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Link du jour

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2017/jan/05/the-holy-mountain-monks-of-mount-athos-photo-essay




http://narconews.com




http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/n-h-father-fired-missing-work-son-birth-article-1.2936199






http://anthraxvaccine.blogspot.com



http://nypost.com/2017/01/03/cuomos-contemptible-pardon-for-a-terrorist/





http://www.channelpartnersonline.com/news/2017/01/25-year-fbi-veteran-brings-cybersecurity-chops-to.aspx






FBI Octopus
Exposing FBI Tentacles



25-Year FBI Veteran Brings Cybersecurity Chops to iJET
Channel Partners-
An FBI veteran with a track record of taking down cybercriminals has taken a new job ... Janice Fedarcyk, who served for 25 years in the FBI and was one of the ...



http://www.publicceo.com/2017/01/anne-kirkpatrick-to-be-oaklands-first-female-police-chief/

Washington Post
Anne Kirkpatrick to Be Oakland's First Female Police Chief
PublicCEO.com-
According to the Seattle Times, Kirkpatrick served with the FBI's Law Enforcement Executive Development Association, focused on police discipline since 2014.



http://minnlawyer.com/2017/01/05/across-the-nation-fbi-settles-eavesdropping-lawsuit-with-wife-of-inside-trader/


FBI settles eavesdropping lawsuit with wife of inside trader
NEW YORK – The wife of a convicted inside trader has chalked up a rare win over the FBI, with the agency agreeing to settle a lawsuit that claimed agents eavesdropped on her intimate conversations with her husband.
Arlene Villamia Drimal, wife of former Galleon Group LLC trader Craig Drimal, sued 16 FBI agents, claiming they “wrongfully intercepted” more than 180 private calls between her and her husband during the investigation. Terms of the settlement weren’t made public.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation doesn’t usually settle such lawsuits, but the bureau is coming under increasing scrutiny in white-collar crime probes. The settlement with Villamia Drimal comes as an FBI agent potentially faces criminal charges for leaking details of another insider-trading investigation to the New York Times and Wall Street Journal. In that case, Las Vegas gambler Billy Walters is attempting to have insider-trading charges thrown out because of the leaks.
Soon after a judge refused in July to throw out all of Villamia Drimal’s claims, settlement talks began, the two sides said in a joint court filing.
Villamia Drimal sued in 2012 the current and former agents who tapped her husband’s phone during an investigation that also brought down Galleon Group co-founder Raj Rajaratnam.
Villamia Drimal claimed the agents were required to stop listening once it became apparent the calls were between husband and wife. Such conversations are considered confidential and can’t be used in court.
The agents listened in anyway. The U.S. Attorney in New York later characterized one such incident as “indefensible,” Villamia Drimal said in her complaint. She didn’t make the content of the calls public, other than to say that many “involved deeply personal and intimate issues.”
A judge in 2011 said he was “deeply troubled” by the agency’s failure to stop listening to unrelated, personal calls.
A federal appeals court threw out Villamia Drimal’s lawsuit in May, but said it could go forward if it focused on f





http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/fbi-whistleblower-identified_us_586df5a8e4b0c56eb4b71bfe

U.S. prosecutors on Wednesday identified the FBI agent who they say admitted to leaking information to reporters about an insider trading probe involving a Las Vegas sports gambler and golfer Phil Mickelson.

David Chaves, a Federal Bureau of Investigation coordinating supervisory special agent, was named in court papers filed in Manhattan federal court as the agent prosecutors say leaked details about the probe of gambler William “Billy” Walters.

Prosecutors have said the agent, who they previously had not identified, admitted on Dec. 6 to being a “significant source” of information about the investigation in 2013 and 2014 for reporters at The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times.

Those newspapers published a series of reports beginning in 2014 about the investigation, two years before prosecutors in May brought insider trading charges against Walters, who has built a fortune as a sports bettor.

The leaks are now the subject of a criminal investigation by the Justice Department’s Office of the Inspector General, prosecutors disclosed Dec. 21. Walters’ lawyers are meanwhile expected to seek the case’s dismissal as a result of the leaks.

Chaves, who oversaw the FBI squad that conducted the investigation, has not been charged in connection with the leaks. His lawyer did not immediately respond to requests for comment. A lawyer for Walters declined comment.

FBI agent David Chaves was named in court papers filed in Manhattan federal court as the




http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2017/01/05/former-delaware-county-deputy-gets-15-years-for-child-pornography.html

Delaware County deputy gets 15 years for child pornography
Columbus Dispatch-






http://www.theadvocate.com/new_orleans/news/courts/article_8bf54002-d38f-11e6-b316-3f40fe552e5f.html



Trial delayed for two ex-Tangipahoa deputies indicted in probe into federal drug task force
JAN 5, 2017 - 3:40 PM





http://www.chron.com/houston/article/Officials-pledge-high-security-at-Houston-Super-10837524.php

Turner on Super Bowl security: 'Everything that can conceivably be ...
Chron.com-10 hours ago
There were no credible threats against the Super Bowl on record, said Perrye Turner, special agent in charge at the FBI in Houston. He also said that Super




Nichols says bombing was FBI op | Deseret News
Deseret News › article › Nichols-says-bo...
Feb 21, 2007 - Trentadue claims his brother was killed during an interrogation by FBI agents ... in a fit of rage, McVeigh mentioned Potts' name, Nichols wrote.
Attorney: Ashcroft Gagged Nichols From Exposing McVeigh's OKC Bombing Conspirators - Prison Planet.com
http://www.prisonplanet.com › february2007
Feb 22, 2007 - Trentadue joined talk show host Alex Jones to discuss Terry Nichols' ... Morning News identified the accused FBI provocateur as Larry Potts.
New OKC Revelations Spotlight FBI Involvement In Bombing - Prison ...
http://www.prisonplanet.com › february2007
Feb 22, 2007 - New claims by Oklahoma City Bombing conspirator Terry Nichols that ... Potts retired from the FBI under intense pressure and criticism for the ...
Confirmed: FBI Got Warning Day Before OKC Bombing - Red Ice
https://redice.tv › news › confirmed-fbi-g...
Feb 14, 2011 - In February 2007, Trentadue obtained an astounding declaration from Nichols in which he fingered FBI agent Larry Potts as having directed ...
INTELWIRE: Terry Nichols Alleges FBI Played Role In Oklahoma City Bombing via @intelwire
news.intelwire.com › 2007/02 › terry-nic...
Feb 22, 2007 - Nichols named gun dealer Roger Moore and Potts as ... government since the death of his brother, Kenneth Trentadue, in federal custody on Aug.



https://www.socpedia.com/fbi-fails-patch-site-gets-hacked


FBI Fails to Patch Site and Gets Hacked Once Again!
Socpedia
The hacker in question claims to have not only gotten into http://www.fbi.gov, the FBI's website but has also leaked a few FBI agent's personal account information




http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/2206929-american-government-requires-ethical-leadership/

American Government Requires Ethical Leadership
The Epoch Times-
According to the FBI, public corruption is its top criminal investigative priority since it poses a fundamental threat to our national security and way of life.






http://www.cnn.com/2011/US/01/27/siu.fbi.internal.documents/





CNN exclusive: FBI misconduct reveals sex, lies and videotape


By Scott Zamost and Kyra Phillips, CNN Special Investigations Unit
January 27, 2011 10:07 a.m. EST


FBI misconduct revealed
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
Internal documents obtained by CNN show misconduct by agents, supervisors
One document says one employee shared information with his news reporter girlfriend
More than 300 FBI employees out of 34,000 are disciplined each year, the bureau says
For more on this story, watch"The Situation Room With Wolf Blitzer" tonight at 5 p.m. ET
Editor's note: Some content in this report may be offensive to readers. For more on this CNN exclusive story, watch Kyra Phillips' full report on "The Situation Room With Wolf Blitzer" tonight starting at 6 p.m. ET.
Washington (CNN) -- An FBI employee shared confidential information with his girlfriend, who was a news reporter, then later threatened to release a sex tape the two had made.
A supervisor watched pornographic videos in his office during work hours while "satisfying himself."
And an employee in a "leadership position" misused a government database to check on two friends who were exotic dancers and allowed them into an FBI office after hours.
These are among confidential summaries of FBI disciplinary reports obtained by CNN, which describe misconduct by agency supervisors, agents and other employees over the last three years.
Read the FBI documents obtained by CNN
The reports, compiled by the FBI's Office of Professional Responsibility, are e-mailed quarterly to FBI employees, but are not released to the public.
And despite the bureau's very strict screening procedure for all prospective employees, the FBI confirms that about 325 to 350 employees a year receive some kind of discipline, ranging from a reprimand to suspension.
About 30 employees each year are fired.
"We do have a no-tolerance policy," FBI Assistant Directo







http://www.broadwayworld.com/article/York-Theatre-Companys-MARK-FELT-SUPERSTAR-Begins-Performances-This-Week-20170105

York Theatre Company's MARK FELT, SUPERSTAR Begins ...
Broadway World
When former FBI agent Mark Felt revealed in 2005 that he had been Deep Throat, the secret source who helped Washington Post reporters Bob Woodward and ...






https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=fbi&source=newssearch&cd=25&ved=0ahUKEwjh18Oh46zRAhVRziYKHeB6Bj04FBCpAggoKAAwBA&url=https%3A%2F%2Fsputniknews.com%2Fmilitary%2F201701061049308403-anti-logic-fbi-dnc-servers%2F&usg=AFQjCNGeCXXPFC_tWoRxk85G_j6b-QwK8g

Anti-Logic: FBI Blind To DNC Servers Before Accusing Russia of ...
Sputnik International-

Six months after the FBI began accusing Russia of a cyber breach, the agency still has not requested access to hacked Democratic National Committee servers




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Bonus read

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/philly-teachers-encouraging-week-lessons-black-lives-matter-article-1.2946394

Philly teachers encouraging week of lessons on Black Lives Matter
Saturday, January 14, 2017, 11:54 AM


Teachers in Philadelphia plan a Black Lives Matter week
Inform

PHILADELPHIA — A teachers' organization in Philadelphia is encouraging teachers to wear Black Lives Matter T-shirts and buttons and provide lessons on the movement every day for one week.

The Caucus of Working Educators, a faction of the teachers union, is developing lessons plans and curriculum ideas for teachers of grades from kindergarten through high school for the week of Jan. 23. The plans, distilled from the movement's 13 guiding principles, such as embracing diversity and globalism, will be available online , organizers said Friday.

"The vast majority of students that we serve are black, and it's important to affirm the lives of our students," said co-organizer Charlie McGeehan, who is white and teaches high school humanities at The U School, where students work on solving real-world problems.


The organizers said more and more educators are signing on every day, but they don't hav



http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-costa-mesa-abuse-story.html


County sheriff's deputy has been ordered to spend 180 days in jail and five years on probation after pleading guilty to sexually abusing a 12-year-old Costa Mesa girl.

Jovanni Argueta, 26, pleaded guilty Jan. 11 in Orange County Superior Court to committing a lewd or lascivious act with a minor younger than 14 and attempted unlawful sexual intercourse, both felonies. He also pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of disobeying a restraining order, a

Argueta must register as a sex offender for the term of his probation. If he violates probation, he would have to register as a sex offender for life.



http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nyc-crime/nypd-mounted-unit-busted-phone-sex-girl-16-article-1.2954868

NYPD Mounted Unit cop busted for having phone sex with girl, 16



Wednesday, January 25, 2017, 4:00 AM



David P. Stagliano, 38, of Ronkonkoma, was busted Friday and suspended from the NYPD.
A cop in the NYPD’s mounted unit had phone sex with a 16-year-old Long Island girl and sent her video of himself masturbating, according




http://www.elpasotimes.com/story/news/crime/2017/01/24/man-gets-15-years-teen-sex-trafficking-case/97004524/

Man gets 15 years in teen sex trafficking case

A man who said he was “attracted to the fast life” was sentenced to 15 years in prison


Link du jour


http://mattofboston.com/tuesday-morning-james-marra-still-talking-about-informant-whitey-48039/

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/women-legislate-men_us_588778cee4b070d8cad56ee1



http://jfk.hood.edu/Collection/Weisberg%20Subject%20Index%20Files/F%20Disk/Files%20Retrieval%20From/Item%2001.pdf



https://ricefarmer.blogspot.com/


http://touch.latimes.com/#section/1133/article/p2p-92411716/



http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2011/07/trentadue-fbi-oklahoma-city-bombing-evidence



http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/deputy-mayor-doesn-push-developers-house-homeless-activists-article-1.2954880


Heat is Online
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-01-24/nsw-heatwave-sydney-swelters-records-tumble-in-moree/8205356



NSW heatwave: Records tumble in Moree, while Sydney set to swelter with top of 40C
By Danuta Kozaki


http://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-live-winter-weather-california-1485138229-htmlstory.html

JAN. 22, 2017, 6:24 P.M.
Long Beach sets all-time rainfall record; widespread flooding across Southern California
A powerful storm dumped record-breaking rainfall in parts of Southern California, flooding freeways and numerous surface streets.

Southern Los Angeles County was particularly hard hit, with dozens of streets flooded from the Palos Verdes Peninsula through Long Beach and into Orange County.

The National Weather Service said Long Beach Airport set an all-time rain record at 3.87 inches. Other parts of Southern California, including L




http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/man-exonerated-cops-accused-planting-meth-article-1.2953870






Man exonerated after two cops accused of planting meth on him
BY CHRISTOPHER BRENNAN
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Updated: Monday, January 23, 2017, 8:27 PM



http://www.latimes.com/nation/nationnow/la-na-chicago-wrongful-convictions-20170124-story.html

January 24, 2017, 4:50 p.m.
Dozens of wrongful conviction lawsuits still are pending against the city of Chicago, a high-level city attorney told aldermen Tuesday, even after a yearslong parade of settlements of such cases have already drained tens of millions of dollars from the pockets of taxpayers.

At least two of the pending cases involve allegations from the era of Jon Burge, First Assistant Corporation Counsel Jane Elinor Notz said, referring to the disgraced former police commander who is alleged to have led a team of detectives in the 1970s and 1980s that tortured false confessions out scores of African-American suspects

. And there are 25 other cases in which convictions were reversed and the people initially found guilty later accused police of misconduct, she said.

Notz spoke during a Finance Committee meeting at which aldermen recommended approval of a $4 million settlement in the lawsuit filed by Shawn Whirl, who spent nearly a quarter-century behind bars in a case linked to the Burge era.

Ald. John Arena, 45th, noted the human and financial costs of the Burge era and other police misconduct cases, saying it highlighted the need to implement the recommendations in a recent U.S. Department of Justice report that concluded the city does not effectively deal with police misconduct.

"Decades later, the city — the taxpayers of Chicago — are still trying to make restitution because of that approach to policing that hopefully collectively we can weed out from our police force," said Arena, referring to settlements surrounding the Burge era.

The Burge-era litigation and claims against the city and Cook County state's attorney's office have cost taxpayers more than $111 million, according to one tally. And all police misconduct settlements since 2004 have cost the city more than $500 million.

The numbers are relevant as some aldermen







http://www.chron.com/politics/election/national/article/Photos-Protest-signs-from-Donald-Trump-s-10872212.php#photo-12227285


Menu
Photos: Protest signs from Donald Trump's Inauguration Day from around the world





http://touch.latimes.com/#section/1130/article/p2p-92359716/





L.A. to pay $5.2 million in wrongful imprisonment case



Los Angeles will pay $5.2 million to end a legal battle with a man whose murder conviction was tossed out.

The settlement with Reggie Cole is the latest in a string of legal payouts that are spurring the city to borrow at least $50 million to avoid dipping into its emergency reserve funds.

