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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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FBI Director James Comey will be the keynote speaker Tuesday evening at a Los Angeles recruitment event for people interested in becoming federal agents.
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
Black Lives Matter protests fundraiser for suspended officer
Black Lives Matter protesters reportedly cursed at officers outside a police union fundraiser for a white officer who’s been suspended after fatally shooting a black man in the back following a traffic stop.
Asa Khalif, one of the group’s coordinators, shouted at police through a bullhorn on Sunday that, “It’s a disgrace you’re having a party for a murderer.”
Union president John McNesby declined comment.
Police commissioner Richard Ross says Officer Ryan Pownall has been suspended and should be terminated later this month.
Ross says the 12-year police veteran used “poor judgment” when he fired on David Jones on June 8.
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Roy Cohn Is Disbarred By New York CourtBy Margot Hornblower and Washington Post June 24, 1986Roy M. Cohn, the flamboyant lawyer who became famous as the communist-hunting counsel for Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy's committee in the 1950s, was disbarred today by the Appellate Division of the state Supreme Court in Manhattan.
The decision, part of a four-year battle between Cohn and the New York legal establishment, upheld a judicial disciplinary panel's charges of "dishonesty, fraud, deceit and misrepresentation."
It went beyond the panel's recommendation in finding that Cohn had entered the Florida hospital room of dying multimillionaire Lewis Rosenstiel, founder of the Schenley Distillers empire, while Rosenstiel, 84, was senile, semicomatose and drugged in December 1975. Rosenstiel died 6 1/2 Cohn held Rosenstiel's hand to sign a document naming Cohn a co-executor of Rosenstiel's will after falsely telling him that the document dealt with his divorce, the court found.
According to the 49-page decision, Cohn refused to repay a $100,000 loan from a client and lied about it in court; violated an escrow order, allowing dissipation of a corporation's assets in a securities-fraud case, and concealed pending disciplinary proceedings on an admission application to the District of Columbia Bar.
"For an attorney practicing for nearly 40 years in this state, such misconduct is inexcusable, notwithstanding an impressive array of character witnesses who testified in mitigation," the court found.
Cohn's attorneys had sought to have the disbarment proceedings halted on grounds that Cohn, 59, is dying. His doctor testified in October that Cohn had a "life-threatening disease" and a life expectancy of two to 12 months. Cohn has described the illness as liver cancer.
Cohn did not return calls today to his New York office or his home in Greenwich, Conn. One of his attorneys, Eugene Gelernter, said no decision had been made on whether to appeal the disbarment.
However, in interviews last year, Cohn called his accusers "left-wingers," "deadbeats" and "a bunch of yo-yos just out to smear me up." The disbarment action, he said, was "a broad ideological question . . . . What McCarthy was accused of practicing is actually being practiced against me."
Cohn's case attracted wide attention not only because of his notoriety -- he has stayed in the news as a lawyer for organized-crime figures and the jet set -- but also because of character witnesses who came to his defense during 27 days of hearings.
Among them were Rep. Mario Biaggi (D-N.Y.), ABC's Barbara Walters, developer Donald Trump, syndicated columnist William F. Buckley Jr. and New York Times columnist William Safire.
A prominent supporter of President Reagan and occasional guest at the White House, Cohn received a get-well telegram from Reagan while in the hospital a few months ago.
Cohn contended that his law firm, not he, handled the escrow account, that the $100,000 loan was an advance on legal fees and that the misconduct charges were not "formal" and therefore need not be reported to the D.C. bar.
In the Rosenstiel case, a Florida judge invalidated the codicil on grounds that Cohn "misrepresented" the document to him.
The New York disciplinary committee declined to add that case to its charges, but the court reinstated it after reviewing evidence, including Rosenstiel's illegible signature, and testimony of doctors and nurses present when Cohn made an unannounced late-night visit to the hospital 6 1/2 weeks before Rosenstiel died.
According to the court, Rosenstiel had suffered a stroke and was partially paralyzed and nearly blind. Cohn had been his attorney in a bitter divorce case but had never dealt with Rosenstiel's will.
However, Cohn flew to Florida while Rosenstiel was on the critical list and, without notifying Rosenstiel's regular attorney or family members, had him sign a document naming as trustees Cohn and a Rosenstiel relative with legal claims against the Rosenstiel estate.
The hospital attendant on duty that night testified that Rosenstiel was "almost comatose" and that Cohn had "tried to take Rosenstiel's hand for him to sign" the document.
