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  • Planned Parenthood cleared, but 2 indicted over videos

    01/26/2016 5:26:27 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 49 replies
    Chron ^ | Brian M. Rosenthal
    A grand jury convened to investigate whether a Houston Planned Parenthood clinic had sold the organs of aborted fetuses on Monday cleared the clinic and instead indicted the undercover videographers behind the allegations, surprising the officials who called for the probe and delighting supporters of the women's health organization. The Harris County grand jury indicted David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt, both of California, on charges of tampering with a governmental record, a second-degree felony with a possible sentence of up to 20 years in prison. It also charged Daleiden, the leader of the videographers, with the same misdemeanor he had...
  • College caught shredding Constitution in undercover video 'It's an oppressive document'

    11/03/2015 2:27:04 PM PST · by Nachum · 47 replies
    wnd ^ | 11/3/15 | staff
    James O’Keefe’s latest undercover video shows professors at two prestigious private universities openly disparaging, and in one case shredding, the U.S. Constitution. Project Veritas, O’Keefe’s undercover journalism unit, sent a female journalist disguised as a student to Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York, and to Oberlin College in Oberlin, Ohio. She got commitments from leadership at each to shred the Constitution, and in the case of Vassar, Project Veritas’ undercover cameras captured the official shredding of the U.S. Constitution. Kelly Grab, assistant director of equal opportunity at Vassar College, was captured on video saying: “Yes, I think we have a...
  • More Federal Agencies Are Using Undercover Operations

    11/17/2014 5:26:04 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    New York Times ^ | 11/16/2014 | By ERIC LICHTBLAU and WILLIAM M. ARKIN
    WASHINGTON The federal government has significantly expanded undercover operations in recent years, with officers from at least 40 agencies posing as business people, welfare recipients, political protesters and even doctors or ministers to ferret out wrongdoing, records and interviews show. At the Supreme Court, small teams of undercover officers dress as students at large demonstrations outside the courthouse and join the protests to look for suspicious activity, according to officials familiar with the practice. At the Internal Revenue Service, dozens of undercover agents chase suspected tax evaders worldwide, by posing as tax preparers, accountants drug dealers or yacht buyers...
  • One fired, three suspended after undercover health care video

    11/13/2013 7:48:25 AM PST · by Nachum · 35 replies ^ | 11/13/13 | staff
    The Urban League of Greater Dallas fired one person and suspended three others after a video from a conservative activist reportedly showed the workers encouraging health care applicants to lie. An edited video was released Monday that seemingly shows so-called health care Navigators encouraging people to lie on forms signing up for health care to get better rates. The video was released by Project Veritas, which was started by conservative activist James O'Keefe. O'Keefe gained notoriety for videos in 2009 that eventually brought down ACORN. The Urban League said in a statement on Tuesday it "does not condone, nor would...
  • Notes from a mole in Al Gores Climate Leadership Training

    08/03/2013 9:15:43 PM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies
    WUWT? ^ | 8/2/2013 | Anthony Watts
    A person who is actually a climate skeptic (and WUWT regular) applied for and was granted a training slot in Chicago this week. and has graduated as one of the 1500 people that attended the event. For obvious reasons, I cant reveal the persons name, but I can reveal the communication I received last night. The mole writes:
  • Undercover Informant Plants Crack In Store Of NY Businessman Donald Andrews (VIDEO)

    07/27/2013 10:45:42 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 30 replies ^ | july 25, 2013 | Evan Bleier
    A New York business owner was targeted by local police after they became suspicious of his store. As a result, they sent in an undercover informant on two separate occasions who ultimately hurt them a lot more than he helped. On the second visit, the informant allegedly planted and photographed crack cocaine, which led to the arrest of store owner Donald Andrews Jr. Andrews operates a smoke shop in Scotia that sells incense and other smoking paraphernalia that can easily be used for other illicit activities. Andrews' attorney, Kevin Luibrand, narrated a video that was shot by in-store surveillance cameras...
  • Iowa governor orders review of undercover plates

    07/19/2013 5:05:48 PM PDT · by Brandonmark · 18 replies
    The Fresno Bee ^ | July 19, 2013 | RYAN J. FOLEY
    Gov. Terry Branstad is ordering transportation officials to cut the number of special license plates issued to government vehicles that exempt them from traffic cameras. Branstad said Thursday it's unacceptable that 3,218 plates given to local, state and federal agencies have a designation that keeps them out of computerized databases. The designation is meant for those doing undercover work. Cities with red light and speed cameras typically let those with the plates out of tickets that would cost ordinary drivers $75 to $200. Branstad also said the review should look at how many tickets the cameras have issued and how...
  • 1960 Vintage Photo: Los Angeles Robbery Homicide Policemen in Drag

