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  • U.S. Marshals Wear the Black Hat in Oregon Standoff Trial

    10/28/2016 3:02:14 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/28/16 | Judi McLeod
    Marshals taze Ammon Bundy’s lawyer at courthouse The mainstream media will do their best to suppress it:—in the midst of their quest to get Hillary Clinton elected as America’s 45th—but Bureau of Land Management-harassed rancher Ammon Bundy, and six others have been acquitted in the largely media ignored Oregon standoff trial. The acquittal telegraphs a message to U.S. citizenry that justice can still be found in American courts politicized Attorney Generals like Loretta Lynch and an Obama influenced FBI notwithstanding. Written off by mainstream media for months on end, tears of joy of the acquitted ended what can only be...
  • Carnival worker known as 'Zombie Mike' for lack of hygiene is on the run after raping....

    04/08/2016 7:40:09 PM PDT · by Morgana · 29 replies
    dailymail.uk ^ | April 8, 2016 | Kalhan Rosenblatt For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: Carnival worker known as 'Zombie Mike' for lack of hygiene is on the run after raping a wheelchair-bound woman - and cops say he is a 'survivalist' who could be hiding in one of seven states A man known as 'Zombie Mike' is on the run after raping two women and police say he is a survivalist who could be hiding in one of seven states. Michael Steven Hawkins, 29, a carnival worker known as 'Zombie Mike' due to a lack of personal hygiene, is wanted for raping a mentally challenged wheelchair-bound woman and a woman at a...
  • U.S. Marshals arrest 13,000 in sweep targeting ‘worst’ violent offenders

    03/24/2016 2:01:32 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 33 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 3-24-16 | Andrea Noble
    The U.S. Marshals Service arrested more than 13,000 individuals with open warrants as part of a national operation aimed at targeting the "worst of the worst" violent, repeat offenders. The Justice Department announced the results of the six-week fugitive sweep Wednesday, which targeted individuals wanted for crimes like homicides, sex assaults and aggravated assaults. Dubbed Operation Violence Reduction, the sweep focused on 12 cities currently combatting upticks in violent crime, including Baltimore; Washington, D.C.; Chicago; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; and New Orleans. "This was not a dragnet-type operation designed to arrest anyone with an outstanding warrant," said Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates....
  • US Marshals arresting people for WHAT?

    02/20/2016 2:31:47 PM PST · by TBP · 98 replies
    Conservative Byte ^ | FEBRUARY 16, 2016
    Believe it or not, the US Marshals Service in Houston is arresting people for not paying their outstanding federal student loans. Paul Aker says he was arrested at his home last week for a $1500 federal student loan he received in 1987. He says seven deputy US Marshals showed up at his home with guns and took him to federal court where he had to sign a payment plan for the 29-year-old school loan.
  • Texas 'affluenza' teen detained in Mexico

    12/28/2015 7:26:37 PM PST · by HonkyTonkMan · 111 replies
    Cnn ^ | 28-December 2015
    (Reuters) - A Texas teen, who was a fugitive after allegedly breaking his probation sentence for killing four people while driving drunk, has been arrested in Puerto Vallarta in Mexico, CNN reported on Monday, citing officials briefed on the matter. Ethan Couch, 18, was sentenced to probation about two years ago in juvenile court for intoxication manslaughter and is wanted in Tarrant County, Texas. He and his mother went missing earlier this month.
  • Federal officials join search for 'affluenza' teen

    12/17/2015 5:57:05 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 17, 2015 6:49 PM EST
    The U.S. Marshals Service have joined the search for a teenager who was serving probation for killing four people in a 2013 drunken-driving wreck after invoking a defense that he suffered from "affluenza." Tarrant County Sheriff Dee Anderson said Thursday the search for 18-year-old Ethan Couch was drawing federal resources. The FBI says arrangements are being made for the bureau to join the search. ...
  • Grassley questions agency's $10,000 conference table purchase [ asset forfeitures ]

    03/19/2015 5:05:33 PM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies
    wash examiner ^ | March 18, 2015 | Susan Ferrechio
    A federal whistleblower claims a division of the Department of Justice is using money from asset forfeitures to pay for custom wallpaper, artwork, crown moldings and chair rails in its offices. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, has asked U.S. Marshals Service Director Stacia A. Hylton to answer claims about how the Asset Forfeiture Division spent forfeited money, including a report that more than $10,000 was used to purchase a single conference room table. "If so, what was the cost and why was a less expensive table not considered?"
  • Appeals court: Marshals can’t be sued for excessive force

