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joeb
FBI  agents have a firm grip on American Media. The focus
of this post is to show you the extent of that control.
Remember if you are the law enforcement agency investigating
a crime you just committed you can almost always get away
with the crime if you control the media.


http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2010-01-22-harvey-fbi_N.htm


Broadcaster Paul Harvey had close ties to FBI
1/22/2010

By Matt Kelley, USA TODAY
He was a broadcasting legend, a commentator with a voice instantly familiar to listeners both loyal and sporadic.


Paul Harvey's FBI file, released to USA TODAY under a Freedom of Information Act request, shows how his relationship with the bureau evolved from perp to pen pal. The 1,375 pages also illuminate how the FBI cultivated one of the nation's most popular media figures by not only providing flattery from its most prominent officials but also by secretly putting words in his mouth.

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conradteresa9
For me for some reason there are advantage and disadvantage on media coverage. Sometimes media became the leak on some important and supposed to be private information. People Find it to be confusing as media says they have the right to cover those information, I think they should have the initiative to publish the news that will not harm or trigger the people.
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live_nation
There really is not a lot of corrupt FBI agents. So the media isn't going to do a lot of stories on corruption inside the FBI. The scope of the FBI investigation is worldwide. The FBI do have a grip on the media, what we have is a very respectable FBI director making a call to the President of what ever media group were talking about here & asking for a favor. That favor maybe to kill a story or sit on a story for a while & if the victim or victims of the story have no voice or poor than the media knows a favor from the FBI director is far greater than what he can get from the victims. Unless it's terrorist involved or corruption involving a CEO or President of a fortune five hundred company or a Senator, Congressman or the President of the United States the media will sit on it. If they have evidence that the FBI or someone employed at the State department or United States Justice department is making serious money with a federal informant while using their cover the media will sit one it. If the media has any story involving informants they will sit on it because it's not news worthy. Especially if we're talking about an ex-employ of the State or Justice Department using a informant to make serious wealth. The media will sit on the story because they get nothing from running the story but everything from sitting on the story.

Remember no matter what we say the FBI is one of the most respectable agencies in the world. No one will be quick to expose corruption. They have college kids, military officers & every law enforcement agency in this country that would give their right leg to work for the FBI. Everybody in that field of law but the CIA or the Secret Service would love to work for the FBI.   
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joeb
FBI  Director Robert Mueller played critical role in BCCI Banking scandal when he was a US Prosecutor.
       
 

               
               

FBI Director Mueller was at center of alleged BCCI coverup in 1991


                                       
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Source: RawStory

As the foiled Newburgh "terrorist plot" is increasingly revealed to be little more than a sham, it raises questions about why the FBI would have spent a year furnishing fake weapons and explosives to a bunch of small-time crooks in order to create an ersatz incident. It seems as though the real objective may, at the very least, have had more to do with public relations than with public safety.

The arrests came on the same day as FBI Director Robert Mueller testified before the House Judiciary Committee that bringing Guantanamo detainees to the United States could prove risky even if they were placed in supermax prisons. The risks he cited included such unlikely possibilities as radicalizing other prisoners or continuing to run criminal operations from behind bars.

Because Mueller's testimony has been so widely described as undermining the Obama administration's announced policy of closing Guantanamo, it seems fair to ask whether the FBI director may be following an agenda of his own in ramping up fears of terrorism just as 9/11 hysteria appears to be coming to an end.

As it happens, Mueller has been accused of politicized decision-making in the past. A week before his July 2001 nomination by former President Bush to head the FBI, an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal raised serious questions about both Mueller and the other leading candidate, George Terwilliger.

Last week ... we watched trial balloons floating over Washington with the names of Robert S. Mueller and George Terwilliger as Mr. Freeh's possible successor. These names set us to perusing the books on one of our long-lasting preoccupations, the Bank of Credit & Commerce International. The BCCI scandal was the most important corruption story of the 20th century. Crooked international bankers cast a world-wide web of influence. They bought and sold politicians around the globe, ripped off depositors for some $10 billion, laundered drug money, worked with assorted spooks and trafficked with terrorists. ...

Both Mr. Terwilliger and Mr. Mueller were senior Justice Department officials when BCCI got away. Mr. Terwilliger was Deputy Attorney General; and Mr. Mueller ran the Criminal Division at Main Justice from 1990 to 1993. When it came to making decisions about investigations and prosecutions in the BCCI affair they were the men at the switches. ...

When Mr. Mueller took over the Criminal Division, critics in Congress and the media were already raising questions about Justice and BCCI. He stepped into this breach, telling the Washington Post in July 1991 that maybe indeed there was an "appearance of, one, foot-dragging; two, perhaps a coverup." He denied the coverup claims, specifically rejecting a Time magazine report that the U.S. government was seeking to obscure its role in the scandal partly because the CIA may have collaborated with the bank's operatives.

Still, the problems with Justice persisted. And the timing of some of Mr. Mueller's moves raised eyebrows. In September 1991, Justice indicted six BCCI figures and a reputed Colombian drug lord on racketeering charges. The indictment was unveiled just minutes after then-Congressman Charles Schumer issued a report sharply critical of Justice Department handling of the case. ... Mr. Mueller also engaged in a running series of battles with the Manhattan District Attorney, Robert Morgenthau. According to news reports over the years, Justice prosecutors were instructed not to cooperate with Mr. Morgenthau's office, documents were withheld, and attempts were made to block other federal agencies from cooperating.

The December 1991 settlement of criminal charges against BCCI, which Terwilliger described as "a fair arrangement," uncovered "only $1.5 billion in the coffers of a bank that once held $22 billion in deposits." This missing money has never been traced.

Although the Journal op-ed concluded by suggesting that "on the evidence we can see, Mr. Mueller would be a peculiar choice indeed," he was Bush's final selection -- Terwilliger having been passed over because his work as lead lawyer on the 2000 Florida recount had left him with too blatant an appearance of political partisanship.

Mueller is now almost eight years into his ten-year term as FBI director, but the questions raised by such respected sources as Time and the Journal as to whether he might have been involved in a cover-up of the BCCI scandal on behalf of the George H.W. Bush administration and the CIA have never been addressed.

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phrygian20

Gang Stalking = COINTELPRO = STASI decomposition

 

The FBI and all law enforcement agencies are currently using a psychological warfare protocol like "COINTELPRO" which is almost identical to the STASI "decomposition". This is what people are referring to as Gang Stalking.

 

The earliest forms of this that I know of are from Egypt, Greece and Rome. Each of these societies had pervasive spy/informant networks that were spying on each other as well as looking for spies inside of their own empires. Anyone who did not feel that their own respective empire was the most perfect society could be considered a traitor. In other words they were looking for anyone who had thoughts beliefs and attitudes that were not approved of by the state that could instigate revolt or subversive activity or otherwise make them a danger to the empire. This obviously created a snitch culture and there were bound to be abuses. If a person was not liked by another then it was easy to persuade others to make a complaint and get that person killed or exiled. No one dare say or do anything that was politically incorrect and thus the rulers were able to maintain power and control over the people. Blatant execution or exile is common in an empire but in a democracy it is not as easy to accomplish these punishments so modern psychological operations were developed to accomplish these goals and in this way an empire can masquerade as a democracy.

 

The STASI decomposition protocol is an excellent example of how these modern psychological operations work. The STASI decomposition is almost identical to the FBI’s COINTELPRO. Here is a link to a document that shows an overview of the STASI decomposition.

·         http://www.scribd.com/doc/71863415

·         http://www.mediafire.com/?5w80dni99qc1c8w

 

Law enforcement agencies in concert with government and corporations are using bribery, deception, coercion & blackmail to create an informant & saboteur network out of criminals of all kinds, extremist groups, cults, patriotic zealots, the poor, the homeless, friends, family, neighbors, repair men, fire men, police, military personnel and agents to target individuals and groups that have beliefs and attitudes (such as civil rights and animal rights.) that may cause them to commit acts of terrorism at some future time or motivate others to commit terrorist acts or incite revolt. This pre-crime approach has existed numerous times throughout American history but has reared its ugly head again due to 9/11.

Unfortunately, according to former FBI agent Mike German, many post 9/11 targeted individuals are nothing more than a training exercise.

 

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·         http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/COINTELPRO

 

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Here is a lecture by Noam Chomsky that uncovers the root mindset in America that predicates the targeting of groups and individuals.

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The real power behind gang stalking and many other terrible things is the minority of the opulent but the front group making all the policy changes these days is the neoconservatives. Neoconservatisim is a cult ideology that has been bankrolled and nurtured by the opulent just like all of the other cult ideologies created or co-opted by the opulent for their machinations.

·         http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_for_the_New_American_Century

 

·         http://www.newamericancentury.org/

 

·         http://www.newamericancentury.org/lettersstatements.htm

 

·         http://www.newamericancentury.org/statementofprinciples.htm

 

·         http://www.newamericancentury.org/iraqclintonletter.htm

 

·         http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foreign_Policy_Initiative

 

·         http://www.foreignpolicyi.org/

 

·         http://www.foreignpolicyi.org/foreignpolicy2011

 

·         http://www.abovetheswamp.com/articles/political-issues/74-the-neocon-mind

 

Stalin and Hitler were fanatical leaders inspired by a gang mentality and by the concept of "historic mission." They believed that intolerance and large scale brutality were necessary ingredients of social order. Each of them was also supported by the “cult of personality.” The neocons are strikingly similar.

 

What are the components of gang mentality?

 

Reputation

·         Extreme concern with reputation both inside and outside of the ideology. Neocons are this way.

 

Respect

·         Extreme concern with respect both inside and outside of the ideology. Neocons are this way.

 

Retaliation

·         No challenge will go unanswered. It is so with the neocons as well.

 

What is the concept of “historic mission”?

 

In a well documented conversation, Adolf Hitler berated the Austrian Chancellor Schuschnigg and stated…

"That is what you say!...But I am telling you that I am going to solve the so-called Austrian problem one way or the other...I have a historic mission, and this mission I will fulfill because Providence has destined me to do so...I have only to give an order and all your ridiculous defense mechanisms will be blown to bits. You don't seriously believe you can stop me or even delay me for half an hour, do you?"

 

Prominent neocon Michael Ledeen stated…

“Creative destruction is our middle name, both within our own society and abroad. We tear down the old order every day, from business to science, literature, art, architecture, and cinema to politics and the law. Our enemies have always hated this whirlwind of energy and creativity, which menaces their traditions (whatever they may be) and shames them for their inability to keep pace. Seeing America undo traditional societies, they fear us, for they do not wish to be undone. They cannot feel secure so long as we are there, for our very existence—our existence, not our politics—threatens their legitimacy. They must attack us in order to survive, just as we must destroy them to advance our historic mission.”

 

What is the cult of personality?

 

The cult of personality is explained pretty well here…

·         http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cult_of_personality

 

The Straussian philosophy is a cult of personality and the neocons follow the Straussian philosophy

·         http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article13145.htm

 

If you select 1 percent of a population (Whistle blowers, dissidents, artists, those that look funny, and act or dress funny) and punish them severely for little or nothing, then you will gain the compliance of the other 99 percent either through fear or because they’ve been conned by the COINTELPRO/STASI type propaganda in to believing that the TI’s must be removed from society for the common good. Then you can implement the social, political and financial changes you want on a grand scale in a relatively short period of time. I.E. advance your historic mission. This has been done enumerable times throughout history.

 

When the average person considers what the Nazis or Stalin did, they are naturally horrified. When a banker considers what the Nazis or Stalin did they have dollar signs in their eyes. MONEY is the real reason this is happening!!! The bankers know that a one world government is not possible. Empire building has been going on for centuries and a global empire has never been realized. But if you understand finance, history, politics and the military industrial complex, then it is clear to see that it is the EXERCISE of building empires and large scale wars that redistributes the wealth of nations into the hands of the banking elite and keeps the masses under control.

 

Unfortunately most human beings don't understand how their own minds work nor are they well educated in multiple disciplines. Most of the people that perpetrate these crimes against humanity aren't fully aware that there is such a big conspiracy going on. It’s just that most human beings have so many inherent psychological weaknesses and such a deep lack of education that if you alter the socioeconomic landscape in just the right way, you get what you see here in America today.

