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  • Climate change ‘making male bees more interested in sex than pollinating flowers’

    11/08/2014 7:24:15 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 41 replies
    Metro UK ^ | November 7, 2014 | by Harry Readhead
    Anyone with a basic knowledge of how ecosystems work knows how important the role of the humble bee is. But a study suggests that climate change may be making male bees too easily distracted by females to bother carrying out pollination. According to research by the University of East Anglia, warmer springs have resulted in both bees and flowers emerging earlier than usual, meaning they do not coincide with each other. This means that by the time the flowers bloom, the bees are too busy mating with females to help fertilise plants. ‘Warming by as little as 2C causes the...
  • Georgia woman files bogus $94 million tax return, gets arrested

    09/29/2014 2:54:25 PM PDT · by boycott · 39 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | September 27, 2014 | Deborah Hastings
    Brigitte Jackson is nabbed by cops in elaborate sting. She gets caught when she tries to cash fake state check for $94,323,148.
  • Detective among 14 arrested in undercover prostitution sting

    08/20/2014 2:34:43 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 5 replies
    WOKV ^ | August 18,2014 | Romney Smith
    ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. — An undercover prostitution sting led to 14 arrests at a hotel in St. Johns County.
  • FLASH➙ Good Morning America Kills James O’Keefe Segment on Hollywood Sting

    05/21/2014 1:24:01 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 18 replies
    Progressives Today ^ | 5-21-2014 | Jim Hoft
    Progressives Today has learned, and confirmed from sources very close to the story, that Good Morning America was planning a segment on James Okeefes latest sting video ……… And that Good Morning America killed the story. Their lawyers stepped in and killed it. Progressives Today spoke with GMA producers today who declined to comment on the story. News broke yesterday on the Hollywood Reporter website of Okeefe’s latest project, a sting operation designed to expose the corrupt and collaborative world of A-list Hollywood stars, producers, and Progressive NGO’s and non-profits like MoveOn.org that effectively make up a Hollywood environmental lobby....
  • O’Keefe Strikes AGAIN! Hollywood Progressives Duped in Anti-Fracking Sting Operation (Video)

    05/21/2014 7:36:58 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 19 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 5-20-2014 | Jim Hoft
    The conservative journalist duped progressives Ed Begley Jr. and Mariel Hemmingway to get involved in an anti-fracking film that was funded by Middle Eastern oil interests. O’Keefe will unveil the movie at the Cannes Film Festival on Wednesday! Via The Hollywood Reporter: James O’Keefe says he duped Ed Begley Jr. and Mariel Hemmingway into agreeing to get involved with an anti-fracking movie while hiding that its funding comes from Middle Eastern oil interests. Journalist James O’Keefe, known for his controversial undercover sting operations aimed usually at liberals — is set to unveil at the Cannes Film Festival on Wednesday the...
  • Teen Dies After Police Shoved a Sharp Object Down His Throat to Retrieve Drugs that weren’t there

    05/13/2014 6:23:38 AM PDT · by eccentric · 97 replies
    D.C. Clothesline ^ | May 12, 2014 | Cassius Methyl
    In Huntsville, Alabama police are facing no charges whatsoever after allegedly killing a 17 year old boy while trying to find drugs in his throat with a sharp object. Mainstream media won’t touch the story, and of course, independent media fueled by citizen journalists broke this to the public, releasing the 16 page wrongful death suit filed by the teen’s mother, Nancy Smith. According to the autopsy: “Because of the circumstances of this event, it is difficult to discern if the decedent died from a drug overdose or an asphyxia event exacerbated by either the occlusion of the airway by...
  • Why Patrick Cannon sting took so long (RAT mayor of Charlotte bribed before election)

    03/30/2014 9:03:03 AM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies
    Charlotte Observer ^ | 3/27/14 | Michael Gordon
    As the corruption investigation of former Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon went back underground Thursday, a nagging question hung over his embarrassed city: Couldn’t this have been known before he was elected mayor in November? According to an affidavit released this week, the FBI became aware of possible illegal activity of then-City Council member Cannon as early as August 2010. By the time Cannon was sworn in as the city’s top elected leader, undercover agents posing as real estate developers had flown him and his wife to Las Vegas and paid him almost $30,000 in bribes, prosecutors say.
  • Corrupt Pennsylvania officials caught in sting are all black Democrats

