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Archive for January 18th, 2016

Officer on FBI Human Trafficking Task Force Shot and Wounded; Suspect Fatally Shot in Suburban Detroit

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By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

DETROIT — An officer on an FBI human trafficking task force was shot and wounded Friday night in the parking lot of the Detroit Marriott Southfield Hotel on Northwestern Highway in Southfield, a suburb just outside Detroit. A suspect targeted by the task officer was shot and killed, according to FBI spokesperson Jill Washburn.

The Michigan State Police told WDIV that the task force officer was shot in the vest. The incident happened around 7:45 p.m.

The officer is expected to recover, Washburn said. She declined to say if the person hit was an agent or a police officer on the task force.

The subject, or one of the subjects, was shot and killed.

Washburn said it was unclear if the officer who was shot returned fire of if the suspect was killed by another member of the task force.

Deal with Iran Leaves Behind Robert Levinson, Former FBI Agent Who Disappeared in 2007

Robert Levinson

Robert Levinson

By Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

When Iran freed five detained U.S. citizens Saturday, one family is still heartbroken.

Still missing is Robert Levinson, a retired FBI agent who disappeared off Iran’s Kish Island in March 2007.

“We are happy for the other families. But once again, Bob Levinson has been left behind,” the Levinson family said on Facebook. “We are devastated.”

His family said Levinson was discussed with Iran as part of a deal that led to the release of five Americans in exchange for the clemency of seven Iranians in the U.S., but Iranian officials insisted they don’t know where the 67-year-old is, ABC News reports. 

On Sunday, the FBI released the following statement:

Today, the United States celebrates the safe return of four American citizens detained by the government of Iran to their families and loved ones. Unfortunately, the family of retired FBI agent Robert “Bob” Levinson still waits. Bob went missing from Kish Island, Iran in March 2007, and for almost nine years now, Bob’s wife, children, and grandchildren have waited for the release of their loved one. Bob forever remains part of the FBI family, and we remain committed to bringing him home safely to the family who misses him so much. The FBI expects our Iranian counterparts to fulfill their commitment to locate Bob and help bring him home safely.

Feds Still Have Not Interviewed Hillary Clinton Over Investigation of Private Email Server

hillary-clintonBy Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

Although the FBI has been investigating Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server for months, the former secretary of state said Sunday she still has not been questioned by federal investigators.

Clinton was asked during an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union” whether feds spoke with her about the investigation, and she answered, “No.”

Clinton has turned over her private email server and a thumb drive as part of an investigation that was revealed in August.

Why FBI’s Treatment of Martin Luther King Jr. Should Never Be Forgotten

martin luther kingBy Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

Two days after Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his famous “I have a dream” speech in August 1963, the head of FBI domestic intelligence called the civil rights leader “the most dangerous” American for “national security.”

The FBI believed King was working with foreign communists, and the attorney general approved wiretaps of his home and offices.

Slate reports that “the lessons of the King scandal should weigh heavy on our minds.”

There is a myth in this country that in a world where everyone is watched, everyone is watched equally. It’s as if an old and racist J. Edgar Hoover has been replaced by the race-blind magic of computers, mathematicians, and Big Data. The truth is more uncomfortable. Across our history and to this day, people of color have been the disproportionate victims of unjust surveillance; Hoover was no aberration. And while racism has played its ugly part, the justification for this monitoring was the same we hear today: national security.

Slate wrote that wiretaps and other surveillance, such as encryption, remain a problem following the revelation that the NSA and DEA were logging phone calls of innocent people.

That’s one reason why, Slate argues, the treatment of King must never be forgotten – because the pattern of surveillance continues on innocent people.

San Bernardino Terrorists Who Opened Fire at Holiday Party Intended to Detonate Pipe Bomb

San Bernardino couple who opened fire at a holiday party.

San Bernardino couple who opened fire at a holiday party.

By Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

The San Bernardino terrorists who opened fire at a holiday party, killing 14 people on Dec. 2, also planned to detonate an explosive device inside the room, the FBI told the Los Angeles Times. 

Investigators said Syed Rizwan Farook and his wife, Tashfeen Malik, hid a pipe bomb inside a bag at the Inland Regional Center.

What remains unclear is when the couple planned to detonate the bomb – before or after opening fire.

“Was the intent to detonate prior to their attack?” David Bowdich, the assistant director in charge of the FBI’s Los Angeles field office, asked. “We just don’t have the answer.”

The bomb, which was attached to a remote-control toy car, “was armed and ready to detonate,” Bowdich said.

The remote control for the toy car was found in the couple’s SUV.

Tensions Mount As Militia Paves Roads, Removes Surveillance at Oregon Wildlife Refuge

Burns, Oregon

Burns, Oregon

By Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

Tensions continued as the militia group that took over an Oregon wildlife refuge paved new roads and removed fences and security cameras.

Armed militia members scaled ladders Friday to remove cameras, which they referred to as a symbol of “mass surveillance,” militia spokesman LaVoy Finicum said during a news briefing, the New York Daily News reports. 

Now the Burns Paiute Tribe is afraid that the militia may have destroyed artifacts and desecrated ancient burial grounds.

The headquarters near Burns, Oregon, contains thousands of relics.

“We have no idea whether the militants have disturbed the Tribe’s artifacts or gained access to otherwise confidential information,” wrote tribe chairperson Charlotte Rodrique in a letter to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service regional director Robyn Thorson.

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