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JUSTICE DEPARTMENT DEMANDS FIVE TWITTER USERS’ PERSONAL INFO OVER AN EMOJIA security researcher embarrassed the D.O.J., and the department retaliated with a subpoena.
OCTOBER 25, 2017 10:42 AM
The Justice Department, which is typically tasked with chasing major criminals, has found itself at the center of a case involving an ambitious tweeter. After noted security researcher Justin Shafer mentioned five Twitter users who regularly engage in vocal discussions about policy and law—@Popehat, @PogoWasRight, @dawg8u, @abtnatural, and @associatesmind—in a tweet with a single smiley-face emoji, the D.O.J. sent a subpoena to Twitter demanding personal information about all five users. Techdirt reports that the subpoena asks for details including the users’ names, addresses, IP addresses associated with their time on Twitter, phone numbers, and credit card or bank account numbers.
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Former FBI agent can’t bring whistleblower retaliation claim - Fed. Circuit
A federal appeals court on Thursday said a former Federal Bureau of Investigation special agent who claims he was fired for reporting sexual misconduct by colleagues cannot challenge his termination on whistleblower retaliation grounds.
In a 2008 whistleblowing letter, Parkinson alleged that one Sacramento-based colleague had a “career-long pattern of soliciting sex with prostitutes.” This agent, Parkinson alleged, “utilized the FBI’s plane to fly at night to Reno, Nevada, for the sole purpose of engaging prostitutes in acts of illicit sex.”
Another Sacramento-based colleague, Parkinson alleged, had a “history of viewing Internet pornography, both on government and personal computers during work hours.”
“Mr. Parkinson was concerned that (the two colleagues) would defile the furniture by engaging in sexual activity and masturbating on it and watching pornography on the television,” his attorneys recounted in a filing with the Merit Systems Protection Board.
An attorney and decorated Marine Corps Reserve lieutenant colonel who had deployed to Iraq in 2004, Parkinson was, in turn, given poor job evaluations and reassigned from his position.
Read more here: http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/crime/article63413112.html#storylink=cpy
The en banc U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in a 12-2 decision said federal law granting whistleblower protections to government employees does not extend to FBI agents, and John Parkinson’s status as a military veteran did not change that.
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The Bibb County Sheriff's Office says two deputies contacted sex-trafficking victims and exchanged texts with them
One of the deputies told a woman "he would protect her if she went on a date with him," according to a sheriff's office file on the two Bibb deputies who resigned last month.
When Law Enforcement is the PerpetratorLast Thanksgiving I posted Police Trading in Child Rape & Torture profiling nearly 70 local and state police officers arrested on child pornography charges.
AP: Hundreds of officers lose licenses over sex misconduct
MATT SEDENSKY & NOMAAN MERCHANTNov. 01, 2015 https://apnews.com/fd1d4d05e561462a85abe50e7eaed4ec OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Flashing lights pierced the black of night, and the big white letters made clear it was the police. The woman pulled over was a daycare worker in her 50s headed home after playing dominoes with friends. She felt she had nothing to hide, so when the Oklahoma City officer accused her of erratic driving, she did as directed.
FBI agent to speak at Viewpoints seriesDaron Borst, assistant special agent in charge of the San Diego Division of the FBI is slated to give a presentation as part of the Viewpoints series at the Village Church in Rancho Santa Fe.
Daron Borst, assistant special agent in charge of the San Diego Division of the FBI is slated to give a presentation 6:30 p.m. Sunday Oct. 29 as part of the Viewpoints series hosted by the Village Church and the Rancho Santa Fe Foundation.
Borst is a 19 year veteran of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and leads several hundred special agents, forensic accountants, computer forensic examiners, and professional staff. Borst heads the FBI's White Collar Crime Program, including major frauds, health care fraud, public corruption and civil rights investigations.
Wine and light hors d’oeuvres served at 6 p.m. followed by the program at 6:30 p.m.
Tickets: $10-$30 at http://villagechurch.org/serve/ministries/viewpoints/agent-borst.
