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After giving us the President Kennedy assassination,
Martin Luther King assassination and the X Files
Very special FBI Director Comey wants us to believe.

Can you say " I want to believe " boys and girls?


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http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/national_world/2015/09/19/hoover-statue-a-big-bust-at-fbi-office.html



Hoover statue a big bust at FBI ultimate G-man just got busted down to storage.

A waxlike, life-size figure of J. Edgar Hoover, which was recently installed among other memorabilia in the FBI’s New York field office, has been removed because of objections from bureau personnel.

The decision to oust Hoover, who was the FBI’s director for 48 years and served under 10 presidents, is something of a cultural moment for the bureau. Once revered among FBI agents, Hoover is no longer universally admired at the organization he built.

“There are no plans to display him again,” said Michael Kortan, assistant director of the FBI’s Office of Public Affairs.

Today’s agents and other employees dislike the history he represents, which includes secret campaigns to spy on and discredit political enemies, anti-war activists and civil-rights leaders such as the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

Women were also unwelcome in Hoover’s bureau. By 1928, four years after he became acting director, all three female agents had resigned, and it was not until 1972, the year Hoover died, that women were again invited to apply to be special agents.

Today, about 20 percent of FBI special agents are women.

Current FBI Director James Comey has invoked Hoover’s legacy to warn new agents about the exercise of their powers.

In a speech at Georgetown University in February, Comey said he makes new agents and analysts study the FBI’s relationship with King and visit his memorial so they can ponder the mistakes of the past. Comey also said that he keeps a letter on his desk from then-Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy approving Hoover’s baseless request to wiretap King’s telephone calls.

“The reason I do those things is to ensure that we remember our mistakes and that we learn from them,” Comey said. “So we must talk about our history. It is a hard truth that lives on.”

FBI officials said that sending the Hoover figure to New York seemed to be a harmless idea at first. The figure — a jowly, stern-faced Hoover dressed in a dark suit — was originally on display in Washington at the FBI headquarters building, which is named after Hoover, but the figure had been in storage for
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Judge casts doubt on evidence in border agent's killing

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Judge casts doubt on evidence in border agent's killing

Matt York

September 25 2015



file photo, part of a cache of seized weapons displayed at a Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives ATF news conference in Phoenix. Two men charged with murder in the death of a U.S. Border Patrol agent that revealed the bungled gun-smuggling investigation known as Fast and Furious go on trial Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)

http://tucson.com/news/state-and-regional/investigator-testifies-in-trial-of-men-in-agent-s-death/article_400f05c7-55af-5994-9b54-5805ecd3c6d5.html




— A federal judge in the trial of two men accused in the death of a Border Patrol agent questioned Friday whether the prosecution can prove the defendants committed some crimes alleged in the charges.

Judge David C. Bury said prosecutors would need to provide sufficient evidence on several of the nine charges the men face, including first-degree murder.

Jesus Leonel Sanchez-Meza, also known as Lionel Portillo-Meza, and Ivan Soto-Barraza are the first to go on trial in the killing of Border Patrol agent Brian Terry, whose death brought to light a government operation that allowed criminals to buy weapons with the intention of tracking them.

Instead, federal agents lost about 1,400 guns, including two found at the scene of Terry's killing.

The judge questioned the charges of attempted interference of commerce by robbery filed by the prosecution over claims that
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Gun discounts for LAPD unit may have violated ethics rules
Kate Mather

Los Angeles police officers in a unit that evaluated Smith & Wesson handguns for a new department contract used their relationship with the gun company to privately purchase discounted pistols for members of the unit, a possible violation of city ethics rules, according to a report made public...

http://www.latimes.com/
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PUBLICSOURCE The Pennsylvania State Police had only one line-of-duty shooting ruled ‘improper’ in eight years.
When Pa. State Police shoot, it’s almost always ruled ‘justified’

Published: September 27, 2015

Since 2008, Pennsylvania State Police troopers intentionally fired their guns in the line of duty at least 120 times.

Only one of those shootings was deemed “improper” by internal investigators, according to records obtained by PublicSource. That’s less than 1 percent of the shootings.

The near-perfect record covers a period when at least 18 citizens were killed by troopers who felt a threat to themselves or others and fired their service weapons.

Yet the agency, which insists its investigations are free from bias, declined to provide PublicSource with details on that single maligned shooting from 2010, saying it was a personnel matter. Nor could the state police provide updated statistics on the number of citizens killed by troopers.

PublicSource filed three open-records requests over six months and still ended up with scant detail about the outcomes of use-of-force investigations. The internal reports provided the numbers on investigation results, but no details on the shootings themselves.

The lack of transparency from the Pennsylvania State Police comes at a time when shootings in local police departments have been under intense scrutiny because of the rolling tide of police shootings nationwide. Communities in Ferguson, Missouri, Cleveland and Philadelphia have been outraged over the use of deadly force by officers and asked why shootings are nearly always justified.

http://m.citizensvoice.com/news/when-pa-state-police-shoot-it-s-almost-always-ruled-justified-1.1949402


The pristine record of the Pennsylvania State Police could well be a mark of strong training, rather than a record of poor judgment. But that is impossible to examine because there is so little information about the investigations.

“You want to know, is the (police) organization really that good or is this process flawed?” said David Harris, professor of law at the University of Pittsburgh.

Police owe the public the “greatest degree of transparency that they can muster,” including the release of policies on how and when force can be used, he said.

Killing in Fayette

Shawn Knight was shot dead by troopers in Fayette County in 2013.

His death is either an example of troopers reasonably defending themselves, or a tale of an innocent man shot dead in his home moments after being roused from sleep.

A June lawsuit from Knight’s widow, Kim, claims two troopers responded to a domestic disturbance call in North Union and, upon arrival, were told that the argument between Knight, 50, and his daughter ended and that they were no longer needed.

But, according to the lawsuit, the troopers pushed over Kim Knight, entered the home and exited after spotting two handguns on the table, which they’d been told were present.

Shawn Knight, according to the lawsuit, was startled awake and picked up the guns after the troopers left, but did not realize they were law enforcement or raise the weapons. After opening his front door, Knight was struck by three bullets, with others in close proximity
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http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/calif-woman-sues-city-punched-face-article-1.2385301



California woman suing city after video captures cop slugging her in face during arrest


Monday, October 5, 2015, 8:57 AM A
A 40-year-old mother is suing the city of Carlsbad, Calif., believing one of its police officers was out-of-line punching her in the face during a 2013 arrest, court records show.

A video from Cindy Hahn’s most “horrific day,” appears to show a Carlsbad cop slugging the screaming woman in front of her children, ages 7 and 11, as he and another cop struggled to pin her to the ground.

“I can feel hands on me. It’s the weirdest feeling,” Hahn told KCAL-TV of her July 31 encounter with law enforcement.

The take-down all began when Hahn left a birthday party and encountered police officers flashing their cruiser lights next to a car blasting an alarm, she detailed in documents.

“He says, ‘Is this your car?’ And I said, ‘No, sir.’ And he says, ‘Then mind your own f---ing business,’" Hahn told the TV station.

Her next reaction was to complain on a non-emergency police hotline. He pulled her over moments later on an alleged seatbelt violation and arrested Hahn as her children watched.



A video of Cindy Hahn's arrest shows a police officer raising a closed fist to punch her.

Video of the arrest shows a cop punching Hahn’s face with a closed fist as she repeatedly cries out “help me.”

She claims in court documents to be suffering from permanent memory loss and brain trauma from the ordeal.

Moments later, a second officer masked by a motorcycle helmet is shown hiking down Hahn’s pink dress while helping her up.

The video’s release apparently led to charges of resisting arrest and battery on a police officer against Hahn to be dropped, but the violent confrontation and falsification of police reports still merits a lawsuit, she believes.

Hahn’s father, a former police officer, believes the lawsuit is justified.


CBS LOS ANGELES
Cindy Hahn, of Valencia, Calif., claims she was punched in the face by a police officer during a July 31, 2013 arrest.
“There was no need to punch her
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Feds complain leak lawsuit spurred leaks






10/1http://www.politico.com/blogs/under-the-radar/2015/10/feds-complain-leak-lawsuit-spurred-leaks-2148585/15 06:16 PM EDT

A flurry of improper leaks to the media is plaguing a lawsuit the FBI is facing over allegations it illegally leaked private information, the Justice Department complained Thursday.

The government's move to turn the tables came in a suit brought by Florida residents Jill and Scott Kelley, who contend that their privacy was invaded when FBI and Defense Department officials leaked messages from their private email account after Jill Kelley told the FBI that she and high ranking government officials she knew were being stalked online.

The ensuing investigation exposed an extramarital affair then-CIA Director David Petraeus had with his biographer, Paula Broadwell. The disclosure led to Petraeus’s resignation and eventually to his guilty plea earlier this year to a misdemeanor charge he mishandled classified information by storing it at his home and sharing it with Broadwell.

In a court filing early Thursday (posted here), the Justice Department pointed to stories on CNN’s website and in POLITICO detailing aspects of a key FBI agent’s deposition in the case. The motion seeking to limit questioning of FBI officials stopped just short of accusing the Kelleys or their attorneys of the leaks, but argued that the disclosures appeared to be part of an effort to abuse depositions in the case to fish for information on topics that government lawyers believe should be off limits.

“Within days after the parties (both plaintiffs and defendants) designated certain portions of the [FBI Agent Fred] Humphries deposition transcript as ‘CONFIDENTIAL-SUBJECT TO THE PROTECTIVE ORDER’, a redacted copy was provided to the media,” DOJ lawyers wrote. “Defendants do not know who provided this transcript to the media, except they know it was not provided by either defendant FBI or DoD nor their counsel.”

“In July and August, plaintiffs deposed several current and former DoD employees, and information from those depositions was later provided to the press and reported in news articles appearing to cast plaintiffs in a favorable light,” the Justice Department continued. “One [AP] story…purported to describe testimony given by the DoD witnesses at these depositions…It also described the plaintiffs ‘legal strategy,’ including their plans to subpoena journalists.”

The DOJ filing argues that the Kelleys’ attorneys are pursuing an “ulterior motive” by using the depositions to embarrass and harass witnesses and to seek information not related to the only surviving issue in the suit: whether the FBI or Defense Department leaked private information about the Kelleys to the media. Some press accounts after the probe became public suggested Jill Kelley had an affair with Gen. John Allen, something both parties deny.

A lawyer for the Kelleys, Alan Raul, did not respond to a request for comment for this story. However, in comments quoted in the pleadings, another lawyer for the Kelleys argued that the manner in which the FBI carried out the investigation and the timing of when individuals received the Kelleys’ personal information was relevant to who may have leaked their personal information and why.

“I’m being met with obstruction,” Kelley lawyer Guy Neal declared at a deposition last month after government lawyer Lisa Marcus set forth a series of objections and repeatedly instructed FBI Agent Adam Malone not to answer certain questions.

At a hearing in the case last week, Judge Am
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http://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-ice-sex-20151021-story.html

San Diego ICE supervisor accused of recruiting workers for 'swinger' parties


Internal affairs investigators for the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency are questioning employees in San Diego about allegations that a supervisor has been using government time to recruit workers for "private sexual 'swinger' parties" at his home.

The accusation of "gross sexual misconduct" was made in a complaint submitted to the inspector general for the Department of Homeland Security earlier this year.
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Ex-Missouri sheriff's deputy charged with faking shooting, military honors



http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/ex-mo-deputy-charged-faking-shooting-military-honors-article-1.2416946


Thursday, October 29, 2015, 6:00 PM


Linkee Israel Carrillo, a former Warren County deputy, is accused of faking the ambush-style shooting of his patrol car and being a decorated combat veteran with PTSD. Warren County sheriff’s office
Linkee Israel Carrillo, a former Warren County deputy, is accused of faking the ambush-style shooting of his patrol car and being a decorated combat veteran with PTSD.

A former Missouri deputy is facing criminal charges after telling a tall tale of surviving an ambush-style shooting and being a decorated combat veteran, authorities say.

Linkee Israel Carrillo's war stories and claims of suffering post-traumatic stress disorder were apparently just as fake as him being shot at in a state forest in January, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported.

Authorities say the former Warren County deputy riddled his patrol car's hood and windshield with bullets and then reported himself as having been attacked by three men.

The Jan. 31 shooting caused more than $7,300 in damage.

One day later, the sheriff's department announced that the incident had been fabricated by the deputy. In a news release, obtained by the Dispatch at the time, they suggested blame on his struggles with PTSD and other emotional issues.

Upon a further investigation, however, it was found that though Carrillo is an Army veteran he never served in combat and was never diagnosed or treated for PTSD.

A search of his home found "numerous paper certificates, medals and plaques" which he didn't earn. Among the finds were a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star, according to the paper.

Sheriff Kevin Harrison, speaking of Carrillo's felony
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http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-police-union-lapd-award-20151113-story.html

Police union calls LAPD's new Preservation of Life medal 'a terrible idea'
Charlie Beck

President Barack Obama shakes hands with Los Angeles Police Department Chief Charlie Beck during a criminal justice reform forum in Washington on Oct. 22.
Los Angeles police Chief Charlie Beck's comments didn't draw much attention -- at first.