    05/18/2013 6:07:30 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 39 replies
    Retronaut ^ | 1960 | Retronaut
    Circa 1960 - LAPD Robbery Squad officers dressed as women as part of an operation to catch a purse snatcher who murdered an elderly woman while she was on her way to church.
  • 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...
  • James O'Keefe's shocking new undercover video bust

    07/20/2012 3:15:48 PM PDT · by T.O.K. · 16 replies ^ | July 20, 2012 | Michele Kirk
    James O'Keefe, known for his undercover work that brought national attention to the scandalous ACORN organization, continues his work to expose corruption. In his latest endeavor, investigators from O'Keefe's organization, Project Veritas, get top officials at the Laborers' International Union (LIUNA) to agree to help secure funding for a fake company that does nothing but dig up holes and then refill them. According to the video and O'keefe, "they loved the idea!"

    04/09/2012 3:02:27 PM PDT · by NYer · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 9, 2012
    U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has declared that there is no proof that in-person voter fraud is a problem. He's about to see proof that even he can't deny.In a new video (below) provided to, James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas demonstrates why Holder should stop attacking voter ID laws--by walking into Holder’s voting precinct and showing the world that anyone can obtain Eric Holder’s primary ballot. Literally. The video shows a young man entering a Washington, DC polling place at 3401 Nebraska Avenue, NW, on primary day of this year--April 3, 2012--and giving Holder’s name and address. The poll worker promptly...
  • Report: (UK) Undercover police had kids with activists

    01/20/2012 4:39:56 PM PST · by Libloather · 13 replies
    Report: Undercover police had kids with activistsBy: The Associated Press | 01/20/12 6:22 PM Britain's Guardian newspaper said Friday that two undercover police officers have fathered children with the activists they were spying on. Key details were hazy but the revelations are the latest in a series of reports which has cast doubt on whether undercover police in the U.K. go too far in seeking to infiltrate environmental, animal rights and extremist groups. British authorities are already preparing a report into the use of undercover officers after one of them caused a trial to collapse when his cover was blown.
  • 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 Sutherlands high-tech headquarters in a stylish Northeast rowhouse welcomed some of the citys 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 didnt 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...
  • Fed up with lunch: How one teacher went undercover to expose state of the nation's school food

    10/10/2011 1:02:37 PM PDT · by Nachum · 53 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 10/10/11 | Wil Longbottom
    As a mother, the nutritional needs of her own son would always have been on her mind. But for one woman, teaching in a Chicago elementary school brought home just how important meals were for growing children, and how badly they were being let down. Sarah Wu, 34, a speech pathologist working in public schools in the city, began a blog in January 2010 in which she described the school lunch every day for a year. She secretly photographed each meal, and then described the taste and texture of each dish for her site, Fed Up With Lunch. In it,...
  • Undercover at #OccupyCleveland

    10/08/2011 5:24:09 AM PDT · by Typelouder · 19 replies ^ | 10/7/11 | Paula, an undercover American Patriot
    On Thursday, a friend and I made the trip to downtown Cleveland to check out the #OccupyCleveland protest. The Facebook page predicted there would be 800-ish people attending, but the actual number on opening day was closer to 200. We dressed to blend in with the crowd so we could fully embrace the experience, spending the better part of the day with the protesters. The first thing we noticed was that this event was barely planned. #OccupyCleveland had a few individuals who appeared to be coordinating the days events, but it was clear there was no schedule and there was...
  • Undercover Agent Discusses Hezbollah in Mexico (video)

    05/06/2011 10:07:31 AM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Verumserum ^ | 5/6/11 | John
    From 10News in San Diego: --- Hezbollah must be laughing at the idea that our drug habit is funding their operations.
  • Reality TV show to feature local caregivers