Cole and his friend Obie Anthony were convicted in the murder of Felipe Gonzales Angeles, who was shot to death outside a South L.A. brothel in 1994.

At trial they insisted they were innocent, and no physical evidence connected the pair to the crime. The two were later freed and both sued the city for wrongful imprisonment. Attorneys alleged that LAPD detectives had used illegal methods and concealed crucial evidence in the case.

Two years ago, the city agreed







http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/secret-service-agent-not-bullet-trump-article-1.2954762



Secret Service agent did not want to take bullet for Trump
BY CHRISTOPHER BRENNAN
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Tu




http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/president-trump-institutes-media-blackouts-epa-usda-article-1.2954647


Politics
President Trump institutes media blackouts at EPA, USDA
Updated: Tuesday, January 24, 2017


http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/embattled-nebraska-pol-resigns-sharing-women-march-tweet-article-1.2955150

The lawmaker was already in hot water after paying $1,000 fine last year for misuse of state property. He admitted to engaging in mutual masturbation in 2015 with a woman on Skype.

Kintner reported the cybersex to the Nebraska State Patrol after the woman threatened to expose him if he didn't pay her $4,500.





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http://ticklethewire.com/2017/03/01/ag-sessions-indicates-justice-department-will-pull-back-investigating-police-abuses/

AG Sessions Indicates Justice Department Will ‘Pull Back’ on Investigating Police Abuses

 

AG Jeff Sessions at his confirmation hearing.

By Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

The numerous federal investigations into troubled police departments under the Obama administration may be a thing of the past.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions said on Tuesday that the federal government won’t be monitoring police departments as it had in the past.

Sessions claimed in his first speech as attorney general that the Justice Department investigations undermined police efforts nationwide.

“We need, so far as we can, in my view, help police departments get better, not diminish their effectiveness,” Sessions told the National Association of Attorneys General. “And I’m afraid we’ve done some of that. So we’re going to try to pull back on this, and I don’t think it’s wrong or mean or insensitive to civil rights or human rights.”

He added that the Trump administration is working “out of a concern to make the lives of people in particularly the poor communities, minority communities, live a safer, happier life so that they’re able to have their children outside and go to school in safety and they can go to the grocery store in safety and not be accosted by drug dealers and get caught in crossfires or have their children seduced into some gang.”

Sessions claimed that monitoring police departments did not help combat rising violence in some cities.

“One of the big things out there that’s, I think, causing trouble and where you see the greatest increase in violence and murders in cities is somehow, some way, we undermine the respect for our police and made, oftentimes, their job more difficult,” he said.

http://ticklethewire.com/2017/03/02/jeff-sessions-admits-meeting-russian-officials-denies-committed-perjury/

Jeff Sessions Admits Meeting with Russian Officials But Denies He Committed Perjury

 

Jeff Sessions discusses his communication with Russians.

By Steve Neavling

ticklethewire.com

Attorney General Jeff Sessions acknowledged today that he met with Russian officials at least twice during the Donald Trump campaign, but insisted the election was never discussed.

During a press conference at 4 p.m., Sessions also said he plans to recuse himself from future investigations into the Trump campaign after consulting with Justice Department staff.

“I have decided to recuse myself from any existing or future investigations of any matters related in any way to the campaigns for President of the United States,” Sessions said.

The attorney general insisted he didn’t commit perjury by denying he had communication with Russian officials during his confirmation hearing, saying the meetings were unrelated to the presidential campaign.

Reports that suggested he exchanged information with the Russians, Sessions said, are “totally false.”

Sessions said he was having trouble remembering details of the discussions with a Russian ambassador.

“I don’t remember a lot of it,” Sessions said.

 

 

Broward County

March 1, 2017 7:09 PM

Former Secret Service man pleads guilty to dark, secret relationships with minors


Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/broward/article135850358.html#storylink=cpy

 

 

 

The Department of Justice says until his arrest on Nov. 9, 2015, Moore worked in the Secret Service-Uniformed Division and was assigned to the White House.

In Moore’s guilty plea, he admits to using a profile on the social media app “Meet24.” That’s where he began a two-month chat relationship with a 14-year-old girl in which some electronic conversation turned sexual. Moore sent the girl sexually explicit images of himself.

But Moore really was chatting and sexting with Delaware State Police detectives and members of the Delaware Child Predator Task Force. After they arrested Moore, he admitted to trading sexually explicit images with a minor in Florida, a 17 year old in Missouri and a 14 year old in Texas.


Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/broward/article135850358.html#storylink=cpy

 

 

http://mattofboston.com/one-national-emergency-away-from-disaster-3-of-4-86594/

One “National Emergency” Away From Disaster 3 of 4

March 2, 2017Uncategorized

You think it could never happen in America that D.Trump could shut down the media he deems hostile and suspend our Constitutional rights. But it has happened in the past and it happened under more than one president.

President Adams in 1798 in response to a French threat had his Alien and Sedition Acts. One Federalist in Congress declared, there was no need to “invite hordes of Wild Irishmen, nor the turbulent and disorderly of all the world, to come here with a basic view to distract our tranquility.” It was described as: “No protesting the government? No immigrants allowed in? No freedom of the press. Lawmakers jailed? ” 

President Lincoln: “On April 27, 1861, President Lincoln, fearful that Southern troops might overtake the capital, suspended the writ of habeas corpus and declared martial law in Maryland. . . . On May 26, 1861, Chief Justice Roger Taney, sitting circuit, ruled that Lincoln had acted unconstitutionally — only Congress could suspend the Great Writ. Lincoln ignored the order and continued to seize and hold adversaries without a hearing”

 

http://www.kalb.com/content/news/Rapides-DA-stands-by-choice-to-invite-Jihadi-Movement-expert-for-training-415245023.html

Rapides DA stands by choice to invite 'Jihadi Movement' expert for ...

KALB News (press release)-

According to the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), Guandolo is an FBI agent who resigned in 2008 from the FBI after admitting to having affairs with female ...

 

 

https://theintercept.com/2017/03/02/homeland-security-sees-anger-at-trump-as-a-driver-of-domestic-terrorist-violence/

Homeland Security Sees Anger At Trump as a Driver of “Domestic ...

The Intercept-

A former undercover FBI agent who infiltrated violent domestic organizations, German said the report failed on numerous fronts to achieve its intended purpose ...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FBI OCTOPUS

 

http://www.ydr.com/story/news/crime/2017/03/02/jcc-bomb-threat-info-sent-fbi-chief-says/98602500/

JCC bomb threat info sent to FBI, chief says

York Daily Record/Sunday News-

The York Jewish Community Center has been closed and evacuated following an "emergency situation," according to JCC spokeswoman Melissa Plotkin.

 

 

http://www.sdjewishworld.com/2017/03/01/local-law-enforcement-to-address-jewish-community-march-5/

 

 

Local law enforcement to address Jewish community March 5

San Diego Jewish World-

Addressing the community will be San Diego Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman, San Diego Sheriff Bill Gore, and Eric Birnbaum, the FBI Special-Agent-in-Charge ...

 

 

 

http://www.sandiegoreader.com/news/2014/oct/29/ticker-remember-ruby-ridge-sheriff-gore/#

Do you plead the 5th, Sheriff Gore?

 

Lawsuit seeks to restore Facebook comment pertaining to Ruby Ridge

 

The shooting of an unarmed woman holding her baby in Ruby Ridge, Idaho, in 1992 continues to follow San Diego County sheriff Bill Gore around and that goes for social media sites. Gore, according to a federal lawsuit, continues to dodge questions about the day’s events.

On October 27, Dimitrios Karras filed a federal complaint alleging that Sheriff Gore and his staff deleted comments he posted to the sheriff department's Facebook page, thus violating his right to free speech.

Karras posted his comment on September 2, 2014. It read:

"Sheriff Gore: Do you plead the 5th about your involvement in the MURDER of an unarmed woman who was holding her baby? REMEMBER RUBY RIDGE.”

Within an hour, the comment was removed and Karras was informed that he was not allowed to post any more comments on to the sheriff's Facebook fan page.

More than 22 years have elapsed since the FBI standoff at Randy Weaver's cabin in Ruby Ridge. At the time, Gore served as the bureau chief in Seattle, the lead office in charge of the standoff. Weaver, a white separatist facing gun charges, was holed up in the cabin along with his wife Vicki, infant daughter, and a man named Kevin Harrison.

Days before the seige, a gun battle occurred between FBI agent Michael Degan and Weaver, Harrison, and Weaver's 14-year-old son Sammy as they walked in the woods near the cabin. Weaver's son along with agent Degan were killed during the shootout. The men retreated back to the cabin where they stayed while agents surrounded the cabin.

The next day, Weaver and Harrison tried to leave to find a burial place for the deceased boy. During another shootout that ensued, Weaver's wife Vicki was shot and killed while holding her baby daughter. The men later surrendered. The FBI soon came under scrutiny for the tactics used and the murder of an unarmed woman. Gore denied that he gave the shooter the green light. He refused to testify at a congressional hearing.

Two decades later, people such as Karras still want an answer from Gore; Facebook proved to be no means of

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2017/03/02/fbi-director-james-comey-speak-boston-college/BMjo6XWcsRgS5VTFfe16rM/story.html

 

 

FBI director James Comey to speak at Boston College

The Boston Globe-

FBI director James Comey will deliver the keynote address at a Boston College cybersecurity forum next Wednesday. Comey is scheduled to speak about “the ...

 

 

https://www.rawstory.com/2017/03/fbi-not-answering-congress-questions-on-russia-probe-democrat-schiff/

 

FBI not answering Congress' questions on Russia probe: Democrat ...

Raw Story-

FBI Director James Comey did not answer all questions from a House intelligence panel about the investigation into possible Russian interference in the 2016 ...

 

 

 

 

 

http://www.businessinsider.com/jeff-sessions-russia-ambassador-2017-3

 

The FBI is at the center of a big unanswered question surrounding ...

Business Insider-

The FBI did not inform the Senate Judiciary Committee about its investigation into Attorney General Jeff Sessions' contacts with Russian officials during the 2016 ...

 

 

 

http://www.latimes.com/politics/washington/la-na-essential-washington-updates-rep-adam-schiff-blasts-comey-for-not-1488484979-htmlstory.html

Rep. Adam Schiff blasts FBI director, demands more information ...

Los Angeles Times-

The top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee criticized the FBI on Thursday, complaining that it failed to share enough information about its ...

 

 

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4276334/Top-Intelligence-Democrat-blasts-FBI-holding-back.html

Top Intelligence panel Democrat says FBI is sharing only a 'fraction ...

Daily Mail-

The top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee is blasting the FBI for holding back information, saying the FBI director is revealing only a 'fraction' about what it knows about Trump and Russia

 

 

https://trofire.com/2017/03/02/fbi-thinks-standing-rock-protesters-might-terrorists/

 

 

 

 

FBI Thinks Standing Rock Protesters Might be Terrorists

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Senator Al Franken (D – MN) is challenging the FBI's investigation of at least three Dakota Access Pipeline protesters under their Joint Terrorism Task Force.

 

 

 

 

 

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7 Baltimore Officers Accused of Abusing Power, Robbing Citizens

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Rosenstein announced the indictments at a press conference with Baltimore Police Commissioner Kevin Davis and officials with the

 

 

 

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Judge won't dismiss Walter's trading case

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In January, attorneys for Walters requested that the case be dismissed due to government misconduct after it was revealed that an FBI special agent had leaked ...

 

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Holding FBI agents liable after four Muslims landed on no-fly list could deter aspiring cops from the job, U.S. attorney argues

 

 

 

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Judge Castel wrote in the memorandum and order: "The conduct on the part of at least one special agent of the FBI in leaking grand jury material is worthy of the ...

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Why Was The FBI Attempting To Buy A Partisan Dossier On Trump?

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The Washington Post reported Tuesday that the FBI had verbally agreed to pay former MI6 agent Christopher Steele to continue work on his dossier regarding 

 

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An Alabama cop has been cleared of wrongdoing for shooting a man brandishing a wallet — which he mistook for a gun — as video of the nighttime incident has been released.

A federal appeals court held up a lower court’s decision that Opelika, Ala., police officer Phillip Hancock acted reasonably when he shot Air Force veteran Michael Davidson in



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Calif. cop seen brutally beating man in video being investigated


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An NYPD sergeant who raped and sexually abused a 13-year-old girl scored a soft sentence Monday of only three years in prison — one year for each attack.

Vladimir Krull, a 12-year veteran of the department assigned to the Midtown North precinct, first kissed the teen on the mouth in September 2013, prosecutors said.

The victim was the daughter of Krull’s then-girlfriend.


Following a four-week trial in January a Bronx jury found Krull, 39, guilty of having sex with the victim twice — in her home and in his car.

NYPD sergeant guilty of rape, sexual abuse of 13-year-old girl
He was also convicted of making the victim perform a sex act on him in his car in June 2014 after a father-daughter breakfast for her 8th grade




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A Texas state representative proposed a satirical anti-choice bill mimicking a 2011 law that ordered women to receive a sonogram while hearing “a detailed description of the fetus before getting an abortion," according to the Dallas News.

Hoping to shed light on the sensitive topic, Jessica Farrar (D-Houston) suggested men be required to pay fines for "unregulated masturbatory emissions.”

If the legislation passes, men would also be subject to a rectal examination in order to be prescribed Viagra or undergo vasectomy and colonoscopy procedures.





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We’ve covered this story before, revealing how a seemingly rogue wing of the FBI appears to be involved in little more than foiling its own terror plots, then claiming credit for “stopping terrorists” in the USA.
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Editorial: ATF tobacco investigation scheme needs scrutiny
The Register's Editorial 4:32 p.m. CT March 12, 2017


It’s getting harder and harder to tell the good guys from the bad guys.
First there was the scandal involving federal agents who helped route guns to Mexican drug cartels. Then it was revealed that law enforcement officials nationwide have routinely abused forfeiture laws to seize the property of law-abiding citizens.
Now there are signs that agents from the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives used highly questionable — arguably illegal – cigarette sales in order to fund a secret bank account used to pay informants.
And we’re not talking about a handful of rogue agents raising a few thousand dollars. The evidence points to tens of millions of dollars being raised by law enforcement officials through the same schemes used by the criminals they were supposed to be apprehending.
The operation, detailed in a recent report from the New York Times, wasn’t authorized by the Justice Department, the agency under which the ATF operates, and that appears to have been by design. It gave agents access to a bank account that, because it was off the books, wasn’t subject to the usual level of oversight.
The scheme itself was built on a complex series of transactions, some of which involved the sale and shipment of water and snacks disguised as cigarettes.
According to court records, one deal involved a pair of ATF informants, both of whom were supposedly working for the tobacco farmers’ cooperative, secretly buying cigarettes at $15 a carton and then selling them to the cooperative at the inflated price of $17.50 per carton, generating $519,000 in profit. That money was routed to the secret ATF bank account which was used to pay for tens of thousands of dollars’ worth of iPads, flat-screen televisions and other gifts doled out to potential targets of ATF investigations.
One of the most alarming aspects of this scheme is that it wasn’t disclosed by whistleblowers at the ATF or by the Justice Department’s internal watchdogs. It surfaced only because a collective of tobacco farmers became suspicious and filed a lawsuit alleging they had been cheated out of at least $24 million.
In fact, when the tobacco farmers first realized what was up, they didn’t just file a lawsuit, they reported their findings to the Justice Department, which chose not to file any charges.
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NYPD cop busted for public masturbation is a serial offender
Monday, March 27, 2017, 2:03 PM


Robert Francis, an off-duty NYPD detective, was busted on Saturday for the perverted acts.
An off-duty NYPD detective busted for peering into women’s windows and pleasuring himself is a serial perv who has committed the sick act many times, police in Long Island said Monday.