HOW TO BECOME A FBI COMMUNICATION LIAISON AGENTBy Rudy Miller; Updated July 05, 2017
200 Club to Host FBI Special Agent Timothy GallagherNJ.com-11 hours agoThe 200 Club of Hunterdon County, NJ, Inc. will host Timothy Gallagher, the FBI's Special Agent in Charge of the Newark, NJ Division of the FBI on Wednesday, ...
Public Affairs Specialist - Federal Bureau Of Investigation (fbi)Jobs, companies, people, and articles for LinkedIn’s Public Affairs Specialist - Federal Bureau Of Investigation (fbi) members
Departing FBI NO chief: Crime at epidemic level in cityWWL-21 hours agoNEW ORLEANS - After two years as the head of the FBI Field Division in New Orleans, ... Special Agent in Charge Jeffrey Sallet says when it comes to public ...
A Quantitative Description of FBI Public Relations.Gibson, Dirk C.Public Relations Review, v23 n1 p11-30 Spr 1997States that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) had the most successful media relations program of all government agencies from the 1930s to the 1980s. Uses quantitative analysis to show why those media efforts were successful. Identifies themes that typified the verbal component of FBI publicity and the broad spectrum of mass communication channels that were tapped. (PA)Descriptors: Federal Government, Mass Media Use, Media Research, Public Relations, Statistical Analysis, United States History
FBI: No foreign terror links in Florida mall bomb plotThe Spokesman-Review-6 hours agoFBI: No foreign terror links in Florida mall bomb plot ... a Florida mall despite his claimed allegiance to the Islamic State group, an FBI agent testified Thursday.
FBI explains its history with Orlando shooter
FBI investigated Omar Mateen for 10 months in 2013
The FBI says it investigated Orlando nightclub shooter for 10 months in 2013, conducting surveillance and even introducing confidential informants to him before closing out the case.
“We can't be 100 percent safe. That's not going to happen,” said Boston University professor and former CIA career officer Joe Wippl.
FBI Director James Comey revealed today the extent of the investigation the bureau conducted into Omar Mateen in 2013.
The investigation began after he made inflammatory statements to coworkers when he was working as a contract security guard at a courthouse.
"Our investigation involved introducing confidential sources to him, recording conversations with him, following him, reviewing transactional records from his communications and searching all government holdings for any possible connections, any possible derogatory information. We then interviewed him twice," Comey said.
The investigation was then closed after he admitted making statements but said he did it because he was angry at his coworkers who were teasing him because he was a Muslim.
The FBI interviewed him again the next year after he was linked to a Florida man who went on to become a suicide bomber for ISIS in Syria.
"I don't see anything in reviewing our work that our agents should have done differently. But we'll look at it in an open and honest way, and be transparent about it,” Comey said.
The size of the investigation contrasts with the one the FBI did on Tamerlan Tsarnaev two years before the Boston Marathon bombing, closing the case within three months.
Wippl, who spent 35 years in the CIA, said he has no doubt there are many people like Mateen who make inflammatory statements, but knowing when someone will act is another matter.
It’s a challenge acknowledged by the FBI.
“We are looking for needles in a nationwide haystack but we are also looking at what pieces of hay can also become needles,” Comey said.
John Miller Named Assistant Director of FBI Office of Public Affairs Washington, D.C.August 23, 2005
FBI National Press Office(202) 324-3691Director Robert S. Mueller, III is pleased to announce the appointment of John Miller to be the assistant director for the Office of Public Affairs. In this position, Mr. Miller will oversee the FBI's internal and external communications, including relations with the news media and handling of fugitive publicity, community relations, and other communications support. He will fill a vacancy left by Cassandra M. Chandler, who has been appointed special agent in charge of the FBI's Norfolk, Virginia Division.
John Miller brings to the Office of Public Affairs an unusual mix of knowledge and experience. Since January 2003, he has served as chief of the Los Angeles Police Department's Counterterrorism and Criminal Intelligence Bureau, where he oversaw the operations of the Anti-Terrorist Division, Bomb Squad, Hazardous Materials Unit, and units dedicated to prevention, training, and preparedness in the event of a terrorist incident.
