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  • Land Of The Free? 1 In 3 Americans Are On File With The FBI In The US Police State

    10/21/2014 3:52:52 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 43 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 10/21/14 | Tyler Durden
    The sickening transformation of these United States into an authoritarian police state with an incarceration rate that would make Joseph Stalin blush, has been a key theme of my writing since well before the launch of Liberty Blitzkrieg. American Police Make an Arrest Every 2 Seconds in 2012. In the event you never read it, I suggest taking a look before tackling the rest of this piece. Fast forward to fall 2014, and the Wall Street Journal has a powerful article about how children in schools systems across the U.S. are being arrested or turned over to police custody for...
  • LAWMAKERS SKEPTICAL OF FBI’S PUSH FOR ENCRYPTION BACK DOORS

    10/20/2014 11:39:03 AM PDT · by e-gadfly · 6 replies
    NextGov ^ | 2014-10-17 | Brendan Sasso
    Tech companies like Apple and Google want to make the data customers carry on their smartphones and computers more secure, safe from the prying eyes of spies and identity thieves alike. But law-enforcement officials--from the FBI to local police--see those same devices as treasure troves of evidence.... "I'd be surprised if more than a handful of members would support the idea of backdooring Americans' personal property," Sen. Ron Wyden, an Oregon Democrat and vocal privacy advocate, said.... And a House Democratic aide said that staffers have been in touch with the FBI on the issue but that Congress is unlikely...
  • FBI Director Warns Google and Apple "If You Don't Decrypt Phones, We'll Do It For You"

    10/19/2014 12:42:34 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 110 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 19 | Mike Shedlock
    The Fourth Amendment to the US Constitution is crystal clear in meaning. The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized. FBI Director, James Comey, an Obama appointment, does not give a damn what the Constitution says. In a recent speech, Comey warns If Apple and Google Won't Decrypt Phones, We'll Force Them To Everyone...
  • FBI Head: Apple, Google Encryption Leads to 'Dark Place'

    10/17/2014 4:17:20 PM PDT · by e-gadfly · 22 replies
    Tom's Guide ^ | 2014-10-16 | Paul Wagenseil
    FBI Director James Comey gave a strong speech today (Oct. 16) explaining why law enforcement should have access to data on encrypted smartphones. But he failed to cite any examples in which such law-enforcement access could have made the difference between life and death.... The Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act (CALEA) of 1994 mandates that telecommunications companies must give police the ability to listen in on telephone conversations. CALEA covers landlines and cellular carriers, and was expanded in 2004 to cover Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) providers and broadband Internet service providers. For the past few years, the FBI...
  • BREAKING: Documents Confirm Fast and Furious AK-47 Used in Phoenix Gang Assault

    10/16/2014 1:41:42 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 16, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    Documents obtained through a lawsuit recently issued against the City of Phoenix by government watchdog Judicial Watch reveal a weapon from the Department of Justice's Operation Fast and Furious was used to injure two people in a 2013 gang-style assault on an apartment complex. When the incident occurred and during investigation afterward, police worked with federal law enforcement agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, Department of Homeland Security, FBI and Drug Enforcement Agency in the case, raising suspicions the assault wasn't simply a typical, local gang shootout and prompted questions about the details of where the weapons...
  • The Government and Freedom

    10/16/2014 12:00:17 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 16, 2014 | Judge Andrew Napolitano
    Earlier this week, FBI Director James Comey gave an interview to "60 Minutes" during which he revealed a flawed understanding of personal freedom. He rightly distinguished what FBI agents do in their investigations of federal crimes from what the NSA does in its intelligence gathering, when the two federal agencies are looking for non-public data. The FBI requires, Comey correctly asserted, articulable suspicion to commence an investigation and probable cause to obtain a search warrant. It does this because its agents have sworn an oath to uphold the Constitution, and their failure to comply with that oath may very well...
  • The FBI’s bogus report on mass shootings

