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https://www.netgalley.com/catalog/book/148934

The Inheritance
Poisoned Fruit of JFK’s Assassination

by Christopher Fulton; Michelle Fulton
TrineDay
Trine Day

History , True Crime
Pub Date 22 Nov 2018

 

 

http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/football/ny-sports-phillips-notre-dame-students-kneel-20181113-story.html

Phillips: May not have heard Notre Dame students took a knee Saturday, but you need to know the religious reason why

 

By CARRON J. PHILLIPS

 

NOV 14, 2018 | 7:00 AM 

 

Part of the reason the students were kneeling is due to a recent police brutality incident that took place in the state involving white officers and a man named Mario Guerrero Ledesma.

Last week, Pro Publica reported on a video that showed officers in Elkhart, Indiana beating Ledesma inside the station, leaving him bleeding for six minutes.

But despite the reasoning behind the students’ decision to kneel, far too many times over the past few years we’ve seen students punished for participating in the peaceful protest.

Last year, two black high school football players were kicked off their team for kneeling and raising their fists during the anthem in Texas. The same thing happened to Gyree Durante, who wound up being kicked off his Division III football team at Albright College in Pennsylvania for taking a knee.

 

 

 

 

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-fresno-fatal-police-shooting-20181112-story.html

Fresno officer fatally shoots former police captain who was armed with knife

 

By JAMES QUEALLY

 

NOV 12, 2018 | 5:10 PM 

 

 

 

 

 

http://www.portlandcopwatch.org/PPR75/PPR75dex.HTML

 

People's Police Report #75 - September 2018 

Table of Contents  (under construction-October 2018)

25th Aniversary issue! 

(See covers of all 75 issues)

(Note: you can also see a  pdf version of the newsletter with graphics)

 

• Sketchy PPB Officer Chases Car Leading to Deadly Crash   

  • OR Shootings Hit Annual Average of 25 by July 
• 
Police and "Union" vs. Houseless People    

• Review Committee Shunned, Seeks Change    

• Oversight Report Drops Force Data    

• Portland Police Collaborate with ICE, No Matter What the Feds Claim   

• Prominence of ICE Puts Terror Task Force in the News   

• Compliance Officer Generously Says DOJ Agreement Almost Done   

• Training Council Streamlines Processes, Comments on Race & Force   

• Police Crack Down on Antifascist Rallies    

• Chief Gets Press, Meets Copwatch Again, Starts Strategic Plan   

• Sheriff Improves Some Mental Health Issues; Other Actions Raise Concerns   

  • Quick Flashes PPR 75    

  • PPR's 25th Anniversary 

  • PPB Cop Uses 'N' Word / Profiling Updates  

  • Supremes Uphold Cell Phone Privacy 

• Rapping Back #75 -- Analysis of Police "Union" Web Postings   

 

People's Police Report Index Page 

Return to Copwatch home page

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http://ticklethewire.com/2018/11/13/border-patrol-agents-in-south-texas-murdered-raped-assaulted-at-least-10-people/

 

 

Border Patrol Agents in South Texas Murdered, Raped & Assaulted At Least 10 People

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.sfgate.com/news/article/jemel-roberson-killed-black-security-guard-Manny-s-13385672.php

 

'They basically saw a black man with a gun': Police kill armed guard while responding to call

Alex Horton and Wesley Lowery, The Washington PostPublished 3:15 pm PST, Monday, November 12, 2018

 

 

 

http://michaelwithey.com/

 

BREAKING NEWS: DOMINGO/VIERNES MURDER CASE REOPENED

FBI SUED FOR DOCUMENTS RELATED TO ITS INFORMANT SENT TO SCENE OF MURDERS. LEARN MORE HERE >>

 

 

 

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Welcome to the 6th Annual
JFK Assassination
Conference

11/16 — 11/18
Registration
THE CONFERENCE SCHEDULE Nov. [15!] +16-17-18

 

 

https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/crime/suit-filed-against-fbi-seeking-records-in-1981-cannery-union-murders-in-seattle/

 

Filmmaker, author sue FBI, seeking records about infamous 1981 Seattle murders 

Originally published November 12, 2018 at 6:00 am Updated November 12, 2018 at 10:05 am

 

 

 

 

Withey, who has written a book on the murders, said he later discovered through his own work and FBI records that Forsythe, now deceased, was an FBI informant, with a specific identification number.

He said one of the lingering questions is how Forsythe happened to be at the scene of the murders and whether it was tied to work for the FBI.

 

 

 

https://www.vox.com/future-perfect/2018/11/12/18044688/criminal-profilers-mindhunter-hannibal-criminal-minds

 

 

Criminal profiling doesn’t work. TV shows should maybe stop celebrating it.

Psychologists cannot, it turns out, catch criminals with the power of their minds.

By Dylan Matthews@dylanmattdylan@vox.com  Nov 12, 2018, 1:30pm EST

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.nationofchange.org/2018/11/12/former-prison-major-convicted-of-beating-handcuffed-inmate/

Former prison Major convicted of beating handcuffed inmate

“Corrections officers are given great authority and power in our system because public safety depends on them doing their jobs well.”

Andrew Emett / NationofChange / News Report - November 12, 2018

 

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/ny-metro-20181024-story.html

EXCLUSIVE: 50 New York state prisoners died due to inadequate medical care over the past five years, death reports reveal

 

By REUVEN BLAU

 

| NEW YORK DAILY NEWS |

NOV 12, 2018 | 6:00 AM 

 

 

 

 

 

 

http://www.nydailynews.com/featured/ny-news-drunk-cop-airport-arrest-florida-20181111-story.html

Florida cop arrested for allegedly attempting to fly under the influence

 

 

 

 

11/13/2018

Trump's pick to lead Park Service will be grilled on whether protesters should pay for security costs

Marissa J. Lang, Washington Post

Voters Want Criminal Justice Reform. Are Politicians Listening?

Celinda Lake and Daniel Gotoff, The Marshall Project

Next HASC Chair Sees Need for Greater DoD Transparency

Steven Aftergood, Secrecy News

ICE Is Imprisoning a Record 44,000 People

Spencer Ackerman, Daily Beast

Nearly 34,000 Orange County inmates' calls to attorneys recorded, not the 1,079 originally reported

Todd Harmonson, The Orange County Register

 

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https://capa-us.org/events/

 

 

 

 

Upcoming and Recent Political Assassination Research Events

Note: A listing below does not mean that CAPA helped organize an event or endorses any views presented

2018

November 15, 2018

CAPA EVENT

“THE LAST WITNESSES – REVEALING THE TRUTH”

NOVEMBER 15, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

https://nypost.com/2018/11/18/new-book-says-manhattan-da-dumped-probe-of-columnists-jfk-linked-death/

 

 

New book says Manhattan DA dumped probe of columnist’s JFK-linked death

By Susan Edelman

November 18, 2018 | 7:18pm

 

 

 

https://www.opednews.com/articles/How-the-Warren-Commission-by-Bill-Simpich-Assassination_Evidence_JFK_JFK-Assassination-141119-717.html

 

How the Warren Commission Covered Up JFK's Murder

By Bill Simpich            Permalink

 

 

 

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-inheritance-christopher-fulton/1129593279?type=eBook

 

 

 

The Inheritance: Poisoned Fruit of JFK's Assassination

by Christopher FultonMichelle FultonDick Russell

 

 

 

http://digital.vpr.net/post/richmond-woman-maintains-unique-film-archive-focused-black-panther-party#stream/0

 

Richmond Woman Maintains Unique Film Archive Focused On Black Panther Party 

 

 

 

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/778452977?book_show_action=true

 

 

 

Elliott's Reviews > The Man Who Knew Too Much: Hired to Kill Oswald and Prevent the Assassination of JFK

 

 

 

https://www.muckrock.com/news/archives/2018/nov/16/aclu-sues-bpd/

 

November 16, 2018

Massachusetts groups demands information on Boston Police Department’s “gang” database

Coalition hopes to bring transparency into the police department’s tracking methods

Written by Jessie Gomez

Edited by JPat Brown

Fourteen organizations have

 

 

 

https://www.propublica.org/datastore/dataset/chicago-police-clear-gang-data

 

 

Chicago Police Department Data on Gang Members

Source

Chicago Police Department

Date Released

March 2018

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Chicago’s gang database is full of errors -- and records we have prove it

This dataset contains descriptive information on individuals that the Chicago Police Department has classified as gang memb

 

 

 

https://oag.ca.gov/sites/all/files/agweb/pdfs/calgang/ag-annual-report-calgang-2017.pdf

 

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Assemblymember Shirley Weber’s Assembly Bill 90 (Chapter 695, Statutes of 2017), the Fair and Accurate Gang Database Act of 2017, requires the California Department of Justice (DOJ) to assume the management of the CalGang database, effective January 1, 2018. CalGang, a shared gang intelligence database, is designed to enhance officer safety and improve the efficiency of criminal investigations by providing an accurate, timely, and electronically-generated base of statewide gang-related intelligence information.

Over the years, various legislative bills designed to refine the oversight responsibilities and notification requirements for sha

 

 

https://www.muckrock.com/news/archives/2018/nov/15/ma-police-records/

 

November 15, 2018

Law enforcement agencies among Massachusetts Public Records Law’s biggest offenders

How amenable are Bay State police departments to releasing the records? Your results may vary.

Written by Jessie Gomez

Edited by JPat Brown

The recently revamped Massachusetts public records law is still hailed as one of the worst in the country. Agencies have ten days to respond to public records request, but some agencies, especially law enforcement agencies, have trouble abiding by the law.

Getting public records is

 

 

 

https://www.expressnews.com/news/local/article/Federal-agent-plea-deal-in-child-porn-case-is-13397412.php

 

Federal agent plea deal in child porn case is rejected

 

Guillermo Contreras Nov. 15, 2018 Updated: Nov. 16, 2018 7:36 a.m.

 

 

 

https://www.outlookindia.com/magazine/story/when-fbi-killed-naipaul-a-decade-before-he-died/300899

 

When FBI Killed Naipaul A Decade Before He Died

David Headley was one of the weakest links, but Indian authorities failed to sniff him out. That’s an important lesson in how to avoid another 26/11.

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.the-dispatch.com/news/20181116/state-corbett-martens-self-defense-claims-have-no-merit

 

 

 

State: Corbett, FBI agent Martens self-defense claims have no merit

 

 

 

https://www.ajc.com/news/crime--law/third-autopsy-claims-foul-play-valdosta-gym-mat-death-case/8ccdJgoF2H5juAJeRqR8KK/

Third autopsy claims foul play in Valdosta gym mat death case involving

sons of FBI agent

 

 

http://www.barrowjournal.com/archives/13446-Terrell-A-pardon-for-John-Kiriakou.html

Terrell: A pardon for John Kiriakou?

