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https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/ny ... story.html
NYPD declines to intervene as welfare client attacks city peace officer, shouting about Brooklyn incident where baby was snatched from mother

DEC 19, 2018 | 11:30 AM

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/fbi-me ... retirement
FBI memos suggest Rosenstein expedited normal review process to fire McCabe before retirement

https://www.nj.com/passaic-county/2018/ ... probe.html

Paterson cop admitted pulling over motorists to rob them, FBI says
Updated 2:18 PM; Posted 11:18 AM

https://www.duq.edu/assets/Documents/fo ... 18/jfk.pdf

THE LEGACY OF THE SIXTIES: Military Industrial Complex killed Kennedy to prevent him from ending the Cold War

On June 10, 1963, President John F. Kennedy gave a speech at American University calling for an end to the nuclear arms race. This speech got more coverage in the Soviet Union than in the USA.
On September 20, 1963, at the United Nations General Assembly, JFK offered to convert the “Moon race” into a cooperative effort with the Soviet Union.
JFK’s change of approach on the Moon race was part of an effort to end the Cold War, the reason the military industrial intelligence media financial complex removed him from office.
What would “The Sixties” have been if JFK’s order on October 11, 1963 to start the withdrawal from Vietnam had been implemented? What would the world be if the Cold War had ended in JFK’s second term, as planned, freeing up resources for peaceful purposes? What society would we live in today if we had chosen global cooperation instead of endless warfare? Would we have used our creative talents for something better? Would warnings about ecological destruction have been heeded? What positive lessons can we learn from this missed opportunity, as nations fight over finite resources?
We need a South Africa style Truth and Reconciliation Commission about the National Insecurity State, starting with their coup in Dallas. — Mark Robinowitz

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/201 ... ed-release

Former Black Panther, in prison for 47 years, denied release for the ninth time

Jalil Muntaqim’s release had been opposed by the families of the two police officers he was convicted of murdering in 1971

https://buffalonews.com/2016/03/17/book ... fbi-probe/
Bookstore owner turns tables, questions why he was target of FBI probe
By Phil Fairbanks | Published March 17, 2016

https://www.latimes.com/politics/essent ... story.html

California police union seeks state Supreme Court review of new law disclosing internal investigation records

A police union is asking the California Supreme Court to block the release of internal officer investigations before a new state law takes effect next year.

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Employees’ Benefit Assn. filed a petition Tuesday asking justices to rule that only investigations of incidents that occur after Jan. 1 would be available under the law — and not those the department has on file from years prior.

The litigation comes after this year’s passage of Senate Bill 1421, which opens to the public for the first time internal investigations of officer shootings and other major uses of force, along with confirmed cases of sexual assault and lying while on duty. The

documents about thr FBI
“ Fruhmenschen “ program

http://www.topix.com/forum/detroit/T3NR ... en-program

http://www.madcowprod.com/2018/12/10/je ... e-big-man/
Jerome Corsi: RussiaGate’s ‘Little Big Man’
Before there was Jesus, there was John the Baptist.
And before there was Donald Trump, there was Jerome Corsi.
Jerome Corsi briefly made news last week when he launched a salvo in a well-coordinated Trumpland counterattack, rejecting a plea deal with the the Special Counsel’s office, and calling Mueller’s team ‘thugs.’
Even without the overheated rhetoric, Corsi has become an increasingly-intriguing figure in RussiaGate. His career has made him an expert in ‘weaponized’ propaganda.
Disinformation and propag

Justice Department stole PROMIS software from
Hamilton Associates
https://www.muckrock.com/news/archives/ ... s-81-memo/
Memo shows the CIA was offered PROMIS software in 1981
by Emma Best
December 18, 2018
A recently unearthed Central Intelligence Agency memo highlights the difficulties with investigating the sprawling “Inslaw affair” and the case of the stolen PROMIS software, showing that the Agency was offered a copy of PROMIS as early as 1981.

what happens when you protest Police Racism

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/ ... nthers-nfl

Carolina Panthers
'No way that's random': anthem protester Eric Reid on sixth drug test in 11 weeks
Safety was first player to kneel alongside Colin Kaepernick
Chances of six random tests in 11 weeks are 0.17%

https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/ny ... story.html

NYPD declines to intervene as welfare client attacks city peace officer, shouting about Brooklyn incident where baby was snatched from mother



DEC 19, 2018 | 11:30 AM

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/fbi-me ... retirement

FBI memos suggest Rosenstein expedited normal review process to fire McCabe before retirement

https://www.nj.com/passaic-county/2018/ ... probe.html

Paterson cop admitted pulling over motorists to rob them, FBI says

Updated 2:18 PM; Posted 11:18 AM

https://www.duq.edu/assets/Documents/fo ... 18/jfk.pdf

THE LEGACY OF THE SIXTIES: Military Industrial Complex killed Kennedy to prevent him from ending the Cold War

On June 10, 1963, President John F. Kennedy gave a speech at American University calling for an end to the nuclear arms race. This speech got more coverage in the Soviet Union than in the USA.

On September 20, 1963, at the United Nations General Assembly, JFK offered to convert the “Moon race” into a cooperative effort with the Soviet Union.

JFK’s change of approach on the Moon race was part of an effort to end the Cold War, the reason the military industrial intelligence media financial complex removed him from office.

What would “The Sixties” have been if JFK’s order on October 11, 1963 to start the withdrawal from Vietnam had been implemented? What would the world be if the Cold War had ended in JFK’s second term, as planned, freeing up resources for peaceful purposes? What society would we live in today if we had chosen global cooperation instead of endless warfare? Would we have used our creative talents for something better? Would warnings about ecological destruction have been heeded? What positive lessons can we learn from this missed opportunity, as nations fight over finite resources?

We need a South Africa style Truth and Reconciliation Commission about the National Insecurity State, starting with their coup in Dallas. — Mark Robinowitz

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/201 ... ed-release

Former Black Panther, in prison for 47 years, denied release for the ninth time

Jalil Muntaqim’s release had been opposed by the families of the two police officers he was convicted of murdering in 1971

https://buffalonews.com/2016/03/17/book ... fbi-probe/

Bookstore owner turns tables, questions why he was target of FBI probe

By Phil Fairbanks | Published March 17, 2016

https://www.latimes.com/politics/essent ... story.html

California police union seeks state Supreme Court review of new law disclosing internal investigation records

A police union is asking the California Supreme Court to block the release of internal officer investigations before a new state law takes effect next year.

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Employees’ Benefit Assn. filed a petition Tuesday asking justices to rule that only investigations of incidents that occur after Jan. 1 would be available under the law — and not those the department has on file from years prior.

The litigation comes after this year’s passage of Senate Bill 1421, which opens to the public for the first time internal investigations of officer shootings and other major uses of force, along with confirmed cases of sexual assault and lying while on duty. The

documents about thr FBI
“ Fruhmenschen “ program

http://www.topix.com/forum/detroit/T3NR ... en-program

http://www.madcowprod.com/2018/12/10/je ... e-big-man/

Jerome Corsi: RussiaGate’s ‘Little Big Man’

Before there was Jesus, there was John the Baptist.

And before there was Donald Trump, there was Jerome Corsi.

Jerome Corsi briefly made news last week when he launched a salvo in a well-coordinated Trumpland counterattack, rejecting a plea deal with the the Special Counsel’s office, and calling Mueller’s team ‘thugs.’

Even without the overheated rhetoric, Corsi has become an increasingly-intriguing figure in RussiaGate. His career has made him an expert in ‘weaponized’ propaganda.

Disinformation and propag

Justice Department stole PROMIS software from
Hamilton Associates

https://www.muckrock.com/news/archives/ ... s-81-memo/

Memo shows the CIA was offered PROMIS software in 1981
by Emma Best
December 18, 2018
A recently unearthed Central Intelligence Agency memo highlights the difficulties with investigating the sprawling “Inslaw affair” and the case of the stolen PROMIS software, showing that the Agency was offered a copy of PROMIS as early as 1981.

what happens when you protest Police Racism

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/ ... nthers-nfl

Carolina Panthers

'No way that's random': anthem protester Eric Reid on sixth drug test in 11 weeks

Safety was first player to kneel alongside Colin Kaepernick
Chances of six random tests in 11 weeks are 0.17%

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Re: FBI WATCH Making Cruelty visible

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

5 Inglewood officers who killed couple in parked car say they were fired because they are white, lawsuit alleges


DEC 26, 2018 | 10:40 PM 

https://www.nydailynews.com/news/nation ... story.html

Cincinnati police officer previously honored for 'exemplary conduct' suspended for using racial slur


DEC 27, 2018 | 9:15 AM

https://www.pressherald.com/2018/12/26/ ... ree-years/

LOCAL & STATE  Posted 12:09 PM Updated at 8:52 PM
Former candidate avoids bisbarment but gets 3-year suspension of law license
Lawyers representing the Board of Overseers of the Bar had argued for Seth Carey to be disbarred for violations including sexual assault, witness tampering and failing to comply with a previous interim suspension order.

https://www.boston.com/news/local-news/ ... jured-wife

Boston police officer charged in shooting that injured his wife
Korey Franklin was released on personal recognizance after pleading not guilty at his arraignment Wednesday.

https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/ny ... story.html

Manipulated stats and illegal searches of inmate medical records — DOC honcho makes explosive allegations in discrimination suit


DEC 26, 2018 | 6:00 AM 

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James Comey Contradicts Brennan‘s Testimony on ‘Pee‘ Dossier Influencing Intel Community Report
December 25, 2018
NEW YORK — In testimony, former FBI Director

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/12/1 ... eview-2018

Investigative Scoops Worth Rereading: Year in Review 2018
DECEMBER 25, 2018

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/25/opin ... neral.html

Federal Prosecutors Need a Watchdog, Too
Lawyers at the Justice Department get little oversight from their own inspector general. That’s a problem.

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What Inmates Are Saying About Trump Possibly Going to Prison

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Wash Post: FBI Rejects Holiday Deadline for Bias Probe Docs

By Eric Mack    |   Sunday, 23 December 2018 09:05 AM

Read Newsmax: Wash Post: FBI Rejects Holiday Deadline for Bias Probe Docs | Newsmax.com 

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The Amazon Alexa Eavesdropping Nightmare Came True

Jennings Brown
Thursday 11:24am

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Sacha Baron Cohen Says He Turned Over Disturbing “Who Is America?” 
pedophile Footage to the F.B.I.
According to Cohen, the bureau evidently decided not to pursue the matter, though the actor noted “This concierge had said that he’d worked for politicians and various billionaires.”

https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/rem ... gs.T3lrR6g

Remembering dad: Forced out of FBI for being gay and then lost to AIDS
A son’s emotional recollection of his gay dad’s dismissal from the FBI and later death from AIDS show how times have changed

https://www.cnn.com/videos/tv/2018/11/0 ... tapper.cnn

Former FBI Agent: Mueller may no longer be protected

https://www.foxnews.com/us/dancing-fbi- ... -jail-time
Dancing FBI agent who shot man at Denver bar after doing backflip pleads guilty, will avoid jail time

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2018/ ... mmendation

'We’ve informed you': New York Times defends running Alice Walker's David Icke recommendation

https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/ny ... story.html

Brooklyn businessman used crooked NYPD deputy inspector as a 'cop on call,' prosecutor says


DEC 20, 2018 | 5:10 PM

https://www.nydailynews.com/news/nation ... story.html

Louisiana cop charged with having sex with animals and filming the encounters


DEC 21, 2018 | 5:55 PM 

https://www.nydailynews.com/news/nation ... story.html

Los Angeles Police Department rocked by shocking porn scandal


DEC 21, 2018 | 8:45 PM 

https://www.rt.com/russia/447083-fsb-ty ... -officers/

Bad lieutenant: FSB officer gets 24 years for murdering seven people as part of dirty cop gang
Published time: 20 Dec, 2018 20:12 Edited time: 21 Dec, 2018 09:20 

https://www.pressherald.com/2018/12/21/ ... wyer-says/

NATION & WORLD  Posted 12:32 PM Updated at 3:55 PM
Michigan State hampered probe of doctor’s sex-abuse scandal, lawyer says
Hundreds of women and girls, most of them gymnasts, accused Larry Nassar of molesting them under the guise that it was treatment.

https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/ny ... story.html

Brooklyn businessman used crooked NYPD deputy inspector as a 'cop on call,' prosecutor says


DEC 20, 2018 | 5:10 PM
https://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la- ... story.html

LAPD commander charged with public intoxication should be fired, disciplinary board rules


DEC 19, 2018 | 2:10 PM 

https://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/ ... story.html

Cop turned bank robber gets nabbed in San Francisco


DEC 19, 2018 | 11:00 PM 

https://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/ ... story.html

Iowa man's sexual assault charges dropped after prosecutor shows up to hearing drunk

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Re: FBI WATCH Making Cruelty visible

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https://parkercitynews.com/fbi-to-bring ... ma/145760/

FBI to bring nearly 1,400 jobs to Army base in Alabama
Posted by PCN Staff Writer on January 6, 2019 at 10:15 pm

https://truthout.org/articles/fbi-cia-c ... mo-trials/

FBI-CIA Collaboration Reveals Blatant Illegitimacy of Guantánamo Trials

https://www.cnn.com/2019/01/03/politics ... index.html

Acting AG Whitaker reveals federal prosecutor still investigating GOP claims of FBI misconduct
By Laura Jarrett, CNN

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions ... 02c2612564

The FBI must wake from its deep slumber on the death of Bijan Ghaisar

https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/joe-dig ... ed-the-fbi

Joe diGenova: 'Cardinal' James Comey -- The man who destroyed the FBI

James Comey politicized the FBI, America’s premier law enforcement agency. It started on July 6, 2016, when he usurped the authority of Attorney General Loretta Lynch in violation of the Constitution, the law and DOJ regulations.

He destroyed Hillary’s campaign when he unethically and unprofessionally described her conduct with pejorative words such as “criminal” and then illegally exonerated her of the crimes.

https://freebeacon.com/issues/judge-dis ... -in-texas/

Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Alleging FBI Role in 2015 Terror Attack in Texas
Injured security guard wanted to know FBI's actions in lead-up to the atta

BY: Todd Shepherd
January 5, 2019 5:00 am

Shortly after the "Muhammad Art Exhibit" event was announced in early 2015, the undercover agent who had been infiltrating the small cell of radicals texted Simpson, saying, "tear up Texas."

Additionally, the undercover agent was in a separate car directly behind Simpson and Soofi when they opened fire and had been taking pictures of the attackers' car just seconds before the shooting began.

When the first shots were fired, the undercover agent fled his own vehicle, but was apprehended by local police, at which point the agent told police he was undercover with the FBI.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/17/nyre ... aipov.html

F.B.I. Wiretap Recorded Suspect on Eve of Bike Path Terror Attack

The Uzbek man charged with using a truck to kill eight people on a Manhattan bike path last year was recorded on an F.B.I. wiretap the day before the attack and was heard on other calls going back three years, according to two court filings by defense lawyers.

The filings do not reveal the contents of the conversations or whether the man, Sayfullo Saipov, 30, was overheard making threats or talking about an impending attack. Still, the filings suggested that Mr. Saipov was in touch with other people under F.B.I. surveillance

https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/ny ... story.html
NYPD bribery scandal began with petty crime: parking placard abuse


https://www.nytimes.com/1988/07/05/us/f ... black.html

The New York Times
donald rochon goog from www.nytimes.com
A Chicago-based agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation has acknowledged that he and other white colleagues planned a campaign of ''retribution'' against a black agent, Donald Rochon, whos

https://www.salon.com/2019/01/06/many-h ... e_partner/

Many hate crimes never make it into the FBI’s database
Law enforcement officials aren't trained in recognizing hate crimes, leaving numbers on these attacks unreliable

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Re: FBI WATCH Making Cruelty visible

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https://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/ ... story.html
Two strippers accused of stealing police officer's gun say he paid them $2,500 for sex


FEB 10, 2019 | 1:45 PM 

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

Police must release shooting records

https://cdn.muckrock.com/foia_files/201 ... 195761.pdf

FBI Drone Program

https://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la- ... story.html
Authorities arrest Customs and Border Protection officer suspected of selling guns without license


FEB 06, 2019 | 10:15 PM 

https://www.denverpost.com/2019/02/05/d ... ournalist/

Denver officers disciplined for handcuffing journalist photographing arrest
Susan Greene was filming officers last July when they took her phone and put her in handcuffs

https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/ny ... story.html
Lawyers for two former detectives accused of rape in Brooklyn say victim lied in deposition


FEB 06, 2019

https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/ny ... story.html
NYPD demands Google stop revealing DWI checkpoint locations on its Waze app


FEB 06, 
https://www.nydailynews.com/news/nation ... story.html
Two Detroit police officers suspended after 'racially insensitive' comments during traffic stop


FEB 06, 2019 | 5:50 PM 

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

As pepper-spray use surges, auditors advise a ban at L.A. County juvenile facilities


FEB 05, 2019 | 5:00 PM 

http://www.fox8live.com/2019/02/04/tria ... -mistrial/

Trial of former DEA agent Chad Scott ends in mistrial

https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/ny ... story.html
An early-morning raid, a question about tactics and another allegation against a much-sued cop


FEB 05, 2019 | 

http://www.rigorousintuition.ca/board2/ ... m.php?f=18

Assassinations and suspicious deaths

https://www.nybooks.com/daily/2019/02/0 ... dan-depew/

The Fatal Ensnaring of Dan DePew
Laura Kipnis

https://www.nme.com/news/music/new-inve ... ed-2443672

New investigation suggests James Brown might have been murdered


Feb 5, 2019 7:21 pm

Read more at https://www.nme.com/news/music/new-inve ... bv0OyyX.99

https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states ... estigation

Ex-FBI Agent Is Out in Flint Water Investigation
The former head of the FBI in Detroit has been removed from the state's Flint water criminal investigation.

Feb. 5, 2019, at 4:43 p.m. 


https://www.newsletter.co.uk/news/fbi-s ... -1-8796910

FBI spy’s emails ‘warned Omagh was target for bombers’ 

Read more at: https://www.newsletter.co.uk/news/fbi-s ... -1-8796910

https://www.boston.com/news/national-ne ... oeb-aliens

Harvard’s top astronomer says an alien ship may be among us — and he doesn’t care what his colleagues think
"It changes your perception on reality, just knowing that we're not alone," Avi Loeb said.