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·         http://brainz.org/ten-most-revealing-psych-experiments/

 

 

Here are a few very credible documentaries that will help you to understand what’s really going on and hopefully survive…

 

·         http://metanoia-films.org/psywar/#watch

 

·         http://metanoia-films.org/human-resources/#watch

 

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One of the biggest mistakes people make when they become TI’s is to attempt to create a counter spy network against those that are surveilling them. This is something that the neocons and the banking elite are OK with. A global spy counter spy network is much like the cold war and the cold war was extremely profitable for the banking elite not to mention a powerful pretext to control people. The global war on terror needs a global terrorist network and since there really is not one, many targets will be manipulated into acting out in ways that can classify them as terrorists thus creating the impetus for law enforcement agencies to demand more tax payer money to fight the war on terror. Targets are all better off contacting a civil rights group and explaining that they have reason to believe they have been placed on the terrorist watch list.

 

Do yourself a favor and learn as much about economics and finance as possible. It will help you survive. This is all the info you will need to be an educated investor. It’s not a get rich quick thing, just a solid economics and investing education.

 

·         http://www.mediafire.com/?f0ep3y537y6hlxy

 

·         http://www.mediafire.com/?7jyqc3yjoy78uqr

 

·         http://www.mediafire.com/?hrxa7ca24n7h0uk

 

 

Also, listen to as many lectures by Professor Noam Chomsky as possible. They are all over the internet. He is brilliant and has been exposing the machinations of the opulent (Rothschild, Rockefeller etc) for decades. His research is very credible and will help you to separate the facts from the propaganda and give you a measure of mental clarity and peace. Utilizing his research will also help you gain some of your credibility back with others.

 

Try to explain all of this to your friends and family. Usually when people see the mission statement of the neocons from their websites (PNAC & FPI) they start listening.

 

According to anti-communist author Ludwik Kowalski

“Mass murder occurs when brutal and sadistic criminals, to be found in every society, are promoted to positions of dominance, when propaganda is used to dehumanize the targeted population and when children are inoculated with intolerance and hatred. It occurs when victims ("inferior races" or "class enemies") are excluded from the norms of morality, when ideological totalitarianism is imposed and when freedom is suspended. Fear and violence, the preconditions of genocide, are likely to be found in societies with large numbers of thieves and informants.”

 

Here is some info on how to take care of your physical health.

·         http://www.mediafire.com/?obd4zl5rrjbvwr1

 

Visit this YouTube channel and watch everything on it. You will gain a clear understanding of what’s really going on.

·         http://www.youtube.com/user/phrygian20

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ragazze26
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joeb
Take home exam time
3 stories

1sr story

One has to watch the new documentary A NOBLE LIE presenting prima facie evidence for FBI  agents creating the Oklahoma City bombing to fully understand this story


2nd story
Region 6 Fusion Center now fully operational
Feb 09, 2012 at 9:17 PM America/New_York

see link for full story
http://www.winknews.com/Local-Florida/2012-02-09/Region-6-Fusion-Center-now-fully-operational-


 

 

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Local law enforcement agencies are teaming up to fight crime. Their weapon is information.

Consider the Region 6 Fusion Center a one stop shopping for information. "Simply the ability to exchange information amongst those agencies who can use it to prevent or resolve cases," said Collier County Sheriff Kevin Rambosk.

More than a dozen agencies in ten southwest Florida counties are now able to receive and share data more effectively.

That's now made possible from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement's headquarters in Fort Myers.

Officials transfer important information from one agency to another about crimes, terrorism and disasters.

"This will move us light years ahead and enable our members to follow up on their cases both in our region but hook to the other seven fusion centers in the state of florida and then remainder the 72 other centers throughout the United States," said Sheriff Rambosk.


3rd story
see link for full story
http://www.politicker.com/2012/02/09/democratic-leaning-watchdog-group-calls-for-grimm-investigation/
Democratic-Leaning Watchdog Group Calls for Grimm Investigation

By Colin Campbell 2/09 2:40pm


Earlier today, the watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) asked the Office of Congressional Ethics to investigate Staten Island Congressman Michael Grimm in the face of fundraising allegations recently raised by the New York Times. The Times‘ sources allege, among other things, that Mr. Grimm accepted envelopes full of cash and contributions from foreign donors, charges Mr. Grimm sharply denies.

“Campaign fundraising can sometimes be shady, but Rep. Grimm has sunk to a new low. A former FBI agent meeting in the shadow of the Manhattan FBI office to take an illegal campaign contribution in an unmarked envelope? Sounds like something out of a Grisham novel,” CREW’s Executive Director, Melanie Sloan, said in a statement.

“In addition to the illegal campaign contributions, it also appears Rep. Grimm may have promised to use the powers of Congress to assist a fundraiser in procuring a green card. In other words, Rep. Grimm may have engaged in bribery. These are serious allegations that demand an immediate investigation.”
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joeb
http://www.sdsucollegian.com/2012/02/15/journalism-professor-takes-on-the-fbi/


Professor exposes Hoover, FBI through book

By Jordan Smith on February 15, 2012

Matthew Cecil, associate professor for the Department of Journalism and Mass Communications, is writing a scholarly book to expose J. Edgar Hoover’s corrupt interactions with the press.

Matthew Cecil, associate professor for the Department of Journalism and Mass Communications (Photo by Kenzie Clayton)

Cecil has been actually writing the book, “Molders of Public Opinion: The Press, Public Relations and J. Edgar Hoover’s War on Crime and Dissent,” for six months. In order to obtain the FBI files on reporters, over the course of 15 years, he used the Freedom of Information Act, FOIA, which is why it has taken so long.

Through FOIA, he has obtained more than 300 FBI files, which equates to about 100,000 pages.

“It takes a really, really long time, but I think of it as a treasure hunt. Every little notation, signature, or underlined passage on a document means something,” Cecil said. “Once you get good at reading those documents, you get a pretty clear idea of what the FBI was up to and how it went about doing its work.”

Cecil has been studying those FBI files so closely he can now identify Hoover’s handwriting among others on the files just by looking at it.

To get his work noticed, Cecil first began publishing scholarly journal articles. These illustrated interesting stories where journalists didn’t act like journalists. According to Cecil, examples of this include most of the FBI’s “friends” in the news media. Several Pulitzer Prize winners allowed Hoover’s public relations staff to review and edit their news stories prior to publication.

“FBI public relations staff changed facts, rewrote quotes and removed information that wasn’t flattering to the Bureau. That is just not journalism,” Cecil said. “They had no personal ambition or drive in their work and they harmed democracy in the process.”

Kinsey Gustafson, a sophomore journalism student from Sturgis has heard of one of these incidents, the story of Ray Tucker, a journalist while Hoover was in the FBI. Tucker hinted about Hoover’s sexuality in print, and, after doing so, the FBI did an investigation on him, leaking information about his personal life. After this incident, other journalists were too scared to do any further reporting or investigating about Hoover.

“The resources [Hoover] had to scare away the press were abundant, but that doesn’t necessarily make it right,” Gustafson said.

Cecil’s interest in the book began when he was in high school, working at The Ram restaurant in downtown Brookings. Posted on a wall are newspaper clippings about two robbers of The Ram in 1938, which was then used as a bank. He wrote a paper about the robbers in college and later wrote a master’s thesis on the subject. When he got the FBI files to write the thesis, he became interested in Hoover’s dealings with the press.

Then, 17 years ago, Cecil came across a story that really sparked his interest. He discovered that FBI officials concocted a fake story after they shot and killed a fugitive in St. Louis in the 1930s.

“The FBI officials wanted to make sure the shooting fit the “heroic” FBI story. The truth was they had shot the guy in the back as he ran away,” said Cecil. “The new story the FBI concocted and then told to the media and under oath at a Coroner’s Inquest, had the fugitive pulling his weapons and threatening the agents, who responded by shooting him. In that story, the shooting was justified. It was a total fabrication.”

After that, Cecil said he began to wonder about how the FBI used public relations to spin the truth and how journalists would take their statements as fact without challenge or question.

Cecil’s work is well supported by his colleagues, including Mary Arnold, the department head of mass communications and journalism.

“Dr. Cecil brings [a special piece] to research on Hoover. His area of scholarship has a far-reaching impact on journalistic aspects of how journalists themselves were targeted by Hoover’s public relations efforts,” Arnold said.

Arnold said, through Cecil’s book, the public would soon see how the FBI manipulated the media.

“Journalists turned stories into the FBI for editing,” said Cecil. “They were feeding their ambition and doing anything they could to get [ahead].”

While doing research on this book has taken years, there are still hours of work ahead of Cecil before the idea of a published book becomes reality. Cecil said the book could finish and be published within a year to a year and a half.

“There’s still a lot left to do. I still have to finish two-thirds of a book. The next step is to find a publisher which I hope to do this summer,” Cecil said.

Arnold is planning to hold a Fillbrandt Forum revolving around Dr. Cecil’s work, in particular his use of FOIA requests to get the FBI files, correspondences, letters, etc.

The Fillbrandt Forum is a meeting held in the journalism department each year and is sponsored by an endowment from the Fillbrant Family. The meeting is held in cooperation with the South Dakota Newspaper Association, as Casey Fillbrandt was the first general manager of the SDNA. At the meeting this year, Arnold plans to discuss the movie “J. Edgar,” as well as the process of collecting information on a case study throught FOIA.

“It is cool that he is at the point of his research going to a book,” said Arnold.  “Not many professors get to that step, and it is exciting to watch the process unfold.”

Both Cecil and Gustafson understand that a part of journalism is about exposing corrupt information and informing the public of the news, no matter the consequences.

“The purpose of the book is to show how J. Edgar Hoover was complicit in civil liberties excesses, and how the journalists let Hoover get away with it, or helped him in doing so,” said Cecil.

Gustafson said scaring away the press does an injustice to public awareness, because without the press, the public cannot be as informed.

“The point of being a journalist is finding the story the world should and wants to know about,” Gustafson said.
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joeb
We brought former LAPD Narcotics detective Mike Ruppert to speak in our community.
Taxpayer funded FBI  agents tried to kill him after he spoke.
Watch the video and you will understand why.
How did the FBI agents try to kill him?
Poison.


The Truth And Lies Of 911 - Michael Ruppert (2004)


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joeb
see link for full story
http://politic365.com/2013/04/14/free-angela-film-chronicles-activists-journey/


April 14, 2013

Free Angela! Film Chronicles Activist’s Journey


In 1969, Angela Davis was every white man’s worst nightmare: Educated, possessor of a formidable intellect, black, assertive, an activist, a woman, and a communist.

Davis’ political opinions, social activism and her outspoken criticism of racism, segregation and the way African Americans and other non-whites were treated in a country sharply divided along racial and class lines, brought the full weight of the government upon her head.

The fallout is outlined in great detail in Free Angela and All Political Prisoners, a documentary film by director Shola Lynch. The story surrounds Davis’ removal from her teaching post at UCLA, Los Angeles; the charges brought against her for murder, kidnapping and conspiracy; the nationwide manhunt; her inclusion on the FBI’s 10 Most Wanted List; and her arrest, trial and eventual acquittal. Viewers listen to narratives from Davis, friends, family and associates and witness their comments weaved around documents, videotapes and sometimes grainy historical footage.

Today, Davis, 69, is an acclaimed political activist, scholar, and author. She remains unapologetic about her views on race, community building, and social justice and she works tirelessly in the struggle for gender equality, economic and racial justice. Of equal importance is her work to dismantle a prison-industrial complex in the United States in which 2.3 million people, primarily black and brown, are ensnared.

Back then, she was a 26-year-old Sorbonne-educated professor, who was immersed in activities she hoped would bring social, economic and political freedom for blacks.

The 102-minute documentary, shot in cinema vérité style, unfolds with snapshots of 17-year-old Jonathan Jackson and three other men leaving the Marin County Courthouse in San Rafael, Calif., with weapons trained on a judge, prosecutor and jurors. As the group gets into a yellow van, police snipers and guards from San Quentin Prison open fire leaving Superior Court Judge Harold Haley and three of the four hostage takers – including Jonathan – dead.

One detective walks from the crime scene with a weapon wrapped in plastic and viewers are told that Davis had purchased two of the guns.