In his weekly remarks to the Police Commission on Tuesday, the chief announced that the LAPD would award a new medal this year to officers who showed "commendable restraint" during situations where they might otherwise use deadly force.
See the most-read stories this hour >>

The Preservation of Life medal, Beck said, would be a top department honor, on the same level as the prestigious Medal of Valor. During a time of intense national scrutiny of how police officers use deadly force, Beck said, he wanted to "recognize the many times that Los Angeles police officers are able to save lives by their restraint."

But not everyone agreed with the chief's move. The union that represents rank-and-file officers published a blog post later this week calling the award a "terrible idea that will put officers in even more danger.

"This award will prioritize the lives of sus
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couple of reads for the uneducated and uneducable


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http://youthindependent.com/fbi-investigating-weapons-stolen-from-u-s-army-reserve-in-massachusetts/

FBI investigating weapons stolen from U.S. Army Reserve in Massachusetts

FBI investigating weapons stolen from U.S. Army Reserve in Massachusetts



More than one dozen military-grade weapons were stolen from Lincoln Army Reserve Center in Worcester, Mass. during a break-in late Saturday night, officials said.

A local CBS News affiliate reported that the number or types of weapons stolen were not disclosed; however, the Daily Beast




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FBI Missing Firearms, Computers - ABC News
abcnews.go.com/US/story?id=92863
The FBI has approximately 50,000 weapons and 13,000 laptops total. With the missing guns, 184 were stolen and 265 were reported lost or missing, according ...



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FBI Reports On Missing Laptops and Weapons - Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com › Technology › Tech Policy
Feb 13, 2007 - The FBI said that 160 laptop computers were lost or stolen in less than four years, including at least 10 that contained sensitive or classified ...



FBI sniper rifle stolen from hotel parking lot days before Obama's ...
fox13now.com/.../fbi-sniper-rifle-stolen-from-hotel-parking-lot-days-befor...
Apr 24, 2015 - "(The agent) stated his FBI issued sniper rifle was missing which was in a ... has been entered into the National Crime Information Computer.
Feds Missing 775 Guns & 400 Laptops - The Firing Line Forums
thefiringline.com › ... › Law and Civil Rights › Legal and Political
Aug 5, 2002 - 3 posts - ‎3 authors
Feds Missing 775 Guns & 400 Laptops Those who oppose arming airline pilots in cockpits because they think it's unsafe should add the FBI ...
Hundreds of FBI Laptop Computers and Weapons Missing, IG Audit ...
blogs.abcnews.com/theblotter/2007/02/hundreds_of_fbi.html
Feb 13, 2007 - More than 300 laptop computers and guns were lost by the FBI over nearly four years, according to a new Department of Justice Inspector ...
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http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/2015/11/20/boston-police-officer-gets-one-year-probation-for-lying-the-fbi/BzUuuNKiOAdsjeCC9uyNaL/story.html


-Boston Police officer gets one year probation for lying to the FBI


Boston.com Staff | 11.20.15 | 12:02 PM

A former Boston Police officer was sentenced to one year of probation and a fine of $1,000 on Thursday for making a false statement to the FBI about loaning money to a drug dealer, the US Attorney’s office said.

David Michael Fitzgerald, 49, had been an officer since 1996 and was the treasurer of the B
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Black activist punched at Trump rally


https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2015/11/22/black-activist-punched-at-donald-trump-rally-in-birmingham/

November 22 at 2:41 AM
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Trump to black activist: 'Get him the hell out of here'
At a campaign event in Birmingham, Ala., on Saturday, Nov. 21, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump demands the removal of a well-known activist Mercutio Southall Jr. after he shouts, "Black lives matter!" (Reuters)

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — A white man punched and attempted to choke a black protester who was thrown on the ground at a Donald Trump rally here on Saturday morning, as an onlooker yelled, "Don't choke him! Don't choke him!"

The protester, identified by local media as well-known activist Mercutio Southall Jr., started shouting during Trump's speech and could be heard yelling, "Black lives matter!" A fight broke out around him, prompting Trump to briefly halt the rally and demand the removal of Southall.

"Get him the hell out of here, will you, please?" Trump said.

The crowd alternated between cheering and booing as security officers pushed their way through the crowd of several thousand. Southall fell to the ground and was surrounded by several white men who appeared to be kicking and punching him, according to video captured by CNN. A Washington Post reporter in the crowd watched as one of the men put his hands on Southall's neck and heard a female onlooker repeatedly shout: "Don't choke him!"

Southall has had many run-ins with police and has even been arrested as he fights against what he says is unfair treatment of blacks.

Several bystanders were alarmed that Southall would be severely hurt, and the security officers quickly got him off the ground and walked him out of the building. Meanwhile, Trump recounted how Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders recently responded to Black Lives Matter activists who came onstage during one of his events.

"You see, he was politically correct," Trump said. "Two young women came up to the podium. They took over his microphone. I promise you, that's not going to happen with me. I promise you. Never going to happen. Not going to happen. Can't let that stuff happen."
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Members of the Black Lives Matter Seattle chapter took the stage and forced Bernie Sanders to the side at an event in Seattle. One of the women, Marissa Janae Johnson, asked the crowd to “join us now in holding Bernie Sanders accountable” for not doing enough to address police brutality.
Members of the Seattle chapter of Black Lives Matter took over the microphone just after Sanders began to speak and refused to relinquish it. Sanders eventually left the stage without speaking further and instead waded into the crowd to greet supporters. Elaine Thompson/AP

In an interview on Sunday morning on "Fox and Friends," Trump said, "Maybe [the man] should have been roughed up."

Southall "was so obnoxious and so loud, he was screaming. I had 10,000 people in the room yesterday, 10,000 people, and this guy started screaming by himself and they — I don't know, rough up, he should have been — maybe he should have been roughed up because it was absolutely disgusting what he was doing," Trump said, according to a transcript of the interview.

The racially charged altercation occurred in Birmingham, famous in the 1960s as a center of the civil rights struggle, and led some to note that Trump’s supporters at the rally were nearly all white — in a city with a black majority. Critics and rivals have said that Trump is stoking racial tension. Former Florida governor Jeb Bush said so
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Video shows Miami Beach police fatally shooting man
By Ralph Ellis and Jason Hanna, CNN Saturday, December 5th 2015


http://kutv.com/news/nation-world/video-shows-miami-beach-police-fatally-shooting-man
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link du jour

http://www.theguardian.com/world/ng-interactive/2015/dec/18/whirling-dervishes-at-the-rumi-festival-in-konya-a-photo-essay


http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2015/dec/19/the-20-photographs-of-the-week


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Top cop OK’d hefty payments to murderous snitch but says he didn’t know of crimes



December 17 2015


http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/7/71/1189164/top-cop-signed-hefty-payments-murderous-snitch


One of Chicago’s most notorious informants — who provided drug tips to the police while secretly killing and robbing people and doing drug deals — was paid hundreds of thousands of dollars for his information with the approval of police supervisors who have since reached the highest levels of the department, records show.

Saul Rodriguez was a top snitch for the Chicago Police Department’s narcotics section between 1996 and 2001. Over that period, he received more than $800,000 from the department for his information.

Interim Chicago Police Supt. John Escalante, former police Supt. Phil Cline and chief Eugene Williams were all supervisors in the narcotics division over that period and approved payments to Rodriguez, records show. During those years, Rodriguez was involved in two killings and other serious crimes like holdups, according to federal prosecutors.



Asked about Escalante’s role in supervising the department’s use of Rodriguez as a snitch in the late ’90s and early 2000s, police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi issued this response Thursday:

“There have been absolutely no accusations lodged against Interim Superintendent John

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http://www.thesullenbell.com/2015/12/17/amerikan-reich/


December 17, 2015 Uncategorized 9/11, extremism, John R. Hall, ‘War
Department Retroperistalsis’, American Ignorance, San Bernadino,
soulless suits, deep state horror, peak predators        

“… simply buying the love and devotion of foreign presidents, kings,
and prime ministers was less expensive, messy, and labor-intensive
than sending in the troops to bomb every country into oblivion. If
bribery didn’t work, assassination or fomenting a coup d ‘etat most
likely would. Missiles, bombs, and bullets became a contingency plan
of last resort, but a contingency plan used all too often…. According
to journalist extraordinaire John Pilger, since the end of World War
II, The United States has exercised control over the resources of no
fewer than 69 foreign countries. Methods have included land invasion,
bombing, coup d ‘etat, subverted elections, and economic sanctions,
with a death toll in the millions.”

War Department Retroperistalsis

by John R. Hall / September 3rd, 2015

http://dissidentvoice.org/2015/09/war-department-retroperistalsis/

John R. Hall is a street-trained agnotologist with an advanced degree
in American Ignorance. Other hats include: photojournalist, novelist,
restaurateur, mountaineer, grocer, nurseryman, and janitor. He’s
written three novels which have been read by almost nobody: ‘Embracing
Darwin’, ‘Last Dance in Lubberland’, and ‘Atlas fumbled’. An untrained
writer and college drop-out, he began his short career in journalism
writing the ‘Excursion’ column for The Jackson Hole News & Guide. More
recently he penned the ‘Left Column’ for The Molokai Island Times;
appropriately on the island once known as a leper colony.

This article was posted on Thursday, September 3rd, 2015 at 7:38pm and
is filed under CIA , Crimes against Humanity , Culture , Empire ,
Fascism , Imperialism , Iraq , Libya , Militarism.





The above should serve to introduce you to a writer about whom I just
became aware and with whom I struck up a correspondence based on his
op-ed piece on the Chipotle business.

See

http://boydownthelane.com/2015/12/15/to-cause-disease/

and especially

http://boydownthelane.com/2015/12/15/le-pain-maudit/.

The introduction is necessary because the rest of this space is
devoted to the publication of his previously-unpublished piece “Hail
Amerika; Reichstag Burning”, which follows below.





Amerika has gone far beyond its tipping point. When I refer to the
United States as “Amerika”, I’m talking about the racist/fascist
aspects of my country of origin. According to the Merriam-Webster
Dictionary, the first usage was in 1968, and the use of a “k” instead
of a “c” likened the good ol’ U.S.A. to Nazi Germany, where the “k”
sound could never be performed by a lowly “c”. If you have even the
slightest idea of Amerika’s history, you already understand that
“A-m-e-r-i-k-a” should have been the proper spelling from the
beginning. Just ask the hundred million or so victims of The Great
Amerikan Holocaust, during which European invaders mercilessly
decimated the original inhabitants of this continent. Then ask the
uncounted hundreds of millions of victims who paid the ultimate price
to the Amerikan Empire during the next five centuries. But then, that
would be an exercise in futility since dead people don’t usually have
much to say.

Today in Amerika, the Reichstag is burning. Adolph Trump… Ted Goring…
Ben Himmler…

sorry, did I leave out the democrats?…

Eva Braun Clinton… play upon xenophobic fears of the minions of little
people who look to them for comfort and protection from “the other”.

For those who lived through the Nazi years in Deutschland, it must be
deja vu all over again.

“Deutschland Uberalles” has morphed into “Make Amerika Great Again”.
Jews are now Muslims. Good Germans are now Exceptional Amerikans. Same
shit, different “homeland” and century. The fascist playbook seems to
be always in play somewhere.

The exceptional gullibility of Amerikans never ceases to amaze. Dumber
than rocks and too poor to pay attention. Idiots who walk into the
same wall over and over again, damaging themselves each time until
they’re too broken to move. They’re fooled by their masters in the
deep state again and again, and by the same tricks.

The Amerikan Flag is a false flag, flying high over the land of the
incarcerated and home of the fearful.

Amerikans tremble, losing control of their bladders as they salute the
red, white, and blue symbol of death and destruction with one hand,
while embracing their Glocks and AK-47s in the other.

Whenever the deep state deems it neccessary, Amerikans and their
brethren in every corner of Empire get to choke on the smoke of yet
another Reichstag.

The Reichstag du jour took place recently in San Bernadino, in an
especially bloody and well orchestrated event which followed the usual
deep state script to perfection. 14 dead bodies, 17 wounded, two dead
Muslim extremist terrorists, one a female weighing barely 100 pounds,
both shot dead by police in a firefight which the perpetrators of the
crime allegedly initiated through the rolled-up windows of their
vehicle, and ended up shot dead with their hands cuffed behind them.
This nice young couple who’d just dropped their baby off at Grandma’s
house. What’s not to believe about this whole scenario? All the major
news networks reported the same schtick and spiel…must be true. Lester
Holt wouldn’t lie.

Add the two “Muslim extremist” attacks in Paris and the Boston
Marathon bombing to the carnage of San Bernadino, factor in the
billions of video cameras in our surveillance society and another
couple billion smart phones, and you’d think that there might be some
actual video evidence of who dunnit. It was widely reported by
witnesses of the recent bloodbath that the shooters were three tall
Caucasian-appearing males, armed to the teeth, but that rumor was
quickly squelched and forgotten.

I’ve got to throw the Osama bin Laden assassination fiasco to this
inferno of deception. None of our fine young Marines or CIA goons even
considered the possibility of an iota of photographic proof of the
death of the guy who actually passed away in late 2001 in Pakistan…as
was widely reported at that time.

