaced five months ago.

Law enforcement sources say the primary reason the government decided to give Fappiano and Bazzini — who received a year and a day sentence on June 24 — much better plea offers was a “real fear” that jurors would be so outraged by Hughes’s conduct that they would hold it against the government for making a deal with him, ignore the law and acquit, no matter what.

Whether the FBI and U.S. attorney’s office should have entered a cooperation agreement with Hughes in the first place is a bone of contention for some law enforcers. But that issue is difficult to assess since his case is still under seal as are the specifics of his deal with the feds.

But there is agreement by several law enforcement officials, and virtually every defense lawyer Gang Land spoke to, that the decision by Judge Castel to permit defense lawyers to question Hughes about lies he told both his wife and the “teenager” he thought he was seducing convinced prosecutors to give deals to Bazzini and Fappiano in January.

Prosecutors Bruce Baird and Patrick Egan had tried to limit the cross examination, but when Castel indicated during a pretrial session that he was going to grant defense lawyers Raymond Perini and Lee Ginsberg some leeway in their questioning of Hughes, the prosecutors gave the gangsters a plea offer they couldn’t refuse.

“The mobsters were charged with extortion but it’s really stealing garbage stops and bid-rigging,” said one source. “That’s pretty tame stuff for jurors to deal with compared to having sex with little girls who but for the grace of God could be their daughters or granddaughters. The chance of jury nullification was very real.”

The decision to toss the charges against the alleged cardboard thieves was presumably even easier to make: The total value of the stolen cardboard was about $16,000, an amount not likely to sway jurors versus a sex-scheming witness.

Nor was playing the dozens of tapes Hughes made without having him testify to authenticate them a good option. Some conversations appear to back up the notion that the men knew they were dealing in stolen cardboard. For instance, according to the indictment, on May 29, 2012, Giordano was recorded saying “he did not care where the cardboard came from as long as it went to him.”

But others, like one a few days earlier, according to an FBI summary obtained by Gang Land, appear to tilt the other way. In one such conversation, Dontis is heard telling Hughes that “he doesn’t want to do anything wrong. He’s not a brokester, he’s just a hard working Greek who just wants to make money.”

Even if convicted, the trio could have received non jail terms, or sentences of less than a year behind bars.

Giordano’s attorney, Michael Bachner, the only lawyer who responded to a Gang Land request for comment, said he and his client were pleased by the deferred prosecution decision. “From the get go,” said Bachner, “we have taken the position that Mr. Giordano should not be prosecuted. And while it took longer than we would have wished, we’re gratified with the result.”

Neither Bharara, nor the FBI, would comment about this week’s deferred prosecution, or the embarrassing decision to drop the charges against a third of the defendants in the case. They also declined to discuss the status of Hughes, including whether he is behind bars, or if, as prosecutors indicated last week, he is free on bail, and what type of supervision he has now.

In court papers, prosecutors wrote that Hughes “remains in virtual hiding, fearful for his safety and the safety of his close family members.” His “ability to earn a living and to support his family is essentially non-existent,” they wrote, adding that his “life will never return to the way it was prior to his arrest.”

Prosecutors also wrote that different accounts they gave defense lawyers about how roll-off containers belonging to a Bazzini-connected carting company ended up in a Giordano company storage lot were caused by “miscommunication or misunderstanding” between Hughes and his supervising FBI agents, “rather than a deliberate effort by (Hughes) to mislead the government.”

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Postby msfreeh » Wed Jul 09, 2014 12:05 pm

keeping the voter and taxpayer disinformed with fantasy about the FBI brand.

Criminal Minds' begins filming season 10 in Los Angeles
On Location Vacations-4 hours ago
Hewitt will play Kate Callahan, “an undercover agent whose stellar work at the FBI has landed her a coveted spot with the Behavioral Analysis Unit.”.

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Postby msfreeh » Wed Jul 09, 2014 1:31 pm

msfreeh wrote:keeping the voter and taxpayer disinformed with fantasy about the FBI brand.

Criminal Minds' begins filming season 10 in Los Angeles
On Location Vacations-4 hours ago
Hewitt will play Kate Callahan, “an undercover agent whose stellar work at the FBI has landed her a coveted spot with the Behavioral Analysis Unit.”.

Emmys 2014: Who should be nominated this year
Lynchburg News and Advance-14 minutes ago
Her cohorts at the Russian embassy, or FBI agent/lover Stan Beeman? It's probably a bit of both, and Mahendru excels at playing in those gray areas. Hayden ...

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Postby msfreeh » Wed Jul 09, 2014 1:45 pm

msfreeh wrote:
msfreeh wrote:keeping the voter and taxpayer disinformed with fantasy about the FBI brand.

Criminal Minds' begins filming season 10 in Los Angeles
On Location Vacations-4 hours ago
Hewitt will play Kate Callahan, “an undercover agent whose stellar work at the FBI has landed her a coveted spot with the Behavioral Analysis Unit.”.

Emmys 2014: Who should be nominated this year
Lynchburg News and Advance-14 minutes ago
Her cohorts at the Russian embassy, or FBI agent/lover Stan Beeman? It's probably a bit of both, and Mahendru excels at playing in those gray areas. Hayden ...

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Also, a really tough girl is Anna Torv for her role as FBI agent Olivia Dunham on the Fox television series Fringe. Bollywood has also great tough actresses.

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Postby msfreeh » Wed Jul 09, 2014 1:48 pm

msfreeh wrote:
msfreeh wrote:
msfreeh wrote:keeping the voter and taxpayer disinformed with fantasy about the FBI brand.

Criminal Minds' begins filming season 10 in Los Angeles
On Location Vacations-4 hours ago
Hewitt will play Kate Callahan, “an undercover agent whose stellar work at the FBI has landed her a coveted spot with the Behavioral Analysis Unit.”.

Emmys 2014: Who should be nominated this year
Lynchburg News and Advance-14 minutes ago
Her cohorts at the Russian embassy, or FBI agent/lover Stan Beeman? It's probably a bit of both, and Mahendru excels at playing in those gray areas. Hayden ...

20 Tough actresses on movies. Vote now! Keira Knightley, Jessica ...
Yareah Magazine-59 minutes ago
Also, a really tough girl is Anna Torv for her role as FBI agent Olivia Dunham on the Fox television series Fringe. Bollywood has also great tough actresses.

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Postby msfreeh » Fri Jul 11, 2014 8:10 pm

as a smart criminal justice consumer you are correct in asking why the FBI is still in business after assassinating President Kennedy and Martin Luther King.

The US Media: The official public relations bureau for Big Brother.

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F.B.I. Honors Office Opened Amid Struggle for Civil Rights
J. Edgar Hoover at the division’s opening on July 10, 1964. Rarely has an office been opened after an order from a president.

July 10, 2014

JACKSON, Miss. — After President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act in July 1964, civil rights was the last thing he wanted to talk about. He feared that being associated too closely with the issue would make him appear too liberal for voters coming into that fall’s presidential election.

But with the disappearance of three civil rights workers in Mississippi and the threat of violence hanging over what became known as Freedom Summer, he knew he had to act. Afraid of the political consequences of sending in the military, he instead turned to the F.B.I. and its longtime director, J. Edgar Hoover, who until then had shown little sympathy for the civil rights movement and thought that many of its members were Communists.

In response to the president’s demands, Hoover hastily opened a field office in Jackson, a step that would take on hugely symbolic importance for both Mississippi and the F.B.I. On Thursday, the 50th anniversary of the office’s opening was recalled with a small ceremony in which officials and dignitaries, including the deputy F.B.I. director, Mark F. Giuliano, discussed how the bureau’s relationship with both white and black Mississippians had evolved in the years since 1964.

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By PHILIP SHENON, Special to the New York Times
Published: July 5, 1988

A Chicago-based agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation has acknowledged that he and other white colleagues planned a campaign of ''retribution'' against a black agent, Donald Rochon, whose case has prompted a national debate over racism in the bureau.

Newly released F.B.I. documents also show that the white agent, Gary W. Miller, has conceded that in 1985 he forged Mr. Rochon's signature on an application for death and dismemberment insurance for the Rochon family.

Mr. Rochon has described the unsolicited insurance policy as a death threat. Mr. Miller, who was suspended without pay for two weeks as a result of that incident and others aimed at Mr. Rochon, has denied that he was trying to harass the black agent. Agents Admit Harassment

The disclosures, contained in court papers filed here Friday, amount to the first public acknowledgment by the bureau that white agents may have participated in harassment of Mr. Rochon in Chicago, where he was assigned from 1984 to 1986.

The newly released documents are bound to cause further embarrassment for the bureau, which has been criticized by Congress over the Rochon case and over other discrimination claims involving black and Hispanic employees. More than half of the F.B.I.'s Hispanic agents have joined in a separate lawsuit against the bureau, charging that they faced discrimination in hiring and promotion.

Mr. Rochon has said that while he and his family were living in Chicago, their safety was repeatedly threatened in anonymous telephone calls and obscene, racist letters from white F.B.I. agents.

The Justice Department and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission have found that Mr. Rochon was the victim of ''blatant racial harassment'' in the F.B.I.'s Omaha office in 1983 and 1984. In one incident, someone in the Omaha office taped a picture of an ape's head over a photograph of Mr. Rochon's son.

Mr. Rochon has long contended that the later incidents in Chicago, which are the subject of an investigation by a Federal grand jury, were more serious than the harassment in Omaha. Charges Rights Violations

The newly released documents were made available to Mr. Rochon's lawyer, David Kairys of Philadelphia, in preparation for trial on a civil lawsuit filed by Mr. Rochon in Federal District Court in Washington. The suit charges the bureau and several white F.B.I. officials in Chicago and Omaha with violations of Federal civil rights laws.

''It's quite significant,'' Mr. Kairys said of the F.B.I. documents. ''This corroborates what Don Rochon has been saying all along. It corroborates that there was a conspiracy among F.B.I. agents to racially harass Donald and his family.''

The documents, which include the records of an internal investigation of Mr. Rochon's charges, make it clear that Mr. Rochon became the focus of intense anger and suspicion by white agents in Chicago, particularly Mr. Miller and Thomas J. Dillon.

The white agents have said that Mr. Rochon was a troublemaker who brought unfounded charges of racism against other agents in the Omaha and Chicago offices in an attempt to be transferred to Los Angeles, his home town.

Dan Webb, a former United States Attorney in Chicago who is representing Mr. Dillon, one defendant in the lawsuit, said he would prove in the trial that Mr. Rochon had tried to portray innocent office pranks as ''some kind of racial harassment.''

He added, ''The motivation here was really one of Rochon trying to put pressure on the bureau to get his transfer.'' Mr. Webb said he believed that some of the incidents described by Mr. Rochon as racial harassment never occurred.

'Unmerited Harassment'

Mr. Kairys, Mr. Rochon's lawyer, described as ''offensive'' any attempt to label the black agent as a troublemaker. ''This guy withstood unnecessary, unmerited harassment without reacting violently or inappropriately,'' the lawyer said. ''He acted exactly as we would want him to react.''

The director of the F.B.I., William S. Sessions, has described Mr. Rochon's charges as ''very serious'' but has declined to discuss details of the case because of the pending litigation.

In a sworn statement dated July 30, 1985, that was included among the F.B.I. documents, Mr. Miller said he began his campaign against the black agent ''as personal revenge against Donald Rochon for making allegations against my personal friend, Tom Dillon.''

Mr. Dillon, who worked with Mr. Rochon first in Omaha and later in Chicago, has been described by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission as Mr. Rochon's ''greatest single antagonist.''

After an investigation of the Omaha incidents, the F.B.I. directed Mr. Dillon and two other employees to undergo racial sensitivity training. It is unclear from the F.B.I. documents whether anyone other than those three and Mr. Miller has been disciplined in any way for actions against Mr. Rochon.

Mr. Miller and Mr. Dillon are still assigned to Chicago. Mr. Rochon now works for the F.B.I. in Philadelphia.

Until now, the bureau has refused to discuss the Chicago incidents or to acknowledge the results of its internal investigation of Mr. Miller. Documents Describe 'Retribution'

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The Martin Luther King Conspiracy Exposed in Memphis

by James Douglass
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The following appeared in the May-June 2000 issue of Probe magazine, (Vol.7, No.4) and is mirrored from" onclick=";return false; with permission of the author. We are grateful for Jim Douglass' "being there" and for his penetrating exploration and accounting of the 20th Century's true "trial of the century."

According to a Memphis jury's verdict on December 8, 1999, in the wrongful death lawsuit of the King family versus Loyd Jowers "and other unknown co-conspirators," Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated by a conspiracy that included agencies of his own government. Almost 32 years after King's murder at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis on April 4, 1968, a court extended the circle of responsibility for the assassination beyond the late scapegoat James Earl Ray to the United States government.

I can hardly believe the fact that, apart from the courtroom participants, only Memphis TV reporter Wendell Stacy and I attended from beginning to end this historic three-and-one-half week trial. Because of journalistic neglect scarcely anyone else in this land of ours even knows what went on in it. After critical testimony was given in the trial's second week before an almost empty gallery, Barbara Reis, U.S. correspondent for the Lisbon daily Publico who was there several days, turned to me and said, "Everything in the U.S. is the trial of the century. O.J. Simpson's trial was the trial of the century. Clinton's trial was the trial of the century. But this is the trial of the century, and who's here?"

What I experienced in that courtroom ranged from inspiration at the courage of the Kings, their lawyer-investigator William F. Pepper, and the witnesses, to amazement at the government's carefully interwoven plot to kill Dr. King. The seriousness with which U.S. intelligence agencies planned the murder of Martin Luther King Jr. speaks eloquently of the threat Kingian nonviolence represented to the powers that be in the spring of 1968.

In the complaint filed by the King family, "King versus Jowers and Other Unknown Co-Conspirators," the only named defendant, Loyd Jowers, was never their primary concern. As soon became evident in court, the real defendants were the anonymous co-conspirators who stood in the shadows behind Jowers, the former owner of a Memphis bar and grill. The Kings and Pepper were in effect charging U.S. intelligence agencies – particularly the FBI and Army intelligence – with organizing, subcontracting, and covering up the assassination. Such a charge guarantees almost insuperable obstacles to its being argued in a court within the United States. Judicially it is an unwelcome beast.

Many qualifiers have been attached to the verdict in the King case. It came not in criminal court but in civil court, where the standards of evidence are much lower than in criminal court. (For example, the plaintiffs used unsworn testimony made on audiotapes and videotapes.) Furthermore, the King family as plaintiffs and Jowers as defendant agreed ahead of time on much of the evidence.

But these observations are not entirely to the point. Because of the government's "sovereign immunity," it is not possible to put a U.S. intelligence agency in the dock of a U.S. criminal court. Such a step would require authorization by the federal government, which is not likely to indict itself. Thanks to the conjunction of a civil court, an independent judge with a sense of history, and a courageous family and lawyer, a spiritual breakthrough to an unspeakable truth occurred in Memphis. It allowed at least a few people (and hopefully many more through them) to see the forces behind King's martyrdom and to feel the responsibility we all share for it through our government. In the end, twelve jurors, six black and six white, said to everyone willing to hear: guilty as charged.

We can also thank the unlikely figure of Loyd Jowers for providing a way into that truth.