In a straight-forward, vulnerable but poignant manner, Davis recaptures the heady, complex, scary days of the emergence of the Black Power Movement, black nationalism, the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense, and an all-too-brief period of time when blacks around the country – like a sleeping giant shook off fear, lethargy and the past, and demanded an end to America’s homegrown apartheid system.

The Black Panther Party came to the attention of the authorities when in 1967, a small group of members, all bearing arms and led by Chairman Bobby Seale, marched into the California legislature to protest a pending gun-¬control bill and to illustrate that blacks had a constitutional right to bear arms. The group called for armed revolutionary struggle against the oppression and slavery-type conditions perpetuated by the ruling elite and their functionaries in the United States. They also strove to create a society of justice, freedom and equality for the masses of black and brown people. They developed breakfast programs and educated children, while advocating for a 10-point program which sought, among other things, employment, housing and an end to police brutality.

So concerned was FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover about the Panthers, he described them as “the single greatest threat to the internal security of the United States.” Hoover was determined to prevent the formation of a cohesive Black movement in the United States and used murder, coercion, extortion, disinformation and other tactics to undermine and destroy black leaders who exhibited leadership, organizational skills and the ability to communicate well. The FBI and police from Oakland, Chicago and elsewhere began targeting and assassinating members of the Panther organization.

The documentary reminds viewers of the raw anger, deep distrust and animus between the black community and police. Footage of an hours-long shootout between police and the Black Panthers illustrates the full-pitched gun battles that often ensued between law enforcement and the organization.

“It was as if we were living in a state of war, a state of siege,” said Davis. “We had to do all we could to usher in the Revolution. There was a conspiracy to kill every Black Panther in America and all black people.”

Quenesha McNair, 30, was left visibly moved by the film.

“I feel grateful for this information,” she said. “My generation knows the criticism directed at her approach to politics but not the level of determination to eradicate her. I’m surprised I’m just learning about her in the film. This wasn’t in the textbooks. I never knew how raw it was. The raid on the Black Panther headquarters was like genocide. I never, ever thought this could happen.”

Davis was also on the frontline as a spokesperson for the Soledad Brothers, three men in California’s Soledad Prison accused of killing a guard and persecuted for their political beliefs. George Jackson, John Clutchette and Fleeta Drumgo were each incarcerated for petty property crimes, we’re told, and jailed for years because of their attempts to bring about change in the prison system.

“I saw him at a hearing and I was drawn by the tenderness I didn’t expect to see in a prisoner,” said Davis of the man she loved, George Jackson. “He was a beautiful, powerful, passionate writer.”

Following the botched kidnapping and hostage deaths, the white establishment called Jonathan and his accomplices thugs, hoodlums and criminals. However, he was seen as a hero by many in the black community. At his funeral, thousands of mourners crowded the streets around the church, standing solemnly with fists raised in the Black Power salute as the coffin was carried into and out of the church.

As word about the shootout spread, Davis knew the feds would try to apprehend her.

“It was clear that this was not the time to make myself available for arrest,” she said soberly.

With a fugitive’s warrant of $100,000 on her head, Davis went underground, moving around for two months through Las Vegas and Miami, ending up in New York with local law enforcement and the FBI not far behind. As she evaded them, police descended on black communities around the country accosting black women with big afros and gaps between their front teeth. The FBI had agents conducting surveillance on anyone who knew Davis, and also began to wrangle information from her friends, family and associates.

“I knew there were countries that would accept me, but I decided I didn’t want to flee the country because I knew I’d be in exile for the rest of my life,” she said. “… I was pretty scared, always thought I’d be on the verge of being caught. I thought about the family I left behind, worried about mom and my siblings …”

Davis was traveling with a wealthy friend, David Poindexter, and the pair left Miami when the FBI questioned his mother.

“We were rapidly running out of money and I had a palpable sense that the FBI was closing in,” she said.

FBI agents had been searching parking lots in New York City looking for Poindexter’s car and found Davis at a Howard Johnson’s motel.

Davis, exhausted, pale and gaunt, said she was placed in a ward for women with psychiatric disorders.

“I hadn’t thought about what it meant to be a woman in prison,” she said.

Her sister Fania agreed.

“Angela’s education is now being put into practice,” she said during an interview in the documentary.
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When you are the law enforcement agency investigating the crime you just committed
you can almost always get away with the crime, destroy evidence and misdirect the investigation.
The Boston Marathon was a much needed re-branding of the FBI  Crime family an a intermittent re-enforcement
of fear for the cowering American voter and taxpayer.

As always funded by the American taxpayer


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http://www.newsnet5.com/dpp/news/local_news/oh_cuyahoga/exclusive-family-members-of-local-fbi-agent-investigating-boston-bombings-speaks-out

April 20, 2013
Exclusive: Family members of local FBI agent investigating Boston bombings speaks out


 A local family is rejoicing this weekend after news broke late Friday that the second Boston bomber suspect was arrested.

Stark County's Ernie and Fran Aranyosi were on pins and needles Friday evening while their son, a Lake High School and Baldwin Wallace University graduate, went to work in Watertown, MA.

It was the most dangerous place in the United States that their son could have been at that very moment.

The Aranyosi's son, who will not be identified for security purposes, is a Special Agent in the FBI with extensive training in explosive devices.

Aranyosi was stationed at the FBI Bureau in Washington D.C.. when he was called out to sift through the debris at the Boston Marathon finish line where three people were killed and nearly two hundred oth

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http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2010/12/ex-fbi_agent_sentenced_to_pris.html



FBI agent Ryan Seese sentenced to prison in two Peeping Tom cases in Hershey
Tuesday, December 28, 2010

A Dauphin County judge this morning sentenced former FBI agent Ryan Seese, 37, of Derry Township, to 1 to 23-1/2 months in county prison plus 3 years' probation for two Peeping Tom incidents at a middle school and a gym.

Seese had pleaded guilty in August to criminal trespass, invasion of privacy and disorderly conduct for sneaking into a girl's bathroom during a concert at Hershey Middle School and spying on two teens in May.

Seese left the FBI after being convicted of a Peeping Tom incident in a women's bathroom at the University of Arizona in 2007.
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couple reads about branding the FBI


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http://www.gadsdentimes.com/article/20130428/NEWS/130429797

Ivalee student gets autographed Florida football from FBI agents

FBI Intelligence Analyst Luke Jackson, left, and Special Agent Frank Langdon present student R.J. Clark, a Florida Gators fan, a football autographed by the team, seen Thursday at Ivalee Elementary School near Attalla. Langdon graduated from the University of Florida, and Jackson played football at Alabama State University.

MARC GOLDEN | GADSDEN TIMES
Published: Sunday, April 28, 2013 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, April 28, 2013 at 11:36 p.m.

R.J. Clark had a visit from the FBI this week. Although agents did not question him, Ed Vance, his principal at Ivalee Elementary School, says they should have.

R.J. is a huge Florida Gator fan, and Vance, a big Bama fan, says he can’t figure out why.

But no matter the reason, it’s more than R.J.’s fan allegiance that got the attention of FBI agents last year after a story appeared in The Gadsden Times about R.J. and his new wheelchair and the disorder, arthrogryposis, he was born with that fuses his joints and keeps him from being able to bend.

Frank Langdon, an FBI agent in Gadsden, and Luke Jackson, an intelligence analyst for the FBI, made a visit to the school Thursday to present the fifth-grader with a Florida Gators football signed by the team.

It was the second time agents have visited R.J. at the school. Last year, after they learned that R.J. was a Gator fan, Langdon, a University of Florida graduate, felt a connection to him and wanted to do something for him.

He and Jackson visited R.J. last year and presented him with an FBI badge and some medals. Langdon told R.J. then he was going to try to get some Florida Gator memorabilia for him.

Vance and R.J.’s mother, Teresa Clark, said he knew Langdon told R.J. about the football a year ago but thought no more of it. “I think it’s excellent that they have taken an interest in R.J. and followed through,” Vance said.


FBI Agent Pleads Guilty to Child Abuse

http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/washington/2004-02-17-ex-fbi-ia-chief_x.htm

Tuesday February 17, 2004 11:46 PM

By JOHN SOLOMON

Associated Press Writer
https://antipolygraph.org/cgi-bin/forums/YaBB.pl?num=1077052156
WASHINGTON (AP) - The former chief internal watchdog at the FBI has pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a 6-year-old girl and has admitted he had a history of molesting other children before he joined the bureau for what became a two-decade career.

John H. Conditt Jr., 53, who retired in 2001, was sentenced last week to 12 years in prison in Tarrant County court in Fort Worth, Texas, after he admitted he molested the daughter of two FBI agents after he retired. He acknowledged molesting at least two other girls before he began his law enforcement career, his lawyer said.

Monday August 8, 2005 Longtime FBI agent sentenced to prison on child porn count

also see http://www.policeone.com/news/113935-Longtime-Idaho-FBI-Agent-Sentenced-for-Possessing-Child-Porn/
BOISE, Idaho- A longtime FBI agent who helped arrest infamous outlaw Claude Dallas has been sentenced to a year in prison for possessing child pornography.

William Buie, 64, was sentenced Monday after pleading guilty in March. Buie told authorities that he learned to access child pornography Web sites while attending a seminar on preventing child exploitation in 2000 or 2001.





February 22, 2007
http://fredericksburg.com/News/FLS/2007/022007/02232007/262383
Ex-FBI man gets 7 years for child sex
Former FBI analyst sentenced in child sex case


A 17-year veteran of the FBI will serve seven years in prison for having sexual relations with a young girl in Spotsylvania County, a judge ruled yesterday.

Anthony John Lesko, 44, entered an Alford plea yesterday in Spotsylvania Circuit Court to nine counts of felony indecent liberties upon a child.

Lesko, who later moved to Jacksonville, Fla., worked as an intelligence analyst at the FBI for 17 years, according to his attorney, James A. Carter II. He is a major in the U.S. Army Reserves and has received numerous military awards.

An Alford plea means Lesko doesn't admit guilt but believes there is enough evidence for a conviction. Under the terms of the plea, he was sentenced to seven years in prison with another 15 years suspended.

Lesko engaged in a sex act with a girl, 9 and 10 at the time, at least nine times in 2003-2004, according to evidence put forth by Spotsylvania Commonwealth's Attorney William Neely.

The girl told a member of the Spotsylvania Department of Social Services about the activity in February 2004, according to the evidence. Lesko at first denied the allegations, but later spoke with a U.S. Navy counselor about them.

Lesko told the counselor that he was the victim of the sexual assault; he said the girl initiated the contact, according to the plea. Lesko entered the plea partly to spare the girl the pain of a trial, his attorney said.
on for 12 months after pleading guilty to possession of child pornography.

William Buie, 64, of Boise, most recently worked as an investigator for the Idaho attorney general's office.


FBI Agent Accused Of Masturbating In Public
http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2010/12/ex-fbi_agent_sentenced_to_pris.html
May 25, 2007
FBI Agent Accused Of Masturbating In Public

Posted by, Marissa Pasquet KOLD News 13 News Editor

FBI Special Agent Ryan Seese, 34, is facing sex offense charges after a cleaning woman said she found him masturbating in a women's lavatory on campus, according to a University of Arizona police spokesman.


FBI Workers Suspected of Secretly Taping Teens in Dressing Room

 April 20, 2009

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,517222,00.html



Two FBI workers are accused of using surveillance equipment to spy on teenage girls as they undressed and tried on prom gowns at a charity event at a West Virginia mall.

The FBI employees have been charged with conspiracy and committing criminal invasion of privacy. They were working in an FBI satellite control room at the mall when they positioned a camera on temporary changing rooms and zoomed in for at least 90 minutes on girls dressing for the Cinderella Project fashion show, Marion County Prosecutor Pat Wilson said Monday.


see link for full story
http://fox59.com/2013/04/10/former-fbi- ... y-charges/

April 9, 2013
Former FBI agent files petition to enter guilty plea for child pornography charges


A local former Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agent arrested on child pornography charges filed a petition to enter a guilty plea.

Donald Sachtleben was arrested in May 2012, following an investigation into the distribution of child pornography. Authorities said they were able to trace online activity back to Sachtleben’s Carmel home.