    10/12/2014 3:11:16 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 30 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 12, 2014 | John R. Lott Jr.
    It’s disheartening to see the FBI used to promote a political agenda, but that’s what we got with the bureau’s release last month of a study claim to show a sharp rise in mass shootings, a la Newtown, Conn. The FBI counted 160 “mass” or “active” shootings in public places from 2000 to 2013. Worse, it said these attacks rose from just one in 2000 to 17 in 2013. Media outlets worldwide gave the “news” extensive coverage. Too bad the study is remarkably shoddy — slicing the evidence to distort the results. In fact, mass public shootings have only risen...
  • FBI Chief: Citizens Should Be 'Deeply Skeptical' of Government

    10/12/2014 1:05:01 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 39 replies
    News Max ^ | 08/11/14 | Todd Beamon
    Americans should be "deeply skeptical" of government power, says FBI Director James Comey, adding that law enforcement should be able to access someone's telephone only with a court order, "I believe that Americans should be deeply skeptical of government power," Comey told CBS News' Scott Pelley in an interview for "60 Minutes" that will air on Sunday. "You cannot trust people in power. "The Founders knew that," he said. "That’s why they divided power among three branches, to set interest against interest." Comey, 53, who became FBI chief in September 2013, cautioned that courts must grant law-enforcement agencies permission to...
  • Don't Scare Us, Prepare Us

    10/10/2014 6:41:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 10, 2014 | Michael Reagan
    The head of the FBI says a terrorist attack may be coming. He doesn't know where or when, of course. But Director James Comey says the hard-core terror group Khorasan is planning to attack the United States and is "looking to do it very, very soon." Comey offered no details, nothing specific. He also used the weasle-word "may." Yet he says we all have to act as if a terrorist attack on us at home is "coming tomorrow." So what is it? Is the FBI boss trying to prepare us for a real attack or is he just trying to...
  • Fast and Furious: Phoenix Sued by Judicial Watch Over Federal Documents

    10/09/2014 12:43:16 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 9, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    Government watchdog Judicial Watch has sued the City of Phoenix Police Department over documents surrounding a 2013 gang-style assault on an apartment complex. Long-guns, a handgun, empty casings and buildings riddled with bullets were reported at the scene and two people were wounded in the incident. When the incident occurred and during investigation afterward, police worked with federal law enforcement agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, Department of Homeland Security, FBI and Drug Enforcement Agency in the case, raising suspicions the assault wasn't simply a typical, local gang shootout and prompted questions about the details of the...
  • FBI Should Arrest, Not 'Track,' American Jihadis

    10/08/2014 3:26:07 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 30 replies
    Investors.com ^ | October 8, 2014 | IBD Editorial
    War On Terror: Though they've given material assistance to terrorists by fighting for the Islamic State, which is a federal crime, the FBI director says American jihadis are "entitled" to come home and move about freely. FBI Director James Comey told Scott Pelley on CBS' "60 Minutes" Sunday that we know who the dozen or so Americans fighting with the Islamic State are, but we can't do much more than follow them around if they decide to return to the U.S. In the aftermath of 9/11, and in the face of IS atrocities and threats, this is an appalling statement....
  • FBI Director: Americans That Joined ISIS in Syria Are 'Entitled' to Return to US

    10/08/2014 8:56:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/08/2014 | Samuel Smith
    FBI Director James Comey admitted that the "dozen or so" American citizens that are currently fighting with the Islamic State terror group in Syria have the ability and right, as Americans with passports, to return to the homeland. Appearing in his first major television interview since taking the helm of the Bureau in September 2013, Comey said on CBS's "60 Minutes" Sunday night that the FBI is closely tracking about a dozen American citizens whom they believe to be fighting in Syria alongside ISIS militants. He added that although they may be supporting terrorist agendas, they still have the freedom...
  • FBI: Help Us Identify Homegrown ISIS Fighters Traveling Overseas

    10/08/2014 7:22:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 8, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    The Federal Bureau of Investigation is seeking the public's help in identifying individuals who are planning to leave the United States in order to fight with the terror army ISIS overseas. “We need the public's assistance in identifying U.S. persons going to fight overseas with terrorist groups or who are returning home from fighting overseas,” FBI Counterterrorism Division Assistant Director Michael Steinbach said in a statement. In particular, the FBI is looking for leads and help identifying an English speaking ISIS fighter featured in a recent propaganda video. “We’re hoping that someone might recognize this individual and provide us with...
  • FBI: Tests can’t link diapers to ambush suspect