You’d also think that occasionally one of these radical Muslim killers
might survive and be allowed to tell the world why he did what he did.
A single Tsarnaev brother is about the only one I can think of. Oh,
they tried to shut him up, but he somehow managed to survive the
barrage of bullets which only killed the boat in which he hid. His
final bullet was delivered by a media which somehow forgot to print a
word he ever said in his defense.

I’d sure like to be a fly on the wall when the soulless suits from the
banking/political/military/media/industrial-establishment get together
for barbeques or fondue parties to plan the next Reichstag for our
fear and bewilderment. But then, that would ruin the surprise. After
they snuffed the Kennedy brothers, Malcom, Martin, Wellstone, young
John Kennedy, and countless foreign leaders…after they lied us into a
nearly seamless series of wars for profit, I thought they’d have
trouble coming up with anything bigger or bloodier. 9-11-01 was
certainly their crowning achievement, and will be nearly impossible to
beat for sheer horror and impact. If Hollywood put on an Apex
Predators’ Academy Awards Event, 9-11-01 would surely take home a
buttload of little gold statues. Special effects were spectacular.
Directing, casting, acting, screenplay… I’ve always wondered whether
they got Steve Spielberg or Ron Howard involved in the production.

So what’s up with the latest barrage of deep state fascist horror
productions? I can picture the apex predators getting together with
their Cuban cigars and bottles of 25 year old Macallan Scotch in the
cathedral-like mahogany library of a hand-hewn log 40,000 sq. ft.
mansion…maybe in Teton County, Wyoming, discussing their plans for our
future.

Banker dude: Gentlemen, we need to talk about our agenda for the next
fiscal year. The San Bernadino production, although successful, was
not without its share of fuck-ups. I don’t think I need to emphasize
the importance of seamless precision in these matters. No more
mistakes.

Political dude: In all fairness, San Bernadino did achieve the desired
results. Trump picked up the Islamophobia ball, and his clueless
followers are running with it. The agenda of The Project for a New
American Century is rolling along. Amerika hates and fears all Muslims
now, and the complete annexation of the oil lands of the Mideast and
North Africa is within our grasp. Nobody’s going to dare complain when
we start stoking the fires of war.

Military dude: Nukes this time maybe?

Wall Street dude: Initial figures support our theory that the gun
industry is in for a banner year. Not to mention the folks who supply
our military with it’s toys. This just in; now there are more guns in
Amerika than there are Amerikans, and the Pentagon is headed for a two
trillion buck annual budget in the foreseeable future.

Military dude: Wahoo! That means more nukes.

Media dude: What the hell are we going to do about the Russian
situation? Can’t we maybe drug Putin and photograph him in
compromising positions with a male prostitute? How about a Muslim male
prostitute! Gotta do something to discredit him before he bombs all
our ISIS boys into oblivion. Otherwise we’ll never be able to snuff
Assad and get Syria under our thumbs where it belongs.

Banker dude: Easy fix. An encore performance. One airliner. A 747 this
time. Prime time television at One World Trade Center. Prepare
pictures of a few Russian Muslim terrorists for the media, and get
ready to scatter a few singed passports over the debris. Get the night
crew started on planting the appropriate explosives for demolition.

Military dude: Can we arm the plane with a nuke this time? I’d really
like to bring back the phrase “freedom fries”. What do you say we call
it Operation Freedom Fry? Wahoo! Let the missiles fly and the bombs
drop. Damn…look who’s awake. I’m not going to need my Viagra tonight.



[N.B.: The featured graphic at the top includes the infamous Otpor
fist, emblematic of the Gene Sharp-like, George Soros-funded Hegelian
tactical ‘controlled opposition’ forces widely used on the Eurasian
land mass and occasionally here in the US. As it was selected very
late at night by a very tired proprietor of “The Sullen Bell”, its use
implies no endorsement of George Soros or the Otpor movements or
philosophies by either Sullen Bell or John Hall.]




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http://www.occurrencesforeigndomestic.com/2015/12/17/vulnerability/



vulnerability
December 17, 2015 Uncategorized Gladio, Fiorina HelP, Saudis in Yemen,
psywar, Kremlin, secret armies, NATO’s jihadists, horse out of barn,
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the news game, the science behind Star Wars, Ashton Carter’s e-mail        

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Report: Ash Carter used personal email for some government business

CNN

circa 0500 hours GMT-5

(CNN) The use of personal email to conduct government business has yet
another Obama administration official making headlines. The New York
Times reported that Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter did so for part
of his official work in the first months …

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Defense Secretary Ash Carter Used Personal Email for Work: Pentagon
NBCNews.com

Pentagon chief used personal email account for some official business
Washington Post

/>entagon Memo: U.S. Weapons Open to Cyber AttacksDaily Beast

Defense Secretary Conducted Some Official Business on a Personal Email
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https://www.frontpagemag.com/point/261170/san-bernardino-jihadists-inspired-moderate-muslim-daniel-greenfield

San Bernardino Jihadists Inspired by "Moderate" Muslim Leader
"A Muslim leader who could help build bridges between Islam and the
West"
December 18, 2015
Daniel Greenfield
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couple of reads about what is hot about the FBI


1.


The FBI Agents That Arrested Martin Shkreli Are Pretty Hot
NextShark-22 hours ago
The two FBI agents flanking the 32-year-old CEO of Turing
Pharmaceuticals in arrest photos have been singled out for their good
looks and tailored suits.


2.


https://www.prisonlegalnews.org/news/2004/apr/15/news-in-brief/




Texas: In February, 2004, John Conditt Jr., 53, the former head of the
FBI's internal affairs unit at the Office of Professional
Responsibility was sentenced to 12 years in prison in Tarrant County
court after he admitted molesting the daughters of two FBI agents
after he retired in 2001. Conditt had been an FBI agent for more than
30 years before retiring. A retired FBI whistleblower said she had
brought allegations of child abuse on Indian reservations to Conditt's
attention and the FBI had not aggressively pursued the allegations.
She now questions whether having a pedophile in charge of an FBI
office would influence how aggressively child abuse charges were
investigated.





3.

FBI kept quiet about sexual relationship between agent, star witness
in Jefferson trial
Bruce Alpert, NOLA.com | Times-Picayune By Bruce Alpert, NOLA.com |
Times-Picayune
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on September 27, 2009 at 5:58 AM, updated September 27, 2009 at 3:57
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http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/2009/09/post_4.html
       
       


As the corruption case against former Rep. William Jefferson was about
to go to trial in June, prosecutors learned from their star witness
that she had had a sexual relationship with the undercover FBI agent
who drove her to all the meetings where she secretly taped and
delivered cash to the New Orleans Democrat.



william-jefferson.JPGMichael DeMocker / The Times-PicayuneOn Monday,
Judge T.S. Ellis III denied a request by Jefferson's lawyers for a new
trial, a request based in part on defense claims that Ellis erred in
not letting them bring up Lori Mody's relationship with an FBI agent
at trial.

But according to court documents unsealed last week, the FBI and
its Office of Professional Responsibility knew at least as far back as
last December that the agent, John Guandolo, "had had an intimate
relationship with a confidential source that he thought could damage
an investigation." But they never passed that information to the U.S.
attorney's office prosecuting Jefferson or the lead FBI agent in the
investigation.

The failure to provide the court and the prosecutors with such
explosive information raises questions about FBI conduct, even as the
revelation about Guandolo's relationship with Lori Mody, the northern
Virginia businesswoman at the center of the Jefferson probe, adds a
new layer of intrigue to the case.

It also shows how the actions of a single agent could have
wrecked the long and meticulous Justice Department pursuit of
Jefferson. Mody did not testify at the trial, but the tapes she
secretly recorded were allowed to be played for the jury and were a
key to the conviction of the nine-term congressman on 11 of 16
corruption charges.

"This is just unbelievable, " said George Washington University
law professor Jonathan Turley, who has followed the case closely. "If
the FBI was aware that an agent had an improper relationship with a
confidential source, it is information that should have been
disclosed to the court."

"It's very disturbing, " said Harvey Silverglate, a Boston
lawyer and author of a recent book critical of the federal law
enforcement. "First of all, an agent shouldn't be having an affair
with a government informant. And if it does happen, of course it must
be disclosed because it could affect the credibility of the informant
and the individual agent and investigation."

FBI agent resigns

Guandolo resigned from the FBI on or about Dec. 1, before the
bureau's Office of Professional Responsibility could question him
about his sexual liaisons with Mody, as well as with women FBI
agents, relationships detailed in a document Guandolo had prepared.

FBI spokesmen at the Washington, D.C., field office and at
national headquarters said Friday that they could not comment on
personnel matters. William Carter of the FBI National Press Office
said he had brought the question of why the FBI did not pass along
what they knew about Guandolo to the federal court, to the FBI's
Office of General Counsel for their review.

On Friday, Guandolo declined to go beyond a statement he gave
to the FBI on June 7, in which he expressed his "deep remorse" for
his sexual relationship with Mody, and his hope that it wouldn't
damage the case against Jefferson.

After Mody told prosecutors of her relationship with Guandolo,
the government announced that they would not call her as a witness and
scrambled to have the lead FBI agent in the case provide the testimony
to establish the surveillance tapes.

On Monday, Judge T.S. Ellis III denied a request by Jefferson's
lawyers for a new trial, a request based in part on defense claims
that Ellis erred in not letting them bring up Mody's relationship with
Guandolo at trial. After sentencing Oct. 30, fter sentencing Oct. 30,
the defense is expected to appeal Ellis' decision to deny a new
trial.

Chance of appeal

Turley and other expert observers said that defense chances of a
successful appeal based on the new information are slim. But Turley
said that Guandolo's brazen behavior in such a high-profile case
raises questions about the "FBI culture, " especially in light of
somewhat similar claims in the botched prosecution of former Alaska
Sen. Ted Stevens.

Stevens was convicted of corruption last October, but on Dec. 2
-- right when Guandolo was leaving the FBI -- one of two FBI agents
assigned to the Stevens case filed a complaint suggesting, among other
things, that there has been an "inappropriate relationship" between
Mary Beth Kepner, the lead FBI agent in the case, and the key
government witness, Bill Allen. Earlier this year, Attorney General
Eric Holder dropped the charges against Stevens.

Ellis ruled that Guandolo's relationship with Mody was
irrelevant, and telling the jurors would have had a "prejudicial"
effect on their deliberations.

But, Turley said, "the judge was very forthcoming with the
government in allowing highly damaging and personal facts about
Jefferson to go before the jury, including the fact that he had slept
over at the house of a female aide." The aide said they slept in
separate rooms.

The relationship between Guandolo and Mody is all the more
stunning because she was described as being a volatile and vulnerable
figure, especially in her relationships with men.


'Mild intimacy'

According to a statement from Mody included in the unsealed
document, she and Guandolo engaged in "mild intimacy" in New Orleans
in April 2005, and that on subsequent occasions Guandolo made
"inappropriate sexual advances" in a car, at her townhouse and at her
parents' home. On one occasion, she said, he was "overly aggressive"
but she fended him off. Then once or twice, between late April and
the end of May 2005, they had consensual sex.

lori-mody.JPGLori Mody


On May 12, 2005, Mody and Jefferson shared a four-hour dinner
at which she talked to Jefferson about her problems with men while
Guandolo, posing as her driver, waited in the car.

According to the law enforcement Web site "Tickle the Wire, "
the FBI learned of Guandolo's misbehavior because he had, on the
advice of his therapist, made a list of his sexual affairs so he
could better see the damage he had done to his marriage.

Asked how the list came into the hands of FBI officials,
Guandolo said Friday, "it's a lot simpler than you think." He did not
elaborate.

At his last meeting with Mody, in early 2006, after the
Jefferson investigation had ended, Guandolo, a counter-terrorism
expert in the FBI, asked her to contribute $75,000 to one of several
anti-terrorist organizations.

Since leaving the bureau, Guandolo has been writing and
speaking about the Islamic terrorist threat in America, which he has
said the leadership in the FBI is being inadequately aggressive in
combating
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Chinatown Defendant Says FBI Agent Forced Money on Him



SAN FRANCISCO — Dec 23, 2015, 4:01 AM ET



A key defendant in an organized crime case in San Francisco's Chinatown will face more questions from prosecutors after testifying that the undercover agent leading the probe tried to drag him into conversations and force money on him.

Under cross-examination by prosecutors Tuesday at his trial on murder and racketeering charges, Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow said the agent gave him money because the agent was looking out for him, not in exchange for any criminal activity. Chow was expected to take the stand again on Wednesday.

"He tell me it's for love, respect," Chow testified in English, though it's not his first language and he has used a translator during other court hearings.

Chow characterized the $60,000 he received from the agent over three years as the equivalent of a "minimum wage godfather job" and said he could have made that amount in a day if he had really been involved in crime.

The agent previously testified that Chow repeatedly accepted payments after introducing the agent to money launderers.

Prosecutors say Chow was the leader of a Chinese fraternal group with criminal ties and ran an enterprise that engaged in drug trafficking, money laundering and the sale of stolen cigarettes and alcohol after having the group's previous leader killed.

