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Postby fruhmenschen » Sun Apr 09, 2023 1:39 pm

Alec’s Copaganda Newsletter
Assembling A Crime Wave
An inside look at manufacturing the news
Alec Karakatsanis
Today, I want to talk about moral panics. Moral panics about different kinds of crime almost always lead to vast expansion of the machinery of state repression, whether they be this absolutely bizarre “crime wave” reported by the press in Victorian England or contemporary U.S. moral panics like the 1980s “crack babies,” the 1990s “super predators,” or the absurd 2021-2022 “organized retail theft.” They can also be acute creations of a particular news moment, such as when local and national media did 309 articles about a single Walgreen’s shoplifting incident in 2021.
So, how do moral panics happen?
I. Moral panics are creations of elites in journalism, politics, and the punishment bureaucracy
Because I have little else to do when I’m not in court other than play with cats, I have a lot of conversations with people about crime.
Many of my conversations are with my clients, community organizers we work with, and survivors of violence. But I also try to have conversations with elites who are in a position to shape how the punishment bureaucracy functions, including journalists, lawyers, judges, prosecutors, public defenders, politicians, philanthropists, researchers, lobbyists, non-profit employees, professors, etc. Because of how much propaganda there is in our culture about which social harms policymakers should treat urgently and what solutions to those problems we take seriously, it’s important to talk as much as possible about how we should think about holistic safety in order to counter some of the pathologies of mainstream propaganda.
One of many notable things from these conversations is how focused many professional class elites are, at any given moment, on their belief that there is some sort of “crime wave” happening. Professional elites are routinely in a state of panic about crime. (By this I mean a narrow range of crimes for which police arrest mostly poor people.) I have experienced this in city after city. I have also experienced it nationally, especially since 2020, when many journalists and politicians I spoke with invoked concepts like a “surge” in retail theft, “rampant” crime on public transit, crime generally being “out of control,” or fomenting a panic about “carjacking” in D.C. to get Congress to block new D.C. revisions of its code.
This state of moral panic is so self-evident to these professional news consumers that a common refrain among them is to accuse anyone raising skepticism about the moral panic du jour of being an “elitist” who is “out of touch” with the most marginalized communities. I have had so many conversations, both over email and in person, with fancy people who have never meaningfully participated in fighting state repression of vulnerable people accusing me of not caring about vulnerable people because I have questioned their urgent prioritizaion of a particular extant news narrative about crime. This is actually a go-to move for elite pundits: anyone not reaffirming the narrative that crime by poor people is “out of control” at any given moment—and anyone not responding to that problem with proposals of more prisons and police—doesn’t care about poor communities or communities of color.
The certainty of many elites in their perceptions about crime and safety reminds me of a passage from the best book on the subject of propaganda that I’ve ever read. It’s a 1950s book called Propaganda by Jacques Ellul, and I could not recommend it more highly. The introduction to the English translation of the book by another scholar explains why Ellul believed “intellectuals” to be:
“virtually the most vulnerable of all to modern propaganda, for three reasons: 1) they absorb the largest amount of secondhand, unverifiable information; 2) they feel a compelling need to have an opinion on every important question of our time, and thus easily succumb to opinions offered to them by propaganda on all such indigestible pieces of information; 3) they consider themselves capable of “judging for themselves.” They literally need propaganda.”
There is a lot to say about journalists and other professional class elites panicking about the morally dangerous behavior of poor people. Two preliminary points are important always to state, and so I say them again before getting to today’s main attraction:
1. The subjective view that there is an urgent “crime wave” is often accompanied by an irrational and contrary-to-the-evidence assertion that the “wave” or “surge” must mean we should tweak some kind of policy within the punishment bureaucracy. In fact, the “wave” or “surge” is often specifically manufactured by self-interested groups and complicit journalists precisely to have some political impact, whether it be the recall election of a DA whose policies they don’t like or blocking a bail reform bill or fear-mongering about slight shifts in budgets of police and prisons. It is utterly common, therefore, for the media to connect, without any empirical evidence, “surges” in crime with something like bail reform, defunding police, lower sentences, or slightly different prosecutorial charging policies. I see this news commentary every day, and the mere juxtaposition of these policy tweaks with statements about huge shifts in “crime” is itself like climate science denial. All of it is nonsense: these little tweaks in punishment policy pale in comparison as factors determining police-reported “crime” to root causes like: inequality, poverty, access to health care, early childhood education, housing, vibrant community programs, the number of guns manufactured, general alienation and disconnection of people in our contemporary society, etc…
