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Re: nothing will change unless you take control

Postby msfreeh » Wed Oct 07, 2015 1:10 pm

Man alleges NYPD cop called him n-word repeatedly in suit

October 7 2015


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The NYPD sergeant called Diquan Fedee the slur more than once, the lawsuit alleges.

An NYPD sergeant repeatedly called a man walking in Brooklyn the n-word before arresting him on bogus charges that were later dismissed, a new suit claims.

Diquan Fedee says he was walking on Marcus Garvey Boulevard near Willoughby St. in Bedford-Stuyvesant on July 10 of last year and had not "not done anything remotely unlawful, and had no contraband of any sort on his person," papers read.

At 11:05 a.m., an unmarked police car approached and an officer inside the ride yelled, "Yo."

Fedee, 21, says in his suit filed in Manhattan Federal Court that he was on the phone and ignored the man who he later learned was a cop.

Four cops — who are not identified in papers — got out of the car and rifled through Feede's bookbag, papers say.

When Fedee said they weren't allowed to do that, an NYPD sergeant allegedly said "You hate the police, right ni----?"

The sergeant called Fedee the slur more than once, papers say.

One of the cops allegedly told Fedee to “turn the f--- around.”

A cop punched Fedee in the face, knocked him down, and then other officers put their knees in his back and handcuffed him, Fedee says.

During the confrontation, a cop put his hand around Fedee’s throat, the suit says.

At the 81st Precinct stationhouse, Fedee refused to answer cops’ questions, he says. Eventually the same sergeant — described as a bald middle-aged man —removed Fedee from the holding cell and took him toward the back

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Re: nothing will change unless you take control

Postby msfreeh » Thu Oct 15, 2015 11:31 am

This means creation a volunteer civilian police review board
with subpoena powers.


The board will not work without subpoena powers and a Volunteer
civilian membership.
Otherwise the hacks will appoint their favorite predators.



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LAPD underreported serious assaults, skewing crime stats for 8 years


LAPD officers arrest a suspected gang member in 2009, during the period when violent crimes were underreported by 7%.
The Los Angeles Police Department misclassified an estimated 14,000 serious assaults as minor offenses in a recent eight-year period, artificially lowering the city's crime levels, a Times analysis found.

With the incidents counted correctly, violent crime in the city was 7% higher than the LAPD reported in the period from 2005 to fall 2012, and the number of serious assaults was 16% higher, the analysis found.

When presented with the findings, top LAPD officials acknowledged the department makes errors and said they were working to improve the accuracy of crime data reporting.

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"We know this can have a corrosive effect on the public's trust of our reporting," said Asst. Chief Michel Moore, who oversees the LAPD's system for tracking crime. "That's why we are committed to ... eliminating as much of the error as possible."
Assaults drop

The Los Angeles Police Department misclassified an estimated 14,000 serious assaults from 2005 to 2012. Even with the errors factored in, serious assaults and violent crime still showed a decline.

The misclassified cases often involved attacks that resulted in serious injuries, such as a 2009 incident in which April L. Taylor stabbed her boyfriend in the stomach with a 6-inch kitchen knife during a domestic dispute, police and court records show.

Police arrested Taylor, who later was found guilty of assault with a deadly weapon. In the LAPD's crime database, however, the attack was recorded as a "simple assault." Because of this, the case — like other misclassified incidents — was left out of the department's tally of violence in the city.

The errors occurred during a time when the LAPD was reporting major drops in crime across the city. The Times analysis found the misclassified cases were not numerous enough to alter the overall downward trend.

Still, the findings are a mark against a department that has long been viewed as a national leader in usi

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Re: nothing will change unless you take control

Postby msfreeh » Sun Oct 18, 2015 7:25 pm

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LAPD leads state in bystander injuries in high-speed chases



Oct. 17, 2015

Stopped at a red light in El Sereno, Julio Reyes-Salvador was oblivious to the cars hurtling toward him.
Julio Reyes-Salvador, 23, was an uninvolved bystander when he was killed during an LAPD pursuit in 2013. (Reyes-Salvador family)

In front was a gray Chevrolet Tahoe, racing at speeds of more than 80 mph as a Los Angeles Police Department cruiser gave chase.

The pursuit, which began when officers tried to stop the fleeing motorist for reckless driving, ended when the Tahoe smashed into Reyes-Salvador’s car, setting off a chain-reaction crash that crushed his Toyota Corolla. His car “looked like a soda can somebody just stepped on,” one of the pursuing officers later recalled in court.

Reyes-Salvador, 23, was killed instantly. A friend in the passenger seat was seriously injured.

The crash was a stark illustration of the dangers of police pursuits in Los Angeles, where chases have long been part of cop lore and a staple of live local television news broadcasts.

A Los Angeles Times analysis of statewide data shows that LAPD pursuits injure bystanders at more than twice the rate of police chases in the rest of California. From 2006 to 2014, 334 bystanders were injured — one for every 10 LAPD pursuits, according to The Times’ review of pursuit data reported to the California Highway Patrol.

Although fatalities remain rare, the analysis shows that LAPD pursuits are also more likely than chases in the rest of the state to result in a bystander’s death. Reyes-Salvador was one of nine people since 2006 to be killed in LAPD pursuits in which they were otherwise uninvolved.


LAPD officials say officers take measures to keep the public safe during chases and that many of the injuries are minor. Much of the blame, they argue, falls on the city’s sprawling web of multilane thoroughfares and highways, which they say allow suspects to move at greater speeds and make wild turns through traffic, greatly increasing the likelihood that someone may be hurt.

But experts who study police pursuits say the LAPD needs to do more to minimize dangers to bystanders. Unlike other departments, they sa

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Re: nothing will change unless you take control

Postby msfreeh » Thu Oct 22, 2015 7:05 am

FBI Agent Charged With Child Porn

May 14, 2012, 6:48 PM
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A former FBI Supervisory special agent who worked on some of the bureau's most high profile terrorism and bombing cases including the Unabomber case, the USS Cole bombing, the Oklahoma City bombing and the1993 World Trade Center bombing and the 9/11 attacks, has been arrested and charged with distributing child pornography.

Donald J. Sachtleben a former FBI agent who served as a team leader on the high profile investigations, was charged in a criminal complaint that was unsealed today by the U.S. Attorney's Office in Indiana.

Sachtleben was charged with knowingly possessing child pornography and knowingly distributing child pornography. According to his Linked In profile, he left the Bureau in 2008 after a 25-year-career that spanned the globe.

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Re: nothing will change unless you take control

Postby msfreeh » Sat Oct 24, 2015 7:15 am

Criminal justice system in need of help

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Posted: Saturday, October 24, 2015 6:00 am


The Republican Party, like Sisyphus, is again putting its shoulder to a boulder, hoping to make modest but significant changes in the Electoral College arithmetic by winning perhaps 12 percent of the African- American vote. To this end, they need to hone a rhetoric of skepticism about, and an agenda for reform of, the criminal

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Re: nothing will change unless you take control

Postby msfreeh » Mon Oct 26, 2015 12:34 pm

Coalition of L.A. clergy, activists to criticize Black Lives Matter over Garcetti protest

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A coalition of clergy and community activists plan to speak in support of Mayor Eric Garcetti on Monday and criticize local members of Black Lives Matter after protesters disrupted a forum held by Garcetti intended to forge a stronger relationship with the black communities in South Los Angeles.

In a statement, a group of half a dozen pastors from various churches said they will hold a press conference at Mount Moriah Baptist Church at 11 a.m. to demand that Black Lives Matter apologize to the Rev. Kelvin Sauls, pastor of Holman United Methodist Church, "for actions that violated that sacred place of God, the pastor and community," said the Rev. K.W. Tulloss, president of the National Action Network L.A. chapter.
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Last week, Garcetti was speaking to several hundred people at Holman when about 50 demonstrators from various groups including Black Lives Matter stood up and turned their backs to him. Chanting, they surrounded Garcetti as he tried to exit the forum.

"It was unbelievable that Black Lives Matter organizers actually stormed the stage cutting short Mayor Garcett

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Re: nothing will change unless you take control

Postby msfreeh » Wed Oct 28, 2015 4:28 pm

December 15, 2010

Northern District of Texas (214) 659-8600

DALLAS—Ann Cox, a former special agent with the FBI in Dallas, was sentenced this morning by Chief U.S. District Judge Sidney A. Fitzwater to two years' probation and ordered to pay an $18,000 fine, announced U.S. Attorney James T. Jacks of the Northern District of Texas. Cox, 49, of Rockwall, Texas, pleaded guilty in September to the misdemeanor offense of unlawfully employing aliens.

According to documents filed in the case, from at least August 1997 until December 2008, Cox operated a Schlotzky's Deli in Rockwall. While operating the deli, she hired and employed individuals, knowing that they were not either admitted for permanent residence in the U.S. or authorized to be employed. The documents name a total of six such individuals.