Loyd Jowers: When the frail, 73-year-old Jowers became ill after three days in court, Judge Swearengen excused him. Jowers did not testify and said through his attorney, Lewis Garrison, that he would plead the Fifth Amendment if subpoenaed. His discretion was too late. In 1993 against the advice of Garrison, Jowers had gone public. Prompted by William Pepper's progress as James Earl Ray's attorney in uncovering Jowers's role in the assassination, Jowers told his story to Sam Donaldson on Prime Time Live. He said he had been asked to help in the murder of King and was told there would be a decoy (Ray) in the plot. He was also told that the police "wouldn't be there that night."

In that interview, the transcript of which was read to the jury in the Memphis courtroom, Jowers said the man who asked him to help in the murder was a Mafia-connected produce dealer named Frank Liberto. Liberto, now deceased, had a courier deliver $100,000 for Jowers to hold at his restaurant, Jim's Grill, the back door of which opened onto the dense bushes across from the Lorraine Motel. Jowers said he was visited the day before the murder by a man named Raul, who brought a rifle in a box.

As Mike Vinson reported in the March-April Probe, other witnesses testified to their knowledge of Liberto's involvement in King's slaying. Store-owner John McFerren said he arrived around 5:15 pm, April 4, 1968, for a produce pick-up at Frank Liberto's warehouse in Memphis. (King would be shot at 6:0l pm.) When he approached the warehouse office, McFerren overheard Liberto on the phone inside saying, "Shoot the son-of-a-biscuit on the balcony."

Café-owner Lavada Addison, a friend of Liberto's in the late 1970's, testified that Liberto had told her he "had Martin Luther King killed." Addison's son, Nathan Whitlock, said when he learned of this conversation he asked Liberto point-blank if he had killed King.

"[Liberto] said, 'I didn't kill the nigger but I had it done.' I said, 'What about that other son-of-a-biscuit taking credit for it?' He says, 'Ahh, he wasn't nothing but a troublemaker from Missouri. He was a front man . . . a setup man.'"

The jury also heard a tape recording of a two-hour-long confession Jowers made at a fall 1998 meeting with Martin Luther King's son Dexter and former UN Ambassador Andrew Young. On the tape Jowers says that meetings to plan the assassination occurred at Jim's Grill. He said the planners included undercover Memphis Police Department officer Marrell McCollough (who now works for the Central Intelligence Agency, and who is referenced in the trial transcript as Merrell McCullough), MPD Lieutentant Earl Clark (who died in 1987), a third police officer, and two men Jowers did not know but thought were federal agents.

Young, who witnessed the assassination, can be heard on the tape identifying McCollough as the man kneeling beside King's body on the balcony in a famous photograph. According to witness Colby Vernon Smith, McCollough had infiltrated a Memphis community organizing group, the Invaders, which was working with the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. In his trial testimony Young said the MPD intelligence agent was "the guy who ran up [the balcony stairs] with us to see Martin."

Jowers says on the tape that right after the shot was fired he received a smoking rifle at the rear door of Jim's Grill from Clark. He broke the rifle down into two pieces and wrapped it in a tablecloth. Raul picked it up the next day. Jowers said he didn't actually see who fired the shot that killed King, but thought it was Clark, the MPD's best marksman.

Young testified that his impression from the 1998 meeting was that the aging, ailing Jowers "wanted to get right with God before he died, wanted to confess it and be free of it." Jowers denied, however, that he knew the plot's purpose was to kill King – a claim that seemed implausible to Dexter King and Young. Jowers has continued to fear jail, and he had directed Garrison to defend him on the grounds that he didn't know the target of the plot was King. But his interview with Donaldson suggests he was not naïve on this point.

Loyd Jowers's story opened the door to testimony that explored the systemic nature of the murder in seven other basic areas:

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Court documents reveal a 1998 FBI plot against Mayor Barry

by Rosalind D. Muhammad
and Nisa Islam Muhammad

WASHINGTON—A federal government plan to entrap former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry in a cash-for-job scheme backfired when the secret arrest of the informant the government was to use against Mr. Barry was leaked to the media, recently unsealed court documents reveal.

The revelation has renewed fears among Black leadership that the government targets Black elected officials more often than whites and that unscrupulous methods are used to bring Blacks down. The recent court documents bring back memories of Cointelpro, the notorious FBI program used against Black leaders and organizations under the late FBI boss J. Edgar Hoover.

"The FBI and federal government have a history of harassing Black public officials. It’s not just me. There is example after example. This is no surprise," said the former mayor in an interview with The Final Call. "I think they (government) never got past 1990 when they weren’t able to put me away in jail for a long time. They’re determined to find a way to harass me for doing something illegal. But that won’t happen," he said.

In 1990, Mr. Barry was videotaped using the drug crack. He was convicted of a drug charge in the case that was brought as a result of a government covert operation.

According to the court papers, the most recent operation went like this:

D.C. police lieutenant Yong H. Ahn, was arrested in February 1998 on charges that he accepted $8,000 in bribes from illegal massage parlor operators. FBI agents approached him about helping them to target Mr. Barry and enlisted the help of Mr. Ahn’s wife Azita. In the court papers Mrs. Ahn quotes a FBI agent as saying "they would get him (Barry) with a felony and he would never get away with this."

The court papers, released by U.S. District Judge Thomas F. Hogan after Mr. Ahn’s trial, detail how Mr. Ahn and his wife agreed to work with investigators. The plan was for Mrs. Ahn to meet privately with Mr. Barry at the home of an acquaintance.

The FBI had prepared a phony resume for her to use to get a job with the city. Mrs. Ahn was to secretly videotape Mr. Barry receiving an envelope with $5,000 from her as down payment for a job. She then was to make him believe that he would receive another $5,000 once she was on the payroll.

According to Mrs. Ahn, the plan was targeted for April 1998 but fell apart when the arrest of Lt. Ahn was leaked to the news media.

As more information about the plot comes to light, law enforcement officials are trying to absolve themselves of responsibility. U.S. Attorney Wilma A. Lewis has said the sting would not have happened even if Mr. Ahn’s arrest had remained secret, saying she never authorized the operation.

However, the lead agent on the case, William H. Spivey Jr., a 16-year FBI veteran, said he had support from top supervisors and kept them informed along the way. "I don’t think anyone believes that just being an agent, I would be able to run or conduct an investigation of this nature on my own," he said.

That kind of cooperation for such an operation from top government brass is what has Black leaders worried.

"The fact that we are paranoid about the FBI doesn’t make us wrong," said retired U.S. Congressman Mervyn M. Dymally (D-Calif.). He pointed out that the investigation of a cover-up of government involvement in the Waco, Texas, fire that killed members of the Branch Dividians offers a "new opportunity to look into this web of deceit and corruption buried within the permanent bureaucracy of the Department of Justice (DOJ)."

A former California lieutenant governor, Mr. Dymally said he was once the target of successive, unsuccessful attempts by the FBI and DOJ to entrap him from 1974, when he was elected to the California State Senate, to 1992, when he retired from Congress. Mr. Dymally now heads his own consulting firm, Dymally International Group, Inc., in Inglewood, Calif.

His experiences with the FBI/DOJ apparatus included office burglaries, surveillances, media investigations that stemmed from "leaked" information, bugged telephones, public records stored by University of California archives removed by the FBI, and investigations by the California state attorney general and state grand jury.

Former FBI agent Dr. Tyrone Powers, a 10-year veteran of the bureau, quit in1994 in part to expose what he characterized as systemic racism within the bureau.

Now a full-time professor at Anne Arundel Community College in Arnold, Md., and author of the book "Eyes to My Soul: The Rise or Decline of a Black FBI Agent," Dr. Powers suggested that one would be naive to believe FBI denials about Operation Fruehmenschen, the alleged government operation that mirrors Cointelpro.

"When we conclude that an agency that has no problem burning white children (in Waco) will have no problem targeting Black people, their leaders, and their organizations, we will know that Cointelpro (Fruehmenschen) is alive," Dr. Powers said. "We keep looking for evidence that the FBI has shown they are experts at hiding. So we continue to be targeted and the FBI maintains their motto of ‘Admit Nothing, Deny Everything, and Use a Pencil.’ "

This isn’t to suggest that Black officials are incorruptible, those interviewed said.

"The problem is that when the government throws a fish net (under Fruehmenschen), it gets some very innocent sardines along with the occasional sharks," Mr. Dymally said.

Observers noted government stings such as Operation Incubator, where Michael Raymond, a convicted killer, was sent into Chicago to try to set-up Harold Washington, the city’s first Black elected mayor.

On January 27, 1988, Mr. Dymally, then chairman of the CBC, testified before Congress about a sworn affidavit given by attorney Hirsch Friedman, who had worked with the FBI in Atlanta. Mr. Friedman alleged that the FBI had an established official policy that initiates investigations of Black officials without probable cause. That policy was called "Operation Fruehmenschen", a German word for "early man."

Mr. Dymally said that while the affidavit offered "irrefutable proof" of government corruption, Congress took no action, which was one of the reasons he left Congress.

According to attorney Friedman, Fruehmenschen holds that Black politicians are inherently immoral, unethical and illiterate, to the extent that they can not lead people of a "high moral" order (Caucasians) and are incapable of high-level governing.

Patterns of harassment of Black officials usually begin with an interplay that takes place between the news media and law enforcement agencies, usually beginning with a rumor started by the FBI or by an ill-founded news report. This usually spirals into a "trial by media," criminal investigations and sometimes culminates in an indictment. The indictment typically results in acquittal, or in a conviction which is ultimately overturned on appeal.

"The reality is that both the FBI and the U.S. Attorney work hand and hand," Dr. Powers said. "If the FBI wants a case prosecuted the U.S. Attorney rubber stamps it."

Concerning Mayor Barry, Mr. Powers noted the bigger issue is why the FBI was even involved in the 1990 case against Mr. Barry since the offense was a misdemeanor crime.

"They never could have answered that question," he said. "That in and of itself is an indication of the continuation of Cointelpro."

In 1994, the FBI ended a five-year probe of alleged political corruption in the predominately Black city of Compton, Calif., that subsequently sent former U.S. Representative Walter R. Tucker III (the former mayor of Compton), and former City Councilwoman Patricia A. Moore to prison for extortion. Both have claimed that the government entrapped them.

"The FBI tried so many times to entrap me," said current Compton Mayor Omar Bradley, 42, whose harassment began six days after he was elected into office in 1993. "They bugged my house, hid transmitters under my cars. Everywhere I went, the same people would show up to try to bribe me."

In the past, the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan has called for a class action suit against the FBI/DOJ by all individuals and organizations that have been wrongfully targeted.

"Government is capable of the most wicked of criminal behavior against the masses of the people," Min. Farrakhan has stated. "I am not anti-government. I am anti-wicked-government."


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When you need to maintain the FBI brand it helps to have some PhD's
in manufacturing consent.

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Fitness test biased against men, lawsuit contends
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An intelligence analyst for the FBI in Chicago who allegedly missed becoming a special agent by a single pushup has filed a gender-discrimination lawsuit alleging that the FBI's fitness test is flawed and biased against men.

Jay Bauer, a Northwestern University doctoral graduate, joined the FBI in 2009 after leaving the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee as an assistant professor in its communication sciences department, according to the lawsuit filed last week in federal court in Chicago.

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maintaining the FBI brand. 24/7. Otherwise what will people think of this taxpayer funded death squad,
Did FBI Director Hoover help create World War 2,?

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BBC Documentary: Sacrifice at Pearl Harbor

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"...everything that the Japanese were planning to do was known to the United States..." ARMY BOARD, 1944
President Roosevelt (FDR) provoked the attack, knew about it in advance and covered up his failure to warn the Hawaiian commanders. FDR needed the attack to sucker Hitler to declare war, since the public and Congress were overwhelmingly against entering the war in Europe. It was his backdoor to war.

FDR blinded the commanders at Pearl Harbor and set them up by -

denying intelligence to Hawaii (HI)
on Nov 27, misleading the commanders into thinking negotiations with Japan were continuing to prevent them from realizing the war was on
having false information sent to HI about the location of the Japanese carrier fleet.


1904 - The Japanese destroyed the Russian navy in a surprise attack in undeclared war.
1932 - In The Grand Joint Army Navy Exercises the attacker, Admiral Yarnell, attacked with 152 planes a half-hour before dawn 40 miles NE of Kahuku Point and caught the defenders of Pearl Harbor completely by surprise. It was a Sunday.
1938 - Admiral Ernst King led a carrier-born airstrike from the USS Saratoga successfully against Pearl Harbor in another exercise.
1940 - FDR ordered the fleet transferred from the West Coast to its exposed position in Hawaii and ordered the fleet remain stationed at Pearl Harbor over complaints by its commander Admiral Richardson that there was inadequate protection from air attack and no protection from torpedo attack. Richardson felt so strongly that he twice disobeyed orders to berth his fleet there and he raised the issue personally with FDR in October and he was soon after replaced. His successor, Admiral Kimmel, also brought up the same issues with FDR in June 1941.
7 Oct 1940 - Navy IQ analyst McCollum wrote an 8 point memo on how to force Japan into war with US. Beginning the next day FDR began to put them into effect and all 8 were eventually accomplished.
11 November 1940 - 21 aged British planes destroyed the Italian fleet, including 3 battleships, at their homeport in the harbor of Taranto in Southern Italy by using technically innovative shallow-draft torpedoes.
11 February 1941 - FDR proposed sacrificing 6 cruisers and 2 carriers at Manila to get into war. Navy Chief Stark objected: "I have previously opposed this and you have concurred as to its unwisdom. Particularly do I recall your remark in a previous conference when Mr. Hull suggested (more forces to Manila) and the question arose as to getting them out and your 100% reply, from my standpoint, was that you might not mind losing one or two cruisers, but that you did not want to take a chance on losing 5 or 6." (Charles Beard PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT AND THE COMING OF WAR 1941, p 424)
March 1941 - FDR sold munitions and convoyed them to belligerents in Europe -- both acts of war and both violations of international law -- the Lend-Lease Act.
23 Jun 1941 - Advisor Harold Ickes wrote FDR a memo the day after Germany invaded the Soviet Union, "There might develop from the embargoing of oil to Japan such a situation as would make it not only possible but easy to get into this war in an effective way. And if we should thus indirectly be brought in, we would avoid the criticism that we had gone in as an ally of communistic Russia." FDR was pleased with Admiral Richmond Turner's report read July 22: "It is generally believed that shutting off the American supply of petroleum will lead promptly to the invasion of Netherland East seems certain she would also include military action against the Philippine Islands, which would immediately involve us in a Pacific war." On July 24 FDR told the Volunteer Participation Committee, "If we had cut off the oil off, they probably would have gone down to the Dutch East Indies a year ago, and you would have had war." The next day FDR froze all Japanese assets in US cutting off their main supply of oil and forcing them into war with the US. Intelligence information was withheld from Hawaii from this point forward.
14 August - At the Atlantic Conference, Churchill noted the "astonishing depth of Roosevelt's intense desire for war." Churchill cabled his cabinet "(FDR) obviously was very determined that they should come in."
18 October - diary entry by Secretary of Interior Harold Ickes: "For a long time I have believed that our best entrance into the war would be by way of Japan."