Rockville Police Department Commissioner Charles Gennario detailed the two-month investigation that led to Det. Robert Francis, 46, being charged with four counts public lewdness.

Rockville detectives received three separate reports beginning Feb. 5 about a man who would get the attention of a woman by shining a light in her window. He’d then begin fondling himself. When the woman ran to get help, the perverted suspect would flee the scen





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Dennis Kucinich: FBI Director Must Recuse Himself from Russia Investigation


FBI Director James Comey

By Former Congressman Dennis Kucinich
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FBI Director James Comey should recuse himself from all further investigations into the 2016 presidential campaign and its aftermath.

Here’s why:

On Oct. 28, Comey announced the discovery of new Clinton emails, creating a media firestorm that tilted the election toward Donald Trump.

This week, testifying before the House Intelligence Committee, Comey confirmed a report leaked to the media last summer that the FBI was investigating allegations of a connection between the Trump campaign and the Russian government.

Comey could have shared his concerns about both campaigns before the November election, and let the public decide. He did not.

If it was appropriate to withhold information about an investigation into the Trump campaign in July, he should have applied that same logic to the Clinton campaign in October. Hillary Clinton, charged not with a crime but by innuendo, paid the price at the polls. She was convicted in the court of public opinion.

Comey’s announcement this week that the FBI was investigating possible collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government made national and world headlines and rocked the White House.

But why now? Why not eight months ago? Has new, substantive information been brought forward? Was there even a real investigation in July? Or did an insider leak a story to the FBI back then for political purposes?

Someone on the House or Senate Judiciary Committee should ask for the FBI agents’ time sheets over the past eight months to see if the Bureau was actually investigating, or whether this is another case of abuse of process — using an alleged investigation to smear a candidate.

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From Canada to Siberia, Permafrost Thaw Produces ‘Hell’s Mouth’ Craters, Sinking Lands, and 7,000 Methane Pockets Waiting to Blow 
In places like Canada and Siberia, a memory of ice ages long past is locked away in the very soil. There, dig about three feet down, and you’ll encounter a layer of frozen earth running from 200 feet to almost a mile deep in some places. It’s like a great glacier secreted away underground and covering about 19 million square kilometers of the Northern Hemisphere. We call this frozen ground permafrost.

An Enormous Pile of Sequestered Carbon

Permafrost generally forms in regions where the mean annual temperature is below zero degrees Celsius. And the presently large expanse of permafrost has formed over the past 2-3 million years in which long, cold ice ages and short, and somewhat warmer interglacial periods have dominated.



(Recent research indicates that up to 120 billion tons of carbon could release from thawing permafrost this Century due to the warming that is now being caused by human fossil fuel burning. Such a release would roughly equate to 12 years of present fossil fuel burning adding approximately 40 ppm of CO2 equivalent gasses to the Earth’s Atmosphere [adding about 0.4 C to medium term warming and 0.8 C to long term warming]. The risk posed by this additional carbon feedback coming from the Earth System highlights the need to halt fossil fuel burning as swiftly as possible. Image source: The Impact of Permafrost Carbon Feedback on Global Climate.)

Locked away in all that permafrost is a massive store of carbon. Including peat, methane and methane hydrates, permafrost is estimated to have sequestered some 1,400 to 1,700 billion tons of a material that, if released as gas, could considerably contribute to the volume of heat trapping substances (like CO2 and CH4) already held aloft in the Earth’s atmosphere in a process that scientists call an amplifying climate feedback.

Evidence of Thaw and a Building Carbon Feedback

But now, human fossil fuel burning is causing the Arctic to rapidly warm — at about 3 times faster than the rate of warming for the rest of the globe (0.6 C per decade in the Arctic). And with atmospheric CO2 concentrations presently above 400 parts per million (and CO2e concentrations above 490 parts per million), the world is now starting to thaw out of the icy period of the last 2-3 million years. As a result, the permafrost is melting.

 



(Thermokarst lakes near Hudson Bay. Image source: Commons.)

When permafrost melts it changes the land around it. Often times, land subsides and deforms as the icy permafrost below collapses when it thaws. The resulting underground cavities can also telegraph to the surface in the form of sink holes. In places where microbes or hydrates are present, the cavities can fill with gas — which can sometimes erupt in a methane blow hole or ‘hell’s mouth’ crater. In Canada, a new study recently discovered that 52,000 square miles of northwestern permafrost is already thawing. The thaw is producing large sink holes, causing coastlines to rapidly erode, and proliferating the round ponds known as thermokarst lakes.

But it’s not just Canada that’s feeling the thaw. In Siberia, warming is also eating away at the permafrost. And what is happening there is arguably on a much grander and more disturbing scale than what we presently see in Canada. In East Siberia, for example, a 100 meter deep, 1 kilometer long crater has formed in the sagging Permafrost. It is officially called the Batagaika crater. But the locals know it as the Gateway to the Underworld. The crater began as a small deformation during the 1960s when permafrost thaw in the region initiated. It has, over the decades, grown considerably larger — with the growth rate accelerating along with permafrost melt during recent years.


(Time lapse of Batagaika Crater expansion from 1984 to 2016 as provided by Google’s Earth Engine.)

Further west, the Yamal region of Russia is seeing strange bulges dispersing across the land. The bulges, according to Russian scientists and to reports in the Siberian Times, are being caused by bubbles of methane gas beneath the surface. The scientists state that these formations are likely being triggered by warming — in which either methane hydrates trapped within the permafrost are thawing or where microbes have come in contact with thawed permafrost carbon to break it down and produce methane. And in recent years, this region of Arctic Siberia has seen some very warm temperatures — with readings hitting as high as 35 C (95 F) during the summer of 2016.

These same researchers now note that some 7,000 underground methane bubbles exist in this region and that warming is pushing them to erupt. When the pressure below the land surface reaches a critical point, the Siberian Times report suggests that the land above can be displaced — bursting outward. The Siberian Times went on to note that large holes forming in the Yamal region during 2014 and 2015 were caused by just this kind of methane eruption.



(The Yamal Crater was one of the first indications that methane pockets forming beneath the Siberian Tundra were starting to erupt due to human-forced warming. Image source: The Siberian Times.)

Touchy Subject Scientifically and Politically

Permafrost thaw producing high volumes of feedback carbon release can be a touchy subject in the sciences and politically. The reason is that rational responses to this threat moves decision points forward on human carbon emissions cuts and it adds to the concern that atmospheric carbon capture will be needed later this century and on through many centuries to follow in order to prevent a scenario in which carbon feedbacks cause a form of warming runaway.

It doesn’t help that the science on permafrost carbon feedback is also new and rife with uncertainty — generating a kind of gray area in which rumors and misinformation can multiply. And there also appears to be some indication that the fossil fuel industry is attempting to use the issue to push gas extraction and burning in the Arctic — falsely claiming that all of the gas is going to release anyway. Which is not true — a portion of the permafrost carbon and related methane would remain sequestered even as human extraction efforts, if they continued indefinitely, would ultimately result in the release of a much larger portion of this carbon to the atmosphere than mere feedbacks alone.

It is worth noting that presently accepted science indicates that the present rate of atmospheric carbon release due to fossil fuel burning is likely many times that of the potential annual carbon release coming from the permafrost even under the worst case warming scenarios. And because that realized rate of permafrost carbon release is directly tied to how much fossil fuel we ultimately burn, we should be very clear that the urgency to cut these emissions couldn’t be higher.

Links:

Permafrost

The Impact of Permafrost Carbon Feedback on Global Climate

The Siberian Times

Massive Permafrost Thaw Documented in Canada

Time lapse of Batagaika Crater expansion



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Here's what Jimmy Breslin wrote about Donald Trump decades ago
Updated: Monday, March 20, 2017, 2:55 PM


Jimmy Breslin took a look at one of New York’s biggest characters, Donald Trump, and saw a chump.

The legendary columnist, who died Sunday, was an original champion of the working class, using his space in the Daily News and other papers to spotlight heroes and villains for ordinary New Yorkers.

And many years before Trump’s unprecedented rise to the presidency, Breslin summed up the fellow Queens boy as an enemy of the people.

In the ‘80s and ‘90s, Breslin saw through Trump’s worst instincts — his bullying and bragging, his cheapskate scams, his abuses of the press and the public — while most metro media marveled at the real estate mogul as a symbol of success.

Legendary Daily News columnist Jimmy Breslin dead at 88
One of Breslin’s earliest mentions of Trump avoided even using the name that would soon be screamed from front pages and skyscrapers worldwide.

In a 1982 Daily News column, Breslin brushed past “a young builder named Junior with a Big Ego,” who had recently made a famous but fruitless bid to buy the newspaper.

“His civic responsibility in the past consisted of getting tax abatements,” Breslin mused about the man who would become a daily fixture in the city’s tabloids.


Jimmy Breslin died Sunday at 88.
In a series of Newsday columns years later, which the paper republished Sunday, Breslin unleashed harsh truths about Trump that have only gained more currency since the tycoon took the White House.

Jimmy Breslin to join N.Y. Journalism Hall of Fame
“Trump, in the crinkling of an eye, senses better than anyone the insecurity of people, that nobody knows whether anything is good or bad until they are told, and he is quite willing to tell them immediately,” Breslin wrote in a 1988 column about Trump’s purchase of an airline, which turned out to be one of his biggest business failures.

Breslin saw Trump as a Queens guy running “crap games” while a hungry public admired him for “t


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A 23-year-old NYPD school safety agent without a valid driver's license was busted for drunken driving in the Lower East Side Sunday, according to cops.

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Florida lawman pleaded guilty in federal court to using his police access to obtain records for identity theft.

Frantz Felisma — who’s been held without bail since his December arrest — will be sentenced in early June for credit card and identity theft charges, according to local reports.

Over a 21-month period, the then-Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office deputy is accused of having fed people’s personal information to a criminal who then ripped off their identity, prosecutors said.

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Secret Service agent pleads guilty to sexting minors
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Former Secret Service Lee Robert Moore plead guilty to charges Wednesday.
A former Secret Service agent pleaded guilty to charges Wednesday after admitting he sent explicit text messages and photos to minors while working at the White House, prosecutors said.

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Secret Service officer arrested on felony burglary charge
BY DAN FRIEDMAN
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Saturday, April 11, 2

WASHINGTON — A Secret Service officer has been placed on leave after his arrest Friday morning in the latest embarrassment for the agency.

A spokeswoman for D.C.’s Metropolitan Police said officers arrested Arthur Baldwin on a felony charge of first-degree attempted burglary and destruction of property.

According to cops, Baldwin is accused of being armed with his service weapon when he tried to break into his girlfriend’s house.

Secret Service spokesman Brian Leary, without identifying Baldwin, confirmed the arrest of “an off-duty USSS Uniformed Division Officer assigned to Foreign Missions Branch.”




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Haste learned Friday night that the commissioner from his departmental trial concluded he was guilty of all charges and would recommend Police Commissioner James O’Neill fire him — which O’Neill planned to do Monday, the source said.

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http://ticklethewire.com/2017/03/21/ex-border-patrol-agent-sentenced-13-years-smuggling-cocaine/

Border Patrol Agent Sentenced to 13+ Years for Smuggling Cocaine



A former Border Patrol agent was sentenced to more than 13 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to charges that he tried to smuggle cocaine in Arizona.

Juan Pimentel, of Rio Rico, was arrested in November 2015 after authorities say he thought he was smuggling 110 pounds of cocaine, the Associated Press reports. He actually was unwittingly part of a sting operation and


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The 11 candidates Trump is considering for FBI director including FBI agent Mike Rogers
involved in the 911 coverup

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http://www.floridabulldog.org/2014/12/florida-congressman-denied-access-to-censored-pages-from-congress-911-report/


DECEMBER 29, 2014 AT 6:04 AM
Florida congressman denied access to censored pages from Congress’ 9/11 report



The U.S. House Intelligence Committee has denied a Florida congressman’s request for access to 28 classified pages from the 2002 report of Congress’ Joint Inquiry into the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Orlando, told BrowardBulldog.org he made his request at the suggestion of House colleagues who have read them as they consider whether to support a proposed resolution urging President Obama to open those long-censored pages to the public.

“Why was I denied? I have been instrumental in publicizing the Snowden revelations regarding pervasive domestic spying by the government and this is a petty means for the spying industrial complex to lash back,” Grayson said last week, referring to National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden.

Redacted on orders from then-President George W. Bush, the report says the 28 pages concern “specific sources of foreign support” for the 9/11 hijackers while they were in the U.S. Specifically, that is “the role of Saudi Arabia in funding 9/11,” according to former Florida Senator Bob Graham, who co-chaired the Joint Inquiry and helped write the 28 pages.

Graham has long called for declassifying those pages in order to help 9/11 victims and their families find justice, and to better serve national security. In July, 9/11 Commission Chairman Thomas Kean and Vice Chairman Lee Hamilton also came out in support of declassification.

“I’m embarrassed that they’re not declassified,” said Hamilton, a former Indiana congressman. “We emphasized transparency. I assumed incorrectly that our records would be public, all of them, everything.”

House Resolution 428, sponsored by Rep. Walter B. Jones Jr., R-NC, asks President Obama to release the 28 pages of the Joint Inquiry’s report, saying they are “necessary for a full public understanding of the events and circumstances” surrounding the 9/11 attacks.

Rep. Thomas Massie, R-Ky., is one of 21 co-sponsors including Florida Reps. Alcee Hastings, D-Miramar, and Ted Yoho, R-Gainesville. Massie has challenged all members of Congress to read the report, which he said poses no threat to national security.

In 2003, 46 senators – including Joe Biden, Sam Brownback, Hillary Rodham Clinton and John Kerry – wrote to President Bush asking him to declassify the pages.

U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Orlando
U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Orlando
In a party line vote, the House Intelligence Committee voted 8-4 on Dec. 1 to deny Democrat Grayson access to the 28 pages. The same day, the committee unanimously approved requests to access classified committee documents – not necessarily the 28 pages – by 11 other House members.

Grayson, an outspoken liberal and a member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, said his denial was engineered by outgoing Chairman Mike Rogers, R-Mich. Rogers is a former FBI agent who did not seek re-election in November.

“Congressman Rogers made serious misrepresentations to other committee members when he brought this up,” Grayson in a telephone interview. “When the Guardian reported on the fact that there was universal domestic surveillance regarding every single phone call, including this one, I went to the floor of the House and gave a lengthy speech decrying it.”

“Chairman Rogers told the committee that I had discussed classified information on the floor. He left out the most important part that I was discussing what was reported in the newspaper,” said Grayson. “He clearly misled the committee for an improper purpose: to deny a sitting member of Congress important classified information necessary for me to do my job.”

Rogers did not respond to a request for comment. An aide in his Lansing, Michigan office referred callers to a spokeswoman for the House Intelligence Committee who could not be reached for comment.



New push to release censored pages in Congressional report that detail 9/11 link to Saudi Arabia
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FBI’s attempt to water down judicial order denied; 9/11 documents begin to flow to judge
FBI found direct ties between 9/11 hijackers and Saudis living in Florida; Congress kept in dark








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https://www.theguardian.com/film/2017/may/12/cary-grant-how-100-acid-trips-in-tinseltown-changed-my-life-lsd-documentary


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https://www.americanswhotellthetruth.org/events/robin-wall-kimmerer-to-speak-at-portrait-unveiling-awtt-fundraiser


Robin Wall Kimmerer, author of Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants



Saturday May 13 at 7 pm

Emlen Hall, The Bay School in Blue Hill, Maine*

Portrait Unveiling by Rob Shetterly

Author Talk

Music by Timbered Lake and Shawn Mercer



*The Bay School address is 17 Bay School Dr. off South St. east of Tradewinds.

