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  • Americans’ Cellphones Targeted in Secret U.S. Spy Program (DOJ Program)

    11/13/2014 4:39:00 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 28 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.
  • Computer virus strikes US Marshals, FBI affected

    05/21/2009 8:41:04 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 22 replies · 1,336+ views
    http://breitbart.com ^ | May 21. 2009 | DEVLIN BARRETT
    "WASHINGTON (AP) - Law enforcement computers were struck by a Mystery computer virus Thursday, forcing the FBI and the U.S. Marshals to shut down part of their networks as a precaution. The U.S. Marshals confirmed it disconnected from the Justice Department's computers as a protective measure after being hit by the virus; an FBI official said only that that agency was experiencing similar issues and was working on the problem."
  • Man critical of Obama case judge visited by marshals

    03/21/2009 4:20:59 AM PDT · by AJMCQ · 36 replies · 2,772+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | March 21, 2009 | Bob Unruh
    <p>A Washington, D.C., man who believes Barack Obama probably isn't eligible to be president – and colorfully stated as much to a federal judge who dismissed a case challenging Obama's residency in the White House – says he got a visit from U.S. marshals for his exercise of free speech.</p>
  • US Marshals blasted for escorting Fox broadcasters to World Series (Joe Buck and Tim McCarver)

    01/12/2009 7:20:22 PM PST · by buccaneer81 · 8 replies · 647+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | January 12, 2009 | Shelley Murphy
    US Marshals blasted for escorting Fox broadcasters to World Series By Shelley Murphy, Globe Staff US Marshals violated regulations and ethical standards when they escorted Fox Sports broadcasters to and from several major sporting events, including two games of the 2007 World Series in Boston, according to a report issued today by US Inspector General Glenn A. Fine.
  • ATF: Gang Deterrence Center Opens for Business in Northern VA

    04/05/2008 2:27:16 PM PDT · by kiriath_jearim · 9 replies · 326+ views
    BATFE Press Release ^ | 2/25/08 | n/a
    ATF added another weapon to its gang-fighting arsenal Nov. 28 with the formal opening of a new facility in Northern Virginia that will house 80 intelligence analysts, agents, prosecutors and support personnel — all from different agencies — and all working together to investigate and dismantle the most violent gangs in the United States. “Coordination has brought us success in the past, and can yield even more in the future,” said ATF Acting Director Michael Sullivan, speaking during the formal opening of the new facility. The new site brings together two separate gang deterrence units — the National Gang Intelligence...
  • On This Day In History, August 22, 1992 - Ruby Ridge: FBI Sniper Kills Vicki Weaver

    08/22/2007 6:44:18 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 57 replies · 2,582+ views
    EVIDENCE FROM INVESTIGATION OF 1992 RUBY RIDGE MATTER ONLY SUFFICIENT TO CHARGE ONE OFFICIAL WITH CRIMINAL CONDUCT Disciplinary Penalties Being Weighed for Others WASHINGTON, D.C. -- After an exhaustive investigation involving hundreds of interviews and the review of hundreds of thousands of pages of documents, the Justice Department announced today that the available evidence does not support further criminal prosecutions of FBI officials arising from the August 1992 incidents, at Ruby Ridge, Idaho, and their aftermath. In October 1996, E. Michael Kahoe, Chief of the FBI's Violent Crimes and Major Offenders Section, was charged with, and later pleaded guilty to,...
  • The Trail's Gone Cold...(Convict 'mailed' himself out of prison)

    08/12/2007 10:34:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies · 1,547+ views
    America's Most Wanted ^ | August 11, 2007
    Richard Lee McNair is a crafty escape artist and a smooth-talking con-man who's been spotted again and again since his April 2006 prsion escape, but he always slips away. On April 5, 2006, Richard Lee McNair escaped a federal penitentiary in Pollock, La. Later that same day, running along the railroad tracks, he managed to convince a Ball, La. police officer that although he had no ID and seemed to match the physical description of an escaped convict he was really Robert Jones, out for a 12 mile jog -- from a hotel to a roofing job. Even when he...
  • 'Dog the Bounty Hunter' Arrested, Faces Extradition

    09/14/2006 12:46:56 PM PDT · by PPHSFL · 80 replies · 8,610+ views
    http://www.nbc10.com/news/9850095/detail.html?rss=phi&psp=newsDog
  • Unabomber's Belongings To Be Auctioned ( Kaczynski )

