Reasons to create a volunteer civilian review police board with subpoena powers

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Re: Reasons to create a volunteer civilian review police board with subpoena powers

Postby msfreeh » Fri May 20, 2016 8:57 am

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CDC: Inept. Stupid. Deadly.
From the CDC website we learn that CDC issues “authoritative guidance directly to Medscape's physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals.”
Want to learn the newest on screening and managing Ebola?  Screening for Ebola is not an easy task, since many other diseases can look very much like Ebola. But CDC is here to help doctors and other medical professionals with this very challenging, subtle differentiation.
CDC has offered up a video featuring Dr. Knust to give us this important information.  But wait--Dr. Knust is a veterinarian. Huh?  Ebola is not an animal disease.  And Dr. Knust has never (legally) treated a human. Is this the best CDC can do?  Is this a joke or what?  
If you listen to the video, you will find that it acknowledges, but remarkably minimizes, the problem of persisting Ebola virus in patients after recovery.  Dr. Knust mentions there were only "two" documented patients in whom recrudescence of Ebola occurred

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FBI worker arrested for obstructing investigation.

An FBI employee Jennifer Barnett, 38, of Pocatello was arrested for destruction, alteration, or concealment of evidence.

The evidence was involved in an investigation on her husband, David Phillips, 41. She was arrested for informing Phillips of the investigation before it was conducted.

According to Bannock County Court records, police were planning to search for evidence of child pornography on Phillips' electronic devices.

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Many viewers watched the shocking season finale of ABC's hit show 'Quantico' Sunday night, but do you ever wonder what it's really like to join the FBI? (KABC)
By Anabel Munoz
Sunday, May 15, 2016 11:44PM
LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Many viewers watched the shocking season finale of ABC's hit show "Quantico" Sunday night, but do you ever wonder what it's really like to join the FBI?

Young, ambitious and attractive FBI hopefuls took center stage in the show. Much of the action and drama took place at the FBI's 20-week training academy in Quantico, Virginia.

Dramatic scenes such as car chases and gunfights are often how Americans perceive a day in the life of a law enforcement agent. Eyewitness News spoke with two real-life Quantico graduates to see how close those depictions really are.

Although agents do have to train for intense encounters, they said what is shown in Hollywood is not the real thing.

"(The Quantico show creators) captured parts of it very well, obviously the plot line is something only created in Hollywood," Kimberly Anderson said.

Anderson is a special agent in the cyber division. When she was young, she felt a heightened sense of justice for victims and said she always wished she could do more to help if she ever witnessed anything.

Prentist Henderson graduated two weeks ago. He was actually inspired by the Hollywood television shows, and now works in the violent crimes unit.

He said growing up watching shows such as "The X-Files" and "America's Most Wanted" help drive him down the law enforcement career path.

Both agents admit training


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Ayear-and-a-half ago I received an out-of-the-blue phone call from the U.S. Department of Justice. The news was shocking: People were planning to abduct and possibly kill me.

It turned out that a former FBI agent, Robert Lustyik, was sentenced to five years in prison last year for selling secret information about a Bangladesh political figure living in the United States to his political rivals. I am that figure.

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It's called Raven's Challenge. It's a chance for Public Safety Bomb Squads and Military Explosive Units to work together.It all took place at the State Preparedness Training Center in Oriskany.

When it comes to explosives, there's no room for error. That's why these explosive experts need to learn the different techniques being used by various agencies.
Donald Robinson, ATF Explosive Training and Research Special Agent explains what this training is like.

"What we do here is we make the scenarios and the incidents here that they're training in very lifelike. Really realistic, based on the current information coming in to us on tactics, techniques, and procedures of the bad guys."

The rise in terrorism has forced first responders to be aware of what to do when they come across a bomb, but bomb makers are becoming more sophisticated in their techniques. This exercise keeps bomb squads on top of their game. Stephen Shelley, ATF Explosive Enforcement Officer says the bombs are becoming more difficult to deal with.

"People who make bombs, it's up to the ingenuity and their creativity in how they design bombs, and so somebody may come up with something that's never been seen before. So for a bomb technician to see something new they've never seen before, it helps hone their skills and gets them in a mindset to always be thinking of the unexpected."

There are chemicals that can be bought over the counter to make explosives, but that doesn't mean there aren't security procedures in place to keep an eye on suspicious activity.
Special Agent David Acquavella is a Bomb Technician for the FBI and says you have to know what you're doing to mix up a chemical bomb, but the information to make one is out there.

"There are security checks. They take your driver's license and they make record of the transaction, but everything else that I showed you, especially to make the primary explosives, you can just walk into any store and buy it without anybody blinking an eye."

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ALLO, THE MESSAGING service Google announced today at its Google I/O conference, is designed to allow a new style of communication, in which a clever bot listens in on your conversations and offers helpful suggestions and services. But a different feature is just as significant, one that’s designed to let no one listen in on your conversations at all: Not Google, not any hacker or eavesdropper, not even an FBI agent with a warrant.

When it launches this summer, Allo will offer an “incognito” mode that switches on an end-to-end encryption system known as Signal, designed by the privacy-focused non-profit Open Whisper Systems. In that incognito mode, only the two phones at either end of a conversation will possess the secret keys necessary to decrypt messages. Google’s new video calling app Duo will use end-to-end encryption, too. The result is a pair of tools that are resistant to government surveillance: Google couldn’t, in theory, help law enforcement decipher an incognito Allo conversation or Duo call even if it wanted to. And in the wake of Apple’s landmark fight with the FBI over the encrypted iPhone of San Bernadino killer Syed Rizwan Farook, the move represents another step in Silicon Valley’s shift toward user-controlled encryption in defiance of law enforcement.

“With incognito mode, Allo gives users additional controls over their privacy and security,” said Erik Kay, a Google engineering director in the Google I/O keynote. “We anticipate adding even more security features to it over time.”

In Allo’s incognito mode, the app will offer Snapchat-style expiring messages that delete themselves after a set time or when a conversation window is closed. And by adopting the open-source encryption system developed for the encrypted voice and messaging app Signal, the app will gain a level of protection from eavesdroppers that’s resistant to even sophisticated spies. Edward Snowden himself has vouched for Signal, writing that he uses it every day. As ACLU lead technologist Chris Soghoian has written, “every time someone downloads Signal and makes their first encrypted call, FBI Director Jim Comey cries.”

Better Late Than Never
But in the encryption arms race, Google is playing catch-up. Apple’s iMessage has, without much fanfare, end-to-end encrypted iPhone owners’ communications for years. FaceTime, too. In April, Facebook-owned Whatsapp completed the rollout of Open Whisper Systems’ encryption to the more than one billion phones that have the app installed, the largest default end-to-end encrypted network ever. The competing app Viber followed up just weeks later with its own switch to end-to-end encryption, extending that protection to around 700 million more people.

Google’s move, late as it may come, answers critics who have chastised its slow adoption of user-controlled encryption tools. The company announced an encrypted email project called “End-to-End” in 2014, but the initiative has yet to release any actual tools to the public.

Allo’s incognito mode represents a far more limited approach to encryption than Whatsapp’s, Apple’s, Viber’s, or even what it’s offering with Duo: Unlike with those apps, you must purposefully turn on incognito mode to send encrypted Allo messages; the app doesn’t hide all messages by default. On the flip side, Duo is encrypted by default all the time. But Google’s launching its encrypted communication apps as new tools that may or may not catch on, rather than Whatsapp’s far bolder move to turn on encryption for its existing, massive userbase. Gmail and Google Hangouts, meanwhile, still lack end-to-end encryption, leaving them open to government surveillance orders.

Seeking a Middle Ground?
Even so, Google’s new experiments in end-to-end encryption represent the company tiptoeing into an increasingly heated debate between Silicon Valley and cryptophobic government officials in the US and abroad. In March, Brazilian authorities briefly arrested a Facebook executive after Whatsapp failed to comply with a surveillance order in a drug case. The country’s government temporarily banned the app in both December of last year and earlier this month due to its encryption features, although the ban was overturned in both cases by a judge. And the New York Times reported that Whatsapp had told the U.S. Justice Department it couldn’t comply with a wiretap order in a criminal investigation due to its use of encryption.

FBI director James Comey has made clear his opposition to encryption because it presents a barrier to law enforcement, saying as early as 2014 that encrypted communication “threatens to lead all of us to a very dark place.” When Whatsapp announced the completion of its encryption rollout in April, Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton, a member of the Senate’s Select Committee on Intelligence, responded in a blistering statement: “The WhatsApp and Facebook decision to add end-to-end encryption to all of WhatsApp’s services with no secure method to comply with valid search warrants continues a dangerous trend in the tech and data world,” he wrote. “This is an open invitation to terrorists, drug dealers, and sexual predators to use WhatsApp’s services to endanger the American people.”

Google’s more limited adoption of that same encryption system may signal that the company is looking for a path that will please its privacy-seeking users without entirely antagonizing law enforcement. An even bigger consideration for the company may be the fact that end-to-end encryption prevents not only government surveillance, but its own collection of data about its users’ conversations—the lifeblood of Google’s advertising-driven business.

Allo and Duo’s new security features, in other words, are Google’s baby steps towards a fully-encrypted future, not the sort of bold moves to elevate privacy above profit or politics that some of its competitors have already taken. But for a company built on a data collection model that’s often fundamentally opposed to privacy, baby steps are better than none at all.


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Two FBI agents questioned David Fry immediately after his Feb. 11 arrest at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge despite prior notice by Fry's court-appointed lawyer objecting to any interrogation and invoking Fry's right to remain silent, court records reveal.

Attorney Per C. Olson has asked the court to order the government to turn over communications between federal prosecutors and any law enforcement officers involved in the arrest, detention and questioning of Fry that day.

Fry was one of the last four holdouts in a 41-day armed occupation of the federal bird sanctuary in Harney County. He surrendered to the FBI after a tense standoff carried live on a YouTube feed. Thousands of people followed it in real time, listening to Fry's requests for pizza and marijuana and his talk about his wish to die rather than end up in prison.

Olson seeks text messages, emails, notes or memoranda of phone conversations between prosecutors and FBI special agents Sean Hamblet, Eric Thompson and another agent known only by her first name, Audrey.

"It will be defendant's contention that the government should not have taken unfair advantage of the trust defendant had placed in the agents in his vulnerable state of mind by interrogating him in disregard of his counsel's invocations,'' Olson wrote in a motion filed in U.S. District Court.


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Residents weigh in on release of police shooting videos

By David Hernandez | 11:58 p.m. May 17, 2016 | Updated, 4:32 p.m. | May 18, 2016

SAN DIEGO — About 100 residents turned out to a town hall meeting Tuesday evening to offer law enforcement leaders their input on how and when to release videos of officer-involved shootings.

A handful of residents voiced concerns about officers having access to the video; families of victims having to wait, or file a lawsuit, to see the footage; and officers forgetting to turn on their body-worn cameras.

Police Chief Shelly Zimmerman, Sheriff’s Commander Dave Myers, FBI Special Agent in Charge Eric Birnbaum and La Mesa Police Chief Walt Vasquez were on hand to listen to the public’s comments at Cherokee Elementary School in City Heights.

District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis, who announced earlier this month that she plans to release videos of most officer-involved shootings, was not in attendance because of a prior commitment.

The public’s comments often referenced the fatal shooting last week in Encanto, where four officers opened fire at a driver after a chase — a specific topic law enforcement leaders strayed away from, saying it’s an ongoing investigation.

About a dozen relatives and friends of the victim, 30-year-old Thongsoune Vilysane, attended the meeting.

“I’m here to remind you all that a life was taken that night,” a friend said. “No one deserves to lose a life in that manner.”

The man acknowledged there were many unanswered questions and said footage of the fatal shooting could help provide family and friends answers.

Several residents strongly suggested that families of victims fatally shot by officers or deputies should not have to wait long, or file a lawsuit, to view footage of the shooting in question. Cornelius Bowser, a community activist and bishop at the Charity Apostolic Church, said it could bring closure to the families.

Others voiced concerns about officers having initial access to the video, particularly when they write a report. Many said it could lead to manipulation or a change in officers’ narrative about the shootings in which they are involved.

“We do want our officers to review the video evidence before writing the report so we get the most accurate report,” Zimmerman told the audience.

Other residents, such as Blair Overstreet, expressed concerns about officers forgetting to turn on their body-worn cameras in the fist place. Overstreet, a member of a local group called Showing


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Re: Reasons to create a volunteer civilian review police board with subpoena powers

Postby msfreeh » Sun May 29, 2016 12:40 pm

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Organized "Cop Watch" Groups Across the US
Thursday, 02 October 2014 10:13

When communities attempt to police the police, they often get, well... policed.

In several states, organized groups that use police scanners and knowledge of checkpoints to collectively monitor police activities by legally and peacefully filming cops on duty have said they've experienced retaliation, including unjustified detainment and arrests as well as police intimidation.

The groups operate under many decentralized organizations, most notably CopWatch and Cop Block, and have proliferated across the United States in the last decade - and especially in the aftermath of the events that continue to unfold in Ferguson, Missouri, after officer Darren Wilson fatally shot unarmed, black teenager Michael Brown.

Many such groups have begun proactively patrolling their communities with cameras at various times during the week, rather than reactively turning on their cameras when police enter into their neighborhoods or when they happen to be around police activity.

Across the nation, local police departments are responding to organized cop watching patrols by targeting perceived leaders, making arrests, threatening arrests, yanking cameras out of hands and even labeling particular groups "domestic extremist" organizations and part of the sovereign citizens movement - the activities of which the FBI classifies as domestic terrorism.

Courts across the nation at all levels have upheld the right to film police activity. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and photographer's assocications have taken many similar incidents to court, consistently winning cases over the years. The Supreme Court has ruled police can't search an individual's cellphone data without a warrant. Police also can't legally delete an individual's photos or video images under any circumstances.

"Yet, a continuing stream of these incidents (often driven by police who have been fed 'nonsense' about links between photography and terrorism) makes it

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Senate report hits ‘inferior’ FBI whistleblower procedures, citing ‘numerous deficiencies’

June 2 at 7:00 AM

The irony is the FBI relies on informants to fight crime.

Yet when it comes to in-house wrongdoing, the nation’s most celebrated law enforcement agency too often punishes its own whistleblowers.

Legislation approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee aims to fix that. A committee report issued last week outlines how an agency charged with capturing the bad guys can take action against employees who expose bad deeds within the organization.

“Whistleblowers play a critical role in keeping our government efficient and honest, yet they also risk retaliation from their employers, sometimes being demoted, reassigned, or fired as a result of their actions,” says the report issued in support of the FBI Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act.

The legislation seeks to expand reporting opportunities for whistleblowers, improve what the committee calls “the lengthy and opaque adjudication process” and strengthen protection for employees who expose agency waste, fraud and abuse. They need protection from managers seeking revenge.

The uninitiated can be excused if they think managers always welcome those disclosures. While Uncle Sam talks a good game about combating waste, fraud and abuse in his operations, stories about management reprisals against those who report internal wrongdoing abound across the government. The situation at the FBI is compounded because its limited list of appropriate and protected places for employees to report issues includes the attorney general, but not their own supervisors. In a rational world, they would be the first to be told.

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Who helped Barack Obama avoid the taint of Chicago corruption?
By Lee Cary

How did Barack Obama emerge from Chicago in 2008 untainted by political corruption?

His rise to power began at the 2004 Democratic Party Convention when Illinois State Senator Barack Obama was catapulted onto the national stage by the alluring force of his oratory.

Four years later, in December 2008, Rod Blagojevich, the fourth governor in recent Illinois history to be imprisoned, was arrested by the F.B.I. culminating a long investigation led by the U.S. Attorney (USA) in Chicago.  “Blago’s” arrest came just as he was about to meet with someone to negotiate a bribe in exchange for appointing then-U.S. Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr. to complete President Obama’s senatorial term. 

On the day Blago was arrested, the agent in charge of the Chicago F.B.I. Office said, “If [Illinois] isn’t the most corrupt state in the United States, it is certainly one hell of a competitor.”

Jackson, Co-Chair of President-Elect Obama’s campaign, was later arrested, along with his wife, and sentenced, in August 2013, to 30 months in jail for stealing $750,000 from his own campaign fund.

One year before Obama was inaugurated President, Antoin “Tony” Rezko, a key fundraiser for both Obama and Blagojevich, and one of three core members of Obama’s 2004 senatorial campaign finance committee, was arrested by F.B.I. agents acting on evidence gathered by the USA in Chicago. Three years later, Rezko was sentenced to 10.5 years in prison. 

There’s no need here to rehash Rezko’s and Blago’s criminal transgressions in detail, or document the many Illinois politicians, from both major parties, who, over the years, traded their business suits for jump suits. It is common knowledge that Chicago is the center of political corruption in a widely corrupt state.

Yet, somehow, the 44th President of the United States emerged from that toxic cauldron called “Crook County” untainted by the maelstrom of high-profile corruption cases that engulfed several of his closest, political associates. The question is…

How did that happen?

Was he an example of sharing no guilt by mere association – a petunia in an onion patch? 

Was he blessed by divine intervention, or dumb luck? 

Or did others, positioned in the Department of Justice to help him, plot a course that safely navigated him through the fraudulent waters of Chicagoland political corruption, thereby enabling him to cruise untarnished into the White House?

If such a route from Chicago to Washington, D.C. was prepared for Barack Obama, it was done by more than one official of the Department of Justice (DoJ).  And, it was accomplished with the coerced assistance of, at least, three F.B.I. moles that helped the Bureau build cases against Blago and Rezko – cases that would not implicate the man who would be President.

What follows is the story of one of those moles: Bernard Barton; also known as John Thomas.  

Much of the information herein is distilled from multiple Chicago media sources – most often the Chicago Sun Times and Chicago Tribune.  Those outlets, plus a few lesser known Chicago business news sources, published bits-and-pieces of the Barton-Thomas story as it unfolded.  But they, collectively, fell short of providing a comprehensive overview of his role as a mole for the F.B.I.

Bernard Barton’s transition to John Thomas began in the late 1990’s  when investigators in the USA’s Long Island office in the Eastern District of New York caught Barton and a partner defrauding customers of their billboard leasing company by charging them $350,000 in rental fees for billboard space. It was fraud; they never intended to deliver on their contractual obligations. Barton also charged $140,000 on an American Express card usi

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From Wayne Madsen Report
June 20-22, 2014 — SPECIAL REPORT. FBI killed Franklin scandal investigator
WMR can exclusively report that it was the Federal Bureau of Investigation that placed a bomb on the private airplane that killed state of Nebraska chief investigator Gary Caradori and his 6-year old son “AJ” on July 11, 1990. Caradori had been hired by the Nebraska unicameral legislature to investigate allegations that a number of Nebraska youth had been sexually abused and transported over state lines in a scandal centered around the Franklin Credit Union, headed by rising GOP African-American star Lawrence King.
A very knowledgeable source involved with what became known as the “Franklin Scandal” told WMR that Caradori flew to Chicago ostensibly to attend the All Star game on July 10 at Wrigley Field. In reality, the trip to the game was a cover for Caradori to meet with a source who handed him photographs that proved that Nebraskan children, some from the famed Boy’s Town orphanage, were being used for the sexual gratification of important political leaders in Washington, including Vice President and President George H W Bush.
Caradori phoned his wife and another investigator shortly before the All-Star game and told them the same thing: “I got what I came after. I got ’em by the balls. I’ve got pictures. I will take them to the game and bring them back to Nebraska.”
When Caradori began to follow the money behind the Franklin scandal, he discovered two things: the Franklin Credit Union was being used by the White House and CIA to launder money for the Iran-contra affair and King and his associates were given a free ride to sexually traffic in and molest children, including many procured from Boy’s Town.
One of those implicated in the Franklin scandal was Housing and Urban Development Secretary Sam Pierce. At the 1984 Republican National Convention in Dallas, King held a $1 million reception for Pierce. However, King’s salary at the time was $14,000 a year and the actual cost of the reception was $300,000. The difference, $700,000, went into a slush fund that was laundered by the Franklin Credit Union for various “activities” sponsored by the CIA and White House.
On July 11, Caradori took off in his private plane from Chicago en route to Nebraska. Witnesses on the ground said they saw a flash in the sky followed by an explosion. Initial news reports stated that Caradori’s aircraft exploded in flight and then crashed. However, subsequent news reports were altered and claimed the aircraft exploded upon impact with the ground. Caradori and his son were killed in the crash. The local Sheriff’s office reported that scattered in the wreckage were child pornographic photographs. The FBI arrived and began systematically removing the photographs, debris, and Caradori’s briefcase. Meanwhile, FBI agents in Lincoln, Nebraska entered Caradori’s office and seized his files. Another FBI agent showed up at the office of a Nebraska state official investigating the Franklin case and demanded he turn over his files. The state official told the FBI agent to “get the hell out.”
The Bush White House immediately began covering up the Franklin scandal and put pressure on the remaining Nebraska state investigators. The FBI used the Kansas City mob to intimidate high-level witnesses and investigators of the Franklin scandal. One of the lead investigators also told WMR, “the FBI killed Caradori . . . they put the bomb on his airplane.”
An attempt to hire former CIA director William Colby to lead a state of Nebraska investigation of the Franklin scandal failed in a legislative committee 4 to 3 vote. Instead, the committee appointed attorney Kirk Naylor as its chief investigator. A major figure involved in investigating Franklin told WMR that Naylor was the most incompetent person the committee could have found to lead the investigation. Colby was a Vietnam War colleague of Nebraska state Senator John De Camp, one of major investigators of the Franklin scandal. Colby reportedly was ready to expose the CIA’s own involvement in the use of child prostitutes for the purposes of political and diplomatic blackmail. Colby died in a suspicious canoeing accident on the Chesapeake Bay on April 27, 1996.
Monsignor Robert Hupp, the Vicar-General of the Archdiocese of Omaha, a former Navy chaplain, and, in 1976, the first-ever clergy member of the U.S. delegation to the United Nations, had reported in the early 1970s to his bishop that there was sexual abuse at Boy’s Town that even involved a priest murdering a boy. Hupp was later named the head of Boy’s Town, ostensibly to keep him quiet. Hupp was in charge of Boy’s Town until the late 1980s, when the Franklin scandal first hit the front pages. Eventually, even after stepping down as the head of the orphanage, Hupp was forced to leave Boy’s Town altogether. WMR has learned that in 2003 a longtime supporter of Boy’s Town allowed Hupp to move into his cabin in Mausten, Wisconsin after being forced to leave the facilities at Boy’s Town. A reporter for the Omaha World-Herald, a newspaper owned by Nebraska billionaire Warren Buffett and which always had a skeptical view of the Franklin scandal, volunteered to drive Hupp to Wisconsin. Upon arriving at the cabin, the reporter prepared dinner for Hupp. The retired monsignor who broke the Catholic Church’s silence on its role in the Franklin scandal, died in his sleep that same night.

The iconic Washington Times front page that capped off the Franklin scandal’s sporadic and spotty news coverage.
Anyone who believes the Franklin Scandal and Cover-up is over and done with would be dead wrong. On January 20, 2012, Carol Stitt, the 29-year director of the Nebraska Foster Care Review Board, an individual who aggressively protected foster care children in Nebraska from sexual perverts and other undesirable foster parents, was dismissed by her own board of directors. The 11-member board had been stacked by loyalists of Republican Governor Dave Heineman whose goal it was to oust Stitt. As with the constant intimidation of witnesses involved in Franklin, Stitt also found herself investigated by the federal government’s Office of Special Counsel for allegedly violating the Hatch Act by attending a 2006 political campaign rally for Republican and football coach legend Tom Osborne. Although Stitt, a state employee, would not normally be subject to the rarely-enforced Hatch Act that bans political activity by federal employees, Stitt’s Foster Care Review Board received funds from the federal Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
The HHS’s initial complaint against Stitt, which arose from her attendance at the 2006 Osborne rally, began when current GOP U.S. Senate candidate Ben Sasse was serving as assistant secretary

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The brouhaha didn't matter to Boulhosa or MC-LEF President Edmond J. Boran, a Marine who served in Vietnam, and was an FBI agent for 25 years and later served as director of security for the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
"We don't advertise, so this will really help raise our public profile," Boran said. "This is not unusual — Donald Trump has been a consistent supporter for years, and that's what's important to us. He's been a longtime supporter of veterans and law enforcement in general."
He said Trump donated $100,000 to the organization in March, matching the contribution he made to the group last year, when he was honored at the MC-LEF gala at the Waldorf Astoria.