Posted by Administrator in  Column Archives

Friday, November  16 2018

 

https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nyc-crime/ny-metro-dwi-cop-busted-village-20181116-story.html

 

Off-duty NYPD cop busted for DWI, hit and run: police

 

By ROCCO PARASCANDOLA

 

| NEW YOERK DAILY NEWS |

NOV 16, 2018 | 10:00 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.muckrock.com/news/archives/2018/nov/15/alpr-landing-page/

 

Data Driven: Explore how cops are collecting and sharing our travel patterns using automated license plate readers

by Beryl LiptonDave Maass

November 15, 2018

The Electronic Frontier Foundation and MuckRock have filed hundreds of public records requests with law enforcement agencies around the country to reveal how data collected from automated license plate readers is used to track the travel patterns of drivers. Today we are releasing records obtained from 200 agencies, accounting for more than 2.5 -billion license plate scans in 2016 and 2017.

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https://www.newsweek.com/alaskas-police-crisis-every-cop-this-village-has-been-convicted-domestic-violence-1450106



ALASKA'S POLICE CRISIS: EVERY COP IN THIS VILLAGE HAS BEEN CONVICTED OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

BY CHRISTINA ZHAO ON 7/19/19 AT 12:48 AM EDT









https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/ny-cincinelli-brother-dies-20190724-qkzpduyfjffqfdknr2kfvxsvku-story.html





FBI agent brother of accused murder for hire suspect Valerie Cincinelli commits suicide at age 41



By STEPHEN REX BROWN and LARRY MCSHANE



| NEW YORK DAILY NEWS |

JUL 24, 2019 | 6:48 PM









https://www.policeone.com/police-jobs-and-careers/articles/484470006-Report-At-least-14-Alaska-cities-have-officers-with-records/



Report: At least 14 Alaska cities have officers with records

At least 14 cities in Alaska have employed police officers whose criminal records should have prevented them from being hired under state law







https://theslot.jezebel.com/a-cop-in-louisiana-wrote-a-facebook-post-suggesting-aoc-1836584951





Louisiana cop says AOC ‘needs a round,’ as in should be shot



A Cop in Louisiana Wrote a Facebook Post Suggesting AOC Deserves to Be Shot

Rebecca Fishbein

Yesterday 8:20pmFiled to: ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ



Adding fuel to a banner week for threats made against women of color in Congress, a cop in Louisiana allegedly made a Facebook post last week suggesting Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez deserves to be shot.

The Times-Picayune reports that on Thursday, Charlie Rispoli, a cop in Gretna, Lousiana, posted an article about AOC to his personal Facebook page, along with the caption: “This vile idiot







https://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2019/07/21/officer-rides-mechanical-bull-orig-mss.cnn



Cop rides mechanical bull after responding to noise compaint

After asking partygoers to turn down their music, a police officer in Texas decided to partake in the fun, riding a mechanical bull set up in the backyard.Source: CNN













https://nypost.com/2019/07/21/livestream-fail-gives-cop-cat-ears-and-whiskers-during-murder-case-announcement/



Livestream fail gives cop cat ears and whiskers during murder case announcement









https://newsmaven.io/pinacnews/cops-in-cuffs/nj-cop-who-beat-black-suspect-like-he-owed-me-money-gets-2-5-years-in-prison-jZBNcRsiwUuTgc7WJUmPhQ/



NJ Cop who Beat Black Suspect "Like he Owed me Money" gets 2.5 Years in Prison









https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/19/nyregion/nypd-hays-legacy.html





The Top Cop in 1802 Has a Great-Great-Great-Great-Grandson in the N.Y.P.D.

Jacob Hays was high constable. His descendant, Benjamin Singleton, crunches crime statistics at Police Headquarters.









https://www.nhregister.com/connecticut/article/Police-arrest-Shelton-man-on-sex-assault-charges-14110652.php





SHELTON — A Bridgeport police officer was arrested and charged with one count of first-degree sexual assault Saturday. The arrest was not his first.

Over the past two years, police have arrested Steven Figueroa, 29, on domestic violence charges three times .

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The latest of those arrests took place in Shelton late last month. After an investigation, police came to believe Figueroa sexually assaulted the same woman who was the





https://newsmaven.io/pinacnews/cops-in-cuffs/south-florida-cop-convicted-for-kicking-handcuffed-man-in-face-lying-about-it-l6ovp0BbZEitrT2Xm1vW0A/



South Florida Cop Convicted for Kicking Handcuffed Man in Face, Lying about it







https://newsmaven.io/pinacnews/eye-on-government/retired-cop-of-34-years-writes-op-ed-on-medium-urging-justice-for-eric-garner-CAhw9235F0GEHC-QTczTuA/





Retired Cop of 34 Years Writes Op-Ed on Medium Urging Justice for Eric Garner











https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/other-states/hc-extends-interim-protection-from-arrest-to-ex-top-cop-rajeev-kumar/article28638489.ece









OTHER STATES

HC extends interim protection from arrest to ex-top cop Rajeev Kumar

PTI

KOLKATA, JULY 22, 2019 13:28 IST

UPDATED: JULY 22, 2019 13:28 IST







https://www.insideedition.com/cop-tells-black-realtor-and-prospective-buyer-quit-playing-race-card-theyre-detained-54562





Cop Tells Black Realtor and Prospective Buyer to 'Quit Playing the Race Card' as They’re Detained

NEWS

12:32 PM PDT, July 18, 2019 - Inside Edition Staff





https://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/ny-former-judge-tracie-hunter-dragged-courtroom-prison-sentence-20190722-g62hk4t4ifhl5osfsctdf7csvi-story.html



SEE IT: Former judge dragged out of courtroom after order to begin prison sentence



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https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nyc-crime/ny-geraldine-perkins-federal-investigation-rape-rikers-island-20190722-nhzfmcintzaxnnccxmcchitgnu-story.html



Feds acknowledge criminal probe into Rikers Island rape of woman charged in her son’s death



By SHAYNA JACOBS



| NEW YORK DAILY NEWS |

JUL 22, 2019 | 7:16 PM





https://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/ny-news-deputy-murder-suicide-20180924-story.html



Wife of Florida deputy texted friend that husband had 'lost his mind' before murder-suicide

By DAVID BOROFF



| NEW YORK DAILY NEWS |

SEP 24, 2018 | 2:10 PM







https://www.rt.com/news/464734-french-police-suicide-wives-interview/



Political pawns? Wives of French police officers demand govt action amid suicide epidemic

Published time: 22 Jul, 2019 09:59

Edited time: 22 Jul, 2019 10:23




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Welcome to the 7th Annual
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https://rightsanddissent.org/news/go-fbi-just-cant-stop-racist-afraid-dissent/

There They Go Again! The FBI Just Can’t Stop Being Racist and Afraid of Dissent



https://www.mercurynews.com/2019/08/15/oakland-police-cited-fbi-agent-after-gun-was-stolen-from-vehicle/


Oakland Police cited FBI agent after gun was stolen from vehicle
The gun was recovered; the FBI declined to comment on the agent who received the citation
               



http://ticklethewire.com/2019/08/15/gop-senator-drafts-bill-to-make-domestic-terrorism-a-federal-crime/

GOP Senator Drafts Bill to Make Domestic Terrorism a Federal Crime




https://www.wdam.com/2019/08/15/day-testimony-continues-wrongful-termination-suit-by-former-fbi-agent/

Testimony continues in wrongful termination suit by former black FBI agent



http://www.fox35orlando.com/news/local-news/police-say-man-stole-badge-belonging-to-fbi-agent

Police say man stole badge belonging to FBI



https://thinkprogress.org/new-senate-report-confirms-the-fbi-was-one-of-larry-nassars-top-enablers-6f1e67cf6ce9/

New senate report confirms the FBI was one of Nassar’s top enablers
"The FBI failed to pursue a course of action that would have immediately protected victims in harm's way," Congress finds.
LINDSAY GIBBS

AUG 15, 2019, 8:32 AM




https://www.propublica.org/article/border-agents-hateful-career-and-the-crime-that-finally-ended-it

Dirtbag,” “Savages,” “Subhuman”: A Border Agent’s Hateful Career and the Crime That Finally Ended It
Border Patrol agent Matthew Bowen had been investigated for years before he used his 4,000-pound truck to assault a fleeing migrant.
by A.C. Thompson Aug. 16, 5 a.m. EDT






https://www.worcesternews.co.uk/news/regional/worcestershire/17842084.decision-charging-cop-a449-crash-take-39-years-39/


Decision on charging cop over A449 crash could take 'years'



https://newsday.co.tt/2019/08/15/arrest-warrant-for-cop-in-child-neglect-case/


Arrest warrant for cop in child neglect case





https://stomp.straitstimes.com/singapore-seen/former-auxiliary-cop-who-abetted-another-man-to-rape-gf-in-bondage-tryst-gets-jail

cop who abetted another man to rape GF in bondage tryst gets jail term cut




https://www.mercurynews.com/2019/08/15/ex-richmond-cop-swapped-sexually-explicit-texts-with-exploited-teen-while-on-duty/

Richmond cop swapped sexually explicit texts with exploited teen while on duty
Richmond did not release the records under a new police transparency law, but they were included in a wrongful termination lawsuit filed by former Lt. Andre Hill



https://nypost.com/2019/08/15/us-attorney-in-philadelphia-blames-da-for-cop-jeering-mob/


NEWS

US attorney in Philadelphia blames DA for cop-jeering mob
By Laura Italiano
August 15, 2019 | 5:54pm | Up



https://nypost.com/2019/08/14/mississippi-sheriff-said-local-politician-was-worse-than-a-black-person/


Mississippi sheriff said local politician was ‘worse than a black person’
By Kenneth Garger
August 14, 2019 | 8:45pm |



https://www.pennlive.com/daily-buzz/2019/08/pa-cop-fired-for-road-rage-gun-pointing-gets-job-back-plus-2-years-back-pay.html


Pa. cop fired for ‘road rage’ gun-pointing gets job back, plus 2 years’ back pay
Updated Aug 15, 8:06 AM; Posted Aug 15, 7:57 AM


https://newsmaven.io/pinacnews/cops-gone-rogue/


Cops gone rogue

https://newsmaven.io/pinacnews/cops-gone-rogue/



https://newsmaven.io/pinacnews/cops-gone-rogue/kansas-deputy-leaves-the-usa-after-he-was-accused-of-sex-crimes-with-minor-065IOa-QgUa0jedLLDUsvA/