According to court documents, Sachtleben hid behind the email ‘pedodave69@yahoo.com’ and openly traded child porn. In one email he attached nine images of child pornography and child erotica and wrote:

“Saw your profile… Hope you like these and can send me some of (y)ours. I have even better ones if you like.”

Police obtained a search warrant on May 3. During an initial forensic examination of Sachtleben’s laptop computer, approximately 30 images and video files containing child pornography were reportedly discovered.


Former top FBI agent charged with child porn distribution
By Bill Mears, CNN
 May 15, 2012
http://www.cnn.com/2012/05/15/justice/ex-fbi-agent-pornography/index.html

(CNN) -- A former supervisory FBI agent has been arrested and jailed on child pornography charges.

Donald Sachtleben was taken into custody and charged Monday after a nationwide undercover investigation of illegal child porn images traded over the Internet.



A federal complaint alleges 30 graphic images and video were found on Sachtleben's laptop computer late last week when FBI agents searched his home, about 23 miles north of Indianapolis.



Sachtleben is currently an Oklahoma State University visiting professor, according to his online resume. He is director of training at the school's Center for Improvised Explosives, but all references to his work have now been removed from the university's website. There was no indication from the school as to whether it had suspended him. Calls to the university and his Indianapolis attorneys were not immediately returned.

He had been an FBI special agent from 1983 to 2008, serving as a bomb technician. He worked on the Oklahoma City bombing and Unabomber investigations, according to his university biography.

A separate LinkedIn profile filled out by Sachtleben says he is an "accomplished investigator with more than 25 years of experience in FBI major case management, counter terrorism investigations, bombing prevention, post blast investigations and public speaking."





FBI agent arrested on child sexual assault charge




Associated Press - January 15, 2008 6:14 PM ET
http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_7978377
PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) - An FBI agent is under arrest in Pueblo for investigation of sexual assault on a child by someone in a position of trust.

Authorities say 53-year-old David Allan Johnson is being held in the Pueblo County jail today on a $100,000 bail.

Former Great Falls FBI  agent sentenced on child sex charges

Jan 23, 2008



A man from Great Falls who's accused of sexually assaulting five underage girls will be spending the next 10 years behind bars.

Stanley Perkins, 64, changed his plea to guilty after police began investigating him for child molestation in August 2006.

The former educator, who also served two years as an FBI agent, was sentenced on one count of felony sexual assault.

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http://voices.washingtonpost.com/crime-scene/paul-duggan/46-months-in-prison-for-former.html
Jail for former FBI worker from Va.
Washington Post Editors

A 65-year-old former FBI employee from Prince William County was sentenced to nearly four years in prison Friday for possessing child pornography.

Samuel I. Kaplan, of Gainesville, who pleaded guilty June 2 in U.S. District Court in Alexandria, was sentenced to 46 months behind bars.

Kaplan was an information technology program manager at an FBI facility in Chantilly when authorities discovered that he had used the FBI's computer network to "facilitate sexually explict communications," the Justice Department said.

Investigators said they later found 10 to 20 images on Kaplan's home computer showing juveniles involved in sex acts.


http://franklincoverup.com/index.php?option=com_frontpage&Itemid=26


Ex-FBI agent gets 2 1/2 years for assault on marshal
A federal judge today sentenced retired FBI special agent Gary L. John
to 2 ½ years in prison for assaulting a U.S. marshal trying to place him
 under arrest.
John, formerly of 110 Post Rd., Westerly, had been on the lam for two
months, when U.S. marshals working with Rhode Island Sheriffs
Department, tracked him to Stratford, Conn., in December 2005. He was
wanted in Rhode Island at the time for allegedly violating orders
barring him from contacting his ex-wife and for failing to appear in
court.

see link for full story
http://articles.baltimoresun.com/1993-07-11/news/1993192055_1_abuse-flynn-fbi-agent
FBI agent convicted of daughters' abuse
July 11, 1993|By Traci A. Johnson | Traci A. Johnson,Staff Writer

An FBI agent who lives in Carroll County has been convicted of sexually abusing his daughters over a 14-year period.

The agent, as part of an agreement with prosecutors, pleaded guilty Friday before Circuit Judge Francis M. Arnold to two counts of second-degree sexual offense and two counts of child abuse.

The agent's name is being withheld to protect the privacy of the victims.

In exchange for the agent's plea, the state dropped 18 other counts against him, ordered a presentence investigation and agreed to let him remain free on $125,000 bond pending sentencing Sept. 10.

The agent was suspended from the FBI's Baltimore field office when he was arrested in December.

The original indictment also charged the man with fondling his oldest daughter's friend several years ago when the girl had slept over at the agent's home.

An investigation began after one of the man's daughters told a county child-abuse investigator of at least five incidents of molestation from 1980 to 1987, court documents said.

The victims said their father performed sexual acts ranging from fondling to intercourse beginning when each was preschool age. The abuse lasted until the girls were in their early teens, said Assistant State's Attorney Kathi Hill in a statement of facts presented in court.

In February, defense attorney John E. Harris Sr. tried unsuccessfully to have the case moved out of Carroll on the grounds that pretrial publicity had damaged the defendant's chance for a fair trial.

Ms. Hill said the state will recommend a sentence of 35 years in state prison, with 15 years suspended.

Although Ms. Hill said she once argued that the agent should be incarcerated until his trial, she said Friday she was not worried about whether he will return for his sentencing.

"Even if he'd take a walk, when he eventually comes back he wouldn't have to be tried again. He'd just be sentenced," Ms. Hill said. "There's not so much fear on our part, because we don't have to prove the case again."

The state will ask the court, as part of the agent's sentence, to impose five years of supervised probation and order him to have no contact with females under 18 and to undergo psychological therapy.

Judge Arnold also accepted a plea agreement Friday in which a Mount Airy hairdresser admitted sexually abusing a teen-age boy he befriended in 1990.

David Curtis Flynn of Grimes Court in Mount Airy was immediately sentenced to four years in prison for a second-degree sexual offense.

From January 1991 to November 1992, Flynn had a sexual relationship with the boy, whose family knew and trusted the man, according to a statement of facts that Ms. Hill read in court.

The victim told authorities that Flynn talked to him before the incidents, saying he had been abused as a child, Ms. Hill said.

"I am deeply sorry . . . in my soul," Flynn said. "None of my attentions were meant as wrongdoing. I showed [the victim] the kind of love and affection I was brought up with. I'm deeply sorry for upsetting his childhood."

Judge Arnold sentenced Flynn to 10 years in state prison, then suspended six years of the term.

The judge also ordered five years of supervised probation for the defendant after the prison term and ordered him to participate in all recommended treatment programs.



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Organization that assassinated Martin Luther King now puts black women on their most wanted list.

two reads , let George Orwell sort out the truth about the FBI  Crime family


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Tupac's Godmother Has Become The First Woman On The FBI's Most Wanted Terrorist List

The FBI has added JoanneDeborah Chesimard to the list of most wanted terrorists, and in doing so, added the first woman.

Chesimard — aka Assata Olugbala Shakur — also happens to be the godmother and aunt of rapper Tupac Shakur. His godfather, Mutulu Shakur, is also incarcerated and was accused of aiding Chesimard's eventual escape from prison.

In 1971, Chesimard and two of her cohorts were stopped on the New Jersey turnpike for a broken tail light.

The routine stop turned into a shoot-out that left one New Jersey trooper dead and another injured.

Chesimard was convicted in 1973 of first-degree murder. She later escaped prison in 1979 and ended up in Cuba with political asylum by 1984.

She has been suspected of, tried, and acquitted of several felonies, including armed robberies, bank robberies, and execution-style slayings of police officers. She's often named as one of the founders of the Black Liberation Army, and the people who knew her well said she was its "soul."

 

Chesimard is 65 years old, but authorities believe she still "remains an inspiration" to militant separatist movements in the U.S.

“Some of those people, and the people that espouse those ideas, are still in this country,” Aaron Ford, special agent-in-charge of the FBI’s Newark office, told NBC. “So we’d be naïve not to think that there’s some communication between her and the people she used to run around with.”

Rappers Common, Chuck D of Public Enemy, Paris, and others have all written tributes or referenced Chesimard in their songs.




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Court Decision: U.S. “Government Agencies” Found Guilty in Martin Luther King’s Assassination
Circuit Court of Shelby County, Tennessee Thirtieth Judicial District at Memphis, December 1999
By Carl Herman
Global Research, January 22, 2013
Washington's Blog 21 January 2013

Coretta Scott King: “We have done what we can to reveal the truth, and we now urge you as members of the media, and we call upon elected officials, and other persons of influence to do what they can to share the revelation of this case to the widest possible audience.” – King Family Press Conference, Dec. 9, 1999.

From the King Center on the family’s civil trial that found the US government guilty in Martin’s assassination:

After four weeks of testimony and over 70 witnesses in a civil trial in Memphis, Tennessee, twelve jurors reached a unanimous verdict on December 8, 1999 after about an hour of deliberations that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated as a result of a conspiracy. In a press statement held the following day in Atlanta, Mrs. Coretta Scott King welcomed the verdict, saying ,

“There is abundant evidence of a major high level conspiracy in the assassination of my husband, Martin Luther King, Jr. And the civil court’s unanimous verdict has validated our belief. I wholeheartedly applaud the verdict of the jury and I feel that justice has been well served in their deliberations. This verdict is not only a great victory for my family, but also a great victory for America. It is a great victory for truth itself. It is important to know that this was a SWIFT verdict, delivered after about an hour of jury deliberation.

The jury was clearly convinced by the extensive evidence that was presented during the trial that, in addition to Mr. Jowers, the conspiracy of the Mafia, local, state and federal government agencies, were deeply involved in the assassination of my husband. The jury also affirmed overwhelming evidence that identified someone else, not James Earl Ray, as the shooter, and that Mr. Ray was set up to take the blame. I want to make it clear that my family has no interest in retribution. Instead, our sole concern has been that the full truth of the assassination has been revealed and adjudicated in a court of law… My husband once said, “The moral arc of the universe is long, but it bends toward justice.” To-day, almost 32 years after my husband and the father of my four children was assassinated, I feel that the jury’s verdict clearly affirms this principle. With this faith, we can begin the 21st century and the new millennium with a new spirit of hope and healing.”

TRANSCRIPTS

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View Transcript of King Family Press Conference on the Verdict

KING FAMILY STATEMENT ON MEDIA REQUESTS REGARDING THE MEMPHIS VERDICT

The King family stands firmly behind the civil trial verdict reached by twelve jurors in the Memphis, Tennessee courtroom on December 8, 1999.

An excerpt from remarks made by Mr. Dexter Scott King, Chairman, President, and CEO of The King Center, during the December 9, 1999 press conference regarding the verdict that may be used in support of this family decision:

    “We can say that because of the evidence and information obtained in Memphis we believe that this case is over. This is a period in the chapter. We constantly hear reports, which trouble me, that this verdict creates more questions than answers. That is totally false. Anyone who sat in on almost four weeks of testimony, with over seventy witnesses, credible witnesses I might add, from several judges to other very credible witnesses, would know that the truth is here.”

“The question now is, “What will you do with that?” We as a family have done our part. We have carried this mantle for as long as we can carry it. We know what happened. It is on public record. The transcripts will be available; we will make them available on the Web at some point. Any serious researcher who wants to know what happened can find out.”

The King family feels that the jury’s verdict, the transcripts of the conspiracy trial, and the transcripts of the King family’s press conference following the trial — all of which can be found on The King Center’s website — include everything that that family members have to say about the assassination.

Therefore, the King family shares the conviction that there is nothing more to add to their comments on record and will respectfully decline all further requests for comment.

Related Downloads

Assassination Trial – Family Press Conference.pdf

Assassination Trial – Full Transcript.pdf

Excerpt from Verdict  [Global Research Editor, emphasis added, for further details see full transcript]

(Verdict form passed to the Court.)