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Re: nothing will change unless you take control

Postby msfreeh » Thu Oct 29, 2015 11:31 am

couple of stories


1.

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Sheriff's call for more video after school cop's firing seems at odds with FBI head's concerns
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Re: nothing will change unless you take control

Postby msfreeh » Thu Nov 05, 2015 4:48 pm

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Assata Shakur’s exodus commemorated
AUTODIDACT 17 | 11/5/2015, 3:22 p.m.
Revolutionary activists have designated Nov. 2 “Assata Shakur Liberation Day,” marking the anniversary of one of the most courageous stances ...
Assara Shakur Contributed

Revolutionary activists have designated Nov. 2 “Assata Shakur Liberation Day,” marking the anniversary of one of the most courageous stances against U.S. tyranny in recent memory. On this date, in 1979, Assata Olugbala Shakur (s/n Joanne Chesimard) was sprung from the Clinton Correctional Facility for Women, a concentration camp in Union Township, N.J.

Despite some reports stating forensics evidence established that she did not touch any of the guns found at the scene and that the median nerve in her right arm was severed when she was shot, rendering it useless, Shakur was convicted March 25, 1977, of the first-degree murders of her comrade Zayd Malik Shakur and state trooper Werner Foerster, who were killed on the New Jersey Turnpike May 2, 1973. She was also convicted of several other related charges and sentenced to life.

On that tragic night, at approximately 12:45 a.m., Assata Shakur, Sundiata Acoli and Zayd Malik Shakur were pulled over in East Brunswick for an alleged faulty taillight. Shortly thereafter, Zayd Malik Shakur and Foerster lost their lives in a fierce gunfight, which left Assata Shakur and trooper James Harper seriously wounded. Acoli was later captured nearby, unscathed.

From 1973 to 1977, Shakur became synonymous with “falsely accused” after being indicted on a slew of dubious charges, ranging from armed robbery, attempted murder and bank robbery to kidnapping and murder, resulting in three acquittals and three dismissals.

“Assata was falsely charged on numerous occasions in the United States during the early 1970s and vilified by the media,” stated fellow Panther Angela Davis.

After she had been terrorized and tortured behind bars for six years, three Black Liberation Army comrades visited their “revolutionary mother hen” Nov. 2, using bogus IDs and Social Security cards to gain entrance. Once inside, they brazenly brandished concealed pistols, seized two guards and commandeered a prison van to flee the premises. They switched vehicles a few miles away and completed their escape without injury. The two hostages were released unharmed.

The FBI immediately launched a massive hunt, circulating wanted posters and raiding many Panther locations, to no avail.

Numerous “Assata Shakur Is Welcome Here” posters were highly visible throughout Black communities in the metropolitan area in response.

In July 1980, frustrated FBI director William Webster claimed that efforts to determine Shakur’s whereabouts were futile because of citizens’ refusal to cooperate.

Assata flew under the radar for several years before surfacing in Cuba in 1984, where President Fidel Castro granted her political asylum.

“They wanted to portray her as a terrorist, something that was an injustice, a brutality, an infamous lie,” Castro stated in a May 2005 television address, labeling her a victim of racial persecution.

Mutulu Shakur, Marilyn Buck, Sekou Odinga and Silvia Baraldini were charged with assisting in her escape a few years later. Ronald Boyd Hill was also held on related charges.

“Assata: An Autobiography” was published in 1987, detailing her accounts.

Throughout the years various law enforcement agencies and politicians have called for her extradition to the U.S. on May 2, 2005, the FBI classified her as a “domestic terrorist,” and increased the reward for her capture to $1 million. In 2013, Shakur became the first woman added to the FBI’s Most Wanted Terrorists list, and the bounty for her capture was doubled to $2 million.

President Barack Obama’s recent attempt to repair relations with Cuba has a few concerned. Last week, New Jersey Gov. and 2016 Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie urged the NY/NJ Port Authority not to conduct travel between Newark, N.J., and Havana until Shakur is captured.

“It is unacceptable to me as governor to have any flights between New Jersey and Cuba until and unless convicted cop killer and escaped fugitive Joanne Chesimard is returned to New Jersey to face justice,” Christie wrote to Port Authority Chief John Degnan. “I will not tolerate rewarding the Cuban government for continuing to harbor a fugitive.”

Original Black Panther, Brother Tarik countered, “American officials’ position regarding airplanes taking off and landing on American/Cuban soil will have no impact … Hands off Assata!”

For more information, visit assatashakur.org.

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Re: nothing will change unless you take control

Postby msfreeh » Fri Nov 06, 2015 6:27 pm

Religion
Religious children are meaner than their secular counterparts, study finds

Religious belief appears to have negative influence on children’s altruism and judgments of others’ actions even as parents see them as ‘more empathetic’
School boy at door of church


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Re: nothing will change unless you take control

Postby msfreeh » Sun Nov 08, 2015 11:40 am

don't you just love the title...

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Tarnished idealism
Sheriff under a cloud



Sunday, November 8, 2015

Having had several days to more thoughtfully consider the ongoing state police investigation into Benton County Sheriff Kelley Cradduck, I have some additional thoughts to share.

First, I sincerely hope it proves untrue that the second-term sheriff allegedly ordered his female deputy, Lt. Robin Holt, to illegally backdate the start date for Cradduck's newly hired friend, Gabriel Cox. That act would have enabled Cox to gain an extra week's pay.

I also hope that Cox's claim that she was demoted after refusing to comply with the alleged order, and for cooperating on the investigation, is not proven. Instead of complying, she says she took her concerns to her superior, Capt. Jeremy Guyll, who supported her and contacted the Arkansas State Police.

Cox and Guyll--who says he, too, was demoted afterwards--each filed grievances, claiming shelter beneath the state's whistle-blower act.

Although Special Prosecutor Jason Barrett has been sworn to investigate and prosecute Cradduck should facts dictate, it remained unclear as of deadline last week just what Barrett is investigating.

Nonetheless, I feel certain the allegations most likely include the alleged backdating incident and circumstances swirling around Cox's hiring.

Moreover, District 5 Justice of the Peace Kevin Harrison, who has said he's considered himself a friend of Cradduck's, says he asked the FBI months ago to investigate various actions by the sheriff after a number of deputies had made Harrison aware of their concerns about the way the office was being managed.

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Re: nothing will change unless you take control

Postby msfreeh » Mon Nov 09, 2015 10:00 am

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With Mass Civil Disobedience, Young Activists March Against 'Broken System'
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With Mass Civil Disobedience, Young Activists March Against 'Broken System'

More than 2,000 youth shut down intersections in march to the White House
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Demonstrators march through Washington, D.C. on Monday, November 9, 2015. (Photo: Jason Kowalski/Twitter)

Roughly 1,000 young activists are marching through the streets of Washington, D.C. on Monday in what they hope will be the largest-ever planned civil disobedience action to demand racial, immigration, and climate justice reform for a "broken" political system.

Under the banner Our Generation, Our Choice, millenials from a range of grassroots advocacy organizations—including 350.org, Million Hoodies, Working Families, and the Fossil Fuel Student Divestment Network—blocked traffic and shut down intersections as they marched to the White House, risking arrest to "inspire urgency and courage from our elected leaders."

"What do we do when our communities are under attack? Stand up, fight back!" they chanted. "Injustice, we'll stop it. People over profit!"

One contingent marched behind a sign that read, "We are the ones we've been waiting for." Another laid down a blank mural banner in the middle of an intersection as demonstrators used colorful paint to write or draw out their vision for a just world.

At other times, they called out, "No borders, no nations, stop the deportations!"

The activists are demanding that Congress takes immediate action to "keep fossil fuels in the ground, protect and respect the dignity and lives of immigrants, and black, brown, and poor communities; reinvest in healthy jobs, renewable energy, and an economy that works for all of us," as organizers Yong Jung Cho, Waleed Shahid, Devontae Torriente, and Sara Blazevic wrote in a piece published last week.

But more than that, they're presenting themselves as the stewards of a just future.

"Politicians aren’t the only voices with power," the young activists state. "We have power, too. And we have more power when we act together. Young people don’t live single-issue lives. We live at the intersection of the most pressing problems today. Our movements are connected and our purpose is huge."

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Re: Reasons to create a volunteer civilian review police board

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FBI Agent: Early Wetterling Investigation Was ‘A Bad Mistake’
November 10, 2015 10:38 PM

MINNEAPOLIS — A former FBI agent who supervised the Jacob Wetterling investigation says the agency botched how it first handled the man now considered a person of interest in the case.

Al Garber wrote in “Striving To Be The Best,” his out-of-print 2009 memoir, that the FBI’s encounter with Danny Heinrich in 1990 was a “comedy of errors” and “a bad mistake.”

The book details Garber’s career, including his work as an FBI supervisor in charge of the Wetterling investigation from 1989 to 1992.

