Skip to comments.FBI agents said to oppose inquiry (shooting of Eagle Scout in Maryland)
Posted on 03/15/2002 6:22:07 AM PST by MulderEdited on 09/03/2002 4:50:06 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]
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Not true--Hourichi was FBI agent in charge of sniper team.-
source--link to ---Court case--9th Circuit Court of Appealls--June, 2001 [requires Acrobat Reader]
Qoute from court case ---"Horiuchi, as leader of the sniper team, instructed his men about how they should carry out their mission. His instructions...."
Man Imprisoned 30 Years for Crime FBI Knew He Didn't Commit
"What do you want, tears?" "It'll be probably a nice movie or something,"
Boston FBI agent H. Paul Rico
"Identify and recommend actions dedicated to improving and upgrading the performance of the FBI, assisting the incoming director with the many challenges to be faced, and reinforcing the FBI's effectiveness as the premier law enforcement organization in the world," - John Ashcroft
"Were going to go after all crime, and were going to make sure people get punished for the crime."
George W. Bush - Presidential Debate at Wake Forest University - Oct 11, 2000
"It is not possible to 'take care that the laws be faithfully executed' while deliberately violating the law.."
John Ashcroft - Aug. 1, 1998 (Washington Post).
Man Imprisoned 30 Years for Crime FBI Knew He Didn't Commit
By David Shuster and Sharon Kehnemui
Friday, May 04, 2001
WASHINGTON Representatives on the House Government Reform Committee showed a rare display of emotion on Thursday, as they heard the story of a man who spent 30 years in prison for a crime the FBI knew he did not commit.
"Your story of faith, your story of family, your story of courage and perseverance is a gift to your nation. And we cherish it," Rep. Christopher Shays, R-Conn., tearfully told Joe Salvati, a Massachusetts husband and father of four. "Your testimony will insure no one else has to endure the outrageous indignities and injustices you, Mr. Salvati, and your family, Marie, and your family, have suffered."
Salvati was 34 when he was sent to prison in 1967 for a 1965 Boston murder. He had apparently owed money to an informant who told officials Salvati committed the murder, in an attempt to cover up the real killer's identity.
It took 26 years for Salvati's lawyer, Victor Garo, to uncover documents proving FBI agents and Boston police decided to prosecute Salvati to protect the identities of a few informants they believed would be endangered if the real murderer were identified.
Several of those informants later committed other murders. Documents also showed then-FBI director J. Edgar Hoover knew of the misconduct and false testimony but let the case go on.
Salvati, who was exonerated earlier this year four years after his sentence was commuted broke down Thursday while testifying about his experience, and the undying strength and love he gained from his wife over the years.
He also said that despite his 30-year imprisonment, he still had faith in the American justice system.
"I still consider our justice system to be the greatest justice system in the world. But sometimes it fails, as in my case," he said. "We need agencies like the FBI because there are many out in the world that want to hurt us. However, when the FBI or any other similar agencies break the law, they must be held accountable for their crimes."
Garo was less forgiving.
"It was more important to the FBI that they protected their prized informants than it was for innocent people not to be framed. The truth be damned. It didn't matter the truth," he told the panel.
Through tears, Marie Salvati told of how she raised their four children without her husband at home, but always with him in their heart.
"From the very beginning of imprisonment, I knew that it would be important for the children to have constant contact, with their family, with their father. And every weekend I dress up, pack a little lunch, and go off to see him for their hugs and their kisses and whatever went on. And he would give them their father's guidance, even though he wasn't home with them," Marie Salvati said.
Later in the hearing, retired Boston FBI agent H. Paul Rico defiantly denied he helped frame Salvati, but at the same time admitted the wrong man went to jail for the crime.
"What do you want, tears?" Rico shot back at Shays, who accused the agent of feeling no remorse for his role in case. "It'll be probably a nice movie or something," replied the ex-agent, when pressed on the matter.
Also testifying at the hearing was lawyer F. Lee Bailey, who represented Boston mobster Joseph "The Animal" Barboza, the first Boston mobster to enter the witness protection program. Barboza falsely implicated Salvati, who back in 1967 owed Barboza $400.