Purple Code - the top Japanese diplomatic machine cipher which used automatic telephone switches to separately and differently encipher each character sent. It was cracked by the Army Signal Intelligence Service (331 men).
J-19 was the main Japanese diplomatic code book. This columnar code was cracked.
Coral Machine Cipher or JNA-20 was a simplified version of Purple used by Naval attaches. Only one message deciphered prior to Pearl Harbor has been declassified.
JN-25 - The Japanese Fleet's Cryptographic System, a.k.a. 5 number code (Sample). JN stands for Japanese Navy, introduced 1 June 1939. This was a very simple old-type code book system used by the American Army and Navy in 1898 and abandoned in 1917 because it was insecure. Version A has a dictionary of 5,600 numbers, words and phrases, each given as a five figure number. These were super-enciphered by addition to random numbers contained in a second code book. The dictionary was only changed once before PH on Dec 1, 1940, to a slightly larger version B but the random book was changed every 3 to 6 months- last on Aug 1. The Japanese blundered away the code when they introduced JN25-B by continuing to use, for 2 months, random books that had been previously solved by the Allies. That was the equivalent of handing over the JN-25B codebook. It was child's play for the Navy group OP-20-G (738 men whose primary responsibility was Japanese naval codes) to reconstruct the exposed dictionary. We recovered the whole thing immediately - in 1994 the NSA published that JN-25B was completely cracked in December 1940. In January 1941 the US gave Britain two JN-25B code books with keys and techniques for deciphering. The entire Pearl Harbor scheme was laid out in this code. The official US Navy statement on JN-25B is the NAVAL SECURITY GROUP HISTORY TO WORLD WAR II prepared by Captain J. Holtwick in June 1971, page 398: "By 1 December 1941 we had the code solved to a readable extent." Churchill wrote "From the end of 1940 the Americans had pierced the vital Japanese ciphers, and were decoding large numbers of their military and diplomatic telegrams."(GRAND ALLIANCE p 598) Chief of Navy codebreaking Safford reported that during 1941 "The Navy COMINT team did a thorough job on the Japanese Navy with no help from the Army."(SRH-149) The first paragraph of the Congressional Report Exhibit 151 says the US was "currently" (instantly) reading JN-25B and exchanging the "translations" with the British prior to Pearl Harbor.

In 1979 the NSA released 2,413 JN-25 orders of the 26,581 intercepted by US between Sept 1 and Dec 4, 1941. The NSA says "We know now that they contained important details concerning the existence, organization, objective, and even the whereabouts of the Pearl Harbor Strike Force." (Parker p 21) Of the over thousand radio messages sent by Tokyo to the attack fleet, only 20 are in the National Archives. All messages to the attack fleet were sent several times, at least one message was sent every odd hour of the day and each had a special serial number. Starting in early November 1941 when the attack fleet assembled and started receiving radio messages, OP-20-G stayed open 24 hours a day and the "First Team" of codebreakers worked on JN-25. In November and early December 1941, OP-20-G spent 85 percent of its effort reading Japanese Navy traffic, 12 percent on Japanese diplomatic traffic and 3 percent on German naval codes. FDR was personally briefed twice a day on JN-25 traffic by his aide, Captain John Beardell, and demanded to see the original raw messages in English. The US Government refuses to identify or declassify any pre-Dec 7, 1941 decrypts of JN-25 on the basis of national security, a half-century after the war.
AD or Administrative Code wrongly called Admiralty Code was an old four character transposition code used for personnel matters. No important messages were sent in this weak code. Introduced Nov 1938, it was seldom used after Dec 1940.
Magic - the security designation given to all decoded Japanese diplomatic messages. It's hard not to conclude with historians like Charles Bateson that "Magic standing alone points so irresistibly to the Pearl Harbor attack that it is inconceivable anybody could have failed to forecast the Japanese move." The NSA reached the same conclusion in 1955.
Ultra - the security designation for military codes.

Warnings do no harm and might do inexpressible good

27 January 1941, Dr. Ricardo Shreiber, the Peruvian envoy in Tokyo told Max Bishop, third secretary of the US embassy that he had just learned from his intelligence sources that there was a war plan involving a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor. This information was sent to the State Department and Naval Intelligence and to Admiral Kimmel at Hawaii.
31 March 1941 - A Navy report by Bellinger and Martin predicted that if Japan made war on the US, they would strike Pearl Harbor without warning at dawn with aircraft from a maximum of 6 carriers. For years Navy planners had assumed that Japan, on the outbreak of war, would strike the American fleet wherever it was. The fleet was the only threat to Japan's plans. Logically, Japan couldn't engage in any major operation with the American fleet on its flank. The strategic options for the Japanese were not unlimited.
10 July - US Military Attache Smith-Hutton at Tokyo reported Japanese Navy secretly practicing aircraft torpedo attacks against capital ships in Ariake Bay. The bay closely resembles Pearl Harbor.
July - The US Military Attache in Mexico forwarded a report that the Japanese were constructing special small submarines for attacking the American fleet in Pearl Harbor, and that a training program then under way included towing them from Japan to positions off the Hawaiian Islands, where they practiced surfacing and submerging.
10 August 1941, the top British agent, code named "Tricycle", Dusko Popov, told the FBI of the planned attack on Pearl Harbor and that it would be soon. The FBI told him that his information was "too precise, too complete to be believed. The questionnaire plus the other information you brought spell out in detail exactly where, when, how, and by whom we are to be attacked. If anything, it sounds like a trap." He also reported that a senior Japanese naval person had gone to Taranto to collect all secret data on the attack there and that it was of utmost importance to them. The info was given to Naval IQ.
Early in the Fall, Kilsoo Haan, an agent for the Sino-Korean People's League, told Eric Severeid of CBS that the Korean underground in Korea and Japan had positive proof that the Japanese were going to attack Pearl Harbor before Christmas. Among other things, one Korean had actually seen the plans. In late October, Haan finally convinced US Senator Guy Gillette that the Japanese were planning to attack in December or January. Gillette alerted the State Department, Army and Navy Intelligence and FDR personally.
24 September 1941, the " bomb plot" message in J-19 code from Japan Naval Intelligence to Japan' s consul general in Honolulu requesting grid of exact locations of ships pinpointed for the benefit of bombardiers and torpedo pilots was deciphered. There was no reason to know the EXACT location of ships in harbor, unless to attack them - it was a dead giveaway. Chief of War Plans Turner and Chief of Naval Operations Stark repeatedly kept it and warnings based on it prepared by Safford and others from being passed to Hawaii. The chief of Naval Intelligence Captain Kirk was replaced because he insisted on warning HI. It was lack of information like this that lead to the exoneration of the Hawaii commanders and the blaming of Washington for unpreparedness for the attack by the Army Board and Navy Court. At no time did the Japanese ever ask for a similar bomb plot for any other American military installation. Why the Roosevelt administration allowed flagrant Japanese spying on PH has never been explained, but they blocked 2 Congressional investigations in the fall of 1941 to allow it to continue. The bomb plots were addressed to "Chief of 3rd Bureau, Naval General Staff", marked Secret Intelligence message, and given special serial numbers, so their significance couldn't be missed. There were about 95 ships in port. The text was:

"Strictly secret.

"Henceforth, we would like to have you make reports concerning vessels
along the following lines insofar as possible:

"1. The waters (of Pearl Harbor) are to be divided roughly into five
subareas (We have no objections to your abbreviating as much as you

"Area A. Waters between Ford Island and the Arsenal.
"Area B. Waters adjacent to the Island south and west of Ford Island.
(This area is on the opposite side of the Island from Area A.)
"Area C. East Loch.
"Area D. Middle Loch.
"Area E. West Loch and the communication water routes.

"2. With regard to warships and aircraft carriers, we would like to have
you report on those at anchor (these are not so important) tied up at
wharves, buoys and in docks. (Designate types and classes briefly. If
possible we would like to have you make mention of the fact when
there are two or more vessels along side the same wharf.)"

