JFK Diary Regarding Hitler's "Suicide"
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JFK Diary Shows He Questioned Whether Or Not Hitler Committed
A diary written by JFK, shows that both he and Russian officials
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Trump Defends Michael Flynn After He Offered to Testify Against the President
Former National Security Adviser Michael T. Flynn
President Trump is defending former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn’s offer to testify in ongoing probes of Russian hacking of the 2016 election in exchange for legal immunity.
Trump wrote on Twitter early Friday morning that investigation had become “a witch hunt,” echoing language used by his former campaign adviser’s attorney.http://pilotsfor911truth.org/
FBI Releases New Batch of 9/11 Photos from Pentagon Attack
One of a recently released batch of photos of the 9/11. Photo via Wiki.
The FBI has released previously unseen photos of the aftermath of the 9/11 attack against the Pentagon.
The 27 photos were posted on the bureau’s website “FBI’s Records: The Vault.”
The American Airlines flight crashed after Al Qaeda terrorists gained control of the plane.
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Local FBI leader says agency’s mission is protecting Americans, not playing politics
FBI Las Vegas Division Director Aaron Rouse speaks to the media at the local FBI Headquarters, Friday, Nov. 4, 2016.
By Ricardo Torres-Cortez (contact)
Thursday, March 30, 2017 | 2 a.m.
The election of President Donald Trump hasn’t changed how the FBI operates, as the federal agency steers clear of politics despite what “a lot of people would want to have (it be),” said Special Agent Aaron Rouse, the director of the FBI’s Las Vegas division.
"We’re not a political organization; we’re not affected by the politics,” Rouse emphasized to reporters Wednesday from the FBI's Las Vegas headquarters, where he and other special agents spoke.
The “Getting to Know the FBI” meeting with reporters was an effort from Rouse, who was appointed to his position in September, to “bring down the barriers” between the FBI and the public so it understands that investigation methodologies don't quite develop the way they're portrayed in Hollywood.http://www.deseretnews.com/article/6601 ... BI-op.html
Nichols says bombing was FBI op
Detailed confession filed in S.L. about Oklahoma City plot
By Geoffrey Fattah
Published: Feb. 21, 2007 12:00 a.m.
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The only surviving convicted criminal in the April 19, 1995, bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City is saying his co-conspirator, Timothy McVeigh, told him he was taking orders from a top FBI official in orchestrating the bombing.
A declaration from Terry Lynn Nichols, filed in U.S. District Court in Salt Lake City, has proven to be one of the most detailed confessions by Nichols to date about his involvement in the bombing as well as the involvement of others. However, one congressman who has investigated the bombings remains skeptical of Nichols' claims.
The declaration was filed as part of Salt Lake City attorney Jesse Trentadue's pending wrongful death suit against the government for the death of his brother in a federal corrections facility in Oklahoma City. Trentadue claims his brother was killed during an interrogation by FBI agents when agents mistook his brother for a suspect in the Oklahoma City bombing investigation.
The most shocking allegation in the 19-page signed declaration is Nichols' assertion that the whole bombing plot was an FBI operation and that McVeigh let slip during a bout of anger that he was taking instruction from former FBI official Larry Potts.
Potts was no stranger to anti-government confrontations, having been the lead FBI agent at Ruby Ridge in 1992, which led to the shooting death of Vicki Weaver, the wife of separatist Randy Weaver. Potts also was reportedly involved in the 51-day siege of the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Texas in 1993, which resulted in a fire that killed 81 Branch Davidian followers.
Potts retired from the FBI under intense pressure and criticism for the cover-up of an order to allow agents to shoot anyone seen leaving the Weaver cabin at Ruby Ridge.
When contacted, the FBI's main office in Washington, D.C., said it could not provide immediate comment on Nichols' claims Tuesday.
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Privacy Died Long Ago
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U.S. Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart of Cincinnati swears in George H. W. Bush as director of the CIA as President Gerald Ford watches. REUTERS/George Bush Presidential Library and Museum.
