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2 stories




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http://www.wbko.com/content/news/Fifth-annual-MLK-Memorial-ceremony-highlighted-by-address-from-FBI-Director-James-Comey-365672031.html


Fifth annual MLK Memorial ceremony highlighted by address from FBI Director James Comey
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Posted: Mon 1:48 PM, Jan 18, 2016 |
Updated: Mon 1:49 PM, Jan 18, 2016

WASHINGTON - A cold morning in Washington DC didn’t keep folks from heading to the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial on the National Mall. Visitors went to honor Dr. King’s birthday, and listen to words from FBI Director James Comey.

The fifth annual Memorial Foundation ceremony to honor Dr. King took place in single-digit weather. Director Comey joked that he would speak for 90 minutes before making a short speech in front of visitors huddled together. He started off by saying that he sends all new FBI agents to the memorial.

"I want them to remember the interaction between the FBI and Dr. King so that the FBI remains constrained and overseen and checked,” said Comey.

Director Comey says he wants law enforcement and the communities they protect to grow closer together, not further apart. Maryland resident Fuller Ming brought his son to the service, and says he notices the division Comey is talking about.

"It’s painful,” said Ming. "I see what’s happening and how we tear each other apart. If it’s not race, it’s religious wars. It’s just...it’s painful.”

After Director Comey’s brief remarks, he laid a wreath at the bottom of the massive Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial.

Harry Johnson is the President of the Memorial Foundation that built the memorial. He says Comey’s remarks regarding law enforcement and community were spot on.

"We need law enforcement, we need community



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http://atlantablackstar.com/2016/01/18/new-book-says-fbi-was-mastermind-behind-mlk-assassination-and-its-cover-up/


New Book Says FBI Was Mastermind Behind MLK Assassination and Its Cover-up
January 18, 2016 |


Martin Luther King's assassination




Aides on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tenn. with the stricken Dr. King.

Aides on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tenn. with the stricken Dr. King.*New Book Says FBI Was Mastermind Behind MLK Assassination and Its Cover-up

As the nation celebrates what would have been Martin Luther King’s 87th birthday on January 15, we must ask some questions: What role did the FBI play in King’s assassination? What did they know, and what role did the agency play in covering up the truth about his murder?

It is no surprise that J. Edgar Hoover, the founder and head of the FBI until his timely departure in 1972, waged a war against Black America, civil rights leadership and Black nationalist organizations with his COINTELPRO program. As a result of the program — its role to “prevent the rise of a Black messiah”— Black leadership ended up murdered and imprisoned, and its institutions compromised and decimated. At one point Hoover called Dr. King “the most notorious liar in the country,” as the FBI monitored the civil rights leader, bugged his hotel rooms, and even sent him a letter encouraging him to commit suicide. But two authors believe the agency did even more, having a direct role in his assassination through FBI informants.

In their book, Killing King: The Multi-Year Effort to Murder MLK, Stuart Wexler and co-author Larry Hancock delve into the notion of a cover-up into the King assassination. Specifically, they allege that the FBI under Clarence Kelly, Hoover’s successor, misled Congress by destroying files related to the murder of King. Wexler says the bureau disobeyed a direct order to preserve all materials, destroying files in two field offices on Tommy Tarrants, a high-ranking Ku Klux Klan member from Mississippi, in 1977. This came as a new Congressional committee was established to investigate the assassination of King and President Kennedy. The author claims there was something about Tarrants that made the FBI upgrade him from an obscure racist to a major player in the assassination.

“I have no doubt this was done deliberately. They are not destroying everybody’s files, they are selectively destroying files,” Wexler told the Daily Mail. “They wanted Tarrants to give evidence to the committee; they didn’t want him to be a suspect.”

Meanwhile, according to Wexler, a man named Laude Matthews was in line to take over the leadership of the Mississippi Klan. Wexler refers to Matthews as “a big time deep cover agent for the FBI.”

“’We can imagine a situation where the FBI does not want the Congressional investigation to lead back to Laude Matthews,” Wexler speculated, offering that the Mississippi Klan was among the most violent, anti-Black chapters of the organization. “They did not want to expose him to suspicion. Imagine what it would have looked like if an FBI informant had a connection to the King assassination?”

The author added that if true, it would prove to be one of the worst scandals in the history of the agency.

“If the FBI had covered its tracks over King’s assassination, it would fit into the pattern of duplicity and double dealing that marked the bureau’s handling of King,” he said.

Tarrants, Wexler noted, eventually steered away from his radical Christian racism and is now a preacher.

“Until then he had been in prison for a bombing and he’d made a full conversion. The FBI arranged for him to get out of prison, which was unheard of,” Wexler said.

In their previous book, The Awful Grace of God, Wexler and Hancock chronicled a multi-year effort by a national network of white supremacists to kill Dr. King, and their systematic attempts to do so. King was assassinated on April 4, 1968 on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. James Earl Ray confessed to the murder but later recanted.

And now, as America finds itself in the midst of a new movement for the rights of Black folks, white domestic terrorism is on the rise. And as
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The Press and the Death of Vincent Foster
http://www.dcdave.com/article4/020525.htm
It was the prosecutor's case for the murder of Vince Foster by Vince Foster. ...... and obvious when the letter of Knowlton's lawyer, John Clarke, to the three-judge ...


Look at how FBI agents protected Bill Clinton when he was President.


2 stories about
the protectors of privilege




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The Strange Death of Vincent Foster - YouTube
Video for john clarke vince foster
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Jul 16, 2007 - Uploaded by TCCTV
What really happened on the day Vince Foster was found dead? ... host of Conservative ...





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http://www.wnd.com/2016/01/well-excuse-me-look-at-big-money-trail-for-clinton-pardons/




Well, excuse me! Look at big money trail for Clinton pardons
'Too powerful to jail'? Hillary and Bill still raking in cash 15 years after scandal


On Sunday, Hillary Clinton said there should be “no individual too powerful to jail,” and the author of the explosive book alleging Clinton used the State Department for favors to Clinton Foundation donors says that rule should apply to the Democrat front-runner as well.

Clinton-Cash“Clinton Cash” author Peter Schweizer told WND and Radio America the Clintons are also still profiting off the pardon of Marc Rich, one of the ugliest – and last – acts of President Bill Clinton in 2001.

In a debate hosted by NBC and the Congressional Black Caucus Institute, the Democratic Party White House hopefuls were asked about their differences regarding Wall Street reform. Sec. Clinton scolded Sen. Bernie Sanders for being critical of her and President Obama for accepting campaign donations from Wall Street, but he also highlighted where their positions are similar.

“There is no daylight on the basic premise that there should be no bank too big to fail and no individual too powerful to jail,” Clinton said. “We agree on that.”

Hillary for prosecution, not president! Join the sizzling campaign to put Mrs. Clinton where she really belongs

Clinton is under FBI investigation for conducting all of her State Department business through a home server and possibly breaking the law for how she handled classified and top secret information. Last week, reports revealed that the FBI expanded its probe of Clinton into whether she used the State Department to reward donors to the Clinton Foundation
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article makes no mention of why executive board
wanted to fire this former FBI agent.


N’burgh Unity Center executive director resigns


http://m.recordonline.com/article/20160123/NEWS/160129683

Posted Jan 23, 2016 at 10:04 PM
Updated Jan 23, 2016 at 10:06 PM

CITY OF NEWBURGH – James Gagliano, a former FBI agent who headed the FBI-led task force that decimated Newburgh’s violent gangs with a mass raid in 2010, has resigned as head of the Newburgh Armory Unity Center less than a month after he started the job.

In a news release issued Saturday, the armory said Gagliano, who had coached youth basketball at the center since it opened five years ago, had submitted his resignation.

The center’s board of directors had been considering firing Gagliano, who took the job Jan. 1.
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2 stories about FBI agents who are experts on parenting



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Is it spying or good parental oversight

January 31 2016


http://www.bozemandailychronicle.com/op ... d6acb.html

Last week, a Time Magazine article titled, “How To Parent Like an FBI Agent,” practically jumped off the page at me. Not because I was on the hunt for new tips on how to be Spy Mom. It was because I was looking for my own mother’s photo and name on the byline.

Because if anyone could infiltrate her teenage daughter’s life with the skill of an FBI agent, it was my mom.

She was that good.


Today you can download an app from TeenSafe.com, which allows you to not only monitor your child’s posts on Facebook and Instragram, but also their incoming, outgoing, and DELETED texts. You can check their browsing history, log their calls, and determine their exact location via GPS. And your efforts are completely undetectable by your child.

(Brief pause while parents ponder downloading this app.)

If this technology was available when I was growing up, my mom would have downloaded it AND used it. Most likely, mom would have had me GPS-chipped in case I decided to ditch


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FBI agent Edward Rodgers was in charge of child abuse at the
FBI.
He started having sex with his 3 daughters when they were 2 years old.
He was never charged with the crime


http://www.headwatersproductions.com/press/article5.html


Voice of the Rocky Mountain Empire
May 17, 1990
Sisters win sex lawsuit vs. dad $2.3 million given for years of abuse


Two daughters of former state and federal law enforcement official Edward Rodgers were awarded $2.319,400 yesterday, after a Denver judge and jury found that the women suffered years of abuse at the hands of their father.

The award to Sharon Simone, 45, and Susan Hammond, 44, followed testimony of Rodgers’ four daughters in person or through depositions, describing repeated physical abuse and sexual assaults by their father from 1944 through 1965.

Rodgers, 72, who became a child abuse expert after retiring from the FBI and joining the colorado Springs DA’s office, failed to appear for the trial. But in a deposition taken in March, Rodgers denied ever hitting or sexually abusing his children.
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couple of stories

let god sort out the truth


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http://flight800doc.com

RADAR DATA: It’s Critical and is Explained on Petition Page 6

When an aircraft’s transponder (radar beacon) goes out in mid-flight, reflected radar signals (primary returns) can be critical to help determine what happened, where, and when. Radar sites near TWA 800 recorded a high-velocity event at the aircraft’s position simultaneously with the jetliner’s transponder going silent. This radar data is discussed beginning on page 6 of our NTSB Petition for Probable Cause Reconsideration.

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Indictment of FBI agent may hold key to TWA 800



Intellectual Fraud

Intelligent Design

Mega Fix

Movie Reviews

Ron Brown

Terrorism

TWA Flight 800

Church

General


http://www.cashill.com/twa800/indictmentFBI.htm



April 21, 2006

On March 30, retired FBI agent Lin Devecchio was indicted in Brooklyn for what prosecutor Michael Vecchione calls "one of the worst cases of law enforcement corruption in the history of this country." Specifically, Devecchio has been accused of taking bribes from a mobster, the late Gregory Scarpa, Sr., in return for inside information that led to four gangland style murders in Brooklyn.

The man most responsible for Devecchio’s indictment is a Michigan-based forensic economist by the name of Stephen Dresch. A former college dean and state representative, Dresch has been very helpful to me in the Ron Brown investigation and in my Oklahoma City follow-up work. Although now dying of lung cancer, the extraordinary Mr. Dresch and his partner in crime-busting, private investigator Angela Clemente, all but willed the indictment through Congress and to fruition in a New York State court.

Although the Devecchio indictment got huge press in the New York area, the local media missed its larger ramifications. Reporter Peter Lance has not. In his 2004 book, "Cover Up: What the Government Is Still Hiding About the War on Terror," Lance argued that the FBI’s troubled relationship with Scarpa and his son, Gregory Jr., caused it to shut down its inquiry into the destruction of TWA Flight 800 in July 1996. “This [indictment] could blow open the 9/11 investigation,” says Lance.

A former correspondent for ABC News and a five-time Emmy winner, Lance has detailed the exquisitely documented communications between Scarpa Jr., an FBI informant like his father, and his New York City jail mate, Ramzi Yousef. In fact, the Brooklyn prosecutors met with Lance in September and used “Cover Up” as the blueprint for their grand jury investigation.

In the summer of 1996, Yousef, the mastermind of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, was being held for trial in New York for the notorious Bojinka plot, his plan to blow up a dozen American commercial airliners over the Pacific more or less simultaneously – a plan that he was scarily capable of executing. Over time, Yousef had grown to trust the younger Scarpa, his neighbor in the next cell.

Yousef used Junior's connections to pass information to the outside world, little knowing that Scarpa was routing much of it through his own FBI handlers. Some of that information had to do with Yousef's ongoing plans to destroy a 747. Yousef told Scarpa that if there were to be a terrorist attack on such a plane during his Bojinka trial, it would surely prejudice the jurors against him, and Yousef would ask for a mistrial on those very grounds.

As Lance makes clear, Youself was part of the larger al-Qaida network – its evil genius. His uncle, Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, with whom Yousef communicated from his jail cell, coordinated the 9-11 plot. And Yousef talked often to Scarpa about Osama bin Laden, also under the code name – as Scarpa heard it – of "Bojinga."

Dresch has testified before the House Judiciary Committee and elsewhere that Scarpa, Jr., passed along to the FBI detailed information from Yousef including specific threats against U.S. airlines, the identity of countries through which terrorists were entering the United States, and instructions for smuggling explosives, specifically the use of shoe bombs.

A letter I received in the spring of 2005 from a self-reporting NSA employee identified the key language of communication as Baluchi, the native tongue of Yousef and Khalid Shaikh Mohammed. That same source identified one Yousef transmission as follows, "What had to be done has been done, TWA 800 (last two words unintelligible)."]

What is undeniable is that the day after TWA Flight 800 blew up off the coast of Long Island, Yousef asked for a mistrial, citing the now prejudicial environment post-explosion. He was denied. By allowing him to communicate overseas, however, the Justice Department may well have unwittingly assisted Yousef in his effort to destroy that ill-fated plane.

That same year, 1996, Devecchio was coming under increasing heat for his relationship with the Scarpas, but the New York FBI office rallied to his defense. Lance has unearthed a revealing memo sent in April of that year by Jim Kallstrom, who now serves on the “advisory board” for Devecchio’s defense and who headed up the TWA Flight 800 investigation, to FBI Director Louis Freeh.

“There is insufficient evidence to take prosecutive action against SSA DelVecchio (sic),” writes Kallstrom. He adds that the failure to resolve the matter “continues to have a serious negative impact on the government’s prosecution of various LCN [La Cosa Nostra] figures in the EDNY and casts a cloud over the NYO [ New York office].” Devecchio was allowed to retire from the FBI with full benefits. Had his alleged corruption been exposed, these cases would have been undone, and many of the convicted would have been freed. Exposure would also have unraveled the FBI’s efforts to track Yousef’s communications.

Although the FBI did not initiate the TWA Flight 800 cover-up—that surely came from the White House--the Devecchio problem may have induced its key agents to cooperate. After five weeks of dogged investigation, Kallstrom and the FBI abandoned all serious inquiry following an August 22 meeting with Deputy Attorney General—and future 9-11 commisssioner—Jamie Gorelick.

The Justice Department cut Scarpa Jr. no slack for his help with Yousef and deep-sixed him in Colorado for 40 years, a severe sentence for a non-lethal RICO charge. There, he is kept all but incommunicado with the outside world. “It's clear,” Lance told me last week, “that the Feds covered up major al Qaeda activity in NYC in 1996 via Greg Jr. and buried him in the ADX Florence, in part, to cover up this Devecchio scandal.”

It should be noted that the FBI's current chief counsel, Valerie Caproni, was the Clinton Justice official who oversaw Scarpa's work with Yousef. To thicken the plot, it was also Caproni who illegally ordered the FBI to take the TWA Flight 800 investigation away from the National Transportation Safety Board and who arranged the prosecution of James and Elizabeth Sanders for James Sanders’ reporting on the TWA Flight 800 investigation. The absurdly compromised Caproni had any number of reasons for keeping Scarpa out of the light and the Devecchio case under wraps.

Although Dresch acknowledges that FBI agents like Devecchio inevitably rationalize their behavior as serving some larger purpose, he has grown increasing cynical about the self-perpetuating federal criminal justice system.

“No matter how horrendous something you do is, if you’re a high-level operative it’ll be brushed aside and you’ll be promoted,” says Dresch. “What I hope, before this thing is over, is something of the outline of the broader story exposed ... and I think it will be."








Posted: April 21, 2006
WorldNetDaily.com


Special Note:

Jack Cashill and James Sanders' First Strike: TWA Flight 800 and the Attack on America is now available. First Strike explains how a determined corps of ordinary citizens worked to reveal the compromise and corruption that tainted the federal investigation. With an impressive array of facts, Jack Cashill and James Sanders show the relationship between events in July 1996 and September 2001 and proclaim how and why the American government has attempted to cover up the truth.