    03/17/2014 5:08:32 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 37 replies
    Fellowship of the Minds ^ | 3-17-2014 | Dr. Eowyn
    March 17, 2014 Corrupt Pennsylvania officials caught in sting are all black Democrats Dr. Eowyn This would be funny if it weren’t so disturbing.Angela Couloumbis and Craig R. McCoy report for The Philadelphia Inquirer, March 16, 2014, that a 3-year undercover sting operation by the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office captured five state officials on tape accepting money. All five corrupt officials not only are Democrats, they’re also black.Yet no one was charged with a crime.Prosecutors began the sting in 2010 when Republican Tom Corbett was attorney general. After Democrat Kathleen G. Kane took office in 2013, she shut it down,...
  • Sting Exposes Potential Crimes by ObamaCare Operatives (Texas)

    11/28/2013 6:30:13 AM PST · by Libloather · 17 replies
    The New American ^ | 11/27/13 | Alex Newman
    After catching multiple so-called ObamaCare “navigators” on camera urging people to lie on federal forms, Project Veritas released another video exposing more fraud and lawlessness surrounding the healthcare takeover aimed at surreptitiously advancing Big Government. This time, among other scandals, a senior operative with “Enroll America,” an outfit linked to the Obama administration and funded by insurance firms bullied by the White House, was exposed admitting what sounded to analysts like a potential conspiracy — unlawfully using the private data collected under the new healthcare scheme for pro-Democrat political purposes. Complaints have already been filed with the IRS and the...
  • FBI Foils Plot To Build Strange X-Ray Weapon, Possibly Targeting President Obama

    06/19/2013 10:15:08 PM PDT · by GraceG · 60 replies
    ABC News ^ | 6/19/2013 | MIKE LEVINE
    A New York man who allegedly wanted to kill President Obama and apparently blamed him for the recent Boston bombings has been arrested for trying to build and detonate a weapon of mass destruction. Glendon Scott Crawford, 49, of Galway, N.Y., spent months designing and constructing an X-ray system that would emit deadly amounts of radiation and could be detonated remotely, according to the FBI. Crawford recruited Eric J. Feight, 54, of Hudson, N.Y, to join in the plot, and both were arrested Tuesday, the FBI said. Crawford and Feight allegedly planned to hide their weapon in a truck and...
  • O’Keefe Sting Catches ‘Obamaphone’ Salesmen on Camera: ‘I Don’t Care What You Do With It’

    06/18/2013 9:02:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/18/2013 | John Fund
    James O’Keefe is back. His new book Breakthrough chronicling his undercover video takedowns of ACORN, NPR, and local election officials who ignore voter fraud is being published today. He also has a new video out that should embarrass two companies who distribute government-paid-for “Obamaphones” to people who claim they lack cellular service. Company reps are seen handing them out to O’Keefe allies who say they will sell them for drug money, to buy handbags, or to pay their bills. No objection is heard. O’Keefe will appear on tonight’s O’Reilly Factor to discuss just how much of a scam the $2.2...
  • Brain-damaged man used in botched ATF sting gets house arrest

    06/09/2013 6:25:21 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 33 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 6-9-13 | Raquel Rutledge
    Chauncey Wright went looking for a job and got federally indicted instead. That's the way he put it Friday after being sentenced to six months of house arrest and four years' probation for his involvement in an undercover sting being run by the ATF. ATF agents hired Wright — who has brain damage, an IQ of 54 and functions at the level of a kindergartner — to work last year for their fake storefront in Riverwest. They met him outside of a Walmart and offered him a job promoting Fearless Distributing, spreading the word that the store was looking for...
  • Police-Synchronicity 30th Anniversary with Sting,Stewart Copeland (Sting calls Reagan "an idiot")