While Garber does not identify Heinrich by name, the account matches details in documents made public when Heinrich was arrested last month.
(credit: U.S. Attorney's Office)

(credit: U.S. Attorney’s Office)

It was on Dec. 14, 1989, seven weeks after Wetterling’s kidnapping, that the FBI announced they believed there had been another victim.

“These facts match up with Jacob’s abduction,” FBI Special Agent Jeff Jamal said in 1989.

That victim was 12-year-old Jared Scheierl. Nine months before Wetterling, Scheierl was abducted, sexually assaulted and let go in nearby Cold Spring.
Jared Scheierl (credit: CBS)

Jared Scheierl (credit: CBS)

Scheierel told us in 2014 that his abductor let him go after threatening him.

“I was dropped off and told to run,” Scheierl said. “Don’t look back or he would shoot.”

At that same press conference in 1989, investigators unveiled a sketch that Scheierl had helped create — which bears a striking resemblance

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FBI infiltrated nonvoilent protest outside Georgia army base

Young people join a rally during the SOA Watch protests outside Fort Benning, Ga., Nov. 22, 2009.





Nov. 12, 2015
A Freedom of Information Act request has revealed that School of the Americas Watch, a nonviolent human rights organization founded by a Maryknoll priest, was investigated and infiltrated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation for at least a decade.

The 429 pages of documents, which were obtained by Washington D.C.-based lawyer Mara Verheyden-Hilliard, also show SOA Watch was under surveillance by a consortium of law enforcement agencies that included the FBI’s counter-terrorism division, said Loyola Law School Professor Bill Quigley of the SOA Watch Legal Collective, and who is referred to in one FOIA document without mentioning his name.

In comments to NCR, Quigley, who authored a summary of the FBI documents, said the FBI surveillance has had a chilling impact on some SOA Watch activists. “Even people who have been involved in this movement for a long time were chilled by the fact that they were being subject to counter-terrorism monitoring and surveillance,” Quigley said.

The released files, which are heavily redacted and did not include 75 pages that were withheld from the release, cover the years 2001-2010. The report was released just a week prior to the SOA Watch’s 25th anniversary gathering at Ft. Benning in Columbus, Ga., where most of the FBI’s surveillance was conducted.

The annual protest, began as an effort to close the U.S. Army School of the Americas, an Army training school for Latin American soldiers, some of whom carried out human rights abuses and murders in their native countries. The school is now called the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation. SOA Watch was founded in 1990 by former Maryknoll priest, Fr. Roy Bourgeois, a former Latin American missionary.

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In a document, dated Oct. 3, 2005, the FBI requested that the SOA Watch protest be designated as a “Special Events Readiness Level” (SERL). Quigley said SERL events involve coordination between local law and state law enforcement, the Department of Homeland Security, the FBI, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency “with the U.S. Secret Service designated as the lead agency.”

Despite no incidents of violence over the multi-year period of the gatherings, the FBI justified its activities by claiming that other groups, such as anarchists, could join SOA Watch events and cause problems. “The peaceful intentions of the SOA Watch leaders has been demonstrated over the years,” the 2005 report noted. “The concern has always been that a militant group would infiltrate the protestors and use of the cover of the crowd to create problems. At this time, there are no specific or known threats to this event.”

An Oct. 23, 2003, FBI memo refers to “The Americas Anarchist Movement” and notes that the bureau was “concerned that factions of a radical cell will travel to [the SOA protest] and may implement or instigate violent and destructive behavior.”

Past media accounts in NCR have shown that nothing like that has ever occurred at any of the two dozen annual SOA Watch protests at Ft. Benning.

Verheyden-Hilliard, executive director of the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund, the group that made the FOIA request, said the FBI has an institutional history of justifying its actions as necessary to prevent otherwise nonviolent groups from being infiltrated by those with bad intentions.

“When you criminalize dissent or make peaceful dissent have the appearance of criminal character because of its response to it, it can’t help but impact people’s ability to come out and express their point of view,” Verheyden-Hilliard told NCR.

“But at the same time, the FBI and Department of Homeland Security engage in this following a long tradition of American law enforcement and intelligence agencies acting this way against political and social justice movements in the United States. …

“It’s basically where federal and local enforcement begin to set themselves up as if they’re engaged in paramilitary operations against peaceful protesters.”

Verheyden-Hilliard said the SOA Watch files show a pattern used by the FBI to justify its actions from year to year.

“Every year they acknowledge that it’s peaceful and just about every year they have some type of alarmist warning that ‘While it’s peaceful, you never know when something will turn unpeaceful. While it’s peaceful you never when someone will infiltrate it and more radical groups will show up.’ And by that logic every single mass gathering in the United States could be deemed by the FBI to have potential terrorist activity,” she said.

Verheyden-Hilliard said the FBI’s monitoring of SOA Watch was “a significant expenditure of taxpayer dollars” used to monitor the activities of what she called a group of “pacifist nuns.” Ironically, said

Verheyden-Hilliard, “SOA Watch is an organization that had dedicated itself to actually trying to find U.S.-trained terrorists, who are then sent to other countries. They’re as far from terrorists themselves as you can get.”

FOIA documents show that in September 2004 the FBI communicated with a confidential informant who handed over a “compiled manual for affinity groups, with telephone number of Legal Advisor from Loyola University (Louisiana)” and provided the FBI with the names and email addresses of people associated with SOA Watch.

“To have this event and this movement for human rights categorized as subject to counter-terrorism and these sorts of things is scary to people, and it’s very sad,” Quigley said.

Bourgeois said local law enforcement and other groups like the FBI, were never able to show that SOA Watch was anything but peaceful.

“Our actions were always rooted to nonviolence; connected in solidarity with the people of Latin America, Bourgeois said. “Our goal to shut down the School of the Assassins as it became known. There were times that I felt they [law enforcement agencies] were kind of hoping maybe to find something they could use to discredit us. They never did.”

SOA Watch has made all 429 pages from the FBI files available on its website along with a summary of the material.

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All 50 States Were Given a Corruption Test, All But 3 Made D's and F's
Eleven states flunked the 2015 State Integrity Investigation.
By Andrew Emett / The Free Thought Project
November 14, 2015

A recent study found that 47 state governments scored a D or lower in providing transparency and accountability while repeatedly engaging in public corruption.
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A recent study found that 47 state governments scored a D or lower in providing transparency and accountability while repeatedly engaging in public corruption. The only three states

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Opinion Op-Ed
Column Despite sound bites, presidential candidates are resisting the urge to polarize on police violence

In August, Sen. Marco Rubio called growing resentment in the African American community toward the criminal justice system "a legitimate issue." (John Raoux / Associated Press)
Doyle McManusContact Reporter
Are we heading back to the 1960s, when cities and campuses spiraled into chaos an

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Re: Reasons to create a volunteer civilian review police board

Postby msfreeh » Sun Nov 15, 2015 5:28 pm

a community is only as safe as their participation in setting and
enforcing standards for their criminal justice system.

couple of stories

Baltimore sees 300 homicides in one year for first time since 1999

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Police report another homicide within hours of reaching 300
Former mayor Martin O’Malley faces questions over crime

Baltimore stabbing marks city’s 300th homicide<br>14 Nov 2015, Baltimore, Maryland, USA --- Nov. 14, 2015 - Baltimore, MD, USA - An officer walks on Baltimore Street beyond the interior crime scene during an investigation into the fatal stabbing of a 27-year-old male on Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015. The victim, stabbed in the street, became Baltimore’s 300th homicide of the year. (Credit Image: © Karl Merton Ferron/TNS via ZUMA Wire) --- Image by © Karl Merton Ferron/ZUMA Press/Corbis
An officer walks on Baltimore Street during an investigation into the fatal stabbing of a 27-year-old male on Saturday. Photograph: Karl Merton Ferron/Zuma Press/Corbis

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Unaccounted For: Hundreds of Guns Lost or Stolen From Bay Area Police Agencies Since 2010



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An NBC Bay Area investigation uncovered hundreds of guns missing from Bay Area law enforcement agencies, stolen from officers’ homes or vehicles, or simply unaccounted for. The BLM, the agency responsible for the gun that killed Steinle, did not respond to NBC Bay Area’s open records requests submitted in July, shortly after the shooting, and the question of how many firearms that federal agency can’t account for remains open. Stephen Stock reports in a video that first aired on Nov. 16, 2015. (Published Monday, Nov 16, 2015)

An NBC Bay Area investigation into the loss and theft of police firearms uncovered more than 500 weapons have gone missing from eight different law enforcement agencies, including the California Highway Patrol, the federal Drug Enforcement Administration and six local departments since 2010.

The investigation found the problem of lost and stolen law enforcement weapons goes far beyond the gun stolen from a Bureau of Land Management ranger’s vehicle in San Francisco. That gun was later tied to the shooting death of Kate Steinle on Pier 14 in San Francisco on July 1, 2015, police confirm.