Kansas Deputy Leaves the USA After He was Accused of Sex Crimes with Minor

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New magazine on JFK assassination




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Missouri city apologizes after smiling selfies of police officers taken near where dead infant was found shared online

By JESSICA SCHLADEBECK

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS |
AUG 17, 2019 | 2:22 PM


https://nypost.com/2019/08/16/jeffrey-epstein-spent-hours-alone-with-mysterious-woman-in-lockup/

Jeffrey Epstein spent hours alone with mysterious woman in lockup
By Amanda Woods
August 16, 2019 |




https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2019/08/17/how-one-trooper-alleged-racist-remark-ignited-state-police-overtime-fraud-scandal/xrzYDzQHFRFA9RTIhWPDHP/story.html

How a trooper’s alleged racist remark ignited the State Police overtime scandal

By Matt Rocheleau Globe Staff,August 17, 2019, 7:01 p.m.
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The woman was driving through the Ted Williams Tunnel on her way to Logan Airport on a weeknight three years ago when a Massachusetts State Police trooper popped out of nowhere in front of her car, arms flailing, gesturing to pull over.
“Do you not speak English?” the trooper yelled after she rolled down the window.
An Asian-American with a medical degree from Harvard, the woman spoke four languages fluently.
“Sir? What should I do?” the woman recounted in a complaint she later filed.
Again and again, the white trooper yelled, “Don’t you speak English?” she wrote, adding that several times he put his hands on his hips against his gun



https://www.pressherald.com/2019/08/17/new-festival-in-unity-celebrates-maines-grain-renaissance/

New festival in Unity celebrates Maine’s ‘grain renaissance’
The first Bread and Brews fest features beer tastings, bread baking and beer brewing workshops, live music and food trucks.




https://www.pressherald.com/2019/08/18/bill-nemitz-onward-and-upward-from-the-shelter-steps-to-maine-businessman/

Bill Nemitz: Onward and upward – from the shelter steps to Maine businessman
Maxwell Chikuta relied on General Assistance and food stamps when he first arrived in Portland from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Sixteen years later, he's got a Ph.D. and just opened his second business.





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Order the PDF E-VERSION of “garrison.: The Journal of History & Deep Politics”
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Why did Trump’s ‘judge whisperer’ buy a house on the Maine coast?
Leonard Leo, a central figure in the Brett Kavanaugh nomination, bought the Northeast Harbor mansion last fall. This month, it hosted a fundraiser for Sen. Susan Collins that drew protesters.




https://reason.com/2019/08/16/iowa-cops-buy-an-armored-vehicle-with-300000-in-asset-forfeiture-funds/

Iowa Cops Buy an Armored Vehicle With $300,000 in Asset Forfeiture Funds
It's a nasty mix of police militarization and civil asset forfeiture.
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https://nypost.com/2019/08/16/suicide-cops-sister-says-nypd-officers-stay-mum-on-mental-health-out-of-demotion-fears/

Suicide cop’s sister says NYPD officers stay mum on mental health out of demotion fears
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https://nypost.com/2019/08/16/artist-who-painted-bill-clinton-in-dress-and-heels-had-no-idea-it-was-hanging-in-epsteins-mansion/

Artist who painted Bill Clinton in dress had ‘no idea’ it was hanging in Jeffrey Epstein’s mansion

https://www.nj.com/camden/2019/08/chief-used-cops-as-chauffeurs-when-out-drinking-ran-double-dipping-scheme-whistleblower-suit-alleges.html

Chief used cops as chauffeurs when out drinking, ran double-dipping scheme, whistleblower suit alleges
Updated Aug 15, 2019; Posted Aug 15, 2019





https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/kendalltaggart/insurance-fraud-erie-state-farm-farmers


Insurance Companies Are Paying Cops To Investigate Their Own Customers
A cozy alliance between insurers and law enforcement has turned the justice system into the industry’s hired gun and left innocent customers facing prison.

Kendall Taggart
BuzzFeed News Reporter
Posted on August 15, 2019, at 9:49 a.m. ET



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After nearly 40 years, woman asks cops to reopen chilling rape case. They finally solve it.

By LISA J. HURIASH  and ANDREW BORYGA

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https://www.foxnews.com/world/mexico-police-teenage-rape-investigations


Rape of 2 teenage girls leads to suspension for 6 Mexican cops




https://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Bridgeport-cops-accused-of-using-excessive-force-14304625.php

Bridgeport cops accused of using excessive force on students
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https://nypost.com/2019/08/17/nypd-cop-busted-by-mall-cop-for-shoplifting-300-worth-of-clothing/


NYPD cop busted by mall cop for shoplifting $300 worth of clothing
By Tina Moore and Ruth Weissmann
August 17, 2019 |


https://m.ctpost.com/local/article/Bridgeport-cop-on-administrative-leave-after-14340660.php


Bridgeport cop on administrative leave after hitting suspect with gun

Tara O’Neill and Brian Lockhart | August 17, 2019
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https://kennedysandking.com/articles/mark-zaid-jfk-and-trump

Saturday, 12 October 2019 22:17
Mark Zaid, JFK, and Trump
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Jim DiEugenio discusses Mark Zaid's connection to the whistleblower investigation against Trump and his earlier role in spreading misinformation about the JFK assassination.

A few weeks ago, after the Robert Mueller attempt to impeach President Donald Trump more or less fizzled, the Democrats in Congress stumbled upon a gift horse. After escaping Mueller’s two-year inquiry and the fabrications of British intelligence agent Christopher Steele and his so-called dossier, President Trump was poised to take a victory lap. He could have now shown that Steele had been first paid by his Republican rivals, who wanted to stop his insurgent candidacy for president. When that effort bore little or no fruit, it was then taken over by agents of the Democratic Party acting as stand-ins for the Hillary Clinton campaign. It was further beginning to look like the FBI was out to ensnare President Trump in a net of manufactured “Russian collusion” charges. (Click here for an example)
In fact, Trump had now begun an effort to expose what he thought was a “Deep State plot”. One that was designed to terrorize and smear his presidency from the start—perhaps from before its start. He had entrusted Attorney General William Barr and personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani to now begin to round up the culprits, whoever they were and wherever the information on them could be attained. If they needed to consult with governments as far away as Australia, so be it.
But in reaction, it appears that Trump overreached himself. Like Richard Nixon, it appears that he played into the hands of those who wished him ill. By his own actions he now gave the likes of Democrat Adam Schiff—who had been reduced to blowhard status by Mueller’s stumbling congressional performance—the means to actually impeach the president. Even that perpetual fence sitter, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, now decided to back Schiff’s latest effort. Perhaps the establishment did not want to see the exposure of their ersatz Russia Gate scandal?
Trump has now endangered his very presidency by giving the Democrats a much more real reason to remove him. By doing so, Pelosi has now given the keys to the kingdom to an attorney who others have thought for years was a part of that rather murky and ill-defined Deep State. His name is Mark Zaid.
But before we get to Mr. Zaid, let us fill in some necessary background to this impending crisis.
What appears to have happened is that Trump made a call—perhaps more than one—to the president of the war-torn country of Ukraine. This happened on July 25, 2019. The call was made to the victorious new president Volodymyr Zelensky to congratulate him on his election in April. But an anonymous official, suspected of being a CIA employee, filed a whistleblower complaint about the call on August 12. Allegedly, the complaint says that although this person was not actually in the room when the call was made, several others were, including Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. The call occurred days after President Trump had delayed hundreds of millions in military aid to Ukraine. Democrats like Schiff argue that this is one of the most compromising aspects of the incident.
The complaint alleges that Trump used the power of his office to try and get Zelensky, the head of a foreign country, to influence the 2020 election. Further, the complaint allegedly says that the officials who heard the call were disturbed by what Trump had said and attempted to “lock down” the actual call and conceal its details. As of today, the actual call and/or verbatim transcript has yet to be released.
What allegedly happened is that Trump urged Zelensky to investigate corruption allegations against former vice-president Joe Biden and his son Hunter. The idea that Trump had was this: Joe Biden had urged the firing of Ukraine’s top prosecutor, because he was investigating a company which had Hunter on its board of directors. The fact that Joe Biden was, at that time, the front runner in the polls on the Democratic side is not insignificant. The current prosecutor in Ukraine says there was no reason to investigate Hunter, since the real corruption had taken place before he was appointed to the board. It was not being dealt with, which is why Joe Biden wanted the previous prosecutor removed. To most legal experts, soliciting influence from a foreign government to help impact an American election would be an impeachable offense.
There is a back story to all this of course. And it should be sketched in to give the present episode some depth and texture and, also, to add in the usual American brand of hypocrisy. The main reason that Ukraine needs so much military aid is that the USA backed to the hilt the overthrow of the elected president of that country. This was the violent and forceful overthrow of Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych in 2014. Although made to look like a homegrown revolution, it was done with much aid by certain elements of the European Union and the USA. That uprising unleashed some ugly and frightening fascist forces that had been dormant on the Ukraine scene since after World War II. Under threat of death, Yanukovych had to flee the country with the aid of President Vladimir Putin of Russia. The overthrow and its aftermath caused the murders of literally scores of innocent people by the neo-Nazi perpetrators, who the American diplomats on the scene were backing completely. The reason for this was that Yanukovych was portrayed as being too close to Russia and American personages, like the infamous Victoria Nuland, favored anyone—and I mean anyone—who was not. The all too accommodating American media decided to play this tune with no questions asked. And for me and others, like the late Robert Parry, this was the real beginning of the anti-Putin mania that would soon engulf our country. There were very few outlets who thought the anti-Putin spin was a slanted view of what was happening. (For an alternative perspective, click here)
During the 2016 election, candidate Donald Trump voiced a different attitude about Russia and Putin. Since Hillary Clinton had been for the Yanukovych coup, she began to attack Trump as being too sympathetic to Putin. Then came the discredited Steele Dossier, which it appears that many in the FBI actually bought into. After Trump was elected, he decided to fire FBI Director James Comey and this gave others who were likeminded in the Bureau and the Justice Department the excuse to appoint a special prosecutor. After two years, Robert Mueller’s probe came up embarrassingly empty. And he made a very weak witness before the (now) Schiff-controlled House committee. The irony in all of this baseless anti-Russia bombast was this: there were many legitimate policy issues the Democrats could have used to go after Donald Trump. For example, his disgraceful tax cut for the rich and his concurrent attempt to give even more money—which we do not have—to the Pentagon. But yet, it is this issue, plus Trump’s attempt to stay out of a war with Syria, which has seemingly enraged people in both parties against him and which tells the reader a lot about the present state of our political system. An almost too perfect example of this is a 2017 tweet by neocon flack Bill Kristol: “Obviously strongly prefer normal democratic and constitutional politics. But if it comes to it, prefer the deep state to the Trump state.” That makes it kind of clear.
When the original Mueller missile misfired, Trump made a mistake. As Richard Nixon characterized his missteps during Watergate, “I gave them a sword.”
As people like former CIA officer John Kiriakou and former congressman Norman Solomon have written, if there is a Deep State plot against Trump, it could not have picked a more fascinating antagonist than Mark Zaid. He is the Washington lawyer who is representing two of the anonymous whistle blowers in the case against Trump. Former CIA officer Kiriakou has written that he is surprised that Zaid is still practicing law. John was the former CIA operations officer who alerted the country to the torture process known as waterboarding. For that, and confirming information about who was involved in that torture, he was indicted on five counts. In a ridiculous kangaroo court legal proceeding—described at length in the film Silenced—Kiriakou was forced to plead guilty to one count and he spent over two years in prison, while the actual torturers stayed free. (For a brief summary of his case, click here)
In an interview I did with John, he repeated the information he wrote about in an article at Consortium News. He told me that once he was indicted in 2007, one of the lawyers who briefly represented him was Mark Zaid. He found him to be impetuous and confrontational, so he let him go. Yet, during the grand jury hearings, it was Zaid and the reporter he talked to, a man named Matt Cole, who testified against him. He filed a complaint for the apparently unethical practice of a lawyer testifying against his former client. But since it was filed in the Eastern District Court of Virginia, it was ignored. (Author’s Interview with Kiriakou, October 6, 2019) The Federalist Society should look to its laurels in stacking certain courts.
In that interview, the former CIA officer told me about another case that Zaid was involved in. That one concerned Jeffrey Sterling. Sterling ended up being convicted for allegedly giving away secrets the CIA had concerning their secret operation to sabotage Iran’s nuclear program, codenamed Merlin. As with Kiriakou, the Sterling case could have been brought under the George W. Bush administration. It was not. It proceeded under the Obama administration, which tried more whistleblower cases than all prior administrations combined. In my interview with John, he told me that Zai