    05/31/2013 8:29:57 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 24 replies
    On their first U.S.tour in early 1979, the three members of The Police arrived for their first interview at my Memphis ROCK 103 radio studio in a station wagon. Barely 15 months later they returned to take me to lunch, except this time they were in a limousine.
  • FBI Ran Pedophile Ring to Nab Pedophiles

    05/30/2013 7:38:28 PM PDT · by null and void · 42 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 30 May 2013, 8:24 AM PDT | Elizabeth Sheld
    As late as last year, the FBI ran a child pornography operation in an attempt to nab its customers.  The service ran for two weeks "while attempting to identify more than 5,000 customers, according to agent's statements to the court." Court records indicate the site continued to distribute child pornography online while under FBI control; the Seattle-based special agent, a specialist in online crimes against children, detailed the investigation earlier this month in a statement to the court. The methods used in the child pornography ring depart from traditional investigations, "historically, child pornography investigations stem from tips made to law...
  • Hey, NYC! The mayor has his fingers on your volume control

    03/07/2013 9:10:45 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    GOPUSA ^ | March 7, 2013 | The New York Post
    <p>Mayor Bloomberg - who has already cracked down on smoking, trans fats, salt and super-sized drinks - is embarking on a new crusade: preventing New Yorkers from going deaf.</p> <p>Hizzoner's health officials are planning a social-media campaign to warn young people about the risk of losing their hearing from listening to music at high volume on personal MP3 players, The Post has learned.</p>
  • Truck owner wants DEA to pay up after botched sting

    07/29/2012 6:54:24 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 35 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | July 29, 2012 | Dane Schiller
    The phone rang before sunrise. It woke Craig Patty, owner of a tiny North Texas trucking company, to vexing news about Truck 793 - a big red semi supposedly getting repairs in Houston. "Your driver was shot in your truck," said the caller, a business colleague. "Your truck was loaded with marijuana. He was shot eight times while sitting in the cab. Do you know anything about your driver hauling marijuana?" "What did you say?" Patty recalled asking. "Could you please repeat that?" The truck, it turned out, had been everywhere but in the repair shop. Commandeered by one of...
  • Enough With The "Botched Sting" Crap Already!(Gunwalker)

    06/21/2012 10:53:22 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    freelibertywriters.com ^ | 21 June, 2012 | Bruce W. Krafft
    Brad Hoffman wrote a letter to the editor of the Cleveland Plain Dealer allegedly to correct mistakes about Fast and Furious in a previous letter they’d printed. Brad opens with: I am disturbed by statements from Plain Dealer reader Jeff Longo (Letters, Saturday) who condemns U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder as an ‘enemy of the Constitution‘ over the Justice Department’s attempted Fast and Furious weapons sting in Mexico. Longo plays fast and loose with the facts in libeling an official whose 28 years of public service have been recognized by presidents from both political parties. I am disturbed that Brad...
  • FBI sting operation nabs 5 in Ohio bomb plot

    05/01/2012 7:11:58 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 100 replies
    CBS ^ | May 1, 2012 9:56 AM
    Five "self-proclaimed anarchists" have been arrested after a months-long sting operation, charged with plotting to blow up a bridge in the Cleveland area, the FBI announced today. CBS News senior correspondent John Miller reports the group had been involved in a series of escalating plots that ended with their arrest last night by FBI agents. The sting operation supplied the anarchists with what they thought were "explosives" and bomb-making materials. At no time during the case was the public in danger, the FBI said.
  • Manhattan Beach public bathroom sex sting nets 18 arrests

    04/04/2012 10:14:11 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 95 replies
    abc news ^ | April 2012
    Manhattan Beach public bathroom sex sting nets 18 arrests Wednesday, April 04, 2012 Images of 18 men arrested in a sex sting in Manhattan Beach are shown in this image provided by police. Gregory Barnett of L.A., Terrill Bazile of L.A., Isauro Benavides Jr. of Santa Monica, Charles Couch of Hawthorne, Celyn Cruz of Lawndale, Jacob Dotson of Manhattan Beach, Thomas Droeszler of L.A., Carl Edwards of L.A., Mario Flores of Lomita, William, Jackson of East Sussex, England, Giovanni Mendez of Gardena, Brad Onomura of Torrance, Claudio Pinto of Hermosa Beach, Tod Rathbun of Redondo Beach, Richard Reynolds of El...
  • Hollywood Hypocrites Book

