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Re: Reasons for creating volunteer civilian review police bo

Postby fruhmenschen » Mon Jan 23, 2017 3:45 pm

Bonus Read

President Trump thanks FBI for ensuring
his election win



http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/polit ... ral-parade

It's President Trump
KDWN-
The president rode in his official vehicle for the first portion of
the parade and stepped out in front of FBI headquarters along
Pennsylvania Avenue. He got back ...








http://www.nrtoday.com/news/state/orego ... 1a08c.html

Retired FBI agent Jim Feldkamp, who twice was the Republican nominee
to challenge Democratic Rep. Peter DeFazio in Oregon’s 4th
Congressional District, has been charged with secretly recording
himself having consensual sex with a university student in Arlington,
Va., according to local media reports.

Feldkamp, 53, a Roseburg native, ran twice for Congress, in 2004 and
2006, each time securing the GOP nomination. But he lost heavily
against DeFazio in the general election on both occasions.

Feldkamp has been an adjunct professor at George Mason University in
Virginia since 2008. He met the female student on campus but wasn’t
teaching her at the time of the alleged recording, according to the
media reports. They had consensual sex last August, but the student
allegedly didn’t agree to Feldkamp recording their encounter.

The student found the camera in Feldkamp’s apartment and saw the
video. After Feldkamp allegedly downplayed the recording, the woman
called police.

Feldkamp first was arrested in November, court records show. He’s
facing a charge of nonconsensually filming a person in the nude.
That’s a first-class misdemeanor in Virginia, punishable by up to a
year in jail and a $2,500 fine. Feldkamp is due back in court on Jan.
31, according to court records.

Feldkamp, a former Navy commander and FBI special agent, taught
courses on domestic and international terrorism at George Mason. But
his faculty


FBI Lost and Found


http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/01/20/f ... ta-county/


KRON4.com
Machine-gun stolen from FBI agent's car
The Mercury News-
Adding to a growing concern over missing police weapons, an MP5
sub-machine gun was stolen from an FBI agent's car somewhere in Contra
Costa County ...




Link du jour


http://touch.latimes.com/#section/1133/ ... -92353198/



http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/ ... llegations






Secret Service, Agents Settle Over Racial Discrimination Allegations

January 18, 20178:06 AM ET

A member of the Secret Service stands guard while President Obama
attends a fundraiser for Hillary Clinton in August 2016 in College
Park, Ga.
Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images
A long-running lawsuit accusing the Secret Service of discriminating
against black agents appears to be coming to an end without a trial.

The Department of Homeland Security, the Secret Service and more than
100 agents have reached a settlement agreement, the department says. A
court still needs to approve the settlement.

The Washington Post reports that the agreement calls for the Secret
Service to pay $24 million, including lump sum payments as high as
$300,000 per agent, but does not require the agency to admit
wrongdoing.

In a statement late Tuesday, Homeland Security Secretary



http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2 ... alist.html

When Nixons Henchmen Plotted to Assassinate a Journalist
Daily Beast-
But Anderson exposed Martin Luther King Jr.'s affairs shortly after
his assassination in 1968, saying Robert Kennedy's greenlighting of
the FBI wiretap on King ...




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Thursday, January 19, 2017
Why is the Deep State Fighting So Hard Against Trump? His treatment of
women, Mexicans, Muslims is the last thing they care about
From Mike Whitney at Counterpunch, what we all should consider, as we
seek to understand the craziness of the last several months :
"Trump wants to fundamentally change Washington’s approach to policy,
that is, he wants to abandon the destabilizing wars and regime change
operations that have characterized US policy in the past and work
collaboratively with countries like Russia that have a mutual interest
in establishing regional security and fighting terrorism.
This has not been warmly received in Washington, in fact, Trump’s
recommendations have triggered a firestorm among elites who now
believe that he is a serious threat to their interests. Recent attacks
in the media and preemptive provocations with Russia,
suggest that an effort to remove the new president from office
is already underway. We expect that these attacks will only intensify
in the weeks ahead. Here’s an excerpt from the speech Trump delivered
in Cincinnati on December 1 that is the source of the controversy:
“We will pursue a new foreign policy that finally learns from the
mistakes of the past…We will stop looking to topple regimes and
overthrow governments…. Our goal is stability not chaos, because we
want to rebuild our country [the United States]… We will partner with
any nation that is willing to join us in the effort to defeat ISIS and
radical Islamic terrorism …In our dealings with other countries, we
will seek shared interests wherever possible and pursue a new era of
peace, understanding, and good will.”
None of the major media published Trump’s comments, and for 'good'
reason. The statement is a straightforward repudiation of the last 70
years of US foreign policy during which time the United States has
either overthrown or attempted to overthrow 57 foreign governments
according to author William Blum. Removing governments that refuse to
follow Washington’s diktats has been a mainstay of US foreign policy
for the better part of the last century. Regime change is what we do.
And while GOP administrations have relied more on direct military
power (Re: Afghanistan, Iraq) as opposed to the more covert operations
(proxy-wars –Syria, Ukraine, Libya) preferred by the Democrats, both
parties fully support the violent and illegal ousting of foreign
leaders provided Washington’s geopolitical objectives are achieved.
Trump has charted a different course altogether, which is why the
media, the Intelligence Community, the political establishment and the
deep state puppet-masters who operate behind the curtain, have
abandoned all restraint and are doing whatever they can to
delegitimize him, back him into a corner and potentially remove him
from office. .."


http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-m ... story.html



Video shows police cornering mentally ill man and fatally shooting
him: 'This was an execution'



http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nyp ... -1.2950195



NYPD unable to direct trained cops to deal with mentally ill
BY GREG B. SMITH
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Updated: Thursday, January 19, 2017, 1:58 PM





http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nyc ... -1.2950877


Two 17-year-old girls claim cops roughed them close to school
BY KERRY BURKE CHRISTINA CARREGA
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Thursday, January 19, 2017, 8:19 PM



http://www.southstrandnews.com/communit ... c0a60.html

Retired FBI agent to be featured author at library
South Strand news-
"Behind the Mask" is an FBI thriller about an idealistic FBI agent who
goes deep undercover to befriend and infiltrate a dangerous group of
domestic terrorists.





https://www.google.com/search?q=fbi+age ... N&dpr=1.33

Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act Continues to Eat Away at ...
Newsmax-
The Patriot Act permitted FBI agents to write their own search
warrants for business records (including medical, legal, postal and
banking records), and ...




http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style ... 34191.html



Project Star Gate: CIA makes details of its psychic control plans
public

The project looked to use 'remote viewing' and telekinesis as a weapon
Wednesday 18 January 2017




http://touch.latimes.com/#section/1130/ ... -92382358/



Jan. 20, 2017

Huntington Beach police detective charged with stealing from officers'
donation fund







http://touch.latimes.com/#section/1130/ ... -92369470/


Jan. 20, 2017


L.A. County sheriff's deputy arrested in fatal stabbing of wife



http://touch.latimes.com/#section/1133/ ... -92296006/


Jan. 20, 2017
LAPD officers ordered to stand trial on charges they covered up crash,
filed false reports


http://www.staradvertiser.com/2017/01/2 ... uguration/


Hawaii Republicans gather to watch Trump inauguration
Honolulu Star-Advertiser-
Like others, Charlie Goodwin, the retired Special Agent in Charge of
the Honolulu FBI field office, had high hopes for the country — and
for Hawaii — from a ...



FBI Octopus
Making FBI tentacles visible

http://democratherald.com/corvallis/new ... 3d740.html


Ex-FBI sleuth recalls tracking stolen art
Albany Democrat Herald-
Before Lynne McKee became the manager of the Benton County
Fairgrounds, she was the head of the FBI's international art theft
investigation program.




http://www.egcitizen.com/lifestyle/abou ... 7ac83.html


About Town
Elk Grove Citizen
The Elk Grove Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Feb. 3 breakfast that
will feature a FBI special agent who will give a talk on cyber
security for businesses.



http://www.newsday.com/news/new-york/ex ... 1.12991980

FBI tech sentenced to 2 years in China spy case
Newsday-
A former technician for the FBI who pleaded guilty in August to
charges of acting as an agent of the Chinese government and passing
sensitive information was ...



http://bordc.org/news/fbi-past-15-years ... -anything/

What has the FBI been up to for the past 15 years, and will a Trump
...
Dissent NewsWire (blog)-
The FBI has sent paid informants into Muslim communities, even
mosques, to track people's ... FBI field agents have shown up on the
door steps of prominent ...




http://www.gettysburgtimes.com/news/nat ... l?mode=jqm

Device with propane tank explodes next to Police Car



http://www.nigeriatoday.ng/2017/01/chat ... g-clinton/


Chattez: Rep member promises to keep investigating Clinton

Though the FBI recommended not prosecuting Clinton, Chaffetz promised
after the election to continue his independent House probe.
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Re: Reasons for creating volunteer civilian review police bo

Postby fruhmenschen » Wed Jan 25, 2017 12:26 pm

Bonus read

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/nationa ... -1.2946394

Philly teachers encouraging week of lessons on Black Lives Matter
Saturday, January 14, 2017, 11:54 AM


Teachers in Philadelphia plan a Black Lives Matter week
Inform

PHILADELPHIA — A teachers' organization in Philadelphia is encouraging teachers to wear Black Lives Matter T-shirts and buttons and provide lessons on the movement every day for one week.

The Caucus of Working Educators, a faction of the teachers union, is developing lessons plans and curriculum ideas for teachers of grades from kindergarten through high school for the week of Jan. 23. The plans, distilled from the movement's 13 guiding principles, such as embracing diversity and globalism, will be available online , organizers said Friday.

"The vast majority of students that we serve are black, and it's important to affirm the lives of our students," said co-organizer Charlie McGeehan, who is white and teaches high school humanities at The U School, where students work on solving real-world problems.


The organizers said more and more educators are signing on every day, but they don't hav



http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-m ... story.html


County sheriff's deputy has been ordered to spend 180 days in jail and five years on probation after pleading guilty to sexually abusing a 12-year-old Costa Mesa girl.