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

Vallejo officer on leave after video shows him pulling a gun, detaining a man filming him

https://www.denverpost.com/2019/02/04/m ... t-lawsuit/

Bystander paralyzed in deadly Colorado Springs shootout sues law enforcement agencies, estate of slain Deputy Micah Flick
Thomas Villanueva’s lawsuit alleges poor training led to his injuries, 2 deaths in officer-involved shootout

https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/ny ... story.html
NYPD cops forced to pump breast milk in bathrooms, cars, filthy locker rooms - lawsuit


FEB 05, 2019 | 10:27 AM 

https://www.nydailynews.com/news/nation ... story.html

Cop justified in fatal shooting of Emantic Bradford Jr. at Alabama mall, state official says


FEB 05, 2019 | 1:20 PM 

https://www.nydailynews.com/news/nation ... story.html
Man's leg catches fire after being hit by police stun gun outside Philadelphia cheesesteak shop



https://www.nydailynews.com/news/photos ... llery.html
A look back at the fatal shooting of Amadou Diallo

https://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/ ... story.html
Two Colorado deputies charged with manslaughter after drunk man died following transport to addiction center


FEB 04, 2019 | 6:25 PM 

https://theintercept.com/2019/01/31/arr ... f-justice/

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https://www.dailydot.com/layer8/jeffrey ... spiracies/

Epstein got a light sentence for his 2008 guilty plea to soliciting sex from a minor because he became an FBI informant

https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/ny ... story.html

SEE IT: NYPD officer kneels on man’s head, waves gun at onlookers during Brooklyn arrest


JUL 08, 2019 | 12:17 PM

https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/ny ... story.html

Off-duty cop pleads guilty to assault after attacking men at Staten Island bar over beer pong game


JUL 09, 2019 | 7:51 PM

https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/ny ... story.html

NYPD detective arrested for perjury in April hit with two more charges of lying


JUL 09, 2019 | 12:29 PM

https://theintercept.com/2019/07/08/da- ... 9904f3007f


https://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/ ... story.html

Police officer fired when money goes missing from a murder victim’s wallet


JUL 10, 2019 | 5:17 PM

https://www.wmtw.com/article/young-main ... s/22762096

Young Maine hacker shows off skills
11-year-old Old Orchard Beach girl hacks replica election results page in under 11 minutes

Updated: 6:51 PM EDT Aug 17, 2018

Steve Bottari

She's not yet old enough to vote, but Audrey Jones has already hacked her way into a replica of an election results page.

https://www.wmtw.com/article/young-main ... s/22762096

Aug 17, 2018

The 11-year-old from Old Orchard Beach did so with a group of other tech-savvy kids at DEFCON in Las Vegas, the world's largest conference for hackers.
It took Audrey Jones about 11 minutes.
Once in, she could change votes, name

Kids as young as 7 hack into election systems at DEFCON event
Hacking convention shows vulnerabilities still exist three months before Election Day
Aug 16,2018

in key battleground states from 2016; pages built, organizers say, using actual vulnerabilities previously reported.
Yonatan Lensky, an 11 year-old from Nashua, New Hampshire, who won the award for his age group for "social engineering," was asked if the hack was pretty easy.
"Yeah," he quickly responded, while peering over a laptop computer and wearing small Ray Ban glasses. To prove it, Lensky made it appear as if a journalist won the election -- with 87 billion votes.
Bianca Lewis, an 11 year-old from New Jersey, was asked for her message to the American people. Looking directly at the camera and using a raised v

Jake Braun, the CEO of Cambridge Global Advisors, helped organize the Vote Hacking Village at this year's DEFCON, the world's largest convention of hackers. Over the course of three days, hundreds of them scanned, manipulated and sabotaged nine different types of actual voting equipment.
"This is not make believe," he said during interview in Las Vegas. "This is stuff that's actually happened."
Brad Evans, a hacker who tried to exploit one of the pieces of voting equipment at DEFCON, said that he was doing so because, "I want to help secure these things."
Among the flaws hackers at DEFCON say they found:
* A voting scanner and tabulator -- still used in up to 24 states, according to the group Verified Voting -- with no password or software verification to prevent it from being overridden,
* A touchscreen voting machine that hackers reprogrammed to play music and animated clips.
* An electronic poll book machine that signs in voters on Election Day hacked in five seconds, potentially exposing "unencoded" personal information on voters.
Even though 100 local election officials came to DEFCON, the National Association of Secretaries of State, in a statement the day before the event began, criticized the hacking as a "pseudo environment" that "in no way replicates" accurate protect

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ABC News claims anti-police violence is on the rise but offers no data.

https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2019/ ... ntentQuery

Visits to Mass. prisoners fall sharply under new rules

By Mark Arsenault Globe Staff,July 10, 2019, 7:18 p.m.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/201 ... ret-ballot

‘A risk to democracy’: North Carolina law may be violating secrecy of the ballot

https://franklloydwright.org/flowers-ar ... ght-music/

Some Flowers for Architect Frank Lloyd Wright: Wright and Music

https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2 ... d6a06b6fc9

A Florida cop planted meth on random drivers, police say. One lost custody of his daughter.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions ... 83c1275b6f

An American Communist who paid too high a price


Leo Frank

https://truepundit.com/fbi-brass-ran-up ... ury-probe/

FBI Brass Ran Up $65K World Series Tab of Freebies in Luxury Box of LA Dodgers Owners While Team Was Target of FBI Grand Jury Probe

https://www.cbs58.com/news/students-und ... university

Students undergo FBI training at Marquette University
By: CBS 58 Newsroom
Posted: Jul 10, 2019 8:24 PM CDT

https://m.washingtontimes.com/news/2019 ... ic-oneill/

Taking down the FBI agent turned Russian spy

https://www.nytimes.com/1996/05/20/us/f ... rison.html

Former F.B.I. Agent Is Sentenced to Prison
APMAY 20, 1996
Continue reading the main story

A former F.B.I. agent who pleaded guilty to taking kickbacks from a pepper-spray manufacturer was sentenced on Friday to two months in Federal prison.
The former agent, Thomas W. W. Ward, 49, the bureau's former chief of pepper-spray testing and research, was sentenced to two months in prison and three years' probation.
In pleading guilty to one count of accepting an unlawful gratuity, Mr. Ward admitted taking $57,500 in kickbacks from a pepper-spray manufacturer.

https://www.inquisitr.com/5524257/rober ... agreement/

Jeffrey Epstein’s Light Sentence Was Not Engineered By Robert Mueller

https://www.pressherald.com/2019/07/10/ ... ice-chief/

Judge rules for Biddeford and its police chief in sexual abuse lawsuit
U.S. District Judge Lance Walker says Matt Lauzon 'buried his head in the sand' by not coming forward with his claims sooner.

https://truthout.org/articles/kamala-ha ... 9904f3007f

Kamala Harris Has a Distinguished Career of Serving Injustice

https://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/ny- ... story.html

A real cop-out: Police and the DA point fingers about a failure to require Jeffrey Epstein to check in with New York authorities


JUL 12, 2019 | 4:00 AM

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Mayor Wheeler Defends Portland Police Bureau’s False “Cement Milkshake” Tweet

by Blair Stenvick • Jul 8, 2019 at 3:41 pm

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Is JPMorgan the ultimate plug?
By Daniel Hopsicker -
July 10, 2019
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Re: FBI WATCH Making Cruelty visible

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https://www.courthousenews.com/reported ... ions-drop/

Reported Hate Crimes on the Rise, But Federal Prosecutions Drop
August 13, 2019

https://www.courthousenews.com/black-li ... 35bae872e0

August 9, 2019

BATON ROUGE, La. – A district court improperly dismissed an officer’s negligence claim against the organizer of a 2016 Black Lives Matter protest in Baton Rouge, the Fifth Circuit ruled. The officer alleges the organizer led demonstrators onto a highway and provoked an altercation between police and protestors, causing the officer’s injuries. 
The officer has sufficiently alleged that his injuries were the result of organizer DeRay Mckesson’s “own tortious conduct in organizing a foreseeably violent protest.”

https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states ... ity-bureau

Baltimore Police Hire FBI Agent to Lead Integrity Bureau
Baltimore's Police Commissioner has named a senior FBI agent as the head of the department's Public Integrity Bureau, which oversees officer misconduct investigations and has faced criticism

https://www.google.com/search?q=john+co ... GJtC-8qhxM:

John Conditt

http://archive.boston.com/news/nation/a ... sex_abuse/

Retired FBI agent guilty of sex abuse
Was bureau's chief of internal affairs
By Associated Press  |  February 18, 2004
WASHINGTON -- The former chief internal watchdog at the FBI has pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a 6-year-old girl and has admitted he had a history of molesting other children before he joined the bureau for what became a two-decade career.
John H. Conditt Jr., 53, who retired in 2001, was sentenced last week in Tarrant County Court in Fort Worth to 12 years in prison after he admitted he molested the daughter of two FBI agents after he retired. He acknowledged molesting at least two other girls before he began his law enforcement career, his lawyer said.
Conditt sought treatment for sex offenders after his arrest last year, said his attorney, Toby Goldsmith.
"The problem these people have is they don't really feel like it is their fault," Goldsmith said. "The treatment doesn't work unless you admit you are the one who instigated it, and he did that."
Conditt headed the internal affairs unit, which investigates agent wrongdoing, for the Office of Professional Responsibility at FBI headquarters in Washington from 1999 until June 2001, the FBI said.
FBI officials said yesterday they had no information suggesting Conditt had any problems during his career and he was never the subject of an investigation. Assistant District Attorney Mitch Poe of Tarrant County, who prosecuted

https://www.muckrock.com/foi/los-angele ... ant-76484/

Subject: California Public Records Act Request: Denial of CVE Grant

To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the California Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:
All documents, communications, reports, briefs, memorandums pertaining to Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s decision to turn down federal funds for countering violent extremism, chronicled in the below article:
https://www.dailynews.com/2018/08/16/la ... s-process/
This includes all written communication, email and otherwise, between Mayor Garcetti’s Office and the Department of Homeland Security which discuss these “countering violent extremism” grant proposals.
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.
Ava Sasani

https://www.muckrock.com/news/archives/ ... oundup-89/

August 9, 2019
This week’s FOIA round-up: Interior was interested in FBI’s “gold standard” FOIA policy, AP collects data on medical marijuana cards, and an Arkansas judge rules clerk broke public records law
Plus, see the results of the Oregon Public Records Advisory Council survey
Written by Shafaq Patel (@shafaqpatel)
Edited by JPat Brown
In this week’s FOIA round-up, the Department of the Interior staff emails show employees were interested in the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s “500-page per month” policy, the Associated Press created a new dataset by collecting information from each state to see why people wanted a medical marijuana card, and an Arkansas judge rules that a clerk broke state public-records laws, but cites as extenuating circumstances the clerk was acting on advice that they had received from state judicial authorities.
See a great use of public records we missed? Send over your favorite FOIA stories via email, on Twitter, or on Facebook, and maybe we will include them in the next roundup. And if you’d like even more inspiration, read past roundups.
Department of the Interior staff emails show employees were interested in FBI’s “gold standard” policy
Internal emails show that Department of the Interior employees looked to the FBI’s FOIA policies as a potential solution to the increase in number of requests. Rachel Spector, an official with Interior’s Office of the Solicitor, wrote to an FBI official seeking information on their procedures in an email stating, “Sorry to be so persistent, but we are scrambling to get our arms around a significant surge in FOIA requests.” Spector also referred to the Bureau’s FOIA program as “the gold standard.”

https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/ny ... story.html

Attorneys for alleged terrorist Sayfullo Saipov demand feds reveal wiretaps with ISIS supporters or drop death penalty for Hudson River bike path attack


AUG 12, 2019 | 2:03 PM

https://www.latimes.com/california/stor ... -says-aclu

Facial recognition software mistook 1 in 5 California lawmakers for criminals, says ACLU