THE COURT: I have authorized
this gentleman here to take one picture of
you which I’m going to have developed and
make copies and send to you as I promised.
Okay. All right, ladies and
gentlemen. Let me ask you, do all of you
agree with this verdict?
THE JURY: Yes (In unison).
THE COURT: In answer to the
question did Loyd Jowers participate in a
conspiracy to do harm to Dr. Martin Luther
King, your answer is yes. Do you also find
that others, including governmental agencies,
were parties to this conspiracy as alleged by
the defendant? Your answer to that one is
also yes. And the total amount of damages
you find for the plaintiffs entitled to is
one hundred dollars. Is that your verdict?
THE JURY: Yes (In unison).
THE COURT: All right. I want
to thank you ladies and gentlemen for your
participation. It lasted a lot longer than
we had originally predicted. In spite of
that, you hung in there and you took your
notes and you were alert all during the
trial. And we appreciate it. We want you to
note that our courts cannot function if we
don’t have jurors who accept their
responsibility such as you have.
I hope it has been a pleasant
experience for you and that when you go back
home you’ll tend tell your friends and
neighbors when they get that letter saying
they’ve been summoned for jury duty, don’t
try to think of up those little old lies,
just come on down and it is not so bad after
all.
I know how much you regret the fact
that you won’t be able to come back for the
next ten years. I don’t know, I may or may
not recognize you if I see you on the street
some day, but if you would see me and
recognize me, I sure would appreciate you
coming up and reminding me of your service
here.
To remind you of your service, we
have some certificates that we have prepared
for you. They look real good in a frame.
Not only will they remind you of your service
here, but they will remind you also of that
wonderful judge who presided over this. We
do thank you very much on behalf of everyone
who has participated in this trial.
You were directed not to discuss the
case when you were first sworn. Now that
your verdict has been reached, I’m going to
relieve you of that oath, meaning that you
may or may not discuss it. It is up to you.

No one can force you to. And if you discuss
it, it will only be because you decide that
you wanted to.
I guess that’s about all except that
I want to come around there and personally
shake your hand. You are what I would call
Trojans.
Having said that, as soon as I get
around there and get a chance to shake your
hands, you’ll be dismissed.
(Judge Swearengen left the bench
to shake the jurors hands.)
THE COURT: Those of you who
would like to retain your notes, you may do
so if you want to.
I guess that’s about it. So
consider yourselves dismissed and we thank
you again.
Ladies and gentlemen, Court is
adjourned.
(The proceedings were concluded
at 3:10 p.m. on December 8th, 1999.)

DANIEL, DILLINGER, DOMINSKI, RICHBERGER, WEATHERFORD
(901) 529-1999
2287
COURT REPORTERS’ CERTIFICATE
STATE OF TENNESSEE:
COUNTY OF SHELBY:
We, BRIAN F. DOMINSKI, MARGIE
DAUSTER, SARA ROGAN, KRISTEN PETERSON and
SHERYL WEATHERFORD, Reporters and Notaries
Public, Shelby County, Tennessee, CERTIFY:
1. The foregoing proceedings were
taken before us at the time and place stated
in the foregoing styled cause with the
appearances as noted;
2. Being Court Reporters, we then
reported the proceedings in Stenotype to the
best of our skill and ability, and the
foregoing pages contain a full, true and
correct transcript of our said Stenotype
notes then and there taken;
3. We am not in the employ of and
are not related to any of the parties or
their counsel, and we have no interest in the
matter involved.
WITNESS OUR SIGNATURES, this, the
____ day of ___________, 2000.
___________________________
BRIAN F. DOMINSKI
Certificate of Merit
Holder; Registered
Professional Reporter,
Notary Public for
the State of Tennessee at
Large ***
DANIEL, DILLINGER, DOMINSKI, RICHBERGER, WEATHERFORD
(901) 529-1999
2288
___________________________
MARGIE ROUTHEAUX
Registered
Professional Reporter,
Notary Public for
the State of Tennessee at
Large ***
___________________________
SARA ROGAN
Registered



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Youth crime-fighting club in 1930s revered Hoover's FBI

May. 05, 2013 @ 01:00 AM

Crime ran rampant during the 1930s, when the nation’s most notorious gangsters robbed banks, carjacked vehicles, and killed police officers and even innocent bystanders.
They also stole headlines, as newspapers breathlessly reported the capers of such well-known outlaws as John Dillinger, Al Capone, Bonnie and Clyde, Machine Gun Kelly, Bugs Moran, Pretty Boy Floyd and Baby Face Nelson.
Meanwhile, in an era when crime-fighting was black and white — the good guys vs. the bad guys — the ultimate good guy was J. Edgar Hoover, the highly regarded director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Brash and highly successful, Hoover grabbed countless headlines of his own, as he and his efficient army of “G-Men” relentlessly pursued his infamous list of “public enemies.”
One of Hoover’s most devoted fan clubs may have been in High Point, where four teenage boys — enamored with the FBI chief’s glamorous crime-fighting profile — founded their own investigative bureau, which they dubbed the High Point Secret Service Club.
“We were very impressionable kids, and we were all going to join the FBI when we were grown,” recalls club member — and former High Point mayor — Arnold Koonce Jr., now 87 and still living in High Point. “I think we got caught up in the romanticism of it, and the FBI looked like a real cool deal.”
The four club members — Koonce, Bill Ellington, Glen Loflin and Carter Allen — met in a makeshift headquarters over an abandoned garage behind Loflin’s house in south High Point.
According to a Feb. 13, 1938 High Point Enterprise article about the club, the headquarters contained a chemistry laboratory and fingerprinting kit; an arsenal of BB rifles, wooden pistols and a blackjack; and walls “plastered with newspaper and magazine clippings of notorious criminals and their escapades.”
A large photograph of Hoover — and articles about his success — also occupied a chunk of wall space.
“Oh, he was just the epitome of what we wanted to become,” recalls Koonce, who at the time was a 13-year-old eighth-grader at Ferndale Junior High School. “He had the values that we believed in, and good was winning out over evil.”
And here’s the cool part: You may never have heard of the High Point Secret Service Club — Koonce himself had all but forgotten about the club until recently reminded of it for this story — but the nation’s most famous gangbuster, J. Edgar Hoover, knew all about the junior detectives in High Point.
“I remember him writing us a letter,” Koonce says. “We posted it in the clubhouse.”
In fact, Hoover wrote several letters to the club, according to the 1938 newspaper article. He offered the youths praise and encouragement, and on one occasion he graciously turned down the club’s invitation for him to visit their headquarters. He did, however, arrange for a visit by one of his top agents — Edward Scheidt, special agent in charge of the FBI Field Division in Charlotte — and three other agents accompanied Scheidt.
The four teens also received the support and encouragement of High Point Police Chief W.G. Friddle, who invited them to tour police headquarters and the crime lab.
The 1938 article indicates the club members once recovered a stolen watch and turned it over to the police, but Koonce says the club’s activities amounted more to the study of crime-fighting than actual crime-fighting itself.
“We had a chemistry set with different chemicals in it — nothing harmful, of course — and my dad gave me a fingerprinting kit that we used,” he says. “It had the powder to dust for prints and the tape you use to take off the prints, and of course we drove everybody nuts with that.”
The club’s motto was “Truthfulness, Honesty and Integrity.” The club met once a week, and its members were required to pay a 25-cent membership fee, plus weekly dues of a nickel. Members wore “a G-Man badge,” according to the article.
Club members even drafted their own constitution and bylaws, which — among other things — required members to refrain from such bad habits as smoking, chewing and cursing. The bylaws also called for bravery.
“A member must not be afraid of any criminal no matter how tough or mean he claims to be, or to investigate any house, building, back alley or street at night or day,” the bylaws stated.
When representatives of the Greensboro Police Department learned of the club, they were so impressed that they asked the youths to help form a similar organization in Greensboro.
And then there’s this revelation in the 1938 article: “So heralded are the achievements of this group that the members of the feminine sex here have launched organization of a ‘G-Girls’ club.”
As it turned out, Koonce never joined the FBI — but he still flirted with the idea as a young man. After serving in the Navy during World War II, he earned a degree in commerce from the University of North Carolina.
Upon graduation, he actually interviewed with the FBI — representatives came to campus recruiting potential employees — but decided that wasn’t what he wanted to do. Instead, he returned to High Point and worked 40 years for Carolina Container Co.

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The Facts Were Immaterial

The 'counterintelligence' operations of Hoover's FBI included harassment, vilification, violence – and fake 'underground' newspapers in Bloomington, D.C., and Austin

By Dale Brumfield, Fri., June 7, 2013

Final letterhead for the phony underground newspaper 'The Longhorn Tale'
 
"Only a sustained, informed, courageous, and humane struggle can build a living community within the shell of the dying one." – Letter from the Citizens' Commission to Investigate the FBI, March 17, 1972
Since one purpose of most underground newspapers in the late 1960s was to disrupt and provoke, this almost benign announcement would have raised few eyebrows:
"San Antonio [field office] feels that from time to time steps can be taken to cause disruption within the ranks of the new left to expose them for what they are," reads the redacted Jan. 17, 1969, memo from the FBI San Antonio field office to Bureau Director J. Edgar Hoover. "One technique the San Antonio division would like to propose is that a publication be launched which would consist of a 1-page throwaway document which could be printed or mimeographed to expose or point out the identities of New Left individuals who are causing disruption ..."
That provocative "1-page throwaway" was intended to become The Longhorn Tale, a phony underground newspaper to be produced by the FBI, with the purpose of neutralizing anti-war and anti-draft sentiment on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin at the height of Sixties campus unrest. It wasn't the first such effort: The FBI had also produced four editions of a fake campus newspaper at Indiana University Bloomington in September and October of 1968, called Armageddon News, and then in December of 1969 produced and distributed a third and final fake newspaper – called the Rational Observer – at Washing­ton D.C.'s American University.
Barely noticed at the time and long unseen, the three papers were recently discovered in a cache of declassified FBI documents. "[They are] one of the 'smoking guns' that activists who produced the underground press in the Sixties and Seventies could little have imagined: right-wing campus papers produced by the FBI," said James Danky, instructor at the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Wisconsin, and author of Undergrounds, a librarian's catalog of alternative press publications. "These papers' faltering efforts ... speak to the cultural and political distance between the forces of repression led by J. Edgar Hoover and the seismic changes in America's social fabric."
"The idea that the FBI was producing such publications would have seemed far-fetched," Danky continued. "The FBI seemed too clumsy to pull it off." And judging from the agency's short-lived and frankly laughable products, indeed it was.
A thankfully unused sketch
In May of 1968, as the New Left and anti-war movements intensified across the United States, Hoover implemented a secret FBI "counterintelligence" program called COIN­TELPRO, an insidious and constitutionally unlawful campaign across American college campuses to harass activists, and disrupt and infiltrate the college organizations, newspapers, and underground papers that the Bureau considered subversive – and especially those that had criticized Hoover or the FBI. "Our nation is undergoing an era of disruption and violence caused by various individuals generally connected with the New Left," reads a memo dated May 9, 1968, written to Domestic Intelligence Director William C. Sullivan by his deputy Charles D. Brennan, proposing the COIN­TELPRO program. "The New Left has on many occasions viciously and scurrilously attacked the Director and the Bureau in an attempt to hamper our investigation of it and to drive us off the college campuses.
"The purpose of this program is to expose, disrupt and otherwise neutralize the activities of this group and persons connected with it. It is hoped that with this new program their violent and illegal activities may be reduced if not curtailed."
The conspiracy-obsessed and megalomaniacal J. Edgar Hoover originated (on his own, with no higher authority) the first incarnation of COINTELPRO in 1956, to "infiltrate, penetrate, disorganize and disrupt" the U.S. Communist Party after the Rosenberg trial and following the fall of McCar­thyism. Bureau officials believed that existing laws were insufficient to control the activities of certain dissident groups, and were hampered by recent Supreme Court decisions in the early Six­ties limiting the Justice Department's ability to prosecute Amer­ican Communists. Accordingly, Hoov­er redirected COINTEL­PRO's operations toward the use of antagonistic strategies to "contain and disrupt" radical activists he perceived as threats to the American way of life. These activist organizations included the Socialist Work­ers Party (1961-69), white hate groups (1964-71), the Puerto Rican independence movement, and Black Nationalist groups (1967-71). The New Left found itself in Hoover's crosshairs in 1968 following the Columbia University student uprising, and, with protests against the Vietnam War increasing in intensity, Hoover initiated what would become the final phases of "CO­IN­TELPRO – Disruption of the New Left."
"The New Left movement is a loosely-bound, free-wheeling, college-oriented movement spearheaded by the Students for a Democratic Society and includes the more extreme and militant anti-Vietnam war and anti-draft protest organizations," reads an FBI memo of Oct. 28, 1968, which also cites the Southern Student Organiz­ing Com­mit­tee (SSOC), the Young Socialist Alli­ance (YSA), and the Student Nonviolent Coord­inating Committee (SNCC), among others.