The agent has said he spent hours with Chow and people connected to him at fancy restaurants and nightclubs, recording many of their conversations. The investigation led to the indictment of more than two dozen people and the conviction of state Sen. Leland Yee, who pleaded guilty to racketeering in July.

Chow said he didn't want to know whether the agent was involved in illegal activity, so he would walk aw
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http://www.boston.com/news/local/2016/01/11/springfield-police-officer-allegedly-stole-from-the-department-evidence-room/824lsrM7wCYe6N0Qo5oroO/story.html?p1=feature_stack_5_hp



Springfield police officer allegedly stole $400,000 from the department’s evidence room



| 01.11.16 | 9:40 PM

A former Springfield police officer was arraigned Monday for allegedly stealing $400,000 from the department’s evidence room over a span of 30 years, according to the Attorney General’s office.

Kevin M. Burnham was arraigned in Hampden Superior Court on six counts of larceny over $250 and one count of larceny under $250, authorities said. He pleaded not guilty.

State police launched an investigation with the Attorney General’s office last March when Springfield police reported missing narcotics money from their evidence room. The investigation revealed that Burnham allegedly stole cash from the evidence envelopes of more than 170 drug cases totaling almost $400,000 between December 2009 and July 2014.
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Gavin Seim Calls to the FBI and told them to get the patriots out of solitary
Tuesday, February 9, 2016 19:50


(Before It's News)

Gavin Calls to the FBI and Schools Them! – YouTube



Gavin Seim says I called the FBI today and told them to get the patriots out of solitary. Join the call flood and do the same.

The phones of government in Oregon should be ringing off the hook.

CALL NUMBERS.
- Multnomah Sheriff Admin office: 503-988-4300 – Opt 0
- OSP NW HQ: 1-503-378-3387 – Opt 0
- Portland FBI: 503 224 4181 – Opt 0
- Multnomah Sheriff – Detention: 1-503-988-3689 – Opt 0
- Multnomah Sheriff – PIO pager: 1-503-271-0226
- Multnomah County Jail: 1-503-243-7600
- US Marshall’s Oregon: 503-326-2209
- US District Court – Portland: 1-503-326-8000
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Link du jour

http://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/wayne-county/2016/03/07/khalil-abu-rayyan-radical-fbi-arrest/81420802/


http://www.poynter.org/2016/round-1-the-fbi-vs-apple-round-2-the-fbi-vs-journalists/400046/


https://www.aei.org/publication/consolidate-domestic-intelligence-entities-under-the-fbi/


http://www.accuracy.org/release/fbis-new-plan-to-spy-on-students-general-repression-muslims-as-targets/


BackTalk


Back in 1962-63 when Punchy McGlaughlin
was still alive serving time at MCI Concord Prison,
Harvard professor Timothy Leary was coming
into the prison and giving psycilocybin
to a group of inmates hoping to change
criminal behaviour by altering consciousness.

Three inmates taking this organic LSD
derived from mushrooms were John
Anthony, Donald Paiten and Jimmy Kerrigan.
Based on their religious experiences/cosmic
consciousness they formed a self help
group inside the prison called Achievement and Goals
later changed to the Self Development Group SDG
which eventually had offices on Joy st on
Beacon Hill. It closed its doors in the late 70’s.
see
Concord Prison Experiment – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Concord_Prison_Experiment
The Concord Prison Experiment was designed to evaluate whether the
experiences produced by the psychoactive drug psilocybin, derived from
psilocybin …

see
A New Behavior Change Program Using Psilocybin
drugs
by T LEARY – ‎1965 – ‎Cited by 24 – ‎Related articles
The program aims to produce such changes in prisoners’ ways of
thinking and ….. In that study 56% of the 311 men released from
Concord during 1959 had …



I have been on the mailing list of the
Human Kindness Foundation since
the early 1980’s.

http://www.humankindness.org/

It was created by Richard Alpert ,
and Bo Lozoff . I suspect in part
because of the earlier MCI Concord
Prison LSD/ psycilocybin experiment.

The Human Kindness Foundation
sends free copies of audiotapes
and books dealing with learning
how to meditate to any inmate in
prison requesting the material.

The goal of HKF is to stop
criminal behaviour by helping
people in prison learn how to
quiet the mind by meditating
and becoming self aware of their
criminal thoughts before they act.

Richard Alpert also created other
foundations including the SEVA
Foundation which provides free
cataract operations to people around
the world who are poor.

http://www.seva.org/site/PageServer

I recommend the film Fierce
Grace as a way to understand
the lives of Timothy Leary and
Richard Alpert AKA Ram Dass .

see
Fierce Grace: Ram Dass on Aging and Aphasia – YouTube



Ram Dass, a spiritual teacher, had a stroke and discusses his recovery
in Fierce Grace (2001 …


Bonus Read

1/2:

Chicago Fatal Shootings Warrant FBI Investigation

Mar 7, 2016

Chicago Fatal Shootings Warrant FBI Investigation
Laquan McDonald, Quintonio LeGrier,
Bettie Jones

http://atlantadailyworld.com/2016/03/07/chicago-fatal-shootings-warrant-fbi-investigation/

After the spotlight on the Laquan McDonald case and the public’s
outcry and the declaration from U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch
that the Justice Department has launched a civil “pattern and practice
investigation” into the Chicago Police Department to determine whether
the fatal police shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald was part of a
larger, widespread pattern of officers violating civil rights the FBI
has joined in the investigation into the fatal shootings


1/2:

The F.B.I. Deemed Agents Faultless in 150 Shootings - The New ...
http://www.nytimes.com/.../in-150-shootings-the-fbi-deemed-agents-faultless.htm...
Jun 18, 2013 - In most of the shootings, the F.B.I.'s internal
investigation was the only .... the bureau's image goes down the
toilet if it doesn't investigate itself ...
Why the FBI Shouldn't Be Trusted to Investigate the Death of Ibragim
...
http://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/...fbi...to-investigate.../277040/
Jun 20, 2013 - Implicit in those calls is a judgment that the FBI
itself can't necessarily be trusted to conduct an impartial
investigation of its own agents.
Ibragim Todashev shooting: FBI says it has never unjustifiably shot a
...
http://www.slate.com/.../ibragim_todashev_shooting_fbi_says_its_never_unjustifi...
Jun 19, 2013 - The FBI's Nearly Unbelievable Record of "Justified"
Shootings. In this booking photo provided by the Orange County
Sheriff's Office, Ibragim Todashev poses for his mug shot after being
arrested for aggravated battery May 4, 2013 in Orlando, Florida. ...
We're still waiting for the FBI ...
Every time the FBI investigates itself, it discovers it's innocent
warincontext.org/.../every-time-the-fbi-investigates-itself-it-discovers-its-in...
Jun 19, 2013 - The New York Times reports: After contradictory stories
emerged about an F.B.I. agent's killing last month of a Chechen man in
Orlando, Fla., ...
The FBI's License to Kill: Agents Have Been Deemed "Justified" in ...
http://www.democracynow.org/2013/6/21/the_fbis_license_to_kill_agents
Jun 21, 2013 - "The F.B.I. Deemed Agents Faultless in 150 Shootings.
... what happened; they defer to the Federal Bureau of Investigation
to investigate itself.




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http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/brooklyn/brooklyn-cops-suspect-phone-goofy-selfies-article-1.2554254




EXCLUSIVE: NYPD cops at Brooklyn’s 75th Precinct in East New York took
suspect’s phone, used it to take goofy selfies, videos

Sunday, March 6, 2016, 4:00 AM

A group of dopey Brooklyn cops are in hot water — and the trouble
appears selfie-inflicted.

A man who was busted for allegedly violating an order of protection
says cops at the 75th Precinct stationhouse made a mockery of him by
using his cell phone to take a series of goofy selfies. He says the
cops also used his phone to shoot a pair of videos after the January
arrest.

The man, who asked to be identified only by his initials J.L. because
he fears retaliation from the cops, said

2.


http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/pba-call-firing-ccrb-chairman-emery-new-ad-article-1.2554677


EXCLUSIVE: PBA will call for firing of CCRB Chairman Richard Emery in
scathing new ad

Updated: Sunday, March 6, 2016, 1:41 PM



Richard Emery, the chairman of the Civilian Complaint Review Board,
has come under fire after he called the cop union pigs.

Richard Emery, the chairman of the Civilian Complaint Review Board,
has come under fire after he called the cop union pigs.

The Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association will call for the firing of
beleaguered Civilian Complaint Review Board Chairman Richard Emery
with a new TV ad, the Daily News has learned.

The 30-second ad, slated to air on Tuesday and run through March 14,
reiterates pleas from the Sergeants Benevolent Association and PBA for
Mayor Bill de Blasio to oust Emery — and uses the NYPD watchdog
chairman’s own words against him.

“We call them cops, police officers, New York’s Finest, but this is
what Richard Emery, the chairman of the CCRB, calls them,” the
commercial begins, before displaying the Daily News’ front page with
the headline reading: “Blaz big calls cop union ‘pigs.’”
The front page of the New York Daily News for Feb. 25 is about Richard
Emery and Patrick Lynch in a war of words. New York Daily News
The front page of the New York Daily News for Feb. 25 is about Richard
Emery and Patrick Lynch in a war of words.

“Emery is supposed to handle civilian complaints fairly and
independently, but his law firm is seeking fees for those very same
cases,” the ad continues. “And he calls cops ‘pigs?’”

CCRB CHAIRMAN RICHARD EMERY APOLOGIZES FOR CALLING NYPD UNIONS 'PIGS'

Emery came under fire last month when The News revealed his law firm
had been retained by Stefon Luckey, a Queens man suing an NYPD
sergeant and a cop cited by the CCRB for misconduct.

Soon after The News’ report, police union leaders publicly urged the
mayor to give Emery the boot.

Emery later likened the calls for his removal to the union heads
“squealing like a stuck pig,” — invoking a pejorative term for police
officer.

“I’m not going to deprive the public and people who are abused by
police officers of having access to excellent lawyers because some
union is squealing like a stuck pig.”

On Sunday, Emery sought to distance himself from the epithet.

“Never ever in my life have I called any police officer, whose job I
respect and admire, that term,” he told The News.

The chairman’s private firm, Emery Celli Brinckerhoff & Abady LLP, has
since withdrawn from representing Luckey.

“My law firm has never — and is not now — benefiting from any CCRB
case, or even handling any CCRB case that occurred while I was chair,”
he said, adding, “I’ve fully and carefully complied with the
requirements that were set forth when I took the position.”

The de Blasio administration continued to stand with Emery. “Under
Chairman Emery, the CCRB is working more effectively for community
members and police officers alike, driving average case processing
times and backlogs down dramatically,” de Blasio spokeswoman Amy
Spitalnick said in a statement.

“Chairman Emery has already apologized for his unfort
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each other

Link du jour

http://thesullenbell.com/


Blink Tank

http://www.americanswhotellthetruth.org/portraits/bill-ayers

Bill Ayers
Educational Theorist, Professor, Writer, Anti-War and Civil Rights
Activist: b. 1944
"There is, after all, no basis for education in a democracy outside of
a faith in the enduring capacity for growth in ordinary people and a
faith that ordinary people … can, if they choose, change the world."


Bonus read

http://www.madcowprod.com/


Donald Trump and The Palm Beach Homies
Posted on March 9, 2016 by Daniel Hopsicker        

Donald Trump’s history with the Mob—beginning with early business
partners in Atlantic City who were ‘dese dem & dose’ guys with crooked
noses who knew where Jimmy Hoffa was really buried —is a virtual
travelogue through 30 years of ever-more sophisticated organized
crime.


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Chicago
Top Chicago prosecutor loses primary focused on handling of police killing
Voters backed Kim Foxx in Democratic race amid criticisms that Anita
Alvarez’s office waited over a year to charge officer for fatal
shooting of Laquan McDonald


Cook County state’s attorney Anita Alvarez was subject of intense
criticism and calls to resign after the release of tape that showed
Laquan McDonald being shot and killed by police. Photograph: Zuma
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http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/mar/15/chicago-prosecutor-anita-alvarez-loses-primary-kim-foxx-laquan-mcdonald


Voters ousted the Chicago area’s top prosecutor on Tuesday, backing
Democratic primary challenger Kim Foxx in a campaign dominated by
questions about Cook County state’s attorney Anita Alvarez’s handling
of the shooting death of a black teenager by a white police officer.

Foxx, who had served as a former chief of staff to the county board
president, was among the harshest critics of Alvarez over the Laquan
McDonald shooting. The teenager was shot 16 times in October 2014, an
incident that was captured on squad-car video. Alvarez charged the
police officer with murder, but not until November, more than a year
after the incident and hours after a judge ordered city officials to
release the tape publicly.

The video sparked near daily protests throughout the city, with
activists who called the investigation a “cover-up” showing up to her
office, home and outside public appearances. It put Alvarez on the
defensive; she explained the yearlong investigation



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http://www.wired.com/2016/03/apple-fact-checks-the-feds-in-latest-brief/

Author: Kim Zetter. Kim Zetter         Security Date of Publication: 03.16.16.
03.16.16


Apple’s Brief Hits the FBI With a Withering Fact Check

Apple’s latest brief in its battle with the FBI over the San Bernardino iPhone offered the tech company an opportunity to school the Feds over their misinterpretation and misquotations of a number of statutes and legal cases they cited as precedent in their own brief last week. Many viewed Apple’s arguments as a withering commentary on the government’s poor legal acumen.