    10/03/2014 4:04:00 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 45 replies
    Pocono Record ^ | Oct. 3, 2014 | AP
    DNA testing was inconclusive on soiled diapers thought to have been left by Pennsylvania police ambush suspect Eric Frein, the FBI said Friday. The diapers had been exposed to the elements, so "you can’t say one way or the other" whether Frein wore them, said Edward Hanko, special agent in charge of the Philadelphia FBI office. State police announced last week they had discovered diapers in the northeastern Pennsylvania woods where Frein is believed to be hiding, and that he might have worn them so he could remain stationary for long periods of time.
  • Target of FBI bribery probe successfully bribes FBI agent

    10/02/2014 1:01:34 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 2, 2014 | Phillip Swarts
    A Boston businessman faced a federal investigation into whether he had bribed contracting officials to steer lucrative deals his way. So he responded the only way he knew how: bribing an FBI agent to call off the case. Unfortunately for the bureau, the agent took him up on it, accepting hundreds of thousands of dollars for trying to prevent charges against the businessman. Now former special agent Robert Lustyik Jr., 51, a 24-year veteran of the agency, has pleaded guilty to eleven counts of fraud, obstruction and conspiracy. “No one is above the law, no matter what rank or badge...
  • FBI catches corrupt Philadelphia judge in the act with fake trial

    09/29/2014 11:18:56 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 29 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | september 29, 2014 | david boroff
    It was life imitating art. In a move straight out of TV's "Law and Order," FBI agents put on a fake trial — with a pretend suspect — to catch a corrupt judge who agreed to influence the faux case, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported. Philadelphia Judge Joseph Waters pleaded guilty last week to mail fraud and wire fraud. "As I understand it, none of it was real," Waters' lawyer Michael J. Engle told the Inquirer. "This whole sting was orchestrated." According to court documents obtained by the newspaper, a man identified as David P. Khoury was arrested two years ago for carrying an...
  • Scarborough Scalds FBI for Labelling OK Beheading 'Workplace Violence'

    09/29/2014 5:43:42 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 39 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Score one for Joe Scarborough. The Morning Joe host today unleashed a tirade against the FBI for treating as a case of "workplace violence" the beheading by a fanatical Muslim convert of a fellow worker in Oklahoma. Scarborough lashed out at the FBI's political correctness in claiming that there was "no indication" that the suspect, Alton Nolen, was copying the recent ISIS beheadings. Said Scarborough: "how stupid does the FBI really think we are? Who exactly are they afraid of offending?" Political correctness, in its more innocuous manifestations, can be good fodder for humor. But when our government becomes so...
  • Leland Yee case filing alleges unidentified politician took money from undercover agent

    09/28/2014 3:02:04 PM PDT · by Libloather · 6 replies
    SF Examiner ^ | 9/24/14 | Jonah Owen Lamb
    An undercover FBI agent gave campaign donations to an unnamed Bay Area politician during a yearslong undercover investigation into a Chinatown gang and alleged political corruption that culminated in the arrests of state Sen. Leland Yee and Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow earlier this year. This is according to the latest filing by the U.S. Attorney's Office in the federal case against the two men and about 20 others. Besides indicating that a politician other than Yee allegedly took money from undercover FBI agents in exchange for favors, the filing further lays out the relationship between former school board member and...
  • FBI Blasts Apple, Google Phone Encryption: It "Allows People To Be Beyond The Law""

    09/27/2014 8:35:23 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 37 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 09/27/14 | Tyler Durden
    The kings men also viewed their power as necessary as Comey does today. They could simply enter someone’s home and search all your papers. If you wrote anything derogatory against the king, off you went to prison. This is what inspired the American Revolution and the Fourth Amendment that there had to be a reason to search not just arbitrary desire to want to know and lets see what we can find as the NSA and FBI do today. This is the very essence of LIBERTY. You cannot pretend to be the leader of the free world with people like...
  • Did Holder resign because he can no longer trust the FBI to be his personal army of thugs?