From Harassment to Violence

The highly centralized Bureau micromanaged COINTELPRO from its Wash­ington headquarters through 59 field offices across the United States. Each field office's "Special Agent in Charge" (SAC) was expected to compile a description of all existing targets and key activists, then submit recommendations for effective counterintelligence activity to Hoover, who either authorized or rejected them. Nothing was done without prior Bureau approval, and SACs were required to provide quarterly progress reports.
According to the findings of the 1974 Church Committee investigating Bureau intelligence activities, COINTELPRO-New Left used about 14 types of harassment methods, from the simply annoying to the vicious and potentially deadly. The Bureau's attacks included anonymous letters, letters sent by fictitious authors ("Dillon J. O'Rourke" was the favorite of the San Antonio field office), planted evidence, informants, fake phone calls, and active target harassment. The Church Committee found that among other tactics, agency operatives got people fired by anonymously attacking their political beliefs; they also sent anonymous letters to spouses of intelligence targets in efforts to destroy their marriages. They monitored campus newspapers for political meetings and appearances by leftist speakers, and organized protests to stop or disrupt the events. They targeted radical leaders for police harassment and IRS audits. Frequently working with cooperative informants within city governments, they sometimes convinced local landlords to cancel leases or disconnect utilities at the homes of targeted activists. The FBI eventually acknowledged in 1976 conducting 2,218 separate COINTEL­PRO operations between 1956 and 1974, undertaken in conjunction with 2,305 warrantless telephone taps, 697 buggings, and the opening of 57,846 pieces of mail.
In one extreme case, Hoover – obsessed with the rise of the Black Panther Party – wrote in a memo to the Chicago SAC that the "purpose of counterintelligence action is to disrupt the Black Panther Party, and it is immaterial whether facts exist to substantiate the charge." Amplified by anonymous Bureau mailings and racist cartoons attributed to the Panthers, conflicts with the Chicago police escalated until officers raided Black Panther Party leader Fred Hamp­ton's apartment on December 4, 1969, and in a hail of gunfire killed him and fellow Panther Mark Clark.
Some 20,000 UT students, professors, and staff march through Downtown in response to the 1970 fatal shooting of student protesters at Kent State and Jackson State by the National Guard and state police, respectively.
Photo by Alan Pogue
Sometimes slander alone was sufficient to Hoover's purposes. In 1970, actress Jean Seberg went into premature labor after COINTELPRO-Black Extremist Groups leaked to the Los Angeles Times that she was pregnant by a Black Panther Party member, not her husband Romain Gary. The premature baby died two days later, and a distraught Seberg held an open-casket funeral so people could see the little girl was white.

Search and Destroy

"I joined SDS [Students for a Democratic Society] in spring of 1964," former UT student Alice Embree recalled recently. "I was involved in civil rights activity – the integration of dorms, sports, etc. I got involved with anti-war work as well as student rights." 
In the fall of 1966, UT students Embree, Robert Pardun, and Thorne Dreyer organized a weekly, collectively-run, underground newspaper called The Rag. ("Under­ground" was an honorific term applied to free or cheap news-and-arts weeklies that sprung up across the country, often in college towns.) Like most such papers, it was staffed by advocacy journalists and SDS members who considered the mainstream press a failure in addressing the "new community" developing in Austin and the United States, pointing out the media's unwillingness to provide space for controversial ideas or present anti-establishment points of view on social issues, and especially in opposition to the Vietnam War. (In 2006, Dreyer and others revived the publication online, as "The Rag Blog" at http://www.theragblog.blogspot.com.)
Controversial events generating strong student engagement at UT in 1966-67 included a proposed 100% tuition hike, protests against the draft, and against Secretary of State Dean Rusk, who spoke at the Capitol in January 1967. The Bureau was watching: A memo said the FBI had acquired an SDS-produced "Wanted" poster of Rusk, which "set forth an artist's portrayal of Rusk and scurrilous statements, such as 'scum of the earth,' 'boob,' 'idjit,' and 'eternal sap.'"
In April of 1967, black activist and SNCC Chairman Stokely Carmichael appeared during "Flipped-Out Week," an unofficial student event that dismayed the UT admin­istration and that the FBI monitored closely. A few weeks later, the SDS sponsored an anti-war rally in defiance of a university ban on such activities. "I was one of six put on disciplinary probation in spring 1967 for giving an anti-war speech in an 'unauthorized location,'" said Embree. "It was a huge free speech fight." In the aftermath, SDS lost its campus-approved status.
In the spring of 1968, the FBI officially became concerned about New Left activities in the Austin area, especially those of the SDS, whose chapter at UT-Austin was in its fourth year. The FBI San Antonio/Austin field office first suggested to D.C. headquarters that, using "established sources or anonymous mailing," agents spread the rumor that an SDS leader was a "narcotics agent." Skittish only of potentially illegal activities that could implicate or embarrass the Bureau for failing to take enforcement action, Hoover rejected that idea, stating in a May 11 memo, "Your suggestion is not approved, as such an allegation ... would indicate a violation of federal law under the FBI's jurisdiction."
A July 5 memo reflects particular interest in other UT groups, such as the University Committee to End the War in Vietnam, Afro-Americans for Black Liberation, and the W.E.B. Du Bois Club. This memo also contains redacted personal data from the leaders of these groups obtained from FBI sympathizers via university records, including height, weight, build, hair color, even parents' names and addresses. An Aug. 12 memo suggests using actual articles from the local press to show the depravity of New Left leaders and members. "Letters and articles showing advocation of the use of narcotics and free sex are ideal to send to University officials, wealthy donors, members of the Legislature, and parents of the students who are active in New Left matters." The memo added that letters should be written not directly from the agency, but pseudonymously, "in the vein of an irate parent" or "an angry taxpayer."
Memo to Hoover proposing letter to The Daily Texan by supposed student "Dillon J. O'Rourke" – published Nov. 11, 1969.
Apparently, this indirect campaign received Hoover's approval, and a Bureau-sponsored campaign of harassment and slander was soon underway. The San Anton­io SAC rented a post office box under the name Dillon J. O'Rourke, PO Box 382, San Antonio, 78206, for the sole purpose of mailings to UT's The Daily Texan. O'Rourke became possibly the most prolific letter writer in Austin, with the name appearing on numerous letters to the editor in the campus paper until 1970, with the admonition from Hoover that "all necessary steps are taken to prevent the Bureau from being identified as the source of these notes."
Anonymous letters were also sent to parents of students employed at a Killeen coffeehouse called the Oleo Strut; agents informed the parents that their children were engaging in anti-war indoctrination of soldiers stationed at nearby Fort Hood. The letters – ostensibly written by "concerned citizens" – informed them their children were "living in a commune and attending pot parties."
An example of the lengths the field offices would go to vilify and destroy a target is evident in a memo dated Oct. 15, 1968, from the SAC San Antonio, reporting that a local schoolteacher had been a member of SDS while a student at Cornell University. SAC reviewed "credit and criminal records and selective service records" to verify the information. "If [redacted] was a member of the SDS this would be an excellent opportunity to discredit him with the South San Antonio school district." Bureau headquarters was almost giddy in its approval. "An investigation of [redacted] should be aggressively pursued to pursue his current status in regard to SDS."
The Bureau learned that the teacher in question had never been a member of the SDS, but had instead either turned in or destroyed his draft card while in Ithaca, N.Y. Undaunted, the FBI still mailed the revelation to the South San Antonio school system in January 1969. "I feel that we do not need this type of person in any school system," the letter said, signed by a "concerned citizen who believes in true academic freedom." An April 1970 follow-up memo verifies that teacher was fired and subsequently moved out of the state.

'The Longhorn Tale'

A conference of the Texas and Oklahoma chapters of SDS was held at UT in late October 1968. On Jan. 17, 1969, an FBI memo proposed the time was right to create The Longhorn Tale, a fake underground newspaper, to help counter the movement. The memo included two sketches of possible mastheads for the counterfeit publication, with an indirectly starring role for UT mascot Bevo. "At this time," the memo concludes in typically bizarre, stilted language, "San Antonio proposes that this document be entitled 'The Longhorn Tale.' It is to be noted that the mascot for UT is a Texas Longhorn steer. San Antonio feels that this title is a play upon words and feels that it possibly could be effective under this program."
The Bureau liked the "play upon words," replying Jan. 31 that the idea "has merit" and "warrants further consideration." "It is felt that these leaflets should be written in the vein of a moderate who opposes the war and the draft, but one who does not accept the use of these issues by subversives, such as found within the Students for a Demo­cratic Society, the Communist Party, and the Young Socialist Alliance, for their own purposes."
"With regard to the masthead," the memo concluded stiffly, "it would appear that the title 'The Longhorn Tale' would be appropriate." Headquarters had decided to get directly involved; the memo also said the Exhibits section at the Bureau would prepare a final masthead and forward it to the San Antonio SAC.
Bureau officials presumed The Longhorn Tale would enjoy the same level of perceived success that another fake called Armageddon News enjoyed at Indiana Uni­versity the previous September. Armaged­don News was the third of a four-phase approach to "neutralization and deterrent of the New Left" in Bloomington, according to a memo from the Indianapolis SAC with the date redacted. In the agents' version of Bloomington political history, part one neutralized the campus chapter of the Com­munist Party, which had formed on Jan. 23; part two neutralized both the SDS and the Com­mittee to End the War; and part four addressed the narcotics problem at a "hippie" area known as "the strip." "It is believed that distribution [of AN] would serve as a deterrent effect on innocent students who might unwittingly join these organizations without sufficient knowledge ..."
Although the Indianapolis SAC requested 25,000 copies, the director approved a print run of only 200 copies of two editions of AN, Sept. 9 and 16 of 1968, to be mailed anonymously to student leaders, fraternities, and sororities.
"We feel the majority at IU abhor the devious and disgusting actions last year of the New Left Hippie Breed," reads the lead story of Vol. 1, No. 1. "We have spent considerable time and effort to get the straight 'dope' on these pseudostudents, and we intend to keep you well informed." At the bottom of each issue, a tagline read: "Don't Let the New Left Win the Armageddon at IU."
By November 1969, the Armageddon News ceased publication, and in a Dec. 17 recap an SAC memo boasted that the first issue was reprinted in a local daily newspapers in Bloomington, adding also that "5,000 copies were reprinted and distributed by conservative organizations at IU."
By Feb. 1, 1969, the San Antonio field office was alarmed to see that an SDS national council meeting would be held either in Austin, San Antonio, or Houston, and it began scrambling to look for ways to keep the meeting off campuses and even out of Texas. "Louisville, Detroit, and Denver will immediately contact logical sources at their respective universities to secure any derogatory information which could be utilized to block SDS from having their meeting at the University of Texas," reads a Feb. 5, 1969, memo.
Salvation came from UT President Nor­man Hackerman and the Board of Regents, who decided they would not make university facilities available for the SDS conference, effectively blocking the student group's plans. The ACLU took UT's refusal to a court as a First Amendment violation but was rebuffed. Dillon J. O'Rourke again chimed in with a letter to The Daily Texan, stating that UT should "take the next logical step to expel SDS from the campus entirely."
As the SDS fractured nationally – partly with the assistance of FBI disruption – and activism died down at UT in the spring of 1970, the long-delayed Longhorn Tale project came to an end as well. An April 4, 1970, memo from Bureau headquarters read, "It does not appear that the current efforts of the New Left to disrupt normal campus activities at the University of Texas would warrant the distribution of such a publication at this time." The Bureau believed by then that only a small percentage of UT students held anti-war sentiments, and that "no appreciable benefit would accrue" from publication. All that existed of the paper was its bovine masthead.
COINTELPRO waded into the fake underground publishing business one last time with the publication of the Rational Observer on the campus of Washington D.C.'s American University. "This paper can be utilized to expose the evils of the New Left and to act as an anti-New Left outlet for the silent majority," states a Dec. 4, 1969, memo from the Wash­ington Field Office.
On March 8, 1971, a private group called the Citizens' Commission to Investigate the FBI raided the Bureau field office in Media, Pa., liberated more than 1,000 memorandums and detailed descriptions of COINTELPRO's wiretapping and infiltration activities, and sent them to newspapers nationwide. In a terse April 28 note, an apparently stunned Hoover abruptly canceled all COINTELPRO-related operations, including those aimed at the New Left, espionage programs, white hate groups, the Communist Party, and black extremists. The program's problems were just beginning – once exposed, and as a result of the Church Com­mittee report, the Bureau was sued numerous times for its harassment of activists and infringements on freedom of speech. In 1984, a lawsuit known as Hobson v. Wilson concluded with an award of more than $7 million in damages to six former members of the New Left movement because of COINTELPRO's activities.
And in a tribute to the privacy COIN­TEL­PRO routinely ignored – and perhaps as well to the investigative incompetence of the FBI – the identities of the Citizens' Com­mission to Investigate the FBI were never discovered. Their liberation of the classified FBI files was their only known action.

