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FBI Director James Comey on May 8 encouraged hospital and health system leaders to form connections with law enforcement.
"We will be open and honest with you and treat you as what you are: victims," Mr. Comey said at the American Hospital Association's Annual Membership Meeting in Washington, D.C.
He emphasized hospitals and health systems should not only promptly report security incidents to the FBI, but also proactively reach out and build a relationship with their local FBI field office. This familiarity will help law enforcement officials respond more quickly in the event of a security incident, according to Mr. Comey.
By James "Whitey" Bulger
In 1957, while a prisoner at the Atlanta penitentiary, I was recruited by Dr. Carl Pfeiffer of Emory University to join a medical project that was researching a cure for schizophrenia. For our participation we would receive three days of good time for each month on the project. Each week we would be locked in a secure room in the basement of the prison hospital, in an area where mental patients were housed. We went in from 9 a.m. Tuesday to 9 a.m. Wednesday. We were injected with massive doses of LSD-25.
In minutes the drug would take over, and about eight or nine men — Dr. Pfeiffer and several men in suits who were not doctors — would give us tests to see how we reacted. Eight convicts in a panic and paranoid state. Total loss of appetite. Hallucinating. The room would change shape. Hours of paranoia and feeling violent. We experienced horrible periods of living nightmares and even blood coming out of the walls. Guys turning to skeletons in front of me. I saw a camera change into the head of a dog. I felt like I was going insane.
The men in suits would be in a room and hook me up to machines, asking questions like: Did you ever kill anyone? Would you kill someone? Two men went psychotic. They had all the symptoms of schizophrenia. They had to be pried loose from under their beds, growling, barking and frothing at the mouth. They put them in a strip cell down the hall. I never saw or heard of them again. They failed the Babinski test.
Lots of tests that have caused me sleeping problems and nightmares to the present. They told us we were helping find a cure for schizophrenia. When it was all over, everyone would feel suicidal and depressed, wrung out emotionally. Time would stand still. I tried to quit, but Dr. Pfeiffer would appeal to me: “Please, you’re my best subject, and we are close to finding the cure.”
Years later, when I read the book The Search for the Manchurian Candidate, which came out in 1979 and was written by State Department whistle-blower John Marks, I found out there was a CIA project code-named MK Ultra. The project was a violation of my rights, using prisoners for dangerous tests. I was angry reading that because I’d never mentioned how I felt hallucinating. I kept silent because I thought they might commit me to a mental institution.
I never slept more than two or three hours a night, waking up in cold sweats with side effects. The tests damaged my sleep and gave me nightmares. I had to sleep with the lights on and only for a few hours at a time. The government used us and never tried to help us out after injecting us with government LSD. I’ve had brain scans that told me I was damaged by the tests. The government did a number on us and walked. If anybody opened a shop selling LSD in my neighborhood he would have lost his life.
Prison has changed for the worse. Longer sentences, no mandatory release, no parole after one-third of your time. More laws covering weirdos. They are everywhere you look. In this place they banded together and s
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FBI boss compares Twitter to 'every dive bar in America'
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Social media reminds the FBI director of a dive bar filled with yelling and opinions - and it must be protected as free speech, he said.
During a speech Monday, FBI Director James Comey told the Anti-Defamation League that he does not tweet but uses the social media platform to read what is being said about the FBI.
"It feels like I'm all of a sudden immediately in every dive bar in America, where I can hear everybody screaming at the television set," Comey said. "But it is free speech, you don't have to like it, you don't have to agree with it, but we will protect it."
May 9, 2017 •
With graduation just around the corner, the Greater Bristol Veterans Council at its annual salute dinner will honor local seniors who have decided to serve their country.
The dinner, which honors graduates who are making the transition into the military or military academies, will take place on Friday, May 19, 4:30 p.m. at Nuchie’s Restaurant.
At least 30 graduating men and women from Bristol and other surrounding communities are expected to attend the dinner, where they will receive special recognition from the Veterans Council as well as a red, white, and blue tassel.
“When you put the uniform on, you don’t know if you’re putting it on at peacetime or wartime. You don’t know where you’re going to be sent, and the families don’t know where their children are going to be sent, so it’s stressful,” said Greater Bristol Veterans Council Chairman Russ Trudel. “This is the first step into their adult lives.”
During the dinner, Al Terzi, an Air Force Intelligence veteran, will serve as the MC, while Army veteran Michael Heimbach will serve as the guest speaker.
Currently the vice president of Global Security and Facilities Operations at ESPN, Heimbach set the foundation for his 20-year career in the FBI while serving in the Army.
The veteran also is the father of a Marine Corps officer who is currently serving overseas.
Trudel said a guest speaker like Heimbach could provide extra comfort to not only the graduates, but also the parents.
Mr Morgan, whose career started with West Midlands Police in 1990 and has featured a spell with the FBI, will officially start on Monday June 19. He said: "I am .
Agents of America's Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) have trained officers of the Forensic and Scientific Support Unit, Crime Management Unit, and Public ...
The FBI has acknowledged its analysis of hair in a 1994 bank robbery case in La Crosse County was flawed. Patrick W. Greer, who had denied involvement in the robbery, was found guilty and sentenced to 25 years in prison.
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FBI whistleblower Frederic Whitehurst is credited with exposing fraud and misconduct at the FBI laboratory, including unscientific hair analysis. Thousands of cases are now under review nationwide in large part because of Whitehurst, including at least 19 in Wisconsin. He called the FBI’s use of false and misleading hair analysis a “national tragedy.”