According to Apple, many of the cases the government uses to support its argument that the All Writs Act can be used to compel Apple to help crack the phone don’t actually have anything to do with the All Writs Act, or encryption, or anything of relevance to the current case.
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https://www.collective-evolution.com/2016/05/30/chief-of-the-cias-bin-laden-unit-tells-the-world-that-al-qaeda-never-existed/


CHIEF OF THE CIA’S ‘BIN-LADEN’ UNIT TELLS THE WORLD THAT AL-QAEDA NEVER EXISTED
ARJUN WALIAMAY 30, 2016
  
The number of ‘whistleblowers’ that have emerged over the years regarding the ongoing ‘war against terror’ is truly eye-opening. Unfortunately, many remain innocently ignorant given the fact that mainstream corporate media will not touch this stuff. They are, however, very quick to jump on the ‘terrorist’ bandwagon when an alleged attack is carried out, supposedly by ‘The Islamic State.’

As prominent author and Canadian economist Dr. Michel Chossudovsky said, a statement that’s been used in several articles here at Collective Evolution:


We are dealing with a criminal undertaking at a global level…The global war on terrorism…is fake, it’s based on fake premises. It tells us that somehow America and the Western world are going after a fictitious enemy, the Islamic state, when in fact the Islamic state is fully supported and financed by the Western military alliance and America’s allies in the Persian Gulf. They say Muslims are terrorists…they’re not the product of Muslim society, and that should be abundantly clear…The global war on terrorism is a fabrication, a big lie and a crime against humanity.

The statement above was spoken at the International Conference on the New World Order, which was organized and sponsored by the Perdana Global Peace Foundation. The idea is called ‘false flag terrorism,’—the idea that powerful people are involved in supporting, perpetuating, and fabricating terrorist attacks, like 9/11 and what recently happened in Brussels, in order to create a heightened national global security state to justify the infiltration of other countries for ulterior motives. This motive, many believe, is for the creation of a New World Order. Don’t get me wrong, these attacks do happen, and people do die, but the story behind them is, I believe, as do many others, a lie.

Again, this idea has been expressed numerous times. Another great example comes from former British foreign secretary, Robin Cook ,who told us that:

The truth is, there is no Islamic army or terrorist group called Al-Qaeda, and any informed intelligence officer knows this. But, there is a propaganda campaign to make the public believe in the presence of an intensified entity representing the ‘devil’ only in order to drive TV watchers to accept a unified international leadership for a war against terrorism.

The list is long one. Below is a video of Michael Scheuer being interviewed by RT news. Scheuer is a former CIA intelligence officer of 20 years. He is also an author, foreign policy critic, and a political analyst. Currently, he works as an adjunct professor at Georgetown University. One of his assignments during his long career was serving as the CIA’s Chief of the Bin Laden Issue Station.

Washington’s enemy is an enemy that doesn’t exist. It didn’t exist when Bin Laden was alive, it doesn’t exist now.

Another alternative viewpoint you don’t hear from mainstream media. Someone with a background like






http://www.americasfreedomfighters.com/2016/05/29/sheriff-epic-explanation-cop-killing-illegal/

MAY 29, 2016 BY DEAN JAMES
Sheriff Issues EPIC “Explanation” After Deputies Shoot Cop Killing Illegal Alien 68 Times…


Dean James III% AMERICA’S FREEDOM FIGHTERS –

You are going to love this. 

Ten years ago, an illegal alien named Angilo Freeland shot and killed a sheriff’s deputy and his dog in Lakeland, Florida, which led police on a manhunt that resulted in another officer being shot.

The cop killing illegal ended up dying in a hail of gunfire.He was hit 68 times by the SWAT team members’ shots! Hell yeah!


Looks like Florida has a sheriff like Arizona has, “You kill a policeman it means no arrest… no Miranda rights… no negotiations… nothing but as many bullets as we can shoot into you- period,” said Polk County Florida Sheriff, Grady Judd.



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http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/may/30/terry-maketa-colorado-sheriff-extortion-kidnapping-charges

Colorado
Former Colorado sheriff turns self in after extortion and kidnapping charges
Terry Maketa has faced barrage of accusations for allegedly discriminating against workers who would not sleep with him and pressuring a domestic abuse victim to reverse a statement – so that she was jailed while her abuser kept his job

Terry Maketa is accused of extortion and kidnapping, among other charges. Photograph: Police photo
Josiah Hesse
Monday 30 May 2016
Last week, a former Colorado sheriff turned himself in to police custody following a grand jury indictment that charged him with extortion, tampering with a witness or victim, second-degree kidnapping and three counts of official misconduct. An undersheriff and commander were also booked on various charges.

Terry Maketa was sheriff of El Paso County for 12 years, until 2014. El Paso County is home to the conservative Christian city of Colorado Springs, known for its Republican voters and evangelicals.





His indictment came after a three-year effort among colleagues to hold





http://www.sfgate.com/crime/article/FBI-agent-s-gun-badge-and-credentials-stolen-7953380.php




Monday, May 30, 2016





An unknown assailant broke into an FBI agent’s vehicle in San Francisco, stealing a gun along with the agent’s badge, city police officials said.
The FBI agent reported that his vehicle had been broken into around 12:30 p.m. Sunday at the corner of Hayes and Pierce streets in Alamo Square, just 1½ blocks away from the city’s famous Painted Ladies, said Officer Carlos Manfredi, a spokesman for the San Francisco Police Department.
A .40-caliber Glock 27 was taken from the agent’s vehicle, Manfredi said, adding that theagent also reported his badge and other credentials were stolen

A San Francisco sheriff deputy’s gun was stolen from his home near Visitacion Valley in March.
Three handguns were stolen from an FBI vehicle parked in a Benicia neighborhood in January.
A .40 caliber handgun belonging to an Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent was also lost in February after he left it on top of his car.
Handguns stolen from federal agents were used in two homicides last year. Oakland muralist Anotonio Ramos was shot with an ICE agent’s stolen gun and the gun used in the infamous shooting of San Francisco resident Kathryn Stei






http://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/congress/item/23295-fbi-gets-warrantless-email-snooping-added-to-two-senate-bills

BI Gets Warrantless E-mail Snooping Added to Two Senate Bills
The New American‎ -
The FBI already uses its controversial National Security Letters (NSLs) to obtain telephone billing records without a warrant while preventing service providers ...





http://techcrunch.com/2016/05/30/iran-forces-messaging-apps-to-move-data-to-iranian-servers/

Iran forces messaging apps to move data to Iranian servers

Today’s news proves once again that encryption is a cornerstone of the freedom of speech. Every time the FBI asks for a backdoor, the FBI also endangers countless numbers of people around the world who just want to be able to criticize their government freely.








http://www.globalresearch.ca/attorney-general-loretta-lynchs-law-firm-tied-to-hillary-clinton/5527877



Attorney General Loretta Lynch's Law Firm Tied to Hillary Clinton
Center for Research on Globalization‎ -
It's well known that if the FBI recommends prosecution in the Hillary Clinton email case, the decision will be put in the hands of Attorney General Loretta Lynch.





http://www.financialexpress.com/article/economy/india-us-to-sign-2-key-pacts-during-homeland-security-dialogue/269397/



India-US to sign 2 key pacts during Homeland Security Dialogue
Financial Express‎ - 10 hours ago
TSC is a multi agency organisation administered by FBI which consolidates several terrorist watch lists maintained by different US government agencies into ...

Man linked to former Mission police officer pleads guilty to drug ...
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http://valleycentral.com/news/local/man-linked-to-former-mission-police-officer-pleads-guilty-to-drug-trafficking-charge

accused Chapa and former Mission police Officer Hector "JoJo" Mendez with scheming to steal 15 bundles of cocaine. On July 29, 2012, Mendez ...
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In 2013, PLN received the First Amendment Award from the Society of Professional Journalists. 
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Bonus Read
http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2016/08/twa_800_calling_agent_bongardt_your_nation_needs_you.html

As a quick reminder, TWA Flight 800 blew up off the coast of Long Island on July 17, 1996. A few weeks ago, I received an email from a fellow that, in a fairer world, would have been newsworthy in itself. Joe Johnson worked with the FBI missile team on the investigation as an industry partner. He concluded his initial email with the compelling line, “It would be better if we had a chat on the phone. I can prove that it was a missile.”
In the course of our subsequent conversations, Johnson laid out the evidence to support a missile strike: the motion correction for small guidance errors, the smooth turn toward the target at intercept, the resistance of Jet A fuel to a spark, and for Johnson, most significantly, the radar data that showed “debris exiting the aircraft at a supersonic velocity.” In the excellent 2103 documentary, TWA Flight 800, physicist Tom Stalcup considered that radar data “the smoking gun.”
Johnson also added a bit of information that may prove more valuable in the long run, that is the likely identity of the FBI agent who boldly resisted the CIA’s attempt to corrupt the investigation. In my book, I called this otherwise anonymous missile team member “Lewis Erskine” after the character Efrem Zimbalist Jr. played on the hit TV show, The F.B.I.
Johnson worked directly with a member of the FBI missile team named Steve Bongardt and vouched for his integrity. At the time of the confrontation with the CIA in April 1997 the missile team had only two members. Based on his future performance, Bongardt, a former U.S. Navy aviator and Naval Academy grad, would seem the more likely of the two to have defied the CIA analysts. As Bongardt says of himself on his LinkedIn page, “His efforts to fight the FBI and CIA bureaucracy in the days leading up to 9/11, in order to pursue one of the 9/11 hijackers, has been documented in the public media.”
Bongardt does not overstate his role. In 2006, the year after Bongardt stepped down from the FBI, noted author Lawrence Wright wrote an extensive piece in the New Yorker highlighting Bongardt’s exploits subtitled “Did the C.I.A. stop an F.B.I. detective from preventing 9/11?” 
In the summer of 2001, Bongardt became aware that known terrorist Khaled al-Mihdhar was in the United States. Citing the “wall” that allegedly prevented intelligence gatherers from cooperating with criminal investigators, FBI headquarters informed Bongardt that none of its



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https://robertscribbler.com/2016/08/01/ellicott-city-flood-1000-year-event-looks-a-lot-like-one-of-the-rain-bombs-of-climate-change/

Ellicott City Flood — 1,000 Year Event Looks a Lot Like One of the Rain Bombs of Climate Change
We live in a strange new world, one in which the familiar is all mixed up with the radically altered. Such was the case this weekend when a weather pattern that was pretty normal for summer spawned a single thunderstorm that produced a once-in-a-thousand-years flood event in Ellicott City.

Normal Weekend, Typical Weather Pattern, Abnormal Conditions

On Saturday, my wife and I readied to trek out to Shenandoah National Park for a happily-anticipated summer camping trip. As we headed out the door, the weather pattern looked mostly normal for summer, if a little stormy. A high-pressure system out over the ocean was pulling in moisture off its waters and drawing warm air up from the south. A low over western Pennsylvania and a warm frontal boundary over Maryland created instability in a big zone of convection from Northern Virginia on through to Connecticut. Overall, it was a pretty typical pattern that would probably have produced some moderate-to-strong late-afternoon thunderstorms back in the 20th century. Back then, it was far less likely that a similar pattern would have produced a 1,000 year flood event.



(Extremely warm sea surface temperatures on the weekend of July 30-31 helped to fuel the record rainfall event over Elicott City, Maryland. Sea surface temperature anomaly map provided by: Earth Nullschool.)

However, conditions were not normal, not the same as they were back during a time when human fossil-fuel emissions hadn’t forced the world to warm by 1.2 degrees Celsius above 1880s levels. In the new world in 2016, the ocean high-pressure system was circulating over record warm sea surfaces that were 3-5 C hotter than late 20th-century averages. And because of this, the ocean was bleeding off a whole hell of a lot more moisture than it typically would. Any storms that fired in that very wet air mass would, as a result, tend to pump out a lot more rain than is typical.

A Wet Atmosphere Crackling with Unusual Energy

As my wife and I made our way toward the Blue Ridge Mountains and down Interstate 66 and Route 211, large, energetic cumulus clouds sprouted all around us. Wafted in the hot, unstable air, many tops punched up through the troposphere, spreading out into the characteristic anvil shapes of thunderstorms.

Light streamed down between these big, wet beasts. For a while, as we made our way up to the campground, set up our gear, and took a hike along a local rock scramble, we were fortunate — able to enjoy our day despite the loud rumbles and roars of thunder echoing up from the valleys or off the nearby mountainsides in the steamy, moisture-choked air.



(A massive amount of atmospheric moisture fueled powerful thunderstorms on Saturday, July 30 from the Appalachians of northwestern Virginia to the Baltimore City region. One of these storms dumped more than 4.5 inches of rain on Ellicott City, Maryland Saturday in just one hour. Image source: Terp Weather.)