Jovanni Argueta, 26, pleaded guilty Jan. 11 in Orange County Superior Court to committing a lewd or lascivious act with a minor younger than 14 and attempted unlawful sexual intercourse, both felonies. He also pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of disobeying a restraining order, a

Argueta must register as a sex offender for the term of his probation. If he violates probation, he would have to register as a sex offender for life.



http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nyc ... -1.2954868

NYPD Mounted Unit cop busted for having phone sex with girl, 16



Wednesday, January 25, 2017, 4:00 AM



David P. Stagliano, 38, of Ronkonkoma, was busted Friday and suspended from the NYPD.
A cop in the NYPD’s mounted unit had phone sex with a 16-year-old Long Island girl and sent her video of himself masturbating, according




http://www.elpasotimes.com/story/news/c ... /97004524/

Man gets 15 years in teen sex trafficking case

A man who said he was “attracted to the fast life” was sentenced to 15 years in prison


Link du jour


http://mattofboston.com/tuesday-morning ... tey-48039/

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/wom ... d8cad56ee1



http://jfk.hood.edu/Collection/Weisberg ... m%2001.pdf



https://ricefarmer.blogspot.com/


http://touch.latimes.com/#section/1133/ ... -92411716/



http://www.motherjones.com/politics/201 ... g-evidence



http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politic ... -1.2954880


Heat is Online
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-01-24/n ... ee/8205356



NSW heatwave: Records tumble in Moree, while Sydney set to swelter with top of 40C
By Danuta Kozaki


http://www.latimes.com/local/california ... story.html

JAN. 22, 2017, 6:24 P.M.
Long Beach sets all-time rainfall record; widespread flooding across Southern California
A powerful storm dumped record-breaking rainfall in parts of Southern California, flooding freeways and numerous surface streets.

Southern Los Angeles County was particularly hard hit, with dozens of streets flooded from the Palos Verdes Peninsula through Long Beach and into Orange County.

The National Weather Service said Long Beach Airport set an all-time rain record at 3.87 inches. Other parts of Southern California, including L




http://www.nydailynews.com/news/nationa ... -1.2953870






Man exonerated after two cops accused of planting meth on him
BY CHRISTOPHER BRENNAN
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Updated: Monday, January 23, 2017, 8:27 PM



http://www.latimes.com/nation/nationnow ... story.html

January 24, 2017, 4:50 p.m.
Dozens of wrongful conviction lawsuits still are pending against the city of Chicago, a high-level city attorney told aldermen Tuesday, even after a yearslong parade of settlements of such cases have already drained tens of millions of dollars from the pockets of taxpayers.

At least two of the pending cases involve allegations from the era of Jon Burge, First Assistant Corporation Counsel Jane Elinor Notz said, referring to the disgraced former police commander who is alleged to have led a team of detectives in the 1970s and 1980s that tortured false confessions out scores of African-American suspects

. And there are 25 other cases in which convictions were reversed and the people initially found guilty later accused police of misconduct, she said.

Notz spoke during a Finance Committee meeting at which aldermen recommended approval of a $4 million settlement in the lawsuit filed by Shawn Whirl, who spent nearly a quarter-century behind bars in a case linked to the Burge era.

Ald. John Arena, 45th, noted the human and financial costs of the Burge era and other police misconduct cases, saying it highlighted the need to implement the recommendations in a recent U.S. Department of Justice report that concluded the city does not effectively deal with police misconduct.

"Decades later, the city — the taxpayers of Chicago — are still trying to make restitution because of that approach to policing that hopefully collectively we can weed out from our police force," said Arena, referring to settlements surrounding the Burge era.

The Burge-era litigation and claims against the city and Cook County state's attorney's office have cost taxpayers more than $111 million, according to one tally. And all police misconduct settlements since 2004 have cost the city more than $500 million.

The numbers are relevant as some aldermen







http://www.chron.com/politics/election/ ... o-12227285


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Photos: Protest signs from Donald Trump's Inauguration Day from around the world





http://touch.latimes.com/#section/1130/ ... -92359716/





L.A. to pay $5.2 million in wrongful imprisonment case



Los Angeles will pay $5.2 million to end a legal battle with a man whose murder conviction was tossed out.

The settlement with Reggie Cole is the latest in a string of legal payouts that are spurring the city to borrow at least $50 million to avoid dipping into its emergency reserve funds.

Cole and his friend Obie Anthony were convicted in the murder of Felipe Gonzales Angeles, who was shot to death outside a South L.A. brothel in 1994.

At trial they insisted they were innocent, and no physical evidence connected the pair to the crime. The two were later freed and both sued the city for wrongful imprisonment. Attorneys alleged that LAPD detectives had used illegal methods and concealed crucial evidence in the case.

Two years ago, the city agreed







http://www.nydailynews.com/news/nationa ... -1.2954762



Secret Service agent did not want to take bullet for Trump
BY CHRISTOPHER BRENNAN
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Tu




http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politic ... -1.2954647


Politics
President Trump institutes media blackouts at EPA, USDA
Updated: Tuesday, January 24, 2017


http://www.nydailynews.com/news/nationa ... -1.2955150

The lawmaker was already in hot water after paying $1,000 fine last year for misuse of state property. He admitted to engaging in mutual masturbation in 2015 with a woman on Skype.

Kintner reported the cybersex to the Nebraska State Patrol after the woman threatened to expose him if he didn't pay her $4,500.
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Postby fruhmenschen » Sat Jan 28, 2017 2:39 am

Link du jour

http://www.occurrencesforeigndomestic.c ... tegorized/

http://boydownthelane.com/2017/01/19/cultural-design/



Blink Tank


Banned film made in Mass Prison/Hospital


http://putlocker.plus/titicut-follies-1 ... hare9.html








http://www.nytimes.com/1988/02/13/us/an ... wanted=all



An F.B.I. Inquiry Fed by Informer Emerges in Analysis of Documents



The Federal Bureau of Investigation's sweeping inquiry into a group opposed to United States policy in Central America was largely fueled by an undercover informer who has said he invented much of his information.

The informer, Frank Varelli, a former evangelist from El Salvador, told a Congressional subcommittee last year that the investigation of supposed terrorist links had simply been an excuse for the F.B.I. to intimidate opponents of American foreign policy.

Although his credibility was questioned at the time and the hearings were quickly





http://www.nydailynews.com/news/nationa ... -1.2957336

Emmett Till accuser admits she fabricated trial testimony
BY RICH SCHAPIRO
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Updated: Friday, January 27, 2017, 2:27 PM



http://www.nydailynews.com/news/nationa ... -1.2957828

KING: Woman who lied about Emmett Till should be prosecuted

SHAUN KING
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Friday, January 27, 2017,



http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nyc ... -1.2957759

City to pay out $8M after drunken off-duty cop shoots at two men



: Friday, January 27, 2017, 7:04 PM




Two men who claim that a boozed up, off-duty cop shot at them for no reason will receive more than $8 million in settlement money from the city, officials confirmed.

Hockey teammates Joseph Felice and Robert Borrelli were heading home from a game in Pelham in Westchester County in April 2014 when disgraced ex-NYPD Officer Brendan Cronin blasted 14 rounds at their car.

Felice — who was hit six times — nearly died.



http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/bro ... -1.2956091




Brooklyn gun broker secretly recorded corrupt NYPD cops




BY VICTORIA BEKIEMPIS GRAHAM RAYMAN
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Thursday, January 26, 2017, 9:46 AM




http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-r ... story.html
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Postby fruhmenschen » Sun Feb 05, 2017 6:36 pm

https://theintercept.com/2017/02/04/the ... employees/


The FBI Is Building A National Watchlist That Gives Companies Real ...
The Intercept-Feb 4, 2017
The FBI's Rap Back program is quietly transforming the way employers conduct background checks. While routine background checks provide employers with a ...

The Fascinating Secret History of Protest Posers
GOOD Magazine



https://www.good.is/features/secret-his ... -breitbart


This agency went on to become the FBI after WWI, and under J. Edgar Hoover's command, the agency harassed, imprisoned, intimidated, deported, and ...




http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/hacker-breache ... eb-1604825
Hacker breaches police forum to sell over 700000 NSA, FBI and ...
International Business Times UK-Feb 4, 2017
Hacker breaches police forum to sell over 700,000 NSA, FBI and DHS staff ... from the police forum and includes emails from the NSA, DHS, FBI as well as other ...





http://www.goerie.com/news/20170205/his ... at-behrend
Historian to address 'politicization' of FBI, at Behrend
GoErie.com-13 hours ago
FBI Director James Comey's disclosure, days before the 2016 presidential election, that the bureau was reviving its investigation of Hillary Clinton's use of a ...







http://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/arti ... 907115.php

How red-baiting crusade collapsed in SF courtroom in 1960
San Francisco Chronicle-Feb 3, 2017
He ordered the special agent in charge of the FBI's San Francisco field office, Richard Auerbach, to prepare a report on the Communist Party's involvement in the ...




http://www.techtimes.com/articles/19603 ... r-dump.htm


iOS Crack That FBI Used Is Now Released To Public Via Hacker ...
Tech Times-7 hours ago
The backdoor tool used by the FBI to unlock the iPhone owned by one of the San Bernardino shooters is already available on the web. It was published by a ...






http://www.digitaltrends.com/web/google-foreign-emails/


Google must give the FBI emails stored in foreign servers, judge rules
Digital Trends-1 hour ago
On Friday, U.S. Magistrate Judge Thomas Rueter ruled that Google would have to surrender emails stored outside the U.S. to comply with an FBI search warrant.








http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/employer ... nd-checks/


Employers can use FBI database for real-time background checks
PBS NewsHour-1 hour ago
Employers enrolled in federal and state “Rap Back” programs receive ongoing, real-time updates about their employees even after they are hired. They can ...





http://policeprostitutionandpolitics.net/

FBI internal affairs chief pleads guilty
usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/washington/2004-02-17-ex-fbi-ia-chief_x.htm
Feb 17, 2004 - The former chief internal watchdog at the FBI has pleaded guilty to sexually raping 5 year old boys ... John H. Conditt Jr., 53, who retired in 2001, was sentenced last ...






