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Archive for December 6th, 2013

FBI Likely to Leave Washington D.C. Because of Stringent Criteria on New Headquarters

 

Current FBI Headquarters

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com 

The FBI most likely will leave Washington D.C. to find a new home because of strict criteria on the land, the Washington Post reports.

The new site must be at least 50 acres and within two miles from a Metro station.

That puts D.C. out of the picture, the Post reported.

Officials were looking at Poplar Point, but it doesn’t fit the criteria.

That puts “an urban, riverfront site such as Poplar Point at a significant competitive disadvantage, despite the fact that such a site can provide a secure location near many urban amenities,” Deputy Mayor Victor B. Hoskins said.

ATF Gets Involved in Protecting World-Renowned Open-Air Art Exhibit in Detriot

photo by Steve Neavling

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

DETROIT — The ATF is protecting art in Detroit.

Arsonists struck the world-renowned open-air exhibit – the Heidelberg Project – at least seven times since May 2, burning down entire homes that are used as installations.

The ATF on Thursday announced it was offering a $5,000 reward for the arrest and conviction of whoever is responsible.

“Arsons can have a devastating effect on the community, our chief concern is for families in the surrounding homes and for the lives of the firefighters who respond to these fires,” Daryl McCrary, acting ATF special agent in charge, said in a press release.

 

Ex-Secret Service Agent Contends U.S. Bureaucracy Is ‘Very, Very Dangerous’

 

Daniel Bongino

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com 

Dan Bongino, a former Secret Service agent who recently wrote a book about his experience with the federal agency, said the government’s growing bureaucracy is “very, very dangerous,” the Blaze reports.

Bongino, who wrote “Life Inside the Bubble: Why a Top-Ranked Secret Service Agent Walked Away from it All,” was speaking on the Glenn Beck program Thursday when he expressed grave concern over the growth of the U.S. bureaucracy.

“My experience in the government is, when something arrives on your desk, you assume it’s been through these massive layers of bureaucracy and management – that you don’t even ask the basic questions,” he explained.

Bongino is running for Congress and has pumped up his rhetoric since.

 

Mexican Drug Lord Who Killed DEA Agent Accused of Stashing Billions of Dollars in Secret Overseas Accounts

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

Mexican drug lord Rafael Caro Quintero, who ordered the kidnapping, torture and killing of DEA agent Enrique Camarena in 1985, has stashed billion of dollars in secret overseas accounts, an ex-DEA agent claims.

“Caro Quintero had billions of dollars stashed in secret bank accounts in Luxembourg and in Switzerland,” former DEA agent Hector Berrellez told Forbes in a telephone interview. “The one in Luxembourg had $4 billion and the other one had even more.”

While investigating Quintero, Barrellez said he saw the electronic statements and does not believe the government confiscated the money.

The DEA declined to comment.

Quintero was released early from prison after serving 28 years in jail.

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