At about 3,000 feet in elevation, these conditions were a bit odd for Shenandoah National Park which typically experiences milder weather. Temperatures were around 80 degrees Fahrenheit (about 5-6 F hotter than average), and the level of atmospheric moist




http://observer.com/2016/08/an-fbi-hostage-negotiator-on-how-to-use-unexpected-events-to-gain-leverage/


An FBI Hostage Negotiator on How To Use Unexpected Events To ...
Observer-
Outside, FBI agent Clint Van Zandt stood by while Rochester police officer Jim O'Brien picked up the phone. “Either you come to the front entrance doors of the ...







FBI Counterterror Unit Nabs Detroiter Who Amassed Weapons ...
Deadline Detroit-
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http://www.deadlinedetroit.com/articles/15499/fbi_counterterror_unit_nabs_detroiter_who_amassed_weapons_ammo_explosives
A 29-year-old Detroit man, who amassed an arsenal of weapons, was arrested after the FBI says an undercover agent sold him high-grade explosives, court ...


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http://www.nytimes.com/1995/07/15/us/director-of-fbi-demotes-deputy.html

DIRECTOR OF F.B.I. DEMOTES DEPUTY - NYTimes.com
The New York Times › 1995/07/15 › dir...
Jul 15, 1995 - Director Louis J. Freeh today demoted the bureau's Deputy Director, Larry A. Potts, citing the turmoil created by an internal investigation into the destruction of documents relating to the conduct of Mr. Potts and other senior F.B.I. officials in a deadly 1992 standoff with a ...

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https://trevoraaronson.com/

also see

https://www.amazon.com/Terror-Factory-Inside-Manufactured-Terrorism/dp/1935439618


The Terror Factory: Inside the FBI's Manufactured War on Terrorism: Trevor Aaronson: 9781935439615: Amazon.com: Books
Amazon.com › Terror-Factory-Inside-M...
An outgrowth of Trevor Aaronson's work as an investigative reporting fellow at the University of California, Berkeley, ...

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Confirmed: FBI Got Warning Day Before OKC Bombing
Feb 14, 2011

https://redice.tv/news/confirmed-fbi-got-warning-day-before-okc-bombing

New documents released under the Freedom of Information Act confirm that the FBI received a phone call the day before the Oklahoma City bombing warning that the attack was imminent, and that the feds tried to reach a deal with bomber Terry Nichols to take the death penalty off the table if he admitted making the call.

The documents were released to Salt Lake City lawyer Jesse Trentadue, who in

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http://www.alternet.org/grayzone-project/new-documents-shocking-accounts-orlando-shooter-omar-mateen-alleging-racial
Shooter Omar Mateen's Allegations of Racial Harrassment by Police Co-Workers
Islamophobic workplace intimidation figures into the background of another mass shooter conveniently painted as a jihadist.


August 1, 2016

The ongoing intrigue surrounding Omar Mateen and his massacre of 47 patrons of the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida was drowned out by the political circus of two party conventions this month. The personal details about Mateen, from his vicious abuse of his first wife to credible accounts of a secret gay life to the reports of his mental instability and the autopsy results confirming him as a heavy abuser of steroids, have been forgotten or apparently suppressed by the FBI. Taken together, these elements of Mateen's person profile directly contradicted the popular portrayal of the mass killer as an Islamic extremist acting in the name of ISIS. Unsurprisingly, they have fallen down the Orwellian memory hole.

As the facts that could have interrupted the official narrative fell by the wayside, Congress and state legislatures exploited the tragedy to push for an expansion of undemocratic databases of “terror” suspects and the discriminatory no-fly list. As Sarah Lazare reported for AlterNet, police departments across the country have been leveraging the attack to lobby for expanded arsenals of military gear. At both Republican and Democratic conventions, Orlando has been invoked to summon fears



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http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/bill-bratton-nypd-police-commissioner-resign-tuesday-article-1.2735400


Bronx Brooklyn Manhattan Queens Education Weather Obituaries
Bill Bratton resigning, NYPD Chief James O'Neill will take over

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Updated: Tuesday, August 2, 2016, 2:39 PM



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http://www.cbs8.com/story/32603062/night-out-against-crime

Night Out against crime
CBS 8 San Diego-
Local FBI employees, FBI Citizens Academy Alumni and FBI Teen Academy members will hand out information about various initiatives, including an Internet ..




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http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/sentencing-postponed-for-former-pine-lawn-cop-in-civil-rights/article_b965bb4c-3c9b-511c-875a-3ca295bd2ef2.html
Blakeney was hired in April 2010 as a probationary policeman, promoted to corporal in 2011, sergeant in 2012 and lieutenant in 2014. In 2012, he was given "the responsibilities of commander of operations and criminal investigations in 2012," according to a lawsuit he filed against the city after he was fired in December 2014. Blakeney's suit says that the firing was in retaliation for his cooperation with the FBI and for acting as a whistleblower.

Blakeney faces his own suit by two women who alleging that he had drugged and abducted them


more about FBI agents committing voter fraud
and getting caught



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"Reach Out and TAP Someone" by Gregory Flannery, In These Times, Wednesday, March 22nd, 1989 - UNZ.org
http://www.unz.org › Pub
In the World. Reach Out and TAP Someone. by Gregory Flannery. In These Times. , March 22, 1989, pp. 12-13 - PDF.


http://www.unz.org/Pub/InTheseTimes-1989mar22-00012
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http://reason.com/blog/2018/01/24/good-faith-standard-for-deadly-police-us

Washingtonians to Vote on Making It Easier to Convict Cops for Using Deadly Force
The measure would also require officers to render first aid directly after shootings and undergo new training.



Jan. 24, 2018 5:05 pm

Voters in the Evergreen State will get to decide on a ballot measure dealing with police use of force and training in November after the Washington secretary of State's office accepted enough of the nearly 360,000 signatures filed for the ballot measure to qualify.

It's particularly difficult to prosecute and convict police officers in Washington State. Data collected by the National Police Misconduct Reporting Project (NPMRP) showed the state had the lowest prosecution rate for cops accused of misconduct of all 50 states. It also had the second lowest conviction rate in the country for such cops, as NPMRP founder David Packman pointed out in 2011 while discussing what made the nationwide problem of lack of accountability "significantly pronounced" in Washington.

Initiative 940 (I-940), led by the De-Escalate Washington campaign, would change the law surrounding justifiable use of deadly force, requiring police officers to meet a "good faith" standard in order to be protected from criminal liability. Currently, prosecutors must prove police officers acted with malice to overcome their immunity, which makes convictions exceedingly difficult.

I-940 would also require police officers to undergo violence de-escalation training and mental health training (to help in dealing with others' mental health issues, not their own). The classes would be formulated by the state Criminal Justice Training Commission in consultation with law enforcement agencies and "community stakeholders."

Finally, the measure would require officers to be trained on how to administer first aid to victims harmed in encounters with police, and would require policies establishing a "duty to preserve the life of persons whom the officer comes into direct contact with while carrying out official duties, including providing or facilitating immediate first aid to those in agency care or custody at the earliest opportunity."

A statewide task force recommended in 2016 that the "malice" standard should be removed from the law, but legislators failed to act.

They could still pass I-940 before the November vote. More than 30 state legislators have endorsed the initiative, according to The Stranger. But organizers are not optimistic that it won't still come down to the ballot initiative.

"We have hopes, but we're not betting on it," Andre Taylor, who sits on the leadership team of De-Escalate Washington and is t





http://stevehochstadt.blogspot.com/2018/01/the-greatest-show-on-earth.html

January 23, 2018

The Greatest Show on Earth


I didn’t expect much more than a bit of diversion from the new film about P.T. Barnum, “The Greatest Showman”. A musical biopic from Hollywood is rarely a source of thoughtful history or powerful emotion. But “Greatest Showman” delivered something unexpected: a morality tale appropriate to 21st-century America.

Phineas Taylor Barnum’s real life was far more interesting than any movie could portray. He dropped out of school at 15, ran a grocery store at 17, started a weekly newspaper in Danbury, Connecticut, at age 19, and sold lottery tickets. As an adult, besides his famous freak shows and traveling circus, he campaigned against slavery, was elected to the Connecticut legislature after the Civil War, and served as the mayor of Bridgeport.

Barnum’s passion was entertainment. He got rich by exploiting the public desire for sensation, often duping his audiences with fraudulently advertised human and animal curiosities. He displayed the “Feejee mermaid” in his American Museum in New York, the torso and head of a monkey sewn on to the body of a fish. He bought Joice Heth, a slave woman in her 70’s who was blind and paralyzed, and exhibited her as “The Greatest Natural and National Curiosity in the World,” the 161-year-old nursemaid to George Washington. She died 7 months later, and Barnum set up a public autopsy before 1500 spectators to prove her age, then rejected the results.

Barnum’s most famous attraction, whom he called General Tom Thumb, was the dwarf Charles Sherwood Stratton, a distant relative, whom Barnum began displaying at age 5. Stratton was a talented performer, whose performances went beyond the usual display of “human curiosities” to be compared by theater critics with other professional singers and dancers. Barnum and Stratton toured Europe, were presented to Queen Victoria, and thrilled audiences across the US. Stratton became wealthy and bailed Barnum out when he went bankrupt in 1856. He married another little person, Mercy Lavinia Warren Bump, in a highly publicized wedding in 1863, and the couple was received by President Lincoln at the White House.

Barnum sought ever more sensational acts. Although the couple did not produce any children, Barnum acquired a succession of babies wherever they performed. His autobiography, “The Life of P.T. Barnum”, was sub-titled “Golden Rules for Money-Making”.

Presenting complex historical characters is not Hollywood’s strength. Barnum’s contradictory qualities as showman, hoaxer, anti-slavery activist and politician are too much to fit into a big budget spectacle, much less a family-oriented musical.

Film critics did not like “Showman”. In England, the “Telegraph” called it “insane” and “miserable”. Canada’s “Globe and Mail” said it was “empty, moronic, pandering and utterly forgettable”. These critics were expecting history, but “Showman” delivered instead a spectacle. “Showman” is itself a historical hoax, transforming Barnum into a celebrator of human diversity, who freed his “freaks” from the shackles of popular prejudice. The film’s P.T. Barnum is not a historical character, but a vehicle for a moral message not entirely foreign to the real Barnum’s political ideas.

The sacrifice of historical truth for message is the source of the sub-plot of the white-black love affair between Zac Efron as Barnum’s partner and Zendaya as a trapeze artist. Love conquers all, in this case the racial prejudices of the upper class.

Barnum profited from the presentation of freaks, but also helped to transform his unusual collaborators into respected personalities. His historical efforts to abolish the enslavement of some Americans by other Americans are transformed in the film into a broader “celebration of humanity”. Barnum exhibited Annie Jones Elliot, a bearded girl and later woman, paying her $150 a week, an enormous salary at that time.

When the bearded woman in “Showman”, the biracial singer Keala Settle, belts out “This is Me”, she speaks for all human freaks and curiosities. The song won a Golden Globe and became a hit in countries as diverse as South Korea, Sweden and Australia.

“When the sharpest words wanna cut me down,
Gonna send a flood, gonna drown them out.
I am brave, I am bruised,
I am who I’m meant to be, this is me.”

That’s a simple message we need in 2018.

Steve Hochstadt
Berlin, Germany




https://slate.com/technology/2018/01/when-she-asked-for-help-for-postpartum-depression-the-nurse-called-the-cops.html

She Asked for Help for Postpartum Depression. The Nurse Called the Cops.
Our lack of mental–physical health care integration and abysmal postpartum support hurt parents and families.






http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nyc-crime/nypd-accused-firing-service-weapon-stole-man-pants-article-1.3776634

NYPD cop accused of firing service weapon while holding up man for his clothes, cash in Brooklyn
BY CHRISTINA CARREGA LARRY MCSHANE
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Updated: Wednesday, January 24, 2018, 4:13 PM




https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/dashcam-video-killing-iranian-american-federal-cops-lawyers_us_5a68b04be4b0e5630075969d

POLITICS 01/24/2018 02:43 pm ET Updated 2 hours ago
Dashcam Video Shows ‘Senseless’ Killing Of Iranian-American By Federal Cops, Lawyers Say
“I believe that the people who shot and killed Bijan should be held accountable. Doesn’t matter if they are police officers or civilians.”
By Rowaida Abdelaziz and Ryan J. Reilly








https://www.salon.com/2018/01/24/stop-calling-all-cops-heroes-baltimore-corruption-case-proves-what-critics-have-said-all-along/

Stop calling all cops heroes: Baltimore police corruption case isn’t shocking to me
A little skepticism about power and corruption would go a long way toward protecting citizens from bad cops






COPS SETTLE CASE AFTER INJURING MAN WHO REFUSED WARRANTLESS SEARCH
Officers refused to believe homeowner who said suspect wasn't in house

Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2018/01/cops-settle-case-after-injuring-man-who-refused-warrantless-search/#vrPmAQfJTOZBxX0g.99




http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/crime--law/enhanced-video-juror-regret-complicates-sentencing-boynton-cops/bOq6K6e7dtgQW1SYS5pwAM/

Enhanced video, juror regret complicates sentencing of Boynton cops
Jane Musgrave Palm Beach Post Staff Writer
5:02 p.m Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018 Palm Beach County Crime









http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/baltimore-charged-evidence-tampering-body-cam-case-article-1.3777073

Baltimore Police officer who turned off body camera charged with tampering with evidence;



A grand jury has indicted a Baltimore Police officer on charges of misconduct and fabricating evidence in connection with a body camera video that surfaced last year that the public defender’s office said showed him planting drugs.