Prior to joining the LAPD, Mr. Miller was a correspondent and anchor for ABC News, with a primary focus on terrorism. His 1998 interview with Usama bin Laden and his later coverage of al Qaeda and the September 11, 2001 attacks earned him a number of prestigious awards, including two Peabody Awards, a DuPont Award, and nine Emmys.
In 1994, he served as deputy police commissioner of New York City, where he was the chief spokesman for the NYPD. Earlier in his career, he worked as a criminal justice reporter for WNEW-TV and WNBC-TV in New York.
No stranger to the Bureau, Mr. Miller has lectured annually at the FBI Academy on issues involving both media and terrorism. He is a graduate of the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Emergency Preparedness Hazmat Technician Course, working with VX and sarin gas. He also completed the International Association of Bomb Technicians and Investigators 40-hour course on Advanced Improvised Explosive Devices and Terrorist Activities. Mr. Miller will begin his employment after Labor Day.
Remembering that many crimes go unreported to police and that those reported often go unsolved
FBI unable to isolate reason why murders go unsolvedThey say cutting back on masturbating at the FBI officemay free up some extra time to solve over 200,000 unsolved murder cases
Full Fed. Circ. Keeps FBI Whistleblowers In AG's PurviewBy Vin Gurrieri
Law360, New York (October 26, 2017, 5:43 PM EDT) -- The en banc Federal Circuit ruled Thursday that all FBI employees must bring whistleblower retaliation complaints to the U.S. attorney general, not a federal personnel board where an ex-FBI agent tried arguing he was fired for reporting agents who solicited prostitutes and watched porn at work.
In 2016, a Federal Circuit panel had found in part that the U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board wrongly barred military veteran and former FBI special agent John Parkinson from raising a whistleblower reprisal affirmative defense in a case where the...
A Quantitative Description of FBI Public Relations.Gibson, Dirk C.Public Relations Review, v23 n1 p11-30 Spr 1997States that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) had the most successful media relations program of all government agencies from the 1930s to the 1980s. Uses quantitative analysis to show why those media efforts were successful. Identifies themes that typified the verbal component of FBI publicity and the broad spectrum of mass communication channels that were tapped. (PA)
Open Cases: Why One-Third Of Murders In America Go Unresolved
March 30, 20155:04 AM ET
Cops solve Cold Case murder.They come forward with evidence year after suspect dies.Are they telling the truth?
Oakland police, FBI solve 2015 fatal shooting of musician
You ever wonder why police never mention missing persons in their unsolved murders statistics?750,000 people go missing each year
How many unsolved murders are there in the U.S.?Think about this. More than 211,000 homicides committed since 1980 remain unsolved – a body count greater than the population of Des Moines, Iowa. That
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With JFK files open, students say open civil rights killings files, tooJOURNEY TO JUSTICEThe Clarion-Ledger Published 12:21 p.m. CT Oct. 26, 2017 | Updated 5:10 p.m. CT Oct. 26, 2017
Prof. Larry Sabato of the University of Virginia said it was "ridiculous" that so much time has passed since the assassination of President John F. Kennedy without the public release of documents. (Oct. 24) AP
In the wake of the release of the rest of the secret John F. Kennedy assassination files, a group of high school students is pushing for the still-secret or redacted FBI files on killings from the civil rights era to be made fully public.
President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963Advanced Placement U.S. Government students from Hightstown High School in New Jersey have written legislation for Congress to do just that.
"This issue is not as prominent within the mainstream media, but it should be," said one of the students, senior Zabir Rahman. "The families of the victims of these atrocious crimes deserve justice if they can get it and some measure of closure."
Advanced Placement U.S. Government students from Hightstown High School in New Jersey have crafted a law to open FBI files on civil rights killings, many of them unsolved. (Photo: Special to The Clarion-Ledger)The students based their Cold Case Records Collection Act of 2017 on the John F. Kennedy Records Collection Act of 1992. Like its precursor, the law creates an independent review board to facilitate the release of classified government records on civil rights killings.