2. Professional elites rarely experience a moral panic or subjective feeling of a “crime wave” or “surge” about crimes like wage theft, water pollution, foreclosure fraud, tax evasion, air pollution, building safety code violations, prison guard brutality, illegal police spying, political corruption, or other crimes that are rampant and cause objectively higher levels of harm. They seem only to obsess urgently about some crimes committed by some people, and this obsession is usually not correlated with any objective assessment of overall threat to well-being. I have written about how the criminal punishment bureaucracy largely ignores the crimes of powerful people while ruthlessly and selectively targeting poor and marginalized people, and I have written many times in this newsletter about how media coverage of crime distorts what we see as urgent. I recommend reading those pieces.
II. Why does the news repeatedly constructing moral panics matter?
In addition to the more qualitative problems I have discussed in the linked pieces above with our society’s mass delusions about what the greatest threats to safety are and how to solve them, we can see immediate, striking effects of the constant cycle of news coverage about “crime waves” and “crime surges” in the categories of crime for which police arrest only the poor.
One consequence of the views of elites on crime waves—particularly elites who control the curation of anecdote that passes for corporate daily news—is that the U.S. public has become dizzyingly uninformed. Take a look at the chart below. You’ll see that people consistently believe that crime is rising in the U.S.
These numbers are similar dating back to 2002—every year since then most people believed crime was up. But, in that 20-year period, actual police-recorded crime went down almost every year. Most people were wrong. But it’s actually much more interesting than that. When asked about crime in their own area, people were much more accurate. So, when relying more on their own social networks and first-hand experiences, people are less uninformed than when relying solely on secondhand information through the media.1
This is interesting background, but here in this post, I want to share with you a fantastic and relatively obscure story about how these moral panics come to be produced.
Background on moral panics
The seminal work on this subject is Stuart Hall’s 1978 book Policing the Crisis, in which some of the leading social theorists in modern English history dissected how the British police, courts, and news media manufactured a moral panic about “mugging” that resulted in increased punishment and prosecution of Black immigrant youth from British colonies. Even though the book was written 45 years ago, it is such a profound, necessary examination of the topic that I am constantly recommending to any journalist serious about understanding the broader forces that shape what they think about as public safety news. It’s so good, and so much better than anything I could ever write, that I can’t believe there are people who cover crime without having read it!
But another, much shorter and fun account is Mark Fishman's 1980 book, Manufacturing the News, which was recommended to me by journalism professor Jay Rosen. Because the book is online, I am able to reproduce a key passage below that tells one anecdote from Fishman’s ethnographic research inside newsrooms. If you are a journalist, please read it. Fishman describes in delightful detail how a group of newsrooms can simply manufacture a “crime wave” out of whole cloth, even with everyone acting in good faith:
I hope this was useful. The passage combines several themes from my recent writing, including why it is so important that police spend massive amounts of public money on public relations infrastructure, which has significantly increased since Fishman observed the utility to police of their PR teams in 1976. The passage also illustrates the groupthink that I have identified in contemporary newsrooms, and how that groupthink leads to objectively bizarre conceptions of what things about the world should be a news story and how those news stories should be told. It also captures well some elements of the social, cultural, burueacratic, and economic forces that lead journalists to focus on certain kinds of crimes and to ignore others.
People’s perceptions of crime in their general area are also far from accurate and subject to various forms of manipulation. This is especially true with the rise of apps and group discussion forums like NextDoor and Citizen, whose business model is to create engagement