    New York Times bestselling author of Obama Zombies and gonzo journalist Jason Mattera takes the first stand with Hollywood Hypocrites, as he slays the Left’s sacred celebrity cows and teaches Obama’s Tinseltown foot soldiers their most important lesson yet: No longer can they attempt to deny Americans the very liberties they use to catapult themselves to prosperity and stardom. In his trademark eye-opening, no-holds-barred, and hilarious style, Mattera puts scores of A-list celebrities, including Sting, Madonna, Bono, Al Gore, Alec Baldwin, Matt Damon, Cameron Diaz, Bruce Springsteen, and many, many more under the microscope to analyze whether they live by...
  • The Rise and Fall of DoJ’s ‘Gun-Show Sting’

    02/25/2012 5:06:50 PM PST · by marktwain · 1 replies
    cato-at-liberty.org ^ | 24 February, 2012 | Walter Olson
    Some legal stories weave together several distinct “Cato was right” themes. Among them is the news this week that the U.S. Department of Justice, conceding that its case has collapsed, has ended its prosecution of remaining defendants in the enormous “Africa Sting” case charging violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) [Reuters, Law.com; my earlier post]. * DoJ is overzealously picking fights under the vague and misguided FCPA statute. I warned about that last month in this space and you can read more at my blog “Overlawyered.” * Despite the Obama administration’s ostensible truce with Second Amendment supporters, anti-gun...
  • Terrorist Planned Attack on Capitol Hill

    02/18/2012 2:02:30 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 18/2/12 | Chana Yaar
    FBI agents arrested a 29-year-old man in a sting operation Friday night who planned a suicide bombing attack on Capitol Hill in Washington DC. Justice Department spokesman Dean Boyd told reporters the suspect had been closely monitored by law enforcement while planning to detonate what he believed were explosives. He allegedly prayed in a Washington mosque shortly before his arrest. The suspect was allegedly of Moroccan descent and has spent 12 years in the United States, but it is not clear whether he has U.S. citizenship. He had been under surveillance for several weeks, sources said, and had considered a...
  • Man planning to bomb US Capitol arrested in sting operation

    02/17/2012 3:41:04 PM PST · by Nachum · 27 replies
    msnbc, nbc ^ | 2/17/12 | staff
    Washington - The FBI and Capitol police arrested a man Friday who thought he was going to carry out a bombing attack on the U.S. Capitol but was in fact dealing with FBI undercover operatives for the past few months, federal officials told NBC News. The man, Amine el Khalifi, 29, who is from Morocco, was arrested about noon ET Friday near the Capitol after he received what he thought was a firearm and a vest containing explosives from people he thought were supporters of al-Qaida, sources told NBC News. In fact, the vest had inert material that wasn't hazardous,
  • Moroccan Man Arrested in FBI Terrorism Sting

    02/17/2012 1:48:22 PM PST · by george76 · 9 replies
    ABC News ^ | February 17, 2012 | JASON RYAN, PIERRE THOMAS and JACK CLOHERTY |
    A would-be suicide bomber was arrested Friday, allegedly en route to attack Congress. The man wanted to target the U.S. Capitol Visitors Center, sources told ABC News, and had reached out to obtain a suicide vest. FBI undercover agents apparently provided him with a mock suicide vest and arrested him as he was on his way to his alleged target this morning. The suspect, said to be man of Moroccan descent, has been identified as Amine El Khalifi. The FBI had been monitoring the man for about a year and, in recent weeks, finalized the sting. The man was in...
  • Metro Council Member Arrested In Prostitution Sting