Simple traffic analysis of the accelerated frequency of messages from various Japanese consuls gave a another identification of war preparations, from Aug-Dec there were 6 messages from Seattle, 18 from Panama, 55 from Manila and 68 from Hawaii.
Oct. - Soviet top spy Richard Sorge, the greatest spy in history, informed Kremlin that Pearl Harbor would be attacked within 60 days. Moscow informed him that this was passed to the US. Interestingly, all references to Pearl Harbor in the War Department's copy of Sorge's 32,000 word confession to the Japanese were deleted. NY Daily News, 17 May 1951.
16 Oct. - FDR grossly humiliated Japan's Ambassador and refused to meet with Premier Konoye to engineer the war party, lead by General Tojo, into power in Japan.
1 Nov. - JN-25 Order to continue drills against anchored capital ships to prepare to "ambush and completely destroy the US enemy." The message included references to armor-piercing bombs and 'near surface torpedoes.'
13 Nov. - The German Ambassador to US, Dr. Thomsen an anti-Nazi, told US IQ that Pearl Harbor would be attacked.
14 Nov. - Japanese Merchant Marine was alerted that wartime recognition signals would be in effect Dec 1.
22 Nov. - Tokyo said to Ambassador Nomura in Washington about extending the deadline for negotiations to November 29: "...this time we mean it, that the deadline absolutely cannot be changed. After that things are automatically going to happen."
CIA Director Allen Dulles told people that US was warned in mid-November that the Japanese Fleet had sailed east past Tokyo Bay and was going to attack Pearl Harbor. CIA FOIA
23 Nov. - JN25 order - "The first air attack has been set for 0330 hours on X-day." (Tokyo time or 8 A.M. Honolulu time)
25 Nov. - British decrypted the Winds setup message sent Nov. 19. The US decoded it Nov. 28. It was a J-19 Code message that there would be an attack and that the signal would come over Radio Tokyo as a weather report - rain meaning war, east (Higashi) meaning US.
25 Nov. - Secretary of War Stimson noted in his diary "FDR stated that we were likely to be attacked perhaps as soon as next Monday." FDR asked: "the question was how we should maneuver them into the position of firing the first shot without too much danger to ourselves. In spite of the risk involved, however, in letting the Japanese fire the first shot, we realized that in order to have the full support of the American people it was desirable to make sure that the Japanese be the ones to do this so that there should remain no doubt in anyone's mind as to who were the aggressors."
25 Nov. - Navy Department ordered all US trans-Pacific shipping to take the southern route. PHH 12:317 (PHH = 1946 Congressional Report, vol. 12, page 317) ADM Turner testified "We sent the traffic down to the Torres Straight, so that the track of the Japanese task force would be clear of any traffic." PHH 4:1942
25 Nov. - Yamamoto radioed this order in JN-25: " (a) The task force, keeping its movements strictly secret and maintaining close guard against submarines and aircraft, shall advance into Hawaiian waters and upon the very opening of hostilities, shall attack the main force of the United States Fleet in Hawaii and deal it a mortal blow. The raid is planned for dawn on X-day -- exact date to be given by later order. (b) Should the negotiations with the US prove successful, the task force shall hold itself in readiness forthwith to return and reassemble. (c) The task force will move out of Hitokappu Wan on the morning of 26 November and advance to the standing-by position on the afternoon of 4 December and speedily complete refueling." ( Order to sail - scan from the PHA Congressional Hearings Report, vol 1 p 180, transcript p 437-8) This was decoded by the British on November 25 and the Dutch on November 27. When it was decoded by the US is a national secret, however, on November 26 Naval Intelligence reported the concentration of units of the Japanese fleet at an unknown port ready for offensive action.
26 Nov. 3 A.M. - Churchill sent an urgent secret message to FDR, probably containing above message. This message caused the greatest agitation in DC. Of Churchill's voluminous correspondence with FDR, this is the only message that has not been released (on the grounds that it would damage national security). Stark testified that "On November 26 there was received specific evidence of the Japanese intention to wage offensive war against Great Britain and the United States." C.I.A. Director William Casey, who was in the OSS in 1941, in his book THE SECRET WAR AGAINST HITLER, p 7, wrote "The British had sent word that a Japanese fleet was steaming east toward Hawaii." Washington, in an order of Nov 26 as a result of the "first shot" meeting the day before, ordered both US aircraft carriers, the Enterprise and the Lexington out of Pearl Harbor "as soon as practicable." This order included stripping Pearl of 50 planes or 40 percent of its already inadequate fighter protection. In response to Churchill's message, FDR secretly cabled him that afternoon - "Negotiations off. Services expect action within two weeks." Note that the only way FDR could have linked negotiations with service action, let alone have known the timing of the action, was if he had the message to sail. In other words, the only service action contingent on negotiations was Pearl Harbor.
26 Nov. - the "most fateful document " was Hull's ultimatum that Japan must withdraw from Indochina and all China. FDR's Ambassador to Japan called this "The document that touched the button that started the war."
27 Nov. - Secretary of War Stimson sent a confused and confusing hostile action possible or DO-DON'T warning. The Navy Court found this message directed attention away from Pearl Harbor, rather than toward it. One purpose of the message was to mislead HI into believing negotiations were continuing. The Army which could not do reconnaissance was ordered to and the Navy which could was ordered not to. The Army was ordered on sabotage alert, which specifically precluded attention to outside threat. Navy attention was misdirected 5000 miles from HI. DC repeated, no less than three times as a direct instruction of the President, "The US desires that Japan commit the first overt act Period." It was unusual that FDR directed this warning, a routine matter, to Hawaii which is proof that he knew other warnings were not sent. A simple question--what Japanese "overt act" was FDR expecting at Pearl Harbor? He ordered sabotage prevented and subs couldn't enter, that leaves air attack. The words "overt act" disclose FDR's intent - not just that Japan be allowed to attack but that they inflict damage on the fleet. This FDR order to allow a Japanese attack was aid to the enemy - explicit treason.
29 Nov.- Hull sat in Layfayette Park across from the White House with ace United Press reporter Joe Leib and showed him a message stating that Pearl Harbor would be attacked on December 7. This could well have been the Nov. 26 message from Churchill. The New York Times in its 12/8/41 PH report on page 13 under the headline "Attack Was Expected" stated the US had known that Pearl Harbor was going to be attacked the week before. Perhaps Leib wasn't the only reporter Hull told.
29 Nov. - The FBI embassy tap made an intercept of an uncoded plain-text Japanese telephone conversation in which an Embassy functionary (Kurusu) asked 'Tell me, what zero hour is. Otherwise, I won't be able to carry on diplomacy.' The voice from Tokyo (K. Yamamoto) said softly, 'Well then, I will tell you. Zero hour is December 8 (Tokyo time, ie, December 7 US time) at Pearl Harbor.' (US Navy translation 29 Nov)
30 Nov. US Time (or 1 Dec. Tokyo time) - The Japanese fleet was radioed this Imperial Naval Order (JN-25): "JAPAN, UNDER THE NECESSITY OF HER SELF-PRESERVATION AND SELF-DEFENSE, HAS REACHED A POSITION TO DECLARE WAR ON THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA." (Congress Appendix D, p 415). US ally China also recovered it in plain text from a shot-down Japanese Army plane near Canton that evening. This caused an emergency Imperial Conference because they knew the Chinese would give the information to GB and US. In a related J-19 message the next day, the US translated elaborate instructions from Japan dealing in precise detail with the method of internment of American and British nationals in Asia "on the outbreak of war with England and the United States"
1 Dec. - Office of Naval Intelligence, ONI, Twelfth Naval District in San Francisco found the missing Japanese fleet by correlating reports from the four wireless news services and several shipping companies that they were getting strange signals west of Hawaii. The Soviet Union also knew the exact location of the Japanese fleet because they asked the Japanese in advance to let one of their ships pass (Layton p 261). This info was most likely given to them by US because Sorge's spy ring was rolled up November 14. All long-range PBY patrols from the Aleutians were ordered stopped on Dec 6 to prevent contact.
1 Dec. - Foreign Minister Togo cabled Washington Ambassador Nomura to continue negotiations "to prevent the U.S. from becoming unduly suspicious."
1 Dec. - The tanker Shiriya, which had been added to the Striking Force in an order intercepted Nov 14, radioed "proceeding to a position 30.00 N, 154.20 E. Expect to arrive at that point on 3 December." (near HI) The fact that this message is in the National Archives destroys the myth that the attack fleet maintained radio silence. They were not ordered to (Order 820). Serial numbers prove that the Striking Force sent over 663 radio messages between Nov 16 and Dec 7 or about 1 per hour. The NSA has not released any raw intercepts because the headers would prove that the Striking Force did not maintain radio silence. On Nov 29 the Hiyei sent one message to the Commander of the 3rd fleet; on Nov 30 the Akagi sent several messages to its tankers - see page 474 of the Hewitt Report. Stinnett in DAY OF DECEIT (p 209) found over 100 messages from the Striking Force in the National Archives. All Direction Finding reports from HI have been crudely cut out. Reports from Dec 5 show messages sent from the Striking Force picked up by Station Cast, P.I.
From traffic analysis, HI reported that the carrier force was at sea and in the North. THE MOST AMAZING FACT is that in reply to that report, MacArthur's command sent a series of three messages, Nov 26, 29, Dec 2, to HI lying about the location of the carrier fleet - saying it was in the South China Sea. This false information, which the NSA calls inexplicable, was the true reason that HI was caught unawares. Duane Whitlock, who is still alive in Iowa, sent those messages.
There were a large number of other messages that gave the location of the Striking Force by alluding to the Aleutians, the North Pacific and various weather systems near HI.
1 Dec. - FDR cut short his scheduled ten day vacation after 1 day to meet with Hull and Stark. The result of this meeting was reported on 2 Dec. by the Washington Post: "President Roosevelt yesterday assumed direct command of diplomatic and military moves relating to Japan." This politically damaging move was necessary to prevent the mutiny of conspirators.
1 Dec. 3:30 P.M. FDR read Foreign Minister Togo's message to his ambassador to Germany: "Say very secretly to them that there is extreme danger between Japan & Anglo-Saxon nations through some clash of arms, add that the time of this war may come quicker than anyone dreams." This was in response to extreme German pressure on November 29 for Japan to strike the US and promises to join with Japan in war against the US. The second of its three parts has never been released. The message says it contains the plan of campaign. This is 1 of only 3 known DIPLOMATIC intercepts that specified PH as target. It was so interesting, FDR kept a copy.
2 Dec. 2200 Tokyo time- Here is a typical JN-25 ships-in-harbor report sent to attack fleet, words in parenthesis were in the original: "Striking Force telegram No. 994. Two battleships (Oklahoma, Nevada), 1 aircraft carrier (Enterprise) 2 heavy cruisers, 12 destroyers sailed. The force that sailed on 22 November returned to port. Ships at anchor Pearl Harbor p.m. 28 November were 6 battleships (2 Maryland class, 2 California class, 2 Pennsylvania class), 1 aircraft carrier (Lexington), 9 heavy cruisers (5 San Francisco class, 3 Chicago class, 1 Salt Lake class), 5 light cruisers (4 Honolulu class, 1 Omaha class)"
2 Dec. - Commander of the Combined Imperial Fleet Yamamoto radioed the attack fleet in plain (uncoded) Japanese Climb Niitakayama 1208 (Dec 8 Japanese time, Dec 7 our time). Thus the US knew EXACTLY when the war would start. Mount Niitaka was the highest mountain in the Japanese Empire - 13,113 feet.
2 Dec. - General Hein Ter Poorten, the commander of the Netherlands East Indies Army gave the Winds setup message to the US War Department. The Australians had a center in Melbourne and the Chinese also broke JN-25. A Dutch sub had visually tracked the attack fleet to the Kurile Islands in early November and this info was passed to DC, but DC did not give it to HI. The intercepts the Dutch gave the US are still classified in RG 38, Box 792.
2 Dec - Japanese order No. 902 specified that old JN-25 additive tables version 7 would continue to be used alongside version 8 when the latter was introduced on December 4. This means the US read all messages to the Striking Force through the attack.
4 Dec. - In the early hours, Ralph Briggs at the Navy's East Coast Intercept station, received the "East Winds, Rain" message, the Winds Execute, which meant war. He put it on the TWX circuit immediately and called his commander. This message was deleted from the files. One of the main coverups of Pearl Harbor was to make this message disappear. Japanese Dispatch # 7001. In response to the Winds Execute, the Office of US Naval IQ had all Far Eastern stations (Hawaii not informed) destroy their codes and classified documents including the Tokyo Embassy.
4 Dec. - The Dutch invoked the ADB joint defense agreement when the Japanese crossed the magic line of 100 East and 10 North. The U.S. was at war with Japan 3 days before they were at war with us.
4 Dec. - General Ter Poorten sent all the details of the Winds Execute command to Colonel Weijerman, the Dutch military attache' in Washington to pass on to the highest military circles. Weijerman personally gave it to Marshall, Chief of Staff of the War Department.
4 Dec - US General Thorpe at Java sent four messages warning of the PH attack. DC ordered him to stop sending warnings.
5 Dec. - All Japanese international shipping had returned to home port.
5 December - In the morning FDR dictated a letter to Wendell Wilkie for the Australian Prime Minister, "There is always the Japanese to consider. The situation is definitely serious and there might be an armed clash at any moment...Perhaps the next four or five days will decide the matters."
5 Dec. - At a Cabinet meeting, Secretary of the Navy Knox said, "Well, you know Mr. President, we know where the Japanese fleet is?" "Yes, I know" said FDR. " I think we ought to tell everybody just how ticklish the situation is. We have information as Knox just mentioned...Well, you tell them what it is, Frank." Knox became very excited and said, "Well, we have very secret information that the Japanese fleet is out at sea. Our information is..." and then a scowling FDR cut him off. (Infamy, Toland, 1982, ch 14 sec 5)
5 Dec. - Washington Star reporter Constantine Brown quotes a friend in his book The Coming of the Whirlwind p 291, "This is it! The Japs are ready to attack. We've broken their code, and we've read their ORDERS."
5 Dec. - Lt. Howard Brown of Station Cast in the Philippines received urgent request from Washington to listen for a short message from Tokyo which ended with the English word "stop". He heard the message at 11:30 PM Hawaiian time Dec 6. This is the Hidden Word Code set up in a message of November 27 (e.g. in code, Roosevelt=Miss Kimiko). The message was: "Relations between Japan and the following countries are on the brink of catastrophe: Britain and the United States."
6 December - This 18 November J19 message was translated by the Army:
"1. The warships at anchor in the Harbor on the 15th were as I told you in my No.219 on that day. Area A -- A battleship of the Oklahoma class entered and one tanker left port. Area C -- 3 warships of the heavy cruiser class were at anchor.
2. On the 17th the Saratoga was not in harbor. The carrier Enterprise, or some other vessel was in Area C. Two heavy cruisers of the Chicago class, one of the Pensacola class were tied up at docks 'KS'. 4 merchant vessels were at anchor in area D.
3. At 10:00 A.M. on the morning of the 17th, 8 destroyers were observed entering the Harbor..." Of course this information was not passed to HI.
6 Dec. - A Dec 2 request from Tokyo to HI for information about the absence of barrage balloons, anti-torpedo nets and air recon was translated by the Army.
6 Dec. - at 9:30 P.M FDR read the first 13 parts of the decoded Japanese diplomatic declaration of war and said "This means war." What kind of President would do nothing? When he returned to his 34 dinner guests he said, "The war starts tomorrow."
6 Dec. - the war cabinet: FDR, top advisor Hopkins, Stimson, Marshall, Secretary of the Navy Knox, with aides John McCrea and Frank Beatty "deliberately sat through the night of 6 December 1941 waiting for the Japs to strike." (Infamy ch 16 sec 2)
7 December - A message from the Japanese Consul in Budapest to Tokyo:
"On the 6th, the American Minister presented to the Government of this country a British Government communique to the effect that a state of war would break out on the 7th." The communique was the Dec 5th War Alert from the British Admiralty. It has disappeared. This triple priority alert was delivered to FDR personally. The Mid-East British Air Marshall told Col. Bonner Fellers on Saturday that he had received a secret signal that America was coming into the war in 24 hours. Churchill summarized the message in GRAND ALLIANCE page 601 as listing the two fleets attacking British targets and "Other Japanese fleets...also at sea on other tasks." There only were three other fleets- for Guam, the Philippines and HI. 2 paragraphs of the alert, British targets only, are printed in AT DAWN WE SLEPT, Prange, p 464. There is no innocent purpose for our government to hide this document.
7 December 1941 very early Washington time, there were two Marines, an emergency special detail, stationed outside the Japanese Naval Attache's door. 9:30 AM Aides begged Stark to send a warning to Hawaii. He did not. 10 AM FDR read the 14th part, 11 A.M. FDR read the 15th part setting the time for the declaration of war to be delivered to the State Department at 1 PM, about dawn Pearl Harbor time, and did nothing. Navy Secretary Knox was given the 15th part at 11:15 A.M. with this note from the Office of Naval IQ: "This means a sunrise attack on Pearl Harbor today." Naval IQ also transmitted this prediction to Hull and about 8 others, including the White House (PHH 36:532). At 10:30 AM Bratton informed Marshall that he had a most important message (the 15th part) and would bring it to Marshall's quarters but Marshall said he would take it at his office. At 11:25 Marshall reached his office according to Bratton. Marshall testified that he had been riding horses that morning but he was contradicted by Harrison, McCollum, and Deane. Marshall who had read the first 13 parts by 10 PM the prior night, perjured himself by denying that he had even received them. Marshall, in the face of his aides' urgent supplications that he warn Hawaii, made strange delays including reading and re-reading all of the 10 minute long 14 Part Message (and some parts several times) which took an hour and refused to use the scrambler phone on his desk, refused to send a warning by the fast, more secure Navy system but sent Bratton three times to inquire how long it would take to send his watered down warning - when informed it would take 30 or 40 minutes by Army radio, he was satisfied (that meant he had delayed enough so the warning wouldn't reach Pearl Harbor until after the 1 PM Washington time deadline). The warning was in fact sent commercial without priority identification and arrived 6 hours late. This message reached all other addressees, like the Philippines and Canal Zone, in a timely manner.
7 December - 7:55 A.M. Hawaii time AIR RAID PEARL HARBOR. THIS IS NOT DRILL.
7 December - 1:50 P.M. Washington time. Harry Hopkins, who was the only person with FDR when he received the news of the attack by telephone from Knox, wrote that FDR was unsurprised and expressed "great relief." Eleanor Roosevelt wrote about December 7th in This I Remember p 233, that FDR became "in a way more serene." In the NY Times Magazine of October 8, 1944 she wrote: "December 7 was...far from the shock it proved to the country in general. We had expected something of the sort for a long time."
7 December - 3:00 PM "The (war cabinet) conference met in not too tense an atmosphere because I think that all of us believed that in the last analysis the enemy was Hitler...and that Japan had given us an opportunity." Harry Hopkins (top KGB agent and FDR's alter ego), Dec. 7 Memo (Roosevelt and Hopkins R Sherwood, p. 431)
7 December - 9 hours later, MacArthur's entire air force was caught by surprise and wiped out in the Philippines. His reaction to the news of Pearl Harbor was quite unusual - he locked himself in his room all morning and refused to meet with his air commander General Brereton, and refused to attack Japanese forces on Formosa even under orders from the War Department. MacArthur gave three conflicting orders that ensured the planes were on the ground most of the morning. MacArthur used radar tracking of the Japanese planes at 140, 100, 80, 60, down to 20 miles to time his final order and ensure his planes were on the ground. Strategically, the destruction of half of all US heavy bombers in the world was more important than naval damage in Pearl Harbor. Either MacArthur had committed the greatest blunder in military history or he was under orders to allow his forces to be destroyed. If it were the greatest blunder in history, it is remarkable how he escaped any reprimand, kept his command and got his fourth star and Congressional Medal of Honor shortly later. Prange argued, "How could the President ensure a successful Japanese attack unless he confided in the commanders and persuaded them to allow the enemy to proceed unhindered?"
7 December - 8:30 PM, FDR said to his cabinet, "We have reason to believe that the Germans have told the Japanese that if Japan declares war, they will too. In other words, a declaration of war by Japan automatically brings..." at which point he was interrupted, but his expectation and focus is clear. Mrs. Frances Perkins, Secretary of Labor, observed later about FDR: "I had a deep emotional feeling that something was wrong, that this situation was not all it appeared to be." Mrs. Perkins was obsessed by Roosevelt's strange reactions that night and remarked particularly on the expression he had:" In other words, there have been times when I associated that expression with a kind of evasiveness."
FDR met with CBS newsman Edward R. Murrow at midnight. Murrow, who had seen many statesmen in crises, was surprised at FDR's calm reaction. After chatting about London, they reviewed the latest news from PH and then FDR tested Murrow's news instincts with these 2 bizarre giveaway questions: "Did this surprise you?" Murrow said yes. FDR: "Maybe you think it didn't surprise us?" FDR gave the impression that the attack itself was not unwelcome. This is the same high-strung FDR that got polio when convicted of perjury; the same FDR that was bedridden for a month when he learned Russia was to be attacked; the same FDR who couldn't eat or drink when he got the Japanese order to sail.
8 December - In a conversation with his speech writer Rosenman, FDR "emphasized that Hitler was still the first target, but he feared that a great many Americans would insist that we make the war in the Pacific at least equally important with the war against Hitler."
Later, Jonathan Daniels, administrative assistant and press secretary to FDR said, "The blow was heavier than he had hoped it would necessarily be...But the risks paid off; even the loss was worth the price..."
FDR reminisced with Stalin at Tehran on November 30, 1943, saying "if the Japanese had not attacked the US he doubted very much if it would have been possible to send any American forces to Europe." Compare this statement with what FDR said at the Atlantic Conference 4 months before Pearl: "Everything was to be done to force an 'incident' to justify hostilities." Given that a Japanese attack was the only possible incident, then FDR had said he would do it.

Information Known in Washington and Hawaii

October 9-December 7, 1941
Date Item Washington Kimmel Short
Oct. 9 "Bombplot" message X
Nov. 26-28 "Winds" setup message X X [1]
Nov. 26 Location of carriers X
Dec. 1 Japanese declaration of war X
Dec. 2-6 Code destruction X [2] X X
Dec. 4 "Winds execute" message X X [3]
Dec. 4 US at war with Japan via ADB X
Dec. 5 British Admiralty Alert X
Dec. 6-7 "14 Part" message X
Dec. 7 "One o'clock" message X

[1] Admiral Kimmel learned of the "winds" code in a Nov. 28th dispatch to him from the US Asiatic Fleet. JCC, p. 470.

[2] DC informed HI that codes were being burned world-wide so when they learned the local consulate burned codes they would not go on alert.

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Postby msfreeh » Mon Jul 14, 2014 9:30 am

msfreeh wrote:
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msfreeh wrote:keeping the voter and taxpayer disinformed with fantasy about the FBI brand.

Criminal Minds' begins filming season 10 in Los Angeles
On Location Vacations-4 hours ago
Hewitt will play Kate Callahan, “an undercover agent whose stellar work at the FBI has landed her a coveted spot with the Behavioral Analysis Unit.”.

Emmys 2014: Who should be nominated this year
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Also, a really tough girl is Anna Torv for her role as FBI agent Olivia Dunham on the Fox television series Fringe. Bollywood has also great tough actresses.

