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Archive for September 21st, 2015

Secret Service Disrupts Candlelight Vigil for Cancer-Stricken Children in Washington D.C

secret serviceBy Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

The Secret Service disrupted a candlelight vigil for cancer-stricken children, ordering parents and their sick kids out of Lafayette Square in Washington D.C. on Saturday night, the Washington Post reports.

The Secret Service cited security precautions, effectively ending a two-day event, CureFest for Childhood Cancer.

“We ended up waiting at the gates for two hours, and they never let us in,” said Natasha Gould, an 11-year-old Canadian girl who started a blog after being diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor this year. “And to be clear, the entire crowd was half kids. I cried last night in my hotel room because it was my first CureFest, and I couldn’t believe people were acting like they don’t care about children.”

Secret Service couldn’t be reached for comment.

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FBI Warns of Threats, Attacks Targeting Planned Parenthood After Release of Videos

Planned ParenthoodBy Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

The FBI has issued warnings about possible attacks against Planned Parenthood employees after undercover videos were released by the Center for Medial Progress, 9 News reports. 

The videos, which show doctors discussing the costs of fetal tissue, has incensed anti-abortion activists.

The memo warned of nine incidents, ranging from arson to cyber attacks.

After threats to a Denver physician, Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains said the organization has “increased security measures over the last couple of months to ensure both our patients and staff continue to be completely safe.”

“it is likely criminal and suspicious incidents against Planned Parenthood will continue to occur in response to the release of future videos,” the FBI warned in the memo.

1975 Video Shows How Extensively FBI Investigated Black Culture in 1960s

A 1975 video shows how extensively the FBI investigated African Americans in the 1960s.

The video features an interview with Darthard Perry, a former FBI agent, who said the bureau examined every aspect of black culture, from music to books.

“To understand the people, you have to understand culture,” Perry said in the video.

Waxlike, Life-Size Figure of FBI’s J. Edgar Hoover Removed from New York Display

J. Edgar Hoover/fbi photo

J. Edgar Hoover/fbi photo

By Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

A life-size, waxlike figure of J. Edgar Hoover has been removed from the FBI’s New York field office following objections from the bureau’s employees, The Washington Post reports.

The longtime FBI director who helped build the bureau is no longer admired like he used to be.

Hoover has been accused of racism and illegally spying on political enemies.

“There are no plans to display him again,” said Michael Kortan, assistant director of the FBI’s Office of Public Affairs.

Hoover is often used as an example to show how the FBI has overstepped its authority in the past.

“The reason I do those things is to ensure that we remember our mistakes and that we learn from them,” FBI James Comey said during a speech at Georgetown University. “So we must talk about our history. It is a hard truth that lives on.”

The figure of Hoover had been in storage for years before some New York officials wanted to display it along with other memorabilia.

Authorities Found 37 Undocumented Immigrants Stuck inside Sweltering Truck

Border PatrolBy Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

Sheriff’s deputies found 37 undocumented immigrants crammed inside a sweltering hot 18-wheeler at a San Antonio truck stop and unable to get out.

Fox News reports that the Frio County Sheriff’s Office made the discovery after receiving a call about people trapped inside a tractor-trailer.

“We checked the trailer of the truck and we noticed a small little door on the back of the trailer and there were hands sticking out trying to open up the door,” Sergeant Jerry Reyna of the Frio County Sheriff’s Office told KSAT 12.

Many of the immigrants were “in various stages of heat exhaustion and dehydration” and had been trapped inside the truck for at least four hours, Fox News reported.

“They were real sweaty, dehydrated, heat exhaustion,” Reyna said. “Some of them we had to literally drag out of the back of the trailer because they couldn’t walk for themselves.”