    02/16/2012 7:31:33 PM PST · by SmithL · 12 replies
    WTVF-5 CBS ^ | 2/16/12
    NASHVILLE, Tenn.- A Metro Nashville Councilman was arrested Thursday afternoon during a prostitution sting operation in Metro Center. Police said that 33-year-old Metro Councilman Brady Banks paid $100 to female undercover officer in exchange for sex. Officials said that Banks met the officers in a hotel room after responding to an escort service ad posted by the police.Banks was one of three men arrested in the sting. Police also arrested Matthew Moynihan, 38, of Hendersonville and Jyotin Arora, 37.Banks was booked into the Davidson County Jail and was held on $1,000 bond.
  • 3 KCK officers plead guilty as part of FBI sting operation

    A third member of the KCK SWAT Team pleaded guilty as part of a sting operation to catch officers stealing during raids. Wednesday morning, Jeffrey Bell pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy against civil rights. Two other members of the KCK SWAT Team pleaded guilty to similar charges Tuesday. Dustin Sillings and Darryl Forrest each pleaded guilty to one count of violation of civil rights during hearings in U.S. District Court. The remaining charges against them were dropped in exchange for their guilty pleas. In his plea, Bell admitted that Jan. 4, 2011, he, Sillings and Forrest stole several...
  • CTV sting operation tries to catch crisis pregnancy centre giving misinformation

    ANCOUVER, January 18, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - On December 15th, 2011, CTV News in British Columbia launched a sting operation against the South Fraser Pregnancy Options Centre in Surrey, BC, with the what Executive Director Laura Lansink said was “the hope that our peer-counselor would give false or biased information.” The Pregnancy Options centres are associated with the Canadian Association of Pregnancy Support Services (CAPSS), a national, non-political, registered Christian charity, committed to equipping pregnancy support services. CTV sent a woman, named only as “Sheila,” to the Surrey Options centre posing as a legitimate client in distress because of an unplanned...
  • Year-long D.C. undercover sting netted arrests, guns, drugs

    12/19/2011 9:50:33 PM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies
    WaPo ^ | 12/19/11 | Clarence Williams
    D.C. Police Sgt. Dale Sutherland’s high-tech headquarters in a stylish Northeast rowhouse welcomed some of the city’s most notorious gun-runners and drug dealers. Sutherland made deals for revolvers, shotguns, ammunition, crack cocaine and heroin from black leather couches. His suppliers kept coming back, authorities say. Then, in June, one offered Sutherland hand grenades and a rocket launcher, and he had to act quickly. What the dealers didn’t know at the time: The house, dressed up as a recording studio, was wired by the FBI, and Sutherland — and all his buyers — were undercover officers. When an officer listening in...
  • Dean's amateur sting at Valley school backfires

    10/06/2011 11:27:40 AM PDT · by DemforBush · 10 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 10/6/11 | Jason Song
    Laura Custodio, dean of Porter Middle School in the San Fernando Valley, sprang into action after hearing that an eighth-grader was selling pot to other students. Without consulting police or parents, she asked a 12-year-old boy with a history of discipline problems to act as a decoy buyer and gave him a marked $5 bill....
  • Gunwalker bombshell--"there never was a 'sting'"

    09/26/2011 11:38:03 AM PDT · by marktwain · 112 replies
    Conservative Examiner ^ | 26 September, 2011 | Anthony Martin
    An ATF source has provided reporters a copy of a letter sent on June 1, 2010 which indicates that the monumental scandal known as 'Project Gunwalker,' or 'Operation Fast and Furious,' was never a sting operation as previously reported. If such an allegation is true, then the official Obama Administration explanation for the operation is entirely false. The commonly-reported talking point concerning Gunwalker is that it was intended as a sting operation but that it went bad when rogue ATF agents took it in a sinister direction. But the letter of June 2010, forwarded to reporters David Codrea and Mike...
  • Ore. man stung by scorpion on commercial flight