NBC Bay Area’s investigation uncovered hundreds of guns missing from Bay Area law enforcement agencies, stolen from officers’ homes or vehicles, or simply unaccounted for. The BLM, the agency responsible for the gun that killed Steinle, did not respond to NBC Bay Area’s open records requests submitted in July, shortly after the shooting, and the question of how many firearms that federal agency can’t account for remains open.

The NBC Bay Area Investigative Unit filed California Public Records Act requests with law enforcement agencies at the federal, state and local level following Steinle’s death, seeking records pertaining to the loss or theft of law enforcement firearms. In the Bay Area alone, six local law enforcement agencies can’t account for at least 379 firearms since 2010 because of loss or theft. The weapons unaccounted for include military grade assault rifles such as AR-15s and M16s, sniper rifles, shotguns, a gas grenade launcher and hundreds of handguns. The vast majority of those weapons have never been recovered.

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One agency, the Oakland Police Department, refused to turn over records or say how many guns the agency couldn’t account for, saying the records were exempt from disclosure as part of criminal investigations, even though other law enforcement agencies readily turned over similar records.

Out of the six local law enforcement agencies that provided records to the Investigative Unit, the San Jose Police Department was responsible for 324 firearms discovered missing during a 2010 audit of the department’s inventory. San Jose Police gave NBC the entire audit and was transparent about the problem of unaccounted weapons there.

"Back in 2010, we proactively did an audit of the range and we discovered that we have about 300 guns that are unaccounted for," said deputy chief Phan Ngo. "Totally unacceptable."

Ngo said decades of poor recordkeeping is to blame for the missing guns and that inventory controls have been tightened since the audit.

"I’m always concerned when we have about 300 guns that are unaccounted for," he said. "We’re doing our best to ensure that the situation doesn’t occur again in the future." Even so, Ngo admitted only a handful of those missing guns have been recovered or located to this day.

The majority of the missing weapons from San Jose police were handguns issued to officers. But the department’s audit also discovered they were missing six sniper rifles, two M-16 rifles, 10 40mm launchers, and 49 shotguns. According to police records, only 16 of the lost guns have been located since the audit, which also found 2,448 of the department’s weapons were never
registered with the U.S. Department of Justice.

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Miami-Dade County

November 17, 2015


A former Miami-Dade police officer is accused of pocketing kickbacks for tow-job referrals

A total of 16 local cops, service aides and towing operators have been charged in the FBI bribery probe



A former Miami-Dade County police officer, public service aide and two tow-truck operators have been charged in a bribery scheme involving payments of thousands of dollars to gain the inside track in assisting stranded motorists and profiting from costly auto repairs.

The one-time cop, Yuri Millan, who served on the county force for a decade, and the two towing operators, Oriel Ugardes and Jose Guim, made their first appearances in Miami

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couple of Orwells coming your way..,,.




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FBI Agrees to Investigate Officer-Involved Shooting of Minneapolis Black Man Jamar Clark
11/18/15 at 9:28 AM

A makeshift memorial is seen at the location where Jamar Clark was shot by police in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on November 16. Todd Melby/Reuters
Filed Under: U.S., Minneapolis, Minnesota, Police, Shootings, Black Lives Matter, U.S. Department of Justice

The FBI will conduct a criminal civil rights investigation into a police-involved shooting of a black man in Minneapolis



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FBI’s License to Kill: Agents Have Been Deemed "Justified" in Every Shooting Since 1993


New documents reveal the FBI has cleared its agents in every single shooting incident dating back two decades. According to The New York Times, from 1993 until today, FBI shootings were deemed justified in the fatal shootings of 70 people and the wounding of 80 others. Out of 289 shootings that were found to be deliberate, no agent was disciplined except for letters of censure in five cases. Even in a case where the bureau paid a shooting victim more than a million dollars to settle a lawsuit, the internal review did not find the agent who shot the man culpable. The issue of FBI accountability has recently re-emerged following last month’s fatal shooting of Ibragim Todashev during questioning by agents in Orlando, Florida. He was reportedly unarmed. We speak to Charlie Savage, the Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times reporter who co-reported the story.

JUAN GONZÁLEZ: As President Obama prepares to nominate James Comey today to head the FBI, the agency is facing new questions over how it handles shootings involving FBI agents. A new look at the FBI’s internal investigations has found the bureau has cleared its agents in every single shooting incident dating back two decades. According to The New York Times, from 1993 until today, FBI shootings were deemed justified in the fatal shootings of 70 people and the wounding of 80 others. Out of 289 shootings that were found to be deliberate, no agent was disciplined except for letters of censure in five cases. Even in a case where the bureau paid a shooting victim over a million dollars to settle a lawsuit, the internal review did not find the agent who shot the man culpable.

AMY GOODMAN: The issue of FBI accountability has recently re-emerged following last month’s fatal shooting of Ibragim Todashev during questioning by agents in Orlando, Florida. A Chechen native, Todashev who was interrogated over his ties to one of the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing. The Washington Post and several TV news organizations reported he was unarmed, citing unnamed law enforcement officials.

Well, on Thursday, I spoke to Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Charlie Savage, the Washington correspondent for The New York Times who co-wrote the recent article called "The F.B.I. Deemed Agents Faultless in 150 Shootings." I began by asking Charlie Savage to lay out what he found.

CHARLIE SAVAGE: Well before this recent shooting incident in Orlando, which remains murky—you said that the FBI admitted he wasn’t armed. That’s one story. Another version is, oh, he was—attacked an agent with a knife. And yet another one says he was brandishing a pole. All these, of course, cited to anonymous law enforcement officials, so who knows what happened in that room at this stage?

But well before that incident, I had been looking into FBI shooting incidents over many years. And, in fact, we filed a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit to obtain the internal records of FBI shooting reviews—every time an agent pulls a trigger, they conduct an internal review of that incident—for all deliberate shootings dating back to 1993. And, of course, now it was suddenly very timely, because the FBI had just shot this man under very murky circumstances. And as typically the case when the FBI kills someone or shoots someone, local homicide detectives—in this case, the Orlando Police Department—are not conducting an independent investigation to try to figure out what happened; they defer to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to investigate itself.

And what this enormous pile of documents that we eventually obtained, all shooting—deliberate shooting incidents going back to 1993, showed was that in every instance in that 20-year span, so presumably for some time beyond that, but that’s all we have, where an FBI bullet hit somebody and either killed them or wounded them, that was deliberately fired, the agency cleared the agent of any wrongdoing, found that it was a justified shoot, a "good shoot," in agent’s parlance. There were five supposed, what they would call "bad shoots," where agents did get letters of censure for doing things like firing a warning shot above a crowd. None of those incidents, though, involved anyone getting hit by a bullet.

AMY GOODMAN: Charlie Savage, you quote Professor Samuel Walker, who teaches criminal justice, about the problem with this.

CHARLIE SAVAGE: Yes. See, this is a professor who studies internal law enforcement investigations, and he said that this very low rate of finding bad shoots, basically zero when someone was actually hurt, or an animal, for that matter—a subset of these are shooting dogs that were menacing while serving an arrest warrant for something—was suspiciously low, in his words. But, of course, you don’t know that it means that in fact something was wrong; it’s just suspiciously low. And one of the problems in evaluating this document set—this is over over 2,000 pages of documents—is because, as I mentioned earlier, there’s very often, overwhelmingly often, with very few exceptions, no independently produced investigative report by some other authority where you could put the two reports side by side and see: Is this an accurate portrayal of what happened or not?

And, you know, there’s good reason to believe that the FBI would have a generally low rate of bad shootings, because unlike a city police force, FBI agents tend to be older, better trained, more experienced, and perhaps most importantly, they’re not patrolling the streets and responding to in-progress crimes and chaotic situations. When they go into sort of arresting people and so forth, it tends to be preplanned operations where they go in with overwhelming force, and that’s going to minimize chaos. And yet, they still killed or wounded 150 people over 20 years, and it’s kind of remarkable that not once in all that time, even in an instant where the bureau ended up paying over a million dollars to someone who was shot by an agent, did they find internally that that was not a justified shooting.

AMY GOODMAN: Charlie Savage, you referred in this piece to the settlement of a million dollars of a man shot in 2002. Can you describe that case?

CHARLIE SAVAGE: Yes, and let me first preface this by saying why this is a case worth looking at. It’s not that this case is particularly, you know, different than others, although there are some oddities about it, but for—and it’s over a decade old. But what’s interesting about it is it’s a rare exception to the rule that there’s nothing to look at but the FBI’s own narrative of what happened. In this case, there was an independent investigation by a local police detective with the Anne Arundel County police, and there was a lawsuit that led to discovery before it was finally settled, and there were some additional investigations that were conducted as part of that litigation. And so, there was a lot of alternative information to put alongside the FBI’s own version of events to see at least whether they dovetailed or there were some discrepancies. And there were discrepancies.