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Black woman dies in Fort Worth after police officer shoots her in her home, officials say

By TIM BALK

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS |
OCT 12, 2019 |


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British female prison officer sentenced to year in jail after sex with inmate in cleaning cupboard





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Bill Gates had much cozier relationship with ‘intriguing’ Jeffrey Epstein than he admitted: report




https://www.thewrap.com/agc-oliver-stone-jfk-destiny-betrayed/

AGC Television Acquires Worldwide Rights to Oliver Stone Doc ‘JFK: Destiny Betrayed’

New documentary to shed new light on what really happened in 1963
Umberto Gonzalez | October 12, 2019 @ 11:00 PM





https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nyc-crime/ny-officer-pulled-gun-karaoke-bar-waitress-20191013-6v55al7lmjhdpgphxr4hgp4n6u-story.html

NYPD officer menaced Queens karaoke waitress with gun, threatened to shoot her if she didn’t hang out with him




https://nypost.com/2019/10/13/nypd-cop-was-working-us-open-during-road-rage-incident-lawsuit/

NYPD cop was working US Open during road rage incident: lawsuit



https://www.yahoo.com/news/philippine-police-chief-resigns-amid-021747908.html

Philippine police chief resigns amid drug allegations

Associated PressOctober 13, 2019



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5 rappers dropped from NYC festival at request of police




https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-fbi-lost-our-son-11570806358

The FBI Lost Our Son
Billy Reilly worked in counterterrorism for the Federal Bureau of Investigation, penetrating radical groups online with false identities. Then he disappeared.


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WV Supreme Court upholds firing of parole officer who's home was raided by FBI





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Texas Cop Arrested for Stealing 30 Pills from Nurse's Office at a Middle School





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Chicago Cops Taser Man Four Times in Front of his Kids for Recording them




https://theintercept.com/2019/10/10/justice-department-federal-prosecutors-accountability/

HOW THE SECRETIVE “DISCIPLINE” PROCESS FOR FEDERAL PROSECUTORS BURIES MISCONDUCT CASES
Brooke Williams, Samata Joshi, Shawn Musgrave



https://www.madcowprod.com/2019/10/13/jerry-falwell-wally-hilliard-transnational-organized-crime/

Jerry Falwell, Wally Hilliard, & Transnational Organized Crime
By Daniel Hopsicker -
October 13, 2019
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Kurds are being slaughtered in Syria, there’s a tsunami in Japan, hundreds of ISIS fighters have escaped from jail, and Attorney General Bill Barr, who according to numerous witnesses while working for the CIA enabled cocaine trafficking through Mena, Arkansas during the 1980’s, was delivering a speech at Notre Dame blaming “the decline of religion” and the “destruction of moral order” in the U.S. for the drug abuse he helped create.

So why should anyone care about the latest corrupt conservative Christian evangelical, Jerry Falwell Jr., President of Liberty University, his wife, and a pool boy in Miami? Or give a second thought to the imbroglio over his continued leadership of the influential Bible college in Lynchburg, Virginia?
Two reasons: Falwell is currently instrumental in shoring up Donald Trump’s base of evangelicals, eighty-one percent of whom still plan on voting for Donald Trump, despite his flouting of their “traditional values.”
Falwell is also backing Trump’s ‘controversial’ decision to abandon the Kurds. He said Trump was simply “keeping his promise to keep America out of endless wars.”
“The president has got to do what’s best for the country, whether it helps him with this phony impeachment inquiry or not,” Falwell said in an interview.
Moreover, evangelical Christians have been among Trump’s most loyal supporters. They stood with him through the “Access Holl



https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/ne89zz/hong-kong-protester-says-she-was-sexually-assaulted-by-police-after-being-arrested

Hong Kong Protester Says She Was Sexually Assaulted by Police After Being Arrested
“Do you know the body-search room in San Uk Ling is all dark? Do you know I am not the only one who suffered sexual violence by the police?"




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Climate change threatens half of Maine’s birds with extinction, report says
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The accountability the NYPD needs: Pass Question 2 to strengthen the Civilian Complaint Review Board

 

By CONSTANCE MALCOLM and GWEN CARR

 

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS |

NOV 03, 2019 | 5:00 AM

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/ny-bail-discovery-criminal-justice-reforms-advocates-fear-prosecutors-20191102-akj7v2xa4fcibk3pla3vnsbisi-story.html

 

 

 

Criminal justice advocates concerned prosecutors will find way around reforms

 

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NEW YORK DAILY NEWS |

NOV 02, 2019 | 5:23 PM

 

 

 

 

 

https://theintercept.com/2019/11/01/fbi-joint-terrorism-san-francisco-civil-rights/

 

FBI AND SAN FRANCISCO POLICE HAVE BEEN LYING ABOUT SCOPE OF JOINT COUNTERTERRORISM INVESTIGATIONS, DOCUMENT SUGGESTS

Ryan Devereaux

November 1 2019,

 

 

https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/jasonleopold/mueller-report-secret-memos-1

 

 

The Mueller Report’s Secret Memos

BuzzFeed News sued the US government to see all the work that Mueller’s team kept secret. We have published the first installment, with revelations about the Ukraine conspiracy theory, Michael Cohen, Paul Manafort, and more.

 

 

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/michael-flynn-defense-says-mifsud-phones-they-seek-from-doj-may-trace-back-to-fbi-and-cia

 

Michael Flynn defense says Mifsud phones they seek from DOJ may trace back to FBI and CIA

by Daniel Chaitin

 & Jerry Dunleavy

 | November 01, 2019 11:03 PM

 | Updated Nov 02, 2019, 12:25 AM

 

 

 

 

https://bcheights.com/2019/11/03/fbi/

 

FBI Briefs Students on Foreign Misinformation Campaigns

November 3, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/COINTELPRO

 

COINTELPRO - Wikipedia

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FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover issued directives governing COINTELPRO, ordering FBI agents to "expose, disrupt, misdirect, discredit, or otherwise neutralize" the activities of these movements and especially their leaders. Under Hoover, the agent in charge of COINTELPRO was William C. Sullivan.

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/578224

 

The Cointelpro papers : documents from the FBI's secret wars against domestic dissent 

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.wilsonquarterly.com/quarterly/fall-2013-americas-schools-4-big-questions/inside-fbis-decades-long-effort-court-allies-in-media/

 

Inside the FBI's decades-long effort to court allies in the media ...

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Oct 1, 2011 - Inside the FBI's decades-long effort to court allies in the media ... THE SOURCE: “ Friends of the Bureau: Personal Correspondence and the 

 

 

 

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Your new Facebook 'friend' may be the FBI - Technology ...

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Mar 16, 2010 - Your new "friend" just might be the FBI. ... with today's social media, which contain mountains of personal data, photographs, videos and audio ..

 

 

 

http://archive.boston.com/news/nation/washington/articles/2010/01/23/fbi_papers_show_broadcaster_harveys_long_ties_to_hoover/

 

FBI papers show broadcaster radio host Paul Harvey’s long ties to FBI

Director Hoover

 

 

 

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WALTER WINCHELL FBI FILES

3,900 pages of files copied from FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C., covering Walter Winchell. Files include many correspondences between Winchell and J. Edgar Hover. Walter Winchell maintained a steady exchange of correspondence with Hoover for over thirty years. The famous newspaper columnist discussed FBI cases with former Director Hoover and provided publicity for the FBI

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.marquette.edu/library/archives/Mss/FBI/FBI-series25.php

 

arquette.edu // Raynor Memorial Libraries // Archives // Manuscripts // FBI // 

FBI (FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION) RECORDS 

WALTER WINCHELL, 1934-1945, 1948-1972

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.nytimes.com/1971/07/21/archives/friends-of-fbi-in-a-fund-appeal-gets-excellent-response-to-wide.html

 

FRIENDS OF F.B.I. IN A FUND APPEAL

By Robert M. Smith Special to The New York Times

 

 

 

 

https://www.noi.org/malcolm-x-files/

 

Malcolm X Assassination and FBI Counter Intelligence Program

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The Murder of Malcolm X & FBI COINTELPRO. Analyzing the The Malcolm X Assassination in the context of the FBI's Counter Intelligence Program and the United States Government's criminal war against dissent. COINTELPRO (an acronym for Counter Intelligence Program) was a series of ...

