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FBI POLICE STATE 101 Welcome to the Machine

Postby fruhmenschen » Sat Oct 07, 2023 1:12 pm

“Those who cannot represent themselves will be represented.”

https://jacobin.com/2023/10/yom-kippur- ... ypt-us-aid
Fifty Years After the Yom Kippur War, the US Should End Its Blank-Check Aid to Israel
Julian Sayarer

https://jacobin.com/2023/09/trumbo-fast ... -red-scare
How Stanley Kubrick’s Spartacus Broke the Hollywood Blacklists
Telling the story of a slave revolt in ancient Rome, the 1960 film Spartacus was penned by two blacklisted Communist writers. Its arrival in theaters was a middle finger to the FBI and McCarthyist witch hunt in Hollywood and publishing.

https://www.theguardian.com/global-deve ... cef-report
Extreme weather displaced 43m children in past six years, Unicef reports
Toll likely to worsen as floods, storms, droughts and wildfires intensify due to climate crisis, according to Unicef and IDMC study
Nina Lakhani climate justice reporter
Thu 5 Oct 2023

This NEW European Wind Turbine for Home Outbeats PV Solar Panels in 2023?!

Global heat is now ‘gobsmackingly bananas’, but there’s hope humanity can limit the climate damage
Adam Morton

https://www.404media.co/ice-cbp-secret- ... tion-data/
ICE, CBP, Secret Service All Illegally Used Smartphone Location Data
·OCT 5, 2023


https://www.mylawquestions.com/what-is- ... %20Academy.
What is the FBI Citizens' Academy?

https://www.infragard.org/Application/G ... hapterList
With 79 chapters, InfraGard has a chapter for you. Chapters conduct local meetings pertinent to their area.

Welcome to the InfraGard National Members Alliance
InfraGard is a partnership between the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and members of the private sector for the protection of U.S. Critical Infrastructure. Through seamless collaboration, InfraGard connects owners and operators within critical infrastructure to the FBI, to provide education, information sharing, networking, and workshops on emerging technologies and threats. InfraGard’s vetted membership includes: business executives, entrepreneurs, lawyers, security personnel, military and government officials, IT professionals, academia and state and local law enforcement—all dedicated to contributing industry-specific insight and advancing national security.

https://www.abc4.com/news/wasatch-front ... n-academy/
Over 50 high schoolers attend Salt Lake City FBI Teen Academy
by: Aubree B. Jennings
Posted: Aug 4, 2023 / 10:31 PM MDT
Updated: Aug 4, 2023 / 10:31 PM MDT

About the FBI Citizens Academy Alumni Association

https://blog.scoutingmagazine.org/2021/ ... ect-match/
Merit Badge History: In Fingerprinting, the FBI and the BSA found the perfect match
By Bryan Wendell August 9, 2021

https://www.nytimes.com/1971/05/18/arch ... rmers.html
F.B.I. Said to Urge Use Of Boy Scouts as Informers
PHILADELPHIA, May 17—A document said to be among those stolen from the Federal Bureau of Investigation indicates that the agency encourages local police departments to recruit Boy Scouts as informers.

https://www.muckrock.com/news/archives/ ... e-support/
Boy Scouts FBI file reveals FBI Director Hoover’s fickle support, recent scrutiny
Documents outline fingerprinting partnership, alleged ‘ghost’ troops
Written by Jasper Craven and Shawn Musgrave
Edited by Tom Nash
As one of the oldest and largest youth organizations in the country, the Boy Scouts of America have been on the FBI’s radar since the Hoover era, when the Director helped the BSA develop a fingerprinting merit badge. The Bureau’s 500-page file spans 70 years, including recent allegations that BSA leaders manipulated enrollment numbers and even created “ghost” units to qualify for federal funding

https://www.thesunchronicle.com/local-l ... ba85e.html
Local lawyer wins MLK verdict
It was attorney Pepper who convinced the King family that the assassination had been planned and executed by a government plot that included the FBI, CIA, President Lyndon Johnson's White House and the media.

‪https://nypost.com/2023/09/23/new-nypd- ... -massacre/‬
NYPD ousts over half a dozen public info cops in ‘massacre’ as new boss takes over
By Tina Moore
Published Sep. 23, 2023

‪https://theintercept.com/2023/09/25/nyp ... ttlements/‬
The New York Police Department touts the “transparency” of its officer database, but you’d never know about cops who rack up dozens of lawsuits and millions in payouts.
Akela Lacy
September 25 2023

https://equalityalec.substack.com/p/the ... paign=post

The Big Deception
Maybe the most important form of copaganda
1)    Introduction: What is “The Big Deception”?
The crux of the Big Deception is this: the collective effect of a variety of news media practices is to give people the wrong impressions about why consequential things happen in our society. Most people—including and especially progressive people who think of themselves as well-informed news consumers—are made ignorant about the real forces determining things that matter to their lives. As a result, many smart people who care about making our world better have a poor understanding of the kinds of things they should get involved in or support because their theory of political change is naïve and premised on misinformation.  To put it crudely, the news media misleads people about how politics and power work.
One illustration of The Big Deception is that reporting on the punishment bureaucracy makes people think that “law enforcement” and punishment policies are the result of some reasonable weighing of good policy arguments as opposed to the product of organized interests asserting their power.  On this view, further investments in police, prosecutors, and prisons are the natural, good faith response to “crime” (or to short term fluctuations in crime) and not, say, pursued because such investments produce profit, provide the ruling class with tools of surveillance and control, and further racial and economic objectives, etc. 
We see this assumption that punishment policies are pursued for good faith safety reasons in virtually every aspect of contemporary crime reporting: from the phrases used within news stories to suggest that officials are pursuing such policies out of genuine concern for addressing safety, to when officials are quoted about their “public safety” motivations without skepticism or fact-checking, to the focus on the intentions of individual officials in the first place, to the absence in most articles of critical perspectives that posit different reasons for the growth of the punishment bureaucracy other than a genuine pursuit of safety for all, to the daily editorial decisions that juxtapose things like drug use, homicide, youth violence, or homelessness with police/prosecutor/prison policies and not, say, reporting on housing, public health infrastructure, early childhood education, toxic masculinity, or the isolation/alienation inherent in contemporary monopoly capitalism.  The very choice to center police, prosecutors, and prisons in many discussions about various policy responses to social harms is a subtle but powerful form of deception.
2)    Why Does The Big Deception Matter?


https://coloradocommunitymedia.com/2023 ... er-coffee/
Colorado Community Media
Brighton Police seek community over coffee - Brighton Standard BladeMcDoninvited cops and the community to have coffee and get to know the men and women behind the badge in observance of National Coffee with

‪http://www.thefutoncritic.com/news/2023 ... 0926cbs01/‬
CBS Announces October Episodes of "FBI True," A Docuseries That Takes Viewers Deep Into Some of the Most Impactful Cases in FBI History, Debuting on the Network Tuesday, Oct. 3
The docuseries takes viewers into some of the most significant and astonishing cases in FBI history through the eyes of the agents who were there

‪https://qz.com/1872176/half-of-us-netwo ... about-cops‬
Half of US broadcast network dramas are about cops
Not only are there dozens of cop shows across US networks, but several of them are among the most-watched series each year. Cop shows accounted for four of the top 10 and 17 of the top 50 most popular TV series last year, according to Nielsen. NCIS, which has aired on CBS since 2003, averaged 15.3 million viewers each episode—more than ESPN’s weekly National Football League games.

‪https://colorofchange.org/press_release ... ce-system/‬

‪https://hollywood.colorofchange.org/cri ... OC4wLjAuMA‬..
A Comprehensive Study of How Television’s Most Popular Genre Excludes Writers of Color, Miseducates People about the Criminal Justice System and Makes Racial Injustice Acceptable

‪https://variety.com/2020/tv/news/most-p ... 234612885/‬
100 Most-Watched TV Shows of 2019-20: Winners and Losers
By Michael Schneider

https://coloradocommunitymedia.com/2023 ... side-view/
Elizabeth police offer inside view
Student Academy runs for 11 weeks with teens, adults in attendance
by Nicky Quinby

https://thewire.in/rights/meitei-leepun ... nda-babloo
For ‘Defaming Meiteis,’ Vigilante Groups Force Apology From Former Cop, Vandalise Activist’s House
The United Nations Human Rights office has said it is alarmed by the threats.

https://www.thehour.com/capitalregion/a ... 410395.php
Hartford police officer accused of falsifying nearly 200 traffic tickets arrested
Christine Dempsey
Oct. 6, 2023
Updated: Oct. 6, 2023

https://uk.sports.yahoo.com/news/prosec ... IUIlPlHB7y
Troopers who fatally shot a 'Cop City' activist near Atlanta won't be charged, prosecutor says
Fri, 6 October 2023

https://coloradocommunitymedia.com/2023 ... side-view/
Elizabeth police offer inside view
Student Academy runs for 11 weeks with teens, adults in attendance
by Nicky Quinby
October 5, 2023

https://ticklethewire.com/doj-blasts-ho ... testimony/
DOJ Blasts House Republicans for ‘Needless Escalation’ in Standoff over FBI Witness Testimony
Steve1 Day Ago
The Justice Department has instructed an FBI special agent to not testify before the House Judiciary Committee after Republicans insisted he could not be accompanied by both a personal lawyer and a bureau lawyer.
Republicans subpoenaed Elvis Chan after alleging he was involved with the Justice Department’s effort to censor conservative voices on social media. 
The committee, however, insisted he could not be accompanied by both a FBI lawyer and a personal lawyer.  

https://nypost.com/2023/10/06/breaking- ... g-sources/
‘Breaking Bad’ grandma Joanne Segovia could be snitching on alleged fentanyl ring accomplices: sources
By Marjorie Hernandez
Published Oct. 6, 2023
Joanne Segovia (center) was the executive director of the San Jose Police Officers Association. She is accused of importing massive amounts of fentanyl and other illicit prescription drugs into the US, even using her organization’s official UPS account as part of the alleged scheme, according to investigators.
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Postby fruhmenschen » Thu Oct 12, 2023 6:51 pm

https://ticklethewire.com/33-members-of ... om-prison/
33 Members of Congress Urge Biden to Release Leonard Peltier from Prison 
By Steve Neavling

https://apnews.com/article/civil-war-go ... bce992809d
New witnesses share what they saw in the woods during a secretive FBI hunt for Civil War gold
Updated 9:32 AM EDT, October 7, 2023

https://www.wfaa.com/article/news/local ... 3bfccd1567
The hospital where JFK died is coming down
Dallas County is saying goodbye to the former Parkland Memorial Hospital, the place where President John F. Kennedy succumbed to his injuries.
Author: Briauna Brown
July 11, 2022

https://time.com/6322107/fbi-martin-lut ... g-lessons/
The FBI Claims to Have Learned From Its Surveillance of Martin Luther King Jr.—But It Keeps Doing the Same Things

https://www.ottawaherald.com/fbi-launch ... -campaign/
FBI launches hate crime awareness campaign

https://theathletic.com/4953953/2023/10 ... unishment/
Kansas basketball ruling closes book on 6 years of colossal waste by FBI, NCAA
By Dana O'Neil

https://www.news5cleveland.com/news/loc ... estigating
You just broke my neck' — Man accuses jailer of assault, FBI investigating
Lawyer claims cover-up by officers
Oct 11, 2023

https://fortune.com/2023/10/11/fbi-inve ... s-cocaine/
The FBI flipped DEA snitch ‘Bowling Ball,’ and he’s blowing the lid open on Miami’s ‘white powder bar’ of cocaine lawyers
October 11, 2023

https://www.techdirt.com/2021/05/18/fbi ... imes-year/
FBI Informants Still Committing Serious Crimes Thousands Of Times A Year
Legal Issues
from the switching-out-the-top-man-changed-nothing dept
Tue, May 18th 2021 10:45am - Tim Cushing
The best defense is a good offense. The FBI’s decade-long streak of allowing informants to commit thousands of crimes a year continues, as Dell Cameron reports for Gizmodo.
Informants working for the FBI committed more than 9,600 crimes under the bureau’s supervision during President Trump’s first two years in office, according to unclassified government reports.
The so-called “Otherwise Illegal Activity” reports, obtained first by Gizmodo, detail the number of crimes committed by what the bureau calls “confidential human sources.” The name of the report alludes to activities that would have been “illegal” had they not “otherwise” been committed with the bureau’s full knowledge

https://hls.harvard.edu/today/falling-i ... n-the-u-s/
‘Falling in love with your rat’: The criminal informant system in the US
In her fully revised book, Harvard Law Professor Alexandra Natapoff argues that snitching undermines justice and recommends what we should do about it.

https://thecrimereport.org/2021/11/30/f ... de-report/
FBI Informants Involved in 22,800 Crimes in Decade: Report

https://www.forbes.com/sites/adamandrze ... e3281df4dd
FBI And Other Agencies Paid Informants $548 Million In Recent Years With Many Committing Authorized Crimes
Adam Andrzejewski
Nov 18, 2021

https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/ ... dac98f611/
FBI Shielded Informants From Murder Charges, Panel Finds

https://www.wcvb.com/article/imprisoned ... 1/35535490
Feb 17, 2021 — The imprisoned former FBI agent serving a 40-year prison sentence for alerting former Boston mobster Whitey Bulger that he could implicated ...

https://howiecarrshow.com/they-dont-mak ... -connolly/
They Don’t Make Mobsters Like FBI agent Zip Connolly Anymore
By Howie Carr Last updated Apr 23, 2023

https://www.bostonglobe.com/2023/09/26/ ... om-prison/
James ‘Whitey’ Bulger’s former FBI handlerZip Connolly is healthier two years after compassionate release from prison
Florida commission won’t send John Connolly back to prison
By Sean Cotter and Shelley Murphy
September 26, 2023

https://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-sp ... story.html
SPLC fires co-founder Morris Dees amid employee uproar
MARCH 14, 2019

https://thefederalist.com/2023/10/11/gr ... ve-source/
Grassley, Lankford Demand FBI ‘Immediately’ Ditch ‘Extremely Biased’ SPLC As Investigative Source
OCTOBER 11, 2023

https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-des ... law-center
The Reckoning of Morris Dees and the Southern Poverty Law Center
By Bob Moser
March 21, 2019

OCTOBER 11, 2023
The FBI’s Long History of Criminalizing Dissent


https://www.motherjones.com/media/2022/ ... 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

https://www.salon.com/2023/01/08/the-co ... -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
January 8,2023

https://theangrynoodle.com/5-instances- ... -in-media/
5 Instances of Copaganda in Media
By The Angry Noodle Jun 3, 2023

https://blog.oup.com/2022/01/beyond-cop ... he-police/
Beyond “Copaganda”: Hollywood’s offscreen relationship with the police
Screening the Police: Film and Law Enforcement in the United States
* Screening the Police: Film and Law Enforcement in the United States Noah Tsika, Oxford Academic Books, 2021
* Screening the Police: Film and Law Enforcement in the United States Noah Tsika et al., Oxford Academic Books, 2021
* Veto Power: Film Censorship as Discretionary Policing Noah Tsika, Oxford Academic Books, 2021
* Cinematic Badges: Conventions, Complications, and “Films for Cops” Noah Tsika, Oxford Academic Books, 2021
* JANUARY 11 2022

‪http://www.thefutoncritic.com/news/2023 ... 0926cbs01/‬
CBS Announces October Episodes of "FBI True," A Docuseries That Takes Viewers Deep Into Some of the Most Impactful Cases in FBI History, Debuting on the Network Tuesday, Oct. 3
The docuseries takes viewers into some of the most significant and astonishing cases in FBI history through the eyes of the agents who were there

‪https://qz.com/1872176/half-of-us-netwo ... about-cops‬
Half of US broadcast network dramas are about cops
Not only are there dozens of cop shows across US networks, but several of them are among the most-watched series each year. Cop shows accounted for four of the top 10 and 17 of the top 50 most popular TV series last year, according to Nielsen. NCIS, which has aired on CBS since 2003, averaged 15.3 million viewers each episode—more than ESPN’s weekly National Football League games.

https://colorofchange.org/press_release ... ce-system/


https://hollywood.colorofchange.org/cri ... OC4wLjAuMA

A Comprehensive Study of How Television’s Most Popular Genre Excludes Writers of Color, Miseducates People about the Criminal Justice System and Makes Racial Injustice Acceptable

‪https://variety.com/2020/tv/news/most-p ... 234612885/‬
100 Most-Watched TV Shows of 2019-20: Winners and Losers
By Michael Schneider

28 up movie

https://www.cinemablend.com/interviews/ ... docuseries
Ahead Of Back-To-Back Episodes, FBI True EPs Explain 'Secret Sauce' For True Crime DocuseriesTrue crime is an incredibly popular genre for docuseries, and the FBI True executive producers broke down the CBS show offers that other series don't.

https://www.cbsnews.com/philadelphia/vi ... ladelphia/
CBS News · CBS Philadelphia
New episode of "FBI True" docu-series airs Tuesday at 9 p.m.on CBS Philadelphia - CBS PhiladelphiaOur Natasha Brown caught up with the Executive Producer Craig Turk, who also created the scripted drama "FBI", and Anne Beagan, a veteran FBI Special Agent...

https://wibqam.com/2023/10/11/chief-exp ... ime-rates/
Chief explains Terre Haute’s inflated crime rates
By David Shepherd
Oct 11, 2023 | 5:41 PM

https://www.vladtv.com/article/299958/k ... -for-2pacs
Keefe D: FBI Told Me Eric Von Zip Kept My $1M from Diddy for 2Pac's Murder(Flashback)
Staff Writer
Oct 11, 2023

The No Toxic Rockets for Maine campaign arranged a talk at the Common Ground Fair in Maine last month, and we were surprised to have bluShift Aerospace CEO Sascha Deri show up and call us liars.
(Watch our talk and follow-up NewsCenter Maine TV spot here.)
 We're not lying, but Deri probably was when he assured state legislators that his plans for a rocket launch site off the coast would only be used for civilian purposes. At our talk, he admitted he's accepting funding from both NASA and the U.S. Space Force, and expects to launch satellites for the military in order to fill up remaining parking spaces in Lower Earth Orbit (LEO) before China and Russia can get there.

Are you curious how your organization can develop a relationship with #FBI Cyber? Do you know what the #cybersecurity benefits would be? Listen to David Ring, FBI Acting Deputy Assistant Director, answer these questions in a recent podcast episode: https://cisoseries.com/is-this-just-bad ... -feds-bad/


https://newrepublic.com/article/176091/ ... -6-rioters

Grace Segers October 10, 2023
The Ordinary Americans Who Beat the FBI at Finding January 6 Rioters
A group of online sleuths tried to help the government—despite roadblocks at every stage.

https://www.grassley.senate.gov/news/ne ... stigations
Grassley & Lankford Demand FBI Stop Using Biased Nonprofit As Source For Investigations
BUTLER COUNTY, IOWA – U.S. Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and James Lankford (R-Okla.) are demanding the FBI stop sourcing investigative information from the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC). Grassley serves on the Senate Judiciary Committee, and Lankford, the Senate Intelligence and Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs committees. 
“The SPLC is an extremely biased and unreliable source that classifies organizations as ‘hate groups’ if they promote traditional conservative values,” the senators wrote. 
“The FBI should be concerned that the SPLC targets people of faith. Instead, the FBI chose to use SPLC data as justification for intelligence assessments of traditional Catholics. We demand that the FBI stop using the SPLC as an investigative source and direct all field offices that the SPLC not be used in any analytical product. We also request that the FBI search its other work products to assure that other reports have not been corrupted by the use of the SPLC in their analysis…” they continued. 
Grassley and Lankford have sounded alarms about a leaked FBI memo that relied in large part on SPLC data labeling Catholics as threats. Grassley in August led a renewed push for answers related to the
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Re: FBI POLICE STATE 101 Welcome to the Machine

Postby fruhmenschen » Fri Oct 13, 2023 11:11 pm

About 30 years ago I sat down with Caroline Myss and
Conducted a video interview.
Later I would interview her business partner Neurosurgeon Norm Shealy.