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Cleveland cop involved in traffic stop robberies sentenced to 2 years in prison
The judge fined Willie Warner Sims and his partner, Alfonzo Cole, $40,000 and ordered the former officers to repay the one victim they robbed together $5,000
Sep 16, 2023 ... k-history/
Embattled N.H. sheriff misrepresented his education, exaggerated his work history
The top law enforcement officer in Strafford County, N.H., Mark Brave, told voters he had earned a master’s degree in forensic psychology — but a Globe investigation found that was among multiple inaccuracies on his resume
By Steven Porter Globe Staff,Updated September 15, 2023 ... qJH2KwpLi/
Texas town votes to deactivate PD, fire police chief in wake of investigation
Councilmembers voted to fire the chief and deactivate the department following allegations about the backgrounds of hired officers ... 00762.html
Cop son of ex-premier denies faking evidence
NCA NewsWire
Sun, 17 September 2023 ... 00023.html
Cop sentenced on drug charges
The Ironton Tribune, Ohio
Sun, September 17, 2023 ... d158be89b2
Only 1 protester shows up to 'Stop Cop City' planned rally outside Falcons game
Published: 8:00 PM EDT September 17, 2023
FBI Magic Lantern

Magic Lantern is keystroke logging software created by the United States' Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Magic Lantern was first reported in a column by Bob Sullivan of MSNBC on November 20, 2001[1] and by Ted Bridis of the Associated Press.[2]
Magic Lantern can reportedly be installed remotely, via an e-mail attachment or by exploiting common operating system vulnerabilities, unlike previous keystroke logger programs used by the FBI.[3][4] It has been described as a virus and a Trojan horse. It is not known how the program might store or communicate the recorded keystrokes.
In response to a Freedom of Information Act request filed in 2000 by the Electronic Privacy Information Center, the FBI released a series of unclassified documents relating to Carnivore, which included the "Enhanced Carnivore Project Plan". Sullivan's confidential source said that redacted portions of that document mention "Cyber Knight", ... rce-guide/
Police Accountability Resource Guide

While early childhood experiences may impel,
they do not compel. In the end, evil is always
a matter of choice.
Andrew Vachss

Coffee with CopsThe Paris Police Department along with Paris Fire and EMS, will be at Cozy Cappuccino on Wednesday, September 20th from 9am to 11am. Stop by for a chat with...

Website created by FBI agents
1811 Wall of Shame
The FBI Wall of Shame
My hate for CIA is only eclipsed by my disgust for FBI. Please visit my blog: ... rman-book/
Former FBI agent Mike German recounts the transformation of the FBI from a law enforcement agency into a dangerously powerful domestic intelligence force.
Ryan Devereaux
September 14 2019 ... -visit-fbi
On His Way to Speak At FBI, Trump Slams The Bureau And Opens Door To Pardoning Flynn
December 15, 2017
Carrie Johnson Ryan Lucas’t-embarrass-bureau

Don’t Embarrass the Bureau
Lunds konsthall, Sweden

‘Don’t Embarrass the Bureau’ borrowed its title from the acclaimed 1972 novel by author and former FBI agent Bernard F. Conners. The book’s title refers to one of the fundamental protocols that all agents – according to Conners – have to follow when on duty: ‘Whatever happens, never ever embarrass the Bureau.’ Curated by Matteo Lucchetti, this exhibition adapted the FBI’s protocol, but with the imperative to do just the opposite. Presenting ten contemporary artists and collectives, Lucchetti mined a long and proud tradition of ‘disloyal’ artists. The show demonstrated the continuing relevance of these tactics of embarrassment today, when the workings of organizations like the FBI are as omnipresent and devious as ever. ... 0672516888
Don't Embarrass the Bureau Hardcover – January 1, 1972
by Bernard F. Conners
Bernard F. Conners was a special agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation for more than eight years, holding important positions during that time, including supervision of the night operations of the New York and Chicago offices. He was involved extensively with espionage and criminal matters and received four personal citations from J. Edgar Hoover commending him for his performance. In Don't Embarrass the Bureau he gives an astonishing description of the depth and influence of the agency and its Director and a detailed account, never before told, of the Bureau's activities at all levels.
All of this he tells in the form of a compelling suspense novel in which he utilizes his broad knowledge of espionage matters to relate one of the most sophisticated intelligence schemes ever attempted - the infiltration and control of the FBI.
Disrupt, Discredit, and Divide
How the New FBI Damages Democracy
* Mike German
* A former FBI undercover agent and whistleblower gives us a riveting and troubling account of the contemporary FBI—essential reading for our times
“Mike German served as an FBI agent who carried out . . . dangerous assignments infiltrating violent white nationalist organizations. Now, having resigned, he tells how the bureau has downgraded such efforts. . . . An absorbing and interesting read and a useful warning.” —Frederick A.O. Schwarz Jr., author of Democracy in the Dark and chief counsel for the Church Committee ... 32695.html
A Mississippi jury rules officers justified in fatal 2017 shooting after police went to wrong house
Associated Press ... t/3340249/
NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth
Man sues, says Cedar Hill and Methodist Health police broke his leg during arrestA Cedar Hill man filed a lawsuit against the city and Methodist Health System after he said his leg was broken in several places while being detained at a. ... oam40zk0w/
Penobscot County Jail Chris Boulier Corrections officer accused of sexual harassment after he asked a female Corrections officer what her favorite sexual position was, if she moaned or screamed during sex, what female inmates looked like naked after strip searches is promoted by Penobscot County Commissioners Peter Baldacci, Andrew Cushing, and David Marshall found no problems with Officer Boulier’s sexual harrassment.
You can call Baldacci , Cushing and Marshall at 207 942 -8535 to let them know how you feel.
by Marie Weidmayer
September 18,2023
For more information see: ... wf2002.pdf

A Special Report by the
Police Professionalism Initiative
University of Nebraska at Omaha
Samuel Walker and Dawn Irlbeck Department of Criminal Justice University of Nebraska at Omaha ... wf2003.pdf

