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couple of stories


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A still frame from surveillance video at Denver’s downtown detention center, shows Michael Marshall being placed into a restraint chair by sheriff’s deputies during a psychotic episode in November.
A still frame from surveillance video at Denver’s downtown detention center, shows Michael Marshall being placed into a restraint chair by sheriff’s deputies during a psychotic episode in November. Photograph: AP

http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/jan/24/denver-jail-death-homeless-man-police-restraint-tactic


Denver

Sunday 24 January 2016 16.12 EST
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The death of a 112lb inmate who choked on his own vomit after Denver sheriff’s deputies restrained him during a psychotic episode is drawing new attention to the way he was subdued: facedown on his stomach with five deputies holding him to the floor.



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Features | Torture in Maine's prison - The Portland Phoenix
http://www.portlandphoenix.com/features/top/ts_multi/.../05081722.asp
Nov 11, 2005 - By Lance Tapley ... Lace Tapley writes that the "prison tapes each extraction in order to prove, some people would say ... He wants to "de-escalate use of the restraint chair," he says, and he is developing a plan to do it.
Articles by Lance Tapley | Prison Legal News
https://www.prisonlegalnews.org/news/author/lance-tapley/
Loaded on July 9, 2014 by Lance Tapley published in Prison Legal News July, 2014, .... Extractions normally end with prisoners strapped into a restraint chair.
Torture in Maine's prison - Patrick Crusade
http://www.patrickcrusade.org/Inside_the_Supermax.htm
... promises reform. BY LANCE TAPLEY .... Once again, the prisoner is extracted and put in a restraint chair — possibly, many times more. This treatment drives ...
Bill Challenges Solitary Confinement in State's Prisons - Mother Jones
http://www.motherjones.com/.../maine-redemption-bill-challenges-solitary-confin...
Jan 12, 2010 - In 2005, Lance Tapley, a freelance journalist for the Portland ... forcing him into restraint chair (an excerpt appears at the end of this post).

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http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-handguns-fbi-agent-s-badge-stolen-from-car-in-bay-area-20160130-story.html


Handguns and FBI agent's badge stolen from car in Bay Area
Three handguns and an FBI agent's badge were stolen early Friday from a locked and alarmed vehicle in the latest such incident in the San Francisco Bay Area, the FBI said.

Two other recent thefts in the area had tragic results after firearms stolen from law enforcement agents' vehicles were subsequently used in slayings. The spate of incidents since July has prompted proposed state and local legislation.


See the most-read stories this hour >>
Two .40-caliber Glocks and one .45-caliber handgun were stolen from an FBI vehicle parked in a residential neighborhood in Benicia, FBI spokeswoman Gina Swankie said. An FBI badge, credentials and other FBI property also were taken.

The FBI is offering a $5,000 reward, but Swankie offered few details about what happened, citing the
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couple of stories


couple of stories



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http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/feb/07/leaked-police-files-contain-guarantees-disciplinary-records-will-be-kept-secret


Leaked police files contain guarantees disciplinary records will be kept secret
Guardian analysis of dozens of contracts revealed by hackers shows more than a third allow or require destruction of civilian complaint records


Files released following the hacking of the country’s biggest police union show guarantees of secrecy over disciplinary records, a Guardian analysis finds.
Sunday 7 February 2016 07.00 EST Last modified on Sunday 7 February 2016 07.01 EST


Contracts between police and city authorities, leaked after hackers breached the website of the country’s biggest law enforcement union, contain guarantees that disciplinary records and complaints made against officers are kept secret or even destroyed.

A Guardian analysis of dozens of contracts obtained from the servers of the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) found that more than a third featured clauses allowing – and often mandating – the destruction of records of civilian complaints, departmental investigations, or disciplinary actions after a negotiated period of time.

The review also found that 30% of the 67 leaked police contracts, which were struck between cities and police unions, included provisions barring public access to records of past civilian complaints, departmental investigations, and disciplinary actions.

Samuel Walker, a professor in criminology at the University of Nebraska, Omaha, said there was “no justification” for the cleansing of officers’ records, which could contain details of their use of force against civilians.

“The public has a right to know,” said Walker. “If there was a controversial beating, we ought to know what action was actually taken. Was it a reprimand? A suspension?”

Walker said that while an officer’s whole personnel file should not be readily available to the public outside of




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Chicago police officer suing estate of teen he fatally shot
Officer Robert Rialmo’s lawsuit provides the officer’s first public account of how he says the shooting happened late last year

http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/feb/07/chicago-police-officer-lawsuit-teen-fatally-shot



One day after Antonio LeGrier’s death his mother, Janet Cooksey, said at a press conference her son, an honor roll student, did not have a history of aggressive behavior.
Sunday 7 February 2016 08.11 EST Last modified on Sunday 7 February 2016 08.13 EST

A white Chicago police officer who fatally shot a black 19-year-old college student and accidentally killed a neighbor has filed a lawsuit against the teenager’s estate, arguing the shooting left him traumatized.


Families of two people killed by Chicago police seek answers: 'When does it end?'
Read more
The unusual lawsuit was filed on Friday amid Chicago city leaders’ efforts to win back the public’s trust after several cases of alleged police misconduct.

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http://www.latimes.com/opinion/editorials/la-ed-indeterminate-sentencing-20160207-story.html



In moving forward on criminal sentencing reform, California should remember its history
San Quentin guard

An armed guard stands watch on a gun ramp at San Quentin State Prison on Dec. 29, 2015.

What were the staples of '70s cop movies and TV dramas? OK, sure — wide ties, floppy collars, sideburns and muscle cars. Maybe a disco soundtrack. But what else?

There was also the rant — the diatribe by the beleaguered police detective or the outraged deputy district attorney against naive or corrupt decision-makers in the justice system. In seemingly every episode, a hard-working, no-nonsense guardian of public safety would catch the rapists, the murderers and the pushers, only to have some liberal judge cut the crooks a break because he or she believed their sob stories.

Or maybe a parole board filled with crooked political appointees would set the bad guys free, so that they could return to their criminal ways. The cops and prosecutors could only complain: When are we going to take this system away from the do-gooders and politicos who know nothing about the streets?
In reforming criminal sentencing laws, California should be sure that it is climbing a ladder toward ever-more effective and enlightened sentencing. -

Meanwhile, in academia, sociologist Robert Martinson summarized a study of prison rehabilitation programs in a 1974 essay that politicians and newspaper headlines famously boiled down to a catchphrase: “Nothing works.”

And if nothing works, why have open-ended (“indeterminate”) sentences, such as five years to life? How could parole boards rationally decide to grant or deny parole if no prison program could actually change the behavior of inmates after their release?

That message made sense to another figure from of that era, California Gov. Jerry Brown. In 1977, he signed a bill eliminating open-ended sentences and ending the state's 60-year mission to make its prison system an instrument of rehabilitation. From that point forward, the purpose of prison would be strictly punishment.

The move was applauded by conservatives who wanted to eliminate the discretion exercised by judges and parole boards and replace it with set, certain prison terms. The move was applauded by some liberals, too, who didn't like losing rehabilitation but argued that judicial and parole board discretion was too often exercised in racial terms, with whites receiving favored treatment over African Americans and others. And besides, how fair was it to send someone to prison without allowing him to know how long he was going to be there?

On paper, the change looked promising. What could be more fair than set terms for specific crimes? You're convicted of crime X, and you're sentenced to Y number of years. No special deals, no favored treatment, no distinction based on race or social circumstances. Truth in sentencing. It's like they sang in one of those '70s cop shows: Don't do the crime if you can't do the time.
Do you want to know if your doctor is on probation?
Do you want to know if your doctor is on probation?

But it wasn't that simple. There was a new focus on sentence “enhancements”: More incarceration for using a gun, for example, or for being in a gang, or for having a previous record. Plea bargains didn't disappear, as many expected, but rather became all the more important, with prosecutors using the threat of enhancements as leverage to extract guilty pleas. Discretion didn't disappear; it was merely transferred from judges, juries and parole boards to prosecutors.

Abolishing open-ended sentencing, an older and wiser Brown now says, was the worst mistake he made in his first go-'round as governor.

Late last month, he proposed a ballot measure as a partial correction. It's by no means a full roll-back to pre-1977 sentencing laws, but it would return some discretion to the judges and parole boards who lost much of it in the 1970s and continued losing it as the Legislature and voters mandated increasingly more onerous prison terms.

The central issue is discretion: What ought to be its role, who gets to exercise it, and subject to what constraints?

Are we as a society now older and wiser, like Brown, with more data, more experience and more perspective about criminal justice? After all, there have been many studies refuting the “nothing works” findings of the 1970s and, besides, that was never the point Martinson was trying to make. There is now a solidifying body of evidence about which laws, programs and methods of supervision result in positive behavioral change inside and outside of prison, and a better understanding of how parole and rehabilitation credits can reduce criminal recidivism. It would be foolish to ignore 21st century knowledge in order to proceed with a 1970s sentencing scheme.

One 1970s tough-guy movie actor, who became a 1980s superstar and governor of California in 2003, signed a bill that again made rehabilitation a goal of the state's corrections system. But prisons have remained too crowded to adequately implement effective programs.


And what about the liberals' former reasons for mistrusting open-ended sentences? The nation in recent years
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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/anthony-colombo/did-the-fbi-kill-my-fathe_b_9190980.html








Did the FBI Kill My Father?
02/09/2016 04:34 pm ET 




    Anthony Colombo
    Author and the eldest son of Joseph Colombo




Forty-five years ago, my father, Joe Colombo, the alleged boss of the "Colombo" crime family, and founder of the Italian-American Civil Rights League, was gunned down among a crowd of thousands in one of the most highly publicized shootings in New York City's history.




To the media and the FBI my father was head of one of New York's infamous Five Families. To the Italian-American community he was an organizer and leader. To his family he was a great husband and father. As Joe Colombo's son, who was responsible for my father's death -- and that the efforts he made for the Italian-American community have gone unrecognized -- has weighed heavily on me for years. I finally decided I would write a book to address who my father really was, and to address who should be held responsible for his death. The book is based on my personal life beside my father, my in-depth knowledge surrounding his shooting, and what I've come to learn was a suspiciously flawed investigation into his death.




At the time of his shooting, my father had made enemies of the FBI, the NYPD, and various members involved in organized crime. In many ways, my father's shooting parallels the assassination of JFK. After all the shock and finger pointing, an official investigation embraced a "lone gunman" theory. And in both cases, the general public had serious doubts. Similar to JFK, there has never been any question as to who pulled the trigger, but the question has remained for over 45 years who pulled the strings behind the trigger man?




My father's life was a classic tale of rags to riches; he was a young boy from the streets of Brooklyn, who in 1971 was voted New York Magazine's top ten most powerful men in New York and was also featured on the cover of Time. Tragically, at the height of my father's influence, on June 28, 1971, he was shot while standing inside a press barricade at Columbus Circle a few hours before an Italian-American civil rights rally. The shooter, Jerome Johnson, was immediately subdued and handcuffed by police. Johnson had posed as a cameraman with official press credentials. Minutes after Johnson was subdued he was shot and murdered while still handcuffed and surrounded by a sea of NYPD blue.




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Jerome Johnson being carried to an ambulance after being shot by an unidentified shooter while in the custody of the NYPD.




Chief of Detectives of the New York Police Department, Albert Seedman, led the investigation and within days made statements to the media alluding to the conspiracy involved in the shooting and it being solved. An excerpt from my book Colombo: The Unsolved Murder:




    "On Friday July 2nd four days after the shooting, Seedman called for a special conference with the city's Chief Inspector Codd and Deputy Police Commissioner Robert Daley. Seedman had just returned from a meeting with a source in Brooklyn and reported excitedly, 'It was a Mob hit! According to my information the contract was let by Gambino himself. The price was $40,000. Furthermore, Colombo is supposed to be the first in a series of hits. Next on the list are Mrs. Colombo and the two oldest sons. It's to be a reign of terror, the object of which is to destroy both the League and the Colombo Mob completely.'"