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon man got a big surprise on a commercial flight from Seattle to Anchorage, Alaska, when he was stung by a scorpion while sitting in his plane seat. Jeff Ellis of West Linn said he was trying to sleep on a red-eye Alaska Airlines flight June 17 when he felt something in his sleeve and tried to brush it away. He said he felt the crawling again, looked down and saw the culprit. "I picked my hand up and said, 'Oh, my God. That's a scorpion,'" Ellis told KPTV. He said he grabbed the scorpion...
  • California woman trying to hawk moon rock for $1.7M to undercover NASA agent detained in sting

    05/21/2011 5:25:22 AM PDT · by Libloather · 34 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 5/21/11 | Robert Jablon
    California woman trying to hawk moon rock for $1.7M to undercover NASA agent detained in stingBy Robert Jablon, The Associated Press | The Canadian Press 1 hour 3 minutes ago LOS ANGELES, Calif. - She promised the moon, for a sky-high price. He wasn't buying. A woman who tried to sell what she said was a rare piece of moon rock for $1.7 million was detained when her would-be buyer turned out to be an undercover NASA agent, officials said Friday. The grey rocks, which are considered national treasures and are illegal to sell, were given to each U.S. state...
  • New O’Keefe tape shows George Soros has donated to NPR before last year

    03/17/2011 6:17:53 AM PDT · by bronxville · 25 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 3/17/2011 | Matthew Boyle
    In conservative James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas’s third major National Public Radio (NPR) sting tape release, Betsy Liley, the taxpayer-funded radio network’s director of institutional giving is heard saying controversial left-wing billionaire George Soros has donated to the organization before last October’s $1.8 million gift. Liley is currently on administrative leave, but her bosses, Ron Schiller, the president of NPR’s nonprofit foundation, and NPR CEO Vivian Schiller (no relation) were both fired. Liley brought up Soros and his nonprofit organization, the Open Society Institute, while discussing what kind of on-air publicity the Muslim Education Action Center (MEAC) Trust would want in...
  • Only One Planned Parenthood in Trafficking Videos Contacted Police

    03/14/2011 9:31:19 AM PDT · by julieee · 2 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | March 14, 2011 | Steven Ertelt
    Only One Planned Parenthood in Trafficking Videos Contacted Police Washington, DC -- In the months following the release of videos from Live Action showing footage of undercover investigations of Planned Parenthood centers helping alleged sex traffickers obtain abortions for minor girls, the abortion business did little to show how it helped the victims. http://www.lifenews.com/2011/03/14/only-one-planned-parenthood-in-trafficking-videos-contacted-police/
  • Developing: O’Keefe Releases Part 2 of NPR Sting Featuring Phone Calls

    James O’Keefe and his Project Veritas have just released part two of their NPR investigation, which claims to show an NPR executive telling a fake Muslim donor how his group can be shielded from a government audit if it donates $5 million.
  • ANOTHER Undercover Planned Parenthood video released, this from Richmond, VA

    SECOND Planned Parenthood Aids Pimp's Underage Sex Ring http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0iMScbJJS2g&feature=player_embedded
  • Bloomberg's Gun Show Sting: Off Target as Usual (Blame Arizona as usual)

    02/01/2011 8:54:35 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/01/2011 | Mark Browning
    When New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg wants to get tough on crime in the Big Apple, where does he turn? Naturally, he goes to Arizona. We learn this from an ABC News report about an undercover investigation at an Arizona gun show. This report ominously states that "despite the mass murder" in Tucson in January, people "who likely wouldn't pass a background check can still easily purchase similar weapons." You can take ABC's text or on-air report's word for this since they show none of the undercover footage mentioned. They do link to two videos of an undercover...
  • Somali-Born Teenager Held in Oregon Bomb Sting

    11/27/2010 8:11:54 AM PST · by Baynative · 131 replies · 3+ views
    A/P- NYT ^ | 11/27/10 | A/P file
    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Federal agents in a sting operation arrested a Somali-born teenager just as he tried blowing up a van he believed was loaded with explosives at a crowded Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Portland, authorities said. The bomb was an elaborate fake supplied by the agents and the public was never in danger, authorities said. Mohamed Osman Mohamud, 19, was arrested at 5:40 p.m. Friday just after he dialed a cell phone that he thought would set off the blast but instead brought federal agents and police swooping down on him. Yelling "Allahu Akbar!" — Arabic for...
  • US teenager held in Oregon over Christmas 'bomb plot'