http://ticklethewire.com/2019/08/13/bor ... ith-truck/

Border Patrol Agent Admits He ‘Intentionally Struck’ Migrant with Truck

https://www.muckrock.com/foi/united-sta ... ion-78805/

Subject: Freedom of Information Act Request: Jeffrey Epstein files (Federal Bureau of Investigation)
Dear Federal Bureau of Investigation:
This letter is a formal Freedom of Information Act request for the following records.
This request concerns records related to Jeffery E. Epstein, who died recently while in Federal custody.
As proof of death, and subject identification, please see:
https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/statemen ... ey-epstein
https://www.google.com/search?q=Jeffrey ... ms&tbm=nws
This request includes both state and Federal records, including any such records that may be in each others' possession.
# Expedited processing
I request that part A of this request receive maximally expedited processing, as it concerns journalistic interest in multiple breaking news stories of international significance. For the same reason, I note that the journalistic waiver request below is particularly strong.
Please pay particular attention to the request below for rolling updates. Please prioritize your response in the order of records that can be produced the most quickly (including consideration of e.g. time to review), and keep me appraised of progress, ETAs, and records in pipeline (e.g. pending search or processing).
For the purposes of expedited interim rolling updates only, please ignore the format provisions of this request if (and only if) providing the records in another format would be faster, and only to that extent, i.e. provide the records in the fastest possible manner (and otherwise as requested). If you use this clause, then please say so clearly, and provide such records in the proper requested format pursuant to non-expedited processing.
# Exemptions moot due to death
Because dead people have no Privacy Act rights, this FOIA request includes all records that would otherwise be covered by the Privacy Act. No PA or similar waiver will be provided on anyone's behalf.
Please note that all criminal investigations into or prosecutions of Jeffrey Epstein have automatically terminated by his death, and therefore you may not invoke 5 USC 552(b)(7)(A, B, C, or F), or (c)(1), as to Epstein. See e.g. Davis v. DOJ, 460 F.3d 92, 97-98 (D.C. Cir. 2007); Schrecker v. DOJ, 349 F.3d 657, 661 (D.C. Cir. 2003); and Vest v. Dep't of the Air Force, 793 F. Supp. 2d 103, 122 (D.D.C. 2011) (re (b)(7) of dead people).
You may not claim 552(b)(5) as to records more than 25 years old. Please note that some of the cases listed below predate that cut-off.
Furthermore, if you wish to claim 552(b)(6) exemption as to Epstein's personal privacy, you would need to surmount a very high burden of proof, especially given that what has already been disclosed about Epstein has made it nearly impossible for him to be defamed. Defamation requires that the new information harm his reputation. As a dead serial child sex abuser, he has no reputation left to be harmed. See e.g. Grandison v. DOJ, 600 F. Supp. 2d 103, 114 (D.D.C. 2009); Schoenman v. FBI, 763 F. Supp. 2d 173, 176 (D.D.C. 2011); and Summers v. DOJ, 517 F. Supp. 2d 231, 241 (D.D.C. 2007) (re (b)(6) of dead people). See also Rosenfeld v. DOJ, No. 07-3240, 2012 WL 710186, at *4 (N.D. Cal. Mar. 5, 2012) and Citizens for Responsibility & Ethics in Wash. v. DOJ, 846 F. Supp. 2d 63, 71 (D.D.C. 2012) (re public figure).
However, I do not facially challenge the ability to invoke:
* (b)(7)(D) (confidential sources)
* (b)(7)(E) (methods)
* (b)(7)(A) (as to enforcement proceedings against someone other than Epstein)
* (b)(7)(B) (as to a reasonably expected prosecution of someone other than Epstein)
* (b)(7)(C) (as to the personal privacy of someone other than Epstein)
* (b)(7)(F) (as to the safety of someone other than Epstein)
(and equivalent state law).
# Exemptions related to any judicial seal
I understand that several responsive records may currently be under seal in one or more courts.
For such records, I stipulate that you may invoke 552(b)(3) (or state law equivalents), and will not contest (b)(3) exemption claims while the seal is in place, provided that you furnish, for each such record:
a) a complete citation to both the sealed record (case name, case number, court, filing date, ECF #) and all order(s) sealing the record (same)
b) a statement detailing any exemptions you claim on that record, other than the mere fact of the order of seal
c) a statement of whether you would object to a press-intervenor motion to unseal the record, given Epstein's death
# Other Jeffrey Epsteins
Please exclude records relating to persons named Jeffrey Epstein who are not the one identified above (i.e. the billionaire repeat sex offender).
I have already made efforts to exclude, e.g. in the case listing below:
Jeffrey M. Epstein
Jeffrey A. Epstein
Jeffrey Epstein, a lawyer in federal practice
If any cases identified in fact are about a different Epstein, please say so, and exclude those records.
# Component delegation
This request covers every Federal Bureau of Investigation component, including component agencies, departments, offices, OIGs, etc. See "# Forwarding; multi-agency / multi-component records" below.
Please note that this request imposes an affirmative obligation to take immediate steps to preserve responsive records against spoliation, including both any automated or routine record deletion and any act by an employee to delete such records.
This is an explicit evidence preservation demand, and the documents sought relate to ongoing and/or currently contemplated litigation.
At your discretion, you may either apply only a single tracking number for the whole request tree (acting for all subcomponents), or each subcomponents may apply its own tracking numbers.
In either case, you are expected to strictly comply with 5 USC 552(a)(6) and (a)(7), and analogous state law.
In particular, you are expected to provide notice (by email) of all referrals made, and any other tracking numbers of which you are aware.
# Primary request
A. Jeffrey Epstein's file(s)
0. Omnibus covering request and specific pointers
For all portions of this request, you are requested to use the following as search terms and locations to search.
As an omnibus covering request, please provide all records about Jeffrey E. Epstein that are in the possession of; or held, maintained, or created by; each of the following:
a) Agencies, offices, & locations
* Federal
i) Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
ii) FBI Field Office - Miami (FBI Miami)
iii) FBI Field Office - New York (FBI NY)
iv) FBI Headquarters (FBI HQ)
v) Department of Justice (DOJ)
vi) DOJ Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR)
vii) U.S. Attorney's Office (USAO) for the Southern District of New York (SDNY)
viii) USAO for the Southern District of Florida (SDFL)
ix) USAO for the District of New Jersey (DNJ)
x) USAO for the Middle District of Florida (MDFL)
xi) Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP)
* New York
xii) New York Office of the Governor (NY Gov)
xiii) New York Office of the Attorney General (NY AG)
xiv) Metropolitan Correctional Center, New York (MCC)
xv) NY City (NYC) Police Department (NYPD)
xvi) NY State Police (NYSP)
xvii) NYC Dep't of Correction (DOC) (NYC DOC)
xviii) NY Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (NY DOC)
* Florida
xix) Florida Office of the Governor (FL Gov)
xx) Florida Office of the Attorney General (FL AG)
xxi) Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE)
xxii) Florida State Attorney's (FLSA) Office for the 15th Judicial Circuit (15th Cir.)
xxiii) Palm Beach County police / Palm Beach Sheriff's Office (PBSO)
xxiv) Town of Palm Beach Police Department (PBPD)
b) People
i) U.S. Attorney (USA) Geoffrey Berman
ii) USA R. Alexander Acosta
iii) USA Wifredo A. Ferrer
iv) Assistant USA (AUSA) A. Marie Villafaña
v) AUSA Dexter A. Lee
vi) AUSA Eduard I. Sanchez
vii) AUSA Andrew Laurie
viii) AUSA Bruce Reinhart
ix) FBI Special Agent (S/A) Timothy R. Slater
x) FBI S/A Nesbitt E. Kuyrkendall
xi) Florida Governor Ron DeSantis
xii) FLSA Barry Krischer
xiii) PBSO Sheriff Ric Bradshaw
xiv) PBSO Colonel Michael Gauger
xv) PBSO Captain David Sleeth
xvi) Chief Karen Atkinson (N. Div. 1)
c) Cases
Feinberg, et al v. Gonsalves, et al, No. 1:86-cv-749 (D.D.C.)
Stroll v. Epstein, No. 1:92-cv-1021, 818 F.Supp. 640 (S.D.N.Y. 1993)
USA v. Epstein, et al, No. 1:92-mj-2283 (S.D.N.Y.)
USA v. Epstein, et al, No. 1:93-cr-193 (E.D.N.Y.)
USA v. Epstein, No. 1:93-mj-73 (E.D.N.Y.)
Pierce Segerberg PC, et al v. Epstein, No. 1:95-cv-1109 (D. Colo.)
USA v. Epstein, et al, No. 1:96-cv-8307, 27 F.Supp.2d 404 (S.D.N.Y. 1998)
Mamberg f/k/a Epstein v. Epstein, 272 AD 2d 200, 707 N.Y.S.2d 439 (N.Y. App. Div., 1st Dept. 2000)
Epstein v. Epstein, 289 AD 2d 78, 734 N.Y.S.2d 144 (N.Y. App. Div., 1st Dept. 2001)
Financial Trust Company & Epstein v Citibank, No. 02-cv-108, (D.V.I.), 268 F.Supp.2d 561 (2003); 351 F.Supp.2d 329 (2004)
Citibank, N.A. v. Epstein, et al, No. 1:02-cv-5332 (S.D.N.Y.)
Shanks v. Wexner et al, No. 2:02-cv-7671 (E.D. Pa.)
Securities and Exchange Commission v. Glick et al, No. 1:04-cv-10801 (D. Mass.)
Coronel v. ADVO, Inc et al, No. 3:06-cv-1457 (D. Conn.)
Golden v. Harding et al, No. 3:06-cv-1470 (D. Conn.)
Kelleher v. ADVO, Inc et al, No. 3:06-cv-1422 (D. Conn.)
Field v. ADVO, Inc et al, No. 3:06-cv-1481 (D. Conn.)
In re Investigation of Jeffrey Epstein, No. 06-cf-945AXXXMB (Fla. 15th J. Cir.)
Williamson v. Culbro Corp. Pension Fund & Epstein, 41 A.D.3d 229, 838 N.Y.S.2d 524 (N.Y. App. Div., 1st Dept. 2007)
Highland Crusader Offshore Partners v. Terrestar Corp., No. 600320/08, 2008 NY Slip Op 32843 (N.Y. Cty. Oct. 14, 2008)
Cordero v. Epstein, 22 Misc. 3d 161, 869 N.Y.S.2d 725 (N.Y. Cty. 2008)
Ava a/k/a Cordero v. New York Post, No. 115597/07, 2008 NY Slip Op 51281 (N.Y. Cty. June 24, 2008)
Ava a/k/a Cordero v. New York Post, 64 A.D.3d 407, 885 N.Y.S.2d 247m 2009 NY Slip Op 5611 (N.Y. App. Div., 1st Dept. 2009)
Doe et al v. Epstein, No. 9:08-cv-80069 (S.D. Fla.)
Doe v. Epstein, No. 9:08-cv-80119 (S.D. Fla.)
Doe v. Epstein, No. 9:08-cv-80232 (S.D. Fla. Feb. 12, 2009)
Doe v. Epstein, No. 9:08-cv-80380 (S.D. Fla.)
Doe v. Epstein, No. 9:08-cv-80381, 611 F.Supp.2d 1339 (S.D. Fla. 2009)
Doe v. Epstein et al, No. 9:09-cv-80469 (S.D. Fla.)
Doe v. Epstein, No. 9:09-cv-80591 (S.D. Fla.)
Doe v. Epstein, No. 9:09-cv-80656 (S.D. Fla.)
Does v. USA, No. 08-cv-80736 (S.D. Fla.); 817 F.Supp.2d 1337 (2011); 950 F.Supp.2d 1262 (2013); 2015 WL 11254692 (Apr. 7, 2015); _ (July 6, 2015); 359 F.Supp.3d 1201 (2019)
* Non-prosecution agreement from In re Epstein filed at ECF No. 361-62, Feb. 10, 2016
* Appeals: Nos. 13-12923-C, 13-12926-C, 13-12928-C, & 19-10036-H (11th Cir.)
Doe v. Epstein, No. 9:09-cv-80802 (S.D. Fla. Nov. 18, 2009)
Doe v. Epstein et al, No. 9:08-cv-80804 (S.D. Fla. Oct. 3, 2008)
C.M.A. v. Epstein et al, No. 9:08-cv-80811 (S.D. Fla.)
Doe v. Epstein, No. 9:08-cv-80893 (S.D. Fla.)
Doe v. Epstein, No. 9:08-cv-80993 (S.D. Fla.)
Doe v. Epstein, No. 9:08-cv-80994 (S.D. Fla. Feb. 12, 2009)
Epstein v. State, No. 4D09-2554, 16 So. 3d 315 (Fla. D. App., 4th Dist. 2009)
Palm Beach Marine Construction, Inc. v. Epstein, No. 9:09-cv-80175 (S.D. Fla.)
L.M. v. Espstein, No. 9:09-cv-81092 (S.D. Fla.)
Molyneux et al v. Epstein, No. 3:10-cv-34 (D.V.I.)
Orseck v. Epstein, No. 1:10-cv-21586 (S.D. Fla.)
Doe v. Epstein, No. 9:10-cv-80309 (S.D. Fla.)
C.L. v. Epstein, No. 9:10-cv-80447 (S.D. Fla.)
J. v. Epstein et al, No. 9:10-cv-81107 (S.D. Fla.)
J. v. Epstein et al, No. 9:10-cv-81108 (S.D. Fla.)
J. v. Epstein et al, No. 9:10-cv-81109 (S.D. Fla.)
J. v. Epstein et al, No. 9:10-cv-81110 (S.D. Fla.)
J. v. Epstein et al, No. 9:10-cv-81111 (S.D. Fla.)
People v. Epstein, Indict. No. 30129/2010 (N.Y. Sup. Ct. 2010)
In re Edwards, No. 112345/10, 2011 NY Slip Op 31081 (N.Y. Cty. April 12, 2011)
People v. Epstein, No. 6081, 89 A.D. 3d 570, 933 N.Y.S.2d 239 (N.Y. App. Div., 1st Dept. 2011)
Irving H. Picard v. Kahn et al, No. 1:12-cv-2620 (S.D.N.Y.)
Edwards v. Epstein, No. 4D14-2282, 178 So. 3d 942 (Fla. D. App., 4th Dist. 2014)
Giuffre v. Edwards, No. 4D16-1847, 226 So. 3d 1034 (Fla. D. App., 4th Dist. 2017)
Doe v. Black, No. 13-usc-12923, 749 F.3d 999 (11th Cir. 2014)
Doe v. Epstein, No. 13-usc-12926 (11th Cir.)
Lederer v. N.Y. Daily News, No. 650400/15, 2016 NY Slip Op 31394 (N.Y. Cty. July 8, 2016)
Ransome v. Epstein and Maxwell, No. 15-cv-7433 (S.D.N.Y.), ECF No. 496 (Nov. 2, 2016); 221 F.Supp.3d 472 (Nov. 21, 2016); _ (April 27, 2017); ECF No. 892 (May 3, 2017); 325 F.Supp.3d 428 (2018); _ (Feb. 25, 2019)
Johnson v. Trump et al, No. 5:16-cv-797 (C.D. Cal.)
Hoffenberg v. Epstein et al, No. 1:16-cv-3989 (S.D.N.Y.)
Doe v. Trump et al, No. 1:16-cv-4642 (S.D.N.Y.)
Doe v. Trump et al, No. 1:16-cv-7673 (S.D.N.Y.)
Giuffre v. Epstein, No. 9:16-mc-81608 (S.D. Fla.)
Giuffre v. Maxwell, No. 16-cv-3945 (2d Cir.)
Doe (Ransome) v. Epstein et al, No. 1:17-cv-616 (S.D.N.Y.)
Brown v. Maxwell, Nos. 18-2868-cv, 16-3945-cv(L), 17-1625 (CON), 17-1722(CON) (2d Cir. July 3, 2019)
Giuffre v. Maxwell, No. 17-cv-1625 (2d Cir.)
Giuffre v. Maxwell, No. 17-cv-1722 (2d Cir.)
Giuffre v. Maxwell, No. 18-cv-2868 (2d Cir.)
Gerber et al v. The Financial Trust Company et al, No. 1:18-cv-7580 (S.D.N.Y.)
Epstein v. Brunel, No. 3D18-1997 (Fla. D. App., 3d Dist. April 24, 2019)
Edwards v. Epstein (Fla. Palm Beach County Court, 2018)
USA v. Epstein, No. 1:19-cr-490 (S.D.N.Y. July 18, 2019)
USA v. Epstein, No. 19-cr-2221 (2d Cir.)
Unknown sealed grand jury proceedings, indictments, or other criminal cases against Epstein, likely in SDNY, SDFL, MDFL, DNJ, and/or Fla. 15th Cir., or equivalent state jurisdictions
d) Press coverage & witness references
See e.g:
https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/statemen ... ey-epstein
https://edition-m.cnn.com/2019/08/06/us ... index.html
https://www.miamiherald.com/news/state/ ... 68342.html
https://edition-m.cnn.com/2019/07/25/us ... index.html
https://www.courthousenews.com/wp-conte ... n-bail.pdf
https://www.politico.com/f/?id=00000169 ... fff4490000
https://www.scribd.com/document/4212428 ... f-s-office
https://www.courtlistener.com/recap/gov ... .304.1.pdf
https://www.courtlistener.com/recap/gov ... .291.0.pdf
# Specific records by respondent / originating agency
The following sub-parts give more specific directions by respondent / originating agency.
Please provide all records you have about Epstein. These records are expected to be primarily related to surveillance, investigation, prosecution, transportation, incarceration, or carceral medical treatment of Epstein; any general dossier(s) about Epstein; and any of the cases listed above.
a) Please search
i) your automated indices
ii) the older general (manual) indices.
iii) the ELSUR electronic surveillance indices.
iv) all Field Offices, in particular those assigned to or located in MDFL, SDFL, SDNY, DNJ, & 15th Cir.
b) Please include any records related to Epstein's death, and his earlier injury, including photographs, medical records, autopsy, etc.
Please provide all records you have about Epstein. These records are expected to be primarily related to determinations about pursuing criminal charges against Epstein, review of prosecutorial decisions; ethics / professional responsibility / etc investigations into prosecutors assigned to Epstein; and any of the cases listed above.
a) Please note that this explicitly includes both the recent prosecution of Epstein, and the earlier state prosecutions & investigations which were Federally paralleled by investigation, consideration, and negotiations (though not resulting in a separate Federal indictment).
b) This includes related OPR & FDLE investigations, such as those into Acosta and Kirscher.
Please provide all records you have about Epstein. These records are expected to be primarily related to transportation, incarceration, or carceral medical treatment of Epstein, and any general dossier about Epstein.
a) Please include both HQ / non-local records, and those local to every facility or office in which Epstein was held or transported (however briefly).
b) Please include any records related to Epstein's death, and his earlier injury, including photographs, medical records, autopsy, etc.
# General
For all of the above, you may exclude any records that are part of the public (unsealed) record in any of the cases listed above, and are requested to do so if it would limit (rather than expand) any burdens related to search or production of records.
For all of the above, please first apply and act on a reasonable interpretation of the most likely sources of non-public records of possible public interest, so as to expedite at least partial release of responsive records.
Then, please contact me (at the email below) with an explanation of what records you are likely to have, how difficult they might be to find or produce (e.g. where they might be located, what parts would be more burdensome than others and why, etc), and I will work with you to narrow the request to suit your record storage practices, exclude records that are of no public interest, and limit the burdens of search or production.
Please note that in order to effectively negotiate a narrowing, I would need you to first provide me with such details. I do not know your storage practices and cannot divine where you may or may not have relevant records, nor can I name a specific record without knowing what the options are. I will be most able to narrow the request if provided with options for what to potentially include or exclude.
Fiat Fiendum FOIA template
Version 5.0
# FOIA template structure
All content after the version number line above, except for the contact details at the very end, is part of my standard FOIA request template and identical between all of my FOIA requests. The provisions below are generally applicable to all FOIA / Privacy Act requests that I make.
There is one exception: the contact details below my signature at the very bottom (provided by MuckRock) are different for each request. Please use the distinct contact details matching each request, to ensure that your responses are correctly tracked.
The template provisions specify e.g. additional requests relating to my FOIA/PA requests themselves, form and format, timing, redaction & review, rolling updates, § 508 compliance, identity, fee waiver, my identity, and the like. They apply to this request, but are not specific to it.
If anything in the request-specific section above explicitly overrides anything in this template section, the request-specific section controls. If there is any ambiguity about such an override, please ask me for clarification.
The version number above is provided to make it easier for you to process my requests. Since all content (except contact info) below identical version number lines is identical between my requests, you need track only the request-specific portions (at the top) and the latest version of my general provisions.
Please read each new version carefully, as updates generally contain substantive changes.
## Template version updates
If you receive any FOIA request from me with a newer template version number than any pending prior FOIA requests from me, please replace the template portion of all prior requests with the updated version, treat the update as a clarification of and/or extension to the prior request, and process each updated request accordingly. Do not close the original request or change its request date. If you are permitted by law to refuse to honor such an update, and you choose to exercise that refusal, please process any differences between the new version and the prior version as a new FOIA request in its own right.
# Additional FOIA requests
In addition to the records specified in the request-specific section above, I also request:
B. all records relating to the fulfillment of this request, such as FOIA logs, documentation of searches, referral emails, etc.
This part of the request is to be processed only after you have completed processing all of the above parts. This part does not request that you create any new record; rather, it requests the records that you will have created in processing the above parts, and will therefore exist before you conduct the search for this part. See McGehee v. CIA, 697 F. 2d 1095, 1100-05 (D.C. Cir. 1983) (agency must use time-of-search cut-off date, not time-of-request).
C. all records relating to any complaint(s), FOIA request(s)/appeal(s), and/or Privacy Act request(s)/appeal(s) made by me. This includes, but is not limited to:
1. all records relating to the processing my previous requests, complaints, etc;
2. all records containing the terms my name, email address(es), and other contact or identifying information, listed below my signature; and
3. all records containing any of my complaint, request or appeal identifiers.
Parts (B) and (C) must be processed only after you have processed the items above that line, i.e. such that at the time of the search, the records described will have already been created at the time you conduct the search. Part (C) must be processed after part (B) is completed.
Parts (B) and (C) may overlap with similar prior requests. However, the cut-off date is, at earliest, the date that you complete search on all of the above items. If you wish to administratively merge this request with a prior similar request, I consent on condition that you extend the cut-off date for the prior request, and provide rolling updates. Otherwise, you must treat this as a new request.
For all responsive records, I also request:
1. all parts of the record (i.e. no portion of a record with some responsive portion may be considered "non-responsive");
2. all versions of the record, whether or not currently in use;
3. all record metadata, such as dates on which they were drafted, passed, went into effect, withdrawn, or similar events; person(s) / office(s) responsible; authors; IDs; revision numbers; etc.;
4. a detailed index of all claims of exemption/privilege, regardless of whether the record is claimed to be exempt in whole or in part;
access to inspect the record directly, in its native electronic format; and
5. if any classification applies, mandatory declassification review (MDR) under E.O. 13526, and the result of the MDR, including any declassified records.
"All parts of the record" means that the "record" should be considered to be the most comprehensive record with any responsive portion. For instance:
a) if any portion of an email is responsive, the entire contents of all email thread(s) to which that email belongs is also responsive (including attachments);
b) if a record is part of a larger record, such as a responsive table that is in a chapter of a report, then the entire larger record (e.g. the full report) is responsive, together with any appendices, amendments, etc.;
c) if a record is part of a book, the entire book is responsive;
d) if a record is part of a database, all related database records are responsive;
"Related database records" has the technical meaning used in relational database management systems (such as SQL). It recursively includes all directly and indirectly related records (starting with all responsive records, include as responsive the full row of each, and recursively include as responsive all rows for which any responsive record has a foreign key or is referenced by a foreign key), together with the schema for all responsive records.
Items in part (D) should be prioritized at the same level as the record they apply to.
# Timing
For all requests above, the "cut-off date" is, at the earliest, the date that you conduct the search.
The priority order listed above is only for items that may take extra time to respond to, and must not be taken as blocking response to an otherwise lower priority item that could be released more quickly than a higher priority item that is pending time-intensive search or review.
# FOIA IA notice
Please note that this request is made after the enactment of Public Law No. 114-185, S. 337 (114th), the FOIA Improvement Act of 2016 (FOIA IA). The revised statute, as specified in the FOIA IA, applies to this request. FOIA IA § 6.
In particular, please note that:
1. you must provide electronic format documents, §§ 552(a)(2) (undesignated preceding text), 552(a)(2)(E) (undesignated following text), 552(a)(3)(B), and 552(a)(3)(C);
2. you may not specify an appeal duration less than 90 days, § 552(a)(6)(C)(A)(i)(III)(aa);
3. you may not withhold any record unless "the agency reasonably foresees that disclosure would harm an interest protected by an exemption described in subsection (b), or disclosure is prohibited by law", § 552(a)(8)(A)(i);
4. you must segregate and partially release records where possible, §§ 552(a)(8)(A)(ii) and 552(b) (undesignated matter following (b)(9)); and
5. you may not claim deliberative process exemption for records more than 25 years old, § 552(b)(5).
# "Record" defined
For the purposes of this request, except as otherwise specified, "record" means any agreement, appendix, application, assessment, attachment, checklist, circular, contract, correspondence (including but not limited to email), data management plan, documentation of search parameters, email, email attachment, form, guide, handbook, index of records, information consent agreement, information sharing agreement, instruction, interpretation, kit, management instruction, manual, memorandum, memorandum of understanding, notice, notification, opinion, order, plan, policy, policy statement, processing note, publication, recording, referral, report, request certification form, request detail report, response, rule, script, standard operating procedure, submission, talking point, training document, video, or related record described, regardless of publication status.
# Anti-duplication exclusion
This request specifically excludes providing me with new copies of any records which have been already provided to me or published online for free (e.g. on the agency's online "reading room"), in full or identically to the form that would be provided to me under this request (i.e. with exactly the same format, redactions, and claimed exemptions).
This is only an exclusion on providing records under this request that are identical to those already provided to me or available online, and only if I am or have already been provided a link to the online version (if "available online").
This exclusion is only intended to limit unnecessary duplication or provision, not to limit what records are responsive to this request, nor to permit failure to disclose the location of a responsive record available online. If this exclusion would in any way increase the cost or duration to respond to this request, it is to be ignored to the extent it does so.
This request is to be treated as separate from all others that I have filed.
# Forwarding; multi-agency / multi-component records
Please forward this request to the FOIA office of every agency component and subcomponent that may have responsive records for independent processing, with a copy to me.
This request includes any records held jointly by your agency in conjunction with any other agency and/or department, in interagency and/or interdepartmental systems of records, or by other agencies or third parties (including contractors) acting pursuant to any agreement with your agency.
# Minimal redaction
Please note that the FOIA requires you to service the maximum extent of my request that can be done via e.g. partial redaction of exempt material. If you believe some portions of a record to be exempt because it contains Sensitive Security Information (SSI, 49 CFR 15 & 1520) or classified information (18 USC 798), please provide a version of the record redacted to the minimum extent necessary to remove exempt information (e.g. per 49 CFR 1520.15), along with adequate information to describe the reason for each specific exemption.
## Redaction of repeatedly occurring content
When redacting any content that appears more than once in the full set of responsive records, please assign a replacement identifier for each, so that your redaction does not obfuscate the commonality.
For example, suppose that responsive records include the names Alice, Bob, Charlie, and Diego, and you determine that each of those names are redactable (e.g. under (b)(7)(C)). Rather than redacting each with only the text "(b)(7)(C)", replace each instance of "Alice" with "(b)(7)(C) - Person 1", each instance of "Bob" with "(b)(7)(C) - Person 2", etc. This e.g. withholds Alice's identity while not withholding the fact of commonality between occurrences.
Please use reasonably descriptive identifiers. For instance, if Elizabeth's name is not redacted but her personal cellphone number is, and that cellphone number appears e.g. both in her email signature and elsewhere by itself, it should in both cases be redacted with the same descriptive identifier, such as "[Alice's cell #]". For documents, this can be specified in the margins. If space or file format does not permit you to do so, then please use a short code (e.g. "[#52]", and provide a table matching codes to full identifiers in your response letter.
If you make any such redactions, please keep but do not provide a table matching codes/identifiers to the redacted content, for use in case your redaction is examined or overturned on appeal or in litigation.
This is a form and format request pertaining to your process of redaction. Because it only applies in situations when you have already exercised the voluntary decision to alter the records from the original form requested, you have necessarily waived any objection to this section "creating a new record", since your act of redaction itself already "makes a new record" in that limited sense. This is only about how you do a redaction you have already decided to make.
This provision limits the scope of your redaction to the minimum possible extent, so that even if you decide to withhold some particular piece of content, you do not also withhold the fact of its being the same as the same content appearing elsewhere. That fact is itself metadata that is explicitly requested as part of this request.
If you decide that the mere fact of two pieces of content being the same is itself withholdable, then please redact it using an identifier that encodes only the reason, and provide a table matching those reason-only identifiers to justifications in your response letter.
# Estimates and rolling updates
In order to help tailor my request, please provide an upfront estimate of the time and cost it will take to complete this request, broken down any significant factors that would affect cost to service, number of records in each category, and your estimate of how many records in the category are likely to be exempt.
Please provide me with incremental updates, with updated estimates for fulfillment of the remainder, rather than having the entirety of the request be blocked until fully completed.
# No new records; electronic & original format
This request does not ask you to create new records.
If you determine that a response would require creating a new record that you do not want to create, please first contact me by email with an explanation of what records you have that would most closely match the information requested and might be acceptable substitutes, so that we can reasonably tailor the request.
In particular, I specifically request that you do not create new documents in response to this request that are modifications of a digital record, such as page-view images, print views, scans, or the like. No such creation or substitution is authorized by FOIA or the Privacy Act.
However, if the same or similar records are held in both electronic and paper formats, this request includes both the paper and electronic versions. The paper version and the digital version are distinct records, and each may contain distinct information such as handwritten or other markings on the paper copy and embedded metadata in the electronic version.
I specifically request both the original, electronic format record, and (if it contains any additional markings) the paper record.
To the extent that the native electronic format is proprietary or otherwise not in format accessible by widely available, open source software, I also request
1. an export of the proprietary format into a standard, open format, as described below, and
2. all proprietary software necessary to use and understand the original, proprietary format records.

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Discipline for Manhattan cops accused of doing nothing for assault victim


SEP 16, 2019 | 4:27 PM

https://www.latimes.com/politics/story/ ... nfirmation

The FBI probe into Kavanaugh turns out to be more of a sham than it seemed

New reporting details how FBI limited investigation of Kavanaugh allegations

https://www.govexec.com/management/2019 ... rs/159899/

Justice Department Awards Kavanaugh Team One of Its Highest Honors
Previously, the award has been given to terrorism, human trafficking and other criminal prosecution teams.