Many of the FBI files on these killings remain largely redacted, including the 1959 lynching of Mack Charles Parker in Poplarville and the Ku Klux Klan's 1964 killings of civil rights workers James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner. The FBI files on the 1968 assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. have some redactions.
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Trump rips billionaire Democrat as 'wacky,' 'unhinged' after he launches $10M campaign to impeach PresidentBY DENIS SLATTERY NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Friday, October 27, 2017, 9:06 AM
Journalist in UK reported call about 'big news' 25 minutes before JFK assassinationBY CHRISTOPHER BRENNAN NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Updated: Friday, October 27, 2017, 8:49 AM
Meet witnesses, famous authors, and world class speakers face to face! 3 full days of conference and activities!Welcome to the 5th annual JFK Assassination Conference!
This fast-growing conference brings you info on the latest secret records released, important witnesses, authors and researchers in the JFK, RFK and MLK assassinations. Learn the truth about the treason and cover-up that changed our government and America forever. Register now! This conference sold out last year!
OUR SPEAKERS (See Speaker’s Page for more info!)
JUDYTH VARY BAKER: “Damning Evidence Against Michael & Ruth Paine” /ALSO: “The Tippit Murder”
GEORGE BUD BARNUM: JFK Honor Guard Member
RANDOLPH BENSON: Film Director/Researcher “The Searchers”
RICHARD CHARNIN: Statistician; Specialist on Data Analysis in the Kennedy Assassination
HUBERT CLARK: JFK Honor Guard Member
DAVID DENTON: Researcher / JFK Historical Group Founder
JIM DOLAN: Son of James Dolan, Dallas Mafia Mobster
GARY FANNIN: Author, Researcher and Emcee
DR. JIM FETZER: JFK Research and False Flag Specialist
ROBERT GRODEN: Original HSCA member; witness and researcher
JEFFREY HOLMES: New Orleans Site and Witness specialist: New Orleans History
ST. JOHN HUNT: Witness and author; son of CIA agent/Watergate & JFK assassination team, H. L. Hunt
WYNNE JOHNSON: Witness who saw CIA’s David Atlee Phillips and Alpha 66’s Antonio Veciana meeti with Lee Harvey Oswald in early Sept. 1963.
ANDREW KREIG: Wash. DC Media Expert: “Connecting Dots To Today: 2017’s JFK Records Revelations and 2018’s 50th – RFK & MLK.”
PAUL KUNTZLER: JFK AARB files publisher/censorship witness
KRIS MILLEGAN: Publisher, Supporting Witness and son of CIA officer
MARY ANN MOORMAN KRAHMER: Grassy Knoll Witness Nov. 22
PHIL NELSON: LBJ’s Treachery/also, what his newest book reveals
DAVID NEAL: Musician: “Oswald Didn’t Do it”, etc.
BEVERLY OLIVER: Grassy Knoll Witness and Talented Entertainer
GROVER PROCTOR: “The Raleigh Call” (and more)
LARRY RIVERA: “Blender-3D” Opens Secrets to Dealey Plaza ID’s”
DICK RUSSELL: Author: “The Man Who Knew Too Much” etc. “The government’s lies about the Kennedy assassination, and JFK’s vision of a nuclear-free world.”
LARRY SCHNAPF: JFK researcher, CAPA Oswald trial attorney
EDWARD SCHWARTZ: Author: Kennedy & Oswald: the Big Picture; Witness to CIA Witness Donald Denesleya
ZACK SHELTON: FBI Officer and longtime investigator of James Files and the Chicago Mob
PHIL SINGER: HSCA activist and Researcher/Witness
VICTORIA HAWES SULZER: New Orleans Witness re Oswald
ROBERT TANENBAUM: ORIGINAL HSCA MEMBER : AUTHOR, WITNESS AND ATTORNEY
EDGAR F. TATRO : Witness, Garrison Trial, Consultant, The Men Who Killed Kennedy Series; author, researcher on the Kennedy assassination, etc., etc., etc.
DR. CYRIL WECHT:Famed coroner, ORIGINAL HSCA MEMBER & CAPA MOCK TRIAL
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