After a year of investigation the NYPD closed my father's case saying Johnson was a lone gunman. This was a theory inconsistent with Chief Seedman's previous certain belief that Johnson had not acted alone. The case was closed even though evidence showed Johnson was not capable of planning and executing such an elaborate plot alone. Johnson's immediate murder after he shot my father also went unsolved. The truth is Chief Seedman still believed this was all a mob hit as he later printed in his book, Chief. Daniel P. Hollman, then the Chief of the Joint Strike Force to Combat Organized Crime, agreed Johnson had not acted alone, but disagreed with Chief Seedman about the shooting and stated to the press he believed Johnson was not a mob affiliate. He noted how organized crime members would never send a crazed gunman shooting into a crowd of women and children.




Like Chief Seedman and Agent Hollman, I have not been convinced Johnson was a lone gunman. I believe, just as they both did, there was a conspiracy in Columbus Circle the day of my father's shooting. The information in my book leans towards a more sophisticated plot arguing that certainly a conspiracy existed, but not one perpetrated by elements of organized crime. I know that not to be true. In the decades since the shooting not one mob informant, and there have been quite a few, has corroborated Chief Seedman's or the media's assertion it was a mob hit. An FBI plot to kill my Father? Possibly. Law enforcement's involvement? Most probably. Why the FBI? Why law enforcement?




My father was a number one target of the FBI at that time. He had organized the Italian-American community in a way never seen. Within one year my father, through the Italian-American Civil Rights League, forced the U.S. Justice Department to eliminate the use of the words "Mafia" and "La Cosa Nostra", he shut down production of the film The Godfather, and rallied over 200,000 people in pickets and protests of the FBI. Despite the FBI's belief my father was a mob boss, he had criminal cases against him dismissed, and even a conviction reversed by the Supreme Court of the United States with the help of a brilliant young lawyer, Barry Slotnick. My father was beating the FBI in the street, with public opinion, and in court.




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My father (left with megaphone) and me (far right) organizing a protest of the FBI.




The 1960s and 70s were a turbulent time in our nation's history. Evidence of FBI illegal activities leaked in 1971 when an FBI field office in Pennsylvania was broken into and the "Citizens Commission to Investigate the FBI" obtained internal FBI memorandum, which outlined an aggressive program of domestic spying. The program known as COINTELPRO (short for Counter Intelligence Program) was exposed. Agents executing the COINTELPRO program had their direct orders from then FBI Director, J. Edgar Hoover, and were required to "expose, disrupt, misdirect, discredit, neutralize, and otherwise eliminate" anyone viewed as subversive. There is no question my father was viewed as subversive. I personally experienced how the FBI treated him, myself, our family, and anyone close to us. I have lived with the question for over forty-five years of how far would Hoover and his agents go to "eliminate" a target such as my father?




FBI internal memorandum demonstrates the FBI's concerted effort with at least one major media outlet, the New York Daily News, to vilify my father and destroy his reputation by running, "an article concerning Colombo and his associates, which will show just what a 'bum' he is". The Daily News agreed to leave no "trail" leading back to the FBI. These efforts by the FBI failed. My father's influence and power continued to grow. Is it hard to believe that the FBI, under then Director Hoover, would escalate the scale and scope of its efforts and utilize a more permanent method to destroy my father?




I interviewed an ex-CIA case officer and asked him whether the FBI would eliminate someone of my father's position and he confirmed during those times agents infiltrated organizations, conducted dirty tricks, psychological warfare, and used the legal system, break-ins, stalking, assaults and beatings for harassment. They inflicted physical, emotional, and economic damage, and he believed they would not stop short of using assassinations to neutralize their adversaries.




Today we not only hear more and more about illegal activities of law enforcement but also are shown hard evidence. My book finally reveals the major inconsistencies and suspicious sandbagging of the murder investigation that certainly would lead a reasonable person to question whether, as I long have, that elements of the NYPD, or the FBI were either involved in the shooting, or at the very least didn't want it solved. For example, Chief Seedman told the media during a press interview that the German pistol used to shoot my father was untraceable. Matching serial numbers in the ballistics report from the shooting, which was buried for forty years and only recently authorized for release, are revealed in the book saying something much different. It is clear the gun was in fact traceable, and, strangely, was missing from an NYPD evidence locker. Also suspiciously strange, infamous FBI informant, Greg Scarpa handed FBI agents a photo of a woman who eyewitnesses had identified as Johnson's female accomplice. She was being sought out by the NYPD for questioning for assisting Johnson with my father's shooting. However, the FBI buried her photo and did not turn it over to the NYPD. A clear obstruction of justice and evidence that they did not want this case solved.




I am certain now more than ever that Johnson was not a lone gunman. My book offers the answers to the questions the media, the FBI, and the NYPD did not.
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see link for full story



http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/feb/11/new-york-city-police-tracked-cellphones-without-warrants-stingrays


NYPD
NYPD tracked citizens’ cellphones 1,000 times since 2008 without warrants
According to records obtained by New York Civil Liberties Union, NYPD tracks cellphones using ‘stingrays’, which have no guiding policy within department


Stingrays work by mimicking cell towers and tracking a cellphone’s location at a specific time.
Thursday 11 February 2016 14.27 EST Last modified on Thursday 11 February 2016 14.46 EST

New York City police have tracked citizens’ cellphones over 1,000 times since 2008 without using warrants, according to public records obtained by the New York Civil Liberties Union.

The organization announced on Thursday that the NYPD has typically used “stingrays” after obtaining lower-level court orders, but not warrants, before using the devices. The department also does not have a policy guiding how police can use the controversial devices. This is the first time that the scope of stingray use by the nation’s largest police agency has been confirmed.

The devices, generically known as stingrays, work by mimicking cell towers and tracking a cellphone’s location at a specific time. Law enforcement agencies can use the technology to track people’s movements through their cellphone use. Stingrays can also detect the phone numbers that a person has been communicating with, according to the NYCLU. The devices allow law enforcement to bypass cellphone carriers, who have provided information to police in the past, and can track data about bystanders in close proximity to the intended target



Mariko Hirose, the NYCLU attorney who filed the records request, said the records reveal knowledge about NYPD’s stingray use that should have been divulged before police decided to start using them.

“When local police agencies acquire powerful surveillance technologies like stingrays the communities should get basic information about what kind of power those technologies give to local law enforcement,” Hirose said.

The records show that the devices were used in a range of crimes, including rape, murder and missing persons cases. They detail which NYPD squads used Stingrays, the target’s cellphone carrier, and whether the investigation resulted in an arrest. Information about the exact date that stingrays were used, the target’s phone number and any subsequent arrest locations were redacted. The NYPD did not release information about which types of stingrays the department uses or contracts related to the purchase of the devices. Hirose said the NYCLU has not decided if
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fyi


couple of stories

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http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/10/nyregion/black-princeton-professor-protests-her-parking-ticket-arrest.html?WT.mc_id=2016-FEBRUARY-OUTBRAIN_AUD_DEV-0201-0229&WT.mc_ev=click&ad-keywords=AUDDEVREMARK&_r=0



Black Princeton Professor Says She Was Handcuffed to Table Over Parking Ticket



FEB. 9, 2016
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Imani Perry, a Princeton University professor,

A black Princeton professor is protesting her arrest during a traffic stop last week, saying she was mistreated because of her race by two white police officers who searched her and


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http://aas.princeton.edu/publication/a-letter-in-support-of-imani-perry/

A Letter in Support of Dr. Imani Perry
Department of African American Studies

Princeton community,
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Professor Imani Perry speaks at a Princeton University event. Photo by Sameer Khan, Fotobuddy LLC. Courtesy of the Department of African American Studies.

WE, the faculty and staff of Princeton’s Department of African American Studies, write to express unequivocal support for our beloved colleague Professor Imani Perry. We were outraged to hear of her treatment at the hands of the Princeton police: that a male officer subjected her to a pat-down in the presence of a female officer and that she was handcuffed to a table after her arrest for an unpaid parking ticket.

As scholars of African American Studies, we were outraged but not surprised. People might dwell on the details of the incident and even scrutinize Professor Perry’s life. But we believe that attending to such particulars distracts from the true problem. Sadly what happened to her happens all too often throughout this country.
Professor Imani Perry stands in her office. Photo by Sameer Khan, Fotobuddy LLC. Courtesy of the Department of African American Studies.

Professor Perry’s treatment by Princeton police affords us an opportunity in this small, affluent University town to think about the politics of policing and its effect on the quality of living in this community, as well as throughout the United States. Professor Perry has written powerfully about the “cultural practice of inequality” — how our choices in our daily lives, and the discretion they evidence, reinforce structures of inequality. How we see this at work in housing, in the workplace, in schools, and in whom the police stop, arrest, and how they are treated once in custody. We know, in part because of her scholarship, that members of marginalized groups– Black people, immigrants, transgendered people, and those who live in the intersections of inequality — are disproportionately and systematically disadvantaged compared to others within the criminal justice system and beyond.
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Professor Imani Perry speaks at a Princeton University event. Photo by Sameer Khan, Fotobuddy LLC. Courtesy of the Department of African American Studies.

We support Professor Perry and those who aren’t as well known who are subject to this kind of policing. She stated the stakes best:

“[My arrest] was humiliating and frightening, but I am not Sandra Bland, Rekia Boyd, or Tanisha Anderson. I was not murdered. I was not screamed at, roughed up, or held over the weekend, or for weeks, or years. I was not forced into a plea deal that will take me away from my children, or prevent me from working or maintaining my home. I am here. My life has not been ruined or destroyed. And I must admit I am somewhat ashamed that my story will get more attention than those of others who have experienced things far worse that merit our response. But I hope against hope that the attention my story has received, and the fact that many people will give me the benefit of the doubt because of my profession, my small build, my attachment to elite universities, and because prominent people will vouch for my integrity and responsibility, can be converted into something more important. I hope that this circle of attention will be part of a deeper reckoning with how and why police officers behave the way they do, especially towards those of us whose flesh is dark.”

Sincerely,

The Faculty of the Department of African American Studies

Anne Anlin Cheng
Wendy Laura Belcher
Ruha Benjamin
Wallace Best
Eddie S. Glaude Jr.
Joshua Guild
Tera Hunter
Naomi Murakawa
Kinohi Nishikawa
Chika Okeke-Agulu
Stacey Sinclair
Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

Staff of the Department of African American Studies

Allison Bland
Elio Lleo
April Peters
Dionne Worthy
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http://www.rigorousintuition.ca/board2/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=39537#p587684


Activist predicts own Death, Accuses Cops Thu Jan 28, 2016 7:23 pm
http://fresnopeoplesmedia.com/2016/01/2829/?reddit (videos embedded in original, I'll embed


But this is only a small part of the story. John seemingly predicted his own murder and says Fresno law enforcement is responsible.

Days before his death, he was adamant that Fresno law enforcement would conclude their 7-year-long campaign against him by ending his life.

On Jan. 13, 2016, he shared a brief conversation between him and another person reiterating the reason why Fresno cops were stalking him.

Mac McCauley · Granite Bay, California What occured in your life to bring you to the attention of the cops, both city and county, that you believe you are being stalked?

Mac McCauley I simply voice my opinion regarding local government and politics on local blogs. I also discovered local law enforcement had been running a license plate scanning scam where Fresno Cops would scan license plates at Retail Store parking lots (Save Mart, Von’s, HomeDepot, etc.) in lower income neighborhoods. After collecting hits of violations they then would pull the unsuspecting drivers over a few blocks away from the store location in a marked police vehicle claiming they simply came across their vehicle through routine driving patrols. This unethical and possibly illegal activity was simply motivated by “profit” and unfairly targeted Fresno’s poorer residents. I also discovered the Fresno Bee was sharing chat log data with Fresno Law Enforcement of Fresno citizens who were critical of local Fresno Government and Fresno Law Enforcement. Fresno Law Enforcement subsequently used the ip addresses in the chat logs provided by the Bee to track down, stalk, and harass those chat bloggers who were critical of local politics and local law enforcement. Since publicly exposing these local law enforcement activities it’s been a constant onslaught of stalking, harassment, and intimidation directed toward myself from Fresno Law Enforcement. They even tried to set me up and plant false evidence in my home. I filed a request for an Internal Affairs Investigation and that seemed to enrage them even more. They are simply trying to destroy me by any means possible. I am in constant fear for my life. As Kevin Arial, a Face Book pseudonym and alias of a known local cop so eloquently posted to my Face Book page recently: “First rule of fight club is you do not talk about fight club, You should know this Mr. Lang! ; D”. End quote..
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REASONS TO CREATE A VOLUNTEER CIVILIAN REVIEW
POLICE BOARD WITH SUBPOENA POWERS



1.