    04/16/2011 9:57:25 AM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies
    SIERRA VISTA Two local employees of a home health care provider will be featured on a nationally televised reality series Sunday night after the owners of the company worked secretly beside them earlier this year. Each week, Undercover Boss features the executives of companies working incognito beside their employees to gain a better appreciation for the impact the decisions they make have on others, and get a up-close look at both the good and the bad while discovering the unsung heroes who make their companies run, according to the shows website. Sundays show will follow Shelly and J.D. Sun,...
  • North Korea's undercover journalists revealmisery of life in dictatorship

    11/27/2010 9:51:39 PM PST · by Nachum · 38 replies
    Telegraph [UK] ^ | 11/27/10 | Julian Ryall
    With its ruthless dictator, network of forced labour camps and iron grip of its ruling party, North Korea is the last country one might expect to see a middle-aged woman berating a policeman for demanding a bribe. But extraordinary video images smuggled out of North Korea, combined with reports of graffiti and posters critical of the regime, indicate a growing willingness among a previously cowed public to speak out and demand change. Such dissent would once have been unthinkable in the reclusive state, but now hunger and plummeting living standards are now triggering demands for freedom - something that no...
  • Green Tree Police Chief Gets Naked In Undercover Prostitution Work

    09/23/2010 12:28:51 PM PDT · by Inappropriate Laughter · 45 replies ^ | 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...
  • Sexy Russian Spy Video Interview: She Infiltrated New York Entrepreneur Week (unbelievable)

    06/30/2010 2:56:52 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 26 replies ^ | 06/30/2010 | Steve Krakauer
    That sexy Russian spy, Anna Chapman, is everywhere this week, with pictures and excerpts from Facebook showing up throughout the media. But Mediaite has obtained a never-before-seen video of Chapman talking about how great a time she had at New York Entrepreneur Week (she attended in November and April). We have a feeling youll be seeing this a lot. So heres the deal Chapman went to NYEW in November and enjoyed it. A production company, And Now Media, was putting together a video of attendees at the November event describing how good a time they had, in anticipation of...
  • Ex-spy: May be 50 undercover Russian couples in US

    06/29/2010 8:40:51 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 36 replies · 2+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/29/10 | Vladimir Isachenkov and David Stringer - ap
    MOSCOW One of the Cold War's most famous defectors says Russia probably has about 50 deep-cover couples and maybe even up to 60 of them spying inside the United States. Oleg Gordievsky, a former deputy head of the KGB in London who defected in 1985, said Russian President Dmitry Medvedev would know the number of illegal operatives in each target country. The 71-year-old ex-double agent .. "there's usually 40 to 50 couples, all illegal." "The president will know the number, and in each country how many but not their names," said Gordievsky, .. The FBI announced...
  • Obama planning a Dept of Truthiness?

    05/10/2010 1:37:13 PM PDT · by opentalk · 38 replies · 1,560+ views
    The register (London UK) ^ | 10th May 2010 | Andrew Orlowski
    Is the Obama Administration preparing the ground for a Ministry of Truthiness? The President's latest wide-ranging speech at Hampton University made a halt at a very strange outpost, before moving on to education. Obama, it seems, is vexed by the idea of conspiracy theories. Apparently people aren't thinking the right thoughts. Obama's internet Yoda, Professor Cass Sunstein*, is also besotted with the idea. Two years ago, Sunstein proposed what you might call an 'active government solution' to conspiracies. The best way to counter conspiracy theories, Sunstein and co-author Adrian Vermeule argued, is with the "cognitive infiltration of extremist groups". This...
  • Study abroad with Al Qaeda

    03/10/2010 5:00:47 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies · 357+ views
    Global Post ^ | 03/10/10 | David Case
    Study abroad with Al Qaeda To understand radical Islam, American writer Theo Padnos pretended he was a Muslim and settled himself into Yemens radical mosque scene. Years later, his cover has finally been blown. By David Case GlobalPost Published: March 10, 2010 10:22 ET BOSTON The dorm a long corridor lined with shoebox rooms shared by roommates was just like any other student dwelling, aside from the stained glass windows, the ornate woodwork and loudspeakers blaring with Islam's predawn call to morning worship: Prayer is better than sleep. It was like any other student dwelling ...
  • REVEALED: ACORN, NBC Worked Together in Undercover Video Sting