An Appeal to the Friends of AWTT:

Americans Who Tell the Truth is proud to have initiated the effort to bring Robin Wall Kimmerer to Blue Hill and to be unveiling her portrait at this event. We are also extremely grateful to our co-sponsors, among them the Reversing Falls Sanctuary, Blue Hill Books, Wabanaki Reach, Maine Veterans for Peace, Peninsula Peace and Justice, and The Reversing Falls Women’s Circle. Ms. Kimmerer’s wise voice tells us what values we must choose to live by to survive on a healthy planet. Scientist, botanist, native storyteller, activist -- Ms. Kimmerer is fundamentally an educator for political and social communities desperately in need of education.

Since 2002, Americans Who Tell the Truth has been dedicated to providing models of courageous citizenship. Now, the fundamental focus of the AWTT organization is educational. The more than 220 portraits travel to schools, colleges, libraries and churches all over the US.

But our primary initiative is right here in Maine’s middle schools. Through our Samantha Smith Challenge (SSC) we engage hundreds of students around the state, helping them to identify and address key social, economic and environmental issues; research those issues; and then work toward real world solutions. The SSC is now in its third year. The first year seven schools participated. This year 12 schools will bring students to the culminating event at Thomas College on June 5, Samantha Smith Day.

Because of this growth and the enthusiasm for our work in schools, we need your help!

We need funding to complete the programming for this year’s SSC and to expand the program within Maine next year. Please make a donation. Let’s help students realize their power to be agents of change as they follow the wisdom of Robin Wall Kimmerer and other models of courageous citizenship to make a better future for us all.

Make your donation on the AWTT website or by returning this letter with a check to 46 Bridge Road, Brooksville, Maine 04617. Americans Who Tell the Truth is a 501 c (3) non-profit and your donations are fully deductible.

Thank you,

Robert Shetterly, Founder and artist


More on Braiding Sweetgrass:

“Braiding Sweetgrass has become an essential companion for my life. I was sold early on in the book when Kimmerer talked about the importance of integrating scientific ways of knowing, indigenous ways of knowing and storytelling ─ what an incredible trinity! My first exposure to the book was on my Kindle Fire, and thus I was treated to Robin’s melodious voice as she told her stories. In every chapter, I was gifted with new ways of looking at our world. I had never heard of mast fruiting (Council of Pecans) ─ if one tree fruits, they all fruit. All flourishing is mutual. Wow! What a lesson from our Mother Earth, and these teachings are multiplied in every chapter. We learn how trees communicate, we learn how we are all beneficiaries of reciprocity, we learn the value of the gift economy. We learn that strawberries belong to themselves and that we dwell in a world full of gifts scattered right at our feet! I will be forever grateful to Robin Wall Kimmerer for tilting the axis of my world just enough so that I am seeing with new eyes and understanding our world with new insights.” Anne Ferrara



“I have been mightily impacted by Robin Wall Kimmerer’s books, both Gathering Moss and Braiding Sweetgrass. I have been using her thoughts and words to create ritual for change in our Sanctuary community for years. Rereading Braiding Sweetgrass with our women’s circle has brought great delight to me. Here is a Kimmerer text from an Equinox ceremony I conducted with Susan Merrill and Leslie Goode: Ceremony is a vehicle for belonging. . . to a family, to a people, and to the land. Ceremonies large and/ small have the power to focus attention to a way of living AWAKE in the world.” Pat Wheeler



“Something I love about Kimmerer’s writing is that she weaves all the threads of her knowledge, experience, in short. . . life, in such a way that one aspect informs and enhances the other. She doesn’t separate her science background from her mothering, gardening, or native traditions. She sees that everything truly is connected and this becomes the base coherent structure of her writing.” Daksha Baumann



“Robin Kimmerer’s writing is so full of tough insight and vulnerable openness, precise scientific description and philosophical musing, humble gratitude and stern prescription. . . in short she teaches how to see our broken relationship with nature and history and how to make it whole again. This quote is one of many I’ve copied out from Braiding Sweetgrass:The fear for me is that the world has been turned inside out, the dark side made to seem light. Indulgent self-interest that our people once held to be monstrous is now celebrated as success. We are asked to admire what our people viewed as unforgiveable.” Rob Shetterly

“The thought that comes to mind is the primacy of greed or selfishness as a single commandment versus the 10 of Judaism and Christianity. With income equality escalating (and more so with our President’s proposed tax revision favoring the rich), the focus on an economic system which creates extravagant luxuries for a tiny portion of the populace, while a large percentage are without basic needs, appears particularly germane. I believe in the adage, There is nothing more powerful as an idea whose time has come. I’m hoping this next idea will be Medicare for all. Tony Ferrara







Location: The Bay School, Blue Hill, Maine
Date: May 13, 2017



http://stevehochstadt.blogspot.com/2017/05/better-living-through-chemistry.html




Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Better Living Through Chemistry


On Earth Day, April 22, a hundred thousand people marched all across the world for science. Tens of thousands demonstrated in Los Angeles and London, while 200 people marched 200 miles north of the Arctic circle in Norway. In 600 cities on every continent, citizens and scientists carried signs like “Fund science, not walls” and “Science trumps alternative facts”.

In Washington, DC, the biggest crowd protested Donald Trump’s proposed budget cuts to scientific research in public health and climate.

Trump is carrying out normal Republican politics. None of the many Republican candidates for President in 2016 thought evolution should be taught in public schools. A majority of Republican voters believe in creationism.

The issue of climate change shows the influence of political ideology on attitudes toward science. A Pew poll found that only 15% of conservative Republicans believe “the earth is warming mostly due to human activity”, 34% of moderate Republicans, 63% of moderate Democrats, and 79% of liberal Democrats. A majority of conservative Republicans believes that climate scientists are influenced by desire to advance their careers and political ideology, not by scientific evidence or public interest. To put it simply, conservatives don’t believe in science or scientists, if it’s inconvenient.

Here’s how science denial works in real life. Lots of private websites offer their version of science, paid for by private money which they don’t disclose, using clever tactics to pretend to search for truth. An example is the Heartland Institute, which has been denying the existence of warming for decades.

On the other side is “Understanding Science”, a public project of the University of California at Berkeley, funded by the federal National Science Foundation. This step-by-easy-step primer offers a balanced and authentic understanding of “how science REALLY works”. But those who automatically accuse both government and the nation’s best universities of politicized scientific fraud would dismiss this site as propaganda. So they won’t learn from it how our scientific community does a far better job of policing high standards for honesty and frankness than either politicians or corporations.

And they won’t think about who pays for science: “Most scientific research is funded by government grants (e.g., from the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, etc.), companies doing research and development, and non-profit foundations.” Public and private sources have different priorities for funding scientific research. My nephew works on the development of a drug to stop Alzheimer’s for a biotechnology company formed by scientists and venture capitalists. Their research is motivated both to find better medicines for our collective health and to make money. As I approach 70, the prospect of preventing brain degeneration before it hits me is exciting. Their profit might extend my useful life.

Some privately funded scientific research is not in the public interest at all, such as the tobacco companies’ effort to deny the link to cancer, funneled through sciency-sounding propaganda organizations like the Heartland Institute.

The Republicans in Congress are not waging a war on all science; they quote from Heartland’s fake science. They attack government-supported science because it might lead to government spending. For example, the discovery of lead in Flint’s water meant that old pipes must be replaced on 17,000 homes at an estimated cost of $7500 each, totaling $127,500,000. Government-paid scientific research documented how lead affects babies’ brains, supported the creation of regulations which forced industry to stop using lead, compared the levels of lead in Flint’s water to experimental evidence on poisoning, and thus demonstrated the need for federal intervention.

Republicans in the Senate voted overwhelmingly to deny funding to deal with Flint’s crisis, but that effort lost by one vote. Congress authorized $170 million for Flint.

In the words of “Understanding Science”, “Science affects your life everyday in all sorts of different ways.” Good public science saves lives and serves the public interest through government spending and government regulation. But those are Republican curse words. That is the deep secret behind the anti-science policies of Republicans in Congress and the White House. If they want to shrink government, they have to slow down or even stop science. They use tactics of obfuscation and delay. House Science Committee chair Lamar Smith attacked a 2015 NOAA study showing rising global temperatures. He used his old tactics, honed over decades in Congress: he demanded thousands of e-mails and other documents in search of malfeasance, misspent funds, or corruption. He has never found any of those things. But he slowed down science he doesn’t like.

This is not in our national interest. If we don’t prepare for the world’s new climate, if we don’t prevent health crises through regulation of pollutants, if we don’t spend now on inconvenient science, we will have to spend much more later in economic and social costs. Peter Muennig, professor of public health at Columbia University, estimates that the two fewer healthy years of the 8000 Flint children exposed to lead might cost American society $400 million.

The astrophysicist and TV explainer of science Neil deGrasse Tyson said, “The good thing about science is that it’s true, whether or not you believe it.”

The bad thing about Republican science politics is that our children and grandchildren will pay the price. Without science, it’s just fiction.

Steve Hochstadt
Jacksonville IL
Published in the Jacksonville Journal-Courier, Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Posted by Steve Hochstadt






http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-baca-sentenced-jail-sheriff-corruption-20170512-story.html


LOCAL L.A. Now
Ex-L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca sentenced to three years in prison in jail corruption scandal







http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/pittsburgh-police-officer-beat-tased-students-video-article-1.3134079


Pennsylvania police officer beat and shot students with Taser on surveillance video, attorney says
BY MEGAN CERULLO
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Wednesday, May 3, 2017, 1:55 PM



https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/may/10/union-we-wont-eat-yale-university-negotiate




Some Yale teachers are refusing to eat in protest of the university. I'm one of them
Lukas Moe





http://www.nydailynews.com/newswires/new-york/off-duty-ny-officer-charged-fatal-dwi-crash-article-1.3157233



Off-duty NY officer charged in fatal DWI crash


Thursday, May 11, 2017, 5:10 PM




http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/n-man-pcp-busted-masturbating-van-lincoln-tunnel-article-1.3159660



New Jersey man high on PCP busted after he stops car in the middle of the Lincoln Tunnel to masturbate
BY THOMAS TRACY
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Friday, May 12, 2017, 12:09 PM





https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/may/12/mexican-woman-who-uncovered-cartel-murder-of-daughter-shot-dead-miriam-rodriguez



Mexican woman who uncovered cartel murder of daughter shot dead
Human rights commission attacks government failure to protect Miriam Rodriguez, who was killed





http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2010/10/20101019212440609775.html


US-trained cartel terrorises Mexico
Founders of the Zetas drug gang learned special forces techniques at Ft. Bragg before waging a campaign of carnage.


Despite the deployment of 50,000 troops, Mexico seems to be losing the 'war on drugs' [AFP]
It was a brutal massacre even by the gruesome standards of Mexico’s drug war: 72 migrant workers gunned down by the "Zetas" - arguably the country's most violent cartel - and left rotting in a pile outside a ranch in Tamaulipas state near the US border in late August.

The Zetas have a fearsome reputation, but the real surprise comes not in their ruthless use of violence, but in the origins of where they learned the tricks of their bloody trade.

Some of the cartel's initial members were elite Mexican troops, trained in the early 1990s by America’s 7th Special Forces Group or "snake eaters" at Ft. Bragg, North Carolina, a former US special operations commander has told Al Jazeera.

“They were given map reading courses, communications, standard special forces training, light to heavy weapons, machine guns and automatic weapons,” says Craig Deare, the former special forces commander who is now a professor at the US National Defence University.

"I had some visibility on what was happening, because this [issue] was related to things I was doing in the Pentagon in the 1990s," Deare, who also served as country director in the office of the US Secretary of Defence, says.

"Other cartels have accused the Zetas of not following the 'gentlemen's code' of drug trafficking"

Kristen Bricker, NACLA Research Associate

The Mexican personnel who received US training and later formed the Zetas came from the Airmobile Special Forces Group (GAFE), which is considered an elite division of the Mexican military.

Their US training was designed to prepare them for counter-insurgency and, ironically, counter-narcotics operations, although Deare says they were not taught the most advanced commando techniques available at Ft. Bragg.

Military forces from around the world train at Ft. Bragg, so there is nothing unique about Mexican operatives learning counter-insurgency tactics at the facility. However, critics say the specific skills learned by the Zetas primed them for careers as contract killers and drug dealers.

“The Zetas definitely have the reputation of being the most dangerous, the most vicious, the most renegade of the cartels,” says Kristen Bricker, a Mexico-based research associate with the North American Congress on Latin America (NACLA).

About 29,000 people have died since Felipe Calderon, Mexico’s president, declared war on the drug cartels in 2006.

Extreme violence

The group has mounted the severed heads of its victims on pikes in urban areas, posted torture and execution videos on the internet, forced poor migrants into prostitution and massacred college students during house parties.

"Other cartels have accused them of not following the 'gentlemen's code' of drug trafficking and causing undue violence," Bricker told Al Jazeera.

"At one time, it was considered bad form to kill pregnant women, but not any more." For safety concerns, Bricker didn’t want to say where she lives in Mexico.

Deare estimates "probably more than 500" GAFE personnel received special forces training. He is unsure exactly how long the programme lasted. The Zetas came to the attention of Mexico’s Attorney General’s office in 1999.

After US training, GAFE operatives defected from the Mexican military to become hired guns, providing security to the Gulf cartel, a well established trafficking organisation, according to Laura Carlsen, director of the Americas program of the International Relations Center.

"They split from the Gulf cartel and formed as a cartel in their own right," Carlsen, based in Mexico City, told Al Jazeera.

The Zetas' alleged current leaders, Heriberto Lazcano, known as Z-3 and Miguel Trevino, or Z-40, were first recruited by Osiel Cardenas, the now-jailed leader of the Gulf cartel. The name "Zetas" originates from the radio code "Z" used by top military commanders in Mexico.

But unlike Zorro, the Mexican outlaw hero who also used the "Z" alias, Los Zetas steal from everyone, not just the rich. And they certainly don’t give much back to the poor, except the corpses of their relatives. "They are just known for being a different kind of human being," says Bricker.

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MAKO LOVE, NOT WAR: Ex-NYPD cop is naked man in Florida dead-shark hump photo mystery, reporter says
BY NANCY DILLON
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Updated: Friday, May 12, 2017, 5:03 PM







http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/georgia-sheriff-accused-exposing-atlanta-park-article-1.3146793



Georgia sheriff accused of exposing himself at Atlanta park, running away from bike cop

Monday, May 8, 2017, 5:07 AM


DeKalb County Sheriff Jeffrey Mann was arrested late Saturday after allegedly exposing himself in an Atlanta park. (DEKALB COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE)
One of Georgia’s top cops was busted after exposing himself at an Atlanta park on Saturday night, according to local reports Sunday.

Police said DeKalb County Sheriff Jeffrey Mann bolted when confronted by a bike cop in Piedmont Park, according to an incident report obtained by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.





http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/press-sec-sean-spicer-cutouts-decorate-bushes-article-1.3160013




Press Secretary Sean Spicer cutouts now available to decorate your bushes following fiasco at White House
BY DAN GUNDERMAN
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Friday, May 12, 2017, 2:38 PM







http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-lapd-litgation-costs-20170509-story.html




LAPD settlements soar as officials close the books on high-profile lawsuits against police



The Los Angeles Police Department paid nearly $81 million in legal settlements last fiscal year, a sharp increase as the city closed the books on several high-profile and costly cases.

The settlement numbers were significantly higher than in previous years and involved cases that had been working their way through the court system for the last few years.