The VCRPB must have subpoena powers

2.

The VCRPB must be all volunteer with 10-15
members that turn over to new members every
three years.

3.

The VCRPB must have the power to hire and
fire law enforcement.

4. The VCRPB must set and enforce standards of
performance for law enforcemet as well as the
entire criminal justice system

5.

The VCRPB must have the ability to expand
it's oversight to the courts and jails.
Setting and enforcing standards for those
taxpayer owned institutions as well.
Realizing the success or failure of a community's
need for safety is determined by the successful
creation and enforcement of standards
for the police,courts and prisons.

6.

The VCRPB must recognize the criminal
justice institutional models it creates
contributes to the psychological
evolution of the community members
to the extent the community allows
itself to be participants not recipients
in the creation of the criminal justice system
model.


http://www.sltrib.com/home/3535116-155/activists-call-for-changes-to-salt

Activists call for changes to Salt Lake City’s police civilian review board
By MICHAEL MCFALL | The Salt Lake Tribune         connect
First Published Feb 13 2016 05:27PM •
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March 1 2016



Plea deal reveals details of case against former DEA agent


http://www.tbo.com/news/crime/plea-deal-reveals-details-of-case-against-former-dea-agent-20160301/


March 1, 2016

TAMPA — When a drug importer’s brother gave a retired federal agent a shopping bag stuffed with $223,000 in hundred-dollar bills, the agent counted the money and asked the man how much was in his wallet.

The man showed retired Drug Enforcement Administration agent Samuel Murad the wallet with $800 in cash, and Murad took that money too.

He then warned the man to tell his brother — who was in federal prison — to “shut up” on the phone.

Murad, who was trying to help the drug importer get his 30-year prison sentence reduced, knew agents were monitoring the drug trafficker’s phone calls.

Details of Murad’s involvement with the drug trafficker and his family are contained in an agreement Murad, 62, has signed to plead guilty to federal charges, including tax evasion and witness tampering, which carry a combined possible sentence of 25 years in prison.

“We hope this puts this unfortunate incident to rest and allows everyone to go on with their lives,” said Murad’s lawyer, Greg Kehoe. “Sam was a great servant to the federal government and gave decades of service to the American people and to this community.”

Murad also admits he enlisted the help of a friend, Rober Quinn, who was still a DEA agent at the time, but has since retired. Quinn pleaded guilty in Novem
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3-12-2016
Star DEA agent finds himself at center of sprawling probe as drug task force comes under scrutiny
March 12 2013

http://www.theneworleansadvocate.com/news/15135428-93/star-dea-agent-finds-himself-at-center-of-sprawling-probe-as-drug-task-force-comes-under-scrutiny


The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration for years considered Chad Scott a golden boy among its special agents, a prolific narcotics officer who earned countless plaudits for the DEA’s New Orleans field division. Others knew him as a champion waterskier, a tan, blond boss of the single ski.

His legend extended to the world of drug traffickers, where Scott styled himself the “white devil,” a ruthless cop who strong-armed informants and boasted to suspects that he was “the baddest (mother)” along the Interstate 12 corridor.

One dealer loathed Scott so much that he hatched a plan to have the agent executed for $15,000.

Scarface, a popular Houston rapper, name-checked Scott in a controversial album that taunted the DEA — music the brash agent liked to play at high volume following drug arrests.

Some colleagues, though, thought Scott — now at the center of a widening investigation — played fast and loose with the rules, even comparing him to the crooked detective played by Denzel Washington in the movie “Training Day.”
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Bonus read

2016 Election News

Tech industry backs Bernie Sanders, dumps Trump
https://www.uspolitics.news/2016/03/14/news/2016-elections/tech-industry-backs-bernie-sanders-dumps-trump/2833
March 14, 2016

Bernie Sanders Tech industry
Tech policy activists say Bernie Sanders is the best candidate for
internet.

Technology policy activists are calling Bernie Sanders the best
presidential candidate from both parties when it comes to technology
and internet policy, according to an analysis of candidates from both
parties. The study also concluded Donald Trump would be the worst
candidate for the “internet”.

Although almost all the presidential candidates have said

link du jour

'Secret agents of change' say US intelligence embracing LGBT spies
Yahoo News-
http://news.yahoo.com/secret-agents-change-u-intelligence-embracing-lgbt-spies-204528374.html

At a session titled America's LGBT Spies (Secret Agents of Change)
held at the ... Katrina Gossman, a senior FBI special agent, said in
2004 she became the first ...


http://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/news/fbi-raids-former-palm-beach-deputy/


also see

if link fails Google

pbsotalk.com

http://wiki.pbsotalk.com/Southwest%20Florida%20Confidential%20Records




1.


Monday, 14 March 2016
LaVoy Finicum’s Family: New Video Release Shows Police/FBI Shooting
Was “Murder”



http://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/constitution/item/22762-lavoy-finicum-s-family-new-video-release-shows-police-fbi-shooting-was-murder


LaVoy Finicum’s Family: New Video Release Shows Police/FBI Shooting
Was “Murder”

The release last week of video footage taken from the cellphone of a
passenger inside the pickup truck driven by Arizona rancher Robert
LaVoy Finicum provides dramatic new evidence of the final minutes and
seconds before he was shot to death at a roadblock near Burns, Oregon,
on January 26.

It also shows, for the first time, the tense situation for the
survivors huddled inside the pickup, as the shooting by the FBI and
Oregon State Police (OSP) continued.

The video, which was released by the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office
at a press conference on March 8, shows the new footage as an inset
within the already well-known FBI footage taken from an aerial camera
and released by the FBI on Ja



2.


http://www.nujournal.com/page/content.detail/id/1112729/Ex-worker-says-VW-destroyed-documents--obstructed-justice.html?isap=1&nav=5032



March 14 2016

bstructed justice
NUjournal-
Donovan was fired because VW of America believed he was about to
report the deletions and obstruction of justice to the EPA, Justice
Department or the FBI, ..


3.

Schuette: Dunnings paid for sex 'hundreds of times'


http://www.lansingstatejournal.com/story/news/local/2016/03/14/ags-office-announce-charges-against-prosecutor-dunnings/81758756/

LANSING - Stuart Dunnings III paid for sex "hundreds of times" between
2010 and 2015, state and county law enforcement officials said Monday
as they announced charges against the long-serving Ingham County
prosecutor.

Dunnings was arrested Monday morning outside a Lansing coffee shop,
officials said.

LSJ File photo

Ingham County Prosecutor Stuart Dunnings, III at a 2015 news
conference.

He is facing a total of 15 criminal charges in Ingham, Clinton and
Ionia counties, the most serious being a felony charge of
prostitution-pandering for allegedly using his position to coerce a
woman who came to him for help with a child custody case to have sex
with him for money, according to court records.

The other charges are misdemeanors for engaging in the services of a
prostitute and willful neglect of duty, which stems from his failure
to report crimes, according to court records.

According to an affidavit from an Ingham County detective, Dunnings
solicited prostitutes from websites such as Escort Vault and Backpage,
paid for sex for sex as often as three or four times a week and was
videotaped by one of the prosti


4.

Can the Fort Dix 5 channel the power of the Camden 28?

Frida Berrigan and Chris Knestrick March 15, 2016

http://wagingnonviolence.org/feature/can-the-fort-dix-five-channel-the-power-of-the-camden-28/


Witness Against Torture protesting outside the Camden courthouse in
January. (Flickr / Justin Norman)

It was freezing cold outside — so cold that you wanted to wrap the
stiff banner material around your hands for a little warmth. We —
members of Witness Against Torture — were standing outside a Camden,
New Jersey courthouse in early January to support the Duka brothers,
three Albanian-American men who are now serving life sentences after
being found guilty of conspiracy to commit terrorism and other charges
in December 2008. Our banners said, “Innocent until proven Muslim” and
“Islamophobia convicted the Duka brothers — Free them now.” Many
believe the men are categorically innocent, and — on that cold day in
January — they were finally getting a chance to present a motion for a
retrial based on incompetent representation. Family and friends of the
brothers crowded the courtroom, craning to glimpse their loved ones.

As the judge in the Duka brothers case considers the motion and
prepares to deliver a ruling later this week, there’s another trial
from Camden’s past that may offer a small ray of hope. More than 40
years ago, in the spring of 1973 — in the same courthouse (in the same
court room even) — 28 women and men stood trial. They were the Camden
28, anti-Vietnam


5.


Former White House Official Says NSA Could Have Cracked Apple-FBI
iPhone Already

http://www.newsweek.com/former-white-house-offiical-nsa-could-have-cracked-apple-fbi-iphone-already-436718

3/14/16 at 3:10 PM


Richard A. Clarke, a former U.S. counterterrorism official and
security adviser to the president, attends a news conference to
promote the movie "SOS—State of Security" at the Berlinale
International Film Festival in Berlin on February 19, 2010. He says
that he believes the NSA could crack the San Bernardino shooter's
iPhone. REUTERS/Christian Charisius (GERMANY)


Former White House official and counterterrorism expert Richard Clarke
said Monday in an interview on NPR's Morning Edition that he believes
that if the FBI asked, the National Security Agency “would have solved
this problem” of opening the encrypted iPhone of the San Bernardino,
California, shooter.

When asked by NPR anchor David Greene what he would have done if he
was still in government, Clarke said he would taken the San Bernardino
shooter's iPhone, which is at the center of a national debate over
encryption, to NSA headquarters in Fort Meade, Maryland. Clarke
believes the FBI is holding out in an attempt to set a legal precedent
to facilitate decrypting smartphones in the future.

“Every expert I know believes the NSA could crack this phone,” Clarke
says. “[The FBI and the Department


6.
D.E.A. Workers’ Ownership of Strip Club Was an Open Secret, Lawyers Say


http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/15/nyregion/dea-workers-ownership-of-strip-club-was-an-open-secret-lawyers-say.html?_r=0


MARCH 14, 2016
Photo
The Twins Plus Go-Go Lounge in South Hackensack, N.J. Lawyers said it was frequented by cops

The charges were unusual enough: A Drug Enforcement Administration official and a civilian D.E.A. employee in New York City were accused of lying during national security background checks about their ownership of a strip club in South Hackensack, N.J.
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http://www.cbsnews.com/news/48-hours-did-fbi-agent-art-gonzales-shoot-his-wife-in-self-defense/

Did an FBI agent shoot his wife in self-defense
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March 21 2016



http://ticklethewire.com/2016/03/21/usa-today-writer-how-invasive-tsa-aggressively-handled-me-at-airport/

How Invasive TSA Aggressively Handled Me at Airport

body images airportJames Bovard
USA Today

The Transportation Security Administration finally obeyed a 2011
federal court order March 3 and issued a 157 page Federal Register
notice justifying its controversial full-body scanners and other
checkpoint procedures. TSA’s notice ignored the fact that the “nudie”
scanners are utterly unreliable; TSAfailed to detect 95% of weapons
and mock bombs that Inspector General testers smuggled past them last
year while the agency continues to mislead the public about its
heavy-handed treatment of travelers.

The Federal Register notice is full of soothing pablum about how
travelers have no reason to fear the TSA, declaring that “passengers
can obtain information before they leave for the airport on what items
are prohibited.” But it neglects to mention that TSA can invoke
ludicrous pretexts to treat innocent travelers as suspicious terrorist
suspects.

Flying home from Portland, Ore., on Thanksgiving morning, I had a
too-close encounter with TSA agents that spurred me to file a Freedom
of Information Act request. On March 5, I finally received a bevy of
TSA documents and video footage with a grope-by-grope timeline.