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Border Patrol Mechanic To Be Sentenced For Selling Official Vehicle Parts On eBay
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A Customs and Border Protection employee is scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday after he sold parts from Border Patrol vehicles on eBay.

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The Anti-Defamation League’s Challenge To Pro-Peace & Justice Groups
By Grant F. Smith | AntiWar | June 2, 2016

Jonathan Greenblatt, left, incoming national director for the Anti-Defamation League, talks with Abe Foxman, former director of the ADL, during a reception for a special dinner in Foxman’s honor in New York.

On Monday morning NPR’s Tom Gjelten reported the Anti-Defamation League’s recent challenges interfacing with peace and justice groups in the aftermath of Michael Brown’s death in Ferguson and Black Lives Matter movement. According to Gjelten, the Anti-Defamation League arose in 1913 to “put an end forever to unfair and unjust discrimination against…any sect or body of citizens.” ADL stood alongside the NAACP to end discrimination against African Americans in the South, which was the focus of NPR’s story. The ADL’s new President, Jonathan Greenblatt, a former special assistant to President Obama, wants to rekindle the spirit of solidarity encapsulated in a photo he frequently shows of Dr. Martin Luther King, Robert F. Kennedy and the heads of the ADL and NAACP in a Rose Garden snapshot with LBJ just before the famous March on Washington.

The crux of the problem – according to Gjelten and the ADL – is that modern day movements like Black Lives Matter are more partial to advice from Palestinians living under perennial Israeli military occupation for tactics in dealing with heavily militarized police. The solution is to make the ADL “a consistently valued civil rights partner in a time of divided loyalties.” But how can the ADL accomplish that? Has it gotten too comfortable in the “suites” to ever march again in the “streets?” Does ADL have anything of value to offer in exchange for the “loyalties” of grassroots movements? Is that even the right question?

A review of the ADL’s unvarnished – yet little known – history may provide answers for how the organization could – but likely will not – become more relevant:

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Stop throwing disenfranchised groups under the bus – especially when they inconvenience access to greater funding and power. The ADL’s moment of truth did not occur in Alabama of the 1960s, but rather California of the 1940s. The League had a genuine existential dilemma which resonates today. The ADL could have followed its principles and opposed the mass internment of West Coast Japanese-Americans during WWII. Or it could have supported the single most extremist anti-Japanese voice in America – John R. Lechner – and secretly prepared testimony to Congress about the threat still posed by interred but loyal Japanese Americans even as they languished in camps. Today the ADL likes to use Japanese American interment in its tolerance case studies and teaching materials. In reality – according to former Warner Brothers Studio Personnel Director Jack Holmes, the ADL secretly supported Japanese interment in order to temporarily divert Congressional investigations of alleged communist infiltration of Hollywood studios (PDF, page 32). At that time, a majority of ADL’s funding came from Hollywood studios, according to Holmes.
Stop infiltrating and subverting pro-peace & justice groups. In the 1960s the Organization of Arab Students was becoming too powerful, in the ADL’s view, by organizing large conferences to establish ties between students, scholars and activists interested in Pan Arabism in the Middle East. So it sent in two operatives, complete with cover stories as friendly journalists, to an OAS national conference to uncover exploitable weaknesses in order to take over and subvert the movement. A couple of decades later another ADL operative, Roy Bullock, was caught infiltrating and violating state privacy statutes collecting data on anti-Apartheid and pro-Palestinian groups operating in Northern California and elsewhere. Bullock popped up distributing Holocaust-denial literature at Palestinian conferences to smear the movement, operating undercover as a traveling art dealer sympathetic to the Palestinian cause. In reality, he was paid by the ADL through attorney Bruce Hochman, a conduit who allowed the ADL to also work closely with corrupt law enforcement officials. Although the ADL was caught holding classified information in the affair, Israeli pressure on the Department of Justice thwarted well-warranted espionage charges.
Unwind the ADL’s “special relationship” with the FBI In 2012 the ADL was the second-largest Israel advocacy organization in America with a budget over $50 million, 409 employees and 3,500 volunteers. The ADL has pursued a “special relationship” with the initially resistant FBI since 1940 when it offered up its entire network of operatives as informants in exchange for access to FBI files in order to avoid “duplication” of investigatory efforts.Since then, FBI directors have ordered all field offices to liaise with their ADL regional “counterparts.” Despite a history of bogus ADL “criminal investigations” into targets such as Arab UN diplomats and intel on a Minnesota professor getting too close to African American political movements, (PDF) the FBI-ADL relationship has grown closer, with ADL operatives now training all special agents at Quantico and holding joint training sessions for local law enforcement officers. Whether this training plays any role in the raft of recent dubious prosecutions against mentally challenged would-be “Islamic terrorist” suspects coaxed by informants to plot violence against US targets is unknowable – the FBI refuses to release ADL training materials under FOIA. (PDF) While Gjelton noted the “ADL chapter in St. Louis assists the U.S. Attorney’s office in staffing” such non-adversarial ADL “insider” relationships with powerful law enforcement agents are likely seen as a problem rather than solution for many pro peace and justice movement members used to taking to the streets and not the suites.
Ditch Israel The ADL is a bit like the recently retired Most Interesting Man Alive portrayed by Jonathan Goldsmith. He didn’t always drink beer, but when he did, he preferred Dos Equis. A great many American social welfare organizations that today are unconditionally pro-Israel were not originally Zionist. But during the Nazi march across Europe, the Holocaust, upon the formation of Israel in 1948 and after their sources of communal funding were taken over by Zionist activists, most of the affinity organizations that today make up the Israel lobby eventually became unconditionally pro-Israel.However, today few informed American peace and justice movement activists believe Israel is a shining example of harmonious co-existence between differing peoples. No banning of accurate histories from textbooks, periodic pink washing campaigns and Sabra hummus commercials are likely to change that. Increasing numbers instead believe Israel is a poster-child for apartheid. Many have come to understand – correctly – that the fulcrum of massive unconditional US government support is a multi-billion-dollar system of Israel lobbying organizations paying off politicians, channeling payola to influential university regents and think tankers, while infiltrating operatives into key positions of influence. A tiny handful even speculate – as once did an FBI agent – that key lobbying organizations in such close ongoing coordination with the Israeli government should openly register as Israeli foreign agents – as required by law. They are as focused on their core issues as the ADL once was.
In its initial announcement the League stated clearly that the “defamation of Jews on the stage, in moving pictures” created “an untrue and injurious impression of an entire people and to expose the Jew to undeserved contempt and ridicule” as leading sources of prejudice in most immediate need of redress. The League claimed it would act openly to publicly pressure producers and managers of theaters prior to the staging of defamatory productions, thus correcting “evils before any harm is done.” Defamatory newspaper and magazine articles would also be met with “protest to the editor” and “subsequent articles upon the same subject matter, thereby reaching the same reading public and correcting errors.” An economic boycott would be then made “by appealing to the patrons and advertisers for co-operation” to confront the most egregious cases of willful abuse.

Like many within the universe of pro peace and justice organizations today, ADL was once a tiny operation. Its Chicago headquarters was originally housed within the law office of Sigmund Livingston and started out with “a $200 budget and two desks.” In its early days the ADL was open to all who would sign a membership card. By 1930, the ADL successfully persuaded Roget’s Thesaurus to remove a hateful entry equating the word “Jew” as synonymous with “cunning rich, usurer, extortioner, heretic.” But ADL has launched no similarly effective campaign on behalf of today’s most disenfranchised groups. It cannot. Once again funding is a major constraint. Many of the Israel lobby’s biggest donors actively and richly fund Islamophobia.

Today it is Muslims, Arabs and Persians in general (Palestinians, Iranians and the territories where they live in particular) that are under constant assault – not byRoget’s – but vastly more powerful forces such as the military-industrial-congressional complex, Hollywood, the mainstream media and not coincidentally, many Israel affinity organizations. Like the Japanese-American internees once secretly targeted by the ADL, such groups are judged to be weak, disorganized, disenfranchised and unable to tell their own stories – or even possess stories worth hearing. They serve

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Oakland police chief resigns following multiple officer misconduct cases
Misconduct cases include a high-profile sex scandal
Departure follows that of San Francisco police chief less than a month ago

Oakland has a long history of controversial policing.
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The police chief in Oakland, California, has resigned following multiple officer misconduct cases, including a high-profile sex scandal, making him the latest top cop of a major US city to step down in the face of growing backlash.

‘Corrupt in its roots’: as Oakland police scandals pile up, residents not surprised
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Less than a month after the forced resignation of the San Francisco police chief, the city of Oakland abruptly announced the departure of chief Sean Whent saying the decision was a “personal choice”. However his resignation came several weeks after allegations surfaced of sexual misconduct by numerous officers.

The resignation of Whent – who’s department has also faced allegations that an officer may have gotten away with murder – comes after the police chief in San Francisco, Greg Suhr, stepped down in the wake of multiple fatal shooting controversies and a widening scandal involving racist and homophobic messages by officers.

The resignations of the chiefs of two of the largest cities in California are the latest in a string of police chiefs losing their jobs in metropolitan police departments.

Anthony Batts, former head of the Oakland police department, was fired as Baltimore police chief following the death of Freddie Gray in police custody. Chicago police chief Garry McCarthy was fired after video emerged of the shooting of Laquan McDonald. Thomas Jackson, police chief of Ferguson, Missouri stepped down on the heels of a federal investigation of racial bias. And the Portland, Oregon police chief was recently placed on leave in the wake of allegations that he lied about an accidental shooting.

In Oakland, which presidential candidate Donald Trump recently declared one of the “most dangerous” places in the world, scandals have piled up in recent months.

Police chief Sean Whent. Photograph: City of Oakland police department
In one case, an Oakland officer was charged with battery, trespassing and public intoxication after he allegedly showed up intoxicated to a stranger’s house and assaulted her. The victim has


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The Los Angeles Police Department will add a collection of 100 BMW i3 electric vehicles to its fleet.
BMW and its i3 electric car have beaten out Tesla Motors for the right to don the Los Angeles Police Department shield. Looking to purchase a fleet of EVs for community outreach and police business, the LAPD tried out both the i3 and Tesla Model Slast year and opted to contract with BMW.

While the Model S can accelerate quicker and reach higher speeds, the i3 won where it really counts: the price tag. At just $42,000 apiece, the i3 is a little more than a third of the price of a Model S P90D, and that difference really adds up in a 100-car fleet. The BMW EVs also features a 150-mile gasoline range extender to quell the police department’s concerns about use during a power outage.

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Wake up, America! Constitution no longer works

Posted: Jun. 10, 2016 12:01 am
While Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are battling in their final round in the Democratic primaries and Donald Trump is arguing that Clinton should be in prison for failing to safeguard state secrets while she was secretary of state, the same FBI that is diligently investigating her is quietly and perniciously seeking to cut more holes in the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution.

That amendment -- which requires the government to obtain a search warrant issued by a judge based upon some evidence of criminal wrongdoing, called probable cause, before the government can search persons, houses, papers or effects -- is the linchpin of the right to privacy, famously referred to by Justice Louis Brandeis as the right to be let alone.

The Fourth Amendment has a painful yet unambiguous history. The essence of that history is the well-documented and nearly universal Colonial revulsion to the British use of general warrants.

General warrants, which were usually issued in secret in London, permitted British soldiers and agents in America to search wherever they wished and seize whatever they found. General warrants were not based upon any individualized suspicion, much less any probable cause. Their stated purpose was the need to enforce the Stamp Act, a totalitarian measure that cost more to enforce than it generated in revenue.

The Stamp Act required all colonists to purchase and affix stamps to all legal, financial, political, personal and public documents. It was billed as a revenue-gathering measure, but it truly


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Teen academy gives students a feel for the FBI
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Michael Bird checks out the weapons at the FBI Teen Aacademy Thursday, June 9, 2016. The class gave 45 area students a behind-the-scene look of how the FBI operates. Hands-on experience involving evidence collection and tactical operation overview were part of the course. (Carol Lawrence, The Gazette) 
After almost 30 years with the FBI, Thomas Ravenelle said days like Thursday

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The Georgia man shot by police who showed up to the wrong house during a 911 call has died, his family confirmed.

Wanda Powell Dodd, who said she was Powell's sister, disputed that cops identified themselves, asked him to drop his gun or even had their patrol lights on.

"The dogs started barking, someone outside. He grabbed his gun and walked outside. As soon as he did, he was shot in the neck," she posted on Facebook Thursday evening.

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Iberia Parish Sheriff Louis Ackal and Lt. Col. Gerald Savoy were indicted today on additional civil rights violations and another former employee, Capt. Mark Frederick, was added to the list of employees implicated in the case, the U.S. Attorney's Office announced today.

The additional charges rise out of the beatings of two men -- including a man who was accused of assaulting Ackal's relative in 2014 -- and are in addition to federal charges Ackal and Savoy were indicted on in March. Those early charges stem from the 2011 beatings of five Iberia Parish inmates; Ackal is accused of telling deputies to "take care of" inmates he didn't like.

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Did U.S. Attorney Andrew Luger actually say his “heart goes out” to the Clark family, and that he has a son near Clark’s age, after making sure that the law allowed Minneapolis cops to get away with his murder?

Few were surprised by the announcement last week that the U.S. government, represented by Luger’s office, the (in)Justice Department, and the FBI concluded that the coldblooded shooting death of Jamar Clark by Minneapolis Officers Dustin Schwarze and Mark Ringgenberg did not constitute a civil rights violation in the eyes of the law of the land.

This leads reasonable people to conclude that the law is farcical, full of hypocrisy, and enforced only against the poor and powerless.

And U.S. Attorney Luger doesn’t have a heart. Just ask the local Somali community, whose young people he has been harassing and victimizing. He sure doesn’t see his son in those Black immigrant Muslim young people. You can’t work at the highest levels of U.

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Suicides by cops under investigation are troubling

NEWS Wednesday, June 15, 2016, 2:40 PM

Last month, NYPD Inspector Michael Ameri, after several visits from the FBI over an ever-widening corruption scandal, got into his car, parked it near a local golf course, and took his own life.

During a single month in 2012, four different NYPD officers killed themselves.

We can’t know why exactly why Michael Ameri took his life. As the FBI probe deepened, it appears he panicked. Peers and others within the department have struggled to make sense of it.

In isolation, that's understandable, but what Michael Ameri did by taking his own life in the middle of an investigation seems to be an increasing occurrence.

Just last week an NYPD officer accused of sexually assaulting his 13-year-old niece killed himself.

This past April, a Philadelphia Police lieutenant, Vincent Testa, killed himself just a day before he was scheduled to meet with investigators over a theft investigation.

Oakland, Calif., Officer Brendan O'Brien took his own life last year. In a suicide note, he mentioned a series of officers involved with a sexual misconduct scandal that is now engulfing the entire Oakland Police Department. The police chief and several officers have now resigned over the scandal, and it increasingly appears O'Brien was also having sex with a minor. Not only that, but there was an idea he killed his own wife a year earlier, in a death first ruled suspicious, but then later deemed a suicide.

The scene of the suicide of NYPD Sgt. Joel Doseau: his childhood home in Brooklyn.
In May of 2015, after being indicted on 40 different counts of molesting a young girl he seduced online, NYPD Officer Joel Doseau, age 43, killed himself in his childhood home.

Veteran Illinois Lt. Charles Gliniewicz, under investigation for stealing and laundering money from a youth program, staged his own suicide to look like he was killed by local men so that his family would collect the full life insurance benefits. For days on end, as a manhunt ensued, the Black Lives Matter Movement was actually blamed for his murder by popular conservatives.

An Arlington, Tex., officer who was under investigation killed himself.

The same was true for a state trooper in Massachusetts.

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And an officer in Chicago.

And Detroit.

And Houston.

NYPD Deputy Inspector Michael Ameri committed suicide in May amid an FBI probe into the department’s ethics.
And Florida.

And New Mexico.

This list, could go on and on and on. With their backs against wall, faced with the possibility of doing jail time, many officers choose to take

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Budget cuts have left the FBI with too few agents to properly address the terrorism threat, Sen. Lindsey Graham said.

“The FBI has lost 6,000 agents due to budget cuts. The Army is going to be at 1940 levels – the Navy at 1950 levels. I want to restore our defense cuts and our intelligence cuts so we can fight a war we can afford to win,” he told the FOX Business Network’s Stuart Varney.

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FBI agent accused of using influence to gain football tickets
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FBI agent accused of using influence to gain football tickets
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FBI Looking To Hire Hundreds Of New Agents, Thousands For Other Positions
June 15, 2016 12:45 PM

– Looking for a job? The FBI is hiring.

The federal agency has a plan to recruit 740 agents throughout this year, according to Felix A. Rivera, Assistant Agent in Charge in Detroit. They’re also looking to hire 240 intel analysts and more than 2,000 professional staff employees.

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Fla. sheriff shoots self after jail release on child porn charges

Wednesday, June 15, 2016, 8:44 PM

A 17-year veteran Florida sheriff shot himself on Wednesday, just hours after being released from jail on child pornography charges.

Sgt. Kreg Costa, 43, of the Broward County Sheriff's Office, shot himself at his Sunrise home at around 5:30 p.m. and called 911 around the same time. He was found outside of the home and is listed in grave condition, a spokesperson for the Sheriff's officetold the Sun-Sentinel.

Costa, a father of five, was arrested on June 9 for perusing child pornography for several hours during his midnight shift. He was released from jail on Wednesday on $250,000 bail after being held for six nights on 29 charges related to child porn and illicit sex.


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Police in Virginia went undercover to catch predators online — and they caught a cop.

Montgomery County Police Officer Christopher Dunkes, 27, was one of seven people arrested this month as part of a perv sting by Prince William County police, authorities said.

The creeper cop fell for a Craigslist ad by an undercover officer posting as a 15-year-old, according

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A Brooklyn jury convicted an NYPD officer who’d been caught on tape admitting to molesting a young girl.

Jacob Sabbagh, 33, was busted in December when the now 21-year-old young woman came forward to report that her family’s friend touched her inappropriately numerous times when she was between 10- and 13-years-old.

"Her parents trusted him. He is a member of their religious community. No one

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A central Florida cop has been charged with murder after a road rage dispute led him to shoot and kill a man while he was off-duty.

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NYPD officers learn about accepting gifts amid corruption probe
Tuesday, June 28, 2016, 6:16 PM
The NYPD’s deputy commissioner for legal matters stressed that officer can’t take airline tickets, accept free home repairs or gifts for their families — all among the allegations lodged in the ongoing corruption probe. (HOWARD SIMMONS/NEW YORK DAILY NEWS)
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A depraved NYPD sergeant facing trial next month for hooking up with women on Skype in order to sexually abuse their young kids has decided to throw in the towel, the Daily News has learned.

Alberto Randazzo will plead guilty on July 12 to several charges, including conspiracy

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FBI Octopus

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Senate Still Considering Giving FBI More Power to Spy on Browser ...
Despite strong opposition in Congress and from the grassroots, the FBI is still pushing to expand its National Security Letter (NSL) authority. The proposed ...

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FDNY's Herlocker to Address Government Video Expo
He'll talk about how live video supports tactical decision-making in the nation's largest fire department
July 8, 2016

WASHINGTON—Few people need information fast like the commander of a fire scene does.
Attendees to Government Video Expo & the National Drone Show will hear about the New York Fire Department's aggressive urban firefighting strategy from Timothy E. Herlocker, director of the FDNY Emergency Operations Center.

Timothy Herlocker
The EOC is the department's information hub and command & control center, where Herlocker has designed and implemented systems and policies to provide real-time data to support rapid decision-making by incident commanders and senior executives.
His session is titled "Live Video Supports Tactical Decision-Making in the Nation's Largest Fire Department."
A longtime special agent with the FBI — where he specialized in counterintelligence, counterterrorism and intelligence collection and analysis — he has a background that today helps FDNY create packages of information that incident commanders can easily assimilate without impeding

Ex-FBI Agent Blames Refugees for Rise in Smuggling Threats at US ...
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Maryland Port Administration security director Dave Espie, a retired FBI agent and former National Security Agency special agent, testified at a hearing on behalf ...


Bonus read about FBI Supervisor Jim Bernazzani


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NEW ORLEANS -- The tough-talking FBI chief sent to New Orleans three years ago to fight public corruption has been reassigned after he said he was interested in running for mayor. Speculation about James Bernazzani's political aspirations took off earlier this week after a New Orleans weekly newspaper, Gambit Weekly, and two television stations reported on his interest in running for mayor. The FBI on Friday said it had decided to reassign Bernazzani to its Washington headquarters to avoid "the appearance of a conflict of interest." A federal law, the Hatch Act, prohibits federal officials from engaging in "partisan political activity." Bernazzani said he is not sure if he'll return to Washington, suggesting his political ambitions are still alive. Bernazzani's office has targeted members of some of New Orleans' most prominent political families. Under his watch

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With feds in charge of Alton Sterling case, what happens next?

Jim Bernazzani, the former Special Agent in Charge of the FBI New Orleans division, said federal agents are likely already hard at work conducting interviews ...


Thinks US Faked Double Agent’s Death For Witness Protection Program

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National Security/Foreign Policy Reporter
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Why the Heck Wasn't Hillary Clinton's FBI Interview Recorded?
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Comey: Why, no, we didn't put Hillary under oath for our interview ...
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It's longstanding FBI policy not to record interviews. Normal practice is for agents to jot notes during an interrogation and then summarize what was said in a ...


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That refers to a provision of the Espionage Act of 1917 that makes it a felony for someone to let classified information about national defense be "removed from its proper place of custody" due to "gross negligence."

This suggests that a prosecutor might not necessarily have to prove that Clinton intended to do something illegal — proving she was grossly negligent could be enough. And given that Comey himself has said Clinton and her aides were "extremely careless" in handling classified information ... well, doesn’t extreme carelessness sound a whole lot like gross negligence?

But in Thursday’s hearing, Comey argued that the Justice Department has historically set an extremely high bar for prosecutions of gross negligence — so high, he said, that the statute has only been used once in the 99 years it’s existed, "in a case involving espionage."

Comey is apparently referring to a 2003 case against FBI counterintelligence agent James Smith. Smith was having an affair with one of his assets, Katrina Leung, who was accused of working for the Chinese government. According to the government, Smith brought classified documents in an unlocked briefcase to Leung’s home, and, unbeknownst to Smith, Leung took some of those documents and photocopied them. (You can read more background on this case in this law review article, but Smith’s gross negligence charges were eventually dropped as part of a plea deal.)

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Rasha, a Syrian immigrant born in 1983 and one of Bayoumi’s narrators, depicts a remarkable story of racism, elimination of civil liberties and injustice her family had to endure after 9/11. In February 2002, as a working class family, they all were hurried to a detention center in New Jersey without knowing why they were detained in the first place. She remembers the FBI Agent saying “We are cleaning out the country and you are the dirt.” Rasha’s storytelling is simple yet multilayered in its intellectual capacity. When listening to her story


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JULY 7, 2016

Will Hurd, a Republican Representative from Texas, has emerged as a patriotic all-star, according to social media posts still flowing in response to the James

Talking terrorism: A discussion group on Terrorism in the Middle East meets the second and fourth Tuesday of the month at 10 a.m. at the Citizens Center, 10 Welcome St.

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Jay White, a retired FBI agent and former member of the Joint Terrorism Task Force, leads the discussion. He is an adjunct faculty member at several area colleges and is knowledgeable on the topic of terrorism and the Middle East.