The great forgotten Cincinnati wiretap scandal
By Gregory Flannery
Americans no longer assume their communications are free from government spying. Many believe widespread monitoring is a recent change, a response to terrorism. They are wrong. Fair warning came in 1988 in Cincinnati, Ohio, when evidence showed that wiretapping was already both common and easy.
Twenty-five years ago state and federal courtrooms in Cincinnati were abuzz with allegations of illegal wiretaps on federal judges, members of Cincinnati City Council, local congressional representatives, political dissidents and business leaders.
Two federal judges in Cincinnati told 60 Minutes they believed there was strong evidence that they had been wiretapped. Retired Cincinnati Police officers, including a former chief, admitted to illegal wiretapping.
Even some of the most outrageous claims – for example, that the president of the United States was wiretapped while staying in a Cincinnati hotel – were supported by independent witnesses.
National media coverage of the lawsuits, grand jury hearings and investigations by city council and the FBI attracted the attention of U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont) and the late U.S. Sen. Paul Simon (D-Ill.).
As Americans wonder about the extent to which their e-mails, cell-phones and text messages are being monitored, they would do well to look back at a time before any of those existed. Judging by what was revealed in Cincinnati, privacy died long before anyone had ever heard of Osama bin Laden or al Q’aeda.
In 1988 Leonard Gates, a former installer for Cincinnati Bell, told the Mount Washington Press, a small independent weekly, that he had performed illegal wiretaps for the Cincinnati Police Department, the FBI and the phone company itself.
A week after the paper published his allegations, a federal grand jury began hearing testimony.
Gates claimed to have performed an estimated 1,200 wiretaps, which he believed illegal. His list of targets included former Mayor Jerry Springer, the late tycoon Carl Lindner Jr., U.S. District Judge Carl Rubin, U.S. Magistrate J. Vincent Aug, the late U.S. Sen. Howard Metzenbaum (D-Ohio), the Students for a Democratic Society (an anti-war group during the Vietnam War), then-U.S. Rep. Tom Luken (D-Cincinnati) and then-President Gerald Ford.
A second former Cincinnati Bell installer, Robert Draise, joined Gates, saying he, too had performed illegal wiretaps for the police. His alleged targets included the Black Muslim mosque in Finneytown and the General Electric plant in Evendale. Draise’s portfolio was much smaller than Gates’s, an estimated 100 taps, because he was caught freelancing – performing an illegal wiretap for a friend.
Charged by the FBI, Draise claimed he had gone to his “controller” at Cincinnati Bell, the person who directed his wiretaps, and asked for help. If he didn’t get it, he said, he’d tell all. When the case went to federal court, Draise didn’t bother to hire an attorney. He didn’t need one. In a plea deal, federal prosecutors dropped the charge to a misdemeanor. Found guilty of illegal wiretapping, his sentence was a $200 fine. The judge? Magistrate J. Vincent Aug.
If Gates and Draise had been the only people to come forward, they could easily be dismissed as cranks – disgruntled former employees, as Cincinnati Bell claimed. But some police office officers named by Gates and Draise confirmed parts of their allegations, insisting, however, that there were only 12 illegal wiretaps. Other officers not known to Gates and Draise also admitted to illegal wiretaps. Some of the officers received immunity from prosecution in exchange for their testimony. Others invoked their Fifth Amendment right not to incriminate themselves.
“Due to the turbulent nature of the late ’60s and early ’70s, wiretaps were conducted to gather information,” said a press release signed by six retired officers. “This use began in approximately 1968 and ended completely during the Watergate investigation.”
The press release, whose signers included former Police Chief Myron Leistler, listed 12 wiretaps, among them “a black militant in the Bond Hill area” and a house on either Ravine or Strait streets rented by “the SDS or some other radical group.”
The retired cops’ lawyer said there were actually three Cincinnati Bell installers doing illegal wiretaps, but declined to identify the third.
The retired officers denied knowledge of “any wiretaps involving judges, local politicians, prominent citizens and fellow law enforcement officers or city employees.”
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Others had that knowledge, however.