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Community Calendar
Eagle-Tribune-Feb 14 2016
Jay White, a former FBI agent, will discuss his experience dealing with terrorism after 9/11 and the nature of the threat today. Call 978-738-6446 to reserve a seat ...
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http://www.occurrencesforeigndomestic.com/
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couple of reads about the FBI
Office of Professional Responsibility
and them policing very naughty
very,very special agents.

One stories is written by the FBI
Office of managing consent located
at the Washington Post.


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National Security
When FBI employees behave badly, the bureau lets their co-workers know

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/when-fbi-employees-behave-badly-the-bureau-lets-their-co-workers-know/2016/03/10/a8b1be42-e483-11e5-b0fd-073d5930a7b7_story.html



March 11 2016. at 7:00 AM
In a recent two-year stretch, 126 FBI agents or employees were disciplined for offenses ranging from drinking and driving to sexual misconduct to misusing their government charge cards. Then their escapades — which represented just a fraction of the misconduct at the bureau — were broadcast for all their colleagues to see.

For years, the FBI has been sending out quarterly emails which describe, in fairly specific detail, individual incidents of employee misconduct and the penalties that followed. The tactic is now being embraced by other federal law enforcement agencies seeking to deter their workers from misbehaving.

A Secret Service spokesman said his agency publicizes individual malfeasance reports internally. Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz told the National Law Journal that last year he began posting short summaries of some investigations online. Officials at the Drug Enforcement Administration recently chatted with their counterparts at FBI about the initiative and hoped to start sending their own quarterly misconduct email later this year, a spokesman said.

[FBI agents under investigation in Oregon shooting]

Candice M. Will, an FBI assistant director who heads the Office of Professional Responsibility, said the email is “not intended to be a shaming document. It’s intended to be an instructive device.” But she concedes that fear of having your misdeeds publicized to co-workers could serve as a deterrent.

“This,” she said, “is the most-read internal document.”


There are pitfalls. The reports periodically make their way outside the confines of the bureau, leading to embarrassing news stories. In 2011, CNN reported on a host of misdeeds detailed in leaked reports, ranging from an employee threatening to release a sex tape he had made with his girlfriend to a supervisor watching porn in his office while “satisfying himself.” The news network obtained even more reports a few years later and broke news of a “rash of sexting” cases at the bureau.

The employees are not named in the reports, and Will said other information that could lead to their identities is removed. Some within the bureau bristle at the wide dissemination, while others say they’re glad to learn about the penalties for various wrongdoing, Will and other FBI officials said.

The Washington Post obtained two years worth of reports, running from 2013 into 2015, through a Freedom of Information Act request. The entire narrative section from each report was removed, leaving only a subject line and the discipline each employee received. Even those bare bones accounts, though, seemed to indicate serious instances of wrongdoing.

One employee was fired for assault and battery, DUI, misuse of position and failure to report. Another was let go for improper relationship with a source, sexual misconduct, misuse of a government computer, unprofessional conduct and unauthorized disclosure.

[How an FBI agent who arrested drug addicts became one himself]

Sixteen employees were disciplined for drinking and driving, 12 for misusing their position, 18 for showing a lack of candor and 11 for misusing FBI databases or government computers. Bureau officials declined to provide more details on any incidents.


A bureau spokesman said the incidents represented only a representative sample of the employees disciplined over that time period. Will said 351 complaints were investigated last year and 240 were substantiated in some way.

Reynaldo Tariche, an agent in the New York field office and president of the FBI Agents Association, said agents “believe that any misconduct is not acceptable and should not occur,” but he noted the bureau has tens of thousands of employees and only a few hundred incidents of misconduct each year.

“That’s a pretty small percentage,” he said.

Will said she started sending the emails years ago in hopes of educating bureau employees about the types of penalties that would come with misconduct. Real life examples, she figured, would have a more serious impact than hypothetical training scenarios.

“You read it, and it sticks to you,” she said.

Will said she believes the program works. Even if misconduct does not drop quarter to quarter, employees and managers tell her the emails help keep them informed. And, she said, they help send the message that the FBI has high behavior standards.
“I think if anyone had the impression you could get away with stuff here,” Will said, “this disavows them of that

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very special John Conditt, FBI Head of FBI Office of Professional Responsibility
likes having sex with 6 year old children. see previous story
http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/washington/2004-02-17-ex-fbi-ia-chief_x.htm

FBI internal affairs chief pleads guilty
WASHINGTON — 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 a two-decade career.

John H. Conditt Jr., 53, who retired in 2001, was sentenced last Friday to 12 years in prison in Tarrant County court in Fort

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very special Edward Rodgers ,FBI head of Child Abuse program likes having sex with his 2 year old daughters


http://www.headwatersproductions.com/press/article5.html

May 17, 1990
Sisters win sex lawsuit vs. dad $2.3 million given for years of abuse


Two daughters of former state and federal law enforcement official Edward Rodgers were awarded $2.319,400 yesterday, after a Denver judge and jury found that the women suffered years of abuse at the hands of their father.

The award to Sharon Simone, 45, and Susan Hammond, 44, followed testimony of Rodgers’ four daughters in person or through depositions, describing repeated physical abuse and sexual assaults by their father from 1944 through 1965.

Rodgers, 72, who became a child abuse expert after retiring from the FBI and joining the colorado Springs DA’s office, failed to appear for the trial. But in a deposition taken in March, Rodgers denied ever hitting or sexually abusing his children.

He admitted that he thought of himself as a "domineering s.o.b. who demanded strict responses from my children, strict obedience." But it never approached child abuse, Rodgers said. "Did I make mistakes? Damn right I did, just like any other father or mother..."

Thomas Gresham, Rodger’s former attorney, withdrew from the case recently after being unable to locate his client. Rodgers recently contacted one of his sons from a Texas town along the Mexican border. Gresham said his last contact with Rodgers was on April 24.

The sisters reacted quietly to the verdict, and with relief that their stories of abuse had finally been told.

"I feel really good that I’ve gone public with this,"Hammond said. "I am a victim, the shame isn’t mine, the horror happened to me. I’m not bad.
"My father did shameful and horrible things to me and my brothers and sisters. I don’t believe he is a shameful and horrible man, but he has to be held accountable," Hammond added.

The lawsuit deeply divided the Rodgers family, with Rodgers’ three sons questioning their sister’s motives.

Immediately after the verdict, son Steve Rodgers, 37, reacted angrily, yelling at his sisters in the courtroom.

Later, Rodgers said he loves his father and stands by him. He said his sisters had told him their father had to be exposed the way Nazi war criminals have been exposed.

"In a way I’m angry with my father for not being here. But I’m sympathetic because he would have walked into a gross crucifixion," Rodgers said.

Steve Rodgers never denied that he and his siblings were physically abused, but disputed that his father molested his sisters.
Before the jury’s award, Denver District Judge William Meyer found that Rodger’s conduct toward Simone and Hammond was negligent and "outrageous."

Despite the length of time since the abuse, the jury determined the sisters could legally bring the suit. The statute of limitations for a civil suit is two years, but jurors determined that the sisters became aware of he nature and extent of their injury only within the last two years, during therapy.

The jury then determined the damages, finding $1,240,000 for Simone and 1,079,000 for Hammond.

The sisters had alleged in their suit filed last July that Rodgers subjected his seven children to a "pattern of emotional, physical, sexual and incestual abuse."

As a result of the abuse, the women claimed their emotional lives had been left in a shambles, requiring extensive therapy for both and repeated hospitalizations of Hammond, who was acutely suicidal. Simone developed obsessive behavior and became so unable to function she resigned a position with a Boston-based college.

Despite the judgment yesterday, Rodgers cannot be criminally charged. the statue of limitations in Colorado for sexual assault on children is 10 years.
Rodgers, who worked for the FBI for 27 years, much of it in Denver, became chief investigator for the district attorney’s office in Colorado Sp;rings. during his employment at the DA’s office from 1967 until 1983, he became a well-known figure in Colorado Springs, and lectured and wrote about child abuse both locally and nationwide.

He wrote a manual called " A Compendium -- Child Abuse by the National College of District Attorney’s," and helped put together manuals on child abuse for the New York state police and a national child abuse center.
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http://timesofsandiego.com/education/2016/03/24/sophomores-juniors-to-shadow-fbi-at-insider-teen-academy/

Sophomores, Juniors to Shadow FBI at Insider Teen Academy
March 24, 2016


The FBI’s San Diego office is inviting applications to its 2016 Teen Academy, offering an insider’s look into criminal and cyber investigations — and tactical operations.




The event takes place June 29 and Aug. 17 at the San Diego Field Office headquarters in Sorrento Valley.




The Teen Academy is open to high school sophomores or juniors enrolled in a public, private, charter, or home school program. The applicant must currently attend school within San Diego County or Imperial County to be eligible.




    Application for 2015-2016 students for FBI San Diego Teen Academy




Students chosen for the FBI Teen Academy spend an interactive day with special agents and professional staff, taking part in classroom and hands-on activities.




An essay is required of all applicants — the first element of a package providing insights into the student’s motivations for attending.




All applications should highlight the student’s school activities and community involvement, which will be an important part of the criteria used to evaluate the applicants.




Applications, supporting essay, and release form must be received at the FBI San Diego field office by 4 p.m. April 18 2016.




Applications may also be scanned and emailed to Cheryl.Dorenbush@ic.fbi.gov.

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STOLEN INNOCENCE: Whitey Bulger Exploited Teenage Schoolgirls




http://www.laborers.org/BostnHerald_Bulger_4-9-01.htm


Monday, April 9, 2001





Second in a four-part series





For nearly 20 years, as James J. “Whitey” Bulger's allies were buffing his image as South Boston's gentleman gangster, the middle-aged Mob boss was sating his sexual appetite with a generation of neighborhood teenage girls.



“This is a whole part of (Bulger's) history that people in Southie don't want to even talk about,” said a mental health counselor who has treated women who had sexual encounters as teenagers with Bulger.



“These girls didn't have a chance. Once you got involved with them, once they got their claws in you, you couldn't get away,” added the counselor, who spoke on condition that her name not be used.



Bulger's exploitation of young girls - most of them the underage daughters of South Boston - was confirmed during months of interviews by Herald reporters with women who came into contact with Bulger during the 1970s and 1980s.



The counselor said the number of teenage victims of Bulger and his longtime criminal cohort, Stephen “The Rifleman” Flemmi, who also had a history of sex with underage girls, probably exceeded 100.



What the mental health counselor described matched information from one of Bulger's own criminal associates. Edward J. MacKenzie Jr., an enforcer and drug dealer for the Bulger gang for 10 years, estimated that Bulger himself had sex with scores of young girls.



“Like a vampire, he was sucking the blood out of every young girl in South Boston,” MacKenzie said.



Bulger “had a healthy appetite for the (Catholic) high school teeny boppers, especially when they walked around in their little school uniforms, white shirts and tall white bobby socks,” he added.



MacKenzie said Bulger was fond of repeating the title of the famed Broadway show tune, “Thank Heaven for Little Girls,” and often referred to his young conquests as “tasty little morsels.”



Bulger and Flemmi's targets were, for the most part, teenage girls from poor homes who had little parental guidance or protection. And many of the girls were introduced to sex and drugs simultaneously by the gangsters.



“They took the most vulnerable and they preyed on them,” the counselor said. “They made sick kids sicker. They didn't go after girls from good families, girls who were doing the right thing. They went after (girls) who had nothing at home.”



The counselor said the girls, like all girls in their early teens, were just coming into puberty and trying to answer questions about their identities, their bodies and their sexuality. Bulger and Flemmi gave them the wrong answers, she said.



“At 12, 13 years old, these girls are in their formative years,” she said. “If they have some guy showing them love and attention, they are drawn to it. They come to identify love and attention with drugs and sex.”



As they've grown older, some of those women have suffered from psychological problems, drug and alcohol addictions, years in prostitution, failed marriages, and in at least one case, life-threatening despondency, according to interviews with their friends and relatives.



One girl who became involved with Bulger when she was a 15 year-old beauty pageant winner has been in and out of drug and alcohol detoxification programs and halfway houses for years.



The woman was admitted to a Boston hospital last August after trying to commit suicide, according to hospital officials and relatives.



For two other young women, their relationships with Bulger and Flemmi cost them their lives. Deborah Hussey and Debbie Davis, both of whom became sexually involved with Flemmi in their teens, were murdered - allegedly by Flemmi and Bulger.



In reporting done over the last year, the Herald established the identities of two dozen other women who had sexual encounters with Bulger or Flemmi when they were teenagers. When contacted, most of them refused to talk about it.



However, several reluctantly acknowledged they were involved with the gangsters and knew of their sexual track records.



One of the women, who now lives out of state, confirmed Bulger's eye for teenage girls, but declined to discuss her own experiences.



“You are on the right track,” said the woman, now 42. She said the girls Bulger selected were generally about 15 years old. “Some were older, some were younger,” she said.



Like their bosses, about 20 members of Bulger and Flemmi's criminal network - MacKenzie included - regularly engaged in sex with teenage girls. And some of them secretly photographed and videotaped those sexual encounters, according to MacKenzie, the mental health counselor and other sources.



MacKenzie said he personally knows of two to three dozen such videos, which circulated among members of the Bulger gang and others for viewing.



The counselor said many of those photographs and videotapes are still circulating in South Boston, fodder for stag parties and some of Bulger's remaining cohorts. She said that fact, and a continuing fear of retalitation from Bulger loyalists, are the reasons many women identified by the Herald refused to talk.



The counselor said one woman she knew as a friend growing up was lured into the sex and drugs morass by Bulger's gang at the age of 14 and, like many others, became the subject of pornographic pictures. She said the woman - whom she described as “beautiful, absolutely beautiful” as a young girl - struggled for years with heroin addiction and shame.



When the woman was in her early 20s, the counselor said her then-boyfriend was at a friend's house where they were showing pictures of some of Bulger's young conquests. The man saw his girlfriend in the photos and quickly ended their relationship. “He told her she was trash,” the counselor said.



The woman returned to heroin and several years later died of AIDS, according to the counselor.


MANY DEFENDED BULGER



Bulger's ravaging of Boston's young and the damage it caused contrasts sharply with a legend promoted for decades by certain politicians, law enforcement officials and members of the media: that, on balance, Whitey was good for South Boston, that he protected families by keeping the crime rate down and drugs out of the neighborhood.



The chief architect of that view was the gangster's FBI handler, former agent John J. Connolly Jr., who sold the bureau and, to an extent, the public, on the notion that Bulger was not only a benevolent criminal who abhorred illegal drugs, but also was the government's biggest asset in its quest to destroy the Italian Mafia in New England.



Bulger also had defenders in politics - most notably his brother, longtime Senate President William M. Bulger, and veteran City Councilor James M. Kelly.



In the media, former Boston Globe columnist Mike Barnicle often portrayed Whitey Bulger in a positive light. According to Barnicle, who referred to Bulger as “Jimmy,” the name used by Whitey's friends and relatives, the South Boston gangster had “more integrity than the FBI.”



When Bulger claimed a share of a $14 million Lottery ticket in 1991, Barnicle wrote, “Knowing him, he probably already has handed out money to St. Augustine's.”



In reality, Bulger, with Flemmi's help, ran a vicious organized crime group which committed murder, corrupted members of law enforcement, threatened and extorted ordinary citizens, preyed on underaged girls, and flooded the Boston area with cocaine and marijuana. In the process, the government has charged, Bulger and Flemmi made more than $100 million.



Last month, investigators in Tulsa, Okla., charged Bulger, Flemmi and John Martorano with the 1981 murder of business tycoon Roger Wheeler. In a revised “wanted” poster, Tulsa authorities said Bulger is “traveling with a female companion and may be found in homosexual communities/resorts or nudist facilities.”


SHOWERED GIRLS WITH GIFTS



As they rose to the top of organized crime in Boston, protected by their allies in law enforcement, Bulger and Flemmi became untouchable outlaws with money to burn - an attractive combination for some teenage girls from impoverished homes.



According to sources, Bulger and Flemmi handed out cash, expensive clothes, jewelry and free vacations to their young girlfriends.



“The street became their sanctuary and here there were guys who dressed them, gave them jewelry, sent them on cruises,” the mental health counselor said. “They were 15 years old and they were getting on planes for the Bahamas. They went after kids they knew wouldn't or couldn't say no.”



In the cases of some girls, Bulger and Flemmi also bought their parents' silence with gifts, including cash and furniture. Some families were given entire livingroom sets.



At one point in the early 1980's, Bulger even gave the family of a 13-year-old South Boston girl living in public housing a triple-decker home in the fashionable City Point section, sources said. The family of another girl was given a trip to Hawaii.



MacKenzie recalled an incident in which the parents of a 14-year-old girl Bulger was having sex with complained. MacKenzie said Bulger sent him and other enforcers to their home to straighten them out.