    02/13/2015 9:00:08 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 13, 2015 5:00 PM EST | Sam Hananel
    A federal appeals court ruled Friday that three deputy U.S. marshals who shot and wounded a fleeing teenage driver eight years ago cannot be sued for excessive use of force. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit said it was not “clearly established” at the time of the shooting that the deputies violated Michael Fenwick’s constitutional rights when they used deadly force to subdue him. The case in Washington, D.C., unfolded amid a national debate over racially charged incidents of police force in Ferguson, Missouri, and New York City. …
  • Americans’ Cellphones Targeted in Secret U.S. Spy Program (DOJ Program)

    11/13/2014 4:39:00 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 35 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 11/13/2014 | DEVLIN BARRETT
    WASHINGTON—The Justice Department is scooping up data from thousands of cellphones through fake communications towers deployed on airplanes, a high-tech hunt for criminal suspects that is snagging a large number of innocent Americans, according to people familiar with the operations. The U.S. Marshals Service program, which became fully functional around 2007, operates Cessna aircraft from at least five metropolitan-area airports, with a flying range covering most of the U.S. population, according to people familiar with the program. Planes are equipped with devices—some known as “dirtboxes” to law-enforcement officials because of the initials of the Boeing Co. unit that produces them—which...
  • Was the Real Lone Ranger black?

    08/07/2013 4:31:52 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 44 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 06 Aug 2013
    Bass Reeves's talent for rounding up outlaws in America's Old West made him the stuff of legend. But did this former slave-turned-lawman also inspire Johnny Depp's new film? Alex Hannaford goes on the trail of the real Lone Ranger.Art Burton listened intently as the old man on the other end of the phone cleared his throat and began telling him a story. Burton had only been researching the life of Bass Reeves for a short while but that afternoon what Reverend Haskell James Shoeboot, the 98-year-old part-Cherokee Indian, was about to tell him would persuade Burton he’d stumbled upon one...
  • U.S. Marshals lose track of encrypted radios: WSJ report

    07/21/2013 7:20:53 PM PDT · by markomalley · 54 replies
    Reuters ^ | 7/21/2013
    The U.S. Marshals Service has lost track of about 2,000 encrypted two-way radios worth millions of dollars, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday, citing internal records it had obtained through a public records request. The paper reported that the problems date back to at least 2011, when the Marshals were deploying new versions of the radios to communicate in the field. The Wall Street Journal said an internal technology office had warned about the issue, but the problems tracking the equipment persisted. "It is apparent that negligence and incompetence has resulted in a grievous mismanagement of millions of dollars...
  • Police raid felt like home invasion

    07/19/2013 9:10:11 PM PDT · by tpmintx · 69 replies
    Herald-Tribune (Sarasota, FL) ^ | 7/18/2013 | Tom Lyons
    After leaving her operating room scrub nurse duties at Sarasota's Doctors Hospital on Wednesday, Louise Goldsberry went to her Hidden Lake Village apartment. Her boyfriend came over, and after dinner — about 8 p.m. — Goldsberry went to her kitchen sink to wash some dishes. That's when her boyfriend, Craig Dorris — a manager for a security alarm company — heard her scream and saw her drop to the floor. Goldsberry, 59, said she had looked up from the sink to see a man “wearing a hunting vest.” He was aiming a gun at her face, with a red light...
  • “My son screamed for his mother for what seemed like an eternity”

    05/21/2012 7:31:52 AM PDT · by Altariel · 209 replies
    Reason ^ | May 20, 2012 | Mike Riggs
    At 5:30 a.m. on May 10, armed men broke into the bedroom of Kirk Kyle Farrar’s 12 year-old daughter and shook her awake. The men led her downstairs at gunpoint and forced her to lie on the floor next to her mother and father, with her hands behind her head. Another armed man took Farrar’s two-year-old son from his crib, and would not let his parents hold him. “My son screamed for his mother for what seemed like an eternity,” Farrar wrote in an email to friends, obtained by Reason. “I will never forget the hopeless feeling of not being...
  • "Book 'em Danno!" ... John Edwards' Mug Shot Released