As a silent assertion of my rights, I opted out that morning from
passing through the “nudie” full-body scanners. A TSA agent instead
did a vigorous pat-down and then, after running his glove through an
explosive trace detector (ETD), announced that I showed a positive
alert for explosives. He did not know what type of explosive was
detected and refused to disclose how often that machine spewed false
alarms. Regardless, I was told I would have to undergo a an additional
special pat-down to resolve the explosive alert. I was marched off by
three TSA agents to a closed room. TSA states that “a companion of his
or her choosing may accompany the passenger” but I was never notifie
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March 25 2016






https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2016/03/24/argument-over-nothing-led-fbi-agent-gun-arrest/pxIxuivQP0Uh4mBYz9dtJJ/story.html


Argument ‘over nothing’ led to FBI employee’s gun arrest




March 24, 2016

An argument “over nothing” between two women at a Hingham restaurant erupted into an armed confrontation this week as the FBI employee sitting between them put a gun to one of their heads, according to court documents.

A police report filed in Hingham District Court describes how the Tuesday night incident at Gourmet Garden restaurant unfolded, leading to the arrest of James M. Doyle of Duxbury, who told police that he is a supervisor at the federal agency and a friend of the victim.

He acknowledged that he had pointed the gun at one of the women, the report
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retired Massachusetts assistant
DA Matt Connolly has a blog
see
http://mattofboston.com/hispanic-underachievement-in-the-boston-public-schools-is-it-because-english-is-their-second-language-95167/#comments

Here is a useful
tidbit from the blog
http://skullfragmentstjenglishonline.com/2016/03/27/bullshit-in-boston-1/
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http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/apr/02/san-francisco-police-raid-stanislav-petrov-home-beating-video

San Francisco police raid home of man beaten by officers in video last year

Stanislav Petrov, who is suing the police over the beating, is one of four arrested as another person is left with gunshot injuries
San Francisco police department car
San Francisco police raided the home of Stanislav Petrov. Photograph: Eric Risberg/AP



Saturday 2 April 2016 12.51 ED
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April 6 2016





Blink Tank




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FBI Won't Charge Hillary -
YouTube
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Jill Kelley – Author of 'Collateral Damage' joins Steve to discuss her
book, 'Collateral Damage ...
















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April 5, 2016 10:13 AM
Ex-FBI agent from Olathe is involved in Trump’s ‘mercenary’ protection
force, Politico reports








Don Albracht, head of Trump’s private protester intelligence team,
captured on video amid protesters the night before Trump’s Janesville,
Wisc., rally. (Courtesy Brenda Konkel) Note: Permission granted to
Politico to screen grab and publish frames from video.
i




http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article70009797.html




A former FBI agent from Olathe is a member of a “privately funded
security and intelligence force” assembled to protect presidential
candidate Donald Trump, Politico says.




The website says Donald Albracht is heavily involved in policing
attendance at Trump events. Albracht has directed Secret Service
protection for the candidate, videotaped protesters, and at a recent
event “spent hours patrolling a line of several thousand people
snaking around the hotel parking lot … Several people deemed
suspicious-looking were pulled out of the line and told they weren’t
welcome.”




Politico says a company called ASIT Consulting has been paid $27,246
by the Trump campaign through the end of 2015. Kansas business records
show Albracht is the registered agent for the company, based in
Olathe.




The story includes a photograph of Albracht interacting with
protesters at a Trump event.




“ASIT Consulting, established in 2012, offers professional security
services, executive protection, private investigation, tactical
firearms training, concealed carry training, and personal protection
consultation to clients who want to take advantage of the knowledge,
training and experience gleaned from a lengthy career as an FBI
Special Agent,” Albracht’s LinkedIn page says.




“For over 28 years, my experience spanned investigations, tactical
operations, and training. Throughout assignments as a ‘street Agent’
in the San Diego, New York, and Kansas City Offices of the FBI, I had
an opportunity to investigate a broad spectrum of federal violations
that resulted in the conviction and incarceration of numerous violent
criminals. My duties included FBI SWAT Team Leader, Violent Crime Task
Force Coordinator, Principal Tactical Instructor and Firearms
Instructor.”




The LinkedIn page also says Albracht is connected with Centerfire
Shooting Sports, an Olathe-based shooting range.




The POLITICO story says Albracht is part of a “mercenary force”
protecting Trump, weeding out potential security threats. He has
allegedly ripped signs from protesters, and critics claim, has
attempted to “escalate” confrontations at events for the candidates.
One critic said ripping signs from protesters could be illegal.




Trump’s security has been a subject of scrutiny during the campaign.
His campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, faces a battery charge for
allegedly grabbing the arm of a reporter following








2.
former FBI agent and US Representative Grimm's restaurant partner to
plead guilty: lawyer
Tuesday, April 05, 2016 2:06 p.m. CDT




http://kdal610.com/news/articles/2016/apr/05/ex-representative-grimms-restaurant-partner-to-plead-guilty-lawyer/




NEW YORK (Reuters) - A onetime business partner of former U.S.
Representative Michael Grimm is preparing to plead guilty to a tax
charge in a case related to the prosecution that led to the
congressman's imprisonment, his lawyer said on Tuesday.




Prosecutors in a filing in federal court in Brooklyn, New York, on
Monday said they intend to file charges against Bennett Orfaly,
Grimm's former partner in Healthalicious, a restaurant at the center
of the Republican politician's criminal case.




James DiPietro, Orfaly's lawyer, in an interview said his client is
"hoping to reach a quick resolution with a plea to a tax count."




The filing on Monday said the case would relate to the one against
Grimm, who represented a district in the New York City borough of
Staten Island. Grimm was sentenced in July to eight months in prison
after pleading guilty to tax fraud.




DiPietro said that while the case stemmed from the investigation of
Grimm, Orfaly will be charged in connection with other restaurants he
owned. A deal could come as soon as next week or the following, he
said.




A spokeswoman for Brooklyn U.S. Attorney Robert Capers and a lawyer
for Grimm both declined comment. The expected plea was first reported
by Daily News




Grimm, a former Marine who subsequently worked as an FBI agent, was
elected in 2010 with a wave of conservative "Tea Party" Republicans
advocating low taxes and government spending, but built a moderate
voting record.




From 2007 to 2010, Grimm oversaw the day-to-day operations of
Healthalicious, which he co-founded with Orfaly, according to
authorities.




At a court hearing in 2012, a prosecutor, Anthony Capozzolo, said
Orfaly had ties to a member of the Gambino family, Anthony Morelli,
who was sentenced in 1996 to 20 years in prison in connection with a
gas tax fraud.




That statement came during a bail hearing for a former campaign
fundraiser for Grimm, Ofer Biton, who later pleaded guilty to visa
fraud in 2013.




Grimm was subsequently indicted in April 2014 on tax charges related
to Healthalicious and pleaded guilty that December to aiding and
assisting the preparation of a false tax return.




Prosecutors said Grimm under-reported wages paid to workers, many of
whom did not have legal status in the United States, and concealed
over $900,000 in Healthalicious' gross

Honeypot? FBI uses female informant in case of accused ISIS supporter
- YouTube
Video for fbi
▶ 5:04

- Uploaded by RT America
Critics say the FBI is targeting and enabling otherwise harmless
people to create then catch ...


Suspicious FBI & Counter terrorism activity - YouTube
Video for fbi
▶ 0:10


Northeast Philadelphia. FBI, Counter terrorism, national guard, and
men in chemical

Link du jour

FBI veteran sworn in as Ellsworth police chief


https://bangordailynews.com/video/fbi-veteran-sworn-in-as-ellsworth-police-chief/



Double agent reveals all in secret video

Posted By Staff on April 4, 2016

Media captionIn the previously unseen footage, Kim Philby gives a
seminar to East German spies

A previously unseen video of one of Britain’s most infamous spies
describing his career as a Soviet ag

http://news.ftcpublications.com/double-agent-reveals-all-in-secret-video/


Bonus Read

http://www.projectcensored.org/fbi-surveillance-pete-seeger/
FBI Surveillance of Pete Seeger
April 4, 2016

On December 22, 2015, Amy Goodman, of the independent news outlet
Democracy Now!, published a story called “Pete Seeger, Folk Legend &
FBI Target: Declassified Docs Show Iconic Singer Was Spied on for
Decades.” Goodman’s article focused on the surveillance Seeger and its
potential motivations. The topic of this surveillance is important
because it shows how the government spied on Pete Seeger for 30 years
due to views he had expressed, showcasing how the FBI can do
immoderate investigations of activists and peace groups. Since
December 2015, Corporate press has underreported the story of “Pete
Seeger, Folk Legend & FBI Target: Declassified Docs Show Iconic Singer
Was Spied on for Decades,” primarily focusing on the fact he was
almost arrested, not the surveillance he was under.

In the article, Goodman explains how the FBI released a 1,800 page
file detailing how they spied on Seeger for nearly 30 years; after he
sent a letter in 1943 protesting a government proposal to deport all
Japanese-Americans once World War II had ended. Ninety pages of the
report remain to be released, and the FBI continued to spy on Seeger
well into the 1970s. The FBI went to his grade school and high school,
looked into his father and his wife Toshi, who was Japanese-American.
Within the report, a military intelligence official wrote of how
Seeger had communist sympathies, unsatisfactory relations with
landlords and numerous communist/undesirable friends. Later, it was
written in the report how these connections made Seeger unfit for a
position of trust or responsibility. It was reported how Seeger made
an audience sing along at a concert, not by their own free will but
rather a supposed psychological manipulation, in addition to claiming
communist officers and members had complete control of said concert.

The topic of how Pete Seeger, an American citizen, was under
surveillance for just under thirty years, is significant because it
shows how the FBI can put people and groups under surveillance for
supposedly being dangerous, a sort of malpractice that is still going
on to this day. ABC News covered a story on how the FBI “improperly
targeted Greenpeace, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals
(PETA), and two antiwar groups in domestic terrorism.” For five years
(2001-2006), the FBI spied on these groups, and after these five
years, the Inspector General of the Department of Justice looked into
the spying and found that there was little or no basis for the terror
investigations, stating they were “unreasonable and inconsistent with
FBI policy.” The FBI has been investigating peace groups and activists
for acts of terror ever since the 1940s.

Since December 18, 2015, numerous independent outlets have covered the
story of how the FBI spied on Pete Seeger for nearly thirty years. On
the other hand, the corporate press covered a small aspect of the
story. The New York Times reported on how Seeger was brought in for a
conviction for contempt of Congress in the 1950s, but does not delve
into the thirty years of surveillance of his life. Coverage of the
story all began with the independent news outlet Mother Jones
obtaining the file itself through a Freedom of Information Act
request. Mother Jones, Democracy Now!, Alternet, BoingBoing, Daily
News, and other independent outlets seem to have the same information.
All claim that the FBI spied on the renowned folk artist because of
his political views and associations. There is, however a slight
difference in terms of the amount of detail provided by the individual
independent news outlets. Mother Jones, having obtained the file
before anyone else, had a considerable amount more in terms of
information than others.

The unjust surveillance of Pete Seeger by the FBI shows how due to the
slightest suspicious act (sending a strongly worded letter), one could
become a target of the FBI. The recent inequitable investigations
conducted by the FBI of peace groups within the United States merely
proves that these kinds of unwarranted investigations still occur. It
is unreasonable how the government can target a peace and justice
center or an activist that focuses on nonviolence by claiming
potential terrorism.