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The FBI, the New York-based Innocence Project and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers are examining nearly 3,000 cases nationwide in which the FBI may have misused microscopic hair comparison.
The review so far found statements and findings that “exceeded the limits of the science” in more than 90 percent of the cases. The errors fall into three broad categories:
Claiming a ‘match’
What they did: Examiners stated or implied that the evidentiary hair could be associated with a specific individual to the exclusion of all others.
Why it was wrong: Absent DNA testing, hairs are not unique enough to be associated with one person, even by looking at them under a high-powered microscope.
Claiming a statistical weight
What they did: Examiners assigned a statistical weight, probability or likelihood that the questioned hair originated from a particular source.
Why it was wrong: No such weight can be assigned because no one knows how many people have microscopically identical hair.
Citing experience to bolster findings
What they did: Examiners cited statistics such as the number of hair cases they or the FBI lab had handled to bolster the findings.
Why it was wrong: Unlike DNA, there is no database of hair profiles. Analysts cannot memorize every hair they have ever examined. And comparing vast numbers of hairs — even billions — does not change the fact that an unknown number of people have hair that looks identical.
Sources: National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; FBI; Skip Palenik, Microtrace LLC.
Updated May 9, 2017 8:50 AM
SEATTLE — A Seattle police officer has been charged with helping smuggle hundreds of pounds of marijuana to Baltimore.
Alex Chapackdee, a 44-year-old patrol officer who’s been with the department since 2000, was arrested Saturday. According to a federal criminal complaint unsealed Monday, he is one of four men charged with conspiring to distribute marijuana. Authorities say h
The second-in-command at Immigration and Customs Enforcement is leaving his job of overseeing detention and deportations to take a position with a private prison.
Daniel Ragsdale temporarily served as the head of ICE until President Trump replaced him in January. He then became the deputy director.
Ragsdale will be working for GEO Group, a Boca-Raton-based private prison company, the Daily Beast reports. His position is unclear.
“While you may be losing me as a colleague, please know that I will continue to be a strong advocate for you and your mission,” Ragsdale wrote in an email to his ICE colleagues on April 28.
Ragsdale plans to step down on May 27.
“Dan is a person of great honor and a strong ethical code,” said a source close to Ragsdale. “I have no doubt he will bring great deal of integrity to the process to make sure organizations like GEO are complying with the rules and regulations regarding folks who are in detention because of their immigration status.”
Neither Ragdale nor the GEO Group responded to requests for interviews.
ICE is no stranger to GEO, which has lucrative contracts with the federal agency. The timing coincides with President Trump pledging to increase the use of private prisons,
WASHINGTON — FBI sends letter to Congress correcting recent testimony from Director James Comey on Huma Abedin and her emails.
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Secret Service agents were forced to hold back Kellyanne Conway, a key aide to President Trump, when someone began heckling her.
Conway had flown into Washington Reagan Airport at 6 p.m. Monday, when she was confronted with a heckler, The Daily Caller reports.
Conway, who has a habit of embellishing or exaggerating claims against Trump’s foes, was talking out of an airport terminal when the white male began mouthing off.
“Keep trashing America,” the man yelled at Conway, who responded angrily.
Conway fired back: “I like the way you talk shit whole I’m walking away.”
Ted Cruz how Comey would handle an FBI agent who forwarded "thousands of classified emails to his or her spouse," Comey replied, "Well, there would be
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James Mazzariello used an unusual strategy to grow his tow truck business – bribing Buffalo police officers.
Mazzariello, a prominent figure in the Buffalo tow truck industry for three decades, admitted operating a pay-to-play scheme Tuesday as part of a federal plea deal that could send him to prison for two years.
The 62-year-old owner of Jim Mazz Auto appeared in Buffalo federal court and admitte
Seattle cop is charged after ‘taking $10,000 a month to guard marijuana grow houses for his brother-in-law’s cartel which drove drugs 3,000 MILES from Washington to the East Coast’
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An Afrikan/Black Student Association leader screams expletives at Sentinel reporter Ryan Masters as more than a hundred students occupying Kerr Hall join the chant Thursday on the UC Santa Cruz campus. The students are unhappy with the news stories of the occupation written by Masters. (Dan Coyro -- Santa Cruz Sentinel)
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SANTA CRUZ >> UC Santa Cruz has agreed to the demands of the Afrikan Black Student Alliance after a three-day occupation of Kerr Hall, the primary administration building on campus.
To loud cheers of victory, UCSC director of News and Media Relations Scott Hernandez-Jason stood before hundreds of students at Kerr Hall about 5:30 p.m. Thursday and announced that the university was committed to better serving its African, black and Caribbean-identified students.
To illustrate this, UCSC Chancellor George Blumenthal agreed to the Alliance’s demands and made the following commitments:
• UCSC committed to extending up to a four-year housing guarantee to all students from underrepresented communities who applied to and live in the Rosa Parks African American Theme House.
• UCSC committed to converting the first floor lounge area of the Rosa Parks African American Theme House from housing back to a community lounge space.
• USCS committed to painting the exterior of the Rosa Parks African American Theme House in the Pan-Afrikan colors red, gold and green.
• USCS committed to delivering a mandatory “educational diversity” orientation to all incoming freshmen and transfer students.
Two hours earlier, an agreement t
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