Officer Richard A. Pinheiro Jr., 29, was charged Tuesday, the Baltimore State’s Attorney’s Office said.



BREAKING STORY
SCIENTISTS DISCOVER RARE FBI PHENOMENON CALLED COVERUP

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/fbi-officials-anti-trump-texts-deleted-cellphone-glitch-article-1.3777384

FBI officials’ anti-Trump texts deleted by technical glitch that affected thousands of bureau cellphones
BY CHRIS SOMMERFELDT
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Updated: Wednesday, January 24, 2018, 7:15 PM



http://q13fox.com/2018/01/24/cops-who-didnt-believe-nassar-victim-paid-for-her-flight-from-seattle-to-speak-at-trial/

Cops who didn’t believe Nassar victim paid for her flight from Seattle to speak at trial


POSTED 1:11 PM, JANUARY 24, 2018,
Once a world-renowned sports physician treating America’s foremost Olympic women gymnasts, Larry Nassar now will spend the rest of his life behind bars.

The disgraced former USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University doctor was sentenced to 40 to 175 years in prison, a judge announced Wednesday, after more than 150 women and girls said in court that he sexually abused them over the past two decades.

“I’ve just signed your death warrant,” Judge Rosemarie Aquilina said in a Lansing, Michigan, courtroom. “I find that you don’t get it, that you’re a danger. That you remain a danger.”

One of those survivors now lives in Washington state.

Brianne Randall — a woman who says she initially reported Nassar to the police for abusing her in 2004 — was hesitant to leave her 7-week-old son at home in Seattle and travel to Michigan. Her victim impact statement was read in court last week.

However, after hearing the words from other women, she decided to travel to Michigan to support them and confront Nassar.



"You had audacity to tell (police) I misunderstood the treatment because I was not comfortable with my body," Randall told Nassar. "Sadly, they took your word instead of mine."

"I wasn't afraid of you then, and I'm not afraid of you now," said Randall.

Her travel costs were paid for by Michigan's Meridian Township Police -- the same police department that she says declined to take her story to prosecutors in 2004.







http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/ice-agent-allegedly-news-anchor-criminal-reports-sexts-article-1.3776172

ICE agent allegedly sent news anchor criminal reports, sexts
BY BRIAN LISI
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Wednesday, January 24, 2018, 11:28 AM

An agent with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement got himself rounded up after a local news anchor told police he was sending her sensitive materials and sexts.

Wichita, Kansas-based journalist Deb Farris claims that ICE Agent Andrew J. Pleviak approached her offering private law enforcement information for stories, only to begin sending her sexually explicit messages.

"Then all of a sudden it turned inappropriate and he was texting me things that made me uncomfortable and I got scared," the KAKE anchor said.

Considering applying for protection from Pleviak stalking her, Farris went to the Wichita Police Department in March, with officers photographing nearly 200 screenshots of correspondences between the two of them.




http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/rikers-officers-refused-cops-fight-inmate-article-1.3775271


Correction officers ignored NYPD detectives as they struggled to arrest Rikers Island inmate: union boss
BY REUVEN BLAU ROCCO PARASCANDOLA
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Wednesday, January 24, 2018, 4:00 AM



http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/dashcam-video-shows-cops-fatally-shooting-unarmed-driver-article-1.3776306

Video shows cops fatally shooting unarmed driver, family says officers were 'over-aggressive and out-of-control'
BY DAVID BOROFF
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Wednesday, January 24, 2018, 12:21 PM







https://www.wvgazettemail.com/news/cops_and_courts/charleston-officer-who-pleaded-guilty-in-fatal-crash-arrested-in/article_5d774246-db41-51cf-9d63-64f759b57e15.html

Charleston officer who pleaded guilty in fatal crash arrested in Putnam County



Jan 23, 2018
A Charleston police officer, who is on paid administrative leave following a wreck that led to a woman’s death last year, has now been charged with domestic battery.

Officer Stephen Doss was charged Monday, after an altercation with his wife over the weekend, according to a Putnam County Magistrate Court criminal complaint.



Police were dispatched to Doss’s home in the 900 block of Roosevelt Boulevard, in Eleanor, at approximately 5 a.m. Sunday for a disturbance call.

Doss and his wife had gone to a bar in Teays Valley with another man earlier that night. On their way back to Eleanor, the male witness said a verbal argument broke out between Doss and his wife, the complaint said.

As the argument continued, the man said Doss slapped his wife and scratched her face, the complaint said. Once they arrived home, Doss allegedly went on a “drunken rant” and threw his wife’s phone into a neighbor’s yard, kicked the witness’ car and began throwing various items out of the house into the yard, according to the criminal complaint.



Link Du Jour


http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-zurich/news/ct-ahp-harper-professor-shooter-fired-tl-0201-20180124-story.html

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/john-kerry-reportedly-2020-presidential-run-article-1.3776918

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/300-dead-sharks-found-roadside-mexico-150-miles-sea-article-1.3777085


http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/lupica-border-wall-won-stop-gun-violence-u-s-article-1.3776177





http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/video-caught-pulling-woman-train-foot-seat-article-1.3777134

SEE IT: Los Angeles cop caught on video pulling woman from train for having foot on seat (WARNING: GRAPHIC LANGUAGE)
BY ELIZABETH ELIZALDE
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Wednesday, January 24, 2018, 5:45 PM





http://buffalonews.com/2018/01/24/rod-watson-improve-buffalo-police-by-getting-cops-out-of-their-cars/

Rod Watson: Improve Buffalo Police by getting cops out of their cars





https://apnews.com/f2f6fa62f5d042a9ad21dda17ba3306d/Video:-Police-fire-up-to-9-times,-killing-stopped-motorist

Video: Police fire up to 9 times, killing stopped motorist


McLEAN, Va. — A dashboard video released Wednesday shows national park police in Virginia firing their weapons up to nine times at a car they had stopped after a four-minute, stop-and-go chase, killing an apparently unarmed motorist.

Lawyers for the family of the dead motorist, 25-year-old Bijan Ghaisar, said the video provides clear evidence police overreacted.






https://robertscribbler.com/2018/01/24/the-day-the-water-ran-out-climate-change-day-zero-swiftly-approaching-for-cape-town/

robertscribbler
Scribbling for environmental, social and economic justice


The Day the Water Ran Out — Climate Change Day Zero Swiftly Approaching for Cape Town
It’s the worst drought in at least 100 years. Possibly the worst in 300 years.

I’m not talking about Iran or Syria or California or Sao Paulo or the Caribbean or Somalia or Yemen or India or a hundred other places that have suffered severe drought and related water crisis during recent years. This time, I’m writing about Cape Town, South Africa.

For Cape Town, the dry time began two years ago. A strong El Nino initiated a warmer, drier than normal weather pattern. Accelerated by much warmer than normal global temperatures, what would have typically been a milder period of heat and drought bit deep into South Africa’s reservoirs. These hotter temperatures associated with human caused climate change enhanced evaporation causing both lands and lakes to give up their precious moisture at a much faster rate.


(From the video climate scientist Peter Johnston notes that increased heat from global warming means more evaporation which results in less water for Cape Town and other places around the globe. Video source: CBS This Morning.)

El Nino has since moved on and the La Nina months are here. But the blistering drought remains. Stuck in a self reinforcing cycle of heat and lack of rainfall. After such a long period of such abnormal punishment, the reservoirs that feed Cape Town are on the brink of running out.

With supplies dwindling, residents of this major city and tourist destination have been slapped with serious water restrictions. Each has been asked to use just 87 liters of water per day. That’s about 1/4 the average use for an American. One that provides precious little for washing dishes, taking showers, flushing the toilet, doing the laundry, preparing food, and drinking. But only about half of Cape Town’s residents are complying with the restriction.



(The long term precipitation trend for Cape Town reservoirs has been on a steady decline since the 1940s. A signal concurrent with a human-forced warming of the global climate system. Image source: Piotr Wolki and Andrew Freedman.)

In the Cape Town region, crushing drought continues unabated. And as a result of the combined lack of compliance with rationing and lack of rain, the reservoirs are swiftly falling. By February 1, Cape Town will ask residents to adhere to a draconian 50 liter water restriction. And if that doesn’t work, if the rains don’t somehow miraculously come, then Cape Town will effectively run out of enough water to fill pipes.

Under this very difficult scenario, water pipes to everything but essential services like hospitals would be cut off. Residents would be forced to make daily treks to one of 200 outlet pipes to fill up water bottles. If this happens, then Cape Town will be the first major city in the world to be forced to fully cut off its municipal water supply.

The day on which this historic and ominous presage of climate change related water difficulties is predicted to happen is a moving target. And lately the target has been moving closer. Ignominiously called Day Zero, the water cut-off date for Cape Town as of last week was April 21 of 2018. This week, due to failure to adhere to water restrictions and due to unrelenting drought, that date has jumped to April 12.


That’s 79 days left until Cape Town’s taps run dry for the first time since that city, or any other major city, possessed a municipal water system.

This event is happening in a hotter than normal world. It’s happened due to a drought that has been enhanced by that very heat. And it’s happening following an 80-year-long period of declining rainfall for the Cape Town region. Let us hope for the city’s sake that the rains return soon.

Let this serve as yet one more warning to us all. Climate change is generating a much more difficult water security situation for pretty much everyone. It’s just a simple fact that the more heat you have, the more evaporation that takes place. And it’s a more intense rate of evaporation that enables both worsening drought and increased risk of water shortages as we’re seeing so starkly now in Cape Town.
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http://stevehochstadt.blogspot.com/2018/01/justice-late-but-not-too-late.html

Justice: Late, But Not Too Late


Larry Nassar, former doctor to young female athletes, will spend the rest of his life in prison. As she sentenced him to 40 to 175 years in jail, Judge Rosemarie Aquilina said, “I just signed your death warrant.”

Nassar may have been the most successful serial abuser of young women in history. Judge Aquilina invited 156 women to testify in her courtroom about their assault by the hands of Nassar, beginning in 1992, 25 years ago. Over and over, he penetrated their vaginas with his fingers or his fist as part of his “therapy”. Some were younger than 10.

Nassar earned his medical degree from Michigan State University and worked there as a sports doctor. He became famous as the doctor for USA Gymnastics for nearly 20 years, which is in charge of the Olympic gymnastics team. His life of crime began to unravel when Nassar was first publicly accused in September 2016 by former gymnast Rachael Denhollander. But his sexual abuse had been reported to authorities many times long before that.

In 1997, Larissa Boyce reported what Nassar was doing to the MSU women’s gymnastics coach, Kathie Klages, and another girl confirmed that she too had been “treated”. Both girls were shamed into silence. A women’s track coach was told in 1999. Athletic trainers were told in 2000. In 2004, clinical psychologist Dr. Gary Stollak was told. That same year, Brianne Randall, 17 years old, told the police in Meridian Township, near the Michigan State campus, that Nassar had touched her vagina and breasts. The police never told MSU.

MSU President Lou Anna Simon was told in 2014 that a police report had been filed against a sports doctor. She let her subordinates handle it and never saw the report. The subordinates included 3 other MSU doctors and the athletic trainer, as well as Dr. William Strampel, dean of the College of Osteopathic Medicine, who decided Nassar’s actions were medically appropriate. At least 14 MSU employees were told about Nassar’s actions.

USA Gymnastics paid star gymnast McKayla Maroney over $1 million to keep quiet about Nassar’s abuse. The agreement included a $100,000 fine if she revealed what Nassar had done to her.

The only thing that stopped Nassar’s abuse was the public accusation by Rachael Denhollander last September. She was motivated by a story the month before in the “Indy Star” that USA Gymnastics had a long history of ignoring reports of sexual abuse by coaches.

How do serial abusers manage to continue their criminal activity? One reason is that making such accusations is deeply painful. It is difficult for a teenager to complain about the nature of their treatment by a doctor, especially if he is advertised as a “miracle worker”. At a preliminary hearing, Shannon Smith, one of Nassar’s attorneys, asked Denhollander if she was coming forward for the money. Denhollander explained some of the cost of telling the truth. “My advocacy for sexual assault victims, something I cherished, cost me my church and our closest friends three weeks before I filed my police report. I was left alone and isolated.”

The institutions who protect abusers circle the wagons against accusers. The vice chair of Michigan State’s board of trustees, Joel Ferguson, called victims’ lawyers “folks chasing ambulances” looking for a “payday”. A famous former prosecutor, Patrick Fitzgerald, was hired to by MSU investigate, and President Lou Anna Simon claimed in April that MSU was conducting a “thorough internal review”. In December, Fitzgerald exonerated the University by writing that nobody there knew what Nassar was doing. It turns out that Fitzgerald had been hired to defend the University against lawsuits. His team interviewed none of Nassar’s victims.

