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  • Home where girl allegedly was kept in box was investigated since 2011

    07/26/2013 4:40:48 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | July 27, 2012 | By Joseph Serna and Kate Mather
    A Lake County property where two men allegedly kept a Los Angeles-area girl in a metal box and sexually abused her had been under federal investigation for the previous 18 months, court documents said. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents had been investigating a 680-acre property in a remote section of Lakeport since December 2011.
  • Cleveland police officers punished for 137-bullet chase

    06/11/2013 12:31:36 PM PDT · by deport · 36 replies
    CBS News ^ | 6-11-2013 | CBS News
    The city fired a police sergeant, demoted two other supervisors and suspended nine more Tuesday for their roles in the chase in which officers fired 137 shots and killed a fleeing driver and his passenger. ....Of the 276 officers on duty on the evening of Nov. 29, 104 were involved in some way in the chase. Russell was shot 23 times and Williams 24 after a half-hour pursuit.end snips
  • FBI involved in fatal shooting near Universal Orlando [Connection to Boston Bombing]

    05/22/2013 3:19:27 AM PDT · by No One Special · 115 replies
    ClickOrlando.com ^ | May 22, 2013 | Unknown
    Friends say victim knew Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev ORLANDO, Fla. - The FBI confirms a special agent was involved in a deadly shooting early Wednesday near Universal Orlando, and two friends of the victim say he was from Chechnya and knew one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects. The fatal shooting happened just after midnight at 6022 Peregrine Avenue in Orlando. "We are currently responding to a shooting incident involving an FBI special agent," FBI Special Agent Dave Couvertier told Local 6. "The incident occurred in Orlando, Florida. The agent encountered the suspect while conducting official duties. The...
  • Boston manhunt 'skipped over the area where bombing suspect was found' (IN THE ZONE)

    05/01/2013 6:14:48 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 76 replies
    daily mail ^ | 4/30 | petersen
    Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was discovered after a day-long manhunt by a homeowner - and not by authorities - because law enforcement officials had skipped over the street where he was hiding during their intensive search. Police did not search the area of Franklin Street where a Watertown man found Tsarnaev hiding in his boat - even though the neighborhood was part of a 20-block area that was supposed to be the focal point of the search, Bloomberg News is reporting based on interviews with 11 residents of the area.
  • Boston bomber inspired by Russia's Bin Laden? FBI tracked older brother 'for FIVE YEARS'

    04/21/2013 4:43:52 AM PDT · by the scotsman · 23 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 21st April 2013 | Ian Gallagher
    'One of the brothers suspected of the Boston Marathon bombings had direct contact with Chechen terrorists – and was ‘monitored’ by investigators for five years. The Mail on Sunday has learned that the FBI put Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, under surveillance after receiving an explicit warning from the Russian intelligence services. But despite apparently telling his mother that Tamerlan was an ‘extremist’ leader, the FBI eventually discounted the possibility that he was a threat.'
  • FBI releases video, photos of Boston Marathon bombing suspects

    04/18/2013 3:52:31 PM PDT · by outpostinmass2 · 772 replies
    BREAKING NEWS: The FBI has identified two suspects in Monday's the Boston Marathon bombing, releasing photos and video showing them and asking the public to help locate them. The suspects, one of whom wore a a dark ballcap and the other who wore backwards white ballcap,appear to be in their twenties and were captured on footage near where one of two explosions killed three and injured 176. In video that appears to be from a surveillance camera and which was shown by the FBI, both suspects are walking west on Boylston Street, near the finish line and where the explosions...
  • Boston Bombing: 5:00 p.m. FBI News Conference (LIVE THREAD)

    04/18/2013 12:15:08 PM PDT · by dragnet2 · 547 replies
    FBI ^ | 4/18/2013 | FBI
    <p>A reporter from Bloomberg News from Boston just reported the Feds/law enforcement will hold a news conference at 5:00 p.m. at the Sheraton Hotel in Boston.</p>
  • Police Raid San Bernardino Apartment After Dorner Call

