Spy Powers for the FBI? Bad Move - businessweek.com, March
Now the feds are demanding that the FCC grant full access to tap
all sorts of Net communications. It simply isn't necessary
4 November 2003 - Cryptome received a visit today from FBI Special
Agents Todd Renner and Christopher Kelly from the FBI Counterterrorism
Office in New York, 26 Federal Plaza, telephone (212) 384-1000.
Both agents presented official ID and business cards. FBI
ACT: Law used against Las Vagas strip club owners - November
05, 2003, Las Vegas Review-Journal
See: rotten Library > Federal
Bureau of Investigation
Citing a provision of the Patriot Act, the FBI is sending letters
to journalists telling them to secretly prepare to turn over their
notes, e-mails and sources to the bureau. Should we throw out
the First Amendment to nail a hacker?
By Mark Rasch Sep 29 2003
chapter about Louis Freeh from "The
Bureau: The Secret History of the FBI." by Ronald Kessler ...
Kessler does not appear to think Freeh did a very good job.
August 29, 2003 FBI
agent pays fine in shooting into hotel cooler - by Sito Negron
- Las Vegas Sun - An FBI agent who fired two rounds into a walk-in
cooler at a Strip hotel in May has paid the Barbary Coast $12,517
for the damage and paid a $105 fine after pleading guilty to a
misdemeanor charge, authorities said. John Hanson III still faces
investigation by his agency, said Special Agent Todd Palmer, spokesman
for the FBI Las Vegas office
"potentially the most dangerous agency in the country if
we are not scrutinized properly." - Louis Freeh, to the
House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, 1997
"There (is) a cultural problem in the FBI that needs to be
addressed. If it isn't, it's going to destroy itself." - Former
FBI Special Agent Dan Vogel, speaking on CBS 60 Minutes II,
May 29, 2001
and Espionage in the FBI by Charles R. Smith NewsMax, Wednesday,
April 16, 2003
FBI AFFIDAVIT on Katrina
The War on Terrorism Hits Home How the U.S. Department of
Justice forced a man to leave the country, his wife and his two
young children without proving he had any connection to terrorism
by Seth Rosenfeld San Francisco Chronicle, January 12,
2003 - What is going on with FBI agent Michael Di Roma (Sacromento
Robert Mueller ...
Civil liberties & the FBI...
Is the FBI going after prostitution? New
Orleans Brothel Made a Federal Case FBI Wiretap Finds Elite
Clientele - Adam Nossiter, The Washington Post Monday, June 3,
You on the No Fly List? The Progressive | 4/26/02 - One U.S.
Marshal said the FBI compiles the list, and an FBI agent said
it "comes out of headquarters." But a spokesperson for the FBI
in Washington, Steve Berry, would not comment at all on the issue
of the "No Fly" list, and referred all questions to the TSA, a
new wing of the Department of Transportation.
links from the FreeRepublic archives ..... lots of stories
FBI says arrests broke up Y2K plot - Militia group sought to ignite
holocaust, indictment contends
FHP admits it was wrong, drunk FBI agent caused fatal crash
FBI expert tell US: stay home
Former FBI Agent Indicted In Mob Case
FBI's lack of publicity on racist activity assailed
Former FBI Agent Arrested, Indicted
agents said to oppose inquiry (shooting of Eagle Scout in Maryland)
Baltimore Sun | March 15, 2002 | Gail Gibson Two senior agents
from the FBI's Baltimore office told a private detective yesterday
that the mistaken shooting of an unarmed Pasadena man likely would
be ruled a "clean shoot," and discouraged him from looking into
the case further, the investigator said in an interview. Dudley
F.B. "Butch" Hodgson, a former FBI agent who has been retained
by the shooting victim's lawyers, said he was told by one of the
agents: "There's no middle ground in this thing. You're either
with us or against us." A top FBI official said late yesterday
that the investigation into the shooting March 1 of Joseph C.
Schultz is far from complete and that any remarks made by the
agents to Hodgson "clearly reflect their own personal opinions"
- not the FBI's official position.
Scout, the suspect and the SWAT team Shooting: Baltimore Sun
| 18 March 2002 | Gail Gibson, Michael James and Laura Barnhard
Crash Raises Questions Did Investigators Protect Agent at Expense
of Victims? By Brian Ross and David Scott ABCNews, March 8
- FBI agent David Farrall was driving this Honda Accord before
he was involved in a head-on collision last November on Interstate
95, north of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. Farrall survived the crash,
but the two young men in the other vehicle did not. ... Suspicion
of FBI Cover-Up When the patrol did begin to focus on Agent Farrall,
it found the FBI less than forthcoming. Farrall had been moved
inside North Broward Medical Center under an assumed name. When
patrol investigators inquired, hospital personnel told them no
such patient existed. A tip led investigators to the room where
Farrall was recovering, but FBI agents standing guard at his door
turned them away.
"It is amazing to me that Ashcroft is essentially trying to dismantle
the bureau," said Oliver "Buck" Revell, a former FBI executive
assistant director who was the primary architect of the FBI anti-terrorism
strategy during the 1980s. "They don't know their history," he
said, "and they are not listening to people who do."