    11/30/2009 12:02:09 PM PST · by Nachum · 3 replies · 871+ views
    Big Government ^ | 11/30/09 | Publius
    Since the undercover ACORN videos from James OKeefe and Hannah Giles first broke, the grand pooh-bahs of journalism have gone into self-absorbed philosopher mode. Rather than report on the ACORN corruption playing out before our eyes, journalists have tsk-tsked their way through thousands of words and yards of column inches making certain that everyone understands that what James and Hannah did ISNOTJOURNALISM. (As if that is the existential question to make sense of the ACORN videos.) Undercover videos and assuming fake identities are things real journalists do not doexcept when they do. Below is a page from ACORNs 2005 Annual...
  • ACORN SCANDAL: International Press Roundup (POLAND): "The ACORN Advised How to Open a Whorehouse"

    09/18/2009 6:20:06 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 14 replies · 816+ views
    Wiadomosci Gazeta (original in Polish) news ^ | 18 September 2009 | mar PAP, Wiadomosci Gazeta
    Original Title in Polish: "W ACORN Radzili, Jak Założyć Dom Publiczny "(TRANSLATION FROM POLISH TO ENGLISH): TEXT: "A young American amateur filmmaker and activist conservative revealed the illegal practices of ACORN, the well-known organizations help the poor and racial minorities. The film shows how an employee advises ACORN hand, how to set up a public brothel. .. . Hidden camera filmed the visit. O'Keefe asked the secrets from the pfficials ... Afera w ACORN: (17-09-09, 11:40) The ACORN affair: White House indignant, joins the criticism (17-09-09, 11:40) Filmmaker James O'Keefe hidden camera filmed their visit to the local branch...
  • ACORN Video: Prostitution Scandal in New York, NY

    09/14/2009 6:10:11 AM PDT · by fiscon1 · 30 replies · 1,311+ views
    Big Government ^ | 09/14/2009 | James O'Keefe
    This recent scam, which was attempted in San Diego, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia to name a few places, had failed for months before the results weve all recently seen. video follows...
  • ACORN Video: Prostitution Scandal in New York, NY

    09/14/2009 2:38:25 AM PDT · by rvoitier · 124 replies · 4,297+ views
    Big Government ^ | 9.14.09 | James O'Keefe
    And the hits keep coming
  • Megyn Kelly and Panel on Undercover ACORN Video and if it Should Result in Criminal Charges - Video

    09/10/2009 10:11:32 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 10 replies · 1,114+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | September 10, 2009 | Michael
    Here is video of Megyn Kelly talking with defense attorney Mark Eiglarsh and trial attorney Lee Armstrong on "Kelly's Court" about whether the undercover ACORN video will result in criminal charges. (Watch Video)
  • Obama Unveils Covert Agent Revitalization Plan (CARP)

    03/31/2009 3:40:41 PM PDT · by Never on my watch · 7 replies · 601+ views
    Not News Release (Vanity) | March 31, 2009 | N. Watch
    Tuesday, March 31, 2009 Washington D.C.: President Obama unveiled a new White House initiative designed to stimulate the economy, resuscitate ailing General Motors, and simultaneously support our federal and local undercover agents. This plan brings Government/Business collaboration into a new era that breaches boundaries that were, up to this point, seemingly impenetrable. The President said in an impromptu press conference late this afternoon. As interim CEO for General Motors, I am in the unique position to offer the United States Government a deal too good to pass up!" This Covert Agent Revitalization Plan (CARP) addresses the long overlooked problem of...
  • Four officers in police drug unit suspected of auto theft

    01/30/2009 10:06:59 PM PST · by Enterprise · 10 replies · 643+ views
    The Fresno Bee ^ | Jan. 30, 2009 | Chris Collins
    Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer said this afternoon that two officers in the department's narcotics unit have been arrested and two others are under investigation for auto theft.
  • FBI to investigate New Year's Day police shooting(update)

    01/05/2009 6:14:01 PM PST · by BBell · 10 replies · 672+ views
    Times Picayune ^ | January 05, 2009
    The FBI on Monday officially opened a civil-rights investigation into the shooting by police of Adolph Grimes III, according to Sheila Thorne, spokeswoman for the agency's New Orleans division. Agents from the local office consulted with the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Attorney Jim Letten's office in deciding to open the inquiry, Thorne said. The local bureau had been made aware of the shooting death shortly after the incident. Agents were trying to determine last week whether the incident warrants a federal investigation. The decision was made Monday.
  • State Trooper Vs Undercover Cop [Video]

    07/19/2008 12:16:37 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 21 replies · 500+ views ^ | 7/18/08
    Click here for the video... [WARNING: Cussing involved]
  • Got Milk? Get Investigated

