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Archive for August 6th, 2012

FBI Director Mueller to Visit Colorado and Talk to Agents Investigating Shooting Case

Robert Mueller III/ photo ticklethewire.com

By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

The big guy, FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III is set to come to Colorado Tuesday, the Denver Post reported.

The paper reports that his mission, at least in part, will be to talk to agents working on the mass shooting at the Batman movie in Aurora and thank them for their work.

 

 

Former US Attorney Probes University Response to Shooter

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

Robert Miller, former U.S. Attorney for Colorado, has begun conducting an internal review of the University of Colorado’s actions and procedures related to the deadly Aurora Theater shootings, according to the Denver Business Journal.

James Holmes dropped out of the school’s graduate neuroscience program June 10.

Holmes’ school counselor, Dr. Lynne Fenton, tried to discuss the student with campus officials, according to the

“We are committed to evaluating every step in the process to ensure it worked properly,” Chancellor Donald M. Elliman Jr. said in a statement, according to the Denver Business Journal. “We want the community — especially the loved ones of those who lost their lives and the individuals injured in this senseless tragedy — to know our resolve rests with understanding all the facts so we can assist law enforcement and other authorities in ensuring that justice prevails.”

University president Bruce Benson pledged to cooperate with the independent probe.

Late Sen. Byrd Got FBI Documents on Civil Rights Movement

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

U.S. Sen. Robert C. Byrd, who belonged to the Ku Klux Klan in the 1940s and fought against legislation protecting black people, received secret FBI records about the civil rights movement in the 1960s, the Associated Press reports.

Byrd, a West Virginia Democrat who died in June 2010, suspected Communists and others were beginning to infiltrate the civil rights movement.

Turns out, the CIA leaked the documents to Byrd, prompting a feud between the two federal agencies, the AP reported.

Although Byrd caught heat form the FBI for obtaining the records, he was an outspoken supporter of the agency’s long-time director, J. Edgar Hoover, according to the AP.

New Head of FBI’s Minneapolis Division Pledges to Crackdown on Terrorism

Chris Warrener

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

Combating terrorism is among the top priorities of the FBI’s three-state Minneapolis Division, the new head of the division told the Associated Press.

Chris Warrener, special agent in charge of the FBI’s Minneapolis Division, which handles Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota, said he plans to use his background overseeing terror financing probes.

The office handles a diverse range of issues, from terrorism to computer crimes.

“We have a lot on our plate,” he told the AP.

Last month, Warrener replaced Don Oswald, who retired to practice law.

FBI Investigates Motive Behind Wisconsin Sikh Temple Shooting

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

The FBI is trying to determine whether a gunman who killed killed six people at a Wisconsin Sikh temple was committing an act of domestic terrorism, the Associated Press reports.

FBI Special Agent in Charge Teresa Carlton said Sunday evening it’s unclear what prompted the attack.

This morning, the FBI identified the shooting suspect as Wade Michael Page, who served in the Army for six years, according to CBS News.

Page was killed in a shootout with police outside the temple.

Also today, police searched Page’s home for clues to a motive, Reuters reported.

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