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Archive for September 17th, 2012

Feds: Did Filmmaker of Anti-Islam Movie Violate Probation?

By Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

The suspected filmmaker of an anti-Muslim movie that spurred protests across the Middle East could return to prison if he violated his probation, the Associated Press reports.

Authorities interviewed Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, 55, for about a half hour Saturday at a Los Angeles sheriff’s station in his hometown of Cerritos, Calif.

After deputies dropped him off, Nakoula took off and said he’s not returning home. according to the AP .

Authorities are investigating whether Nakoula violated terms of his probation, which stem from financial crimes, the AP reported.

Immigrants Risk Drowning to Reach U.S. As Land Routes Are Tightened

By Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com 

As the U.S. continues to tighten land routes along the Mexican border, immigrants are increasingly risking their lives to reach the country by water, the Orange County Register reports.

Immigrants pay up to $9,000 to make the dangerous journey from Baja to the Southern California coast, according to the Register.

Since 2008, the number of apprehensions tripled along the Pacific Ocean.

In just the first 10 months of this fiscal year, officials apprehended 558 people along the coastline from San Diego to San Luis Obispo counties, according to the Register

Family of Slain Border Patrol Agent Speaks About Frustrations

Brian Terry

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com 

The frustrated family of a Border Patrol agent killed nearly two years ago along the Arizona-Mexico border said they want the truth about what happened, Fox 10 News reports.

“If the truth comes out and they tell me the truth, I’ll be happy with that, but I don’t want to just sit there and listen to lies just to cover up and pacify me,” a relative told Fox.

The murder of Brian Terry, which made infamous the controversial drug-running operation known as Fast and Furious, remains under investigation.

FBI: Teen Tried to Detonate What He Thought Was Real Bomb in Chicago in FBI Sting

 
 
By Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

The investigation began with an email message about jihad and ended with a man pressing the trigger on what he believed to be a car bomb outside of a Chicago bar, the Associated Press reports.

On Friday, after months of investigating the 18-year-old U.S. citizen from a Chicago suburb, Adel Daoud was arrested for trying to detonate a phony car bomb, according to the FBI.

Daoud is expected to be charged this afternoon on charges of attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction and attempting to damage and destroy a building with an explosive, the AP reported.

It’s not uncommon for undercover FBI agents to befriend would-be terrorists and provide them with fake explosives.

Using the same strategy in 2010, a Lebanese immigrant dropped what he thought was a bomb into a trash bin near Chicago’s Wrigley Field, the AP reported.

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