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.
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.
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.
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.
Here is a lecture by Noam Chomsky that uncovers the root mindset in America that predicates the targeting of groups and individuals.
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.
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?
· Extreme concern with reputation both inside and outside of the ideology. Neocons are this way.
· Extreme concern with respect both inside and outside of the ideology. Neocons are this way.
· 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…
The Straussian philosophy is a cult of personality and the neocons follow the Straussian philosophy
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.
Here are a few very credible documentaries that will help you to understand what’s really going on and hopefully survive…
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.
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.
Visit this YouTube channel and watch everything on it. You will gain a clear understanding of what’s really going on.
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.
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 Abusehttp://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/washington/2004-02-17-ex-fbi-ia-chief_x.htmTuesday February 17, 2004 11:46 PMBy JOHN SOLOMONAssociated Press Writerhttps://antipolygraph.org/cgi-bin/forums/YaBB.pl?num=1077052156WASHINGTON (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 countalso 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, 2007http://fredericksburg.com/News/FLS/2007/022007/02232007/262383Ex-FBI man gets 7 years for child sexFormer FBI analyst sentenced in child sex caseA 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 Publichttp://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2010/12/ex-fbi_agent_sentenced_to_pris.htmlMay 25, 2007 FBI Agent Accused Of Masturbating In PublicPosted by, Marissa Pasquet KOLD News 13 News EditorFBI 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, 2009http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,517222,00.htmlTwo 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 storyhttp://fox59.com/2013/04/10/former-fbi- ... y-charges/April 9, 2013Former FBI agent files petition to enter guilty plea for child pornography chargesA 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 ‘email@example.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 distributionBy Bill Mears, CNN May 15, 2012http://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 chargeAssociated Press - January 15, 2008 6:14 PM EThttp://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_7978377PUEBLO, 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 chargesJan 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.see link for full storyhttp://voices.washingtonpost.com/crime-scene/paul-duggan/46-months-in-prison-for-former.htmlJail for former FBI worker from Va.Washington Post EditorsA 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=26Ex-FBI agent gets 2 1/2 years for assault on marshalA 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 storyhttp://articles.baltimoresun.com/1993-07-11/news/1993192055_1_abuse-flynn-fbi-agentFBI agent convicted of daughters' abuseJuly 11, 1993|By Traci A. Johnson | Traci A. Johnson,Staff WriterAn 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.
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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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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— 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.
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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November 20, 2013 | 3:07pm
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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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