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Archive for September 20th, 2012

Mexican Convicted of Torture-Slaying of DEA Agent Enrique Camarena Dies in Prison

Enrique Camarena

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

A Mexican man convicted of torturing and killing a DEA agent in 1985 died Tuesday at a federal prison in Florida, the AP reports.

Ruben Zuno Arce was serving a life sentence in the death of DEA Agent Enrique Camarena, who was kidnapped and murdered by drug lords in western Mexico in 1985.

His death was in retaliation for anti-drug raids, the AP reported.

Zuno Arce was the brother-in-law of former Mexican President Luis Echeverria.

Man Who Took Hostage at FBI Building Anguished Over Ex-Wife’s Death

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

 A 41-year-old man charged Wednesday with holding a hostage at knifepoint in a Salt Lake City office building that houses the FBI wanted to speak with the bureau’s forensic psychiatrist, the Salt Lake Tribune reports.

Robert Joseph Hibbard was upset about his ex-wife’s death and what he considered to be a botched investigation into the role the woman’s new husband played in the death, according to the Tribune.

Police said the ex-wife, Rashell Langford, fatally shot herself while high on bath salts with her husband, who allegedly backed out of a suicide pact with her.

According to the Tribune, the new husband, Shawn Langford, received a reduced charge of reckless endangerment and faces up to a year in jail.

Son of Massacre Victim Wants FBI to Keep Stats on Anti-Sikh Hate Crimes

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com 

The son of a woman killed at a Sikh Temple in Wisconsin is urging the federal government to begin tracking hate crimes against Sikhs, the Associated Press reports.

At a Senate hearing Wednesday, Harpreet Singh Saini, 18, said his mother deserves “the dignity of being a statistic.”

The Department of Justice said it’s considering whether to recommend that the FBI begin keeping statistics on hate crimes against Sikhs, according to the AP.

Wade Michael Page, who later died of a self-inflicted gunshot, opened fire at a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wis., killing six and wounding four, the AP reported.

Border Patrol Pilot in Hot Water After Flying Helicopter Over Football Field for Son

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

 A father who flew a U.S. Customs and Border Patrol helicopter over a high school football field in northern Virginia has some explaining to do, the Washington Times reports.

From the low-flying helicopter, the border patrol pilot dropped a stuffed animal that carried an invitation to the homecoming dance from his son to a girl on Sept. 12.

It may have won over the 17-year-old student, but the federal government wasn’t as tickled, the Times reported.

“CBP management is looking into the matter and the pilot in command of the aircraft has been relieved and reassigned to administrative duties pending completion of the review of the incident,” Michael Friel, a spokesman for customs and Border Protection, said in a statement.

The pilot’s identity wasn’t released.

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