Among them were two wrongful convictions of men for separate murders. The men each spent more than 25 years behind bars, and the department settled their cases for about $24 million.

An additional $15 million went to a boy left paralyzed after an LAPD officer shot him. The city last fiscal year also agreed to settle a case that it fought all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court involving a man who was shot by officers while holding a cellphone they apparently mistook for a gun. The city paid $7 million.




http://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/ponte-correction-jails-boss-deserves-boot-article-1.3148381



Ponte, beyond correction: the jails boss deserves the boot


Editorials

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Monday, May 8, 2017, 7:13 PM




http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2015/04/fbis-amerithrax-case-just-unravelled-ex-fbi-agent-directed-investigation-suing-fbi-turns-whistleblower.html



FBI’s AMERITHRAX Case just unravelled. Ex-FBI agent who directed investigation suing FBI, turns whistleblower!!!
Posted on April 8, 2015 by WashingtonsBlog
Preface by Washington’s Blog: See also 2 U.S. Government Agencies Say FBI’s Anthrax Case Is Full of Holes, and our archive of Anthrax articles.

By Meryl Nass, M.D. Dr. Nass is a board-certified internist and a biological warfare epidemiologist and expert in anthrax. Nass publishes Anthrax Vaccine.





http://www.newsmax.com/Politics/dianne-feinstein-comey-fbi-clinton/2017/05/07/id/788614/




Feinstein: Comey's 'October Surprise' Impacted Election







http://anthraxvaccine.blogspot.com/


http://anthraxvaccine.blogspot.com/2017/05/how-federal-government-help-make.html




Friday, May 5, 2017
How the federal government helps make healthcare unaffordable/ Medscape
One big contributor to ridiculously high administrative costs of medicine in the US is the federal government.

Constantly changing federal rules seem to aim for complexity. Compliance is nearly impossible for small medical practices, because Medicare changes its rules every few months. Doctors have to play by its rules, but it is very difficult to keep up with them. Medicare feels no need to issue its rules on time, even after it announces their schedule for release.

Here is an example from today's Medscape. Just remember that YOU are paying for this nonsense, and it is one reason that healthcare has basically become unaffordable in the US:
"The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced that by the end of May, it will notify all clinicians who are eligible for payment under the new Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). One of two payment tracks in CMS' Quality Payment Program, MIPS was launched January 1. Physicians who are subject to MIPS will have their performance on quality, electronic health record (EHR) use, and practice improvement measured this year to determine positive or negative payment adjustments in 2019.
Physicians and other clinicians are subject to MIPS if they bill more than $30,000 a year in Medicare Part B allowed charges a year and provide care for more than 100 Part B–enrolled Medicare beneficiaries annually. They are exempt from MIPS, however, if they receive a specified percentage of income from one of several care delivery models that are known as advanced alternative payment models.
CMS originally said it would notify clinicians who must participate in MIPS by last December, before the 2017 performance measurement period began. But CMS failed to do that, leaving many physicians and group practices in limbo...
CMS recently released a list of "qualified registries" clinicians can use to report their quality data, he said. But the agency has not issued a list of approved "qualified clinical data registries." The qualified registries are mainly offered by EHR vendors, which can charge hefty fees for the service. In contrast, the more reasonably priced qualified clinical data registries are operated by specialty societies and quality improvement collaboratives.
Gilberg views this omission as a challenge for some practices that want to report more data to CMS this year to qualify for a bonus in 2019...
CMS' requirement that all MIPS participants use 2015 Edition EHRs presents practices with another quandary. So far, only two major EHR vendors, Epic and Allscripts, have had their 2015 Edition EHRs certified by the government. There is serious concern in the industry that the bulk of eligible clinicians will not have 2015 EHRs by the start of the 2018 reporting period....
Posted by Meryl Nass, M.D.




http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/idaho-congressman-dies-lack-health-care-article-1.3144743



Idaho congressman tells town hall that ‘nobody dies because they don't have access to health care’
BY JASON SILVERSTEIN
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Sunday, May 7, 2017, 1:31 PM





http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/police-lose-chance-legal-sex-prostitutes-article-1.3074001

Police could lose last chance to legally have sex with prostitutes they’re investigating
BY JASON SILVERSTEIN
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Updated: Wednesday, April 19, 2017, 10:51 AM

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http://www.wnd.com/2017/07/fbis-report-riddled-with-censored-words-missing-pages/

FBI'S 9/11 REPORT RIDDLED WITH CENSORED WORDS, MISSING PAGES
'Would reveal sensitive details about how much money was being moved around'


(News.com.au) Missing pages from a heavily censored internal FBI report on 9/11 contain explosive information on Saudi Arabia’s role in the 2001 terrorist attack, according to a group of investigative journalists.

The declassified version of a slide show titled “Overview of the 9/11 Investigation” was published by Florida Bulldog, a non-profit investigative journalist outfit, after it sued the FBI for the records in 2015.

The FBI made the presentation to the 9/11 Review Commission in secret on April 25, 2014.

But the agency redacted 13 pages and completely deleted an additional nine pages from the report, which was believed to have originally contained around 60 pages, before releasing it in March.

The document, released under America’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) was also obtained by public records database Government Attic, which posted it online yesterday.

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http://www.governmentattic.org/24docs/FBIovrvu9-11slideShow_2014.pdf

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Overview of the 9/11 Investigation Slide show
What is the FBI hiding in redacted 9/11 slide show documents?
JULY 26, 20176:54PM
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FBI's mysterious 911 slideshow

 

MISSING pages from a heavily censored internal FBI report on 9/11 contain explosive information on Saudi Arabia’s role in the 2001 terrorist attack, according to a group of investigative journalists.
The declassified version of a slide show titled “Overview of the 9/11 Investigation” was published by Florida Bulldog, a non-profit investigative journalist outfit, after it sued the FBI for the records in 2015.
The FBI made the presentation to the 9/11 Review Commission in secret on April 25, 2014.
But the agency redacted 13 pages and completely deleted an additional nine pages from the report, which was believed to have originally contained around 60 pages, before releasing it in March.
The document, released under America’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) was also obtained by public records database Government Attic, which posted it online yesterday.
According to Florida Bulldog, which has conducted a long-running investigation into Saudi Arabia’s possible link to the West’s most notorious terrorist attack, the censored pages detail “the transfer of money prior to and funding of the attacks”.
Some of the slides released are blank except for their tantalising titles which include “Funding of the 9/11 Attacks”; “Early to Mid-2001: Additional Funding”; “August 2011: Reserving 9/11 Tickets”; and “KSM (Khalid Sheikh Mohammed) Non-Immigrant Visa Application”.
Of the 19 hijackers who crashed planes into New York’s Twin Towers and the Pentagon in Virginia, 15 were Saudi Arabian.
In documents tendered to court earlier this year, Florida Bulldog alleged the FBI improperly redacted key intelligence related to the funding of the 9/11 attacks.
The first page of the FBI’s 60-page, heavily censored Power Point presentation on the 9/11 attacks.

When the FBI finally released its internal slide show to the public in March, 13 pages were redacted and nine had been completely deleted from the presentation.Source:Supplied
In May, Miami judge Cecilia Altonaga ruled the document should be largely opened for public inspection, after the FBI failed to establish Freedom of Information Act Exemption 7(E) applied. The exemption applies when the information would “disclose techniques and procedures for law enforcement investigations or prosecutions”.
But the FBI asked her to reconsider, arguing that while the document doesn’t discuss techniques, it could still reveal some techniques used. As an example it cited a photograph taken from a security camera which could reveal the camera’s location unless redacted.
On July 6, Judge Altonaga had a change of heart, siding with the FBI and reversing her May decision, dismissing Florida Bulldog’s application for a Freedom of Information Act trial.
“The court sees no need for further facts to be elicited at trial,” she said.
The pages exempt from disclosure include two slides titled “Funding of the 9/11 Attacks” and “Early to Mid-2001 Additional Funding” and others that currently appear blank under the headings: “Early to Mid-2000: Pilots/Intended Pilots Arrive U.S.”; “Investigative Findings regarding hijacker Identification”, “Financial”, “Early to Mid-2001: Non-pilots arrive U.S.”,‘July-August 2001: Knife Purchases” and “August 2001: Reserving 9/11 Tickets” as well as four pages titled, “Ongoing Investigation”.
Lawyers for Florida Bulldog have indicated they may challenge the ruling in the Supreme Court.
Florida Bulldog co-founder and editor Dan Christensen says the FBI’s grounds for continuing to withhold information on the 9/11 attacks are weak and make no sense. He addressed the agency’s concerns, including the mysterious redacted photograph, in an article posted on his website last month.
But he believes the real reason for the FBI’s secrecy relates to questions about who financed the 9/11 attacks.

Survivors and relatives of the almost 3000 victims are currently engaged in a fraught civil litigation with Saudi Arabia amid accusations that the kingdom and its official charities were among those who supplied funds. The country has denied any wrongdoing.
“Another page the FBI wants to remain hidden ‘contains specific factors deemed pertinent in the analysis of the actions of the hijackers’ concerning financial transactions before September 11, 2001,” Christensen said.
“(According to the FBI) disclosure of this information would reveal what the FBI already knows about the hijackers’ financial actions and how they were able to stay ‘under the radar’.”
FBI record chief David M Hardy expanded on this in his submission to keep the reacted and missing pages secret.
This page, with its promising title, is one of several which were left otherwise blank in the FBI’s heavily censored report.
This page, with its promising title, is one of several which were left otherwise blank in the FBI’s heavily censored report.Source:Supplied
Nothing to see here. Several pages of the FBI's internal slide show on 9/11 have been redacted and nine have been deleted entirely.
Nothing to see here. Several pages of the FBI's internal slide show on 9/11 have been redacted and nine have been deleted entirely.Source:Supplied
“The release of this information would reveal sensitive details about how much money was being moved around, when it was being moved, how it was being moved, the mode of transfer and locations the FBI had detected movements in,” Mr Hardy told the court in his sixth court declaration in June.
“Disclosure of this information would provide a playbook to future subjects on how much money one can move around in certain forms without attracting attention.”
Christensen claims the FBI has also redacted details relating to:
*The types of weapons and identification the conspirators carried;
*The timing of the arrival of the pilots, intended pilots and conspirators in the US;
*Information about when the conspirators moved to their respective departure cities and the timing of their plane ticket purchases;
* A timeline of telephone records and money transfers between conspirators; and
*Information about previous flights the conspirators took before the attacks to include the collection and timing and locations of flights.
“One page, withheld in full, ‘is a photo taken by a security camera’. The FBI does not identify the photo’s subject, the date it was taken or its general location,” Christensen said.
“This was withheld because the release of this picture would disclose the location of the security camera at the site where the photo was taken. The disclosure would allow future subjects to know where to find the security camera so as to avoid the area in which the camera points, thereby circumventing detection or the ability for the FBI and law enforcement to try to obtain an image of the subject.
“Two more pages from the overview section about the FBI’s ‘ongoing investigation,’ also completely withheld, contain “information about a conspirator and his actions taken in preparation for the attacks. This is sensitive information, which if revealed, would put at risk the collection techniques used to obtain such information. It also reveals sensitivities that future subjects could exploit in the future while

 


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Asking for probe of misconduct claims against police 'symbolic,' St. Louis County Police board chairman says

Former County Executive Charlie Dooley appointed Corvington, a retired FBI agent, to the police board in March 2012. Dooley also appointed The Rev. Lawrence Wooten Sr., vice chairman, and Laurie Westfall, secretary.


Roland Corvington’s comments follow Tuesday night’s 5-1 vote by council members in favor of requesting an outside agency to investigate the allegations raised in a series of stories by Post-Dispatch Columnist Tony Messenger.

The newspaper obtained public documents, photos and video from Metro that supported allegations of county police officers’ loitering in offices, covering a camera at the North Hanley MetroLink substation and refusing to cooperate with Metro public safety officials.

 

 

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"DRIVING WHILE FEMALE”: A NATIONAL PROBLEM IN POLICE MISCONDUCT. A Special Report by the. Police Professionalism Initiative. University of Nebraska at Omaha. Samuel Walker and Dawn Irlbeck.

 

 

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/long-island-forced-woman-perform-sex-act-precinct-article-1.3362360


Long Island police officer forced woman to perform sex act at precinct

 

 

Thursday, July 27, 2017, 3:36 PM
While processing the woman wanted for outstanding traffic and vehicle offenses, the Sayville cop brought her to an isolated room and exposed himself, Brooklyn federal prosecutors said. When she refused the proposition, McCoy held her head down, court filings show.

At one point, someone walked by the door and McCoy "quickly zipped up his pants and took her out of the room."

In the course of the act, semen fell on the victim's shirt, court papers state.

More than a week later, McCoy texted the victim — who at first couldn't figure out who was contacting her.

"I put you [in] handcuffs...remember now?," McCoy wrote, court papers claim.

 


https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/opinions/2002/04/14/driving-while-female/612e220e-3d34-4165-af9e-771318550637/?utm_term=.65236204038e

Driving While Female

April 14, 2002
"THIS WAS SOMETHING that all the girls knew," a 22-year-old woman named Elizabeth Hardman recently told The Post. Ms. Hardman was referring to the commonly held belief that for years, out on I-66 and I-95 and Route 28, Route 29 and around the watering holes of Manassas, there was a Virginia state trooper, William A. "Buck" Carter, who showed a predilection for targeting women. He liked, Ms. Hardman said, to hang out in parking lots, watching for women leaving bars. He liked to follow them in his police car. He liked to pull them over. This went on, and on, and on, until allegedly he went too far: This month, Mr. Carter was indicted for soliciting sex from a 20-year-old. According to prosecutors, he arrested her for drunk driving, took her to the Prince William jail, let her understand the gravity of that place, then told her that if she left and had sex with him, the charge would disappear. The day the indictment was handed down, Trooper Carter resigned.

It goes without saying that most police don't behave this way; most Virginia troopers treat women, and men, with respect and courtesy. All the more reason to be outraged by this story: an alleged stalker operating under the aegis of the state police, using the power of his badge to violate rather than protect -- and the "girls" weren't the only ones who had an inkling. Some of the troopers knew; they've said so. Officials at the state police knew, or should have known: Last May, a local law enforcement officer complained about Mr. Carter's arrest habits. An internal investigation was done; it found that while 19 percent of those arrested in the county for drunk driving are women, Mr. Carter was arresting 53 percent women, almost three times the average. No problem, headquarters concluded. After all, half the people in the county are women. Looks okay to us.

Belatedly, everyone is taking this seriously. The commonwealth's attorney, who has been forced to drop cases against nearly 40 women Mr. Carter arrested, has charged him with bribery. The superintendent of state police, calling this "possibly profiling of a different nature," says he wants to know who knew what, when. More needs to happen: Last year in New York, the attorney general filed a federal civil rights complaint against the town of Wallkill, charging that officers pulled over young women to solicit dates. Federal civil rights folks should look here too, to see whether women were deprived of their constitutional right not to be unfairly targeted -- and, if so, to see what sort of culture was permitting this profiling to go on. One cannot help wondering: When Buck Carter took that young woman down to the jail, started to book her, abruptly stopped, and left with her, did nobody notice? Was everybody looking the other way?

 

 

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/deputy-ag-son-g-gordon-liddy-arrested-child-porn-article-1.3361570

Deputy Calif. attorney general who is son of Watergate figure G. Gordon Liddy arrested for child porn possession
BY DAVID BOROFF
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Thursday, July 27, 2017, 11:19 AM

 


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Whitey Bulger’s crooked Irish American FBI handler given 2039 parole date


July 27, 2017 04:03

 

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/deputy-gunman-human-shield-shooting-article-1.3362218

SEE IT: Off-duty deputy uses wounded gunman as human shield during Chicago shooting
BY JESSICA SCHLADEBECK
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Thursday, July 27, 2017, 2:51 PM

 

The deputy, Michael Raines, was uninjured in the gunfight, but died the next year after overdosing on fentanyl-laced heroin, the Chicago Tribune reported.