The lifelong sexual abusers who have made news were all protected by a cone of silence. Penn State administrators looked the other way when they heard about Jerry Sandusky’s abuse of boys. Reporting about Harvey Weinstein detailed the many people in Hollywood who knew about him and did nothing. Now a scandal has erupted in Germany about the star TV director Dieter Wedel, who was allowed to continue his predatory behavior by state-funded television channel Saarlaendischer Rundfunk, which knew about his abuse in the 1980s.

Denhollander wrote, “The first step toward changing the culture that led to this atrocity is to hold enablers of abuse accountable.” In Nassar’s case, the enablers are renowned institutions.

Some Americans apparently feel that men are under attack. I disagree – men who abuse women are under attack and it’s about time. But there may be a backlash from defenders of the male-dominated status quo, the patriarchal assumptions which allowed unpunished abuse to be so widespread. Trump was put into office because many white men and women feared that a world was crumbling where white male sexual dominance was a fundamental assumption. They didn’t care that he abused women and bragged about it; in fact, many supported him because he so openly violated new standards of correct behavior.

Eventually he too will get what he deserves.

Steve Hochstadt
Berlin, Germany





http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/crime/bs-md-co-gaines-trial-opens-20180130-story.html

Lawyer for Korryn Gaines family in civil shooting trial says Baltimore Co. police knew she was mentally ill





http://www.saukvalley.com/2018/01/30/coroner-driver-killed-by-rock-falls-police-shot-in-back/ace0xw9/

Coroner: Driver killed by Rock Falls police shot in back
Squad car footage won't be released while investigation is ongoing






http://www.startribune.com/fridley-police-sued-after-dog-bit-handcuffed-man/471801854/?c=n&clmob=y

Fridley police sued after dog bit handcuffed man
Trevor Olesen was on the ground when the K-9 was deployed, the suit alleges.
By Chao Xiong Star Tribune JANUARY 30, 2018 — 8:02PM







http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-january-heat-wave-20180129-story.html

Lake Forest hottest spot in U.S. as January heat wave breaks records, broils Southern California

By MELISSA ETEHAD and BRITTNY MEJIA
JAN 29, 2018 | 5:50 PM


Monday brought a second day of record-setting temperatures across Southern California as a January heat wave made winter feel a lot more like summer.
Numerous spots around the region hit new highs for the day, including Long Beach (91), LAX (89) UCLA (89), Santa Ana (88), Newport Beach (85), and Vista (90). Lake Forest was the hottest spot in the U.S. at 93 degrees.
More record heat is expected Tuesday.
Powerful winds continued Monday, including gusts that topped 50 mph in some canyon and peak areas.
The conditions sparked a small brush fire in Malibu.
As of late Monday morning







http://therealnews.com/t2/story:20319:Code-Pink-Conference%3A-Divest-from-the-War-Machine

Code Pink Conference: Divest from the War Machine

Larry Wilkerson: "We have become a national security state, that means our reason for existing is war and defense contractors are the merchants of



Link du jour

http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/college/college-athlete-suspended-racial-comment-black-opponent-article-1.3786237

http://www.sfgate.com/world/article/Trophy-hunter-shot-dead-while-trying-to-bag-his-12536763.php

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/half-ton-undelivered-mail-found-stashed-postman-garage-article-1.3786042


http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/air-force-officer-investigation-racist-facebook-rant-article-1.3787136


http://bangordailynews.com/2018/01/30/news/state/four-solar-power-supporters-arrested-at-central-maine-power/


https://www.greencarreports.com/news/1115039_chevy-bolt-ev-electric-car-range-and-performance-in-winter-one-owners-log



http://bangordailynews.com/2018/01/30/opinion/contributors/climate-change-under-trump-a-perfect-storm/


http://bangordailynews.com/2018/01/30/business/harley-shuts-plant-as-woes-worsen-for-trumps-model-manufacturer/


http://bangordailynews.com/2018/01/30/news/world-news/us-delegation-chased-out-of-bethlehem-you-are-not-welcome-anymore/





https://www.greencarreports.com/news/1115009_lapds-unused-electric-cars-gather-dust-sitting-in-garagebut-why

LAPD's unused electric cars gather dust sitting in garage, but why?
Jan 26, 2018






https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2018/01/30/the-temperature-in-siberia-rose-more-than-100-degrees-in-two-weeks/?hpid=hp_hp-cards_hp-card-world%3Ahomepage%2Fcard&utm_term=.7f22423baf5e

The temperature in Siberia rose more than 100 degrees in two weeks

As an antidote to the report of minus-88 degree weather in the Siberian outpost of Oymyakon earlier this month, we give you this: The temperature in a settlement just to its east was an astonishing 126 degrees warmer two weeks later.

The mercury in Omolon, Russia, reached its highest January temperature ever recorded Monday: a relatively toasty 38.4 degrees.

38 degrees doesn’t exactly sound like a day at the beach, but consider that it’s 64 degrees warmer than Omolon’s average high of minus-26 at this time of year.

Omolon is 540 miles east of Oymyakon, which was described as so cold “eyelashes freeze, frostbite is a constant danger, and cars are usually kept running even when not being used.”

In Oymyakon, the forecast high Tuesday was 17 degrees, not quite as balmy as Omolon, but still about 60 degrees warmer than its average high around minus-40, and 105 degrees warmer than it was two weeks ago.

Oymyakon has the reputation as being the coldest permanently occupied human settlement in the world.



http://www.nydailynews.com/newswires/entertainment/israelis-sue-new-zealanders-lorde-boycott-article-1.3789519

Israelis sue New Zealanders over Lorde boycott


Wednesday, January 31, 2018, 12:54 AM





https://knox.villagesoup.com/p/grievance-filed-over-firing-of-deputy-amid-sexual-assault-charges/1721130

Grievance filed over firing of deputy amid sexual assault charges

| Jan 30, 2018
WISCASSET — A grievance was filed last week on behalf of former Lincoln County Sheriff's Deputy Kenneth Hatch III over his firing earlier this month.
The grievance was filed Jan. 23 with Sheriff Todd Brackett by the National Fraternal Order of Police, which represents the deputies in Lincoln County.
Mike Edes, a labor specialist for the association, said late Tuesday that he expects the grievance will be withdrawn in light of Hatch's plea last week.
Hatch was convicted Jan. 26 on a single charge of providing a place for minors to consume alcohol, a Class D offense, for which the Whitefield man got no jail time.
Hatch pleaded no contest to the misdemeanor count and was fined $1,000. A no- contest plea results in a conviction, but does not require the defendant to admit guilt.
Hatch was fired by the sheriff Jan. 9, following a lengthy internal investigation. Hatch had been on unpaid leave from the Sheriff’s Office since he was charged in June 2016.
Hatch had originally been charged with 22 felonies -- 11 counts of sexual abuse of a minor, three counts of unlawful sexual contact, and eight counts of aggravated furnishing of marijuana. He was accused of sexually assaulting three girls and providing them marijuana and alcohol in exchange for sex.
A jury in Kennebec County found Hatch not guilty Nov. 20 on one count of sexual abuse of a minor and one count of aggravated furnishing of marijuana. But the jury deadlocked on the other 20 charges.
At that trial, the prosecution said Hatch was a decorated officer by day, but at night was a different person, a man who preyed on girls for his own sexual gratification. Testimony during the trial stated that the sexual assaults occurred in his cruiser, his home, and once in a cubicle at the Sheriff's Office. One victim was 6 years old when the assaults began, the prosecutor said.





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https://www.policeone.com/patrol-issues/articles/471072006-McDonalds-worker-fired-after-verbal-attack-on-Ill-trooper/

McDonald's worker fired after verbal attack on Ill. trooperThe employee reportedly told the trooper "I just have to say this to you: (Expletive) the police"


NORMAL, Ill. — A McDonald’s restaurant employee who apparently used profanity when taking the order of an Illinois State Police officer in the drive-thru lane was fired hours after the incident, the franchise owner said Tuesday.

Jack Millan said he became aware of the incident Monday afternoon and he and his son-in-law, co-owner Mikel Petro, responded immediately.

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The incident became a hot topic on social media late Monday after a Pontiac woman posted that her sister, a state trooper, went to the McDonald’s at 1607 N. Main St., Normal, around 11 a.m. Monday. According to her post, the trooper, in full uniform and driving a squad car, ordered lunch at the drive-thru.

“When she went to pay, the female employee said to her, ‘I just have to say this to you: (Expletive) the police!’” the post read. “She just drove to the next window to pick up the food. At this window, the guy was laughing and said, ‘Wow, that's a female trooper she said that to.’ All the workers inside were laughing. She threw the food away and called corporate.”








http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nyc-crime/nypd-captain-accused-delaying-dwi-test-off-duty-article-1.3821446


NYPD captain accused of delaying DWI test of off-duty cop busted on drunken driving charges
BY ROCCO PARASCANDOLA GRAHAM RAYMAN
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Updated: Wednesday, February 14, 2018, 10:06 PM






http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2018/02/cleveland_police_officer_charg_13.html



Cleveland police officer charged after refusing to have her vehicle towed for $1,500 in unpaid parking tickets, officials say

Updated Feb 14, 8:27 PM; Posted Feb 14, 8:26 PM



http://www.startribune.com/charges-dropped-against-former-minneapolis-cop-accused-of-assaulting-wife/474084723/?c=n&clmob=y

Charges dropped against former Minneapolis cop accused of threatening wife
He had been accused of threatening his wife.


FEBRUARY 14, 2018 — 9:38PM

Dakota County prosecutors have dismissed charges against a former Minneapolis police officer accused of threatening to shoot his wife in the head the night before his swearing-in ceremony.

Ahmed Jama had been charged with making threats of violence with intent to terrorize, a felony, after authorities said he threatened his wife during an argument at the couple’s Apple Valley home on Aug. 1, telling her that he could shoot her and get away with it. In a voluntary statement after his arrest, he told police that the argument had been more of a discussion and denied ever making the threat, court records show.

He was sworn in as a police officer the following day with the rest of his academy class. Jama, who was put on administrative leave after the charges were filed in Dakota County District Court, was fired by the department earlier this winter, according to his attorney, Hillary Parsons, of Minneapolis-based Caplan & Tamburino. But after the charges were dropped, Jama was told that he could reapply for his old job, Parsons said.

“He’s planning on still becoming a police officer,” she said







https://www.denverpost.com/2018/02/14/cox-farms-virginia-resist-white-supremacy/



“Resist White Supremacy”: A sign. A Virginia farm. And the fury that followed.








https://apnews.com/2e3e089b7df04488b14807365485136a/Cop-suspended-amid-rebel-flag-dispute-at-civil-rights-museum


Cop suspended amid rebel flag dispute at civil rights museum

JACKSON, Miss. An African-American police officer says he was fired, then rehired and suspended, after a verbal confrontation with people carrying Confederate-themed flags outside the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum.

Wardell Jackson told The Associated Press the confrontation happened Saturday, and that he was fired Monday from the Mississippi Capitol Police and re-hired Wednesday. He said he is suspended until the following




http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2018/02/driver_killed_by_car_being_ill_1.html

Driver killed by car being illegally chased by Cleveland police officers, lawsuit claims

Updated Feb 14, 3:08 PM; Posted Feb 14, 3:08 PM



Link du jour

https://www.denverpost.com/2018/02/14/colorado-bald-eagle-protections-permits-lawsuit/


https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pronoia_(psychology)


https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Perry_Barlow


https://www.newyorker.com/news/daily-comment/the-police-case-against-bibi-netanyahu



https://www.denverpost.com/2018/01/23/denver-police-department-crime-report-errors/



Denver police acknowledge errors with 1,000 crime reports, prompting internal investigation
Experts say erroneous crime policy erodes trust, leads to bad policies




https://www.denverpost.com/2018/02/14/denver-police-union-president-immigration-testimony-congress/

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https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/14/nyregion/ccrb-sexual-misconduct-police.html

Police Complaint Board to Investigate Charges of Sexual Misconduct

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Since its inception a quarter century ago, the independent city agency that investigates allegations of police abuse in New York City has done nothing more with complaints about sexual misconduct than send them to the Police Department. In the 18 months ending last June, 117 such allegations were funneled to the department’s Internal Affairs Bureau, where findings remain hidden and any discipline of officers is cloaked in administrative secrecy.

Now, however, as allegations about a wide spectrum of sexual misconduct — from inappropriate comments to workplace coercion to sexual abuse and rape — are roiling the country, the agency, the Civilian Complaint Review Board, has added a layer of oversight to allegations of sexual harassment and abuse in policing.

In a board meeting on Wednesday it adopted a resolutionfrom its staff to immediately investigate certain allegations of sexual misconduct by officers against civilians, such as lewd comments or gestures, snapping unwanted photographs or sexually humiliating or ticketing civilians if they rebuff flirtations like a blown kiss. The vote was unanimous, with three board members appointed by the police commissioner joining seven others appointed by the mayor or City Council.

Later, it hopes to broaden that mandate and select a group of specially trained, senior investigators to handle the most serious allegations, including rape, though not before it builds up a budget and some expertise in helping survivors of traumatic sexual violence by officers.






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