The Justice Department is giving its second-highest award for employee performance to the attorneys involved in Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court last year. In contrast, previous recipients worked on terrorism, human trafficking and other criminal prosecutions.
Attorney General William Barr next month will present the Attorney General’s Award for Distinguished Service

https://www.thedailybeast.com/russia-ca ... ons-report

Russia Carried Out ‘Stunning’ Hack of Encrypted FBI Communications: Report
Jamie Ross
Updated 09.16.19 6:36AM ET / 
Published 09.16.19 6:14AM ET 

https://www.nj.com/monmouth/2019/09/ex- ... uilty.html

Ex-cop accused of stealing tires while on disability pleads not guilty
Updated Sep 16, 1:33 PM; Posted Sep 16, 1:14 PM

https://www.nj.com/camden/2019/09/jury- ... -head.html

Cop punched man 12 times
in back of the head, and a jury just found it wasn’t excessive force
Updated Sep 16, 5:35 PM; Posted Sep 16, 2:44 PM

https://www.masslive.com/springfield/20 ... -rape.html

Former Springfield cop Daniel Cintron takes the stand and denies allegations of child rape

https://www.lohud.com/story/news/local/ ... 346088001/

Mount Vernon cop charged with menacing in Brooklyn

Jonathan Bandler, Rockland/Westchester Journal News Published 6:30 p.m. ET Sept. 16, 2019

https://www.commondreams.org/views/2019 ... government

Published on
Monday, September 16, 2019
by Truthdig
Our Invisible Government
The most powerful and important organs in the invisible government are the nation’s bloated and unaccountable intelligence agencies.
byChris Hedges

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Will NPR Now Officially Change Its Name to National Propaganda Radio?
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With guns drawn, FBI agents raid wrong house in Atlanta, lawsuit says

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UMKC FBI Student Academy kicks off new year
By Henry Gamber on September 16, 2019

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The Men Who Killed Kennedy: Part 9 The Guilty Men

https://www.denverpost.com/2019/10/14/k ... h-mcclain/

Death of unarmed 23-year-old in police custody prompts questions about increasingly common use of ketamine as sedative for agitated patients

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Suit: NJ cop faced racial slurs, targeted for firing
Nelson Sanchez accused his department superiors of making racial comments and “setting him up to fail."

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Cobb cop indicted on sexual assault charges

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Ohio police officer shoots, kills exotic serval cat, Sheriff's Office says

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'The smell will knock you off your feet': mass mussel die-offs baffle scientists

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Florida man pays off lunch debt at nine schools, covering 400 students in Jupiter

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Kamala Harris’s Offices Fought Payments to Wrongly Convicted

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Border Patrol Agent Charged with Soliciting Prostitution from Undocumented Immigrant

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FISA Court Ruled that FBI Improperly Used NSA Surveillance Data to Snoop on Americans

https://fcw.com/articles/2019/10/14/bit ... l.aspx?m=2

FBI CIO joins tech lobbying group
▪ By Mark RockwellOct 14, 2019

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Would Brett Kavanaugh Be on the Supreme Court If the FBI Had Fully Probed Sexual Misconduct Claims?
Web ExclusiveOCTOBER 14, 2019

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The FISA Court’s 702 Opinions, Part I: A History of Non-Compliance Repeats Itself

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New Play Follows Women’s Post-Prison Lives
by THOMAS BREEN | Oct 14, 2019 12:00 pm
(1) Comment | Post a Comment | E-mail the Author
Posted to: Arts & Culture, Theater, Legal Writes, WNHH Radio, Criminal Justice Insider

“Her Time” poster.
An FBI community outreach worker and a local youth worker have teamed up to write, direct, and produce a play about the challenges women face after leaving prison.
That new play, Her Time, is the brainchild of Charles Grady, a specialist for the Connecticut FBI Community Outreach Program, and Steve Driffin, the youth and community programs manager for New Haven’s Connecticut Center for Arts and Technology (ConnCAT).

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Centralia holding first public safety meeting since officer's firing

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Former South Jersey police chief to be retried on hate crime and civil rights charges
BY Briana Vannozzi, Correspondent | October 14, 2019, 6PM EST

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Anatomy of a FBI whistleblower: ‘If I was to uphold my vow and my oath of office, I had to do it’
‘I have PTSD from my experience. It’s just brutal. I don’t know how any other way to put it. It’s brutal,. said FBI whistleblower Jane Turner
By Matthew Brown@mbrownreport Oct 14, 2019, 10:00pm MDT

“It affects me,” said Turner, a two-time FBI whistleblower. “I have PTSD from my experience. It’s just brutal. I don’t know any other way to put it. It’s brutal.”
She says the retaliation she experienced after reporting wrongdoing in the FBI is common among hundreds of government whistleblowers. She fears the same will happen to the individual whose complaint that Trump pressured a foreign government to investigate a political rival is now at the heart of a House impeachment inquiry.
Retaliation wasn’t on Turner’s mind in 1998 when she first reported wrongdoing to her supervisor. “I went down there with the idea that he would right a wrong,” she said.
In her work as the senior resident agent — the first woman in the FBI to hold that position — over a 25,000-square-mile region in North Dakota, Turner had learned of a violent rape on an Indian reservation that another agent had closed as a car accident. She reopened the case, which led to a conviction, and found in her investigation that the same agent had closed a number of child abuse cases, some ending in death, in similar fashion.
Turner traveled from Minot, North Dakota, to the Minneapolis field office and shared her findings with the special agent in charge. His response was not what she expected. “You have a kid of your own to worry about,” she recalls him saying. She took it as coded advice to ignore the situation, but his words troubled her on the r

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Ex-FBI agent details life as a whistleblower
A former FBI whistleblower is saying that laws designed to protect whistleblowers actually trap them. Michael German joins Katy Tur to discuss why having the whistleblower testify might be a bad idea.
Oct. 14, 2019

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Man who walked to Wisconsin for child-sex wasn't prosecuted in earlier incident
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 8:28 a.m. CDT

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Lawsuit says Cuyahoga County deleted video of jail officer attacking inmate suffering from involuntary muscle twitches
Updated 10:14 AM; Today 10:03 AM

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https://www.nydailynews.com/news/nation ... story.html

Maryland police officer sentenced to six months in jail for assaulting handcuffed suspect


OCT 28, 2019 | 11:47 AM

https://www.nydailynews.com/news/politi ... story.html

Members of Central Park 5 advocating for law limiting deceptive interrogation tactics and other sweeping criminal justice reforms


OCT 28, 2019 | 4:00 AM

https://www.nydailynews.com/news/nation ... story.html

Disturbing video shows California police officer fatally shooting suspect who had hands raised in the air


OCT 28, 2019 | 2:06 PM

https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/ny ... story.html

Off-duty NYPD sergeant arrested, accused of punching wife in fight over iPad


OCT 28, 2019 | 5:00 PM

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Pennsylvania Cop Rapes Intoxicated Woman in Patrol Car While He was on Duty

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Tennessee Deputies Taser Deaf Teen who Failed to Hear their Commands

https://www.nj.com/gloucester-county/20 ... -suit.html
I needed surgery after cop punched me in face during bar arrest, woman says in suit
Updated 1:41 PM; Today 10:44 AM

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Connecticut Cop Charged for Opening Fire on Citizens Complying with his Orders

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Cop in alleged murder-for-hire plot will get to call son on his birthday
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October 28, 2019 |

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Drunk cop who fled crash ordered to live with parents until court date, NC judge rules
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Former cop loses public defender, ordered to stop talking about child abuse allegations
* Bob Kasarda bob.kasarda@nwi.com, 219-548-4345 O

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NYPD Cop whose Son was Killed by Fellow Cops Demands External Investigation

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.pr ... -1.8051981

Israel's Top Court Ordering Trial for Cop Who Killed Arab Shows Closing Case Was Unreasonable
Majority justices found several flaws in the attorney general's decision to reject the appeal to open the probe into the death Kheir Hamdan, stating a clear public interest in legal proceedings

https://www.boweryboogie.com/2019/10/of ... -entrance/

Off-Duty Cop Arrested for DWI Following Collision at Manhattan Bridge Entrance

https://www.freep.com/story/news/local/ ... 451750001/

FBI's killing of Detroit Muslim leader 10 years ago haunts communities

Niraj Warikoo, Detroit Free Press Published 6:30 a.m. ET Oct. 28, 2019 | Updated 8:53 p.m. ET Oct. 28, 2019

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Pittsburgh police officer sentenced for lying to FBI

PAUL GUGGENHEIMER | Monday, October 28, 2019 5:59

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New details about FBI task force shooting of unarmed man

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DOJ Court Filing Reveals FBI’s Justification for Withholding Brett Kavanaugh Background Check Info
by Colin Kalmbacher | 7:12 pm, October 28th, 2019

Now, that’s a mouthful of alphabet soup. So, here’s a bit a backstory.
In October 2018, BuzzFeed News reporter and FOIA expert Jason Leopold filed FOIA requests for the following FBI documents: (1) “A copy of the final report sent to the White House and the Senate Judiciary Committee on either October 3 or October 4, 2018 on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh”; and (2) “All interview notes; investigative notes; FD-302s relating or referring to the FBI investigation into allegations leveled against Mr. Kavanaugh.”
At first, it seemed as if the FBI was keen to wash their hands of the Kavanaugh imbroglio–the agency uncharacteristically acknowledged the request and assigned it for expedited processing on the same day the Kavanaugh document request was filed. Then came the stonewall.
A month passed and the FBI produced zero responsive documents.
According to the FOIA lawsuit filed by Leopold and BuzzFeed in November 2018: “In addition to granting expedited processing, that same day [the FBI] also informed [Leopold and Buzzfeed] unusual circumstances applied to the processing of the [Kavanaugh] Request.”
Nearly one year of legal wrangling followed. On Friday, the FBI moved to have the case dismissed by arguing that they’ve already released enough information and that what they haven’t yet released is covered by one of the several statutory exceptions to FOIA.
What’s been released isn’t exactly a documentary treasure trove.
The filing notes: “Here, the FBI reviewed a total of 2,579 responsive pages and released 23 pages in full and 2,029 pages in p

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'Father of modern law enforcement' or 'abomination'? New FBI digs inflame fight over Hoover and race

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FBI agent indicted in Greitens case faces March trial

FBI agent who helped to investigate former Gov. Eric Greitens is scheduled to go on trial next year on charges of perjury and evidence tampering.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that defense lawyers for 67-year-old William Don Tisaby, of Alabama, and special prosecutor Gerard "Jerry" Carmody agreed Friday to a March 30 trial date. The indictment alleges that Tisaby lied last year during depositions.
The grand jury last month indicted Tisaby in June, accusing him of lying during a deposition in the criminal case that was a factor in Greitens' decisio

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'Unquestionably Private': DOJ Contends FBI's Kavanaugh File Must Remain Confidential
The character of the information in the FBI supplemental background investigation "is highly personal and could subject Judge Kavanaugh and others to harassment or embarrassment in their private lives," Justice Department lawyers said in responding to a FOIA lawsuit.
By Mike Scarcella | October 28, 2019 at 11:26 AM

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Lee Fang
October 28

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Lee Fang
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Jon Schwarz, Sam Biddle

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‘Disposal complete’: ISIS chief al-Baghdadi buried at sea, like bin Laden, but photo & video proof remains classified – Pentagon
29 Oct, 2019 02:47 / Updated 2 hours ago

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https://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/c ... a7dfd4a036

Thursday, 07 November 2019

NSA Official Refuses to Reveal the Success — or Failure — of Phone Surveillance
Written by  Joe Wolverton, II, J.D.

Members of the Senate Judiciary Committee from both sides of the aisle are questioning the necessity of renewing one of the NSA’s many telephone surveillance programs.
During a hearing on Wednesday, Republican Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Democrat Dianne Feinstein of California each peppered an NSA representative regarding that organization’s drive to continue its unconstitutional collection of Call Detail Records (CDR) of Americans, records that reveal personal data of millions of citizens.
The Hill offered the following summary of the surveillance program being debated:
The call detail records program gathered information on incoming and outgoing domestic text messages and phone calls to aid the government in terrorism investigations. Civil liberties advocates are pressing Congress to allow the program to sunset entirely, claiming that privacy concerns outweigh any national security benefits.
"Why should we reauthorize it?" Graham, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, asked NSA official Susan Morgan. 

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Feinstein followed suit. "It’s really not clear to me why a program with limited intelligence value and clear compliance problems should be reauthorized," the California Democrat said. "And unless there is good reason to believe

https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/ny ... story.html

Six active and retired NYPD cops arrested as FBI cracks fraud ring


https://nypost.com/2019/11/07/north-car ... dy-search/

North Carolina cop accused of sexually assaulting woman during body search
By Jackie Salo
November 7, 2019 |

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/201 ... n-williams

Senior police officer accused of failing to report child abuse video

https://www.latimes.com/california/stor ... controller

L.A. firefighter banked $360,010 in overtime pay in one year, city audit finds

https://www.nydailynews.com/news/nation ... story.html

Florida man’s abdominal pains appeared to be linked to the 8-inch screwdriver in his rectum


NOV 06, 2019 | 4:18 PM

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Group of deaf, mute friends stabbed at bar after thug mistakes sign language for gang signs


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A Guitarmaker's Canvas: The Inlay Art of Grit…

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Retired U.S. Air Force general charged with more than a dozen counts of child porn possession


NOV 07, 2019 | 8:52 AM

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Craziest smoke test ever: Firefighter chief in tiny Siberian village suspected of five arsons ‘to check brigade’s preparedness’
7 Nov, 2019 11:59 / Updated 2 hours

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Leak from neo-Nazi site could identify hundreds of extremists worldwide

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/201 ... n-atkinson

Police officer charged with murder of Dalian Atkinson
Second constable facing charge of actual bodily harm after death of former footballer

https://www.nydailynews.com/news/nation ... story.html

Chicago’s top cop to retire weeks after being found slumped at wheel of his car

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American Chronicles
November 11, 2019 Issue
When America Tried to Deport Its Radicals
A hundred years ago, the Palmer Raids imperilled thousands of immigrants. Then a wily official got in the way.

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Duty to Warn: Has the Trump Administration Learned from the Khashoggi Failure?

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https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/ny ... story.html

NYPD defends rules for releasing body cam footage; City Council says not good enough


NOV 18, 2019 | 5:55 PM

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To curb racial bias, Oakland police are pulling fewer people over. Will it work?

https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/ny ... story.html

Two guards arrested in Jeffrey Epstein suicide probe


NOV 19, 2019 | 9:30 AM

https://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/ ... story.html

Sweden drops rape investigation into Wikileaks founder Julian Assange


NOV 19, 2019 | 9:58 AM

https://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/ny- ... story.html

The truth about the NYPD and DNA: Keep open vital database invaluable in solving crimes


NOV 19, 2019 | 5:00 AM

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Video: A Cop Tased a Woman for Complying. He Was Fired...Two Years Later

https://www.wcax.com/content/news/Ex--o ... 79312.html

Former cop pleads not guilty to punching woman prisoner

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4 cops earned $250K last year in one N.J. town. Here’s how they gamed the system.
Updated 8:53 AM;Today 6:45

Four police officers in Somerset County’s largest town earned more than $250,000 last year, using a combination of union work and overtime to swell their salaries to astronomical levels, an NJ Advance Media investigation shows.
In addition, 22 other Franklin officers logged overtime or comp time on the same day they took a paid day off for union business on at least 220 occasions since 2016. Often, it meant taxpayers footed the bill for hundreds of hours of pay when officers weren’t policing and then paid them overtime for other work they d

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Off-duty cop implicated in killing of Ethiopian teen charged with negligent homicide
The indictment states the defendant was pelted with stones by Solomon Tekah and 2 other teens and suffered a subchorionic hemorrhage, prompting him to fire off one bullet into the ground which ricocheted and killed the 19-year-old

Ahiya Raved, Yael Freidson|Last update:  11.19.19 , 14:59

https://nypost.com/2019/11/18/cop-in-fa ... fety-bill/

Cop in fatal crash would’ve lost his car under councilman’s safety bill
By Ben Cohn and Jorge Fitz-Gibbon
November 18, 201

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Former St. Albans Cop Says He Told Chief of Altercation Months Earlier

https://www.denverpost.com/2019/11/18/c ... violation/

The KnowFormer Westminster cop pleads guilty to civil rights violation in federal
court for sexually assaulting woman in his custodyA former Westminster police officer who sexually assaulted a woman in his
police car in 2017 has pleaded guilty in federal court to violating that ...18 hours ago

https://www.trentonian.com/news/former- ... 7a79b.html

The TrentonianFormer Trenton cop admits to sex abuse of kidsThe then-cop was arrested in September 2018 after authorities said he
abused two children on "multiple occasions in Burlington County," ...19 hours ago

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Investigation: YouTube video was playing when Gwinnett officer rear-ended woman’s SUV

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Miami Beach Cops Fired Taser, Shouted N-Word at Man Recording Them, Lawsuit Alleges

https://www.mercurynews.com/2019/11/19/ ... lice-bias/

The Mercury NewsLetter: I’m angered by the anti-police bias in ‘Criminal Cops’ seriesRe: “California's Criminal Cops” (Page A1, Nov. 11):. As a member of a law
enforcement family, I was once again angered by your newspaper's ...1 hour ago

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Pacifica TribuneLetter: Police officers who gave their lives far outweigh ‘criminal cops’Re: “California's Criminal Cops” (Page A1, Nov. 11):. I don't condone
criminal activity by a police officer, but if it happened and justice
was ...2 hours ago

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Brooklyn DA's Office Latest To Release A List Of Cops It Doesn't Want Anywhere Nears Its Prosecutions
Legal Issues
from the permanently-uninvited dept
Mon, Nov 18th 2019 3:35pm — Tim Cushing
The trickle of "Brady lists" continues, further enraging New York City's police unions. The last batch of cops considered too dishonest or crooked to be called on to testify in court led the Sergeants Benevolent Association to claim the Bronx DA's release of its "naughty list" was an attempt to "smear honest, hardworking cops."
It was a super-strange claim to make about cops that were too dishonest to be allowed in court, suggesting the SBA felt misconduct and perjury were just part of everyday police work. It's a stretch to call a list of cops even prosecutors don't trust a smear attempt. These reputations are already besmirched. The only difference is that the public now knows, rather than just Bronx prosecutors.
Another list of bad cops has been released to Gothamist. This one comes courtesy of a public records request sent to the Brooklyn DA's office.
Brooklyn prosecutors, complying with a Freedom of

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Suspects Protesting Berkeley Group Arrested In Robes, Masks: Cops
The suspects, including at least one Berkeley resident, blocked the entrance to Westminster Woods camp, Sonoma County authorities said.

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'Crossfire Hurricane' and the FISA Court: An expert's view

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Tyler ISD hires FBI agent as director of safety and security
* Cory McCoy, comccoy@tylerpaper.com Nov 18, 2019 Updated 13 hrs a

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Boston Marathon Bomber’s Friend Confessed To 2011 Triple Murder Before Being Killed, Affidavit States
By  Steven Emerson

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Andrew McCabe: There Is 'No Deep State' or Government Resistance 'Pushing Against This President


Ralph Nader's Countdown - By GNN (2001

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Mills's The Power Elite, 50 Years Later
by G. William Domhoff
NOTE: This is a reprint of a journal article with the following citation:
Domhoff, G. William. 2006. "Mills's The Power Elite 50 Years Later." Contemporary Sociology 35:547-550.