    05/28/2008 6:59:04 PM PDT · by davidgumpert · 5 replies · 223+ views
    The Nation ^ | May 28, 2008 | David E. Gumpert
    The undercover agent takes two guises in our national consciousness. At one extreme is the highly trained professional who risks his or her life to go after the worst drug dealers and mobsters. At the other extreme is the apolitical and poorly trained apparatchik, designated by a bureaucratic superior to infiltrate a group deemed subversive or otherwise troublesome to authorities. The infiltrator may even become a provocateur as a way to give the authorities an excuse to crack down. Government agents did a lot of this during the 1960s, while monitoring civil rights and far-left organizations. At this end of...
  • Undercover Robbinsdale cop charged in road-rage case(MN)

    12/20/2007 1:20:01 PM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 23 replies · 505+ views
    pioneer press ^ | 12-20-07 | DAVE ORRICK AND NANCY YANG
    An undercover Robbinsdale police officer involved in a June road-rage incident was indicted today in Anoka County District Court on a charge of making terroristic threats. Landen Beard was shot in the leg during the June 7 rolling dispute on a Coon Rapids side street. The other man involved, Martin Treptow, 35, was charged Wednesday with drive-by shooting, reckless discharge of a firearm and making terroristic threats. At the time, Beard was in one vehicle; in the other were Martin and Rebecca Treptow and their two children. What is known is that a horn-honking shouting match broke out between the...
  • Too tolerant by half

    12/09/2007 9:22:51 PM PST · by Clive · 47 replies · 187+ views
    National Post ^ | 2007-12-08 | Danielle Crittenden
    'I 'd like a one-way air fare to New York on the next available flight. I have no luggage. Could you make sure the ticket is refundable … in case I change my mind?" I was standing at the Delta shuttle counter at Washington's Reagan National Airport, dressed in my Saudi burka. "Sure, no problem," the clerk replied brightly. "Do you have Skymiles?" "Uh, no." "I'll need some form of identification." I handed her my driver's licence, which showed the occupant of the black tent to be a blonde, blue-eyed resident of the District of Columbia. "Thanks." Tap, tap, tap...
  • UN regrets undercover Cubans at event (U.N. news conference on human rights)

    11/14/2007 5:11:10 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 116+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 11/15/07 | Bradley S. Klapper - ap
    GENEVA - The United Nations has expressed regret that undercover Cuban officials attended a U.N. news conference on human rights, where they sought information on a French journalist asking critical questions about Fidel Castro's regime. Elena Ponomareva, spokeswoman for the global body's European headquarters, said she was unable to prevent two Cuban diplomats from entering the Oct. 11 news event with Jean Ziegler, a U.N. rights expert who was preparing for a mission to the communist-run island. The U.N. strictly prohibits government officials from attending news conferences unless they are explicitly invited and included among those presenting. Previous run-ins have...
  • Mayor Bart Peterson ducks out of taxpayer forum

    10/01/2007 6:01:56 AM PDT · by Sir Hailstone · 5 replies · 89+ views
    YouTube ^ | 9/30/2007 | Sir Hailstone
    Indianapolis Mayor Bart Peterson made an appearance at a Property Tax forum at Light of the World Christian Church. The Mayor excused himself to attend a previous engagement - a "interfaith dialogue forum" booked several months earlier. Doesn't it sound weird he would attend an "interfaith dialogue" considering most interfaith activities in Indianapolis are held at THAT VERY SAME CHURCH?!?!? Look at the YouTube video and find out where Mayor Brat REALLY needed to go....
  • On "Gotcha"

    08/03/2007 10:56:09 AM PDT · by notbackingdown · 1 replies · 201+ views
    CBS Public Eye ^ | August 3, 2007 | Matthew Feeling
    This writer may (or may know) know about issues surrounding journalism, but its now clear Im not much of a Hollywood type. Ken Silversteins Harpers piece the one criticized for its subterfuge in this space a month ago has been optioned to former LA Weekly publisher Michael Sigman, and may potentially become a movie down the line. As reported in LA Observed a few days ago: Former LA Weekly publisher Michael Sigman has optioned the film rights to that piece about Washington lobbyists in Harper's by reporter Ken Silverstein, who posed as a customer to nab the K...
  • Obama's Bumpy Ride [ "OBAMAnchurian Candidate" Watch! ]