 

 

 

 

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Ramsey Clark: Godfather of CIA’s CHAOS and FBI’s COINTELPRO Programs

 

 

COMMENT: For decades, we have pointed out the documented fact that much of the so-called progressive sector drools and slobbers over a great many obvious, heinous wolves-in-sheep’s clothing.

One of those is former Attorney General of the United States Ramsey Clark, who continues to enjoy a reputation as a liberal/progressive icon.

Nothing could be further from the truth.

In addition to covering up the assassinations of both Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy–whose murders occurred during his tenure as A.G.–Clark frustrated New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison’s investigation of the JFK assassination.

Although his efforts were dismissed and attacked at the time, both the results of the House Select Committee on Assassinations (which recommended that the Department of Justice investigate David Ferrie and the anti-Castro Cubans in New Orleans) and other disclosures (such as former CIA director Richard Helms’ admission that Garrison defendant Clay Shaw worked for the Agency) have supported the validity of Garrison’s efforts.

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In addition to being a serial killer with some portentous blood on his hands, Clark helped spawn some of the worst abuses of the contemporary intelligence apparatus.

In a useful volume titled The CIA as Organized Crime, author Douglas Valentine supplements analysis of Clark’s tenure as the country’s highest law enforcement official. 

Best known for his seminal work on the Phoenix program in Vietnam, Valentine details the evolution of the evolution of the counter-terrorism apparatus in the U.S. political and national security establishments.

Building on his work on the Phoenix program, Valentine sets forth the parallel evolution of the Phoenix program and domestic and illegal espionage against dissenting American citizens.

Ramsey Clark mid-wived the evolution of our present-day counter-terrorism institutions.

” . . . . Ramsey Clark, formed the Interdepartmental Intelligence Unit (IDIU) within the Department of Justice. The IDIU’s job was to coordinate the elements of the CIA, FBI and military that were investigating dissenters. . . . The Phoenix program was created simultaneously in 1967 and did the same thing in Vietnam; it brought together 25 agencies and aimed them at civilians in the insurgency. . . . Starting in 1967, White House political cadres, through the IDIU in the Justice Department, coordinated the CIA’s Chaos program, the FBI’s COINTELPRO Program, and the military’s domestic spying programs. . . .”

The CIA as Organized Crime by Douglas Valentine; Clarity Press [SC]; Copyright 2017 by Douglas Valentine; ISBN 978–0‑9972870–2‑8; pp. 158–159.

. . . . The events that led to the formation of the current Counterrorism Center began in 1967, when US security services began to suspect that the Cubans and the Soviets were infiltrating the anti-war movement. Lyndon Johnson wanted to know the details, so his attorney general, Ramsey Clark, formed the Interdepartmental Intelligence Unit (IDIU) within the Department of Justice. The IDIU’s job was to coordinate the elements of the CIA, FBI and military that were investigating dissenters. The White House wanted to control and provide political direction to these investigations.

The Phoenix program was created simultaneously in 1967 and did the same thing in Vietnam; it brought together 25 agencies and aimed them at civilians in the insurgency. It’s political warfare. It’s secret. It’s against the rules of war. It violated the Geneva Conventions. . . .

. . . . Starting in 1967, White House political cadres, through the IDIU in the Justice Department, coordinated the CIA’s Chaos program, the FBI’s COINTELPRO Program, and the military’s domestic spying programs. . . .”

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Scientists develop new kind of photon beam which may be secret weapon against cancer

3 Dec, 2019 11:49

 

 

 

https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2019-12-03/lapd-officer-under-investigation-for-fondling-female-corpse

 

 

LAPD officer under investigation for allegedly fondling dead woman’s breasts

 

 

 

https://www.latimes.com/world-nation/story/2019-12-03/un-says-current-decade-heading-for-new-temperature-record

 

U.N. says current decade heading for new temperature record

DEC. 3, 2019 1:51 AM

The U.N. weather agency says that the current decade is likely to set a new 10-year temperature record, adding further evidence that the world is getting hotter.

The World Meteorological Organization said Tuesday that preliminary temperature data show the years from 2015 to 2019 and from 2010 to 2019 “are, respectively, almost certain to be the warmest five-year period and decade on record.”

In a report released on the sidelines of this

 

 

https://www.humankindness.org/prison-resources/

 

Prison Resources

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.masslive.com/news/2019/12/feds-urged-springfield-police-commissioner-to-keep-tainted-cop-government-witness-on-payroll-court-records.html

 

Feds urged Springfield police commissioner to keep tainted cop, government witness on payroll: court records

 

 

SPRINGFIELD — The FBI urged police officials to keep Officer Luke Cournoyer on the city payroll while he remains a government witness, despite admitting to drinking on the job and lying to internal investigators.

This, according to court records recently made public in the ongoing prosecution of two of

 

 

 

https://www.ctpost.com/policereports/article/Former-Bridgeport-cop-takes-plea-deal-in-14879358.php

 

 

 

Bridgeport cop takes plea deal in Stratford DUI case

By Ethan Fry Updated 5:33 pm EST, Tuesday, December 3, 2019

 

 

 

https://wjla.com/news/local/former-fairmount-heights-cop-accused-of-raping-woman

 

Fairmount Heights cop accused of raping woman while in custody for traffic stop

 

by WJLA Tuesday, December 3rd 2019

 

 

 

https://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/story/news/local/2019/12/03/dep-cop-ulster-pleads-guilty-gun-charges/2596161001/

 

DEP cop from Ulster pleads guilty to gun charges

 

Heather Yakin, Times Herald-Record Published 12:48 p.m. ET Dec. 3, 2019

 

 

 

https://nypost.com/2019/12/02/counter-terrorism-nypd-cop-accused-of-sexual-assault/

 

Counter-terrorism NYPD cop accused of sexual assault

By Tina Moore and Craig McCarthy

December 2, 2019 

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.yorkdispatch.com/story/news/crime/2019/12/03/ex-west-manchester-cop-sentenced-child-porn-case/2595148001/

 

Manchester cop sentenced in child porn case

 

Liz Evans Scolforo, York Dispatch Published 10:52 a.m. ET Dec. 3, 2019 | Upd

 

 

 

https://www.al.com/news/birmingham/2019/12/woman-found-dead-in-mountain-brook-was-selfless-servant-leader.html

 

cop surrenders after estranged wife found dead in Mountain Brook

Updated Dec 02, 4:51 PM;Posted Dec 02, 2:01 PM

 

 

 

https://www.wfmj.com/story/41398901/sentencing-tuesday-for-former-vienna-cop-accused-of-stealing-rifles-from-department

 

Vienna cop headed to jail in rifle theft case

Michael Sheehy pleaded guilty to two counts of breaking and entering, theft in office, possessing criminal tools, petty theft, and aggravated possession of drugs in August.

 

Tuesday, December 3rd 2019, 8:06 AM EST by Corey Vallas

Updated: Tuesday, December 3rd 2019, 10:21 AM EST

 

 

 

https://www.news-leader.com/story/news/crime/2019/12/02/cop-accused-buying-pot-faces-discipline-cassville/4332046002/

 

Cassville cop accused of buying pot on duty surrenders peace officer license

 

Austin Huguelet, Springfield News-Leader Published 4:50 p.m. CT Dec. 2, 2019 | Updated 3:27 p.m. CT Dec. 3, 2019

 

 

 

https://qns.com/story/2019/12/02/nypd-investigating-cop-who-wore-trump-lanyard-to-inspect-queer-dance-night-in-jackson-heights/

 

 

 

NYPD investigates cop who wore Trump lanyard to Jackson Heights bar inspection during queer dance night

 

 

 

 

 

https://montreal.ctvnews.ca/i-don-t-care-about-your-prayers-montreal-cop-suspended-15-days-for-insulting-muslim-man-1.4713446

 

 

 

'I don't care about your prayers': Montreal cop suspended 15 days for insulting Muslim man

Basem Boshra

Supervising Producer, CTV News Montreal

@BasemBoshra Contact

Published Tuesday, December 3, 2019 3:34PM EST

 

 

 

 

 

https://7news.com.au/news/crime/nsw-cop-denies-touching-boy-during-music-festival-strip-search-c-586904

 

NSW cop denies touching boy during music festival strip-search

Aine Fox

 

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Tuesday, 3 December

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.fox5dc.com/news/prince-georges-county-cop-indicted-for-lewd-behavior-at-la-fitness

 

 

Prince George’s County cop indicted for lewd behavior at LA Fitness

Published 

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. - A Prince George’s County police officer has been indicted for allegedly masturbating in an LA Fitness location in Hyattsville.

 

 

 

 

https://abcnews.go.com/US/chicago-cop-probation-360000-theft-dead-moms-social/story?id=67475737

 

 

 

Chicago cop gets probation after $360,000 theft of dead mom's Social Security checks

Dec 3, 2019, 8:53 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.wsj.com/articles/watchdog-report-details-problems-between-fbi-and-justice-department-11575421257

 

 

 

Watchdog Report Details Problems Between FBI and Justice Department

Report on early steps in Russia investigation could lead to changes in bureau’s culture

By Byron Tau, Aruna Viswanatha and Sadie Gurman

Dec. 3, 2019 8:00 pm ET

 

 

https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2019/12/03/devin-nunes-jim-baker-lawyer-up-tsr-vpx.cnn

 

Former FBI top lawyer warns Nunes: Lawyer up

Situation Room

Jim Baker, the FBI's former general counsel, discusses Rep. Devin Nunes' (R-CA) phone records that show he had contact with Rudy Giuliani and his indicted associate Lev Parnas while they were working in Ukraine. Nunes has not r

 

 

 

https://www.thedailybeast.com/richard-jewell-clint-eastwood-declares-war-on-the-corrupt-media-and-fbi

 

‘Richard Jewell’: Clint Eastwood Declares War on the ‘Corrupt’ Media and FBI

 

 

https://www.rollcall.com/news/congress/fbi-gun-checks

 

FBI never completes hundreds of thousands of gun checks

Internal report raised alarms in 2015

 

 

 

https://physicstoday.scitation.org/do/10.1063/PT.6.4.20191203a/full/

 

3 Dec 2019 in People & History

The FBI file of John Wheeler

To investigate how top-secret hydrogen bomb blueprints were misplaced on a train in 1953, a historian of science digs up an FBI report and other intriguing documents.