Call Kathy Bresnahan or Rita LaBella at 978-374-2390 if you are interested in participating in the group


From FBI Boss to Death Penalty Foe
Tom Parker’s Quest to Free a Convicted Murderer

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After a long career as an FBI boss, having put the Mafia behind bars, investigated dozens of homicides and sent two murderers to their deaths by lethal injection, Tom Parker became a spokesman for death penalty repeal.

Parker, a 72-year-old Santa Barbaran, is seeking the support of law enforcement officials for the Justice That Works Act, a death penalty repeal measure that qualified last month for the November ballot in California.

“There were times during my career when I would gladly have pushed the button on a murderer,” he said. “Today, my position would be, life without parole.”

During 45 years in law enforcement, Parker said, he’s seen too many corrupt homicide investigations to believe in the death penalty anymore. The worst of them, he said, is the Chino Hills murder case of 1983.

For five years, Parker has been working pro-bono as a lead investigator to free Kevin Cooper, an African-American who was convicted for killing three family members and their houseguest on June 4, 1983, in the affluent white community of Chino Hills in San Bernardino County. Cooper had escaped from a nearby minimum-security prison, where he was serving a sentence for burglary. He was arrested off Santa Cruz Island in July, 1983, and is on death row in San Quentin State Prison.

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Kevin Cooper
“Kevin was a car thief and a burglar, but he doesn’t deserve to be where he is,” Parker said. “I’m convinced he was framed. We arrest and convict innocent people almost every day in this country. As long as we have a death penalty in America, we will continue to execute innocent people.”

The notorious Chino Hills case, which has been featured on CNN’s “Death Row Stories,” is a flashpoint for both sides of the death penalty debate, even as it draws national and international scrutiny for alleged


Second Circ. Deals a Blow to Miranda Protections
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As they entered Faux's house, FBI agents Matthew McPhillips and Lucile Fontes escorted her to the dining room for a marathon, two-hour interview that has ...


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NEW YORK - An off-duty NYPD cop appears to have waited barely a second before he shot a man during a road rage incident, according to a video obtained exclusively by the New York Post.

The footage, captured at the intersection of Atlantic Avenue and Bradford Street in Brooklyn, shows that as Delrawn Small approaches officer Wayne Isaacs' car, small then staggers as the officer's car lurches and eventually Small collapses in the street. Small had been shot twice through the car wind

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The Rhode Island DMV vehemently denied allegations raised by the American Civil Liberties Union about the sharing of driver license photos with the FBI.

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FBI JFK Assassination
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The people of the TSBD were likewise ultraconservative. Roy Truly, the building manager, strongly disapproved of Kennedy’s foreign policies and believed him to be a “race mixer.” [9] Gladys Cason, wife of the president of the TSBD, said on one occasion that someone ought to shoot President Kennedy. [10] Her husband Jack was active in the American Legion since 1945. As post commander, he was involved, or simpatico, with J. Edgar Hoover’s recruitment of Legionnaires as informants. By 1943, some 60,000 Legion members belonging to 11,000 posts around the country served as confidential informants. Among their tasks was safeguarding the security of defense plants, transportation facilities, and public utilities. [11]

In line with the FBI’s mission to spy on leftist groups was Joe Molina, who worked as
credit manager at the TSBD since 1947. Molina and FBI undercover agent Bill Lowery worked together to infiltrate the American GI Forum, a leftist organization. Working for the CIA was William Shelley, who was in the TSBD miscellaneous department. Billy Lovelady, truck driver for the TSBD, was involved in an illegal weapons deal when he was in the Air Force in Washington DC. [12] Joe Bergin, manager of the Scott Foresman office on the fourth floor of the TSBD, was secretly a Texas Ranger.

The link of the schoolbook business to the intelligence agencies is well-established. Working as law editor for Bobbs Merrill in Indianapolis since the late 1960s was CIA agent William Harvey, [13] who played an active part in the Kennedy assassination. On the third floor of the TSBD was McGraw-Hill. It was not only a publisher of schoolbooks, it was also was a contractor for the Foreign Technology Division, devoted to collecting data on Soviet aerospace technology. Professors and scholars engaged in this activity used as their cover the seemingly innocuous name of the schoolbook firm. [14] At 4640 Harry Hines Boulevard was the office of Van Nostrand. In September 1965 a Van Nostrand schoolbook salesman, Newcomb Mott, entered the Soviet Union without a visa by crossing the Norwegian border. Suspecting him of being a CIA agent, the Soviets arrested Mott and put him on trial for entering the country illegally. He was convicted and sentenced to a forced labor camp. Before he got there, he committed suicide, or was murdered, using a razor blade received in a gift package from the American Embassy. Mott’s entry into the Soviet Union by a little known and remote route parallels the way Lee Harvey Oswald entered the Soviet Union via Finland. [15]

When Oswald returned to the United States, his friend George de Mohrenschildt helped him get a job at a typesetting company called Jaggars Chiles Stovall at 522 Browder Street, where it had been since 1941. He worked as a cameraman from October 1962 to April 1963. Although most of his work was commercial, some of it consisted of top secret projects for the Navy Bureau Materiel and the Army Mapping Service.

At 703 and 707 Browder Street was the old LSBD. The close proximity of two companies, both engaged in anti-communist or anti-Soviet activities, suggests a common bond between them. If they worked in tandem in the plot to kill the president, then it was no coincidence that Oswald, the future patsy, started working for the typesetting company at the same time construction began on the new schoolbook depository on Harry Hines Boulevard.

Preparations for the hit in Dallas began as early as 1961, when steps were taken to remove a long-standing tenant from the 411 Elm Street building. Sexton Quality Foods, a wholesale grocery firm headquartered in Chicago, had been using the building as a warehouse since January 1, 1941. To induce the Sexton Company to vacate the premises, Trammell Crow contracted a construction company to build a single-story, 60,000-square-foot, masonry structure (suitable for forklifts), on four and half acres in the Brook Hollow Industrial District. When it was finished in October 1961, Crow leased it to Sexton (DMN 9-3-61). Sexton vacated the Elm Street building on November 14, 1961. The following year, perhaps in the fall of 1962, the TSBD began making extensive modifications, such as the addition of office suites to the third and fourth floors and installing a passenger elevator. These improvements delayed the opening of the building to the summer of 1963, about five to six months after the LSBD had already moved to Harry Hines Boulevard.

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Climate Change is Pushing Lake Okeechobee’s Water Levels Higher — And that’s Bad News For Algae Blooms, Flood Risk
More powerful storms. Heavier extreme rainfall events. Storms with higher potential energy. These are the result of a human-forced warming of the Earth’s atmosphere. And South Florida finds itself sandwiched between heavier evaporation flows streaming off the Gulf of Mexico, a more volatilely stormy North Atlantic, and large rivers of moisture streaming in from the Southeast Pacific.

(Atmospheric water vapor levels over South Florida during late June of 2016. South Florida sits between numerous heavily laden atmospheric moisture flows. As human forced warming increases evaporation, these moisture flows expand, resulting in heavier rainfall potentials during storms over South Florida. This climate change dynamic is increasing over-topping flood risks for Lake Okeechobee even as the added heat and rainfall run-off enhances the potential for toxic algae blooms like the one now afflicting South Florida. Image source: Earth Nullschool).

And as these moisture-enhanced storms of climate change dump heavier and heavier rains over South Florida’s Lake Okeechobee, the choice appears to be one between flood risk or toxic algae blooms.


Flood Risk Worsens With Climate Change

Lake Okeechobee sits at the heart of South Florida. Covering 730 square miles, the lake is bounded on the north, east, and west by farms. Run-off from these farms streams into the lake, feeding the growth of algae blooms. As the Earth’s atmosphere and ocean warmed due to human greenhouse gas emissions, rainfall events over South Florida have grown more intense. This trend increases

FBI Octopus

New Brick Municipal Court Judge Approved Unanimously
Shorebeat-Jul 12, 2016
Grisanti is also a former FBI agent and served in the United States Navy. brick nj news Joseph Grisanti Municipal Court Judge 2016-07-13. Daniel Nee. Share.

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Agent's Testimony Shows FBI Not All That Interested In Ensuring The Integrity Of Its Forensic Evidence
from the bad-things-are-good-if-done-for-the-'right'-reasons dept
Security researcher Jonathan Zdziarski has been picking apart the FBI's oral testimony on the NIT it deployed in the Matish/Playpen


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Ms Martens and her father, retired FBI agent Thomas Martens (66), are claiming self-defence in the case which is related to the death of Jason Corbett last .

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Protester Ieshia Evans is detained by law enforcement near the headquarters of the Baton Rouge Police Department in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, U.S. July 9, ...


How James Baldwin Trolled the FBI
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-Colfax County deputy pleads guilty in drugs, theft case
A former Colfax County Sheriff's deputy has pleaded guilty to federal drug trafficking and theft of government property charges.

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5 Reasons The Comey Hearing Was The Worst Education In Criminal Justice The American Public Has Ever Had
What America Saw on July 7th in No Way Resembles Our Justice System
07/07/2016 11:39 pm 23:39:05 | Updated 5 days ago
Seth Abramson
Attorney; Assistant Professor at University of New Hampshire; Poet; Editor, Best American Experimental Writing; Founder, #NewBlue.

Full disclosure: After graduating from Harvard Law School in 2001, I practiced criminal law in multiple jurisdictions over the following seven years, representing more than 2,000 criminal defendants in all. While I supported and voted for Bernie Sanders during the Democratic primary, I’m aware that Sanders is likely to endorse Clinton next week and ― having voted for the Democrat in every election I’ve ever voted in ― I likewise plan to vote for Hillary Clinton if her major-party opponent is Donald Trump come November. So if your reaction to this article in any way depends on the theory that I’m something other than a lifelong Democrat who currently plans to vote for Hillary Clinton in the fall, please reconsider that position.

Having said the above, and speaking as a long-time criminal attorney, what I heard discussed on July 7th, 2016 during FBI Director James Comey’s testimony before Congress in no way resembles the criminal justice system I worked in as a public defender between 2000 and 2007. In representing more than 2,000 indigent defendants in multiple jurisdictions, neither the values nor practices I heard described by Director Comey were at all familiar to me. I feel compelled to speak out about this in part because Comey’s testimony before Congress coincides with the deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile ― not to mention scores of other highly publicized shootings of unarmed black men by police officers ― and I have not yet seen anyone draw the conn

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Re: Reasons to create a volunteer civilian review police board with subpoena powers

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Former Cumming police officer indicted
Charged with accepting bribe for unlawfully accessing law enforcement database

Posted Monday, July 18, 2016 12:00 am
CUMMING, Ga. — Former Cumming Police Officer Nathan VanBuren has been arraigned after being charged with wire fraud and computer fraud, according to a report by the Department of Justice U.S. Attorney’s Office.

VanBuren, 34, is accused of asking for money under false pretenses from someone recently arrested. He was arraigned before U.S. Magistrate Judge Janet F. King and was indicted by a federal grand

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Re: Reasons to create a volunteer civilian review police board with subpoena powers

Postby msfreeh » Thu Jul 21, 2016 10:37 am

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Ed Bethune, who served the 2nd District of Arkansas in Congress from 1979-85, remembers well the summer of 1967 in Newark, N.J., when race riots left 26 people dead and hundreds injured. Bethune, an FBI agent from 1964-68, was stationed in Newark that summer. It was an eye-opening experience for som

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To Katch a Klansman: FBI Informant Behind Recent KKK Fliers in Raleigh. By James Borden | 7 ... He is a drunk and a federal agent.” “Chris Barker is a drunk, ...

To Katch a Klansman: FBI Informant Behind Recent KKK Fliers in Raleigh

Fliers distributed in Raleigh and other North Carolina cities last weekend urging residents to join the Ku Klux Klan are part of an apparent nationwide recruiting drive for the white supremacist organization with one minor twist: the phone number and websites listed trace back to a Klan chapter whose leader is a reported FBI informant.

As reported by the Independent Weekly along with other local and national outlets, the fliers begged readers to "PLEASE JOIN BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE" and offered up a 24/7 national hotline, 336-432-0386 and two websites, &

Per online phone directory, the 336 number has been linked to the Eden, North Carolina-based "klavern" known as the Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan since 2014. One user on the site claimed the number had been attached to a Craigslist ad for a free television set.

The woman to whom the websites are registered, Amanda Barker (she has a YouTube Channel and is identified as the group's "Imperial Kommander") emailed the Daily Beast last week to confirm their

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Half Of TSA's 30,000 Employees Accused Of Misconduct; Nearly A Third Multiple Times
from the too-big-to-fix dept
The TSA is a multibillion dollar agency with nearly zero redeemable qualities. It can only act in hindsight, does almost nothing to make traveling safer, and seemingly devotes most of its screening efforts to toddlers, cancer patients, and ensuring carry-on liquids do not exceed three ounces.
What it lacks in competency, it makes up in misconduct. Lines at security checkpoints have slowed to a crawl. Making it through the tedious, invasive process sometimes means inadvertently "donating" expensive electronics to sticky-fingered agents. The TSA's morale is generally on par with Congress' approval rates. And, when it's all said and done, the people hired to protect travelers just plain suck at their job.
Despite the Transportation Security Administration's ten-point action plan to reduce long lines at airports across the country, lengthy queues remain. Now, the TSA's summer may be getting even worse: According to a recent report from the House Homeland Security Commission entitled "Misconduct at TSA Threatens the Security of the Flying Public", nearly half of the TSA’s 60,000 employees have been cited for misconduct in recent years.
As Katherine LaGrave of the Conde Nast Traveler points out, the problem is only getting worse. Complaints are up 28% over the last three years, with larger airports averaging a complaint a week. Long lines may be

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Parrish civil case with county settled for $200,000
Published 11:56am Wednesday, July 20, 2016

The civil lawsuit filed by Ronnie Aaron Parrish against Decatur County, four former deputies and the Board of Commissioners over an incident at Bikefest 2012 has been settled for $200,000.

After an altercation with Parrish, who was a Bikefest attendee, deputies filed reports that he hit an officer and resisted arrest. He was officially arrested three days later and found guilty in February 2013 of Obstruction of an Officer, fined $1,000 and sentenced to three years of probation.

Meanwhile, Parrish contacted the FBI and claimed he was beaten by deputies, which led to the four deputies being indicted with federal charges.

In June 2015, a two-week federal trial revealed a cover up had taken place, incident reports were altered by the deputies, who knowingly mislead FBI agents about their actions, and Parrish was deprived of a fair trial.

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FBI head internal affairs chief pleads guilty
to pedophilia
USA Today › usatoday30 › washington

John H. Conditt Jr., 53, who retired in 2001, was sentenced last Friday to 12 years in prison in Tarrant County court in Fort Worth, after he admitted he molested the daughters of two FBI agents

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Doctor charged with bribery of former corrections commissioner
Morgan Howard
Jul 20, 2016 12:36 PM
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) - A local doctor, 57-year-old Carl Reddix, was charged today with paying bribes and kickbacks to former Mississippi Department of Corrections (MDOC) Commissioner Christopher B. Epps in exchange for receiving contracts involving the MDOC and its operations.

Dr. Reddix was charged

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Green Activist Challenges Free-Speech Setback
Courthouse News Service-
Daniel McGowan, a former member of the Earth Liberation Front, had been one of the central figures in an FBI clampdown on radical environmentalists and

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Unarmed black South Florida man with hands up shot by police (VIDEO)

Wednesday, July 20, 2016, 9:17 PM

An unarmed Miami-area man trying to calm his autistic patient was shot in the leg by police even though he had his hands up, he

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Reversing the legacy of junk science in the courtroom
Science Magazine-Mar 7, 2016
On a September afternoon in 2000, a man named Richard Green was shot and wounded in his neighborhood south of Boston. About a year

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Written by Mike Greene, former NYPD Detective and former Orange County Sheriff candidate.
I conducted local level criminal investigations through high level national and international level investigations (terrorism, espionage, international abductions, crimes on the high seas, etc.). 

Many of us saw the FBI Director’s speech yesterday. Like many of us, I was a bit pissed that, after Comey described a mountain of very serious wrong doing, his agency was not going to recommend prosecution of the case.
Like many of us, I smelled a rat so I conducted my own investigation.  The results of my investigation will  astound you and show a clear path to corruption here.
Here’s my step by step breakdown of this seemingly corrupt decision …..
1. Lynch was appointed as U.S. Attorney in Brooklyn, NY from 1999 to 2001. Who appointed her?  Then President Bill Clinton.
2. Lynch resigned in 2001 to join the law firm Hogan & Hartson. This is the same law firm that represented the company MXLogic. MXLogic was the company Hillary first used to set up her private email server and account. Executives from this law firm have also donated to the Clintons.

3. From 2003 to 2005 Lynch served as a member of the Federal Reserve Bank of NY. The Federal Reserve Bank is actually a privately owned corporation, comprised of numerous banks. Several of these banks and or their executives have donated to the Clinton‘s political campaigns and to the Clinton Foundation.
4. In 2010, President Obama re-appointed Lynch as U.S. Attorney in Brooklyn. In 2015, Obama then appointed her as head U.S. Attorney for the nation.

5. A few days ago, as we all know, Lynch met with Bill Clinton, privately, on her private government jet. This meeting was a few days before the FBI interviewed Hillary and a few days before today’s announcement.

6. After this meeting, Lynch said something that no U.S. Attorney has ever said. She first apologized and said she should not have met him (obviously an apology based on her being caught, not apologizing for the actual action). She then states something U.S. Attorneys do not state. She stated her office will be guided by whatever recommendation the FBI gives them. Why was this statement ridiculous? She is the head of the U.S. Justice Department. The FBI is a sub unit of the DOJ. She is the top boss, not Comey and not the FBI. Heroffice decides to prosecute or not, NOT the FBI.

7. In 1996 Comey was appointed as a Senate Committee Investigator/Counsel to investigate the Clintons in Whitewater. His findings concluded no wrongdoing with the Clintons.

8.  Comey and Lynch met back in the early 2000’s.

Comey was appointed by Bush as the U.S. Attorney for Manhattan.
9. In 2002, Bush appointed Comey as Deputy U.S. Attorney and he was tasked with investigating Bill Clinton‘s mass pardons as he left office. Comey concluded that Clinton had done nothing wrong.

10.  Comey went into private practice and in 2005.

11. In 2014, Obama appointed Comey as FBI Director. Lynch is Comey’s boss, as she is the head of the parent agency, DOJ. Lynch is the chief law enforcement officer of our nation. Comey holds the number two position in the sub agency, the FBI.

At the end of the day, how do we have Lynch, previously appointed by Bill Clinton, and formerly an employee of the law firm that is connected to Hillary‘s email scandal, in charge of the investigation intoHillary‘s email scandal, with the lead investigative agency led by a man who twice investigated the Clintons and both times found them not guilty of wrong doing, also appointed by the current U.S. President, who appointed Lynch, who is Comey’s boss??????  And Comey and Lynch have known each other for decades as well.

How was this investigation to have ever been legitimate????”  ~Mike Greene

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Group protests Hillary Clinton in front of Phoenix FBI office, braves heat
Dozens from Phoenix stood in the heat protesting at the Phoenix FBI offices. The FBI did not recommend charges be brought against Hillary Clinton.

July 24, 2016

PHOENIX - A group in Phoenix joined the national protest against the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Hillary Clinton, braving 100-degree heat Sunday.

The protest comes after the FBI did not recommend charges for Hillary Clinton over her use of private email servers as secretary of State.

The Facebook event asked that participants not carry firearms in the open, but concealed


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According to studies by the federal Government Accountability Office and the Department of Justice, depending on which state you live in, as many as one-half of the criminal records in the FBI’s fingerprint system could have missing or inaccurate information on how criminal cases were resolved.


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At least two sources are confirming that a Grand Jury has been called to decide if there is enough evidence to indict four FBI HRT team members in the coverup of LaVoy Finicum, who was shot and

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 Corrupt cop frames black man … and is forgiven on ‘Steve Harvey Show’ (video)
Corrupt cop frames black man … and is forgiven on ‘Steve Harvey Show’ 
Jul 24, 2016 By

This is an heartbreaking and unbelievable story of a black man who was admittedly framed by a self-described “corrupt” cop … and learned to forgive him despite spending four years of his life in prison for a crime he did not commit.
The cop, a rising star in his department for his ability to make drug busts, said he got a big head and began to manufacture busts in order to sustain his star status. But after he arrested the black man (above), hi

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Light beer is as American as apple pie, and Miller Lite is one of America’s favourite light beers. But what if I told you that the marketing man behind the creation of the Miller Lite brand was investigated by the FBI for being a communist? That’s the startling revelation that has come to light based on newly released documents that I obtained today from the National Archives.

When George Weissman died in 2009, he was remembered for his years as an executive at America’s largest tobacco company: Philip Morris. An expert branding man, he not only helped define the image of the now-notorious Marlboro Man character but also helped invent Miller Lite — ushering in a new wave of light beer fanaticism to the United States.

The one thing that the obituaries didn’t mention? The FBI’s file on Weissman, which details his alleged associations with the Communist Party in the 1940s, both before and after he served in the United States Navy during World War II.

Portion of an internal FBI document from March 2, 1949 about future Philip Morris executive Geroge Weissman

The file details various friends and informants snitching on Weissman as being a Communist in the 1940s, as well as the letters he’d write to the headquarters of the Communist Party in New York.

Portion of an internal FBI document from August 13, 1948 about future Philip Morris executive George Weissman

The FBI also followed up in the 1970s when they investigated Weissman’s involvement with an organisation called Executives Move For Peace in Vietnam. It appears that the FBI considered protesting the war in Vietnam to be more dangerous than selling a product that killed tens of thousands of Americans every year.

Portion of George Weissman’s FBI Name Check file, dated October 9, 1973

last page of the file was produced.

Portion of George Weissman’s FBI Name Check file, dated October 9, 1973

That page notes that the FBI’s 1940s investigation into Weissman’s alleged Communist activities could not be independently established. It’s not entirely clear from the file why the Nixon administration was interested in Weissman, though it was later revealed that Weissman was on one of Nixon’s many political enemies lists.

The entire FBI file on George Weissman is below.

letters he’d write to the headquarters of the Communist Party in New York.

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Former Bullitt County deputy convicted in false arrest

LOUISVILLE -- A former central Kentucky sheriff's deputy has been convicted on charges that he arrested a man for crimes he didn't commit.