http://www.ksat.com/news/fbi-hosts-outr ... nforcement
FBI hosts outreach program to show youths how to interact with law ...
KSAT San Antonio-Feb 3, 2017
"If there's anything we can do that can improve community and police relations, we want to be a part of it," FBI Supervisory Special Agent Robert Krupa said.


http://www.goerie.com/news/20170205/rol ... -past-week

Montaintop-removal coal mining: Voting 228 for and 194 against, the House on Feb. 1 passed a GOP-
u sponsored measure (HJ Res 38) that would nullify a new federal rule aimed at protecting streams and drinking water in Appalachian states from pollution caused by mountaintop-removal coal mining. The rule addresses the practice of companies blasting mountaintops and then dumping fractured rocks and other debris into nearby streams and valleys. Critics denounced the rule as a part of a "war on coal."
Thompson: Yes. Kelly: Yes.



http://www.local10.com/news/crime/jury- ... -violation

Jury finds Miami-Dade detective guilty of civil rights violations
Local 10-Feb 3, 2017




Former FBI agent: Muslim ban 'not about security'
Aljazeera.com-Feb 3, 2017
Trump's Muslim ban 'not about national security', says former FBI agent and ... Former FBI agent and counterterrorism expert Ali Soufan says Trump's policy ...


http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/upf ... 46970.html


http://www.pressdemocrat.com/news/66256 ... artslide=0
Santa Rosa police put high school students through lifelike arrest ...
Santa Rosa Press Democrat-18 hours ago
“They're usually doing the right thing. If they've done something wrong, they should be held accountable.” Guzman, who said she wants to become an FBI agent, ...
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http://narcosphere.narconews.com/notebo ... onnections


Pending Lawsuit Seeks to Expose Trump’s Neo-Nazi Connections
Posted by Bill Conroy - January 29, 2017 at 9:40 pm
US President Donald Trump Has Surrounded Himself With Advisors Who Are Sympathetic to White Supremacist Ideology
A lawsuit pending in federal court in Kentucky since this past April may shed some light on the oppressive executive orders issued recently by President Donald Trump that target refugees worldwide as well as immigrants from seven Muslim-majority nations.
The executive orders ban Syrian refugees from entering the US, temporarily suspend all refugee entries into the country and block citizens from seven Muslim-majority nations from entering the US for at least 90 days, even if they are legal US residents. The president’s orders left hundreds of people stranded in airports, many fleeing war zones or government persecution in their home countries, sparked nationwide protests and prompted federal judges in four states to issue rulings blocking part of Trump’s orders pending further court review.
Pleadings filed in the Kentucky case contend that it is likely Trump and his inner circle have more than a coincidental relationship with the various white supremacist groups that frequented his election campaign rallies. Recently, Narco




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Evelyn Turner: “Sessions tried to jail me for helping people vote”


February 8, 2017 – Evelyn Turner, a longtime civil rights and voting rights advocate recounts her past encounters with Sessions in a new piece in USA Today: “While my husband and I were trying to help black people vote in Alabama, Jeff Sessions was trying to put us in jail.”

Oakland City Council to Consider Surveillance Ordinance


February 7, 2017 – Believe it or not, there’s some good news. The Oakland Privacy Advisory Commission, which is chaired by BORDC/DDF Patriot Award winner Brian Hofer, in January approved and passed to the Oakland City Council an ordinance that calls for close scrutiny of the city’s spy



http://whowhatwhy.org/

CATEGORIES: DEEP POLITICS
FEBRUARY 7, 2017 | PETER DALE SCOTT
Donald J. Trump and the Deep State, Part 2
The world’s richest are now more likely to be Internet billionaires than traditional “captains of industry.” However, these young mavericks are still trying to shape the world in a way that suits them. With regard to the deep state, the players may have changed, but the game remains the same.


CATEGORIES: DEEP POLITICS
FEBRUARY 6, 2017 | PETER DALE SCOTT
Donald J. Trump and the Deep State, Part 1
On the campaign trail, Donald Trump attacked Wall Street, but now he plans to roll back the recent reforms of the financial sector. This action confirms the importance of his connections to big money, both new (often self-made) and old (mostly institutional).




http://anthraxvaccine.blogspot.com/2017/02/the-u.html




Tuesday, February 7, 2017
US military has failed to publicly disclose potentially thousands of lethal airstrikes conducted since 2001 in Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan/ Military Times
The U.S. military under former President Barack Obama quietly hid “potentially thousands of lethal airstrikes” from the American public that likely killed hundreds of civilians in war-ravaged Iraq, Syria, and Afghanistan, the Military Times has found.
In 2016 alone, U.S. combat aircraft conducted at least 456 airstrikes in Afghanistan that were not recorded as part of an open-source database maintained by the U.S. Air Force, information relied on by Congress, American allies, military analysts, academic researchers, the media and independent watchdog groups to assess each war's expense, manpower requirements and human toll. Those airstrikes were carried out by attack helicopters and armed drones operated by the U.S. Army, metrics quietly excluded from otherwise comprehensive monthly summaries, published online for years, detailing American military activity in all three theaters. 
Most alarming is the prospect this data has been incomplete since the war on terrorism began in October 2001. If that is the case, it would fundamentally undermine confidence in much of what the Pentagon has disclosed about its prosecution of these wars, prompt critics to call into question whether the military sought to mislead the American public, and cast doubt on the competency with which other vital data collection is being performed and publicized. Those other key metrics include American combat casualties, taxpayer expense and the military’s overall progress in degrading enemy capabilities...
U.S. Central Command, which oversees military activity in all three war zones, indicated it is unable to determine how far back the Army’s numbers have been excluded from these airpower summaries. Officials there would not address several detailed questions submitted by Military Times, and they were unable to provide a full listing of annual airstrikes conducted by each of the Defense Department's four military services.  
Now why would the DOD want to publish false information?  Well, it helps in the effort to achieve "plausible deniability" --by denying a US mission took place when the US military commits a potential war crime, like deliberately bombing hospitals or bombing elite counter narcotics forces in Afghanistan, which the USG initially denied.  In fact, an unnamed Army official quoted in the article said he did not consider Apache helicopter attacks airstrikes! While according to Boeing, its manufacturer, “The Apache is the world's best armed, integrated and connected attack helicopter in production and in operational use today. It’s a flying weapons system that is fully integrated. It has options to have missiles, rockets or guns depending on what your enemy is."

If you have no report of thousands of air attacks, instead of bombing ISIS, you can bomb anti-ISIS targets and likely get away with it. There could be so many reasons to hide US military missions.
UPDATE:  From the Sept 7, 2015 Wall Street Journal, we learn that a US "friendly fire" airstrike in southern Afghanistan on Sept 6 "hit a 30 member elite counternarcotics police unit as they were on a mission..." [to stop opium trafficking.  We stopped them all right.]
At least 11 died in "one of the deadliest friendly fire incidents in the country in recent years." Here is the Reuters story. The US denied the strike in Helmand province, but admitted to airstrikes in the adjacent province of Kandahar. According to the Guardian, "The US is the only member of the NATO coalition known to have carried out bombing raids in Afghanistan this year." The AP/WaPo on 9/8/15 reported that, "Brigadier General Shoffner [Deputy Chief of Staff for Communications in Afghanistan] said 'based on information we received [on 9/8], we feel it is prudent to investigate the airstrike our forces conducted in Kandahar.'"
Deliberately falsifying the number of  US airstrikes in Afghanistan makes it impossible to know what was spent, how many Afghanis were killed, and what actually is being "accomplished" in Afghanistan.  

It makes it harder than ever to know why we are in Afghanistan, Syria and Iraq, what our targets truly are, and what has been done in our name.  As I discussed here, the US presence in Afghanistan can only be explained as a grab for at least a trillion dollars' worth of oil and minerals, a pipeline, and a renewable resource called heroin.  



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Feb 9, 2017 | 4:17pm EST
DEA agent spared prison over concealed strip club ties

David Polos (L), a former assistant special agent-in-charge at the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, exits the federal court with his lawyer, Marc Mukasey (R), in Manhattan, New York, U.S., February 8, 2017.

A former U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agent avoided prison on Wednesday after being convicted last year of lying during a national security background check about operating a New Jersey strip club with another agency employee.

David Polos, an ex-assistant special agent-in-charge with the DEA, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Paul Gardephe


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Federal Court Hearing on FBI Clinton Records – Agency Wants Up to Two Years to Turn Over 35 Records

FEBRUARY 06, 2017
Hearing Set for Tuesday, February 7

(Washington DC) – Judicial Watch today announced a hearing will be held Tuesday, February 7, 2017, regarding Judicial Watch’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit seeking records held by the FBI containing text messages and emails of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton stored on the equipment of Datto Inc., a commercial data management company, as well as FBI records about the device and what materials were recovered on it (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of Justice (No. 1:16-cv-02369)). The case is before U.S. District Court Judge Randolph D. Moss.

At the previous hearing Tuesday, January 24, 2017, Trump administration lawyers for the FBI informed Judicial Watch and the court that it located 35 FBI records that concern the Datto device and that it may take up to two years to release the records. In addition, the FBI recovered approximately 10,000 messages from the Datto device. The messages were turned over to the State Department to be processed and released on its website.

Tomorrow’s hearing should address whether the Trump FBI will be able to slow walk the release of these records.

Judicial Watch’s lawsuit seeks:

All records, including but not limited to emails or text messages (SMSs, MMSs, BBMs, iMessages, etc.), discovered, recovered, retrieved from, or found on any Datto device, equipment, or hardware connected to or used to backup or support former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s clintonemail.com email system.
All records relating to the FBI’s efforts to discover, recover, retrieve, or find emails or text messages stored on the Datto device, equipment, or hardware …
Clinton reportedly was using an online backup service called Datto Inc. to create copies of her data during a time when she and her aides were improperly handling classified material. Datto’s website company promises data is “invincible, secure, and instantly restorable at any time.