When Rosenstiel was unable to move, Cohn returned the following morning, the court said. The nurse on duty testified that she heard Cohn describe the document as "tak ing care" of his divorce and telling Rosenstiel, "We will help you, Lew, to sign."
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Judge: FBI can keep cost of iPhone hack secret
10/01/2017 11:49 AM EDTA federal judge has ruled that the FBI does not have to make public how much it paid last year to unlock an iPhone used by one of the apparent perpetrators of a terrorist attack in California that killed 14 people.
Three news organizations — USA Today, The Associated Press and Vice Media — sued under the Freedom of Information Act to try to force the FBI to reveal the amount of the payment and the identity of the company that received it, but U.S. District Court Judge Tanya Chutkan ruled Saturday that information is exempt from mandatory disclosure under the landmark transparency statute.
The Justice Department waged a high-profile court battle to force Apple to help unlock the iPhone 5c, arguing that accessing the data on it was important to thoroughly investigate the 2015 shooting spree at a county health department office in San Bernardino, California. However, government lawyers abruptly abandoned the court fight in March 2016 because investigators managed to access the phone. It quickly emerged that the FBI had paid a private firm to unlock the device.
The FBI refused to identify the company did the work or how much it was paid, although then-FBI Director James Comey said at a conference last year that the cost was more than he was expected to make in salary during the remainder of his term as head of the FBI — approximately $1.4 million. (President Donald Trump fired Comey in May with more than six years to go in his 10-year term.)
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As Seas Warm, Whales Face New DangersOctober. 2, 2017
MOUNT DESERT ROCK, Me. — From the top of the six-story lighthouse, water stretches beyond the horizon in every direction. A foghorn bleats twice at 22-second intervals, interrupting the endless chatter of herring gulls.
At least twice a day, beginning shortly after dawn, researchers climb steps and ladders and crawl through a modest glass doorway to scan the surrounding sea, looking for the distinctive spout of a whale.
This chunk of rock, about 25 nautical miles from Bar Harbor, is part of a global effort to track and learn more about one of the sea’s most majestic and endangered creatures. So far this year, the small number of sightings here have underscored the growing perils along the East Coast to both humpback whales and North Atlantic right whales.
This past summer, the numbers of humpback whales identified from the rock were abysmal — the team saw only eight instead of the usual dozens. Fifty-three humpbacks have died in the last 19 months, many after colliding with boats or fishing gear.
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FBI told state police not to wear body cameras for 2016 stop of Finicum
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Prosecutors say witness testimony, audio and video evidence, plus bullet trajectory analysis yielded one conclusion: FBI agent W. Joseph Astarita lied about firing two shots at the truck of refuge occupation spokesman Robert "LaVoy" Finicum in 2016 after he swerved into a snowbank. The information is detailed in a ...
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February 3, 2018 at 7:14 pm
The heat that has characterized this L.A. winter is forecast to continue next week, with temperatures in the 70s and 80s for the next few days.
The high temperature could reach 81 degrees on Sunday in downtown Los Angeles, cooling to 75 onMonday and Tuesday before potentially spiking up into the low 80s again Wednesday and Thursday, said National Weather Service weather specialist Stuart Seto.
That's above the average — 68 degrees — for this time of year downtown, Seto said. Temperatures throughout the region on Saturday were expected to hover around the low 80s.
And, of course, Los Angeles has barely seen any rain.
Downtown Los Angeles has recorded 1.89 inches of rain since Oct. 1, compared with the average 7.38 inches, Seto said. Last year, the area had seen 14.33 inches of rain by Feb. 2.
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Bay Area temperatures break records
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Fortress Minneapolis: Largest Super Bowl security operation in ...
Black Hawk helicopters and jet fighters will be circling above the U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to force down any aircraft that enters the 30 nautical mile no-fly zone. Helicopters equipped with infrared cameras will be in the air and there will be tens of thousands of police and FBI agents on the ground.
Boston gangster James 'Whitey' Bulger
New book details operation to smuggle weapons from US, writes Jim Cusack
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A new book on the notorious Boston gangster, James 'Whitey' Bulger, details his meetings with the Provisional IRA in setting up the arms smuggling deal which led to the arrest of Sinn Fein TD Martin Ferris in 1984.
The book also says that Bulger's involvement with the IRA "took off" after he began working as an FBI informer and quotes one of Bulger's associates saying that C4 plastic explosive supplied to the IRA came from a corrupt FBI agent who was supposed to be one of the Irish-American gangster's handlers.
