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Posts Tagged ‘fbi’

Judge Rules: Harroun Will Await Trial From His Jail Cell

Yesterday, The New York Times published an article by Scott Shane and Rebekah Zemansky reporting that, during a hearing yesterday, Magistrate Judge Ivan D. Davis found probable cause to send the case against former U.S. Army Soldier Eric Harroun to a grand jury. As you may recall from a post last week, Harroun is being […]

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Washington Post Reports on Recent Case of Rendition

The Washington Post reports that three European men were arrested in August while passing through Djibouti on U.S. suspicions of support for al-Shabaab in Somalia. Furthermore, the article states, the men were secretly indicted by a grand jury in October before being taken into FBI custody. It wasn’t until late December, when the men appeared […]

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Four Charged with Terrorism Allege F.B.I. Brutality

The Associated Press reports that four individuals charged with terrorism in connection with the deaths of 76 people in Uganda in 2010 are claiming the F.B.I. physically abused them during their investigation. According to the AP: One suspect, Selemi Hijar Nyamandondo, said an interrogator hit him in the eye, causing his glasses to break, his […]

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Social media snags 4 U.S. residents allegedly supporting Taliban

“Social media snags 4 U.S. residents allegedly supporting Taliban,” headlines CNN.  “FBI: 4 Calif. men charged in alleged terror plot,” reporters Reuters.  Here is the Los Angeles Field Office of the FBI puts it: Four Men Charged for Conspiracy to Provide Material Support to Terrorism FBI Los Angeles November 19, 2012 RIVERSIDE COUNTY—Four men have […]

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Prosecutors Will be Held to Lower Standard in Kiriakou Case After Court Ruling

In the case against former CIA officer John Kiriakou, who is accused of leaking the names of covert operatives to journalists, The Miami Herald reports that the court has ruled prosecutors will not have to prove Kiriakou intended harm against the United States. Rather, the article explains, prosecutors will only have to show Kiriakou had […]

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Oct 23rd, 2012 Current Affairs, Inteligence

Bangladeshi Man Arraigned After Attempted Terrorist Attack on Lower Manhattan

The Wall Street Journal reports that 21-year old Quazi Mohammad Rezwanui Ahsan Nafis was arrested after allegedly attempting to repeatedly detonate 1,000 pounds of bomb material located outside the Federal Reserve Bank of New York in lower Manhattan.   Similar to the attempted terrorist attack in Chicago a number of weeks ago, the WSJ article […]

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Oct 18th, 2012 al-Qaida, Current Affairs

Undercover FBI Operation Stops Would-Be Terrorist Attack in Chicago

The Associated Press reported Saturday, September 15, 2012, that an undercover FBI operation halted a would-be terrorist attack on Chicago with the arrest of 18-year-old Adel Daoud, a United States citizen from the Chicago area.  The article states: [A]n agent pretending to be a terrorist provided [Daoud] with a phony car bomb and watched him press the […]


Debate Continues Over FBI Rights to Electronic Records and Data

In July 2010, The New York Times reported that the Obama administration asked Congress to amend the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) so that the FBI would have authority to obtain electronic records related to e-mail and other electronic communications without a judge-issued warrant. Currently, the Act prohibits companies that deal in electronic communications from revealing customer information […]

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Sep 13th, 2012 Current Affairs

Graphic on radical website warns al-Qaida will return to New York – MSNBC

On April 3, 2012, msnbc reported that the NYPD and FBI are investigating a radical overseas website that posted a picture with the caption "Al Qaeda Coming Soon Again in New York."  According to the NYPD, the website has hosted al-Qaida material in the past and is considered a "Category 1 website, meaning it is […]

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Consequences for security as NYPD-FBI rift widens – AP

A March 21, 2012 article by the Associated Press examines post 9/11 relations between the FBI and the NYPD.  The article highlights a "dysfunctional partnership" between the two entities surrounding counter-terrorism efforts. Describing this relationship, the Associated Press notes "As the NYPD has transformed itself into one of the nation's most aggressive intelligence agencies and […]

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Mar 22nd, 2012 Inteligence

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