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  • Bizarre moment journalist for Chinese state-owned media sparks a scuffle at Australian Prime Minister's press conference before mysteriously disappearing

    06/26/2020 5:28:04 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 19 replies
    Daily Mail (Australia/UK) ^ | 27th June 2020 | Levi Parsons
    A bizarre row broke out between a senior Chinese state media journalist and an Australian cameraman covering Scott Morrison's media conference. Tensions flared in the prime minister's courtyard when Bai Xu, the chief of Xinhua New's Canberra bureau, became angry that a SBS cameraman was filming her. The Australian cameraman turned the lens on the Chinese reporter after witnesses claimed a photographer Ms Xu was with was taking photos of other journalists on Friday. The unusual scene became even more heated when Ms Xu put her hand over But as the incident drew the eye of other Australian journalists and...
  • Venezuela’s Maduro says 2 US ‘mercenaries’ were captured in failed raid attempt

    05/05/2020 4:10:40 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 05 2020 | Edmund DeMarche
    Nicolás Maduro, the embattled leader of Venezuela, said Monday that authorities in Caracas captured 13 “terrorists”—including two U.S. citizens-- in a failed invasion attempt that he said was no doubt orchestrated by the Trump administration. Maduro made a nationwide broadcast on state television and held up a pair of U.S. passports that he said were recovered. He read off the names and birthdays of the two Americans.
  • U.S. Indicts 4 in First Panama Papers-Related Charges [“Mossack Fonseca”]

    12/06/2018 9:14:45 AM PST · by Red Badger · 2 replies
    fortune.com ^ | 12/05/2018 | Lucas Laursen
    U.S. prosecutors unsealed Tuesday an indictment against four people affiliated with the Panama City law firm Mossack Fonseca, the first such American charges related to the 2016 Panama Papers leak. The charges, filed in the Southern District of New York, include defrauding the United States, wire fraud, tax evasion, money laundering, and making false statements to investigators. An accountant, an investment advisor, and a former client of Mossack Fonseca’s are under arrest while a Mossack Fonseca partner, Ramses Owens, remains on the lam, the Wall Street Journal reports. The American law enforcement action follows a Panama Papers-related raid on Deutsche...
  • Pentagon releases incredible footage of Baghdadi raid that shows Delta Force commandos storming...

    10/31/2019 2:13:15 AM PDT · by Libloather · 33 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10/30/19 | Keith Griffith
    The Pentagon has released footage showing the raid that resulted in the death of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Marine Corps General Kenneth F. McKenzie Jr, commander of U.S. Central Command, released the footage at a press conference on Wednesday at the Pentagon. McKenzie was the operational commander of the Delta Force raid, which took place on Saturday in northwest Syria, and resulted in the death of Baghdadi after the terror leader detonated a suicide vest to avoid capture. The general clarified that Baghdadi killed two of his own young children in the blast, not three as the breach force...
  • Chris Wallace Questions Pence on Pelosi Not Being Informed of Raid: (NO TRUST?)

    10/27/2019 10:32:10 AM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 117 replies
    mediaite.com ^ | 10/27/19 | Josh Feldman
    On Fox News Sunday, Chris Wallace spoke with Vice President Mike Pence and said the successful operation is a victory for America. He also questioned the VP on Trump saying he didn’t inform Pelosi in advance, with “the implication seeming to be that Pelosi or members of Congress would leak this.” “Does the President not trust the Speaker of the House with sensitive national security information?” Wallace asked. Pence disputed that was the implication, saying Trump’s “total focus was on a successful mission” and on the safety of the troops.
  • DEA raids some West Coast Kaiser Permanente pharmacies

    09/24/2019 1:07:52 PM PDT · by grumpygresh · 12 replies
    Becker's Hospital Review ^ | 09/18/19 | Alia Paavola
    Federal narcotics agents from the Drug Enforcement Administration raided several Kaiser Permanente pharmacies along the West Coast Sept. 18, according to The Oregonian. The inquiry is part of a Los Angeles-based investigation. Federal narcotic officers from the agency's diversion control office used administrative inspection warrants to search records to determine if legitimately made controlled substances were being diverted for illicit drug use. "We are fully cooperating with the DEA to provide the agency with the information they are seeking. As always, we are committed to complying with all state and federal regulations and ensuring the safety of our patients and...
  • 'Storm Area 51': About 100 people gathered at secret site’s gate to 'see them aliens,'

