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Archive for December 24th, 2014

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FBI Raids Office of Puerto Rico-Based Doral Bank Following Regulatory Struggles

By Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com 

The FBI raided the Puerto Rico headquarters of Doral Bank in search of evidence related to “several ongoing investigations” Tuesday following questions about the lender’s ability to meet regulatory mandates, Bloomberg reports.

The FBI confirmed it collected computers and documents from the San  Juan bank’s offices but declined to elaborate on the investigation.

Doral has been under pressure to maintain compliance with capital requirements and reportedly was looking for a buyer for some of its business, Bloomberg wrote.

Doral spokeswoman Miriam Warren said the bank is fully cooperating with the investigation.

“We look forward to sharing more on the focus of the investigation as we learn more,” she said in a statement.

Google Helps FBI Track Down Colorado Man for Online Threats to Police Officers

Jeremiah Perez

By Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com 

Google alerted authorities to a Colorado Springs man who threatened to “hunt” and kill police officers in the comment sections of a YouTube video, leading to the man’s arrest Monday, the Colorado Spring Gazette reports.

Jeremiah M. Perez was arrested after Google contacted the FBI Office in San Francisco.

“SINCE DARREN WILSON our group has killed 6 retired sheriffs and cops……because of this event we will hunt two more in colorado this week…..for every innocent citizen that cops kill WE, VETERANS WILL KILL RETIRED HELPLESS COPS,” the threat read. “COPS ARE THE REAL ENEMIES OF FREEDOM LOVING AMERICANS and TIME TO STRIKE BACK IN ALL OUT WAR IS NOW.”

The user name of the commenter was “Vets Hunting Cops.”

Perez told authorities he didn’t like police and his anger was intensified after an officer shot Michael Brown in Ferguson.

Homeland Security Officer Accuses Police of Harsh Treatment Because He’s Muslim

By Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com 

At least a dozen officers swept into his Santa Clara home, their assault weapons and service guns drawn.

This wasn’t a drug bust. Police were looking for a stolen $300 dashboard camera that was never found.

The subject of the search, Homeland Security Agent Mohammed Moneeb, is accusing Santa Clara police of targeting him and using excessive force because he is Muslim, ABC7 News reports.

Police dismiss the claims, saying such a search isn’t unusual when a federal employee is accused of theft.

“This response was within our procedures in investigating law enforcement officers, especially in this case, being a federal law enforcement officer. We have the public trust in this case and we believe the public holds us to a higher standard and theft in this case is pretty serious,” Santa Clara Police Department’s Lt. Kurt Clarke said.

Federal authorities said an internal investigation is ongoing.

Moneeb said he was shocked by the police response.

“This has been a pretty traumatic experience for our family,” Moneeb said, who believes that the police were out of line.

Homeland Security to Track Some Immigrants with GPS Devices to Test Reporting Compliance

By Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com 

GPS-enabled ankle bracelets are an effective way to keep track of parolees and others in trouble with the law.

Now Homeland Security is beginning to give the bracelets to some parents captured crossing the Mexican border illegal with their children, the Associated Press reports.

The parents were ordered to report back to immigration officials.

About 70% of parents fail to report to immigration officials, Homeland Security officials said in September.

Under the pilot program, Homeland Security will track about 250 “heads of household.”

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