    02/11/2013 2:51:46 PM PST · by Colorado Doug · 49 replies
    http://ktla.com ^ | 02/11/2013 | Sarah Welch
    SAN BERNARDINO (KTLA) — Police evacuated an apartment complex in San Bernardino early Sunday after a report that fugitive Christopher Dorner was hiding there. Tenants awoke to a swarm of armed cops circling Eureka Manor in San Bernardino. It all happened around 1:30 a.m. on Sunday at 1525 E. Eureka Street. The raid was captured on cell phone video obtained exclusively by KTLA. SWAT officers stormed a corner apartment as helicopters flew overhead. As a precaution, police ordered residents out through back windows. The Dorner sighting turned out to be a false alarm — prompted by an apparent prank call....
  • Letter to ATF demands answers on flawed Milwaukee storefront sting

    02/01/2013 5:57:40 AM PST · by rellimpank · 21 replies
    Milwaukee J-S ^ | 01 feb 2013 | John Diedrich and Raquel Rutledge
    . A bipartisan push intensified Thursday for answers from the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives about a flawed storefront sting in Milwaukee. A Journal Sentinel investigation this week exposed a 10-month federal operation marred by a series of mistakes and failures, including an agent's machine gun being stolen and burglars ripping off $35,000 in merchandise from the agency's phony store. Milwaukee police and ATF are still looking for that stolen machine gun, officials said Thursday. "Suffice to say, ATF and the police department both have a keen interest in trying to get that firearm back," said Milwaukee...
  • 2 bystanders hit as SF cops open fire on Broadway

    09/17/2011 5:48:23 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 23 replies
    SFGate ^ | 9/17/11 | Peter Hartlaub
    A violent night in San Francisco left one man dead in the Sunset District and several more wounded in separate incidents, including two bystanders who were hit by stray bullets after police opened fire on a suspect in North Beach. Police officials said officers noticed a suspect in the 400 block of Broadway at 2:06 a.m. Saturday. The man ran away and pulled out a semi-automatic pistol, and police fire multiple shots in his direction, according to San Francisco police Lt. Troy Dangerfield. "In the process, the suspect was not hit," Dangerfield said. "There were two other people who were...
  • Wake Set For L.I. Police Officer

    03/16/2011 11:45:39 AM PDT · by neverdem · 9 replies
    CBS News ^ | March 16, 2011 | NA
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A wake for Nassau County Police Officer Geoffrey Breitkopf was scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday at the Selden Fire Department where he volunteered. WCBS 880 Long Island Bureau Chief Mike Xirinachs on the memorial fund Breitkopf, 40, was killed last weekend by friendly fire after responding to a call for backup. He was in plainclothes and carrying a rifle when he arrived at the chaotic scene in Massapequa Park.Minutes earlier, officers had fatally shot Anthony Digeronimo, who allegedly was threatening people with knives before lunging at police.Nassau County’s police union said the shooting of Breitkopf may have been instigated by...
  • In Aruba, Resentment over a Storm of US Media

    06/08/2010 3:12:26 PM PDT · by Dr. Scarpetta · 21 replies · 57+ views
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 6/8/10 | Todd Wilkinson
    A U.S. media storm, generated primarily by cable news outlets Fox and CNN, has descended here, clouding the reputation of this former Dutch colony, many residents and longtime visitors say. Media critics say that what's missing is perspective. Beyond appreciation for the time it takes for an investigation to proceed, particularly under the nuances of Dutch law, statistics confirm Aruba is far safer than almost all other Caribbean islands. "Cable TV is treating this as the crime of the century, or at the least, the obsession of the moment," says Howard Kurtz, media critic for The Washington Post in an...
  • TSA agent leaves post at Newark Airport (Video just released)