“We said, `If you go to the authorities, we'll kill every single one of yas,` “ said MacKenzie, adding that he gave the “petrified” parents $1,000 in cash from Bulger to seal their silence.



“We gave them a little honey and a little vinegar,” he said.



A woman formerly of South Boston said one particular Dorchester family became a feeding ground for Flemmi. She said there were six girls in the family and Flemmi had sex with all of them. The family had an apartment full of furniture delivered to them, courtesy of Flemmi, she said.



“The (parents) knew what (Flemmi) was doing,” the woman said. “He bought their silence.”



The youngest daughter, who the woman said was impregnated by Flemmi, is now a drug addict and a prostitute living in Quincy.


MYTH SHATTERED



According to MacKenzie, Bulger helped himself to young neighborhood girls in the same entitled manner that he stole money and seized businesses from terrified local merchants.



When he was among his criminal underlings, Bulger described having sex with teenage girls as “butchering” them.



The mental health counselor said that as the true story of Bulger and Flemmi starts to circulate outside of South Boston, a long-delayed healing process will begin.



She predicted what little support Bulger has left in his old neighborhood will disappear when people learn that he preyed on the daughters and sisters of those he claimed to protect.



“This will let them know they weren't - and aren't - alone,” she said. “This will tell them, `This is not right. This should never have happened to you.' “


Series at-a-glance



YESTERDAY: Mob insider: former FBI agent John J. Connolly Jr. allegedly served as a lookout on a mob hit and accepted valuable gifts from Whitey Bulger.



TODAY: Whitey Bulger sexually exploited scores of neighborhood teenage girls, many of whom are still struggling to cope with the abuse.



TOMORROW: What makes Whitey Bulger the “ultimate predator.”



WEDNESDAY: FBI insider: corruption in the bureau's Boston office went higher than John Connolly.



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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.
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http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/mar/30/associated-press-cooperation-nazis-revealed-germany-harriet-scharnberg

Revealed: how Associated Press cooperated with the Nazis


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http://www.amazon.com/Hoovers-FBI-Fourth-Estate-Campaign/dp/0700619461


Matthew Cecil, Ph.D. - South Dakota State University
http://www.sdstate.edu › ... › About the Department › Faculty
Information about Associate Professor Matthew Cecil. ... and his research explores the relationships of journalists and J. Edgar Hoover's FBI from 1928 to 1972.
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http://www.globalresearch.ca/western-news-media-as-tyrannys-propagandists-hiding-reality/5453705

Either by omission or by commission, the US media actively misinforms the public on crucial issues that matter. The reason they do this is because they legally can.

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Either by omission or by commission, the US media actively misinforms the public on crucial issues that matter. The reason they do this is because they legally can.

My mentor and dissertation committee member, Dr. Peter Dale Scott, recently wrote on his Facebook page:

“Inadequate decently priced housing is one of America’s most urgent domestic problems, with developers vacating neighborhoods to build third and fourth homes for the one percent. It is a symptom of what’s wrong that Cynthia McKinney, one of the relatively few former members of Congress with a Ph.D., has to go to RT to discuss a crisis that is so under-reported in the US media.”



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https://www.rt.com/op-edge/337192-homeless-poverty-us-crisis/

And therein lies the problem with US media: The news is so filtered and in some cases propagandized that it bears little resemblance to the day-to-day intellectual needs of the average US citizen. It fails to provide solutions, let alone information that allows US citizens to cast informed votes. Either by omission or by commission, the US media actively under-, ill-, or misinforms the public on crucial issues that matter! The reason they do this is because they legally can. Media in the US has at least one court ruling that allows them to knowingly lie to the public.

Let’s start with the First Amendment to the US Constitution that protects freedom of speech. Courts in the US have ruled on many occasions that freedom of speech also includes the freedom to lie. The rationale is that such rulings give space for unpopular statements of fact. For example, in 2012, the US Supreme Court voted 6-3 to affirm a lower court decision to overturn a conviction for lying about one’s credentials.

The lower court judge in that case wrote, “How can you develop a reputation as a straight shooter if lying is not an option?”
Washington State Supreme Court even ruled that lying to get votes, distinguishing between fact and opinion, was not something that the state should negotiate. It wrote that people and not the government should be the final arbiter of truth in a political debate.


Now, the First Amendment does not protect some types of lying: like, for instance, lying while under oath, lying to a government official, lying to sell a product. Even in defamation cases, the plaintiff has a firm threshold to overcome, especially if the person targeted is a “public person.” However, the Supreme Court has emphatically ruled that individuals have a right to lie: what about corporations and media outlets? In 2012, the Supreme Court extended First Amendment rights to organizations and corporations in its Citizens United decision.

My local newspaper, the Atlanta Journal and Constitution (AJC), ran a headline against me just days before my election that read: “McKinney Indicted.” One had to pore over the article to learn that the McKinney referred to was neither me nor my father, nor anyone related to me. But the AJC never stated that fact. It was a dirty trick carried out by the US press. And sadly, it happens all the time. I filed a lawsuit against the AJC, but had to withdraw it because of a lack of money to finance the lawsuit and, worse, the hostile environment regarding the media and anybody’s efforts to make them tell the truth. I remained powerless before the media monolith and wondered why and how they could get away with such blatant and outright lies.

Then, in 2010, ‘Project Censored’ ran a story that caught my eye: “The Media Can Legally Lie.” After having had my series of run-ins with my local media as they always failed to report the truth about me, I was drawn to this story. Project Censored is a media watchdog based at Sonoma State University in California. Its goal is to end the junk food news diet of misinformation and disinformation fed to the US public by the corporate media. It is a project of students and faculty to shine a light on underreported or unreported stories that should be of great interest to the public. The Project Censored movie tells a part of its important story.

The 2010 story centers on two journalists, hired by FOX News as investigative journalists, who became whistleblowers when they were instructed to report “news” that they knew was not true.





According to Project Censored, in February 2003, FOX News argued that there was no prohibition on media outlets distorting or falsifying the news in the United States. And skipping ahead, FOX News won on that claim! But to backtrack to provide some context, the issue was the placement of Bovine Growth Hormone, BGH, manufactured by Monsanto, into the milk stream without labeling it.

A husband and wife reporting team produced a four-part series revealing the health risks for humans in drinking milk from cows treated with BGH to boost milk production. FOX News wanted the reporters to add statements from Monsanto that the couple knew were not factual. When they refused to make the suggested edits, the couple was fired. They sued and a Florida jury decided the couple was wrongfully fired. FOX News appealed the case. Basically, the Florida Appeals Court ruled that there is no law, rule, or even regulation against distorting the news and that the decision to report honestly resides with the news outlet.

FOX News was joined in its court action by other news outlets, notably Cox Television, Inc., a sister organization to the Cox-owned Atlanta Journal and Constitution. In an incredible and chilling turnabout, the two truth-telling journalists were ordered to pay FOX News millions of dollars to cover the company’s attorney fees. The reporters were told by FOX News executives, “The news is what we say it is.”

And there we have it. Now, this Court action immediately affected the right of people in the US to know what is in the food they buy. Media consolidation in the US is such that six corporations control 90 percent of the junk food news and entertainment fed to the people of the US and around the world. And US Courts not only say that this is OK, but also decided that it’s OK for them to knowingly lie to the public.

That, in a nutshell, is why the US media lie: Because they can. And that, in a nutshell, is why the people of the US are increasingly turning to RT and alternative news outlets for information: Because they must.

http://theinternetpost.net/2016/03/29/why-does-the-us-media-lie-so-much/



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Research: TV is Intellectually and Socially Dumbing Down Young Children

Phillip Schneider, Staff
Waking Times March 28, 2016

It is common for parents to feel that their children are spending too much time in front of the television set. According to a Canadian study, children who watch an excessive amount of television exhibit a multitude of negative side effects including poor language and social skills, and increased bullying.

The 2013 study was set out to determine whether or not viewing television at 29 months (about 2.5 years) was associated with school performance at 65 months (about 5.5 years).

The study, which was conducted on 991 girls and 1,006 boys with parent and teacher reported data, came to this conclusion:

“Increases in total time watching television at 29 months were associated with subsequent decreases in vocabulary and math skills, classroom engagement (which is largely determined by attention skills), victimization by classmates, and physical prowess at kindergarten. These prospective associations, independent of key potential co-founders, suggest the need for better parental awareness and compliance with existing viewing recommendations put forth by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).”

According to this study, every 1.2 hours of television viewing for children at 29 months results in poorer motor, vocabulary, math, and social skills, and even an increase in the likelihood of being bullied, as television inhibits the development of self-confidence.

The study also notes that many parents seem to be unconcerned about how long their children spend watching TV. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that children over age 2 do not watch more than 2 hours per day, and that children below the age of 2 watch no TV at all. Presumes that the content is age appropriate, of course.

Also interesting is that as the AAP finds educational television to show positive effects on children, while watching non-educational cartoons, fast-paced cartoons, mainly lowers their attention span.

Viewing time as a child also indirectly affects the child, the study notes. At a time where brain growth and development are heavily dependent on external stimulation, TV viewing takes away from the time that child will spend with more creative or social activities, such as family or imaginative play time.

“The preschool years, which culminate in kindergarten entry, represent a sensitive period in the development of cognitive, sensorimotor, and socio-emotional characteristics that play a key role in eventual academic and personal success” the study says, indicating a prediction of future success in life. “School readiness should also be concerned with preparedness to adopt healthy lifestyle skills and habits because disparities in educational attainment often translate into disparities in healthy lifestyle habits, well-being, and family social support.”

However hard it can be, it is becoming ever more clear how important it is to engage young children with more intellectual and social activities, rather than just the sedative task of television watching. Perhaps encouraging them play, imagine and follow their own intuition will give them broader opportunities in life, both socially and intellectually.

About the Author

Phillip Schneider is a student and a contributing author to Waking Times.

Sources:

>http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23788060

>http://www.nature.com/pr/journal/v74/n3/full/pr2013105a.html

This article (Research: TV is Intellectually and Socially Dumbing Down Young Children) was originally created and published by Waking Times and is published here under a Creative Commonslicense with attribution to Phillip Schneider and WakingTimes.com. It may be re-posted freely with proper attribution, author bio, and this copyright statement.
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we now think like New York City looks


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In 1999 a Memphis jury concluded FBI
agents had assassinated MLK

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no main stream media attended the trial

the attorney who repsented the MLK
family William Pepper has put the
trial evidence into two books

Orders To Kill


Act of State


the trial transcript was put
on the MLK website

google memphis trial transcript mlk

Assassination Conspiracy Trial | The Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change
http://www.thekingcenter.org/assassination-conspiracy-trial
After four weeks of testimony and over 70 witnesses in a civil trial in Memphis, ... that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated as a result of a conspiracy.
Martin Luther King assassinated by US Govt: King Family civil trial verdict Washington's Blog
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Jan 12, 2015 - Martin Luther King assassinated by US Govt: King Family civil trial verdict ... Usual Memphis Police special body guards were advised they ...
MLK's Family Feels Vindicated - CBS News
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Dec 8, 1999 - They had sued Lloyd Jowers, a 73-year-old retired Memphis ... that came out in the Memphis trial, he said, "We believe that this case is over.
Court Decision: U.S. “Government Agencies” Found Guilty in Martin Luther King's Assassination | Global Research - Centre for Rsearch on ...
http://www.globalresearch.ca/court-decision...martin-luther-kings.../5320024
Jan 18, 2016 - Martin Luther King Day 2016 ... After four weeks of testimony and over 70 witnesses in a civil trial in Memphis, Tennessee, twelve jurors ...

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Color of Surveillance
What the FBI actually learned from spying on Martin Luther King, Jr.
4/12/16 11:06 AM


http://fusion.net/story/289903/james-baker-fbi-color-of-surveillance/

On Friday, Georgetown University’s law school hosted ‘The Color of Surveillance,’ a conference about government monitoring of black Americans. Two of the most anticipated speakers were James A. Baker, the FBI’s general counsel, and David Garrow, an MLK biographer who has documented the FBI’s unlawful surveillance of Martin Luther King, Jr. and other black Americans. The conversation, and the room, were somewhat tense: Baker was cautious and Garrow sharp-tongued, though the latter emphasized that the FBI of the 60s was the primary focus of his ire.

In the 1960s, the FBI used wiretaps, bugs, and informants to dig deeply into King’s personal life, because the United States government felt that his peaceful activism for civil liberties was threatening. Garrow said that much of the information gleaned from that government spying on King remains unavailable, including the informants used. Garrow said he had even been threatened with violating the Espionage Act in the early 1980s (when he first started researching the FBI’s surveillance of MLK) “because of the informant identities [he] had managed to discover.”


Garrow said that the FBI at that time had “an organizational culture of surveillance and of political control,” and that it wasn’t limited to the FBI’s founding director J. Edgar Hoover, who remained its head until his death in 1972 and is notorious for his abuses of power. There were attempts at blackmail and encouragement of suicide. “There is only one thing left for you to do. You know what it is,” wrote an FBI agent in a letter to King that detailed knowledge of his extramarital sexual activity. The FBI also leaked the gossip to the press, but it declined to report it.

Baker, who has been the FBI’s general counsel for a little over two years, didn’t defend the agency’s actions in the 60s. He agreed with Garrow and everyone else that spying on King as it was done was a mistake, saying, “There were insufficient constraints on the government’s authority to engage in national security surveillance.” He repeated a story that FBI director James Comey told The Guardian last year, about the director keeping attorney general Robert Kennedy’s approval of the wiretap order for King on his desk as a reminder of the agency’s mistakes.

So what the FBI really learned from spying on MLK is that it is capable of making terrible mistakes and going too far when it comes to surveillance. Baker, who teaches law school courses, said that the MLK example is one he has used for the last decade as an example of the agency’s overreach.

“You can’t understand the statutory framework in which [the FBI] operates today…if you don’t understand the King case,” he said. He referred specifically to Congressional oversight committees and the 1978 Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act [FISA] and the courts set up under it to govern domestic surveillance, which were a response to the Church Committee’s findings on the surveillance of King and others.

“There is much more significant accountability and oversight constraints with regards to the FBI’s surveillance activities than there were in the past,” said Baker.

But it would seem that the U.S. government as a whole hasn’t taken the King case to heart. Last year, The Intercept revealed that the Department of Homeland Security has been monitoring Black Lives Matter activists, sometimes at “gatherings that seem benign and even mundane.”

The FBI’s current most high-profile attempt to more easily investigate threats and peer into the lives of Americans is its legal wrangling with Apple over the San Bernardino shooter’s encrypted iPhone in California and a drug dealer’s phone in New York. After Apple refused to build a backdoor into the iPhone, the FBI managed to hack its way into the phone, though it’s still fighting the New York case in court.

The recent legal fight was on Baker’s mind Friday. “We love encryption. It helps us in so many ways as a society,” he said. “But it has a cost. We need to think about it as a society: how will we deal with that cost?”

Sadly, the panel did not address the times that the constraints which grew out of King’s surveillance have been abused, bypassed, or ignored. After 9/11, FISA courts were heavily abused by the NSA. The FBI has used tools like national security letters to circumvent FISA court decisions which go against them, which is incredibly rare in the first place. There’ve been calls for change, but a FISA reform bill introduced in 2015 was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee, where it languished. (That bill’s co-sponsor, Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) is currently behind draft legislation that would effectively outlaw encryption.)

Baker also held up the legal standard of “probable cause,” which FISA court applications must meet, as a bulwark against abuse of surveillance. But as The Intercept and others have reported, it’s impossible to tell how the courts interpret that standard because “only the Justice Department and the FBI are permitted to attend its proceedings on domestic surveillance.”

As a lawyer for the Justice Department in the mid-2000s who reportedly “shared…reservations and aided the judges” concerned about NSA spying and its legality, Baker is certainly aware of the possibility for abuse. But now he’s more concerned with information the FBI doesn’t have, saying electronic surveillance is becoming less effective because of data being guarded by strong encry
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TITLE
The Making of the Hoover Myth: A Critical Analysis of FBI Public Relations
AUTHOR(S)
Gibson, Dirk C.
PUB. DATE
December 1988
SOURCE
Public Relations Quarterly;Winter88/89, Vol. 33 Issue 4, p7
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents information on several the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). This article dissects this benchmark public information system. Specifically, the article examines three aspects of FBI public relations, motives, ethics and effects. It also draw three conclusions, the FBI was justified in initiating its promotional efforts, FBI public relations efforts were at times characterized by unethical conduct, and while the short-term success of FBI publicity was considerable, the long-run effects were less pronounced. Against the social and economic environment, it is possible to identify and discuss four possible motives behind t
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Thursday On CoastLine: Larry Bonney
May 9 2016

http://whqr.org/post/thursday-coastline-larry-bonney

On the next CoastLine, he was one of J. Edgar Hoover’s G-Men.  We’ll talk with former FBI Agent and Hostage Rescue Team Leader, Larry Bonney – who will share his history with the Bureau spanning 13 FBI Directors.