Fifty years ago, C. Wright Mills completed his trilogy on American society with the publication of The Power Elite, which encompassed, updated, and greatly added to everything he had said in The New Men of Power (1948) and White Collar (1951). The book caused a firestorm in academic and political circles, leading to innumerable reviews in scholarly journals and the popular press, most of them negative. Bristling with terms like "the warlords," "the higher immorality," "the power elite," "crackpot realism," and "organized irresponsibility," it nonetheless contained a very large amount of research, much of it in the 47 pages of Notes. It became a classic because it was the first full-scale study of the structure and distribution of power in the United States by a sociologist using the full panoply of modern-day sociological theory and methods.
The Power Elite also broke new ground because it was one of the few critical studies of the American power structure inside or outside the academy that did not start with a class-struggle perspective, which caused it to be criticized as vigorously by Marxists as it was by liberals and conservatives. According to Mills, there was "political determinism," i.e., a potentially autonomous state in today's terms, and "military determinism" as well as "economic determinism," the concepts he used to criticize what he saw as the overemphasis on the primacy of the forces and relations
Theories of Power print/mobile

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The American Deep State: Wall Street, Big Oil, and the Attack on U.S. Democracy (War and Peace Library)
by Peter Dale Scott (Author)
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The Deep State: The Fall of the Constitution and the Rise of a Shadow Government Paperback – September 13, 2016
by Mike Lofgren (Author)


GNN: Aftermath (Part 2 of 4)

https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-ne ... zi-tattoo/

ATF pays $450,000 to settle discrimination lawsuit involving a boss with a Nazi tattoo
Nov. 18, 2019 at 7:16 pm

https://www.muckrock.com/news/archives/ ... ai-report/

November 19, 2019
The U.S. needs to “get AI right” — and fast — says government group
National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence warns of foreign and domestic challenges
Written by Beryl Lipton
Edited by Michael Morisy
China, private industry, and adversaries abroad could all prosper at America’s expense if the federal government does not move to support and lead the direction of artificial intelligence, the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence said in a report released earlier this month.
More than 30 countries in the last five years have publicly committed to some nationwide strategic investment in AI capabilities. In February, President Donald Trump signed an executive order to prioritize the use and development of AI-based technologies across the government.
With a flurry of recent AI advances, there is growing pressure to set rules on how to proceed — along with raised stakes.
“We’ve gone through a few of these cycles now, and there’s at least some reason to believe that this time it might be the real deal,” said Ryan Budish, assistant research director at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society. “There have been advances in large-scale datasets that enable more advanced AI. There’ve been breakthroughs in building AI systems. There have been advances in processing powers and GPU or custom silicon to enable more AI developments. I think that there is reason to think this time AI will have substantial transformative impacts. We’re already seeing that in some places.”
The NSCAI, created last year as part of the National Defense Authorization Act, has been studying AI’s potential to both advance and threaten U.S. national security interests. The group is considering how current options, like trade tariffs and other economic controls, can be used to mitigate unjust threats to intellectual property, support American enterprise interests, and direct development in an economically and ethically favorable way. The release is its most recent step toward recommendations for federal action on AI, which w

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A Tennessee Cop Accused of Searching a Black Man's Anus on the Side of the Road Is Now Facing 44 Criminal Charges
He also allegedly forced a woman he arrested to be baptized.

By Emma Ockerman

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LAPD officer accused of fondling dead woman’s breasts is arrested and charged

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Jersey City supermarket worker gave life to spare wounded customer from anti-Semitic rampage


DEC 12, 2019 | 6:50 PM

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What could the US afford if it raised billionaires' taxes? We do the math

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When SF police broke the law to combat Chinatown’s violent gangs
By Gary Kamiya Dec. 13, 2019 Updated: Dec. 13, 2019 3:54 p.m.

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Tennessee Sheriff’s Deputy Arrested on 44 Charges, Including Rape and Stalking

https://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/ ... 46583.html

FBI arrests Hialeah cop accused of sexual assault by four women and girls
DECEMBER 13, 2019 10:36 AM
* Read more here: https://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/ ... rylink=cpy

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Texas Man Awarded $345k for Unlawful Arrest after Cop Denied Qualified Immunity

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WATCH: Cop blindly Fires into Room, Striking Innocent Woman, Orders her to Crawl

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Texas Cops Arrest Woman for Holding Sign on Sidewalk saying "F*ck the Police"

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Video Surfaces Capturing Death of Second Innocent Man in UPS Police Shooting

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Judge: A cop who used a stun gun on a homeless man wasn’t fired because of his age

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Chicago cop suspended after unarmed teen with autism shot

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Philadelphia cop seen punching handcuffed man is arrested

https://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Wo ... 904232.php

Woman wounded by Danbury cop files federal lawsuit
By Daniel Tepfer and Julia Perkins Updated 4:53 pm EST, Friday, December 13, 2019

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Woman testifies at rape trial of former cop: 'He was going to lock me up'

Xerxes Wilson, Delaware News Journal

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Chicago cop given only reprimand for role in botched reinvestigation of David Koschman’s death


DEC 13, 2019 | 12:28 PM

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Aurora Police Defend Handling Of Nathan Meier Drunk Cop Case
December 13, 2019 at 3:5

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Ex-St. Louis Cop Lori Wozniak Gets Probation for 'Rough Ride'
Posted By Doyle Murphy on Fri, Dec 13, 2019 at 3:12 pm b

https://torontosun.com/news/local-news/ ... milton-cop

HUNTER: Justice for victims of disgraced Hamilton cop

https://nypost.com/2019/12/12/city-sani ... ard-abuse/

City Sanitation cop gets 3-day suspension for placard abuse
By David Meyer
December 12, 2019 | 5

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Fukuoka cop sentenced to death for murder of wife and kids, despite lack of hard evidence

https://nypost.com/2019/12/12/ritchard- ... probation/


Ritchard Blake, ex-NYPD cop who shot rival in the face, gets probation

https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/118144 ... ed-to-town

Pahiatua mother concerned as cop who slapped her daughter is returned to town

https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/ny ... story.html

Manhattan prosecutors release list of cops with ‘adverse credibility’ issues in court testimony


DEC 13, 2019 | 7:06 PM

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HC asks police chief to act against Ajni c ..

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https://mexiconewsdaily.com/news/former ... wn-cartel/

Former security boss had his own cartel and president was aware: ex-cop
Former Federal Police commissioner accuses Calderón of being aware of García's criminal activities
Published on Friday, December 13, 2019

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Rajasthan: Cop held for taking bribe
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Cop suspended for ‘extorting’ money from t ..

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https://livingstonledger.com/raunchy-pa ... e-exposed/

Raunchy past of Met cop‘s prostitute wife EXPOSED
Written by Livingston Contributor on December 13, 2019

https://www.telegraphindia.com/states/n ... id/1726610

ACMS slams cop caning of workers
Many were injured when police lathicharged workers of the tea estate who had come out in protest against the CAB: ACMS

https://www.nydailynews.com/news/nation ... story.html

St. Louis cop, who was passed over more than 20 times for promotion because he was gay, will lead department’s diversity unity


DEC 13, 2019 | 4:21 PM

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COP TALK: Spokane PD, Eastern State Hospital partner in support of individuals with mental illness
<img alt='Fox 28 Spokane' src='https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/c434 ... k&#038;r=g' srcset='https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/c434 ... k&#038;r=g 2x' class='avatar avatar-24 photo' height='24' width='24' itemprop="image" />

by Fox 28 Spokane | @ | December 13, 2019 12:49 pm

https://www.nola.com/news/courts/articl ... a5af5.html

Rogers LaCaze resentenced to life in notorious 1995 killings at Kim Anh restaurant in New Orleans East

https://www.heraldstandard.com/news/loc ... a151f.html

Judge postpones deadlines in former Connellsville cop's civil lawsuit
* Mark Hofmann mhofmann@heraldstandard.com Dec 13, 2019 Updated 6 hrs

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/horowi ... robe-flynn

Horowitz report spotlights little-known FBI agent's role in Russia probe, Flynn case

https://www.kltv.com/2019/12/12/former- ... tyler-isd/

Former FBI agent brings counterterrorism, disaster response experience to Tyler ISD

https://truthout.org/articles/fbi-agent ... -doj-says/

FBI Agents Showed Bias Against Hillary Clinton, Not Against Trump, DOJ Says

https://www.oregonlive.com/crime/2019/1 ... rules.html

Accused eco-saboteur Joseph M. Dibee who was fugitive for more than a decade can live with sister while awaiting trial, judge rules

https://stockdailydish.com/how-a-school ... fbi-fight/

How a school bomb-scare case sparked a media-vs.-FBI fight
Posted by SDD Contributor on December 13, 2019 at 8:04 pm
WASHINGTON — The young

https://www.stltoday.com/news/local/cri ... e0e4f.html

Gardner ordered to appear for deposition in former investigator's criminal case
* By Robert Patrick and Joel Currier St. Louis Post-Di

https://slate.com/news-and-politics/201 ... ourts.html

This Week’s DOJ Report Highlights the Danger of Shrouding Law Enforcement Tactics in Secrecy
Trump adviser Carter Page is just the tip of the iceberg.
DEC 13, 2019

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https://www.concordmonitor.com/Trump-an ... s-31385147

Letter: FBI helped put Trump in the White House

Published: 12/21/2019 12:01:25 AM
Modified: 12/21/2019 12:01:12 AM
In reading Katy Burns’s column on Sunday, I am baffled that Trump continues to peddle the myth that the FBI conspired against him to help elect Hillary. “He’s also very exercised about the FBI, insisting – with no evidence whatsoever – that its leaders were in cahoots with Hillary Clinton’s campaign in 2016, hell-bent on getting her installed in the White House, and so did their devious best to sink the Donald’s candidacy.”
Two factors got Trump elected against very long odds. One was the meddling of Russian hackers – spreading fake news on social media and releasing DNC emails through the Putin agent, Julian Assange. Two was Comey announcing 10 days before the election that the FBI was re-opening the investigation into Hillary’s emails. Nate Silver estimated this cost Hillary about 3% in the polls. At the time Comey could have also let it be known that the FBI had been investigating the Trump campaign, which would certainly have hurt Trump, but chose not to. Trump should be kissing Comey’s feet and thanking him instead of attacking him.
It’s not enough to say that Trump is pushing his FBI conspiracy “with no evidence whatsoever.” The truth is that the FBI helped put Trump in the White House, but Trump doesn’t want his base to know that. You folks in the media need

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Texas police officer who shot Atatiana Jefferson in her house indicted for murder


DEC 20, 2019 | 5:09 PM

https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/cri ... story.html

Chicago cop Lowell Houser found guilty of second-degree murder in off-duty shooting of Jose Nieves in 2017


DEC 20, 2019 | 4:55 PM

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Kansas Man Claims He Woke Up to a Cop Assaulting Him in His bedroom

https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/loc ... 703702001/

Ex-cop who shot bus passenger in the back now getting $57,000 a year in duty disability

Bruce Vielmetti, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Published 2:28 p.m. CT Dec. 20, 20

https://www.independent.com/2019/12/20/ ... un-in-bar/

UCSB Cop Arrested for Brandishing Gun in Bar
Marco Pavico on Investigatory Leave Without Pay While Criminal Investigation Is Being Conducted by SBPD
By Jean Yamamura
Fri Dec 20, 2019 | 3:57pm

https://madison.com/wsj/news/local/crim ... 979aa.html

Complaint: Ex-cop handcuffed girl during sexual assaults while with Madison Police Department

Colo. chief cites LEO mental health in decision not to fire cop found drunk on duty
Chief Nick Metz said in an email to staff that Officer Nathan Meier took responsibility in the incident, which played into Metz's disciplinary decision
Yesterday at 12:17 PM

Elise Schmelzer and Shelly Bradbury
Denver Post
AURORA, Colo. — After days of intense scrutiny for allowing an officer found drunk on duty to stay on the force, Aurora police Chief Nick Metz sent an email to his staff explaining in part how

https://www.nbcnewyork.com/investigatio ... s/2245847/

NYPD Cops Seen Disabling Security Camera After Brothers’ False Drug Charges Bust
Police lab tests for cocaine came back negative, field drug tests left behind were negative, and police were seen destroying video recording equipment at the store.
By Sarah Wallace • Published December 19, 2019 • Updated at 1:07 pm on December 20, 2019.

https://newsone.com/3897333/cops-not-ki ... -own-home/

Cops Manage To Not Kill White Woman After Shooting Her In Her Own Home
All this after the woman allegedly pointed a gun at them.

https://www.phillytrib.com/commentary/j ... f5dc0.html

Mitchell: Philadelphia is not alone in promoting questionable cop

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/fisa-c ... ge-warrant

FISA court judge demands info about FBI lawyer linked to Carter Page warrant

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/20 ... mpaign-ig/

FBI had spies inside Trump campaign: IG

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions ... titutions/

It’s not Trump, but those pursuing him, who are damaging our institutions

https://www.oregonlive.com/news/2019/12 ... -desk.html

Bill to declassify what FBI knows about Saudis spiriting criminals out of US heads to Trump’s desk
Updated Dec 19, 3:09 PM;Posted Dec 19, 3:02 PM

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Amid FISA Scrutiny, Critics Warn of FBI Briefing 'Subterfuge'

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/muelle ... ck-burkman

Ex-FBI analyst sentenced for accessing activist’s emails to 'protect Mueller'

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Is the FBI Punishing Employees for Their Political Views? Let’s Find Out
By Scott R. Anderson, Benjamin Wittes Friday, December 20, 2019, 1:25 PM

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FBI spying is a far bigger scandal than the Trump impeachment
by Eddie Scarry
 | December 20, 2019 04:49

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Fmr. senior FBI official: 'Very problematic' that Trump blames Ukraine over Russia for election interference

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Matthew Cecil received his B.S. in History from South Dakota State University in 1995. He then went on to Minnesota State University at Mankato to receive his M.A. in History. In 2000, he graduated from the University of Iowa with a Ph.D. in Mass Communication with a specialization in Publication Relations.
Cecil's career has includes experience as a political reporter and columnist, and a media relations practitioner in South Dakota and North Dakota. His teaching career started as a graduate teaching assistant at the University of Iowa. His first Assistant Professor position was a Purdue University in the Department of Communication from 2000-2002. He then took a position at the University of Oklahoma. In 2005, he moved back to his hometown of Brookings, SD and South Dakota State University. Dr. Cecil is now an Associate Professor and the Coordinator of the Media Production Emphasis in the Department of Journalism & Mass Communication. Dr. Cecil teaches a variety of courses including the department's introductory course, Introduction to Mass Communication, as well as basic video production, new media, and public relation skills.
Cecil's specialty area is new media and media history, but his expertise would be the FBI public relations during the J. Edgar Hoover era. Dr. Cecil's scholarly work has appeared in American Journalism, Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly, The Journalism Inquiry, and other national and international journals.
This collection is arranged into nine series:
Series 1. Broadcasters
Series 2. Columnists, reporters, writers, cartoonists
Series 3. Editors
Series 4. Federal agents and Government officials
Series 5. Publishers
Series 6. News agencies
Series 7. Periodicals
Series 8. Television, radio, and film
Series 9. Other
Contents Note
In the course of his research over the last ten years, Associate Professor Matthew Cecil has used the Freedom of Information and Privacy Act to collect the J. Edgar Hoover-era FBI files of hundreds of prominent journalists. In all, Cecil has collected nearly 90,000 pages of FBI information. The files have provided the raw material for several scholarly publications and Cecil has several more, along with a book project, in the works.
The folders consist of photocopied files provided by the Federal Bureau of Investigation at the request of Dr. Cecil. The documents were reviewed under the Freedom on Information/Privacy Acts, Title 5, United Stated Code, Section 552/552a by the FBI. Deletions were made to protect information which was exempt from disclosure. A deleted page information sheet was inserted in the file to indicate where pages were withheld. These sheets will be found in the folders.

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Robert Shetterly: The Role of Education in a Democracy
Thomas College, Waterville, ME
Tuesday, November 19, 2019, 3 - 4:30 pm
Join artist Robert Shetterly for a community session open to the public. The community session will pose the following question: What is the role of education in a democracy?

Robert will ask attendees to create personal quotes in response to their concerns and challenges related to this question. He will share why he creates the work that he does and the connection to the people depicted in his work. He will highlight practical examples from his previous workshops for how teachers can explore these questions with their students.

Robert Shetterly is an American artist, best known for his portrait series, "Americans Who Tell the Truth." Shetterly set out to paint Americans who inspired him. He initially intended to paint only 50 portraits, but by 2019 over 240 portraits can be found in the series. Portions of the series tour widely across the United States, being shown in schools, museums, libraries, galleries and other public spaces – including Thomas College.

A book titled "Americans Who Tell the Truth," written and illustrated by Shetterly, won the International Reading Association's Intermediate—Nonfiction award for 2006, and the nonprofit Children's Book Council listed it among the "2006 Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People.” Shetterly lives in Brooksville, Maine.

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BART busker reflects on 7 years of playing violin for tips at San Francisco stations
By Dianne de Guzman, SFGATE Updated 8:51 am PST, Thursday, December 26, 2019

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Mexican police chief arrested in connection to Mormon family killings
Nine women and children of US-Mexican origin were shot dead by suspected drug cartel hitmen last month

https://www.nydailynews.com/news/nation ... story.html

New body-cam footage shows California cop yelled ‘I’m gonna f------ kill him’ before shooting and killing man


DEC 27, 2019 | 9:15 PM

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Virginia dog owner says off-duty ATF agent shot, killed his mastiff puppy
By Anjali Hemphill, FOX 5 DC
Published May 30, 2018

https://www.ohmidog.com/2009/04/29/fbi- ... chihuahua/

FBI agent shoots Chihuahua near Waco
An FBI agent who shot and killed a Chihuahua named Sassy in front of his Texas home says he deserves probation.
Amazingly, if a judge approves, that’s the sentence he’ll get.
Lovett Leslie Ledger Jr., 40, who lives near Lorena, pleaded no contest to animal cruelty charges in exchange for a recommendation from prosecutors that he be placed on probation for two years, according to the Waco Tribune.
The 3-pound dog, which belonged to a neighboring 8-year-old girl, was shot in the neck, just above her rhinestone collar, in February of 2008.
A neighbor, who witnessed the shooting when she went to investigate why her dogs were barking, said Ledger shot the dog with a pellet rifle, as one of his children watched.
Ledger initially lied to investigators about the dog’s death but later told deputies he shot the animal, according to court records. Ledger and his attorney both declined

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Former FBI agent arrested, ordered to have mental evaluation after threat to ‘kill everyone around her’ at CIA gates: affidavit 

https://www.ocregister.com/2015/06/05/c ... t-charges/

Cases dropped, more in trouble after FBI agent Scott Bowman ...
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more in trouble after FBI agent Scott Bowman arrested on theft charges ... microscope because of Scott Bowman, the former FBI special agent ...

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Ex-FBI Agent Arrested In Florence County SC
Joe Younginer charged with assault and battery after being refused access to fast food restaurant



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Former FBI Special Agent Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Bribery And Obstruction Scheme

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

FBI agent who stole drug money to buy cars and plastic surgery for his wife is sentenced

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Dallas FBI agent arrested, accused of planning to kill estranged wife, another agent

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The Secret History of the United States: Conspiracies, Cobwebs and Lies
By Peter Kross

https://www.npr.org/2018/07/24/63174203 ... ife-refuge

Trial To Begin For Ex-FBI Agent Charged In Shooting

July 24, 20185:03 AM ET
Heard on Morning Edition

https://www.upi.com/Archives/1986/05/09 ... 515995200/

A retired FBI agent charged with rape and other...

AUGUSTA, Maine -- A retired FBI agent charged with rape and other sex crimes has apparently jumped bail and may be in South America, according to a district attorney.
Retired agent John Kenoyer, 64, of Winthrop

https://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/crime/ ... 13112.html

Fired FBI agent who blew whistle over sex trips wins his appeal
By Michael Doyle

Read more here: https://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/crime/ ... rylink=cpy

https://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/os ... story.html

Facing child porn charges, retired FBI agent wants contact with grandkids

Investigators alleged they found digital files of pictures and videos showing pre-pubescent children — some as young as 5 — in sex acts or posing naked with adults and other children.

https://www.sltrib.com/news/crime/2014/ ... irlfriend/

Utah FBI agent charged with allegedly choking girlfriend
Crime • Police say the woman, who lives with 
the FBI agent in his Avenues home, had marks on her neck and a 
bump on her head.

https://fox13now.com/2014/11/13/did-the ... ence-case/

Did the FBI tamper with a witness in OKC bombing evidence case?

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Florida man wakes up to stranger sucking his toes

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Fighters brace for 'long night' ahead after Sydney swelters through hottest ever day


35 ‘vital US & Israeli targets’ within Iran’s reach for potential REVENGE for General Soleimani’s death – senior IRGC commander
4 Jan, 2020 13:22 / Updated 2 hours ago

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Clown law: Why has a provincial English tribunal declared ‘ethical veganism’ a ‘protected characteristic’?