    09/20/2019 2:45:10 PM PDT · by Momaw Nadon · 51 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 20, 2019 | James Rogers
    As the day of “Storm Area 51” arrived, a motley group of about 100 “alien-chasers” converged on the back gate of the secret site early Friday, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal. At least two people were reportedly detained by local sheriff's deputies. “Storm Area 51” became a viral phenomenon after a joke Facebook post in July urged people to crash the military base “to see them aliens.” Conspiracy theories surrounding extraterrestrials have long swirled around Area 51. Originally scheduled for 3 a.m. PDT Friday, “Storm Area 51” garnered global attention, as well as security concerns. The Review-Journal reported that...
  • Largest ICE raid in a decade nets 680 arrests in Mississippi food processing plants

    08/07/2019 6:25:12 PM PDT · by Sybeck1 · 112 replies
    MORTON, Miss. – U.S. immigration officials say raids at seven food processing plants in Mississippi resulted in 680 arrests. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Acting Director Matthew Albence told The Associated Press that the arrest count from Wednesday’s raids may make it the largest workplace sting in more than a decade and probably the largest ever for a single state. Authorities say about 600 agents fanned out across the plants, surrounding the perimeters to prevent workers from fleeing. They targeted several companies. The raids happened in small towns near Jackson with a workforce made up largely of Latino immigrants. The...
  • Federal grand jury hears testimony from Houston police officers about botched Pecan Park raid

    07/25/2019 1:51:53 PM PDT · by abb · 33 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | July 24, 2019 | St. John Barned-Smith
    Two Houston police officers testified Wednesday before a federal grand jury regarding the botched drug raid that left two homeowners dead — the first sign that federal prosecutors are pursuing criminal charges in the controversial case. Houston Police Officers’ Union Vice President Doug Griffith confirmed that the two officers appeared before the grand jury, though their testimony is secret by law. Grand jury investigations can last weeks or months. Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo said he was unaware of officers being called by federal authorities to appear before a grand jury.
  • FBI raids DWP, L.A. City Hall, serving search warrants

    07/22/2019 3:19:15 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 29 replies
    https://www.latimes.com ^ | JULY 22, 2019 | DAKOTA SMITH, DAVID ZAHNISER, ALENE TCHEKMEDYIAN, LAURA J. NELSON
    The FBI conducted a search of the downtown headquarters of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power and City Hall, officials said Monday. “There is a search taking place at the DWP building. The affidavit in support of the search warrant is under seal by the court,” said Rukelt Dalberis, an FBI spokesman in Los Angeles. Law enforcement sources said the FBI was also at Los Angeles City Hall.
  • ICE arrests 16 in Austin, Waco during 4-day raid; 52 nabbed in Texas

    06/26/2019 3:24:34 AM PDT · by bgill · 26 replies
    kxan ^ | June 25, 2019 | Todd Bailey
    Federal officials arrested 52 undocumented immigrants in Texas during a four-day raid last week, according to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). ICE announced in a press release that 46 men and six women were arrested across Texas from the following places: Rio Grande Valley— 9 people San Antonio — 7 people Laredo — 20 people Austin/Waco — 16 people Officials say 47 immigrants were from Mexico, four from Honduras and one was from Cuba. ICE claimed 35 people had prior convictions and/or pending charges for crimes like assault, battery, domestic violence, traffic offenses, driving under the influence, drug possession,...
  • Christian school raided by California gov't as religious freedom concerns cloud future

    06/11/2019 8:33:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/11/2019 | Samuel Smith
    A Christian boarding school run by Teen Rescue in Northern California faces the possibility of closing after it was raided by state investigators earlier this year. The head of the school claims that its First Amendment rights, as well as parental rights, are being violated. River View Christian Academy (RVCA), which serves to help troubled teens from across the U.S., has faced pressure from the Department of Social Services for over a decade over claims that it operates as an “unlicensed community care facility.” Although the school had maintained through the years that schools are exempt from community care facility...
  • Panty-stealing crows driving Melaka residents nuts, dozens of reports lodged

    04/11/2019 8:03:21 AM PDT · by csvset · 97 replies
    StraitsTimes ^ | THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK
    MELAKA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Crows have become a menace here, driving residents to despair while leaving one local councillor trying to figure out why the birds are targeting women's undies. Melaka Historic City (MBMB) councillor Tan Chin Gwan said he was perplexed by why crows were snatching undergarments placed on clotheslines, especially at the city's commercial hub of Kota Laksamana. "These thieving birds are a menace as they have swooped down and snatched dozens of panties since June last year." "I have received more than a hundred reports of crows terrorising condominiums and high-rise residential areas in Kota...
  • WATCH: Arizona SWAT Team Raids Home to Take Toddler with Fever

    03/28/2019 3:27:51 PM PDT · by eyeamok · 37 replies
    breitbart ^ | 28 Mar 2019 | WARNER TODD HUSTON
    “And it seems like we’ve given that now to the doctor and the parent no longer has the say, or they risk the SWAT team taking all of your children and potentially the newborn,” she said, adding that the police action was a “mistake” and that the system needs to be reviewed.
  • Houston cop 'lied about drug dealing so officers could storm home'...