    09/26/2014 9:02:39 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 12 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/26/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    The resignation of Attorney General Eric Holder is great news for the continued life of our republic. Patriotic Americans are sighing in relief and saying, “Good riddance to a lawless tyrant!” This joyous event brings to mind the startling glut of gut punches brought to bear last March by the FBI against Democrat “sacred cows;” punches which were clearly thrown without permission from Holder or any of his top aides. The FBI raided offices and arrested or indicted a half dozen usually protected Democrat minorities. Last spring within a two week period, Democrats who by their membership in protected groups...
  • police: moore muslim beheading had nothing to do with terrorism – just random workplace beheading

    09/26/2014 3:14:17 PM PDT · by markomalley · 51 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 9/26/2014 | Jim Hoft
    Police say the beheading had nothing to do with his Islamic faith.KFOR reported: The FBI is now looking into Nolen’s background after his former co-workers said he tried to convert them to Islam after recently converting himself.Lewis says the FBI is working in conjunction with the Moore Police Department, especially when it comes to the religious aspect of the case.At this time, it is not known if the suspect’s beliefs played a role in the attack. Vaughan Foods after the beheading (News 9)Police also say there is no link to terrorism. It was just a random workplace beheading. ABC7 reported:...
  • FBI investigating claims Oklahoma beheading suspect tried to convert others to Islam

    09/26/2014 1:59:05 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 49 replies
    KFOR ^ | 09/26/14
    The FBI is now looking into Nolen’s background after his former co-workers said he tried to convert them to Islam after converting to the religion himself.
  • FBI Identifies 'Jihadi John'

    09/26/2014 6:42:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 26, 2014 | Leah Barkoukis
    FBI Director James Comey said the agency has identified the ISIS executioner who beheaded American journalists James Foley, Steven Sotloff, and British aid worker John Haines. Comey would not identify the executioner’s nationality or identity to the media, though you’ll remember he spoke with a British accent in the videos. The man, dubbed ‘Jihadi John,’ is one of four British jihadis known as the ‘Beatles’ that are currently holding hostages in Syria.  The Daily Mail has more details: British Foreign Secretary, Philip Hammond revealed intelligence agencies were closing the net on Jihadi John. Hammond, who just ten days ago admitted...
  • FBI blasts Apple, Google for locking police out of phones

    09/25/2014 3:05:24 PM PDT · by re_tail20 · 41 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 25, 2014 | Craig Timberg and Greg Miller
    FBI Director James B. Comey sharply criticized Apple and Google on Thursday for developing forms of smartphone encryption so secure that law enforcement officials cannot easily gain access to information stored on the devices — even when they have valid search warrants. His comments were the most forceful yet from a top government official but echo a chorus of denunciation from law enforcement officials nationwide. Police have said that the ability to search photos, messages and Web histories on smartphones is essential to solving a range of serious crimes, from murder to child pornography to attempted terrorist attacks. “There will...
  • EXCLUSIVE - Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry's Sister on Timing of Holder Resignation:

    09/25/2014 2:04:58 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 25, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    In light of a federal judge denying a request from the Department of Justice to delay the release of a long-sought after Fast and Furious document list, the sister of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, Kelly Terry-Willis, doesn't find the timing of Attorney General Eric Holder's resignation to be a coincidence. "I do not find it a coincidence that Eric Holder chose now to resign after Judge Bates denied the request from the DOJ to delay the release of the Fast and Furious documents. I personally think Eric Holder was really hoping that the documents would never be made public to...
  • Judge Denies DOJ Request to Delay Release of Fast and Furious Document List (Be Released by Oct 22)

    09/25/2014 12:28:13 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 34 replies
    Town Hall ^ | Sep 25, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    U.S. District Court Judge John D. Bates has denied a request from the Department of Justice to delay the release of a list of Operation Fast and Furious documents being protected under President Obama's assertion of executive privilege. The list, better known as a Vaughn index, was requested through a June 2012 FOIA filing by government watchdog Judicial Watch. When DOJ didn't respond to the FOIA request in the time required by law, Judicial Watch sued in September 2012, seeking all documents DOJ and the White House are withholding from Congress under executive privilege claims. President Obama made the assertion...
  • Federal Court Denies DOJ Motion for Delay, Orders Release of Fast and Furious Documents List to...

