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  • Homeland Security Adviser Allegedly Leaked Intel to Attack Rick Perry

    10/26/2011 3:27:17 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 68 replies
    Pajama's Media ^ | October 26, 2011 | Patrick Poole
    TX Dept. of Public Safety Director: “We know [Mohamed Elibiary] has accessed DPS documents and downloaded them. Texas Department of Public Safety officials are asking questions following a report that Department of Homeland Security Advisory Council member Mohamed Elibiary may have been given access to a sensitive database of state and local intelligence reports, and then allegedly shopped some of those materials to a media outlet. He allegedly used the documents to claim the department was promoting “Islamophobia” — claims that the media outlet ultimately rejected. They declined to do the story. Earlier today, I received confirmation from a left-leaning...
  • Authorities probing ex-Chicago schools CEO's Detroit tenure

    10/15/2015 11:49:25 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 1 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | October 15, 2015
    Authorities are investigating Detroit Public Schools contracts awarded by a former official who has pleaded guilty to her role in a kickback scheme while she was CEO of Chicago's school system, DPS said Thursday.
  • Top Law Enforcement Official: Terrorists Have Infiltrated U.S. Through Mexico

    10/06/2015 12:34:30 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 43 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | October 6, 2015
    A few days ago a top law enforcement official finally confirmed that Islamic terrorists have infiltrated the United States through Mexico, a story that Judicial Watch broke last year as part of an ongoing series involving the dangerously porous southern border. Last October JW reported that four members of the militant group Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS), who entered the U.S. through the Mexican border, were arrested in McAllen and Pharr Texas. Then, over the summer, JW reported that Mexican drug cartels are smuggling foreigners from countries with terrorist links into a small Texas rural town near...
  • Dallas Police lied about success of TrapWire

    I reported something to you about the Texas Department of Public Safety that is in error. DPS told me that its TrapWire super-surveillance detection system set up by former FBI and CIA agents to find terrorists is a success. How do we know?
  • Cop Forced into Counseling After Taking Picture with Snoop Dogg

    04/02/2015 1:34:49 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 36 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | 04/02/2015 | by Kipp Jones
    A Texas Department of Public Safety officer has been reprimanded and ordered to undergo counseling for posing in a photo with rapper Snoop Dogg during last month’s South by Southwest music festival in Austin, TX. Officer Billy Spears, who is based out of Gilmer, was called to Austin two weeks ago to help work with security for the event. While in a secured area, Snoop encountered Spears and asked if the two could take a photo together. The rapper then posted the image online: “Me n my deputy dogg,” Snoop said. The Dallas Morning News reports DPS officials saw the...
  • Denver schools have four times the administrators as other districts

    03/11/2015 9:49:03 AM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    Watchdog ^ | March 11, 2015 | Arthur Kane
    Denver Public Schools had four times the number of administrators as any other large metro area districts last year, and salaries and benefits for those staffers are $22 million more than the next largest metro district, Colorado Department of Education figures show. The teachers’ union president reviewed the data Watchdog.org obtained and said the nearly $68 million paid to DPS administrators would be better spent on students. “We need to be talking about keeping dollars closer to classroom when it comes to public education,” said Henry Roman, president of the Denver Classroom Teachers Association. “Should they be putting the money...
  • State trooper convicted of official oppression for illegal searches

    05/25/2014 10:27:43 AM PDT · by eastforker · 18 replies
    click2houston ^ | : May 24 2014 | AP
    A former Texas Department of Public Safety trooper has been sentenced to probation after pleading guilty to performing illegal body cavity searches on two women last July along a Dallas-area highway
  • Investigation reveals illegal immigrant working as DPS officer