Your Divine Potential: Live Stream Event with Caroline Myss
YouTube·New Thinking Allowed with Jeffrey Mishlove ·Oct 8, 2023

https://open.substack.com/pub/seymourhe ... paign=post
The Bibi doctrine—his belief that he could control Hamas—compromised Israeli security and has now begat a bloody war
Seymour Hersh
October 12,2023

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... FK-Jr.html
Robert F Kennedy was assassinated by Thane Eugene Cesar, declares RFK Jr, who says it was the security guard who fatally shot his father from behind after planning the murder with Sirhan Sirhan
* Robert F Kennedy Jr is accusing Thane Eugene Cesar of murdering his father, claiming he fatally shot the presidential hopeful from behind in 1968
* He believes that Cesar was working with Sirhan Sirhan and guided Kennedy towards the Palestinian-born gunman while working security that night
* RFK Jr said Sirhan fired once in Kennedy's direction and then into the crowd, while Cesar then the fatal bullet as the senator from NY fell to the floor 
* There are others who believe there were two gunmen that night, a theory that was bolstered when the coroner determined Kennedy was shot from behind 
* RFK Jr made this claim just hours after Cesar passed away in the Philippines, where he moved shortly after the assassination, and called for a new probe  
* 'The LAPD unit that investigated my dad’s assassination was run by active CIA operatives. They destroyed thousands of pieces of evidence,' claimed RFK Jr 
12 September 2019

https://www.washingtonpost.com/history/ ... k-alleges/
CIA may have used contractor who inspired ‘Mission: Impossible’ to kill RFK, new book alleges
Was Robert Maheu, an aide to Howard Hughes, responsible for Bobby Kennedy’s assassination?
By Tom Jackman
February 9, 2019

Covid Viral origins and dystopia
Dr. John Campbell
2.89M subscribers

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This website contains everything you need to understand the Great Reset and the roles of the WHO and UN in carrying it out. We provide you with current and past drafts of the WHO’s proposed Pandemic Treaty/Accord, the proposed changes to the International Health Regulations, and the UN’s proposed Emergency Platform and pandemic plans.
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https://theintercept.com/2023/10/11/isr ... formation/
“It’s been about four days since this incredible and tragic escalation of violence and the level of misinformation — even disinformation — seems near unprecedented.”
Alice Speri
October 11 2023

https://ticklethewire.com/most-american ... publicans/
Most Americans View Federal Law Enforcement Agencies Negatively, Especially Republicans 
By Steve Neavling
October 23,2023

https://theintercept.com/2023/10/13/pal ... slims-fbi/
The domestic policing comes amid reports of harassment against Muslims and Palestinians around the country.
Prem Thakker, Daniel Boguslaw
October 13 2023, 2:09 p.m.

https://www.vice.com/en/article/wxj4mx/ ... ack-israel
Antisemitic Incidents in UK ‘Increase by 300%’ Following Hamas Attack Against Israel
Police and government ministers have pledged to protect British Jews amid a wave of threats and harassment, but calls to criminalise certain expressions of pro-Palestinian sentiment have sparked concern.
By Tim Hume
October 12, 2023

https://covertactionmagazine.com/2023/1 ... -too-much/
CIA’s Hollywood Liaison May Be Behind Disappearance of Hollywood Screenwriter Who Knew Too Much
By Mel Elorche - October 10, 2023

Israeli and U.S. officials acknowledge there is no proof that Iran directed last weekend’s deadly Hamas attack.
Ken Klippenstein
October 12 2023

https://nypost.com/2023/10/12/israeli-b ... nt-letter/
Israeli billionaire Idan Ofer quits Harvard board, blasts university’s president over Hamas student letter
By Ariel Zilber
Published Oct. 12, 2023

https://covertactionmagazine.com/2023/1 ... justified/
CovertAction Bulletin – Eyewitness Gaza: Why the Resistance is Justified
By Rachel Hu and Chris Garaffa - October 11, 2023

https://www.wisn.com/article/milwaukee- ... /45525064#
Milwaukee police release never-before-seen video of off-duty cop chokehold death
Now former Milwaukee Police Officer Michael Mattioli is accused of killing Joel Acevedo
Oct 12, 2023

https://www.cbsnews.com/colorado/news/d ... nored-him/
Denver man struck by cop says city has ignored him: "No accountability"
OCTOBER 12, 2023

https://www.propublica.org/article/homi ... im-gardner
A Detective Sabotaged His Own Cases Because He Didn’t Like the Prosecutor. The Police Department Did Nothing to Stop Him.
by Jeremy Kohler, ProPublica, and Ryan Krull, Riverfront Times
Oct. 10, 2023

https://news.yahoo.com/remember-smiling ... 00742.html
Remember The Smiling Cop Who Beat The Black Vet? Well... The DOJ Remembers Him Too
Kalyn Womack
Tue, October 10, 2023

https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/collusi ... op-4476441

High Court Slams Punjab Top Cop
“Collusion Between Drug Mafia, Police": High Court Slams Punjab Top Cop
"When the government witnesses, who are police personnel, are not appearing for years to testify, then suspicion will definitely be raised against the police," the judges said.

https://www.25newsnow.com/2023/10/12/fa ... ult-trial/
Fairbury cop to stay in jail until sexual assault trial
By Howard Packowitz
Published: Oct. 11, 2023

https://www.ctpost.com/news/article/she ... 411384.php
Shelton police chief gets protective order against fired cop he says is stalking him, documents show
Ethan Fry Brian GioieleStaff Writers
Oct. 10, 2023

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/202 ... ncy-denied
New Orleans police officer awaiting execution loses chance at clemency
Antoinette Frank the only woman on Louisiana’s death row, was convicted in the 1995 death of a fellow officer and two others
Guardian staff and Associated Press
Fri 13 Oct 2023

https://ktla.com/news/local-news/former ... ce-locker/
Inglewood cop admits to selling brick of cocaine, stealing from evidence locker
by: Cameron Kiszla
Posted: Oct 12, 2023

https://www.thedailybeast.com/atlanta-c ... ny-hollman
Atlanta Cop Fired After Tasing Church Deacon Who Later Died
Alex Nguyen


https://www.deseret.com/2023/10/13/2391 ... p-from-fbi
How an FBI tip helped bring LJ Martin to BYU
Here is the how and why the BYU freshman from Texas ended up at BYU after originally committing to Stanford.
By Dave McCann
Oct 13, 2023

https://www.reddit.com/r/todayilearned/ ... ?rdt=54511
the F.B.I. and C.I.A. recruit heavily from the Mormon population because they are usually cheaper to do a security clearance on, they often speak another language from their mission trips and they usually have a low risk lifestyle.

https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/w ... i-recruits
Why Mormons Make Great FBI Recruits
What sparked rumors of a “Mormon Mafia”?
NOVEMBER 4, 2015

https://www.ldsliving.com/do-the-fbi-an ... ts/s/11610
Do the FBI and CIA specifically recruit Latter-day Saints?
By Daryl Austin for the Deseret News

A Vast Infiltration: Mormonism and the FBI
https://doi.org/10.1525/california/9780 ... 3.003.0012
Pages 191–202
Published: February 2017

https://www.exmormon.org/phorum/read.ph ... sg-1649199

Quentin Cook Date: August 14, 2015
Why are there so many mormons in the FBI?
Mormons make up 1.8 of the USA population,yet make 1 in every

FBI Agent learns that the Mormon Church is not true

https://www.21alivenews.com/2023/10/12/ ... f98me6atjj
Fort Wayne Police Department to be featured on ‘COPS’
By Taylor Williams and WPTA Staff
Published: Oct. 12, 2023

https://heartoftherockiesradio.com/supp ... ith-a-cop/
Support Shop with a Cop

https://patch.com/illinois/alsip-crestw ... da-walmart
Alsip Top Cop Accused Of Shoplifting From Florida Walmart
A colleague calls arrest of retired Alsip Police Chief Chris Radz, 59, on an alleged theft charge "out of character" from the man he knew.
Lorraine Swanson,
Patch Staff
Thu, Oct 12, 2023

https://www.thecollegefix.com/judge-cle ... -his-head/
Activists want cop fired who justifiably shot UMass student

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/cit ... s?from=mdr
Court warrant against former cop
Read more at:
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https://covertactionmagazine.com/2023/1 ... l-suicide/
U.S. Taxpayers Are Funding Their Own Conditioning for a War that Would Entail National Suicide
By Jeremy Kuzmarov - October 9, 2023

https://covertactionmagazine.com/2023/1 ... r-on-iran/
Widening the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Yellow Journalism Stoking Potential War on Iran
By Jeremy Kuzmarov - October 11, 2023

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/white- ... rcna119930
White House plans to put Ukraine, Taiwan and border funding in its Israel request
The White House and some key lawmakers had been discussing linking Ukraine and Israel aid
Oct. 11, 2023, 1:18 PM EDT / Updated Oct. 11, 2023, 2:42 PM EDTBy Abigail Williams, Julie Tsirkin, Courtney Kube and Carol E. Lee

https://abcnews.go.com/US/members-congr ... =103840072
Members of Congress ask Biden for clemency for Native American leader convicted of murder
Leonard Peltier was convicted of shooting and killing two FBI agents.
ByMahika Gupta
October 13, 2023,

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Scott Ritter, "Why I no longer stand with Israel" -

https://covertactionmagazine.com/2023/1 ... years-ago/
American Political History Might Have Turned Out Differently if a Louisiana Congressman’s Plane Hadn’t Mysteriously Vanished Out of Thin Air 51 Years Ago
By Jeremy Kuzmarov - October 16, 2023

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/202 ... tion-death
Notorious US jail accused of ‘unconscionable failure’ after man’s ‘slow, torturous death’
Family sues after Maurice Monk was left face-down in a cell for three days at Santa Rita, one of the largest jails in the country
dwin Rios
Mon 16 Oct 2023

https://minnesotareformer.com/2023/10/1 ... -security/
Small business owners say they’re pressured to hire off-duty MPD cops for security
City is considering challenging a 1997 injunction limiting city control of officers’ side security gigs

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/justice-de ... ng-report/
Justice Department issues new report aimed at improving police hiring nationwide
OCTOBER 17, 2023 / 2:23 PM / CBS NEWS

https://www.nola.com/news/courts/notori ... f1799.html
Bad cop, bad system: Wrongfully convicted men sue DA's Office, city, alleging widespread neg

https://www.nytimes.com/2023/10/17/nyre ... ation.html
Police Use of Force in New Jersey Capital Draws Justice Dept. Scrutiny
Officials said they had received “serious and credible” reports of officers in Trenton using improper force and illegally searching pedestrians and drivers.
By Tracey Tully and Elise Young
Oct. 17, 2023

https://www.cbsnews.com/pittsburgh/news ... t-walmart/
Carnegie Mellon University police officer accused of switching tags to pay lower price at Walmart

https://www.cnn.com/2023/10/17/us/elija ... index.html
Aurora police officer’s actions had ‘cataclysmic effect’ on Elijah McClain, prosecutor says as manslaughter trial opens
By Eric Levenson and Andi Babineau, CNN
Tue October 17, 2023

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Washington, D.C.
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October 16, 2023
FBI Hosts Five Eyes Summit to Launch Drive to Secure Innovation in Response to Intelligence Threats

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Clearwater police chief: Officer arrested for sexually battering woman in patrol car
Officer Nicolas Paloma told the woman she could take care of her charges by "doing things for him," Police Chief Eric Gandy said.

https://www.bostonglobe.com/2023/10/17/ ... eton-mill/

How police chiefs are standing in the way of gun safety


Charlie Chaplin

Charles Spencer “Charlie” Chaplin (1889-1971) was a comic actor, movie director, and one of the founders of United Artists Pictures, a major Hollywood film studio. This release consists of two types of files, one involving a White Slave Traffic Act (or interstate prostitution) investigation and a domestic security file concerning Chaplin’s ties to communist organizations in the U.S. The dates range from 1922 to 1978.

https://www.historyhit.com/culture/why- ... y-the-fbi/
Why Was Charlie Chaplin Investigated by the FBI?
Jun 7, 2023 — Charlie Chaplin is the poster boy for the Golden Age of Hollywood – not just as one of the most popular stars on the big screen, ...

https://apnews.com/article/vegas-casino ... 11c09dc3ca
Las Vegas police officer gets 12 years in prison for trio of casino robberies netting $165,000
Updated 7:01 PM EDT, October 17, 2023

https://www.sfchronicle.com/sf/article/ ... 428814.php
San Francisco Chronicle
Mayor Breed wants S.F. voters to give police more power. Here are the detailsMayor London Breed plans to ask San Francisco voters to expand police powers by easing restrictions on when police can chase suspects by car...

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/202 ... led-police
Man wrongfully imprisoned for 16 years shot and killed by police
Leonard Cure, 53, exonerated after being wrongly convicted of robbing a drug store in 2003, killed after traffic stop in Georgia
Adam Gabbatt and agencies
Tue 17 Oct 2023

https://www.kcrg.com/2023/10/17/former- ... ion-minor/
Clarksville Police Officer convicted of sexual exploitation of a minor
Published: Oct. 17, 2023

https://www.al.com/news/2023/10/transpa ... olice.html
Transparency, training rise as concerns in Mobile following violent encounters with police
* Published: Oct. 17, 2023

https://www.beaconjournal.com/story/new ... 219528007/
Boston Heights police chief has court date set in battery charge
April Helms
Akron Beacon Journal

https://www.nola.com/news/jefferson_par ... 58a0a.html
Jennifer Van Vrancken accuses Gretna, Harahan police chiefs of intimidating supportersNewly elected to a parishwide post, Jefferson Parish Council member Jennifer Van Vrancken accused the police chiefs of Harahan and Gretna of intimidating...

https://whnt.com/news/shoals/trial-set- ... edestrian/
Trial set for Tuscumbia police officer charged with murder of pedestrian
by: Logan Sparkman
Posted: Oct 17, 2023

https://www.chattanoogan.com/2023/10/17 ... atted.aspx
City Council Approves Reformatted Police Advisory Review Despite Objections
Tuesday, October 17, 2023

https://www.police1.com/law-enforcement ... iJsiI2kf0/
State expands reforms to improve Calif. police department
New reforms include reviews of every incident where officers brandish a firearm, a policy that limits the use of "pretextual stops" and revised training intended to "limit the role of bias and prejudice"
By Daniel Egitto

https://www.ktvb.com/article/news/inves ... ef15c8b30d
Caldwell police officer indicted on charges of sexually abusing women
According to the U.S. Attorney of Idaho, Bendawald is accused of violating at least seven women's civil rights and abusing his position as a law enforcement officer.
October 17, 2023

https://fox8.com/news/watch-police-supe ... t-charged/
Watch: Police supervisor with gun drinking but not charged
by: Ed Gallek
Posted: Oct 17, 2023

https://www.wfsb.com/2023/10/17/two-sho ... nsparency/
Two shootings involving police, two different responses when it comes to transparency
By Sam Smink
Published: Oct. 17, 2023

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/202 ... pecies-act
21 species removed from US Endangered Species Act after going extinct
Wildlife advocacy groups stress ‘permanent’ consequences of failing to address biodiversity and climate
Gloria Oladipo
Tue 17 Oct 2023

https://covertactionmagazine.com/2023/1 ... cal-elite/
Hamas’ Attack on Israelis Strengthens, Not Weakens, Israel’s Right Wing Political Elite
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We brought Mike Ruppert to speak at Bates College in 2000

Michael Ruppert Collapse (Full Documentary Movie 2009)

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nat ... 236340007/
Male Oregon prison nurse convicted of sexually assaulting female inmates gets 30 years in prison
Whitney Woodworth

https://news.yahoo.com/cop-lie-outwit-b ... 00988.html
A cop’s lie can outwit the best of judges. It’s just how warrants work
Josiah Bates
Fri, October 20, 2023

https://jalopnik.com/sure-looks-like-th ... 1850942269
Protect And Serve? LAPD Should Learn To Protect And Swerve
Sure Looks Like This Cop Intentionally Hit Another Cop With A Cop Car
Kyle Hyatt

https://patch.com/new-jersey/princeton/ ... ims-report
NJ Cop Given Antisemitic Santa Doll At Work, He Claims: Report
A Trenton police officer plans to sue the city after he was given a Santa doll with a handwritten note stating "F--- Jews," the report said.
Megan VerHelst,
Patch Staff
Posted Fri, Oct 20, 2023

https://truthout.org/articles/rojavas-w ... tribution/
Rojava’s Women-Led Restorative Justice System Centers Mediation, Not Retribution
Rojava’s restorative legal system offers a different model of community care, seeking to minimize police involvement.
By Ella Fassler , TRUTHOUT
October 20, 2023


https://www.wavy.com/video/story-behind ... swat-team/
Story behind the Shield: History of FBI SWAT team
by: Amy Avery
Posted: Oct 20, 2023

https://www.dailyamerican.com/story/new ... 239185007/
Shop with a Cop program gives children a chance to go shopping with a police officer
Madolin Edwards
The Daily American

https://nypost.com/2023/10/20/cop-who-f ... c-stop/Cop who fatally shot exonerated man was fired by another police department for excessive use of force
By Yaron Steinbuch
Published Oct. 20, 2023

https://hoodline.com/2023/10/teen-music ... 9-million/
Teen Musician Rebounds after Cop's Accidental Shooting; Chicago Suburb Settles for $1.9 Million
By Richard M. Sullivan
Published on October 20, 2023

https://www.washingtonpost.com/investig ... ts-reform/
Insurers force change on police departments long resistant to it
The high cost of settlements over police misconduct has led insurers to demand police departments overhaul tactics or forgo coverage
By Kimberly Kindy
Sept. 14, 2022

https://www.businessinsurance.com/artic ... -liability
Insurers back away from police liability
Judy Greenwald
June 01, 2023

https://www.cato.org/commentary/make-co ... isks-costs
Make Cops Carry Liability Insurance: The Private Sector Knows How to Spread Risks, and Costs
If cops had to carry insurance, the worst offenders would quickly be identified and charged higher rates. If they failed to clean up their act, they would eventually become uninsurable and thus unemployable.
MARCH 29, 2018
By Clark Neily

https://www.counterpunch.org/2023/10/20 ... he-amazon/
OCTOBER 20, 2023
Unrelenting Drought Clobbers the Amazon

https://www.theguardian.com/environment ... ate-change
Billions of Alaska snow crabs likely vanished due to warm ocean, study says
The crabs starved to death en masse because the change in water temperature increased their caloric needs, according to the NOAA
Erum Salam
Fri 20 Oct 2023 16.07 EDT

https://www.bostonglobe.com/2023/10/20/ ... te-prison/

Inmates on hunger strike at maximum security prison, call on AG Campbell to investigate alleged assault by correctional officers