    02/16/2019 7:23:20 AM PST · by Ol' Dan Tucker · 200 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 02-15-2019 | Lauren Fruen
    Houston cop 'lied about drug dealing so officers could storm home' sparking a shootout which left a couple dead and five officers wounded The Houston officer who led a deadly raid in which a couple were killed and five cops were injured lied to get a search warrant, according to the city's police chief. Lead investigator Gerald Goines alleged an informant bought heroin at the house of Dennis Tuttle, 59, and Rhogena Nicholas, 58, the day before the January 28 raid. The informant had also allegedly seen a handgun in the home. But according to an affidavit filed as part...
  • Veteran HPD officer connected to deadly drug raid relieved of duty

    02/07/2019 2:22:52 PM PST · by slumber1 · 52 replies
    KHOU 11 ^ | 2-7-19 | Jeremy Rogalski
    HOUSTON — A veteran Houston police narcotics detective has been temporarily relieved of duty due to ongoing questions about his role in last week’s drug search warrant that ended in a deadly shootout between two suspects and police. A department spokesperson confirmed that the senior police officer, who joined the department in 1996, must temporarily surrender his badge pending the outcome of an internal affairs investigation. “The department has made the decision to relieve the officer of duty while a thorough investigation continues,” the Houston Police Officers Union said in a written statement.
  • Chronological Proof CNN Tipped Off Ahead of Roger Stone Arrest

    02/05/2019 6:11:25 AM PST · by ManHunter · 16 replies
    infowars.oom ^ | 4 FEB 2019 | infowars.com
    Boom! Chronological Proof CNN Tipped Off Ahead of Roger Stone Arrest The lawyer representing political operative Roger Stone claims metadata contained in his indictment proves CNN received an FBI tip ahead of his arrest. In particular, according to Stone’s attorney Grant Smith, one day prior to Stone’s arrest CNN had obtained the original copy of the indictment before it was submitted to PACER, a database allowing public access to electronic copies of court records. Explaining how the metadata exposes CNN, Smith writes, “It is unknown how CNN had obtained a copy of a sealed indictment without a PACER filing header....
  • The Cops Were the Aggressors in This Week's Deadly Houston Drug Raid

    01/31/2019 8:38:46 AM PST · by slumber1 · 357 replies
    Reason ^ | 1-29-19 | Jacob Sullum
    On Monday evening in Houston, a dozen armed men broke into the home of Dennis Tuttle and Rhogena Nicholas, a middle-aged couple who had lived in the house at 7815 Harding Street for at least two decades. The first man through the door, who was armed with a shotgun, used it to kill one of the couple's dogs. Tuttle responded to the home invasion by grabbing a revolver and shooting the man with the shotgun, who collapsed on a sofa in the living room. As Nicholas tried to disarm the intruder, his accomplices shot her. Tuttle returned fire, and by...
  • Fallout over armed FBI raid of Roger Stone: ‘No reason except to intimidate’ and ‘poison jury pool’

    01/29/2019 1:06:57 PM PST · by SleeperCatcher · 49 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 1/29/19 | USA Features
    Full headline: Fallout continues over heavily armed FBI raid of Roger Stone: ‘No reason except to intimidate’ and ‘poison jury pool’Fallout is continuing from the FBI’s decision to send 29 heavily armed agents in 19 vehicles to arrest political operative and longtime Trump associate Roger Stone last week following an indictment by special counsel Robert Mueller. “I’ve been busting down doors for 50 Years, and I’ve never sent that many units, not even to the baddest murderers,” former Maricopa County, Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio told The Western Journal. In addition to being sheriff of a county that grew to more...
  • federal court refused to unseal documents justifying fbi raid on reported clinton foundation whist..

    01/27/2019 8:13:38 PM PST · by bitt · 66 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1/27/2019 | Richard Pollock
    A federal court is keeping documents justifying an FBI raid on a reportedly recognized whistleblower secret. Attorneys and whistleblower advocates say the court should disclose whether prosecutors told the judge that Dennis Cain was a whistleblower. A federal court refused to unseal government documents that permitted the FBI to raid the home of a reportedly recognized whistleblower who, according to his lawyer, delivered documents pertaining to the Clinton Foundation and Uranium One to a presidentially appointed watchdog. The U.S. District Court of Maryland’s Chief Magistrate Judge Beth P. Gesner, a Clinton appointee, also sealed her justification for keeping the documents...