So, this was a bizarre case. The FBI was looking for a bank robbery suspect that they thought was going to be coming by a convenience store in a white baseball cap in a car driven by his sister. And, unfortunately, another man fitting that description, who was innocent, Joseph Schultz, came by in a white baseball cap in a car driven by his girlfriend. And so the FBI thought he was the bank robbery suspect and chased the car down, turned on the sirens, swarmed around it, forced it over, surrounded it with guns, and just a moment later shot Mr. Schultz—an agent shot Mr. Schultz in the face. And he miraculously survived. The bullet deflected off of a piece of metal on the clip that holds the seat belt, and so it sort of hit his jaw rather than his hea


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Former Millis police officer who allegedly fabricated story indicted on new charges

(Wrentham, MA, 09/11/15) Ex Millis police officer Bryan Johnson stands in Wrentham District Court for his arraignment on charges related to a shootout hoax he allegedly staged. Friday, September 11, 2015. (John Wilcox/Pool)
Former Millis police officer Bryan Johnson stands in Wrentham District Court for his initial arraignment in September on charges related to a shootout hoax he allegedly staged.




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The former Millis police officer whose alleged lies about a gunfight led to an exhaustive manhunt was indicted Thursday on new charges by a Norfolk County grand jury.

Bryan Johnson, 24, of Millis, is now charged with willful communication of a bomb threat to a school, misleading a criminal investigation, discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a dwelling, making a false police report, willful and malicious destruction of property over $250, and wanton destruction of property over $250, according to the Norfolk District Attorney’s office.

On September 2, just hours after a bomb threat was made to a town school, Johnson radioed to report that a white man in a red truck fired a handgun

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Minneapolis police officers involved in shooting death of Jamar Clark are identified

By Alex Baumhardt November 18 2015
Protesters at the fourth precinct of the Minneapolis Police Department were met with riot police on Nov. 18. Officials identified the two Minneapolis police officers involved in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man as chanting demonstrators surrounded the key police station. (Reuters)

MINNEAPOLIS — State officials on Wednesday identified the two Minneapolis police officers involved in the fatal shooting of Jamar Clark over the weekend, sparking days of protests and demonstrations here and a federal investigation.

Clark, a black 24-year-old, was shot early Sunday morning and died the following day, authorities said Tuesday. Drew Evans, superintendent of the state Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA), the group investigating the shooting, said Clark was unarmed when he was shot, and a coroner’s report released later in the day showed that the cause of death was a single gunshot wound to the head.

On Wednesday, the BCA named the two officers who were involved in the shooting: Mark Ringgenberg and Dustin Schwarze. Both officers have been with the Minneapolis police for a little over a year and have each been officers for seven years, the BCA said in a statement. They are on leave during the investigation.

[State officials say they do not have complete video of the shooting]

Dozens of protesters had remained outside the Fourth Precinct office of the Minneapolis Police Department on a rainy Tuesday night to call for more information about what happened when Clark encountered the officers.

The story of the fatal bullet, and what preceded and followed it, differs greatly between the witnesse
Minneapolis police officers involved in shooting death of Jamar Clark are identified

By Alex Baumhardt November 18 2015
Protesters at the fourth precinct of the Minneapolis Police Department were met with riot police on Nov. 18. Officials identified the two Minneapolis police officers involved in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man as chanting demonstrators surrounded the key police station. (Reuters)

MINNEAPOLIS — State officials on Wednesday identified the two Minneapolis police officers involved in the fatal shooting of Jamar Clark over the weekend, sparking days of protests and demonstrations here and a federal investigation.

Clark, a black 24-year-old, was shot early Sunday morning and died the following day, authorities said Tuesday. Drew Evans, superintendent of the state Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA), the group investigating the shooting, said Clark was unarmed when he was shot, and a coroner’s report released later in the day showed that the cause of death was a single gunshot wound to the head.

On Wednesday, the BCA named the two officers who were involved in the shooting: Mark Ringgenberg and Dustin Schwarze. Both officers have been with the Minneapolis police for a little over a year and have each been officers for seven years, the BCA said in a statement. They are on leave during the investigation.

[State officials say they do not have complete video of the shooting]

Dozens of protesters had remained outside the Fourth Precinct office of the Minneapolis Police Department on a rainy Tuesday night to call for more information about what happened when Clark encountered the officers.

The story of the fatal bullet, and what preceded and followed it, differs greatly between the witnesse

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couple of 2 stories about FBI racist agents who assassinated Martin Luther King




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1999 Memphis trial transcript where jury verdict said
FBI agents assassinated Martin Luther King


Civil Case: King Family versus Jowers

Download the full transcript in pdf>

3/26/2012 Correction: The following was previously labelled as "full transcript" but is in fact only a selection of the transcript.
Transcript

Below is a transcript from the 1999 civil trial held in Shelby County, Tennessee—Coretta Scott King, et al. VS. Loyd Jowers, et al.



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF SHELBY COUNTY,

TENNESSEE FOR THE THIRTIETH JUDICIAL

DISTRICT AT MEMPHIS

_______________________________________________

CORETTA SCOTT KING, et al,

Plaintiffs,

Vs. Case No. 97242

LOYD JOWERS, et al,

Defendants.

_______________________________________________

EXCERPT OF PROCEEDINGS

December 8th, 1999

_______________________________________________

Before the Honorable James E. Swearengen,

Division 4, judge presiding.

_______________________________________________

DANIEL, DILLINGER, DOMINSKI, RICHBERGER, WEATHERFORD COURT REPORTERS
Suite 2200, One Commerce Square
21 Memphis, Tennessee 38103



APPEARANCES -

For the Plaintiff: DR. WILLIAM PEPPER
Attorney at Law
New York City, New York

For the Defendant:

MR. LEWIS GARRISON
attorney at Law
Memphis, Tennessee

Court Reported by:

MR. BRIAN F. DOMINSKI

Certificate of Merit
Registered Professional Reporter
Daniel, Dillinger, Dominski, Richberger & Weatherford 22nd Floor
One Commerce Square
Memphis, Tennessee 38103

PROCEEDINGS

(9:50 A.M.)


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Feds Deny Minneapolis Black Lives Matter Protesters’ Demand To Release Shooting Video

Nov 21, 2015 11:10am


NAACP Minneapolis President Nekima Levy-Pounds speaks during a vigil in front of the Minneapolis Police Department's fourth precinct Friday, Nov. 20, 2015, in Minneapolis. The vigil was held because of the fatal shooting of Jamar Clark by Minneapolis police on Sunday.

Backing up local and state officials — and rebuffing protestors — federal investigators said Friday they would not release video of Jamar Clark’s fatal shooting last week in Minneapolis.
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Black Lives Matter activists have been pressuring the police and investigators to release video of Clark’s shooting on November 15, which sparked ongoing protests. Some witnesses allege Clark was handcuffed at the time.

“Release of any evidence, including any video, during an ongoing investigation would be extremely detrimental to the investigation,” U.S Attorney Andrew M. Luger, Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights Vanita Gupta, and FBI Special Agent FBI Richard T. Thornton said in a joint statement.

The federal agencies are conducting an independent investigation. The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) is also investigating the shooting. Local police have said that Clark was “disrupting” their assistance to an assault victim. Police were reportedly called to the scene over a domestic violence incident involving Clark and his girlfriend.

“A physical altercation took place with the suspect, who was not in handcuffs. At some point during the struggle, an officer discharged his

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Technology
Bakersfield detective took bribes from drug dealer
November 22 2015

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In one 2012 incident, the indictment alleges, Diaz was supposed to book into evidence one pound of methamphetamine recovered in a traffic stop but instead kept a portion of it “for his own personal gain”.

A 16-count indictment against Detective Damacio Diaz was returned Thursday by a grand jury, U.S. Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner said Friday at a Bakersfield news conference. Part of Diaz’s duties included using criminal informants to buy drugs from suspected dealers, which enabled officers to seek search warrants. Diaz has worked at the Bakersfield Police Department

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CPD files motion to dismiss suit over cellphone tracking system
Grace WongChicago Tribune
CPD argues cellular tracking system is exempt from public disclosure.


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The Chicago Police Department filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit over information about a secret cellular tracking system, arguing that some of the information is exempt from being disclosed to the public.

CPD defended its secrecy around the use of cell site simulators Monday in front of Judge Kathleen Kennedy at Cook County Circuit Court, saying the technology falls under exemption for unique and specialized policing technique

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Today's very special FBI agent in our neighborhood
is Jimmie " the assistant FBI director" Kallstrom.

Jimmie has been a very bad boy.
Everything you need to know about
very special agent Kallstrom begins with
his involvement in the coverup of TWA Flight
800 explosion over Long Island.