    11/27/2010 12:32:14 AM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 34 replies
    BBC World News ^ | 27 November 2010 | BBC
    A teenager has been arrested in the US state of Oregon after allegedly plotting to carry out a car bomb attack at a Christmas tree lighting ceremony. Somali-born Mohamed Osman Mohamud, 19, was arrested after reportedly making a telephone call he thought would set off the bomb in the centre of Portland. However, the bomb was a fake supplied by agents in a sting operation. Mr Mohamud is a naturalised US citizen who had allegedly been in contact with an associate in north-west Pakistan.
  • Feds Arrest Somali-Born Teen After Car-Bomb Sting at Oregon Christmas Tree Ceremony

    11/26/2010 10:39:29 PM PST · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 149 replies
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  • Green Tree Police Chief Gets Naked In Undercover Prostitution Work

    09/23/2010 12:28:51 PM PDT · by Inappropriate Laughter · 45 replies
    thepittsburghchannel.com ^ | September 22, 2010 | staff
    Top Cop Calls Women For Appointments, Meets Them In Hotel Rooms For Sex Busts GREEN TREE, Pa. -- Recent actions by the Green Tree police chief during undercover prostitution stings are coming under scrutiny. Chief Andrew Lisiecki said in court papers that he got naked with a suspected prostitute in an effort to make an arrest earlier this month. According to the criminal complaint, Lisiecki was working a prostitution detail and responded to an online ad by a woman calling herself "Island Hottie." Green Tree Police Department Green Tree Police Department According to the criminal complaint, the two met at...
  • Ex-Jersey City Official Asks For Prison Term Delay

    07/26/2010 6:41:10 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 6 replies · 2+ views
    CBS 3 ^ | July 26, 2010 | AP story
    A judge is considering whether to allow the former deputy mayor of Jersey City to remain free on bail while she appeals her conviction on corruption charges. Leona Beldini is due to report to federal prison Aug. 2 to serve a three-year term. Her lawyer argued Monday in a Newark federal court that the jury was not properly instructed on some of the charges. Beldini, a Democrat, was among 44 people arrested last July in New Jersey's largest federal corruption sting. She was convicted at trial accepting $20,000 in illegal donations from an undercover informant posing as a developer. She...
  • Sting and Soros Hook Up For A Duet Of Pro-Drug Stupidity

    06/11/2010 11:39:21 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 12 replies · 447+ views
    Big Hollywood ^ | June 11, 2010 | Kurt Schlichter
    Seeing that George Soros and Sting are working together to “end the drug war” puts me in mind of a story an Army buddy who works in the DEA told me about busting in the door of a drug house only to find three occupants – the oldest four years old, having been left in charge while his “parents” went out to score meth. Yeah, drug use is a victimless crime – if you ignore the victims. Apparently not content to subsidize the whining of the nonentities at Media Matters, Soros is taking a break from his adventures in currency...
  • Alabama authorities: Van der Sloot tried to sell Holloway details

    06/03/2010 4:58:03 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 39 replies · 1,928+ views
    CNN ^ | 6/3/10 | CNN Wire Staff
    Joran van der Sloot faces an arrest warrant on charges of extortion and wire fraud in Alabama, U.S. Attorney Joyce Vance said Thursday. The charges are unrelated to van der Sloot's status as a suspect in the killing of a Peruvian woman. The complaint alleges that van der Sloot tried to extort $250,000 from an individual in exchange for the location of the remains of Alabama teen Natalee Holloway and the circumstances surrounding her death, Vance said. Van der Sloot was once the main suspect in Holloway's disappearance in Aruba in 2005.
  • Ex-FBI agent gets 30 years in robbery sting (Machine Gun, Silenced Weapons!)