He will take us through 30 years of sleuthing and take-downs -- from drug lords to cult leaders, and the dawn of international terrorism.

Listen for CoastLine Thursday at 12:06 on HQR News 91 3 FM. You can ask a question any time by emailing coastline@whqr.org. Follow us on Twitter at coastlinehqr.





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http://eric.ed.gov/?id=EJ544189

A Quantitative Description of FBI Public Relations.
Gibson, Dirk C.
Public Relations Review, v23 n1 p11-30 Spr 1997
States that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) had the most successful media relations program of all government agencies from the 1930s to the 1980s. Uses quantitative analysis to show why those media efforts were successful. Identifies themes that typified the verbal component of FBI publicity and the broad spectrum of mass communication channels that were tapped. (PA)
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real news
November 20, 2016Uncategorizedalternative media, censorship, citizen journalism, deception, evolution in media, influence, intelligence, mainstream news, objectivity, opinion, propaganda, truth, warfare
real news

The getting of real news — the sort one can learn from minstrels (and perhaps from teleconferencing) — is not a mechanical act so much as a social process, and the social precondition for it is community.

Amory and Hunter Lovins

in

“The Writing on The Wall” (p. 29)

Communications in the 21st Century

(ed. Haigh, Gerbner & Byrne)

John Wiley & Sons 1981

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YOUR GOVERNMENT WANTS TO MILITARIZE SOCIAL MEDIA TO INFLUENCE YOUR BELIEFS

A global conference of senior military and intelligence officials taking place in London this week reveals how governments increasingly view social media as “a new front in warfare” and a tool for the Armed Forces. The overriding theme of the event is the need to exploit social media as a source of intelligence on civilian populations and enemies; as well as a propaganda medium to influence public opinion.

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ESTABLISHMENT MEDIA DECLARES WAR ON THEIR COMPETITION AS “FAKE NEWS”

The establishment media is dying. This is not a biased view coming from “alternative media,” it is a fact borne out by metrics and opinion polls from within the establishment itself. It was true before the recent election, and is guaranteed to accelerate after their shameless defense of non-reality which refused to accept any discontent among the American population with standard politics. Now, with egg on their face after the botched election coverage, and a wobbling uncertainty about how they can maintain multiple threads of a narrative so fundamentally disproven, they appear to be resorting to their nuclear option: a full shut down of dissent. Voices within independent media have been chronicling the signposts toward full-on censorship as sites have encountered everything from excessive copyright infringement accusations, to de-monetization, to the open admission by advertising giants that certain images would not be tolerated. [Source: ACTIVIST POST ]



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The Truth About Fake News

Posted on November 18, 2016 by WashingtonsBlog

The discredited mainstream media who have spread propaganda and lies causing the needless death and suffering of millions are now arrogantly trying to censor the alternative media who are working to expose their lies and save lives.

History has proven that the corporate/state media is the truly dangerous and deceptive “news”.

The irony is that alternative news sites would never have become popular if the mainstream media had not failed humanity by lying to us from Vietnam to Iraq.

They have the blood of millions on their hands and are panicking at the thought of brave whistleblowers and real investigative journalists exposing their crimes.

Of course there are fake stories in alternative media. It takes very little discernment to debunk these obvious frauds.

It’s like getting an email from a Nigerian prince who promises you millions. It does not take a genius to figure out it’s a scam.

We don’t need truth police censoring information the establishment does not like.

We need an honest fourth ward to speak truth to power, but they had their chance and blew it.

Now it’s our turn.

The age of the citizen journalist is here.

The age of the dinosaur media is done, and thank God for it.



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“… who gets to decide what is real and what is not real? And – in an age when all sides propagate propaganda – when does conformity in support of a mainstream “truth” become censorship of reasonable skepticism?

As a journalist for more than four decades, I take seriously the profession’s responsibility to verify information as much as possible before publishing it – and as editor of Consortiumnews.com, I insist that our writers (and to the extent possible, outside commenters) back up what they say.

I personally hate “conspiracy theories” in which people speculate about a topic without real evidence and often in defiance of actual evidence. I believe in traditional journalistic standards of cross-checking data and applying common sense.

So, I am surely no fan of Internet hoaxes and baseless accusations. Yet, I also recognize that mainstream U.S. news outlets have made horrendous and wholesale factual errors, too, such as reporting in 2002-03 that Iraq had reconstituted its nuclear weapons program (The New York Times) and was hiding stockpiles of WMD (many TV and print outlets, including The Washington Post).

And, mainstream outlets getting such life-and-death stories wrong was not just a one-off affair around the Iraq invasion. At least since the 1980s, The New York Times has misreported or glossed over many international issues that put the United States and its allies in a negative light.

For instance, the Times not only missed the Nicaraguan Contra cocaine scandal, but actively covered up the Reagan administration’s role in the wrongdoing through the 1980s and much of the 1990s.

The Times lagged badly, too, on investigating the secret operations that became known as the Iran-Contra Affair. The Times’ gullibility in the face of official denials was an obstacle for those of us digging into that constitutional crisis and other abuses by the Reagan administration. [For more on this topic, see Consortiumnews.com’s “New York Times: Apologist for Power.”]

In that same era, The Washington Post performed no better. Leonard Downie, its executive editor at the time of the Contra-cocaine scandal, has continued to reject the reality of Ronald Reagan’s beloved Contras trafficking in cocaine despite the 1998 findings of CIA Inspector General Frederick Hitz that, in fact, many Contras were neck-deep in the cocaine trade and the Reagan administration covered up their criminality for geopolitical reasons.

More recently, during the mad dash to invade Iraq in 2002-03, the Post’s editorial-page editor Fred Hiatt wrote repeatedly as flat fact that Iraq was hiding WMD and mocked the few dissenting voices that challenged the “group think.”

Yet, Hiatt suffered no accountability for his falsehoods and is still the Post’s editorial-page editor, still peddling dubious examples of Washington’s conventional wisdom.

Ministry of Truth

So, who are the “responsible” journalists who should be anointed to regulate what the world’s public gets to see and hear? For that Orwellian task, a kind of Ministry of Truth has been set up by Google, called the First Draft Coalition, which touts itself as a collection of 30 major news and technology companies, including the Times and Post, tackling “fake news” and creating a platform to decide which stories are questionable and which ones aren’t.

Formed in June 2015 and funded by Google News Lab, the First Draft Coalition’s founding members included Bellingcat, an online “citizen journalism” site that has gotten many of its highest profile stories wrong and is now associated with NATO’s favorite think tank, the Atlantic Council.

Despite Bellingcat’s checkered record and its conflicts of interest through the Atlantic Council, major Western news outlets, including the Times and Post, have embraced Bellingcat, apparently because its articles always seem to mesh ne
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FBI: Public should be aware of agenda-driven fake news

James Comey cautions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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WHY DO FBI AGENTS NEED TO BOOST THEIR IMAGE ?

 

 

CBS News April 13, 2017, 4:38 PM

Comey announces FBI cooperation in new documentary series

 

FBI Director James Comey announced Thursday that he allowed producers Dick Wolf and Marc Levin to have access to the bureau’s New York offices for a year to film a new TV series.

“We have to care what people think about us,” Comey explained during an interview at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. “The faith and confidence of the American people is the bedrock.”

The series will be called “Inside the FBI: New York” and is produced by Dick Wolf, the creator of “Law and Order”, along with documentarian Marc Levin. 

 

He hopes that the new documentary series will boost the FBI’s image, an understandable wish following a campaign season in which the FBI played an





http://whowhatwhy.org/2014/04/09/media-conned-public-loving-fbi-book-review/

How the Media Conned the Public into Loving the FBI: Book Review

 

FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover Photo credit: The White House / Wikimedia.

A review of “Hoover’s FBI and the Fourth Estate: The Campaign to Control the Press and the Bureau’s Image” by Matthew Cecil, University Press of Kansas, 355 pages, $34.95

Matthew Cecil, a communications professor at Wichita State University, has resolved a conundrum that’s bedeviled me since 1970, when I was a fledgling investigative reporter.

I had just completed my first interaction with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the supposedly crackerjack national law enforcement agency. But the crackerjack part escaped me. My initial experience suggested an agency that produced inaccurate information inefficiently, failed to respect the constitutional liberties of U.S. citizens, and often resorted to intimidation and lies to get their way. Yet many of my journalistic “betters” told me I was misguided.

Smart people who think they are well informed about a subject—say, the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s role as the nation’s elite law enforcement agency—usually “know” what they think they know based on exposure to mass media—television, radio, newspapers, magazines, books. But when mass media have been corrupted, the reliability of the “knowledge” becomes suspect. That’s the case with the FBI.

As “Hoover’s FBI and the Fourth Estate: The Campaign to Control the Press and the Bureau’s Image” shows, the performance of supposedly first-rate FBI agents has been dismal time and again when the citizens of the United States needed them most, including perhaps most notably the run-up to the events of September 11, 2001.

Readers of WhoWhatWhy will be familiar with our frequent reports of problems with FBI operations (see for example thisthis and this). And may be asking themselves: why don’t I see this in the media? The answer is in this book.

What the FBI excelled at, especially under its long-time chief J. Edgar Hoover, was a non-stop public relations campaign that portrayed the agency as a heroic band of G-men who skillfully tracked and felled dangerous criminals.

“Tales of the FBI’s infallible laboratory and army of honest and professional agents became part of popular culture,” Cecil writes. Thanks to mass media, “the FBI was widely considered to be an indispensable government agency.”

In fact, in all too many cases, dangerous criminals were eluding capture, while that “infallible” forensic laboratory wrongly analyzed evidence again and again, leading to the pursuit and convictions of innocent individuals.

J. Edgar’s 48-Year Reign

The publicity juggernaut to gild the FBI’s image began during the directorship of J. Edgar Hoover. He died in 1972, after 48 years at the helm. But the campaign he initiated was so pervasive, and the propaganda he peddled so appealing, that the image of incorruptible, invincible agent-heroes lives on in perpetuity.

Only gradually, since Hoover’s death, has the true story of the FBI begun to emerge. As Cecil explains, the course of events and countless investigations have exposed “a lawless and uncontrolled Bureau that expended enormous amounts of time and resources policing political thought rather than investigating violations of federal law… Hoover had ultimately transformed the Bureau into an American secret police force, even as he convinced the public and many in the news media that he was a trustworthy defender of civil liberties.”

Cecil says he wanted his book to reveal “how, in a nation so proud of its watchdog press, a high-profile federal agency managed to hide the reality of its activities for so long. The answer is as complex as the FBI’s decades-long deception, but it surely includes failings entrenched in the ideology of journalism and in readers’ and viewers’ often uncritical acceptance of news as truth.”

The reference to the “watchdog press” is central here. Yes, starting in the first decade of the twentieth century, what today we call “investigative reporting” began to take root in the U.S. media. But no more than a handful of media organizations ever practiced serious investigative journalism. The vast majority of journalists were too untrained or lazy or gullible or corrupt to seek the truth behind the FBI’s public-relations façade.

Unfortunately, as Cecil points out, many, probably most, consumers of news cannot or will not distinguish the excellent journalists from the untrained, lazy, gullible and corrupt ones and therefore have no idea whom to believe about the FBI. Through wise choice of media outlets and via pure luck, some consumers of mass media inevitably learned the ugly truth about the FBI—while most never did.

In the book’s Introduction, Cecil renders the abridged history of the FBI public relations campaign:

“After a few tentative steps into the realm of publicity during the late 1920s, the Bureau became a key element of FDR’s New Deal war on crime in the mid-1930s. Two journalists, independent author Courtney Ryley Cooper and Neil (Rex) Collier, collaborated with Hoover and his top lieutenants to create a template for FBI news stories emphasizing responsibility and science and featuring Hoover as America’s always careful and reliable top law enforcement officer. With the creation of the public relations-oriented Crime Records Section in 1935 and the establishment of clear lines of public communication authority, Hoover had both a public relations message and a management team to amplify and enforce it.”

During the mid-1930s, Collier, a Washington Star reporter, oversaw a comic strip called “War on Crime” that ran for two years in 80 newspapers across the United States.

Cecil summarizes the first six weeks of the strip: “Week one of ‘War on Crime’ focused on Hoover, who, Collier wrote in the comic strip’s text, ‘had the vision of a man twice his age.’ Hoover had cleaned up the Bureau, and ‘now he had men of unassailable integrity’ in the field.”

After touting the agents’ grueling training regimen and the cutting-edge science of the FBI’s crime-fighting laboratory, the strip focused on the Agency’s success in capturing criminals: “In the morgue of the Fingerprint Division are the cancelled records of criminals removed from circulation such as Dillinger, Floyd, and Nelson.”

 

J. Edgar Hoover (left) with Sumner Blossom, Editor of The American Magazine, and journalist Courtney Ryley Cooper

Cooper had worked as a publicist for a circus before turning to newspaper feature writing. He met Hoover in 1933, while rewriting a profile of the FBI chief for American Magazine. After completing the rewrite, Cooper suggested a more permanent arrangement to Hoover.  Soon, articles ghost-written by Cooper about the FBI began appearing in magazines and newspapers under Hoover’s byline. Other pieces appeared under Cooper’s name after FBI staff had carefully vetted them. Among the influential periodicals that published such public relations material as “news” were the respectable magazines Cosmopolitan and Saturday Evening Post.

Cecil notes:

“At a time when Americans were desperate for government to do something right, the FBI’s pursuit and elimination of John Dillinger and the other ‘Robin Hood’ outlaws of the Midwest provided a compelling hook on which to hang the Bureau’s reputation. Hoover built on that narrative, erecting an FBI built not only on real law enforcement innovation but also on a manufactured public relations foundation that hid mistakes and excesses from public view for nearly 40 years.”

Accused bank robber Bennie Dickson, for example, died on a St. Louis street during 1939 after he supposedly threatened to unload his weapon in the direction of four FBI agents. Cecil, relying in part on previously undisclosed FBI reports, shows that Dickson was actually trying to flee the scene when a trigger-happy agent shot him in the back.

The evidence appears overwhelming that in the aftermath of Dickson’s death, FBI agents coordinated their accounts, offered perjured testimony and threatened a key witness into silence after she had told the truth.

Cecil says that holes first began to appear in the FBI’s holier-than-thou image around 1940. Media accounts of agents falsifying testimony, conducting illegal wiretaps and raiding homes of Americans involved in the Spanish Civil War brought the agency unwanted attention.

Hoover found ways to fight back.  His staff maintained lists of hundreds of journalists, and categorized each as friend or foe. Foes were denied access to FBI information, while friends, like famed columnist Walter Winchell, got “insider” tips they could use, often unattributed, to spin coverage of specific investigations and to burnish the FBI’s overall reputation.

While most major media outlets willingly joined the pro-FBI chorus, low-circulation intellectual magazines like The Nation and The New Republic probed deeper.

Fred Cook’s critical reporting about the FBI filled the entire 58 pages of The Nation magazine for October 18, 1958. Cook questioned the American public’s “worship” of an agency that was “part heroic fact” to be sure, but also “part heroic myth.” Cook would expand the magazine tour de force into a 1964 book, “The FBI Nobody Knows.”

While trying without success to refute Cook’s facts, Hoover and his supporters accused him, and other critics, of being un-American—a charge that bore considerable weight during the Communist-hunting hysteria of the 1950s.

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But even Fred Cook’s hard-hitting expose could not come close to neutralizing the Bureau-friendly “journalism” of Don Whitehead.

Whitehead had established his credentials as a newspaper reporter and war correspondent by the time he completed an “authorized” history of the FBI in 1956. “The FBI Story: A Report to the People” became a big seller. Whitehead had no qualms about FBI censors vetting his manuscript. In discussing the agency’s propensity for tapping telephones and bugging private homes and offices, Whitehead compared these actions to a potential employer examining “every possible source for information as to the honesty and reliability of a prospective employee.”

As Cecil sees it, “Whitehead sold out his own journalistic credibility to the heroic history of the FBI. Hoover counted on the public’s logical conclusion that a famed, objective journalist had reviewed the evidence and verified the Bureau’s history as it had always been told.”

In 1959, Whitehead’s book “became the basis for a popular motion picture, also titled ‘The FBI Story,’ starring Jimmy Stewart. And when Hoover moved the FBI story into television in 1965, carefully selected scriptwriters were provided copies of Whitehead’s book.”