POLICE SEXUAL ABUSE OF TEENAGE GIRLS: A 2003 Update on “Driving While Female”
Samuel Walker and Dawn Irlbeck ... %20history.
In October 2020, U.S. District Judge Timothy Kelly ordered Iran to pay Levinson’s family $107 million in compensatory damages and $1.3 billion in punitive damages. “Iran’s conduct here is also unique, given that – astonishingly – it plucked a former FBI and DEA special agent from the face of the earth without warning, tortured him, held him captive for as long as 13 years, and to this day refuses to admit its responsibility,” Kelly said. ... in-danger/
Copaganda Perpetuates the Myth That Freedom Puts the Public in Danger
Copaganda Perpetuates the Myth That Freedom Puts the Public in Danger
Even as violent crime decreased in the U.S., media coverage of crime increased.
By Staff , TRUTHOUT ... -in-media/

5 Instances of Copaganda in Media
By The Angry Noodle
Jun 3, 2023
What is Copaganda?
Copaganda is propaganda that normalizes, valorizes, or otherwise paints policing in a positive light. More than that, it paints policing as natural, something so imperative to a functioning society that it becomes almost synonymous with safety, the single thread that keeps society from instantly unraveling.
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Postby fruhmenschen » Sat Oct 21, 2023 12:18 pm

“Those who cannot represent themselves will be represented.”
How You Are Spied On (Surveillance Devices) ... xhibition/
The 9/11 Museum Is an Atrocity Exhibition
These New Yorkers want to transform the September 11 museum, but can it be anything other than a purveyor of War on Terror propaganda?

Professor Dalgleish ... paign=post

Why the President of the Club of Rome tried to stop the approval of my dissertation
A brief history of the club, their vision of a technocratic dictatorship, and tight connections to the elites of the world ... unwinding/

The Great Medicaid Unwinding
Millions of Americans lost their coverage earlier this year when a pandemic-era policy expired. The consequences are detrimental to the very practice of medicine.
Top 5 - Best Spy Cameras (2024)
TechTrends ... 36245.html
Did FBI agents steal the Gold?
Witnesses to FBI hunt for Civil War gold describe heavily loaded armored truck, signs of a night dig
Sat, October 7, 2023 ... index.html
Exclusive: Justice Department and House Republicans in standoff over FBI witness testimony
By Annie Grayer and Evan Perez, CNN
Published 6:11 PM EDT, Thu October 5, 2023 ... ing-files/
FBI knew all about Joe and Hunter’s business dealings, laptop authenticity — and did nothing: files
By Paul Sperry
Published Oct. 6, 2023
Illegal FBI Break-Ins and COINTELPRO with former FBI Agent Wesley Swearingen
THE HISTORY OF THE CIA: Red Scare, Blackmail, and the Blue Suite [pt. 5.2]
J. Edgar Hoover Was Homosexual, Blackmailed by Mob, Book Says ... oover.html
Books of The Times; Catalogue of Accusations Against J. Edgar Hoover
By Christopher Lehmann-Haupt
Feb. 15, 1993 ... video.html
San Jose cops seen in video beating, tasing and pepper spraying mentally ill man as they encourage others in homeless encampment to watch savage attack
* Officers Steven Aponte and Alex Cristancho corralled  a group of homeless people for 'trespassing' near the Guadalupe River on September 16, 2019
* Arthur Lee Turner approached the cops after Aponte and Cristancho did this claiming he was God - suggesting an obvious and underlying mental impairment
* Shocking police bodycam shows the interaction with experts calling the use of force unnecessary and 'avoidable from the very beginning'
8 October 2023

Copaganda ... ede8e90f14
Colby Community College lecture series spotlights early FBI
Posted Oct 07, 2023
During his career with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Plunkett was involved in joint counterintelligence operations with the Central Intelligence Agency and investigated national security matters, including counterintelligence, terrorism, and cyber threats. He was an original member of the Cincinnati FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force formed after the September 11 attacks. Plunkett published articles in multiple magazines and has authored three books on the early FBI
The F.B.I.
TV Series
1965–1974 ... -concerns/
Poll results: Coffee with a Cop is an opportunity to talk about community concerns
October 8, 2023