The book is written by Boston Globe journalists Shelley Murphy and Kevin Cullen. Cullen, former crime correspondent for the newspaper, reported on Bulger and his gang for decades and had his life threatened by both Bulger and the corrupt FBI agent, John Connolly, now serving 40 years for involvement in three of the reputed 19 murders carried out by Bulger and his gang. Bulger, who was arrested in California in June 2011, faces trial in June on 19 murder and other charges.
February 1, 2018
Who does the CIA get to talk about Black History?
For one the Agency’s earliest programs, they ran through a few options first
Written by Beryl Lipton
Edited by JPat Brown
Here’s an understatement: the African-American community and the United States government’s intelligence apparatus have had a rather complicated and controversial relationship. A dive into the Central Intelligence Agency’s CREST archives reveals a bit of this curious crossover during the CIA’s search for a speaker at the Agency’s 1977 Black History Month celebration, one of its first.
The occasion, which took place on February 14th, ultimately featured C. DeLores Tucker, then-Secretary of State for the State of Pennsylvania and, later, a vocal opponent of gangsta rap. Based on the communications found in the archive, the talk went quite well …
and involved a job offer of indeterminate seriousness that the Civil Rights activist declined.
The theme of the Agency’s Black History program that year was the “historical and contemporary achievements of black American women,” and, according to other materials in the file, it appears that multiple others turned down the Agency offers to speak, including Barbara Jordan, a House Representative from Texas …
and Shirley Chisholm, a Congresswoman from New York.
You can read the full files below and explore for yourself on CREST.
Protesters in Portland take a knee to take back a message
Faith-based demonstrators at the jetport ask for the national conversation to return to racial injustice
On the eve of the Super Bowl, nearly 100 silent protesters “took a knee” at the Portland International Jetport to call attention to racial injustice and inequality.
Beginning at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, the protesters – including many clergy members – held signs and knelt on yoga mats, pillows and the hard floor to take back a message they say has been “hijacked” by the debate over the patriotism of NFL players who kneel during the national anthem.
The protesters, some wearing Patriots gear, lined either side of the jetport between the escalators/stairs and baggage claim, leaving plenty of room for disembarking travelers to walk a kind of prayer gantlet in between them. Signs invited the travelers to join them: “Take a Knee in Prayer,” one read. “Will you take a moment to kneel with us in support of justice & kindness for people of color?”
Holding the sign were Andy and Dorothy Grannell of Portland, who are “veterans of 50 years as a transracial family.”
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FBI Whistleblower Sibel Edmonds Testifies that FBI is in Possesion of Dennis Hastert Rape Videos
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In 2013 the US Supreme Court delivered a devastating decision that would lead to a host of state voter suppression law, with which Americans continue to struggle today as they head to the polls.
Greg Palast: ‘The GOP Doesn’t Need Russia To Help Them Steal Elections’
With less than a month remaining before the 2018 midterm elections, investigative reporter Greg Palast talks exclusively with the Bros for America podcast about the ongoing GOP effort to suppress the vote using voter purge and a racist voter cross check system.
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NWC Joins SCOTUS Amicus Brief with FBI Whistleblowers
By Aaron Jordan on March 9, 2018
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Earlier today, the National Whistleblower Center (NWC) joined a friend-of-the-court brieffiled with the Supreme Court in support of FBI whistleblower John Parkinson’s petition for certiorari, seeking review of the Federal Circuit’s decision denying veterans’ preference-eligible FBI employees the right to raise whistleblowing as an affirmative defense in an appeal to the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB).
The amicus brief, filed on behalf FBI whistleblowers Michael German, Robert Kobus, Jane Turner, and Frederic Whitehurst, as well as the NWC and the Project on Government Oversight, details why the Department of Justice’s procedures for FBI whistleblowers are not an adequate substitute for a veterans’ preference-eligible FBI employee raising a whistleblower claim in an MSPB case.
Lt. Col. Parkinson was dismissed from the FBI and sought to raise whistleblower reprisal as an affirmative defense at his MSPB hearing. He was denied the opportunity by the MSPB, won an appeal of that denial before a Federal Circuit panel, but then lost on rehearing en banc. The Federal Circuit overturned, in part, a panel decision and determined that FBI whistleblowers may not raise whistleblower reprisal as an affirmative defense before the MSPB.