Dale Brumfield is a writer living in Doswell, Va. His book Richmond Independent Press: A History of the Underground Zine Scene is scheduled for an August 2013 publication.
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Why is there a media blackout on the whitey bulger trial.
The Zimmerman trial airs on national television not the Bulger trial,, eh?

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FBI Agent Apologizes to Slain Man's Family


BOSTON July 1, 2013

A former FBI agent who admitted revealing the identity of an informant who was then allegedly killed by James "Whitey" Bulger  has given a dramatic public apology to the family of a second man who was killed along with the informant.

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 A Tale of Tennessee and the FBI: Senator K. D. McKellar and J. Edgar Hoover

From the author’s personal collection.
Senator K. D. McKellar speaking during a Senate committee meeting.

By Ray Hill   August 5 2013
Francis Biddle, was Attorney General of the United States under President Franklin D. Roosevelt and noted Tennessee’s Senator Kenneth D. McKellar could be “obstinate” and “vindictive”, but was careful to note McKellar was “shrewd”. Biddle also added that McKellar “never forgot”. It was McKellar’s long memory that caused the Tennessean to bedevil the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, J. Edgar Hoover.

The Democrats came back to power in 1933 with the inauguration of Franklin Roosevelt after twelve long years of Republican rule. McKellar’s office was inundated with requests from thousands of Tennesseans looking for work. Senator McKellar kept an eye out for his constituents with every Federal agency and McKellar contacted Hoover about the desire of a few Tennesseans who wished to become special agents for the FBI. The imperious Director ignored McKellar, causing the senator to go over his head and contact Hoover’s nominal boss, the Attorney General. When Hoover found out about McKellar complaining to the Attorney General, he retaliated by firing three FBI special agents in Tennessee not a week later.

Considering that Kenneth McKellar was the ranking member of the Senate’s powerful Appropriations Committee, Hoover’s act of vengeance was both arrogant and foolish. McKellar was also the Chairman of the Appropriation Committee’s Justice subcommittee, which oversaw Hoover’s own budget. McKellar had been in the Senate since 1917 and was one of the more senior Democrats in that body. Profoundly angered by Hoover’s insult, McKellar waited for the FBI Director to come to Congress, as he must, for funds.

The confrontation between Senator McKellar and J. Edgar Hoover has been well documented and has even been recognized in modern film. The Tennessean managed to mortally embarrass the ultra-sensitive Hoover so badly it chaffed the FBI Director for decades to come. Both Dillinger with Johnny Depp and the remarkable J. Edgar, a film by Clint Eastwood, have scenes with Senator McKellar clashing with Hoover. Oddly, both actors chosen to portray Senator McKellar have moustaches, an affectation McKellar never wore on his lip.

Congress had previously passed a slew of crime bills, but had not included enough money to cover the cost of implementation. J. Edgar Hoover came to Capitol Hill to ask for quite nearly twice his earlier budget appropriation. Waiting for him was Tennessee’s senior United States Senator.

Armed with an array of graphs, charts and statistics, Hoover doubtless felt himself well prepared for the questioning to come from the Senate Appropriations Committee members. Hoover proudly rattled off his statistics; bank robberies, which had been almost commonplace earlier, were significantly down. Kidnappings (the most famous of which was perhaps the abduction of the infant son of famed aviator Charles Lindberg) had been reduced. “Ma” Barker was dead, as were “Baby Face” Nelson and John Dillinger.

Senator McKellar began his questioning of Hoover after the Director finished his presentation outlining the FBI’s need for more money.

McKellar rather innocuously wondered if the FBI used any of its budget on advertising and the Director replied it did not. Senator McKellar noted the number of movies being released by Hollywood depicting the workings of the FBI, which he claimed widely advertised the agency and its methods. During the 1930s there were a plethora of movie studios and modern day readers will remember, television was years away from becoming a popular form of entertainment. At that time, the primary forms of entertainment for Americans was either the movies or radio. Fortunately for Hoover, Senator McKellar did not probe into the agency’s ties to some radio programs, as the producer of one such program proudly boasted the stories were lifted directly from the FBI’s own files. Hoover said the FBI objected to much of the material used by the Hollywood studios as it related to the agency and had duly registered its protests.

What Hoover did not mention to the subcommittee members was he was keenly aware of the power of modern media and how it affected the FBI’s reputation and effectiveness. Hoover had even entertained the notion of the FBI making its own movies for public consumption.

McKellar asked Hoover if the FBI employed any professional writers, which the Director denied. The two continued to verbally spar throughout the hearing and McKellar infuriated Director Hoover by pointing out the FBI had on more than one occasion claimed credit for arrests made by other law enforcement agencies. Senator McKellar told the red-faced Hoover, “It seems to me that your Department is just running wild, Mr. Hoover.” McKellar went on to say he considered Hoover’s request for more money “extravagant”.

The angry Hoover interjected, “Will you let me make a statement?”

Senator McKellar snapped, “I think that is the statement.”

One sympathetic senator tried to help Hoover during the course of the hearing. Missouri’s Harry Truman tried to steer the conversation away from McKellar’s pointed questioning. Ironically, Truman would later come to dislike J. Edgar Hoover intensely.

Comfortable with his well-prepared statistics, Hoover fielded Senator Truman’s questions easily. Positively relentless when provoked, McKellar was not done and was soon again on the attack. The Tennessean wanted to know, “How many people have been killed by your Department since you have been allowed to have guns?”

Hoover, describing the dead as “desperadoes”, replied that eight people had been killed since the FBI agents were allowed the use of firearms. Hoover also mentioned four FBI agents had been killed in the line of duty.

Senator McKellar snorted, “In other words the net effect of turning guns over to your department has been the killing of eight desperadoes and four G-men.”

Hoover tried to stress FBI agents were under the strictest of orders to make every effort to take any suspect alive. The FBI Director explained agents were only to use their weapons in self-defense or if absolutely necessary.

Senator McKellar dismissed Hoover’s statement, saying, “I doubt very much whether you ought to have a law that permits you to go around the country armed as an army would, and shoot down all the people you suspect of being criminals, or such that you suspect of having guns, and having your own men shot down.”

McKellar went on to tell the enraged and astonished FBI Director that it was not his fault the statutes enabling FBI agents to shoot down an unsuspecting populace were on the law books; rather it was the fault of the Congress who had enacted the laws. McKellar told Hoover even if a man was a murderer, the FBI agents did not have the right to kill him, causing the FBI Director to cry, “Even if he pulls a gun on you?”

Senator McKellar serenely replied that was a matter for the courts. Senator Truman wanted to know just how McKellar would catch them “If they commenced shooting at you?” The Tennessean was forced to reluctantly concede there might be instances where it was necessary for the FBI agents to use their weapons.

McKellar went on with his questioning, quietly asking Hoover what his qualifications were to serve as Director of the FBI. Hoover replied he had been employed by the Department of Justice for nineteen years and had been the FBI Director for twelve years. Senator McKellar retorted he meant had Hoover attended any sort of “crime school”? Hoover, starting to squirm, mentioned he had initiated just such a training program inside the FBI, causing Senator McKellar to scathingly say, “So whatever you know about it you learned there in the Department?”

Hoover replied that was true and described it as “first-hand” experience.

It was then that Senator McKellar asked the question that was to eat at Hoover until his death in 1972.

“Did you ever make an arrest?” McKellar wondered.

Hoover weakly replied he had.”

Senator McKellar refused to allow Hoover to wriggle off the hook, persisting by asking, “How many arrests have you made and who were they?”

J. Edgar Hoover answered the question by citing his investigations in a few cases, but Senator McKellar demanded, “Did you make the arrests?” Hoover said the arrests were made by officers who were “under my supervision”.

Senator McKellar thundered, “I am talking about the actual arrests.” Pressing his point, McKellar asked, “You never arrested them actually?”

Hoover lamely mentioned the FBI had not even had the authority to make arrests until two years before the 1936 hearing. Yet it did not erase the pubic perception that came from the hearing; the famed Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the top “G-Man” in the country had never even made a single arrest in his career.

It was a devastating admission for Hoover to make and one that made him appear at least vaguely cowardly. Years later, Hoover would confess McKellar’s forced admission had felt as if his manhood had been questioned. Following his confrontation with Senator McKellar, the outraged Director gave instructions to be notified the moment agents located the whereabouts of notorious bank robber and criminal Alvin Karpis.

When told that Karpis had been found in New Orleans, Hoover chartered a plane to fly him to the Big Easy where he personally arrested Karpis.

McKellar pressed the Senate to reduce the appropriation for the FBI, but the full Senate disagreed and gave Hoover the amount he had requested.
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FBI talks trends, 'snitching' stigma

 

Posted at: 10/01/2013 10:37 PM
By: Maria Guerrero, KOB Eyewitness News 4

http://www.kob.com/article/stories/s3178673.shtml

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FBI taps 25-year agency veteran for No. 2 spot

  Tuesday, November 5, 2013
 
 
 
 
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 — A 25-year veteran of the FBI, Mark F. Giuliano, will become the bureau's new deputy director, overseeing all domestic and international investigative and intelligence activities of the law enforcement agency.

As the second-highest executive at the FBI, Giuliano will join newly installed director James Comey in running the bureau.

In an FBI career that has combined work on criminal cases and terrorism, Giuliano served in 2011 as the executive assistant director of the National Security Branch, the highest national security position in the bureau. Before that, he was assistant director of the counterterrorism division. Since August 2012, Giuliano has served as the special agent in charge of the bureau's Atlanta division.

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COPS:FBI AGENT WAS ASSAULTED AFTER CRASH .FBI AGENT WAS NOT GIVEN A SOBRIETY TEST.


November 9 2013
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Dr. Kim to receive FBI award

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It’s a case of improving the lives of his neighbors.

Dr. Tom Kim, founder of the Free Medical Clinic of America, will receive the FBI Director’s Community Leadership Award on Tuesday.

FBI Special Agent in Charge Kenneth Moore will present Kim with the award at 1 p.m. at his original clinic, 6209 Chapman Highway.

Kim immigrated from North Korea with his family during the Korean War when he was 6 years old. An internist and hematologist/oncologist, he moved to Knoxville in 1979 to practice medicine.

In 1993, he founded the nonprofit Free Medical Clinic of America, which offers free health care to the “working poor” who have no medical insurance. He also built a network of specialists willing to see his patients at reduced rates.

Since then, Kim has opened or helped found four additional clinics in Tennessee, most recently in Morgan County.

The FBI created the DCLA in 1990 as a way to honor individuals and organizations for “selfless contributions to their communities,” said Supervisory Special Agent Marshall Stone. “With five clinics serving the less fortunate, Dr. Kim certainly takes the commandment ‘love your neighbor as yourself’ to heart.”

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Britain needs FBI-style elite crime squad to tackle child abuse intelligence failures

17 Nov 2013 00:00

Tom Watson MP says it was ‘completely unacceptable’ that the National Crime Agency failed to make any arrests of suspected British paedophiles

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/tom-watson-britain-needs-fbi-style-2800168#comments

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http://nypost.com/2013/11/20/fbi-secretly-spied-on-david-frost-show-to-watch-left-wing-guests/

FBI secretly spied on ‘David Frost Show’

J. Edgar Hoover’s FBI secretly monitored David Frost’s US program to keep tabs on his left-wing guests – and once even planted an undercover agent in his New York studio audience, according to the famed Brit talk show host’s FBI file, obtained by The Post.