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The FBI Bureau of Manufacturing Consent and
Public Relations FOX News just released this
infomercial for very special former FBI Assistant
Director James Kallstrom.

whaddya say we let god sort out the truth


couple of stories about Jimmy very special agent Kallstrom

Watch the documentary by former Cop Sanders
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FBI Official: The President Is Very Interested In Flooding This Country With People From The Middle East For Some Reason
December 14, 2015 ·


James Kallstrom, a former assistant FBI Director, blew the “Obama’s a secret Muslim” dog whistle on Fox News last night. There wasn’t a peep of challenge from host Jeanine Pirro.

In a discussion about terrorism on Justice with Judge Jeanine, Kalstrom announced, “I think Donald Trump had it largely right” about barring Muslims from entering the country. “I mean, we need to take a pause because it’s a joke,” Kallstrom said about our vetting process. “We don’t have any idea who these people are.”

Host Jeanine Pirro interrupted to make the criticism more about President Obama. “But the president knows this,” Pirro said pointedly.

And Bingo!

KALLSTROM: The president is very interested in flooding this country with people from the Middle East for some reason.

PIRRO: Do you believe that?

KALLSTROM: Well, for some reason. I’m not gonna say what the reason is but there’s some reason why this is happening. And why aren’t the Christians coming into this country? And why aren’t some of the others, you know, who are being massacred, not that the Muslims aren’t being massacred, they are. And we have a lot of great Muslims. Look at all the Muslims on the New York PD…

Pirro has an unhinged hatred for Obama, so it’s no surprise that she would not challenge this outrageous statement.

Watch it below, from the December 13 Justice wit



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FBI lawyer helped destroy
TWA Flight 800

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In August 2003, a former U.S. attorney in the Clinton administration, Valerie Caproni, was appointed to the top legal job within the Federal Bureau of Investigation – that of general counsel. As such, she provides legal advice to the director and other FBI officials and, among other duties, coordinates the defense of civil actions filed against the United States for the official acts of FBI employees.

"This is the coolest job in the world," the 5-foot-tall Caproni recently told Robert Vosper, author of a 4,000-word profile on Caproni in the Corporate Legal Times titled, "The Chosen One." "I can be doing national security stuff in the morning, a Patriot Act issue after lunch and an employment problem in the afternoon."

Caproni, however, has a clouded legal past that provides an unfortunate study in how the national security apparatus can function if placed in the wrong hands. Working in the Clinton Justice Department, Caproni did not need the Patriot Act to go awry.

The co-author of this article, James Sanders, learned about Caproni early in his investigation into the crash of TWA Flight 800. Within days of the crash, it was she who illegally took the investigation away from the National Transportation Safety Board and gave it to the FBI.

The relevant law [Title 49, section 1131(a)(2)] reads as follows: "An investigation by the Board ... has priority over any investigation by another department, agency or instrumentality of the United States Government." The "Board" in question is the National Transportation Safety Board. In other words, a "parallel" FBI investigation is by law inferior to the NTSB investigation.

Caproni, as head of the Justice Department Criminal District, Eastern District of New York, knew the law. She knew that the FBI was the subordinate agency. She knew that the NTSB could not legally be restricted in its pursuit of information. Still, in spite of the law, she used the full weight of the Justice Department, and the intimidating presence of the FBI, to order the NTSB witness group to cease and desist all of the critical eyewitness interviews.

"As for the charges that she and the FBI took over investigation," writes Vosper casually, "Caproni says she is guilty." The FBI never did declare TWA Flight 800 a crime scene, the only possible justification for Caproni's intrusion. An NTSB document reveals that Caproni and the Justice Department took over the investigation to ensure that only one story emerged from the witness interviews, the official story, their story. In this, she fully succeeded.

Caproni, alas, was just warming up. Her second major transgression was to place herself in charge of a grand jury investigating Sanders and his wife, Elizabeth. Sanders had received a residue sample from a source in the TWA Flight 800 investigation in his attempt to expose potential criminal misconduct by the same FBI that Caproni herself had illicitly imposed on site.

In the course of her investigation into the Sanders, Caproni crossed over the line into criminal territory [USC Title 18, section 1001]. She did so by declaring in writing that she did not know Sanders was a journalist, thus making it possible to seize his phone records and ultimately his computer and the information contained within its hard drive.

Caproni's purported ignorance of Sanders' profession defies belief. She, in fact, first learned about James Sanders from an account of his investigation in the Riverside Press Enterprise, March 10, 1997. Sanders' name was easy to find. It was on page one, above the fold, second paragraph of the lead story. To the immediate left of "James Sanders" were two words that challenge Caproni's innocence . The two words were "Investigative Reporter." Indeed, even the Corporate Legal Times' profile on Caproni describes Sanders as a "freelance journalist."

It was Sanders' reporting that first alerted Caproni to the problem at hand, namely that a journalist was probing into potential criminal acts within the TWA 800 investigation – acts likely committed by federal officials. These officials, she knew, included herself and the FBI head of the investigation, James Kallstrom, who had been coerced into cooperating. The conflict of interest here should have caused Caproni to recuse herself. If not Caproni, her supervisors in the White House, Jamie Gorelick and Janet Reno, should never have allowed Caproni to pursue a case against her own potential accuser. But then again, it was the future 9-11 commissioner Gorelick who had leaned on Kallstrom.

When Sanders first met with Caproni in April 1997, he had no idea of the hornet's nest he was walking in to. Escorted by Jeff Schlanger, a former New York prosecutor, Sanders sat across from Caproni and a senior FBI agent. A large video taping system recorded the entire meeting. As part of the federal system used for video meetings during times of crisis, it was hooked up to other systems in Washington, D.C. as well as at the FBI's New York City headquarters. The Clinton Justice department had its first look at the retired cop turned journalist who threatened its grip on power.

At this meeting, Caproni told Sanders he would become the "target" of a Justice Department/FBI investigation if he did not immediately turn over the names of those inside the investigation who were assisting him. Sanders refused. His attorney argued for Sanders' First Amendment rights as a reporter. Caproni was not impressed.

The only words that count in a criminal case are those in the trial transcript, spoken under oath. Sanders' attorney at the April 1997 meeting, Jeff Schlanger, was placed under oath at the Sanders' criminal trial two years later. These are the relevant words from the trial transcript:

Q: Did the government indicate at that meeting what, if any, actions they were prepared to take with respect to Liz Sanders?

A: At the very end of that meeting there was a change in the status of Mrs. Sanders from being just a subject in the investigation, to a possible target in the investigation. And that was communicated directly to myself and Mr. Sanders.

Q: And when you say [it] was communicated directly to you, what was your understanding if she did not cooperate?

A: That the government would at least attempt to seek an indictment against her as well.

Q: Now ...

A: It wasn't if she did not cooperate. It was if Mr. Sanders did not cooperate."

The feds had a complete audio-video tape of the meeting. An FBI agent at that meeting was in the courtroom, available to rebut this sworn testimony. The Justice Department declined to engage further in the issue. Why? The testimony accurately reflected what the Justice Department video contained.

At that point the trial should have been over. The judge was certainly aware that Caproni had crossed the line once again into unlawful territory. Her threat against Elizabeth, now revealed in open court, constituted "vindictive prosecution." Worse, it violated the civil rights of the Sanders as no evidence was ever produced to validate Caproni's rationale for targeting Elizabeth. Caproni had simply exploited Elizabeth, holding her hostage to Justice Department chicanery, in a last-minute gambit to get her husband to identify his source.

But the trial did not end with this revelation. Caproni had stacked the federal deck against the Sanders. Both were convicted of conspiracy to steal airplane parts – a law designed to protect crash sites from scavengers. The mainstream media, so seemingly keen on constitutional rights in the Ashcroft era, mocked the Sanders as "conspiracy theorists" and generally applauded their conviction.

In the years that followed, as Sanders served out his three-year probation, he often wondered why Caproni and her allies had hammered him so. A summation of her arguably illicit acts defies easy explanation. These include:

Illegally turning the TWA 800 investigation over to the FBI.

Leading a grand jury investigation of a reporter who was investigating her own misconduct.

Denying in writing any knowledge that he was a reporter so she could seize his computer and phone records.

Threatening the vindictive prosecution of Sanders' wife to force Sanders to cooperate.

Making this threat knowing there was no evidence against Elizabeth Sanders.

Overseeing the Sanders' conviction on irrelevant and gratuitous charges, thereby silencing her most dangerous journalist critic.

Only recently, upon discovering another reason beyond the obvious, did Sanders begin to understand Caproni's behavior. This reason, recently revealed, is a jaw dropper. In that ill-fated summer of 1996, Caproni, Kallstrom and other senior FBI agents may well have unwittingly assisted Islamic terrorist Ramzi Yousef in his effort to destroy an American commercial airliner.