Sources:

Corn, David. “Pete Seeger’s FBI File Reveals How the Folk Legend First
Became a Target of the Feds.” Mother Jones. 18 Dec. 2015.
http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2015/12/pete-seeger-fbi-file

Beschizza, Rob. “FBI Thought Pete Seeger Was a Commie.” BoingBoing. 31
Jan. 2016.
http://boingboing.net/2016/01/31/pete-seeger-1919-2014.htmlht

Goodman, Amy. “Pete Seeger, Folk Legend & FBI Target: Declassified
Docs Show Iconic Singer Was Spied on for Decades.” Democracy Now! 22
Dec. 2015.
http://www.democracynow.org/2015/12/22/pete_seeger_folk_legend_fbi_target

McShane, Larry. “Folk Singer Pete Seeger’s FBI File Reveals Interview
Feds Had with Woody Guthrie, Report about Seeger’s ‘undesirable
Friends’.” New York Daily News. N.p., 19 Dec.Web. 23 Feb.
2016.http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/pete-seeger-fbi-file-reveals-fed-woody-guthrie-interview-article-1.2471337ht

Thorpe, Vanessa. “The FBI Snooped on Singer Pete Seeger for 20 Years.”
The Guardian, 19 Dec. 2015.
http://www.theguardian.com/music/2015/dec/20/fbi-spied-on-pete-seeger-20-years-communist-links

Student Researchers: Dylan Lopez (California State University Maritime
Academy) and Joshua Gorski (Diablo Valley College)

Faculty Evaluator: Nolan Higdon (California State University Maritime
Academy)

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http://fatcatwebproductions.com/ThePaper_2014/md-thenews/content/earthtalk%C2%AE-april-4-2016-what-ever-happened-radical-environmental-group-earth-first-are-they


EarthTalk® for April 4, 2016 - What ever happened to the radical
environmental group Earth First!? Are they still around and what other
groups are leading the charge when it comes to so-called “radical
environmentalism” these days?
Published by The Editor on Mon, 04/04/2016 - 06:06



2.

The second opportunity will be Saturday July 9 at the Hobgoblin Barn
at the annual Peacestock. The theme will be “Terrorism: Definitions,
Causes and Effects,” and speakers include Dr. Todd Green, an associate
professor at Luther College and Michael Green, a retired FBI agent and
now a fellow with the Brennan Center For Justice in New York City.
They will speak on Islamophobia and the failures of our
counter-terrorism system. To get more information, go to the website
http://www.peacestockvfp.org.



3.

SNOWDEN SAYS FBI'S CLAIM APPLE NEEDS TO GO HACK ITSELF IS “HORSESHIT”
– Validated Independent News - Project Censored
http://www.projectcensored.org/snowden-says-fbis-claim-apple-needs-go-hack-h...
- Edward Snowden says the FBI is lying about needing Apple to unlock
San Bernardino Massacre gunman Syed Farook's iPhone 5C. At the Common
Cause ...

HACK ITSELF IS “HORSESHIT”
April 4, 2016
http://www.projectcensored.org/snowden-says-fbis-claim-apple-needs-go-hack-horseshit/

Edward Snowden says the FBI is lying about needing Apple to unlock San
Bernardino Massacre gunman Syed Farook’s iPhone 5C. At the Common
Cause Blueprint for a Great Democracy conference, held in downtown
Washington, D.C., on March 8, 2016, Snowden said: “The FBI says Apple
has the ‘exclusive technical means’ to unlock the phone. Respectfully,
that’s horseshit.” He also gave his support to an ACLU report that
states the FBI’s claim is illegitimate, due to the existence of a
memory mirroring process they can use to possibly unlock the phone.
Snowden says the FBI has had access to this data extraction process,
since the 1990s.

Snowden’s declaration of the FBI’s dishonesty seems to have been
further corroborated by the FBI itself, when they cancelled their
court date against Apple, for March 22, 2016; stating they have now
enlisted a third party who may be able to unlock Farood’s iPhone for
them. Additional Apple-free methods the FBI could possibly use to gain
access to the phone, that the global technological community already
appear to be aware of, consist of the following: “removing the
processor cover with acid and lasers, using a monster jailbreak, a
software exploit, or memory mirroring.”

As the FBI has expanded their unwarranted secret surveillance powers
under Section 702 of the FISA Amendments Act of 2008, the question
arises as to what the Bureau’s actual intentions are by having the
Department of Justice possibly force a privately-held corporation like
Apple into compromising its own technology by hacking into to it; when
it appears the FBI doesn’t need them to do so.

Regarding corporate media coverage of this story, Time Magazine also
made mention of Snowden speaking out against the FBI at the Blueprint
for Democracy Conference. However, The Guardian expanded coverage by
providing video links to the Common Cause conference, pro-Apple
commentary from Microsoft founder Bill Gates and Apple co-founder
Steve Wozniak; and a link to a previous Guardian article detailing a
related New York iPhone unlocking case. Concurrently, as of March 23,
2016, Headlines & Global News, stated the Israeli tech company,
Cellebrite, is reportedly helping the FBI to decrypt Farook’s iPhone;
while The New York Times stated the FBI had previously employed
Cellebrite for the same task to no avail. Edward Snowden has recently
suggested that the FBI may have perjured itself in federal court, as a
result of their latest admissions.
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EXCLUSIVE — Palm Beach Sheriff's Office Critic Mark Dougan: I’m Seeking Political Asylum In Russia!

April 7, 2016 by Jose Lambiet 9 Comments

Mark Dougan: PBSO can't harass me on Red Square! (Mark Dougan photo)


WEST PALM BEACH — Mark Dougan, the founder of the anti-Sheriff Ric Bradshaw website pbsotalk.com, flew to Russia this week and says he is preparing his application for political asylum in the land of Vladimir Putin.

Dougan says he doesn’t trust Palm Beach County authorities, especially the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, to protect him if he were jailed in the wake of an FBI raid on his Palm Beach Gardens house last month.

Federal and local a
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Honoring attorney David Kairys
for his work on police civilian review boards
see last post
below
http://www.archives.upenn.edu/faids/upt/upt50/kairys_d.html




Link du jour

https://archive.org/stream/directoryofgradu19fbin_9/directoryofgradu19fbin_9_djvu.txt

http://www.thirdworldtraveler.com/FBI/Church_Committee_Report.html



FBI agent of the week

James Ahearn




Complaint - FindLaw
FindLaw › news › docs › mcintyreuscmplt
Defendant James Ahearn (“Ahearn”) resides in Phoenix, Arizona. During
all times alleged in this complaint, Ahearn was ..

PDF File of lawsuit against Ahearn

Charges dropped against 6 FBI Agents in James "Whitey" Bulger ...
Democratic Underground › Discuss
Jan 25, 2007 - Charges dropped against 6 FBI Agents in James "Whitey"
Bulger case. ... J. Connolly Jr., as well as John Morris, Robert
Fitzpatrick, James Ring, James Greenleaf, and James Ahearn.
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=132x3076967


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Cassandra M. Chandler
Assistant Director, Office of Public Affairs
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Phoenix Citizens Academy Graduation
Phoenix, Arizona
April 13, 2005
Good evening. Let me begin by thanking Larry King, who was
instrumental in getting me here. My thanks also to SAC Monroe and the
Phoenix Field Office for the invitation to join you tonight. I am
honored to be a part of your graduation, particularly here in Phoenix,
where the Citizens Academy program got its start.
I understand there are many disciples of Jim Ahearn in the audience.
Jim was the former Special Agent in Charge of the Phoenix Field
Office, and the man who started the Citizens Academy here in Phoenix.
We're glad you are here celebrating with us tonight. My thanks also to
the Phoenix Police Department. They gave us the concept of the
Citizens Academy, and we ran with it.
I want to thank all of you for the time and effort you have
contributed to this class. For two months, you shifted priorities and
sacrificed free time to learn more about the FBI. You could have gone
to the movies, read a few chapters in your favorite book, or just sat
back on the couch after a tough day. But you didn't.
Instead, you spent your time with us, every Thursday night, for eight
weeks. You skipped the movie to watch the SWAT team in action. You
traded your favorite novel for safety goggles and a shotgun, and
you've got the bruises to prove it. You left the couch to collect
crime scene evidence. You asked to be informed about the FBI, and we
did our best to "demystify" our day-to-day work, to help you
understand what we're doing to keep America safe.
One of the things you have learned over the past eight weeks is that
our jobs have become more challenging as crime has become more
complex, more sophisticated, and more dangerous. Today, we're seeing
organized crime enterprises launder money for drug groups. Drug groups
possibly selling weapons to terrorists. Terrorists committing white
collar crime to fund their operations. All of them exploiting
technology for criminal purposes.
Let's face it: the days of the G-Men tearing down the road in hot
pursuit of a bank robber or a gangster are long gone. Terrorism,
technology, and homeland security are now a part of our daily
vocabulary.
The playing field has changed--and changed dramatically. The good news
is, so has the FBI.
Years ago, law enforcement and intelligence agencies had a tendency to
work alone, keeping information and expertise to themselves.
Businesses, communities, and citizens stood on the
sidelines--concerned, but remote from the work of law enforcement.
The 9/11 attacks taught us all a painful lesson: we cannot defeat our
enemies standing alone. Rather, we have had to find new ways of doing
things to defeat today's sophisticated criminal and terrorist
networks, like changing the way we function within the FBI and
formulating new opportunities for sharing information and working
together with others, like you.
I want to talk for just a moment about the idea of form and function
working together. Being here in Phoenix makes me think of
world-renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright, who designed and built
beautiful buildings in Scottsdale and around the country. Wright was
an architectural pioneer who believed that form and function should
work in tandem with each other. That man-made structures should
complement the surrounding natural landscape, and that everything,
form and function, should work together in unity.
This principle of form and function working together in unity is one
that we in the FBI are putting into practice every day.
We are collaborating with new partners in new ways. We are working
with our international counterparts and with cops on the local beat.
We are coordinating with leaders in the intelligence community and
leaders in your community. We are sharing information, technology, and
investigative techniques with law enforcement agencies across the
country and around the world. We are working with businesses and
schools and civic organizations and individuals like you every day to
prevent crime and to prevent the next terrorist attack. We have come
together as one team, with one motivation--protecting our nation, our
communities, and our children.
In short, we have changed our form and our function--to work together
in unity, not just with our law enforcement and intelligence partners,
but also with you--the citizens we have sworn to protect.
The Citizens Academy is one of the greatest examples of how we have
come together as a team. Through this academy, you are helping us to
build stronger citizen commitment and community support. You are
helping to build a bridge between law enforcement and the community.
You are helping to dispel some of the myths surrounding the FBI. Now
you know that we are not "men in dark suits who come to get you in the
middle of the night," as I've learned one of your classmates said. We
are men and women, of all races and ages, working--everyday--to
protect you.
By working with us, you have improved our ability to protect you, and
you have made Phoenix a safer place to live.
Earlier I described how Frank Lloyd Wright designed his buildings,
ensuring that form and function worked in unity with the building's
surroundings. Let me go a step further.
Beyond the structure itself, Wright said that "the room within is the
great fact about the building." He meant that greatness isn't defined
just by the form and function of the building. It's the way the rooms
inside flow together, how each room is used--these are the things that
make a building great.
So imagine our nation as an enormous building. A great building. Now
think of our schools, churches, and civic groups; our businesses,
police departments and government agencies. These are the rooms of our
building.
In these rooms, we come together for a common purpose--to protect our
nation. We come together as a team: the FBI changing its form and
function to fit the new structural realities of global crime and
terrorism, and you--the leaders of the community we serve--changing,
learning, and working with us...all of us flowing together to help
build a safe nation.
You know, from my youngest days, I have always believed in the power
of one. The power of one person to make a difference. But as I
continue to witness the incredible coming together of law enforcement,
the intelligence community, and other communities we serve, I have
come to realize that the power of one also means something else. It
stands for the power of unity.
Within that building we just imagined, we may come from different
rooms. We may have different backgrounds, with different jobs and
different roles in society.
But ultimately, we are one people with one mission: to ensure that our
nation--this great building--will stand strong and secure, and that it
will withstand the changing landscape of global crime and terrorism.
We have much to gain by working together in unity. And through
participating in the Citizens Academy you have taken a great step in
that direction. But remember, this is just the beginning.
Our team effort cannot stop after you leave this room tonight. You
must continue to act as ambassadors for the FBI, helping your
community understand the work we're doing. You must remain part of a
larger community dedicated to protecting America. You must serve as
the eyes and ears of law enforcement...as the everyday guardians of
freedom, justice, and democracy.
The challenges we face are fierce. But standing together, we are a
powerful network, a team that cannot be defeated.
Congratulations on your graduation. And may God bless you for your
strength and for your willingness to work together with law
enforcement building a nation that will stand secure 20...50...100
years from now. You know, whenever I think of you and your devotion to
the Citizen's Academy, I will think of how my 15-year-old son would
describe your support. He'd say, "I've got your back." And all of us
in the FBI would reply, "Indeed you do, and we thank you."
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2.