A federal grand jury on Friday convicted Matthew Corder of Louisville, who was a Bullitt County sheriff's deputy. Corder was charged with two counts of willfully dep

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Jeff David: An employee of the Department of Defense Technical Support Working Group described by Whitehurst as "enraged that the almost $1 million in portable equipment that his program had bought for the FBI sits now in the closet because members of the explosives unit already had decided what the bomb was composed of, even before going to the crime scene, and don't think they need the equipment. Page 6-7.
Keith Farrell: Described by Whitehurst as a former student in explosives who called him from the Oklahoma City laboratory to request his assistance and advice. Page 7. Whitehurst told him to get the civilians out of the blast area to avoid secondary bombs which have been known to be placed at such scenes to increase the carnage. According to Whitehurst, no one had even thought of that eventuality, not Martz, Burmeister or Tom Thurman. Whitehurst said they followed his advice (which may account for the evacuation of rescue personnel after the bombing). Id.
David R. Glendinning: This is the agent that Whitehurst addresses many of his letters to and his title is Supervisor Special Agent assigned to the Criminal Investigations Division of the Office of Inspector General. Page 6. Thus, it is not clear whether he is a scientist assigned to the laboratory.
James J. Kearney: According to Whitehurst, Kearney has authority over Roger Martz because Whitehurst complains if he would only do his job and stop Martz from refusing to obey direct orders, then they wouldn't have that many problems. Page 21. Whitehurst states that Jim Kearney is aware of contamination in the FBI Lab. Page 52.
Laura Bloomenfeld: Bloomenfeld is an employee of the Office of General Counsel and Whitehurst stated that he told her about Martz with no qualifications in explosives residue analysis analyzing evidence from the Oklahoma City bombing matter. Page 17.
Chris Fielder: Whitehurst states that he spoke with Fielder and talked about the "aftermath of the testimony" which is an apparent reference to the World Trade Center testimony but the letter is redacted so I cannot tell. Page 27. Fielder told Whitehurst that the Nexis search of all news articles about the testimony has been passed around the lab like hotcakes. Id. Fielder had apparently had a discussion with Wayne Lord at Quantico and both of them were concerned for the case in Oklahoma City. Id.
Wayne Lord: Special agent at Quantico whom Whitehurst described as "just returned from work in Oklahoma City for three weeks." Page 27.
Ricky Hahn: Described by Whitehurst as a principal witness in the Oklahoma City bombing case. Page 27. Whitehurst states that he "definitely hid evidence from the court in the [World Trade Center] bombing matter." Page 27. Described by Whitehurst as one of the principal investigators in the Oklahoma City bombing case. Page 28. According to Whitehurst, Hahn "is running the forensic investigation at the Oklahoma City bombing crime scene." Page 150.
David Williams: Also described by Whitehurst as a principal witness in the Oklahoma bombing case. Page 27. Described by Whitehurst as one of the principal investigators in the Oklahoma City bombing case. Page 28. Whitehurst states that Dave Williams is an alcoholic. Page 101.
Danny Deffenbaugh(sp?): Described by Whitehurst as one of the principal investigators of the Oklahoma City bombing case. Page 28.
Robert Mallado: Whitehurst directs a letter to Mr. Mallado and addresses it to him as a supervisory special agent with the Criminal Investigations Division of the Office of the Inspector General. Page 44.
Richard Buechele: Described by Whitehurst as issuing a report concerning paint. Page 44.
Monica Ann Knuckles: Whitehurst reports that Williams told him that he had concerns about Buechele's report and sent the paint samples to DuPont Laboratories for analysis and had Monica Knuckles carry the evidence to the DuPont Laboratories. Page 44. Whitehurst stated that he was "trying to discuss science with her when she blew up in his face with insults and he ordered her out of his office and she eventually left and accused him of threatening to kill her." Page 46. Examiner with the Materials Analysis Unit (MAU) at the FBI Lab.
William A. Tobin: Referred as having a background in statistics. Page 45. He is an FBI Metallurgist at the FBI Lab. Page 90. Tobin in the person who claims Agent Thurman told him he could determine the composition of the bomb simply by looking at the site. Page 91.
Tom Thurman: Referred to by Whitehurst as "the man running the crime scene." Page 146.
Milt Ahlerich: Whitehurst asks a rhetorical question, "Why has Jim Corby issued a verbal report to Milt Ahlerich stating that the Rudolph work was terrible and why did Milt Ahlerich say he would see that any cases reported by Jim would be followed up on." Page 49. Whitehurst refers to a memo that he wrote to Ahlerich on 7/30/95 that has a direct bearing on the value of evidence on the Oklahoma City bombing. Page 52. I don't believe we have received such a document and should be clearly exculpatory and covered un Brady.
Frederick Whitehurst: Note that Whitehurst states that he has seen a psychiatrist for the FBI as well as two other psychiatrists all of whom found him fit for duty and one of whom questioned the FBI's "forcing me to go to the shrink and pay for it too." Page 49.
Dr. Randy Murch: Referred to Whitehurst as the SAS Section Chief. Page 49.
Ed Kelso: Referred to at page 49. He is the Unit Chief of the Evidence Response Team (ERT) of the FBI Lab. Kelso described David Williams, the SAC at the Oklahoma City bombing scene as the "laughing stock" of the EU community. Id. at 81.
James Maddock: Apparently a lawyer in the Office of General Counsel at DOJ who according to Whitehurst advised Dave Williams not to talk with Whitehurst about the OKBOMB investigation. Page 56.
R. Patrick Welch: Referred to by Whitehurst as one of the experts among which there is disagreement. Page 57. According to Whitehurst, Welch does not believe that it is possible for an individual to simply look at blast damage at a site like that found in the Oklahoma City bombing and estimate the velocity of detonation of the explosive used in the bomb. Page 57. He also states that this opinion is shared by James Corby, Steve Burmeister, Bill Robin, Ed Kelso. Page 58. Supervisory Special Agent FBI Inspections Division. Page 93. According to Welch, Dave Williams was in charge of the O

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Sandra Bland’s family could have seen justice if a Texas officer who witnessed the arrest wasn’t threatened into silence, a former judge claimed — with a recording to prove it.

Community activist and former county judge DeWayne Charleston said he recorded a phone conversation with officer Michael Kelley, who wanted to testify on Bland’s behalf, the Houston Chronicle reported.

“This is what happens when you try to cross the thin blue line,” Charleston said on Tuesday.

In this July 10, 2015, frame from dashcam video provided by the Texas Department of Public Safety, trooper Brian Encinia arrests Sandra Bland after she became combative during a routine traffic stop in Waller County. (TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY/AP)
Bland was found dead in a Waller County jail cell after a July 10, 2015.

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THE TARGET OF a federal investigation that set off a more than decade-long battle over secret subpoenas called national security letters was a Muslim prison reform advocate the FBI wanted to become an informant.

Nick Merrill, who fought to make the information public, revealed that information for the first time at a hacker conference in New York City.

Merrill was the head of an Internet hosting company when the controversy began. He had launched a small New York-based internet service provider called Calyx Internet Access in the 1990s, and he also consulted on digital security.

In 2004, the FBI sent him a national security letter demanding extensive records on one of his customers.

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The daughter of former Vice President Al Gore appeared Friday at a hearing in West Roxbury Municipal Court after she was arrested for protesting the construction of Spectra Energy’s West Roxbury Lateral pipeline.

“This pipeline is being built in West Roxbury against the will of the community. Elected officials have opposed it,” Karenna Gore said outside of the courtroom. “We’re in a position with climate change where, if we just keep on going like nothing is wrong and continue to use fossil fuels… then we are really headed for the worst.”

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August 6, 2016 Uncategorized false flag, Hagopian, Kevin Barrett, open source journalism, Orlando
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by Joachim Hagopian

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Important New Book on Orlando False Flag Edited by Kevin Barrett

I’m extremely pleased to plug a new important book – Orlando False Flag: The Clash of Histories – available now on Amazon edited by my friend Kevin Barrett. It’s his third volume in a series of publications on false flags. First there was We Are Not Charlie Hebdo, then came Another False Flag? Bloody Tracks from Paris to San Bernardino. And now Kevin has once again assembled journalists and scholars to contribute chapters to his latest seminal work offering an alternative explanation far more in line with the truth than the government’s official false narrative. And I’m especially honored that Kevin asked me to contribute a chapter entitled “The Empire’s Post-9/11 Hegelian-Style Warfare Against Both the World and American Citizens.” Below are a few comments about Kevin and his work, an informative review, the Table of Contents and contributing authors’ bios. Finally, at the bottom of the page is a link to Amazon.

“Fierce debate” over Orlando False Flag:

The Clash of Histories

(and its editor Kevin Barrett)

“Mr. Barrett’s views . . . have outraged some Wisconsin legislators and generated a fierce debate about academic freedom.” – The New York Times

Barrett “never expected to find himself carrying the banner for one of the most controversial theories of our times.” – Chicago Tribune

“Kevin Barrett is to be applauded for Orlando False Flag, his latest instant anthology false flag exposé. It presents a variety of sometimes clashing views. As such it’s an example of much-needed radical informational democracy in print, devoted once again to the key challenge of our time: vast manipulative deception by the American Empire.” ­– Barrie Zwicker, author of Towers of Deception: The Media Cover-up of 9/11

Kevin Barrett should be “in the Charles River, floating down towards the harbor.” Bill O’Reilly, Fox News commentator

“Under these circumstances, the patriotic act is disbelief of the government narrative thereby rendering the actions of the Deep State dysfunctional.”

– Cynthia McKinney, former six-term Congresswoman and Green Party Presidential Candidate

“I consider Kevin Barrett the top analyst for false flags.” – Robert David Steele, former CIA covert operations specialist and pioneer of the Open Source Intelligence (OS-INT) movement

5 Star Review written by Robert David Steele

Blows Apart the False Government Narrative on a False Flag Event Intended to Advance Gun Control & Keep the Fear Going…

The Table of Contents is at the end of this review to help Amazon readers make their decision about buying or not buying. Many of the integrated pieces can be found free online but I believe that the value added by the editor in organizing this information is huge and worthy of your support.

Why is this book important? Since the assassination of JFK and the cover-up of that assassination led by LBJ, the USA has been under the direct control of the 1% and their fascist, pedophile

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Grim backdrop to vital global emissions talks as new analysis shows 1.5C limit on warming is close to being broken

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"Hitler in Argentina!"          

We are all taught that the Red Army surrounded Berlin and that, faced with capture by the Soviet Union, Adolf Hitler and his new wife Eva Braun (Hitler) committed suicide in the Führerbunker.  Don't believe it - Josef Stalin knew better as did most of the world leaders of the time!  Stalin even made a great fuss about Hitler's escape in statements he made in July of 1945 - more than two months after the alleged suicide.

As you read through this book taken from the file of a Spanish spy who worked for the Reich and who saw Hitler and Eva Braun forcibly drugged and removed from the Führerbunker under orders of Martin Bormann, you will realize that Hitler's suicide was a well conceived escape plan by the man who desperately had to keep the Reich, and thereby Hitler, alive.....Martin Bormann.  This book also contains photos of places Hitler lived in Argentina, interviews with people there and in Europe - FBI and OSS files clearly stating that they and the United States Government knew that Hitler did not die in Berlin.

  Reviews of this book are at the bottom of this page.

As of early May of the TOP SELLING books from Amazon.

Author Harry Cooper has worked on this for two and a half decades with dozens of trips to German, Austria, the Soviet Union, Russia and since 2008 four expeditions to Argentina, to Chile and Brazil where he found the remains of the nuclear research facility in a remote part of Argentina that was built in 1947, two years AFTER the war ended; built by German scientists.

It is well known that two German submarines surrendered in Argentina well after the German surrender.  U-530 surrendered in late July 1945 and U-977 surrendered in early August but the surrender order came on May 8.  Why did they take three months to surrender?  And why at the other end of the world?

Photo right is U-977 in the port of Mar del Plata, the large Argentine Navy base where she and U-530 surrendered well after the end of the war.

But Sharkhunters has learned that other German U-Boats, tramp steamers, large sailing ships all made the journey to Argentina as late as middle 1947! That is more than two years AFTER the end of the war...........but they were indeed coming there.  Why?



The plateau looked like this during the author's expedition in 2009

But this is how it looked in 1939 - with the German radio station

These two photo above show the island of Trindade, an isolated rock in the central South Atlantic.  These ships, submarines etc. stopped at this island in the south Atlantic, an island that was not much more than a huge rock in the middle of nowhere - but it had tremendous quantities of fresh water as well as herds of goats and pigs for food.  With the approval and great assistance of the Brazilian Navy, Cooper was here in 2009.

The Reich had many hidden route & coves charted in South America
The author is in possession of many such secret German charts.

The author is in possession of dozens of such FBI and OSS (CIA) documents showing that the U.S. Government was aware that Hitler escaped.

This book contains the entire text of "Escape From the Bunker!" but we have added another 178 pages with a great many more photos, charts, personal interviews and more

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Former FBI agent sentenced to probation for lying on stand during 2013 Bulger trial
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Retired FBI agent Robert Fitzpatrick was sentenced to two years of probation in federal court Friday for lying on the stand at Boston mobster James “Whitey” Bulger’s 2013 trial, according to The Boston Globe.

Fitzpatrick, 76, who was second-in-command of the FBI’s Boston office from 1981 to 1986, pled guilty in May to six counts of obstruction of justice and six counts of perjury for testimony that exaggerated his accomplishments and assisted

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Mexico police official resigns after Texas properties worth millions discovered
Arturo Bermúdez Zurita, public security secretary of Veracruz, and his wife purchased five properties with a combined value of $2.4m despite $3,200 salary

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Video shows Chicago cops' shooting of teen (WARNING:GRAPHIC)
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Body cam shows Chicago police shooting
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Chicago authorities have released video of an unarmed teen being shot and killed by police, including one who laments that he will receive “desk duty” for his actions.

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Feds: NYPD cop who torched SUV and abuse dates shouldn’t get bail
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SCRANTON, Pa. – While responding to a call about a suspicious person in the vicinity of Viewmont Mall early Sunday morning, Scranton police opened fire on a discarded department store mannequin which they initially believed was a man armed with a handgun.

The mishap began shortly after 12:15 a.m. on Sunday morning when police received a call about a possible homeless man lurking in the alley behind the Macy’s department store on Viewmont Drive. Officers arrived on the scene to find what they believed was a muscular African-American m

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Powerful Cyclone to Blow Hole in Thinning Arctic Sea Ice
Back in 2012, a powerful Arctic cyclone smashed the sea ice with days of wind and powerful waves. This year, a storm that’s nearly as powerful threatens to make a similar mark on late-season melt. With a very unstable Arctic weather pattern in play, there’s an outlier possibility the dynamic is setting up for something even more dramatic by late August.


Earlier today, a strong gale roared up out of the Laptev Sea north of central Siberia. Feeding on the abnormally warm, moist air over the Barents Sea and the hot air over northwestern Siberia, the storm collided with comparatively cold air over the central Arctic. The differences between hot/cold and damp/dry air can really bomb out a storm system.

(Storms, heat and moisture feed up through a high-amplitude wave in the Jet Stream over northern Europe and Siberia and into a developing Arctic cyclone over the Laptev Sea during the early hours of August 15, 2016. Image source: LANCE MODIS.)

Central pressures in the storm fell to 969 millibars and the winds whipping out over the Laptev, East Siberian, and central Arctic waters gusted at 45 to 55 miles per hour. Waves of 6 to 10 feet or higher roared through the newly-opened waters filled with increasingly dispersed ice floes.

The Great Arctic Cyclone of 2016?

This powerful storm is pulling these strong winds over some of the weakest and thinnest sections of Arctic sea ice. During July and August a huge section of ice running along the 80° North Latitude line and stretching from the Laptev, through the East Siberian Sea, and into the Beaufort Sea grew ever more thin and eventually dispersed. Now 25 to 60 percent ice concentrations in this region abound — a tongue of thinning which stretches nearly to the North Pole itself.

(A powerful storm running out of the Laptev Sea and into the central Arctic is threatening sea ice with strong winds, large waves, and the motion of abnormally warm surface waters. Image source: Earth Nullschool.)

The storm is generating waves, mixing warmer-than-normal surface waters with even higher temperature waters just below. These sea surfaces are between 1 and 2 degrees Celsius above average over much of the area, with pockets of 3 or even 4 C above normal surface water temperatures interspersed. The storm’s Coriolis Effect will spin chunks of ice out from the pack to float lonely in these warmer-than-normal waters as they are churned by the raging swells.

Storm Raging Over Warm Waters, Thin Ice

Currently, the storm’s strongest winds and waves are running through a big melt wedge that extends from the Laptev and East Siberian Seas toward the 85th parallel. The motion and force produced by the storm’s winds and waves will eject the ice currently located over the northern East Siberian and Chukchi Seas even as waves eat into it. Upwelling of warm water in the seas beneath the center of the storm will open and disperse the ice, generating holes and polynya as it tracks north of the 85th parallel and toward the Pole.

(Very low concentrations of ice, like those seen in this Uni Bremen image, are vulnerable to disruption and melting by storms during August and early September. Current ice thinning and dispersal are among the worst seen for any year. With a powerful storm now raging over the ice, impacts to end-season totals could be significant. Image source: Universität Bremen.)

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Photo credit: Adapted by WhoWhatWhy from White House / (CC BY-NC-SA 1.0)
Some people view the release of the infamous “28 Pages” on the involvement of Saudi Arabia in the attacks of September 11, 2001 as the end of a process. But WhoWhatWhy’s Editor-in-Chief Russ Baker points out that the new section raises more questions than it answers.

Watch Russ discuss the 28 Pages and shed light on what they do not reveal.



Full Text Transcript:

These days the conspiracy theory factories, large and self-sustaining for those of us that like to question beyond the mainstream media spoon-fed narrative, this is a good thing. Of course, certain of those among us will get stuck over in the deep end of the conspiracy whirlpool, but that doesn’t rob those of us with more sober minds of our legitimate concerns and doubts, take 9-11 for example. Conspiracies from all ends of the spectrum surround the events of 9-11, but you don’t have to think that the whole event was set up by the Bush Administration to know that something fishy was going on in the back halls of power. Why is that? Well, take for example the recently released 28 pages; redacted until just this year and now available to the public. Among other things, the 28 pages seem to suggest suspicious Saudi royal family links with some of the hijackers. Recently Sean Stone sat down with the founder of, an expert on 9-11: Russ Baker. Sean first asked him if the CIA was also on the trail of the hijackers and how the 28 pages relates to that agency’s operations back in the early 2000s. Let’s take a listen.

Russ Baker: My sense after years of following this story and after our site Whowhatwhy, breaking another piece of it about the Sarasota, Florida connection again to the Saudi royal family with the hijackers, I think there are layers and layers and layers of this thing. It’s very, very complicated and I do think that there is a larger game in play that will explain why the US government is so determined that we not understand the full scope of what took place.

Interviewer: Absolutely. But let’s start with what has been divulged from the 28 pages. Obviously it focuses only on the San Diego side and San Diego cell of the hijackers, doesn’t get into Florida and other locations, but what do we now know that we did not know before those 28 pages were declassified?

Russ Baker: Well, some of this had already been out a bit. What’s interesting, I mean here’s the basic background, if I may quickly sketch it. You had a Congressional Inquiry following the 9-11 attacks. You also had the so called Official 9-11 Inquiry. The Congressional Inquiry is the one we’re talking about. They produced a report, about 28 pages of that report were entirely redacted, and those pages dealt with information that the panel saw relating to connections between the Saudi royal family and the hijackers via some individuals, two in particular who you mentioned who are Bayoumi and Basnan, who appeared to have been some kind of Saudi intelligence officers, so that’s that report

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FBI Vet Stephanie Douglas Joins Guidepost Solutions as Managing Director
Jay Clemens August 16, 2016 Executive Moves, News 607 Views

Stephanie Douglas, a 23-year veteran of the FBI, has joined Guidepost Solutions as a managing director in the investigations and risk management firm’s San Francisco office.

Douglas will work to help conduct investigations, corporate security, intellectual property protection and insider threat management for customers, Guidepost Solutions said Monday.

Guidepost CEO Julie Myers Wood said Douglas will help the company provide strategic services to clients in order to address security and investigative issues.

She joined public utility Pacific Gas & Electric as senior director after her retirement from the FBI, where her roles encompassed functions such as security risk mitigation and issue response.

Her most recent role at the FBI was executive assistant director for the national security branch, with responsibility for the bureau’s efforts in domestic and international counterterrorism, counterintelligence, weapons of mass destruction and intelligence matters.

Douglas started with the bureau as a special agent and later moved into the roles of supervisory special agent, inspector, deputy assistant director and special agent in charge of the San Fr

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Spending Millions To Fund ‘The Inspectors’; Kids Show Airs On CBS
David RobbAugust 15, 2016

The U.S. government has spent $5.4 million during the past two years to finance a children’s television show about postal inspectors – and it could spend millions more over the next two years. Currently filming its second season in Charleston, SC, CBS’ The Inspectors is the only show on commercial television that’s paid for by a governmental agency.

The show, which is part of the network’s three-hour block of Saturday morning kids programming, features actors in the roles of fictional crime-fighting postal inspectors. Inspired by real-life cases of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, each episode concludes with a crime-prevention message from the real-life chief inspector of the USPIS, Guy Cottrell.

The show is produced by Litton Entertainment, which in recent years has come to dominate children’s television programming. It produces three-hour blocks of “educational and informational” shows for CBS and ABC; a five-hour block for The CW; and, beginning in October, another three-hour block for NBC.

Responding to a Freedom of Information Act request, the USPIS told Deadline: “In reference to your request for how much money the USPIS has spent on the The Inspectors in direct financing, you are informed that the United States Postal Service has contracted with Litton Syndications Inc. to develop, write, produce, and air a consumer awareness and crime prevention 30-minute campaign titled, The Inspectors. The contract was awarded for $5.4 million and the period of performance is 9/15/2014 to 9/14/2016, with potential to extend the contract for an additional two one-year option periods.”

Internal FBI memos show that J. Edgar Hoover got a hold of a popular TV show in the 1960s and ran it with dictatorial authority for nine seasons. The show was The FBI, starring Efren Zimbalist Jr., and FBI documents reveal that he controlled every aspect of its production: approving the cast and crew, writers, directors and every word in every script. Anyone with a criminal background was banned from working on the show, as was anyone suspected of being a “pervert” or of being remotely connected to the “worldwide Communist conspiracy.” Hoover even controlled who could advertise on the show.

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D.C. Government to Absolve Hillary Clinton of $26,950 in Unpaid Parking Tickets
WASHINGTON, D.C. – At the request of Attorney General Loretta Lynch, the District of Columbia has agreed to waive nearly $27,000 worth of unpaid parking tickets and citations issued to Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Rodham Clinton during her time as Secretary of State.

According to the D.C. Department of Public Works, which oversees parking enforcement in the nation’s capital, Clinton, who served under Obama as Secretary of State from 2009 until 2013, routinely parked illegally, “often in front of fire hydrants or in spaces specifically designated for disabled veterans or handicapped individuals.” Due to her position at

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City councilwoman in NYPD ticket-squashing scandal will stay put

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City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito recently came under fire for blocking a vote on a pair of controversial police reform bills called the Right to Know Act. (COREY SIPKIN/NEW YORK DAILY NEWS)
It would not be “responsible” to allow a bill to pass because a majority of legislators support it, City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito said Tuesday.

“That's not the way it works,” Mark-Viverito said when asked why legislation supported by a majority of members should not become law.

“Not every single bill that has 35, 40 sponsors automatically becomes law,” she said. “That is not a responsible way of legislating or govern

FBI Agent Michael German Taught Hollywood How to Get Counterterrorism Right
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Michael German went undercover with white supremacists for a year and with right-wing militants for another eight months and now he wants to set some things straight.

“One of the things I learned working undercover is that the studies that the FBI or even academia had on these groups were very different from what I was seeing in front of me,” German says.

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Bronx cop stripped of gun and badge for social media rant
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FBI Octopus

Fairfax County police name new communications director
Washington Post-
Parker, who lectures at the FBI National Academy and was formerly an ABC 7 reporter, received praise for her efforts to rebrand the Prince George's department, ...

Republican Bob Giuda seeks District 2 State Senate seat
Laconia Citizen-Aug 25, 2016
From 1984 to 1985, Giuda worked as a FBI agent based in Denver with the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force, which at that time was mainly ...

CLOUDSEC 2016 Empowers Organizations to Takes Control In The ...
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When speaking at CLOUDSEC Hong Kong 2016, Timothy Wallach, supervisory special agent, Cyber Taskforce of FBI, discussed about the importance of global ...

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FBI Agent Fatally Shoots Individual While Serving Search Warrant at ...
A person was fatally shot by an FBI agent Thursday night while agents were serving a search warrant for a wanted parolee at a home in ...

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Family Of Rancher Killed In Oregon Standoff To Sue FBI, Police ...
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The widow of an Arizona rancher shot and killed at the end of a month-long standoff between federal authorities and militia members in Oregon plans to sue FBI ...


'Chasing the Dragon': FBI screening movie in Cobb on heroin ...
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The FBI and the Drug Enforcement Agency are screening their film "Chasing the ... The panel includes a U.S. attorney and DEA special agent along with ...

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Gowdy raises new questions about Clinton emails, FBI investigation
House Benghazi Committee Chair Trey Gowdy (R-South Carolina) is raising questions about the FBI's investigation into Hillary Clinton's email server and ...

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A Madison police officer, convicted of taking nearly $4,000 during a sting operation last year that was aimed at him, was sentenced Friday to two years of probation after a federal judge said the crime was brought about more by stress, mental illness and addiction.