    06/15/2011 11:36:36 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 35 replies
    CNN ^ | June 15, 2011 | CNN Political Unit
    John Edwards' mug shot released By: CNN Political Unit (CNN)–Former U.S. Senator John Edwards, pleaded not guilty to conspiracy and campaign law violations in early June. His mug shot was obtained by CNN following a Freedom of Information Act request. The plea came after a federal grand jury indicted him on six counts, including conspiracy, issuing false statements and violating campaign contribution laws. A grand jury has been investigating whether money given to support Edwards' mistress, Rielle Hunter, by benefactors of Edwards should have been considered campaign donations, a contention Edwards' team has disputed. A plea deal between the two-time...
  • Marshals on the hunt for suspected child rapist

    01/06/2011 9:01:41 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 17 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 01/05/11 | Scott McCabe
    U.S. marshals are on the hunt for an illegal immigrant wanted for raping an 8-year-old girl, and they are asking the public to help track him down. Salvador Portillo-Saravia, 29, had been deported from the United States six years ago, but illegally re-entered the country and recently sexually assaulted the young daughter of an acquaintance. Fairfax County has issued warrants for felony charges of rape and sodomy of a victim under 13 years old. "Portillo-Saravia is a vicious and violent individual," said Marshals Deputy Lenny Reynolds. "Anyone capable of such a horrid and senseless act cannot be allowed to participate...
  • US Marshals Confirm Body Found At Landfill Is Inmate Who Escaped El Paso Jail

    07/09/2010 7:34:21 PM PDT · by OldBullrider · 48 replies
    KVIA.com ^ | July 9, 2010 | By ABC-7 Reporter Ken Molestina
    EL PASO, Texas -- U.S. Marshals confirmed to ABC-7 Friday afternoon that a body found in a Sunland Park, N.M. landfill was that of a federal inmate who escaped the El Paso jail earlier in the day. Carlos Roberto Medina-Bailon, 30, of Delicias, Mexico, is believed to have escaped the El Paso County Detention Facility between 4:30 a.m. and 6:30 a.m. Friday by using the garbage disposal system.
  • Police: Woman Deported By Fake Marshal (Bogus US Marshal 'Transports' Prisoner At San Diego Airport)

    02/02/2010 6:55:39 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 32 replies · 1,174+ views
    Fox 5 San Diego ^ | February 2, 2010 | FOX 5 San Diego Staff
    Police: Woman deported by fake marshal SAN DIEGO - A Hemet man was arrested after successfully posing as a U.S. Marshal and transporting a 'prisoner' through San Diego International Airport last month. Gregory R. Denny, 37, was arrested on January 18, 2010, for identifying himself as a U.S. Marshal and falsely imprisoning a woman three days prior to the arrest. According to published reports, Suzanne Trevino, spokeswoman for the Transportation Security Administration, said in a telephone interview that an investigation has revealed that someone who presented "falsified law enforcement documents" was able to get past security and eventually make it...
  • 3 federal prisoners escape Illinois custody

    01/06/2010 12:25:11 PM PST · by demsux · 26 replies · 1,709+ views
    ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH ^ | 1/6/2010 | ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH
    The U.S. Marshals Service is hunting for three men who escaped from a detention center in Ullin, Illinois. The Marshals provided no details on how the men were able to escape today from the Tri-County Detention Center. Click to learn more... The men -- all considered armed and dangerous -- were being held on federal charges. They are:
  • "Operation Falcon" rounds up thousands of fugitives

    07/10/2009 10:00:46 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 5 replies · 474+ views
    pro8news ^ | Jul 10, 2009 | Ray Gomez
    U.S. Marshals partnered with federal, state and local law enforcement agencies to carry out an operation for one month. The operation was carried out during June and nationwide Marshals were able to arrest 35-thousand fugitives and clear more than 47-thousand warrants. " We serve and clear as many warrants as we can nationwide on every state in any level." That is the mission within “Operation Falcon.” Here in Laredo U.S. Marshals teamed with local, state and federal agencies to carry out the operation. Arresting 307 fugitives and clearing more than four hundred warrants in just one month alone! Helping other...
  • Obama sends in U.S. Marshals to protect abortion clinics across America after (Tiller) is killed

    06/01/2009 11:41:52 AM PDT · by pillut48 · 141 replies · 4,906+ views
    MailOnline(UK) ^ | 01st June 2009 | David Gardner
    U.S. Marshals were sent to guard abortion clinics across America today amid fears the murder of a controversial doctor could spark a new wave of violence. The move by U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder came hours after George Tiller, one of only three American doctors carrying out late-term abortions, was gunned down in the church where he was working as an usher and his wife was in the choir.