    04/25/2007 6:17:49 PM PDT · by melt · 13 replies · 721+ views
    That was fast. The Sun-Times broke the story about Barack Obama (news, bio, voting record)'s relationship with Tony Rezko on Monday, but I think we may have already reached the point where Obama's reaction to the story is drawing more attention than the particulars of the story itself. Carol Marin, a reporter for NBC 5 and a columnist for the Sun-Times, puts the boot in today: Barack Obama tells us he is the messenger of a new kind of politics. Open. Transparent. Different. But put the pedal to the metal and ask Illinois' junior senator new and serious questions about...
  • NYPD bullet kills groom on wedding day (2006)

    11/25/2006 2:29:19 PM PST · by Brilliant · 85 replies · 2,925+ views
    AP via Yahoo! ^ | November 25, 2006 | ADAM GOLDMAN
    NYPD bullet kills groom on wedding day NEW YORK - A bachelor party at a strip club ended early Saturday with police opening fire on a group of men leaving the establishment, killing a groom on his wedding day and wounding two others, one critically. There was no immediate explanation for what sparked the shooting, which drew angry protests from family members and the Rev. Al Sharpton. The New York Police Department's chief spokesman, Paul Browne, declined to comment. As many as eight officers may have been involved in the shooting near the Kalua Cabaret in Queens, said Sgt. Mike...
  • 3 indicted in US for trying sell secrets to Yemen

    09/08/2006 12:08:19 AM PDT · by Mount Athos · 6 replies · 426+ views
    ASSOCIATED PRESS ^ | Sep. 8, 2006
    Three men have been indicted for allegedly trying to obtain defense information and stolen military equipment from an undercover US government agent, federal prosecutors said. Amen Ahmed Ali, 56, received what he believed to be secret defense documents from the agent and sent them to Yemen by fax or courier on several occasions since last year, federal prosecutors said. Ali was arrested at his cigarette shop in Bakersfield about 180 kilometers north of Los Angeles, on Thursday. He was scheduled to appear before a federal magistrate in Bakersfield on Friday. The arrest came after a two-year operation and investigation.
  • CA: ACLU catalogs government surveillance of political activities

    07/27/2006 8:04:32 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 413+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 7/27/06 | Scott Lindlaw - ap
    The American Civil Liberties Union released a compilation of covert government surveillance of political activists in northern and central California on Thursday, decrying a "greater expansion of government power and the abuse of power" since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. The group's Northern California branch blamed weak oversight of law-enforcement and intelligence agencies, and called for a new state government watchdog over their activities. "With inadequate regulation and an insufficient understanding of the protections afforded to protest and dissent, law enforcement has overstepped its bounds in monitoring political activity," the group said. The ACLU of Northern California cataloged instances of...
  • Montana Mother Who Is Fighting Al-Qa'eda From Her Sitting Room

    06/25/2006 6:29:22 PM PDT · by blam · 47 replies · 2,104+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6-26-2006 | Francis Harris
    Montana mother who is fighting al-Qa'eda from her sitting room By Francis Harris in Helena (Filed: 26/06/2006) Radical Islamists may not know it but their global jihad has more to fear from Shannen Rossmiller, an American mother-of-three, than from a squadron of F16s. The former cheerleader doesn't phrase it quite like that. That isn't her style. Shannen Rossmiller turned freelance spy after 9/11 Yet a summary of case histories and transcripts seen by The Daily Telegraph reveals that she has uncovered the whereabouts of al-Qa'eda fighters in the lawless highlands of Pakistan, shopped groups of would-be terrorists from Liverpool to...
  • More on the Betrayal of America

    06/12/2006 8:41:13 AM PDT · by Interesting Times · 35 replies · 1,606+ views
    Augusta Free Press ^ | May 29, 2006 | Max Friedman
    On Feb. 20, The Augusta Free Press published my rant column, "The Betrayal of America," in which I took off on the American Left, especially the Communist Party and its sympathizers, foolish liberals, the mainstream media, the Democratic Party, and even the present Republican leadership of Congress and some in the White House. If I forgot anyone, I'm sorry, but there will be other columns in which to catch up with the blithering idiots in our political and media systems. The purpose of the rant was to let out a lot of intellectual frustration that I've been holding in, as...
  • (Muslim) Informants in American Service