The News-Messenger
Bethesda Care Center residents enjoy Coffee with a Cop eventOfficers say they enjoyed meeting with residents during the annual Coffee with a Cop Day, held Wednesday at Bethesda Care Center.
Timothy Pratt in Atlanta
Sun 8 Oct 2023 ... paez-teran
Shot 14 times, no charges for police: family’s grief over death of Cop City activist ... tacts.html
Who Was Jeffrey Epstein Calling? A close study of his circle — social, professional, transactional — reveals a damning portrait of elite New York.
By The Editors Reporting by Brock Colyar, Kelsey Hurwitz, Charlotte Klein, Ezekiel Kweku, Amy Larocca, Yinka Martins, Adam K. Raymond, Matthew Schneier, Matt Stieb, and James D. Walsh ... urt-hears/
Evidence from Jeffrey Epstein's safe 'went missing' after FBI raid, court hears in Ghislaine Maxwell trial
Agent Kelly Maguire testified that CDs and hard drives disappeared as authorities waited on a warrant to seize them
Josie Ensor
Jamie Johnson
7 December 2021 ... mcfadden-j
Clemente v. FBI, No. 20-1527, 2022 WL 17092585 (D.D.C. Nov. 21, 2022) (McFadden, J.)
Monday, November 21, 2022
Clemente v. FBI, No. 20-1527, 2022 WL 17092585 (D.D.C. Nov. 21, 2022) (McFadden, J.)
Re:  Request for records concerning Jeffrey Epstein and his alleged criminal activities
Disposition:  Granting defendant’s motion for summary judgment
* Litigation Considerations, Adequacy of Search:  The court finds that “[t]he FBI’s search was adequate.”  “The FBI’s primary declarant shows that the FBI’s search was reasonably calculated to uncover all records responsive to [plaintiff’s] FOIA request.”  “He describes how the FBI organizes and indexes its files, and how it searches various record-keeping systems.”  “For [plaintiff’s] request, the FBI searched both its FOIA document processing system and its Central Records System for responsive records.”  “And the FBI’s declarant provides the terms searched and cut-off dates used.”  “The FBI has thus provided a ‘reasonably detailed affidavit setting forth the search terms and the type of search performed, and averring that all files likely to contain responsive materials (if such records exist) were searched.’”

Sealed Jeffrey Epstein Court Documents Name at Least 1,000 People. A Judge Must Decide Whether to Release Them
SEPTEMBER 4, 2019 6:49 PM EDT
The names of at least 1,000 people appear in sealed court documents associated with Jeffrey Epstein, a court heard on Wednesday. Whether to make them public is the latest skirmish in a years-long legal battle that continues to play out even after Epstein’s death.
The revelation came after attorneys for a “John Doe” asked a federal judge in New York not to release the names of people who were not directly involved with the 2015 defamation lawsuit filed by Epstein accuser Virginia Roberts Giuffre against Epstein’s longtime confidante Ghislaine Maxwell.
The case was settled in 2017, but the details are only just now emerging. A day before Epstein’s death in August, a massive cache of documents from the suit was unsealed––revealing accusations against prominent figures, including former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson and former Sen. George Mitchell. Within the files, Giuffre alleged Maxwell acted as Epstein’s “madame” and was “one of the main women” whom Epstein used “to procure under-aged girls for sexual activities.”
Richardson ... dium=email

The former JCS chairman has complained to the press that he was duped by the president during the protests of 2020, but insiders tell a different story
It is no fun to criticize a four-star Army general who served his country for forty-three years, the last four as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. In the end—Mark Milley retired last week—he was a hero to many in the public and the press for his avowed support of the Constitution, but not to all of the colleagues and subordinates who worked closely with him in 2020, while he was serving under Donald Trump.
Seymour Hersh ... paign=post
Some more cuts in that Foreign Operations bill of interest
Just a selection of some I found of interest, since media is not covering this. John Kerry just lost his sinecure.
Meryl Nass MD October 4,2023

NJ Cop Convinced Officer to Let Senator Bob Menendez’s Wife Go After Crash: Report
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Re: Copaganda