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Postby msfreeh » Tue Jul 15, 2014 10:18 am

24/7 Twenty four hours a day seven days a week the George Orwell
Office of Manufacturing Consent at the J Edgar Hoover building
keeping the FBI brand the number 1 Choice among smart criminal justice consumers ,eh?.

as always funded by the taxpayer dime

couple of reads

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Posted July 14, 2014 - 1:01am
Hilo Triathlon: Rain doesn’t weigh down FBI agent’s spirit

It rained while they were swimming.

It rained while they were biking.

It rained while they were running.

And when they were done, it rained even harder — Big Island triathletes weren’t in Kailua-Kona or the Kohala Coast anymore.

“People were saying there was going to be rain, and sure enough,” said women’s winner Rani Henderson, who lives in Keauhou. “It wouldn’t be a Hilo Triathlon without rain.”

And many, including the man who was the brainchild behind the event, wouldn’t have had it any other way.

“This is Hilo,” Mayor Billy Kenoi said after finishing 77th in 3 hours, 3 minutes, 20 seconds. “Clean, fresh, green. It keeps us beautiful.”

The wet conditions were harder on some than others.

As is his custom when he races, 44-year-old FBI agent Ed Ignacio ran the 10-kilometer course wearing tactical gear to bring attention to the Hawaii Law Enforcement Memorial Foundation, which is bidding to erect a monument to honor the state’s law enforcement.

But the driving rain weighed him down a little more than usual.

“The gear was about 5 to 10 pounds heavier,” he said. “It’s usually just under 40. Today, it was at least 45-50 pounds.

“It was heavy.”

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Chief Penny Eileen Harrington

Samuel Walker and Dawn Irlbeck
Department of Criminal Justice
University of Nebraska at Omaha
May 2002
A Special Report by the
Police Professionalism Initiative
University of Nebraska at Omaha

The Authors would like to thank Lenora Lapidus, Director of the ACLU Women's Rights Project, Loren Siegel, former Director of the ACLU Public Education Department, and Susan Martin, Ph.D., of Washington, DC for their assistance in preparing this report.


In April, 2002 a Virginia state trooper was indicted for soliciting sex from female drivers in return for dropping traffic charges against them. [1]

Just one week earlier a San Bernardino, California police officer was charged with sexually assaulting or raping 11 women while on duty. [2]

Also in March, 2002 a suburban Philadelphia police officer was convicted of raping an intoxicated woman while on duty and in uniform. [3]

These and numerous other cases highlight a national problem of "driving while female" where police officers use their authority, often in traffic stops, to harass or assault women drivers, or to take advantage of women who have been stopped for legitimate violations. The "driving while female" problem became apparent in early 2001 in a series of cases on Long Island, New York. On New Year's Day 2001, a Suffolk County (NY) police officer stopped a female driver for an alleged
traffic violation and instead of issuing her a traffic ticket forced her to strip and walk home wearing only her underpants. The report of this incident brought forth similar allegations of sexual abuse arising from traffic stops conducted by Long Island police by 13 women and one man. Several of the cases involved allegations that officers coerced sexual favors as the price of avoiding a traffic ticket.[4] The publicity also brought forward a spate of nearly identical allegations against officers with the neighboring Nassau County police department. Allegations of harassment of female drivers by Walkill (NY) police officers led to a suit by the Attorney General of New York and a consent
decree requiring a sweeping reforms in the police department.[5] Reports of "driving while female" abuses are found in every part of the country, and the level of abuse runs the gamut from harassment to sexual assault and even murder: [6]

In 2000, a Houston, Tex., police officer was convicted and sentenced to 20 years in prison for the sexual assault of a female driver. Also in 2000, a San Francisco police officer pleaded no contest to
charges of fondling teenage girls during traffic stops. In 1998, a Washington, DC, police officer was convicted of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl and an adult woman. A Milwaukee police officer was sentenced to eight years in prison in 1998 for sexually assaulting a female driver. In 1996, a Chicago police officer was sentenced to four years in prison for fondling women during traffic stops.
A suburban Chicago police officer was convicted in 1996 for stalking several women between the years 1990 and 1994. And in perhaps the most grotesque case of all, Cara Knott was murdered
in 1986 by a predatory California Highway Patrol officer who stopped her for a traffic violation.[7]

These are not isolated incidents. A review of national print media from 1990 to 2001 revealed literally hundreds of allegations of "driving while female" abuses, and an average of over a dozen substantiated cases each year.[8]The estimate cited in this report is conservative in two ways. First, it only includes abuses that were substantiated by the criminal justice system (i.e., the officer was indicted,, found guilty, etc.). Second, it defines "cases" by the number of victims. Many officers were charged with several criminal counts associated with each victim. Additionally, there is good reason to believe that these cases represent only the tip of the iceberg. Many victims do not come forward because of humiliation and fear of reprisal. And some police departments do not accept and investigate complaints from many victims who do come forward.


Several patterns emerge from these stories: First, there is a pattern of police officers using their traffic enforcement powers to abuse women. [9] The problem of "driving while female" parallels the national problem of racial profiling or "driving while black" (DWB). Substantial evidence indicates that police officers stop African American drivers because of their race and not because of any
evidence of illegal activity. In other parts of the country, police officers stop Hispanic/Latino drivers solely because of their ethnicity, a practice that has been labeled "driving while brown."[10] On Interstate 95 in Maryland, for example, white and African American drivers were independently observed to violate traffic laws at the same rate. Yet, 73 percent of the drivers stopped by Maryland State Troopers were African American. Moreover, of those drivers who were stopped, 80 percent were either African American or Hispanic. In the case of driving while black or brown, police officers engage in an illegal form of discrimination based on race or ethnicity. Racial and ethnic stereotypes about minority involvement in crime are part of anti-crime crackdowns, most notably in the war on drugs. In some driving while female cases innocent drivers are similarly stopped based on an
immutable characteristic: gender. Just as they abuse their law enforcement power to stop drivers of color, police officers abuse their power to stop and harass women drivers. In other cases, the driver is guilty of an offense and the police officer takes advantage of her vulnerable legal status. An important difference between the DWB and DWF problems, however, is that officers engaged in racial profiling are usually acting in accord with department crime-fighting policies, while officers targeting female drivers represent the classic "rogue" officers who are violating the law
and department policy. Second, a major part of the DWF problem is the failure of police departments to investigate allegations that come to their attention. In a number of cases, supervisors disregarded citizen complaints filed by female victims. In one of the Nassau County cases, the female victim filed a formal complaint with the department in a timely fashion, but the department did not investigate it for almost nine months.[11] This aspect of the DWF problem is very similar to the DWB problem, where police departments do not take seriously and investigate allegations of
discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity and deny that their officers are doing anything wrong.
Similarly, "rogue" officers are able to continue their sexual predatory activity because the department looks the other way. An Indianapolis, Ind., officer who was finally caught in 1996 made 224 traffic stops in a four month period in 1995, with 199 of those stops (89 percent!) involving
female drivers. [12] Third, as in the case of DWB, DWF abuses continue because police
departments tolerate them by failing to maintain an open and accessible citizen complaint system.
Most people who feel they have been mistreated by a police officer –regardless of the circumstances– do not file a complaint. In part, this is due to a complaint process that is not user-friendly. Some complainants who do come forward, meanwhile, are actively discouraged from filing complaints. These problems are compounded in DWF cases because the victims
feel particularly traumatized or humiliated. Fourth, DWF abuses continue because departments do not have policies and procedures that ensure close supervision and accountability of officers.
In many of the cases that have come to light, the officer had committed a number of offenses. The behavior of the Virginia state patrol officer was well-known to people in the department and around the local court-house. The abuses continued because the officer was not closely supervised and no
one in the department acted on the information that was available. Fifth, DWF is often symptomatic of a pervasive sexist culture within a police department.[13] This sexist culture manifests itself in several ways:

(1) employment discrimination against women, including the failure to promote women to supervisory positions;[14]
(2) tolerance of sexual harassment within the department;[15]
(3) a systematic failure to investigate domestic violence incidents where the alleged perpetrator is an officer in the department;[16]
(4) inadequate policies regarding pregnancy and parental leave.[17]


There are several remedies that can and should be taken immediately to curb DWF abuses. These are steps that law enforcement chief executives can take without requiring additional statutory authority.

Step One: Data Collection
Law enforcement agencies need to begin collecting data to determine whether there is a pattern of DWF abuses by their officers. At present we don’t know exactly how extensive the DWF problem is. The anecdotal evidence, particularly the many cases of officers who have been convicted
of some form of sexual abuse, suggests that the problem is serious and widespread. Fortunately, many police departments are already collecting traffic stop data to investigate possible racial profiling. Virtually all of the data collection instruments record the gender of the driver. Where the identity of the officer is also indicated, it is a very simple matter of analyzing the data to determine if certain officers are stopping a suspiciously high number of female drivers. In those departments where the identity of officers is not part of the data collection process it needs to be added. [18]
Step Two: Official Policies and Training
Every law enforcement agency should immediately issue a formal policy prohibiting "driving while female" abuse.[19] The policy should define DWF as the use of law enforcement powers for the purpose of stopping female drivers where there is no suspected criminal activity or traffic law
violation, and also taking advantage of women drivers who have been stopped for legitimate violations. The policy should clearly state that any form of sexual harassment or assault of an individual, regardless of gender, is impermissible conduct that will result in termination
proceedings. Every law enforcement agency should immediately incorporate the new "driving while female" policy into both pre-service and in-service training programs. Pre-service training or police academy training is provided to all new recruits. In-service training is provided to officers who are already on the force. The in-service training is especially important because experienced officers who may have engaged in some form of DWF in the past need to be instructed that such activity violates department policy.
Step Three: Better Supervision
Law enforcement chief executives need to take immediate steps to ensure proper supervision of officers on the street. They need to ensure that supervisory officers are alert to the potential problem of DWF and take the necessary steps to curb it. Supervisors need to be advised that all allegations and rumors of possible DWF abuses are taken seriously and promptly investigated. In cases where
alleged abuse is suspected but cannot be proven, supervisors should counsel strongly the suspected officer that any such abuse will not be tolerated by the department. How should departments respond to allegations? The chief of the Homewood, Ill., police department adopted a vigilant policy, announcing in 1996: "We'll take anonymous complaints, third-hand complaints, we'll take anything."[20]The chief executive needs to make it clear that any attempt to cover up alleged abuse by a police officer is a serious violation of department rules.
Step Four: An Open and Accessible Citizen Complaint System
Law enforcement chief executives should take immediate steps to ensure that the department’s citizen complaint system is open and accessible to all members of the community.[21] Where an independent citizen oversight agency does not exist, local communities need to create one that is open and accessible.[22] The minimum conditions of an open and accessible citizen complaint system include: (1) publication and dissemination of materials explaining the complaint system; (2) publication and dissemination of such materials in all languages appropriate to the local community; multiple and convenient locations for filing complaints, including locations separate from police
facilities; (3) procedures to ensure the proper receipt, classification, and investigation of all complaints; and (4) annual publication of complaint data. Special steps need to be taken to make the complaint process comfortable for female citizens. If a complainant expresses a desire to discuss the incident with a female officer, the department should promptly make a female investigator available. Also, each department needs to have a process where female employees can
bring complaints against other employees and be assured that the complaint will be taken seriously and investigated.
Step Five: Hire More Female Officers
Studies have shown that male officers are much more likely to use excessive force and engage in misconduct than female officers. One solution to this problem is simply to hire more women.
The Feminist Majority Foundation and The National Center for Women & Policing conducted a study on the costs of police misconduct and abuse in the Los Angeles police department as a result of civil liability lawsuits between 1990-1999.[23] The study only analyzed cases involving excessive
force allegations, police officers involved in sexual assaults, and police officers involved in domestic violence incidents that had judgments or out-of-court settlements exceeding $100,000. Between 1990-1999, there were 80 such lawsuits, which cost a total of $67.8 million. Of the 80 lawsuits,
the gender of the officers could be determined in 78, which cost a total of $66.3 million. The study found that female officers were involved in excessive force lawsuits at much lower rates than male officers. No cases of sexual assault or domestic violence listed a female officer as a defendant. Of
the total $66.3 million in payouts, male officers were responsible for $63.4 million, or 95.8 percent. Female officers accounted for $2.8 million, or 4.2 percent. Sexual assault and domestic violence cases, involving only male officers, resulted in $10.4 million in judgments and settlements. The overall ratio of male to female officers and sergeants from 1990-1999 was 4:1. Male officers were also involved in or at the scene of an incident compared to women by a ratio of 9:1. Of the 27 female
officers at the scene of an excessive force incident, only 15 were alleged to be "directly involved in the use of excessive force." The ratio of payouts for killings by male and female officers was 43:1, and the ratio of payouts for assault and battery was 32:1. "Moreover, not one female police officer was named in more than one lawsuit, while some male officers were defendants in more than one case, evidencing a pattern of use of excessive force among these male officers." The National Center for Women & Policing has recommended that departments hire more women not only to change from an aggressive style of policing to one that emphasizes communication, but also to stem the use of excessive force and misconduct.


DWF is a real problem -- spread nationwide – not just isolated incidents here and there. Police departments need to address it as such. Without proper training, supervision, and punishment of offending officers, the problem will continue; and without a commitment to protecting victims of
DWF, police departments will force them to remain silent. Departments must implement complaint systems that allow victims to come forward, and they must take these complaints seriously.


[1] Josh White, "Honored Trooper Charged in Bribery," Washington Post
(April 3, 2002).
[2] Daren Briscoe, "Accused Officer is Called Devoted Father, Worker," Los
Angeles Times (March 30, 2002).
[3] Mary Anne Janco, "Delco Jury Convicts Officer of Rape Charge,"
Philadelphia Inquirer (March 15, 2002).
[4] Michael Luo, "Officers May Face Federal Charges," Newsday (March 9,
[5] Dean Esserman, Monitor, First Report of the Monitor (January 2002).
New York v. Town of Wallkill (U.S. District Court, Southern District of
New York (01-CIV-0364 (CM).
[6] "Betrayed by a Badge," Newsweek (June 18, 2001): 38-41.
[7] Joe Cantlupe and Lisa Petrillo, Badge of Betrayal: The Devastating
Strue Story of a Rogue Cop Turned Murderer (New York: Avon Books, 1991).
[8] See appendix. An earlier study of this problem is Peter B. Kraska and
Victor E. Kappeler, "To Serve and Pursue: Exploring Police Sexual Violence
Against Women," Justice Quarterly, 12
(March 1995): 85-111.
[9] Sexual abuse of individuals by police officers is not confined to
female drivers. There are also a number of stories of officers entering
private homes on the pretext of a search and then assaulting
women who live there. In addition, there are a number of stories of male
officers harassing or assaulting male drivers whom they have stopped for
an alleged traffic violation.
[10] The best book on racial profiling is David Harris, Profiles in
Injustice (New York: The New Press, 2001). [See ACLU, Driving While Black
(New York: ACLU, 1999). [Available at" onclick=";return false;].
[11] Oscar Corral, "Failure to Go by the Book," Newsday (February 1,
[12] R. Joseph Gelarden, "Ex-Police Officer Faces New Misconduct Charges,"
The Indianapolis Star (August 22, 1996).
[13] This is again similar to racist environments in many police
departments that have records of DWB abuses. [See reports of suit by
officers of color against NJ State Police, alleging racism and
forced use of DWB practices.]
[14] National Center for Women & Policing, Equality Denied: The Status of
Women in Policing (Los Angeles: NCWP, 1998). [Available at" onclick=";return false;].
[15] Susan Martin, On the Move: The Status of Women in Policing
(Washington, DC: The Police Foundation, 1990), pp. 139-164.
[16] See the pioneering effort by Katherine Mader, then-Inspector General
of the Los Angles Police Department: Inspector General, Domestic Violence
in the Los Angeles Police Department:
How Well Does the Los Angeles Police Department Police its Own? (Los
Angeles: Office of the Inspector General, 1997).
[17] National Center for Women and Policing, Recruiting and Retaining
Women: A Self-Assessment Guide for Law Enforcement (Los Angeles: NCWP,
2000), Ch. 9., "Implementing Family-Friendly
Policies," pp, 111-115.
[18] Samuel Walker, "Searching for the Denominator: Problems with Police
Traffic Stop Data and an Early Warning System Solution," Justice Research
and Policy, 3 (Spring 2001): 63-95.
Deborah Ramirez, Jack McDevitt, and Amy Farrell, A Resource Guide on
Racial Profiling Data Collection Systems: Promising Practices and Lessons
Learned (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 2000). [Available at" onclick=";return false;].
[19] See the similar recommendations related to racial profiling in Police
Executive Research Forum, Racially Biased Policing: A Principled Response
(Washington, DC: Police Executive Research Forum,
2001). [Available at" onclick=";return false;].
[20] Pamela Cytrynbaum, "Police Sex Abuse Tears at Code of Silence," The
Chicago Tribune (February 29, 1996).
[21] U.S. Department of Justice, Principles for Promoting Police Integrity
(Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 2001). [Available at" onclick=";return false;].
[22] Samuel Walker, Police Accountability: The Role of Citizen Oversight
(Belmont, CA: Wadsworth, 2001). {See" onclick=";return false;].
[23] National Center for Women & Policing, Gender Differences in the Cost
of Police Brutality and Misconduct: A Content Analysis of LAPD Civil
Liability Cases 1990-1999 (September 5, 2000)
[Available at" onclick=";return false;].