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/202 ... tsche-bank
Deutsche Bank wins approval for $75m settlement with Jeffrey Epstein’s victims
The German company was accused of facilitating the disgraced financier’s sex trafficking
Fri 20 Oct 2023

https://www.ifpma.org/news/innovative-p ... ent-wrong/
As the body representing the global innovative pharmaceutical industry in official relations with the United Nations, IFPMA has issued the following statement in response. 
Commenting on the draft of the World Health Organization (WHO) Intergovernmental Negotiating Body’s (INB) inte

https://patch.com/washington/seattle/ca ... eparations

No to FBI War on Black Liberation: Day of Reparations
Rachel Comeau,
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https://www.techdirt.com/2023/10/23/lap ... -suspects/
LAPD Releases Recording Two Cops’ Decision To Pursue Pokémon Rather Than Robbery Suspects
Too Much Free Time
from the serving-(ultra-balls)-and-protecting-(leaderboard-position) dept
Mon, Oct 23rd 2023 09:37am - Tim Cushing
In the annals of law enforcement’s neglect — if not actual disdain — for its alleged desire to “serve and protect,” this is surely on of the weirdest and most specific episodes in its ongoing infamy.
It hearkens back to a simpler time when smartphones were mere extensions of people’s desire to catch digital creatures while wandering the real world — an augmented reality game filled with bugs, cheaters, and disappointment. It was also an undeniable hit — a cross-cultural fulfillment of the promise of always-on smartphones that

https://www.techdirt.com/2023/10/23/sup ... amendment/
Supreme Court Asked (Again!) To Rule That Recording Cops Is Protected By The 1st Amendment
Free Speech
from the this-issue-is-never-going-to-just-go-away dept
Mon, Oct 23rd 2023 12:02pm - Tim Cushing
You’d think this legal question would be settled by now. Smartphones have been in everyday use for more than a decade. Citizen journalists have been part of our daily life ever since the advent of affordable portable cameras. The internet has democratized publication, lowering the barrier between observation and accountability.
Cops hate this. But the law seems pretty much settled: recording public officials performing their public duties in public is an obvious use of First Amendment rights. If cops can declare there’s no privacy expectation when you’re out in public, they can’t suddenly claim being filmed while they are in public is somehow a problem.
But they do. And they have. States with poorly written wiretapping laws have seen them abused for years by cops who don’t like being recorded. And anywhere there’s no appellate precedent saying otherwise, cops have been rolling the dice on exoneration by arresting people for the “crime” of

The Clint Murchison Meeting

Friends in High Places: The Wealth Effects of JFK's Assassination on the Assets of LBJ's Supporters
William O. Brown Jr.

https://www.sandiegoreader.com/news/200 ... el-charro/
The Del Charro Set
The hotel also attracted what became known as the “Del Charro Set”: national politicians — Richard Nixon, among others — Texas oilmen, and organized crime. About the only mob figure not invited was Roy Cohn. Anthony Summers: “He was turned away at the door because he was a Jew.” Murchison, who contributed to George Lincoln Rockwell’s American Nazi Party, “had a ‘No Jews’ policy at the Del Charro. No blacks were admitted, either, except servants.”
In the summer of 1953, Joseph McCarthy vacationed at the Del Charro. Murchison, an ardent anticommunist, supported the Wisconsin senator for a while. At night, guests sipped cocktails by the torch-lit pool. Wolfe: McCarthy, his glass always full of bourbon, “was a terrible bore, telling lengthy off-color jokes, often in the presence of ladies. Clint disapproved strongly, and more than once left the party disgusted.”
McCarthy also liked to relieve himself from a lanai.
One night, he regaled everyone with his exploits in the Army-McCarthy Hearings. After “many drinks too many,” he began insulting his wife, Jean, then threw her, clothes and all, into the pool. The next morning, a Murchison aide told the senator to ‘pack your bags and get out.’"
The bungalows stood at the base of a hill, behind the hotel. Murchison took bungalow D. His lifelong friend, Sid Richardson (a Texas oil wildcatter/entrepreneur worth, like Murchison, over $500 million), took C. Every summer, from 1953 until his death in 1972, FBI director J. Edgar Hoover and his “companion,” FBI deputy Clyde Tolson, stayed in bungalow A. For free.
Columnist Jack Anderson: “Murchison picked up Hoover’s tab year after year at the Del Charro near their favorite race track...at the same time some of the nation’s most notorious gamblers and racketeers have been registered there.”
Murchison and Hoover became friends at the Casa de Mañana. And although Murchison received large loans from Jimmy Hoffa’s Teamsters Union and was often linked with underworld figures Vito Genovese and Carlos Marcello, Hoover considered Murchison “one of my closest friends.”
Summers: “The oilmen started cultivating [Hoover] in the late ’40s, inviting him to Texas as a household guest, taking him on hunting expeditions. Edgar’s relations with them were to go far beyond what was proper for a director of the FBI.”
Hoover’s bungalow had three bedrooms, two baths, a living room, fire- place, kitchen, and two patios. Hoover told Murchison he loved the place, with one reservation: “I’d have to rate it second to my favorite hotel in Florida [the Gulfstream, where Hoover “wintered”], only because there, when you walk out of your room in the morning, you can pluck an orange right off a fruit tree.”

In his book, JFK: The Second Plot (1992), Matthew Smith points out that: "The oil industry in Texas had enjoyed huge tax concessions since 1926, when Congress had provided them as an incentive to increase much needed prospecting. The oil depletion benefits were somehow left in place to become a permanent means by which immense fortunes were amassed by those in the industry and, well aware of the anomaly, John Kennedy had declared an intention to review the oil industry revenues. There was nothing in the world which would have inflamed the oil barons more than the President interfering with the oil depletion allowance."
In Dick Russell's book, The Man Who Knew Too Much (1992) Richard Case Nagell claimed the initial plan to assassinate President John F. Kennedy was financed by Haroldson L. Hunt and other individuals. The operation was to be performed by a anti-Castro group that included David Ferrie, Guy Banisterand Clay Shaw. According to Nagell the conspirators believed that if they set-up Lee Harvey Oswald, a well-known supporter of Fidel Castro with links to the Soviet Union, the assassination would result in a full-scale war against Cuba.
In 2003 Barr McClellan published Blood, Money & Power: How LBJ Killed JFK. In the book McClellan argues that Lyndon B. Johnson and Edward Clark were involved in the planning and cover-up of the assassination of John F. Kennedy. McClellan also named Malcolm Wallace as one of the assassins. The killing of Kennedy was paid for by oil millionaires such as Clint Murchison and Haroldson L. Hunt. McClellan claims that Clark got $2 million for this work.
The assassination of Kennedy allowed the oil depletion allowance to be kept at 27.5 per cent. It remained unchanged during the Johnson presidency. According to McClellan this resulted in a saving of over 100 million dollars to the American oil industry. Soon after Johnson left office it dropped to 15 per cent.
Assassination of John F. Kennedy Encyclopedia
(L1) Barr McClellan, Blood Money and Power: How L.B.J. Killed J.F.K. (2003)
A fawning allegiance to Dallas and its billionaire leaders was something that would never change throughout Lyndon Johnson's political career. The true Texas oilmen were not the wild Glenn McCarthys of Houston or the corporate managers of the great oil companies, the "majors

https://www.amazon.com/Texas-Morning-Ma ... 0941401065
Texas in the Morning: The Love Story of Madeleine Brown and President Lyndon Baines Johnson

https://judiciary.house.gov/sites/evo-s ... REPORT.pdf

Republican Staff Report Committee on the Judiciary U.S. House of Representatives

https://twitter.com/FBI/status/17165129 ... gr%5Etweet

#ICYMI Last week, #FBI Director Wray and intelligence chiefs from the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, and New Zealand took part in the Bureau’s Emerging Threats and Securing Innovation Security

https://twitter.com/FBI/status/17164697 ... gr%5Etweet
Last month, the #FBI’s Nuclear and Radiological Countermeasures Unit, in partnership with
, the Office of Radiological Security,
, and
, hosted the 100th Silent Thunder table-top exercise. #FBIWMDDPREPAREDNESS https://silentthunder.sandia.gov

https://www.techdirt.com/2023/10/23/goo ... proposals/

Google Decides To Pull Up The Ladder On The Open Internet, Pushes For Unconstitutional Regulatory Proposals
from the not-cool dept
Mon, Oct 23rd 2023 10:53am - Mike Masnick
It’s pretty much the way of the world: beyond the basic enshittification story that has been so well told over the past year or so about how companies get worse and worse as they get more and more powerful, there’s also the well known concept of successful innovative companies “pulling up the ladder” behind them, using the regulatory process to make it impossible for other companies to follow their own path to success. We’ve talked about this in the sense of political entrepreneurship, which

https://boingboing.net/2022/09/06/new-d ... mbing.html
New documentary explores the bizarre cover-up around the Boston Marathon Bombing
THOM DUNN 7:58 PM TUE SEP 6, 2022

https://whowhatwhy.org/podcast/boston-m ... le-mcphee/

Boston Marathon Bombing Cover-Up: A Conversation with Michele McPhee
Author and Journalist

https://www.bostonmagazine.com/news/201 ... informant/
Tamerlan Tsarnaev: Terrorist. Murderer. Federal Informant?
Not long after Tamerlan Tsarnaev bombed the Boston Marathon, investigative reporter Michele McPhee went looking for answers. What she discovered, detailed in this exclusive excerpt from her new book, Maximum Harm, might just change how you think about our government and law enforcement forever.

https://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/10/us/b ... rnaev.html
F.B.I. Did Not Tell Police in Boston of Russian Tip
By Scott Shane and Michael S. Schmidt
May 9, 2013
WASHINGTON — The F.B.I. did not tell


https://popculture.com/tv-shows/news/fb ... exclusive/

'FBI True' Remembers Boston Marathon Bombing 10 Years Later With Firsthand Accounts (Exclusive)
'FBI True' takes viewers inside the law enforcement response to the Boston Marathon bombing.
By ANNA RUMER - October 23

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We understand our normal Coffee with a Cop hours do not work with everyone's schedules. We have created a night time version called Dine with a Deputy! It'll be 10/25 at Starbucks located inside Target, 38019 47th Street East, 6PM-7:30PM.

Drug, Guns and Chaos | TRIPLE EPISODE | The FBI Files

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How the FBI Nailed the Donald Trump of Mobsters
A new Netflix docuseries chronicles how the authorities took forever to bring notorious mob boss John Gotti to justice

https://nypost.com/2023/10/23/news/ex-p ... ung-women/
Philly cop Patrick Heron sentenced to 15 years for sexually assaulting 48 young women
By Yaron Steinbuch
Published Oct. 23, 2023

https://www.techdirt.com/2023/10/23/pee ... elligence/
Peering Through The Fog Of War With Open Source Intelligence

https://www.techdirt.com/2023/10/23/pee ... elligence/

from the what-took-them-so-long? dept
Mon, Oct 23rd 2023 01:34pm - Glyn Moody
“The fog of war” is a phrase that has been used for over a hundred years to describe the profound uncertainty that envelops armed conflicts while they are happening. Today, the uncertainty for non-combatants is exacerbated by the rapid-fire nature of social media, where people often like or re-post dubious war-related material without scrutinizing it first. The situation has become particularly bad on ExTwitter under Elon Musk’s stewardship, as a recent NewsGuard analysis published on Adweek revealed

https://www.law360.com/pulse/articles/1 ... shakedown-
Atty Tells Jury Pot Bribe Case Is FBI-Backed 'Shakedown'
By Brian Dowling · October 23, 2023
Prosecutors manufactured a pot-license bribery case against a Massachusetts lawyer by relying on an informant who engaged in "a pattern of lies and deceit," the lawyer's defense team said at the

https://www.techdirt.com/2023/10/23/tir ... broadband/
Tired Of Being Ripped Off By Monopolies, Cleveland Launches Ambitious Plan To Provide Citywide Dirt Cheap Broadband
from the do-not-pass-go,-do-not-collect-$200 dept
Mon, Oct 23rd 2023 05:29am - Karl Bode
Cleveland has spent years being dubbed the “worst connected city in the U.S.” thanks to expensive, patchy, and slow broadband. Why Cleveland broadband sucks so badly isn’t really a mystery: consolidated monopoly/duopoly power has resulted in a broken market where local giants like AT&T and Charter don’t have to compete on price
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https://www.cleveland.com/court-justice ... -says.html
Cleveland police officer admitted to downloading hundreds of child porn images, FBI agent says
Published: Oct. 27, 2023

Scott Ritter: Joe Biden and WWIII
Judge Napolitano - Judging Freedom

Safe and effective
Dr. John Campbell

https://covertactionmagazine.com/2023/1 ... -a-bummer/
The Surveillance State vs. Whistleblower: Reality…What A Bummer!
By Ed Rampell - October 26, 2023


http://stevehochstadt.blogspot.com/2022 ... caust.html
The Republican Problem With the Holocaust
Steve Hochstadt

https://www.oregonlive.com/crime/2023/1 ... oning.html
Washington cop found unconscious in office died of fentanyl-meth OD
Updated: Oct. 26, 2023

https://www.aol.com/cop-quits-force-day ... 00569.html
Cop quits force days before his arrest for allegedly assaulting, taking naked photos of romantic rival
October 26, 2023

https://open.substack.com/pub/seymourhe ... paign=post
As Hamas releases hostages and Israel continues to bomb Gaza, many questions remain unanswered
By Seymour Hersh
A decade ago, while on a trip to the Middle East, my wife and I were sharing a pizza dinner in a Jerusalem hotel with an American journalist and a photographer who had just returned from a reporting visit to Gaza City. An anchorman for one of America’s television networks and his wife joined us. The journalist and photographer chatted at some point in Arabic with our waiter and that chatter prompted a middle-aged gentleman in a suit and tie who was dining alone to approach our table and ask if he could join. He explained that he was a US Army intelligence officer, a colonel, assigned to the American consulate in Jerusalem and his mission was to report on Gaza. The only problem, he said, was that he was not allowed to actually travel to Gaza and so when he overheard the journalists talking about their visit there, he wanted to know more.
We invited him to join, and the colonel got what was in effect a briefing on the deprivation and despair that the reporters had found.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/technolo ... ke-pledge/
Candidates, take this AI election pledge. Or 2024 might break us.
The first AI election is here. Here are the ground rules we need.
Analysis by Geoffrey A. Fowler
October 26, 2023

https://www.bostonglobe.com/2023/10/26/ ... kes%20body
State, Boston police caught using high-tech surveillance gadgetry without a warrant
The days of old style body wires may be gone. But police still need to have rules, and follow them, with newer surveillance technologies.
By The Editorial BoardUpdated October 26, 2023

https://www.theblackvault.com/documenta ... -agencies/
Private/Unlisted YouTube Videos of U.S. Government Agencies

https://www.theguardian.com/science/202 ... oman-forts
Cold war satellite images reveal hundreds of unknown Roman forts
Declassified spy images point to 396 undiscovered forts in Syria and Iraq, shifting understanding of Roman frontier
Caroline Davies
Thu 26 Oct 2023

EVERYONE needs to see this video on what the WHO is trying to do next May 24: gain control of the world through gaining the right to manage pandemics. This is a legal maneuver taking place behind closed doors.
The WHO has removed human rights and freedom while giving itself total control over humans, animals, the environment and climate in 2 new treaties. This is the most important thing you will watch all year.
For additional information go to http://DoorToFreedom.org and http://SovereigntyCoalition.com

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... Annie.html
Furious Michigan town demands justice after cops kill beloved deer named Annie - as graphic video shows officer pinning doe and firing handgun
* Annie the deer was euthanized at a property in Lawrence, Michigan, on Friday after police arrived at the home for a separate incident 
* Graphic video shared on social media shows Annie wrestling with Officer David Loza who had slipped a lead around her neck before he can be seen shooting her 
* The death of the beloved animal has sent a shockwave through the community, prompting outrage from locals over the actions of Officer Loza 
PUBLISHED: 21:00 EDT, 24 October 2023

https://www.macombdaily.com/2023/10/26/ ... ion-probe/
Cop from Macomb County pleads guilty in federal corruption probe
Michael Stout faces 10 years in prison for taking bribes
By MITCH HOTTS | mhotts@medianewsgroup.com | Macomb Daily
PUBLISHED: October 26, 2023

https://www.thedailybeast.com/beloved-d ... rimination
Beloved ‘Dancing’ School Cop Sues Over Racial Discrimination
A California police officer who went viral after dancing for students at a school spirit event is now suing the district saying he was “unlawfully terminated because of his race.”
Brooke Leigh Howard
Published Oct. 26, 2023

https://news.yahoo.com/cop-killed-dexte ... 00456.html
A cop killed Dexter Wade on a highway. No one told his mom, who searched for her son for months
TheGrio Staff
Thu, October 26, 2023

https://www.thenation.com/article/activ ... a-georgia/
OCTOBER 26, 2023
Will Atlanta’s “Stop Cop City” Referendum Make It Onto the Ballot?
Organizers collected 116,000 signatures in support of a referendum to repeal the ordinance authorizing the police training facility, but it’s unclear if—and when—the initiative will be voted on.

https://patch.com/new-jersey/baskingrid ... king-ridge

http://www.thefutoncritic.com/news/2023 ... 31026id01/

New ID Series "Good Cop, Bad Cop" - Hosted by Veteran Homicide Detective Garry McFadden - Exposes Criminals on the Wrong Side of Law Enforcement
The six-episode series, hosted by McFadden, recounts detectives' pursuits to solve a complicated murder investigation with a startling twist: the perpetrator is a fellow member of law enforcement

https://patch.com/new-jersey/baskingrid ... king-ridge
Boston's Finest Brew Trust: Coffee with a Cop Event Strengthens Bonds in Mattapan
Alexis Tarrazi,
Posted Thu, Oct 26, 2023

https://patch.com/new-jersey/baskingrid ... king-ridge
Residents Invited To Have 'Coffee With A Cop' In Basking Ridge
The event on Nov. 2 allows residents to connect with a cop in a relaxed environment.
Alexis Tarrazi,
Posted Thu, Oct 26, 2023

https://jcpost.com/posts/1267a370-411a- ... 2745362b27
Optimists donate funds to Shop with a Cop
Posted Oct 26, 2023

https://www.mississippivalleypublishing ... fed32.html
Lee County first annual Shop with a Cop Dec. 2, fundraiser Nov. 3
Erika Barrett dgcnews@dailygate.com Oct 26, 2023

https://inthesetimes.com/article/police ... lent-crime
Beware the Copaganda Machine
Media portrayals of police as good-hearted heroes warp our collective view of reality. Don’t trust them.

https://patch.com/pennsylvania/pittsbur ... roner-says
Cop Should Face Charges In Shooting Death, West PA Coroner Says
The coroner made the recommendation after an inquest into the man's death last spring.
Eric Heyl
Thu, Oct 26, 2023

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1851479/a ... contestant
Alleged cop is ‘person of interest’ in missing Miss Grand PH 2023 contestant
By: Delfin T. Mallari Jr. - Correspondent / @dtmallarijrINQ
Philippine Daily Inquirer / 12:24 AM October 27, 20

Read more: https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1851479/a ... z8HILP7lcj

https://www.kdminer.com/news/hearing-th ... c6a16.html
Hearing thus week, trial in December for cop accused of sexual assault
Oct 19, 2023

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/y ... -1.6999714
Domestic violence cop who threatened to kill ex admits it was discreditable conduct
Constable used job knowledge to 'skate line', police tribunal hears
Kristy Nease · CBC News · Posted: Oct 26, 2023

https://truthout.org/articles/war-again ... alifornia/
War Against Renewables Takes Terrifying Turn in Newsom’s Nuke-Powered California
PG&E now says it won’t test its reactor in Diablo Canyon for deadly embrittlement this year as planned.
By Harvey Wasserman , TRUTHOUT
October 26, 2023

https://ticklethewire.com/donald-trump- ... -in-maine/
Donald Trump Jr. Blames FBI for Mass Shooting in Maine
By Steve Neavling

https://nypost.com/2023/10/26/opinion/d ... e-reforms/
DC Mayor Muriel Bowser FINALLY flips on criminal justice ‘reform’
By Post Editorial Board
Published Oct. 26, 2023

https://www.politico.com/newsletters/po ... e-00123799
How an FBI shooting became a partisan issue
The Two Killings of
Craig Robertson

https://nebraskaexaminer.com/briefs/fbi ... ddle-east/
FBI, other law enforcement officials, urge vigilance by Jewish community during outbreak of violence in Middle East

https://documents.theblackvault.com/doc ... r-fbi1.pdf
In 1945 FBI agents discover Hitler is still alive in Argentina
They keep it quiet.
See FBI Files from 1945

https://www.wwlp.com/news/massachusetts ... announced/
Jodi Cohen, first Jewish woman to lead FBI Boston office announced
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https://deadline.com/video/jfk-what-the ... -premiere/
‘JFK: What The Doctors Saw’ First Look: In Paramount+ Documentary, Physicians Who Treated Wounded President Reveal Evidence Of Multiple Assassins
see trailer https://deadline.com/video/jfk-what-the ... -premiere/
By Matthew Carey
October 30, 2023

https://truthout.org/articles/america-n ... d-s-tless/
America: Not the Home of the Brave, but of the Scared S**tless
The Senate will probably pass the USA Freedom Act and the NSA’s mass surveillance programs will go on as before, with a few minor changes.

https://truthout.org/articles/trump-s-f ... liberties/
Trump’s FBI Pick Has a Troubling History on Digital Liberties
Trump’s pick to lead the FBI, Christopher Wray, will begin his confirmation process next week.
July 12, 2017

https://www.globalissues.org/article/34 ... before-911
The USA PATRIOT Act Was Planned Before 9/11
by Jennifer Van Bergen
20 May, 2002
Many people do not know that the USA PATRIOT Act was already written and ready to go long before September 11th. Recent criticism of Bush's admission that he had received warnings only weeks before September 11th has made it more important to understand the origins of the USAPA.
The USA PATRIOT Act - the so-called "Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001," a.k.a. the USAPA -- was enacted in the immediate wake of 9/11, riding a wave of fear that spread over the nation. This Act has caused much concern amongst civil rights advocates. The Administration, however, responded to such concerns by calling critics unpatriotic. Now, the White House has had a similar response to critics of Bush's recent admission of early warnings.

https://truthout.org/articles/house-law ... tive-data/
House Lawmakers Extend Illegal Collection of Americans’ Sensitive Data
The extension of surveillance legislation was covertly included in a must-pass, short-term funding bill.
November 20, 2019

https://truthout.org/articles/senate-pa ... president/
Senate Passes USA Freedom Act, Bill Headed to President
The USA Freedom Act will end the NSA’s indiscriminate collection of Americans’ phone records.