Postby fruhmenschen » Tue Feb 13, 2024 11:01 pm ... st-america
The Republican Party and Their Billionaire Backers’ Plot To Create an American
Dictator ... -push-back
Famous allies advocate for Leonard Peltier’s freedom. The FBI and a group of former agents push back. Part 2 ... uester-fbi
FEBRUARY 7, 2024 11:35AM
Badge of Honor: Cato Designated ‘Vexsome’ FOIA Requester by FBI ... an-700000/
FBI Agent Sentenced to 87 Months in Prison for Swindling Woman out of More Than $700,000
By Steve Neavling
February 9,2024 ... arters-dc/
Man charged with stealing FBI car from bureau headquarters in D.C.
By Paul Duggan
Updated February 7, 2024 ... h-a62f53bd
A Spanking for the FBI
The Ninth Circuit rebukes the bureau for a lawless search and seizure.
The Editorial Board
Feb. 7, 2024 ... 37664.html
Suffolk cop appears on charge of bilking Walmart
Chris Horne
Wed, February 7, 2024 ... gin-probe/
20-year-old lady accuses cop of sexual harassment, Ogun police begin probe
7th February 2024
COLLAPSE ... on-camera/
Legislation Aims To Throw Cops In Prison For Failing To Turn On Camera
The Proposed Legislation Carries A 15 Year Prison Sentence ... complaint/
While under investigation for illegally selling guns, sheriff got rid of more public property
by Erin Rhoda
February 8,2023 ... -protests/
For decades, local police and FBI have sent undercover officials to participate in — and escalate — protests.
Ryan Grim, Jon Schwarz
June 2 2020 ... nted-to-do
Dipsh*t Militia Dude Wanted To Do Some War With Feds, Showed FBI Informant His War Room And Everything
But thank goodness there aren't any heavily armed lunatics at the border now.
We should note that Faye’s son, Joseph Faye, gave a long interview to NBC News reporter Brandy Zadrozny Wednesday in which he said his father really is a pathological liar and a gullible militia-fantasizing dipshit who wouldn’t ever harm anyone, and that his dad is the victim of entrapment by mean feds who just exploited his big mouth and mental health problems to make him a criminal
The FBI connected Faye with three undercover officers who played the parts of willing accomplices, and even assured the dipshit that they were definitely not law enforcement. Seems unsporting; Faye prolly thought that if you ask an undercover cop if they’re an undercover cop, they have to say “oh you have caught me out, drat.” Faye then went on to spout a bunch of crap about how citizens need to take on the corrupt federal blah blah blah who are intentionally letting undocumented migrants come into the US, because “great replacement theory” isn’t just a stupid myth, it’s a pressing reality in these chucklefucks’ minds.
Faye ... 83592.html
The COINTELPRO Papers: Documents from the FBI's Secret Wars Against Dissent in the United States
Book by Churchill, Ward, Vander Wall, Jim ... venezuela/
Guyana Is Being Used As A “Pawn” Against Venezuela
By Richard S. Dunn - February 8, 2024 ... 56762.html
FBI agent told woman she was on ‘secret probation’ to scam her out of $700K, feds say BY JENNIFER RODRIGUEZ FEBRUARY 08, 2024 5:11 PM
Read more at: ... rylink=cpy ... aturestack
Five New England ski resort employees fired after giving Nazi salutes
The employees allegedly photographed themselves in swastika armbands at a costume party.
By Abby Patkin
February 8, 2024 ... ostpopular
Healey wants to allow a single position to earn both a government pension and full-time salary
If passed, the change would allow Municipal Police Training Committee Executive Director Robert Ferullo to earn both a $150,000 salary and his municipal pension.
By Molly Farrar February 8, 2024 ... uper_mafia
Some Unpopular History of the United States -- The Nixon Years and the Jewish super mafia
Richard L . McManus
2019 ... 526457007/
FBI probing corruption claims involving Chandler councilmember, former police chief says
Sam Kmack Arizona Republic ... s/46689721
Top Albuquerque officer under FBI investigation resigns
An Albuquerque police spokesperson confirmed Lt. Justin Hunt resigned following a federal investigation into DWI court appearances
Feb 8, 2024