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JANUARY 3, 2020
After Mossad Targeted Soleimani, Trump Pulled the Trigger

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khameini and Quds Force commander Qasem Soleimani, right (Credit: Wikimedia Commons).
Last October Yossi Cohen, head of Israel’s Mossad, spoke openly about assassinating Iranian general Qassem Soleimani, the head of the elite Quds Force in Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps.
“He knows very well that his assassination is not impossible,” Cohen said in an interview. Soleimani had boasted that the Israel’s tried to assassinate him in 2006 and failed.
“With all due respect to his bluster,” Cohen said, “he hasn’t necessarily committed

https://www.counterpunch.org/2020/01/03 ... ent-trump/

JANUARY 3, 2020
The Democratic Party’s Campaign to Re-Elect President Trump

Photograph Source: Matt Johnson – CC BY 2.0
Anyone who hoped that the terrible experience of a neofascistic presidency might jolt the Democratic Party media and politics establishment into embracing the basic lesson of the 2016 election – that running a dismal, dollar-drenched centrist well to the right of the citizenry for president just guarantees right-wing control of the United States’ executive branch – is certain to be disappointed.
In the 2020 election cycle as in the last one, the establishment corporate neo-“liberal” Democrats and their many media outlets have alternately disdained, disregarded, and downplayed Bernie Sanders’ progressive-populist neo-New Deal campaign. It has been routine on “liberal” cable news (CNN and MSNBC) and on “P”BS to see the Democratic presidential contest discussed as if Sanders was just another marginal player. When he isn’t largely or (in some cases) completely ignored, the

https://www.counterpunch.org/2020/01/03 ... less-dems/

JANUARY 3, 2020
“$#!%-Life Syndrome,” Trump Voters, and Clueless Dems

Photograph Source: Frank Boston – CC BY 2.0
Getting rid of Trump means taking seriously “$#!%-life syndrome”—and its resulting misery, which includes suicide, drug overdose death, and trauma for surviving communities.
My state of Ohio is home to many $#!%-life syndrome sufferers. In the 2016 presidential election, Hillary Clinton lost Ohio’s 18 electoral votes to Trump. She got clobbered by over 400,000 votes (more than 8%). She lost 80 of Ohio’s 88 counties. Trump won rural poorer counties, several by whopping margins. Trump got the $#!%-life syndrome vote.
Will Hutton in his 2018 Guardian piece, “The Bad News is We’re Dying Early in Britain – and It’s All Down to ‘$#!%-Life Syndrome’” describes $#!%-life syndrome in both Britain and the United States: “Poor working-age Americans


AARP report: Insufficient evidence that dietary supplements benefit brain health
Experts convened by the AARP say don't waste your money

https://www.motherjones.com/politics/20 ... into-iraq/

With a War Against Iran Brewing, Don’t Listen to the Hawks Who Lied Us Into Iraq
Here we go again.


https://www.motherjones.com/politics/20 ... ed-emails/

The White House Won’t Release 20 New Ukraine-Related Emails
A judge may compel the administration to turn them over.

https://www.motherjones.com/politics/20 ... te-change/

A New Trump Rule Would Fast-Track Oil Pipelines Without Consideration of Climate Change
The proposed rule will likely be released

https://www.motherjones.com/politics/20 ... rian-hook/

Meet the Iran Hawks Inside Trump’s Administration
John Bolton earned all the headlines for his anti-Iran views, but he was never the only one.


https://cdn.muckrock.com/foia_files/202 ... 243297.pdf

FBI / IRS Illegal phone taps

https://www.muckrock.com/foi/united-sta ... hen-60302/

From: Emma Best
Subject: Freedom of Information Act Request: Sheldon S. Cohen

To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:
Records relating to or mentioning Sheldon S. Cohen.
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 20 business days, as the statute requires.
Emma Best

http://mattofboston.com/trumps-big-gamb ... nt-1083800

Trump’s Big Gamble: Iran Is Too Afraid To Fight
January 3, 2020Uncategorized

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Whistle-Blower? A Half-Century Ago in N.Y.C., It Was Serpico

In the early 1970s, a police officer named Frank Serpico became New York City’s best-known whistle-blower by speaking up against widespread corruption in the Police Department.


Diane Wilson

My last memory of Washington DC was going over the White House fence and skinning my stomach on the steel barbs.  For that action I got one year’s probation but no jail time. Can you believe that? No fines either other than court costs because I lost my case. I had a great attorney named Mark Goldstone who taught me the fine art of defending myself in court.  I told him I was writing a book called “How to Be Your Own Damn Lawyer” and using his techniques. Now I haven’t done that yet, although I did write a screen play and included the court trial and Mark Goldstone who is a fine looking lawyer. Rob Lowe will play him.
The last I heard from that fine lawyer was that he was appealing my conviction on the grounds of  “who owns the air space over the White House fence?” For instance, can you stick your finger over the White House fence? Is that illegal? Now I believe the mailman who recently went over the White House fence and landed in a gyro-helicopter might want to check out those pleadings.  
Since that incident I have returned to Texas. Yes, I do live in Texas although many activists that I know and meet up with are soundly confused with that fact. I live very far in the country in a little fishing village that I don’t care to name.  In 2005 or 2006?  I had climbed the White House fence (this was the FIRST time) and two weeks later I got a visit from two guys in black suits with black shoes and wearing sunglasses.  They were Secret Service agents and wanted to know if I had an authority complex.  They next visited the elementary school for reasons I cannot fathom. They also visited my neighbor living in a trailer.  He was 80 years old and a card-carrying Militia and had a stash of weapons in his back room so they left pretty pronto.  
Since going over the WH fence in 2013, I have retired to a barn which I have recreated into a cabin. I painted it purple and did my own plumbing and cut my own firewood.  I am working to get totally off the grid.  I planted a garden in recycled window frames and have created the mother lode of tomatoes.  In the meantime, I am writing a book that is two years overdue about the lost cause of the fishermen.  I am also eyeballing a chemical plant’s waste water permit that the state of Texas has no inclination of letting me get involved in.  So you know what that means, doncha?  

https://www.americanswhotellthetruth.or ... ane-wilson

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NYPD cop caught planting stun gun in car by his own bodycam: lawsuit
By Vincent Barone and Andrew Denney
January 3, 2020 |

https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/ny ... story.html

Woman says she was raped by man claiming to be NYPD officer: police


JAN 04, 2020 | 3:12 PM

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Westchester DA candidates spar over Yonkers cop who admitted perjury

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Atlanta PD Will No Longer Chase Criminals If They Flee From Cops

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How Milwaukee Activists Are Organizing to Move Money from Cops to Community



CALLER: Is this Gordon's Pizza?

GOOGLE: No sir, it's Google Pizza.

CALLER: I must have dialed a wrong number. Sorry.

GOOGLE: No sir, Google bought Gordon’s Pizza last month.

CALLER: OK. I would like to order a pizza.

GOOGLE: Do you want your usual, sir?

CALLER: My usual? You know me?

GOOGLE: According to our caller ID data sheet, the last 12 times you called you ordered an extra-large pizza with three cheeses, sausage, pepperoni, mushrooms and meatballs on a thick crust.

CALLER: OK! That’s what I want …

GOOGLE: May I suggest that this time you order a pizza with ricotta, arugula, sun-dried tomatoes and olives on a whole wheat gluten free thin crust?

CALLER: What? I detest vegetables.

GOOGLE: Your cholesterol is not good, sir.

CALLER: How do you know?

GOOGLE: Well, we cross-referenced your home phone number with your medical records. We have the result of your blood tests for the last 7 years.

CALLER: Okay, but I do not want your rotten vegetable pizza! I already take medication for my cholesterol.

GOOGLE: Excuse me sir, but you have not taken your medication regularly. According to our database, you only purchased a box of 30 cholesterol tablets once, at Drug RX Network, 4 months ago.

CALLER: I bought more from another drugstore.

GOOGLE: That doesn’t show on your credit card statement.

CALLER: I paid in cash.

GOOGLE: But you did not withdraw enough cash according to your bank statement.

CALLER: I have other sources of cash.

GOOGLE: That doesn’t show on your last tax return unless you bought them using an undeclared income source, which is against the law.


GOOGLE: I'm sorry, sir, we use such information only with the sole intention of helping you.

CALLER: Enough already! I'm sick to death of Google, Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp and all the others. I'm going to an island without internet, cable TV, where there is no cell phone service and no one to watch me or spy on me

GOOGLE: I understand sir, but you need to renew your passport first. It expired 6 weeks ago

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US Department of Defense as the biggest institutional user of fossil fuels in the world.
“Young people should know that all of the wars fought since you were born have been about oil,” she said. “It’s always been about oil, and it’s killing people in the Middle East, and oil is killing us here, killing our climate, fires in Australia, we have to stop. We can’t any more lose lives, kill people and ruin the environment because of oil and fossil fuels.”

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British woman who posed online as teen boy to sexually assault young girls gets 8 years prison for ‘predatory behavior’


JAN 11, 2020 | 1:23 PM

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World’s super-rich are hoarding physical gold in secret bunkers
11 Jan, 2020 06:32

https://www.latimes.com/la-sci-col1-cli ... story.html

An artist set out to paint climate change. She ended up on a journey through grief

https://www.pressherald.com/2020/01/11/ ... -portland/

Saturday’s warmth sets high-temperature record in Portlandl

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New England
Ice Castles in New Hampshire opens despite warm temperatures

https://www.desmogblog.com/2020/01/10/j ... protest-dc

Joaquin Phoenix, Martin Sheen Arrested at Jane Fonda's Final Weekly Climate Protest in DC
Read time: 3 mins
By Zach Roberts • Friday, January 10, 2020 - 14:41

https://www.desmogblog.com/2020/01/09/t ... -bushfires

These Climate Science Deniers are Spreading Misinformation about the Australian Bushfires
Read time: 7 mins
By Mat Hope • Thursday, January 9, 2020 - 01:13

https://www.cnn.com/2020/01/10/us/seatt ... index.html

A man in Seattle killed himself thinking that he'd hurt someone in a hit-and-run. A cop's lie 'contributed' to his suicide, police watchdog says

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/cit ... 210511.cms

Woman cop shoots self

Read more at:
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/arti ... aign=cppst

https://publicistplot.com/2020/01/12/da ... stall-him/

Dad Brutally Killed by way of Guy who RAPED HIS DAUGHTER & Cop ‘DID NOTHING’ to Forestall him

https://www.india.com/news/india/top-jk ... i-3906708/

Top J&K Cop Arrested With Two Hizbul Terrorists in His Car, Was on Way to Delhi

https://www.djournal.com/news/crime-law ... 4d46a.html

• Rampant cronyism, workplace sexism, biased policing – a new lawsuit has again raised the specter of these allegations brought by some former officers against the Tupelo Police Department.

https://moosegazette.net/maharashtra-co ... ue/247601/

Maharashtra Cop Suspended For Sending Obscene Messages To Colleague

https://metro.co.uk/2020/01/11/cop-fals ... -12040989/

Cop falsely accused street cleaner of being a paedophile after hedge row

Read more: https://metro.co.uk/2020/01/11/cop-fals ... to=cbshare
Twitter: https://twitter.com/MetroUK | Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MetroUK/

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'McMillions' Is the Story of the Ex-Cop Who Scammed McDonald's Out of $24M in Monopoly Prizes
The HBO documentary premieres February 3.

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Nike Texts Said to Mock FBI Emerge in Avenatti Criminal Case
By Erik Larson
January 10, 2020, 1:39 PM EST Updated on January 10, 2020,

https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/artic ... ck-iphones

Apple's Case Against the FBI Is Stronger Than Ever
Buyers of iPhones don’t want the government collecting their data.

https://gizmodo.com/fbi-surveillance-ve ... 1840913576

FBI Surveillance Vendor Threatens to Sue Tech Reporters for Heinous Crime of Doing Journalism

Group logo, as seen on the cover of its product brochure, is a modified version of the reverse side of Great Seal of the United States, designed by attorney William Barton in 1782, with the phrase “Constant Vigilance” replacing the Latin motto “Novus Ordo Seclorum.”
Screenshot: MuckRock
Motherboard on Thursday revealed that a “secretive” U.S. government vendor whose surveillance products are not publicly advertised has been marketing hidden cameras disguised as seemingly ordinary objects—vacuum cleaners, tree stumps, and tombstones—to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, among other law enforcement agencies, and the military, in addition to, ahem, “select clients.”

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REVEALED: Top FBI official who leaked court-sealed and sensitive information about 'terrorism and law enforcement' to reporters through hundreds of texts, rounds of golf and private dinners
* Bryan Paarmann, a former top FBI official, is said to have leaked court-sealed and sensitive information to at least six reporters
* Washington Examiner identified Paarmann by obtaining the DOJ investigation report 

https://www.wthitv.com/content/news/FBI ... 54601.html



Why won't the Department of Justice (DOJ) investigate electronic vote fraud? Is it because the DOJ and FBI have long been involved in it, themselves? 
“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 1970-2010) in a July 4,1989 Los Angeles Times article about electronic voting machines and vote fraud. 

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

https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm ... story.html

Police, Phone Company Implicated : Alleged Wiretap Scheme Investigated in Cincinnati

A police sergeant who has been granted limited immunity from prosecution has testified that the police intelligence unit worked closely with Cincinnati Bell to perform illegal wiretaps and that the illegally gained information was shared with the FBI and other agencies, including the Internal Revenue Service.
The police intelligence unit even was supplied with Cincinnati Bell equipment, including a Bell truck, so that policemen who were capable of performing wiretaps could perform them on their own, he said.

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This is the only time in history that
an Independent Counsel was ordered to include
evidence of a cover-up by his own investigators in his own Report

https://www.nydailynews.com/news/nation ... story.html

NAACP attorney curiously asked to give up her seat on empty Amtrak train


JAN 18, 2020 | 11:03 PM

https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm ... story.html

More and More Police Officers Are Wearing Badges of Dishonor

https://www.cia.gov/library/readingroom ... 0002-6.pdf


www.cia.gov › library › readingroom › docs

1. Cached
FBI knew of North's contra work. Webster says bureau lost memo. By Aaron Epstein ... contras was illegal, was sent to FBI ... ster's top aide, Oliver “Buck" Revell

http://cispes.org/about-cispes/history/ ... -of-cispes

The FBI Probe of CISPES
The genesis of the FBI probe of CISPES was a complex network of groups and individuals with a common counter-subversive worldview: · The underlying theories which prompted the FBI investigation of CISPES were developed at the start of the Cold War, and reflect the same discredited view of subversion that the American public finally rejected to end the McCarthy period. · Individual and groups who hold this discredited view of subversion played influential roles in shaping the policies of the Reagan Administration in this area, and then in some cases moved on to become consultants and staff members in Administration and Congressional posts. · These same groups and individuals then set out to rebuild a private counter-subversion network among conservative and rightist groups with the goal of assisting the government, and specifically the FBI, in investigating subversion. The results of their investigations were published in a range of newsletters and journals in articles which frequently cross-cited each other and often traced back to unsubstantiated charges of communist subversion made by persons testifying before congressional witch-hunting committees. · Young conservatives from colleges and universities were recruited and trained to participate in monitoring and analyzing the activities of alleged subversive groups through a network of interlocking conservative institutions based in Washington, D.C. · Information and documents collected by private right-wing groups were provided to government law-enforcement agencies that would otherwise be prevented from obtaining the information by constitutional and legislative restrictions. This biased and unverified information was then used to justify criminal investigations of dissidents in general and the anti-interventionist CISPES in particular.
Many activists involved in Central America issues became aware of ham-handed snooping by Federal Bureau of Investigation agents in the early 1980's.In 1986 the Center for Investigative Reporting in California used the federal Freedom of Information Act to obtain FBI files which suggested a large-scale probe into CISPES. In 1987 testimony by a former FBI informant Frank Varelli also suggested a broad attack on CISPES by the FBI. Varelli later told reporters of the involvement of other governmental and private right-wing groups in targeting CISPES.
Some 1300 pages of additional FBI files released in 1988 by New York's Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR), on behalf of CISPES, reveal in sharp detail the extent and nature of the FBI probe into CISPES. More importantly, the files show that the FBI, to justify its actions, accepted as fact a right-wing conspiratorial world-view which sees dissent as treason and resistance to oppression as terrorism.
The first FBI investigation of CISPES was launched in September of 1981to determine if CISPES should be forced to register under the Foreign Agents Registration Act. Among the documents used by the FBI to justify this CISPES probe, according to Congressional testimony by FBI official Oliver "Buck" Revell, was a 1981 article by a former FBI informant and ongoing right-wing private spy-John Rees. The Rees article appeared in Review of the News a magazine published by the paranoid ultra-right John Birch Society. This FBI investigation was terminated without indictments in December of 1981.
A second FBI investigation of CISPES began in March of 1983. It was premised on the right-wing conspiracy theory that CISPES was a cover for "terrorist" activity. To justify this view, the FBI relied not only on reports from its informant Varelli, but also in part on a conspiratorial analysis contained in a report written by Michael Boos, a staffer at the right-wing Young Americas Foundation. This FBI "counter-terrorism" investigation was terminated without indictments in 1985.
The FBI relying on the malicious musings of paranoid right-wing ideologues to justify probes of the anti-Administration CISPES is rather like the IRS assigning Jerry Falwell to audit the financial records of the American Civil Liberties Union

https://www.intelligence.senate.gov/sit ... 001051.pdf

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Feb 23, 1988 - Revell, Oliver B., Executive Assistant Director of Investigation, FBI .. 39. Prepared ... Following Mr. Gavin, Executive Assistant Director Oliver "Buck". Revell will discuss the opening, review, and closing of the CISPES.


Oliver “Buck” Revell,

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5 Great Books About the FBI
Pursuing a career with the FBI is a high goal, and there are many books that were written by former FBI agents that describe what the experience is like. These would be very useful reads to you if you are considering the FBI as your career, but most of all, they are enjoyable and a good way to spend an afternoon.

https://www.deseret.com/2001/5/7/195850 ... -dismissed

Lawsuit over bombing of Flight 103 dismissed

OKLAHOMA CITY — A federal judge has dismissed a libel lawsuit filed by a former FBI official who was alleged to have had advance knowledge of the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland.
Oliver "Buck" Revell, a retired FBI associate deputy director, complained that a book, "The Oklahoma City Bombing and the Politics of Terror," accused him of allowing the mass murder of the 259 people on board the flight and 11 more on the ground.
The book, by David M. Hoffman, said Revell had prior knowledge of the bombing and pulled his son and daughter-in-law off the plane in London.
Revell said his son was briefly booked on the flight but had left London a week earlier. His daughter-in-law was in the United States.
Judge Robin J. Cauthron ruled Thursday that Revell had not shown that the author or his publisher knew the statements were false.