F.B.I. Official Suspended for Reno Criticism
Published: February 25, 1994


http://www.nytimes.com/1994/02/25/us/fbi-official-suspended-for-reno-criticism.html



PHOENIX, Feb. 24— The Federal Bureau of Investigation's top official
in Arizona has been suspended a few days before his scheduled
retirement because of his published criticism of Attorney General
Janet Reno.

The official, James Ahearn, who has been with the agency for 35 years,
was placed on administrative leave with pay on Tuesday for his
comments in an interview on Feb. 13 in The Arizona Republic, an F.B.I.
spokesman, Dean St. Dennis, said on Wednesday.

In the interview, Mr. Ahearn questioned Ms. Reno's ability to run the
Justice Department, which includes the F.B.I., and criticized her for
rejecting a plan to merge the bureau and the Drug Enforcement
Administration.

"When she first was appointed, I was excited," Mr. Ahearn said in the
interview. "Here was a prosecutor from Florida who I thought could do
an excellent job. But she went to Washington and forgot that she's the
nation's prosecutor. She's become a social worker."

Mr. Ahearn, 53, said Wednesday that he did not regret speaking out.

Although Mr. Ahearn retire



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Executive Profile
James F. Ahearn
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Background
James F. Ahearn, Jim serves as Chief Executive Officer of Worldwide
Hospitality Management and Marketing, Inc. Mr. Ahearn is a veteran of
over twenty five years with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the
last 17 years of which were in top executive capacities heading
various field divisions throughout the United States. In 2003, Mr.
Ahearn, together with four partners, established Worldwide Hospitality
Management and Marketing, Inc., (a private entity) whose aim is to
take advantage of the newly acquired disposable wealth of the emerging
Chinese upper middle class. While serving in these positions he
performed many international liaison duties, interfacing with leading
figures of foreign governments. He served as Interim Chief Financial
Officer of Trackpower Inc. since November 2006. Following early
retirement from the Bureau in 1994, Mr. Ahearn entered the private
sector by accepting a position as Chief Operating Officer for Capital
Gaming, Inc. He was called upon to completely re-vamp a newly acquired
subsidiary specializing in Indian gaming, while at the same time
overseeing the construction of several casinos on tribal lands located
in various parts of the Western United States. After successfully
completing the construction phase, he supervised the daily operations
of all the properties. After five years of leading the subsidiary, Mr.
Ahearn left to form a management consulting firm, Corporate Integrity
Services, Inc. in Scottsdale, Arizona which performed a variety of
services for the business community, particularly in gaming and
related matters. He led teams of consultants in conducting operational
reviews of casinos, and other enterprises, evaluating effectiveness of
internal control policies and procedures. Mr. Ahearn serves as
Chairman of the Board of Worldwide Hospitality Management and
Marketing, Inc. He served as Chairman of the FBI Citizens Academy
Foundation. He served as Director of Trackpower Inc. from October 12,
2005 to February 2007. He served as Director at Locateplus Holdings
Corp. He was the recipient of numerous commendations and awards during
his tenure, including selection by the agency's Director as
'Distinguished Executive of the Year' in 1992. Mr. Ahearn is a
graduate of St. John's University, Queens, N.Y. with a degree in
Management/Marketing. He is also a graduate of the University of
Nevada, Reno, Institute for the Study of Gambling and Commercial
Gaming, a Masters level program in gaming and hospitality issues. In
1992, he graduated from the National Executive Institute, Washington,
D.C., and has completed Dr. W. Edwards Deming's course 'How to Manage
Successfully Today and Tomorrow'.
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Diocese Hands Over Names - Parker Waichman LLP
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Sep 10, 2002 | The Arizona Republic The names of 15 priests and other
employees have been ... pulled together a team of seven attorneys and
former local FBI head James Ahearn to concentrate on a ...


David Kairys
ARCHIVAL COLLECTIONS
David Kairys Papers
1960-2011 (bulk 1962-2009)
UPT 50 K134
95.0 Cubic feet
Prepared by Joseph-James Ahern
February 2012
Access to collections is granted in accordance with the Protocols for the University Archives and Records Center.

PROVENANCE

The David Kairys Papers were donated to the University Archives and Records Center by David Kairys in June and August 2011 (Accession # 2011: 35).

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ARRANGEMENT

The David Kairys Papers are organized into four series: Professional, Legal Cases, Works By, and Personal. The material within each series is arranged alphabetically. The original order of the files was maintained during processing.

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BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

David Kairys was born in Baltimore Maryland on April 16, 1943. He attended Cornell University where he studied engineering and economics and was awarded the degree of Bachelor of Science in 1965. Drawn to the law while observing and participating in the civil rights movement, he entered Columbia University Law School where he received the degree of Bachelor of Laws in 1968. Kairys finished his education with the degree of Master of Laws from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1971, where he was a fellow in Community Law and Criminal Litigation, an innovative clinical law program at Penn that involved litigation and teaching.
Kairys started his legal career in that Penn program in 1968 as a public defender with the Defender Association of Philadelphia. In 1971, along with David Rudovsky, he was a founding partner in the law firm Kairys & Rudovsky (in 2012, Kairys, Rudovsky, Messing & Feinberg; Kairys is currently of counsel) with the goal to create a public interest practice to litigate civil rights, civil liberties, and public interest issues. Kairys won the leading race discrimination case against the FBI, won challenges to unrepresentative juries around the country, stopped police sweeps in Philadelphia, was the lead lawyer in the most significant acquittal of anti-Vietnam War activists (Camden 28), represented Dr. Benjamin Spock in a free speech case before the Supreme Court, and conceived and litigated the city lawsuits against handgun manufacturers. He is widely known for his creative and regularly successful strategies and legal theories on the range of civil rights and liberties, police abuse, criminal defense, and government and corporate misconduct.
Kairys has also pursued an academic career since 1972 when he was appointed a lecturer in urban studies at the University of Pennsylvania. In 1980 the University of Pennsylvania appointed him an adjunct professor of sociology, a position he held through 1990. Kairys eventually decided to leave fulltime legal practice, and so in the Fall of 1990 he accepted the appointment of professor of law at the Temple University Law School, teaching courses in constitutional law, political and civil rights, law, science and technology, and privacy law. From 2001 to 2007 he was the first James E. Beasley chair in the law school. In 2012, Kairys continues to teach at Temple University, write, and litigate parttime.
Kairys has been a prolific author, writing over 35 articles and book chapters, numerous op-ed pieces on a range of legal and nonlegal issues, and monographs related to his legal and political interests. Most notable are his three books The Politics of Law: A Progressive Critique (1982, new editions in 1990, 1998); With Liberty and Justice for Some, A Critique of the Conservative Supreme Court (1993); and Philadelphia Freedom, Memoir of a Civil Rights Lawyer (2008).

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SCOPE AND CONTENT

The David Kairys Papers document the professional and legal career of civil rights attorney, author, and law professor David Kairys. The collection has been organized into four series: Professional, Legal Cases, Works By, and Personal. The Professional Series documents Kairys' activities outside of the court room. This includes affiliations, conferences, expert testimony, and teaching files. Most notable are his affiliations with the Coalition for Police Accountability, the Conference on Critical Legal Studies, and the Crisis Intervention Network. The Legal Cases Series contains files for the various court cases Kairys served as an attorney, such as the Camden 28, Freedom of Information Act Requests, and Handgun Litigation. These files contain correspondence, transcripts, depositions, notes, and court documents for the various cases. Some legal case files can be found in Kairys' memoir files in the Works By series, and have been referenced accordingly. The Works By Series contains the publications written by Kairys throughout his career including articles, op-ed pieces, chapters, edited works, and books - most notably his memoir Philadelphia Freedom: Memoir of a Civil Rights Lawyer. Files in the Works By Series contain correspondence, notes, drafts, and final versions. The Personal Series documents Kairys college education at Cornell, Columbia, and the University of Pennsylvania; his historic newspaper collection from the 1960s and 1970s, and his selective service files. There is no family correspondence in the Personal Series.
There are a number of restricted files in the David Kairys Papers that are absolutely closed for 75 years from the date of creation, based either on the donor's request or University of Pennsylvania policy. These files have been noted as CLOSED in the inventory.

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CONTROLLED ACCESS HEADINGS

Personal Name(s)

Kairys, David, 1943
Subject(s)

Civil rights--United States.
Law--Political aspects.
Lawyers--United States.
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INVENTORY