 


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Jason Corbett's body 'appeared cool' when paramedics arrived to ...
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The revelation came on the ninth day of a Davidson County Superior Court trial where Molly Martens Corbett (33) and her father, retired FBI agent, Thomas ...

Jason Corbett murder trial halted as photo of corpse makes juror vomit
The Times-Jul 26, 2017
The second day of the Jason Corbett murder trial was halted briefly when a juror fell ill after she saw pictures of his injuries. Craig Nelson, an associate chief ...

 

 

FBI Octopus


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Woman in Charge at Border Patrol Hopes to See More in Ranks
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Less than a week after President Trump took office, Mark Morgan, a former F.B.I. agent, was forced out after four months as the Border Patrol chief. The Border ...

 

http://www.kuam.com/story/35982232/2017/07/Thursday/fbi-honolulu-division-hosts-a-joint-information-sharing-conference-for-some-of-guams-leading-businesses

 


FBI Honolulu Division hosts a joint information sharing conference for some of Guam's leading businesses

Posted: Jul 27, 2017 2:46 AM EDT
Updated: Jul 27, 2017 2:46 AM EDT

On July 27, 2017, the Honolulu Division of the FBI hosted a joint information sharing conference for some of Guam's leading businesses. This Strategic Partnership Engagement Conference was an opportunity for the FBI and other law enforcement entities to provide the state's leading industries with unique access to current threats facing the United States as well as specific issues facing Guam. It is part of a national effort led by the FBI's Office of the Private Sector to build deeper and more meaningful relationships with infrastructure, industry, and security stakeholders.

"Typically, law enforcement challenges are overcome by two elements: meaningful community relationships and coordinated law enforcement response," said FBI Honolulu Assistant Special Agent in Charge (ASAC) Tuan Nguyen. "The Executive Partnership Engagement Conference is an opportunity for our office in Guam to enhance both these dynamics. Our experience has shown that the time to build these relationships is not in the midst of a crisis. This conference serves as a building block in establishing meaningful dialog between law enforcement and industry leaders."

During the conference, law enforcement subject matter experts briefed industry executives about trending threats in the areas of terrorism, counter-intelligence, economic espionage, and cyber intrusions. ASAC Nguyen noted, "We intend for this to be the next step in a long-term relationship we will have with infrastructure and industry in our community."

 


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Jay White, a retired FBI agent and a former member of the Joint Terrorism Task Force, lead the discussion. White is an adjunct faculty member at several area ...

Middle East discussion: The Council on Aging is hosting a discussion group on terrorism in the Middle East.

Jay White, a retired FBI agent and a former member of the Joint Terrorism Task Force, lead the discussion. White is an adjunct faculty member at several area colleges.

The group meets on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 10 a.m. at the Citizens Center, 10 Welcome St. Call 978-374-2390 if you wish to participate.

 

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/racist-rant-muslims-woman-fired-article-1.3362010

Video of woman telling Somali women she’s going to kill Muslims goes viral, gets her fired
BY MEGAN CERULLO
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Thursday, July 27, 2017, 1:48 PM

 


https://whowhatwhy.org/2017/07/27/will-document-targeting-bill-clinton-come-back-haunt-trump/

CATEGORIES: POLITICS
JULY 27, 2017 | STEPHEN P. PIZZO
Will a Document Targeting Bill Clinton Come Back to Haunt Trump?
Nearly 20 years ago, in the wake of the Bill Clinton-Monica Lewinsky scandal, a legal paper was produced concerning whether a sitting president could be indicted. Today, that document seems more relevant than ever.

 

 

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/boy-scouts-chief-apologizes-president-trump-strange-speech-article-1.3362568

Boy Scouts chief apologizes for Trump’s strange speech
BY RICH SCHAPIRO
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Thursday, July 27, 2017, 5:10 PM

 

 


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Senate committee tries to revive FBI relocation process
Reading Eagle

WASHINGTON - The Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday will consider language requiring the FBI to develop a new plan to consolidate its workforce ..

 

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/manhattan/harlem-singer-cops-falsely-cuffed-trump-tower-spat-article-1.3362578

Harlem Gospel Choir singer claims cops wrongfully arrested her after altercation with pro-Trump
supporter

 

Thursday, July 27, 2017, 5:37 PM


A singer who performs with the Harlem Gospel Choir plans to sue the city, claiming cops falsely arrested her after she was harassed by a pro-Trump protester outside Trump Tower.

LennAsia Harvey, 21, of East Orange, N.J., claims she was leaving a choir gig at the Plaza Hotel with a fellow singer and heading toward the subway about 9:45 p.m. on Nov. 10, 2016.

As she and Shacara McLaurin, 23, passed two groups of competing protesters outside the President's building on W. 57th St. and 5th Ave., she claimed a Trump supporter began taunting.

“He was saying things like 'Why are you protesting? You don't even know why you don't like Trump,’” she said of a man she identified as James Durkan, 74, of Manhattan.

White nationalist pleads guilty after shoving Trump protester
“We weren't even protesting. We were just walking to the subway.”

Durkan, she said, trailed after them for more than a block and called them the n-word and “black b-----s.”

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After cops heard about the spat and arrived to interview all three, an NYPD supervisor said, “Lock them up,” Harvey said. (ANDREW SAVULICH/NEW YORK DAILY NEWS)
“I was trying to ignore him, but my friend is very protective and he was getting aggravated,” said Harvey, who has performed with the choir at Madison Square Garden, Barclays Center and elsewhere. “He targeted us because we were young, black and female.”

McLaurin confronted him and told him to back off and then pushed him when he drew too close to her, Harvey said.

Cops cart off 25 protesters outside Trump Tower
Harvey alleges that Durkan dramatically fell to the ground. Durkan and other witnesses then reported the incident to police.

After cops arrived and interviewed all three, an NYPD supervisor said, “Lock them up,” Harvey said.

"I was asking them why they were arresting me and they are not answering me at all," she said. “I was just like panicking. It was annoying. Period.”

Harvey said she was held for three hours before she was released without charge — with cops calling it a misunderstanding.

Protesters rally outside Trump Tower over Syria airstrikes
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“We weren't even protesting. We were just walking to the subway," said Harvey. (DEBBIE EGAN-CHIN/NEW YORK DAILY NEWS)
“I think due to the complete absence of probable cause to believe that my client had done anything illegal, the only explanation for my client’s false arrest is that she was arrested because she is black,” said her lawyer, Joe Stancati.

An NYPD spokeswoman countered that multiple witnesses reported that McLaurin pushed Durkan, leading to her arrest for assault.

“As a result, the victim fell to [the] ground causing a laceration and substantial pain,” the spokeswoman said.

“Harvey was temporarily detained based on allegations made by a complainant. She was removed from an ongoing demonstration. After a brief investigation it was determined that the complainant’s

 

 

https://robertscribbler.com/2017/07/27/oklahoma-to-build-worlds-second-largest-wind-farm-as-france-uk-pledge-to-ban-fossil-fuel-vehicles/

 

Oklahoma to Build World’s Second Largest Wind Farm as France + UK Pledge to Ban Fossil Fuel Vehicles
If we’re going to effectively deal with climate change while maintaining economic prosperity, then it’s absolutely essential to rapidly transition fossil fuel based energy to non-carbon emitting energy. And some of the best options for doing so presently involve leveraging economies of scale with three widely available technologies — wind, solar, and low cost storage and EV batteries.

Oklahoma Wind Capacity to Rise Above 30 Percent of Electrical Generation

Over the past week, serious advances continue to be made on these fronts. In the Oklahoma panhandle, Invenergy has partnered with GE Renewable Energy to build a 2 GW onshore wind farm. Once finished, the farm (named Wind Catcher) will be the largest U.S. wind farm and the second largest such farm in the world. The farm itself will be composed of 800 massive 2.5 megawatt wind turbines. This is GE’s largest wind turbine model and its size will help to lower the cost of producing electricity, some of the benefits of which will then be passed on to energy customers.

 

(According to the American Wind Energy Association, Oklahoma presently ranks as third in the U.S. for wind electrical generation capacity at 6,645 megawatts. Adding another 2,000 megawatts would considerably increase Oklahoma’s wind energy share by 30 percent. As a result, present Oklahoma wind generation of 25 percent of the state’s electrical supply would likely rise to 32.5 percent as a result of this single large project.)

Pete McCabe, President and CEO of GE’s Onshore Wind business noted in Clean Technica:

“GE is delighted to be a part of the groundbreaking Wind Catcher project with Invenergy and American Electric Power. We look forward to putting our teams to work in these communities as we continue to move toward our goal of ensuring that no one has to choose between sustainable, reliable and affordable energy.”

The project which will cost 4.5 billion dollars hits a pretty amazing price of around 2.25 cents per kilowatt hour installed. And with new wind energy projects costing as little as 2.5 cents per kilowatt hour on average in 2017, it appears that raw economic factors alone are likely to continue driving large and lucrative wind projects like the one now being pursued in Oklahoma. A single project that will increase Oklahoma’s wind energy generation capacity by 30 percent to 8,645 GW and push wind’s total share of state electrical generation to around 32.5 percent (see image and caption above).

France and UK Pledge to Ban Fossil Fuel Vehicles

Even as wind gains a larger share of energy production capacity in a red state, the UK and France have now joined a growing number of cities and nations in providing a responsible pledge to ban petrol and diesel based vehicles by 2040. These national moves match a recent initiative by Norway — which aims to sell only electrical vehicles in country by 2025. Meanwhile, India has also recently set a goal to sell only electrical vehicles in its own markets by 2030. Cities such as Madrid, Munich and Stuggard are also considering diesel bans.


Concerns about worsening air quality, recent cheating by automakers on emissions standards, worries about climate change and a major threat to traditional automaker market share by all-electric manufacturers like Tesla appear to have reached a kind of critical mass.

From the New York Times:

Britain’s decision is, however, the latest indication of how swiftly governments and the public in Europe have turned against diesel and internal combustion engines in general. Automakers, though reluctant to abandon technologies that have served them well for more than a century, are increasingly resigned to the demise of engines that run on fossil fuels. They are investing heavily in battery-powered cars as they realize their traditional business is threatened by Tesla or emerging Chinese companies, which have a lead in electric car technology. The shift away from internal combustion engines is in large part a result of growing awareness of the health hazards of diesel.

According to reports from the BBC, France’s own July 6 decision to ban petrol and diesel vehicle sales by 2040 was spurred by the Trump Administration’s withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord. France has long aimed to reduce its carbon emissions and the 2040 vehicle ban is part of a larger plan for the country to become carbon neutral by 2050.

Links:

USA’s Largest and World’s Second Largest Wind Farm to be Built in Oklahoma

Britain to Ban New Diesel Cars by 2040

France to Ban Sale of Petrol and Diesel Vehicles

American Wind Energy Association

 


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http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-nevada-bundy-20170726-story.html

Participant in Cliven Bundy standoff sentenced to 68 years in prison


FILE - In this April 18, 2014, file photo, rancher Cliven Bundy, flanked by armed supporters, speaks
Rancher Cliven Bundy, flanked by armed supporters in April 2014, speaks at a protest camp near Bunkerville,

The weight of a heavy sentence landed in the quiet federal courtroom Wednesday morning, leaving Gregory Burleson occasionally stroking his graying beard and his attorney pleading unsuccessfully for leniency.

The 53-year-old Burleson was the first to be sentenced for his role in the 2014 standoff between federal agents and supporters of Cliven Bundy near his Nevada ranch.

He got 68 years in prison.

U.S. District Court Judge Gloria Navarro did take into account his blindness and frailty — he sat in a wheelchair during the hearing — but she also reminded Burleson of his crimes, which included threatening a federal law enforcement officer, obstruction of justice and interstate travel in aid of extortion.

 

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/oklahoma-sheriff-indicted-death-hallucinating-inmate-article-1.3357226

Oklahoma sheriff indicted in death of hallucinating inmate restrained in chair for 48 hours
BY NICOLE HENSLEY
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Wednesday, July 26, 2017, 4:59 AM

 


http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/cardinal-pell-faces-australian-court-sex-abuse-charges-article-1.3354377

Top Vatican official Cardinal Pell faces Australian court on 'historical' sex assault charges


Tuesday, July 25, 2017, 9:19 PM

 

 


'An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power' with Al Gore: movie


Wednesday, July 26, 2017, 6:00 AM

 

With Al Gore. The veep is back, with another global warning. movie
It’s a good thing Al Gore is used to disappointments.

His new documentary, “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power,” was supposed to be about how things have changed for the better since 2006’s “An Inconvenient Truth.”

The bad news is, global warming continues. It may even be getting worse. But the good news is, people are finally doing something about it.

And in the film’s happy ending, the nations of the world sign the Paris Agreement on fighting climate change. Everyone celebrates. Gore heads home to Tennessee.

Al Gore renews his vote to eliminate the Electoral College
That's the upbeat way the film was supposed to leave you.

Except last month President Trump said the Paris deal was lousy, dead, forget about it. He was pulling out.

It’s a huge setback for the agreement, Gore and other global-warming activists. But it doesn’t make “An Inconvenient Sequel” obsolete. It makes it more important than ever.


Because now you're reminded of what the deniers are trying to forget. Ice caps melting into our oceans. Rising tides flooding cities. Disastrous hurricanes and paralyzing droughts.

Al Gore: Trump’s Paris withdrawal is ‘reckless and indefensible'
The material is familiar to anyone who saw the original Oscar-winning “An Inconvenient Truth,” although the footage itself is new.

What’s even fresher, though, is the approach. The first movie was just stiff-as-a-board Gore and his bar graphs. It had the feel of a watch-this-it's-good-for-you slideshow.

This time, though, Gore gets out of the lecture hall and into the streets. We see him trudging through a waterlogged Miami. Carefully crossing a fragile sheet of ice.

And doing what any politician does best — calling in favors, wrangling deals and trying to move a pet cause forward.

Al Gore has 'lengthy and very productive' meeting with Trump
The stakes are high, too. As the movie points out, although now more people are aware of the problem, there's less time to fix it.


It’s easy to feel overwhelmed. But Gore keeps plugging away, and even finds signs of hope. Like a tiny town in red-state Texas that's switched its energy sources from fossil fuels to renewable energy.

“The less stuff you put in the air, the better it is,” the Republican mayor says flatly. “Common sense.”

“An Inconvenient Sequel” could use more interviews with people like that small-town mayor, folks who know pollution isn't partisan, and clean air and water aren’t political. Maybe the filmmakers will find room for them if they make another sequel.

 

http://www.latimes.com/world/la-fg-french-riviera-fires-20170726-story.html


'This seems endless.' Fires force evacuation of 12,000 in 3 French Riviera towns

 


http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nyc-crime/ex-nypd-20-years-side-gig-bronx-coke-dealer-article-1.3359348


NYPD cop gets 20 years for moonlighting as Bronx coke dealer's muscle


BY STEPHEN REX BROWN
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Wednesday, July 26, 2017, 7:44 PM

 


http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-sheriff-appeal-20170726-story.html

L.A. sheriff says he'll appeal decision barring him from giving prosecutors a list of problem deputies

 

Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell will ask the state Supreme Court to review a recent lower-court decision that barred him from giving prosecutors the names of deputies with histories of serious misconduct, he said in a statement Wednesday.

The appeal, which has not yet been filed, will seek to “establish legal clarity” while balancing the privacy protections of officers’ personnel files, according to the statement.