FBI: Give us warrantless Section 702 snooping powers – or China wins
Never mind the court orders obtained to thwart Volt Typhoon botnet
Jessica Lyons
Fri 9 Feb 2024 ... s-cuisine/
The Beat Cop’s Guide to Mardi Gras Cuisine
by: Hayley Boyd
Posted: Feb 9, 2024 ... ecord.html
What to Watch This Weekend: A Tricky Cop Show
Our TV critic recommends a sleek British thriller that puts new spins on familiar crime show setups.
By Margaret Lyons
Published Feb. 8, 2024 ... -cast.html
Published: February 7, 2024 ... 523673007/
United States of intimidation? One in six public officials has gotten a threat at work
The week in extremism, from USA TODAY.
Will Carless USA TODAY ... -theories/
5 Candidates For Who FBI Season 6's Major Character Death Will Be, Ranked By Likelihood
MARY KASSEL ... moratorium
Amazon defends facial-recognition tech sale to FBI despite moratorium
The FBI has confirmed it is using Amazon’s Rekognition image and video analysis software, but Amazon says it is ‘false’ to suggest this violates the company’s self-imposed moratorium on selling facial-recognition technology to US police
Sebastian Klovig Skelton, Senior reporter Published: 09 Feb 2024 ... 6e4d9.html
FBI citizens academy slug
Feb 9, 2024 ... testimony/
FBI Agent Sued Over Hunter Biden Testimony
Barry Russell February 9, 2024 ... d-account/
New Videos Contradict NYPD Account of Lead-Up to Times Square Attack on Cops
Police said Yohenry Brito was disobeying a lawful order to disperse when an officer tried to arrest him, triggering a melee with nearly a dozen men. But footage released today shows he was walking away.
FEB. 8, 2024 ... 656522.php
Lawsuit: Stamford police officer 'ignored' risks before fatal crash that killed Rev. Tommie Jackson
By Lisa Backus,
Feb 9, 2024 ... um-stalls/
Cop City tensions rising as its referendum stalls
Sanika Tank on February 9, 2024 ... rrendered/
Ohio town to pay $250,00 to truck driver, bit by K9 as he surrendered ... e-homeland
Pacifying the Homeland
Intelligence Fusion and Mass Supervision
by Brendan McQuade (Author)
August 2019 ... gr%5Etweet
Take a look inside the Las Vegas Fusion Center, a central hub for various law enforcement agencies to collaborate during major events and where the #FBI and partners are working to ensure this years #SuperBowl
is a safe one. ... lCode=puna
The National Network is comprised of 80 fusion centers, 78 of which participated in the 2021 Assessment. Fifty-four of the 80 fusion centers that have an Area of Responsibility (AOR) that encompasses an entire state or territory. ... -to-blacks
Police Violence Tied To Sleep Loss, Taser Injuries To Blacks
When people say "policing works" they NEVER calculate the costs of policing. They never ask whether something else might work that doesn't come with all the negative costs built into policing. ... f-policing
The End of Policing
by Alex S. Vitale ... peppa-pig/
DECEMBER 29, 2022
The Problem With Cop Storylines in Children’s Media
From Paw Patrol to Peppa Pig, children’s shows want their audience to believe cops are friends ... unications
Police Departments Spend Vast Sums of Money Creating “Copaganda”
US police departments spend tens of millions of dollars every year to manipulate the news, flooding the discourse with “copaganda.” These aggressive tactics give the public a distorted view of what public safety means, what threatens it, and how to solve it.
How Copaganda Works: The Media Helps Police Amplify Misleading Narratives Around Crime
The media plays a huge role in spreading police-centered narratives.
SEPTEMBER 18, 2023 ... -vilifies/
The "copaganda" epidemic: How media glorifies police and vilifies protesters
How the pro-police focus of mainstream crime reporting misdirects policy discussions and blocks real solutions
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Postby fruhmenschen » Sat Mar 30, 2024 11:49 am ... -ill-teen/
She said two FBI informants “groomed” her son. They waited until the day after his 18th birthday to spring their trap.
Murtaza Hussain
July 31 2023 ... 00379.html
FBI Ordered to Find Out Which Agency Disobeyed White House in Secret Deal, Finds Out It Was Itself
Lucas Ropek
Mon, July 31, 2023 ... 2624cefbbb
Chicago’s interim top cop was accused in a domestic violence complaint in 1994
Fred Waller — Mayor Brandon Johnson’s interim police superintendent — has been the subject of 58 internal CPD investigations.
By Dan Mihalopoulos
July 31, 2023
The Sparrow Project is a grassroots public interest newswire focused on amplifying stories from struggles for social, economic, racial, and environmental justice.  Stories that appear on this site are also serviced as distributions to the press, providing source material for top outlets across the US and internationally.  Since 2010 The Sparrow Project has placed over ten thousand stories in top outlets including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Guardian, The Associated Press, and Agence France Presse. ... iscipline/
Group connected to RFK Jr. is bankrolling Maine doctor’s fight to get her license back
by Emily Bader, The Maine Monitor
EPIC Talks: Brendan McQuade discusses FBI Fusion Centers ... nsparency/
Boston police watchdog agency at crossroads as directors leave, first sustained complaint rejected
By Sean Cotter Globe Staff,Updated July 31, 2023
Boston’s police watchdog agency broke new ground at its meeting this month: Two years after it was first created and after receiving more than 200 citizen complaints, the Office of Police Accountability and Transparency’s Civilian Review Board sustained an allegation against a police officer.
Even then, the finding — which took issue with the department’s practice of publicly identifying children who have been killed — was almost ... nstruments
The Taliban Burned a Pile of Musical Instruments Because They’re ‘Immoral’
The Ministry for the Propagation of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice set fire to guitars, harmonicas, and speakers in the western province of Herat.
By Mohammed Rasool
July 31, 2023 ... 49655.html
FBI investigation reveals that it was unknowingly using NSO-backed spyware
Despite the ban on commercial spyware, an FBI contractor used NSO products to track cellphones in Mexico.
July 31, 2023 ... 432238007/
'Create havoc': House GOP wants to defund the FBI. A 2024 candidate wants to shut it down. What to know
Sudiksha Kochi ... ecord-high
More people are getting away with murder. Unsolved killings reach a record high
April 30, 20237:00 AM ET
Heard on Weekend Edition Saturday
Eric Westervelt
The U.S. among the worst at solving murders in the industrialized world
Legaspi's frustration and pain are shared by hundreds of families of murder victims in Oakland – and across the country – whose cases remain unsolved.
While the rate at which murders are solved or "cleared" has been declining for decades, it has now dropped to slightly below 50% in 2020 - a new historic low. And several big cities, including Chicago, have seen the number of murder cases resulting in at least one arrest dip into the low to mid-30% range.
That makes the U.S. among the worst at solving murders in the industrialized world. Germany, for example, consistently clears well over 90% of its murders. ... -s-yearly/
How many missing persons are found in the U.S. yearly?
by: Harper Emch
Oct 27, 2022
According to the NamUs database, there are 600,000 people declared missing every year. Alongside that statistic, there are 4,400 unidentified bodies discovered every year.
That means only 0.7333% of people who go missing are found and unable to be identified. The others are either found, or they are not. A large portion of the missing are found immediately according to NamUs.