The amicus brief chronicles the long-winded paths to justice of four former FBI whistleblowers, including former FBI crime lab expert Dr. Frederic Whitehurst, who bravely blew the whistle on flawed forensic science at the FBI lab; former FBI agent Michael German, who reported the FBI’s illegal recording of conversations in violation of Title III wiretap regulations during a counterterrorism investigation; former FBI agent Jane Turner, who reported to the DOJ Inspector General that colleagues had stolen items from Ground Zero after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks; and retired FBI employee Robert Kobus, who worked at the FBI’s New York Field Office for 35 years and made a protected disclosure regarding some of his colleagues’ abuses of the FBI’s leave policy. Both Whitehurst and Turner hold leadership positions at the NWC.
Unfortunately, this is not the first time the Federal Circuit has issued a decision denying whistleblowers the rights intended by Congress. The Supreme Court should agree to hear this important case in order to correct the Federal Circuit’s dubious decision and to ensure that veterans who work at our foremost law enforcement agencies are fully protected when they blow the whistle.
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WHISTLEBLOWER WHO CHALLENGED FBI’S PROFILING AND INFORMANT RECRUITMENT PRACTICES IS SENTENCED TO FOUR YEARS IN PRISON
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The Americans, the Saudis, and the Israelis: Assassins Without Borders
Saudi Arabia's apparent assassination of Jamal Khashoggi might have taken inspiration from Russia and North Korea — or Israel and the United States.
Denver police sergeant arrested on suspicion of assault in “use of force” incident
The defendant has been suspended from the department over the
Security guard at NYPD tow pound used camera to spy on cops in women's bathroom: police
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OCT 18, 2018 | 6:00 AM
Hartford police officer fired after he is caught on video telling group he felt 'trigger happy'
By MATTHEW ORMSETH and JENNA CARLESSO
| MORMSETH@COURANT.COM |
OCT 18, 2018 | 9:10 AM
Fired NYPD cop who sent flirty texts and asked out woman he arrested sues to get his job back
Rory Santiago argues that other cops, including the son of an assistant chief, have kept their jobs after doing things far worse things than exchanging flirty and sexual messages with a person he arrested.
Baltimore Police Union Objects to 'SNL' 'Thirsty Cops' Sketch
"It is a difficult time in Baltimore and to portray our brave, hard-working members with such an inappropriate manner is very unfortunate"
By Andrea Swalec and The Associated Press
Police Dismiss Officer Who Obtained N1.5m From Abuja Lady Under False Pretences
Jolaosho was reported to PCRRU by a lady in Abuja. According to the lady, whose name was not disclosed, Jolaosho collected N1.5million from her in multiple tranches with the promise to help her secure a car via auction at the Abuja Magistrate court.
BY SAHARAREPORTERS, NEW YORK
OCT 17, 2018
Bonne Terre, MO police officer charged, accused of hitting suspect in face with brass knuckles
18-year-old shot and killed by San Antonio police was unarmed, chief says
By Caleb Downs and and Fares Sabawi, mySanAntonio.comUpdated 4:11 pm CDT, Wednesday, October 17, 2018
By ERIN DONAGHUE CBS NEWS October 17, 2018, 5:10 PM
Facebook executive demands answers after brother dies in police encounter
Grassley demands IG report on FBI official who improperly accepted sports tickets
Improper Influence In DA Vance's Office
OCTOBER 17, 2018 - 3:47 PM
NEW YORK (WCBS 880) -- The FBI Is looking at the Manhattan District Attorney’s office and whether there was improper influence in charges being filed.
As WCBS 880’s Peter Haskell reported, Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance declined to file charges against Harvey Weinstein in 2015, and he took campaign donations from Weinstein’s lawyer
Vance also chose not to bring a fraud case against Donald Trump Jr. and Ivanka Trump. A Trump lawyer then made contributions.
Prosecutors: Police Detective Urged Weinstein Accuser To Delete Information From Phone
OCTOBER 17, 2018 - 3:42 PM
NEW YORK (WCBS 880/AP) -- Prosecutors on Wednesday said a police detective under scrutiny in the Harvey Weinstein case urged an accuser to delete information from her phone before turning it over.
DOJ Prosecutes Trump Aides for Lying, Does Nothing When FBI Official Is Caught in Lie
BY MALACHI BAILEY
OCTOBER 17, 2018 AT 12:39PM
Attorney General Jeff Sessions Delivers Remarks Announcing the Creation of a Transnational Organized Crime Task Force
Fusion GPS Founder Glenn Simpson Pleads the Fifth Before House Investigators
Top 10 Censored Stories of the Year
Inside the real fight against #FakeNews.