“Our intent was never to compromise or give away your rights. And at no time was the department seeking to voluntarily turn over information from anyone’s personnel file,” McDonnell said in a video issued internally to deputies on Wednesday.

 

 

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https://www.irishtimes.com/news/crime-and-law/corbett-trial-two-jurors-changed-minds-after-night-s-sleep-1.3181904



Corbett trial: Two jurors ‘changed minds’ after night’s sleep
Foreman of the jury says guilty count initially stood at 10-2 for Molly Martens Corbett




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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4776110/Judge-Parents-owe-292-000-suit-sons-gym-mat-death.html

Sculptures done by actor Anthony Quinn

http://anthonyquinn.com/h03/03_03.html


https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2017/aug/10/jim-carrey-art-film-hollywood-actors-painting


https://www.muckrock.com/foi/chicago-169/equitable-sharing-agreement-and-certification-forms-chicago-police-department-39732/

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/it-wasnt-even-a-hurricane-but-heavy-rains-flooded-new-orleans-as-pumps-faltered/2017/08/09/b3b7506a-7d37-11e7-9d08-b79f191668ed_story.html?hpid=hp_hp-top-table-main_neworleans-745pm%3Ahomepage%2Fstory&utm_term=.3e482593b4f9

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http://www.denverpost.com/2015/05/20/consultants-uncover-deep-problems-within-denver-sheriff-department/



Consultants uncover deep problems within Denver Sheriff Department


PUBLISHED: May 20, 2015 at 3:08 pm | UPDATED: April 24, 2016 at 6:16 am



The safety of Denver jail inmates and deputies is jeopardized because of problems at almost every level of the Denver Sheriff Department, a report produced by two consultants says.

The long-awaited report, which will be released Thursday, offers a sweeping — and sometimes scathing — look at the department. Its recommendations range from changing the culture to changing the style of underwear issued to inmates.

The leadership deficit is so deep that consultants advise city officials to go outside the department to hire a new sheriff, according to the report, which was obtained by The Denver Post prior to its official release.

DOCUMENT: Read the full report on the Denver Sheriff Department

The report, produced by Hillard Heintze of Chicago and OIR Group of Los Angeles for $295,000, delivers 14 key findings and 277 recommendations for change.

Mayor Michael Hancock ordered the review in the summer of 2014 after a string of excessive-force cases shamed the department and cost the city more than $9 million in legal settlements and lawyers’ fees.




http://www.denverpost.com/2017/08/09/denver-sheriff-department-overtime-pay-2016/

The Denver Sheriff Academy Class of ...
Denver Sheriff Department spent $14 million on OT in 2016 despite surge in hiring
In 2016, one deputy earned $111,081 in overtime pay, while three other deputies earned more than $90,000 each in overtime, according to the safety department.



http://www.denverpost.com/2017/07/31/denver-sheriff-deputies-suspended-falsifying-time-cards/

Denver Sheriff Department suspends deputies for falsifying time cards
Other disciplinary cases in June included deputies involved in previous case of preferential treatment, use of force



http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/oregon-farmer-furious-county-deputy-killed-goat-article-1.3399528

Oregon farmer furious with deputy who shot and killed his $1,200 goat — but police claim self-defense
BY TERENCE CULLEN







http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/atlanta-police-sued-chase-killed-grandmother-grandkids-article-1.3399801

Family of grandmother, two grandchildren killed in car chase adds Atlanta  Police to Lawsuit


August 10, 2017, 9:35





http://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/justice-locked-old-rape-kits-article-1.3397874


Justice locked inside old rape kits
BY LINDA FAIRSTEIN
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Thursday, August 10, 2017, 5:00 AM


Sex crimes from long ago, unsolved for far too long, are now getting the leadership they deserve from the Manhattan district attorney. Victims are getting justice.

As a proud pioneer in using DNA to prosecute old cases, I’m thrilled to see this happening. But far too many states and jurisdictions are still dragging their heels. Recognizing the tremendous advances in forensic science, everyone must get on board the cold-case caravan.

The arc of my career is a testament to the power of this technology. I remember how, in 1984, as a young prosecutor in Manhattan’s Sex Crimes Unit, I took an 8-year-old child by the hand and walked into the grand jury room.

With enormous courage, she faced the 23 adults and described how she was forced to the rooftop in Harlem and sexually assaulted. She was too young to know the language of the acts performed, but answered my questions with such clarity that there was no doubt about her veracity.

William Dixon, a 25-year-old man, was caught running from the building. He pleaded guilty to the indictment. Sentenced to 10 years, he served only four.

Remember that girl. She reenters the story later.

In 1986, I was one of the first prosecutors in the country asked to use DNA, then a new technique, in the investigation of a murder. It took six months to get a result, and the judge in my case did not allow me to use the findings — linking the killer and his weapon to the dead woman — because he deemed DNA too unreliable.

 
By 1989, courts began to admit DNA findings, and we used it both to convict and exonerate the accused.

In 1994, an 11-year-old child was assaulted in her building in Hamilton Heights at knifepoint. Her unidentified assailant escaped.

A rape kit was used to collect evidence — including a vaginal swab that yielded the attacker’s DNA. At that time, since there was no suspect against whom the DNA profile could be compared, the kit was stored in the police property clerk’s warehouse with thousands of others.

In 1999, when the first national DNA databank was established, we in Manhattan partnered with the mayor’s office and NYPD to locate untested kits, outsource them to private labs, and become the first city in the country to eliminate the backlog of evidence kits — 16,000 of them.

We solved some crimes decades after they had occurred, offering justice to victims of violence who had long ago given up hope of anyone in law enforcement remembering their cases.

In 2002, the evidence found in the 1993 exam of the 11-year-old girl was submitted to the databank. There was no match.

But we adapted another innovative technique — one used by a Milwaukee prosecutor named Norm Gahn. We indicted unapprehended rapists, calling each John Doe, with his distinctive DNA profile as the identifier.

So in 2003, Assistant DA Martha Bashford questioned the witness who had been assaulted at the age of 11, in the same grand jury room where I took the testimony of the 8-year old girl years earlier.

Her perpetrator was indicted as John Doe.

Fast forward to late 2016. William Dixon — now 56 years old — was convicted of raping a 12-year-old in the Bronx. Dixon’s DNA profile was entered into the Combined DNA Index System, or CODIS databank — at last — as a convicted offender.

That profile linked immediately to Bashford’s John Doe suspect, and the long-cold case of the 11-year-old child from Hamilton Heights was solved.

The woman — now 35 — was thrilled to learn that her attacker had been found. My 8-year-old victim — now 42 — was equally pleased and relieved. The memories of the assault have not faded for either.

Manhattan DA Cyrus Vance Jr. and his extraordinary team of sex crimes prosecutors are the nation’s leaders in this backlog elimination. They understand that by taking dusty evidence kits off storage shelves, heinous crimes can be stopped.

In 2015, Vance dedicated $38 million from civil forfeiture proceedings — not taxpayer dollars — to offer grants to other jurisdictions, paying for the testing of 57,000 kits across America.

The preliminary results from this project are in, and they are staggering. So far, up to 39,000 kits have been submitted to labs for testing. Of the first 4,000 profiles entered into CODIS, 48% of them yielded hits — and a quarter of them match DNA from other sexual assault cases.

How is it that there are legislators and prosecutors who refuse to fund testing, or to pass legislation to mandate that it be done? Why is it that New Jersey and Massachusetts still cannot provide the number of untested kits within their jurisdictions? What becomes of the 850 shelved boxes in Austin, Tex., that are covered in mold? Why did authorities in Southern California throw away scores of untested kits?

There is a rape victim whose trauma is documented inside



https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/aug/10/alaska-coastal-towns-sea-level-rise-climate-change

Alaskan towns at risk from rising seas sound alarm as Trump pulls federal help
Communities in danger of falling into the sea say assistance from Washington has dried up: ‘It feels like a complete abdication of responsibility on climate change’

According to the Army Corps of Engineers, 31 Alaskan communities face “imminent” existential threats from coastline erosion, flooding and other consequences of temperatures that are rising twice as quickly in the state as the global average. A handful – Kivalina, Newtok, Shishmaref and Shaktoolik – are considered in particularly perilous positions and will need to be moved.




http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2017/08/09/climate-change-will-hit-new-england-hard-report-says/064xm0Cjuewy1PzD5zkZCP/story.html?s_campaign=breakingnews:newsletter

Climate change will hit New England hard, report says
The Northeast will experience warmer temperatures, higher seas, and greater amounts of rain and snow than federal scientists forecast only three years ago, according to a draft of a major report about climate change awaiting the approval of the Trump administration.

The findings were based on an array of new research tools and methods that have sharpened climate scientists’ understanding of how climate change will affect the United States, a greater clarity that one scientist likened to the vast improvement in the images of cellphone cameras over the years.






https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/onpolitics/2017/08/08/trumps-bedminster-trip-costs-secret-service-13-500-golf-cart-rentals/549401001/


Secret Service spends $13,500 on golf cart rentals for President Trump's Bedminster trip
Jessica Estepa, USA TODAY Published 4:01 p.m. ET Aug. 8, 2017 | Updated







https://www.muckrock.com/foi/florida-34/fl-prohibited-prison-materials-40493/


FL Prohibited Prison Materials
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From: Alec Shea
07/26/2017
Subject: Sunshine Law Request: FL Prohibited Prison Materials
To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to Florida's Sunshine Law (Fla. Stat. secs. 119.01 to 119.15 (1995)), I hereby request the following records:
All lists of material that is prohibited for Florida prisoners, including periodicals, books and audio
The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.
In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.
Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I would request your response within ten (10) business days.
Sincerely,
Alec Shea
From: Beard, Donna
07/26/2017
Subject: FW: PUBLIC RECORD REQUEST 17-91; Sunshine Law Request: FL Prohibited Prison Materials
Dear Mr. Shea:
The Florida Department of Corrections is in receipt of your public records request below for all lists of material that is prohibited for Florida prisoners, including periodicals, books and audio.
Your request, PRR 17-91, has been forwarded to Security Operations for review and response.
If records responsive to your request are determined to exist you may be provided with a cost estimate (DC1-201). Following receipt of payment, non-confidential and non-exempt records will be produced or made available for inspection in accordance with Ch. 119 and s. 945.10, Fla. Stat.
Sincerely,
Donna Beard
Department of Corrections
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Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2500
(850) 717-3625



http://www.standardrepublic.com/2017/08/db-cooper-mystery-potential-physical-evidence-uncovered-in-search/18929.htm

DB Cooper mystery: ‘Potential’ physical evidence uncovered in search




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https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/aug/09/afghanistan-woman-husband-us-asylum-claim

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2017/aug/09/if-africans-were-in-roman-britain-why-dont-we-see-their-dna-today-mary-beard



http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/gym-owner-displays-vulgar-sign-ban-cops-military-members-article-1.3396325

Gym owner displays vulgar sign to ban police officers, military members from using facility


Wednesday, August 9, 2017, 8:36 AM




https://robertscribbler.com/2017/08/09/fire-in-the-land-of-ice-massive-wildfires-rage-over-greenland-and-siberia/




    
Fire in the Land of Ice: Massive Wildfires Rage Over Greenland and Siberia
by robertscribbler
Like never before, regions we typically associate with cold and ice are being over-run by wildfires. It's a situation brought on by human-caused climate change. For our continued burning of fossil fuels is causing the Arctic to warm twice as fast as the rest of the globe. Under this oppressive influx of heat, the permafrost is thawing. And the fragile plants, frozen lands, and soils dependent on much cooler conditions simply cannot cope. Increasingly, and on greater and greater scales, they are burning.



(Large Greenland fire captured by NASA's Earth Observatory on August 7th.)

This past week, an outlandish wildfire ignited about 100 miles southwest of Ilulissat near the western coast of Greenland. The fire, visible by satellite, cast a long smoke plume even as it exploded into fierce intensity. The odd blaze subsequently generated a rash of expert chatter among Arctic observers on twitter even as news sources like NPR scrambled for contextual information.

Due to typically very low fire incidence, Greenland lacks a national forest fire information center. However, widespread satellite reports and news based observation provide a pretty clear context for this odd event. According to news reports from NPR, the fire itself is a complex of multiple blazes -- the largest of which has expanded to 3,000 acres. It's a massive forest fire. And it's exceptionally odd seeing such a blaze light up in typically-frozen Greenland.

August 7, 2017

(Time lapse of massive Greenland wildfire provided by Meteos.)

The fire ignited as temperatures rose to near 70 degrees (F) across the region. A range that is well above average for this Arctic zone. And brisk, down-sloping winds likely helped to speed the fire's initial rapid expansion.

Fires do occur at times in Greenland. But they are usually rare and small. This year's fires, on the other hand, have been exceptional. Preliminary satellite observation indicates that as much as 8 times the typical number of active fires have ignited so far in Greenland during 2017. And there is every indication that this particular fire complex is the largest ever recorded on an island that is mostly blanketed by thousands of feet of ice.

To wrap up: wildfires have occurred in the past over Greenland but 2017 is exceptional in number of active fire detections by

(Analysis of active wildfire pixels in Greenland satellite analysis indicates a substantially increased rate of burning in 2017.)

The fire itself is burning through peatlands -- which contain deep, carbon-rich soils. In many regions, thawed permafrost ultimately becomes peat. In addition, peat itself is very sensitive to climate change related warming. For as exceptional heat dries the peat, it becomes a deep, dense fuel for fires. When the fires ultimately come, they can eat far into the peat soils -- burning 3 feet or more beneath the ground.

Though not as bad as fossil fuel burning for the climate system, peat fires do provide a troubling amplifying feedback to human-caused climate change if they become widespread and if large permafrost zones thaw into peat and subsequently burn. One researcher noted to the New York Times last year that: "It's carbon that has accumulated over several thousands of years. If it were to be released, the global CO2 concentration would be much higher."



(Fires burning near the melting Greenland Ice Sheet are likely in a recently thawed permafrost zone. Permafrost contains a massive carbon store that if released will further exacerbate human-caused warming. Wildfires are one mechanism promoting that release. And as Arctic lands thaw and warm, more large fires are popping up across the Arctic.

Jessica L. McCarty, an Assistant Professor of Geography at Miami University provides further context regarding the massive Greenland fires:

“They are likely occurring in areas of degraded permafrost, which are predicted to have high thaw rates between now and 2050 with some evidence of current melt near Sisimiut. Fires in the High Northern Latitudes release significant CO2, CH4, N20, and black carbon. A fire this close to the Greenland Ice Shelf is likely to deposit additional black carbon on the ice, further speeding up the melt.”

Siberian Wildfires Now Extremely Intense

In many places throughout the Arctic, rapidly warmed and dried peatlands, forests and previously frozen permafrost is also burning. In Siberia the inky smoke plumes from massive fires today stretch for nearly 2,000 miles. Numerous fire complexes that dwarf the odd Greenland blaze are plainly visible in the satellite picture.



(The smoke plume in this image would blanket most of Greenland. Massive wildfires belch giant plumes of inky smoke over Siberia and the Arctic Ocean on August 9th. For reference, bottom edge of frame is 1,200 miles. I

The fires come with extreme heat along a high pressure ridge zone stretching from Lake Baikal all the way to the shores of the Arctic Ocean. Today, temperatures in this Arctic and near Arctic region are ranging from 80 to 90 degrees Fahrenheit or as much as 35 degrees (F) above average.

With so much Arctic warming and thawing now ongoing, massive fires have become a frequent occurrence during summertime in Siberia recently. And this year, Russia has resorted to cloud seeding in an apparently fruitless attempt to suppress the enormous blazes.