Datto announced it had turned over a “hardware device” to the FBI, along with all Clinton emails the company had in its possession, possibly including Clinton’s deleted private emails:

“With the consent of our client and their end user, and consistent with our policies regarding data privacy, yesterday, Tuesday, October 6, Datto delivered a hardware device to the FBI containing all backed up data related to Platte Rivers Networks’ client known to be in its possession,” said the company.

The court hearing is scheduled for Tuesday morning:

Date: Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Time: 10 a.m. ET

Location: Courtroom 21

U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

333 Constitution Ave NW

Washington, DC 20001


https://www.waynemadsenreport.com/articles/20170206_1

February 7-8, 2017 -- SPECIAL REPORT. Trump chief adviser was aide to two CNOs during the largest pedophile crime in U.S. naval history
publication date: Feb 6, 2017
Why was Stephen Bannon so prized by the Reagan administration? What did he know and why did he know it?


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SEE IT: South Carolina police officer punches handcuffed suspect


Thursday, February 9, 2017, 1:57 PM


A South Carolina police officer caught on video punching a handcuffed suspect has been charged with assault.

Leroy Hair, 29, turned himself in Wednesday on a charge of third-degree assault and battery.

James Terry III was stopped



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Mouse walking on crib in Kushner-owned Brooklyn home


Thursday, February 9, 2017, 4:45 PM




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Black man allegedly raped by police officers was accidental


A group of police officers accused of beating and anally raping a black man with a baton did so accidentally, investigators said Thursday.

A 22-year-old man identified as Theo said four police officers sodomized him during an identity check on Feb 2.

One officer was charged with aggravated rape and the others with aggravated assault, Fren
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Blink Tank


This Country Has The Most Humane Prison System

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An East Harlem cop with an “odd fetish” on the job illegally stuck his finger in a disabled man’s anus during a bogus search at a bodega, a new lawsuit claims.

John Hidalgo says he went to a deli on E. 106th St. between First and Second Aves. on Sept. 7 to buy his daughter candy.

After greeting the clerk, a plainclothes NYPD officer in the store told Hidalgo he had a “bulge” in his shirt — which Hidalgo explained was his cell phone in a belt holder. He showed the officer the device.


But the officer, identified in the suit as Officer Febres from the 23rd Precinct, insisted on conducting a search. Despite not finding contraband, he allegedly “slipped his hands up into Plaintiff's shorts, and reached his hand to his underwear and started fondling, squeezing, jerking and pinching Plaintiff's testicles through his underwear,” Hidalgo's Manhattan federal lawsuit alleges.



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A tattoo artist who alleges he was sodomized by police in a subway station and the city are still far apart on a settlement amount to end the long-running suit.

Michael Mineo, 32, is keeping on with a police brutality suit after two previous trials ended in hung juries.

Three officers were previously acquitted of criminal charges connected to the 2008 incident in which Mineo alleged cops restrained him and sodomized him with a police baton during his arrest for smoking marijuana in a Prospect Park subway station.


During a Monday court date, city lawyer Karl Ashanti said the sides haven’t had any recent settlement talks.

Michael Mineo at the courthouse where officer Richard Kern testified at his trial for aggravated sexual assa





Heat is Online



This is February? 80°F in Denver, 99° in Oklahoma, 66° in Iceland, 116° in Australia



By: Bob Henson , 4:17 PM GMT on February 14, 2017


The strong, recurrent Pacific jet stream that’s been delivering massive amounts of rain to California has also been pushing mild Pacific air downslope off the Rockies and eastward, keeping the southern two-thirds of the U.S. absurdly warm for early February. From New Mexico to Virginia southward to the Gulf Coast, trees and shrubs are budding out en masse up to three weeks ahead of schedule (see Figure 1). In Texas, Dallas-Fort Worth recorded its last freezing temperature on January 8. With no freezes expected into at least the last week of the month, there’s a chance that the Jan. 8 reading of 20°F will be DFW’s last freeze of the winter. That would eclipse the earliest final freeze of the season (Feb. 5, 2000), in records extending back to 1899. The February warmth comes after a three-month span that was milder in Texas than any Nov/Dec/Jan period since the 1930s Dust Bowl, according to state climatologist John Nielsen-Gammon.

The warm, moist air prevailing along the South has been teaming up with occasional jet-stream intrusions to produce severe thunderstorms, including an unusually large number of tornadoes for the year thus far. This includes six confirmed tornadoes across southeast Louisiana on February 7, with an EF3 twister causing more than 30 injuries and damaging or destroying more than 600 homes in and near East New Orleans (see the detailed National Weather Service survey report on all six tornadoes). As of February 13, NOAA’s Storm Prediction Center had tallied 163 U.S. tornadoes for the year thus far, not quite a record but far above average. On Tuesday morning, NOAA/SPC placed parts of the western and central Gulf Coast under a slight risk of severe weather, with a small enhanced-risk area along the central Texas coast near a large thunderstorm complex that had already produced several tornado reports west of Houston.


Figure 1. An index of the seasonal progress of leafy plants shows conditions 20 days or more ahead of schedule over large parts of the South and Southwest as of Sunday, February 12. Image credit: USA National Phenology Network via @TheresaCrimmins.


Figure 2. Spectators watch as a tornado-damaged water tower comes down in Rowlett, TX, on Monday, Feb. 6, 2017. Workers toppled the Dallas-area water tower that was severely damaged during a 2015 tornado outbreak blamed for more than a dozen deaths. Image credit: Vernon Bryant/The Dallas Morning News via AP.

Close to the century mark in Oklahoma
While there’s been quite a few ups and downs to the national temperature picture in recent days, with frequent frontal passages, the low temperatures haven’t been all that low and the highs have been unusually high, as noted by WU blogger Steve Gregory. For the month to date through February 12, NOAA had compiled a preliminary total of 1207 daily record highs and 10 daily record lows, for a staggering ratio of more than 100 to 1. It’s a picture in line with recent months: November 2016 had the largest ratio of record highs to lows of any month in modern records. It’s also consistent with the inexorable effect of human-produced greenhouse gases in boosting temperatures to make record warmth more widespread and extreme than record cold.

One especially strong pulse of warm air jet pushed across the Southern Rockies and into the South from Friday into Sunday. As the already-mild air descended the Rockies, it warmed further due to downslope compression, leading to some eye-popping readings. Several stations in southwest Oklahoma soared into the upper 90s on Saturday. The town of Magnum hit an astounding-for-February 99°F, which tied the state record for any winter month (Dec/Jan/Feb) that was set at Arapaho on Feb. 24, 1918.

Here’s a sampling of the all-time February heat records set over the past several days. In many cases, you have to go to mid-March to find comparable warmth!

Friday 2/10:
Wichita Falls, TX: 94°F (next-earliest reading at least this warm was 98°F on 3/1/2006; records began in 1923)
Liberal, KS: 90°F (next-earliest 90° was 3/11/1989; records began in 1893)
Amarillo, TX: 89°F (next-earliest 89° was 3/10/1989; records began in 1892)
Goodland, KS: 87°F (next-earliest 87° was 3/10/1989; records began in 1895)
Denver, CO: 80°F (next-earliest reading at least this warm was 81°F on 3/16/2015; records began in 1872). A cooperative observing station at the site of Denver’s former Stapleton Airport, where official readings were taken until the mid-1990s, reported 83°F.

Saturday 2/11:
Lubbock, TX: 91°F (next-earliest reading at least this warm was 95°F on 3/11/1989; records began in 1911)

Sunday 2/12:
Norfolk, VA: 82°F (ties all-time monthly high set on 2/4/1890 and other dates; records began in 1874)



Figure 3. High temperatures across Oklahoma on Saturday, February 11, were similar to readings one might expect in early July. Image credit: Oklahoma Mesonet, @okmesonet.



Figure 4. Temperature departures from average for the period February 1-12, 2017. The warm anomalies will likely persist, as models are calling for continued milder-than-average weather over most of the nation through late February. Image credit: NOAA/CPC Climate Prediction Center.


Cold enough to ski; too mild to ice-climb
The abnormally mild February hasn’t put a dent in Colorado’s bang-up ski season. The highest slopes are still more than cold enough to support a healthy snowpack even with above-average temperatures. At opensnow.com, Joel Gratz noted that the statewide snowpack as of Sunday, February 12, had already matched the level reached during the early-April peak of an average year. “What an awesome season so far with more to come!” exclaimed Gratz. Meanwhile, at Colorado’s lower elevations, those hankering for winter recreation felt the pinch of unseasonal warmth. The state’s Ouray Ice Park climbing venue was forced to close for the season on Friday, February 10, a full month earlier than average. “While we still hold a glimmer of hope for this season at the Park, that is fading fast,” said the park in a plaintive online statement.

Surges of warmth continue to funnel into high Arctic
The strong jet streams crossing the U.S. of late have spun up several powerful Northeast snowstorms (see embedded video below) and gone on to push very mild, moist air deep into the Arctic. One such spike arrived late last week, with temperatures of 50°F or more above average approaching the North Pole as reported by Capital Weather Gang and The Weather Network (Canada).

Well downstream from the nor’easter that was slamming eastern New England on Monday, a swath of low-latitude air pushed the temperature at Eyjabakkar, Iceland, up to 19.1°C (66.4°F). If validated, this will rank a full 1°C (1.8°F) above the previous national record for February, set at Dalatangi on Feb. 17, 1998, according to international weather records researcher Maximiliano Herrera. He adds that temperatures in the free atmosphere over central Sweden were analyzed above the freezing mark on Monday at heights of up to 11,000 feet.

Unsurprisingly, the extent of Arctic sea ice remains at record-low levels for mid-February. Moreover, the extent of Antarctic sea ice is on the brink of setting a record-low value for any time of year.


Figure 5. This year is lagging all other years since records began in 1979 for sea ice extent in February. Image credit: National Snow and Ice Data Center.


Figure 6. Smoke billows from a wildfire near Mudgee, Australia, on Monday, Feb. 13, 2017. The fire has consumed more than 5000 hectares (12,350 acres) of bush and grasslands northwest of Sydney. Image credit: New South Wales Rural Fire Service via AP.