Howard Lucas, former security chief at the Stouffer Hotel downtown, said he caught Gates and three cops trying to break into a telephone switching room shortly before President Gerald Ford stayed at the hotel.
“I said, ‘Do you have a court order?’ and they all laughed,” Lucas told the Mount Washington Press.
The four men left. But they returned.
“A couple days later, in the back of the room, I found a setup, a reel-to-reel recorder concealed under some boxes,” Lucas said.
Ford stayed at the Stouffer Hotel in July 1975 and June 1976 – two years after the Watergate scandal, when Cincinnati Police officers claimed the bugging ended.
Then there was the matter of a former guard at the U.S. Courthouse downtown. He said he had found wiretap equipment there in 1986 and 1987, just a year before the wiretap scandal broke.
“I heard conversations you wouldn’t believe,” he said. “I heard a conversation one time. they were talking about getting rid of U.S. Magistrate Aug.”
The wiretapping started with drug dealers and expanded to political and business figures, according to Gates. In 1979, he testified, he was ordered to wiretap the Hamilton County Regional Computer Center, which handled vote tabulations. His handler at the phone company allegedly told Gates the wiretap was intended to manipulate election results.
“They had the ability to actually alter what was being done with the votes. … He was very upset through some of the elections with a gentleman named Blackwell,” Gates testified.
J. Kenneth Blackwell is a former member of Cincinnati Council, and 1979 was an election year for council.
Something went wrong on Election Night, Gates testified. His handler at the phone company called him.
“He was panicking,” Gates testified. “He said we had done something to screw up the voting processor down there, or the voting computer.”
News reports at the time noted an unexpected delay in counting votes for city council because of a computer malfunction.
Cincinnati Bell denied any involvement in illegal wiretapping by police or its own personnel. Yet police officers, like Gates, testified the police received equipment – even a truck – and information necessary to effectuate the wiretaps. The owners of a greenhouse in Westwood even came forward, saying the police stored the Cincinnati Bell truck on their property.
‘Say it louder’
Gates claimed that his handler at Cincinnati Bell repeatedly told him the wiretaps were at the behest of the FBI. He named an FBI agent who, he said, let him into the federal courthouse to wiretap federal judges.
Investigations followed – a federal grand jury, which indicted no one; a special investigator hired by city council, the former head of the Cincinnati FBI office; the U.S. Justice Department, sort of.
U.S. Sen. Paul Simon asked then-Attorney General Richard Thornburgh to look into the Cincinnati wiretap scandal. Federal judges, members of Congress and even the president of the United States had allegedly been wiretapped. Simon’s effort went nowhere. His press secretary told the Mount Washington Press that it took three months for the Attorney General to respond.
“The senator’s not pleased with the response,” Simon’s press secretary said. “It didn’t have the attorney general’s personal attention, and it said Justice (Department) was aware of the situation, but isn’t going to do anything.”
The city of Cincinnati settled a class-action lawsuit accusing it of illegal wiretapping, paying $85,000 to 17 defendants. It paid $12,000 to settle a second lawsuit by former staffers of The Independent Eye, an underground newspaper allegedly wiretapped and torched by Cincinnati Police officers in 1970.
Cincinnati Bell sued Leonard Gates and Robert Draise, accusing them of defamation. The two men had no attorneys and represented themselves at trial. Hamilton County Common Pleas Judge Fred Cartolano refused to let the jury hear testimony by former police officers who had admitted using Gates and Draise and Cincinnati Bell equipment. In a 4-2 vote, the jury ruled in the phone company’s favor, officially adjudging the two whistleblowers liars.
During one of the many hearings associated with the wiretap scandal, an FBI agent was asked what the agency would do if someone accused the phone company of placing illegal wiretaps. He testified the FBI would be powerless; it needed the phone company to check for a wiretap.
“It would go back to Bell,” the agent testified. “We would have no way of determining if there was any illegal wiretapping going on.”
The FBI agent was the person Gates had accused of opening the federal courthouse at night so he could wiretap federal judges.
One police sergeant offered no excuses for the illegal wiretapping. Asked why he didn’t bother with the legal niceties, such as getting a warrant, as required then by federal law, he said, “I didn’t deem it was necessary. We wanted the information, and went out and got it.”