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Postby msfreeh » Tue Jul 15, 2014 10:18 pm

radio,television and the print media did I mention the Salt Lake Tribune?, have done to our minds what industry has done to the land.
We now think like New York City looks.
Anybody know who got beat up at FBI headquarters? See any names mentioned in this Salt Lake Tribune FBI public relations piece?

Look at the photo of SL. FBI SAC. Mary Rook who has that
vacant, nobody home look. You see that stare in most people
who work for the FBI

Hey, some people will do anything for a buck, eh?
But you knew that already as a smart criminal justice consumer.
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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill speaks about the arrest of former Utah Attorneys General Mark Shurtleff and John Swallow at a press conference at FBI headquarters in Salt Lake City, Tuesday July 15, 2014. At left is Public Safety Commissioner Keith Squires and Mary Rook, special agent in charge of the FBI office in Salt Lake City.
Feds take a beating for backing off Swallow probe
Probe » Local FBI agents helped build the cases for county prosecutors, but D.C. bosses stayed on sidelines.

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F.B.I. Agent Robert Clymer Gets Special Treatment

Apr 16, 2006 at 12:35pm

04/15/2006 - Las Vegas - An FBI agent who pleaded guilty to drunken driving has sued the maker of his pickup because it caught fire after he passed out behind the wheel.

Officer Robert Clymer, who was involved in a high-profile investigation of the Crazy Horse Too strip club, had a blood-alcohol content of 0.306 percent, nearly four times the current legal limit, and was unconscious when Las Vegas firefighters pulled him from his burning truck on Jan. 29, 2005.

The 2004 Chevrolet Silverado had jumped a curb outside a gated community in northwest Las Vegas and began to smoke and caught fire after the engine had been running for a long time, according to a Las Vegas police report.

Police found an empty 25-ounce bottle of Captain Morgan rum on the passenger seat and a SIG Sauer 9 mm pistol in the truck's cab.

F.B.I Agent Clymer, 41, was cited for misdemeanor drunken driving and sent to University Medical Center because of complications from smoke inhalation and intoxication, the report said.

He later pleaded guilty to the charge in Las Vegas Municipal Court and was given a suspended 30-day jail term and 48 hours of community service.

During sentencing in November, Clymer's lawyer said his client wanted to take responsibility for his actions.

"Public officials make mistakes," attorney Gary Booker said. "With public officials, we expect them to own up to their mistakes and correct them. That is exactly what happened in this case."

Two weeks later, F.B.I Agent Clymer filed a product liability lawsuit against General Motors and Bill Heard Chevrolet, who had sold him the truck. He was seeking more than $33,000 in medical bills and nearly $11,000 in lost wages.

The lawsuit says F.B.I Agent Clymer stopped on the side of the road to make a telephone call. He left the engine running and the car in park.

F.B.I Agent Clymer then "somehow lost consciousness" and the truck "somehow produced a heavy smoke that filled the passenger cab," the suit said.

Lawyers for Clymer, GM and Bill Heard Chevrolet did not return phone calls seeking comment. Clymer did not return a phone message left at his office.

The lawsuit was filed about six weeks after Clymer and his wife, FBI secretary Tracy Clymer, filed for bankruptcy. In their bankruptcy papers, the couple said they owed creditors more than $580,700, including nearly $122,000 in credit card debt.

Robert Clymer, a 20-year veteran of the FBI, makes about $102,000 a year. He moved out of the family home on Father's Day 2005, and his wife filed for divorce in January.

On the night of his drunken driving arrest, F.B.I Agent Robert Clymer was involved in an incident at the Suncoast, police said.

Security guards at the hotel called police about 3:20 a.m. to report a man in the parking lot with a gun.

The man left before officers arrived, but he left behind a 15-round magazine from his gun. Officers matched the magazine to Robert Clymer's gun.

A weapons charge was dismissed in a plea agreement on the drunken driving charge.

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Postby msfreeh » Wed Jul 16, 2014 9:59 am

Hot off the FBI Brand Press where generating fear keeps us in business, eh?

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FBI warns driverless cars could be used as 'lethal weapons'

Internal report sees benefits for road safety, but warns that autonomy will create greater potential for criminal 'multitasking'

Wednesday 16 July 2014 06.14 EDT

Google’s driverless car may remain a prototype, but the FBI believes the “game changing” vehicle could revolutionise high-speed car chases within a matter of years. The report also warned that autonomous cars may be used as "lethal weapons".

In an unclassified but restricted report obtained by the Guardian under a public records request, the FBI predicts that autonomous cars “will have a high impact on transforming what both law enforcement and its adversaries can operationally do with a car.”

In a section called Multitasking, the report notes that “bad actors will be able to conduct tasks that require use of both hands or taking one’s eyes off the road which would be impossible today.”

One nightmare scenario could be suspects shooting at pursuers from getaway cars that are driving themselves.

Self-driving cars use lidar (laser ranging), radar, video cameras and GPS technology to build up a digital 3D map of their surroundings, including buildings, roads, pedestrians and other vehicles. The cars can then be programmed to navigate safely to a destination while avoiding obstacles and (usually) obeying the rules of the road.

The report, written by agents in the Strategic Issues Group within the FBI’s Directorate of Intelligence, says, “Autonomy … will make mobility more efficient, but will also open up greater possibilities for dual-use applications and ways for a car to be more of a potential lethal weapon that it is today.”

This presumably reflects fears that criminals might override safety features to ignore traffic lights and speed limits, or that terrorists might program explosive-packed cars to become self-driving bombs.

It directly contradicts the message that many developers of self-driving vehicles are trying to communicate: that these cars – immune from road rage, tiredness and carelessness – can be even safer than human operators.

Google says of its latest driverless vehicles: “They’ll be designed to operate safely and autonomously without requiring human intervention. Our software and sensors do all the work. The vehicles will be very basic but they will take you where you want to go at the push of a button.”

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FBI agent pays fine in shooting into hotel cooler

Fri, Aug 29, 2003 (9:33 a.m.)

An FBI agent who fired two rounds into a walk-in cooler at a Strip hotel in May has paid the Barbary Coast $12,517 for the damage and paid a $105 fine after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor charge, authorities said.

John Hanson III still faces investigation by his agency, said Special Agent Todd Palmer, spokesman for the FBI Las Vegas office.

Police reports indicate that Hanson, who was in Las Vegas to attend an accounting seminar, was caught on surveillance cameras firing his .45-caliber handgun into the walk-in cooler. No one was inside at the time, although there was a lobster.

Hanson was charged only with a misdemeanor because of the late-night time of the incident, and the fact that the freezer was in a back area with no one inside, District Attorney David Roger said.

"The only victim in that case was a lobster, and Nevada statutes don't provide for attempted murder of a lobster," Roger said.

Roger said Hanson did not receive preferential treatment in court.

"I can tell you anybody else with the same record and same circumstances would have received the same deal," Roger said. "He pleaded straight up to the charge, made restitution and paid the fine."

After the shots, security officers at the hotel detained Hanson, recovered the shell casings and called police, who confiscated the gun. They then called supervisors to tell them an FBI agent was involved in the incident.

The weapon and a copy of the tape were given to another agent, who was in town for the same seminar as Hanson, the police report indicates.

According to the police report, Hanson said he did not remember firing his Glock handgun. Officers cited Hanson with a misdemeanor, discharging a firearm, and released him.

Hanson pleaded guilty to that count June 26 and paid his fine.

Hanson has been an instructor at the FBI training academy in Quantico, Va., but Palmer said he could not say whether Hanson still was on duty. Disciplinary action against Hanson could range from leave without pay to firing.

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Police Chief Says 2 FBI Agents Shot Woman Colleague in Error
October 07, 1985

PHOENIX — The first female FBI agent to die in the line of duty was shot by two fellow agents who mistook her for a suspect's girlfriend, the Phoenix police chief said Sunday.

FBI agent Herb Hawkins refused to comment on Chief Ruben Ortega's statement, but said that his office will have a press conference later this week on the death of Special Agent Robin L. Ahrens, 33. She was shot three times Friday as she and fellow agents moved in to arrest a robbery suspect.

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Postby msfreeh » Wed Jul 16, 2014 11:27 pm

The #1 WalMart....BiG Box Store...Marketer of Fear, yep we are talking
about the taxpayer funded FBI keeping us in check using an intermittent reenforcement schedule of fear.

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UW puts worst-case-scenario planning for biosafety to the test ... 36531.html" onclick=";return false;

July 16, 2014 9:36 p.m.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison will simulate a terrorist bombing at Camp Randall Stadium early Thursday — complete with explosive sound effects, billowing smoke and pretend victims — to test its emergency preparedness plan involving everyone from police and fire squads to hospital emergency departments and the FBI.

Another hard-to-imagine health threat at UW-Madison that wasn't on the general public's radar until recently also has an elaborate preparedness plan: the unlikely event that a potentially deadly virus accidentally escapes or is stolen from a UW research lab.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — considered the gold standard of biosafety — is under fire for recently revealed safety lapses at a half-dozen federal health agency labs involving deadly anthrax and smallpox, and a dangerous strain of bird flu.

University research labs across the country were caught in the fallout Wednesday after USA Today reported the contents of government reports stamped "restricted" that it obtained under the Freedom of Information Act.

The reports from 2006 revealed weaknesses in 11 of 15 unnamed university labs inspected — from incomplete inventory records, to issues that could have allowed unapproved individuals to access areas where specimens were stored, to one university having lapses that could allow unapproved individuals to make keys for themselves and others.;

UW-Madison has the second largest academic select-agent program in the country behind the University of Texas Medical Branch. Select agents are viruses and other pathogens declared by the federal government to have the potential to pose a severe threat to public health and safety.

Government anti-terrorism regulations dictate tight security around any biological agent that poses a potentially severe health threat. UW-Madison's labs are subject to regular and unannounced inspections by the CDC's enforcement division, Rebecca Moritz, research compliance specialist for UW-Madison's biological safety office, said Wednesday.

"When inspectors come in, it's their job to find things that are wrong to make us better," Moritz said. "When we have been inspected, we've been told many of our practices and procedures are best practice."
Bombing simulation

Moritz will be among more than 100 "victims" participating in Thursday's simulated Boston Marathon-esque terrorist bombing at Camp Randall because participating will benefit her work with biosecurity, she said.

Moritz was part of the planning committee because she works closely on biosecurity issues with the UW-Madison and Madison police departments and the FBI.

"This is a good exercise to practice communication," she said.

In the Camp Randall simulation, Moritz will have

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Dr. Meryl Nass Exposes the Anthrax Cover Up-19 Apr 2014 Interview 864
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Interview 864 – Dr. Meryl Nass Exposes the Anthrax Cover Up

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In this blockbuster interview, Dr. Meryl Nass of joins us to break down the FBI’s attempt to pin the blame for the 2001 anthrax attack on Dr. Bruce Ivins. We go through the FBI’s case against Ivins and dissect it point by point, looking at the inconsistencies, omissions and misconceptions that have allowed the Bureau to sweep this incident under the rug in recent years.


FBI files on the “Amerithrax” investigation

Review of the Scientific Approaches Used During the FBI’s Investigation of the 2001 Anthrax Letters

ProPublica “Anthrax Files” archive

House votes for independent anthrax investigation, provision removed from bill

Early investigative piece by Dr. Nass on the case in February 2002

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Behav Neurosci. 2007 Aug;121(4):635-42.
Impact of continuous versus intermittent CS-UCS pairing on human brain activation during Pavlovian fear conditioning.
Dunsmoor JE1, Bandettini PA, Knight DC.
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During Pavlovian fear conditioning a conditioned stimulus (CS) is repeatedly paired with an aversive unconditioned stimulus (UCS). In many studies the CS and UCS are paired on every trial, whereas in others the CS and UCS are paired intermittently. To better understand the influence of the CS-UCS pairing rate on brain activity, the experimenters presented continuously, intermittently, and non-paired CSs during fear conditioning. Amygdala, anterior cingulate, and fusiform gyrus activity increased linearly with the CS-UCS pairing rate. In contrast, insula and left dorsolateral prefrontal cortex responses were larger during intermittently paired CS presentations relative to continuously and non-paired CSs. These results demonstrate two distinct patterns of activity in disparate brain regions. Amygdala, anterior cingulate, and fusiform gyrus activity paralleled the CS-UCS pairing rate, whereas the insula and dorsolateral prefrontal cortex appeared to respond to the uncertainty inherent in intermittent CS-UCS pairing procedures. These findings may further clarify the role of these brain regions in Pavlovian fear conditioning.

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Postby msfreeh » Sat Aug 02, 2014 6:00 pm

two reads

let god sort out the truth, eh?

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Former FBI agent releases book on Unabomber

The Unabomber Ted Kaczynski being walked by FBI agents.

Friday, August 01, 2014
The former FBI agent who led the team that captured one of the most notorious terrorist in U.S. history spoke to ABC7 News about his new book "The Unabomber: Detailing the Hunt and Capture of Ted Kaczynski.

Kaczynski was taken down, ending a 17-year search for the serial bomber. The FBI dubbed the case "UNABOM," since their suspect targeted universities and airlines. Kaczynski killed three people and hurt 23 others before freeman's team tracked him to a remote cabin in Montana in 1996. The agents tricked him into coming to the door by posing as surveyors.

Former FBI agent Jim Freeman said, "We pulled off a rouse that allowed Ted to be arrested right at the front door of his cabin without him being able to get back inside where he did have rifles, where he did have a live bomb under his bed that we found during the search."