 

 

 

https://dailycaller.com/2019/12/03/christopher-steele-fbi-papadopoulos-fusion-gps/

 

How The FBI Risked Exposing Sensitive Russia Probe Details During Meeting With Christopher Steele

 

 

https://www.thedailybeast.com/from-the-911-inquiry-to-impeachment-why-justice-fails

 

From the 9/11 Inquiry to Impeachment, Why Justice Fails

 

THE DEEPER STATE

Those who once crusaded against terrorists now spin stories to protect their political favorites. It’s a dangerous game.

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Patricia Ravalgi

 

Updated Dec. 03, 2019 4:20PM

 

 

 

https://www.thenation.com/article/denby-almont-football-racism/

 

High School Football Players Took a Knee Before a Game, and Opposing ‘Fans’ Threw Trash at Them

“Look at these [n-words] taking a knee and they don’t even know why they’re doing it,” said one person in the crowd.

By Dave Zirin

 

 

 

 

Egyptian Government Plans To Track The Movement Of 10 Million Vehicles With Low-Cost RFID Stickers

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20191125/15400643456/oregon-supreme-court-shuts-down-pretextual-traffic-stops-says-cops-cant-ask-questions-unrelated-to-violation.shtml?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=a10029db-48d3-46bb-a6ca-591e41e78883

 

Oregon Supreme Court Shuts Down Pretextual Traffic Stops; Says Cops Can't Ask Questions Unrelated To The Violation

Legal Issues

from the expecting-a-large-downturn-in-asset-forfeiture-funds dept

Mon, Dec 2nd 2019 3:35pm — Tim Cushing

The Supreme Court's Rodriguez decision took a lot of fishing line away from law enforcement officers. Thousands of traffic statutes are violated every day. (Or not broken, in some cases.) All an officer needed to do was follow someone around until they violated one and then turn the traffic stop into a Q&A session with an eye on obtaining consent to search drivers, passengers, and vehicles.

The Supreme Court said pretextual stops are fine, but once the objective has been achieved (citation or warning given), the stop is over. No further questions. 

 

 

 

 

https://theintercept.com/2019/12/03/death-penalty-capital-punishment-data/?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=a10029db-48d3-46bb-a6ca-591e41e78883

 

 

 

 

By Any Measure, Capital Punishment Is a Failed Policy

Liliana Segura, Jordan Smith, The Intercept  g

 

 

 

 

 

https://truthout.org/articles/microsoft-funds-facial-recognition-technology-secretly-tested-on-palestinians/?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=a10029db-48d3-46bb-a6ca-591e41e78883

 

Microsoft Funds Facial Recognition Technology Secretly Tested on Palestinians

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.cnet.com/news/ring-gave-police-a-street-level-view-of-where-video-doorbells-were-for-over-a-year/?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=a10029db-48d3-46bb-a6ca-591e41e78883 

 

Ring let police view map of video doorbell installations for over a year

The company once offered a map, now withdrawn, that allowed police to zoom in to see the specific location of Ring customers.

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Alfred Ng

 

December 3, 2019 5:00 AM PST

 

https://www.muckrock.com/foi/san-francisco-141/dpa-sb-1421-police-misconduct-records-immediate-disclosure-request-and-6721c-request-83876/

 

 

Paul Henderson and DPA,

** Note that all of your responses (including disclosed records) may be automatically and instantly available to the public on the MuckRock.com FOIA web service used to issue this request (though I am not a MuckRock representative). Redact your responses correctly - once you send them to us there is no going back. Nothing herein is legal, IT, or professional advice of any kind. The author disclaims all warranties, express or implied, including but not limited to all warranties of merchantability or fitness. In no event shall the author be liable for any special, direct, indirect, consequential, or any other damages whatsoever. The digital signature, if any, in this email is not an indication of a binding agreement or offer; it merely authenticates the sender. Please do not include any confidential information, as I intend that these communications with the City all be public records.**

This is a new Immediate Disclosure Request under the San Francisco Sunshine Ordinance and the CPRA, made on November 27, 2019, to Paul Henderson as an individual custodian of public records and to the Department of Police Accountability as a public agency.

This is also an SFAC 67.21(c) request for statements of quantity, nature, existence, and form (even if content is exempt) of records responsive to each of 1 and 2 -- you must provide these statements within 7 days without any form extension.

All records must be provided in a rolling fashion (SFAC 67.25).  If you use a web portal, you must publish all records openly without login or terms and conditions; or you may provide records as attachments to emails.  You may not impose any conditions on me beyond than those of the CPRA (including any conditions that I must use a private entity's website which imposes terms and conditions).

A warning: every record you release to this publicly viewable email mailbox may become automatically visible to the public via the Muckrock.com FOIA service, and via other journalistic services that publish FOIA and public records documents for searching and indexing online. Please be absolutely certain you have correctly redacted all records prior to transmitting them to us, because there is no going back.

Please read carefully the exact wording of my request. Please follow the Sunshine Ordinance and CPRA precisely as I am auditing your agency's public records regimen. As the City is aware, every violation of the Sunshine Ordinance or CPRA will be appealed immediately, including:

- any untimely or incomplete response, failure to provide records in a rolling fashion as soon as they are available, or failing to indicate whether you have responsive records or not for each request and whether you withheld any records for each request (SFAC 67.21, 67.25, Gov Code 6253(c)),

- withholding more than the minimum exempt portion of any record (SFAC 67.26), 

- failure to justify with "clear reference" to an exemption statute or case law for each and every redaction or withholding, including any so-called 'metadata' (SFAC 67.26, 67.27),

- failure to provide "exact copies" of records (Gov Code 6253(b)),

- failure to provide the "electronic format in which [you] hold[] the information" (Gov Code 6253.9),

- failure to provide any "easily generated" format that we requested (SFAC 67.21(l)),

- refusing to provide the quantity of exempt records (SFAC 67.21(c)),

- unlawful use of the exemptions prohibited by SFAC 67.24, including but not limited to GC 6255, any public interest balancing test, 

- redacting or withholding information whose exemption you have already waived by producing it to the public before (Gov Code 6254.5).

Please provide:

1) IMMEDIATE DISCLOSURE: all responsive records DPA has already provided under SB 1421 to any other requestor. Since you should not redact more information for me than you have provided any other member of the public (Gov Code 6254.5), you should be able to immediately provide these.

2) REGULAR DISCLOSURE: every record retained, owned, prepared, or used by DPA of: all records of officer's discharge of a firearm at a person, all records of an officer's use of force that results in death or great bodily injury, sustained findings of officer's sexual assault of a member of the public, sustained findings of officer's dishonesty that are disclosable under DB 1421. This is of course a very large request, and you may provide rolling responses. You stated in a letter (https://sfgov.org/sunshine/sites/default/files/sotf_120419_item12.pdf, page 12) that others have made similar expansive requests and I expect you to treat me with no less priority than anyone else. Please note, I expect you to redact these records in accordance with the Sunshine Ordinance - and you must justify each and every redaction or withholding with a clear reference, such as a footnote (SFAC 67.26), to a statute or case law (SFAC 67.27). If you provide only a general list of justifications, I will appeal, and you will eventually have to do all of the redaction work again as other City agencies have had to do. (For example, consider the functionality of Adobe Acrobat that allows you to put a redaction code in every redaction.) Please do not destroy any records during the pendency of my request or appeals. All records must be provided in their original electronic record, or .EML/.MSG formats, and with all metadata and headers. Please perform record production correctly the first time, as appeals and Orders from Court, SOTF, or Sup. of Records, will be quite time-consuming to have to re do.

For the sake of building a good record for any appeals I would ask that you issue formal letters detailing your expected timelines and a notice if you would like to negotiate any part of this request, if you need to.

Please provide only those copies of records available without any fees. If you determine certain records would require fees, please instead provide the required notice of which of those records are available and non-exempt for inspection in-person if we so choose.

I look forward to your immediate disclosure.

Sincerely,

Anonymous

 

 

 

http://www.jfk-online.com/jfk100clark.html

 

Attorney General Designate Ramsey Clark Makes a Statement

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Had Clay Shaw been investigated by the FBI?

 

 

 

Oliver Stone's JFK attributes significance to a statement made by Attorney General Designate Ramsey Clark soon after Clay Shaw's arrest:

 

 

JUSTICE DEPARTMENT CONFERENCE ROOM

The acting Attorney General speaks to the press.

 

ATTORNEY GENERAL

Yes, Mr. Shaw was included in our investigation and there was no connection found at all between Shaw and the President's assassin.

 

GARRISON'S OFFICE - CONFERENCE ROOM (1967)

Jim confronts a packed room. Bill [fictional investigator "Bill Broussard"] is with him.

 

JIM

If Mr. Shaw had no connection to the assassination, why did the FBI investigate him? And why, if they did, is his name not mentioned once in the entire 26 volumes of the Warren Report, even it if is to clear his name? I doubt this Attorney General would qualify for my staff.(1)

 

 

In her landmark study of the Garrison investigation, False Witness, Patricia Lambert writes:

 

 

The day after he arrested Shaw, Garrison again benefited from the hand of fate. United States Attorney General Designate Ramsey Clark had a blundering encounter with the press in Washington and provided Garrison with another credibility boost. Emerging from a Senate confirmation hearing on his nomination, Clark answered questions about events in New Orleans by saying that Clay Shaw had been investigated by the FBI in 1963 and cleared. Clark's statement was a simple mistake. He should have said "Bertrand" had been investigated. Shaw at first took comfort in the report. Assuming he had been investigated because of Oswald's pamphleteering in front of the Trade Mart, Shaw told reporters he had not known about the FBI investigation but was delighted and pleased that he had been cleared by them. That same day, the bureaucratic snafu was compounded when a befuddled spokesman for the Department of Justice, pressed on the issue, said of Bertrand and Shaw, "We think it's the same guy."

As the government paper trail now shows, this was a sensitive matter, an error of some magnitude by the brand new Attorney General of the United States.(2) The problem heated up when Shaw's attorney, Edward Wegmann, requested the information obtained by the FBI in its investigation of Shaw. Since there had been no investigation, both Clark and the FBI were now on the spot. As one exasperated Department of Justice employee told a friendly reporter who called asking for an explanation, "We can't very well say that Clark has wood in his head." Responding finally to Wegmann's request for a "public clarification," the Department of Justice explained that in 1963 "nothing arose indicating a need to investigate Mr. Shaw" and that Clark's statement had been in error.(3) This innocent explanation was never accepted by Garrison. Today, the incident is part of the lore of his case, one of those quirky events that fueled the possibility he might really be on to something.(4)

 

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From: Denton, David <dentond@iecc.edu>
 



Project JFK/CSI Dallas, with the support of the JFK Historical Group, is sponsoring Political Assassinations of the 1960s — The Westport Connection, a national symposium on the murders of President John F. Kennedy, Sen. Robert F. Kennedy and the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. 
 