“These reforms are important first steps, but that does not mean Congress can wash its hands of these issues and move on,” Goitein added. “Congress must vigilantly monitor the executive branch’s implementation of this law to ensure that the law’s intent is respected. Congress also must address the question of what happens to all the information about innocent Americans that will continue to be collected ‘incidentally’ under these and other authorities. Most crucially, Congress must turn to the mass surveillance programs not touched by the USA Freedom Act, including the collection of international calls and e-mails under Section 702 of the FISA Amendments Act and Executive Order 12333.”

https://spyscape.com/article/false-flag ... ly-spy-ops
False Flags: Operation Northwoods & Other Sneaky Spy Ops

https://www.deseret.com/2007/2/22/20003 ... was-fbi-op
Nichols says bombing was FBI op
Detailed confession filed in S.L. about Oklahoma City plot
By Geoffrey Fattah
Feb 22, 2007

https://www.oklahoman.com/story/news/lo ... 811473007/
Nichols claims FBI official directed bombing McVeigh cohort again claims robbery of a gun collector was simply staged.
By Nolan Clay

https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.117 ... 0213493259
The Lavon Affair: How a false-flag operation led to war and the Israeli bomb
Leonard WeissView all authors and affiliations
Volume 69, Issue 4
The Lavon Affair, a failed Israeli covert operation directed against Egypt in 1954, triggered a chain of events that have had profound consequences for power relationships in the Middle East; the affair’s effects still reverberate today. Those events included a public trial and conviction of eight Egyptian Jews who carried out the covert operation, two of whom were subsequently executed; a retaliatory military incursion by Israel into Gaza that killed 39 Egyptians; a subsequent Egyptian–Soviet arms deal that angered American and British leaders, who then withdrew previously pledged support for the building of the Aswan Dam; the announced nationalization of the Suez Canal by Nasser in retaliation for the withdrawn support; and the subsequent failed invasion of Egypt by Israel, France, and Britain in an attempt to topple Nasser. In the wake of that failed invasion, France expanded and accelerated its ongoing nuclear cooperation with Israel, which eventually enabled the Jewish state to build nuclear weapons.

https://rollcall.com/2023/10/31/surveil ... tor-warns/
Surveillance authority change could harm ability to stop attacks, FBI director warns
Wray says he opposes a warrant requirement for certain Section 702 searches
By Ryan Tarinelli
Posted October 31, 2023

https://www.npr.org/2023/10/31/12096990 ... ous-period

Wray warns of increased terrorist threat, says U.S. is in a 'dangerous period'
Updated October 31, 20232:14 PM ET
Originally published October 31, 2023

https://truthout.org/articles/the-canad ... say-it-is/
The Canadian Ministry of “Truth”: “Reality Is Whatever We Say It Is“
In George Orwell’s “1984,” the powerful create fact-free realities.
By Fred Guerin , TRUTHOUT

https://thehill.com/opinion/judiciary/4 ... americans/
Congress should not reauthorize warrantless surveillance of Americans

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2023/07/d ... ection-702
Deja Vu: The FBI Proves Again It Can’t be Trusted with Section 702
JULY 27, 2023

https://apnews.com/article/fbi-surveill ... b7ef5db1e6
Congress’ anger at FBI shapes surveillance program’s future
April 28, 2023

https://highlandcountypress.com/decepti ... #gsc.tab=0
Deception by redaction: More FBI FISA abuses; using fake news in the Washington Post
By Paul Sperry
Real Clear Wire
3 August 2023

https://ticklethewire.com/turncoat-geno ... i-handler/
Turncoat Genovese Gangster Says He Was Coerced Into Having Sex With Female FBI agent Handler
Allan1 Day Ago021 Mins
This story first appeared in Gang Land News and is being published here with permission.
By Jerry Capeci

https://covertactionmagazine.com/2023/1 ... -pakistan/
American Weapons Leftover in Afghanistan After U.S. Forces Withdrew Fell Into Hands of Terrorist Organizations and Are Now Surfacing in Israel, Kashmir and Pakistan
By Lisa Sorush - October 31, 2023

https://nypost.com/2023/10/29/opinion/a ... i-and-doj/
Anatomy of a Biden family ‘coverup’ executed by our own FBI and DOJ
By Miranda Devine
Published Oct. 29, 2023

https://thehill.com/opinion/congress-bl ... ction-702/
As FISA turns 45, time to rethink post-9/11 mass surveillance expansion under Section 702

https://theintercept.com/2023/10/31/gaz ... -ministry/
One Palestinian American lost more than 40 relatives in Gaza. We found them on the Ministry of Health list.
Ryan Grim, Prem Thakker

https://arizonadailyindependent.com/202 ... e_vignette
FBI Adds An “I” – Sunday’s Comic
October 28, 2023 RPApproved Mad Comix

https://www.txtreport.com/sports/2023-1 ... e_vignette
In 1996 the FBI was asked to track down Maradona's urine tests

https://www.bangordailynews.com/2023/10 ... -shooting/

Police should have triggered yellow flag law with Lewiston shooter, experts say
But even if Maine’s yellow flag law had been triggered, its setup may not have prevented the mass shooting.
by Sawyer Loftus

https://theintercept.com/2023/10/27/sec ... -site-512/
Government documents pointing to construction at a classified U.S. base offer rare hints about a little noted U.S. military presence near Gaza.
Ken Klippenstein, Daniel Boguslaw
October 27 2023, 11:55 a.m.

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2023/o ... ulin-price
‘I was extremely furious’: the dangerously high cost of insulin in America
Many diabetic Americans must pay thousands for insulin, an often lethal impossibility explored in documentary Pay or Die
Lauren Mechling
Tue 31 Oct 2023

https://www.pressherald.com/2023/10/30/ ... -shooting/
Sagadahoc sheriff’s office warned twice about shooting suspect’s mental health issues but never made contact
Sheriff Joel Merry says Robert Card's family contacted his office in May. The sheriff's office also received a request for a wellness check from Card's Army Reserve unit in September.
The report, filed by Sgt. Aaron Skolfield, states that, “As of recent, it has come to the (Army Reserve’s) attention that Card is having psychotic episodes where he is hearing voices that are insulting him calling him a pedophile. Card is also making threats to shoot up the Saco (Army Reserve) facility.”

https://www.pressherald.com/2023/10/31/ ... -officers/

October 31,2023
State police waited hours to track Lewiston shooter after finding vehicle, had ‘radio silence’ with local officers
An Androscoggin County Sheriff's deputy has harshly criticized the Maine State Police's handling of communication in the manhunt for Robert Card, while another official says it took 12 hours before police began tracking Card from his abandoned vehicle.
Guay said the “the upper echelons of the Maine State Police Major Crimes Unit and Command Staff are utter clowns and I wouldn’t hire them to manage the morning rush at Dunkin Donuts much less an investigation of this size.” He later said his complaints were not directed at state police troopers but rather with those “running the show.”

https://www.newhavenindependent.org/art ... _for_lying
Almost-Fired Ex-Cop Decertified
by NORA GRACE-FLOOD | Oct 31, 2023
Posted to: Legal Writes

https://www.courant.com/2023/10/31/ct-c ... h-cruelty/
CT cop who tased suspect three times as man begged him to stop charged with cruelty
By TAYLOR HARTZ | thartz@courant.com | Hartford Courant
PUBLISHED: October 31, 2023

https://www.propublica.org/article/elkh ... -to-prison
In 2018, We Reported on an Abusive Cop. He Was Just Sentenced to a Year in Prison.
Five years after ProPublica and the South Bend Tribune partnered to investigate police misconduct in Elkhart, Indiana, reporter Ken Armstrong reflects on the incremental but powerful impact journalism can have on communities.
by Ken Armstrong
Oct. 30, 2023

https://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/art ... 395555.php
San Francisco Chronicle
What will 'Cop Campus' mean for the Bay Area?The construction of a $43 million police headquarters and

https://minnesotareformer.com/briefs/mp ... e-records/
MPD cop making big time overtime has been disciplined for manipulating time records

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/202 ... er-protest
Movement against Georgia’s ‘Cop City’ plans occupation and ‘week of action’
‘Block Cop City’ plans non-violent march onto site of police center and a week of panels and screenings aimed at Black audiences
Timothy Pratt
Mon 30 Oct 2023

Scott Ritter and Judge Napolitano Discuss Israel Gaza Strip Zionist Jew Takes Advantage

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https://ticklethewire.com/dea-agent-lea ... rs-allege/
DEA Agent Leaked Agency Secrets about Criminal Target in Venezuela, Prosecutors Allege
By Steve Neavling
A DEA agent leaked internal agency secrets about forthcoming charges against a criminal target in Venezuela as part of a bribery scheme, a jury was told this week, the Associated Press reports. 

Extremely Rapid Acceleration of Ocean Heating in Regions like Southern Oceans: Devils in the Details

https://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/ ... 91243.html
Miami Herald
‘We are not above the law’: Miami cop charged with DUI after gun found on his lap near schoolA Miami cop was arrested Tuesday on a DUI charge after authorities say a Miami-Dade Schools police officer found him near a school passed out behind the...

https://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local/ex- ... d/3147800/
Hialeah cop sentenced to 66 months in prison in armed kidnapping of homeless man
Rafael Otano faced kidnapping and battery charges along with fellow former officer Lorenzo Orfila
By Christian Colón • Published November 1, 2023 • Updated 6 hours ago

https://www.techdirt.com/2023/10/31/cou ... suspicion/
Court Tells Cops That A Driver Not Laughing At An Officer’s Terrible Joke Is Not Reasonable Suspicion
from the um-lol-i-guess dept
Tue, Oct 31st 2023 03:42pm - Tim Cushing
The list of things law enforcement officers consider reasonably suspicious could fill a decent-sized book. Pretty much anything anyone does or says when being accosted by an officer is usually deemed to be indicative of illegal activity.
It’s not just cops. It’s the courts, too. A list of things considered to be “reasonably suspicious” enough to justify warrantless searches compiled by Radley Balko back in 2014

https://thebadgerproject.org/2023/11/01 ... ship-list/
Names of Milwaukee-area cops found on Oath Keepers membership list
An investigation by The Badger Project discovered the names of three Wisconsin police officers among the 38,000 on the leaked list.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... olice.html
Veteran Maine cop first on scene of deadly mass shooting slams state police saying they are unfit to 'manage the morning rush at Dunkin Donuts' and 'utter clowns' for keeping local officers in the dark as frantic search for gunman unfolded
* Sergeant Jon Guay said Maine State Police ignored vital local knowledge during the 48-hour search for Robert Card as terrified residents were left in lockdown 
* Lewiston born officer later deleted his impassioned Facebook post 
* But his sheriff says he did not force him to remove it, and he 'gets' his officer's frustration  
PUBLISHED: 16:32 EDT, 1 November 2023

https://www.yahoo.com/news/cops-were-se ... 53668.html
Cops were sent to Maine gunman’s home weeks before massacres amid concern he ‘is going to snap and commit a mass shooting’
Shimon Prokupecz, Mark Morales, Linh Tran and Rachel Clarke, CNN
Sun, October 29, 2023

https://www.ktsm.com/news/dps-fbi-local ... -exercise/
DPS, FBI, local agencies partner for mass casualty training exercise
by: Luisa Barrios
Posted: Nov 1, 2023

https://abcnews.go.com/US/video/cop-cha ... -104540097
Cop charged with assault and cruelty
A Naugatuck, Connecticut, police officer was arrested after an investigation into the use of force after he deployed a taser three times on a robbery suspect.
November 1, 2023

https://www.star-telegram.com/news/loca ... 26153.html
SCOTUS gives go-ahead to lawsuit against Arlington cop who shot, killed man in 2017 BY JAMES HARTLEY NOVEMBER 01, 2023

https://www.mlive.com/news/muskegon/202 ... gated.html
Muskegon cop pleads to inappropriate relationship with woman he investigated
Nov. 01, 2023

Read more at: https://www.star-telegram.com/news/loca ... rylink=cpy

https://www.dailysignal.com/2023/11/01/ ... ail-probe/
Docs Reveal FBI Questioned Obama DOJ in Hillary Email Probe
Fred Lucas / @FredLucasWH / November 01, 2023

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national ... -politics/
On podcast, FBI director pushes back sharply against critics
‘People screaming the loudest’ about the FBI’s politics are themselves the most political, Christopher A. Wray says
By Devlin Barrett
November 1, 2023

https://wset.com/news/nation-world/form ... -hezbollah
FBI executive highlights 'real threat' of extremists as fear over U.S. attacks grows
by CAITLYN FROLO | The National DeskWed, November 1st 2023, 8:20 PM EDT

Iran Planning To Assassinate U.S. Officials': FBI Boss' Sensational Claim I Israel-Hamas War.Director hopes his claims will scare Congress to renew Section
702 Spy legislation on American citizens.

https://www.theregister.com/2023/11/02/ ... 02_spying/
FBI boss: Taking away our Section 702 spying powers could be 'devastating'
Of course, he would say that, wouldn't he?
Jessica Lyons Hardcastle
Thu 2 Nov 2023

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions ... 2-fbi-nsa/
Congress might let a vital surveillance tool expire. There’s still time to save it.
By the Editorial Board
September 7, 2023
The FBI misused the authority more than 278,000 times in 2020 and early 2021, according to a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court opinion unsealed in May. These searches failed to meet one or more of the three-prong test to query the database: Agents must have an authorized purpose, a reasonably designed search that’s not overly broad and a specific factual basis to believe that they’re reasonably likely to retrieve foreign intelligence information.

https://theintercept.com/2023/03/21/fbi ... veillance/
The FBI Used an Undercover Cop With Pink Hair to Spy on Activists and Manufacture Crimes
Trevor Aaronson
March 21 2023, 6:00 a.m.

https://www.justsecurity.org/87378/a-cl ... veillance/
A Close and Critical Look at the ‘Five Things’ the ACLU Says You Need to Know About ‘NSA Mass Surveillance’
by George Croner and James Petrila
July 26, 2023

https://www.techdirt.com/2023/11/01/sur ... overnment/

Survey: Americans Still Not Sure Where To Set Limits In Their On-Again, Off-Again Relationship With The Government
from the possibly-considering-putting-our-collective-foot-down dept
Wed, Nov 1st 2023 01:40pm - Tim Cushing
The good news is Americans are concerned about data privacy. Some Americans always have been but it looks like more people are concerned than usual, which could be a good thing. I’m not sure it will be. As is often the case here in America, our views on privacy — especially when combined with our views on law enforcement — are, at best, conflicted.
That’s what comes through in this Pew Research survey [PDF] on data privacy. As J.D. Tucille notes in his coverage of this report for Reason, some of

https://www.techdirt.com/2023/11/01/cou ... gis-widow/
Court Tosses Lawsuit Against NSO Group Brought By Murdered Journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s Widow
(Mis)Uses of Technology
from the may-eventually-find-justice-but-not-by-going-this-route dept
Wed, Nov 1st 2023 10:56am - Tim Cushing
Jamal Khashoggi, a dissident journalist often critical of the Saudi government, was murdered by Saudi government agents while inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey. He wasn’t just murdered. His body was dismembered. All of this was captured by hidden recording devices placed by the Turkish government in the Saudi consulate.
The Saudi government is — or at least, was — a customer of Israeli exploit developer, NSO Group. For years, NSO Group sold its powerful phone malware to some of the world’s most notorious human rights abusers. On that list is the Saudi government — a point it drove home by luring legal US resident (and Washington Post journalist) Jamal Khashoggi to its consulate for the sole purpose of erasing him from human existence.
NSO knew who it was selling to. It just didn’t care. It didn’t care until several months of increasingly negative coverage forced multiple countries to issue sanctions, open investigations, and — in the case of its homeland — finally restrict which countries it could sell to.
This has also led to NSO being sued multiple times by people targeted by its spyware as well as by US tech companies whose infrastructure and communication services were used to infect targeted devices.

https://www.techdirt.com/2023/11/01/cor ... nvictions/

Corrupt LA Cops Saddle The City With More Lost Convictions
Legal Issues
from the efficiency-at-its-worst dept
Wed, Nov 1st 2023 08:23pm - Tim Cushing
The LAPD’s handling of gang violence hasn’t gone well. For years, gang task forces roamed the city, violating rights repeatedly. Adding insult to these injuries, the city spent millions funding a predictive policing program that did little more than encourage biased policing.
Then there’s the LAPD’s gang database, a horrendous mess filled with people designated as gang members simply because they live or work in areas where gangs operate. As of early 2020, the gang database contained 90,000 names. Removal options weren’t even introduced until 20 years after this database’s debut. On top of that, the gang unit apparently faked paperwork to add people to the database for no other reason than these officers knew they’d likely get away with it.
Some officers in the PD’s gang units have been suspended or fired for altering or vanishing body cam footage that undercuts their narratives. In July 2020, three of these officers were hit

https://www.grassley.senate.gov/news/ne ... l-activity
ICYMI: Grassley Discusses Revelations That FBI Officials Tampered With Info Alleging Biden Family Criminal Activity
WASHINGTON – Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) joined Fox Business’ Kudlow to discuss new details he obtained on the volume of FBI sources who provided information of criminality on members of the Biden family, and the steps the FBI took to bury such information. Today’s interview comes on the heels of a letter Grassley sent the Justice Department and FBI outlining protected whistleblower claims that warn of improper information tampering by agency officials, which may have hamstrung investigations.    
“We’re going to keep pursuing this as I have since August 2019 – and that was even before the word ‘laptop’ was in our vocabulary in regard to the Bidens, and we just don’t give up,” Grassley said.


https://abc7.com/fbi-citizens-academy-c ... /13999827/
Getting an inside look of the FBI at Citizens Academy in Westwood
ByTim Pulliam
Wednesday, November 1, 2023

https://www.kold.com/2023/11/02/univers ... e-quickly/
University of Arizona and FBI work to catch threats more quickly
Quick arrest after threats on Snapchat show change one year after fatal shooting on campus
By J.D. Wallace
Published: Nov. 1, 2023

