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Archive for January 2nd, 2014

About 100 Tips Haven’t Led the FBI to Anymore Deaths Linked to Alaskan Serial Killer

Israel Keyes

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

Since the FBI began asking the public for more information about late Alaskan serial killer Israel Keyes, the agency has received about 100 phone calls, the Seattle Times reports.

But none has helped authorities connect Keyes with more missing people.

“The majority of phone calls were from people who knew him and interacted with him, who would give information about the types of things he did, activity he was involved in,” FBI special agent Jolene Goeden of Anchorage told the Peninsula Daily News.

So far, authorities believe Keyes killed 11 people between 2001 and 2012, the Seattle Times wrote.

Outgoing New York Police Commissioner Has Some Biting Words for FBI

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly, known for his stop-and-frisk tactics and zealous pursuit of Islamic terrorists, was quick to criticize the FBI.

In a wide-ranging interview with the New York Times, Kelly accused the FBI of failing to cooperate with local police.

He cited Boston as an example following the bombings last year.

“We want information right away,” he says. “I think in retrospect the mayor in Boston and the police commissioner in Boston feel the same way based on what they knew or didn’t know relative to the Boston Marathon bombing.”

During Kelly’s tenure, he pursued doggedly Muslims and built a counterterrorism apparatus, the Times wrote.

Webcam Child Sex Tourism Is Becoming Worldwide Because of Ubiquity of Internet

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com 

Pedophiles are increasingly using webcams to watch children perform sex acts from as far away as other continents, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

A Pennsylvania man, for example, watched a 12-year-old perform for him at an Internet cafe in the Philippines. For a fee, the man was able to control the action in real time, the Post-Gazette wrote.

This exploitation – referred to as webcam child sex tourism – means pedophiles don’t have to travel across the world to molest a child.

“These cases are considered ‘virtual traveler’ cases,” said one of the FBI agents, James Kilpatrick, a computer forensics expert. “Instead of getting on a plane and flying to the Philippines, he can do this on the computer.”

FBI Allowed Nearly 6,000 Crimes to Be Committed in 2012 – Up from Previous Year


Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

The FBI allowed its informants to break the law , all in the name of fighting crime.

According to the Final Call the FBI permitted nearly 6,000 violations of the law by informants.

That’s a 5% hike over the previous year.

The law violations range from acts of violence to using drugs and bribing politicians.

“It sounds like a lot, but you have to keep it in context,” former top FBI official Shawn Henry told USA Today in August. “This is not done in a vacuum. It’s not done randomly. It’s not taken lightly.”

DEA on High Alert After Colorado Law Allows Anyone 21 Years & Older to Smoke Marijuana

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

Colorado residents are now allowed to light up marijuana – and the federal government is watching closely.

Beginning at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, people 21 and over were allowed to buy up to 1 ounce of pot, the Desert News reports.

Colorado became the first in the country to allow recreational pot sales.

The Obama administration has said it is not pursuing the sale of medicinal marijuana like it used to.

But whether the FBI tampers with legalization is another issue.

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