At one point, covering the scandal for the Mount Washington Press, I received a phone call from a sergeant in the Cincinnati Police Department. He invited me to the station at Mount Airy Forest, where he proceeded to wiretap a fellow police officer’s phone call. I listened as the other officer talked to his wife.
“Say hello,” the sergeant told me.
I did. There was no response.
“Say it louder,” the sergeant said.
I did. No response.
“You can hear them, but they can’t hear you,” the sergeant said. “Any idiot can do a wiretap. You know that’s true because you just saw a policeman do it.”
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Wednesday, Mar 29, 2017 07:22 PM EDT
Former Rep. Aaron Schock was brought down by an FBI informant staffer
Schock was indicted last year on 24 counts related to alleged misuse of government and campaign funds
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Indicted on a slate of corruption charges, Rep. Aaron Schock claims one of his aides illegally gathered evidence against him on behalf of the FBI, a defense motion argued Tuesday. Schock’s attorneys allege that the FBI informant stole thousands of emails from his official House account, in addition to “physical Congressional Office records that were Mr. Schock’s personal property.” Moreover, the motion asserted that the aide tried to “covertly record private conversations with and between Mr. Schock and his staff, including conversations where attorney-client privileged communications were discussed.”
In March 2015, the then-33-year-old Schock resigned as the U.S. Representative for Illinois’ 18th Congressional District after Politico raised questions about tens of thousands of dollars in mileage reimbursements he received for his personal vehicle. During his time in Congress, Schoch was most notable for changing the decor of his office to match “Downton Abbey.”
Months after Schock’s resignation, while the House sergeant-at-arms was overseeing his vacated office, the defense motion alleges that the FBI informant went through the desk of Dayne LaHood, then chief of staff, at the direction of an FBI supervisor and removed fuel receipts, which included Schock’s American Express card information.
According to the defense motion, on the same day, “the CI searched for and seized more than 10,000 emails over several years for himself and another staffer, Shea Ledford, from their government ‘house.gov’ email accounts.”http://www.startribune.com/media-press- ... 417221963/
Media press FBI for price it paid for tool to unlock iPhone
March 27, 2017 — — FBI Director James Comey has made public enough details about the bureau buying a tool to unlock an iPhone as part of a terrorism investigation that the agency should also release how much it cost, The Associated Press and two other news organizations said in court papers Monday.
The media companies said Comey has spoken "at length and in detail" about the FBI's purchase last year of a tool that enabled it to break into the work phone of Syed Rizwan Farook, one of the two shooters in the December 2015 San Bernardino, California, attack.
They told a judge that now that Comey has publicly offered a ballpark price that the FBI paid, and has spoken generally about the limitations of the tool, the bureau should be forced to provide the news organizations with the information they sought.
The AP, Vice Media LLC and Gannett, the parent company of USA Today, sued the FBI in September under the Freedom of Information Act, requesting details on how much the FBI paid, as well as the identity of the vendor.
"While the FBI may have preferred that Comey not seek to justify the agency's purchase so publicly, by doing so he rendered the price subject to disclosure," lawyers for the media organizations said in the latest filing in the case.
The Justice Department in January provided some heavily redacted records from the transaction, but withheld critical details that the AP was seeking. The government argued that the information it withheld, if released, could be seized upon by "hostile entities" that could develop their own countermeasures and interfere with the FBI's intelligence gathering.
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23 people ask the Justice Department to launch a criminal inquiry into its chief, Jeff Sessions
By Kristine Phillips March 27
Attorney General Jeff Sessions (Alex Brandon/AP)
Nearly two dozen people from five states are accusing Attorney General Jeff Sessions of lying to the Senate Judiciary Committee about his communications with the Russian government and subsequently trying to cover up that lie, according to a complaint sent to the Department of Justice.
The complaint, which names 23 residents, states that Sessions gave false and misleading testimony during his confirmation hearing in January when he told the Senate committee that he “did not have communications with the Russians.” It further accuses the attorney general of covering up the alleged perjury by directing a spokeswoman to make a public statement saying he did not mislead the committee.