Intelligence Agencies and the Universities: Further Implications of the Thesis Advanced by Sigmund Diamond in "Compromised Campus"
Arthur J. Vidich
International Journal of Politics, Culture, and Society
Vol. 6, No. 3 (Spring, 1993),
Compromised Campus is a study of the collaborative relationship existing in the United States between universities, philanthropic foundations and gov- ernmental intelligence agencies such as the F.B.I, O.S.S., CIA., National Security Council and State Department. Professor Diamond focuses his re- search on Harvard and Yale during the years between 1945 and 1955, but his findings extend beyond that time period and those specific cases; they apply to the university system as a whole. He shows that the co-operative relations between universities, foundations and intelligence agencies were not a Cold- War aberration, but part of an ongoing working relationship. The hysteria associated with cold-war anti-communism - - and, inter alia, with Senator Joseph McCarthy's attack on Communists and homosexuals in universities and the State Department - merely served to facilitate and enhance the

https://www.plutobooks.com/978074534601 ... nce-state/
The American Surveillance State
How the FBI Spies on Dissent
by David H. Price
When the possibility of wiretapping first became known to Americans they were outraged. Now, in our post 9/11 world, it's accepted that corporations are vested with human rights, and government agencies and corporations use computers to monitor our private lives. David H. Price pulls back the curtain to reveal how the FBI and other government agencies have always functioned as the secret police of American capita

https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-revi ... alien-ink/
Richly researched broadside against the FBI's invasion of the rights of US writers to think for themselves; by the co-author of the Edgar-winning Savage Grace (1985). Aside from the 146 writers whose files were recovered from the FBI through the Freedom of Information Act for use in this book, Robins lists even more whose files she did not get access to or who are not discussed here for lack of space. Files of living authors can be released only to the authors themselves, but Robins did write to many—such as Arthur Miller, Norman Mailer, and Kay Boyle- -who had recovered their own files and who passed on to her their respon

https://www.techdirt.com/2023/10/30/isr ... -hostages/
Israel Gives Blacklisted Spyware Companies The Go-Ahead To Help It Track Israeli Hostages
(Mis)Uses of Technology
from the not-just-a-tool-of-oppression! dept
Mon, Oct 30th 2023 03:32pm - Tim Cushing
Decades of somewhat-restrained conflict between Israel and Palestine erupted into war again at the beginning of the month. Islamist militant group Hamas followed rocket strikes with a physical invasion, the latter of which included the massacre of hundreds of Israeli civilians. Israeli civilians were also tortured and mutilated.
Hamas also allegedly kidnapped around 200 Israelis, including 30 children. I say “allegedly” because that’s what Hamas claims, not because I don’t believe Hamas is willing and able to kidnap 200 Israelis.
This horrific string of events has resulted in the Israeli government cautiously welcoming a couple of its most notorious resident tech companies back into the fold… at least for now. Here are more details from Gwen Ackerman and Marissa Newman for Bloomberg:
Israel’s security services are pulling in spyware companies, including the maker of the controversial Pegasus software,

https://americafirstpolicy.com/latest/i ... ng-process
ISSUE BRIEF:To Impact Culture, the FBI Needs to Value Integrity First and Foremost in the Hiring Process
NOVEMBER 02, 2023

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FBI agent Ryan Seese doesn't have to register as sex offender for peeping Tom incidents in Hershey, elsewhere, court says

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FBI Agent Ryan Seese Accused Of Masturbating In Public

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Cops could tap into cameras at two Arlington Heights schools, under proposal
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False Flag in Israel to justify renewing FISA Section 702

https://theintercept.com/2023/11/06/ham ... ction-702/
The U.S. intelligence community is facing calls to reform the spying tool known as FISA Section 702, which is set to expire at the end of the year.
Daniel Boguslaw
November 6 2023


https://www.change.org/p/end-targeted-i ... on-centers
End Targeted Individuals’ Suffering: Prevent FISA Section 702 Renewal & End Fusion Centers
November 3, 2023

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/0 ... ion-about/
FBI Wrongfully Searched Foreign-Spying Database For Information About US Senator, State Judge
By Cristina Laila Jul. 21, 2023

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/202 ... in-the-us/
Widespread FBI abuse of foreign spy law sets off “alarm bells,” tech group says
Section 702 debate rages

https://thehill.com/policy/national-sec ... ction-702/
FBI repeatedly misused surveillance tool, 702 unsealed FISA order reveals
BY JARED GANS - 05/19/23
The order, which was released by the U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, is significantly redacted but reveals thousands of violations of Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, which allows the federal government to collect communications between certain targeted foreign individuals outside the U.S. 

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2023/03/s ... m-must-end
Section 702’s Unconstitutional Domestic Spying Program Must End
MARCH 7, 2023

https://jolt.law.harvard.edu/digest/the ... -liberties
The FBI’s Surveillance Program Violated the Patriot Act and American Civil Liberties
By George He - Edited by Mingxuan Li
November 14, 2019

After Frank Wilkinson shut down HUAC the FBI needed and got the Patriot Act
We brought Frank Wilkinson to speak at Bates College twice in the 1990’s.

https://www.thenation.com/article/archi ... ns-legacy/
JANUARY 10, 2006
Frank Wilkinson’s Legacy
For decades, Wilkinson waged a David vs. Goliath battle against the FBI and J. Edgar Hoover and others who illegally wiretapped and harassed domestic dissidents opponent. (In later years, Wilkinson obtained his FBI file–all 132,000 pages of it!)

Doctors in Gaza Respond to Israeli Doctors Who Endorsed Bombing of Hospitals
"Israeli doctors who signed a letter promoting [the] bombing of hospitals with patients inside have committed a betrayal to their noble profession and bear responsibility," said a group of doctors in Gaza.
Nov 06, 2023

Billions of People at Risk from Wet Bulb Temperature’s Rendering Major Cities

The Forbidden Zone | Award Winning Stop-Motion Short film

https://www.muckrock.com/foi/alameda-co ... ey-141745/

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2023/10/h ... nt-privacy

The Red Flag Machine: How GoGuardian Invades Student Privacy
GoGuardian is a student monitoring tool that watches over 27 million students across 10,000 schools, but what it does exactly, and how well it works, isn’t easy for students to know. To learn more about its functionality, accuracy, and impact on students, we filed dozens of public records requests and analyzed tens of thousands of results from the software. Using data from multiple schools in both red and blue states, what we uncovered was that, by design, GoGuardian is a red flag machine—its false positives heavily outweigh its ability to accurately determine whether the content of a site is harmful. This results in tens of thousands of students being flagged for viewing content that is not only benign, but often, educational or informative.

Muck Rock
Subject: California Public Records Act Request: Tri-Valley CA Emails Mentioning Extremist Groups 2021-2023 (Alameda County District Attorney)
To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the California Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:
Any emails, text messages, reports, memos, or any other written or digital communications sent or received by any employee of your agency between January, 2020 and the date on which this request is processed which include or reference any or all of the following phrases: "Proud Boy," "Proud Boys," "The Three Percenters," "Three Percenters," "Stop the Steal," "StopTheSteal.us," "QAnon," "Boogaloo," "Thin Blue Line," "Blue Lives Matter," and/or "car caravan."
The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.
In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.
Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 calendar days, as the statute requires.
Bryan Tor

On November 1, 2023, the Maryland State Police received your request made
under the Public Information Act (Annotated Code of Maryland, General
Provisions Article §§ 4-101 through 4-601) for the information captioned

https://www.muckrock.com/foi/maryland-1 ... st-153962/
To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the Maryland Public Information Act, I hereby request the following records:
List of employees whom were hired after January 1, 2023 thru June 30, 2023 along with yearly salary information.
The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.
In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.
Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 calendar days, as the statute requires.

https://ticklethewire.com/supreme-court ... mp-stocks/
Supreme Court to Review ATF’s Ban on Gun ‘Bump Stocks’
By Steve Neavling
The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to review whether the ATF may ban “bump stocks,” the gun attachments that enable semiautomatic weapons to fire rapidly like machine guns, The Los Angeles Times reports. 

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/202 ... f-sessions
US sheriff lauded for ‘constitutional’ ideology shows ties between Trump Republicans and law enforcement
Hard-right Claremont Institute, led by Jeff Sessions, will honor a sheriff involved in a state probe of jail deaths
Jason Wilson
Mon 6 Nov 2023

https://www.eastbaytimes.com/2023/11/06 ... ords-show/
Antioch police union president, acting chief found officers’ violence was justified before FBI deemed it criminal, new records show
‘Force appears to be within policy,’ union head wrote
By NATE GARTRELL | ngartrell@bayareanewsgroup.com | Bay Area News Group
PUBLISHED: November 6, 2023

https://www.ocregister.com/2023/06/02/c ... -in-texas/

VICTORY! California Department of Justice Declares Out-of-State Sharing of License Plate Data Unlawful
California Attorney General Rob Bonta has issued a legal interpretation and guidance for law enforcement agencies around the state that confirms what privacy advocates have been saying for years: It is against the law for police to share data collected from license plate readers with out-of-state or federal agencies. This is an important victory for immigrants, abortion seekers, protesters, and everyone else who drives a car, as our movements expose intimate details about where we’ve been and what we’ve been doing.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime/do ... r-AA1jupQ5
Dozens indicted on Georgia racketeering charges related to 'Stop Cop City' movement appear in court
Story by By KATE BRUMBACK, Associated Press  

https://www.msn.com/en-in/news/other/ah ... r-AA1juhkY
The Times of India
Ahead of COP meet, India to expand coal power capacity
Story by Sanjay Dutta  • 

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/nypd- ... r-AA1ju7o5
NYPD Cop Spews Anti-Gay Slur Over Loudspeaker In East Harlem: VIDEO
Story by Nicole Rosenthal  • 

https://www.aol.com/news/deputy-fresno- ... 24095.html
Deputy in Fresno battery case given anger management course. Victim was another cop

November 6, 2023

https://covertactionmagazine.com/2023/1 ... c-grounds/
With All Other Reasons Having Run Out, Biden Now Urging Support For Ukraine War on Spurious Economic Grounds
By Jeremy Kuzmarov - November 6, 2023

https://news.bloomberglaw.com/litigatio ... s-to-trial
Nov. 6, 2023
Black Cop’s Race Bias Case Against Pennsylvania Heads to Trial
Jennifer Bennett

https://www.vice.com/en/article/pkax5k/ ... ized-crime
Why 'Following the Money' Isn't Enough to Stop Organised Crime Anymore
Drug traffickers are increasingly using specialist underground networks to hide their money, meaning police have to find other ways to catch gangsters.

https://www.fox13now.com/news/local-new ... -lake-city
Meet the brand new special agent in charge of the FBI in Salt Lake City
By: Scott McKane
Nov 06,2023

https://www.newsday.com/long-island/cri ... y-pvp6gld8

Suffolk to pay $1.7M settlement to Patchogue resident Steven Kelly, shot by off-duty cop
Steven Kelly was shot in 2018 by an off-duty officer who mistook him for a robbery suspect, federal court records show.

https://www.shawlocal.com/daily-chronic ... alb-woman/
November 06, 2023
Cop charged with driving drunk in crash that killed DeKalb woman
Off-duty south suburban Chicago police officer charged with reckless homicide, aggravated DUI
By Kelsey Rettke

https://apnews.com/article/reporter-tic ... id=2469854
Illinois city tickets reporter for asking too many questions, in latest First Amendment dustup

https://www.clickondetroit.com/news/loc ... ral-court/
Cop who attacked arrestee to be arraigned in federal court
officer used ‘unreasonable, excessive force,’ feds say

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Loveland Police officer arrested in sexual assault on teen girl
Dylan Miller is accused of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl in July at North Lake Park.
Author: Richard Cote, Darren Whitehead
November 6, 2023

https://www.wate.com/news/crime/knoxvil ... stigation/
Knoxville police officer arrested in child porn investigation
by: Gregory Raucoules
Posted: Nov 6, 2023

https://www.sunjournal.com/2023/11/06/r ... -services/
Rumford police awarded grant for mental health and wellness training and services
The grant will pay for Rumford officers to get highly specialized training at locations across the country, as well as other specialized training in Maine.


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La Crosse Police Department partners with local community center to host a citizen academy.(WEAU)
By Dashal Mentzel
Published: Nov. 6, 2023

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Act Surprised on CBS’ Cop Drama NCIS

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https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm ... story.html
Police, Phone Company Implicated : Alleged Wiretap Scheme Investigated in Cincinnati
JAN. 14, 1989

https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct- ... story.html
Apr 2, 1989Leonard Gates and Robert Draise say they even tapped the hotel room where then-President Gerald Ford stayed during two visits to Cincinnati, a tale substantially corroborated by the hotel`s...

Tapping Into a Scandal--Fired Workers Say Cincinnati Bell, Police Bugged Lines
Cincinnati.--The Pete Rose gambling affair isn't the only story that has Cincinnatians scratching their heads these days.
In what some have dubbed the `reach out and tap someone' scandal, two former telephone installers for Cincinnati Bell claim they set more than 1,200 illegal wiretaps from 1972 to 1984 on orders from city police and phone company supervisors.
Among the alleged targets of the snooping: past and present members of Congress, federal judges, scores of the city's most prominent politicians, business executives, lawyers and media personalities.
Leonard Gates and Robert Draise say they even tapped the hotel room where then-President Gerald Ford stayed during two visits to Cincinnati, a tale substantially corroborated by the hotel's retired security chief.
Newspaper accounts have given Cincinnatians a disquieting inside look at a Police Department that apparently spied on itself, and at a grand jury probe that has prompted one former FBI official to suggest that the Justice Department seems more interested in discrediting the accusers than in seeking the truth.
The phone company says Gates and Draise are just trying to get even with the company for firing them. But disclosures thus far suggest there is at least some truth in what the two are saying.
The men portray themselves as mere foot soldiers in the alleged conspiracy who never paused to question the motives behind the wholesale wiretapping.
But their allegations have raised concerns about possible stock manipulations, industrial espionage and political blackmail. Gates and Draise say they tapped phone lines at the Cincinnati Stock Exchange and at General Electric's aircraft engine plant in suburban Evendale.
A federal grand jury began looking into the case last September, but so far no indictments have been returned. The city has hired a private detective to conduct its own investigation. And four alleged targets of the wiretapping have brought a class-action suit against the city and the phone company.
The phone company is fighting back with a libel suit against Gates and Draise, who, in turn, have countersued Cincinnati Bell. The company also has gone public with the unseemly details of an extramartial affair by Gates.
The conspiracy began in 1972, according to Draise, when he was approached by a Cincinnati police sergeant who said he was from the department's clandestine intelligence unit. The sergeant wanted him to tap the lines of black militants and suspected drug dealers, Draise said.
The officer assured him that the wiretapping would be legal, and that top phone company officials had approved, Draise said. He agreed and suggested the recruitment of Gates, a co-worker. Soon the two were setting several wiretaps a week at the request of their police handlers, he said.
But in the mid-'70s, the direction and scope of the operation changed, according to Draise and Gates. The wiretap requests no longer came from the police; instead, they came directly from James West and Peter Gabor, supervisors in Cincinnati Bell's security department, Draise and Gates say.
And the targets no longer were criminal elements; instead, Draise and Gates say they were asked to tap the lines of politicians, business executives and police officers.
Draise said he `began to have doubts about the whole thing in 1979' when he was asked to tap the phone of a newspaper columnist. `I told them I'm not gonna do this anymore,' he said last week.
Gates said he got cold feet in 1984 when West asked him to tap the phone lines connected to GE's computers at the Evendale plant.
`This is a fantasy of two renegades, both of whom we fired for good cause and who seek retribution,' said Dwight Hibbard, Cincinnati Bell's chairman.
Indeed, Draise was fired in 1979, after he pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor in connection with an unauthorized wiretap--which Draise says he set for a friend who wanted to listen in on his girlfriend's conversations.
Gates was fired in 1986 for insubordination. He claims the company was retaliating against him for taking the side of two employees who sued the company for sexual harassment, but his firing was upheld in court.
The scandal began to unfold last August when Gates and Draise took their story to the Mt. Washington Press, a fiesty suburban weekly.
At first, police denied the existence of the intelligence unit. Later, when called before the grand jury, five retired officers, including the former chief, took the 5th Amendment. But last month, the five issued a statement admitting to 12 illegal wiretaps from 1972 to 1974.
Evidence of a much larger wiretapping scheme began to mount when Howard Lucas, the former security chief of Stouffer's Hotel in Cincinnati, recalled a 1975 incident in which he stopped Gates, West and several police officers from going into the hotel's phone room about a month before a visit by President Ford.
Two days later, Lucas found a voice activated recorder and wiretapping equipment in the locked room. He said he told the Police Department and the phone company about the equipment, `but I couldn't get anybody to claim it, so I just threw it in the dumpster.'
The allegations of industrial espionage prompted GE executives to meet with Draise and Gates. According to Draise, GE counsel David Kindleberger expressed astonishment when told the extent of the tapping at the plant and liked it to the apparent loss of proprietary information to Pratt & Whitney, a competing manufacturer of aircraft engines.
Kindleberger, through a GE spokesman, now says he never discussed Pratt & Whitney or any competitive situation with Draise, but an attorney who sat in on the meeting supports Draise's version.