    09/25/2014 9:14:32 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 47 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | September 25, 2014
    Full title: Federal Court Denies DOJ Motion for Delay, Orders Release of Fast and Furious Documents List to Judicial Watch by October 22 “The government’s arguments for even more time are unconvincing.” – U.S. District Court Judge John D. Bates (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that on September 23, 2014, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ruled that by October 22, the Department of Justice (DOJ) must submit a “Vaughn index” listing Fast and Furious materials Judicial Watch sought in its June 2012 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request and subsequent September 2012 FOIA lawsuit...
  • US has identified masked man in beheading videos

    09/25/2014 11:50:21 AM PDT · by redreno · 20 replies
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. believes it has identified the British-accented masked man in the videos depicting the beheadings of two American journalists and a British aid worker, the FBI director says. FBI Director James Comey told reporters at the bureau's headquarters he would not reveal the man's name or nationality. Comey did not address whether the U.S. believes the man actually carried out the killings himself. The beheadings are not shown in the videos
  • FBI Plans Rapid DNA Dragnets

    09/24/2014 6:59:30 PM PDT · by mykroar · 18 replies
    NextGov ^ | 9/23/14 | Aliya Sternstein
    The FBI is preparing to accelerate the collection of DNA profiles for the government's massive new biometric identification database. Developers of portable DNA analysis machines have been invited to a Nov. 13 presentation to learn about the bureau's vision for incorporating their technology into the FBI's new database. So-called rapid DNA systems can draw up a profile in about 90 minutes. The Next Generation Identification system, or NGI, the successor to the FBI's criminal fingerprint database, is designed to quickly ID crooks through facial recognition, iris matching, tattoo cross-checks and vocal recordings, among other unique traits. But critics say aggregating...
  • 15 Fun Facts from Archbishop Fulton Sheen’s FBI file

    09/24/2014 4:20:37 PM PDT · by NYer · 30 replies
    cna ^ | September 23, 2014 | Mary Rezac
    Currently the late Archbishop Fulton Sheen, best known for his T.V. and radio preaching, is caught up in an impasse regarding the next steps in his cause for canonization.Photo of Bishop Fulton J. Sheen, the Roman Catholic Bishop of the Diocese of Rochester, New York. He had a radio and television program called Life Is Worth Living which aired from 1951 to 1957. In the meantime, we thought we’d give you some fun tidbits we found in his FBI file.But wait! Don’t freak out - pretty much everyone during the Communist scare in the 1950′s had a file, especially people...
  • Obama Forbids FBI to Use Religion in Identifying Terror Threats as ISIS Recruits in US Mosques

    09/24/2014 3:35:09 PM PDT · by Nachum · 54 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/24/14 | The Investigative Project on Terrorism (IPT)
    AT had a chance to catch up with Steven Emerson, head of The Investigative Project on Terrorism, and hear his assessment of the ISIS threat here on American soil. Emerson runs the country's top data center on Islamic terror groups in the United States, working like a man possessed, and accomplishing the work of thousands on sheer guts and determination to protect our country. Wherever the bad guys have been caught and prosecuted successfully, you will find Emerson working quietly behind the scenes as an invaluable ally of the FBI and Homeland Security. Because he accepts no money from the...
  • Obama Forbids FBI to Use Religion in Identifying Terror Threats...