    06/05/2006 5:56:30 AM PDT · by Little Ray · 9 replies · 1,412+ views
    The Strategy Page ^ | June 4, 2006 | The Strategy Page
    A recent terrorist trial, and conviction, of an Islamic terrorists in New York City brought out the extent to which police have infiltrated Moslem communities in order to uncover terrorist plots. While most of this counter-terrorist activity within Moslem communities is kept secret, enough information has leaked out to make it clear that it's no accident that the United States has not suffered another terrorist attack since September 11, 2001. There is an extensive informant network within Moslem communities all over the United States. The FBI was pleasantly surprised right after September 11, 2001, by the number of calls they...
  • Ex-C.I.A. Officer in New Book Talks (PLAME BOOK DEAL BOMBING)

    06/01/2006 9:56:36 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 70 replies · 2,217+ views
    NY Times ^ | 6-1-06 | MOTOKO RICH
    The $2.5 million book deal that Valerie Plame Wilson, the former Central Intelligence Agency officer whose identity was publicly disclosed three years ago, negotiated with Crown Publishing Group last month has fallen through. Ms. Wilson, who could not agree on terms with Crown, is now in exclusive negotiations with Simon & Schuster, which originally had lost an auction for the book to Crown. Although no contract has yet been signed with Simon & Schuster, David Rosenthal, the publisher, said, "We are optimistic about these talks." When Crown announced the deal last month, Steve Ross, senior vice president and publisher, said...
  • Undercover teens smoke out tobacco-sales scofflaws

    05/11/2006 3:19:12 PM PDT · by Momaw Nadon · 59 replies · 4,031+ views
    The Salem News Online ^ | Thursday, May 11, 2006 | Chris Cassidy
    DANVERS The brown SUV rolled to a stop in a Holten Street parking lot as two 17-year-old high school students in the back seat emptied their pockets of everything except their cell phones and a $20 bill. They wouldn't need much more to buy a pack of cigarettes in Danvers. The girl, wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and a pair of jeans, stepped into the pouring rain, approached a sales clerk at the Mobil gas station and returned moments later with a pack of Marlboro Reds. The two teens work undercover for the North Shore Tobacco Control Program, the...
  • Purported "Al-Qaeda Undercover Soldier, U.S.A": Last Warning to American People

    03/11/2006 2:12:55 PM PST · by hawkiye · 54 replies · 2,202+ views
    Two Operations Will Occur; Your Homeland Security Agency Must Surrender; States Far Away From Washington, D.C. Such as Arizona Will Be Hit; We Await Orders From Our Commander Osama Bin Laden; America Will Be Brought to its Knees On March 10, 2006, the Global Islamic Media Front (GIMF) posted, on the Islamic websites, a final warning to the American people, on behalf of "Rakan Ben Williams" who defines himself as "Al-Qaeda under cover soldier, USA [sic]." It is not clear exactly who is behind this name. Moreover, according to a previous statement by GIMF public relations bureau director Saif Al-Din...
  • Prosecutor: Close Loophole

    02/15/2006 12:39:55 PM PST · by NavVet · 14 replies · 610+ views
    Freelance Star ^ | 2/15/06 | Bill Freehling
    Spotsylvania County's top prosecutor says Virginia's prostitution law could be expanded to avoid having detectives pay for oral sex as part of an investigation. Commonwealth's Attorney William Neely said yesterday that Virginia's prostitution law doesn't forbid paying for certain sexual acts--including fondling. The law requires the act to be either intercourse or oral sex. Neely said that aspect of the law put the county Sheriff's Office into a "dicey" position during a recent investigation into the Moon Spa--a now-closed massage business on State Route 3 in Spotsylvania that is suspected of prostitution. Authorities say a detective, who is single and...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ What Does Santa Do After Christmas? ~ 27 December 2005

    12/26/2005 6:41:03 PM PST · by GummyIII · 884 replies · 5,301+ views
    Classified Information | Santa Works Undercover!! | Santa Supports the Troops!!!
    Breaking on the Canteen!!! Santa Supports Our Troops!!!!!(So does the Canteen!!)Also: What does Santa do after Christmas? Inquiring minds want to know!GummyIII went undercover to find out just what Santa does after his big day...uh...night. You might be surprised to see just what he's into! Of course, you probably have spied him sometime somewhere doing something. If so, please share with us here! (If he's undercover, please remember "Loose lips sink ships"! What Gummy is going to share has been cleared for public knowledge.) Gummy has a good source who says Santa was working undercover for our troops while...