U.S. District Judge James Peterson said that there was no legitimate reason to send former officer Andrew Pullum to prison, given that he is no longer a police officer and that his crime was sparked by stress, depression and other mental health concerns that caused him to self-medicate with cocaine and marijuana.


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Jose Cosme, 36, will be suspended. (BRONX DA)
A city correction officer has been indicted on charges of raping an inmate inside a woman’s jail at Rikers Island.

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Pastor who caused outrage after Orlando arrested for molestation

: Friday, August 26, 2016, 8:13 PM

A conservative Florida pastor who said that the victims of the Orlando massacre got “what they deserve” is being charged with child molestation.

Bishop Kenneth Adkins was arrested by southeastern Georgia authorities on Friday after allegations that he molested a boy under the age of 16.

The 56-year-old clergyman, who runs churches in Jacksonville, Atlan


Innocent Dallas couple

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-- Donna and Walter Williams were asleep in their bed Tuesday morning when they were startled by a loud noise.

"Boom, boom, boom!" Donna said. "My husband jumped up, and he said, 'Somebody's trying to break in!'"

She said the couple started panicking, frantically searching for something to use to protect themselves. Their home on Blanton Drive had been broken into before.

"We heard, 'Open the door! Open the door now!'" Donna recalled.

She and her husband went to the front door, cracked it open, and found themselves blasted by bright lights and a loud voice.

"'Come out with your hands up! Come out with your hands up!'" Donna remembered. "I didn't have nothing but a gown on, and my husband, he had shorts on and no shirt.

Donna Williams   (Photo: WFAA)

"We came out, they threw my husband on the ground, and handcuffed him," she continued. "Then, they put the handcuffs on me from the front. I was crying. I was hysterical."

The Williams' home was the unsuspecting target of the FBI.

The men in her yard were agents, armed with guns. They proceeded to enter the home to search it, looking in every closet, according to Williams. They said they were looking for a man who they had seen entering or leaving the premises.

"He showed me the picture, and I said, 'Sir, I've never seen this man before in my life,'" Williams said. "It's only me, my husband, and our little dog."

The Williams bought the home last December. Walter Williams is an elementary school janitor in Dallas ISD, and Donna worked as a quality assurance assistant.

They lead a quiet life and were shocked by the incident.

"I'm 60 years old. I've never ever been to jail. I've never been handcuffed in my life," Donna said. "That was traumatic for me, because I kept saying, 'Well, what did we do? What did we do wrong?'"

Donna and Walter Williams' home   (Photo: WFAA)

Williams said that Walter has had back surgery, and she worries about the toll it may have taken on him.

"They threw my husband on the ground," she said.

Williams said that the agents were wearing clothing that said FBI, but she said they never identified themselves or showed a warrant.

"I'm not a police officer, but I watch a lot of '48 Hours,' and you're supposed to at least identify yourself," she said. "They didn't even tell us they were the FBI."

After the agents cleared the home, Donna Williams said they gave her a phone number for the FBI's Dallas Field Office and told her

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Stingray documents offer rare insight into police and FBI surveillance
Court records in Oakland reveal cases where a warrant wasn’t required to listen to calls and how much law enforcement uses the devices

Privacy activists have pointed out that Stingray devices are technically capable of accessing phone content and data. Photograph: Uncredited/AP

Friday 26 August 2016 15.26 EDT Last modified on Friday 26 August 2016 16.17 EDT

Court documents ordered released by a judge in Oakland, California, have revealed rare insights into how local police and the FBI use a sophisticated surveillance device known as Stingray.

Stingray, manufactured by the Delaware-based Harris Corporation, is one of a class of devices known as “cell site simulators” or “IMSI-catchers”. About the size of a suitcase, they work by pretending to be a cellphone tower in order to strip metadata and in some cases phone content and data from nearby devices tricked into connecting to it.

Despite the fact that the devices are also capable of listening to phone calls, in many cases they still do not require a warrant to use, instead requiring a much lower-level authorisation known as a “trap-and-trace”, a court order designed in the era of the rotary phone.

However, following several years of reporting by the Guardian, Ars Technica, the Wall Street Journal and others, some states – including California – and some federal agencies now require a full warrant for their use.

The Oakland documents, which were first reported on by Ars Technica, show that the city police department used its Stingray device for several hours in a search for a suspect named Purvis

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Trial in case of alleged would-be BLM bomber still months away, at least
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Bethel officer pleads guilty to misdemeanor assault

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FBI-owned serves up porn and sex ads
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Father Kaiser’s death is just one of many extrajudicial killings that remain unsolved

In Summary
Soon after Fr John Anthony Kaiser’s death, the FBI were invited to assist with investigations.

However, from the outset it was obvious that the sleuths were more interested in covering up than uncovering the truth about his horrendous death.

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Re: Reasons to create a volunteer civilian review police board with subpoena powers

Postby msfreeh » Sat Sep 03, 2016 8:22 pm

a volunteer civilian review police board with subpoena powers
would set and enforce standards of performance for law enforcement
personnel in every community.

Tell us what you think of this idea and any success you have had
implementing this model.

the board would be comprised of volunteers with the board changed every 3 years.

One goal of the board is to allow the voters and taxpayers to determine
how they want to meet their needs for safety and what standards are needed to implement
this model.

The volunteer civilian review board would hire .
and fire people who work for the criminal justice
system providing for the community"s safety needs.
This would be based on the standards of performance set by the board.

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(KUTV) Six months after two Salt Lake City police officers fired on Abdi Mohamed near the homeless shelter, a civilian review board has determined the shooting was “not within” the police department’s policy on the use of deadly force.

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I am using a piece of music from the Watermelon Slim
CD Up Close and Personal for a documentary I am making.
This piece here was my introduction to Slim
He gets the FBI Watch newsletter

David Diamond PhD is a psychologist in NH
He is on our FBI Watch newsletter list

Re: NH Making Waves Podcast with Steve Diamond & Amy Antonucci 8-3-16

On Fri, 9/9/16, David Diamond> wrote:

Subject: NH Making Waves Podcast with Steve Diamond & Amy Antonucci 8-3-16

Date: Friday, September 9, 2016, 3:25 PM

Check out this great Podcast:

16 years ago we held our 11th....

By Bates News. Published on January 5, 2000

The 11th annual Maine Conference Investigating Crimes Committed by the FBI by will be held at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 15, in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall. The public is invited to attend free of charge.

The conference, sponsored by Maine Citizens to Defend the Bill of Rights and the New World Coalition, a student organization at Bates, features a talk by Raymond Kohlman, an attorney who in December 1999 successfully represented the family of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in a lawsuit claiming the civil rights leader was the victim of a vast murder conspiracy, not a lone assassin. The King family had sued Loyd Jowers, a retired businessman who claimed six years ago that he paid someone other than James Earl Ray to kill King in Memphis, Tenn., in 1968. Kohlman claimed the FBI, CIA, the Mafia and the U.S. military were involved in the assassination.

The conference also features a talk by Hoppy Heidelberg, a member of the Oklahoma City bombing grand jury who believes the FBI was involved in the destruction of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building. Heidelberg, a Reform Party gubernatorial candidate in Oklahoma, also is a member of Oklahomans for Truth, a group that recently took depositions from an FBI informant who testified to the FBI’s involvement in the Oklahoma City bombing.

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7 officers criminally charged in Bay Area police sex scandal
Alameda County prosecutors announced criminal charges against Oakland police officers in a sexual misconduct scandal involving a teenager.

September 9, 2016, 3:30 p.m.
A months-long investigation of a scandal that rocked the Oakland Police Department came to a head Friday when the Alameda County district attorney's office announced criminal charges against seven law enforcement officers in connection with claims that officers had sex with a teenage woman.

Alameda County Dist. Atty. Nancy E. O'Malley said her office was filing a variety of charges, including sex offenses and obstruction of justice against current and former Oakland police officers as well as former employees of the Livermore Police Department and the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Department. 

The decision marks the latest chapter in a controversy that has threatened the Oakland Police Department's hopes of ending 13 years of federal oversight and caused a major shake-up in the agency’s command staff.

O’Malley said her office conducted an exhaustive investigation into the allegations.

“We left no stone unturned,” she said.

Three police executives have been removed from their posts, four officers have been fired and seven others suspended in the months after a 19-year-old Richmond woman claimed in a television news interview that she had sex with more than a dozen Oakland police officers. Some of the encounters happened


Teaching 9/11: 'To them, it's another historical event'
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At Stratford High in Nashville, criminal justice teacher Jon Stephens has his class take part in a mock rescue of an FBI agent named Lenny Hatton, who is ...


Cast-Out Police Officers Are Often Hired in Other Cities - The New ...
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As a police officer in a small Oregon town in 2004, Sean Sullivan was caught kissing a 10-year-old girl ...


former FBI Special Agent, a Berks native, will present "Domestic ...
Former FBI Special Agent Rodney Loose will present a special program about Domestic Terrorism: Today's Threat, on Monday, September 12, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. ...


High court grants new trial for black man convicted of killing cop

BOSTON The highest court in Massachusetts on Friday granted a new trial to a man convicted in the 1993 killing of a Boston police officer, finding that jurors likely would have had “diminished confidence” in the thoroughness of the police investigation had they known about corruption among the victim and detectives who investigated his killing.

The ruling by the Supr


In 2012, Mike Connolly proudly wore the nickname “No Money Mike.” Running as an independent candidate against longtime state Rep. Tim Toomey, the Cambridge resident with Occupy Boston ties refused to take any political donations while campaigning for the House seat representing parts of Cambridge and Somerville.

The oddity generated media coverage, and Connolly got some decent bang for his bu


Mississippi grand jury indicts police officer in killing of Ricky Ball
Former officer Canyon Boykin fatally shot Ball last year during a traffic stop
Manslaughter indictment against an officer is


Crime U.S. World Politics
Amtrak police chief probed over contract with boyfriend’s company

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Police have shot and killed at least 2,195 people since Ferguson
Updated by German Lopez and Soo Oh on September 15, 2016, 10:47 a.m. ET
Philando Castile, Alton Sterling, and Walter Scott are just three of at least 2,195 people killed by police since August 9, 2014, the day of the Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson, Missouri.

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“… These concerns focus on millions of dollars that FBI Director Comey accepted from a Clinton Foundation defense contractor, Comey’s former membership on a Clinton Foundation corporate partner’s board, and his surprising financial relationship with his brother Peter Comey, who works at the law firm that does the Clinton Foundation’s taxes…..”

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Donald Trump's police: officers backing Republican have murky legal histories
David Clarke has been accused of covering up a deputy’s misdeeds while Joe Arpaio has been called ‘unrepentantly lawless’. Meet the prominent officers who want the businessman in the Oval Office

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Bonus read

Draft minutes Aug. 31/2016 9/11 and Other Deep State Crimes Teleconference
Sep 22, 2016, 12:29 PM
From 9/11 Truth Teleconference

9/11 and Other Deep State Crimes Teleconference
Draft minutes for August 31, 2016
September 21, 2016
Craig McKee, Secretary 9/11 Monthly Teleconference Call
Final minutes for the Wed., August 31, 2016 regular conference call
Present were:
Ken Freeland, Teleconference co-facilitator, Houston 9/11Truth
Cheryl Curtiss, Teleconference co-facilitator, Connecticut 9/11 Truth
Craig McKee, Teleconference secretary, Truth and Shadows
Dave Slesinger, 9/11 Truth Outreach
John O’Malley, DC 9/11 Truth
Barton Bruce, Massachusetts 9/11 Truth
Cat McGuire, 9/11 Truth Outreach
Barbara Honegger, Behind The Smoke Curtain
Wayne Coste, 9/11 Outreach
Rodger Bories, 9/11 activist
David Cole, Nine Eleven Accountability Team
Adam Ruff, 9/11 activist
Dennis Cimino, 9/11 researcher
Nita Renfrew, NY 9/11 activist
Fran Shure, Colorado 9/11 Truth
Barrie Zwicker, Towers of Deception
Frank Tolopko, Berkshire 9/11 Truth
James Hufferd, 9/11 Grassroots
Pablo Novi, 9/11 activist
Jim Fetzer, America Was Nuked on 9/11
Wayne Madsen, Investigative journalist
Ed Jewett, 9/11 activist
Sue Serpa, Act Now
Rich Aucoin, Worchester 9/11 Truth
Bill Wilt, Congressional candidate
The minutes of the July 27, 2016 conference call were APPROVED.
David Slesinger asked to make a one-minute presentation offering participants the opportunity to dissuade him from joining with adversaries of AE911Truth in an attempt to embarrass the organization. This change to the agenda was approved
The amended agenda was APPROVED.
Madsen report on book
Investigative journalist Wayne Madsen gave a report on his new book Unmasking ISIS: The Shocking Truth, which was co-written with Washington’s Blog. 

Shure on support for Colorado station
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Report on conference
David Cole, with help from Barbara Honegger, provided details about the panel discussion organized by the Lawyers for 9/11 Inquiry to take place on the second day of the “Justice in Focus” conference, Sept. 10-11 in New York City.

Size of Pentagon hole
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The nuclear question
Jim Fetzer reported on the new book America Was Nuked on 9/11, which he co-edited with Mike Palecek. You can read more about it here: ... eting.html" onclick=";return false; and you can buy the book here:" onclick=";return false; .

Brand New Congress
Cheryl Curtiss told the teleconference about a new project called Brand New Congress, which would run candidates in 2018 according to a set of agreed upon policies and in the primaries of the party most likely to win in a given district. The object is to replace all or most of the members of the House of Representatives. For more information:" onclick=";return false;.

Truth manifesto
Pablo Novi offered details about his 9/11Truth unity manifesto. He then made a motion asking that the teleconference endorse his proposed leaflet. Cheryl Curtiss moved that this be postponed until the September call. This was approved.

Continued attack on AE911Truth
Dave Slesinger gave the one-minute presentation alluded to above on his request to be dissuaded from embarrassing AE911Truth. As part of his remarks he accused Kelly David, the COO of AE911Truth, of being a police agent. When asked to provide proof or retract the comment, he declined.
Barbara Honegger made an offer to debate one person on the proposition: “A large plane was destroyed at the Pentagon and there was no flyover of that plane.” Craig McKee made a counter offer that he and Adam Ruff would be willing to debate anyone, including Barbara – or Barbara and a partner – on the proposition, “A large plane was destroyed at the Pentagon.” Barbara accepted the challenge with the request that the debate be scheduled for October or November.
Cheryl Curtiss said that Christopher Bollyn would be in New York at the Westpark Presbyterian Church at 7 p.m. on Sept. 9.
 Call began at 8 p.m. EST and adjourned at 10:30 p.m. EST/5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. PST

Audio of the August call can be heard here: The next monthly teleconference will take place on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 8 p.m. EST, 5 p.m. PST. Please email agenda items for next call to facilitator Ken Freeland ( by September 24. Please use subject line “Agenda item for 911 Truth Teleconference.” Please include a brief description of your item and any relevant links you’d like participants to be aware of, together with your estimate of the number of minutes your agenda item will require.

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Travel guru Rick Steves is coming to Massachusetts to campaign for legal marijuana

9. 22, 2016 6:00 AM

Gary Johnson, the Libertarian candidate for president, takes what he calls the "long-term view" of climate change. "In billions of years," he said in 2011, "the sun is going to actually grow and encompass the Earth, right? So global warming is in our future."

The former New Mexico governor did acknowledge that humans are making the world warmer in the near term, too—but he doesn't think the government should do much about it. In the same speech, he denounced "cap-and-trade taxation," said we "should be building new coal-fired plants," and argued that the "trillions" of dollars it would cost to combat climate change would be better spent on other priorities.

All of that makes Johnson's popularity among younger voters pretty surprising. Surveys have consistently found that millennials care deeply about climate change. A November 2015 ABC News/Washington Post poll, for example, found that 76 percent of 18- to-29-year-olds see global warming as a serious problem, and 64 percent want the federal government to do more to combat it. Nevertheless, a recent Quinnipiac poll found that Johnson is now running second among 18- to-34-year-old voters, just 2 percentage points behind Hillary Clinton.

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Vegas lawyer's 'Black Lives' protest resembles Ohio case

Posted: Sep 21, 2016 7:15 PM EDT
Updated: Sep 21, 2016 8:24 PM EDT

A deputy public defender in Las Vegas who defied a judge's request that she not wear a "Black Lives Matter" pin in court has become the latest voice of protest in a national debate over police brutality and race relations.

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For some, a crisis in confidence with the FBI
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FBI takes over Hazardous Devices School on Redstone
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Sep 21, 2016 2:51 PM
A U.S. lawmaker has introduced two bills to protect voting systems from hacking, amid fears that Russian cyber spies may be interfering with this year's presidential election.
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Details of Investigations into Donald Trump

Vice News and an MIT doctoral student filed suit against the Secret Service on Tuesday in hopes of receiving documents about the agency’s investigation of Donald Trump and his campaign.

The news agency also filed a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the FBI after Trump made two inflammatory statements about Hillary Clinton.

In two separate statements, Trump appeared to suggest violence against Clinton for her position on gun control – one that the Republican candidate has mischaracterize as an attempt to abolish the Second Amendment.

Trump also called on Russia to leak hacked documents of Clinton’s emails.

Vice News wrote:

VICE News and Shapiro submitted a FOIA request to the Secret Service August 18 for records pertaining to its investigation of Trump’s statements, and sought expedited processing. We asked for “disclosure of any and all records that mention or refer to the matter” and “any records compiled as part of any investigation into the referenced matter.” The Secret Service didn’t even acknowledge the request.

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(CNN)A self-described "professional traveler," Kristin Beck knows the airport security drill.
On Tuesday afternoon, the retired transgender Navy SEAL was bound for Kansas City to give a speech to federal employees about gender sensitivity. It's what she does, since she stopped going by her birth name, Christopher Beck, wrote a book about her life as a member of SEAL Team 6 and was featured in the CNN series, "Lady Valor."

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WASHINGTON — The United States must fight the war on terror on the front lines of the internet, Homeland Security Committee chairman Michael McCaul of Texas said Tuesday as he laid out a new strategy to fight radical Islam.
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Nichols says bombing was FBI op
Detailed confession filed in S.L. about Oklahoma City plot
By Geoffrey Fattah
Published: Feb. 21, 2007 12:00 a.m.
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The only surviving convicted criminal in the April 19, 1995, bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City is saying his co-conspirator, Timothy McVeigh, told him he was taking orders from a top FBI official in orchestrating the bombing.

A declaration from Terry Lynn Nichols, filed in U.S. District Court in Salt Lake City, has proven to be one of the most detailed confessions by Nichols to date about his involvement in the bombing as well as the involvement of others. However, one congressman who has investigated the bombings remains skeptical of Nichols' claims.

The declaration was filed as part of Salt Lake City attorney Jesse Trentadue's pending wrongful death suit against the government for the death of his brother in a federal corrections facility in Oklahoma City. Trentadue claims his brother was killed during an interrogation by FBI agents when agents mistook his brother for a suspect in the Oklahoma City bombing investigation.

The most shocking allegation in the 19-page signed declaration is Nichols' assertion that the whole bombing plot was an FBI operation and that McVeigh let slip during a bout of anger that he was taking instruction from former FBI official Larry Potts.

Potts was no stranger to anti-government confrontations, having been the lead FBI agent at Ruby Ridge in 1992, which led to the shooting death of Vicki Weaver, the wife of separatist Randy Weaver. Potts also was reportedly involved in the 51-day siege of the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Texas in 1993, which resulted in a fire that killed 81 Branch Davidian followers.

Potts retired from the FBI under intense pressure and criticism for the cover-up of an order to allow agents to shoot anyone seen leaving the Weaver cabin at Ruby Ridge.

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Here's the FBI File of Paul Soros, Brother of Billionaire George Soros

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FBI Dump Reveals Obama’s Pseudonym Use, Private Email Traffic with Hillary’s Private Email


The Federal Bureau of Investigation revealed Friday that President Barack Obama used a private email address and pseudonym to communicate with Democratic presidential nominee Hillary R. Clinton and her own private email account as early as June 2012.

So much for Obama’s claim he only learned of the private server in the news media!

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“The documents, released on Friday and cited by ABC News, show that when Clinton was on a trip to Russia while serving as US secretary of state, her aide brought a classified briefing book into the hotel suite. The classified documents were left behind when the aide and Clinton left the room….”

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FBI gave top Clinton aide Cheryl Mills immunity in email probe, rep says | 23 Sept 2016 | Hillary Clinton’s former chief of staff Cheryl Mills and two other staffers were granted immunity as part of the now-closed FBI probe into the former secretary of state’s email practices, according to a top House Republican who questioned whether the numerous deals hindered the bureau’s ability to build a case. “This is beyond explanation,” House oversight committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, said in a statement Friday. “The FBI was handing out immunity agreements like candy. I’ve lost confidence in this investigation and I question the genuine effort in which it was carried out.” The arrangements detailed by Chaffetz bring the total number of publicly known immunity deals in the Clinton case to five.

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Keith Scott’s Criminal Background Exposed

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Election Fraud in Florida

Class Action Attorney Has Evidence That Could End Hillary’s Run

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Need You Ask?

A gunman who was last seen armed with a rifle remained at large Saturday morning after four women and a man were fatally shot Friday night at a shopping mall about 65 miles north of Seattle… [More]

Who could have predicted this as well?

Cascade Mall in Burlington, WA – A Gun-Free Zone

If only they would disarm you and me…

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Gun advocates: death toll at Cascade Mall could have been lower if witnesses had guns

By: PatriotRising


Local gun rights advocates rallied in Olympia Saturday on the front steps of the state Capitol building, claiming that if the Cascade Mall had allowed citizens to carry their legal guns, the death toll Friday night might have been lower.

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‘A Five-Alarm Threat to Our Food Supply’: Experts Describe Bayer-Monsanto Merger | naked capitalism

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A Member of Kennedy Clan Horrifies Media With Epic Trump Endorsement: “This Year, I Will Vote Donald Trump” – World News Politics

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The country’s top white collar crime expert, William Black – who put over 1,000 top S&L executives in jail for fraud, and is a professor of law and economics at the University of Missouri – confirmed recently what the alternative media has beensaying for years: the business plan of Wall Street is fraud. That’s their key profit center. Black also says that a British parliamentary investigation Tories found that all of the retail profits of the largest banks in the UK came from fraud.

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In a handwritten letter sent to Fox News, Guccifer calls Hillary Clinton “one of the high priests, a goddes (sic) of this occult, satanic, shadow group.” “Though I know I invested a great deal of time & effort trying to expose the crimes of the Rockefellers, the Bush Klan, the Clintons, and many others, maybe my skills (or lack of skills?) were NOT matching my faith.”

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Just a couple of days ago we noted that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) had “mistakenly” granted citizenship to over 850 immigrants from “countries of concern to national security” even after they had been flagged for deportation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) (see “DHS Admits “Mistakenly” Granting Citizenship To 858 Immigrants From ‘Countries Of Concern To National Security'”). Now, newly disclosed DHS emails, indicating a rush to “process as many [citizenship] cases as possible due to the election year,” may help explain why so many “mistakes” were made. ... d-42299685" onclick=";return false;

The suspect's father, Mohammad Rahami, said his son was a changed person after visiting Afghanistan and Pakistan in 2013. He said he told the FBI in 2014 about his son's apparent radicalization after household tensions led to a fight in which another of his sons was stabbed.

"I found a change in his personality. His mind was not the same. He had become bad, and I don't know what caused it, but I informed the FBI about it," Mohammed Rahami said in Urdu.

A senior FBI official pushed back against Mohammad Rahami's claim to have warned agents about his son.

FBI agents interviewed the father in 2014 after Ahmad Rahami's arrest on charges — later dropped — that he stabbed one of his brothers in the leg. The FBI initiated contact because the father had expressed concern to someone following that episode over his son's internet use and some of his associates.