At the time, Caproni was involved in an ongoing sting operation against Yousef. While being tried in federal court for his role in Operation Bojinka, Yousef's diabolical plot to destroy American targets through the air, Yousef operated under the illusion of having a safe telephone within his New York City jail

Yousef thought he was routing messages to the outside world through a phone controlled by the New York Cosa Nostra. Five-time Emmy-winner Peter Lance documents this thoroughly in his new book, "Cover Up." In fact, mob informant Gregory Scarpa

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The FBI Checked the Wrong Box and a Woman Ended Up on the Terrorism Watch List For Years



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As the Senate debated a proposal earlier this month that would have barred gun sales to people on the government’s terrorism watch lists, Republicans decried the lists as unfair, unreliable and un-American. “There’s no due process or any way to get your name removed from it in a timely fashion,” Sen. Marco Rubio told CNN. “This is not a list you can be certain of,” Jeb Bush said. Mike Huckabee asserted that some people end up on the no-fly list due to “suspicion, not necessarily even so much as probable cause.”

Rahinah Ibrahim, a Malaysian architect with a doctorate from Stanford, knows from personal experience that they have a compelling point. Ibrahim is the only person since 9/11 to file a court challenge that ultimately removed her name from the watch lists. It took her almost a decade to prevail in court and even that victory has proved phyrrhic. While a federal judge agreed that her inclusion on the no-fly list was groundless, she remains unable to obtain a visa that would allow her to visit the United States even to attend academic conferences. A close look at her case by ProPublica provides dramatic evidence of what was argued this month in Washington: It is indeed remarkably easy to get on the list and nearly impossible to get off.
Rahinah Ibrahim with Rafeah Mustafa Kamal

Rahinah Ibrahim, right, with her daughter Rafeah Mustafa Kamal, at the Park Royal Hotel in Kuala Lumpur. This photo was taken at a conference of the International Association for the Study of Traditional Environments, which Rahinah co-chaired. (Photo by Raymond Bonner for ProPublica)

The questions of terrorism lists and visas appear likely to take center stage in the coming months. While the Senate rejected the amendment barring gun sales, Connecticut’s governor imposed just such a ban on a threat that is more theoretical. Between 2004 and 2014, more than 2,000 people on the government’s watch lists purchased firearms in the United States, according to a study by the Government Accountability Office. Questions are also emerging about how Tafsheen Malik, one of the perpetrators in the San Bernardino terrorism attack, managed to get a visa to join her husband despite her pro-jihadi postings on social media.

Taken together, the two cases offer a disturbing look at the ability of U.S. authorities to effectively and fairly guard the border.

Ibrahim’s saga began on Jan. 2, 2005. A devout Muslim, she got up before dawn and said her morning prayers. A friend drove her up Highway 101 from San Jose to the San Francisco International Airport. She was booked on United Airlines Flight 41. Ibrahim planned a stopover in Hawaii, where she would deliver a paper at a prestigious conference, before continuing to Malaysia.

The 44-year-old mother of four felt good about her forthcoming trip although she was still in pain from an emergency hysterectomy months earlier. She had just completed four years of demanding course work, while also working as a volunteer at the Stanford hospital. She had just passed her oral exams, a considerable accomplishment for someone who had grown up in rural Malaysia and not been out of the country until she was 18.

When Ibrahim, wearing a hijab that allowed not a strand of her brown hair to show, reached the counter, the ticket agent looked at her reservation and summoned a supervisor. Soon, Ibrahim saw two San Francisco police officers striding purposefully through the terminal. After speaking with the supervisor, the officers told Ibrahim that she was under arrest, handcuffed her and marched her through the crowded terminal to a police car that drove her to the airport police station. Inside, as she would later recall, she found herself in a deeply uncomfortable setting, “a handcuffed Muslim woman surrounded by three male policemen.” The officers locked Ibrahim in a cell where she sat on a cold, stainless steel bench and cried, the scar across her abdomen aching.

Ibrahim had no idea why she had been detained. She explained to the police that two FBI agents interviewed her just nine days earlier and she showed them the business card that one of them, Kevin Kelley, had given her. Kelley was a member of the South Bay Joint Terrorism Task Force in San Jose. He had asked about her academic work (her area of concentration at the engineering school was affordable housing); her husband (he’s very progressive and had allowed her to pursue her career, something most men in her conservative country would not do) and about Jemaah Islamiyah, a terrorist group created in Malaysia but best known for bombings of night clubs in Bali. Ibrahim told Kelley she didn’t know much about Jemaah Islamiyah beyond headlines on the Internet, but that she was a member of Jemaah Islam Malaysia, a professional organization for people who had studied in the United States and Europe and encouraged the practice of more moderate forms of Islam.

After she had been detained at the police station for more than two hours, an official from the Department of Homeland Security, Lee Korman, showed up. He apologized to Ibrahim for her arrest and told her that she had been removed from the no-fly list and was now free to fly. It was the first time Ibrahim knew she was on the no-fly list.

Before 9/11, there were perhaps a dozen people worldwide on America’s no-fly list. The numbers soared after the attacks and by 2013 there were some 47,000 individuals on the list, according to a Justice Department audit. Grandmothers, infants, honorably discharged veterans and the disabled have found themselves barred from boarding. A few notorious cases made headlines, such as when Sen. Edward Kennedy was stopped several times — because, it turned out, there was a “T. Kennedy” on some agency’s terrorist watchlist. Kennedy’s name was, of course, removed. For tens of thousands of others, it was not so easy.

The no-fly list is part of the post 9/11 security apparatus, which is a labyrinth of euphemisms and acronyms. The effort is coordinated by the Terrorism Screening Center (TSC), a multi-agency group of officials managed by the FBI in coordination with the CIA. All federal departments and agencies are responsible “for collecting information about potential terrorists or attacks’’ and sharing that information with the FBI or the CIA, either of which can “nominate” individuals for inclusion in the Terrorist Screening Database (TSDB).

From that database, names are passed “downstream” (in bureaucratic jargon) to the so-called “frontline” agencies — for example, to the Transportation Security Agency (TSA), which administers the no-fly list and to the State Department, where the names are put into the Consular Lookout and Support System (CLASS), which American consular officers around the world call up when a foreigner applies for a visa.

State and local law enforcement officials have access to the database, which now has some 700,000 records. A police officer pulling over a driver for speeding can check the name on the driver’s license against the TSDB. In addition, the lists are shared with more than 20 foreign governments.

An FBI agent need only have a “reasonable suspicion,” to “nominate” someone, the FBI guidelines say. It is supposed to be more than “a mere guess or hunches.” But, as Huckabee noted, the standard is well short of the probable cause the police need to arrest a person.

Ibrahim was born in 1969, the second of five children, into modest circumstances, her father a mid-level civil servant. She inherited school uniforms and textbooks from her older sister, and then passed them on to her younger one. Neither of her parents had finished high school, and they pushed their children to get an education.

Ibrahim had mild dyslexia and was something of a loner in school who found solace in drawing. She finished first in her high-school class, and was one of 25 students nationwide selected to study in the U.S. She had been on an airplane only once before, a small one, to return home from boarding school when her father died. When the flight stopped for a layover in Hong Kong, Ibrahim got separated from the rest of the group. Another student in the honor’s program, Mustafa Kamal, the son of primary school teachers in a small rural town, volunteered to find her. Kamal would continue chasing Ibrahim, changing her life — romantically, unconventionally, profoundly. Ibrahim enrolled in the University of Washington to study architecture; Kamal studied civil engineering at California State University, Long Beach. After a long-distance, telephone romance, they married in the summer between their third and fourth years. Ibrahim graduated with honors in 1984 after the birth of the couple’s first child and moved to Southern California to study for a masters at the Southern California Institute of Technology in Santa Monica.

Kamal assumed primary responsibility for domestic chores. “I was a stay-at-home dad,” he said. He was becoming Americanized. Evenings he watched the ABC News with Peter Jennings, and he was such a diehard Los Angeles Lakers fan that he and his friends would adjust the time of their evening prayers so they could watch the games on television.

“I always feel in love with America,” Kamal told me in an interview in Malaysia. “We consider America our second home.” The years in the United States had a profound impact. “I would say that we grew up in the States. It changed our perspective on the world.” One of his favorite television programs was Meet The Press, which he liked to watch “just to see how these people argue.” On his Facebook page, Kamal lists Henry Kissinger’s “Diplomacy” as one of his “likes.”

Living in America also changed their approach to Islam. They began to practice their religion in a more Western context. “We call it progressive Islam,” Ibrahim told me, during the only interview she has given about her experiences.

After Ibrahim got her masters degree, the family returned to Malaysia and she launched her career as an architect. At the age of 32, and pregnant with her fourth child, Ibrahim became the first female lecturer at University Putra Malaysia, a 7500-acre campus 12 miles south of downtown Kuala Lumpur She was soon intellectually restless and applied to Stanford, surprised when she was accepted.