    09/24/2014 7:48:37 AM PDT · by markomalley · 38 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 9-24-2014 | Karin McQuillan
    AT had a chance to catch up with Steven Emerson, head of The Investigative Project on Terrorism, and hear his assessment of the ISIS threat here on American soil. Emerson runs the country’s top data center on Islamic terror groups in the United States, working like a man possessed, and accomplishing the work of thousands on sheer guts and determination to protect our country. " The FBI has been handcuffed in terms of investigating religious extremists in mosques, as a result of guidelines put out by the attorney general earlier this year. And so therefore, there is… a definite problem...
  • Obama Forbids FBI to Use Religion to Identify Terror Threats, as ISIS Recruits Openly in Mosques

    09/24/2014 6:33:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/24/2014 | Karin McQuillan
    div class="article_body top">AT had a chance to catch up with Steven Emerson, head of The Investigative Project on Terrorism, and hear his assessment of the ISIS threat here on American soil.  Emerson runs the country’s top data center on Islamic terror groups in the United States, working like a man possessed, and accomplishing the work of thousands on sheer guts and determination to protect our country.   Wherever the bad guys have been caught and prosecuted successfully, you will find Emerson working quietly behind the scenes as an invaluable ally of the FBI and Homeland Security.  Because he accepts no money...
  • white house confirms americans fighting with isis have returned to us

    09/22/2014 3:00:33 PM PDT · by TexasCajun · 49 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 22 Sep 2014, | Breitbart TV
    Monday at the White House daily briefing press secretary Josh Earnest confirmed the reports that a senior administration official said this morning that some Americans fighting with ISIS have returned to the United States and are being closely monitored by the the FBI. Intelligence estimates puts the number of American citizens with valid passports fighting with ISIS at over a 100. This is the first time however the administration has confirmed reports that some are already back inside America
  • OR:72-Year-Old Father Defends Wife, Shoots Son

    09/19/2014 6:53:01 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 18 September, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    In Metolius, Oregon, a 72-year-old man used a .38 caliber revolver to defend himself and his wife from a drunken attacker who broke down their bedroom door.   The attacker was their 45 year old son.    One of the prime weapons in the propaganda campaign to disarm Americans is a theory of homicide in the United States.   I call it the "progressive elite" theory.   It runs like this:  The majority of people, except for the exceptional elite, are just moments away from committing a criminal homicide.  They have poor impulse control and fly into rages which escalate into homicidal rages...
  • Feds in El Paso: Rep. O’Rourke Called to Ban Contact with JW

    09/17/2014 11:52:36 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | September 17, 2014
    Federal law enforcement sources in El Paso say that a United States congressman called their office to prohibit contact with Judicial Watch in the aftermath of a disturbing story confirming that Islamic terrorists are operating in the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez. Sources tell JW that Beto O’Rourke, a Democrat who represents El Paso in the U.S. House of Representatives, telephoned the area offices of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the U.S. Border Patrol (USBP) in an effort to identify—and evidently intimidate—sources that may have been used by JW. On August 29 JW...
  • Rochester, N.Y., man charged with trying to help Islamic State

    09/16/2014 6:35:23 PM PDT · by markomalley · 15 replies
    Reuters ^ | 9/16/2014
    A Rochester, New York, man has been indicted on charges of trying to provide material support to the Islamic State militant group and attempting to murder U.S. soldiers, the U.S. Justice Department said on Tuesday. A federal grand jury in Rochester handed down a seven-count indictment against Mufid Elfgeeh, 30, following an investigation by the FBI's Rochester Joint Terrorism Task Force, a Justice Department statement said. According to court records, Elfgeeh, beginning last year, tried to help three people - two of whom were cooperating with the FBI - to travel to Syria to fight for Islamic State, a Sunni...
  • Need Advice On Looking At Colleges

    09/16/2014 7:15:06 PM PDT · by usconservative · 77 replies
    Self | 9/16/2014 | USConservativ
    Ok, I need some help here on a topic I know absolutely nothing about: how to evaluate colleges. My oldest son is graduating high school this year and wants to pursue a career in Law Enforcement. He has an excellent GPA (3.7/4.0) and achieved a 32 on his ACT test and as a result we're getting solicitations from colleges all over the country from as far south as Tulane in Louisiana, Hofstra in New York, University of Southern California, Michigan State, Valparaiso University, Marquette and others. We've narrowed down the list of colleges we're visiting based on his desire to...
  • FBI’s Washington field office at center of efforts to get U.S. hostages home