Ex-FBI Officials Criticize Tactics On Terrorism Detention
of Suspects Not Effective, They Say By Jim McGee Washington Post,
November 28, 2001
Israeli Spy Ring Scandal - The Story That Will Not Go Away
- Prior to 9/11, the FBI had discovered the presence of a massive
spy ring inside the United States run by the government of Israel.
This seems a harsh gratitude from a nation which obtains 10% of
its annual budget from the American taxpayer, $3+ billion a year.
LOS ANGELES, JAN 23 2002 - Heavily armed with high-powered machine
guns, shot guns, and hand guns, the FBI, Secret Service, and Los
Angeles Police Department sorounded the founder of raisethefist.com
in his house. The founder was currently asleep, woken up by a
relative who said fbi, police and undercover's were currently
up and down all of the streets, with they're eyes focused on the
premises. Raisethefist.com founder aproached the door were 2 FBI
agents demanded that he step outside. Within seconds a swarm of
FBI raided the house with automatic weapons and shot guns. Additional
police and fbi also stayed on the front lawn, around the house
with a door baracade and additional weapons. "armed and ready".
FBI and secret service entered the house, seizing all servers
and political liturature. raisethefist.com
FBI Doesn't Want You to See at RaisetheFist.com [articles
with Sherman of RTF / LAAnarchists.org
v. CIA: Battle in Cyberspace by Charles R. Smith, Nov. 28,
U.S. Agencies Battle Each Other on the Internet. The U.S. government
is struggling to rebuild its image after it failed to discover
the plot to attack America on Sept. 11.
LAND OF THE FREE?
dissent can bring federal agents to door - By Kris Axtman,
The Christian Science Monitor January 08, 2002
Student Was Held In Solitary 24-7 - NY Daily News ...
23-year-old San Diego college student — jailed as a witness in
the terror probe — was kept in 24-hour solitary confinement in
a tiny cell in lower Manhattan for more than two weeks, his lawyer
Swirl Around Men Held in Terror Probe - Washington Post,
October 15, 2001
Freedom Is Not Normal In America - by Emil Guillermo, sfgate
Considers Torture as Suspects Stay Silent - by Damian Whitworth,
Times of London
Security, Homeland Profits By Wayne Madsen
Law enforcement agencies like the FBI already have at their disposal
a massive information sharing network through which federal, state,
local, and foreign police forces can exchange information on groups
felt to pose a threat. The system, RISSNET, or Regional Information
Sharing System Network, which existed before the September 11th
attacks, recently got a boost when Congress authorized additional
money for it in the USA PATRIOT Act. RISSNET is a secure intranet
that connects 5,700 law enforcement agencies in all 50 states,
as well as agencies in Ontario and Quebec, the District of Columbia,
Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and Australia. According
to sources close to the Washington Metropolitan Police, data on
targeted local groups such as the Alliance for Global Justice,
the anti-World Bank/International Monetary Fund activist organization,
has been shared with other jurisdictions through RISSNET. -
and Secret Service pay a visit Houston Art Museum
On Wednesday November 7th Terry Donaghoe, an FBI agent and Steven
Smith, a Secret Service agent visited the “Secret Wars” exhibit
at the Art Car Museum in Houston, Texas.
The FBI & Women in Black?
wide net ...] ... FBI
Brands Reclaim The Streets as "Terrorists" by Slingshot June
Carinovore: FBI Eyes Packet Taps - October 18, 2001 By Max
Smetannikov , Interactive Week - The FBI to expand its
Internet wiretapping program past Carnivore?... FBI: A scathing
General Accounting Office report recently found that the FBI's
National Infrastructure Protection Center is falling far short
in its mission — it's working poorly with other federal agencies
and the private sector, and regularly warns of cyberattacks only
after the fact. Many breathed an audible sigh of relief when former
NIPC Director Michael Vatis moved on in January; he was deeply
disliked by government agencies for his legendary megalomania.
Incoming Director Ron Dick appears to be more even-handed, but
he has inherited a sick organization that clearly needs to learn
how to better serve its constituents. The FBI is accustomed to
calling the shots and getting the glory. That approach clearly
isn't working with cybercrime enforcement, which depends more
on finessing relationships than on kicking butt.[FBI]
New Generation of Cointelpro by Hank Hoffman, In These
Times , August 28, 2001
Is the FBI back in the business of trying to squelch political
dissent? ... the final paragraph in Freeh's assessment of "left-wing
extremist groups" that raised eyebrows among anti-globalization
activists: "Anarchist and extremist socialist groups -- many
of which, such as the Workers World Party, Reclaim the Streets
and Carnival Against Capitalism ...
Calling the Kettle Black Tim Wise, AlterNet
The Anti-Defamation League applauds Holocaust training for FBI
agents. Would it be more useful to investigate the Anti-Defamation
League connection to Jonathan Pollard and Marc Rich?
Robert J. Lamphere [1918 -
2002] - Lamphere, the FBI Venona liaison, stated that in a letter
from J. Edgar Hoover sent to President Truman, the Attorney General
- Tom C. Clark, and the Rosenberg Prosecutors in 1951, "It was made
quite clear that the FBI had confidential information mitigating
the guilt of Ethel Rosenberg and that the case for active participation
of espionage by her was weak, and that he and FBI Director Hoover
had qualms about the possible execution of a mother of two small
children for espionage based on such relatively slight evidence".