Eastern Australia blisters in all-time record heat
Another swarm of heat records invaded eastern Australia, where a brutal summer is unfolding. Port Macquairie, where records have been kept since 1910, broke its all-time record for any date on Sunday with a scorching high of 46.6°C (115.9°F). That’s an incredible 3.3°C (5.9°F) above the city’s previous all-time high. “You don’t break [100-plus-year] records by 3C,” noted Andrew Watkins (@windjunky). An even older all-time high fell at Toowoomba, Queensland, where a maximum of 40.3°C (104.5°F) was the first reading above 40°C (104°F) since records began at Toowoomba way back in 1869. Fire danger across parts of tinder-dry New South Wales has been at near-





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Investors with $2.8 trillion in assets unite against Donald Trump’s climate change denial.
The world’s biggest investors are joining forces to unite against Donald Trump in the fight against climate change. The Independent, United Kingdom.

US EPA workers try to block Pruitt in show of defiance.
Employees of the Environmental Protection Agency are calling their senators to try to defeat Scott Pruitt’s confirmation to run the agency. New York Times.

Trump administration takes down public-facing directory of Energy Department employees.
The Department of Energy has taken down its public-facing employee directory, making it far more difficult for journalists and members of the public to locate email addresses and phone numbers for agency personnel. Mashable.






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EXCLUSIVE: Sergeant in charge of Bronx cop indicted for drunken driving on the job placed on modified duty
BY ROCCO PARASCANDOLA
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Thursday, February 16, 2017, 4:13 PM





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Veterans at Standing Rock see police retribution after arrest and charges
Charges against military veterans on their way to Standing Rock have raised concerns that they’re being targeted for aiding Native American activists
Matthew Crane, a founding member of VeteransRepsond, was charged with possession of medical marijuana. ‘It makes me sick that veterans are being attacked.’
Matthew Crane, a founding member of VeteransRepsond, was charged with possession of medical marijuana. ‘It makes me sick that veterans are being attacked.’

Police have filed charges against two US veterans supporting Standing Rock, holding one in jail for several days, raising concerns that law enforcement is trying to prevent them from aiding activists at the Dakota Access pipeline.





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SEE IT: Pregnant 17-year-old girl screams in agony as NYPD cops shock her with Taser in the Bronx
BY GRAHAM RAYMAN
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Tuesday, February 14, 2017, 4:02 PM







http://ticklethewire.com/2017/02/14/dea ... a-website/


DEA Removes Misleading Information about Marijuana from Its Website


The DEA has removed from its website information deemed inaccurate about marijuana following months of public pressure.

Americans for Safe Access, a national nonprofit dedicated to making cannabis legal, filed a legal request with the Justice Department last year in hopes of forcing the DEA to remove factually inaccurate information, the L.A. Daily Post reports.

The nonprofit claimed there were more than 25 false statements on the DEA’s website, including inaccuracies about marijuana causing psychosis and irreversible cognitive declines.

“The DEA’s removal of these popular myths about cannabis from their website could mean the end of the Washington gridlock” said Steph Sherer, executive director of Americans for Safe Access. “This is a victory for medical cannabis patients across the nation, who rely on cannabis to treat serious illnesses. The federal government now admits that cannabis is not a gateway drug, and doesn’t cause long-term brain damage, or psychosis. While the fight to end stigma around cannabis is far from over, this is a big first step.”





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Former inmate claims Ohio jail guards raped her after she was refused epilepsy medication



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Customs officer busted for letting drug smugglers through JFK airport inspections






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Brooklyn jail officer accused of sexually assaulting female inmate in Westchester County women’s jail


Wednesday, February 15, 2017, 9:36 PM
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FBI Informant Ahned Salem confirned as creator of 1993 World Trade Centee bombing

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Few Americans will mourn sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman, who died after two decades in prison for conspiracy to overthrow the U.S. government.

To most, the blind sheik was the cartoon-caricature jihadist who masterminded the first World Trade Center bombing.

Having represented him for a short time, with the late William Kunstler, I have a different view of the case and the man.


The sheik was convicted entirely upon the content of conversations he had with a federal informant, an agent of the hated Mubarak regime. There was no evidence that he ever participated in orders, or directed others, to commit any crime against the U.S. or against Americans.

Indeed, Abdel-Rahman liked being in the United States. From a modest apartment in New Jersey, he recorded and sent cassettes of his teachings to his followers in Egypt, without fearing arrest and torture.


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FBI Crime family authorized some informants to engage in unlawful activity at refuge


FBI Informants engaged in unlawful activity

While Bretzing was questioned further about the FBI's use of informants or if he gave any approval for them to engage in unlawful activity while at the refuge, he said he didn't have direct knowledge.

Bretzing said he would have been "briefed on the activities of informants,'' but wasn't familiar with them by name, other than that of informant Mark McConnell. He said he couldn't say whether or not an FBI informant had participated in guard duty or fortifying the refuge.

"I'm not familiar with each place the confidential human source may have been at,'' Bretzing said.

In contrast, FBI Special Agent Ronnie Walker, who was called by the government as a witness later in the day, was very clear. He testified that some informants were authorized to engage in "otherwise unlawful activity'' during the occupation.

Prosecutors have said there were nine informants sent into the refuge during the occupation.

Walker, the FBI's trial agent for the case, said informants' range of stays at the refuge ran from two hours to 23 days.

Fabio Minoggio, who was outed by the defense in the first Oregon standoff trial, was the last informant to leave the refuge on the night of Jan. 26, 2016, after the fatal police shooting of occupation spokesman Robert "LaVoy" Finicum on U.S. 395 between Burns and John Day.

Some informants, including Minoggio, were allowed to carry guns when they went to the refuge, Walker testified.

If one was asked by occupier Ryan Payne to do guard duty at the refuge, "I would encourage the informant to do so, simply to maintain credibility,'' Walker told jurors.

Under cross-examination by defense lawyer Jesse Merrithew, Walker confirmed that Payne asked an informant to lead one of the security teams of occupiers.

Walker said he didn't know if the informant directed others to do guard duty or take other security measures, but said it would be "fair to infer'' that the informant would delegate responsibilities to others.

Asked if he knew Minoggio was training those at the refuge in hand-to-hand combat, Walker responded, "Oh yes, of course."

Merrithew continued, asking Walker if he knew Minoggio trained people at the refuge in the use of weapons. "That's one way of putting it,'' Walker said.

During redirect, Assistant U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Barrow asked the FBI agent if any informant participated in the initial occupation of the federal refuge. Walker said no.

"Did any informant initiate the idea of security teams'' at the refuge, Barrow asked.

"No,'' Walker answered.

Why, Barrow asked, was informant Minoggio allowed to train people.

Walker said it was done "to make the place safer.''

Minoggio heard shooting by the boat launch and went to check it out, Walker said.

"He saw firearms behavior that was unsafe,'' Walker said, so Minoggio "interjected himse



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An off-duty NYPD cop accused of attacking a subway train conductor tried to deflect blame for the bizarre incident, court papers show.

"I didn't push her. She landed on me," Tremel Davis, 33, allegedly told a fellow cop investigating the incident inside a downtown J train subway car at Essex and Delancey St. during the morning commute on Sept. 14, 2016.

Davis, who also identified himself a police officer in the aftermath, is accused of violently attacking 38-year-old J train conductor Kiyya Rivera during an explosive episode around 9 a.m.




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Music and control of chaos in the brain

ABSTRACT

Recent researches revealed that music tends to reduce the degree of chaos in brain waves. For some epilepsy patients music triggers their seizures. Loskutov, Hubler, and others carried out a series of studies concerning control of deterministic chaotic systems. It turned out, that carefully chosen tiny perturbation could stabilize any of unstable periodic orbits making up a strange attractor. Computer experiments have shown a possibility to control a chaotic behavior in neural network by external





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Taking Back Our Lives

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

The World is Laughing at America


On a Sunday at the end of January, a Dutch television program aired a satirical video with a voice-over pretending to be Donald Trump. The TV host, Arjen Lubach, began by showing a clip of Trump saying at his inauguration, “From this day forward, it’s going to be only America first.” Lubach said about Trump, “He had a clear message to the rest of the world: ‘I will screw you over big time.’”

Then he played the video, supposedly an official Dutch government introduction of the Netherlands, in English, to the new American President. “We speak Dutch. It’s the best language in Europe. We’ve got all the best words. All the other languages failed. Danish – total disaster. German is not even a real language. It’s fake.” The video shows a Dutch dike: “This is the Afsluitdijk. It’s a great, great wall, that we built to protect us from all the water from Mexico.” The video made fun of the crowd at Trump’s inauguration, his negative comments about NATO, and his attitudes toward blacks. The Dutch politician Jetta Klijnsma is shown using a walker: “We also have a disabled politician for you to make fun of.”




The video ends, “We totally understand it’s going to be America first. But can we just say, the Netherlands second? Is that okay?” The clip was downloaded 42 million times from the show’s Facebook page.

A German late-night TV host reacted to the viral video about a week later. Jan Böhmermann said he was furious that the Netherlands wanted to be second. “Stop, Holland! We want to be number two. Germany wants to be second, because we are strong, we are big. And who, if not us, deserves a third chance?” So he presented a similar video, saying he wanted to make it as simple as possible for our President, who “reads nothing”. “Mr. President, this is for you.”

The German video is more pointed. There are photos of Hitler, who “made Germany great again. Steve Bannon absolutely loves him.” “Germany hosted two world wars in the last 100 years. They were the best world wars in the world, and we won both of them. Bigly. Anyone who says anything else is fake news.” “We built a great German wall. And we made the Russians pay for it.” The video referenced Trump’s comments about being backstage at the Miss Universe pageant and about grabbing women. It’s very funny.

By that time, similar videos were being produced by late-night shows across Europe. They all poked fun at their own nation’s histories and politics, and at their neighbors, by references to Trump. Most of them are not as funny, perhaps because they are less subtle. Serbia: “Mr. President, just like you, we also like to grab women by the genitals.” Poland: “You want to destroy the EU, we’re already doing it from the inside.” Switzerland said the KKK were Trump’s friends. “We also love to treat our women badly. Love it. We didn’t let them vote until 1971. In some places, even until 1990. We grabbed them by the civil rights. And they let us do it. It was great.” Norway: “We might even award you the Nobel peace prize. You’ve already done more than Obama to bring people of the world together. Against you.”