By Paul Rosenberg
FBI Racially Profiling "Black Identity Extremists"
At the same time that white supremacists were preparing for the "Unite the Right" demonstration in Charlottesville, which resulted in the murder of Heather Heyer in August 2017, the FBI's counterterrorism division produced an intelligence assessment warning of a very different—though actually non-existent threat: "Black Identity Extremists." The report appeared to be the first time the term had been used to identify a movement, according to Foreign Policy magazine, which broke the story.
"But former government officials and legal experts said no such movement exists, and some expressed concern that the term is part of a politically motivated effort to find an equivalent threat to white supremacists," Foreign Policy reported.
"The use of terms like 'black identity extremists' is part of a long-standing FBI attempt to define a movement where none exists," said former FBI agent Mike German, who now works for the Brennan Center for Justice. "Basically, it's black people who scare them."
"It's classic Hoover-style labeling with a little bit of maliciousness and euphemism wrapped up together," said William Maxwell, a Washington University professor working on a book about FBI monitoring of black writers. "The language—black identity extremist—strikes me as weird and really a continuation of the worst of Hoover's past."
"There is a long tradition of the FBI targeting black activists and this is not surprising," Black Lives Matter activist DeRay McKesson told Foreign Policy.
A former homeland security official told them that carelessly connecting unrelated groups will make it harder for law enforcement to identify real threats. It's so convoluted that it's compromising officer safety, the former official said.
"The corporate media [has] covered the FBI report on 'black identity extremists' in narrow or misleading ways," Project Censored noted, citing examples from The New York Times, Fox News and NBC News. "Coverage like this both draws focus away from the active white supremacist movement and feeds the hate and fear on which such a movement thrives."
October 16, 2018
Cooking with FOIA: The CIA’s TOP SECRET anti-poop diet
Declassified manuals in the Agency archives reveal the “high protein, low residue” diet U-2 pilots used to keep from soiling their suits
Written by JPat Brown
Edited by Beryl Lipton
Practically synonymous with high-altitude espionage, the Lockheed U-2 spy plane played an almost legendary role in the Central Intelligence Agency’s activities during the Cold War, so much so that a 1/6th scale model of the plane currently hangs in the Agency atrium in Langley, Virginia. The aircraft was notoriously difficult to pilot and physically demanding (flights of over ten hours at over 70,000 feet were not uncommon), and a formerly TOP SECRET manual uncovered in the Agency archives outlines a strict regimen to keep pilots fit and healthy.
How FOIA exposed the CIA’s false claim that FOIA helped Soviet spies more than American journalists
by Emma Best
October 17, 2018
After the government claimed that FOIA was more useful to Soviet spies than American journalists or citizens, American journalists and citizens were able to use FOIA to expose the “apparently groundless” nature of these charges.
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Professor who offered students credit for protesting Sen. Collins barred from teaching, says USM
Dr. Susan Feiner had offered students a 'pop-up' course for college credit if they hopped a bus to Washington, D.C. to urge Sen. Collins to oppose Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation.
Surveillance video shows off-duty Chicago police officer shooting unarmed teen with autism
October 16 2018, 1:57 p.m.x
Chicago Police release video of black teenager shot and killed by police
“RELIC OF ANOTHER ERA”: MOST PEOPLE ON NORTH CAROLINA’S DEATH ROW WOULD NOT BE SENTENCED TO DIE TODAY
October 17 2018, 11:50 a.m.
'Privilege doesn't protect you': family seeks answers after father's Taser death
Tiny statues of Trump with signs inviting dogs to 'pee on me' appear across Brooklyn
NYPD Accused Of 'Incredibly Deferential Treatment' Of Proud Boys Following Beatings Caught On Video
BY JAKE OFFENHARTZ IN NEWS ON OCT 15, 2018 10:15 AM
POLITICS & ELECTIONS
Why the FBI Used Its Kid Gloves on Brett Kavanaugh
Former Fairfax County sheriff’s deputy charged in sexual assault of inmate
FBI official accepted free tickets to sporting event from reporter, inspector general says
Prince George’s police officer faces rape charges in traffic stop, police say
He Wanted to Be an Informant. The F.B.I. Arrested Him Instead.
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