Under press liaison Louis B. Nichols, FBI staff “edited and rewrote news, feature, and magazine stories produced by cooperative reporters…[plus] rewrote scripts for radio, television, and film.”

In 1965, the hour-long television drama “The F.B.I.” started airing on the ABC network, a co-production of Warner Brothers and Quinn Martin. The dramatization of FBI cases reached millions of viewers each week, 241 episodes over a nine-year period, not including re-runs and syndication showings. An FBI agent worked on the set. FBI employees reviewed and rewrote the scripts line by line. The agency had the right to approve production crew members, performers and advertisers.

The FBI censors objected to scenes in which agents killed criminals, because that seemed to indicate a lack of responsibility.  “In addition to limiting violence…FBI reviewers rejected scripts that showed agents drinking alcohol, using diet pills to make their weight requirements, exercising poor judgment, losing their composure, and…demonstrating excessive compassion for criminals.”  The censors insisted any reference to wiretapping be omitted.

I watched episodes of the television drama while in my final year of high school and during my freshman year of college, and swallowed whole the idealized image of the FBI. But in the years since 1970 when I began my career as a professional journalist, I have cast a skeptical eye on all kinds of institutional glorification. I now know that much of the FBI story I bought qualified as… bullshit.

In this book, Cecil spells out how Americans were sold an image of an FBI beyond reproach. It’s not only a solid, fascinating work of history, it’s a cautionary tale against current and future attempts to mold public opinion about government actions in the face of inconvenient facts.

Steve Weinberg is author of numerous books, served as Executive Director of the association Investigative Reporters and Editors, and is an expert on wrongful convictions.

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https://www.researchgate.net/publication/222792461_A_Quantitative_Description_of_FBI_Public_Relations

 

A Quantitative Description of FBI Public Relations

Article in Public Relations Review 23(1):11-30 · March 1997 with 13 Reads

DOI: 10.1016/S0363-8111(97)90003-5

1st Dirk C. Gibson

Abstract

Of all federal government agencies in the U.S. from the 1930's to the 1980's, the Federal Bureau of Investigation probably had the most successful media relations program. The Bureau's leaders seemed to be masters at getting good publicity and avoiding bad.By describing a quantitative analysis of the FBI's publicity over that 50-year period, this article attempts to show why those efforts were so successful. It identifies the themes that typified the verbal component of Bureau publicity, and the broad spectrum of mass communication channels that were tapped.

 

 

The FBI: A Comprehensive Reference Guide

https://books.google.com/books?isbn=089774991X

Athan G. Theoharis - 1999 - ‎Law

Surveys the FBI's contact of Supreme Court Justice Abe Fortas in the Fred Black case. Clancy, Paul. ... "The Complete Collection of Political Documents Ripped-Off from the FBI Office in Media, Pa." WIN 8 (March ... Gibson, Dirk. "The Making of ...

Official and Confidential: The Secret Life of J. Edgar Hoover

https://books.google.com/books?isbn=1453241183

Anthony Summers - 2012 - ‎Biography & Autobiography

New York: Harper's Magazine Press, 1975. Fowler, Blonde. FBI Woman. Privately published, 1976. Gentry ... Gibson, Dirk. Neither God Nor Devil: A Rhetorical ...

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.muckrock.com/news/archives/2017/apr/13/revealing-holes-learys-fbi-file/

The most interesting part of Timothy Leary's FBI file is what isn't in it

MuckRock-

The FBI file for Timothy Leary has several interesting pieces of information,what ... According to the Special Agent in Charge's letter, Leary had been “totally ...

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://whowhatwhy.org/2017/04/13/spotlight-fbi-bureaus-checkered-past-present/

 

 

Categories: Threats to Democracy

April 13, 2017 | The WhoWhatWhy Team

Spotlight on the FBI: The Bureau’s Checkered Past and Present

The FBI’s role in the presidential election has put a spotlight on the Bureau. A good time for us to turn the investigators into the investigated.

 

http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/story/news/2017/04/12/aclu-vt-sues-border-patrol-records-travel-ban/100375244/

 

 

ACLU-VT sues for border patrol records on travel

 

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 Internal State Department instructions to implement President Donald Trump's temporary travel ban on citizens of six Muslim-majority nations help demonstrate that the ban violates the constitution, the American Civil Liberties Union argued in court filings late on Thursday. The ACLU made the argument as part of its lawsuit in federal court in the Northern District of California on behalf of three student visa holders against Trump's March 6 executive order barring travelers from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen from entering the United States for 90 days and refugees for four months. Wochit

 

The Vermont chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union has joined a lawsuit demanding documents from the Customs and Border Protection's Boston field office over President Trump's January travel ban.

The Vermont chapter filed alongside five New England affiliates after a February Freedom of Information request went unfulfilled. Other ACLU chapters across the country filed 13 separate lawsuits seeking information about how the January executive order, which temporarily banned entry into the country by r

 

 

 

They just predicted the cruise missle attack in Syria on March 23 2017

 

 

REMOTE VIEWING THE FUTURE!

Welcome to the Time-Cross Project conducted at The Farsight Institute. Here we have remote viewers describe major news events a month before the events actually happen. The events that are the "targets" for the project are the most newsworthy events of a given month, and they are determined by the rules of the project and an automated process involving news analysis that is described below. The events are are totally verifiable. The remote-viewing sessions are recorded live on video, and uploaded to YouTube. YouTube lists the publication dates for the videos, so people can be certain that the remote-viewing sessions are done the month before the events occur.

 

 

 

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Dissent NewsWire

·       Twitter, Anonymity, and the First Amendment

 

April 13, 2017 – Does the First Amendment protect your right to tweet anonymously or “pseudonymously” (as the case is when one uses a twitter handle, but not their real name)? Even when you criticize the President?

·       Tell Congress To Protect Your Fourth Amendment Rights at the Border

 

April 11, 2017 – If passed, the ‘Protecting Data at the Border Act’ would require border agents to have a warrant or probable cause before searching a US person’s electronic device or data–the same standard the Constitution requires for government agents anywhere else in the country.

·       702 Briefing: The Mass Surveillance Law is Up for Renewal at the End of 2017. Are You Ready to Fight It?

 

 

April 11, 2017 – Please join us for a teleconference briefing to understand the law, the political dynamics, and how Rights & Dissent and our allies on the left and right plan to force Congress to adopt radical reforms or let the law sunset

 

 

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What the government is still hiding about the JFK assassination - Politico

http://www.politico.com/.../kennedy-assassination-jfk-national-archives-documents-218775

Feb 4, 2016 - More than five decades after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, thousands of government ... figures, probes and other events that the Archives has deemed relevant to the JFK investigation. ... J. Edgar Hoover.

Behind the Bushes - JFK MURDER SOLVED - Reward

jfkmurdersolved.com/bush3.htm

It's a memorandum of FBI director J Edgar Hoover to the State department, dated 29 November 1963. It describes a meeting, one day after JFK's murder, ...

JFK assassination anniversary: A private conversation between LBJ ...

http://www.scpr.org/news/2011/11/22/.../jfk-assassination-anniversary-private-conversation/

Nov 22, 2011 - At the White House a few days later, President Johnson talked on the phone with J. Edgar Hoover, chief of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Was the Cover-Up Part of the JFK Assassination Plot?

22november1963.org.uk › Further Reading › JFK Assassination FAQs

The Dallas police, the District Attorney, the FBI and the Warren Commission .... Only 45 minutes after Oswald had been pronounced dead, J. Edgar Hoover ...

16 Mind-Blowing Facts About Who Really Killed JFK

readersupportednews.org/.../20557-16-mind-blowing-facts-about-who-really-killed-jf...

Nov 22, 2013 - President John F. Kennedy is seen riding in motorcade ..... FBI director J. Edgar Hoover noticed how suspicious this all looked and warned the ...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

http://floydcountytimes.com/news/10567/former-kentucky-river-regional-jail-deputy-jailer-convicted

 

 

 

Posted on April 13, 2017 by

Former Kentucky River Regional Jail deputy jailer convicted

LONDON – A former supervisory deputy jailer at Kentucky River Regional Jail has been convicted by a jury of federal charges related to his role in an unprovoked violent assault of a detainee.

The jury convicted 32-year-old Kevin Asher of deprivation of civil rights under color of law, and obstruction of justice. The jury rendered the verdicts after four hours of deliberation following two and half of days of trial.

According to evidence and testimony, in November 2012, Asher and another deputy jailer, Damon Wayne Hickman, physically assaulted Gary Hill, a 55-year-old inmate who was being held following an arrest for a misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct.

 

 

 

 

 

http://www.berkeleybeacon.com/news/2017/4/12/new-privacy-protocol-designed-to-protect-undocumented-students

 

 

 

New privacy protocol designed to protect undocumented students

by Annika Hom / Beacon Correspondent • April 12, 2017

 

Concerns about the safety of undocumented students led the Office of the General Counsel to release a protocol this month that guides Emerson employees on how to interact with government officials.

The protocol outlines for administrators what to do if a government official of any rank asks them for private information about students, staff, or faculty.

The protocol was drafted two months ago in response to faculty and students who were concerned that immigration officials would ask administrators and faculty for students’ citizenship papers, said Deputy General Counsel Meredith Ainbinder. Students without documentation could possibly be deported under the current presidential administration.

Freshman political communication major Matthew Enriquez Manrique said he believes the protocol is a necessary step for undocumented persons on campus.

“It’s a significant group on campus that no one really pays a lot of mind to,” Enriquez said.

Deep reporting professor and senior journalist-in-residence Cindy Rodriguez said she is also nervous about immigration officials asking for student information.  

“We’ve seen outrageous acts by [U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement],” Rodriguez said.  “I do worry about [raids]. I feel horrible knowing that students need to have that burden, that stress put on them.”

Ainbinder said the protocol helps faculty determine the legitimacy of both the claimed government official’s identity and the need for the information they are requesting.

“It’s so people don’t have to ask what to do if [an information request] happens to them for the first time,” said Ainbinder.

The protocol does not specifically address undocumented persons because the OGC wanted a draft that could apply to any situation involving third-party information

 

 

 

 

Martin Luther King survived shooting, was murdered in hospital: an ...

https://truthandshadows.wordpress.com/2016/09/03/king-murdered-in-hospital/

Sep 3, 2016 - Martin Luther King survived shooting, was murdered in hospital: an interview ... Luther King was murdered in a conspiracy that was instigated by then FBI ... of the three FBI agents and doctor sucking up saliva into their mouths and then spitting on the body of Martin Luther King

 

 

 

 

 

 

http://njjewishnews.com/article/33786/teach-kids-not-to-hate#.WO_jTzV76nA

 

 

 

‘Teach kids not to hate’

NCJW panel takes on bigotry in the next generation

 

Brandishing news articles about interfaith cooperation in the face of bias crime, Susan Werk, education director at Congregation Agudath Israel, said children should be exposed to “positive stuff” to teach them how to behave.

 

Sometimes it’s just that simple. 

A prominent Jewish educator, an FBI agent who handles civil rights cases for the Newark field office, and the regional director of the Anti-Defamation League agreed that teaching children not to hate, is one of the most effective ways of fighting bigotry against Jews and other minorities. It doesn’t hurt to respond quickly to bomb threats and bias crimes, either.

Susan Werk, education director at Congregation Agudath Israel of Caldwell; Agent Anthony Zampogna, the supervisory special agent for the civil rights squad at the FBI Newark field office; and Joshua Cohen, regional director for the Anti-Defamation League NJ, addressed the topic, “The Growing Threa

 

 

 

Link Du Jour

 

http://wtop.com/government/2017/04/us-judge-deems-mentally-ill-man-fit-for-trial-in-terror-case/

 

http://www.eightmartinis.com/eight-martinis-issue-14

 

 

 

https://www.lobster-magazine.co.uk/

 

 

 

http://www.thesullenbell.com/

 

 

http://www.occurrencesforeigndomestic.com/

 

 

 

 

https://www.thestreet.com/story/14086492/1/microsoft-receives-subpoena-from-fbi-asking-for-customer-information.html

ZDNet

 

Microsoft Receives Subpoena From FBI Asking For Customer ...

TheStreet.com-2 hours ago

Microsoft (MSFT) said today that it has received a subpoena from the FBI, demanding it turn over personal information on a customer, the company confirmed in ...

 

 

 

http://www.nbcboston.com/news/local/15-Arrested-in-FBI-Drug-Trafficking-Sting-in-New-England-419401074.html

15 Arrested in FBI Drug Trafficking Sting in New England

Those arrested were from Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut

 

 

 

Allegations of CIA drug trafficking - Wikipedia

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allegations_of_CIA_drug_trafficking

A number of writers have claimed that the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is or has been involved in drug trafficking. Books on the subject that ...

Afghanistan · ‎Golden Triangle · ‎United States · ‎Mexico

CIA involvement in Contra cocaine trafficking - Wikipedia

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CIA_involvement_in_Contra_cocaine_trafficking

A number of writers have alleged that the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) was involved in cocaine trafficking during the 1980s. These claims ...

Key Figures In CIA-Crack Cocaine Scandal Begin To Come Forward ...

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/10/gary-webb-dark-alliance_n_5961748.html

Oct 10, 2014 - According to the report, many of the pilots ferrying weapons and supplies south for the CIA were known to have backgrounds in drug trafficking.

The Real Drug Lords: A brief history of CIA involvement in the Drug ...

http://www.globalresearch.ca/the-real-drug-lords-a-brief-history-of-cia...drug.../10013

Jan 31, 2015 - Many had long been involved with the CIA and drug trafficking They used contra ... William Blum is author of Killing Hope: U.S Military and CIA ...

CIA-Contra-Crack Cocaine Controversy

https://oig.justice.gov/special/9712/ch01p2.htm

E. Previous Investigations Concerning Allegations of Contra Drug Trafficking. Allegations that the Contras were involved in the drug trade and that government ...

How Opium is Keeping US in Afghanistan: CIA's Shady History of Drug ...

mediaroots.org/opium-what-afghanistan-is-really-about/

Jan 3, 2014 - Back in the fifties, the CIA turned a blind eye to drug trafficking through the Golden Triangle while training Taiwanese troops against Communist ...

Special Reports - Cocaine, Conspiracy Theories And The Cia In ... - PBS

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/drugs/special/cia.html

It refuted charges that CIA officials knew that their Nicaraguan allies were dealing drugs. But, the report said that the CIA, in a number of cases, didn't bother to ...

The Contras, Cocaine, and U.S. Covert Operations

nsarchive.gwu.edu/NSAEBB/NSAEBB2/nsaebb2.htm

Jump to Documentation of Official U.S. Knowledge of Drug Trafficking and the ... - ... of contra ties to drug trafficking. ... and CIA officer Alan Fiers -- to ferry ...

 

Total Coverage: The CIA, Contras, and Drugs | Mother Jones

http://www.motherjones.com/politics/1998/08/total-coverage-cia-contras-and-drugs

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Ninth International Conference on Future Energy - COFE9
“ Including the great ExtraOrdinary Technology Conference "
  COFE audience COFE photo IRI publications audience
Integrity Research Institute, sponsor of COFE9, is collaborating with the ExtraOrdinary Technology Conference and TeslaTech, LLC to present a two-day conference event on July 28 and 29, 2017 with an extra introductory talk on July 27th at 5 PM for a separate fee. COFE traditionally fulfills the mission statement of Integrity Research Institute to "research scientific integrity in the areas of energy, propulsion, and bioenergetics" so original papers on those vital topics are invited on the topics of energy, propulsion, bioenergetics. Email: IRI@erols.com . Questions, inquiries for potential exhibitors are accepted by email. Free admission for young people under 21 (student or not). It also includes FREE admission for the 28th and 29th to the concurrent ExtraOrdinary Technology conference going on down the hall if you are 21 and under. It does NOT include admission the evening Social with pizza and a special plenary speaker's presentation starting Wednesday, July 27 at 5 PM and following evenings starting at 7 PM for only $20/night separate Social/Food ticket. The COFE9 Speaker biography, abstracts, and Schedule is online. The Final Schedule is below.