PROFESSIONAL
Box
Folder
Affiliations
Coalition for Police Accountability
1986-1987
1
1
1986-1993
1
2
Appendix A: A Brief History of Police Abuse, 1986
1
3
Bar Commission on Police, 1982-1988
1
4
Bills 297 and 317 Material, 1991-1992
1
5
Correspondence, 1986-1987
1
6
Correspondence, 1986-1988
1
7
Correspondence, 1987-1996 (1)
1
8
Correspondence, 1987-1996 (2)
1
9
Correspondence, 1992-1993
1
10
Independent Inquiry and Review Board - Draft, n.d.
1
11
Legislation, 1980-1995
1
12
Meetings
1985-1988
1
13
1986-1987
1
14
1992
1
15
1993
1
16
Membership
1980
1
17
1992
1
18
Miscellaneous, 1988
1
19
Newspaper Clippings
1985-1987
1
20
1986-1987
1
21
1990-1995
1
22
1993
1
23
Northeastern Political Science Association Talk, 1987
1
24
Notes, 1985-1987
1
25
Police Advisory Board, 1992
1
26
Police Command and Abuse of Citizens, n.d.
1
27
Press Packet, 1992
1
28
Press Release, 1986
1
29
Proposal to Transfer Responsibility for the Investigation of Police Abuse Complaints to the Office of the Inspector General, 1987
1
30
Proposals or Program of Coalition - Draft, 1986
1
31
Reference
1984-1987
1
32
1986-1987 (1)
1
33
1986-1987 (2)
1
34
1986-1987 (3)
1
35
Report and Recommendations
1986
1
36
Draft, 1986 (1)
1
37
Draft, 1986 (2)
1
38
Draft, 1986 (3)
1
39
Report of the Advisory Group, 1991
1
40
Report of the First Year's Activities, 1987
1
41
Report on Survey of Conditions at the Police Administration Building, n.d.
1
42
Summary of Recommendations, n.d.
1
43
VHS Tape: Commonwealth v. Ziegler, 1984
96
1
Conference on Critical Legal Studies
Boston, 1992
2
1
Bringing Politics to the Court Room, 1979
2
2
Conferences, 1981-1986 (1)
2
3
Conferences, 1981-1986 (2)
2
4
Correspondence
1977-1985 (1)
2
5
1977-1985 (2)
2
6
1978-1985 (1)
2
7
1978-1985 (2)
2
8
1978-1985 (3)
93
29
Meetings
1982
2
9
1984
2
10
1985
2
11
1987
2
12
1988
2
13
Conference Material, 1983
2
14
Correspondence, 1982-1983
2
15
Notes, n.d.
2
16
Papers, 1983 (1)
2
17
Papers, 1983 (2)
2
18
Reference Material, 1979, 1982
2
19
Miscellaneous, 1982-1985 (1)
2
20
Miscellaneous, 1982-1985 (2)
2
21
Newsletter, 1983-1984
2
22
Notes, 1980-1981
2
23
Papers, 1977-1978 (1)
2
24
Papers, 1977-1978 (2)
2
25
Philadelphia, 1978-1979
2
26
Politics of Class and the Construction of Identity, 1995
2
27
Summer Camp
1981
2
28
1982
2
29
1983
2
30
Consumers Education and Protective Association, 1979
2
31
Crisis Intervention Network
1986-1989 (1)
2
32
1986-1989 (2)
2
33
Board Meetings
1983-1986 (1)
3
1
1983-1986 (2)
3
2
1985 (1)
3
3
1985 (2)
3
4
Correspondence, 1983-1987 (1)
3
5
Correspondence, 1983-1987 (2)
3
6
Executive Committee, 1983
3
7
Jobs for Economic Growth, 1988 (1)
3
8
Jobs for Economic Growth, 1988 (2)
3
9
Public Service Employment, 1987-1988 (1)
3
10
Public Service Employment, 1987-1988 (2)
3
11
Public Service Employment, 1987-1988 (3)
3
12
Publicity, 1984-1986 (1)
3
13
Publicity, 1984-1986 (2)
3
14
East Mount Airy Neighbors, Inc, 1989-1990
3
15
Encyclopedia of the American Judicial System Editorial Advisory Board, 1983-1987
3
16
In These Times - Publishers Associates, 1979-1980
3
17
Keystone Alliance, 1979
3
18
Nader 2000
Correspondence, 1999-2001
3
19
Reference Material, 2000 (1)
3
20
Reference Material, 2000 (2)
3
21
Saving the Courts, 2000
3
22
Nader 2004, 2004
3
23
National Lawyers Guild
Committee on Theoretical Studies
1979-1983 (1)
3
24
1979-1983 (2)
3
25
1979-1983 (3)
3
26
1979-1983 (4)
3
27
1980-1982 (1)
4
1
1980-1982 (2)
4
2
1983-1986 (1)
4
3
1983-1986 (2)
4
4
1983-1986 (3)
4
5
Bibliography and Study Group Subcommittee, 1979-1980
4
6
Civil Liberties Subcommittee, 1979
4
7
Conference Registration, 1979
4
8
Financial, 1979-1980
4
9
Mailing Lists, 1979
4
10
Materials on Theory of the Law and the State, 1978-1979 (1)
4
11
Materials on Theory of the Law and the State, 1978-1979 (2)
4
12
Materials on Theory of the Law and the State, 1978-1979 (3)
4
13
Membership, 1979-1983
4
14
Miscellaneous, 1979-1980 (1)
4
15
Miscellaneous, 1979-1980 (2)
4
16
Miscellaneous, 1979-1980 (3)
4
17
Sexism and Patriarchy Subcommittee, 1979
4
18
Student Pamphlet Subcommittee, 1978-1981 (1)
4
19
Student Pamphlet Subcommittee, 1978-1981 (2)
4
20
Student Pamphlet Subcommittee, 1978-1981 (3)
4
21
Convention, 1983
4
22
Executive Board Meeting, 1980
4
23
Fiftieth Anniversary, 1987
4
24
Northeast Regional, 1987
4
25
New Press
Legal Advisory Committee
1990-1991
4
26
1992
4
27
1993-1994
4
28
Pennsylvania Judicial Selection Project, 1980-1983
5
1
Progressive Alliance, 1979-1980
5
2
Public Ownership and Control of Oil, 1979-1980
5
3
United Nations Commission on Human Rights, 2005 [closed]
5
4
Bar, 1968-1970
5
5
Central America
Correspondence, 1987-1988
5
6
Miscellaneous, 1986-1988 (1)
5
7
Miscellaneous, 1986-1988 (2)
5
8
National Conference on the Nicaraguan Constitution, 1986 (1)
5
9
National Conference on the Nicaraguan Constitution, 1986 (2)
5
10
National Conference on the Nicaraguan Constitution, 1986 (3)
5
11
Newspaper Clippings, 1986-1988 (1)
5
12
Newspaper Clippings, 1986-1988 (2)
5
13
Nicaragua / Honduras Trip, 1986-1987
5
14
Notes, 1986
5
15
Op-ed Column, 1986 (1)
5
16
Op-ed Column, 1986 (2)
5
17
Reference Material, 1985-1987 (1)
5
18
Reference Material, 1985-1987 (2)
5
19
Reference Material, 1985-1987 (3)
5
20
Columbia Survey of Human Rights Law, 1968
5
21
Commission on the Democratic Selection of Presidential Nominees, 1968
5
22
Conferences
Alternative Practice, 1979
5
23
American Legal Studies Association, 1983
5
24
American University Law Review
Is there a Constitutional Right to Vote and Be Represented? The Case of the District of Columbia
Correspondence, 1998
5
25
Page Proofs, 1998-1999
5
26
Program Material, 1998
5
27
Reference Material, 1998
5
28
Transcript, n.d.
5
28
Race, Law and Justice: The Rehnquist Court and the American Dilemma, 1996
5
20
Back to Basics, 1998 (1)
5
30
Back to Basics, 1998 (2)
5
31
Center for Voting and Democracy Workshop, 2001 (1)
5
32
Center for Voting and Democracy Workshop, 2001 (2)
5
33
Colby College Forum, 1988 (1)
5
34
Colby College Forum, 1988 (2)
6
1
Connecticut Law Review
Guns and Liability in America
Correspondence, 2000
6
2
Drafts, 2000 (1)
6
3
Drafts, 2000 (2)
6
4
Program Material, 2000
6
5
Reference Material, 2000
6
6
Education Fund, 2002
6
7
Law and Society Association, 1987
6
8
Marxism and Law Workshop, 1979
6
9
Marxist Union, 1980-1981
6
10
PARSS / Work and Welfare Seminar, 1989
6
11
Socialist Scholars Conference, 1985
6
12
Temple University: New Roles, No Rules? Post-Conference Comments, 1999-2000
6
13
Temple University: Race, Gender and Free Speech, 1993-1994
6
14
University of Arizona: Guns, Crime and Punishment in America, 2001
6
15
University of Pennsylvania: New Approaches to Public Interest Law, 1983
6
16
Washington College of Law, American University
Rehnquist Court and the American Dilemma
Conference Material, 1995
6
17
Correspondence, 1995-1996
6
18
Draft, 1995 (1)
6
19
Drafts, 1995 (2)
6
20
Drafts, 1996
6
21
Notes, 1995
6
22
Papers, 1996
6
23
Reference Material, 1994-1995
6
24
Supreme Court, Racial Politics and the Right to Vote
Correspondence, 1994
6
25
Galley Proofs, 1994
6
26
Material, 1994
6
27
Transcript of Proceedings, 1994
6
28
Consultation
Greater Philadelphia Urban Affairs Coalition
1999-2003
6
29
2002-2003 (1)
6
30
2002-2003 (2)
6
31
2002-2003 (3)
6
32
Street Transition Team, 2000
7
1
Correspondence
Babcock, Barbara, 1993
7
2
Brown, Peter Harry, 2000-2002 (1)
7
3
Brown, Peter Harry, 2000-2002 (2)
7
4
Cover, Bob, 1966
7
6
Miscellaneous, 1968
7
7
Cox Committee, 1968
7
8
Emma Goldman Project, 1989-1992
7
9
Expert Testimony
Baglini v. Lauletta
1998-2002 (1)
7
10
1998-2002 (2)
7
11
2002
7
12
Correspondence, 1997-1998
7
12
Court Documents, 1997 (1)
7
13
Court Documents, 1997 (2)
7
14
Court Documents, 1997 (3)
7
15
Court Documents, 1997 (4)
7
16
Court Documents, 1997 (5)
7
17
Court Documents, 1997 (6)
7
18
Court Documents, 1997 (7)
7
19
Notes, 1997
7
20
Pring, George W. and Penelope Canan, SLAPPs: Getting Sued for Speaking Out, 1996
7
21
Reference Material, 1973-1998
7
22
SLAPP CLE, 2002
7
23
Court Openness, 2005-2006 (1)
7
24
Court Openness, 2005-2006 (2)
7
25
Fassnachut v Philadelphia, 1993
7
26
United States Commission on Civil Rights: Challenge of Civil Rights in the 21st Century: Liberty and Justice for All, 1994
7
27
United States Senate
Glass Ceiling in Federal Agencies
Correspondence, 1991
8
1
Hearing Records, 1991 (1)
8
2
Hearing Records, 1991 (2)
8
3
Reference Material, 1991
8
4
Testimony, 1991
8
5
Idaho Indian Law, 1988
8
6
Jobs and Schools, 1968-1969
8
7
Jury Tour, 1975-1976
8
8
Philadelphia Book Club, 1972
8
9
Philadelphia Office of the National Emergency Civil Liberties Committee Report, 1971-1978
8
10
Rabinowitz and Boudin, 1967 (1)
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Radio Times: Identity Cards and Numbers, 2001
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Subject File
1996 Election, 1995-1997
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Attica / Wounded Knee - Political Trials, 1975-1976
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Auto Safety, 1980-1981
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Bakke Case, 1978
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Gun Control
1989-1992
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1993-1998
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Advertisements, 1994-1997 (1)
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Andrews, Howard, 1997-1999
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City Handgun Suits Op-ed, 1998-1999
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Cook, Philip J., 1997-2000
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Court Cases, 1999-2002 (1)
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Court Cases, 1999-2002 (2)
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Crime Connection, 1997
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Dunbar, Frederick C., 1997-1998 (1)
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Dunbar, Frederick C., 1997-1998 (2)
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Economic Effects, 1995-1998 (1)
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Economic Effects, 1995-1998 (2)
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Educational Fund to End Handgun Violence, 1999-2000
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Handgun Book, 1998
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Henigan, Dennis A., 1995-2001 (1)
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Henigan, Dennis A., 1995-2001 (2)
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Illinois Public Nuisance, 2003
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Indiana Public Nuisance, 2003
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Industry, 1992-1997 (1)
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Industry, 1992-1997 (2)
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Johns Hopkins University, 1996-2000 (1)
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Johns Hopkins University, 1996-2000 (2)
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Johns Hopkins University, 1996-2000 (3)
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Joint City Guns Motions, 1999
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Joint Government Coordination, 1999-2000
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Kellermann, Arthur L., 1983-1996
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Law Review Articles, 1975-1992 (1)
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Law Review Articles, 1975-1992 (2)
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Lawsuit Ban Op-ed, 1999
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Ludwig, Jens, 1999
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National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Case, 2001
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National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Case, 2002-2003
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National Rifle Association, 1992 (1)
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National Rifle Association, 1992 (2)
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Negligent Entrustment Research, 1999-2000 (1)
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Nuisance Research, 1999-2000 (1)
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Oregon Public Nuisance, 2003
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Periodical List, 1991-1992
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Pierce, Glenn L., 1998
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Press Material, 1994-2001 (1)
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Ray and Johnstone vs. Accu-Tec, 1995
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Smith and Wesson Settlement, 2000
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Stewart, David, 1997-2000
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Temple CLE Course, 1999
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Vince, Joe, 2000
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Violence Policy Center, 1997
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Wintemute, Garen, 2001
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Iran Crisis, 1979-1981
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Newt Gingrich, 1994-1996
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Police
1991-1995 (1)
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House Bill 1638, 1995
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Rizzo, Frank, 1970-2005
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Provident National Bank - South African Loans, 1978
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Sotomayor Confirmation, 2009
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1970
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http://www.fresnobee.com/news/local/crime/article71621292.html

Crime

April 13, 2016 1:08 PM
Fresno’s former deputy police chief Keith Foster offered plea deal in
drug-dealing case

A year ago, then-Deputy Chief Keith Foster, six others were arrested
on drug trafficking charges

Lawyer says plea deal involves prison for Foster

Foster likely won’t accept it, lawyer says
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link du jour

http://www.philly.com/philly/opinion/20160418_Voters_have_strong_choices_for_Congress.html




http://whowhatwhy.org/2016/04/15/funny-wise-quotations-taxes/



Bonus read


National Whistleblowers Center







Take Action! [
http://action.whistleblowers.org/p/dia/action/public/index.sjs?action_KEY=18757
]

Today, a major step was taken to protect whistleblowers and create
accountability in the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

The Senate Judiciary Committee just unanimously voted to approve the
FBI Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act. Now it will advance to
the full Senate for a vote.

The FBI retaliated against whistleblower Jane Turner, who reported
theft from Ground Zero and the victims of the 9/11 attacks by FBI
agents. The current system failed to protect Turner, and she had to
fight for over 15 years for justice. Turner made the following
statement about the need for these reforms.

"My honest, and trusting use of the OARM system set up for
whistleblowers was a failure, and resulted in a lesson to all other
FBI whistleblowers that their struggle to tell the truth is being
thwarted at all levels. Unless they are prepared to spend fifteen
years of their lives seeking exoneration, and ultimately, find no
justice, whistleblowers will remain outside of the system, unwilling
to come forward. This is why I am writing this letter to support your
efforts to reform non-existent protections. The FBI Whistleblower
Protection Enhancement Act (WPEA) is critical and, if any case
demonstrates why it is critical my battle certainly sets the
prevailing reason."

