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Archive for March 13th, 2015

Weekend Series on Crime: Albert “The Mad Hatter” Anastasia, the Gambino Crime Family Godfather

Burglars Masquerading As DEA Agents Caught In the Act at Lexington Apartments

By Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

Four burglars masquerading as DEA agents were busted in the act.

WKYT.com reports that Lexington Police interrupted these burglars at an apartment complex where they had barged in early this morning, claiming to be part of a DEA sting.

“Some officers responded. They ended up interrupting a burglary. As they did that the people who were committing the burglary, took a shotgun and fled,” Lieutenant Andrew Daugherty said.

Two of the suspects were captured, while two others jumped out a back window and fled.

A hunt continued this morning for the two suspects.

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Secret Service Agents Accused of Interrupting Active Bomb Probe While Drunk

By Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

Two high-ranking Secret Service agents accused of striking a White House security fence while being heavily intoxicated interfered with an active bomb investigation, The Washington Post reports.

The agents may have even run over the suspicious package, which was dropped off by a woman about a half hour earlier.

At 10:25 p.m., a woman dropped off a package wrapped in a green shirt.

“I’m holding a [expletive] bomb,” she yelled, according to a government official with knowledge of the incident.

The woman sped off. Shortly before 11 p.m. the two Secret Service agents were returning from a work party and drove through the crime scene.

The agents have been reassigned.

Marshall Project: Why Is the FBI So White? Bureau Could Use Diversity

By Simone Weichselbaum
The Marshall Project

Richard Garcia, the FBI assistant director in charge of the bureau’s Los Angeles office, was unfazed to learn in 2005 that the agency had agreed to cooperate in the making of a Hollywood film based on his work managing a rogue agent who was suspected of being a Russian spy. Garcia was two months from retiring, and says he “had already seen it all.”

Four years earlier, the bureau’s counterterrorism division had assigned Garcia to keep a close eye on an agent named Robert Hanssen, an operation that ended with Hanssen serving a life sentence in a federal supermax prison on espionage charges.

But Garcia was nonplussed when “Breach” was released in theaters in 2007. The Mexican-American law enforcement veteran — proudly the highest-ranking Latino in the FBI when he retired — was portrayed by the unmistakably Anglo actor, Gary Cole.

“They made me white,” Garcia says.

Hollywood may have gotten Richard Garcia wrong, but it got the FBI right. The bureau has historically been the least diverse of the majorfederal law-enforcement agencies, and, according to a recent breakdown of the FBI’s 13,455 special agents, decades of lawsuits and promises have not moved the needle on diversity.

The agency’s elite law-enforcement roster is 4.5 percent black, down from 5.7 percent in 1998 and 5.1 percent in 2008. Another 6.8 percent of special agents are Latino, down from 7.1 percent in 1998 and 7.9 percent in 2008, according to bureau statistics.

The higher you go up the agency ladder, the less likely you are to encounter men like Richard Garcia. Latinos make up 2.8 percent of the high-level managerial positions in the agency, according to an FBI spokeswoman. (Blacks make up 5 percent, and Asian-Americans are 2.5 percent.)

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