Final Speaker Schedule
Confirmed Speakers include as of June 26, 2017:

*Dr. Carolyn McMakin, D.C. - speaking on "Resonant Effects in Clinical Practice" based on her best-selling book, Frequency Specific Microcurrent (Churchill Livingston, 2011) also featured on the Elsevier Health website plenary evening speaker for joint session of both conferences
*Thorsten Ludwig, PhD - speaking on his scanning electron microscope assisted energy research results
*Glen Robertson - speaking on Acceleration Mechanics for New Propellentless Space Drives
*Mike Gamble - retired Boeing engineer, speaking on his new tabletop experimental model of the Boeing CMG which powers (moves) the ISS and most satellites - a project sponsored and partially funded with a grant from IRI
*Russ Anderson - speaking on the worldwide efforts to replicate the J.R.R. Searl energy and propulsion device which he has also spent years researching
*William Alek - speaking on Developing Practical Warp Drive Engine Technology
*Aidan Shaffer - presenting personal experience with EarthShip sustainability and renewable energy project that produced a closed system for energy generation
*Don Reed - presenting a proof of principle for scalar electrodynamics which can offer faster than light transmission of information
*Dan Grebenisan - speaking on his new Bioenergetics product discovery
*Robert DeBiase - presenting the results of a yearlong effort to experimentally test his Casimir force production invention
*Dr. Glen Rein - speaking on "ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES OF DNA AND ITS SENSITIVITY TO SUBTLE ENERGY"
*Dr. Nirmala Khandan - confirmed professor speaking on "Harvesting Net Energy from Urban Wastewater" developed locally in Las Cruces NM at the Arrowhead Center, Inc.
*Dr. James Purvis - Confirmed speaker on "Electromagnetic Angular Acceleration and Segmented-Capacitor Propulsion Systems"
*David Froning - backup speaker - video lecture from Australian university scientist on quantum vacuum propulsion research
*David L. Strom - backup speaker on a hyper-light antenna
*Thomas Valone - backup speaker - "Energy Breakthroughs Expected to Have a Public Impact"
*James Dunn - backup speaker - former NASA Center for Technology Transfer Director speaking on new energy storage methods which he has investigated
Click here for a COFE 9 One-Page Poster for Friday and Saturday, July 28, 29, 2017

The dual, concurrent conferences will be held at the Embassy Suites near downtown Albuquerque, NM. Preregistration rates to be posted. Embassy Suites special conference rate is $94 per night. Hotel Reservations 800-362-2779. HOTEL reservations conference code is "TTI" .
NOTE: You receive FREE admission to the ExtraOrdinary Technology conference during the two days of COFE9 with your COFE9 registration!




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Note: You may also register at the www.teslatech.info website for their four-day conference and receive free admission to COFE9


************** COFE8 Details from 2016 are below - DVDs are now available for all speakers except Maynard **********

Eighth International Conference on Future Energy

COFE8 was held on July 28-30, 2016 in Albuquerqu NM in conjunction with the ExtraOrdinary Technology Conference. Click here for a nice illustrated review of COFE8 or click here for the Master Program for COFE8 with Titles, Abstracts, and Biographies of ALL of the speakers!

Integrity Research Institute, sponsor of COFE8, is collaborating with the ExtraOrdinary Technology Conference and TeslaTech, LLC to present a two-day conference event with peer-reviewed published proceedings on July 29 and 30, 2016 with an extra introductory talk on July 28th at 5 PM. COFE traditionally fulfills the mission statement of Integrity Research Institute to "research scientific integrity in the areas of energy, propulsion, and bioenergetics" so original papers on those vital topics are presented on the topics of energy, propulsion, bioenergetics. Email: IRI@erols.com . Questions or inquiries are accepted by email. Free admission for young people under 21 (student or not). It also includes FREE admission for the 29th and 30th to the concurrent ExtraOrdinary Technology conference going on down the hall if you are 21 and under. It does NOT include admission the evening Social with pizza and a special plenary speaker's presentation starting Wednesday, July 27 at 5 PM and following evenings starting at 7 PM for only $20/night separate Social/Food ticket. Click here for a one-page COFE8 poster listing confirmed speakers for the conference.

Confirmed Speakers include:

William Alek #1 - Inertial/Gravitational Mass Modification for FTL Deep Space Applications
William Alek #2 - Constructing Free Energy - Overunity Devices using Spin-Zero Core Technology
Robert DeBiase - The Quantum Fire Project
Mike Gamble - former Boeing engineer presenting on BATTERIES NOT REQUIRED - The Real Tesla Electric Car Motor
Thorsten Ludwig - physicist from Germany presenting on Energy Extraction and Detection with Zero Point Energy, Magnetism and Consciousness
Moray King - The Nanobubble Revolution and Nanocavity Plasma
Stefan Weigandt - New Technology for a Better Life Quality - New Solution for You
Dr Norm Shealy - famous anti-aging doctor presenting on Biochemistry and Physics of Longevity
Don Reed - Stueckelberg Off-Mass Shell Model for Particle Interaction and Hidden Dimensions of Time and Mass
Dr Tom Valone - physicist and engineer presenting on Applications of Electrogravitics for Advanced Propulsion
H. David Froning - physicist and faculty member of University of Adelaide presenting on Faster than Light experiments (book)
Tim Wilson - corporate CEO and successful entrepreneur presenting on Monopole Magnet Dumbell Atom Model with Demo
Dr. Elliott Maynard - BRAVE NEW MIND: Future-Science Transformation of the Global Biosphere (latest book)
Click here for a COFE 8 Speaker Schedule for Friday and Saturday, July 29-30, 2016

Click on the links below for select slideshows from COFE8. These are great examples of real scientific progress being made by our presenters. Order their DVDs on our Products link from the Homepage



************** COFE7 Details from 2015 are below - Proceedings to be posted soon (keep reminding us) - **********
Seventh International Conference on Future Energy
“ Including ExtraOrdinary Technology Conference "

Review of COFE7 in Future Energy eNews, August, 2015.

COFE7 Slideshow movie (5 minutes) with music mp4 format .

PDF version to print out coupon for FREE student admission
COFE7 Press Release from IRI Future Energy eNews

COFE7 Program Schedule

COFE7 Speakers' Abstracts and Bios

Click Here to REGISTER

Print a paper Registration page to fax or mail
Confirmed plenary speakers include (updated 7/27/15):

Moray King (Zero Point Energy and Thunderclouds)
Mike Gamble (Boeing inertial propulsion engineer)
Dr. Nick Simos (Brookhaven National Lab - wireless energy transmission)
Ryan Wood (Detailed Analysis of Papp Engine - an In-Depth Investigation)
Dr. Thomas Valone (V-Track Spiral Magnetic Motor Development)
Dr. Thorsten Ludwig (quantum vacuum experiment)
Rober DeBiase (Asymmetric Casimir Plates Experiments)
Dr. Jacqueline Panting (New Healing Paradigm: Pulsed Magnetic Fields)
Carlos Hendriques (zero point energy Master's Degree presentation)
Marcus Reid (new energy technologies)
Robert Smith (Getting Millions for Your Inventions and Free Publicity)
William Alek (Antigravity revealing technology)
Stephan Weigandt (New Solutions - car mileage, land irrigation and more)
Mike Weiner (My Career as an Electrodevice Entrepreneur)
-- presenters on ENERGY, PROPULSION, and BIOENERGETICS --

The dual, concurrent conferences held at the Embassy Suites near downtown Albuquerque, NM. Preregistration rates to be posted. Embassy Suites special conference rate is $94 per night. Hotel Reservations 800-362-2779. HOTEL reservations conference code is "TTI" .
Note: A few COFE speakers appear in SPECIAL, shared, joint sessions like Dr. Tom Valone (July 29 at 5 PM), Dr. Nick Simos (July 31 at 7 PM), and Mike Gamble (Aug. 1 at 4 PM). COFE attendees will have special admission to those events though they occur in the ExtraOrdinary Tech ballroom.

Questions or inquiries are accepted by email . As to remote presentations, we use Adobe Connect which is easy for slides, audio and video.

IRI has published (see below) the Proceedings of COFE with Elsevier or World Scientific publishers and will contract with them again or other similar, widely distributed ScienceDirect-affiliated publishers of conference proceedings. Your original and unpublished paper is vital to making this record of the conference a lasting success. Guidelines for formatting the paper will be posted shortly.

Click on the links below for select slideshows from COFE7. These are great examples of real scientific progress being made by our presenters. Order their DVDs on our Products link on the IRI homepage.

Nick Simos - "Wireless Energy Transmission: Nicola Tesla 'Unplugged'" COFE7 July 30, 2015

Robert DeBiase - "Can Casimir Forces be Asymmetric?" COFE7 July 31, 2015

Carlos Hendriques - "ZPE Casimir Force Experiments" - COFE7 July 31, 2015

Mike Gamble - "History of Boeing's Control Moment Gyros (CMG)" - July 31, 2015

Thorsten Ludwig - "Subtle Influences on a Single Electron's Spin" - July 30, 2015

Thomas Valone - "Future Energy-Program Initiatives into Emerging Energy, Propulsion and Bioenergy" - July 31, 2015


* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Previous COFE1 - COFE6 Details from Years Past are Below * * * * * * * * * * * * * *


Sixth International Conference on Future Energy
“ Including 20th Natural Philosophy Alliance Conference "

Integrity Research Institute, sponsor of COFE6, collaborated with the highly successful Natural Philosophy Alliance for this conference event July 11-13, 2013. But what is "Future Energy" you might ask? A credible summary is provided by Gary Vesperman for example, who just published in 2013 a 33-page report for investors on "Clean Energy Inventions", none of which use fossil fuels and many are worthy of further research and investigation.

Our joint NPA-COFE6 conference was held at the University of Maryland. Our Conference Summary for the Sixth Conference on Future Energy is updated and online. Our emphasis is on emerging energy developments, propulsion research, and bioenergetics. We are happy to share the webcast recordings as well, which open with RealPlayer. It is suggested to "Save Target As" and select "all files", then add ".flv" at the end of the file name, to ensure saving it as a Flash Video, or simply change the extension after saving to ".flv" so it will be playable.

Francis McCabe - Gyro/Inertial Propulsion Forces and Systems

Thomas Valone - Zero Point and Quantum Vacuum Energy Power

John Finnerty - Konterra Solar Project-Maryland's First Solar Grid Storage

George Miley - Life at the Center of the Energy Crisis-New Book

Thomas Valone - Papp Engine Overview and Video Demo

Thorsten Ludwig - Coler Engine Generator Experiments

Nick Simos - Physics of Tesla's Wireless Energy Transmission

Max Formitchev-Zamilov - Cavitation Induced Fusion

Matt Emery - Analysis of LeedSkalnin's Mysterious Coral Castle

James Putnam - Origins of Force and Acceleration

Sterling Allen - Top 5 Exotic Energy Technologies

The last presentation here is David Froning's narrated PowerPoint presentation which is self-running with good audio:
David Froning - Fusion Confinement with Special EM Fields

University of Maryland campus maps are online: full color map in pdf and my favorite, the 2013 3D black and white 11x17 size map also in pdf.

Students full registration or single day registration was FREE with student I.D.
Everyone else may register here. One low fee for admission to both conferences, demonstrations (Thursday night) and exhibit hall!
Note on the NPA site, authors may choose to publish in the NPA Proceedings ($15/page) and/or the COFE6 Proceedings (free). There is no cost to submit a paper to IRI for the COFE6 online proceedings this year.
COFE and NPA Final Program Schedule

WEBCASTING: We are using Adobe Connect, a professional, high-bandwith Internet based service that shows the PowerPoint slides very clearly, audio AND video of the speaker. Simply click here on Thursday or Friday morning to join our conference. Please join as "Learner" or "participant" only. No credit card needed!

But most important are three compelling reasons to attend the NPA-COFE6 dual event:
(1) Two (2) Conferences under one roof:


COFE6 which includes Space Propulsion, Future Energy, Bioenergetics and Space Science and Technology
NPA which includes over eighty (80) presentations on all aspects of physics developments

(2) Amazing Peer-Reviewed papers published by Natural Philosophy Alliance known worldwide

Physics theories and experiments, Human Missions to Mars, New Energy, Propulsion, NASA advanced concepts, Bioelectromagnetics, Inertial Gyroscopic Propulsion, Gravitomagnetics, Antigravity, Podkletnov effect, Space Elevators, Beamed Power, Nuclear propulsion, Toroidal coils, Coler apparatus, Low Energy Nuclear Power, Water Electrolyzers, Maglevs and Space Habitats and more.
(3) Reasonable registration fees and very reasonable hotel rates.

Conference Dateline Summary

Many of the hotels are within walking distance of the campus and also offer shuttle service.
Hotel information and Contact Info

the official hotel for the COFE6-NPA event is the Quality Inn with a SHUTTLE to the Stamp Student Union but use 301-276-1000 option 2 and ask for Ms. Patel using the discount code "NPA" to get the group rate of $80/night based on availability

Nearby Hotels to the U of Md

Hosted by: University of Maryland
UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND, COLLEGE PARK - Stamp Student Union Building - 495 Ex. 25B

Parking is available in the Union Lane Garage next door to the Student Union for $3 per hour with a maximum of $15/day or in the Student Lot (Lot # 1) for $8/day pre-registered with the NPA or $10/day onsite parking pass.


COFE6 Speaker Titles


View the NPA-COFE6 Poster and view the very impressive and scientifically amazing NPA posting of over 90 abstracts .

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Sincerely, Thomas Valone, PhD, PE, President, Integrity Research Institute, COFE Co-Coordinator and Len Danczyk, COFE Co-Coordinator
2012 COFE5

In 2012, COFE5 was in collaboration with the Space, Propulsion & Energy Sciences International Forum (SPESIF)
The 350 page Proceedings of SPESIF-COFE5, Edited by Dr Thomas Valone are now online for Guests to view and download PDF copies of the published papers: Proceedings of SPESIF 2012

We are grateful for all of you who contributed to this event and made it possible. The Flash FLV videos of most of the SPESIF presentations are also online (see below) and stored chronologically for online viewing, as converted from Adobe Connect.
SPESIF-COFE 5 Proceedings are available online (see above for link or contact IRI at 301-220-0440 to inquiry).
2012 Author page (updated 2/20/12)

SPESIF-COFE5 videos now online - Adobe Flash Video (flv) format. Also recommended as an alternative is RealPlayer which plays flv media files very well with several options for display. Note, all files are 100 MB or larger so high bandwidth WiFi is helpful or simply right-click and "Save Target" before trying to play the file on your computer. However, there are a couple of technical sound problems in a few presentations so please accept our apologies for Adobe Connect issues:

IRI is proud to emphasize the exclusive breakthrough discoveries of Mike Gamble and Garret Moddel that were presented at SPESIF 2012.

Wednesday night, Feb. 29, Dave Nagel and Sterling Allan, 1:23 hours Opening night - two lectures

Thursday morning, Mar. 1, Moddel, DeBiase, Fresco, Carter, Gamble, 3:09 hours March 1 morning

Thursday afternoon, Mar. 1, Cui, Werbos, Chiang, Pomerantseva, Goodwin, Ludwig, Kosovich, 4:14 hours March 1 afternoon

Thursday Banquet Talk, Mar. 1, George Miley, 1:04 hours Banquet presentation

Friday all day, Mar. 2, 2012, Ide, Reed, Lundquist, Fresco, Putnam, Valone, Woods, Bouchard, 6:40 hours March 2 all day

SPESIF-COFE5 News Release, Feb. 20, 2012 (click here)

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SPESIF-COFE4 2011 Press Releases: (1) Energy Breakthrough Announcement at SPESIF-COFE4 ; (2) Life Extension discovery at U of Md conference

View ALL of the SPESIF2011-COFE4 papers and download ANY of them for FREE (pdf): Physics Procedia - ScienceDirect (c) Elsevier B.V.



COFE4 Invited and Accepted Speakers

click here for a Review of the past 2011 SPESIF-COFE4




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http://www.michaelmckevitt.com/the-framing-of-michael-mckevitt/omagh-david-rupert-mi5-fbi-collusion/

THE COLLUSION
JUNE 22ND, 2006

In the summer of 2000, members of MI5 and the FBI met in the Washington office of the FBI. The purpose of the meeting was to finalise the details of the stitch up of Michael McKevitt. Back in the mid 1990’s the FBI had supplied MI5 with a paid informant, David Rupert. Rupert had worked with the FBI since 1974. He was a multiple bankrupt and a career informant for 30 years, working initially with the FBI and later with MI5. During those years he was arrested for cheque and wire fraud as well as suspected white slavery having been found with a 15 year old run-away in his truck. He was never charged or convicted of any of the above. However his informant services where used extensively throughout the same period.

Rupert travelled to Ireland spying on Irish citizens from the early 1990’s. During the mid 90’s Rupert was introduced to MI5 who according to him directed and controlled his actions while in Ireland. At one point the FBI funded the lease of a Bar and adjoining caravan and camping holiday park in Co. Leitrim as a base for Rupert to spy from. Rupert claimed the park was being used by IRA sympathisers and duly sent the names, addresses and telephone numbers of all the families mainly from Belfast who had holidayed in the park to the FBI and MI5. This was at a time when Loyalist death squads were receiving information from state forces to set up and murder selected individuals on their instructions. The Garda authorities were aware of Rupert passing details on to FBI/MI5 about Irish citizens yet they chose to allow this to happen.