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Postby msfreeh » Mon Aug 04, 2014 7:59 pm

Organization and its membership who assassinated Martin Luther King and President Kennedy use taxpayers dime to give voters and taxpayers
FBI induced Amnesia. As always funded by your tax dime

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National Night Out: 'Give crime and drugs a going away party'
By Vanessa Paz and News Staff Aug 4, 2014

EUGENE, Ore. - Local police, and the FBI invite the community to celebrate the 31st annual National Night Out on Tuesday.

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James Earl Ray did not Assassinate MLK

James Earl Ray was effectively exonerated of the assassination of MLK, Jr. by Dr. William F. Pepper in a trial at The Circuit Court of Shelby County, Tennessee, 30th Judicial District at Memphis, in 1999. The trial, "Coretta Scott King, Martin Luther King III, Bernice King, Dexter Scott King and Yolanda King Vs. Loyd Jowers and Other Unknown Co-Conspirators", is commonly called "the Martin Luther King, Jr. Assassination Conspiracy Trial" and is referred to as such at The King Center website, where the transcript of the trial is posted.


You probably recall the headlines... but wait... there weren't any. The trial was covered in its entirety by one independent journalist, and one reporter from outside of the country. About the only thing that the American public heard about the trial was some filtered coverage through CourtTV.

As the trial progressed over 3 weeks, mainstream news networks in this country ignored the trial. Studiously. They ignored testimony and evidence never before presented in a court of law. Many witnesses were called to testify, among them, William Schaap, co-publisher of Covert Action Quarterly. Pepper, acting for the King family, asked Schaap about the lack of media coverage;

Pepper: "...what is your explanation for the fact that there has been such little national media coverage of ... this trial and this evidence and this event here in this Memphis courtroom, which is the first trial ever to be able to produce evidence on this assassination -- what has happened here that Mighty Wurlitzer is not sounding but is in fact ... almost totally silent?

Schaap: Oh, but -- as we know, silence can be deafening. Disinformation is not only getting certain things to appear in print, it's also getting certain things not to appear in print. ... the first thing I would say as a way of explanation is the incredibly powerful effect of disinformation over a long period of time ... For 30 years the official line has been that James Earl Ray killed Martin Luther King and he did it all by himself ... for 30 years it's James Earl Ray killed Dr. King, did it all by himself. And when that is imprinted in the minds of the general public for 30 years, if somebody stood up and confessed and said: "I did it. Ray didn't do it, I did it. Here's a movie. Here's a video showing me do it." 99 percent of the people wouldn't believe him because ... it just wouldn't click in the mind. It would just go right to, "It couldn't be". It's just a powerful psychological effect over 30 years, of disinformation that's been imprinted on the brains of ... the public.

William Schaap has for several decades been studying the manner in which governments, and the US government in particular, have secretly used the media to put the spin on stories that the governement wants spun in a particular way. He qualifies as an expert on disinformation, and in his Memphis testimony he gives a history of disinformation in the US from WWI up to the late 1970s. I have been given access to original

footage from the Memphis trial that hasn't seen the light of day in ten years, and I must say that Schaap's testimony is an 80 minute education in itself.

I have posted Schaap's testimony on YouTube. The first four parts will get you grounded in the history of disinformation, and the last four parts focus on the FBI's targeting of Martin Luther King for special treatment. This treatment included the fabrication of news stories to discredit the SCLC as a Communist vehicle, and psychological warfare directed at King, encouraging him to commit suicide. This was done by sending a cassette tape that allegedly captured Dr. King cheating on his wife, along with a threatening note. Seeing that the FBI, under the aegis of COINTELPRO, was willing to plant stories in the media that were false, it's not a stretch to imagine that the audio cassette, and other alleged audio recordings of Dr. King were fabrications. (For a more "establishment friendly version" of this event, see this recent CNN report.)

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CNN appears to be the waterboy for establishment spin on MLK these days. In this 1998 online story, typically regurgitating the same old story about Lone Nut, James Earl Ray, CNN refers to Ray as the "confessed assassin" of MLK;" onclick=";return false; /

Ray never confessed to the murder of MLK. He plead guilty, but it was an Alford plea. "North Carolina v. Alford... was a case in which the Supreme Court of the United States affirmed on a 5-3 vote that there are no constitutional barriers in place to prevent a judge from accepting a guilty plea from a defendant who wants to plead guilty while still protesting his innocence. This type of plea has become known as an Alford plea, differing slightly from the nolo contendere plea in which the defendant agrees to being sentenced for the crime, but does not admit guilt.... courts must accept whatever plea a defendant chooses to enter, as long as the defendant is competently represented by counsel; the plea is intelligently chosen; and "the record before the judge contains strong evidence of actual guilt". Faced with "grim alternatives", the defendant's best choice of action may be to plead guilty to the crime, White wrote, and the courts must accept the defendant's choice made in his own interests."

More recently is this propaganda piece rolled out for the 40th anniversary, reinforcing the notion of the Lone Nut, and the verity of the assassin's rifle;" onclick=";return false;

Here's what CNN doesn't tell you. The bundle dropped in front of a Memphis amusement shop and "discovered" by a Memphis police officer, was dropped before King was assassinated, according to the owner of the store. The slug removed from Dr. King's body has a different metallurgical composition from the other unfired rounds in the bundle. The scope on the rifle, (which the CNN reporter makes a little fuss about), was not zeroed in, and when test-fired, the rifle was inaccurate by several feet at about a hundred yards. A ballistics test conducted with the rifle indicates that the slug extracted from King's corpse was not even fired from the "evidence" rifle. The rifle is a pump-action rifle, and was not likely to have been rested on a window sill to shoot Dr. King, as alleged. This all according to the testimony of Judge Joe Brown, who has intimate knowledge of the alleged murder weapon.

Judge Joe Brown does not believe that this is the weapon that killed Dr. King


The King family was very pleased with the verdict reached by the Memphis jury, which read in part;

"In answer to the question did Loyd Jowers participate in a conspiracy to do harm to Dr. Martin Luther King, your answer is yes. Do you also find that others, including governmental agencies, were parties to this conspiracy as alleged by the defendant? Your answer to that one is also yes."

The beautiful and dignified, Coretta Scott King

Coretta Scott King: There is abundant evidence of a major high level conspiracy in the assassination of my husband, Martin Luther King, Jr. And the civil court's unanimous verdict has validated our belief. I wholeheartedly applaud the verdict of the jury and I feel that justice has been well served in their deliberations. This verdict is not only a great victory for my family, but also a great victory for America. It is a great victory for truth itself. It is important to know that this was a SWIFT verdict, delivered after about an hour of jury deliberation. The jury was clearly convinced by the extensive evidence that was presented during the trial that, in addition to Mr. Jowers, the conspiracy of the Mafia, local, state and federal government agencies, were deeply involved in the assassination of my husband. The jury also affirmed overwhelming evidence that identified someone else, not James Earl Ray, as the shooter, and that Mr. Ray was set up to take the blame. I want to make it clear that my family has no interest in retribution. Instead, our sole concern has been that the full truth of the assassination has been revealed and adjudicated in a court of law. As we pursued this case, some wondered why we would spend the time and energy addressing such a painful part of the past. For both our family and the nation, the short answer is that we had to get involved because the system did not work. Those who are responsible for the assassination were not held to account for their involvement. This verdict, therefore, is a great victory for justice and truth. It has been a difficult and painful experience to revisit this tragedy, but we felt we had an obligation to do everything in our power to seek the truth. Not only for the peace of mind of our family but to also bring closure and healing to the nation. We have done what we can to reveal the truth, and we now urge you as members of the media, and we call upon elected officials, and other persons of influence to do what they can to share the revelation of this case to the widest possible audience. I know that this has been a difficult case for everyone involved. I thank the jury and Judge Swearington for their commitment to reach a just verdict, I want to also thank our attorneys, Dr. William Pepper and his associates for their hard work and tireless dedication in bringing this case to justice. Dr. Pepper has put many years of his life, as well as his financial resources, into this case. He has made significant personal sacrifices to pursue the search for the truth about my husband's assassination.


Rev. James Lawson Testifies about the Rise of MLK as an International icon

A staggering amount of first-person testimony was brought to the attention of the jury in this case, much of it heard for the first time anywhere. It included testimony from associates of Dr. King, like the Rev. James Lawson, who continues to preach the value of non-violent protest to this day.

It also involved testimony from people who had never met Dr. King, but whose paths were intertwined, like the testimony of one Jack Terrell, (a man pressured by the FBI into NOT testifying during the Iran Contra scandal), a man who became involved in covert operations and was told by one of his colleagues about a covert team that was training with .306 rifles, and was ultimately dispatched to Memphis. However, their "mission" was cancelled as another arrangement to kill Dr. King was successful.

Terrell was too ill to appear in court, and gave his testimony via sworn video testimony;

Jack Terrell tells his tale

Pepper conducted the testimony in a devastating manner, which allowed the jury to reach a quick verdict. Pepper's opening and closing arguments are also posted on YouTube;

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Dr. William F. Pepper

Pepper at work

Here is part of Pepper's closer;

Governmental agencies caused Martin Luther King to be assassinated... They caused this whole thing to happen. And they then proceeded with the powerful means at their disposal to cover this case up. This is a conspiracy... and that's a nasty word. People insult people in this country who use the word "conspiracy." Nowhere else in the world, as Bill Schaap told you, is it viewed that way. In Italy and France conspiracy is taken for granted because they have lived with it so much longer...

What we're asking you to do at this point in time is send a message. We're asking you to send a message, not just right a wrong. That's important, that you right a wrong and that you allow justice to prevail once and for all. Let it prevail. Let justice and truth prevail, else the heavens fall. No matter what, let it prevail. Let it come forward. We're asking you to let that happen. But in addition to that, we're asking you to send a message, send a message to all of those in power, all of those who manipulate justice in this country that you cannot get away with this. Or if you can get away with it, you can only get away with it for so long."


The government lied. The government lies. The government uses its intelligence agencies and assorted assets to enact agendas that may or may not be in your best interest. Can there be any doubt that murdering Dr. King was not in the interest of Black Americans, or the poor, who he was beginning to see as the oppressed of the entire world?

Dr. King was murdered after he became a vociferous opponent to the Vietnam War and had plans to march on Washington and stay there with a virtual city of poor people until there was some change. How well do you think that idea went over in the halls of power and influence?

Please watch the videos I have posted, and read as much of the transcript of the trial as you deem relevant." onclick=";return false;

Forty years of lies are forty years too many. James Earl Ray did not kill Dr. King, no matter how many times CNN, ABC, NBC, tell you that he did.

Think about Operation CHAOS, or think about The CIA and the Media.

The Mighty Wurlitzer played for Dr. King, and it wasn't a very pleasant song.

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Postby msfreeh » Sat Aug 09, 2014 7:24 pm

"Because of the nature of the duties our Special Agents are called upon to perform, we do not employ women in this position. We must have Agents who are qualified to cope with any situation they may face."

Director J. Edgar Hoover , in a letter dated April 16, 1971.

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Former US Intelligence Officers rubbish current ‘intelligence’ regime

By The Nation
Sunday, 10 August 2014 00:00

Former US Intelligence Officers rubbish current ‘intelligence’ regime

Several former US intelligence officers with a cumulative total of 260 years in various parts of US Intelligence recently wrote to President Barack Obama, expressing concern over ‘evidence adduced so far to blame Russia for the July 17 downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17’.
Excerpts of the letter are given below.

We, the undersigned former intelligence officers want to share with you our concern about the evidence adduced so far to blame Russia for the July 17 downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17. We are retired from government services and none of us is on the payroll of CNN, Fox News, or any other outlet. We intend this memorandum to provide a fresh, different perspective.

As veteran intelligence analysts accustomed to waiting, except in emergency circumstances, for conclusive information before rushing to judgment, we believe that the charges against Russia should be rooted in solid, far more convincing evidence. And that goes in spades with respect to inflammatory incidents like the shoot-down of an airliner. We are also troubled by the amateurish manner in which fuzzy and flimsy evidence has been served up – some it via “social media.”
As intelligence professionals we are embarrassed by the unprofessional use of partial intelligence information. As Americans, we find ourselves hoping that, if you indeed have more conclusive evidence, you will find a way to make it public without further delay. In charging Russia with being directly or indirectly responsible, Secretary of State John Kerry has been particularly definitive. Not so the evidence. His statements seem premature and bear earmarks of an attempt to “poison the jury pool.”

Painting Russia Black

We see an eerie resemblance to an earlier exercise in US ‘public diplomacy’ from which valuable lessons can be learned by those more interested in the truth than in exploiting tragic incidents for propaganda advantage. We refer to the behavior of the Reagan administration in the immediate aftermath of the shoot-down of Korean Airlines Flight 007 over Siberia on August 30, 1983. We sketch out below a short summary of that tragic affair, since we suspect you have not been adequately briefed on it. The parallels will be obvious to you.

An advantage of our long tenure as intelligence officers is that we remember what we have witnessed first hand; seldom do we forget key events in which we played an analyst or other role. To put it another way, most of us ‘know exactly where we were’ when a Soviet fighter aircraft shot down Korean Airlines passenger flight 007 over Siberia on August 30, 1983, over 30 years ago. At the time, we were intelligence officers on ‘active duty You were 21; many of those around you today were still younger.

Thus, it seems possible that you may be learning how the KAL007 affair went down, so to speak, for the first time that you may now become more aware of the serious implications for U.S.-Russian relations regarding how the downing of Flight 17 goes down and that you will come to see merit in preventing ties with Moscow from falling into a state of complete disrepair. In our view, the strategic danger here dwarfs all other considerations.
Hours after the tragic shoot-down on Aug. 30, 1983, the Reagan Administration used its very accomplished propaganda machine to twist the available intelligence on Soviet culpability for the killing of all 269 people aboard KAL007. The airliner was shot down after it strayed hundreds of miles off course and penetrated Russia’s airspace over sensitive military facilities in Kamchatka and Sakhalin Island. The Soviet pilot tried to signal the plane to land, but the KAL pilots did not respond to the repeated warnings. Amid confusion about the plane’s identity – a US spy plane had been in the vicinity hours earlier – Soviet ground control ordered the pilot to fire.

The Soviets soon realized they had made a horrendous mistake. The US Intelligence also knew from sensitive intercepts that the tragedy had resulted from a blunder, not from a willful act of murder (much as on July 3, 1988, the USS Vincennes shot down an Iranian civilian airliner over the Persian Gulf, killing 290 people, an act which President Ronald Reagan dismissively explained as an ‘understandable accident.’)

To make the very blackest case against Moscow for shooting down the KAL airliner, the Reagan administration suppressed exculpatory evidence from US electronic intercepts. Washington’s mantra became “Moscow’s deliberate downing of a civilian passenger plane.” Newsweek ran a cover emblazoned with the headline “Murder in the Sky.” (Apparently, not much has changed; Time’s cover this week features “Cold War II” and “Putin’s dangerous game.” The cover story by Simon Shuster, ‘In Russia, Crime without Punishment,’ would merit an A-plus in William Randolph Hearst’s course ‘Yellow Journalism 101.’)

When KAL007 was shot down, Alvin A. Snyder, director of the U.S. Information Agency’s television and film division, was enlisted in a concerted effort to “heap as much abuse on the Soviet Union as possible,” as Snyder writes in his 1995 book, Warriors of Disinformation.

He and his colleagues also earned an A-plus for bringing the “mainstream media” along. For example, ABC’s Ted Koppel noted with patriotic pride, “This has been one of those occasions when there is very little difference between what is churned out by the US Government propaganda organs and by the commercial broadcasting networks.”