Turner wasn't the only FBI whistleblower that the current system
failed to protect. A recent Government Accountability Office report
found that the FBI's whistleblower protection system failed to
guarantee basic due process rights and took an unacceptably long time
to review cases. FBI whistleblowers have exposed illegal surveillance
operations, systemic weaknesses in the counterterrorism program, civil
rights abuses, and the FBI's role in numerous wrongful convictions of
innocent Americans.

We need whistleblowers like Turner to stand on the front line to
protect American civil liberties and uphold the rule of law.

We need your help now. Urge your Representatives to vote for this
urgent reform! [
http://action.whistleblowers.org/p/dia/action/public/index.sjs?action_KEY=18757
]

Take Action! [
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] Sincerely, Stephen M. Kohn Executive Director National Whistleblower
Center

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http://www.capitalnewyork.com/article/city-hall/2016/04/8596979/feds-three-nypd-officials-linked-gun-permit-bribery

Three NYPD officials linked to gun permit bribery
feds-three-nypd-officials-linked-gun-permit-bribery
Bratton.

By Azi Paybarah 4:39 p.m. | Apr. 18, 2016

Three members of the NYPD License Division have been moved out of
their positions as part of an ongoing corruption probe into the
department,

2.
http://www.floridabulldog.org/2016/04/12521/

April 18, 2016 at 3:37 pm
9/11 Commission lawyers wanted to probe possible Saudi Royal family
ties to hijackers
Filed under 9/11,

As President Obama prepares to visit Saudi Arabia on Wednesday, his
administration is under increasing pressure to declassify 28 pages
that, according to many who’ve read them, illustrate financial links
between the Saudi government and the 9/11 hijackers.

Meanwhile, a far lesser-known document from the files of the 9/11
Commission—written by the same

3.

At the Cleveland CHIME LEAD Forum, an FBI Special Agent Urges
Healthcare Leaders to Proactively Engage with his Agency
April 18, 2016
by Mark Hagland


http://www.healthcare-informatics.com/article/cleveland-chime-lead-forum-fbi-special-agent-urges-healthcare-leaders-proactively-engage-his



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http://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/wayne/2016/04/18/no-bond-dearborn-hts-man-accused-plotting-isis-attack/83197392/


Attorney: FBI posed as 2 Muslim women to entrap man


5.

Home > Bangladesh
Police move court to question Mahmudur Rahman over plot to abduct and
murder Joy

Court Correspondent, bdnews24.com

http://bdnews24.com/bangladesh/2016/04/18/police-move-court-to-question-mahmudur-rahman-over-plot-to-abduct-and-murder-joy

Published: 2016-04-18 19:11:48.0 BdST Updated: 2016-04-18 19:11:48.0
BdST


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Cops' romp with hooker on N.J. flight part of FBI probe into NYPD, report says

http://www.nj.com/bergen/index.ssf/2016/04/sex_with_hooker_on_flight_from_nj_part_of_nypd_probe_report_says.html


April 18, 2016 at 10:45 AM, updated April 18, 2016 at 5:03 PM
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http://boingboing.net/2016/04/27/fbi-admits-to-giving-flawed-te.html/


April 27 2016


FBI admits to giving flawed testimony for decades

An "elite FBI forensic unit" admitted that for two decades, nearly every examiner "gave flawed testimony" (aka lied) about hair sample evidence in criminal trials. And geepers, they sure feel bad about all those people who were executed in prison because of it.

Washington Post:

Of 28 examiners with the FBI Laboratory’s microscopic hair comparison unit, 26 overstated forensic matches in ways that favored prosecutors in more than 95 percent of the 268 trials reviewed so far, according to the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) and the Innocence Project, which are assisting the government with the country’s largest post-conviction review of questioned forensic evidence.

The cases include those of 32 defendants sentenced to death. Of those, 14 have been executed or died in prison, the groups said under an agreem
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http://patch.com/new-jersey/galloway/atlantic-city-police-sergeant-admits-illegally-helping-drug-dealer-buy-car-us-attorney



Cop Admits Illegally Helping Drug Dealer boyfriend Buy Car: U.S. Attorney
Kiyia M. Harris was involved in a personal relationship with Donell Williams, buying a car and hiding his involvement in the purchase.
Galloway, NJ

B- May 3, 2016 10:58 am ET
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http://www.cbsnews.com/news/california-deputies-charged-in-beating-captured-on-video/

california deputies charged in beating captured on video

An image from a surveillance video shows two Alameda County sheriff's deputies beating a man with batons in San Francisco's Mission District on November 12, 2015. S.F. PUBLIC DEFENDER'S OFFICE VIA KPIX
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SAN FRANCISCO -- Two Northern California sheriff's deputies were charged with felonies Tuesday in the beating of a suspected car thief in an incident captured on surveillance video.

San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon announced that Alameda County sheriff's deputies Luis R. Santamaria and Paul D. Wieber were each charged with assault with a deadly weapon, assault under color of authority and battery.

Two residents' surveillance cameras captured deputies continuing to beat the suspect with steel batons as he lay on the ground, crying out in pain. In addition, Gascon said one of the deputies' body-worn cameras appears to have accidentally turned on.

"I'm sorry," Stanislav Petrov could be heard screaming on one of the videos. "Help me."


Petrov, 29, was beaten with metal batons by the two deputies on a San Francisco street on Nov. 12 at the end of a car ch
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FBI Octopus



These Miamians, including Chicken Kitchen's CEO, show up in the ...
Miami Herald- May 15 2016
“It's not the days of Scarface anymore,” said Scott Moritz, a former FBI agent who works for finance consultancy Protiviti. “But Miami is a very international city,



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http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/may/13/ferguson-effect-james-comey-fbi-policing


US policing Opinion
Giving the 'Ferguson effect' a new name won't make it truer
Samuel Sinyangwe
FBI director James Comey attributed a crime spike to police being scared of a viral video this week. That’s a theory that’s already been widely debunked


‘Crowd-sourced efforts demonstrate, at minimum, that police have not been “less aggressive”. If anything, the police appear to have doubled-down on the type of aggression that generated public scrutiny in the first place.’ Photograph: Alamy
@samswey
Friday 13 May 2016 12.05 EDT Last modified on Friday 13 May 2016 12.37 EDT


This week, FBI director James Comey used his platform to reignite public debate over the nefarious “Ferguson effect” theory, claiming national scrutiny of police was driving a “significant jump in murder rates” in US cities. Armed with anecdotes rather than facts, he asserted that more black and Hispanic men were dying because “lots and lots of police officers” were being less aggressive in their work for fear of being the next “viral video”.

This theory, as many experts have noted, relies on assumptions that are not supported by the facts. Unfortunately, we don’t have comprehensive official statistics on police use of force because the FBI, which Comey heads, has failed to collect this data. But crowd-sourced efforts demonstrate, at minimum, that police have not been “less aggressive”. If anything, the police appear to have doubled-down on the type of aggression that generated public scrutiny in the first place.

According to the Mapping Police Violence database, police killed 696 people nationwide in 2014 before the Ferguson protests began on 9 August. Police killed 739 people over the same time period in 2015 according to that database – the Guardian’s The Counted project recorded 709. Either way, an increase.

This year is no different. Police have already killed more people to date this year than they had killed by this point of 2014.

And there hasn’t been a crime wave alongside these increased killings, contrary to Comey’s assertion. Analyses by the Marshall Project and the Department of Justice found no evidence that violent crime has significantly increased in the nation’s largest



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http://www.examiner.com/article/omaha-fbi-office-inspection-reports-are-missing-from-cointelpro-era

Omaha FBI office inspection reports are missing from COINTELPRO era
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Omaha COINTELPRO proposal against Charles Knox was censored by the FBI to hide dirty tricks
FBI
A spokesman for the Federal Bureau of Investigation has admitted that six annual inspection reports of the Omaha field office cannot be located. “We were unable to locate records,” said David Hardy, Section Chief of the Records Management Division.

Hardy sought to find annual internal inspection reports for the Omaha FBI office during the years 1967-1973. Hardy said, “we conducted a search of the locations or entities where records...would reasonably be found.”

The missing FBI records span the tenures of Paul Young and Fletcher Thompson as Special Agents in Charge. Both Young and Thompson proposed counterintelligence actions against “Black Nationalists” in Omaha under the illegal counterintelligence operation code-named COINTELPRO. Young targeted the Omaha Two, Edward Poindexter and Wopashite Mondo Eyen we Langa (former David Rice) of the National Committee to Combat Fascism. Thompson targeted Charles Knox of the Black Revolutionary Party.

The missing inspection reports would have shed light on clandestine dirty tricks. J. Edgar Hoover, the director of the FBI for nearly a half-century, kept tight control of the Bureau and the COINTELPRO program. To avoid documenting the more serious crimes committed by FBI agents, Hoover established a sophisticated “Do Not File” system for the most “sensitive” operations. Counterintelligence measures that needed to be kept secret were documented on temporary files captioned Do Not File. The Special Agent in Charge would keep the documentation in an office safe instead of the regular filing system. During the annual office reviews the contents of the safe would be examined, verified, and destroyed with the inspectors making summary statements in the inspection reports.

Mark Felt, the “Deep Throat” of Watergate infamy, was in charge of the Inspection Division and functioned as a quality control officer. Felt did not object when FBI agents broke the law with counterintelligence actions. Instead, Felt's task was to make sure the misdeeds were being done efficiently and effectively. A typical office review would consist of an inspection team drawn from FBI headquarters and other field offices and could take several weeks. Files would be studied, the safe examined, and interviews conducted during the inspections. The inspection reports were detailed and comprehensive.

The FBI has posted the annual inspection reports of the Domestic Intelligence Division which are hundreds of pages long and catalog counterintelligence actions all over the country. Two of the national inspection reports mentioned Omaha. One discussed the name change from the United Front to Combat Fascism to the National Committee to Combat Fascism. The other inspection report told of FBI collaboration with Omaha police against Charles Knox.

The Omaha Two targets were ultimately convicted of the 1970 murder of an Omaha policeman after the FBI Laboratory withheld a report on the identity of an anonymous 911 caller who lured the officer to a bombing. Both Poindexter and Mondo denied any role in the crime. Poindexter remains imprisoned at the maximum-security Nebraska State Penitentiary. Mondo died at the prison in March. FBI files on the two men were both redacted and withheld. The missing inspection reports may have exonerated the two Black Panther leaders but now the extent of FBI manipulation of the case will likely never be known.

After Paul Young obtained the conviction of the Omaha Two he was promoted to the Kansas City FBI office. Fletcher Thompson followed Young and sought Hoover's approval for a COINTELPRO action against Charles Knox who had moved from Des Moines, Iowa to Omaha. FBI records do not disclose if Hoover approved of the plot against Knox. The specifics of the propo



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https://www.wired.com/2016/05/history-fbis-hacking/


SECURITY DATE OF PUBLICATION: 05.15.16.
05.15.16
TIME OF PUBLICATION: 7:00 AM.
7:00 AM
EVERYTHING WE KNOW ABOUT HOW THE FBI HACKS PEOPLE



RECENT HEADLINES WARN that the government now has greater authority to hack your computers, in and outside the US. Changes to federal criminal court procedures known as Rule 41 are to blame; they vastly expand how and whom the FBI can legally hack. But just like the NSA’s hacking operations, FBI hacking isn’t new. In fact, the bureau has a long history of surreptitiously hacking us, going back two decades.

That history is almost impossible to document, however, because the hacking happens mostly in secret. Search warrants granting permission to hack get issued using vague, obtuse language that hides what’s really happening, and defense attorneys rarely challenge the hacking tools and techniques in court. There’s also no public accounting of how often the government hacks people. Although federal and state judges have to submit a report to Congress tracking the number and nature of wiretap requests they process each year, no similar requirement exists for hacking tools. As a result, little is known about the invasive tools the bureau, and other law enforcement agencies, use or how they use them. But occasionally, tidbits of information do leak out in court cases and news stories.

A look at a few of these cases offers a glimpse at how FBI computer intrusion techniques have developed over the years. Note that the government
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