    01/07/2010 11:08:13 AM PST · by Beaten Valve · 21 replies · 1,531+ views
    Office of Sen. Frank Lautenberg ^ | Jan. 7, 2020 | Office of Sen. Frank Lautenberg
    NEWARK, NJ - After calling for the release of surveillance footage of the January 3 security breach at Newark Liberty Airport in meetings with top security officials at the Transportation Security Administration, the Port Authority and Continental Airlines, Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) today released video footage of the security breach. The video, approved for release by the TSA, is not considered Sensitive Security Information and law enforcement officials have determined that it will be useful in helping to advance the ongoing investigation. “The release of this video will give law enforcement another tool to help find the person who...
  • The Joke's On Us (Mark Steyn On Obama's KeyStone Cops Approach To Islamic Terrorism Alert)

    01/02/2010 4:24:07 AM PST · by goldstategop · 42 replies · 2,876+ views
    National Review ^ | 1/02/2010 | Mark Steyn
    On Christmas Day, a gentleman from Nigeria succeeded (effortlessly) in boarding a flight to Detroit with a bomb in his underwear. Pretty funny, huh? But the Pantybomber wasn’t the big joke. The real laugh was the United States government. The global hyperpower spent the next week making itself a laughingstock to the entire planet. First, the bureaucrats at the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) swung into action with a whole new range of restrictions. Against radical Yemen-trained Muslims wearing weaponized briefs? Of course not. That would be too obvious. So instead they imposed a slew of constraints against you. At Heathrow...
  • Anthrax investigation still yielding findings[Bruce Ivins]

    02/26/2009 6:32:39 AM PST · by BGHater · 15 replies · 2,364+ views
    Nature ^ | 25 Feb 2009 | Roberta Kwok
    Chemical composition of spores doesn't match suspect flask. The deadly bacterial spores mailed to victims in the US anthrax attacks, scientists say, share a chemical 'fingerprint' that is not found in bacteria from the flask linked to Bruce Ivins, the biodefence researcher implicated in the crime. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) alleges that Ivins, who committed suicide last July, was the person responsible for mailing letters laden with Bacillus anthracis to news media and congressional offices in 2001, killing five people and sickening 17. The FBI used genetic analyses to trace the mailed spores back to a flask called...
  • How a Pyramid Scheme Takes Shape

    12/16/2008 7:22:04 AM PST · by marshmallow · 82 replies · 2,312+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 12/16/08 | Ross Kerber
    About nine years ago, Frank Casey went to New York to check out the competition and came away unimpressed with Bernard Madoff. Casey was vice president of marketing for Rampart Investment Management in Boston, one of the country's top firms specializing in investing in options. Madoff, at the time, was earning a reputation on Wall Street as a can't-miss money manager who used options strategies to produce double-digit returns without blemish. But from what Casey saw in 1999, Madoff's system did not make sense. "Either he wasn't doing what he said he was doing, or maybe he was using the...
  • 2,240 police, 460 patrol cars, copter mobilized for car chase in Osaka

    01/28/2008 9:01:01 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 23 replies · 112+ views
    Japan Today ^ | 01/25/08
    2,240 police, 460 patrol cars, copter mobilized for car chase in Osaka Friday, January 25, 2008 at 03:01 EST OSAKA — Police on Thursday arrested a wanted man after a two-hour car chase that involved 2,240 officers, 460 police cars and one helicopter. Hirofumi Fukuda, 27, who had been wanted for assaulting police officers on Jan 21, was arrested after a chase through central Osaka. Around 11 a.m., police received an emergency call saying that a car was driving recklessly, ignoring traffic lights. When a patrol car approached the vehicle in question, it took off. Police were mobilized throughout the...
  • Report: Possible Sexual Assault Before Newark College Kids Were Killed