“We feel there is probable cause to charge him with a crime,” J. Whitfield Larrabee, a Massachusetts lawyer who represents the 23 residents, told The Washington Post. “We want indictments in the case. We want Attorney General Sessions to be treated just the same as anyone else. We don’t think that just because he’s the attorney general, that there should be a higher standard to bring charges against him.”
[ACLU files ethics complaint against Sessions over communications with Russian ambassador]
Larrabee said the complaint was sent Monday to three Justice Department divisions that investigate alleged crimes and misconduct by agency employees and public officials.
How the agency will handle a complaint against its leader is unclear. Larrabee said the department should appoint a special prosecutor to handle the investigation and prosecution.
A spokesman for one of the divisions, the Office of Inspector General, declined to comment on the allegations. Other Justice Department spokespeople haven’t responded to a request for comment.
The group of complainants, which includes three doctors and a pastor, are from California, Maine, Massachusetts, Oregon and Vermont.
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Inspector General: DEA Seizes Money without Ties to Criminal Investigations
Drugs and cash seized in Portland.
By Steve Neavling
The DEA is seizing massive amounts of cash from people who are not connected to a criminal investigation, according to a scathing report by the Justice Department’s inspector general.
In the 74-page report released Wednesday, the inspector general cautioned that the DEA may be violating the civil liberties of people whose is seized, the Washington Post reports.
The inspector general concluded the DEA was unable to demonstrate how asset forfeiture practices benefit criminal investigations.
The Post cites one example:
The DEA took more than $70,000 from a piece of checked luggage without doing any more investigation or attempting to question the owner at the airport — instead simply putting a receipt in the bag and sending it on to its final destination.
“Even accepting that the circumstances surrounding the discovery of this large volume of concealed currency justified law enforcement suspicion and seizure, we find it troubling that the DEA would make an administrative forfeiture without attempting to advance an investigation, especially considering that the DEA had opportunities to contact the potential owners of the currency instead of simply providing written notice of the seizure,” the inspector general wrote.
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The disciplinary record of the NYPD cop who killed Eric Garner using a
chokehold should remain officially hidden from the public – though the
documents leaked just last week, an appeals court ruled Thursday.
The Appellate Division First Department in Manhattan unanimously
reversed a lower court ruling ordering the city to disclose a summary
of Daniel Pantaleo’s disciplinary record.
The unanimous decision by the five judge panel found that Pantaleo’s
record was precisely the type of “personnel records” relevant civil
service laws were designed to keep under wraps.
“In light of the widespread notoriety of Mr. Garner’s death and
Officer Pantaleo’s role therein, and the fact that hostility and
threats against Officer Pantaleo have been significant enough to cause
NYPD’s Threat Assessment Unit to order around-the-clock police
protection for him and his family, and notwithstanding the uncertainty
of further harassment, we find that the gravity of the threats to
Officer Pantaleo’s safety nonetheless demonstrate that disclosure
carries a ‘substantial and realistic potential’ for harm, particularly
in the form of ‘harassment and reprisals,’ and that nondisclosure of
the requested records under Civil Rights Law is warranted,” Justice
John Sweeny Jr. wrote.
CCRB worker forced to quit for info leak on cop who killed Garner
The Legal Aid Society had sued for a summary of Pantaleo’s
disciplinary record under the state’s Freedom of Information Law,
arguing that the summary did not constitute the cop’s “personnel
Daniel Pantaleo’s NYPD disciplinary record will remain obscured from
public view — but the mandate is only a formality, as a rogue CCRB
employee leaked them last week. (JEFF BACHNER)
The judges rejected that argument.
“There is no question that the summary sought involves one officer and
are part and parcel of his personnel file,” Sweeny wrote.
The decision represents a significant precedent for police reform
advocates seeking to hold police officers accountable. They can still
appeal to the state's highest court, the Court of Appeals.
Two cops testify in Eric Garner case at Brooklyn Federal court
But Pantaleo’s record has already been released.