    08/11/2006 7:11:03 PM PDT · by george76 · 18 replies · 498+ views
    The Smoking Gun ^ | AUGUST 11--
    Judge orders Internet sale, proceeds to benefit bomb victims. In an order filed yesterday, U.S. District Court Judge Garland Burrell directed the U.S. Marshals Service to sell off the imprisoned Kaczynski's property, which includes "original writings," though not those containing "diagrams and 'recipes' for making bombs." Burrell's order, a copy of which you'll find below, includes a creepy 12-page inventory of items to be auctioned. Along with hundreds of books, bidders will be able to vie for the killer's hatchet, welding mask, blue scarf, three typewriters, and several hooded jackets. A separate court filing estimates that Kaczynski's writings--which include several...
  • US Marshals in Alaska kill Duluth (Mn) man

    03/03/2006 2:42:49 PM PST · by MplsSteve · 98 replies · 1,292+ views
    Minneapolis StarTribune (aka The Red Star) | 3/03/06 | Larry Oakes - Staff Reporter
    A Duluth man sought on methamphetamine trafficking charges was killed and his 2-year-old son critically wounded in a dramatic shootout with law enforcement officers Wednesday in an airport parking lot in Homer. Jason Carlo Jacob Anderson, 31, had been living under an alias in Alaska with his girlfriend and their two young children for nearly a year, according to the girlfriend, Cherry Dietzmann.
  • Undercover informant used in ecoterrorism investigation

    12/13/2005 6:24:51 PM PST · by george76 · 20 replies · 726+ views
    An undercover informant helped investigators tape a conversation with one of the seven...radical environmentalists accused in a series of arson attacks and other crimes... Existence of the informant was disclosed last week by an investigator in U.S. District Court in Brooklyn, N.Y., during a bail hearing for Daniel McGowan, 31, who faces indictments that he and another man firebombed the office of a wood products mill in Glendale and the office and truck shop of a tree farm in Clatskanie in 2001. The Earth Liberation Front, an underground group that advocates economic sabotage to stop environmental destruction, took credit for...
  • Marshals Service Director Resigns

    06/24/2005 6:41:56 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 3 replies · 266+ views
    Associated Press | June 24, 2005
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Under criticism over inadequate security for federal judges, the director of the U.S. Marshals Service announced his resignation Friday. Benigno Reyna has led the Marshals Service, which is responsible for protecting judges and rounding up fugitives, since October 2001. His resignation is effective July 31, Marshals Service spokesman Don Hines said. Hines said Reyna, previously police chief in Brownsville, Texas, decided it was time to go back home. But federal judges have been unusually vocal in criticizing the Marshals Service following the Feb. 28 fatal shootings of the husband and mother of U.S. District Judge Joan...
  • "Fun in the Sun Comes to an End" (for Ohio atty who raped a *4 month old*)

    06/06/2005 9:18:00 PM PDT · by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL · 88 replies · 2,960+ views
    AMW Capture #846 Fun in the Sun Comes to an End John Dallas Lockhart loved the beach and loved to party. But police say his quest for fun came at the expense of the most innocent of victims, including a 4-month old infant that Lockhart is accused of raping. The U.S. Marshals biggest concern was that Lockhart was the type of person who could blend in anywhere. But when he was profiled on America's Most Wanted on, June 4, 2005, tips came pouring in. Several were from the Venice Beach area in California. Akron, Ohio Police and the U.S. Marshals...
  • NE Ohio fugitive caught in California (rapist of infants)

    06/06/2005 4:10:10 PM PDT · by Yaelle · 40 replies · 2,080+ views
    wkyc ^ | 06-06-2005 | Dick Russ
    VENICE BEACH, California -- One of Northeast Ohio's most wanted fugitives has been captured Monday afternoon. John Dallas Lockhart, a 36-year-old attorney from Akron, was arrested by Akron Police detectives and United States Deputy Marshals in Venice Beach, California. Lockhart has been on the run since August of 2004 days before prosecutors filed a series of sex crimes charges against him, including the rape of a 4-month-old baby girl. What prosecutors call photo evidence of the crimes was recovered from a computer Lockhart shared with a business associate. United States Marshal Peter J. Elliott tells Channel 3 News "Lockhart had...
  • Convict-author captured near mall in Georgia