    08/11/2007 6:07:46 PM PDT · by Coleus · 17 replies · 1,158+ views
    fox ^ | 08.11.07
    The investigation into the execution-style murder of three college students took a shocking turn Friday afternoon with a report that two of the victims may have been sexually assaulted before they were killed. FOX 5 New York reported that a sexual attack may have occurred before college students Terrance Aeriel, Iofemi Hightower and Dashon Harvey were shot to death, and 19-year old Natasha Aerial was critically wounded. Authorities charged a third suspect with three counts of felony murder in the killings Friday evening, according to an Associated Press report. The suspect was described as a 15-year-old boy by Essex County...
  • Philadelphia Man Says Police Beat Him For Taping Brutality

    04/04/2007 5:07:59 PM PDT · by grjr21 · 21 replies · 929+ views
    NBC 10 ^ | 04/04/2007
    Angel Rodriguez told NBC 10 that he needs crutches to get around because at about 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, police beat him and broke his ankle. "I was right here looking down right in front of the house," Rodriguez said. Rodriguez said police were on his block making a drug arrest, but then he started videotaping what he thought turned into police brutality. "There was like five cops on each person. They had the one lady on the floor they was kicking her and the other guy they had handcuffed against the car and they were beating him with the sticks,"...
  • Student mistakenly held on drug charge settles with Phila.

    01/04/2007 4:58:32 AM PST · by grjr21 · 125 replies · 2,327+ views
    The Philadelphia inquirer ^ | Jan. 04, 2007 | John Shiffman
    A Bryn Mawr College student wrongly jailed for three weeks on drug charges by Philadelphia police has settled her civil-rights case for $180,000. Janet H. Lee, now a senior, was arrested at Philadelphia International Airport in 2003 after screeners found three condoms filled with white powder in her carry-on and city police said field tests showed that the substances likely contained opium and cocaine. Lee was held in lieu of $500,000 bond for 21 days, until further drug testing proved that her unlikely story - that the powder was just flour - was true. As part of an exam ritual...
  • Boy charged with felony for carrying sugar

    02/11/2006 4:11:34 PM PST · by Revel · 662 replies · 6,943+ views
    suntimes ^ | February 11, 2006
    Boy charged with felony for carrying sugar BY JUSTINA WANG A 12-year-old Aurora boy who said he brought powdered sugar to school for a science project this week has been charged with a felony for possessing a look-alike drug, Aurora police have confirmed. The sixth-grade student at Waldo Middle School was also suspended for two weeks from school after showing the bag of powdered sugar to his friends. The boy, who is not being identified because he is a juvenile, said he brought the bag to school to ask his science teacher if he could run an experiment using sugar....
  • CIA's Bungled Italy Job

    12/26/2005 9:08:18 AM PST · by shezza · 37 replies · 1,045+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | December 25, 2005 | John Crewdson
    CIA's BUNGLED ITALY JOB: Sloppy use of cell phones, other missteps help police unravel cleric's 2003 abductionBy John CrewdsonTribune senior correspondentPublished December 25, 2005MILAN, Italy -- The trick is known to just about every two-bit crook in the cellular age: If you don't want the cops to know where you are, take the battery out of your cell phone when it's not in use. Had that trick been taught at the CIA's rural Virginia training school for covert operatives, the Bush administration might have avoided much of the current crisis in Europe ....(usual Trib copyright restrictions...click here to read article)
  • Jordan rockets miss US Navy ship

    08/19/2005 7:55:07 AM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 38 replies · 1,181+ views
    BBC News ^ | Friday, 19 August 2005
    Three missiles have been fired from the Jordanian port of Aqaba, missing a US Navy ship but hitting Israel. Two rockets missed the USS Ashland, an American naval ship docked in the port. A Jordanian soldier died when one of the two missiles hit the dockside. The third missile landed near Eilat airport in neighbouring Israel, causing no injuries. An internet statement, purportedly from a group which says it has links to al-Qaeda, said it was to blame. The statement, allegedly from the Abdullah al-Azzam Brigades, said the attacks were the group's first attack in Jordan and were aimed at...
  • Loving Big Brother (London Police Shooting)