    09/16/2014 3:10:47 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 7 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | September 16, 2014 | Adam Goldman
    When American journalist Theo Curtis was released in the Golan Heights late last month after being held in Syria by an Islamist group for nearly two years, a pair of FBI agents were waiting for him. One of the agents called Curtis’s mother to tell her that her son was finally safe. That moment was a high point — not only for Curtis’s family but also for the FBI agents based in the Washington field office working on the abduction. The FBI “deserves some credit for what it did for me,” Curtis said in an interview. (snip) The killings by...
  • Big profit for Pritzkers on costly Chicago FBI deal

    09/15/2014 7:40:21 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 5 replies
    chicago sun times ^ | Sep 14, 2014
    Chicago Big profit for Pritzkers on costly Chicago FBI deal Sun, 09/14/2014 - 3:30pm Better Government Association @bettergov | Email A deal involving the federal government’s most expensive lease in Chicago produced millions of dollars in profits for a development group that included Penny Pritzker, a top campaign fund-raiser for President Barack Obama who is now his commerce secretary, a Chicago Sun-Times / Better Government Association investigation has found. The developers also included Jack Higgins, a friend and political backer of former Mayor Richard M. Daley. Over the 14-year term of the lease, the government will pay $280 million in...
  • Bombshell Emails: White House Coordinated With Department of Labor To Hide Illegal Obama Fundraiser

    09/14/2014 9:24:14 PM PDT · by Nachum · 69 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9/14/14 | Patrick Howley
    The Department of Labor coordinated with the White House on whether or not to release hidden portions of former Labor Secretary Hilda Solis’ schedule as Solis battled an FBI investigation into her illegal fundraising for President Obama. New emails provided to The Daily Caller from the nonprofit legal research firm Cause of Action show the White House thanking the Department of Labor for “flagging” a public information request for “withheld” portions of Solis’ schedule. (SEE THE EMAIL CHAIN). The White House then asked for the name of the conservative group making the request — information that Labor officials were eager...
  • Bachmann: FBI Told Me Americans Who Joined ISIS Would Be Allowed To Return To US

    09/14/2014 8:15:27 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 35 replies
    cbs ^ | 9-11-14 | cbs
    WASHINGTON (CBSDC) — Rep. Michele Bachmann says she was told by the FBI that Americans who joined the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria in the Middle East would be allowed to return to the U.S. Speaking to Newsmax, the Minnesota Republican detailed a private meeting she had with the federal agency earlier this summer when she asked them if any Minnesotans had joined ISIS. “The FBI told me … that there were two Minnesotans that had joined up with the Islamic State. I asked the FBI, ‘If they choose to return to Minnesota, will they be allowed to?’ The...
  • Communist Spies Target Academia Says New FBI Report.

    09/13/2014 5:38:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 13, 2014 | Humberto Fontova
    “Academia has been and remains a key target of foreign intelligence services, including the [Cuban intelligence service],” says an FBI report from Sept. 2nd.“One recruitment method used by the Cubans is to appeal to American leftists’ ideology. “For instance, someone who is allied with communist or leftist ideology may assist the [Cuban intelligence service] because of his/her personal beliefs.” Not that any of the above should come as earth-shaking news to anyone who:A: Attended a typical college and suffered through typical Liberal Arts courses. B. Knows anything at all about the history of Cuban spying in the U.S.Give the A.B....
  • EXCLUSIVE: Former terror suspect kicked out of Bloomington, Minn. mosque

    09/06/2014 5:52:16 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 46 replies
    MyFoxTwinCities.com ^ | 9/5/14 | Tom Leyden
    Amir Meshal has a fascinating history. He's originally from New Jersey, but back in 2007 he was detained and interrogated by the FBI in Kenya after escaping from Somalia. Somehow, his travels brought him to Minnesota, and to a mosque in Bloomington, which kicked him out this summer. Friday prayers bring hundreds to the Al-Farooq Youth and Family Center, which is perhaps the largest mosque in the Twin Cities. But not everyone is welcome -- not after Meshal began attending prayer and hanging out earlier this year. In June, the center called police and had Meshal, 31, removed and ticketed...
  • The FBI’s Islamic Terrorism Denial