Pantaleo killed Eric Garner with an NYPD-banned chokehold in 2014.
(ACQUIRED BY: TOMAS E. GASTON)
Last week, the website Think Progress posted the record, which was
provided by a former Civilian Complaint Review Board employee.
The leak showed that Pantaleo had had four civilian complaints
substantiated against him, but was only docked two vacation days as
punishment, prior to killing Garner on Staten Island in 2014.
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The Civilian Complaint Review Board employee who leaked information
about the cop who put Eric Garner in a deadly chokehold has been
forced to resign, officials said Thursday.
Faced with the prospect of termination for divulging reports on NYPD
Officer Daniel Pantaleo, the worker chose to pack it in, sources with
knowledge of the case said.
The employee, who was hired as an investigator, was considered a
“junior staff person” who worked for the CCRB for less than a year and
did not work on any complaints against Pantaleo, sources said.
The CCRB confirmed Thursday that the leaked information was authentic.
Eric Garner's mom meets Omarosa at White House for probe update
“After a swift and thorough internal investigation, the Civilian
Complaint Review Board identified the employee who was the source of
the leak,” Jerika Richardson, senior adviser and secretary to the
board said in a statement. “As of today, that individual no longer
works at CCRB.
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Dead Sea evidence of unprecedented drought is warning for future
A 30-metre layer of salt discovered beneath Dead Sea reveals drought
worse than any in human history – and it could happen again
Tim Radford for Climate News Network, part of the Guardian Environment
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2017 09.45 EDT
Far below the Dead Sea, between Israel, Jordan and Palestinian
territories, researchers have found evidence of a drought that has no
precedent in human experience.
From depths of 300 metres below the landlocked basin, drillers brought
to the surface a core that contained 30 metres of thick, crystalline
salt: evidence that 120,000 years ago, and again about 10,000 years
ago, rainfall had been only about one fifth of modern levels.
The cause in each case would have been entirely natural. But in the
region where human civilisation began, already in the grip of its
worst drought for 900 years, it is a reminder of how bad things could
get and a guide to how much worse human-induced climate change could
Syria’s drought 'has likely been its worst in 900 years'
“All the observations show this region is one of those most affected
by modern climate change and it’s predicted to get dryer. What we
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Cop dodges jail time after pleading guilty to attack of NYC woman
NYPD cop was sleepwalking, not drunk, when he hit woman
BY BEN KOCHMAN ROCCO PARASCANDOLA RICH SCHAPIRO
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Updated: Wednesday, March 30, 2016, 2:45 PM
A doctor has diagnosed Eugene Donnelly with post-traumatic stress
disorder and various sleep disorders dating to the May 2012 shooting.
(MICHAEL SCHWARTZ /FOR NEW YORK DAILY NEWS)
Keep dreaming, pal.
A hero-to-zero Bronx cop charged with breaking into a woman’s
apartment and drunkenly assaulting her was actually sleepwalking, his
lawyer claimed Tuesday.
"Our report shows that it wasn't an alcoholic blackout. It was
sleepwalking," lawyer Michael Marinaccio said after Officer Eugene
Donnelly appeared in Bronx Supreme Court, where he faces misdemeanor
assault and burglary charges.
Prosecutors say a drunken Donnelly, 27, roughed up his victim after
barging into her Woodlawn apartment in June 2014 wearing only his
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Tenn. deputy celebrating 26th birthday killed in police shooting
March 29, 2017, 3:39 PM
UPDATE: Chattanooga police fatally shoot Hamilton County Sheriff's
UPDATE: Chattanooga police fatally shoot Hamilton County Sheriff's
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Police officers fatally shot an off-duty Tennessee sheriff's deputy
who was celebrating his birthday with friends after he refused to drop
his weapon, officials said.
Daniel Hendrix, a corrections officer with the Hamilton County
Sheriff's Office, was celebrating his 26th birthday with two female
off-duty Chattanooga police officers when the incident occurred at a
Shawnee Trail home at 1:30 a.m. Wednesday, the Tennessee Bureau of
Hendrix suddenly became agitated and was carrying his personal gun
when he lashed out at the female officers. The women managed to flee
the home and one of them called 911, the TBI said.