The event will be held Thursday, April 16 through Sunday, April 19, 2020 at the Four Points Hotel by Sheraton in Kansas City, Mo.
 
Featured Speakers Include: 
 
• Expert Researchers and Authors: Casey Quinlan, Brian Edwards, David Knight, Barbara Honegger, Gary Shaw, Victoria Sulzer, Ed Tatro, Larry Rivera, Jeff Worcester, Rick Russo, Phil Nelson, Richard Bartholomew, Randy Benson, Dr. Gary Aguilar, Joe Green
 
• History Professors: Mal Hyman and David Denton
 
• Ryan Jones, Museum Historian for the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, Tenn.
 
Announcements of additional speakers will follow. For updated information about the conference, please visit Project JFK/CSI Dallas or the JFK Historical Group
 
Early bird registration continues through January 31, 2020. The cost is $100 per guest. A Dinner Banquet with a guest speaker will be held on Saturday, April 18. There is a separate cost of $40 to attend this event. The conference pass, banquet tickets and memberships to the JFK Historical Group may be purchased here.
 
A Speakers Farewell Luncheon, featuring a talk by Ed Tatro, will be held on Sunday, April 19. Information regarding tickets will be forthcoming. 
 
Authors who purchase a membership to the JFK Historical Group, will receive a full-page ad in the conference program and a complimentary ticket to the Speakers Farewell Luncheon.
 
We are inviting and expecting high school and college groups to attend as well and are offering a discounted rate to them. More details will follow soon.
 
Hotel reservations can be made by contacting Four Points Hotel by Sheraton, Kansas City International Airport, 816-521-9672. Please mention you are with the JFK Historical Group to receive the special conference rate of $94.
 
For conference updates and additional information, please visit the Project JFK/CSI Dallas or JFK Historical Group.
 
 
We look forward to seeing you,
 
David Denton, History Professor, Olney Central College, Olney, Ill.
 
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http://www.fbicover-up.com/brett-kavanaugh.html

 

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/national/ny-naacp-attorney-amtrak-seat-give-up-bad-looks-20200119-5jz437v2yfei7hxynotza4erau-story.html

 

 

 

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

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By JOSEPH WILKINSON

 

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS |

JAN 18, 2020 | 11:03 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1998-nov-22-mn-46609-story.html

 

More and More Police Officers Are Wearing Badges of Dishonor

 

 

https://www.cia.gov/library/readingroom/docs/CIA-RDP90-00965R000301850002-6.pdf

 

FBI KNEW OF NORTH'S CONTRA WORK

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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 “BuckRevell

 

 

 

http://cispes.org/about-cispes/history/the-hunt-for-red-menace-the-fbi-probe-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/sites/default/files/hearings/1001051.pdf

 

 

http://www.intelligence.senate.gov › sites › default › files › hearingsPDF

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.

 

 

https://jinsa.org/person/oliver-buck-revell-fbi-ret/

 

Oliver “Buck” Revell,

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.homeland-security-degree.org/5-great-books-about-the-fbi/

 

 

 

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/2001/5/7/19585099/lawsuit-over-bombing-of-flight-103-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.

 

 

https://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/nation-world/national/national-security/article24560347.html

 

Many terror plots have Dallas-Fort Worth ties

 

 

 

 

https://archive.org/stream/CoupDetatInAmerica/NODULE%202%20OLIVER%20BUCK%20REVELL%20FLOATS%20FALSE%20NEWS%20STORY%20RE%3B%20TRAMPS_djvu.txt

 

 

 

Full text of "Coup d'etat In America"

See other formats

 

NODULE X2 

 

 

OLIVER BUCK REVELL 

 

 

THE RIGHTWING DALLAS FBI FORMER SAC WHO 

TRIED TO DESTROY THE CIA / TRAMP THEORY OF 

THE KENNEDY ASSASSINATION 

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://kennedysandking.com/john-f-kennedy-articles/fbi-vs-arrb-heading-into-overtime

 

 

 

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-world/national/national-security/article24560347.html

 

Congress to investigate veteran cancers at toxic Uzbek base where ‘black goo’ oozed

BY TARA COPP

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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Beyond Conspiracy - Kennedy assassination

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/peekskill-cop-arrested-for-alleged-stalking-sex-abuse-caught-on-audio-recording-officials/2291612/

 

Peekskill Cop Arrested for Alleged Stalking, Sex Abuse Caught on Audio Recording: Officials

An officer repeatedly sexually abused a woman while in uniform and on duty, charges against the officer say

 

 

 

https://www.wilx.com/content/news/Conviction-upheld-in-case-of-cop-who-had-officers-stain-deck-567928361.html

 

Conviction upheld in case of cop who had officers stain deck

 

 

 

https://wgme.com/news/local/former-cop-sues-penobscot-county-da-claiming-shes-keeping-him-from-working-in-maine

 

Former cop sues Penobscot County DA, claiming she's keeping him from working in Maine

 

by Judy Harrison, Bangor Daily NewsSaturday, February 15th 2020

 

 

 

 

https://www.oregonlive.com/crime/2020/02/west-linn-cops-raised-concerns-years-ago-about-racially-insensitive-remarks-by-fellow-officer-now-on-leave-in-wrongful-arrest-case.html

 

West Linn cops raised concerns years ago about ‘racially insensitive’ remarks by fellow officer now on leave in wrongful arrest case

Updated Feb 15, 8:04 PM; Posted Feb 15, 1:09 AM

 

 

 

https://theintercept.com/2020/02/16/academic-freedom-free-speech-ut-austin/

 

A Professor Was Called a Pedophile Because of His Work. Academics Are Keeping Their Distance.

Judith Levine

February 16 2020, 6:00 a.m.

 

 

 

https://theintercept.com/2020/02/16/tennessee-death-row-nicholas-sutton-execution/

 

 

WILL TENNESSEE KILL A MAN WHO SAVED LIVES ON DEATH ROW?

Liliana Segura

February 16 2020, 7:00 a.m.

 

 

 

 

 

https://theintercept.com/2020/02/16/ralph-nader-interview-bernie-sanders-bloomberg-pelosi-democrats/

 

RALPH NADER ON BLOOMBERG’S PLOT TO STOP BERNIE, THE ROT WITHIN THE DNC, AND HIS RECENT CALL WITH PELOSI

Jeremy Scahill

February 16 2020, 8:00 a.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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TV EXECUTIVES CELEBRATE UNPRECEDENTED FLOOD OF BLOOMBERG CAMPAIGN SPENDING

Lee Fang

February 15 2020, 5:00 a.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://theintercept.com/2020/02/15/john-legend-and-patrisse-cullors-on-how-to-fix-the-criminal-injustice-system/

 

JOHN LEGEND AND PATRISSE CULLORS ON HOW TO FIX THE CRIMINAL (IN)JUSTICE SYSTEM

 

February 15 2020, 2:14 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Project JFK/CSI Dallas will be hosting our event in Kansas City on April 16-19, entitled, "Political Assassinations of the 1960s: The Westport Connection". This organization consists of three of the nation's finest JFK researchers, Brian Edwards, David Knight, and Casey Quinlan.

In 2007, Edwards and Quinlan co-authored the outstanding book, "Beyond the Fence Line: The Eyewitness Testimony of Ed Hoffman and the Murder of President Kennedy". Casey has a master's degree in American History from Emporia State University and was a high school history teacher for 37 years. Quinlan has been a featured lecturer at both JFK Lancer conferences and conferences held by the JFK Historical Group and continues to do outstanding research on the JFK assassination.

Casey's co-author on "Beyond the Fence Line", Edwards received a master's degree in Criminal Justice from Washburn University and he spent his entire career in law enforcement and detective work. He brings his expertise, as far as crime scene investigation, to his research on the JFK assassination. In 2017, Edwards testified at the mock trial of Lee Harvey Oswald in Houston Texas.

David Knight is another longtime JFK researcher. Beginning in 2010 he became the videographer/producer for the JFK Lancer's national conference held each year in Dallas, Texas. In 2015, he produced the film, "The Gathering", a research video detailing President Kennedy's autopsy. In 2018, Mr. Knight brought groundbreaking new research work entitled, "A New Theory, A New Weapon".

These gentlemen are but three of the many outstanding speakers at our conference in Kansas City. Don't hesitate to join us!

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Topless protesters storm stage as Bernie Sanders campaigns in Nevada

 

By SHANT SHAHRIGIAN

 

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS |

FEB 16, 2020 | 4:15 PM

 

 

 

 

 

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Florida park partially shut down after being overrun with mating snakes

 

By DAVID MATTHEWS

 

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS |

FEB 16, 2020 | 4:19 PM

 

 

https://www.cnn.com/2020/02/16/politics/prosecutors-doj-officials-barr-resign/index.html

 

More than 1,100 former prosecutors and other DOJ officials call on Attorney General Bill Barr to resign

 

Sun February 16, 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/feb/15/worst-case-scenario-2050-climate-crisis-future-we-choose-christiana-figueres-tom-rivett-carnac

 

‘The only uncertainty is how long we’ll last’: a worst case scenario for the climate in 2050

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/feb/15/fashion-executive-accused-in-lawsuit-reportedly-hosted-prince-andrew-at-bahamas-estate

 

Fashion executive accused in rape lawsuit reportedly hosted Prince Andrew at Bahamas estate

 

 

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/global/2020/feb/16/youtube-turns-15-what-happened-to-some-of-the-platfoms-biggest-early-stars

 

 

YouTube at 15: what happened to some of the platform’s biggest early stars? 

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.rt.com/usa/480973-bernie-sanders-jstreet-israel/

 

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Back off Bernie, Jewish group tells Israel lobby

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GOP’S DIRTY TRICKS PAY OFF ON SUPER TUESDAY

 

 

 

 

 

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People's Police Report #79 - January 2020

Table of Contents

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• Community Campaign Pushes for Accountability in "Union" Contract   

• Compliance Officer: PPB Doesn't Have to Change Behavior   

• Portland Police Shoot Another Man in Crisis   

  • Oregon: 34 Shooting Incidents Over Average of 26 

• Info Supports Staying Out of Terrorism Task Force   

• Review Committee Accepts, Challenges Findings   

• Police Review Board: Bait & Switch Discipline   

• Will New Programs Help Unhoused Community?   