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Only a decade later, when Snyder saw the complete transcripts — including the portions that the Reagan administration had hidden — would he fully realize how many of the central elements of the U.S. presentation were false.
The intercepts showed that the Soviet fighter pilot believed he was pursuing a US spy aircraft and that he was having trouble in the dark identifying the plane. Per instructions from ground control, the pilot had circled the KAL airliner and tilted his wings to order the aircraft to land. The pilot said he fired warning shots, as well. This information “was not on the tape we were provided,” Snyder wrote.
It became abundantly clear to Snyder that, in smearing the Soviets, the Reagan administration had presented false accusations to the United Nations, as well as to the people of the United States and the world. In his book, Snyder acknowledged his own role in the deception, but drew a cynical conclusion. He wrote, “The moral of the story is that all governments, including our own, lie when it suits their purposes. The key is to lie first.”
The tortured attempts by your administration and stenographers in the media to blame Russia for the downing of Flight 17, together with John Kerry’s unenviable record for credibility, lead us to the reluctant conclusion that the syndrome Snyder describes may also be at work in your own administration; that is, that an ethos of ‘getting your own lie out first’ has replaced ‘ye shall know the truth.’ At a minimum, we believe Secretary Kerry displayed unseemly haste in his determination to be first out of the starting gate.

Both sides cannot be telling the truth

We have always taken pride in not shooting from the hip, but rather in doing intelligence analysis that is evidence-based. The evidence released to date does not bear close scrutiny; it does not permit a judgment as to which side is lying about the shoot-down of Flight 17. Our entire professional experience would incline us to suspect the Russians – almost instinctively. Our more recent experience, particularly observing Secretary Kerry injudiciousness in latching onto one spurious report after another as ‘evidence,’ has gone a long way toward balancing our earlier predispositions.

It seems that whenever Kerry does cite supposed ‘evidence’ that can be checked – like the forged anti-Semitic fliers distributed in eastern Ukraine or the photos of alleged Russian special forces soldiers who allegedly slipped into Ukraine – the ‘proof’ goes ‘poof’ as Kerry once said in a different context. Still, these misrepresentations seem small peccadillos compared with bigger whoppers like the claim Kerry made on Aug. 30, 2013, no fewer than 35 times, that “we know” the government of Bashar al-Assad was responsible for the chemical incidents near Damascus nine days before.

Regarding the Malaysia Airlines shoot-down of July 17, we believe Kerry has typically rushed to judgment and that his incredible record for credibility poses a huge disadvantage in the diplomatic and propaganda maneuvering vis-a-vis Russia. We suggest you call a halt to this misbegotten “public diplomacy” offensive. If, however, you decide to press on anyway, we suggest you try to find a less tarnished statesman or woman.

A Choice between Two

If the intelligence on the shoot-down is as weak as it appears judging from the fuzzy scraps that have been released, we strongly suggest you call off the propaganda war and await the findings of those charged with investigating the shoot-down. If, on the other hand, your administration has more concrete, probative intelligence, we strongly suggest that you consider approving it for release, even if there may be some risk of damage to “sources and methods.” Too often this consideration is used to prevent information from entering the public domain where, as in this case, it belongs.

As senior CIA veteran Milton Bearden has put it, there are occasions when more damage is done to U.S. national security by “protecting” sources and methods than by revealing them. For instance, Bearden noted that Ronald Reagan exposed a sensitive intelligence source in showing a skeptical world the reason for the U.S. attack on Libya in retaliation for the April 5, 1986 bombing at the La Belle Disco in West Berlin. That bombing killed two US servicemen and a Turkish woman, and injured over 200 people, including 79 US servicemen.

Intercepted messages between Tripoli and agents in Europe made it clear that Libya was behind the attack. Here’s an excerpt: “At 1:30 in the morning one of the acts was carried out with success, without leaving a trace behind.”
Ten days after the bombing the US retaliated, sending over 60 Air Force fighters to strike the Libyan capital of Tripoli and the city of Benghazi. The operation was widely seen as an attempt to kill Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, who survived, but his adopted 15-month-old daughter was killed in the bombing, along with at least 15 other civilians.

Three decades ago, there was more shame attached to the killing of children. As world abhorrence grew after the US bombing strikes, the Reagan administration produced the intercepted, decoded message sent by the Libyan Peoples Bureau in East Berlin acknowledging the “success” of the attack on the disco, and adding the ironically inaccurate boast “without leaving a trace behind.”

The Reagan Administration made the decision to give up a highly sensitive intelligence source, its ability to intercept and decipher Libyan communications. But once the rest of the world absorbed this evidence, international grumbling subsided and many considered the retaliation against Tripoli justified.

If you’ve got the goods

If the US has more convincing evidence than what has so far been adduced concerning responsibility for shooting down Flight 17, we believe it would be best to find a way to make that intelligence public – even at the risk of compromising ‘sources and methods.’ Moreover, we suggest you instruct your subordinates not to cheapen U.S. credibility by releasing key information via social media like Twitter and

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Postby msfreeh » Sun Aug 17, 2014 11:35 am

FBI affiliate in Pittsburgh ABC/AP sez taxpayer funded FBI agents who created Oklahoma City bombing hires X. amount of new taxpayer funded FBI agents to fight cybercrime created by FBI. hackers.
Sez they will not be spying on you posting stories about FBI agents assassinating President Kennedy and creating 911.
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Aug 17, 2014, 9:37 AM

The FBI's premier cybersquad has focused attention on computer-based crime in recent months by helping prosecutors charge five Chinese army intelligence officials with stealing trade secrets from major companies and by snaring a Russian-led hacking ring that pilfered $100 million from bank accounts worldwide.

Because of the Pittsburgh squad's success, the FBI is rewarding the office with more manpower, allowing it to take on even more cyberthreats.

"Where there's great work going on, invest in it," FBI Director James Comey said while visiting Pittsburgh two weeks ago.

Because of security concerns, the FBI won't say how many agents are in the Pittsburgh cyber office or specify how many agents will be added. However, the FBI's overall 2014 budget includes 152 new cybercrime positions, including 50 new agents and 50 computer scientists, as part of the agency's "Next Generation Cyber" initiative. In fiscal 2015, which begins Oct. 1, the FBI hopes to maintain about 750 cyberagents across the country out of more than 13,000 overall.

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Postby msfreeh » Wed Aug 20, 2014 9:10 am

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not to worry the SLPD is there for your protection
just ask SL attorney Jesse Trentadue

You won't see these photos on FBI affiliates CNN. and Fox News
gotta go COPS is coming on...
1st read

Powerful group of photos of weapons used by Ferguson taxpayer funded police.....welcome to Iraq
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A Catalog of Ferguson Police Weaponry

August 20, 2014 -
As smoke hangs over the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, it's important to understand its source. Some of this understanding will require us to reassess the history of police militarization in the United States. This will mean acknowledging its origins in the aftermath of the Watts Riots (1965) and the birth of the SWAT team shortly thereafter. It will mean noting the conservative reaction to the Warren Court's civil libertarian protections in the 1950s and 60s to President Nixon's launching of the drug war at the end of that same tumultuous decade. It will mean harping on President Reagan's wholehearted embrace of racial policing and mass incarceration in the 1980s. It will mean interrogating the devastating effects of the 1208 Program (1990), which became the 1033 Program (1996), both of which authorized the transfer of military hardware to domestic precincts, a practice that has only accelerated in the wake of the Battle of Seattle (1999) and the attacks of September 11, 2001. The basic contours of this trajectory can be found in Radley Balko's Rise of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America's Police Forces (2013). As Tamara K. Nopper and Mariame Kaba argue in Jacobin, however, any serious reckoning must account for the ongoing dehumanization of black people, tout court.

One small way to measure the police violence against black people in Ferguson is to attend to its details. It is in that spirit that I present this simple catalog.

There is a growing chorus of military veterans who have chimed in on the absurdity of photographs like this one. Let me join the parade. What we're seeing here is a gaggle of cops wearing more elite killing gear than your average squad leader leading a foot patrol through the most hostile sands or hills of Afghanistan. They are equipped with Kevlar helmets, assault-friendly gas masks, combat gloves and knee pads (all four of them), woodland Marine Pattern utility trousers, tactical body armor vests, about a double basic load of 120 to 180 rounds for each shooter, semiautomatic pistols attached to their thighs, disposable handcuff restraints hanging from their vests, close-quarter-battle receivers for their M4 carbine rifles and Advanced Combat Optical Gunsights. In other words, they're itching for a fight. A big one. It's a well-known horror that the US military greets foreign peoples in this fashion as our politicians preach freedom, democracy and peace. It's an abomination that the police greet black communities in the States with the same trigger-happy posture. Especially on the occasion of an unarmed teen's death by cop.

Smoke Grenade and Smoke Bomb

Reuters/Mario Anzuoni

There's at least one line every Marine knows. It's ingrained at boot camp or Officer Candidate School and follows us to the front lines and back home again. It's a simple command and it's the second of the four weapons-safety rules. It says, "Never point a weapon at anything you do not intend to shoot." The St. Louis County Police Department apparently never received the memo. Either that or they intend to shoot. Although their tactical flashlights might be assisting them in spying on (and blinding) their targets, I suspect their air-purifying respirators and the smoke and CS gas they've released might be getting in the way of said objective. It's unclear whether it was cheap fuse-operated smoke bombs (think fireworks) or more expensive pin-operated smoke grenades that are responsible for the fog. Both tools have been reported onsite. For what it's worth, such smokescreens are usually executed during flanking attacks, retreats, close air support missions or casualty evacuations. All of these situations are presumed to take place under real or potential conditions of heavy enemy fire. Make of this what you will. My guess is that they've got a surplus of toys to play with, and a powerless demographic to experiment on.

Stun Grenade

AP Photo/Jeff Roberson

There are scattered reports of stun grenade use in Ferguson. Also known as flashbangs or flash grenades, this weapon of choice for American SWAT teams (and Israeli soldiers) originated in the British special forces community more than four decades ago. Ostensibly less than lethal, stun grenades have been known to kill or severely injure numerous victims, and the device was recently in the news for burning a 19-month-old baby in Georgia, resulting in a coma, during one of the thousands of domestic police raids this year. They are designed to temporarily blind and deafen, thanks to a shrapnel-free casing that is only supposed to emit light and sound upon explosion. Nonetheless, the list of casualties is long, and the number of flammable mishaps is disconcerting. In Rise of the Warrior Cop, Balko recounts a story of an FBI agent accidentally lighting himself and his vehicle on fire.

Before moving on to the ammunition most visible in the media, it's important we consider the machines from which they are being shot. The most likely culprit is the ARWEN 37, which is capable of discharging 37mm tear gas canisters or wooden bullet projectiles. Another possibility is the SL6, a 37mm six-shot rotary magazine projectile launcher that is seemingly capable of firing every relevant "non-lethal" round in the book. When a Marine or other warfighter is introduced to one of these for the first time, he likely thinks of the M203 Grenade Launcher as a point of comparison. This is because they're all part of the same family. They're all grenade launchers.

Triple Chaser CS

The police used tear gas unsparingly the past week, and it was perhaps the most disturbing ingredient in the stew. As others have noted, the Chemical Weapons Convention of 1993 actually bans the gas as a permissible means of warfare. Then again, it is allowed for domestic riot control, and nations like Turkey, Bahrain, Israel and the United States have exploited the loophole to great avail. If you're interested in the weapon's mechanics or science, the Internet has your back. In the meantime, I can assure you its effects are far from pleasurable. Every Marine has his or her own story about their time at the "gas chamber," the place we go to become familiar with our gas masks (so they tell us). Suffice it to say it sucks out your organs, hogs your oxygen and burns you inside and out. Interim blindness and extended coughing fits are common, as well as an overall sense that you are dying or dead. And they're dispersing this poison in people's backyards.

Pepper Spray Projectile

St. Louis Post-Dispatch/David Carson

These "pepper balls" are lethal; the Boston Police Department banned them after a young woman was killed by one. It passed right through the eye and skull to the brain. She was guilty of being present in a rowdy crowd after a Red Sox v. Yankees game in which the former won. The ACLU condemned the use of such projectiles for the purposes of crowd management back in 1997, following an unfortunate incident in Eugene, Oregon. They even convinced Eugene officials to do the same. It's about time St. Louis County and the rest of the country followed suit.

Rubber Bullet

The BEARCAT G3 is the SWAT team's version of the military's Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle, or better yet its MRAP All Terrain Vehicle. Seeing that there aren't any mines or IEDs in Ferguson, that the chances of an ambush are slim to none, and that the terrain is relatively boring, the decision of the St. Louis County Police Department to roll out with (or even own) one of these is questionable. The same could be said for SWAT teams across the nation, some of whom are presently operating actual MRAPs. As Balko reports in Rise of the Warrior Cop, some are even fitted with 50-caliber machine gun turrets. A rumor in the warfighting community has it that a 50 cal can maim or kill a target even when it misses by a few feet. I don't think this is true, but it speaks to a certain truth about the gun in question. Why any of this is still allowed anywhere, much less in our neighborhoods (especially in our neighborhoods of color) is beyond me.
Long Range Acoustic Device (LRAD)

Jamelle Bouie

The LRAD is a sonic weapon that my psychological operations (PSYOP) friends could probably discuss more intelligently. All I can tell you is that the sound is so pain-inducing that in addition to being used to keep pirates at bay and break up groups of protesters or black people, it is wielded in order to regulate the movements of wildlife. Here's how it looks and sounds when targeting human beings.

MD Helicopter 500 Series


Local police departments no longer just rate military-grade armored personnel carriers and combat loads. They also rate the kinds of helicopters that can only make the North Korean Air Force blush. And one of them presumably spent the middle days of August patrolling Ferguson town folk from the skies. I'm sure they appreciated the service.

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AP Photo/Sid Hastings

Whenever the St. Louis County or Ferguson Police aren't protecting the public via tear gas, impact munitions or sonic pain, they have been conducting civic outreach by way of growling German shepherds. As a good many military veterans are now lamenting, if cops are going to steal our gadgetry, they might consider adopting our overarching strategy too. Say what you like about Counterinsurgency Doctrine (COIN)—and I've said quite a few not-so-nice things about it in the past—but what is taking place in the above photograph spits in the face of everything COIN represents. The point, remember, is to win the hearts and minds of the people, not infuse them with helplessness and rage.

Lord knows we keep failing at this mission overseas. What's so shocking is that we seem to have abandoned its most decent ideals altogether here at home. As Balko has shown, "community policing grants" have been used to fund more SWAT teams. Any commitments to empathy held by cops has given way to an "Oakleys and crew cuts" bravado that hides behind gargantuan slabs of metal and increasingly deadly ordnance. Most of all, Martin Luther King's dream is dying a slow death. One officer of the law feels comfortable shouting to the black citizens he is sworn to protect, their iPhone cameras in hand, "Bring it, you fudging animals! Bring it!" This only echoes another quote in Rise of the Warrior Cop, where a SWAT member boasts, "When the soldiers ride in, you should see those blacks scatter."

The arsenal on display in Ferguson is not the arsenal of riot control. In a town whose population is 67 percent black while its police force is 94 percent white, we are dealing with something more insidious, both locally and as a nation. We are dealing with an arsenal of racial oppression. It's time we look it in the face, in all its awful detail. It's time we call it by its name. And it's time we finally do what we were tasked to do over a half century ago. It's time we challenge, transcend and extinguish it.

Read Next: Dave Zirin on what Kareem Abdul Jamar got wrong in his powerful essay on Fegurson.

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