Reach Out And TAP Someone April 3, 1989
Two former employees of Cincinnati Bell, who were fired by the company for
"good cause" according to Cincinnati Bell Chairman Dwight Hibbard are claiming
they installed more than 1200 illegal wiretaps over a 12 year period from 1972
- 1984 at the request of their supervisors at the telco and the local police.
Among the alleged targets of the snooping were past and present members of
Congress, federal judges, scores of the city's most prominent politicians,
business executives, lawyers and media personalities.
Leonard Gates and Robert Draise say they even wiretapped the hotel room where
President Gerald Ford stayed during two visits to Cincinnati; and this part of
their story, at least, has been verified by the now retired security chief at
the hotel.
As more details come out each day, people in Cincinnati are getting a rare look
at a Police Department that apparently spied on itself, and at a grand jury
probe that has prompted one former FBI official to suggest that the Justice
Department seems more interested in discrediting the accusers than in seeking
the truth.
Cincinnati Bell executives says Gates and Draise are just trying to "get even"
with the company for firing them. But disclosures thus far seem to indicate
there is at least some truth in what the two men are saying about the company
they used to work for.
According to Gates and Draise, they were just employees following the orders
given to them by their superiors at Cincinnati Bell. But Dwight Hibbard,
Chairman of the Board of Cincinnati Bell has called them both liars, and said
their only motive is to make trouble for the company.
Cincinnati Bell responded to allegations that the company had specifically
participated in illegal wiretapping by filing a libel suit against Gates and
Draise. The two men responded by filing a countersuit against the telco.
In addition to their suit, four of the people who were allegedly spied on have
filed a class action suit against the telco.
In the latest development, Cincinnati Bell has gone public with (according to
them) just recently discovered sordid details about an extramarital affair by
Gates. A federal grand jury in Cincinnati is now trying to straighten out the
tangled web of charges and countercharges, but so far no indictments have been
Almost daily, Gates and Draise tell further details about their exploits,
including taps they claim they placed on phones at the Cincinnati Stock
Exchange and the General Electric aircraft engine plant in suburban Evendale.
According to Draise, he began doing these "special assignments" in 1972, when
he was approached by a Cincinnati police officer from that city's clandestine
intelligence unit. The police officer wanted him to tap the lines of black
militants and suspected drug dealers, Draise said.
The police officer assured him the wiretapping would be legal, and that top
executives at the phone company had approved. Draise agreed, and suggested
recruiting Gates, a co-worker to help out. Soon, the two were setting several
wiretaps each week at the request of the Intelligence Unit of the Cincinnati
Police Department.
But by around 1975, the direction and scope of the operation changed, say the
men. The wiretap requests no longer came from the police; instead they came
from James West and Peter Gabor, supervisors in the Security Department at
Cincinnati Bell, who claimed *they were getting the orders from their
And the targets of the spying were no longer criminal elements; instead, Draise
and Gates say they were asked to tap the lines of politicians, business
executives and even the phone of the Chief of Police himself, and the personal
phone lines of some telephone company employees as well.
Draise said he "began to have doubts about the whole thing in 1979" when he was
told to tap the private phone of a newspaper columnist in town. "I told them I
wasn't going to do it anymore," he said in an interview during the week of
April 2, 1989.
Gates kept on doing these things until 1984, and he says he got cold feet late
that year when "the word came down through the grapevine" that he was to tap
the phone lines connected to the computers at General Electric's Evendale
plant. He backed out then, and said to leave him out of it in the future, and
he claims there were hints of retaliation directed at him at that time; threats
to "tell what we know about you..."
When Dwight Hibbard was contacted at his office at Cincinnati Bell and asked to
comment on the allegations of his former employees, he responded that they were
both liars. "The phone company would not do things like that," said Hibbard,
"and those two are both getting sued because they say we do." Hibbard has
refused to answer more specific questions asked by the local press and
government investigators.
In fact, Draise was fired in 1979, shortly after he claims he told his
superiors he would no longer place wiretaps on lines. Shortly after he quit
handling the "special assignments" given to him he was arrested, and charged
with a misdemeanor in connection with one wiretap -- which Draise says he set
for a friend who wanted to spy on his ex-girlfriend. Cincinnati Bell claims
they had nothing to do with his arrest and conviction on that charge; but they
"were forced to fire him" after he pleaded guilty.
Gates was fired in 1986 for insubordination. He claims Cincinnati Bell was
retaliating against him for taking the side of two employees who were suing the
company for sexual harassment; but his firing was upheld in court.
The story first started breaking when Gates and Draise went to see a reporter
at [Mount Washington Press], a small weekly newspaper in the Cincinnati
suburban area. The paper printed the allegations by the men, and angry
responses started coming in almost immediately.
At first, police denied the existence of the Intelligence Unit, let alone that
such an organization would use operatives at Cincinnati Bell to spy on people.
Later, when called before the federal grand jury, and warned against lying,
five retired police officers, including the former chief, took the Fifth
Amendment. Finally last month, the five issued a statement through their
attorney, admitting to 12 illegal wiretaps from 1972 - 1974, and implicated
unnamed operatives at Cincinnati Bell as their contacts to set the taps.
With the ice broken, and the formalities out of the way, others began coming
forward with similar stories. Howard Lucas, the former Director of Security
for Stouffer's Hotel in Cincinnati recalled a 1975 incident in which he stopped
Gates, West and several undercover police officers from going into the hotel's
phone room about a month before the visit by President Ford.
The phone room was kept locked, and employees working there were buzzed in by
someone already inside, recalled Lucas. In addition to the switchboards, the
room contained the wire distribution frames from which phone pairs ran
throughout the hotel. Lucas refused to let the police officers go inside
without a search warrant; and they never did return with one.
But Lucas said two days later he was tipped off by one of the operators to look
in one of the closets there. Lucas said he found a voice activated tape
recorder and "a couple of coils they used to make the tap." He said he told
the Police Department and Cincinnati Bell about his findings, but "...I could
not get anyone to claim it, so I just yanked it all out and threw it in the
Executives at General Electric were prompted to meet with Draise and Gates
recently to learn the extent of the wiretapping that had been done at the
plant. According to Draise, GE attorney David Kindleberger expressed
astonishment when told the extent of the spying; and he linked it to the
apparent loss of proprietary information to Pratt & Whitney, a competing
manufacturer of aircraft engines.
Now all of a sudden, Kindleberger is clamming up. I wonder who got to him? He
admits meeting with Draise, but says he never discussed Pratt & Whitney or any
competitive situation with Draise. But an attorney who sat in on the meeting
supports Draise's version.
After an initial flurry of press releases denying all allegations of illegal
wiretapping, Cincinnati Bell has become very quiet, and is now unwilling to
discuss the matter at all except to tell anyone who asks that "Draise and Gates
are a couple of liars who want to get even with us..." And now, the telco
suddenly has discovered information about Gates' personal life.

FBI/Bell Wiretapping Network?

Bob Draise was an employee of Cincinnati Bell Telephone between 1966 and
1979. He, and others, are involved in a wiretapping scandal of monumental
proportions. They say they have installed more than 1,000 wiretaps on the
phones of judges, law enforcement officers, lawyers, television personalities,
newspaper columnists, labor unions, defense contractors, major corporations
(such as Proctor & Gamble and General Electric), politicians (even ex-President
Gerald Ford) at the request of Cincinnati police and Cincinnati Bell security
supervisors who said the taps were for the police. They were told that many of
the taps were for the FBI.
Another radio amateur, Vincent Clark a technician for South-Central
Bell from 1972 to 1981, said he placed illegal wiretaps similar to those done
by Bob Draise on orders from his supervisors -- and on request from local
policemen in Louisville, Kentucky.
When asked how he got started in the illegal wiretap business, Bob said that a
friend called and asked him to come down to meet with the Cincinnati police. An
intelligence sergeant asked Bob about wiretapping some Black Muslims. He also
told Bob that Cincinnati Bell security had approved the wiretap -- and that it
was for the FBI. The sergeant pointed to his Masonic ring which Bob also wore
-- in other words, he was telling the truth under the Masonic oath -- something
that Bob put a lot of stock in.

Most of the people first wiretapped were drug or criminal related. Later on,
however, it go out of hand -- and the FBI wanted taps on prominent citizens.
"We started doing people who had money. How this information was used, I
couldn't tell you."

The January 29th "Newsday" said Draise had told investigators that among the
taps he rigged from 1972 to 1979 were several on lines used by Wren Business
Communications, a Bell competitor. It seems that when Wren had arranged an
appointment with a potential customer, they found that Bell had just been there
without being called. Wren's president is a ham radio operator, David

When spoken with, Dave Stoner said the following;

"As far as I am concerned, the initial focus for all of this began
with the FBI. The FBI apparently set up a structure throughout the
United States using apparently the security chiefs of the different
Bell companies. They say that there have been other cases in the
United States like ours in Cincinnati but they have been localized
without the realization of an overall pattern being implicated."

"The things that ties this all together is if you go way back in
history to the Hoover period at the FBI, he apparently got together
with the AT&T security people. There is an organization that I
guess exists to this day with regular meetings of the security
people of the different Bell companies. This meant that the FBI
would be able to target a group of 20 or 30 people that represented
the security points for all of the Bell and AT&T connections in the
United States. I believe the key to all of this goes back to Hoover.
The FBI worked through that group who then created the activity at
the local level as a result of central planning."

"I believe that in spite of the fact that many people have indicated
that this is an early 70's problem -- that there is no disruption to
that work to this day. I am pretty much convinced that it is
continuing. It looks like a large surveillance effort that
Cincinnati was just a part of."

"The federal prosecutor Kathleen Brinkman is in a no-win situation.
If she successfully prosecutes this case she is going to bring
trouble down upon her own Justice Department. She can't
successfully prosecute the case."

About $200 million in lawsuits have already been filed against Cincinnati Bell
and the Police Department. Several members of the police department have taken
the Fifth Amendment before the grand jury rather than answer questions about
their roles in the wiretapping scheme.

Bob Draise/WB8QCF has filed a suit against Cincinnati Bell for $78 for
malicious prosecution and slander in response to a suit filed by Cincinnati
Bell against Bob for defamation. Right after they filed the suit, several
policemen came forward and admitted to doing illegal wiretaps with them. The
Cincinnati police said they stopped this is 1974 -- although another policeman
reportedly said they actually stopped the wiretapping in 1986.

Now the CBS-TV program "60 Minutes" is interested in the Cincinnati goings-on
and has sent in a team of investigative reporters. Ed Bradley from "60
Minutes" has already interviewed Bob Draise/WB8QCF and it is expected that
sometime during this month (April) April, we will see a "60 Minutes" report on
spying by the FBI. We also understand that CNN, Ted Turner's Cable News
Network, is also working up a "Bugging of America" expose.


The unique vulnerability of electronic voting technologies has been long known to federal authorities. 
“If you did it right, no one would ever know,” said Craig C. Donsanto, head of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Election Crimes Branch, Public Integrity Section (from 1970-present) in a July 4,1989 Los Angeles Times article about electronic voting machines and vote fraud. 
So, why hasn't Donsanto sounded the alarm and informed Congress of this threat?  Donsanto has the reputation of a gatekeeper.  He was featured in the Colliers' book, VoteScam, for his unwillingness to investigate evidence they collected over the years of rampant vote fraud involving voting machine companies, the news networks' exit polls, and election officials in Florida and other states. 
Furthermore, Donsanto made it official department policy that no federal investigator should enter a polling precinct on election day, nor should they begin any serious investigation of the voting process until after the election results are certified.  It is this policy that gives those who commit vote fraud ample opportunity to destroy evidence and cover their tracks. (See official policy: http://www.thelandesreport.com/Donsanto.htm)
There is more to be concerned about than obstruction of justice within the DOJ.  It appears that elements within the FBI may have not only been aware of computer vote fraud, but participated in it.  The following are excerpts from the Cincinnati Post of October 30th, 1987:
"Cincinnati Bell security supervisors ordered wire-taps installed on county computers before elections in the late 1970s and early 1980s that could have allowed vote totals to be altered, a former Bell employee says in a sworn court document. Leonard Gates, a 23-year Cincinnati Bell employee until he was fired in 1986, claims in a deposition filed Thursday in Hamilton County Common Pleas Court to have installed the wire-taps. Cincinnati Bell officials denied Gates’ allegations that are part of a six-year-old civil suit that contends the elections computer is subject o manipulation and fraud. Gates claims a security supervisor for the telephone company told him in 1979 that the firm had obtained a computer program through the FBI that gave it access to the county computer used to count votes."  (See: Pandora'sBlackBox.htm)
No state could match the staggering number of Voting Rights complaints due to voting machines and other election irregularities as Florida did in the 2000 presidential election. Yet the Bush Administration's DOJ under Attorney General John Ashcroft did not send federal observers to Florida to monitor the voting process in 2002, although federal observers were sent to several other states. This was surprising news to many people and organizations who were told by DOJ officials that "Justice" would be down there in force.
Even if federal observers had been sent to Florida, how would they 'observe' the accuracy of the voting machines there?
"They wouldn't know that," says Nelldean Monroe, Voting Rights Program Administrator for the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) in a phone interview. Her agency is responsible for the recruiting and training of federal observers who are sent by the DOJ to monitor elections if violations of the Voting Rights Act are suspected. 
In a November 21, 2002 e-mail Monroe elaborated, "The only observance of the tallying of the votes is when DOJ specifically requests observers to do so. This rarely occurs, but when it does, it is most often during the day following the election when a County conducts a canvass of challenged or rejected ballots. In this case, federal observers may observe the County representatives as they make determinations on whether to accept a challenged or rejected ballot. Federal observers may also observe the counting of the ballots (or vote tallying) when paper ballots are used."  (See e-mail: http://www.thelandesreport.com/nelldeanmonroe.htm)
In other words, federal observers can only observe people, not machines, counting paper ballots. Monroe confirmed that there is no training and no opportunity for federal observers to observe the accuracy of voting machines.
Under Section 8 of the Voting Rights Act, 42 U.S.Code § 1973f, federal observers may be authorized to observe "... whether persons who are entitled to vote are being permitted to vote ...(and) whether votes cast by persons entitled to vote are being properly tabulated..."
America's nontransparent voting process (i.e., voting by machine, absentee, early, or secret ballot) violate those provisions. Federal observers cannot observe "whether persons who are entitled to vote are being permitted to vote” (and) “whether votes cast are being properly tabulated." 
Under "Prohibited acts" in §1973i, the "Failure or refusal to permit casting or tabulation of vote"...can result in civil and criminal penalties. "No person acting under color of law shall fail or refuse to permit any person to vote who is entitled to vote...(and) Whoever...knowingly and willfully falsifies or conceals a material fact... shall be fined not more than $10,000 or imprisoned not more than five years, or both."
Requiring voters to use voting machines, rather than allow them to mark and cast their own votes, constitutes "failure or refusal to permit casting".  Any result produced by a machine is circumstantial (i.e., not direct) evidence of the intention of the voter.
Fundamentally, nontransparent voting makes the role of the federal observer moot and the Voting Rights Act unenforceable. 

The Cincinnati Bell-FBI scandal:  Leonard Gates, a Cincinnati Bell employee for 23 years, testified that in the late 1970's and 80's, the FBI assisted telephone companies with hacking into mainframe election computers in cities across the country. He spoke with agents from both the DOJ (U.S. Attorney Kathleen M. Brinkman) and FBI (Agent Love), but to his knowledge, neither agency took further action.  Leonard Gates 1987Deposition, plus 1985 Background Material from Jim Condit, Jr. //Pandora's Black Box & http://www.votefraud.org/expert_strunk_report.htm (contains case number) 
* Gates testified, P. 28, "He (Gates's supervisor, Mr. Jim West,) said the programming was obtained out of California, and that the programming had been obtained through the FBI, and all this kind of stuff, and that was about it." 
* Page 34 excerpt: "And I knew that we did do certain things under certain court direction, under certain court orders, and I just didn't see where they would have a court order to get into that, and I expressed my concern to Mr. Dugan (President of Cincinnati Bell).  Mr. Dugan said it was a very gray area, and that they were into like New York and Atlanta, Georgia, and to the other computers, you know.  This was just small compared to what was going on."
* Page 39, "...and I said, "Well, do you (Mr.Fedrich, vice president of Cincinnati Bell) have a blanket court order on this or what?"  And he kind of weasel-worded me, to be honest with you.  He said "Well, our relationship with the FBI is very, very close."
Excerpt from Nov 1996, Pandora's Black Box by Philip M. O’Halloran of Relevance, The Cincinnati Election Wiretapping Scandal:
Lewis and other skeptics of the vote-fixing scenario like to insist that there has never been any evidence of a "conspiracy" to fix elections by computer. But then, most of those we interviewed on both sides of the issue had never heard of the case of Leonard Gates of Cincinnati, Ohio. An employee of the Cincinnati Bell telephone company, Gates was watching a local t.v. news story, in which a Cincinnati man named Jim Condit was charging that the election system was vulnerable to vote fraud in the Hamilton county election process.
He based his charges on his experience as a candidate for city council in 1979, when, after an election night computer crash, Condit and seven other "feisty challengers" had suddenly "fallen to the very bottom of the heap" of 26 candidates. Gates called the station and later contacted Mr. Condit, telling him he knew firsthand how his votes were robbed. They met and shared information and ultimately Gates testified in Condit’s Cincinnatus PAC (political action committee) lawsuit against the Hamilton County Board of Elections.
The suit had earlier been decided against the plaintiffs and Gates took the stand during the appeal. He swore under oath that he was ordered by his Cincinnati Bell superiors to wiretap the election headquarters’ phones lines to provide a link-up between the county’s vote-counting computers and parties unknown on another phone line somewhere in California.
The following are excerpts from the Cincinnati Post of October, 30th, 1987:
Cincinnati Bell security supervisors ordered wire-taps installed on county computers before elections in the late 1970s and early 1980s that could have allowed vote totals to be altered, a former Bell employee says in a sworn court document.
Leonard Gates, a 23-year Cincinnati Bell employee until he was fired in 1986, claims in a deposition filed Thursday in Hamilton County Common Pleas Court to have installed the wire-taps. Cincinnati Bell officials denied Gates’ allegations that are part of a six-year-old civil suit that contends the elections computer is subject o manipulation and fraud.
Gates claims a security supervisor for the telephone company told him in 1979 that the firm had obtained a computer program through the FBI that gave it access to the county computer used to count votes. [Emphasis added].
The FBI refused comment and Cincinnati Bell spokesmen vehemently denied the allegations, claiming Gates was a "disgruntled ex-employee", yet, according to Condit, the company ultimately admitted that one of its vans was involved in the wiretapping, although it claimed they were commandeered without the company’s knowledge. The Post continued:
In the deposition, Gates claims he first installed a wire-tap on a telephone line to the county computers before the 1977 election at the instruction of James West, a Bell security supervisor.
Gates contends both West and Peter Gabor, security director, told him to install wire-taps in subsequent elections. Both men declined comment Thursday.
In the 1979 election, which is the focus of the deposition – Gates said he received instructions in the mail from West about installing wire-taps on county computers in the County Administration Building at Court and Main streets.
The wire-taps were installed on the eve of the election at Cincinnati Bell’s switching control center at Seventh and Elm Streets and terminated in a conference room in the building, Gates alleges.
In the deposition, Gates described in great technical detail installation of the wire-taps.
At about 8:30 p.m. on election day – Nov. 6, 1979 – Gates said he was called by West and told something had gone wrong, causing the elections computer to malfunction. At West’s instructions, Gates said he removed the taps.
The elections computer shutdown for two hours on election evening due to what was believed to be a power failure, Condit Sr. has said.
Gates said West told him they "had the ability to actually alter what was being done with the votes."
Gates said West told him the Board of elections did not know about the taps and that the computer program for the elections computer "was obtained out of California, and that the programming had been obtained through the FBI..."
Shortly after the 1979 election, Gates said he met with the late Richard Dugan, former Cincinnati Bell president, to express his concerns that the wire-taps were done without a court order.
"Mr. Dugan said it was a very gray area... This was just small compared to what was going on. He told me just, if I had a problem, to talk to him and everything would be okay, but everything was under control," Gates said [Emphasis added].
[Editor’s Note: This scandal’s alleged FBI connection raises the possibility of U.S. law enforcement and/or intelligence involvement in electronic vote-rigging.]
Another Cincinnati Bell employee, named Bob Draise, admitted to being involved in a second phase of the illegal operation, which involved wiretapping several prominent Cincinnati political figures including a crusader against pornography named Keating and the Hamilton County commissioner, Allen Paul.
Jim Condit told Relevance that, as a result of the ensuing scandal, Draise was convicted and five Cincinnati police officers, who were allegedly involved in the wiretapping operation, abruptly resigned. The alleged involvement of the FBI was never pursued and the Bureau itself did not follow up on the Gates allegations. In spite of all the evidence, the appeal by the plaintiff failed and the issue was laid to rest

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Comey Hints at J Edgar Hoover’s Blackmailing of Political Leaders
Fired FBI Chief Dropped FBI Myth That Founder was Honest Law and Order Man
MATT HARVEY 06/08/17
Comparing himself to murdered 12th Century Archbishop of Canterbury Thomas Becket notwithstanding, fired FBI chief James Comey has been mostly circumspect in responding to  Senate Committee inquiries about President Donald Trump and Russia.
But he did make one assertion Thursday that jolted some historically-minded viewers to the edge of their seats. It was a comment that represents a major break with the Bureau’s longstanding policy of whitewashing the troubling legacy of its founder and director for 48 years until his death in 1972, J. Edgar Hoover.
The startling answer came after Susan Collins (R-ME) queried Comey about three conversations he and Trump had in which the director purportedly assured the president he was not under FBI investigation. Comey replied in part, “I was briefing him about salacious and unverified material” — referring to independent British spook Christopher Steele’s questionable intelligence dossier.       
Going on to tell Collins that he wanted to assure the president that he found the material untrustworthy, he said, “It was very important because it was, first, true [that he did not believe the document], and second, I was worried very much about being in kind of a J. Edgar Hoover-type situation. I didn’t want him thinking I was briefing him on this to sort of hang it over him in some way.”
That J. Edgar Hoover routinely blackmailed (or tried to) politicians and civic leaders has long been proven. The director’s reams of compromising information struck fear across Washington, even while his own dark secrets were protected by a pliant media; a closeted homosexual in a long-time, open relationship with his second in command, Clyde Tolson, Hoover was also indebted to the mob for the numerous financial favors they showered him with.
Despite his well-documented malfeasance, the mainstream media makes periodic attempts to rehabilitate Hoover’s reputation.
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An unredacted 2019 tax filing reveals the donors to AIPAC’s charity arm — some of whom give to other hawkish, pro-Israel causes.
Murtaza Hussain

David Denton and Ed Tatro speaking at 2018 JFK Assassination Conference
Ed Tatro is a friend.