Guests that got the feds’ attention included Johnson-era Attorney General Ramsey Clark, economist John Kenneth Galbraith and black nationalist Stokely Carmichael among others, according to the 45-page dossier obtained under the Freedom of Information Act.

Other Frost guests on the FBI’s radar included folkie Joan Baez and Sen. Edmund Muskie, both critics of the Vietnam War, and Nixon Attorney General John Mitchell, who praised the bureau, the FBI memos revealed.

Perhaps the most bizarre guest to come under the feds scrutiny was “Viva” – aka Susan Hoffman – an actor described in one FBI memo as an “Andy Warhol ‘superstar’ [who] has been the featured female performer in many of his films.

Viva earned the bureau’s ire because of comments she shared with Frost that were deemed “highly critical of the Government’s position” concerning an anti-Vietnam War activist.

“Warhol, of course, is regarded as the leading producer of so-called ‘underground films,’” the FBI memo said, noting that Warhol “was once the subject” of a past FBI criminal obscenity probe tied to his film “Lonesome Cowboys,” which starred Viva.

A March 1, 1971 FBI memo noted the flick was “typical of the type of thing Warhol deals in. It depicted homosexuality, male and female nudity, and was filled with obscene words, gestures, and phrases throughout.”

The memo did not recommend any follow-up action regarding Viva.

Hoover focused on Frost – who died at age 74 in August aboard the Queen Elizabeth – after the TV talker wrote to him on May 5, 1969 asking him to appear on “The David Frost Show,” which was about to debut on US TV as a replacement for “The Merv Griffin Show.”

“I am writing as a long time admirer of yours to ask if you would consider taking part in a special conversation for television,” Frost wrote in his fawning missive.

“I would love to have the privilege of talking with you . . . and television viewers throughout the world would love to hear,” wrote Frost, who first gained fame as a host of the satirical news show “That Was the Week That Was,” that aired in the early ‘60s in both the UK and US.

But the FBI boss – who had targeted dozens of celebs for surveillance, including Frank Sinatra, Bud Abbott and Lucille Ball – declined Frost’s invitation in a polite letter.

“I wish I could give you a more favorable response [but] the pressure of my official duties and the number of similar requests have made it necessary to decline all such proposals,” Hoover wrote.

Instead, Hoover ordered up a confidential FBI intelligence check on Frost – that revealed nothing of consequence – while arranging to have bureau agents watch the show to monitor its left-wing celebrity guests.

Over the next two years, during a volatile period in the country’s history marked by urban riots and violent anti-war protests, Hoover’s agents painstakingly noted any comments that could be considered un-American – as well as anything negative about the bureau itself, the FBI memos revealed.

Clark – now an 85-year-old West Village resident – was of special interest because of his outspoken anti-Vietnam War and civil libertarian views.

During an appearance on Aug. 5, 1969, Clark called wiretapping “immoral” and criticized the bureau’s approach to crime fighting.

But Frost then brought on NYPD detective Ralph Salerno to defend wiretapping, and the cop played a tape of two mobsters plotting to rub out an informant, an FBI memo said.

By January 1970, the bureau concluded that regular monitoring of the gab fest was a waste of time – but that certain shows should be watched depending on the guest list.

“Regularly monitoring of this program has proved to be entirely unproductive … daily monitoring should be discontinued,” the memo read.

That Nov. 18, however, an agent was sent into Frost’s audience, taking a seat for a live taping at the show’s West 44th Street studio of another appearance by Clark, who was sharing his views on crime and the Mafia.

The unidentified agent dissected Clark’s critical comments in a five-page memo passed along to bureau higher-ups, a month before the show was aired.

The agent also noted that Frost at the end of the show invited Hoover to appear to rebut the charges.

Agents also watched shows featuring Galbraith, who had personally disparaged Hoover and the bureau, and Carmichael, the “notorious black revolutionary” whom the feds said harbored “illogical” views.

Carmichael, according to an April 14, 1970 memo, “viciously attacked the US government as tyrannical and oppressive,” and argued that black entertainers were discriminated against on TV.

 

But the “audience …jeered his comments in this regard,” the memo noted.

The file also includes an Oct. 15, 1970 letter to Hoover from an unnamed citizen for not “disassociating himself” from remarks critical of then VP Spiro Agnew by guest Gore Vidal, who suggested that disgruntled Americans could “blow up the capitol AND Mr. Agnew!” according to the letter.

Hoover responded on Oct. 23, saying the FBI “has no control over who appears on television.”

The dossier – which also includes news clippings about Frost from The New York Times magazine – indicates FBI memos were routinely being funneled to Hoover’s two most trusted lieutenants, Associate Director Clyde Tolson and Cartha DeLoach, third-in-charge at the bureau.

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Len: This is a response to Tony Pitman on the subject of the Christchurch STAR coverage of the JFK assassination, and related items.

Dear Mr. Pitman:

I am pleased to have a copy of your research in Christchurch about the STAR newspaper's issue of Saturday, November 23,1963. In many ways what you have learned locally verifies the information I got from the STAR and many other papers that were issued on that same day from around the world. (We are allowing for the time change over the Int'l Dateline when applicable.)

JFK was hit at 12:30 pm on Nov 22, Dallas time. I was in the hotel (Hermitage?) at the foot of Mt. Cook in the N.Z. Alps having breakfast at 07:30 am on Nov 23 when the hotel speaker system reported:

"BBC have just reported that President Kennedy has been shot... dead, in Dallas, Texas." (Silent thereafter.)

The U.S. Congressman, who was with me at breakfast, and I left the hotel as soon as possible and were driven back to Christchurch without delay. We arrived there around 1 pm. We found a newspaper being sold by a newsboy on the street. This is the source of my "official" copy that day.

The point of this timing is that much of the "news" items about the assassination, that appeared in that issue of the STAR, had to have been written before the shooting took place. The paper was printed before Oswald had been arraigned for the crime of killing the President.

We must keep in mind that Oswald, although picked up by the police on suspicion for the murder of a Dallas Patrolman J.D. Tippet, 35 minutes after Kennedy was shot, was not arraigned for the assassination of JFK for another twelve hours, i.e. early on the morning of Nov 23rd, Dallas time.

This account becomes pivotal in understanding the sources of the around-the-world news that contained considerable biographical items (true or contrived with respect to the assassination) that we found on the pages of the STAR early that afternoon.

A newspaper on the streets between 1300 and 1400 hours on the 23rd, in Christchurch, had to have been printed and on the streets at least 6 hours before Oswald had been arraigned for JKK's murder. This time gap itself creates a very doubtful possibility for anything but the most rudimentary account. Reporters would not have started on the collation of such bizarre data as was created for the Oswald scenario. They had to collect it, verify it, and then write their columns, first - let alone the time consumed in publication and distribution required for true news data.

What has concerned me, since that date, is that this early afternoon newspaper, published in New Zealand, has many columns of Lee Harvey Oswald's biography that must have been assembled, written and transmitted around the world many hours before Oswald had been arraigned. Other papers were given the same material about Oswald. They printed it too.

Keep in mind, he was picked up by the police as a suspect in the crime of killing a Dallas policeman. That certainly could not have been the basis for reporters to begin a world~wide search for "Oswald News Items". Such activity could only have begun, properly and lawfully, after the court had charged Oswald with the crime.

With these questions in mind, let's take a look at the newspaper itself:

a) Only a few sentences into the lead story that is accompanied with a full-faced photo of Kennedy on one side, and a full ground to roof shot of the building from which the fatal shots were alleged to have been fired, there is an on-the-spot release of singular content for those of us who are familiar with the content of the Warren Commission Report and other "factual" data. This immediate release states:

"Three bursts of gun-fire, apparently from automatic weapons were heard. Secret service men immediately unslung their automatic weapons and pistols.

NOTE: Those two "on-the-spot" sentences wipe out the entire "Oswald did it, alone" cover story that appeared near the top of this front page of the Christchurch STAR. Notably, they were also the very first remarks broadcast by the nation-wide CBS TV network when they hurriedly shut down their scheduled programs and broke in with the news of the President's assassination. They appeared also around the world in story~breaking broadcasts and newsprint.

These two sentences do not appear in the Warren Report, and do not appear again in any media sources after this first release. After that release they began to get a steady stream of "cover story" material about Oswald and other matters related to JFK's death.

It is up to the reader/listener to decide, a) are they the curb-side actual truth, or b) were they contrived to lead the breaking story? *`(a) is the truth. It was the earliest phone call by an alert, on-site source that was flashed around the world. He simply reported what he heard, and it was factual. It was not written by the conspiracy team.

This calls for another few words of personal information. have written about, spoken about, and have had inserted into Oliver Stone's film "JFK", this source of information about the Christchurch STAR, for one reason, and one reason only. I just happened to be in New Zealand that day... on my way back to Washington from a brief military assignment to Antarctica. I had no other reason the make reference to the STAR. I just happened to be there, and it was the local paper.

Once I returned to Washington, DC and to my assigned military office in the Joint Chiefs of Staff area of the Pentagon, on Nov 28, 1963, I made it a goal to assemble as many "First Day" sources of JFK Assassination news as I could locate. This led me to the U.S. Library of Congress and to its vast, world-around files of newspapers. By doing this I discovered that for the most part they had access to, and printed, the same words from the same news sources as did the STAR. The conspiracy really got out there first. It became clear that the biographical material on the assassin, reportedly Oswald, had to have been put together before the shooting took place. It's simply a factor of job scope and timing. I won't go into a lot of detail; but in the lower left-hand corner of the front page there is a story under the heading, "Arrested Man Lived in Russia." At that time the STAR, and other papers around the world, also published a fine studio photo of Oswald. There is no way that the newspapers could have run that select photo unless it had been provided to them before the murder and his arraignment. Oswald, who had yet to be charged, was wearing street clothes that day, not a suit coat and tie.

There can be no question but what this "Oswald biography" that was flashed around the world even before he was charged with the crime was a preplanned part of the conspiracy.

The STAR proved to me that a major conspiracy was behind this murder. There is a large photo of the Dallas Textbook Depository building, where Oswald worked and where they say the shots came from on the left side of the front page. This photo was taken right after the shooting. Look at it closely. Note how many windows are open.

During my military years in the Pentagon, 1955-1964, I had worked with military and on occasion Secret Service "Presidential Protection" units. I know that it is mandatory in those jobs that all windows over-looking the route of a Presidential procession must be closed. Then ground observers watch to see that they are not re-opened; and, if opened, that radio calls to men in the building and on nearby roofs will alert rifle marksmen, and will cause others to go into those rooms and have all windows closed. None of this standard procedure was done as this photo confirms right at the time of the shooting. This is a powerful and key factor of the existence of a conspiracy.

This photo tells a major story. The Secret Service and the Military Presidential Protection units were not there, they were not on the job. They could only have been removed, or over- looked for duty in Dallas, as the result of a massive conspiracy. This building photo with open windows is proof, beyond doubt. Why weren't the Presidential Protection units there and on duty? Who had the influence, or power to have given them bogus orders not to go to Dallas, i.e. "Other units will cover Dallas?"

By the time, the Congressman and I had scanned this important publication that day in Christchurch we were sure that the murder had been the result of a conspiracy. This newspaper, and others around the world, tell the story.

I am well aware of the fact that global communications in 1963 was fast and effective everywhere. I find no fault with that part of the game. What is clear is that the "Oswald did it alone" story was contrived, and the cover story had been printed and made available around the world even before Oswald had been arraigned.

This is the significance of the Christchurch STAR as published on Nov 23, 1963. A careful study of its content destroys the "Lone Assassin" theory, and gives irrefutable evidence of a major conspiracy at work in Dallas and around the world that day.

Fletcher Prouty
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Operating 24/7 and funded by your tax dime. The abilities of the FBI  Media Relations Bureau is staggering:Manufacturing Consent about the FBI  is the #1 goal.
How else do you explain FBI  agents getting away with the murder of JFK and Martin Luther King for the past 50 years?
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