But in interviews with agents, Mohammed Rahami "at no time" discussed his son's radicalization or potential interest in al-Qaeda, the Taliban or their propaganda, according to the FBI official, who wasn't authorized to discuss the case by name and spoke on the condition of anonymity.

When Ahmad Rahami was arrested, prosecu

Former US Intelligence Officer Arrested in Philippines

A man who claims to be a retired intelligence officer of the United States Air Force was arrested on Monday while in possession of so-called party drugs in Taguig City.

Authorities identified the suspect as Raul Antonio Cisneros, who was nabbed by the Taguig police in his condominium unit around 2 p.m., GMA News’ Steve Dailisan on said in an exclusive report on “24 Oras.”

More than 1,000 tablets of assorted party drugs and P40,000 cash were seized during the raid.

Cisneros said he thought that illegal drugs were legal in the Philippines. “I thought this is (party drugs) is okay here,” he said.

Cisneros, who arrived at the country only in April, did not give details on how he brought the drugs into the country.

He admitted that he was dealing with Filipino distributors.

“I’m not saying these aren’t mine but I’m helping some Filipinos,” he said. “It was given to people who want it.”

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“If dopey Mark Cuban of failed Benefactor fame wants to sit in the front row, perhaps I will put Jennifer Flowers [sic] right alongside of him!” Trump tweeted.

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Justice Department Is Fighting Fired FBI Agent’s Use of Whistleblower Defense
Jenna McLaughlin
Sep. 28 2016, 2:17 p.m.
JOHN PARKINSON, AN Iraq War veteran who led a special operations unit in FBI’s Sacramento field office, first filed whistleblower complaints almost a decade ago when he became concerned with his coworkers’ behavior. He identified a colleague as having “a career-long pattern of soliciting prostitutes,” who used an FBI’s surveillance plane to travel to Reno to pay for sex. He alleged another colleague had a porn habit, even viewing explicit material at work. At one point, Parkinson removed furniture from an FBI office to keep it from getting soiled by the colleague, according to court documents.
After filing his complaint, Parkinson found himself the subject of what he says was a retaliatory investigation, and was eventually fired. He has been fighting that decision for the past four years through a Kafkaesque maze of courts and internal appeals.
On Monday, his attorneys filed a brief to the U.S. Federal Circuit Court of Appeals arguing for his right to raise a whistleblower retaliation defense.
Parkinson’s ordeal began eight years ago when he decided to lodge a whistleblower complaint about his colleagues’ alleged sexual misconduct. What followed was a little noticed whirlwind of professional reprisals, investigations, and legal battles.
After his complaint was filed, Parkinson’s boss removed him from his leadership position and gave him poor performance reviews, sending him to a different field office — actions he interpreted as retaliation. He reported those concerns in a letter to Rep. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, who forwarded it to the Department of Justice’s inspector general.
When the DOJ inspector general interviewed Parkinson in 2009, he thought it was about his whistleblower complaint; instead they questioned him about his own conduct, without mentioning he was the target of an investigation. The colleagues he reported for abuse had, in turn, claimed Parkinson misused funds on a construction project during his time in Sacramento, according to his attorney.
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REAKING: Barry County sheriff candidates to debate Oct. 11
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FBI agent that worked 1965 march visits Selma

Monday, October 3, 2016

After more than 52 years, a former Federal Bureau of Investigation agent that was involved in the 1965 Selma to Montgomery march came back to Selma to pay a visit.

Daniel Clancy, a special agent for the FBI during 1965, was assigned to cover the 5-day march throughout its entirety.

“I still remember getting a call from our headquarters on the Friday before the march saying that you are being transferred up to Selma temporarily,” Clancy said. “So we left on Saturday morning from Jacksonville, [Florida] and got up here.”

Clancy said before he was ever called to Selma, he and his wife, Carol, watched the events of Bloody Sunday unfold on television.

“They interrupted the program to show this. And we were just absolutely shocked. We could not believe that this type of beating and assault was taking place in the United States,” Clancy said. “We did not realize the significance of this in the United States history. It was probably the most significant event that led to the passing of [The Voting Rights Act of 1965].”

Although Clancy was from Cleveland, Ohio, he had been stationed in Jacksonville during that time and was called upon to supervise the march.

“Our role was to observe for any violations of the federal court order in which the march was taking place,” Clancy said. “We would stay with the marchers during the day until they got to the campsite, then we would come back to Selma.”

The agents were on 12-hour rotating shifts, and Clancy worked during the day.

“There were really no incidents that occurred during the march. … Nothing really happened until the last night,” Clancy said. “We were all out at Craig Air Force Base having dinner, and we got a call to return to our hotels in Selma that there has been a killing along the road.”

The killing was that of Viola Liuzzo, who was shot to death by members of the Ku Klux Klan while driving back from transporting fellow activists.

Clancy said he and the other agents met at the Federal Courthouse the following morning to receive their assignments in the investigation of Liuzzo’s death. Clancy’s assignment was to go with a team of agents to search for the ammunition and casings that had been thrown out of the car following the shooting.

“We started looking from the site that the shooting occurred and the car ended up, and we probably walked the entire distance to the Montgomery airport,” Clancy said of looking for the casings for five days. “We were walking along right over a site that we had already been over, and there laying on the top of the mowed grass was one of the spent cartridges.”

Dianne Harris, a foot soldier from the march, took Clancy and Carol, along with other family members, around Selma Monday.

“It brought back memories,” Clancy said. “There’s a few places that I still remember as I was driving down the main street.”

Harris said she was honored to have the opportunity to show Clancy around the city.

“As a 1965 foot soldier, student marcher, today has been most humbling for me as well as educational, because I never thought that I would be able to come in contact with or meet someone as Mr. Clancy’s stature as far as being a part of the historical movement that took place,” Harris said.

After the march and working in Alabama for a short time more, Clancy became an administrator at Case Western Reserve University, formally Western Reserve University, for more than 45 years. There he was able to share his story to students.

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Gary Thomas Rowe Jr.
Keith S. Hebert, University of West Georgia
Gary Thomas Rowe Jr. (1933-1998) is one of the most controversial figures of the civil rights movement in Alabama. Between 1960 and 1965, Rowe, worked as an informant for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), infiltrating the Ku Klux Klan in Birmingham and providing the FBI with information about the group's members and activities. Rowe, however, ignored FBI instructions to avoid violent situations and participated in several high-profile attacks upon civil rights activists and was an accessory to the murder of Viola Liuzzo.
Rowe was born on August 13, 1933, to Gary Thomas Rowe and Alma Ann Sellars in Savannah, Georgia. He dropped out of school after completing the eighth grade and later joined the Georgia National Guard and United States Marine Corps Reserves. After his discharge from the military in March 1957, Rowe moved to Birmingham, where he unsuccessfully pursued a career in law enforcement. Rowe would be married four times and father three children and adopt two more during his multiple marriages.
Local Klan leaders began encouraging Rowe to join the group while he worked as a bouncer at the Birmingham Veterans of Foreign Wars Club, one of the city's many Klan hangouts. Meanwhile, FBI agents had come to Alabama to gather information about the Ku Klux Klan and black activists whom the agency suspected of having Communist ties. Initially Rowe refused to join the Klan, but when he was caught impersonating an FBI agent, the FBI recruited Rowe to join the group to provide them with insider information about Klan operations. The FBI's task was made easier by the fact that Rowe had wanted to be a police officer, but was ineligible because he lacked a high school diploma. In May 1960, Rowe joined the Eastview Klavern and began receiving monthly payments ranging from $80.00 to $250.00 plus expenses from the FBI "for services rendered." FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover personally approved these payments.
Although some Klansmen were suspicious of Rowe, others, particularly Grand Dragon (supreme leader) Bobby Shelton, found Rowe to be trustworthy and willing to use violence to achieve the Klan's goals. Within months of his initiation, Klansmen elected Rowe to a leadership position with the Birmingham Klan. Rowe's quick rise resulted from support from younger members who criticized older leaders for their reluctance to use violence against civil rights activists.

Freedom Riders Arrive in Birmingham
On May 14, 1961, Rowe helped organize the Klan response to the Freedom Riders and led one group of Klansmen in an attack upon a group of Freedom Riders at the Birmingham bus station. Although Rowe had warned the FBI three weeks earlier that the Klan planned to attack the Freedom Riders, the FBI did not intervene because it claimed it lacked jurisdiction for various reasons, although the Freedom Riders were protected by federal interstate commerce laws.
Some of Rowe's FBI handlers believe he may have been involved in the May 11, 1963, bombing of Martin Luther King Jr.'s room at the Gaston Motel in Birmingham and of King's brother's home and parsonage. Rowe claimed, however, that he had an informant in the African American community who said it was Black Muslims who planted the bombs. Rowe was involved in other acts of violence against African Americans and was arrested and may have been involved in another murder in 1963.
Rowe and five other Klansmen were arrested outside of Tuscaloosa in early June 1963 by the Alabama state police, who had been tipped off by the FBI, according to some accounts. The Klansmen were found with a trunkload of weapons, including dynamite, hand grenades, and a machine gun, aiming to disrupt the admission of James Hood and Vivian Malone at the University of Alabama. The men were released and had their weapons returned.
In September 1963, Klansmen bombed the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, killing four young girls. Rowe may have participated in the bombing and possibly even knew about the bombers' plans, but he failed to report the plot to the FBI and a 1979 investigation found no evidence of his participation.

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On March 25, 1965, Rowe was among a group of four Klansmen who murdered civil rights activist Viola Liuzzo in Lowndes County, following the Selma to Montgomery March. Alerted soon after by Rowe, the FBI arrested him and the others less than 24 hours after the murder. Nine days later the charges against Rowe were dropped and the nation learned that he had been a longtime FBI informant. Rowe's violence and the FBI's failure to monitor him deeply embarrassed FBI director Hoover, who subsequently sought to smear Liuzzo's reputation to distract attention away from Rowe's involvement in her murder. Rowe later testified against the three murder suspects, who were found not guilty by an all-white Lowndes County jury but later found guilty of violating Liuzzo's civil rights in a federal court. Rowe always made the claim that he did not fire his weapon, which was confirmed by FBI investigators.
In 1965, Rowe entered the FBI's witness protection program under the name Thomas Neil Moore. He briefly served as an agent in the U.S. Marshals Service but was dismissed for his continued violent behavior. After Rowe became alienated from the FBI, he began to openly criticize the agency's actions during the civil rights movement. In 1975, Rowe appeared before a congressional hearing wearing a disguise to hide his identity. He claimed that the FBI could have prevented numerous assaults upon civil rights activists during the 1960s but had failed to act. Rowe repeated many of these accusations in his 1976 autobiography, My Undercover Years with the Ku Klux Klan.
Although FBI regulations prevented informants from committing acts of violence, Rowe and the FBI ignored those rules to protect Rowe's identity and to gain access to information shared only among Klan leaders. Most notably, Rowe related to the FBI a plan by Klansmen to kill Fred Shuttlesworth at a recently integrated Birmingham restaurant in July 1962. The FBI relayed that information to Shuttlesworth, who had planned to test the new policy at the restaurant, but on another night. Overall though, the FBI employed Rowe to learn more about the Klan's operations and members. His covert work helped the FBI uncover the names of numerous active Klansmen and provided information about men who had committed acts of violence against African Americans and civil rights workers, but the FBI often ignored these reports and subsequently did little to curtail Klan violence or to protect civil rights activists. Rowe's intentions have been questioned by many historians and journalists, who have accused him of using his FBI connections to avoid prosecution as he carried out his own violent racist agenda. In later years, Rowe stated that he had opposed racial integration but disputed reports that racism motivated his actions as an informant. Rowe claimed that he disliked the Klan and served the FBI to protect America. Often times, though, his statements and testimony were found to be inconsistent.
In 1978, Alabama attorney general Bill Baxley charged Rowe with Viola Liuzzo's murder. The indictment was thrown out because Rowe had been granted immunity from prosecution before he entered the federal witness relocation program in 1965. A 1979 task force on the agency's use of informants came to few conclusions, most notably about the Liuzzo murder. Rowe remained in the news throughout the early 1980s as the FBI defended itself during a series of lawsuits filed by Liuzzo's family stemming from the agency's actions during the civil rights movement. For the rest of his life, reporters and historians often sought out Rowe for interviews about his work as a FBI informant. Rowe died of a heart attack on May 25, 1998, in Savannah, Georgia. His obituary was not published until that October.

Additional Resources

Carter, Dan T. The Politics of Rage: George Wallace, the Origins of the New Conservatism and the Transformation of American Politics. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1995.
May, Gary. The Informant: The FBI, the Ku Klux Klan, and the Murder of Viola Liuzzo. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2005.
Rowe, Gary Thomas Jr. My Undercover Years with the Ku Klux Klan. New York: Bantam Books, 1976.
Stanton, Mary. From Selma To Sorrow: The Life and Death of Viola Liuzzo. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1998.
Thornton, J. Mills, III. Dividing Lines: Municipal Politics and the Struggle for Civil Rights in Montgomery, Birmingham and Selma. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 2002.

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For one bright moment back in the late 1960s, we actually believed that we could change our country. We had identified the enemy. We saw it up close, we had its measure, and we were very hopeful that we would prevail. The enemy was hollow where we had substance. All of that substance was destroyed by an assassin’s bullet. – William Pepper (page 15, The Plot to Kill King)

By Craig McKee

The revelations are stunning. The media indifference is predictable.

Thanks to the nearly four-decade investigation by human rights lawyer William Pepper, it is now clear once and for all that Martin Luther King was murdered in a conspiracy that was instigated by then FBI director J. Edgar Hoover and that also involved the U.S. military, the Memphis Police Department, and “Dixie Mafia” crime figures in Memphis, Tennessee. These and many more incredible details of the King assassination are contained in a trilogy of volumes by Pepper culminating with his latest and final book on the subject, The Plot to Kill King. He previously wrote Orders to Kill (1995) and An Act of State (2003).

With virtually no help from the mainstream media and very little from the justice system, Pepper was able to piece together what really happened on April 4, 1968 in Memphis right down to who gave the order and supplied the money, how the patsy was chosen, and who actually pulled the trigger.

Without this information, the truth about King’s assassination would have been buried and lost to history. Witnesses would have died off, taking their secrets with them, and the o ... finds.html" onclick=";return false;

Justice Department: DEA Paid Informants Millions of Dollars without Proper Oversight

The DEA is under fire for spending millions of dollars on confidential informants without proper oversight and using sources in a way that potentially violates the Constitution, the Justice Department inspector general has found.

The 65-page report lists serious missteps in the handling of confidential informants and recommended better policies and procedures, the Washington Post reports.

Inspector General Michael Horowitz found a lack of oversight that led to fraud and abuse. One example showed that the DEA paid a source more than $469,000, even though he had previously been “deactivated” for lying in court and depositions.

The investigation found that the DEA used more than 18,000 informants between October 2010 and September 2015, and half were paid about $237 million.

The Washington Post wrote:

The sources ranged from criminals providing information on their associates to airline, train and parcel-service employees providing tips on suspected drug ... =8&t=40061" onclick=";return false;

A Texas sheriff who once busted Willie Nelson linked to a rogue US intelligence unit under criminal investigation

Even among the colourful pantheon of Texas lawmen, Hudspeth County Sheriff Arvin West has seized his share of the limelight. In his 16-year career patrolling the West Texas outback, he has busted crooner Willie Nelson for pot, accused the Mexican army of invading US territory and repeatedly ripped the federal government on television over border security.

Less well known are the country sheriff’s strange connections to a rogue Navy intelligence office at the Pentagon that has been under criminal investigation for the past three years.

The former director of the intelligence unit, David W Landersman, a civilian, is facing federal conspiracy charges for allegedly orchestrating a mysterious scheme to equip Navy commandos with hundreds of untraceable AK-47 rifle silencers.

A new wrinkle in the case, however, has recently emerged in US District Court in Alexandria, Va., where prosecutors have suggested that Navy officials from the intelligence unit also sought to funnel military equipment to rural Hudspeth County and set up a secret training base near the Mexican border.

Even more unusually, two of Landersman’s former subordinates have testified that when they were not working full time on intelligence matters at the Pentagon, they moonlighted 1,600 miles away as reserve deputy sheriffs in Hudspeth County, a desolate, Connecticut-size jurisdiction east of El Paso.

Also serving as deputies to Sheriff West were Landersman, his son, and the husband of one of the Navy intelligence officials, according to two Pentagon officials and others familiar with the case.

Why so many Pentagon officials and their relatives were working on the side as sheriff’s deputies in Texas has not been explained in court, where much of the evidence has been sealed to protect national security. What a training base would have been used for there is just as murky.

West, who was first elected as Hudspeth County sheriff in 2000, did not respond to several phone calls and emails seeking comment. He has not been charged with any wrongdoing.

Hudspeth County is home to only 3,300 people but covers an enormous stretch of parched terrain in the Rio Grande basin. It is best known for a Border Patrol checkpoint on Interstate 10 where drug-sniffing dogs nab hundreds of motorists a year for carrying small amounts of marijuana.

Besides Nelson, other musical performers who have been arrested on drug charges while passing through Hudspeth County include Snoop Dogg, Fiona Apple and Nelly.

West, who has been described by NPR as “a stout, swaggering lawman” with a sign over his office that reads “Boss Hog,” has just 14 full-time deputies under his command. To compensate, he has sometimes recruited outsiders to provide extra muscle.

In 2011, he pinned a reserve deputy sheriff’s badge on Hollywood tough guy Steven Seagal. Insisting the move was not a publicity stunt, West predicted the action star would bring “a wealth of tactical experience and dedication as a peace officer” and teach martial arts to others in the department.

Exactly what the Pentagon officials did during their stints as deputy sheriffs in Hudspeth County remains unknown. But apparently the work could be dangerous.

Worried about threats from Mexican drug lords, West required his special deputies to carry a firearm for self-protection when they flew on commercial airlines, according to Sterling Gill, a civilian Navy official who served in Hudspeth County.

The policy even applied when they traveled outside Texas. At a court hearing this September, Gill testified she once carried a gun on a flight between Washington and San Francisco.

“My sheriff, who has had several threats against his life by the drug cartel and has a bounty on his head, insists that all of his deputies fly armed at all times,” Gill added, noting that she filled out the proper paperwork to carry a weapon on board.

Gill holds personal ties to Hudspeth County through the 32,000-acre Circle Ranch, a property owned by her in-laws. At the court hearing, she acknowledged that Landersman — her boss at the Pentagon and a fellow onetime Marine — had visited the ranch on at least four occasions.

In a brief line of questioning, prosecutors asked Gill whether she and Landersman had tried to set up a military training centre at the ranch, along with new roads, an airstrip and $14,000 worth of radios from the Defense Department.

Gill said the radios were intended for the Hudspeth County Sheriff’s Office. She denied the other allegations without elaborating.

Gill has not been charged in the case. She testified that the Navy has suspended her indefinitely without pay and that she is under investigation by the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS). Her attorney, Christopher Man, said Justice Department officials have told him it is unlikely they will bring charges. He declined further comment.

The Texas connection represents another puzzle in an already enigmatic case involving the Navy intelligence unit.

Blandly known as the Office of Plans, Policy, Oversight and Integration, the small agency has about 10 people on staff, mostly civilians, and is supposed to focus on policy matters. Somewhere along the way, however, it started to become more directly involved in secret missions, prompting one former senior Navy official to describe the group as “wannabe spook-cops.”

The office came under scrutiny in January 2013 when one of its civilian executives appeared at a Defense Intelligence Agency office in Arlington, Virginia, and asked for a badge that would allow him to carry weapons on military property, according to prosecutors.

The executive flashed a set of credentials stamped with the letters LEO — an acronym for “law enforcement officer” — even though he lacked police powers. That prompted federal agents to search his office at the Pentagon, where they found more suspicious badge materials.

The investigation broadened as NCIS agents uncovered evidence that the intelligence unit had arranged an unauthorized, sweetheart contract to purchase AK-47 silencers from Landersman’s brother, Mark, a California hot-rod mechanic.

Under terms of the deal, Mark Landersman produced a batch of 349 homemade, unmarked silencers in a machine shop and sold them to the Navy for $1.6 million, even though they cost only $10,000 in parts and labour to make.

After a federal trial, Mark Landersman was convicted of conspiracy in October 2014 along with a Navy intelligence official who helped arrange the contract, Lee M. Hall. Both men are appealing the verdicts.

The silencers’ intended use remains hazy. Many details are classified, but some court filings suggest they were part of a top-secret operation to help arm Navy SEAL Team 6, the unit that killed Osama bin Laden.

David Landersman, who was indicted after his brother’s conviction, has pleaded not guilty. His attorney has argued that the intelligence-unit director was kept in the dark about the contract between his brother and the Navy and that a subordinate orchestrated the deal without his knowledge.

Adding to the air of mystery have been revelations in court that Navy security officials burned and shredded piles of sensitive documents shortly after The Washington Post first reported on the existence of the investigation in November 2013.

David Landersman’s attorneys have argued that the case against their client should be thrown out because the destroyed files would show that other Navy officials oversaw the silencer contract.

They have hinted that Navy officials also wanted to get rid of the documents because they contained other embarrassing information, including notes about sexual misconduct at the Pentagon and files related to a massive bribery investigation into the Navy’s 7th Fleet.

Richard Kent Ford, the Navy security officer who supervised the destruction of documents, has said that he was purging old files in accordance with Navy regulations. He originally testified in 2014 that he was unaware that Landersman, Gill and others from the intelligence unit were under investigation or that there had been news coverage of the case.

At a court hearing this September, however, Landersman’s attorneys confronted Ford with an email Ford had written alerting several Navy officials to The Post’s front-page article shortly before he oversaw the elimination of the files.

“He lied to this court straight up,” said Stephen M. Ryan, one of Landersman’s defense lawyers, adding that Navy officials had demonstrated “more than a whiff of bad intent” by destroying evidence.

Ford denied lying on the stand, saying he had forgotten about The Post’s coverage. Records from a separate personnel hearing, however, show that the Navy booted Ford from his job after concluding he was “not truthful” in his original testimony in the silencer case.

Justice Department officials said that Navy security officers destroyed the documents without their knowledge. They also argued that the files were not relevant to the case.

US District Judge Leonie M. Brinkema is scheduled to rule whether to dismiss the charges against Landersman or proceed to trial. “It’s certainly a messier-than-normal case,” she said at a hearing. ... d/apehpyo/" onclick=";return false;

Why FBI Should Disclose How iPhone Was Hacked

By Editorial Board
Orange County Register

After the San Bernardino attack in December that killed 14 people and wounded 22 others, the FBI hired a private hacker to unlock the iPhone of one of the two dead terrorists. Perhaps the FBI learned some of Syed Rizwan Farook’s evil secrets. But it also created unsettling secrets of its own.

The mysteries left over from the episode start with these: Who is the unnamed private party the FBI paid to break the smartphone’s security device? How much taxpayer money did the agency pay?
News organizations that have been stiff-armed by the FBI in their Freedom of Information Act request now are suing the bureau for answers.

We hope they succeed. The public should be able to know more about how the FBI cracked the privacy safeguards on the terrorist’s Apple phone. This is about more than one investigation and one wrongdoer’s phone – it’s about the threat that the government’s ability to break into electronic devices could pose to anybody’s online privacy and safety, especially if the tools fell into the wrong hands.

As stated in the lawsuit – filed last week by the Associated Press, the Gannett media company and the Vice Media digital and broadcasting company – “Understanding the amount that the FBI deemed appropriate to spend on the tool, as well as the identity and reputation of the vendor it did businesses with, is essential for the public to provide effective oversight of government functions and help guard against potential improprie ... fbi-visit/" onclick=";return false;
Did NYPD Lt. Shoot Himself to Avoid Testifying Against Former Boss?

Authorities are questioning whether an NYPD lieutenant shot himself twice in the stomach to avoid testifying against his friend and former boss.

The New York Post reports that Lt. Peter Salzone shot himself after he was interviewed by the FBI as part of a corruption investigation into the NYPD.

Salzone had been asked to testify against his former boss, NYPD Deputy Inspector James Grant.