    12/11/2013 11:44:03 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 10 replies
    KVOA.com ^ | Dec 10, 2013 | Tom McNamara and Paul Birmingham
    A bombshell revelation, as the News 4 Tucson Investigators uncover exclusive information about an illegal immigrant on the job, with a badge and gun, working as a law enforcement officer in southern Arizona. The investigation in this case began when a man applied for a visa to stay here in the United States. Immigration and Customs Enforcement began their own background investigation on that man. That's when they learned he has a sister, who is an officer with the Arizona Department of Public Safety. The News 4 Tucson Investigators discovered that officer, Carmen Figueroa, has actually been working for DPS...
  • Farmer: DPS detained, then released illegal immigrants ( Texas )

    09/22/2013 7:00:16 PM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies
    The Monitor ^ | September 22, 2013 | Jacob Fischler
    Texas Department of Public Safety troopers briefly detained and then released about 20 people suspected of being in the country illegally Saturday morning on a farmer’s land 24 miles north of central Mission, the landowner said. About 8 a.m. Saturday, Lee Adams said he noticed “a lot of activity” in the brush on his large rural property. He called a DPS trooper, who called for backup. A group of troopers – which included five cars and two helicopters – eventually rounded up a group of people who appeared to possibly be in the country illegally, Adams said. But in less...
  • Grand jury clears DPS officer in deaths of Guatemalan immigrants

    09/10/2013 7:11:33 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 3 replies
    valleycentral.com ^ | Sept 10,2013 | Nadia Galindo
    A Hidalgo County grand jury has cleared a Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) officer in the helicopter shooting deaths of two Guatemalan immigrants. The October 2012 chase ended with the deaths of two Guatemalan immigrants after the officer fired at the back of the smuggler's truck from a DPS helicopter. The back of the truck was covered by a tarp making it unclear what was in the bed of the pickup truck. Hidalgo County District Attorney Rene Guerra told Action 4 News that he presented the fatal chase before a grand jury. The grand jury issued a "no bill"...
  • Roadside cavity search.

    01/04/2013 10:50:04 PM PST · by magglepuss · 42 replies
    Drudge ^ | 1/5/13 | magglepuss
    Texas DPS doing their best to keep butts off the road!
  • Mohamed Elibiary, Homeland Security Adviser, Allegedly Leaked Intel, Shopped Classified Info to

    10/26/2011 6:03:04 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 10/26/11 | Pamela Geller
    Back in October 2010 I warned of the consequences of naming a stealth jihadist with ties to Islamic subversives whose stated goal is to "eliminate and destroy Western civilization from within and sabatoage its miserable house."more here ... Secretary Napolitano named devout Muslim Mohamed Elibiary to the Homeland Security Advisory Council (Department of Homeland Security.) Texas Department of Public Safety now says Homeland Security Advisory Council member Mohamed Elibiary may have been given access to a sensitive database of state and local intelligence reports, and then allegedly shopped some of those materials to a media outlet. Who else is the...
  • Texas only border state to allow aerial shooting

    11/18/2012 2:07:51 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 9 replies
    Valley Central.com ^ | November 18, 2012 | Action 4 News Staff
    AP) -- AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Texas is the only border state that allows and trains its officers to fire on suspects from airborne helicopters
  • DPS puts fatal La Joya chase officer back on duty

    11/01/2012 4:17:48 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 10 replies
    Valley Central ^ | November 1, 2012 | Action 4 News Staff
    LA JOYA, TEXAS (AP) -- The Texas Department of Public Safety has released the name of the state trooper who fired on a fleeing pickup truck near the U.S.-Mexico border, killing two illegal immigrants who were hiding under a blanket in the bed.
  • Border Insecurity: Heavily-Armed Texas Gunboats Now Patrolling the Rio Grande

    07/11/2012 8:53:13 PM PDT · by montag813 · 34 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 07-12-2012 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With Arizona The border is “safer than ever”. So says DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano. Again and again. Barack Obama has mocked those who say the border is unsafe: “Maybe they’ll need a moat. Maybe they’ll want alligators in the moat. They’ll never be satisfied.” But for Texans, the Rio Grande is wide open - thanks to Federal failure to secure it  - and is a growing threat to the safety of citizens and law enforcement, on land and water. In January we chronicled how ranchers in the Rio Grande Valley were stocking up on AK-47s to defend their property and lives...
  • Fleeing Illegal Aliens Shoot at Texas Troopers During Traffic Stop

