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Archive for January 22nd, 2014

FBI Raids Arizona Business That Sells Bodies, Body Parts to Research Facilities

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

The FBI raided a business in Arizona that buys cadavers and body parts for a human tissue bank, AZFamily.com reports.

Federal and state authorities wearing masks hauled away boxes from Biological Resource Center on Monday.

The business describes itself as a facility that “connects those who wish to donate their body to science with medical and research facilities.”

The FBI declined to divulge details.

“I can’t tell you much,” Stephanie Grisham with the Arizona Attorney General’s Office told AZFamily.com. “All I can say is that it’s a joint investigation between the Arizona Attorney General’s Office and the FBI.”

Man Wearing Google Glass Faces Hour-Long Interrogation at Ohio Movie Theater

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com 

An Ohio man was interrogated for an hour after he was spotted wearing Goggle Glass at a movie theater.

The Business Insider reports that the glasses caused alarm at the AMC theater, where employees believed he was illegally taping the film.

The man, who has not been identified, tried telling authorities that the device was turned off and that the glasses were prescription. But authorities didn’t believe him and eventually sorted through the contents of the device.

“While we’re huge fans of technology and innovation, wearing a device that has the capability to record video is not appropriate at the movie theatre,” AMC wrote in a statement.

Wife of Missing FBI Agent in Iran Demand More Information from FBI About Husband

Robert Levinson

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

The wife of Bob Levinson, a former FBI agent who disappeared in Iran nearly seven years ago, is fed up and said she wants the world to know the truth about her husband.

“He was working as a consultant for the CIA,” his wife, Christine Levinson, told CBS News.

Levinson wants the FBI to divulge details of her husband’s work with the CIA.

In 2011, the family received documents, pictures and a video of Bob Levinson apparently in detention in Iran.

Secret Services Investigates Potential Link Between Target Breach, Border Arrests

 Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

The Secret Service is investigating a potential link between the recent hacking of consumer data from Target and the arrest of two Mexicans over the weekend, Reuters reports.

The Mexicans were found with a cache of fraudulent credit cards.

Target said the breach ended in the theft of 40 million credit and debit card records, Reuters reported.

“The U.S. Secret Service continues to work closely with affected parties and law enforcement to investigate the Target breach. In regards to the arrest announced yesterday, the Secret Service is working with the U.S. Attorney’s Office and McAllen Police Department to determine if there is any connection,” Donovan said in an email.

More than 250,000 Arrests Makes Texas-Mexico Border the Busiest in Country

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

Texas is ground zero for Border Patrol arrests, the Associated Press reports.

Of the 420,789 apprehensions during the Border Patrol’s fiscal year that ended in September, 235,567 of the arrests were made in Texas.

Arizona, which often is the busiest border, saw 125,942 arrests.

Border Patrol Chief Michael Fisher said the increase in Texas arrests is largely due to an influx of immigrants from Central America.

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