• Apparent Racial Profiling at Climate Protest   

• Chief Tells Training Council: Census Data No Good for Force Statistics   

• Legal Briefs: OR Supremes Throw Out Fishing Expeditions   

• Stop Data Reports Paint Differing Pictures   

• PPB Slows Down Policy Reviews   

• Rapping Back #79 -- Analysis of Police "Union" Web Postings   

 

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Support Copwatcher Ramsey Orta!

 

February 21, 2020

 

 

From Jacob / We Copwatch:

 

We just visited Ramsey Orta and he is staying strong. For those that don't know, Ramsey filmed the 2014, NYPD chokehold death of Eric Garner.  He has been incarcerated for three years, he's been out into solitary confinement 7 times, and he's spent over a year in solitary. 

 

Ramsey was cut a couple weeks ago and the circumstances are suspicious.Ramsey will be in solitary for at least another 40 days.

 

We’re worried about Ramsey, but we know the power you all have if we make the call for support.

We’ll have more to update soon.

 

Please write Ramsey and let him know he's not alone.

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He can also receive books, and would love them.

He can’t do much with it now, but you can support his commissary and phone needs through his PayPal OfficialRamseyOrta@gmail.com and you can support his welcome home fund here. https://www.gofundme.com/f/ramsey-orta-welcome-home-fund

 

We're sorry we don't have a great report back, but Ramsey bends, but never breaks. Ramsey wanted to make sure we let people know that he really appreciates them, that he's getting through this, and that he's far from giving up.

 

We'll have more to update soon. Jacob/We Copwatch

 

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/mar/06/spring-arrival-earliest-record-southern-us-climate-crisis

 

Spring arrives earlier than ever recorded in southern US – adding to climate trend

Warming springs can cause plants to bloom earlier, alter hibernation times and locations for m

 

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2020/mar/06/exxonmobil-tried-to-get-european-green-deal-watered-down-claims-climate-lobbying-watchdog

 

ExxonMobil 'tried to get European Green Deal watered down'

Climate lobbying watchdog claims US oil giant met EC officials in run-up to policy

 

 

 

 

 

Policies that could slow the spread of pandemics

 

PRISON POLICY INITIATIVE UPDATES

for March 6, 2020

Showing how mass incarceration harms communities and our national welfare

 

 

 

No need to wait for pandemics: The public health case for criminal justice reform

We offer five examples of policies that could slow the spread of a viral pandemic in prisons and jails - and would mitigate the everyday impact of incarceration on public health.

by Peter Wagner and Emily Widra

The United States incarcerates a greater share of its population than any other nation in the world, so it is urgent that policymakers think about how a viral pandemic would impact people in prisons, in jails, on probation, and on parole, and to take seriously the public health case for criminal justice reform.

Below, we offer five examples of common sense policies that could slow the spread of the virus. This is not an exhaustive list, but a first step for governors and other state-level leaders to engage today, to be followed by further much-needed changes tomorrow.

Quick action is necessary for two reasons: the justice-involved population disproportionately has health conditions that make them more vulnerable — such as high blood pressure, diabetes, heart problems, and HIV — and making policy changes requires staffing resources that will be unavailable if a pandemic hits.

The incarcerated and justice-involved populations contain a number of groups that may be particularly vulnerable to COVID-19, the novel coronavirus. Protecting vulnerable people would improve outcomes for them, reduce the burden on the health care system, protect essential correctional staff from illness, and slow the spread of the disease.

The other reason to move quickly is that, on a good day, establishing and implementing new policies and practices is something that the government finds challenging to do on top of its other duties. If a pandemic hits and up to 40% of government lawyers are either sick or taking care of sick relatives and most of the rest are working from home, making policy change is going to be much harder and take far longer. If the government wants to protect both justice-involved people and their already overstretched justice system staff from getting the virus and spreading it further, they need to act now.

Here are five places to start:

1Release medically fragile and older adults. Jails and prisons house large numbers of people with chronic illnesses and complex medical needs, who are more vulnerable to becoming seriously ill and requiring more medical care with COVID-19. And the growing number of older adults in prisons are at higher risk for serious complications from a viral infection like COVID-19. Releasing these vulnerable groups from prison and jail will reduce the need to provide complex medical care or transfers to hospitals when staff will be stretched thin. (In Iran, where the virus has been spreading for several weeks longer than in the U.S., the government just gave temporary release to almost a quarter of their total prison population.)1

2Stop charging medical co-pays in prison. Most prison systems have a short-sighted policy that discourages sick people from seeking care: charging the free-world equivalent of hundreds of dollars in copays to see a doctor. In the context of COVID-19, not receiving immediate, appropriate medical care means allowing the virus to spread across a large number of people in a very confined space. These policies should all be repealed, but at a minimum should be immediately suspended until the threat of pandemic is over. (This will also reduce the administrative burden of processing and collecting these fees.)

3Lower jail admissions to reduce "jail churn." About one-third of the people behind bars are in local jails, but because of the shorter length of stay in jails, more people churn through jails in a day than are admitted or released from state and federal prisons in 2 weeks. In Florida alone, more than 2,000 people are admitted and nearly as many are released from county jails each day.2 As we explained in a 2017 report, there are many ways for state leaders to reduce churn in local jails; for example, by: reclassifying misdemeanor offenses that do not threaten public safety into non-jailable offenses; using citations instead of arrests for all low-level crimes; and diverting as many people as possible people to community-based mental health and substance abuse treatment.3 State leaders should never forget that local jails are even less equipped to handle pandemics than state prisons, so it is even more important reduce the burden of a potential pandemic on jails.

4Reduce unnecessary parole and probation meetings. People deemed "low risk" should not be required to spend hours traveling to, traveling from, and waiting in administrative buildings for brief meetings with their parole or probation officers. Consider discharging people who no longer need supervision from the supervision rolls and allow as many people as possible to check in by telephone.

5Eliminate parole and probation revocations for technical violations. In 2016, approximately 60,000 people were returned to state prison (and a larger number were arrested), not because they were convicted of a new criminal offense, but because of a technical violation of probation and parole rules, such as breaking curfew or failing a drug test. States should cease locking people up for behaviors that, for people not on parole or probation, would not warrant incarceration. Reducing these unnecessary incarcerations would reduce the risk of transmitting a virus between the facilities and the community, and vice versa.

There is one more thing that every pandemic plan needs to include: a commitment to continue finding ways -- once this potential pandemic ends -- to minimize the number of confined people and to improve conditions for those who are incarcerated, both in anticipation of the next pandemic and in recognition of the every day public health impact of incarceration.

None of the ideas in this briefing are new. All five are well established criminal justice reforms that some jurisdictions are already partially implementing and many more are considering. These ideas are not even new to the world of pandemic planning, as we found some of them buried in brief mentions in the resources listed below -- albeit after many pages about the distribution of face masks and other technical matters. Correctional systems need to be able to distribute face masks to the people who need them, of course, but making urgent policy decisions about changing how and where you confine people is not something that should be relegated to a sentence about how agencies may want to "consider implementing alternative strategies."

The real question is whether the criminal justice system and the political system to which it is accountable are willing to make hard decisions in the face of this potential pandemic, in the face of the one that will eventually follow, and in the context of the many public health costs of our current system of extreme punishment and over-incarceration.

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A longer version of this briefing on our website has:

•Detailed data about the prevalence of eight health conditions in prisons and jails that make respiratory diseases like COVID-19 more dangerous.

•Footnotes with more information.

•An appendix of resources for facilities and systems that may be starting from scratch on a response plan

 

 

https://www.pressherald.com/2020/03/08/with-painted-faces-artists-fight-facial-recognition-tech/

 

With painted faces, London artists fight facial recognition tech

Every month, the Dazzle Club paints their faces with randomly colored shapes and patterns aimed at defying cameras.

 

 

 

 

https://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/ny-missouri-coronavirus-quarantine-school-20200309-pfjfngg7kzdrfjahvjelzmnti4-story.html

 

Father and sister of Missouri woman with coronavirus break quarantine, attend school dance

 

By KATE FELDMAN

 

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS |

MAR 09, 2020 | 8:43 AM

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/ny-mcc-captain-epstein-transfer-20200309-mg3bw7jhzbd3nnptoo6jwe2oem-story.html

 

FBI Protection Program.Jail captain in charge when Jeffrey Epstein hanged himself to be transferred: sources

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NEW YORK DAILY NEWS |

MAR 09, 2020 | 5:00 AM

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nyc-crime/ny-ice-detain-pepper-spray-20200308-7soq22x5tbas7iizdynq763f3i-story.html

 

ICE agents storm Brooklyn restaurant and douse detainee with pepper spray

 

By WES PARNELL

 

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS |

MAR 08, 2020 | 7:03 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

http://ticklethewire.com/2020/03/09/ex-dhs-inspector-general-charged-with-stealing-government-software-and-databases/

 

DHS Inspector General Charged with Stealing Government Software And Databases

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Exposing the Culture of Corruption under Sheriff Ric Bradshaw 

 

 

 

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https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/884k54/permalink-mastermind-board-game-50th-anniversary-origins-fallout-cybersecurity

 

The Mysterious Origins of Mastermind, the Codebreaking Board Game

It was an international sensation. It made an appearance in Fallout. It helped create the field of cybersecurity. But where did it come from?

 

 

 

https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/884kvk/why-the-us-sucks-at-building-public-transit

 

 

Why the US Sucks at Building Public Transit

America is worse at building and operating public transit than nearly all of its peers. Why is that? And what can we do to fix it?

 

 

 

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Act of Treason: The Role of J. Edgar Hoover in the Assassination of President Kennedy 

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/09/coronavirus-six-die-in-prison-protest-linked-to-italian-clampdown

 

Coronavirus: six die in prison protest linked to Italian clampdown

Human rights advocates warn tensions over virus hitting inmates particularly hard

 

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/mar/08/alabama-yoga-ban-public-schools-prohibit-namaste

 

Alabama bill may lift yoga ban in public schools but prohibit 'namaste' greeting

Lawmakers move to lift decades-old ban, but the bill would continue to prohibit chanting, mantras and the greeting

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/mar/09/carbon-emissions-fall-as-electricity-producers-move-away-from-coal

 

 

Carbon emissions fall as electricity producers move away from coal

Global emissions down by 2% amid mild winter and reduced use of coal-fired power plants

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