Copaganda ... -with-cop/
Police in Bangor plan ‘Coffee with a Cop’
By WABI News Desk
Published: Jul. 31, 2023 ... -lead-role
Eddie Murphy's Beverly Hills Cop Director Explains Why Execs Were Hesitant About Him Playing The Lead RoleAs Eddie Murphy was being considered for the lead in Beverly Hills Cop, director Martin Brest ran into some specific hesitations. ... cop-events
Mississippi State University
MSUPD seeks hosts for fall Coffee with a Cop eventsThe Mississippi State University Police Department will facilitate a variety of Coffee with a Cop events across campus this fall and seeks... ... /44655257#
FBI in Albuquerque creates MMIP list
Agents say the list is 98-99% accurate and the first of its kind in the nation
Jul 31, 2023 ... ce-suspect
Civil jury finds St. Paul cop liable in on-duty 2017 killing
Matt SepicMinneapolis July 31, 2023 ... =101851750
Records shed light on why K-9 cop was fired after siccing dog on trucker: Report
"He was begging I do not take his best friend from him," chief said of officer.
ByBill Hutchinson
Video byDara Elasfar
July 30, 2023 ... ff06250000
Israel Police to Investigate Senior Cop Filmed Using Violence Against Protesters
Three complaints filed by protesters against Hanuna, including allegations of breaking a nose and punching an 18-year-old, will be probed. Minister Ben-Gvir, who oversees the police, praised the cop last week as 'dedicated and outstanding'
Josh Breiner
Jul 31, 2023 7:28 ... dows-nypd/
Brooklyn cop busted after family dispute in the confines of the 107th Precinct in Fresh Meadows: NYPD ... 2023-07-31
India Today
Hate crime, say Congress, AIMIM, share 'video' of railway cop after he killed 4A video purportedly showing the railway constable present near dead bodies after he killed them has gone ... s/44693962
Omaha cop convicted on child pornography charges sentenced to nearly 40 years
The former officer tried to seek leniency in his sentencing, citing PTSD from incidents like the Von Maur shooting
Jul 31, 2023 ... ter-appeal
Atlanta to appeal "Stop Cop City" referendum ruling
Kristal Dixon ... th-ramirez
Miami’s top cop shot himself. Mental health remains an issue for first responders
WLRN 91.3 FM | By John Pacenti
Last year, 64 police officers were fatally shot in the line of duty. There were 160 who took their own lives. ... g-man-die/
Cops accused of standing by and watching man drown in Tennessee River
By Ronny Reyes
July 31, 2023 ... ing-530836
Tribune India
Cop held for drunk drivingA head constable was arrested for driving under the influence of liquor and hitting three persons and a car near Manesar bus stand on... ... nreported/

Bridgeport News: NYC Cops Barricades Himself, 5 Guns Recovered, 1 Cop Injured–GOES UNREPORTED
ByStephen Krauchick
JUL 31, 2023 ... dui-arrest
July 31, 2023 9:21pm EDT
Memphis police officer 'relieved of duty' amid investigation into DUI arrest
Officer Verlean Washington allegedly slurred her speech and smelled like alcohol when she was arrested ... on-leader/
Santa Ana City Hall Parts Ways With Controversial Police Union Leader 
BY BRANDON PHO ... 502275007/
Two Detroit police officers charged with sex asault, road rage in separate incidents
George Hunter
The Detroit News ... an-project
How the FBI Investigated Suspected Lesbians in Nuclear Weapons Project
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