    04/27/2010 7:36:28 AM PDT · by Loud Mime · 14 replies · 655+ views
    Orange County Register (California) ^ | 04/27/2009 | RACHANEE SRISAVASDI
    SANTA ANA – A former FBI agent was sentenced Monday to 30 years in prison for arming himself with loaded assault weapons and plotting to storm what he believed to be a drug house in Fountain Valley. Vo Duong Tran, 42, who resided in New Orleans, worked as a federal law enforcement officer in Chicago from 1992 to 2003. Tran was arrested as part of a sting operation. He was accused of meeting with an FBI informant on Jan. 29, 2008.
  • Rocker Sting Stung by Controversy Over Secret Concert for Dictator's Daughter

    04/13/2010 9:52:58 PM PDT · by pissant · 37 replies · 1,227+ views
    Fox ^ | 4/13/10 | Ed 'don't call me Fred' Barnes
    Human rights activists are demanding the superstar stinger donate to charity the more than $2 million dollars “in blood money” he received for playing a secret concert for the daughter of one the world’s most brutal dictators. O Sting, where is thy sting? It is not where his principles lie, according to human rights activists who are demanding that the superstar stinger donate to charity the more than $2 million dollars “in blood money” he received for playing a secret concert for the daughter of one the world’s most brutal dictators, Islam Karimov of Uzbekistan. The little known dictator burst...
  • Earth Day 2010 Climate Rally (concert on Lenin's Birthday in the name of a fraud)

    04/07/2010 10:07:07 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 22 replies · 557+ views
    Pollstar ^ | Posted on Tuesday April 6, 2010 at 08:01 AM | Sarah Marie Pittman
    Sting isn’t just singing to save the rainforests – he’s also joining in to help save the earth. Before performing at the Rainforest Benefit Concert in May, this month the singer is participating in Earth Day 2010 Climate Rally. This year’s Earth Day takes place April 25 with the 40th anniversary celebration going down right where things first got started four decades ago, at The National Mall in Washington D.C. The event will include live music, speeches and eco-village exhibits. In addition to Sting, supporters will also enjoy performances by artists including John Legend, The Roots, Bob Weir, Patrick Stump,...
  • Rabbit Costume Helps Cops Nail Traffic Violators

    04/04/2010 7:49:47 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 15 replies · 552+ views
    npr ^ | April 2, 2010 | MARY LOUISE KELLY
    When a giant rabbit was spotted walking the city streets of Glendale, California, people might have thought Easter had come early. But this bunny was not delivering eggs. Instead, he was handing out tickets. The creature, it turns out, was a police officer in a rabbit costume. The outfit was part of a sting operation targeting drivers who failed to yield at crosswalks, not to bunnies, but pedestrians.
  • Former U.N Weapons Inspector Scott Ritter Accused in Poconos Sex Sting Operation

    01/14/2010 6:21:59 AM PST · by tlb · 18 replies · 1,524+ views
    Associated Content ^ | January 14, 2010 | Moeursalen
    If you were of the opinion that former United Nations weapons inspector Scott Ritter was a wanker, you'd be right. The widely known self-styled pundit was arrested in a Poconos sex-string operation. Ritter thought he was talking to a 15 year old girl instead of a vice squad cop, and Former U.N Weapons Inspector Scott Ritter Accused in Poconos Sex Sting Operation didn't know police were watching as he masturbated before a web cam and talked about sexual activity with the cop. The double game Ritter played was not only in the political sphere; Ritter also seemed to have a...
  • U.S. Charges 3 (West Africans) in Drug Case With Helping Al Qaeda

    12/18/2009 9:50:12 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 3 replies · 318+ views
    New York Times ^ | December 18, 2009 | William K. Rashbaum
    Federal prosecutors in Manhattan unsealed narcotics and terrorism charges on Friday against three West Africans they identified as associates of Al Qaeda and a related terrorist group. While the United States Drug Enforcement Administration has long maintained that Al Qaeda has been involved in drug trafficking, officials at the agency said the case represented the first time such charges had been brought against people linked with the group. The three men — identified as Oumar Issa, Harouna Touré and Idriss Abelrahman — were arrested on Wednesday in Ghana and flown to the United States on Thursday night, law enforcement officials...