    07/26/2005 10:36:38 PM PDT · by Coleus · 60 replies · 1,394+ views
    The New American ^ | 07.26.05 | William Norman Grigg
    Loving Big Brother by William Norman Grigg July 26, 2005   The killing of Jean Charles de Meneze by London police, who wrongly suspected Meneze of being a suicide bomber, demonstrated the folly of giving police a license to kill on the basis of suspicion. Yet some neoconservatives "love" this and other Big Brother policies. The July 22 shooting death of Brazilian electrician Jean Charles de Menezes at the hands of plainclothes London police left Fox News commentator John Gibson swooning with admiration."I love the way the Brits have 10 million cameras sticking up the nose of every citizen...
  • Police kill dog while stopping at wrong house on alarm call

    05/03/2004 10:31:50 AM PDT · by decimon · 193 replies · 2,794+ views
    Milwaukee Sentinel Journal ^ | April 30, 2004 | REID J. EPSTEIN
    Muskego - Police officers responding to a burglar alarm at the wrong house shot and killed a 100-pound family dog that bounded toward them, the dog's owner said Friday. Muskego At his mother's home Tuesday afternoon, Jacob Davida was working on his computer when he heard a knock at the front door. With Bongo, the family's Mastiff, St. Bernard and German shepherd mix at his side, Davida opened the door to find police officers with guns drawn. As usual, Bongo, 9, was without a leash because he didn't run off and never harmed anyone, Davida said. Bongo, with golden fur...
  • Schuyler (Nebraska) Police Out of Fake Robbery Business

    12/11/2003 1:01:08 PM PST · by Hat-Trick · 34 replies · 313+ views
    Omaha World-Herald ^ | 12/11/2003 | DAVID HENDEE
    By David Hendee | World-Herald Staff Writer Gas 'N Shop's letter of thanks aside, Schuyler Mayor David Reinecke said the Police Department probably won't participate in future fake robberies involving unknowing victims. Reinecke said Gas 'N Shop officials asked Schuyler Police Chief Leonard Hiltner to help stage a bogus armed robbery as a reality-training exercise for a group of its convenience store managers. "We probably wouldn't do it again," Reinecke said Wednesday. The Nov. 14 episode at the Gas 'N Shop in Schuyler involved two out-of-uniform police officers who burst into the convenience store with guns. One carried a handgun,...
  • FBI might drain Md. pond (it's now a tub with holes)

    05/12/2003 5:22:16 AM PDT · by TrebleRebel · 64 replies · 344+ views
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 5/12/03 | Scott Shane
    FBI might drain Md. pond as part of its anthrax probe Spores reportedly found during Dec., Jan. searches of waters near Frederick -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- By Scott Shane Sun Staff Originally published May 12, 2003 ------ In addition, The Washington Post, citing anonymous sources, reported yesterday that divers retrieved a "clear box" with holes that could accommodate protective biological safety gloves, as well as vials wrapped in plastic. Scientists working with dangerous microbes often use a "glove box," a sealed container made of glass or clear plastic with glove ports fixed in place to allow the researcher to manipulate equipment without being...
  • FBI looks to pond for anthrax clues (CNN says anthrax detected from "object")

    05/11/2003 9:09:37 PM PDT · by TrebleRebel · 41 replies · 260+ views
    CNN ^ | 5/11/03 | Kevin Bohn and Kelli Arena
    <p>WASHINGTON (CNN) -- A search into a Maryland pond in December turned up an item with traces of anthrax, a government source told CNN on Sunday.</p> <p>Investigators are hopeful that the discovery will provide leads in the search for a suspect in several anthrax mail attacks in fall 2001. FBI and other law enforcement agencies have returned to the same pond in Frederick, Maryland, several times, including last week. The mayor of Frederick said she has been told the pond might be drained to search for more evidence.</p>
  • FBI to drain pond in anthrax probe