Soon the viral video craze spread beyond Europe. A version from India said, “We know you love grabbing women by the [cat meows]. We have an ancient manual, the Kamasutra, which lists more than 245 ways to grab someone by their [cat meows].” Mexico: “We build walls. Nobody builds walls better than us.” An Israeli one was very funny, saying that Jews controlled Hollywood, but that Alec Baldwin was not Jewish. It contained frequent references to sexual assault and making fun of the handicapped. The website collecting the videos displays 29 of them, mostly from Europe, but ranging to Australia and Namibia. A bit of web surfing reveals many others.

The idea seemed so good that non-nations got into the act. A video from the 566 sovereign nations of the USA, meaning Native American tribes, said, “We know all about cleansing, immigrants coming in, destroying your communities, taking your water, taking your land, taking your women.” Others came from Mars, Mordor (the evil empire in the Lord of the Rings trilogy), the Galactic Empire, former East Germany, and the North Pole, which stresses all the different white animals there. “Everybody is white for sure.”

These videos typically make fun of insignificant issues, like the size of Trump’s hands or the way he combs his hair. But they all address in a joking way much more serious issues. His most important policy ideas, his demeaning behavior towards the handicapped, and his prejudices about blacks, Mexicans and Muslims are treated in his own words, seemingly in his own voice. Trump’s comments about grabbing women come up in all of these videos.

The whole world is invited to laugh at, and simultaneously disdain, the American President. After showing the video, Böhmermann said in English: “When the whole world is standing up to make fun of you, you really achieved something truly great.”

America has become the laughingstock of the world. That’s not so great.

Steve Hochstadt
Berlin
Published in the Jacksonville Journal-Courier, February 21, 2017





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Cop still collecting salary after downloading child porn

In September 2016, an undercover Wahoe County Sheriff's Sgt. Dennis Carry in Reno, Nev. spotted nearly two dozen computer files containing child pornography available on a sharing site for download from a computer with an IP address leading to Trenton home of 29-year Detroit Police Officer Miguel A. Martinez, according to the complaint filed in Detroit's federal court Wednesday.

The videos showed prepubescent children engaged in sexual acts with each other and adults, according to the complaint.

In response to a subpoena, AT&T provided the officer's home address and further investigation revealed 100 or more files on his computer containing suspected child pornography. The federal complaint says the number of files were increasing through January.

On Feb. 21, Martinez agreed to an interview and admitted to investigators he frequented a peer-to-peer, bit torrent website and "may have seen" child pornography files.







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Congress correctly ended gun background check rule



February 23, 2017
The writer of the letter to the editor referring to Rep. Charlie Dent's vote on the HJ Resolution 40 (requiring Social Security to report all persons receiving disability benefits, due to mental illness, to the FBI) suggests the mass shootings at Virginia Tech in 2007 could have been prevented by such Social Security reporting on folks receiving benefits for mental illness.

Unfortunately, it does not appear that the shooter at Virginia Tech ever received any benefits from Social Security for treatment of mental illness. Though I've not made any exhaustive search, it appears that none of the other mass shooters, who were considered as suffering from some sort of mental illness, received Social Security treatment benefits at the time of the shootings.

No doubt there exist many shortcomings concerning the need for better cooperation between those providing care for the mentally ill and law enforcement. Nevertheless, such arbitrary Social Security requirement is even opposed by the ACLU, not a usual supporter of gun-rights folks.

Donald Neuman






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Customs and Border Protection Officer agent arrested wearing body armor after shooting roommate in the hand
By Feb 23, 2017 Updated 1

Vincent Schroeder is facing a long time in prison if convicted of six felonies after allegedly shooting a 34-year-old Lincoln Park man in the hand Feb. 20.

Schroeder, 32, was arraigned by video in 25th District Court. He is charged with one count each of discharging a firearm in a building, assault with intent to do great bodily harm, possession of a controlled substance (the drug commonly known as ecstasy), assault with a deadly weapon, wearing body armor in the commission





FBI best buddy US Senator Grassely




http://siouxcityjournal.com/news/state- ... dbcb0.html

Angry, frustrated crowds follow Grassley to Charles City

Becky Higgins, of Nora Springs, criticizes Sen. Grassley in Charles City on Thursday.


Sen. Charles Grassley speaks at a town hall meeting in Charles City on Thursday.
CHARLES CITY | U.S. Sen. Charles Grassley heard North Iowans express disgust and distrust in government and with President Trump during a town hall meeting at the Floyd County Courthouse Thursday morning.

A crowd of about 125 squeezed into a third-floor courtroom to comment and question Grassley about Obamacare, the Supreme Court, President Trump's cabinet picks, his credibility and stability and many other topics.



http://www.thedailyworld.com/news/aberd ... afficking/


Aberdeen corrections officer charged with aiding and abetting drug ...
The Daily World
According to the criminal complaint unsealed today, members of the Grays Harbor Drug Task Force


http://eastchester.dailyvoice.com/neigh ... ot/701052/

Eastchester Boy Scouts Get Hands-On With FBI Bomb Removing ...
Eastchester Daily Voice-
Boy Scouts in Eastchester and Tuckahoe enjoyed a live demonstration by members of the FBI bomb squad. Photo Credit: Contributed Boy Scouts in Eastchester


http://articles.courant.com/2006-02-04/ ... l-activity


Prosecutors move to dismiss charges against former Scout leader

January 3, 2007

NEW HAVEN, Conn. --Federal prosecutors have moved to dismiss charges against a retired FBI agent who was indicted on child sex charges dating back more than a decade when he was a Boy Scout leader, in response to the death of his accuser.


William Hutton, 63, of Killingworth, was arrested in February on charges he enticed a member of his Scout troop to Maine for the purpose of sexual activity in 1994 and 1995.


http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/Form ... -86217.php

Former Scout leader, FBI agent indicted on child sex charges
News-Times, The (Danbury, CT)
Saturday, February 4, 2006


NEW HAVEN- A retired FBI agent was indicted Friday on federal child sex charges dating back more than a decade when he was a Boy Scout leader.
William Hutton, 63, of Killingworth, was arrested Friday. The federal grand jury indictment accuses Hutton of enticing a member of his Scout troop to Maine for the purpose of sexual activity in 1994 and 1995.

"It's obviously devastating. He was an FBI agent in this district and was reputed in this district," defense attorney Hugh Keefe said.

"The people who worked with him in the U.S. attorney's office and FBI respected him."

Keefe said the investigation has been going on for years. He would not discuss the details of the case or how the allegations surfaced.

Investigators asked anyone who knows anything about the case to call the FBI. U.S. Attorney Kevin O'Connor said that's standard practice whenever there might be more victims.

"In any case that's a concern," O'Connor said. "Whether that's the situation here I can't say."

If convicted on all four charges, Hutton faces up to 30 years in prison and up to $250,000 in fines.

Hutton was released on a $200,00 bond. He may not own any firearms or have any unsupervised contact with children. He was also ordered to stay away from playgrounds, schools, arcades or anywhere children congregate.





http://www.foxnews.com/story/2009/04/20 ... -room.html

FBI Workers Suspected of Secretly Taping Teens in Dressing Room



Two FBI workers are accused of using surveillance equipment to spy on teenage girls as they undressed and tried on prom gowns at a charity event at a West Virginia mall.

The FBI employees have been charged with conspiracy and committing criminal invasion of privacy. They were working in an FBI satellite control room at the mall when they positioned a camera on temporary changing rooms and zoomed in for at least 90 minutes on girls dressing for the Cinderella Project fashion show, Marion County Prosecutor Pat Wilson said Monday




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9/11 and Other Deep State Crimes Teleconference


** wtc7   pentagon
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** Draft minutes, January 25, 2017
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February 17, 2017
Craig McKee, Secretary 9/11 Monthly Teleconference Call

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Draft minutes for the Wed., January 25, 2017 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
Graeme MacQueen, 9/11 researcher
Kee Dewdney, 9/11 researcher
Bill Wilt, Mass. Congressional candidate
John O’Malley, DC911Truth
Cat McGuire, 9/11 Truth Outreach
Barbara Honegger, Behind The Smoke Curtain
Wayne Coste, Truth Action Project
David Cole, Nine Eleven Accountability Team
Barton Bruce, Massachusetts 9/11 Truth
Tim Michael, Truth Action Project
Nita Renfrew, NY 9/11 activist
Charles Ewing Smith, The Demolition of Truth
James Hufferd, 9/11 Grassroots
Michael Cook, AE911Truth

The minutes of the December 28, 2016 conference call were APPROVED.

The draft agenda was APPROVED.

UK 9/11 poll
Graeme MacQueen made a presentation about a poll that found that just 4% of Muslims in the UK believe the official story of 9/11. You can find his article on the subject on globalresearch.ca (http://houston911truth.us5.list-manage1 ... 91763ac879)



Announcements
* The results of the survey of last week’s Pentagon debate listeners were announced: 10 voted that Craig McKee made the stronger case (that no plane was destroyed at the Pentagon), 2 concluded that Barbara Honegger was more effective (in saying that a plane was destroyed), 1 found that both were equally effective, and 1 found that neither party was effective.
* Richard Gage of AE911Truth contacted the teleconference about his concern that Barbara Honegger had indicated during the Jan. 18 debate that he had endorsed her theory or theories about what happened at the Pentagon. He asked that this statement be read: “AE911Truth does not endorse any particular theories or researchers regarding what happened at the Pentagon on 9/11. And while I have been initially impressed by various presentations on this subject, and offered quotes implying such, these quotes should in no way be construed as an endorsement of any presentations, theories or researchers.”
* Ken Freeland added that he, too, did not intend for his supportive comments about Barbara’s overall research efforts to be construed as support for “any particular theories or conjecture on Barbara’s part regarding explanations of elements of her research.”
* Barbara congratulated Craig for the debate result and added that she had not implied in any way that Richard Gage had supported any specific theory about the Pentagon.