Dr. John Campbell: Excess Deaths 2023

New Report: Dire Sea Level Rise up to 20 meters (66 ft) Locked-In Even if Climate Goals Met
Paul Beckwith

https://theintercept.com/2023/11/17/pen ... it-failed/
The Defense Department passed the same paltry number of sub-audits as it did last year — and would not say if would ever see a clean audit.
Ken Klippenstein

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Texas: FBI Agent Lovett Leslie Ledger Jr. accused of killing his neighbor's Chihuahua "Sassy"
After a trial he was found guilty .no record of him being fired.

https://legal-forum.uchicago.edu/print- ... t-policing
Secret Policing
Barry Friedman

* I. Unacceptable Secrecy
* II. Democratic Policing
* III. The Origins of Secret Policing
* IV. The Line Between Secrecy and Democracy
* A.    Pervasive Policing Secrecy
* B.    The Line Between Secrecy and Transparency
This is a paper about secrecy and policing. It is written at a time of intense discussion about policing in America. There is widespread concern that policing agencies have lost the trust of the communities they are charged to police, and that the “legitimacy” of policing is at risk.1 Part of what is needed, no doubt, is greater transparency around policing.2 People do not trust those who keep secrets from them. But it goes beyond that. For too long policing has operated aloof from the regular workings of democracy.3 And there cannot be democratic engagement with policing if what those agencies do and how they do it is kept from the people.
This is true for all policing agencies in the United States, from those that engage in street policing at the local level to those that conduct work nationally, and even internationally. That is because what ought to define “policing” is what makes policing special: the license to use force and coercion, and conduct surveillance, on the American people. To the extent any agency is doing those things, it is a policing agency, and what is said here is germane.
There is unquestionably a place for some secrecy in policing. Policing agencies are different from many of their counterpart agencies in the executive branch; some of what they do cannot be revealed without putting policing officials, and the populace, at risk. The lack of transparency in policing today, however, far exceeds anything plausibly necessary to serve these purposes.
The stage is set here, in Part I, with an instructive story of secrecy in policing. Part II makes the case for the governance of policing by democratic forces. Part III is a quick tour of the history of policing in the United States, to make the point that policing’s autonomy from democratic governance is explained as much by history as by logic, and that despite attempts to bring policing officials closer to the communities they police, pervasive secrecy is part of what has led to a breach of trust. Part IV discusses the proper line between transparency and secrecy, arguing that while certain operational details of policing must be kept secret from the public, policing policy is properly the domain of democratic governance.
I. Unacceptable Secrecy
Freddy Martinez is a youthful Chicagoan with a degree in physics. He works in the tech industry.4 Like many in his generation, he’s concerned about privacy, a concern that was heightened in light of the revelations by Edward Snowden of widespread, unauthorized government surveillance of its own citizens.5
Martinez developed a fascination with a particular device reportedly utilized by law enforcement. The device, manufactured by the Harris Corporation, tricks nearby cellphones into thinking it is a cell tower, causing them to ping it.6 It collects information about those phones, including perhaps the content of certain communications. The device has many models and names, but is known colloquially as a Stingray.7
Martinez suspected that the Chicago police were using the Stingray to spy on lawful protestors, particularly at demonstrations organized to protest what law enforcement itself was doing.8 This suspicion was not crazy; Stingrays had been used in Miami to track protestors at the meetings of the proposed Free Trade Agreement of the Americas,9 and there was some suggestion in the media that the same was going on in Chicago.10 The police, however, would not concede they had such a device.11
At first Martinez’s interest in the Stingray was technical. He was curious whether the Stingray could be defeated.12 (Answer: yes. There is now an Android app that serves this function.)13
Then, a friend suggested Martinez file a Freedom of Information request.14 So he did. He asked the Chicago Police Department (CPD) to turn over any documents indicating whether it had purchased Stingrays.15
Although it was savvy of Martinez to request purchasing information, as Illinois law does not favor secrecy around government expenditures,16 he received no answer for months.17 So he hired a lawyer, Matt Topic. Topic had a fair amount of experience both with FOIA requests and with cases involving police misconduct.18
Eventually, the CPD produced documents indicating they in fact possessed Stingray technology.19 Initially the CPD’s documents indicated a 2008 purchase date, but it seems CPD had a Stingray as early as 2005.20 When the documents were produced, it made the news; including the fact that the CPD had previously denied to the media that it had a Stingray.21
Martinez and Topic followed up with FOIA requests designed to elicit basic information about the use of the Stingray. Was the CPD getting a warrant before using it? Was it telling judges honestly what it was doing? Was

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FBI, CDC shredded for 'dropping the ball' on secret Chinese lab found in US: 'Reads like a movie script'
Rep. Ashley Hinson warned other labs could be hidden across the US
By Taylor Penley Fox News
Published November 19, 2023

https://www.grunge.com/1446555/why-leon ... erest-fbi/
Wanted: Beloved pianist, composer, conductor, and hardened anti-American deviant. He is "connected, affiliated, or in some manner associated with" the following freedom-hating groups that serve to undermine the values of our great nation and promote the democracy-annihilating evils of communism: Civil Rights Congress, Council on African Affairs, Joint Anti-Fascist Refugee Committee, American Youth for Democracy, and many more such insidious societal poisons. Born 1918, lives in Manhattan, is male and white, and goes by several aliases: Lenord Berstein, Leo Bernstein, and Leonard Bernstine. Also really likes cigarettes.
Thankfully, F.B.I. director J. Edgar Hoover recognized this persecutory angle as rubbish the first time Leonard Bernstein crossed his desk as a person of interest in a 1949 memo, per The New Yorker. Hoover, regarding the "connected, affiliated" line, wrote, "This phraseology means nothing + most certainly I can't send to W. H. [the White House] such ambiguous + sweeping statements." 
And what kind of person of interest was Bernstein supposed to be, exactly? At that point in his career, he'd already been Music Director of the New York City Symphony Orchestra
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First Black FBI Agent
Police officer and World War I hero James Wormley Jones was appointed as the first Black special agent for what was later named the FBI. 
Jones served as a captain in the 368th Infantry Regiment, 92nd Division, in command of Company F. One history book described his
by Jerry Mitchell
November 19, 2023

Former Cop Convicted of Murder 25 Years Later | Cold Case Files | A&E

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Questions raised after Georgia cop says his wife fatally shot herself
Guest Author, Anne-Marie Green
Updated Sun, November 19, 2023

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Murder of Mongolian model: Altantuya’s dad shocked over release of Malaysian ex-cop from detention

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The Effects of Pulsed Microwaves And Extra Low Frequency Electromagnetic Waves on Human Brains? Governments Routinely “Classify Information” Pertaining to the Manipulation of the Human Nervous System
By Mojmir Babacek
Global Research, November 18, 2023

Bullous Pemphigoid and Pemphigus Vulgaris: Severe Skin Injuries Caused by Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 mRNA Vaccines
22 published photographed cases (Viewer discretion is advised)
By Dr. William Makis
Global Research, November 17, 2023
Theme: Science and Medicine

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New World Dis-Order. This chart has turned out to be very popular. Happy for others to work on it.

MAR 18, 2022
Conference Schedule
Some of the nation’s foremost experts on the assassinations of President John F. Kennedy, Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr. will gather April 8-9 for a conference at Olney Central College.
Political Assassinations of the 1960s: New Revelations in the Murders of JFK, RFK and MLK will explore, in an academic setting, the deaths of these iconic leaders.
“The conference will feature an outstanding array of authors, researchers, historians, and educators who possess extensive knowledge on the subjects,” said OCC Assistant Professor and conference organizer David Denton. “They will discuss some of the new revelations that have come out including the newly declassified documents that were released in the last few years. It will be a fantastic weekend.”
The in-person event is free and open to the public. Those unable to attend can join via Zoom. The link may be accessed and purchased for $40 through www.projectjfk.com.
Featured Speakers
Brian Edwards
Brian Edwards has been researching the JFK assassination since 1969 and has interviewed many of the Dealey Plaza eyewitnesses; Dallas police and sheriff’s officers; Parkland doctors and medical personnel

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Major Banks Funneled $1.8 Trillion to Carbon Bombs Between 2016 and 2022
JPMorgan Chase led the pack with more than $141 billion invested between 2016 and 2022, followed by Citi with $119 billion, and Bank of America with $92 billion.

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Why a Global Government Is the Ultimate Goal of Billionaires. “The Goal Is for You to Own Nothing”
By Dr. Joseph Mercola
Global Research, October

https://www.theguardian.com/environment ... bon-divide
Twelve billionaires’ climate emissions outpollute 2.1m homes, analysis finds
Research shows impact from lifestyles and investments of likes of Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates and Elon Musk
Sandra Laville Environment correspondent


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Re: FBI POLICE STATE 101 Welcome to the Machine

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Gun Shot Wound: A Trauma Surgeon's Grim Reality | ENDEVR Documentary

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2023/ ... -book-says
Trump called Iowa evangelicals ‘so-called Christians’ and ‘pieces of shit’, book says
Mockery over ‘Two Corinthians’ slip and endorsement battles in 2016 echo in 2024 race as Republican contenders seek first win
Martin Pengelly in Washington
Thu 23 Nov 2023

https://www.techdirt.com/2023/11/21/ill ... a-company/
Illinois City Decides To Blow Tax Dollars On Operating A Storefront For Private Security Camera Company
(Mis)Uses of Technology
from the asking-for-literal-buy-in-from-the-public dept
Tue, Nov 21st 2023 07:32pm - Tim Cushing
The thin blue line between cops and cop-friendly tech continues to be erased, mostly by cops. No longer content to underserve the public, law enforcement agencies are welcoming the warm embrace of consumer surveillance products in hopes of adding private tech to their publicly-funded surveillance mesh networks.
Ring, Amazon’s home surveillance tech acquisition, was one of the first to successfully merge market expansion with law enforcement self-interest, resulting in Ring handling the PR work while cops handed out “free” cameras to locals with the implicit suggestion recipients of freebies might not ask for a warrant before handing over their security cam footage.
This unnatural relationship has only become more explicit over the last few years. Ring continues to swallow the market, helped in no small part by its conversion of police departments into marketing teams. Flock, a Ring competitor that also offers automated license plate readers, has managed to convert gated communities and government agencies into unpaid PR reps. Helping out with

https://theintercept.com/2023/11/22/ame ... -palestine
Amid campus tensions over the Gaza war, the university declined to explain why the vandalism of posters warrants FBI involvement.
Prem Thakker
November 22 2023

https://www.theguardian.com/environment ... -pollution
US coal power plants killed at least 460,000 people in past 20 years – report
Pollution caused twice as many premature deaths as previously thought, with updated understanding of dangers of PM2.5
Nina Lakhani climate justice reporter
Thu 23 Nov 2023

https://www.theguardian.com/environment ... ld-heating
You can walk around in a T-shirt’: how Norway brought heat pumps in from the cold
Device installed in two-thirds of households of country whose experience suggests switching to greener heating can be done
by Ajit Niranjan
Thu 23 Nov 2023

https://www.theguardian.com/society/202 ... first-time
‘Your wife wants to see you’: 18th-century Spanish letters seized at sea by British published online
Correspondence taken from 130 captured ships reveal details of the stories of seafarers and their families in the 1700s
Caroline Davies
Thu 23 Nov 2023

https://www.theguardian.com/environment ... isis-study
‘Madagascan heatwave ‘virtually impossible’ without human-caused global heating
Study finds impact of heat on millions of people went unrecorded, highlighting limitations many African countries face
Damian Carrington Environment editor
Thu 23 Nov 2023

https://www.latimes.com/california/stor ... -justified
Police Commission rules LAPD shooting of mentally ill man was not justified
NOV. 23, 2023

https://truthout.org/articles/la-sherif ... ear-later/
LA Sheriff Promised Reform and Accountability. Critics See Neither a Year Later.
After decades of broken promises and empty rhetoric, reform advocates have reason to be skeptical.
By Nat Cohen , TRUTHOUT
Published November 22, 2023

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Disgusted by city's top prosecutor, a police officer refuses to testify
NOVEMBER 23, 2023
Sacha Pfeiffer

https://theintercept.com/2023/11/21/ind ... -pakistan/
Leaked Pakistani intelligence backs up Canada’s claim of an Indian assassination program.
Murtaza Hussain, Ryan Grim
November 21 2023

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Palo Alto cop pleads guilty to 2018 assault during arrest. Colleagues called him 'The Fuse'
Story by Jeremy Childs  • 


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Shantel VanSanten joins ‘FBI: Most Wanted’ Season 5
NOVEMBER 23, 2023

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The bill would also mandate the death penalty for Palestinians convicted of terrorism in Israeli courts. The families of hostages call it political theater.
Daniel Boguslaw
November 22 2023

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Can We Stop The Moral Panic Yet? New Study: Children’s Brains Are Not Harmed By Screen Time
from the the-research-is-becoming-overwhelming dept
Wed, Nov 22nd 2023 09:25am - Mike Masnick
Over the last few years, we’ve highlighted study after study after study showing that, contrary to the public narrative, claims by politicians, the media, and plaintiffs in many, many lawsuits, the actual evidence just does not show at all that social media/internet is doing damage to kids. In a recent post we highlighted just a few of the recent reports on this.
* Last fall, the widely respected Pew Research Center did a massive study on kids and the internet, and found that for a majority of teens, social media was way more helpful than harmful.
* This past May, the American Psychological Association (which has fallen for tech moral panics in the past, such as with video games) released a huge

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Israel-Hamas war live updates: 500 German police raid properties of Hamas supporters throughout the country
Updated Nov. 22, 2023

New York Post
Man fatally shot by cop on LA freeway was struggling actor, family blasts ‘absolute police brutality’
Story by Isabel Keane  • 

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Stopping Cop City: A Timeline of Suppression and Resistance
Luke Gardner Atlanta November 23, 2023

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Cop denies hurting his cop wife

PNP nabs 2 cops in looting of drug suspect's home
By Christopher Lloyd Caliwan
November 24, 2023

https://trinidadexpress.com/newsextra/c ... eb5b2.html
Cop must personally pay $130,000 for beating man
Nov 23, 2023

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Ottawa cop guilty of discreditable conduct in case linked to drug investigation
The case against Const. Mohamed Mohamed was linked to an RCMP anti-corruption investigation into another Ottawa constable and a parallel drug investigation into that officer's brother.
Aedan Helmer
Published Nov 23, 2023  

Musicians FBI agents tried to assassinate

FBI informants organized riot in attempt to assassinate Pete Seeger

https://www.democracynow.org/2014/1/31/ ... s_the_1949
VIDEO: Pete Seeger Recalls the 1949 Peekskill Riot Where He And Paul Robeson Were Attacked
Web ExclusiveJANUARY 31, 2014

https://www.motherjones.com/media/2014/ ... -activism/
FEBRUARY 3, 2014
What Pete Seeger Taught Me About Activism
Memories from the late folksinger’s weekly Iraq War protest.

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2015/ ... nist-links
FBI snooped on singer Pete Seeger for 20 years
This article is more than 7 years old
Bureau amassed huge file from 1943 on writer of classic songs – and even sent an agent to his school
Vanessa Thorpe
Sat 19 Dec 2015

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What the FBI had on Pete Seeger (and Visa Versa)
This is an Archive of a Past Event
From the 1930s through the 1960s, the FBI, the CIA, and other agencies conducted surveillance on folk musicians and folklorists organizing folksong revivals. As a result of a successful lawsuit filed under the Freedom of Information Act, it is now possible to see the extent of that surveillance, and how it affected the fields of folklore and oral history. 
It is no understatement to say that the FBI, and its director, J. Edgar Hoover, did not like folk music or its singers. Over and over again, agents were sent to spy on hootenannies with the explicit intention of disrupting them. In fact, we now know that the US intelligence community mounted a sort of “Hootenanny Squad” to disrupt and suppress those they identified as perfidious banjo-pluckers and guitar-players. 
After a six-year battle with the FBI, David Dunaway finally succeeded in having hundreds of documents declassified. In this presentation, he will reveal the “secrets” the FBI collected and how American folk singer and social activist Pete Seeger led the way in triumphing over their efforts. We’ll end the evening with a “Sing Along with Pete” (through his recordings). Bring a healthy skepticism for government investigations of the arts, and your singing voice. 
This program is co-sponsored by the Stanford American Studies Program and Stanford Continuing Studies. 
David King Dunaway, Professor of English, University of New Mexico

https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10. ... 19.1600916
‘Hell, I am just a Guitar Player’: The National Security State Confronts the Threat Burl Ives Posed to Cold War America
Francis MacDonnell
Pages 162-184 | Published online: 29 Apr 2019

https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-revi ... alien-ink/
Richly researched broadside against the FBI's invasion of the rights of US writers to think for themselves; by the co-author of the Edgar-winning Savage Grace (1985). Aside from the 146 writers whose files were recovered from the FBI through the Freedom of Information Act for use in this book, Robins lists even more whose files she did not get access to or who are not discussed here for lack of space. Files of living authors can be released only to the authors themselves, but Robins did write to many—such as Arthur Miller, Norman Mailer, and Kay Boyle- -who had recovered their own files and who passed on to her their respon

Bad science and good intentions prevent effective climate action: The Urgent Case for SRM

https://www.carmagazine.co.uk/car-news/ ... nd-hybrid/
What is a supercapacitor? The next step for EVs and hybrids explained
Published: 03 September 2019

https://www.techdirt.com/2023/11/22/onc ... afficking/
Once Again, DOJ Fails To Convict Backpage Boss Of Sex Trafficking Or Prostitution
Legal Issues
from the ah-well dept
Wed, Nov 22nd 2023 01:34pm - Mike Masnick
It’s somewhat incredible when you look at the full story, but once again, the DOJ has failed in its attempt to claim that Backpage founder/editor Michael Lacey was facilitating sex trafficking with the site. They did convict him on one count of money laundering, for transferring $16.5 million to a bank in Hungary right around the time that they were facing more legal pressure. The DOJ did secure some convictions for other Backpage execs for violations of the Travel Act, money laundering, and some “facilitation of prostitution.”
But, still, to hear the public narrative, Backpage — as run by Lacey and his business partner Jim Larkin, who died by suicide just a week before this trial was set to begin — involved the two of them plotting how to enable as much sex trafficking as possible, all in an effort to get rich.

https://truthout.org/articles/us-arms-i ... -trillion/
US Arms Industry Profits From Gaza Genocide as Pentagon Budget Nears $1 Trillion
U.S. military aid for Israel is boosting the portfolios of war profiteers like Raytheon and Lockheed Martin.
By William D. Hartung , TOMDISPATCH
November 13, 2023

https://www.commondreams.org/news/harva ... a-genocide
The Nation Publishes Gaza Genocide Article Killed by Harvard Law Review "Palestine brings to legal analysis an unmasking force: It unveils and reminds us of the ongoing colonial condition that underpins Western legal institutions," argues Rabea Eghbariah.
Nov 23, 2023
The Nation this week published a piece about Israel's genocidal war on the Gaza Strip that the Harvard Law Review commissioned from a Palestinian scholar but then refused to run after several days of internal debate, a nearly six-hour meeting, and a board vote.
The essay—"The Ongoing Nakba: Towards a Legal Framework for Palestine," by Rabea Eghbariah, a human rights attorney and doctoral candidate at Harvard Law School—begins
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Putin Pleased? - Ukraine vs. Gaza - Lloyd Austin's to Kiev - Murder of Seth Rich | Ray McGovern
MPutin Pleased? - Ukraine vs. Gaza - Lloyd Austin's to Kiev - Murder of Seth Rich | Ray McGovern

https://covertactionmagazine.com/2023/1 ... er-crimes/
Nixon Aide Said CIA Murdered Dorothy Hunt, Wife of Watergate Burglar E. Howard Hunt Who Knew Too Much About the CIA’s Role in Watergate and Other Crimes
By Jeremy Kuzmarov - December 11, 2023
In July 1974, Charles Colson told a private investigator that Dorothy—and by implication the other 44 people who died in the plane crash—had been murdered by the FBI and CIA. Colson subsequently told Time magazine, “I think the CIA killed Mrs. Hunt,” in a statement he stood by decades later.[4]

https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/world/in ... r-AA1loawF
India ask FBI to share intelligence on Sikh separatists - source
Story by By Rupam Jain  December 12,2023

https://wpde.com/news/local/former-poli ... ral-prison
Cop sentenced for distributing child sex abuse materials in Conway
by Brandi MartinMon, December 11th 2023