    05/11/2003 6:31:19 AM PDT · by pttttt · 70 replies · 194+ views
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | May 11, 2003 | Marilyn Thompson
    WASHINGTON -- The FBI has developed a new theory on a central mystery of the 2001 anthrax attacks after finding evidence in a Frederick, Md., pond that may suggest how an ingenious criminal could have packed deadly anthrax spores into envelopes without killing or sickening himself, sources close to the investigation said.
  • Vote on New Rome today! (vanity)

    02/04/2003 11:09:43 AM PST · by TonyRo76 · 30 replies · 807+ views
    self | 2.4.2003 | TonyRo76
    For those who've been following this silly story of corrupt local government in central Ohio, the voters of New Rome are going to the polls today to vote on whether or not to disband the village!
  • Felony Stop Leaves Family Traumatized

    01/03/2003 4:20:59 PM PST · by Copernicus · 303 replies · 913+ views
    Herald-Citizen ^ | 01/02/03 | Mary Jo Denton
    'Felony stop' leaves family traumatized Mary Jo Denton Herald-Citizen Staff It was the most traumatic experience the Smoak family of North Carolina has ever had, and it happened yesterday afternoon as they traveled through Cookeville on their way home from a vacation in Nashville. Before their ordeal was over, three members of the family had been yanked out of their car and handcuffed on the side of Interstate 40 in downtown Cookeville, and their beloved dog, Patton, had been shot to death by a police officer as they watched. **************************** About that time, he heard the officer broadcast orders over...
  • SNIPER ESCAPE BID FBI agents grab him as he flees

    10/26/2002 6:07:42 PM PDT · by TLBSHOW · 39 replies · 342+ views
    newsoftheworld ^ | 10/25/2002 | newsoftheworld
    SNIPER ESCAPE BID FBI agents grab him as he flees THE 17-year-old Washington sniper made a dramatic freedom bid—by punching his way through the CEILING of an interview room. John Lee Malvo seized his chance after being left alone by FBI interrogators. He leapt on a table and quickly smashed the flimsy ceiling tiles with his fists—then began hauling himself up into a ventilation shaft. Agents dashed into the room, grabbed his flailing legs and wrenched the struggling teenager back down. Last night the FBI refused to comment on the embarrassing incident at the "secure" and secret federal centre in...
  • SNIPER ESCAPE BID-FBI agents grab him as he flees

    10/26/2002 5:25:07 PM PDT · by Brian Mosely · 66 replies · 338+ views
    THE 17-year-old Washington sniper made a dramatic freedom bid—by punching his way through the CEILING of an interview room. John Lee Malvo seized his chance after being left alone by FBI interrogators. He leapt on a table and quickly smashed the flimsy ceiling tiles with his fists—then began hauling himself up into a ventilation shaft. Agents dashed into the room, grabbed his flailing legs and wrenched the struggling teenager back down. Last night the FBI refused to comment on the embarrassing incident at the "secure" and secret federal centre in Baltimore, Maryland. Malvo and fellow sniper John Muhammad, 41—who face...
  • Sniper Escape Bid (Sniper stopped 10 times for traffic offenses) KeystoneKops alert!

    10/27/2002 3:31:26 AM PST · by ovrtaxt · 57 replies · 497+ views
    SMIRKING ASSASSINS: Malvo and Muhammad in the home of a woman cops believe could be another victim. FEAR: The Rev. Al Archer warned cops POLICE SEIZE THIRD MAN A THIRD man who bought the Chevy killing machine with sniper John Muhammad was arrested yesterday. Nathanial Osbourne, 26, was at the car lot in Trenton, New Jersey, and his name was entered on the log book as co-owner. The ex-undercover police car was registered to an address where the Jamaican immigrant occasionally lives. The FBI put him on their "most-wanted" website. An investigation source said: "The FBI don't go to...