The Post wrote:

The NYPD’s Force Investigation Division is looking at the possibility that Salzone never intended to kill himself and merely wanted to appear emotionally unstable to sabotage his credibility as a witness, according to sources.

Salzone was stripped of his gun and badge Saturday. He could not be reached for comment.

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John F. Good dies; head of FBI's ABSCAM team was 80
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Book details how Team Obama schemed to let Hillary skate
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Learning about government

The Wojciak-Talberg American Legion Auxiliary Unit 602 of Hillman sponsored Callie Long for Girls State held at the Bethel University. Over 300 citizens were there. Long reported to the Auxiliary about her experience at Girls State.

Long said it was a wonderful experience. She learned about government practices by attending general assemblies, city meetings and county meetings. During the general assemblies, there were guest speakers. One speaker was an FBI special agent, “And that was fascinating,” Long said. “She talked to us about what it takes to become an FBI agent, and what the job is all about. It was actually really crazy, we were sitting there listening to her speak during one of our general assemblies, and she said something about having to leave because she had to go take care of a bomb threat. She was so calm about it, she knew she would get it under control. I thought the FBI agents job sounded like a very interesting job.” ... documents/" onclick=";return false;

FBI misconduct reveals sex, lies and videotape

By Scott Zamost and Kyra Phillips, CNN Special Investigations Unit
January 27, 2011 10:07 a.m. EST

FBI misconduct revealed
Internal documents obtained by CNN show misconduct by agents, supervisors
One document says one employee shared information with his news reporter girlfriend
More than 300 FBI employees out of 34,000 are disciplined each year, the bureau says
For more on this story, watch"The Situation Room With Wolf Blitzer" tonight at 5 p.m. ET
Editor's note: Some content in this report may be offensive to readers. For more on this CNN exclusive story, watch Kyra Phillips' full report on "The Situation Room With Wolf Blitzer" tonight starting at 6 p.m. ET.
Washington (CNN) -- An FBI employee shared confidential information with his girlfriend, who was a news reporter, then later threatened to release a sex tape the two had made.
A supervisor watched pornographic videos in his office during work hours while "satisfying himself."
And an employee in a "leadership position" misused a government database to check on two friends who were exotic dancers and allowed them into an FBI office after hours.
These are among confidential summaries of FBI disciplinary reports obtained by CNN, which describe misconduct by agency supervisors, agents and other employees over the last three years.
Read the FBI documents obtained by CNN
The reports, compiled by the FBI's Office of Professional Responsibility, are e-mailed quarterly to FBI employees, but are not released to the public.
And despite the bureau's very strict screening procedure for all prospective employees, the FBI confirms that about 325 to 350 employees a year receive some kind of discipline, ranging from a reprimand to suspension.
About 30 employees each year are fired.
"We do have a no-tolerance policy," FBI Assistant Director Candice Will told CNN. "We don't tolerate our employees engaging in misconduct. We expect them to behave pursuant to the standards of conduct imposed on all FBI employees."
However, she said, "It doesn't mean that we fire everybody. You know, our employees are human, as we all are. We all make mistakes. So, our discipline is intended to reflect that.
"We understand that employees can make mistakes, will make mistakes. When appropriate, we will decide to remove an employee. When we believe that an employee can be rehabilitated and should be given a second chance, we do that."
Will, who oversees the bureau's Office of Professional Responsibility, said most of the FBI's 34,300 employees, which include 13,700 agents, follow the rules.
"The vast majority of our employees do not lie," Will said. "The vast majority of our employees do not cheat. The vast majority of our employees do not steal. The vast majority of our employees do not engage in the type of misconduct you are describing. There is an occasional employee who will engage in such misconduct, and that employee will answer for it."
However, the internal summaries show that even with serious misconduct, employees can keep their job (names and locations of the employees are not listed in the reports):
-- An employee had "a sexual relationship with a source" over seven months. The punishment was a 40-day suspension.
-- The supervisor who viewed "pornographic movies in the office while sexually satisfying himself" during work hours received a 35-day suspension.
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FBI battling rash of sexting amongst
its employees
By Scott Zamost and Drew Griffin, CNN Special Investigations Unit
Updated 5:35 AM ET, Fri February 22, 2013

Misconduct revealed within FBI 04:31
Story highlights
CNN obtained FBI internal reports on employee misconduct
According to the reports, employees sent naked photos and inappropriate text messages
An FBI official says it sends the reports to its employees to deter further misconduct
She described a "rash of sexting" cases among the bureau's employees
It sounds like the plot of a bad movie: bugging your boss' office. Sending naked photos around to co-workers. Sexting in the office. Paying for sex in a massage parlor.
But it all happened in the federal agency whose motto is "fidelity, bravery, integrity" -- the FBI.
These lurid details are outlined in confidential internal disciplinary reports obtained by CNN that were issued to FBI employees as a way to deter misconduct.
Read the FBI's internal reports (PDF)
The FBI hopes these quarterly reports will stem what its assistant director called a "rash of sexting cases" involving employees who are using their government-issued devices to send lurid texts and nude photos.
"We're hoping (that) getting the message out in the quarterlies is going to teach people, as well as their supervisors ... you can't do this stuff," FBI assistant director Candice Will told CNN this week. "When you are given an FBI BlackBerry, it's for official use. It's not to text the woman in another office who you found attractive or to send a picture of yourself in a state of undress. That is not why we provide you an FBI BlackBerry."
While the vast majority of the FBI's 36,000 employees act professionally, the disciplinary reports issued by the agency's Office of Professional Responsibility show serious misconduct has continued for years.
From 2010 to 2012, the FBI disciplined 1,045 employees for a variety of violations, according to the agency. Eighty-five were fired.
The internal reports over the last year don't specify job titles, names or the location of the employees. Yet, they provide exact details of their misdeeds:
-- One employee engaged in a "romantic relationship with former boyfriend (now husband) knowing he was a drug/user dealer. Employee also lied under oath when questioned during the administrative inquiry about her husband's activities."
-- Another FBI worker "hid a recording device in supervisor's office. In addition, without authorization, employee made copies of supervisor's negative comments about employee that employee located by conducting an unauthorized search of the supervisor's office and briefcase." It said the employee "lied to investigators during (the) course of the administrative inquiry."
-- An FBI supervisor "repeatedly committed check fraud and lacked candor under oath."
-- One employee "was involved in a domestic dispute at mistress' apartment, requiring police intervention. Employee was drunk and uncooperative with police" and "refused to relinquish his weapon, making it necessary for the officers to physically subdue him, take the loaded weapon and place employee in handcuffs."
-- In other cases, an employee was charged with DUI for the second time, one used a lost or stolen credit card to buy gas, and another was caught in a child pornography sting operation, according to the internal reports.
All of the employees in these cases were fired.
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Black Panthers 50 years on: art show reclaims movement by telling 'real story'

The end of an official letter, much enlarged, frames Sadie Barnette’s profile. “Very truly yours,” it reads, “J Edgar Hoover.” Behind the 32-year-old artist is a wall covered in pink glitter. A single drawing hangs in its center, a black man’s mugshot rendered in pencil.

The images form the heart of Barnette’s latest work, an installation at the Oakland Museum of California. They come from a Black Panther’s FBI file – hundreds of pages recounting years of covert surveillance in search of something, anything, to pin on the activist.

To the government, the young black man was a dangerous extremist. To Compton, his southern California home, he was a community organizer. At the museum, he is part of a new exhibition commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Black Panther party.

To Barnette, he is a rich subject to tap for making art. He is also Dad.

Rodney E Barnette, now a soft-spoken 72-year-old, opened the Black Panthers’ Compton office. He lived with Angela Davis during her trial on murder, kidnapping and conspiracy charges. Although the FBI investigation came up empty, it cost him his job as a letter carrier for the US Postal Service.

Former Black Panther Rodney Barnette with his daughter Sadie Barnette in front of an art exhibit she created in honor of him at the Oakland Museum. Photograph: Josh Edelson for the Guardian
What is left of the federal investigation is more than 500 pages that Sadie Barnette has turned into raw material. The documents include a veritable family tree, listing relatives’ names, birthdays and military awards. There are interviews with her father’s employers, his high school teachers, his childhood neighbors. FBI agents from at least eight cities were involved; their names punctuate the file and Sadie

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Contradicting FBI view, Clinton’s leaked speeches portray her as computer savvy

New York bombing suspect's father says FBI made 'mistake after mistake'
Mohammad Rahami says FBI is ‘punishing’ his family by barring travel to US
Agency was allegedly warned of Ahmad Khan Rahami’s radicalization

Mohammad Rahami, the father of Ahmad Khan Rahami: ‘My son’s bad act … caused bad impression about Islam, which stands for peace.’

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The father of New York bombing suspect Ahmad Khan Rahami said on Saturday the FBI had made “mistake after mistake” in handling the case and was now “punishing” the family for his son’s wrongdoing by barring them from travelling to the US.

Mohammad Rahami said by phone that the FBI did not “do its job properly” by failing to act when he contacted investigators in 2014 with concerns his son could be a terrorist. He said he told investigators that his son had become “bad” and his personality had changed after returning from trips to Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Ahmad Khan Rahami spent time at Pakistan seminary tied to Taliban
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A senior FBI official last month contested the elder Rahami’s claim that he had warned agents about his son. FBI agents interviewed the father after a 2014 incident in which Rahami was arrested on charges – later dropped – that he had stabbed one of his brothers in the leg, according to the FBI official, who insisted that Rahami’s father “at no time” discussed his son’s radicalization or potential interest in al-Qaida, the Taliban or their propaganda.

The official was not authorized to discuss the case by name and spoke to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity.

Rahami said US authorities had recently turned back his wife and one of his sons when they tried to travel from Afghanistan to the US. He said Ahmad Khan Rahami’s wife was also refused entry into the US. He would not reveal where his daughter-in-law was living, but said her family was from the Pakistani city of Quetta.

Father of bombing suspect says he contacted FBI in 2014
He urged US authorities to allow his relatives to travel to the US, saying they were law-abiding citizens.

Rahami is accused of planting bombs in New York and New Jersey that wounded 31 people last month. The Afghan-born US citizen remains hospitalized with gunshot wounds after a police shootout.

Prosecutors said that when he was arrested, R

FBI agents are ready to revolt over the cozy Clinton probe
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The FBI's Hillary email probe is looking even more like a coverup

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Veteran FBI agents say FBI Director James Comey has permanently damaged the bureau’s reputation for uncompromising investigations with his “cowardly

Sacramento officer involved in death of mentally ill man was cleared two decades ago in another fatality

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L.A. police commissioners weighing reforms that would improve LAPD transparency and training on using deadly force

Official data fails to capture hundreds of police shootings
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Insane Clown Posse Finally Weigh In On America's Clown Epidemic
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My FBI File and What's In It
October 8, 2016
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California Drought To Enter 6th Year, Colorado River States Struggle to Avert Water Crisis, Southeast Drought Worsens
Around the world, global warming is starting to have a serious impact on rainfall in the subtropics and middle latitudes. The tropical atmospheric circulation known as the Hadley Cell is expanding toward the poles. This expansion is causing clouds and storms to move further north. And as a result, regions in the middle latitudes are starting to dry out.

According to The World Resources Institute:

A changing climate means less rain and lower water supplies in regions where many people live and much of the planet’s food is produced: the mid-latitudes of the Northern and Southern hemispheres, including the U.S. Southwest, southern Europe and parts of the Middle East, southern Africa, Australia and Chile.

Such a fundamental shift in global weather patterns due to human-caused climate change is expected to reduce the food and water security of numerous nations. The World Resources Institute recently warned that food and water crises were imminent as a result. And, apparently, these kinds of changes to the world’s weather are already generating profound shocks in parts of the U.S.

Colorado River and California Droughts Expected to Persist

For the Colorado River, this combined warming and movement of clouds northward has produced a 16-year-long drought. Hotter average seasons result in greater rates of evaporation. So even if rainfall averages remain, grounds, lands and rivers are drier. But the Hadley Cell’s expansion has also moved rain bearing weather systems north.

It’s a compounding drying influence that has pushed Lake Mead, the nation’s largest reservoir, to record low levels. And states dependent on the great river’s water supply for farming and industry are now involved in negotiations to avert a water crisis in 2018. Forecasts predict a 50 percent possibility that Lake Mead’s water levels will fall below its mandatory rationing line. Such an event would result in water cut-offs for Arizona and Nevada.

(Over recent years, the U.S. has experienced numerous severe and long-running droughts. These worsening drought conditions have impacted everything from Colorado River levels to wildfires, to the health of forests, to commerce on the Mississippi River, to the productivity of state agriculture. As human fossil fuel burning continues, atmospheric changes will force rainfall toward the poles which will tend to further worsen drought conditions in middle-latitude regions like the lower 48 states of the U.S. Image source: Drought Monitor.)

In an attempt to prevent crisis in the coming months, California and other Colorado River states are attempting to cut water consumption now. Such a planned regional belt-tightening would help to avert conflict over the Colorado River’s dwindling stores and smooth out any losses over time. But, sadly, climate conditions are only likely to continue to worsen — increasing the risk of mandatory rationing for 2019, 2020 and beyond.

In California, a five-year-long drought that is the worst in state history now threatens to enter its 6th year. Rains during 2016 did help to reduce the severity of drought conditions for some parts of the state. And during recent days, a series of Pacific storms has helped to deliver moisture to some northern and central regions. However, with record warmth settling in over the Arctic and with a La Nina developing in the Pacific, long range forecasts indicate a high risk that California will experience a warm, dry winter. Such predicted conditions would res ... /?__tn__=C" onclick=";return false;

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Earlier this month, Comedy Central aired a special called “Jeff Ross Roasts Cops,” hosted by the Roast Master General himself, Jeff Ross. Ross is a comedian extraordinaire who is known for lowbrow, crude, sarcastic, biting humor. He’s also known to be particularly brutal during his infamous roasts, as it should be in the tradition of the Friars Club, Don Rickles, and other showbiz legends.  
I like a joke as much as the next guy, and my own humor is often very crude. Among my favorites: Richard Pryor, Redd Foxx, Andrew Dice Clay, and George Carlin—trust me, I’m no puritanical prude. What’s not funny to me, however, is when a public institution—in this case, a city police department—essentially participates in a roast of the people it is supposed to serve. Are they laughing with you? Or at you?

As advertised, the BPD roast was chock full of good ole boy knee-slappers. A sampling:
African-American cop, that’s never an easy thing … it’s like being a Mexican border patrol agent.
I call my penis Rodney King because I beat it so much … And just like the LAPD… I always get off.
Six cops starin’ at me … now I know what it feels like to be a black kid walking home from school.
I have a theory why cops love doughnuts so much… because they look like they’ve been shot.
At first glance these may seem like predictable bush league cop jokes. However, the underlying punchlines all accept and acknowledge oppression as par for the course. Cop-meets-doughnut joke? Doughnut hole shot in it? Chocolate doughnut ? Hardy-Har-Har. This is particularly not funny in Boston, where the majority of people shot by the police are Black & Latino (unlike the national trends), combined with the fact that police are rarely, if ever found guilty of any wrongdoing or prosecuted.
There is also the ever-present BPD-as-good-guys narrative. BPD Commissioner William Evans proudly proclaims: “We got the best department in the country and they get it and they understand it is so important to earn the trust and the respect of the people that we police … I don’t think anyone does it better than the BPD … we are the model … President Obama recognized us as one of the top in the country.” Adds Ross: “I put it out there that I wanted to roast a major city police fo" onclick=";return false;
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Ex-Secret Service officer behind Clinton tell-all planning defamation suit
October 26, 2016 | 8:54pm
A former Secret Service officer who published an explosive tell-all from his days guarding the Bill and Hillary Clinton White House is planning to file a defamation lawsuit against his detractors, The Post has learned.
A lawyer for Gary Byrne, whose book “Crisis of Character: A White House Secret Service Officer Discloses His Firsthand Experience with Hillary, Bill, and How They Operate,” has sent notices to Media Matters for America and David Brock informing them that he intends to file suit.
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Police chief who beat junkie wants no jail time to care for mom

Thursday, October 27, 2016, 9:19 PM

Burke, 52, pleaded guilty last February to orchestrating a cover-up of the beatdown he gave a junkie, Christopher Loeb. (CHRISTIE M FARRIELLA/FOR NEW YORK DAILY NEWS)
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Cop accused of helping cocaine dealer denies he did anything

Thursday, October 27, 2016, 10:02 PM

Merlin Alston, 34, faces drug conspiracy charges for allegedly helping Bronx dealer Gabriel Reyes move some 40 kilos of coke from 2010 to 2014.
An NYPD cop accused of protecting an aspiring cocaine kingpin would be "the dumbest person in the world" to help a dealer for free, his lawyer said Thursday in Manhattan Federal Court.

Merlin Alston, 34, faces drug conspiracy charges for allegedly helping Bronx dealer Gabriel Reyes move some 40 kilos of coke from 2010 to 2014.

Prosecutors claim Alston also told other dealers about cops' locations

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Fired sheriff's deputy who watched sickly man crawl home gets job back — but county doesn't want him

Former Riverside County Sheriff's Deputy Mark Franks about to go on patrol in Palm Desert in July of 2013.
October 27, 2016, 7:55 p.m.
The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department is fighting to keep a former deputy from returning to the force after he successfully appealed his firing, according to court filings.

Mark Franks was fired last year after an administrative hearing concluded he was negligent in his duties when he watched an ailing man crawl to his apartment in Palm Desert and allegedly threatened to arrest him. The man was found dead in his living room five days later.

The legal battle, first reported by the Desert Sun, is centered on an arbiter’s decision in April to reinstate Franks and to give him back pay and benefits dating to his July 20, 2015 firing, according to court documents.

Attorneys for the Sheriff’s Department argue that the arbiter’s decision was premature and that he exceeded his authority.

According to court filings, which include Franks’ own report on the incident, the deputy found Curtis Nelson disoriented next to a shopping

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Quotes by Caroline Myss

“If anyone tries to complicate your life, turn and walk away from them.”
“Whenever you become empowered, you will be tested.”
“You are afraid of your own empowerment  as much as those around you are of you becoming empowered.”
“Always go with the choice that scares you the most, because that’s the one that is going to require the most from you. “
“I firmly believe that intuitive or symbolic sight is not a gift but a skill–a skill based in self-esteem.”
“Do not assume that divine guidance flows only when you are in need of help. Guidance continues to flow whether or not you have problems. It transcends problems, heartbreaks, and traumas, flowing through dreams and illuminations. Whether guidance comes during times of tranquility or trauma, however, it is up to you to have the courage to acknowledge it”
“We grow primarily through our challenges, especially those life-changing moments when we begin to recognize aspects of our nature that make us different from the family and culture in which we have been raised.””When we harbor negative emotions toward others or toward ourselves, or when we intentionally create pain for others, we poison our own physical and spiritual systems. By far the strongest poison to the human spirit is the inability to forgive oneself or another person. It disables a person’s emotional resources. The challenge is to refine our capacity to love others as well as ourselves and to develop the power of forgiveness. “
“Forgiveness is no longer an option but a necessity for healing.”
“The soul always knows what to do to heal itself. The challenge is to silence the mind.”
“Our goal while on this earth is to transcend our illusions and discover the innate power of our spirit. We are responsible for what we create, and we must therefore learn to act and think with love and wisdom and live in service to others and all life.”
“The forgiving heart is capable of anything. I believe that deeply. And that’s where in terms of becoming an empowered individual….when you get to the point where you realize you can look at someone and say “I love myself enough – not in a schmaltzy garbage sense, Hallmark stuff, I’m talking respect myself – I respect my life-force enough to no longer waste it.”
“One of the greatest struggles of the healing process is to forgive both yourself and others and to stop expending valuable energy on the past hurts.”

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NYPD: Hillary Clinton 'Child Sex Scandal' About To Break
Source: YourNewsWire

November 2, 2016 •

New York Police Department (NYPD) detectives have uncovered evidence of a 'child sex ring' on Anthony Weiner's laptop that they say could "put Hillary Clinton away for life".

According to NYPD sources, files found on Weiner's newly found laptop which he shared with his wife Huma Abedin, show evidence of a political pedophile ring operating within Washington, involving members of Congress as well as numerous top Clinton aides and insiders.

According to reports, a folder on Weiner's laptop named "life insurance" contains explicit evidence that both Hillary Clinton and Huma Abedin helped run and cover-up a Washington pedophile sex ring. reports:

NYPD sources said these new emails include evidence linking Clinton herself and associates to:
• Money laundering
• Child exploitation
• Sex crimes with minors (children)
• Perjury Pay to play through
• Clinton Foundation
• Obstruction of justice
• Other felony crimes
NYPD detectives and a NYPD Chief, the department's highest rank under Commissioner, said openly that if the FBI and Justice Department fail to garner timely indictments against Clinton and co- conspirators, NYPD will go public with the damaging emails now in the hands of FBI Director James Comey and many FBI field offices.

"What's in the emails is staggering and as a father, it turned my stomach," the NYPD Chief said. "There is not going to be any Houdini-like escape from what we found. We have copies of everything. We will ship them to Wikileaks or I will personally hold my own press conference if it comes to that."

The NYPD Chief said once Comey saw the alarming contents of the emails he was forced to reopen a criminal probe against Clinton.

"People are going to prison," he said.

Meanwhile, FBI sources said Abedin and Weiner were cooperating with federal agents, who have taken over the non-sexting portions the case from NYPD. The husband-and-wife Clinton insiders are both shopping for separate immunity deals, sources said.

"If they don't cooperate they are going to see long sentences," a federal law enforcement source said.

NYPD sources said Weiner or Abedin stored all the emails in a massive Microsoft Outlook program on the laptop. The emails implicate other current and former members of Congress and one high-ranking Democratic Senator as having possibly engaged in criminal activity too, sources said.

Prosecutors in the office of US Attorney Preet Bharara have issued a subpoena for Weiner's cell phones and travel records, law enforcement sources confirmed. NYPD said it planned to order the same phone and travel records on Clinton and Abedin, however, the FBI said it was in the process of requesting the identical records. Law enforcement sources are particularly interested in cell phone activity and travel to the Bahamas, U.S. Virgin Islands and other locations that sources would not divulge.

The new emails contain travel documents and itineraries indicating Hillary Clinton, President Bill Clinton, Weiner and multiple members of Congress and other government officials accompanied convicted pedophile billionaire Jeffrey Epstein on his Boeing 727 on multiple occasions to his private island in the U.S Virgin Islands, sources said. Epstein's island has also been dubbed Orgy Island or Sex Slave Island where Epstein allegedly pimps out underage girls and boys to international dignitaries.

Both NYPD and FBI sources confirm based on the new emails they now believe Hillary Clinton traveled as Epstein’s guest on at least six occasions, probably more when all the evidence is combed, sources said. Bill Clinton, it has been confirmed in media reports spanning recent years, that he too traveled with Epstein over 20 times to the island." onclick=";return false;

“Aberration in the Heartland of the Real: The Secret Lives of Timothy McVeigh”

and it’s must reading. This is compelling stuff.

There are four to six paragraphs in the prologue that provide an overview for all crimes of the deep state that are simply some of the best material written on the topic.

I’ve just finished the section on McVeigh during the Gulf War, the Basra highway turkey shoot, the bulldozer assault, and much more. Every American ought to read this.

The author describes the Gulf War as a “war whose carefully-constructed spectacular prime-time entertainment value qualified it as the first hyper-real post-modern info-war. The mass mediated murderous extravaganza masked its managers’ surreal and brutal genocidal, ecocidal and homocidal New World visions”.

Her next work is based on the research of Cheri Seymour, whose book “The Last Circle” I devoured (and reviewed) years ago; Dr. Painting has become an expert in in the investigative research of author Seymour, herself a private investigator and journalist.

The first footnote for the third chapter of the book speaks of “ Fusion Paranoia ”, a term coined by Michael Kelly in 1995, which refers to “the convergence of political wings in the conspiracy theory milieu”.