    04/12/2005 2:50:55 PM PDT · by The Raven · 14 replies · 974+ views
    MSNBC ^ | Apr 12, 2005 | MSNBC staff and news service reports
    BREAKING NEWS MSNBC staff and news service reports Updated: 5:01 p.m. ET April 12, 2005COLUMBIA, S.C. - An ex-convict turned author being sought in two killings and a rape in South Carolina was captured Tuesday in Augusta, Ga., the U.S. Marshal's Service said. Chris Dudley, a spokesman for the Marshal's Service, told MSNBC-TV that Stanko was captured about 3:30 p.m. ET in a parking lot near a mall as he approached the 1996 Mazda pickup truck that he allegedly stole from one of his victims. Word of the capture of 37-year-old Stephen Stanko came shortly after the U.S. Marshal's...
  • Terri Schiavo requested to testify. ( Good news! )

    03/17/2005 9:58:21 PM PST · by JeffMBattle · 1,277 replies · 25,927+ views
    Drudge Report | 03/18/05 | Matt Drudge
    Per front page of Drudge **Exclusive Fri Mar 18 2005 00:50:07 ET** The Chairman of the Health, Education, Labor, and Pension (HELP) Committee, Mike Enzi (R-Wyoming) has requested Terri Schiavo to testify before his congressional committee, the DRUDGE REPORT has learned. In so doing it triggers legal or statutory protections for the witness, among those protections is that nothing can be done to cause harm or death to this individual.
  • Security for Federal Judges Varies

    03/13/2005 3:00:47 PM PST · by wagglebee · 1 replies · 227+ views
    My Way News ^ | 3/13/05 | TOM HAYS/AP
    NEW YORK (AP) - Nearly a decade after they presided over terrorism trials, two federal judges still are under 24-hour protection by deputy U.S. marshals, who complain their duties include carrying groceries and golf clubs. Documents show that the security for U.S. District Judges Michael B. Mukasey and Kevin Thomas Duffy and their spouses far exceeds the protection given any other federal judge around the country, including the judge in Chicago whose husband and mother were slain earlier this month. Experts and officials say the seemingly random approach to protecting judges in Chicago and New York reflects the complexity of...
  • Marshals Find a Convict Freed by Mistake

    01/07/2005 1:43:06 PM PST · by w13gav · 7 replies · 328+ views
    Marshals Find Convict Freed by Mistake Friday January 07, 2005 7:09am Washington (AP) - U.S. Marshals say they've captured the man who was mistakenly set free from the D.C. jail last week. Forty-year-old Frank Vargo was convicted in November of robbing and stabbing a cabdriver in Southwest Washington. Vargo, who has used many aliases, was tracked to a hotel in Miami Beach. Authorities tell The Washington Post that Vargo was taken into custody by members of the Capitol Area Regional Fugitive Task Force, who traveled to Florida after learning Vargo was there.
  • Federal Suit Charges U.S. Marshals With Violating Gannett, AP Reporters' Rights in Scalia Case

    05/10/2004 4:59:09 PM PDT · by Stew Padasso · 7 replies · 123+ views
    Federal Suit Charges U.S. Marshals With Violating Gannett, AP Reporters' Rights in Scalia Case By E&P Staff Published: May 10, 2004 10:54 AM EST NEW YORK The U.S. Marshals Service has been accused of violating two Mississippi journalists' Constitutional rights by seizing the reporters' tape recorders last month during a speech by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. The charges were brought in a federal suit filed today by The Associated Press, The Hattiesburg (Miss.) American, and the reporters, Antoinette Konz and Denise Grones. The American is a Gannett Co., Inc. newspaper. The suit charges violation of the First, Fourth...
  • Top fugitive shot and killed in federal raid

    08/17/2003 6:59:17 PM PDT · by Those_Crazy_Liberals · 16 replies · 162+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 08/17/03 | AP
    REDFORD, Mich. (AP) — A man listed on the U.S. Marshals Service 15 most wanted list was shot and killed in a confrontation with officials, the agency said.Edward Mathis was fatally shot Saturday in a Redford hotel room after refusing orders from law enforcement officials to come out, according to a news release issued by the Marshals Service.Mathis, 39, was wanted on a Drug Enforcement Administration warrant issued out of the Eastern District of New York. Federal officials say he was the triggerman in a double homicide.He also was a co-leader and enforcer for a crack cocaine ring in Long...