Most of today's fires are burning in Yakutia -- which contains one of the largest global stores of permafrost carbon in the world. During recent years, permafrost has more and more rapidly thawed through this zone -- providing a larger and larger store of peat-like fuels for the kinds of fires we are seeing today.

Links:

NASA Worldview

A Massive Wildfire is Now Burning in Greenland

Wildfire in Greenland

Wildfires are Burning in Greenland

Greenland Hit by Largest Wildfire on Record

Making Rain to Extinguish





http://americanintelligencereport.com/police-receive-gods-eye-technology-google-earth-with-real-time-tivo-capabilities

Police Receive God’s Eye Technology, Google Earth with Real Time Tivo Capabilities
 AmericanIntelligenceReport /  August 7, 2017 / Uncategorized
Imagine Google Earth with Real Time Capabilities Able to Search Anyones Location By a Click of a Mouse

Kristan T. Harris | American Intelligence Report

Many may remember the Batman movie, The Dark Knight Returns starring Christian Bale. In the movie Batman searches in his computer for the jokers precise location and finds it down to the very floor of the building he is in. This technology has now become a reality and specialized police departments are beginning to use it to fight crime.

“A new surveillance system that collects and records information in real-time — and then lets trackers rewind, zoom in and follow certain targets — has hit the test market streets of Baltimore, Md., and Dayton, Ohio, and in at least one crime-fighting unit in California,” the Washington Times reported.

The surveillance software sounds a lot like Google earth with real time and TIVO like capabilities, able to search any individuals location and associations through out their day. A law enforcement officer could track your daily voyage from when you leave your home in the morning until you return in the evening.

The system will be able to track your daily trends, where you travel to, who you are with, when you visit and for how long. Any crimes you may commit throughout your day could be used against you.

You may feel like you don’t do anything wrong and have nothing to hide but a recent article by the Wall Street Journal published that the average American commits 3 felonies a day, and the odds are you don’t even know it!

According to the Center of Investigative Reporting (CIR), the software uses facial recognition allowing the system to identify individuals located in the systems database.

“The system was kind of kept confidential from everybody in the public,” L.A. County sheriff’s Sgt. Doug Iketani told CIR. “A lot of people do have a problem with the eye in the sky, the Big Brother, so in order to mitigate any of those kinds of complaints, we basically kept it pretty hush-hush.”

What happens to all the faces that are not targeted and recorded by this new Big Brother system?

Jennifer Lynch from the Electronic Frontier Foundation voiced her concern, “Once the nation has a facial recognition database, and once facial recognition capabilities improve to the point that we can identify faces in a crowd, it will become possible for authorities to identify people as they move through society.” This data could easily be merged with the criminal databases, these files are currently kept separate from each other.



http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/career-criminal-clocks-ex-nypd-grappled-article-1.3397611


Vengeful criminal clocks corrupt NYPD cop who he's grappled with in past: 'What now motherf---er'


 Wednesday, August 9, 2017, 3:49 PM
 





http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-lapd-abrego-settlement-20170809-story.html

L.A. to pay nearly $1 million to family of man who died after police officers arrested him






http://www.ncregister.com/blog/dsiggins/the-dangerous-implications-of-splcs-influence-in-america

The Dangerous Implications of SPLC’s Influence in America
The Southern Poverty Law Center seems to define any disagreement on the truths of sexuality and gender as “hate.”
Dustin Siggins
Readers of the Register are undoubtedly familiar with the influential leftist group Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC). According to the Media Research Center's Dan Gainor, SPLC was “once a legitimate civil rights organization” that has become a “leftist propaganda shop.”

Today, they use their influence to malign organizations that don't kowtow to new definitions on marriage, sexuality, and gender as “hate groups.”

Recently, ABC News and NBC used SPLC to label the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) as a hate group. ADF, which has won a number of cases before the U.S. Supreme Court and represents clients whose religious liberty is at stake, has received support from conservatives, including a U.S. Senator who reminded ABC that “disagreement is not the same as discrimination and it’s not the same as hate.”

Some of the implications of SPLC's influence – which from 2007 to 2014 included being an official partner of the FBI – are obvious. Many conservatives hold them accountable for at least a shooter who went after the Family Research Council in 2012, and another shooter who targeted GOP Members of Congress. In 2015, they won a court case that put a reparative therapy group out of business. Under President Obama, they pushed LGBT propaganda onto military service members.

However, there are two other implications that are often overlooked:

1. SPLC's definition of a “hate group” could risk the legal status of mainstream religious groups like the Catholic Church. LifeSiteNews Editor-in-Chief John-Henry Westen told me he thinks this is the goal. “SPLC point is to criminalize the Catholic Church and similar Christian faiths that disagree with SPLC’s ideological views, especially those on human sexuality,” said Westen in an e-mail.



https://www.bloombergquint.com/business/2017/08/08/u-s-abandons-case-against-financier-wey-after-judge-slams-fbi

US Drops Case Against NY Financier After Judge Slams FBI
BloombergQuint
(Bloomberg) -- The U.S. moved to drop fraud charges against Benjamin Wey, the founder of the private equity firm New York Global Group, after a judge threw ...






http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865686403/Emergency-responders-practice-for-future-disasters.html

Emergency responders practice for future FBI disasters?
Deseret News-
The drill included emergency personnel from the Utah Transit Authority, the FBI, Salt Lake County Emergency Management, the West Valley and Salt Lake City ...



https://patch.com/connecticut/newhaven/9-5-million-settlement-new-haven-wrongful-imprisonment-suit

NEW HAVEN, CT — A man who served nearly 20 years in prison for a murder charge that was later dismissed has settled with the city for $9.5 million.

Scott Lewis, 52, had charges dismissed in 2015, according to the New Haven Register. He was convicted of killing former Hill Alderman Ricardo Turner and his lover Lamont Fields.

The FBI investigated and found that Detective Vincent Raucci was involved in the city's cocaine trade and had a witness testify that Lewis and Stefon Morant were involved in the murder, according to the New Haven Independent. The witness was arrested by Raucci for another murder and Raucci promised to let him go, according to a federal appeals ruling.

Mayor Toni Harp said the city could have spent up to $18 million and decided settling was the less costly option. The city will go into debt to pay the settlement.





http://www.pressandguide.com/news/fbi-to-hold-diversity-recruitment-session-at-henry-ford-college/article_b80666a6-236d-5e49-9528-fa52c5dd79eb.html

FBI to hold diversity recruitment session at Henry Ford College
Dearborn Press and Guide
The FBI is looking to recruit special agents through its Diversity Agent Recruitment program, and hopes to find some local people from all walks of life to fill the ...



https://www.amazon.com/Special-Agent-Gay-Inside-FBI/dp/0688119581


A Special Agent: Gay and Inside the FBI



A former FBI agent describes how, once his homosexuality was revealed, he fought to regain the job he loved, taking his fight to the American public and to court.




http://www.nytimes.com/1988/10/01/us/judge-finds-fbi-is-discriminatory.html


JUDGE FINDS F.B.I. IS DISCRIMINATORY


WASHINGTON, Sept. 30— A Federal district judge in Texas found today that the Federal Bureau of Investigation had discriminated against Hispanic agents in promotions and working conditions and that the bureau's internal procedure for dealing with discrimination complaints was ''bankrupt.''

In a ruling that could lead to widespread changes in the bureau's employment practices for Hispanic Americans and other minority groups, the judge, Lucius D. Bunton 3d of Midland, Tex., said that ''Hispanic agents suffer disparate treatment in the conditions of their employment'' and ''these conditions affect their promotional opportunities in an adverse manner.''

Judge Bunton, ruling on a discrimination lawsuit brought in El Paso by most of the bureau's 439 Hispanic agents, said he would order remedies after a court hearing on the issue.



The ruling was vindication for the Hispanic agent who first brought the suit, Bernardo M. Perez of El Paso, who said that his career had been sabotaged by bigots at the highest levels of the F.B.I.

Judge Bunton found that Mr. Perez, once the bureau's highest-ranking Hispanic agent, was the victim of retaliation by non-Hispanic supervisors because of his discrimination complaints.

Mr. Perez was demoted from senior F.B.I. posts, the judge said, even though ''Perez's record demonstrates the kind of character and courage which helped rank the bureau among the highest quality professional law-enforcement agencies in the world.''

Of the bureau's 9,600 agents, 4.5 percent are Hispanic Americans. According to Government figures, Hispanic Americans make up about 8 percent of the population. Only 1 of the bureau's 58 field offices around the country is led by a Hispanic agent.

Bureau officials who asked not to be named conceded that Judge Bunton's ruling was a serious blow to an agency that is responsible for enforcing the nation's civil rights laws. In recent years, the bureau has faced a series of embarrassing allegations of internal racism.

Allegations by a black agent, Donald Rochon, of racial harassment while he was assigned to the bureau's field office in Omaha have already been upheld by Government investigators. 'Taco Circuit' Is Cited

In his harshly worded 95-page decision, Judge Bunton found that Hispanic agents were routinely given low-level assignments, often as little more than assistants to non-Hispanic colleagues, because they were able to speak Spanish.

The judge agreed with plaintiffs who charged that there was a ''taco circuit'' in which Hispanic agents were transferred around the country on temporary assignments requiring Spanish-speaking investigators.

Often, he said, Hispanic agents were assigned to the tedious duty of listening to Spanish-language conversations overheard on wiretaps, or to dangerous undercover work requiring the language, and that similar demands were not made of non-Hispanic agents who also spoke Spanish.

Removed from their regular duties, the careers of Hispanic agents had suffered, the judge found, ''Other agents compile a long record of years of successful operations as the Hispanic linguist performing frequent temporary duty assignments receives letters of appreciation but fewer successes on the important indices which lead to promotion,'' he said.

Judge Bunton appeared to reject the bureau's central defense: that the best interests of law enforcement demand that Hispanic agents be assigned in disproportionate numbers to certain types of investigations and to specific regions of the country. ''The protection of the public safety and welfare does not justify the discrimination demonstrated at trial,'' the judge said.

His decision described the bureau's internal procedure for discrimination complaints, the equal employment opportunity program, as ''deficient'' and indicated that he would soon order changes.

''The court is inclined to find injunction relief in the form of significant improvements to a bankrupt E.E.O. process,'' Judge Bunton said, noting that Mr. Perez had faced ''retaliation'' after filing an internal complaint about discrimination.

''There is strong evidence of discrimination and retaliation,'' the judge said of Mr. Perez. ''The testimony demonstrated a collusive pattern of employment decisions made with adverse impact on Perez.''

Once the agent in charge of the bureau's office in San Juan, Puerto Rico, office, Mr. Perez was demoted in 1982 to a post as a assistant agent in charge in Los Angeles. He is now an assistant special agent in charge of the El Paso office, which Mr. Perez described in court last summer as a ''dumping ground'' for the bureau.

According to F.B.I. officials, inspections showed Mr. Perez was incompetent in his assignments in San Juan and Los Angeles. Mr. Perez alleged that he was, instead, the victim of discrimination by supervisors in Washington who were fearful of competition from a fast-rising Hispanic agent.

Judge Bunton today appeared to side with Mr. Perez. ''The court is of the opinion that on balance, Perez was highly successful in his position as special agent in charge in San Juan and the record does not support the negative evaluations made by the inspection process,'' the decision said. 'Strong Evidence' Found

''The court finds the poor inspection reports, transfer and career decisions made by the bureau were a pretext for prohibited considerations of Bernardo Perez based on his national origin.''

Judge Bunton also found there was ''strong evidence'' that the bureau retaliated against three bureau employees who assisted Mr. Perez in his discrimination compalints.

The ruling today came after a trial in El Paso last summer in which nearly 40 Hispanic agents testified about what they described as pevasive discrimination within the bureau.

Judge Bunton said in his opinion that he that he might order ''significant improvements in the promotional system, and the institution of a compensation system'' that could guarantee higher salaries and benefits for Hispanic agents.

In an interview today, Mr. Perez said that Hispanic agents of the F.B.I. ''are finally being recognized for what we do.''

''The F.B.I. won today,'' he said, describing himself as ''overwhelmed'' by the personal vindication contained in the judge's decision. ''The organization will be better for this,'' Mr. Perez said. ''I hope Mr. Sessions is paying attention to what happened here.''

His lawyers, Antonio V. Silva and Hugo Rodriguez, said the ruling could lead to discrimination suits by Hispanic employees in other professions and elsewhere within the Federal Government.

''We've been contacted by Hispanic employees in two major airlines, by Hispanic law-enforcement officials in Miami and New York and Los Angeles, by an Hispanic woman in a big eight accounting firm,'' said Mr. Rodriguez, himself a former F.B.I. agent. ''This is a watershed decision.''

Photo of Bernardo M. Perez, discussing the verdict against the F.B.I. at a news conference in El Paso (AP) (pg. 33)



http://www.nytimes.com/1988/08/27/us/fbi-is-accused-of-intimidation-by-attorneys-for-hispanic-agents.html

F.B.I. Is Accused of Intimidation By Attorneys for Hispanic Agents


EL PASO, Aug. 26— The Federal Bureau of Investigation is using surveillance and an unfounded investigation in an effort to intimidate the attorneys for 311 Hispanic agents who have charged the bureau with discrimination in a lawsuit, the lawyers have asserted.

Milt Ahlerich, the bureau's assistant director for Congressional and public affairs, said the charge was ''outrageous and repugnant.''

The flurry of charges and counter-charges came at the end of the nine-day trial Thursday before Federal District Judge Lucius Bunton, who said he hoped to rule by Oct. 1.

The 311 Hispanic agents contended in the suit that the bureau discriminated in the promotion, discipline and assignment of Hispanic agents. They sought an unspecified amount in damages and changes in bureau's policies.

About 400, or 4.3 percent, of the bureau's 9,400 agents are Hispanic agents, compared with about 8 percent of the general population. 'Bringing Out Dirty Laundry'

The plaintiffs' attorneys, Hugo Rodriguez and Antonio Silva, said the bureau had kept watch on them and possibly begun an investigation to discredit them. Mr. Rodriguez, who resigned from the bureau last year, said: ''You've heard witness after witness state that the first rule of the F.B.I. is, 'Don't embarrass the bureau.' That's what this case is doing. It's bringing out the dirty laundry of the F.B.I.''

About 40 agents testified that the bureau transfers Hispanic agents more often to undesirable posts, gives them assignments that are less glamorous or more dangerous, promotes them more slowly and gives them less recognition for their successes. Witnesses called by the bureau denied the accusations.

Mr. Rodriguez and Mr. Silva were notified Thursday that the bureau was concerned about a possible security breach in connection with an affidavit that disappeared from Mr. Rodriguez's briefcase. Someone had mailed the affidavit to the bureau's headquarters. Mr. Rodriguez and Mr. Silva implied the bureau stole the document so it could start an investigation.

Mr. Ahlerich, the bureau spokesman, denied an investigation resulted from the disappearance of the affidavit.



http://www.nytimes.com/1988/12/04/us/judge-holds-fbi-misused-us-jury.html

JUDGE HOLDS F.B.I. MISUSED U.S. JURY
MIDLAND, Tex., Dec. 3— A Federal district judge has ruled that agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation misused a Federal grand jury to retaliate against a Hispanic agent who filed a lawsuit against the bureau charging discrimination.

The judge, Lucius Bunton, ruled in a 17-page opinion Friday that bureau agents requested a grand jury subpoena in an internal investigation of the agent, Bernardo Perez, after he and other Hispanic agents sued the bureau. There was no legitimate purpose for the subpoena, Judge Bunton said.

The lawsuit by the Hispanic agents, filed in January 1987, contended that the F.B.I. promoted Hispanic agents too .



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