Deputy Daniel Hendrix was fatally shot in Chattanooga, Tenn., while
celebrating his birthday. (FACEBOOK)
Two on-duty Chattanooga police officers responded to the home and
found Hendrix armed in the backyard, investigators said. The officers
commanded Hendrix to drop his weapon, but he didn’t comply — prompting
one officer to fire at him at least four times, witnesses and
Baltimore police show bodycam video of SWAT fatally shooting man
Hendrix was taken to a hospital, where he died.
The scene where Deputy Daniel Hendrix was fatally shot Wednesday. (AP)
In a statement, Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Hammond offered
condolences and prayers to Hendrix’s family. He called the shooting an
The corrections officer worked with the Hamilton department since
2013. He was charged with assaulting a female inmate at Silverdale
Detention Center in 2015, but was cleared of all charges and
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Md. teen fatally shot by cop one day after making bond (GRAPHIC)
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Mayor de Blasio defended the process that allowed the cop who killed
Ramarley Graham to resign before he was fired — and said he’d only
meet with the victim’s mom under certain conditions.
Officer Richard Haste quit Sunday night, after an NYPD department
trial found him guilty of exercising poor judgement and “intent to
cause physical injury” in the February 2012 shooting death of Graham,
18, who was unarmed.
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March 30, 2017
Mexican state attorney general arrested at U.S. border in San Diego on
drug trafficking charges
Federal agents in San Diego have arrested the attorney general for
the Mexican state of Nayarit on charges that he conspired to smuggle
heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine into the U.S.
Edgar Veytia, 46, was detained Monday at the U.S. border in San Diego
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Republicans in Congress just voted to allow Americans’ browser history
to be bought and sold. A genius crowdfunding campaign wants to use
that against them.
The website searchinternethistory.com is attempting to raise $1
million in order to put in bids to purchase the internet history of
leading Republicans and Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
members. The first histories the site aims to buy are those of Senate
Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky), House Speaker Paul Ryan
(R-Wisconsin), Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn (R-Tennessee), and FCC
Chairman Ajit Pai.
“If it takes a million dollars to get real change, I am sure a million
people are willing to donate $1 to help ensure their private data
stays private,” wrote Adam McElhaney, who launched a GoFundMe campaign
for the endeavor.
McElhaney clarified on the GoFundMe campaign’s site that while he
understands the privacy risks of using social media, the privacy rules
Congress just eliminated goes far beyond what he feels is acceptable.
“I understand that what I put on the Internet is out there and not
private. Those are the risks you assume. I’m not ashamed of what I put
out on the Internet,” he wrote. “However, I don’t think that what I
lookup on the Internet, what sites I visit, my browsing habits, should
be bought and sold to whoever. Without my consent.”
McElhaney, who describes himself as “a privacy activist & net
neutrality Advocate,” argues that since both houses of Congress have
passed bills allowing anyone’s browser history to be sold and
purchased by major telecom giants like Verizon, that the American
people should be able to buy the browser records for their elected
officials. If successful, the site aims to publish a searchable
database of browser history for every member of Congress who voted to
gut former President Barack Obama’s regulations prohibiting
corporations from viewing Americans’ browser histories.
“Everything from their medical, pornographic, to their financial and
infidelity. Anything they have looked at, searched for, or visited on
the Internet will now be available for everyone to comb through,” the
site promises, next to a survey of which public official’s browser
history should be published first. “Since we didn’t get an opportunity
to vote on whether our private and personal browsing history should be
bought and sold, I wanted to show our legislators what a democracy is
like. So, I’m giving you the opportunity to vote on whose history gets
“Help me raise money to buy the histories of those who took away your
right to privacy,” McElhaney adds.
Those who don’t have the means to donate money to the campaign are
being asked to donate any legal skills they may have, so the site’s
administrators can navigate around the tricky legal battlefield of
purchasing and publishing the internet history of some of the most
powerful people in the United States.
As of this writing, the campaign has raised nearly $100,000.