    02/19/2012 11:21:27 AM PST · by montag813 · 11 replies · 2+ views
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 02-19-2012 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With Arizona Illegal aliens are increasingly battling police to avoid capture. Last week in Phoenix, 2 illegals fought with Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's detectives after a traffic stop, to try and enable 10 additional illegals to escape into the desert. Last night near Premont, TX, one or more of a group of 15 illegal aliens in a van shot at a Texas DPS Trooper when the officer tried to stop their vehicle in a routine traffic stop on Highway 281, according to the Jim Wells County Sheriff's Office. After a short chase, the pursuit ended south...
  • [Texas:]DPS: U.S. residents should avoid Nuevo Laredo this weekend

    07/02/2011 11:42:33 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 34 replies
    Rio Grande Guardian ^ | July 2, 2011 | Steve McCraw
    LAREDO, July 2 - U.S. residents are being advised not to visit Nuevo Laredo this Fourth of July Weekend. The advisory comes from the Texas Department of Public Safety and the Webb County Sheriff’s Office. Both agencies say they have received credible intelligence from multiple sources indicating that the Zetas Cartel is planning to target U.S. citizens who travel to Nuevo Laredo this weekend. “According to the information we have received, the Zetas are planning a possible surge in criminal activity, such as robberies, extortions, car-jackings and vehicle theft, specifically against U.S. citizens,” said DPS Director Steven C. McCraw. “We...
  • [South Texas:]VIDEO: Troopers open fire during chase near McCook, catch false courier near Peñitas

    06/03/2011 6:12:27 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 7 replies
    The Monitor ^ | June 02, 2011 | Jared Taylor
    NEAR McCOOK — State troopers opened fire on a minivan during a chase that stretched more than 30 miles Thursday afternoon. A Starr County sheriff's deputy attempted to stop a gray Honda minivan at 2:21 p.m. Thursday near Zarate Road and Highway 83 east of Rio Grande City, said Trooper Johnny Hernandez, a local Texas Department of Public Safety spokesman. Troopers and deputies pursued the van north from Highway 83, eventually turning toward the east before the pursuit ended at the intersection of Farm-to-Market roads 2058 and 681, north of the Moore Air Base in rural Hidalgo County. Only after...
  • Houston DPS clerk charged with bribery She's accused of selling licenses to illegal drivers

    07/01/2010 6:52:49 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 33 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | July 1, 2010 | MIKE GLENN
    A Houston woman who works for the Texas Department of Public Safety used her ready access to state driver's licenses for cash, authorities said. Gracie Gutierrez, 27, remained in custody after she was charged on Tuesday with bribery. Gutierrez is accused of accepting bribes to issue driver's licenses to people who are undocumented and have not taken the written or driving exam, said Donna Hawkins with the Harris County District Attorney's office. Also charged with bribery is Saul Ramirez, 20. Officials said he does not work for DPS. Ramirez was arrested while trying to sell a Texas driver's license to...
  • DPS investigating letter sent to (Texas) Gov. (Rick) Perry (30 governors were sent letters)

    04/02/2010 11:27:13 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 21 replies · 1,024+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | April 02, 2010 | Peggy Fikac
    The Texas Department of Public Safety is investigating a letter sent to Gov. Rick Perry as part of what's reported to be a nationwide effort by an anti-government group. The Associated Press reported that it obtained an internal intelligence note by the FBI and Department of Homeland Security saying that as of Wednesday, more than 30 governors had received letters saying if they don't leave office within three days they will be removed... DPS spokeswoman Tela Mange said, "The governor did receive one of those letters, and the DPS has opened a criminal investigation." The agency isn't discussing the letter...