Throughout his stay in Ireland Rupert claimed he forwarded all of the relevant intelligence he had acquired to MI5 via encrypted e-mails. Between 1997 and 2001 Rupert posted 2166 e-mails to his paymasters in British intelligence.

According to an article in Forum Magazine:

“On 11 April 1998, Rupert dispatched his most controversial e-mail to MI5 headquarters. It was almost five months before the now infamous maroon Vauxhall Cavalier would decimate the centre of Omagh town and kill 29 people. For this reason the e-mail was all the more startling because in it Rupert informed MI5 that a dissident republican group was planning a car bomb attack in Omagh. The April car bomb attack in Omagh was eventually frustrated by Gardai south of the border. However, MI5 management knew the threat was only postponed and not extinguished. Within days MI5 e-mailed Rupert: “We disrupted the intention to use the car bomb, but maybe not for long”. MI5 obviously foresaw the strong likelihood of a renewed attempt to bomb Omagh. However, MI5 now held the advantage over the would-be car bombers in that from as early as April 1998 it knew Omagh was a likely target for a dissident republican car bomb attack.

Omagh bomb August 1998.

Rupert’s e-mails were not the only pre-August 15th information in MI5’s possession which pointed to a dissident republican attack in Omagh. A second key piece of intelligence came to light on August 4 when an anonymous phone-caller warned British intelligence of a planned dissident republican gun and bomb attack in Omagh on August 15. MI5 subsequently claimed that it dismissed this anonymous phone-warning as a rogue RUC Special Branch call. However, this was a poor attempt at distraction. The importance in all of this is that whereas Rupert provided specific details with regard to the proposed location of the planned bombing, this phone-warning supplemented his e-mail intelligence by not only confirming the location, but also providing the all important precise date of the planned attack.

However, the windfall of dissident republican intelligence did not end there. MI5 possessed a third piece of high-grade information which indicated that a car bomb attack was scheduled for mid-August. Two days before the Omagh bombing, FRU agent Kevin Fulton met with a Real IRA informant whose clothing, according to Fulton, was covered in dust particles of homemade explosives. Fulton correctly suspected that a car bomb attack was in an advanced stage of planning. Fulton provided British intelligence with the agent’s name and car registration number. Yet once again this vital piece of intelligence was ignored.

But perhaps the most startling disclosure concerning MI5’s foreknowledge of Omagh came during the inquest into the bombing. According to the Sunday Business Post (26/8/2001) leading British barrister Michael Mansfield QC, acting for Lawrence Rush, cross-examined several RUC witnesses. It emerged that a warning specifying the precise location of the bomb had not been passed on to local officers in time to clear the area.

“After that, we started getting threatening calls. We were told by the RUC that our name was on a death-list,” Solicitor Des Doherty said.

The RUC also confirmed to Doherty that a newspaper report of a spy satellite picking out the car used to transport the bomb was correct.

Doherty said. “It is understood that when the RUC contacted the Federal Bureau of Investigation in America, they produced information from the satellite.”

This suggests that the maroon Vauxhall Cavalier contained a tracking device which enabled a US GPS satellite not only to follow the car’s movements but also pinpoint its exact location on the day of the bombing. At the request of MI5, US intelligence would have monitored the car as a priority and would have conveyed this surveillance data to MI5 without delay. Yet MI5 chose not to relay this information to RUC officers on the ground on August 15. Furthermore, the presence of a tracking device on the maroon Vauxhall Cavalier indicates the involvement of an MI5 agent in the planning or the execution of the Omagh bombing, at some point between the unlawful procurement of the maroon Vauxhall Cavalier and the detonation of the explosives on August 15.

After the Omagh bombing MI5 ordered Rupert out of Ireland as a matter of urgency. An August 16 MI5 e-mail instructed Rupert to “insulate yourself from the Gardai” [MI5 to David Rupert, E-mail 305, 16-08-98]. Later that night Rupert was ordered to: “Collect tickets at Belfast City Airport…You’ll be here [London] for two nights. We need to talk. It’s extremely important” [MI5 to David Rupert, E-mail 329, 17-08-98]. Rupert’s MI5 handlers obviously feared that their agent might be gripped as part of a massive cross-border investigation and that – if placed under sufficient pressure – Rupert might disclose the prior bomb warning he had conveyed to MI5 in early April in relation to Omagh. Indeed all of Rupert’s MI5 e-mails on Omagh were subsequently withheld from Nuala O’Loan when she conducted her large-scale investigation into the intelligence background to the tragic bombing. By late August 1998 there were a number of skeletons inside MI5’s cupboard.






https://www.irishcentral.com/news/fbi-agent-gave-whitey-bulger-explosives-to-send-to-ira-216341761-237765331

An FBI agent gave Whitey Bulger 40 pounds of plastic explosives most of which was sent to the IRA a key witness in the Whitey Bulger trial has stated.

Steve Flemmi is the prosecution key witness already serving life without parole who says he accompanies Bulger on most of his murder sprees, including the  strangling of Flemini’s own girlfriend, Debra Davies, because she knew the two men were FBI informers.

On Friday Flemmi  testifies  that in the 1980s, FBI agent John Newton gave him and Bulger a case of C-4 explosives to send to the IRA.

“It was a surprise when we got it,”  Flemmi old the court adding that he believed that Newton, who was a former Green Beret, got the plastic explosives while in military training.

Newton had the explosives in his South Boston home and arranged for the two gangsters to come and pick it up. Newton has denied the accusation.

Links to the IRA have surfaced in the trial. Bulger was very close to senior IRA figure Joe Cahill, meeting him frequently in Boston after he smuggled him across the border from Canada on a supporters bus when the Boston Bruins hockey team were playing a Canadian side.

Bulger idolized Cahill according to Kevin Cullen and Shelley Murphy two Boston Globe writers who have written a definitive book on Bulger called “Whitey Bulger”

Bulger had an Irish passport obtained legally through  his grandparents nationality in 1987.

Following the explosives hand over, the IRA worked with the Bulger gang on getting more weapons which ended when the Valhalla trawler left Gloucester, Mass in 1984 chock full of guns and explosives for the IRA. The 7 and half tons of weapons was estimated to have cost $1 million dollars

The arms were handed off to an Irish fishing trawler the Marita Ann but that boat was stopped and boarded by Irish navy officials tipped off by an IRA mole.


 




http://www.enewscourier.com/news/local_news/alea-visits-fbi-center-at-redstone-arsenal/article_659e83a2-6e74-11e7-85b6-137cc61983af.html

ALEA visits FBI center at Redstone Arsenal
 
    
Officials with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency on Monday addressed attendees of the inaugural FBI Analytical Writing Course at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, according to a press release.

ALEA Secretary Hal Taylor, state Bureau of Investigation Director Gene Wiggins and Alabama Fusion Center Director Jay Moseley spoke about the value of the analytical products to the intelligence and law enforcement communities and the importance of the two-week training, which concluded Friday.

They also expressed thanks to the FBI for providing this training to fusion center intelligence analysts from across the nation.

Fusion centers were created by state and local public safety executives in the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks and given the mission of assisting in the identification, prevention, mitigation, response and recovery of terrorist acts and other major criminal activity.

“Every day across the 79 fusion centers in 50 states and three U.S. territories, personnel assigned to lead and work in fusion centers from state and local law enforcement, homeland security, fire, public health and emergency management agencies, working alongside federal law enforcement and homeland security partners, are accomplishing that mission,” the release said. “They work to identify behavior that is reasonably indicative of pre-operational planning associated with terrorism or other criminal activity. Fusion center staff are also accomplishing their public safety mission with the protection of privacy, civil rights and civil liberties as a core function of their analytical activities.”

At the heart of every fusion center is an analyst who has the task of developing data into the intelligence products used to identify and prevent threats to communities and aid in the mitigation, response and recovery when public safety resources are unable to stop the threat. The National Network of Fusion Centers has more than 1,000 analysts supported through the development of training courses with federal partners.




https://www.propublica.org/article/david-headley-homegrown-terrorist

The American Behind India's 9/11—And How U.S. Botched Chances to Stop Him - ProPublica


Jan 24, 2013 - Officials say David Coleman Headley slipped through the cracks despite repeated warnings to U.S. ... Indian authorities think the U.S. knew more than it has revealed about the FBI informant's activities ...






indiamond6.ulib.iupui.edu:81/MS09070614g.html

The Framing of Michael McKevitt: Omagh, David Rupert, MI5 & FBI Collusion

Excerpt from the booklet, The Framing of Michael McKevitt

The Blanket is serialising the booklet.

Marcella Sands • 22 June 2006

In the summer of 2000, members of MI5 and the FBI met in the Washington office of the FBI. The purpose of the meeting was to finalise the details of the stitch up of Michael McKevitt. Back in the mid 1990’s the FBI had supplied MI5 with a paid informant, David Rupert. Rupert had worked with the FBI since 1974. He was a multiple bankrupt and a career informant for 30 years, working initially with the FBI and later with MI5. During those years he was arrested for cheque and wire fraud as well as suspected white slavery having been found with a 15 year old run-away in his truck. He was never charged or convicted of any of the above. However his informant services where used extensively throughout the same period.

Rupert travelled to Ireland spying on Irish citizens from the early 1990’s. During the mid 90’s Rupert was introduced to MI5 who according to him directed and controlled his actions while in Ireland. At one point the FBI funded the lease of a Bar and adjoining caravan and camping holiday park in Co. Leitrim as a base for Rupert to spy from. Rupert claimed the park was being used by IRA sympathisers and duly sent the names, addresses and telephone numbers of all the families mainly from Belfast who had holidayed in the park to the FBI and MI5. This was at a time when Loyalist death squads were receiving information from state forces to set up and murder selected individuals on their instructions. The Garda authorities were aware of Rupert passing details on to FBI/MI5 about Irish citizens yet they chose to allow this to happen.

Throughout his stay in Ireland Rupert claimed he forwarded all of the relevant intelligence he had acquired to MI5 via encrypted e-mails. Between 1997 and 2001 Rupert posted 2166 e-mails to his paymasters in British intelligence.


According to an article in Forum Magazine:


“On 11 April 1998, Rupert dispatched his most controversial e-mail to MI5 headquarters. It was almost five months before the now infamous maroon Vauxhall Cavalier would decimate the centre of Omagh town and kill 29 people. For this reason the e-mail was all the more startling because in it Rupert informed MI5 that a dissident republican group was planning a car bomb attack in Omagh. The April car bomb attack in Omagh was eventually frustrated by Gardai south of the border. However, MI5 management knew the threat was only postponed and not extinguished. Within days MI5 e-mailed Rupert: "We disrupted the intention to use the car bomb, but maybe not for long". MI5 obviously foresaw the strong likelihood of a renewed attempt to bomb Omagh. However, MI5 now held the advantage over the would-be car bombers in that from as early as April 1998 it knew Omagh was a likely target for a dissident republican car bomb attack.

Rupert's e-mails were not the only pre-August 15th information in MI5's possession which pointed to a dissident republican attack in Omagh. A second key piece of intelligence came to light on August 4 when an anonymous phone-caller warned British intelligence of a planned dissident republican gun and bomb attack in Omagh on August 15. MI5 subsequently claimed that it dismissed this anonymous phone-warning as a rogue RUC Special Branch call. However, this was a poor attempt at distraction. The importance in all of this is that whereas Rupert provided specific details with regard to the proposed location of the planned bombing, this phone-warning supplemented his e-mail intelligence by not only confirming the location, but also providing the all important precise date of the planned attack.

However, the windfall of dissident republican intelligence did not end there. MI5 possessed a third piece of high-grade information which indicated that a car bomb attack was scheduled for mid-August. Two days before the Omagh bombing, FRU agent Kevin Fulton met with a Real IRA informant whose clothing, according to Fulton, was covered in dust particles of homemade explosives. Fulton correctly suspected that a car bomb attack was in an advanced stage of planning. Fulton provided British intelligence with the agent's name and car registration number. Yet once again this vital piece of intelligence was ignored.

But perhaps the most startling disclosure concerning MI5's foreknowledge of Omagh came during the inquest into the bombing. According to the Sunday Business Post (26/8/2001) leading British barrister Michael Mansfield QC, acting for Lawrence Rush, cross-examined several RUC witnesses. It emerged that a warning specifying the precise location of the bomb had not been passed on to local officers in time to clear the area.

"After that, we started getting threatening calls. We were told by the RUC that our name was on a death-list," Solicitor Des Doherty said.
The RUC also confirmed to Doherty that a newspaper report of a spy satellite picking out the car used to transport the bomb was correct.
Doherty said. "It is understood that when the RUC contacted the Federal Bureau of Investigation in America, they produced information from the satellite.”

This suggests that the maroon Vauxhall Cavalier contained a tracking device which enabled a US GPS satellite not only to follow the car's movements but also pinpoint its exact location on the day of the bombing. At the request of MI5, US intelligence would have monitored the car as a priority and would have conveyed this surveillance data to MI5 without delay. Yet MI5 chose not to relay this information to RUC officers on the ground on August 15. Furthermore, the presence of a tracking device on the maroon Vauxhall Cavalier indicates the involvement of an MI5 agent in the planning or the execution of the Omagh bombing, at some point between the unlawful procurement of the maroon Vauxhall Cavalier and the detonation of the explosives on August 15.

After the Omagh bombing MI5 ordered Rupert out of Ireland as a matter of urgency. An August 16 MI5 e-mail instructed Rupert to "insulate yourself from the Gardai" [MI5 to David Rupert, E-mail 305, 16-08-98]. Later that night Rupert was ordered to: "Collect tickets at Belfast City Airport...You'll be here [London] for two nights. We need to talk. It's extremely important" [MI5 to David Rupert, E-mail 329, 17-08-98]. Rupert's MI5 handlers obviously feared that their agent might be gripped as part of a massive cross-border investigation and that - if placed under sufficient pressure - Rupert might disclose the prior bomb warning he had conveyed to MI5 in early April in relation to Omagh. Indeed all of Rupert's MI5 e-mails on Omagh were subsequently withheld from Nuala O'Loan when she conducted her large-scale investigation into the intelligence background to the tragic bombing. By late August 1998 there were a number of skeletons inside MI5's cupboard.

We now know MI5 possessed four pieces of high-grade intelligence which forewarned of a dissident republican car bomb attack in Omagh on August 15. The earliest intelligence data was dated 11 April. Then came the anonymous August 4 phone-call, Kevin Fulton's August 13 intelligence report and finally the satellite monitoring of the Vauxhall Cavalier arising from a tracking device planted by a British agent involved in the Omagh bombing. Yet notwithstanding this avalanche of intelligence MI5 made no attempt to intercept the bomb How can this operational decision be rationally explained? What was the motivation of MI5 management? Did British intelligence want to protect the identity of its agent at all costs? Or was this yet another "securocrat" plot to subvert the peace?

MI5 management did not want to scupper the peace process, but it did want to protect the identity of its agent and, at the same time, drive - what it hoped would be - the final nail into physical force republicanism at an exceptionally sensitive time in the Irish peace process.”

 



http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nyc-crime/queens-man-nypd-cops-planted-drugs-home-suit-article-1.3351677

Queens man says NYPD detectives planted cocaine, marijuana in his apartment in suit
BY ANDREW KESHNER
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Monday, July 24, 2017, 1:20 PM

 
A Queens man is suing to chop down a conviction he blames on detectives who planted evidence.

Anthony Lopez says there's no way cocaine and marijuana were found at his Jamaica apartment — unless police put it there during a bogus 2014 search.

And he says it's no coincidence that two officers at the search, Detectives Kevin Desormeau and Sasha Neve, are now facing criminal charges in Manhattan and Queens for allegedly lying in court documents and testimony about facts in other cases.

Lopez says he was boxed into accepting a misdemeanor plea on a weapons possession charge. In his July 17 lawsuit, Lopez asked a Brooklyn federal judge to rule that his civil rights were violated by the detectives and the NYPD, which he claims failed to train its investigators.



 

 


 

 
http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/court-forced-woman-perform-sex-act-face-charges-article-1.3349919
 

Court cop who forced a woman to perform sex act inside Brooklyn courthouse may face felony charges
 

 Sgt. Timothy Nolan approached the woman on Oct. 21 as she waited for her boyfriend to post bail at the Schermerhorn St. building during the court’s lunch break, according to the victim.

The 26-year-old stay-at-home mom said the officer asked her to walk with him into the sixth-floor stairwell. Then he exposed himself and began to molest her, she said.

Off-duty NYPD cop arrested after leaving scene of accident
“He should be criminally charged. I don’t want this to happen to anyone else,” said the woman, who was alerted that she will be called to testify before a grand jury in the coming days.