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Many terror plots have Dallas-Fort Worth ties

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Full text of "Coup d'etat In America"
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Carver Gayton & the "Dirty Little Rumor"
As readers of Probe should know, the FBI has always denied any formal relationship with Lee Harvey Oswald. This denial was upheld by both the Warren Commission and the House Select Committee on Assassinations. Still, there have been serious questions raised about this stance from the beginning. In a famous article in the January 27, 1964 issue of The Nation, Harold Feldman raised some very cogent questions about this point. In researching his recent book Oswald and the CIA, John Newman discovered an affidavit in the files of the Church Committee by one Carver Gayton. In this document Gayton had stated that he had met FBI agent James Hosty when Hosty had been transferred to Kansas City after the assassination. While there, Hosty had told Gayton that Oswald had been a PSI (Potential Security Informant) for the Bureau. While at the Rio Conference, Newman prepared a press release and faxed it to several press organizations. Reporter Sam Vincent Meddis picked up the release and wrote a story for USA Today. That story appeared at the top of page four in the August 30th issue of that national newspaper. In the article, FBI authorities stated that Gayton later denied that Hosty made the statement. This is true. Gayton told the HSCA in a June 1, 1977 interview that Hosty never told him anything at all about Oswald "and certainly not that LHO was an FBI agent." The problem here is that the Church Committee document was a sworn affidavit. The HSCA report is of an informal interview. There is no evidence that the HSCA ever confronted Gayton with his previous affidavit. It is interesting to note here that the lead that the HSCA was following on this interview was the same one that the Garrison investigation uncovered on Gayton. A man named Jim Gochenaur had written a letter to Garrison stating that when he was renting an apartment from Gayton, Gayton had told him the Hosty anecdote. In his interview with Howard Gilbert and Jack Moriarty of the HSCA, Gayton ridiculed Gochenaur by stating "he is somewhat of a flake and was an assassination buff".
Oliver "Buck" Revell
The article then quotes Oliver "Buck" Revell, former Bureau criminal investigations chief. In what must be termed "damage control", Revell states that "the PSI designation does not necessarily mean Oswald became an informant. It merely suggests that the FBI had an interest in possibly turning him into one because of his Marxist connections." This is the same "retired" FBI agent who wrote a fatuous response to the LaFontaine piece in the Washington Post on the John Elrod story. The same Revell who recently threatened legal action against PBS and author Diarmuid Jeffreys for charging him with cooperating with Oliver North in 1) Illegally harassing CISPES, a Central American support group favoring the Sandinistas, and 2) Assisting North's efforts to obstruct justice during the Iran-Contra Hearings. The same Revell who has become FBI point man on the Oklahoma City bombing, a case the FBI is already having problems with as questions about the explosives used and witnesses against suspect Timothy McVeigh now abound. It is important to note that Revell was also in charge of the FBI Dallas field office and became associate director from 1989-91.
In light of this information about FBI reluctance, seemingly led by "retired" higher-up Revell, it is relevant to quote Robinson's AP release: "The FBI has not yet specified reasons for keeping parts of the documents classified but is expected to stress the sensitive nature of work with foreign governments and the need to protect informants' identities" (emphasis added).
Although the Newman press release garnered the press coverage and framed the media debate, two other bits of evidence in this regard bolster the original contentions about Oswald by the critical community. Researcher Jeff Caufield has found a report on another HSCA interview with New Orleans FBI employee William Walter, mentioned by Jim Garrison in his book On the Trial of the Assassins. It seems that Walter, in a November 1977 interview, told HSCA investigators that Oswald was an FBI informant. Researcher Anna Marie Kuhns-Walko reportedly has also uncovered similar documents relating to an FBI agent who discovered the same and when FBI Director Hoover learned of this, "he hit the roof."
FBI on Trial
These indications of Bureau obstinacy in the face of the law – and possible obstruction of justice in the Kennedy case – could not have come at a worse time. The FBI is now under siege on several fronts. The new book Fatal Justice, on the Jeffrey McDonald murder case, has exposed the use of "professional" witnesses, a practice that goes back a very long time with the Bureau. The recent hearings on Capitol Hill concerning the shootings at Ruby Ridge bore a resemblance to the O. J. Simpson trial in a significant aspect. In the latter, LAPD officer and star witness Mark Fuhrman took the fifth amendment and refused to testify upon recall by the defense. In the former case, sniper Lon Horiuchi took the fifth before the Senate Committee investigating the Ruby Ridge shooting. His attorney was Earl Silbert, the original Justice Department lawyer involved in the Watergate investigation. Silbert was later replaced by special prosecutor Archibald Cox. A week later, four more FBI officials took the fifth in front of the same committee. The attorney for the four officials was Brendan Sullivan, the former attorney for Oliver North. In a further parallel, the chairman of the investigating panel was Arlen Specter. Specter allowed the five agents to invoke their privilege against self-incrimination in a closed session. He said there was no intent to "humiliate" them.
Making things even worse for the FBI's image are the revelations of former crime lab analyst Frederic Whitehurst. In an AP story carried nationwide and on an ABC "Primetime Live" segment, Whitehurst made the following startling revelations: 1) He was pressured to distort findings about the World Trade Center bombing to favor prosecutors. 2) In a Georgia bombing case investigated by current FBI Director Freeh, two agents slanted evidence by testifying about tests that weren't done and scientific conclusions they could not support. One of the agents, Roger Martz, testified in the Simpson case. 3) During one investigation, he was physically threatened by FBI bomb squad members to make false claims about evidence. 4) On one occasion, an FBI crime lab expert illegally adjusted a forensic testing device in order to alter the results the machine produced.
In a turn that will be familiar to all JFK researchers, when Whitehurst complained about these practices, nothing was done about his memos. Indeed the FBI's only reaction has been to declare Dr. Whitehurst's charges false and then demote him. At the end of the ABC segment, when reporter Brian Ross asked Whitehurst outside his home why he had gone public with the charges, Whitehurst, choking back tears, said that the proudest day of his life was when he became an FBI agent. On that day, he took an oath to uphold the Constitution. That oath did not include a clause to remain silent when other FBI agents broke the law. This genuinely moving moment will remind many readers of the transformation described by Kennedy researcher Bill Turner in his pioneering book Hoover's FBI.
In the face of all this, Director Freeh – while acknowledging the accusations as very serious – rejected suggestions for an outside panel review of the FBI. Even though opinion polls show that, in the face of these violent controversies, favorable opinions of the FBI have declined and negative perceptions have risen. To our knowledge, Freeh has taken no public position on the ARRB dispute with the FBI files. In a Los Angeles Times interview, the Director stated that 1) he regarded any matter that affected the FBI's credibility as serious, 2) that it was essential to acknowledge past mistakes, and 3) that firm action should be taken to correct wrongdoing. If Louis Freeh is serious, a good place to begin on all three is for him to take a public stand for openness on the Kennedy files.

https://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/nation ... 60347.html

Congress to investigate veteran cancers at toxic Uzbek base where ‘black goo’ oozed
JANUARY 14, 2020 11:49 AM
Special forces deployed to Uzbekistan weeks after 9/11 to strike Taliban and al Qaeda from a base that had chemical and radiation contamination. Those veterans seek help with the cancers they now face.

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The U.S. Government Secretly Spied on Chinese-American Scientists, Upending Lives and Paving the Way for Decades of Discrimination
February 2 2020, 5:00

https://www.khou.com/article/news/local ... db785ff4df

Family sues unnamed FBI agent accused of killing hostage during rescue operation
The family's attorney said he knows the agent’s identity but can’t make it public because the FBI has filed a protective order.

Author: David Gonzalez (KHOU)
Published: 10:05 PM CST February 1, 2020
Updated: 10:05 PM CST February 1, 2020

https://www.thedailybeast.com/no-jail-t ... ping-woman

No Jail Time for Ex-Cop Convicted of Raping Woman After Domestic Violence Call

Tracy Connor
Executive Editor
Updated Feb. 01, 2020 1:40PM ET / 
Published Feb. 01, 2020 1:01PM ET 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/pu ... story.html

He was a translator for the FBI. Then he heard his own voice on a wiretap.

https://dfw.cbslocal.com/2020/01/31/acc ... orruption/

New Accusations Suggest Illegal Behavior By FBI Agents In Dwaine Caraway Corruption Case
By J.D. Miles
January 31, 2020 at 6:13 p

https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/ny ... story.html

New data shows $69 million paid by city in 2019 to settle suits against NYPD


FEB 01, 2020 | 5:36 PM

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NYPD cop accused of beating daughter busted again for violating restraining order
By Craig McCarthy
February 2, 2020 | 10:10

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Boy handcuffed by cops while having seizure, vomiting at fast food restaurant
"He has autism, he has epilepsy, stop it!" his mother can be heard screaming.
Jon Haworth
February 2, 2020, 5:22 AM

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Mentor’s testimony looms large in assault trial of ex-Gwinnett cop

https://www.phillyvoice.com/video-phila ... arminster/

FEBRUARY 01, 2020
Philly cop charged after video reveals he wasn't assaulted, he tripped and fell
Keith White was charged with falsifying reports of an arrest where he claimed to have been struck in the face.

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Cop is Tasered, pepper sprayed and smashed in the face with a handheld radio as six police officers struggle to arrest him

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3 cops 'irresponsible' in face of colleague's life-threatening injuries
Report finds "serious concerns" about credibility of officers in training accident
By JAKE THOMAS Oregon Capital Bureau Feb 1, 2020

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Sealed criminal records still showing at FBI

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Here Are the Most Common Airbnb Scams Worldwide
Nearly 1,000 people flooded our inbox with their stories. We found some patterns.

By Anna Merlan
Jan 31 2020

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Meet the Firefighter Who Got Fired for Fire Instagram Content
Presley Pritchard's superiors regularly criticized her photos and videos for being too racy. After being fired last summer for violating a nonexistent social media policy, she's suing.

By Katie Way
Jan 29 2020, 2:25p

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I Went to a High-End Psychedelic Retreat to Address My Anxiety
As more people become interested in trying psychedelics, spa-like retreats are popping up all over the world. Should people with mental health issues feel safe trying them?

By Shayla Love
Jan 29 2020,

https://www.thenation.com/article/socie ... acy-trump/

Our Courts Are a Growing Threat to Democracy
The judiciary is reshaping fundamental policies with no concern for what the majority of Americans actually want.
By Sasha AbramskyTwitter
JANUARY 31, 2020

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This Trump Judge Tormented a Trans Woman—Because He Could
Stuart Kyle Duncan had a history of anti-LGBTQ bigotry before he joined the bench. Now he’s inflicting his pettiness and cruelty on vulnerable litigants.
By Elie MystalTwitter
JANUARY 31, 2020

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Ten More Things You Never Knew about Mohamed Atta

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2020 Apple IMac

<img class="imageLightbox suppliedart" src="//www.macworld.co.uk/cmsdata/features/369 ... _glass.png" alt="iMac patent glass Apple" width="1142" height="762">
Smaller bezels, bigger screen
The idea that Apple will reduce the bezels to allow for a bigger screen seems more likely. Display technology has evolved in such a way as to accommodate smaller bezels, and smaller bezels is likely to mean an even bigger screen.

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Property of the People

https://www.sfexaminer.com/news/man-sho ... -musician/

Man shot by off-duty FBI agent in Haight is local street musician
Authorities remain silent on circumstances that led to shooting at historic intersection
MICHAEL BARBAFeb. 10, 2020 8:01 p.m.NEWSTHE CITY

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Prosecutors have thrown out nearly 100 convictions tied to 'rogue' Chicago cop
Grace Hauck

https://www.latimes.com/california/stor ... al-calgang

California attorney general to investigate LAPD gang-framing scandal

NYPD protesters to mayor: Don't blame us for attacks on Bronx officers
John Bacon, USA Today
Attorney General gets go-ahead to subpoena anti-TMT nonprofit Kahea
Lisa Maruyama, Honolulu Star Advertise 
US Gov’t Attempts to Railroad Venezuelan Embassy Protectors
Staff, The Real News
Bill to criminalize trespassing at infrastructure facilities takes heat during public hearing
Jake Flatley, West Virginia Metro News
Trump Is Blowing Up a National Monument in Arizona to Make Way for the Border Wall
Ryan Devereaux, The Intercept

https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/bre ... story.html

Chicago Tribune12 more cases tied to corrupt ex-cop are dismissedA dozen men with convictions connected to disgraced ex-Chicago police Sgt.
Ronald Watts and his crew saw their cases thrown out en masse ...6 hours ago

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NYPD head Bernie Kerik’s best man charged as head of Sarah Lawrence College cult, with victims threatened at knife-point, forced into prostitution



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WATCH: Man with Camera Turns Tables on Cop by Interrogating him like a Cop

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FBI File Request

To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:
* Documents describing or generated as part of the establishment of any different processing queues for FOIA requests
* Documents describing the rules and procedures governing any different processing FOIA queues
* Documents, produced in the previous 15 years, containing reports or statistics describing the FOIA processing queues
* Documents describing procedures for the handling or coordination of requests from high volume FOIA requesters
* Documents describing procedures, rules and prerequisites for any exceptions to processing requests in a "first in, first out" process
* Documents describing procedures and rules for the processing of especially complex or delicate FOIA requests
* Documents describing procedures and rules for the processing of 'high visibility' FOIA requests, such as those which are likely to elicit reactions from the media or the public
* Documents describing procedures and rules for the processing of FOIA requests from members of Congress and federal government agencies
* Documents describing procedures and rules for the processing of FOIA requests from non-federal law enforcement agencies
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 20 business days, as the statute requires.
Emma Best

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LAREDO COP ON TRIAL: Racial slur used in Sixth Street fight, victim says

https://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/new ... ost-online

District Line Daily: What Cops Post Online
A new report offers insight into what police officers post on social media.
FEB 11, 2020 11 AM

https://www.kcentv.com/article/news/loc ... df8ae86746

Temple cop charged with manslaughter in shooting death of Michael Dean
Carmen DeCruz was charged with manslaughter after he shot and killed an unarmed Michael Dean on Dec. 2 during a traffic stop.

https://www.nydailynews.com/snyde/ny-dw ... story.html

SEE IT: NBA SUPER STAR Dwyane Wade reveals the moment his child came out as trans: ‘I’d love for you guys to call me Zaya’


FEB 11, 2020 | 11:22 AM


Photo Cop Comes To Tigard

https://www.nydailynews.com/news/nation ... story.html

Rhode Island priest says ‘pedophilia doesn’t kill anyone’ but abortion does after banning lawmakers from communion


FEB 11, 2020 | 9:27 AM

https://www.wpxi.com/news/investigates/ ... R77GP5ZJA/

Former Pittsburgh cop suing city, being kept off force despite judge’s ruling

https://nypost.com/2020/02/11/the-strok ... ers-rally/

The Strokes sing anti-cop song to officer on stage at Bernie Sanders rally
By Tamar Lapin
February 11, 2020 |

https://www.nydailynews.com/news/politi ... story.html

Bloomberg in resurfaced 2015 audio: ‘all the cops’ are sent to ‘minority neighborhoods’ because ‘that’s where all the crime is’


FEB 11, 2020 | 11:24 AM

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Florida school cop threatens to shoot student leaving campus for dentist

https://www.oregonlive.com/crime/2020/0 ... riend.html

‘Old-boy-style racism’ by small-town cops leads to $600,000 payout to Portland man
Updated 12:25 PM; Today 9:46 PM

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Home › Nation
RIP Darius Tarver: Bodycam Of Police Shooting ‘Sharply Contradicts’ Cops’ Account
"False statements" are suspected.

https://www.cbs58.com/news/fbi-to-recru ... -milwaukee

FBI to recruit more women and minorities at event in Milwaukee

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/129 ... to_My_Soul

Eyes to My Soul: The Rise or Decline of a Black FBI Agent

by Tyrone Powers

Former FBI Special Agent Tyrone Powers, a veteran of the Maryland State Police, spent nine years as an FBI agent, with postings in Cincinnati and Detroit. He resigned in August 1994.The picture of the country's top law enforcement agency that emerges from Powers' eloquent prose reveals an organization beset by the same problems of racism that plague the rest of American society. Powers describes sheet-clad students at the FBI Academy impersonating Ku Klux Klansmen. He reports on FBI Agents in Detroit raising funds for white Detroit policemen charged with (and later convicted of) second degree murder in the death of Black motorist Malice Green. White agents on one occasion substituted the face of an ape on the photo of an African American agent's children, displayed on their Black colleague's desk.

White agents, according to Powers' narrative, urinated on photographs of President Bill Clinton and Vice President Al Gore. Powers provides eyewitness evidence of the agency's extralegal harassment of African American mayors Coleman Young (Detroit), Marion Barry (Washington, DC) and Harold Washington (Chicago).

https://www.fbi.gov/news/pressrel/press ... task-force

February 10, 2020
FBI, State Department Partner with Kenya to Launch First Overseas Joint Terrorism Task Force

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Dobré ráno bluest band - Spoonful

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Grandmother of teen Rikers Island inmate who tried to hang himself as correction officers looked on wants names, videos, documents for coming lawsuit


FEB 20, 2020 | 10:52 AM

https://theintercept.com/2020/02/21/int ... testifies/

February 21 2020, 6:01 a.m.

https://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/ ... story.html

Bullied boy to get MMA lessons, visit Disneyland after gut-wrenching video draws worldwide support


FEB 21, 2020 | 11:59 AM

https://www.wcax.com/content/news/South ... 81371.html

What did South Burlington police know about cop's alleged domestic violence?

https://www.ajc.com/news/crime--law/for ... MI5tTtrpM/

Gwinnett cop found guilty of excessive force

https://www.motherjones.com/politics/20 ... ing-wrong/

California Cops Are Collecting Info on Millions of Drivers Who Have Done Nothing Wrong
With few rules and no oversight, California’s biggest law enforcement agencies are sharing millions of driver records.

https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/akwn ... -mans-head

The Cop Who Stomped a Handcuffed Black Man's Head Is Now Facing Decades in Prison
He was caught on cellphone video with his gun drawn.

https://www.commondreams.org/views/2020 ... -activists

February 21, 2020
by Fairness and Accuracy In Reporting (FAIR)
Cop-Hating Vandals or Pro-Democracy Activists?
Depends whose police are being protested.
byAlan MacLeod

https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/7kzw ... -practices

The Police
Infamous NYPD Transit Cop Gives Secret Testimony About Racist Policing Practices
In a deposition, Constantin Tsachas rationalized quotas, targeting Black and Latino males, punishing minority cops more harshly than white ones, and having cops lurk in subway station closets.

https://www.chicagolawbulletin.com/oust ... t-20200221

Ousted cop allowed to pursue free speech suit

https://www.chicagolawbulletin.com/city ... t-20200220

City to pay out $11.8M after police misconduct

https://qctimes.com/news/local/crime-an ... 5f2ad.html

East Moline cop makes appearance on sex crime charges
* STAFF Feb 20, 2020 Updated 2 hrs ago

https://www.bostonglobe.com/2020/02/21/ ... wyer-says/

27,000 Mass. drunken-driving convictions may be tossed out due to faulty breathalyzer machines, lawyer says

By Travis Andersen Globe Staff,Updated February 21, 2020, 11:28 a.m.

https://bangordailynews.com/2020/02/21/ ... -she-died/

The state got 25 reports about Marissa Kennedy’s family. It didn’t confirm abuse until she died.

https://bangordailynews.com/2020/02/21/ ... r-7-years/

Mainers spent $132 million more on electricity than they needed to over 7 years

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EU poised to create massive transatlantic facial-recognition database, link with US
22 Feb, 2020 01:59 / Updated 7 hours ago

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Weekend Series on Most Controversial Pardons

Dry February sends California back to drought: 'This hasn't happened in 150 years'
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/202 ... ack-sierra

Revealed: quarter of all tweets about climate crisis produced by bots
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/ ... s-analysis


Chris Hedges & Abby Martin: No Way Out Through Elections

https://www.americanswhotellthetruth.or ... nk-serpico

Robert Shetterly/Americans Who Tell The Truth
Frank Serpico
Retired Police Detective, Author, Lecturer : b. 1936
“A policeman’s first obligation is to be responsible to the needs of the community he serves…The problem is that the atmosphere does not yet exist in which an honest police officer can act without fear of ridicule or reprisal from fellow officers. We create an atmosphere in which the honest officer fears the dishonest officer, and not the other way around.

* 1971: Became the first New York City policeman in history to testify about widespread corruption in the department. 
* 1972: Received the NYPD's higest award, The Medal of Honor.
* After being shot and testifying about corruption in the NYPD, Serpico lived in Europe for nearly a decade. 
* Al Pacino played Serpico in the 1973 movie about his life. 

https://www.nydailynews.com/news/nation ... story.html

Virginia set to repeal 1790s anti-swearing law


FEB 22, 2020 | 9:00 AM

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https://nypost.com/2020/02/29/democrati ... informant/

Democratic congresswoman reportedly asks DOJ if Epstein was FBI informant
By Sara Dorn
February 29, 2020 |

Congresswoman did not ask if FBI agents used Epstein to help
the FBI to blackmail members of Congress, Judges, and other
people in power.

https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/ny ... story.html

Off-duty NYPD detective busted for assaulting wife in their Queens home


FEB 29, 2020 | 10:16 AM

https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/ny ... story.html

NYC correction officers charged in covering up brawl with teenage detainees


FEB 28, 2020 | 6:31 PM

https://bangordailynews.com/2020/02/29/ ... 200-years/

Act Out
The wildlife Maine has lost in the past 200 years

https://www.latimes.com/california/stor ... s-deputies

Deputies were ordered to delete Kobe Bryant crash photos to avoid discipline, sources say

https://www.winknews.com/2020/02/29/mor ... -shooting/

More than a dozen lawsuits filed against FBI over Parkland shooting

https://www.militarytimes.com/news/your ... ls-to-fbi/

Inspector general finds services not reporting all sex offenders, other violent criminals to FBI

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/fbi- ... ting-woman

FBI agent charged with abducting woman

https://jewishchronicle.timesofisrael.c ... -security/

FBI agent Shawn Brokos to succeed former FBI agent Brad Orsini as director of community security

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FBI agent Orsini ‘s records unsealed in Wecht case

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9:15-~9:20: David Denton:
Lifetime Achievement Award 
on behalf of The JFK Historical Group
to Dr. Cyril Wecht
~9:20 – 10:35:  Dr. Cyril Wecht:
“Concerning the Deaths of
Jack Ruby, David W. Ferrie, and
Dorothy Kilgallen.”



Location: The Four Points Sheraton, Kansas City Airport
Some of the nation's leading experts on the murders of JFK, MLK, and RFK will be gathering to discuss new revelations associated with, and the historical significance of, these cases.