Bailey later filed a sworn affidavit that his client had testified falsely. That testimony helped to get Salvati's sentence commuted.
The FBI's Boston office still has admitted no wrongdoing in this case and has issued no apology to the Salvati family. But outgoing FBI director Louis Freeh issued a written statement on Thursday promising the bureau's cooperation in a criminal investigation of the agents who were involved.
Lawmakers are insisting on a complete investigation, as well as an apology and compensation for the Salvatis.
HELP IS ON THE WAY MY REAR!
The Fall of the Republic
I think Nunya Bidness has an address for Schultz.
"Time indeed changes manners and notions, and so far we must expect institutions to bend to them. But time produces also corruption of principles, and against this it is the duty of good citizens to be ever on the watch, and if the gangrene is to prevail at last, let the day be kept off as long as possible." --Thomas Jefferson to Spencer Roane, 1821..
The day is upon us.
I think the agencies are preparing for a federal/national police force.
Yes, you are right. And it is the perfect entity for a totalitarian government. Is this just incidental?
"I wish Bush would abolish this animal before it goes any farther."
That will never happen.
Dag. That was an awful run-on sentence, but I don't have the stamina to break it up. Sorry 'bout that.
Seeing FCC weenies in black BDUs was the capper.
I am beyond caring whether or not the Federal Bureau of Incomptetence has a file on me. It's time to stand up.
Just being a member here is enough. If you own a gun, you're already on multiple lists. We now exist at the sufferance of thugs and monsters. This 'open season' thing is a double edged sword, however.
I wonder what the next few months will bring? God bless you and yours as well.
The 13th annual 3M/IAATI Vehicle Theft Investigation Award was presented at the annual IAATI meeting in Virginia Beach, Va. The honored team comprises Sergeant James D. Holmes, Officer David Dyhouse and Detective Marshall Trigg from the Metro Transit Police; Sergeant Pride Rivers, Lieutenant Rob Turano and Corporal Thomas Dupczak of the Maryland State Police; Special Agent Christopher R. Braga and Special Agent Molly Flynn with the FBI; Detective Robin Russell and Detective Chuck Penny with the Montgomery County Police; Agent Greg Klees with the Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms Laboratory; Jeremiah J. Smith with the National Insurance Crime Bureau; and Steven M. Dettelbach and Brent J. Gurney with the U.S. Attorney's Office in Greenbelt, Md.
This case will not be dropped.
What I'd like to know is just who is it is that Braga is covering for? Was that woman who heads the Baltimore office out on the bust or not? So far no one has said a word about where she was while this was going on, and that is pretty suspicions!
I could care less what happens to this so called public service 'agent', he's a scumbag mercenary, that's it. He's a trained killer who isn't even that good, he's a grade c psychopath.
her's a major clue-soldiers make really lousy cops most of the time!, Why? Because soldiers are trained to kill, use a weapon all the time, that's their main tool. Cops, GOOD cops on the other hand should hardly ever, ever, ever have to resort to a weapon, it's the LAST tool they want to have to use, not the FIRST tool. See the difference? just becauee both professions have 'guns" in their tool box does not make them 'the same job". They aren't even remotely close 5to the same job, but this government wants to change that, to go along with the previous 4 governments in completely changing "cops" intio soldiers. it SUCKS bigtime, and this is a typical situation now, because of this on-purpose change, which should be big clueski number 2 to most people. something is quite definetly WRONG here, bigtime folding money wrong.
And the trolls need to know there's millions of people out there who can see through their scum baggery dictatorship nazi sieg heiling, that's the whole idea of writing opinions-so I stated mine. If there's no weapon-you don't shoot, period. There was no weapoin, her shot anyweay, bercause he obviously WANTED to. He's sick and needs to be stripped of his badge, pension, check, guns and chunked in jail for attempted murder. He tried to kill an unarmed man, shot him in the FACE, someone who was obeying the "orders" to get out of the (*&^%^ car, an innocent man, and so far zilch has happened to him. He's beyond a disgrace, he's a menace to society, and should never be an employee of the US people, either as a civilian cop or as a soldier.