The woman said she immediately reported she was attacked. Nolan was not arrested, but instead he was transferred to the Bronx.











http://dailycaller.com/2017/07/23/exclusive-fbi-seized-smashed-hard-drives-from-wasserman-schultz-it-aides-home/


EXCLUSIVE: FBI Seized Smashed Hard Drives From Wasserman Schultz IT Aide’s Home

7:49 PM 07/23/2017
FBI agents seized smashed computer hard drives from the home of Florida Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s information technology (IT) administrator, according to an individual who was interviewed by Bureau investigators in the case.

Pakistani-born Imran Awan, long-time right-hand IT aide to the former Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chairwoman, has since desperately tried to get the hard drives back, the individual told The Daily Caller News Foundation’s Investigative Group.


http://ticklethewire.com/2017/07/22/fbi-denies-ap-report-missing-ex-fbi-agent-robert-levinson/

FBI Denies AP Report About Missing Ex-FBI agent Robert Levinson
ticklethewire.com-
FBI Denies AP Report About Missing Ex-FBI agent Robert Levinson ... to safely return Robert (Bob) Levinson home to his family,” the FBI said in a statement.





FBI Octopus



Trump critics failing their own ethics tests
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Media experts rushed to his side and claimed that the memos were like his personal diary, and one CNN legal analyst (and former FBI agent) Asha Rangappa ...



http://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-profiler-wrongful-conviction-20170720-htmlstory.html

How an ex-FBI profiler helped put an innocent man behind bars



JULY 20, 2017
Raymond Lee Jennings wipes away tears during a hearing in a downtown L.A. courtroom. After new evidence was discovered and a former FBI profiler withdrew his testimony, a judge declared Jennings factually innocent. (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
Exasperated, Jeffrey Ehrlich paused the true-crime television show every couple of minutes. The same thought kept running through the attorney’s mind: “No, that's wrong.”



The episode of “Killer Instinct” highlighted how the work of a retired FBI profiler had helped convict Ehrlich’s client of killing an 18-year-old woman in a Palmdale parking lot.

There were no fingerprints left behind, no murder weapon. But clues from the crime scene caught the profiler’s attention. The driver’s-side window of the victim’s car had been lowered several inches, suggesting to the profiler that the teen had rolled it down when someone who looked trustworthy approached. And her tube top was askew — a sign, the profiler said, of a botched sexual assault.






http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-edu-claremont-students-suspended-20170722-story.html

Claremont college suspends students for demonstration against pro-police speaker
 
 

Claremont McKenna College has suspended three students for a year and two others for a semester for blocking access to a campus event to protest a speaker known for defending police against Black Lives Matter activists.

The action, announced last week, arises out of an April 6 demonstration during which students and others ignored temporary barriers and blocked entrances to the Athenaeum and Kravis Center, where author and commentator Heather Mac Donald was scheduled to speak.

Many participants chanted “black lives matter” and “black lives — they matter here.”

At the time, campus officials and security decided not to make arrests or force the estimated 250 protesters to disperse. Instead, Mac Donald spoke before a handful of observers while the college live-streamed the event. Her 30-minute talk also was made available for later viewing.






https://www.dallasnews.com/news/texas/2017/01/26/fired-san-antonio-officer-made-feces-sandwich-involved-another-poop-prank

Fired San Antonio officer who made feces sandwich was involved in another poop 'prank'


Jan 26, 2017 - A San Antonio police officer fired last year for giving a poop sandwich to a homeless man took part in another feces-related





https://newsone.com/52571/top-5-worst-nypd-brutality-moments/

Top 5 Worst NYPD Brutality Moments



The recent incident with Michael Mineo claiming he was sodomized with a baton by police officers in Brooklyn has shown that police brutality is still a major problem in New York. This is not the first time a minority male has been sodomized by an NYPD officer.


Its seem as if most incidents of brutality in New York involve either sodomy or the shooting of unarmed and innocent civilians. As disturbing as the events actually are, even more disturbing is the amount of times that officers are acquitted for their actions. Here are some of the most disturbing occurrences of police brutality in New York in recent memory.

1. Abner Louima.



What happened to Abner Louima would’ve been disturbing if it happened in the Abu Graib prisons. Abner Louima was at a club in Brooklyn when a fight broke out. Policeman, Justin Volpe, mistakenly took Louima for a man who sucker punched him and began beating him up on the street.

Justin Volpe



Officers took Louima back to the precinct where Volpe continued to beat him. Volpe Kicked him in the testicles and sodomized him with a broomstick, causing critical internal damage. After he was done, Volpe, proudly displayed the excrement and blood stained broomstick to his co-workers and boasted that he had broken a man. Volpe then threatened to kill Louima and his family if he told anyone.

Volpe admitted in court to sodomizing Louima and was sentenced to 30 years in prison. Only one other cop involved in the incident, Chris Schwartz, served any time. Louima sued the city successfully for $5.8 million.

2. Sean Bell



Sean Bell was killed on the morning of his wedding day at a strip club in queens. After leaving the nightclub, Bell and his friends were confronted by a plainclothes undercover officer who did not identify himself. When Bell sped off the officer along with his back up, let off 50 rounds into Bell’s vehicle, killing him and severely injuring his friends.

Although nobody in the car was found with a gun, police continued to smear Bell’s character after the incident as if Bell and his friends were under investigation and not the police officers. The officers were charged with manslaughter, reckless endangerment and assault but we’re all acquitted. Protests erupted all over New York and Al Sharpton was arrested.

Watch a Short Movie on Sean Bell

3. Amadou Diallo



Diallo was an immigrant from the republic of Guinea who despite his education worked selling DVD’s and socks on 14th St while studying at night. While returning to to his home after a meal, Diallo caught the eye of 5 NYPD officers who believed he fit the description of a serial rapist. The officers followed him to his apartment door. When Diallo reached into his jacket, a police officer yelled gun and the other officers let off 41 shots, 19 hitting Diallo. No gun was found on Diallo, only a wallet he pulled out to identify himself.



The officers were charged with second-degree murder and reckless endangerment but were acquitted after the trial was moved from the Bronx to more cop-friendly Albany, New York. Diallo’s mother sued the city for $61 million (20 million plus a million for each shot fired) and wound up being awarded $3 million.

Watch The Trailer For The Amadou Diallo Movie

4. Randolph Evans

15 year old Randolph Evans was shot and killed on Thanksgiving Night in 1976. Officer, Robert Torsney, was called to a housing project in Brooklyn to investigate a man with a gun. He met with group of young black men and proceeded to shoot the unarmed Evans for no given reason.  Although he never was treated for epilepsy, Torsney’s defense maintained that he killed Evans because of a rare case of epilepsy and he was acquitted on the grounds of mental insanity.

5. Alberta Spruil.



Albert Spruil was a 57 year old church-going city worker. Her only crime was living in the wrong neighborhood. Cops believed that there was a large amount of guns, drugs and vicious dogs in her Harlem apartment. Without knocking they battered her door in and threw a flash grenade into her apartment. Although they found now weapons or drugs in her apartment, they put her in handcuffs. Despite the fact that she told them she had a heart problem, it took an hour and half to get her to the hospital where she was pronounced dead. The no knock raids have also killed a 92 year old black woman in Atlanta. Although no officers were charged in the incident, Spruil’s family collected $1.6 million for the






http://www.localnews8.com/news/pocatello-police-reviewing-video-of-man-filming-fbi-building-following-his-arrest/591833973


Pocatello police 'reviewing' video of man filming FBI building following his arrest
Officer: Photography is violating voyeurism laws

 
Posted: Jul 23, 2017 06:18 PM MDT
Updated: Jul 23, 2017 07:05 PM



A Chubbuck man claims the Pocatello Police Department violated his First Amendment rights when officers arrested him for recording video from outside the FBI office.

“I stopped directly across the street and filmed vehicles entering the FBI complex for approximately 10 minutes before a police car drove up behind me,” Sean Johnson wrote to KIFI/KIDK reporter Chris Oswalt in an email. “I was standing on the sidewalk across the street from the complex, near a bus stop. I was just standing there filming, not saying anything to anyone, nor waving my arms around or otherwise causing a commotion.”

The video recorded in June, which is posted on YouTube, has just over 1,800 views. Johnson said he posted the video to raise awareness of “local police force's attitude and knowledge towards First Amendment activity.”

In the video, which starts with Johnson zooming in on the license plate of a vehicle pulling into a secured parking lot, an exchange can be heard between a Pocatello officer and Johnson begin about 27 seconds into the video.



“Everything alright?” the officer asked. Johnson does not acknowledge the officer until the unidentified officer tells Johnson he “got a call” that Johnson “was recording the FBI building.”


“That's correct, I am,” Johnson can be heard saying in the video.

During the nearly six-minute video, the officer continually explained to Johnson that he was conducting a criminal investigation into Johnson's recording.

"Right now I am conducting a criminal investigation,” the officer is heard saying. “We got a report that you were recording the FBI building. So I need to see your identification"

"What crime?" Johnson replied. “Public voyeurism,” the officer answered.

Idaho code does not have a public voyeurism law. There is, however, a video voyeurism code. It is listed under “Chapter 66: Sex Crimes.” Much of the code is targeted at sex crimes and sexual exploitation of another person. It does not address filming from a public right way, which is a protected federal right.

“Did you get their permission to record?” the officer asks Johnson in the video.

“Do I need their permission?” Johnson asks in a reply. “Absolutely,” the officer is heard saying. “It is called public voyeurism,” he continues.


The officer continually uses public voyeurism as grounds for his conversation with Johnson, telling him he needs permission to record a federal building and employees.

A three-page memo to all federal employees and law enforcement from August 2010 says otherwise. In the memo, it clearly reads “remember the public has the right to photograph the exterior of Federal Buildings from publicly accessible spaces, such as streets, sidewalks, parks or plazas.”

The memo goes onto say the recording of federal buildings cannot impede on law enforcement operations. Johnson is charged with resisting or obstructing officers.

Throughout the six-minute video, officers can be heard repeatedly asking Johnson for his ID. Each time, he provides little information until officers place him under arrest, explaining their reasoning.

"I gave you plenty of opportunities to provide identification,” the officer is heard. “You didn't identify yourself. I'm conducting an investigation for unlawful reason of you providing identification. So tell me who you are. Sean Johnson? That's a pretty common name."

“I was taken to jail and held for 15 hours until I paid my bail of $300 directly from my own account,” Johnson wrote in his email. “I have since retained an attorney and the expectation is that the charge of 'obstruction and delay' will be dropped by the prosecutor.”

The Pocatello Police Department said it is aware of the “YouTube video concerning filming of the FBI facility. The department is looking into the matter."


Hundreds of comments have flooded the police department's Facebook page starting the night of Saturday, July 23. Following several comments regarding the video and arrest, a spokesperson said the police department's Facebook page was taken down by an employee, but could not elaborate on why.”

“That will be determined this week,” city spokesperson Logan McDonnell said in a phone call with Oswalt.

The Facebook page has since been restored.

Johnson says he is considering legal action against the city.

"I am definitely considering it, but since my pretrial conference has not even happened yet I think it's a bit early yet," Johnson wrote. "The conference had been rescheduled to 8/10 due to a delay of the city providing materials as part of the discovery process."

Pocatello Police were criticized by the public earlier this month when a video surfaced showing an officer appearing to be sleeping on the job. The department said it was investigating that video back on July 1. Today, the department says the officer is still employed.

“As it is a personnel issue, we cannot comment further," a statement said.

 

 http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/07/20/fbi-turns-over-7000-documents-from-weiner-laptop-in-clinton-tied-case.html


FBI turns over 7,000 documents from Weiner laptop in Clinton-tied case






 
http://www.climatecentral.org/news/florida-california-solar-mandate-21631

South Miami Just Made a Huge Rooftop Solar Decision


 
 
Published: July 20th, 2017
South Miami this week became the first city outside of California to require all new homes to install solar panels on their roofs. Six cities in the Golden State began requiring solar to be installed on new homes over the past few years. But in Florida, where voters killed proposed solar restrictions last year, South Miami is now a pioneer.

This week, the South Miami City Commission in a 4-1 vote approved a law requiring solar panels to be installed on all new homes built in the city.

 Solar panels line the exterior wall of an apartment building in Santa Monica, Calif.
Credit: LimelightPower/flickr
Mayor Philip Stoddard says the city is trying to cut its carbon footprint because the region will be deeply affected by climate change, especially as sea levels rise.

“We’re down in South Florida where climate change and sea level rise are existential threats, so we’re looking for every opportunity to promote renewable energy,” Stoddard said. “It’s carbon reduction, plain and simple. We have a pledge for carbon neutrality. We support the Paris Climate Agreement.”

Stoddard said he expects only a few new homes and other buildings to be built in South Miami this year because the city of about 11,000 is surrounded on all sides by dense urban development and has very little space for new construction. But the requirement for new homes complements the city’s push for existing homeowners to put solar on their roofs.

 

It also sets an example for other cities that may be considering doing the same thing. 

Action to expand renewables on the local level is critical at a time when the federal government has stepped back from advocating for renewable energy, said Jeremy Firestone, director of the Center for Carbon-free Power Integration at the University of Delaware.

Rooftop solar helps wean America’s electric power system off coal and natural gas power plants that pollute the atmosphere with large amounts of carbon dioxide. President Obama made support for rooftop solar a part of his Climate Action Plan, which the Trump administration has abandoned.

“These mandates will have an effect locally,” Firestone said. “As to the larger effect, they would hopefully move states to increase the fraction of (electricity) generation that has to be dedicated toward renewable energy.”

 A solar panel is insallted on a San Francisco rooftop.
Credit: Brian Kusler/flickr
Solar installation mandates would also help accelerate the acceptance of rooftop solar across the country, said K Kaufmann, spokeswoman for the Smart Electric Power Alliance, a nonpartisan renewable energy education organization in Washington, D.C.

As solar panel costs have fallen in recent years, a growing number of homes have installed them, often with the assistance of companies such as SolarCity, which helps to finance and install photovoltaic panels.

Rooftop solar makes up only a tiny fraction — less than 1 percent — of all the electricity generated in the U.S.. The amount of electricity generated by solar panels installed on homes and businesses across the country is expected to grow by 70 percent by the end of next year.

So far, the largest city in the country to mandate rooftop solar panels is San Francisco, which began requiring them on most new buildings beginning in January. The city mandates that solar panels, a “living roof,” or a combination of the two occupy between 15 and 30 percent of the surface area of a new rooftop. A “living roof” is covered with grass, trees or other vegetation.

Other California cities that have mandated solar panel installations include Culver City, San Mateo, Lancaster, Sebastopol and Santa Monica.

In Florida, the rooftop solar mandate didn’t come easily for South Miami.

Florida utilities and other groups launched a ballot initiative last year in an attempt to limit the expansion of rooftop solar. The proposed amendment to the state constitutional would have allowed utilities to charge fees to solar panel owners as a way to make up for the loss of revenue when homeowners generate their own electricity, according to Politifact.

 

The state’s largest utilities spent more than $20 million to support the ballot initiative, but the measure failed at the polls in November. South Miami’s electric utility, Florida Power and Light, which supported the ballot measure, did not respond to a request for comment.

In June, the South Miami solar mandate was opposed by the Washington, D.C. lobbying group Family Businesses for Affordable Energy, which says on its website that homeowners expose themselves to “predatory companies” that hide various costs associated with solar installations. The group did not respond to requests for comment.

“Despite all our sunshine, public utilities have spent tens of millions of dollars to fight solar,” Stoddard said. The measure’s defeat helped clear the way for the city to push solar panel installations for both new and existing homes.

“I expect to see a lot more




http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-lapd-cadets-20170712-story.html

Sex, joy rides and car chases: Scandal in LAPD youth cadet program sparks alarm and calls for reform

The police officer talked strategy with the young cadets as they prepared for an obstacle course competition.

Should the strongest person go first? The tallest? Teamwork was important, said the officer, Ruby Aguirre.

As the teenagers — addressing everyone with a “Sir” or “Ma’am” — powered across monkey bars or scrambled to catch footballs in Elysian Park earlier this month, the scene seemed straight out of a recruiting brochure for the Los Angeles Police Department’s cadet program, which enrolls over 2,000 local youths.

But a recent scandal involving cadets, stolen police cars and illicit sex was not far from their minds.


The disturbing events have illuminated deficiencies both in the cadet program and in how the LAPD keeps tabs on its cars and other equipment.

The department’s written manual governing contact between cadets and adults has not been updated in more than a decade, even though a police officer was recently convicted of sexual crimes involving a 16-year-old cadet.

In the LAPD’s equipment rooms, officers say a culture of laxity has become the norm, creating opportunities for anyone — volunteers, cadets or officers — to walk off with property.
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