The second footnote for the third chapter details Peter Knight’s description of the “canon” of conspiracy theory.

The book is deeply and meticulously footnoted, there is a bibliography and a master document bibliography, and it is indexed. There is already a very small number of errata listed at her web site and a note that these will be corrected in a forthcoming second edition.

To purchase the book from Trine-Day, click here.

“Presenting startling new biographical details about Timothy McVeigh and exposing stark contradictions and errors contained in previous depictions of the “All-American Terrorist,” this book traces McVeigh’s life from childhood to the Army, throughout the plot to bomb the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building and the period after his 1995 arrest until his 2001 execution.

McVeigh’s life, as author Wendy Painting describes it, offers a backdrop for her discussion of not only several intimate and previously unknown details about him, but a number of episodes and circumstances in American History as well, including Cold War popular culture, all-American apocalyptic fervor, organized racism, contentious politics, militarism, warfare, conspiracy theories, bioethical controversies, mind control, the media’s construction of villains and demons , and institutional secrecy and cover-ups. All these stories are examined, compared, and tested in Aberration in the Heartland of the Real, making this book a much closer examination into the personality and life of Timothy McVeigh than has been provided by any other biographical work about him.”

“Wendy S. Painting, PhD, is a professor of U.S. history at Empire State College and works as a freelance investigative researcher. Her extensive and seminal investigatory research into the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing and Timothy McVeigh distinguishes her as a leading national expert on both subjects. She coauthored and coproduced the

2011 documentary film, A Noble Lie: Oklahoma City 1995. She lives in Rochester, New York.”

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Warden admits showing prisoners violent sexual films in 'shame therapy'
The head of a Hawaiian jail is being sued for allegedly subjecting female prisoners to sexual humiliation and discrimination

‘Shame therapy is talking about things that are deep within a person,’ prison warden Neal Wagatsuma told a court in Hawaii.
Wednesday 2 November 2016 23.48 EDT

The warden of a Hawaii jail has admitted showing inmates violent sexual films as part of a program he created that includes what he calls “shame therapy”.

Neal Wagatsuma, warden of Kauai community correctional center, began testifying in Honolulu on Wednesday in a trial for a lawsuit that accuses him of retaliating against a former jail social worker who alleged he subjected female inmates to sexual humiliation and discrimination.

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Clinton Con
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She’s finally done it. The country faces a possible constitutional crisis should Hillary win the election. With a federal criminal investigation of the possible president-elect underway, President Obama might well issue a preemptive presidential pardon on his way out the door. Imagine that. Pardoned before inaugurated. Or she will find a way to pardon herself for “the good of the country.” It will simply never end.
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Anthony Weiner's 16-year-old alleged sexting victim blasts FBI director

2016-11-02 11:40 p.m. | Last updated 2016-11-02 11:40 p.m.

In an open letter, the young woman whose sexually explicit online conversations with disgraced former Congressman Anthony Weiner ignited a national firestorm blasted FBI Director James Comey for his role in politicizing her plight and subjecting her to unwanted scrutiny from the media.

“I am the 15-year-old (now 16) who was the victim of Anthony Weiner,” the woman wrote in a letter published by BuzzFeed. “I now add you to the list of people who have victimized me. I told my story originally to protect other young girls that might be a victim of online predators.”

The woman, whose identity media outlets have kept hidden in an effort to protect her privacy, recalled how, not 10 minutes after she concluded a seven-hour interview with FBI agents regarding allegations that Weiner broke the law in sending her sexually explicit electronic messages, she received a phone call from a reporter asking about 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.

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Man dies after cop shocked him twice with stun gun in Bronx

Updated: Thursday, November 3 2016

The tragic incident comes just 15 days after cops shot and killed Deborah Danner, a 66-year-old woman suffering from schizophrenia, when officers answered a neighbor’s complaint about her behaving “in an irrational manner” in her Bronx apartment building.

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Hoover`s Sexuality, Mob Ties
February 9, 1993|By TOM JICHA, TV/Radio Writer
Frontline does unto J. Edgar Hoover as he did unto others.

The PBS documentary series tonight peeps into the bedroom and other seamy aspects of the man who guided the FBI for almost a half-century. Two wrongs might not make a right, but they do make for an explosive and deliciously scandalous hour.

Frontline contends that Hoover was ``personally corrupt, sexually compromised and tainted by ties to organized crime.``

It also alleges Hoover used surreptitiously obtained evidence of John F. Kennedy`s womanizing to blackmail him into offering the vice presidency to Lyndon B. Johnson, a Hoover ally.

Frontline also repeats and elaborates on the belief that Hoover, who labeled homosexuals ``sex deviants,`` had a homosexual relationship with his aide Clyde Tolson. In addition to the hypocrisy involved, Hoover`s sexual orientation is significant because organized crime found out about it and used the threat of exposing him to keep the FBI off its case.

Anthony Summers, author of the Hoover biography Official and Confidential, said notorious mob figure Meyer Lansky was one of those who had pictures of Hoover and Tolson in a compromising situation. ``Lansky controlled the pictures and he had made his deal with Hoover to lay off,`` Summers said.

A fashion model who, with her date, socialized with Hoover and Tolson one New Year`s, said she saw Hoover and Tolson holding hands in the backseat of a car. Later that evening, she says she heard Tolson express a desire to dance with Hoover at the Cotton Club in Harlem. The irony is, Hoover was livid at the time because he saw an interracial couple on the dance floor, according to the woman.

Susan Rosenstiel, wife of Louis Rosenstiel, who is identified as a mob- connected bootlegger, says she went to a party at New York`s Plaza Hotel, where she was promised a surprise. She was greeted at the door by a man in ``a black chiffon dress, very short with ruffles, and black lace stockings and high-heeled shoes and a black curly wig and black eyelashes.``

The person was introduced to her as Mary. ``It was clearly J. Edgar Hoover,`` she says.

Later, two teen-aged boys arrived, according to Susan Rosenstiel, and Hoover, Roy Cohn and her husband went into the bedroom and had sex with them.

``I heard (her husband Louis) Rosenstiel say that if Hoover ever brings pressure against Lansky or any of us, we`ll use this as blackmail.``

Throughout his career, Hoover claimed there was no such thing as a national crime family. He insisted organized crime was a local problem, which put it outside the jurisdiction of the FBI.

Ralph Salerno, head of the New York Committee on Organized Crime, says the hands-off policy had dire ramifications. ``If they (the mob) could have been attacked before they grew, before they got the wealth, before they got the knowledge, organized crime could have been nipped in the bud ... (the mob) never would have grown as strong as it got to be in later decades.``

Another reason Hoover might have gone easy on the mob, it is offered, is that he liked to play the horses, and the bookmakers he used to place bets were all mob backed. What`s more, it adds, Hoover had the kind of arrangement gamblers dream of.

According to Mrs. Rosenstiel, ``(My husband) would call the boys up and they would make the bets. If Hoover won, he got paid. If he didn`t win, they would just forget it.``

Gambling debts evidently were not all Hoover didn`t pay. He reportedly never picked up a check.

Also, John Dowd, head of the government`s Organized Crime Strike Force, says, ``Four years after Hoover died, I was assigned to conduct an investigation of 40 years of fraud and corruption by J. Edgar Hoover, in which he had taken at taxpayers` expense, goods and services provided to him by employees of the FBI.``

These perks included elaborate vacations disguised as business trips; using his government limos -- he had three -- for personal pleasure; using FBI personnel to service his lawn and to embellish and furnish his home.

Dowd also cites an incident his investigation uncovered that illustrates how petty Hoover c

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Voters overwhelmingly approve Oakland Civilian Police Commission
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Nov 10, 2016

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OAKLAND, Calif. — Voters approved a new civilian police commission to oversee the Oakland Police Department with 82 percent of the vote.

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Failed Investigations of JFK’s Murder
November 21, 2016

More than a half century later, John F. Kennedy’s assassination still resonates not only because of its historical importance but because the investigation was more a cover-up than a pursuit of truth, says researcher Gary Aguilar.

By Gary Aguilar

November 22 marks the 53rd anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s assassination. If history is any guide, it’s likely some mainstream outlet will commemorate that dark day with reassurances that the Warren Commission was right that Lee Harvey Oswald did it alone, and that most doubters, who have been in the majority since the mid-1960s, are randy conspiracy theorists. That is the essential message by one of the experts likely to be cited this year, attorney Howard Willens.

President John F. Kennedy in the motorcade through Dallas shortly before his assassination on Nov. 22, 1963. (Photo credit: Walt Cisco, Dallas Morning News)
One of the few still-living Warren Commission staffers, Willens followed up his 2013 book, History Will Prove Us Right, with a spirited defense of the Commission in the summer, 2016 issue of the journal, The American Scholar, which he co-wrote with another Commission staffer, attorney Richard Mosk. The piece, “The Truth About Dallas,” is a celebration of the work and conclusions of the original investigation.

But Willens’s and Mosk’s defense of the work of the Warren Commission they served on is more notable for what they omit from the official record than what they include. “What the critics often forget or ignore,” they write, “is that since 1964, several government agencies have also looked at aspects of our work,” (p. 59) as if the Church Committee and the House Select Committee on Assassinations (HSCA) had reviewed and applauded the Commission’s work.

Indeed, they did look at it. But rather than plaudits, they issued stinging rebukes, principally for the Commission’s having been rolled by FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover, and to a lesser extent, by the CIA and the Secret Service.

“It must be said that the FBI generally exhausted its resources in confirming its case against Oswald as the lone assassin,” the HSCA concluded, “a case that Director J. Edgar Hoover, at least, seemed determined to make within 24 hours of the of the assassination.”

In essence, the experienced investigators concluded that Hoover had divined the solution to the crime before starting the inquiry, and then his agents confirmed the boss’s epiphany. The intimidated Warren Commission went right along.

FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover
And with good reason, only part of which Willens and Mosk tell. They admit that the “FBI had originally opposed the creation of the Warren Commission” and that Hoover “ordered investigations of commission staff members.” But they don’t tell that Hoover deployed one of his favorite dirty tricks to deal not only with support staffers, such as Willens and Mosk, but also with the commissioners themselves.

“[D]erogatory information pertaining to both Commission members and staff was brought to Mr. Hoover’s attention,” the Church Committee reported. (emphasis added)

Hoover’s Spy

Willens and Mosk also forgot to mention that Hoover had a personal spy on the Warren Commission, then Rep. Gerald Ford, who tattled on Commissioners who were (justifiably) skeptical of the Bureau’s work.

“Ford indicated he would keep me thoroughly advised as to the activities of the Commission,” FBI Agent Cartha DeLoach wrote in a once secret memo. “He stated this would have to be done on a confidential basis, however he thought it should be done.”

Autopsy photo of President John F. Kennedy.
At the bottom of the memo, Hoover scrawled, “Well handled.” The success of Hoover’s machinations was obvious to subsequent government investigators. (Ford, of course, later became President upon the resignation of Richard Nixon in 1974.)

The HSCA’s chief counsel, Notre Dame Law Professor Robert Blakey, a criminal investigator and prosecutor with vastly better credentials than either Willens or Mosk, was impressed with neither the Commission’s vigor nor its independence.

“What was significant,” Blakey determined, “was the ability of the FBI to intimidate the Commission, in light of the Bureau’s predisposition on the questions of Oswald’s guilt and whether there had been a conspiracy. At a January 27 [1964] Commission meeting, there was another dialogue [among Warren Commissioners]:

“John McCloy: ‘… the time is almost overdue for us to have a better perspective of the FBI investigation than we now have … We are so dependent on them for our facts … .’

“Commission counsel J. Lee Rankin: ‘Part of our difficulty in regard to it is that they have no problem. They have decided that no one else is involved … .’

“Senator Richard Russell: ‘They have tried the case and reached a verdict on every aspect.’

“Senator Hale Boggs: ‘You have put your finger on it.’ (Closed Warren Commission meeting.)” [Blakey & Billings, Fatal Hour– The Assassination of President. See also: North, Act of Treason]

Testifying before the HSCA, the Warren Commission’s chief counsel J. Lee Rankin shamefully admitted, “Who could protest against what Mr. Hoover did back in those days?” Apparently not President Lyndon Johnson’s blue-ribbon commissioners.

The HSCA’s Blakey also reported that “When asked if he was satisfied with the (Commission’s) investigation that led to the (no conspiracy) conclusion, Judge Burt Griffin (a Commission staff member) said he was not.” [Blakey & Billings, Ibid.]

And author Gus Russo reported that Judge Griffin also admitted, “We spent virtually no time investigating the possibility of conspiracy. I wish we had.” [Russo, Live by the Sword]

Clear Misgivings

Thus, despite their clear misgivings, the Commissioners bowed to the imperious FBI chief rather than conduct a thorough investigation. Notably, the Commission never once employed a rudimentary investigative tool. “The Commission,” the HSCA reported, “failed to utilize the instruments of immunity from prosecution and prosecution for perjury with respect to witnesses whose veracity it doubted.” [US Cong. House of Reps. Report of Comm. on Assassinations, 1979]

Lee Harvey Oswald, the accused assassin of President John F. Kennedy.
This policy had serious repercussions when the Commission confronted two key issues: published claims that Lee Harvey Oswald had been an FBI informant, and the possibility that Jack Ruby was mobbed up.

“The Commission did not investigate Hoover or the FBI, and managed to avoid the appearance of doing so,” the HSCA determined. “It ended up doing what the members had agreed they would not do: Rely mainly on the FBI’s denial of the allegations (that Oswald had been a Bureau informant).”

Hoover merely sent the Commission his signed affidavit declaring that Oswald was not an informant and also “sent over 10 additional affidavits from each FBI agent who had had contact with Oswald.” And with that, case closed.

Regarding Jack Ruby, the FBI had his phone records, yet failed to spot Ruby’s obvious, and atypical, pattern of calls to known Mafiosi in the weeks leading up to the assassination. After performing the simple, obvious task of actually analyzing those calls, the HSCA determined that, if not a sworn member of La Cosa Nostra, Ruby had ongoing, close links to numerous Mafiosi.

Thus the HSCA roundly rejected the Warren Commission’s conclusion that, “the evidence does not establish a significant link between Ruby and organized crime.”

The list of Warren Commission shortcomings that the HSCA assembled is not short. A brief summary of them runs some 47 pages in the Bantam Books version of the report (p. 289–336), which outlines what required much of the 500 pages of HSCA volume XI to cover (available on-line).

“The evidence indicates that facts which may have been relevant to, and would have substantially affected, the Warren Commission’s investigation were not provided by the agencies (FBI and the CIA). Hence, the Warren Commission’s findings may have been formulated without all of the relevant information.”

The Church Committee said that the problem was that “the Commission was perceived as an adversary by both Hoover and senior FBI officials.” “Such a relationship,” the Committee dryly observed, “was not conductive to the cooperation necessary for a thorough and exhaustive investigation.”

But the FBI did more than just withhold evidence from the Commission. Although they admit that the FBI destroyed a note Oswald wrote to Agent Hosty, and withheld that information from the Commission, Willens and Mosk don’t mention that Agent Hosty reported that his own personnel file, and other FBI files, had been falsified. [Hosty, Jr. Assignment: Oswald]

Nor that author Curt Gentry learned from assistant FBI director William Sullivan that there were other JFK documents at the Bureau that had been destroyed. [Gentry, J. Edgar Hoover– The Man and His Secrets]

Perhaps one of the reasons the public has remained mistrustful of the government’s conclusions, and the mainstream media reassurances, is the sort of selective presentation of evidence by ax grinders like Willens and Mosk who get heralded by our “responsible” media.

Gary Aguilar is one of the few physicians outside the government ever allowed to see the still-restricted JFK autopsy photos and X-rays. He has published and lectured on the topic of the JFK assassination for many years.

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Fast and Furious:Time
for decisive action

“Silence in the face of evil is evil itself. God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act.” 

That soul-searching quote by the German Lutheran pastor, anti-Nazi dissident and martyr Dietrich Bonhoeffer hopefully will now serve as a clarion call – finally – for decisive action regarding the illegal weapons-running debacle known as Fast and Furious that left hundreds of dead in its wake, including Border Patrol agent, former police officer and Marine veteran Brian Terry.

As relayed previously, Brian Terry had reported corruption associated with government personnel regarding weapons-running. A source who was a close friend of Brian’s stated during a recent conversation that Brian described how he discovered some of his government co-workers were getting paid by not just a cartel but the Sinaloa Cartel.
Agent Terry confronted the government authorities, calling them out regarding their actions. He was cautioned by them to get involved or else “watch his back.” 

When he asked them to explain what they meant, they warned him there would be a “bounty on his head.” On that fateful night Agent Terry was called to respond to alleged ground sensor activity in the proximity of Peck Canyon, he confided in his friend, “I don’t think I’m coming back.” 

As was reported on her Sunday show, “Full Measure,” the esteemed investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson – one of the first to break the Fast and Furious story - reports on illegal activity she uncovered regarding Customs and Border Protection officers on the take – corrupted by drug cartels and human traffickers. Some of the questions which need to be answered:

- Was Brian Terry wearing his bulletproof vest or not? This is relevant in determining the type of round that killed Brian. There is conflicting testimony and facts surrounding this important question.

- Why won’t the Government provide Brian Terry’s vest for the family to examine? The family has repeatedly requested this critical piece of evidence.

- Why was Brian Terry placed in a Border Patrol vehicle for transport to a local fire department instead of calling in a MEDEVAC helicopter, as would normally be standard procedure with such a grave wound? Again, the family simply would like an answer.

- Was Brian Terry shot with a 9mm round or with a 7.62mm (AK-47) round? If it were a 9mm round, from what weapon was it discharged? Again, there is conflicting information, and the family is still requesting clarification.

- Why hasn’t the family been provided data from the ground movement sensors collected the night of December 14, 2010? This data would confirm the alleged foot traffic of the illegals who Brian was sent out to interdict and who allegedly killed him.

- Why did it take the Government over four and one half years to return the personal cell phone of Brian Terry? When the family queried the FBI Tucson office, they were told it was “overlooked” in Brian Terry’s vest (the same vest the family is asking to examine).

- What legal justification was used by the Government to search and ransack Brian Terry’s residence after his murder, removing all electronic devices? The family was told Brian’s residence was not a crime scene.

- Why wasn’t the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee provided the three emails Agent Brian Terry wrote to the National Border Patrol Council, the union which represents Border Patrol agents? The family was told this would happen years ago, yet Kent Terry received a call earlier this year from Rep. Jason Chaffetz stating the Committee never received nor knew of the subject emails.

- Was Operation Fast and Furious part of a larger, international weapons sales program?

- Have both the House Oversight and Government Reform and Senate Judiciary Committees requested and/or subpoenaed the above? If not, why not?

Sources who have been willing to talk and have offered to assist both the House Oversight and Government Reform and Senate Judiciary committees have relayed previously undisclosed insights into the gun-running operation: “One of the safest and most secure ways contacts and those with them would run the guns and other military-related equipment into Mexico was as if out of a movie plot.

Once they became friends with the informants and the suspected ‘dirty’ ATF agents, gaining their trust, it became easy for them to purchase, run and deliver large loads of weapons.

Several of the contacts, along with the informants and an ATF agent or two, would drive toward the Arizona-Mexico border in Nogales, following each other in their own vehicles. They would go to specific locations at the border fence at which large holes were cut. They didn’t use simple plyers or a hacksaw; no, they had a much more sophisticated tool. They utilized plasma cutters. 

At precise locations, they would cut holes in the border fence with plasma cutters, enabling them to run weapons through quickly. An even more telling aspect was some with another U.S. government agency were integrally involved in this weapons-running operation: The U.S. Border Patrol.

Some agents in U.S. Border Patrol, in their vehicles, would routinely take tactical positions up on a small hill overlooking the gun-running operation across the border. These Border Patrol agents would provide surveillance and be ready to alert the ATF agents and others, should the need arise. These agents were routinely the ‘eyes’ for this aspect of the Fast and Furious operation, providing combat overwatch in effect.

A significant fact people, including the press, didn’t know was the contacts, agents and the informants would pass through the plasma cut hole in the border fence the weapons and military-related equipment to the cartel member(s) on the Mexican side of the border; the cartel member(s) would pass back through to the U.S side cash and drugs. This cash and drugs – marijuana and cocaine mostly - would be specifically used to purchase even more weapons.

Another way weapons were run across the border was in tool boxes. They would break down the guns and mix the gun parts up in the many draws or compartments in a large, red tool box.

They had many of the gun parts hidden in plain sight. Other parts, such as the stocks, they had hidden in the back area of the tool box. To get access there, one would have to pull out all the draws. They had the magazines and the clips under the draws, utilizing a space between the bottom of the draw and the sheet metal that was the shelf between each draw.

An additional way weapons were secreted across the border was where one contact would sneak over into Mexico, near Nogales or Lukeville, AZ, and the other would stay on the American side of the border.

They used cheap, two-way radios they bought at Walmart to communicate. When they were right across from each other at the border, the contacts on the U.S. side would through a rope over, and then they would proceed to tie a box full of the gear and weapons to the rope. The other contacts in Mexico would pull it over into Mexico.

The contacts stated they needed to do this rather quickly due to sensors that would alert the U.S. authorities. Border Patrol would never get there in time. The contacts would be long gone and the weapons were delivered to the designated cartel member(s) or gang(s).”

Considering the above, one must inquire as to why haven’t investigations to date regarding Fast and Furious focused on the very group of people agencies in the Executive Branch leveraged and/or exploited to affect the weapons-running associated with the operation? Sitting down with a former Member of the House of Representatives in the early afternoon of late November 2014, this former Member informed me, “House leadership was squashing the investigation into Fast and Furious.”

Again, one must inquire as to why? It is somewhat reassuring, however, to hear from sources that the Department of Justice Office of Inspector General (DOJ OIG) in the southwest has, perhaps, very recently started the process to reopen the investigation into Fast and Furious.

Having myself suffered a physical attack on the night of March 22, 2015 during which the attacker cautioned me, “Obviously, you aren’t getting the message. Keep your [expletive deleted] mouth shut,” it is understandable why some – perhaps many – have chosen to remain silent out of fear for their careers, their pensions, themselves and/or their families. 

The next morning this attack was officially reported to the local police and then to the FBI. This event, contrary to the intended result, perhaps, redoubled my desire and efforts to do all I could to ensure truth, accountability and justice were realized – including potential Department of Defense and defense contractor(s) nexus.

After privately meeting with Kent Terry and his sister, Michelle Terry-Balogh, following his primary victory in Michigan, President-elect Donald Trump, who was surprisingly well versed on Brian Terry, promised to take decisive action, assuring the Terry family answers and closure. In all of this there are more questions than answers; more people willing to “Let ‘em through” than to thoroughly investigate and more hollow words than meaningful action. 

Witnesses exist, President-elect Trump, who are willing to share their information with government authorities, but currently it seems there’s no one there to listen.

Hopefully, on January 20, 2017 you will become that decisive action the nation and the long-suffering Terry family have so patiently waited for.

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Two researchers affiliated with Stanford University have asked the federal district court for the Northern District of California to unseal multiple requests made by law enforcement authorities for technical assistance from private parties in association with electronic monitoring and surveillance activities.  The researchers are attempting to analyze the scope of law enforcement reliance on technical assistance from private parties for electronic surveillance.  Their ultimate goal is reportedly to provide the public with greater visibility into the extent to which technology companies and other private organizations are compelled by law enforcement authorities to facilitate and to conduct electronic eavesdropping activities.

The researchers note that a substantial number of court cases now involve some form of electronic surveillance, monitoring or content access.  They contend that, in many of those cases, law enforcement authorities request assistance from private parties or compel those private companies to facilitate, enable or conduct the necessary electronic activities.  The researchers note, however, that there seems to be little publicly accessible information regarding the scope of those activities or the interaction between the government authorities and the private parties involved, as many of those requests are made under seal and thus shielded from public disclosure.

The researchers identified approximately 70 federal cases they claim are appropriate for unsealing of the technical assistance requests.  Those

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