If the fedcops want respect, let them be brave enough to clean up their act FIRST, because the past buncha years, they STINK, as in rotten, incompetent, malicious and vindictive and thorouoly gangster run. I don't know how pervasive it is, but coverups and excuses are now the norm, not the exception to the rule.
My best advice to any honest cops left, federal or local-admit reality that the corrupt system is taking you down to their level of tyranny, so quit, resign, have nothing to do with them anymore, the check isn't worth your honor and heart and soul.
I know some who have done just that, and what they got to say can't even be written here. They have less respect than I do, because they've seen it up close and personal and have been ordered to be nazis and they got out.
I'm on freerepublic to help uncover decades of past governmental abuse and THIS case is a prime example of this 'abuse" stuff that keeps happening, and keeps getting worse. I don't have to be polite to the abusers, nor will I make excuses for them-and their families-who cares? This government doesn't care, it's called collateral damage. If they don't give a squat about that, why should anyone else? If this guy goes broke, too bad. if his wife has to go work, too bad. maybe she might want to rethink the type of "man" she marries? doesn't matter to me, his kids, OK, they don't know any better and got no choice in it-the adults, too bad. They aren't helping that poor shot kid anyway, so screw them and the black booted hoss they rode in on.
If he goes to jail-GREAT!
Hope I didn't leave anything out. Want to be clear here. Innocent kid-100% pure grade A victim of abusive government. US government and it's 'agents" who think it's OK to shoot unarmed people, 100% grade A nazi scumbags. they can slap a US flag on everything they got, it still won't stop the reality of them groovin on what the swastika means. New century, same old goose steppers.
I have had the experience of her taking action publicly concerning a very minor point I had made. No doubt Jim Robinson has had that experience as well.
Remember, that young girl who was a Barry Goldwater fan is buried in there under all that proto-fascist Liberal flab she's picked up over the years.
The element of trust is broken. These kids weren't whacked out religious crazoids, nor were they people in close association with someone charged with a felony, or even missing a court date.
Being a federale is tough. One day during a conference over some bad people one of the federales present crossed his leg and a pistol dropped out of his boot onto the floor. We all laughed, but he'd just come off of 6 months of stakeouts on druggies.
I suggested he would be well suited to haul around just one gun. He started pulling them out! Wow!
Anyway, he needed a break. Mr. Braga clearly needs a break, and it looks like he's been the shooter in the last three gun incidents in that office.
The civil suits will ruin him and his wife and kids, and his friends and fellow agents, and entire neighborhoods anyway. Wouldn't put it past him to put a gun in his mouth in the end - ...... the only people who win here are the trial attorneys. Let us pray that they are honest Republicans.
And Hillary!, if you're reading this, I'd just like to say, I'm a PROUD member of the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy.
Wouldn't it be nice to go back to the innocent years? Many of us do have those innocent years. It is a shame that there are many people today who have no idea about innocent years. They were born old and cynical. Today's society robs the young of innocent years.
Inspectors are "good" federales. The others are not "good", but sometimes they are useful.
If you want somebody to defend the FBI call the Director. I haven't got time to do so, nor am I inclined that way either.
No jury would ever convict him.
So Braga messed up twice. First he shot an innocent person. Second he failed to kill him.
I'm gonna bring it up again, especially for the lurkers, the "nuhremberg" defense isn't. Chanting "I was just following orders" is not a get out of jail free card.
At one time the swaggering gestapo and SS were on top of the world, their wars on terrorism were oh-so justified, their wars on domestic "felons" were oh so legal and justified. You were "for them" or "against them". they had flags a-plenty everywhere, they were the glory of the fatherland. They did as they were told, because their "superiors" were gods, no longer men, they could order no wrong, so nothing they did was "wrong". It was all "legal", too, every single step of the way followed their "laws" and lawbreakers had to be punished.
Until their own little fantasyhell world they created and believed in came tumbling down around their shoulders.
Nuhremberg. Never forget.
no tears shed here. Not for Braga at least.
It's time to clean house and if lawsuits are they leave us then so be it.
Shouldn't have to be this way. The FBI should clean their own house, but it's not going to happen.