Call began at 8 p.m. EST and adjourned at 9:40 p.m. EST/5 p.m. to 6:40 p.m. PST

Audio of the January 25 call can be heard here: http://houston911truth.us5.list-manage. ... 91763ac879 The next monthly teleconference will take place on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 8 p.m. EST, 5 p.m. PST. Please email agenda items for next call to facilitator Ken Freeland (diogenesquest@gmail.com) by February 18. 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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Dr. Cyril Wecht on JFK’s Murder: A “Coup d’état in America” - WhoWhatWhy<http://whowhatwhy.org/2017/02/16/dr-cyril-wecht-jfks-murder-coup-detat-america/>
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Acclaimed forensic pathologist Cyril Wecht spoke recently about the Kennedy assassination. He laid out his case for doubting the official explanation — and asserted that this horrific event was nothing less than the overthrow of the government.



http://anthraxvaccine.blogspot.com/2017 ... onths.html

Wednesday, February 22, 2017
5 top Russian diplomats die in 3 months--plus Putin's chauffeur died in freak car wreck in September--and former CIA Acting Director Mike Morell told Charlie Rose he would assassinate Russians "to make them pay a price"

100 Strange Russian deaths

Vitaly Churkin, Russia's UN ambassador since 2006,  died unexpectedly at age 64 in the consulate, two days ago.  And while it was said initially that Churkin died of a heart attack, that is not the case, according to his autopsy.

He is the fifth Russian diplomat to die unexpectedly in 3 months.  Turkish ambassador Karlov was shot at an art exhibition in December, Soviet Foreign Ministry officer Polshikov was shot in his Moscow apartment in December, Indian ambassador Kadakin died "from illness" in January, and Greek consul Malanin's death in January is unexplained. 

Putin's chauffeur is the sixth politically important Russian to die recently and suspiciously. 

Don't forget that on Christmas day, a Russian military jet went down over the Black Sea, killing 60 members of the Red Army choir and 33 others.

Sergei Krivov, said to be a security officer, died in the Russian consulate in NY on election day 2016 from an undisclosed cause, possibly head trauma.

The video of Putin's chauffeur crashing and dying (passenger less) looked like no ordinary wreck.

And here is another odd coincidence:  none of the western mainstream media have reported this spate of Russian diplomat deaths, at least not with my Google search.

Churkin's autopsy did not show a heart attack, stroke or pulmonary embolism (all generally easily identifiable).  These are the 3 usual (non-drug) causes of sudden unexplained death. Following the autopsy, the NY Medical Examiner said that toxicology and other studies will need to be performed to determine why Churkin died.

This looks suspiciously like the Deep State (aided by rogue intelligence officers) trying to provoke Russia.  Or at least, send (several) messages to Putin, while sending another interesting message to Trump.

Six ways from Sunday

It appears that Trump may not be in control of his intelligence services, and furthermore, Churkin's death happened in Trump's home town.  Which is also the home of Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, who said Trump was "really dumb" to threaten the CIA. “Let me tell you, you take on the intelligence community, they have six ways from Sunday at getting back at you,” Schumer told MSNBC's Rachel Maddow on January 3, 2016.

Since when do Senators threaten Presidents in such an open manner?  These are no ordinary times.

Who is in control of assassinations of US 'enemies'?  Who designates who our 'enemies' are? Recall that after JFK fired CIA Director Allan Dulles, and said he would destroy the CIA, it was Kennedy who got killed, while the CIA prospered.  

Please watch this short Charlie Rose interview with former CIA Acting Director Michael Morell--it is really scary.  Morell talks about his plan to assassinate Russians ("to make them pay a price") and kill Iranians, and destroy Assad's helicopter or plane, on the ground, to send Assad a warning. The interview was broadcast August 8, 2016. And now, his threats have come true. Will Schumer's also come true?

Last month, on "Meet the Press" Senator Lindsey Graham said Trump should "make Russia pay a price for trying to interfere" in the election.  Are assassinations the price, despite no evidence being proffered that Russia hacked the election--and who is extracting the price? Who is calling the shots? 

Putin will have to do something about this. He has been patient, until now. Who will have to pay the next price?




https://caseclosedbylewweinstein.wordpr ... -mailings/


Who at the FBI is responsible for withholding Ivins’ Notebook 4282, containing the notes from the time of the Fall 2001 anthrax mailings?

Posted by Lew Weinstein on February 17, 2017





* OGIS Mediation has proved ineffective in avoiding litigation with the FBI over its withholding of Notebook 4282







* The FBI reports that it will look for the emails from Patricia Fellows and Mara Linscott and Dr. Ivins’ Notebook 4282 — all of which the FBI provably has and has wrongfully withheld for years





http://www.jacksonsun.com/story/news/cr ... /98305382/

Crockett County deputy Fields held without bond
Jackson Sun-
Fields had driven his patrol car through the area of the shooting, and coached the suspect in the shooting on the best route to avoid police.

Crockett County Sheriff's Office deputy Calvin Fields is being held without bond after testimony Thursday indicated he assisted in a drive-by shooting and admitted to assisting in transporting cocaine through Crockett County.



http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politic ... -1.2980814


WASHINGTON — The Justice Department will step up enforcement of federal laws against recreational marijuana, White House spokesman Sean Spicer said Thursday, offering the Trump administration’s strongest indication to date of a looming crackdown on the drug, even as a solid majority of Americans believe it should be legal.



http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/man ... -1.2980909



Regina Smith spent 120 days by herself, shackled and bound, praying that she wouldn’t lose her mind.

“There are people who are literally losing their mind, who are being abused, tortured and we don’t know,” Smith said Thursday. “For women, it’s brutal because we go through emotions that no one knows, only a woman can really experience that.”

Smith, who served three and a half years on drug charges, spent 120 consecutive days in solitary confinement at Albion Correctional Facility in upstate Orleans County.


On Thursday, she joined about two dozen protesters in Harlem, calling for the passage of the Humane Alternatives to Long-Term Solitary Confinement
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http://www.deadlinedetroit.com/articles ... L3vjDV76nB

Fed Judge in Detroit Compared Illegal Immigrants to Insects


U.S. District Judge Robert H. Cleland

DETROIT — The language from the federal bench in Detroit was stark and unsettling.
U.S. District Judge Robert H. Cleland compared illegal immigrants to an insect and menacing Japanese beetles in 2013 while sentencing a 21-year-old undocumented immigrant from Mexico. A couple years later, a fellow judge called that analogy disturbing.
“One little attractive iridescent emerald beetle from Japan is not really any threat at all,” Judge Cleland said. “But when it multiplies and hundreds of millions of its offspring or relatives emerge and devastate the ash tree population in the continental United States and elsewhere, it’s a serious problem.
“So the one very attractive little insect is nothing more than interesting, but it’s an example of a very large problem. And I think that’s what I have here.”
The colorful remarks, contained in a transcript recently obtained by Deadline Detroit, seem germane at a time when immigration is a hot-button issue and more criminal cases are likely to end up before federal judges like Cleland, who continues to serve on the bench.
“It’s very offensive and racist,” comments Brent A. Wilkes, national executive director of the League of United Latin American Citizens in Washington, who was contacted by Deadline. “I feel anyone coming before him would not get a fair hearing because of that racist mentality.”






https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/06/busi ... .html?_r=0

Courts Will Define Boundaries of Friendship in Insider Trading
New York Times-
... headlines because of the involvement of the professional golfer Phil Mickelson and questions about whether leaks by an F.B.I. agent improperly influenced the ...


FBI OCTOPUS
http://copp.utsa.edu/news/criminal-just ... s-academy/
Criminal Justice student selected for 2017 FBI San Antonio Citizens ...
UTSA Today-
Candidates are nominated by FBI employees, former Citizens Academy graduates, and community leaders. Participants are selected by the special agent in ...




http://thehill.com/homenews/administrat ... ated-trump
Grassley probes FBI's ties to British spy who investigated Trump
The Hill-
The MI6 agent wrote an explosive memo on behalf of Trump's political enemies alleging that the Russians had compromising information on the president.

Defense to call Blaine Cooper's father to impeach son's testimony
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Defense lawyers chose not to call suspected FBI informant Will Kullman to the ... Linnell also told the FBI agent that she was concerned about children on the ...

http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-stando ... laine.html


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Charges dismissed against Vancouver man accused in FBI child ...
seattlepi.com-
Michaud's public defenders and privacy activists faulted the FBI for hacking the computers of Playpen members after agents seized the site in February 2015.