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https://finance.yahoo.com/news/fbi-agen ... 00099.html

FBI Agents Association Urges Congress to Reauthorize Expiring FISA Provisions

Business WireMarch 3, 2020

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/04/us/p ... lance.html

Court Bans Agents Who Botched Carter Page Surveillance From Seeking Wiretaps

An opinion and ruling by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court also accepts a series of reforms the F.B.I. said it would make following a damning inspector general report.

https://www.dailysignal.com/2020/03/04/ ... volunteer/

Judge Declines to Declassify More of FBI’s Request to Spy on Trump Campaign Volunteer
Chuck Ross / @ChuckRossDC / March 04, 2020

https://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2020/03 ... 583355669/

Watchdog: FBI failed to correct issues identifying domestic terror threats

http://www.thirdworldtraveler.com/Paren ... er_DT.html

The Wonderful Life and Strange Death of Walter Reuther
excerpted from the book
Dirty Truths
by Michael Parenti

https://www.tetonvalleynews.net/news/lo ... 68a04.html

Husband of Anne Trentadue remembered by letter from the White House
* Scott Stuntz TVN Staff Aug 4, 2016

https://fox13now.com/2014/11/13/did-the ... ence-case/

Did the FBI tamper with a witness in OKC bombing evidence case?

https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20200 ... vior.shtml

Court Tells Cop That A Person Invoking Their Rights Isn't Suspicious Behavior

https://samuelwalker.net/wp-content/upl ... wf2002.pdf

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

https://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/off ... g-69391362

Chicago cops in station shooting stripped of police powers
Chicago's interim police superintendent has stripped two officers of their police powers pending the outcome of an investigation into their roles in the non-fatal shooting of an unarmed suspect inside of a downtown train station la

https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/ny ... story.html

Woman accuses unnamed Queens cop of sex assault when she was 15 in 2004


MAR 04, 2020 | 5:30 PM

https://samuelwalker.net/wp-content/upl ... wf2003.pdf

POLICE SEXUAL ABUSE OF TEENAGE GIRLS: A 2003 Update on “Driving While Female”
Samuel Walker and Dawn Irlbeck
Police Professionalism Initiative

https://www.al.com/news/2020/03/alabama ... crats.html

Alabama cop fired for Facebook post about roadside bomb for ‘dumbocrats’
Updated Mar 03, 7:29 PM; Posted Mar 03, 7:18 PM

https://www.nydailynews.com/news/nation ... story.html

8-year-old boy wins $200 worth of cannabis products at hockey tournament


MAR 03, 2020 | 7:39 PM

https://www.nydailynews.com/news/nation ... story.html

Mike Tyson cries, says he’s ‘empty’ and feels like ‘nothing’ after retiring from boxing


MAR 04, 2020 | 9:20 AM

https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/ny ... story.html

Family of man shot dead by NYPD in encounter that left cop dead is suing for unedited video of the incident


MAR 04, 2020 | 12:01 AM

https://www.nydailynews.com/news/nation ... story.html

A college kid brought a tuxedo-wearing llama to his sister’s wedding. She was not amused


MAR 03, 2020 | 7:40 PM

https://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/ ... story.html

Philly man convicted of 1988 murder of 4-year-old girl ‘likely innocent,’ says DA


MAR 04, 2020 | 8:54 AM

https://www.nydailynews.com/news/nation ... story.html

Iran temporarily frees 54,000 inmates as coronavirus spreads through crowded prisons


MAR 04, 2020 | 7:13

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Lifelong Republican Comey Endorses Biden. Knowing Sanders will
Go After FBI.
Then Mocked by Campaign

https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/ny ... story.html

Embattled NYPD commander facing disciplinary charges, transfer


MAR 04, 2020 | 2:56 PM

https://www.foreignpolicyjournal.com/20 ... ium-trade/

New York Times Misleads on Taliban Role in Opium Trade

https://act.eff.org/action/protect-our- ... l-proposal

Senators Lindsey Graham and Richard Blumenthal are quietly circulating a serious threat to your free speech and security online. Their proposal would give the Attorney General the power to unilaterally write new rules for how online platforms and services must operate in order to rely on Section 230, the most important law protecting free speech online. The AG could use this power to force tech companies to undermine our secure and private communications.
We must stop this dangerous proposal before it sees the light of day. Please tell your members of Congress to reject the so-called EARN IT Act.

https://www.theherald-news.com/2020/03/ ... n/aqit3ei/

Cop charged with DUI in deadly wreck free to drive again

https://www.oregonlive.com/crime/2020/0 ... ndoff.html

Silverton cop arrested on domestic violence charges after police standoff
Updated Mar 03, 2020; Posted Mar 03, 2020

https://www.sent-trib.com/news/cop-accu ... cc24d.html

Cop accused of stealing money during arrest, traffic stop

Posted: Wednesday, March 4, 2020 2:00 pm

https://www.stltoday.com/news/local/cri ... d3fb3.html

In bid to boost safety, repeal of cop residency rule advances in Missouri House

https://www.nydailynews.com/news/politi ... story.html

NYC top cop Dermot Shea defends DNA database, calling criticism to date ‘erroneous’


MAR 04, 2020 | 6:57 PM

http://www.startribune.com/minneapolis- ... 568501422/

Minneapolis City Council committee nixes applying for federal grant for more cops

https://gothamist.com/news/cops-tell-al ... experience

Cops Tell Alarmed Brooklyn Woman That Peeping Tom Photographer Is "Just Part Of The NYC Experience"

https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states ... -with-city

Litigation from Fesser’s civil suit uncovered that West Linn police investigated and arrested him as a favor to a fishing buddy of then-Police Chief Terry Timeus. Timeus’ buddy was Fesser’s boss, Eric Benson, owner of A&B Towing in Southeast Portland.

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https://helenair.com/news/state-and-reg ... 8341c.html

Careless FBI agents lost their guns in bathrooms, hotels and even a prison: IG
Only one agent was fired as a result; most were suspended for just three days

https://helenair.com/news/state-and-reg ... 8341c.html

Helena FBI agent charged with stalking ex-girlfriend

https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20200 ... bust.shtml

Another Baltimore Cop Facing Criminal Charges, This Time For Stealing 3 Kilos Of Coke From A Drug Bust
Legal Issues
from the know-thy-enemy-or-whatever dept
Mon, Mar 23rd 2020 1:49pm — Tim Cushing

https://www.chronicle.co.zw/updated-sto ... -arrested/

cop arrested for stealing cattle

https://www.theroot.com/2-chicago-cops- ... 1842428183

2 Chicago Cops Fired for Shooting at Unarmed Teen's Car. Cop Who Actually Killed Teen Keeps Job

The Chicago Police Board has dismissed two officers who riddled a car with bullets during a 2016 car chase that

https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scot ... e-21739217

Scots former cop jailed for 15 years after choking his wife to death at their home

https://freepressonline.com/Content/Def ... /990/68456

Deep State: Concentration Camps for the Troublesome Poor
The governor has almost nothing in her new proposed budget that would change things
by Lance Tapley

Tuesday, March 24
We can't let the coronavirus lead to a 9/11-style erosion of civil liberties 
Samuel Miller McDonald, The Guardian
Trump says he may soon push businesses to reopen, defying the advice of coronavirus experts
Philip Rucker, Jeff Stein, Josh Dawsey & Ashley Parker, The Washington Post
In a pandemic, freedom is the first casualty
Edward Hasbrouck, The Identity Project
Privacy Advocates Are Sounding Alarms Over Coronavirus Surveillance
Benjamin Powers, Coin Desk
We Should Be Very Wary About the Growing Military Response to the Coronavirus Crisis
Sarah Lazare, In These Time

Colorado becomes 22nd state to abolish the death penalty

          With Governor Jared Polis’s signature yesterday afternoon, Colorado became the 22nd U.S. state to abolish the death penalty and the tenth in the past decade-and-a-half. 
            Colorado’s action exemplifies the trend we are seeing in states across the country, which is a continuing movement away from capital punishment, first in practice, then in law. Half of U.S. states have either abolished the death penalty or have imposed moratoria on executions. Two thirds either no longer authorize capital punishment or have not executed anyone in more than a decade. New death sentences are down nearly 90% since the mid 1990s and executions have declined by 75% since the turn of the century. And more than 80% of U.S. counties have no one on death row and have not executed anyone in the past half century.
The trend away from the death penalty has been particularly strong in the West in recent years. Governors in Colorado, Washington, Oregon, and California have all halted executions. Washington and Colorado have gone on to judicially or legislatively abolish the death penalty and Oregon has significantly restricted its scope. No state west of Texas has carried out an execution in the past five years and fewer new death sentences were imposed in those states last year than in any year since California brought back its death penalty in the late 1970s.
That is not a surprise. Public support for capital punishment has been thinning and is near a generation low. America’s views of criminal justice have experienced a sea change and in state legislatures, the issue has become increasingly bipartisan. And as legislators have shifted from viewing the death penalty as an instrument of politics and have increasingly subjected it to the same type of scrutiny afforded other government programs, we have seen significant legislative movement towards abolition across the country.
Growing numbers of legislators have criticized the high cost of capital punishment, the inherent risk of convicting and executing the innocent, the continuing racial, geographic, and economic disparities in the way it is applied, and the untrustworthiness of states to carry it out fairly, consistently, or in a principled manner. As Governor Polis noted in his statement today, “the death penalty cannot be, and never has been, administered equitably in the State of Colorado.”
            Colorado’s legislators engaged in heartfelt, respectful, and good-faith debate on very sensitive issues. In the end, they based their decision on the evidence and what each legislator individually believed in his or her heart was right for the people of the state. Governor Polis recognized that, as distasteful as the crimes were that resulted in the three remaining death sentences in the state, it was better to close out this chapter in Colorado’s criminal justice history than to let the issue fester while unnecessarily spending millions more of taxpayer dollars.

https://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/ ... story.html

Manhunt underway in Washington after prison break allegedly sparked by coronavirus panic


MAR 24, 2020 | 9:27 AM

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Hints of ancient ‘lost continent’ found in Baffin Island, Canada during diamond exploration


MAR 23, 2020 | 6:29 PM

http://ticklethewire.com/2020/03/24/rai ... ld-office/

Rainer S. Drolshagen Named Special Agent in Charge of Minneapolis Field Office

Rainer Drolshagen, special agent in charge of the Minneapolis Field Office.

Rainer S. Drolshagen has been named special agent in charge of the Minneapolis Field Office.
Drolshagen, who recently served as a deputy assistant director in the Directorate of Intelligence at FBI headquarters, joined the bureau as a special agent in 1997. His first assignment was with the Johnson City Resident Agency under the Knoxville Field Office in Tennessee, where he investigated criminal and national security cases.
In the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, Drolshagen led an evidence team investigating the crash of United Airlines Flight 93 in Pennsylvania.
In 2006, Drolshagen became supervisory special agent in the Military Liaison and Detainee Unit in the Counterterrorism Division at FBI headquarters. A year later, he was named


The Legend of United Flight 93
By Staff
by Ted Rall
On the first anniversary of the crash of United Airlines Flight 93, Homeland Security Director Tom Ridge delivered a speech at the site of the disaster in western Pennsylvania. “Faced with the most frightening circumstances one could possibly imagine,” he told grieving relatives of the passengers and crewmembers aboard the fourth plane hijacked on 9/11, “they met the challenge like citizen soldiers, like Americans.” He recited the now-familiar story of passengers learning by phone about the attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon, deciding to fight back and breaking into the cockpit–a heroic act that led to their own deaths while sparing countless others in Washington.
“The terrorists were right to fear an uprising,” Ridge rhapsodized. “The passengers and crew did whatever they humanly could–boil water, phone the authorities, and ultimately rush the cockpit to foil the attack.”
Ridge’s boss repeatedly used United 93 to close his standard stump speech. Calling the passenger revolt “the most vivid and sad symbol of them all,” George W. Bush said: “People are flying across the country on an airplane, at least they thought they were. They learned the plane was going to be used as a weapon. They got on their telephones. They were told the true story. Many of them told their loved ones goodbye. They said they loved them. They said a prayer; a prayer was said. One guy said, ‘Let’s roll.’ They took the plane into the ground.”
The legend of Flight 93 had everything a nation caught with its pants down needed to feel better about itself: guts, heroism, self-sacrifice. Best of all, it was marketable–by Hollywood and by a president willing to surf on a kind of heroism notably absent from his own life. (Theatrical release of the second “United 93” movie is scheduled to open April 28.) Lisa Beamer, widow of the passenger credited with the call-to-arms “let’s roll,” wrote a bestselling book by the same name, applied for a trademark on the expression, and is now working the Christianist lecture circuit.
Actually, the 9/11 Commission found, the evidence indicates that what Todd Beamer (or someone else) said was not “let’s roll,” but “roll it”–possibly referring to an airplane service cart the passengers may have wanted to use to break down the door into the cockpit. Too bad-. “Roll it” sounds less cinematic, and more like a book about cinematography.
The first indication that government officials were covering up the truth about United 93 came with their refusal to make public the cockpit voice recording (CVR). Releasing CVRs after a crash has long been standard practice; pilots’ last, usually profane, utterances have become a cliche. Yet the FBI stonewalled victims’ relatives for months after 9/11.
“While we empathize with the grieving families,” assistant director John Collingwood wrote one widow, “we do not believe that the horror captured on the cockpit voice recording will console them in any way.” And yet, if the tape contained inspiring proof of the passenger revolt and its success, it would have been one hell of a lot more consoling than Tom Ridge’s oratory. Why not release it?
Finally, after seven months of political pressure, the FBI allowed United 93 relatives to listen to the CVR. The feds told the families not to reveal what they’d heard. “They said the information on the tapes could be possibly used in the prosecution of [alleged “20th hijacker” Zacarias] Moussaoui, and anything that we say could affect the case in a negative way,” said the brother of one of the victims.
Though they studied the recording, the 9/11 Commission found zero evidence that the passenger revolt succeeded, that they made it into the cockpit and, as Bush claimed, “took the plane into the ground.” Tom Kean & Co. offered only conjecture: “The hijackers remained at the controls but must have judged that the passengers were only seconds from overcoming them.”
“Must have.” At a time when war can be justified by waving around a bottle of fake anthrax on TV, “must have” is judged adequate proof.
Another eyebrow-raising portion of the official account of Flight 93 states that “the passengers and flight crew began a series of calls from GTE airphones and cellular phones” after the hijacking. Ever forgotten to turn off your cellphone during a flight? I have. Try it yourself: Cellular telephone calls tend to drop when you’re driving at 60 miles per hour; passenger jets travel up to ten times that speed. Moreover, there’s zero signal, and thus no ability to place a call, above 8,000 feet. Flight 93, en route from Newark to San Francisco at a cruising altitude of 35,000 feet, dropped 700 feet when it was hijacked at 9:28 am. Cell calls? Not likely.
The Bush Administration has alternately claimed that the White House, then the Capitol, and finally the White House again was the target of the Flight 93 hijackers. Sure,

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/flight-93- ... bi-theory/

Flight 93 Families Bash FBI Theory

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Putin dons hazmat suit to visit hospital treating coronavirus patients in Moscow (VIDEO)
24 Mar, 2020 13:19 / Updated 2 hours ago

https://www.latimes.com/california/stor ... strictions

Gun stores must close amid coronavirus restrictions, L.A. County sheriff says

https://www.sfgate.com/living-in-sf/art ... 144335.php

Many SF animal shelters have shut down due to coronavirus. They need your help.
By Madeline Wells, SFGATE Updated 10:50 am PDT, Tuesday, March 24, 2020

https://nypost.com/2020/03/24/ex-cop-co ... k-release/

Cop convicted of raping stepdaughter uses coronavirus crisis in bid to seek release
By Joshua Rhett Miller
March 24, 2020 | 2:41pm | Updated

https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/ny ... story.html

Bronx gun suspects allowed to withdraw felony pleas after NYPD cop admits evidence was tampered with


MAR 24, 2020 | 6:00 AM

https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20200 ... rant.shtml

Federal Court Blasts Lying Cop Using His Warrantless Search Of A Room To Fraudulently Obtain A Search Warrant
from the I-didn't-have-probable-cause-for-a-search-until-after-I-searched dept
Mon, Mar 23rd 2020 7:35pm — Tim Cushing
It's not often you see a court actually call a police officer a liar, but it happened in this case [PDF], via FourthAmendment.com. While investigating a murder

https://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/2020 ... -surrender

Man files intent to sue Riviera Beach, claiming cop sicced K-9 on suspect after surrender

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https://theintercept.com/2019/09/14/fbi ... comments=1

Ryan Devereaux
September 14 2019, 7:50 a.m.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... lover.html

Detective describes the shocking moment married cop was identified as suspect who had a secret affair with a male college student and slashed his throat when he threatened to expose it

https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/ny ... story.html

NYPD cop drives car into Jamaica Bay, stripped of gun and shield after authorities discover she was driving with known felon: sources


APR 24, 2020 | 2:17 PM

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... alarm.html

Off-duty college campus cop shoots boy, 14, in the head after he heard a car alarm go off and mistook the teen's cellphone light as muzzle flash from a firearm

https://www.counterpunch.org/2020/04/24 ... the-virus/

APRIL 24, 2020
Humans Aren’t the Virus
“There have been many plagues in the world as there have been wars, yet plagues and wars always find people equally unprepared.”
– Albert Camus

https://www.nydailynews.com/coronavirus ... story.html

The Onion predicted Trump’s suggestion that disinfectants might kill coronavirus


APR 24, 2020 | 1:36 PM

https://www.nydailynews.com/news/nation ... story.html

Meet COVIDIOTS-2, the second wave of stupidity amid the coronavirus crisis


APR 24, 2020 | 11:36 AM

Friday, April 24
It is time Amazon heeds the demands of its workers
Maha Hilal, Al Jazeera
How Trump’s Foreign Policy Puts Troops at Risk of Covid-19
Ken Klippenstein, The Nation
They Were Not Sent to Prison for a Death Sentence
Nkechi Taifa, The Real News Network
The Food Supply Chain Is Not Yet In Danger — But The Workers Who Keep Us Fed Are
Murtaza Hussain, The Intercept


Race for Top Cop
The Lane County DA's race brings up the 'bowl of dicks' and other issues
A former University of Oregon public safety whistleblower, James Cleavenger, who won nearly $1 million from the university in 2015, is running against incumbent Patty Perlow for Lane County district attorney

https://www.wftv.com/news/9investigates ... GEV6LSX5I/

Ex-cop-turned-felon arrested on suspicion of impersonating a security officer in Kissimmee neighborhood

https://www.cnnphilippines.com/news/202 ... -case.html

Cop faces homicide raps for fatally shooting Army veteran in checkpoint
By CNN Philippines Staff
Published Apr 24, 2020 12:09:22 PM

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... ublic.html

'Doctor' detained for violating nationwide coronavirus curfew in the Dominican Republic is slapped by police officer after using a homophobic slur

https://www.hindustantimes.com/cities/5 ... GylVM.html

50-year-old Mohali cop accidentally shoots himself in the head, dies

https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/7kzg ... oronavirus

Kenya’s Cops May Be Killing More People Than Coronavirus

https://www.mycentraljersey.com/story/n ... 011019001/

NJ teacher may be fired for calling cops on principal, students playing ‘Truth or Dare’

Mike Deak, Bridgewater Courier News Published 5:00 a.m. ET April 24, 2020 | Up

https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/3a83 ... ooting-him

‘Stop Fighting, Man’: Body Camera Footage Shows Cops Tasering Black Man After Shooting Him
The officers on the scene were responding to a 911 call about a man threatening people with a baseball bat at the Walmart.

https://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/nc- ... e-70325383

N.C. woman sentenced for impersonating FBI Agent on date
A North Carolina woman has been sentenced to three years in prison for impersonating an FBI agent on an online dating site and on a date

April 24, 2020, 7:04 AM
1 min read

https://www.lawfareblog.com/what-and-is ... sia-report

What Is and Isn’t New in the Unredacted Footnotes From the Inspector General’s Russia Report
By Nathaniel Sobel Friday, April 24, 2020, 2:55 PM

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/20 ... ier-intel/

FBI forced Trump dossier into intelligence community's election assessment

https://www.fbi.gov/news/pressrel/press ... e-division

April 24, 2020
911 Investigator Alan E. Kohler, Jr. Named Assistant Director of the Counterintelligence Division

https://nypost.com/2019/09/07/robert-mu ... acks-suit/

Robert Mueller helped Saudi Arabia cover up its role in 9/11 attacks: suit
By Paul Sperry
September 7, 2019 | 10

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