    09/02/2014 2:18:16 AM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    Frontpage ^ | 9/2/2014 | Robert Spencer
    The Washington Free Beacon revealed Friday that “the FBI’s most recent national threat assessment for domestic terrorism makes no reference to Islamist terror threats, despite last year’s Boston Marathon bombing and the 2009 Fort Hood shooting—both carried out by radical Muslim Americans.” Instead, the threat assessment focused on eight types of groups: “anti-government militia groups and white supremacy extremists, along with ‘sovereign citizen’ nationalists, and anarchists,” along with “violent animal rights and environmentalist extremists, black separatists, anti- and pro-abortion activists, and Puerto Rican nationalists.”The FBI focus on “anti-government militia groups and white supremacy extremists, along with ‘sovereign citizen’ nationalists, and...
  • Villanova professor's quest reveals LBJ vendetta against George Hamilton

    09/01/2014 1:29:26 AM PDT · by gusopol3 · 29 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | August 31, 2014 | Jeremy Roebuck, Alison Steele
    For a few months in 1966, the budding romance between film star George Hamilton and Lynda Bird Johnson, daughter of the 36th president, was the talk of Washington....But a previously confidential FBI file - which a Philadelphia judge last week outlined in an opinion and ordered to be released - shows for the first time how far Johnson went to protect his daughter and his presidency
  • 'Truthy' Grant Recipient Denies Database Will Track 'Hate Speech' Despite Support for

    08/30/2014 9:27:21 AM PDT · by rktman · 11 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 8/28/2014 | Katherine Rodriguez
    So, the Indiana University professor who got the grant to create the "Truthy" database denies reports that it's going to track "hate speech." Though, a look into his background suggests he's a big fan of organizations that throw the term around liberally. The Washington Free Beacon wrote a piece earlier this week on how the federal government gave $1 million to track "hate speech" and "misinformation":
  • FBI National Domestic Threat Assessment Omits Islamist Terrorism

    08/29/2014 1:32:29 PM PDT · by darkwing104 · 12 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | August 29, 2014 | Bill Gertz
    The FBI’s most recent national threat assessment for domestic terrorism makes no reference to Islamist terror threats, despite last year’s Boston Marathon bombing and the 2009 Fort Hood shooting—both carried out by radical Muslim Americans.
  • Oak Creek Army Ranger Justin Slaby to graduate from FBI training in October (Wisconsin)

    08/29/2014 10:07:19 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 9 replies
    WHBL News ^ | August 29, 2014
    Oak Creek Army Ranger Justin Slaby to graduate from FBI training in October Friday, August 29, 2014 10:34 a.m. CDT OAK CREEK, WI (WTAQ) - A wounded Army Ranger from Oak Creek will graduate from the FBI's training academy in October. Justin Slaby won a federal lawsuit last year, after he claimed he was wrongly dismissed from the FBI academy because he lost his left hand while serving in Iraq. This week, the Justice Department's inspector general found that former Milwaukee FBI office director Teresa Carlson urged agent Mark Crider to commit perjury, by testifying that Slaby wasn't qualified to...
  • FBI National Domestic Threat Assessment Omits Islamist Terrorism

    08/29/2014 8:18:57 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 42 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | August 29, 2014 | Bill Gertz
    FBI National Domestic Threat Assessment Omits Islamist Terrorism Internal report labels white supremacists, black separatists, militias, abortion extremists main domestic extremists BY: Bill Gertz August 29, 2014 5:00 am The FBI’s most recent national threat assessment for domestic terrorism makes no reference to Islamist terror threats, despite last year’s Boston Marathon bombing and the 2009 Fort Hood shooting—both carried out by radical Muslim Americans. Instead, the internal FBI intelligence report concluded in its 2013 assessment published this month that the threat to U.S. internal security from extremists is limited to attacks and activities by eight types of domestic extremist movements—none...