https://www.aol.com/article/news/2017/0 ... /21873498/

FBI: Muslim teen found hanged from a tree was not murdered




https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... -pat-downs
TSA Warns Local Police about More Invasive Physical Pat-Downs at Airports

ticklethewire.com
The TSA is beginning to conduct more invasive physical pat-downs at airports nationwide, but it’s not entirely clear what that will entail.
But the agency informed local police of the new procedures because of suspicions that passengers will complain about “abnormal” federal frisking, Bloomberg reports.
Bloomberg wrote:
The decision to alert local and airport police raises a question of just how intimate the agency’s employees may get. On its website, the TSA says employees “use the back of the hands for pat-downs over sensitive areas of the body. In limited cases, additional screening involving a sensitive area pat-down with the front of the hand may be needed to determine that a threat does not exist.”
Now, security screeners will use the front of their hands on a passenger in a private screening area if one of the prior screening methods indicates the presence of explosives, according to a “security notice” Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA) sent its U.S. members following a March 1 conference call with TSA officials



http://www.palisadeshudson.com/2017/03/ ... e-them-go/

Why I Couldn’t Wait To See Them Go
I wrote in this space about the advisability of eliminating the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in the aftermath of several scandals, including a semi-secret lawsuit over cigarette smuggling and the well-known “Fast and Furious” debacle.
That post drew thoughtful responses from two former border patrol officers and a former FBI agent. The commenters wrote to underscore a position I have long held: that, in the Obama administration, malfeasance by insiders at all levels went unpunished while innocent outsiders were routinely prosecuted for political purposes.
The former FBI agent, John Shipley, wrote that he was wrongfully convicted in a case related to a firearm recovered in Mexico. I do not have firsthand knowledge of Shipley’s case, so I am not prepared to weigh in on whether the jury’s verdict was incorrect or unsupported. But I can observe that his story fits an all-too familiar pattern in the previous administration’s actions. Behavior that is not commonly thought to be criminal, but which was undesirable in the administration’s opinion (or unpopular with its political base), was prosecuted as a crime in order to make a point. In Shipley’s case, the result was a conviction.
Shipley says he was an amateur gun collector who bought and sold guns to finance his hobby. Prosecutors said he was an arms dealer, and therein lay his alleged offense. How many full-time FBI agents have time to run a gun dealership on the side? And how many individuals in law enforcement, at all levels, buy and sell guns from time to time because they like to trade or collect them?
As a reminder, Eric Holder was held in contempt of Congress in 2012 over his failure to turn over documents related to Fast and Furious. He claimed the contempt citation was “the regrettable culmination of what became a misguided – and politically motivated – investigation during an election year.” Considering Holder’s record by the time he left office, the criticism was deeply ironic.
Nor was the administration’s tendency to turn undesirable behavior into criminal behavior confined to the ATF. Howard Root of Vascular Solutions did not think he was committing a crime – for the simple reason that he wasn’t, as a jury found last year. But lack of wrongdoing did not stop the Obama Justice Department from trying to label him a criminal because, as CEO of a medical device company, he made an appealing target.
The government’s case hinged on whether and to what



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Standing Up to Hate in Donald Trump's America
The Wire-
It said that if it is a hate crime, then I should contact the local FBI office. After a couple of operators, an FBI agent was finally on the line with me. I told him right at .



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Wired: Introduction, a Book by Paul F. Caranci

Monday, March 06, 2017
Paul F. Caranci, Author

Paul Caranci
Each week, GoLocalProv will publish a chapter of the book Wired: The Shocking True Story of Political Corruption and the FBI Informant Who Risked Everything to Expose It, by Paul Caranci.
The book details how Caranci gambled his thirty-year political career, his reputation, and his family’s safety in his quest to restore good, honest government to a community that needed it most by going undercover with the FBI for 17 months to exposed corruption.

PREFACE
“No man who has projected the Subversion of his Country will employ Force and Violence, till he has, by sowing the seeds of corruption, ripen’d it for Servility and Acquiescence: He will conceal his Design, till he spies an Opportunity of accomplishing his Iniquity by a single Blow.”
~William Livingston
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This is some really good research. Part of me still wishes it was for more public discussion but at least it's here. It's been useful.
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http://www.nydailynews.com/news/nationa ... -1.2993736



Fla. cop fired for shooting, killing 73-year-old in role-play

Thursday, March 9, 2017, 8:09 PM


A Florida cop has been fired after shooting and killing a beloved 73-year-old retiree during a citizen police academy where he was not supposed to be using real bullets.


https://www.policeone.com/officer-misco ... is-police/

Justice Department halts its review of Memphis police
DOJ said its COPS Office won't proceed with the collaborative reform process, and has made other technical assistance and training resources available

Mar 3, 2017



http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politic ... -1.2994635


AG Sessions seeks 46 U.S. attorney resignations including Bharara

Friday, March 10, 2017, 6:17 PM


http://kdlg.org/post/baltimore-declares ... ndictments


Baltimore Declares End To Plainclothes Policing After Officer Indictments

Originally published on March 9, 2017 2:30 pm


In Baltimore, they're known as knockers or jump-out boys - police officers in street clothes - jeans, T-shirts, tactical vests - who were tasked with going after gun crimes and drug offenders. But after seven officers in this police intel unit were indicted last week on allegations of robbery, extortion and other crimes, the police commissioner said no more. The plainclothes unit is being dismantled, and its officers are being sent back on the street in


https://www.rt.com/usa/380077-geek-squa ... n-sources/


FBI allegedly paid Geek Squad technicians as 'confidential human ...
RT
Recently unsealed documents reveal the FBI has allegedly been paying Geek Squad technicians to search customers' computers for illegal material, allowing ..






http://www.nbc-2.com/story/34713746/chi ... -in-report





China attacks US racial tensions, police brutality in report
Posted: Mar 09, 2017 10:46 PM EST
Updated: Mar 09, 2017 10:46 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) - China assailed what it called America's "terrible human rights problems," in its annual report on rights abuses in the United States, citing police brutality, high levels of incarceration




http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/co ... 06371.html


22 FBI agents cheated on exam on counterterrorism - Washington Post
Washington Post › Metro
Sep 28, 2010 - The Justice Department said Monday that it found almost two dozen FBI agents, including supervisors, had cheated on an exam to test their ...





http://www.nbc-2.com/story/34701133/for ... misconduct


Fort Myers PD asks feds to look into misconduct
Posted: Mar 08, 2017 6:11 PM EST
Updated: Mar 08, 2017 10:51 PM EST


FORT MYERS -
Fort Myers Police Chief Derrick Diggs is looking to the U.S. Attorney's Office for help conducting an investigation into officer misconduct.

The call for help comes after a scathing 71-page report about the department was released two weeks ago by the Freeh Group.

"He's gone the best way, the U.S. Attorney's Office," said Fort Myers City Councilman Forrest Banks.


The report revealed just how deep the suspected corruption went behind department doors. Officers were implicated in tipping off drug dealers and even alleged to have cheated on tests to gain promotions.

Banks is hopeful this will strengthen the city.

"I don't know what I expect," Banks said. "Hopefully it'll be a growing experience for us, and the city and good things will come of it."

Fort Myers City Manager Saeed Kazemi said the city is happy with the decision to involve



http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/e ... -1.2994218


The notorious ex-cop jailed for murdering his third wife and then trying to have someone kill the prosecutor who put him behind bars was transferred to a federal prison because authorities felt he was a danger to the facility where he was serving out his sentence.

Drew Peterson last month was suddenly transferred from Menard Correctional Center in Illinois to a prison in Terre Haute, Ind. At the time, officials declined to discuss the move, but a prison memo obtained by the Chicago Tribune revealed they felt the former Bolingbrook police officer was “a threat to safety and security of the department.”



http://www.courthousenews.com/judge-kno ... ia-battle/

Judge Knocks FBI on Secrecy in Old FOIA Battle
– A murder investigation that has supposedly been closed for a quarter-century is at center of a federal court battle over old records that the FBI still keeps secret.

Hyram Kitchen, dean of the veterinary school at the University of Tennessee, was killed in 1990. Ambushed in his driveway while on his way out for an early morning meeting, the doctor was shot eight times – twice in the back of the head.

Police could not connect the murder to militant animal-rights activists but did acknowledge that there were rumors about extremists on a witch hunt for individuals like Kitchen.

The FBI closed its investigation of Kitchen’s murder more than 25 years ago, but his assailants remain unknown.

While fielding a request for its records on the case by Ryan Noah Shapiro, however, the FBI invoked exemption 7(A) of the Freedom of Information Act, which permits a law enforcement agency to withhold records whose exposure could interfere




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NYPD cop convicted after backing up illegal arrest with lies



Friday, March 10, 2017, 6:20 PM






http://www.courthousenews.com/kern-coun ... ting-case/

Kern County Settles Videotaped Beating Case

Kern County and its sheriff’s officers have settled a 3-year old lawsuit accusing them of illegally arresting a man and seizing his cellphone after he recorded them beating another man to death



http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nyc ... -1.2994684


A former Queens postal worker allegedly beaten to a pulp by two cops showed up to work days later bloody, bruised and walking with a limp, his colleague testified Friday.

Christopher Larmond described seeing co-worker Karim Baker following his bloody run-in with Officers Angelo Pampena and Robert Carbone in Oct. 2015.

"He came in to work with dry blood on his face and clothes," Larmond testified in Queens Supreme Court. "He was all messed up with cuts and bruises. ... He was walking funny, had a little limp."


The 27-year-old Baker testified that he endured almost a year of police harassment after he unwittingly gave directions to would-be cop killer Ismaaiyl Brinsley who gunned down Officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu outside a Brooklyn housing project in Dec. 2014.

Brooklyn man who said he was beaten by police admits to lying
The ex-postman, while being attacked, made two separate 911 calls screaming for help.



NYPD Officers Angelo Pampena (far l.) and Robert Carbone (r.) are accused of beating A former Queens postal worker allegedly beaten to a pulp by two cops showed up to work days later bloody, bruised and walking with a limp, his colleague testified Friday.

Christopher Larmond described seeing co-worker Karim Baker following his bloody run-in with Officers Angelo Pampena and Robert Carbone in Oct. 2015.

"He came in to work with dry blood on his face and clothes," Larmond testified in Queens Supreme Court. "He was all messed up with cuts and bruises. ... He was walking funny, had a little limp."


The 27-year-old Baker testified that he endured almost a year of police harassment after he unwittingly gave directions to would-be cop killer Ismaaiyl Brinsley who gunned down Officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu outside a Brooklyn housing project in Dec. 2014.

Brooklyn man who said he was beaten by police admits to lying
The ex-postman, while being attacked, made two separate 911 calls screaming for help.

NYPD Officers Angelo Pampena (far l.) and Robert Carbone (r.) are accused of beating Baker bloody.
Baker says the beatdown was the culmination of 20 previous NYPD stops.

But Internal Affairs Bureau Sgt. bloody.
Baker says the beatdown was the culmination of 20 previous NYPD stops.

But Internal Affairs Bureau Sgt.





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Lying cop doesn't know Uber driver is actually a lawyer
March 9, 2017
When defense attorney Jesse Bright was pulled over in North Carolina while moonlighting as an Uber driver, he began filming the encounter. Allegedly, he had been pulled over for picking up a passenger from a known 'drug house,' but that didn't stop Bright from continuing to film, despite the police officers incorrectly telling him that it was illegal to do so. Jesse Bright shared the video on his Facebook page.
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