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/fbi-in ... -catholics
FBI says interviews of priest, choir director were part of investigation of ‘an individual,’ not Catholics
The House Weaponization Committee found 'no legitimate basis' for the FBI memo inserting federal law enforcement into Catholic Churches
By Brooke Singman Fox News
Published December 5, 2023

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/rest ... ed-removed
FBI director says anti-Catholic memo authors were 'admonished,' not removed
By Ashley Oliver, Justice Department Reporter December 05, 2023

https://fangirlish.com/2023/12/10/say-i ... eida-reed/
Say It Ain’t So! We Can’t Imagine FBI: International Without Heida Reed

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/investigat ... rcna126357
Federal law enforcement agencies release little use-of-force data. NBC News documented five years of their shootings.
NBC News found 216 shootings by officers working for or with the FBI, ATF, DEA and U.S. Marshals from 2018 to 2022. Many got little to no public attention when they happened.
Dec. 8, 2023
By Adiel Kaplan and Joe Murphy

https://www.tmz.com/2023/12/08/oklahoma ... op-worker/
... Pissed His Wife Wanted BIG Toys

https://themessenger.com/news/black-man ... -was-doing
Black Man Tasered By Laughing White Female Cop Reveals What Happened After Video Ends: ‘She Enjoyed What She Was Doing’ 
Micah Washington said he heard the officer laughing and felt she was 'excited' at his fear
Published 12/09/23
Yelena Dzhanova

https://reason.com/2023/12/08/taxpayer- ... stitution/
Taxpayer-Subsidized Seminars Train Cops To Violate the Constitution
A report from New Jersey's comptroller criticizes Street Cop Training for encouraging illegal traffic stops.
JACOB SULLUM | 12.8.2023

https://www.app.com/story/news/local/20 ... 815715007/
He stalked his 'soulmate'; she lives in fear: Sea Bright cop sentenced to prison.
Kathleen Hopkins
Asbury Park Press

https://www.theobserver.com/2023/12/09/ ... rnography/
Police: Harrison man training to become special cop, currently a dispatcher, arrested and charged with possessing 1K+ images of child pornography
9 December 2023 By Kevin A. Canessa Jr. | Editor & Broadcaster

https://contracosta.news/2023/12/09/upd ... -saturday/
written by CC News December 9, 2023

https://themessenger.com/news/chicago-p ... e-campaign
Chicago Cop Who Fatally Shot Two Men, Costing City $2M in Lawsuits is Running to Be A Judge
The sister of one of the men shot by John Poulus said: 'He’s a murderer in my eyes'
Published 12/09/23
Mark Moore

https://theintercept.com/2023/12/09/chi ... omplaints/
Why Does the Chicago Police Department Tolerate Abusive Racists in Its Ranks?Jamie Kalven
December 9 2023
Kenya Richmond, one of my colleagues, had witnessed white officers in a police vehicle strike a young Black man they were pursuing outside our State Street office. Richmond attempted to document the incident. The officers responded by arresting him on false charges, destroying his notes, and subjecting him to racist invective. En route to the police station, they told him to stay out of their way — “Who the fuck do you think you are?” — and called him “a fucking monkey” and “a fucking nigger.” The officers involved in the incident were members of the Special Operations Section, or SOS. When they failed to appear in court, the judge dismissed the criminal charges against Richmond. We were meeting on July 9 to prepare a civil lawsuit.

https://nypost.com/2023/12/09/metro/sag ... n-the-job/
Sag Harbor Village police chief suspended for ‘drinking on the job,’ incompetence
Dean Balsamini
Published Dec. 9, 2023

https://nypost.com/2023/12/10/news/nypd ... e-leaving/
NYPD officers describe bleak state of affairs: ‘Cops are leaving’
BCindy Adams
Published Dec. 10, 2023

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... floyd.html
EXCLUSIVE Black woman sues New York City and several NYPD cops for 'six figures' over 'violent arrest' where she broke lockdown rules days before George Floyd was killed
* Christine Greaves, 23, was arrested in Brooklyn on May 2, 2020 after police responded to a gathering following a funeral during the covid lockdown
* Footage shows Greaves shout 'I can't breathe' as an officer kneels on her back - the same words uttered by George Floyd as he was murdered weeks later
* A lawsuit filed by Greaves alleges she was targeted because of her race
PUBLISHED: 18:56 EST, 10 December 2023

https://themessenger.com/news/florida-c ... h-body-cam
Florida Cop Accidentally Records Himself Having Sex in Squad Car With Body Cam
While emails reveal that administrative discipline was recommended, it it unknown if the officer faced any punishment
Published 12/08/23
Elizabeth Urban

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/202 ... referendum
Closed-door meeting thwarts bid to let Atlanta residents vote on Cop City
Top aide to mayor objected to referendum measure’s wording just before city official was to introduce it
Timothy Pratt in Atlanta
Sun 10 Dec 2023

https://www.theroot.com/viral-video-sho ... 1851076939
HMan Taunted with Stun Gun in Viral Video Speaks Out
Micah Washington thought he was going to die like George Floyd.
Kalyn Womack

https://japantoday.com/category/crime/e ... lty-upheld
Cop's appeal over murder of family dismissed; death penalty upheld

https://www.cbsnews.com/sanfrancisco/ne ... ff-ex-cop/
Pleasant Hill police chief chided over handling of armed standoff with cop

35 best cop movies of all time to add to your watchlist Sunday, December 10, 2023 at 2:10 PM by  Wilbroda Onyango Read more: https://www.legit.ng/ask-legit/tv-shows ... watchlist/

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/soros- ... s-travesty
Soros DA blasted for psychological toll on cops after dismissing 17 'political' indictments: 'Travesty'
Over 20 Austin police officers were charged with felonies after subduing a Black Lives Matter riot
By Andrew Mark Miller Fox News
Published December 10, 2023

https://www.tribuneindia.com/news/himac ... ing-570820
Cop booked for cheating
Updated At: Dec 11, 2023
by Pindula News

https://www.thezimbabwean.co/2023/12/to ... motorists/
Top Cop Under Probe For Allegedly Extorting Motorists

https://www.washingtonpost.com/investig ... s-lebanon/
Israel used U.S.-supplied white phosphorus in Lebanon attack

https://www.latimes.com/environment/sto ... cords-2023
Blizzards, tornadoes and a hurricane: We lived through SoCal’s year of weird weather
DEC. 11, 2023

https://www.latimes.com/california/stor ... -overdoses

After a year in office, L.A. County sheriff talks deputy gangs, jail deaths, overdoses

https://ticklethewire.com/cbp-officer-c ... smuggling/
CBP Officer Charged with Accepting Bribes to Allow Cocaine Smuggling
By Steve Neavling

https://www.scmagazine.com/news/how-the ... n-requests
How the FBI plans to handle 4-day breach disclosure exemption requests
Simon Hendery

https://covertactionmagazine.com/2023/1 ... afficking/
Nineteen Years Ago Today, Journalist Gary Webb Was Murdered After Exposing CIA Drug Trafficking
By Jeremy Kuzmarov - December 10, 2023

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics ... r-AA1lkUxv
EXCLUSIVE: Donald Trump & Henry Kissinger Namechecked In Rolling Stone Lawsuit Against FBI
Story by AllHipHop  Dec 12,2023

Andy Biggs Details Shocking FBI Searches When Promoting Major Civil Liberties Legislation
Yyesterday's House Rules Committee hearing, Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ) promoted the Ensuring Accountability in Agency Rulemaking Act and the Protect Liberty and End Warrantless Surveillance Act
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1 in 4 Americans Believe FBI Orchestrated Jan. 6 Attack, Poll Finds
By Steve Neavling
A quarter of Americans have fallen for the baseless conspiracy theory that the FBI “probably” or “definitely” orchestrated the attack on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. 
The Washington Post-University of Maryland poll also found that 34% of Republicans and 44% of Trump voters still believe that FBI operatives organized and encouraged the

https://nypost.com/2023/09/19/fbi-lost- ... -official/
FBI lost count of how many paid informants were at Capitol on Jan. 6, and later performed audit to figure out exact number: ex-official
Miranda Devine
Published Sep. 19, 2023

https://theintercept.com/2022/03/09/fbi ... mer-trial/
“It becomes really dicey when there are nearly as many informants as there are defendants,” a former federal prosecutor told The Intercept.
Trevor Aaronson
March 9 2022

https://www.businessinsider.com/fbi-may ... ys-2022-11
FBI may have had up to 8 informants in Proud Boys around the time of the January 6 riot, The New York Times reported
Lloyd Lee Nov 14, 2022

https://www.projectcensored.org/fbis-ma ... terrorism/

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Download file | Play in new window | Recorded on April 3, 2013
Today we interview author Trevor Aaronson on his new book “The Terror Factory: Inside the FBI’s Manufactured War on Terrorism.” Additionally, We will hear parts of the speech by Professor Robert Robert Reich given last Monday in Santa Rosa entitled “Is Wal-Mart Good for America?— An Economics for the 99%”, and we will end the show with an interview with historian Garry Wills regarding his new book Why Priests?
Show Hosts: Mickey Huff and Peter Phillips. Broadcast from Berkeley–Hard hitting News and Public Affairs with hosts Mickey Huff and Peter Phillips of Project Censored on KPFA’s morning show. The mission of Project Censored is to teach students and the public about the role of a free press in a free society and to tell the News That Didn’t Make the News and Why. Broadcasted Live on KPFA & No Lies Radio/Pacifica Radio on March 1, 2013. May contain fundraising pitches for KPFA.

https://www.vice.com/en/article/5d3vyd/ ... fy-defense
FBI Informants Who Marched With Proud Boys on Jan. 6 Will Testify for Their Defense
FBI informants are being called as witnesses in the Proud Boys’ high-profile seditious conspiracy trial—by the defense.
By Tess Owen
January 13, 2023

Snitching: Criminal Informants and the Erosion of American Justice
Alexandra Natapoff

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... stein.html
Virginia Giuffre pleaded with FBI agent to help her nail Jeffrey Epstein and 'many monsters he obliged with young girls', latest trove of court docs reveal
* One of Jeffrey Epstein's most prominent victims pleaded with an FBI agent as far as back as 2014 to aid in her in quest to bring the pedophile financier to justice

HJeffrey Epstein's Brother Reveals Everything He Knows,
says brother was murdered.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... names.html
FBI is demanded to release HUNDREDS of 'missing' Jeffrey Epstein documents including tapes, CDs, passports and pictures raided from his $51 million NYC townhouse amid suspicions pedo was linked to Mossad
* FBI agent testified a cache of evidence was uncovered at a safe at Epstein's Manhattan townhouse in July 2019 
* The documents were photographed but not removed as the FBI had no warrant
* When they returned days later the evidence had vanished, according to FBI agent Kelly Maguire
* Follow along LIVE as DailyMail.com covers the Jeffrey Epstein list release 

https://nypost.com/2024/01/06/news/insi ... y-epstein/
Inside Bill Clinton’s ‘close’ relationship with Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell
Kirsten Fleming
Published Jan. 6, 2024

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/other/mi ... r-AA1msNgR
‘Missing' Jeffrey Epstein Tapes Puts Pressure on FBI
Story by Matthew Impelli  
Following the release of court documents that included the names of former associates, employees, friends and victims of convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, social media users put pressure on the FBI to release information

https://nypost.com/2024/01/05/news/epst ... d-leaders/
Jeffrey Epstein trafficked teen to prominent US politicians, ‘world leaders’ to blackmail them: docs. Did FBI agents do the same.
Snejana Farberov
Published Jan. 5, 2024, 9:36 a.m. ET

https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/cu ... 234923666/
After Two Decades Undercover, She’s Ready to Tell the Real Story of Human Trafficking
For years, former FBI Special Agentb Nikki Badolato led the FBI's Child Exploitation Task Force targeting some of the most heinous criminals. Now she wants Americans to know the truth about underage sex crimes
JAN 4, 2024

https://www.myplainview.com/news/articl ... 815883.php
FBI internal affairs chief John Conditt pleads guilty to child molestation of
6 year old children, sentenced to 12 years.

https://www.upi.com/Archives/1986/05/09 ... 515995200/
AUGUSTA, Maine - FBI agent John Kenoyer charged with rape of 14 year old girl and other sex crimes has apparently jumped bail and may be in South America, according to a district attorney.

https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm ... story.html
FBI Agent John Kenoyer sentenced 9 months for sexually Assaulting Girl, 12
SEPT. 13, 1987 12 AM PT

https://www.securityweek.com/ex-fbi-age ... hild-porn/
FBI Agent Gets 11 Years for Security Leaks, Child Porn
WASHINGTON – A former FBI agent was sentenced to more than three years in prison Thursday for disclosing confidential national security information about a foiled bomb plot to an Associated Press reporter.

https://www.bangordailynews.com/2024/01 ... sentenced/
Bangor Maine man gets 25 years for sexually assaulting child
by Christopher Burns
Jan 5,2024

https://www.salon.com/2024/01/05/nypd-w ... he-system/
NYPD whistleblower on why so-called "bad apple" cops are really guided by "incentives of the system"
Salon talks to "An Inconvenient Cop" author Edwin Raymond, former NYPD lieutenant, about how policing should work

https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-revi ... veillance/
While Watergate took its toll of domestic political spying, the Supreme Court's efforts to protect CIA secrets and legislative moves to give the FBI and CIA more freedom all indicate that the respite may have been a short one. And, as civil liberties lawyer and ACLU activist Donner shows, it was only a respite. Beginning with the WW I crackdown on ""subversives"" which culminated in the 1920 Palmer Raids in which thousands of radicals were rounded up--and which marked the first triumph of J. Edgar Hoover--Donner reconstructs the process of institutionalizing a surveillance establishment in this country, encompassing the FBI, legislative committees, the CIA, and ""private"" organization

https://archives.yale.edu/repositories/ ... urces/4516
Frank J. Donner papers
The Frank Donner papers document the history and use of political surveillance in the United States, primarily from the late 1940s through the early 1990s. The collection also generally serves as a resource for researchers studying the history of the twentieth century American left, civil liberties struggles and the lawyers who fought them, and the American political intelligence establishment. The papers reflect Donner's political and intellectual
work and interests in civil liberties, progressive political movements, and the government's use of surveillance and informers. The collection includes extensive documentation on every major political informer from the anti-Communist wave of the 1950s to the social protest movements of the 1960s and 1970s. The informer files include biographical information, court documents and testimonies, and interview transcripts with and about individual informers. The collection also holds files on a significant cross-section of the social and political protest groups of the 1960s through the 1980s. Finally, the collection includes manuscripts of Donner's writings, including many unpublished articles and two unpublished books. The papers hold relatively little biographical or personal information about Frank Donner.

http://www.laborhistorylinks.org/PDF%20 ... 0brief.pdf
From Frank Donner, Protectors of Privilege: Red Squads and Police Repression in Urban America (Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1990), pp.12-22.

https://karenkingston.substack.com/p/di ... um=reader2
The FDA Knows that Pfizer's mRNA Injections are Gene Editing Technologies
By falsely referring to injectable gene editing technologies as ‘vaccines’, Pfizer, the FDA and the NIH knowingly lied to the American people and global civilians. Make no mistake, this is criminal.
JAN 5, 2024
January 5, 2024: On January 3rd, Surgeon General Ladapo called for the stop of the use of COVID-19 mRNA ‘vaccine’ injections in human beings due to their potential to integrate foreign DNA into the human DNA. Per the documents Pfizer submitted to the FDA, as well as the FDA’s and NIH’s own definitions of gene editing technologies, the FDA absolutely knew that Pfizer’s mRNA injections are gene editing technologies and not vaccines.
Pfizer and Government Documents Confirm that the FDA and NIH Knew the mRNA Injections are Gene Editing Technologies and NOT Vaccines

https://makismd.substack.com/p/florida- ... risdiction
Florida will be 1st jurisdiction to halt COVID-19 mRNA Vaccines (Surgeon General Dr.Joseph Ladapo calls for halt on Jan.3, 2024) - Alberta must be 2nd! Reasons for halting these failed pharma products
JAN 5, 2024

https://makismd.substack.com/p/ivermect ... s-at-least
IVERMECTIN and CANCER, it has at least 15 anti-cancer mechanisms of action. Can Ivermectin Treat COVID-19 mRNA Vaccine Induced Turbo Cancers? - 9 Ivermectin papers reviewed
OCT 2, 2023

https://www.tallahassee.com/story/news/ ... 105956007/
Questions, worries fly after Florida journalist's home raided by FBI for Kanye West video
Douglas Soule Jan 5,2024 USA TODAY NETWORK - Florida

https://www.thenation.com/article/world ... llah-iran/
Will Israel Drag the US Into Another Ruinous War?
President Biden refuses to pursue the most obvious way of de-escalating tensions and avoid American deaths: a cease-fire in Gaza.

https://theintercept.com/2024/01/05/jan ... es-judges/
Federal Judges Have Shown Leniency in Nearly All Jan. 6 Cases
James Risen, Margot Williams
January 5 2024

https://covertactionmagazine.com/2024/0 ... hterhouse/
Welcome To The Slaughterhouse
By Jack Gilroy and Nick Mottern - January 3, 2024

Cop will plead not guilty to attempted murder

https://www.allsides.com/news/2024-01-0 ... ins-during
Smirking Alabama cop charged with murdering Steve Perkins during
Snejana Farberov Published Jan. 5, 2024

https://lufkindailynews.com/ap_video/ex ... c5dee.html
Cop gets 14 months in jail in death of Elijah McClain
Jan 5, 2024

https://www.shawlocal.com/daily-chronic ... sex-abuse/
Elgin cop from Kirkland pleads not guilty to possessing videos depicting child sex abuseAn Elgin police officer from Kirkland pleaded not guilty Thursday to possessing videos depicting child sexual abuse after Illinois State Police searched his...

https://www.fox8live.com/video/2024/01/ ... stigation/
New Orleans cop reassigned amidst alleged misconduct investigation

https://www.nytimes.com/2024/01/05/arts ... -dead.html
David Soul, a Star of the Hit Cop Show ‘Starsky & Hutch,’ Dies at 80
An actor and singer, he rose to fame in the 1970s as one half of popular television crime-fighting duo. He also notched a No. 1 hit single.
David Soul on the set of “Starsky & Hutch” in 1976, the year he released his debut album as a pop singer. He had No. 1 hit the next year with “Don’t Give Up on Us.”
By Alex Williams Jan. 5, 2024

https://wolfentertainment.com/news/the- ... fbi-shows/
The Biggest and Best Stunts on One Chicago, Law & Order, and FBI Shows

https://screenrant.com/criminal-minds-f ... commended/
15 Best Shows Like Criminal Minds

https://www.metalsucks.net/2024/01/05/d ... r-heights/
David Ellefson Plays a Cop in This Weird Comedy Horror Flick Called Bunker Heights

https://nypost.com/2024/01/06/metro/nyp ... pplements/
Flex offenders: NYPD brass warns cops against taking muscle-building supplements
Tina Moore
Published Jan. 6, 2024

https://nypost.com/2024/01/06/news/loui ... bordinate/
Louisiana police chief, wife shot by his subordinate in love triangle dispute, publicly admits his infidelity
Richard Pollina Jan. 6, 2024
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