In 2000, Ibrahim returned to the U.S. with an F1 student visa. Kamal remained in Malaysia. He was the managing director of an environmental consultancy business and had become deeply committed to international relief work. Kamal traveled to Palo Alto every three months to visit his wife.

On March 10, 2005, 10 weeks after her encounter at the San Francisco airport, Ibrahim was set to fly from Malaysia to Stanford with plans to put the final touches on her doctoral thesis. At Kuala Lumpur’s gleaming, modern airport, when she reached the Cathay Pacific counter, she put her bag on the scale — it was filled with presents for patients at the Stanford hospital where she had worked as a volunteer. A supervisory agent asked her to step out of line, and she watched as he made and received calls on his mobile phone. She was puzzled. Korman had told her she had been taken off the no-fly list; she gave Korman’s card to the supervisor. At 9:25, five minutes before the gate was to close, the agent told Ibrahim t






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Feb 21, 2007 - Potts retired from the FBI under intense pressure and criticism for the ... Trentadue said he plans to seek that deposition of Nichols, but "I expect ...
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Feb 22, 2007 - New claims by Oklahoma City Bombing conspirator Terry Nichols that ... In another report, the Deseret Morning News named the FBI agent at Larry Potts, but that ... Jesse Trentadue has amassed evidence that his brother was ...
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Feb 22, 2007 - Trentadue drops new bombshell on Alex Jones Show ... the Deseret Morning News identified the accused FBI provocateur as Larry Potts.
Confirmed: FBI Got Warning Day Before OKC Bombing
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Feb 14, 2011 - The feds attempt to make Nichols accept responsibility for the phone call ... Trentadue believes the government was desperate to reach the box ... declaration from Nichols in which he fingered FBI agent Larry Potts as ...

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FBI Didn't Prevent Garland Shooting Even Though Call for Attack Was Made on Twitter A Week Earlier
| Dec 21, 2015
Social media has quickly become one of the easiest means by which terrorists, particularly the Islamic State, communicate. One would think, then, that our law enforcement agencies would be monitoring sites like Twitter nonstop, and taking any and all threats seriously.

In the case of the Garland, Texas, shooting, however, director of SITE Intelligence Group Rita Katz says they warned the FBI a week in advance about the planned attack, yet they did not stop it from happening.

Attacker Elton Simpson, who was under previous FBI terror-related investigations, used Twitter to openly follow and communicate with high-profile terrorists. His account was followed by prominent English-speaking Islamic State fighters and recruiters Abu Rahin Aziz and Junaid Hussain — both of whom for a long time were known to provide manuals on how to carry out lone-wolf attacks from Raqqa, Syria, before they were killed. Simpson also followed and communicated with Mohamed Abdullahi Hassan, a known American jihadist in Somalia who pledged allegiance to the Islamic State.

Relatedly, the incitement for the Texas shooting came from Hassan’s 31st Twitter account. Simpson, a friend and follower of Hassan, retweeted the call and later requested that Hassan send him a direct message. We at SITE, using only open-source information, reported on the call before the attack took place, and the FBI had a week to investigate the matter before the shooting. Though only nine Twitter users retweeted the call for attack, the FBI failed to prevent it.

Rather than focusing so much on better regulation of encryption technology, which allows terrorists to communicate on sites like WhatsApp without the government snooping, Katz argues that law enforcement should focus more on combing through open-source information.

It’s also important to note that jihadists are very quick to adapt online. In the past year alone, the Islamic State and al-Qaeda fighters have moved quickly from WhatsApp to Kik, Wickr, Surespot, then to Telegram – all different encryption programs created to give smartphone users safe and free text messaging available across multiple devices. Jihadists are constantly ranking, debating and explaining which of the services is the safest and most effective. Regulation of these programs will take jihadists next to no time to circumvent; the U.S. government would be the one taking years to catch up. And even if successful, they may be able to regulate companies based in the United States, but such programs would appear everywhere else, from Russia to India to China

Katz posits that open source information is "arguably the most important tool in tracking jihadists online." It's well past time law enforcement agencies recognize this and stop relying solely on classified material and 'back-end access to websites.' Garland proves open source provided more than enough of a lead--a week ahead of time--to prevent the attac

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FBI Didn't Prevent Garland Shooting Even Though Call for Attack Was Made on Twitter A Week Earlier
| Dec 21, 2015
Social media has quickly become one of the easiest means by which terrorists, particularly the Islamic State, communicate. One would think, then, that our law enforcement agencies would be monitoring sites like Twitter nonstop, and taking any and all threats seriously.

In the case of the Garland, Texas, shooting, however, director of SITE Intelligence Group Rita Katz says they warned the FBI a week in advance about the planned attack, yet they did not stop it from happening.

Attacker Elton Simpson, who was under previous FBI terror-related investigations, used Twitter to openly follow and communicate with high-profile terrorists. His account was followed by prominent English-speaking Islamic State fighters and recruiters Abu Rahin Aziz and Junaid Hussain — both of whom for a long time were known to provide manuals on how to carry out lone-wolf attacks from Raqqa, Syria, before they were killed. Simpson also followed and communicated with Mohamed Abdullahi Hassan, a known American jihadist in Somalia who pledged allegiance to the Islamic State.

Relatedly, the incitement for the Texas shooting came from Hassan’s 31st Twitter account. Simpson, a friend and follower of Hassan, retweeted the call and later requested that Hassan send him a direct message. We at SITE, using only open-source information, reported on the call before the attack took place, and the FBI had a week to investigate the matter before the shooting. Though only nine Twitter users retweeted the call for attack, the FBI failed to prevent it.

Rather than focusing so much on better regulation of encryption technology, which allows terrorists to communicate on sites like WhatsApp without the government snooping, Katz argues that law enforcement should focus more on combing through open-source information.

It’s also important to note that jihadists are very quick to adapt online. In the past year alone, the Islamic State and al-Qaeda fighters have moved quickly from WhatsApp to Kik, Wickr, Surespot, then to Telegram – all different encryption programs created to give smartphone users safe and free text messaging available across multiple devices. Jihadists are constantly ranking, debating and explaining which of the services is the safest and most effective. Regulation of these programs will take jihadists next to no time to circumvent; the U.S. government would be the one taking years to catch up. And even if successful, they may be able to regulate companies based in the United States, but such programs would appear everywhere else, from Russia to India to China

Katz posits that open source information is "arguably the most important tool in tracking jihadists online." It's well past time law enforcement agencies recognize this and stop relying solely on classified material and 'back-end access to websites.' Garland proves open source provided more than enough of a lead--a week ahead of time--to prevent the attac






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A Christmas Story: A Good Cop Dying Young: Murdered by the FBI Top Echelon Informant Program – 1 of 3
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() NaimovichJames Ring was a supervisor in the FBI’s Boston office. He was supervised the organized crime squad called C – 1. Ring involved the State Police in an investigation of Massachusetts State Trooper John Naimovich, shown in this post, a man with 23 years on the job. He was considered the top State Police organized crime investigator. He was a man I found beyond reproach. The FBI would go after him to put him out of business. Was it he came too close to the people it was protecting?

Tom Foley who brags about his pursuit of Whitey Bulger was a main participant in it. As a young trooper he worked for the FBI against Naimovich. He did this even after he knew he was set up by the FBI.

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Ex-FBI agent wants to serve jail time in style
Jan. 6, 1988


AUGUSTA, Maine -- A retired FBI agent serving nine months in jail for sexually abusing a 12-year-old girl is asking to serve a subsequent house-arrest term at an Idaho apartment complex with a swimming pool, tennis court and jacuzzi.

John H. Kenoyer, 65, who retired from the FBI a decade ago after serving 30 years, made the motion in a handwritten letter to a SuperiorCourt judge, who scheduled a hearing for today.

In his letter to Judge Donald Alexander, Kenoyer said the move would allow him to 'get away from the scene of all my troubles ... (and) to alleviate the arthritis in my hip by living in a climate that is much drier and milder than Maine.'

Kenoyer, who once jumped bail, said he would also like to live away from the woman to whom he was engaged to marry at the time of his conviction.

Kenoyer of Winthrop is expected to be released from jail next month, when his nine-month sentence for the assault on a young girl in his neighborhood ends. But then, he must serve a two-year period of house arrest -- a confinement that is not in a jail or prison but in private quarters.

He said he hopes to spend those years at the Lake Villa Apartments in Coeur D'Alene, Idaho, where he lived as a fugitive prior to his arrest last February. The apartment complex has a swimming pool, jacuzzi and tennis court.

District Attorney David Crook said he did not plan to object to Kenoyer's request.

'I think it is a reasonable request, provided all the other conditions of probation are met,' Crook said. 'I think it is pretty routine.'

Kenoyer was indicted in March 1986 but later jumped bail and disappeared until last February.


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